Colour confidence

It’s so easy to get stuck in a rot with the summer we have had … or not had!!  This feeling can reflect in the sorts of clothing you wear…or even the colours you choose.  September kinda marks the beginning of the autumn season. So why not go out with a bang. I just had this urge to experiment with colours. Yes I had people craning their necks to look at me. I did wonder if I had taken it a bit too far until I realised it was stares of admiration…;);) well… so my friend told me.



Wow… this full maxi skirt is everything to me right now.  Made from light fabrics so it sways and moves with every step.


Sweat patches are the bane of my life!
One of the main reasons I shy away from coloured clothing. However, I recently discovered sweat pads (God bless the genius who came up with this) and currently use PURAX Pure Pads Antiperspirant . Super discreet and works wonders.





This post is perfectly timed with the London Notting Hill Carnival just days away.
All those bright colours .. shades of reds, yellows , orange…. ahhhh it’s like the peak of summer all over again, but all in one day.

Today’s colour confidence look was inspired by the very fashion forward Jelena  Karleusa.
Achieved at a fraction of the price with the blouse and maxi Skirt tailor made
-Caged Shoe from New look
-Clutch Bag from Zara
-Belt -Lanvin

All season shoe booties

Over here in the UK seasons are everything. Yes we have a lot of cold and grey weather but amongst all that there are some priced hot sunny summer months(or weeks) too.

Today am sharing one of my all seasons trendy foot wear.  In the current financial climate I definitely get my monies worth when I invest in a pair of shoe boots as they are so versatile.

So here are a few ways I would wear mine.

Peep toe shoe boots are my ultimate favourites.
These will transform any casual outfit.
The exposed heel and toes instantly makes it fit for the summer.


These fringed booties add a a touch of the trending 70s shake to this look.


Now your probably wondering how you can wear this in the winter.
I team my peep toe booties with frill socks.  You can add variety to the look with a bit of colour


This versatile footwear lends it’s self perfectly to this stylish chic look. Toeless tights are ideal for peep toe shoe boots in the cold winter months. I love these Berkshire tights. They have a wide variety of shades for all skin tones.


Look one
Blouse from Target
Shorts from The outnet
Tassle shoe boots from Lulu’s
Hand bag from Harrods
Necklace from Neiman marcus
Sunglasses from Net-a-porter
Lipstick from selfridges

Look two
Top from Harvey Nichols
Skirt from Net-a-porter
Shoe boots from Bergborf Goodman
Handbag from Vince Camuto

Look three
Hat and snood from Trouva
Jeans from Mango
Jacket from Glamorous
Frill socks from Newlook
Shoe boots from Nordstrom Rack

Look four
Shirt dress from The Out net
Handbag from Neiman marcus
Jacket from Joseph fashion
Thights from Lord and Taylor
Shoe boots from Savannahs

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Maximizing Maxi’s

As we approach what seems to be the end of the summer months here in the UK..😣😣.

I had to share a post on maxi’s… the ultimate summer piece.
We leggy beauties know how difficult it is to find maxi’s that are long enough.
I opted to shop from the tall connoisseurs here in the UK.


This garden maxi as its called is perfect for your garden parties and luncheons.  The subtle pinks and lilac flower prints makes it very feminine. We like👍.
The good news is  that you don’t have to wave floral prints goodbye just yet.  Long live the floral prints as they come in stronger and bolder for AW/15.


This dress speaks for its self. No fuss , no jewellery needed a very easy wear.


I am a huge fan of wrap front clothing  as it’s very flattering for the curvy lady.  That said, the neckline of this dress had to be pinned as it was too exposed.
While I felt this dress was a few inches shorter than I would have liked, it does show off the my metallic silver sandals perfectly and classic red pedicure.  Not so bad after all.


The halter and back detail on this dress was unexpected and a well received suprised.


Happy summering

Maxi dress – Long Tall Sally
Sandals – Asos
Hand Bag – Gucci

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Earn your stripes

Have you earned your fashion stripes.
You have to be pretty bold and basically not give a damn to try this striking stripe on stripe combination. But guess what…. I think it totally works. Don’t you?


This ensemble has it all going on. More is surely more here. We are seeing this trend all over the fashion runway with designer taking a linear approach and mixing chunky and thin stripes, vertical and horizontal. Anything goes so there is room on the line for you to stamp your personality on this look.


This wrap front shirt does wonders for me and the neck line is very flattering. As you can see this “fab” blouse was perfectly designed for my tall limbs and the sleeves kiss my wrist perfectly.


This trend will have you on the fast track to fashionable lane.


Check out this look on the runway below


Photo credit: Altuzarra spring/summer 2015


Photo Valentino fall 2015

Stripe wrap shirt -long tall sally

Skirt- Asos

Peep toe shoes- Dorothy Perkins

Handbag- Marks and Spencer

Sunglasses – miumiu

Lipstick- illamasqua- discipline

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Travel diaries-Do you have sweet blood? How to avoid mosquito bites

I am the worst person for mosquito bites.  These blood sucker just can’t  get enough of me.  Well…. on this occasion I had enough.

I have tried the various insect and mosquito repellants but I would always come back from my travels with a few bites.
Until I learnt about this product.
Can you believe I spent 2 weeks in Nigeria… in the raining season … in Lagos and I did not get a single mosquito bite.
I am so thrilled right now.  I emphasised raining season because mosquito’s love the damp conditions.

I could do a little praise dance right now.

No gimmicks this Avon skin so soft oil spray is the business. I applied this evenly day and night.  Depending on where in the world you are, you might need to apply it more often but IT WORKED.
Who would have thought it .
Don’t underestimate THE AVON.

To make things even better it smells pretty good too. 👌

I bought mine from Amazon but it can also be purchased from your local Avon representative.

Believe me … a mosquito free holiday makes for Happy holidaying.

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