Is it too warm to wear a sweater in the summer … Well in my eyes, comfort is always in season.
I am feeling comfortably fashionable in this ensemble. If you live in the UK you will understand why it is good to stay loyal to warm wears. Yes, even in the summer months.
I love the cut out shoulder detail on this sweater. As I always say, “A little shoulder sexy-ness never hurt no body”. Instantly this sweater does not look so chunky , although its a pretty thick yarn. The oversize cut makes this a perfect piece for relaxing in as it hangs looses on the body.
Would it be wrong for me to just live in these jersey trousers.?
They are so comfortable. What I love most is that they are in this Oak Buff/ Camel colour that is hot for Fall 2015. Ladies I know we complain about trousers not being long enough but these trousers really shut me up. The viscose fabric dropped so much that this trousers would have been sweeping the streets had I not rolled them at the waist.
I completed this look with a simple neck piece . For the effortless fashionable finish.
I had totally forgotten about my Birks till I visited my physiotherapist who pointed out that I was getting flat foot. Now am on a quest to take better care of my feet. I am no podiatrist but I have read that the raised arch of Birks helps support the foot’s natural shape and structure.
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How do you wear black in summer ?
While some of you are going crazy over orange being the new black, for black has always been the new black and the only black… sorry to burst your bubble. It almost seems strange to choose a black number on a hot summer day but guess what …sometimes you want to defy the normals.
Yes black is rather solid for summer “they say”… thats until you add some accessories and texture to break it up and prove them wrong
So from the head … a bob or cropped hair style means you need not worry about your hair getting in the way.
Keep your dressing simple and chic. This off the shoulder boat neck leotard is great for a Lil shoulder sexynessssss. … A must have for the summer plus it totally softens this look..
High waisted jeans go a long way in giving an instant and painless tummy tuck.
My tassle bag adds some much needed texture to this outfit. Suddenly this all black ensemble has movement. Great for my festival fanatics.n
Finally some killer heels. I have all the height I could ever require but the battle to be content continues.
I opted for cut out Sandals as no one likes sweaty feet in the summer. No doubt we stay on trend as caged shoes are a wardrobe essential this season.
Would you be seen in all black in summer.? How do you make “all black” less grungy and more gorgeous.
Have you ever put an outfit together and thought you were too matchy…. too coordinated. That perfect green dress paired with the green shoes and of course a green handbag topped with green accessories and you have created a monster outfit.🐉:D:D.
Well not anymore. This is the time to put your co-ordination skills to the test by giving the matching sets trend a go.
I think I pulled it off pretty well. Will be great to see you comments below👍.
Yes… in case you were wondering this is a set. A peplum top teamed with the matching pencil skirt.
I have to give credit where credit is due. This peplum top is cut to perfection and it fits almost pefectly on my tall build. Believe me I know a thing or two about how clothing should fit with almost ten years fit modelling experience. From the sleeve head to the neck line and the waist line seam is well positioned ( although moving it a few Cm south would be perfect👌).
Is it me or do I have a slimmer and longer silhouette in this outfit? Can not complain though, plus its Scuba fabric 👐👐👐
Am having a midi obsession and love that this shirt is just over the knee and for a non Tall item it’s a pretty good length.
Be sure to let me know your thoughts on my matching set.
Top -ASOS Peplum Top In Vibrant Floral Print Co-ord – Blue
Skirt -ASOS CO-ORD Pencil Skirt in Scuba in Floral Print with Front Split
Lilac Shoes from Newlook
Lipstick from Lime Crime (pansy)
Necklace from Sheinside
Sunglasses – Sunday somewhere X fashion Toast(Paris D frame)
There are no two ways about it I live in my skinny jeans. But from time to time it’s important to move away from your comfort zone.
I am very glad that wide leg trousers have not totally died and I strongly believe they are making a comeback. I refused to threw out my wide leg trouser and jeans and I don’t think you should either… (advise from a hoarder).
I felt really ‘hippie’ in this paisley print palazzo trousers. To top things off I rocked out in my tassel bag.
Prints are taking over this summer 2015. The trick is to mix your printed items with bold colours as I have done here. Stay tuned for my take on prints. You will be amazed at the variety.
I said YES to a bit of fringe and some tassel on the top; in an attempt to bring back the 70s shake to this 21st century world.
I love the back slit on this maxi duster … it gives a cheeky peek of my palazzo trousers with every step. It also give added movement to this cover up. All for extra fabulousness;).
The duster jackets are very similar to trench coats but made with much lighter fabrics so they are prefer for the spring and summer. The perfect ‘threw on’ to keep my skin covered and cool in the 45 degrees middle east sun.
Maxi Duster jacket with back slit -Custom made
Cami- Asos tall
Palazzo trouser -Dorothy Perkins Tall
or you can find similar at Long Tall Sally http://www.longtallsally.com/p/tall/paisley-palazzo-trouser-03J43#03J43BWH
Gold sandals -Primark
Leather bucket bag -Zara http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/handbags/view-all/leather-bucket-bag-with-fringes-c719532p2401556.html
Sunglasses – Sunday somewhere X fashion Toast(Paris D frame)
Every now and then I get this urge to clean up my act!
I usually become best friends with the whole food aisle at my local Sainsburys.
My dear friend was just telling me about the important of putting natural products both inside and outside the body.
Your skin has pores and apparently 60% of what is applied to the skin is absorbed into the blood stem.
I recent discovered Love and Toast
It smells gorgeous and I can’t believe it’s natural. I have been using it in the 40 degrees Dubai sun and it doesn’t change smells like most fragrances do in the heat.
Made with Natural alcohol, Petrolatum free, Paraben free, Phthalate free, No animal ingredients.
Great for those moments when you need to freshen up. The honey and coconut blend is absolutely refreshing.
I got mine from Amazon, can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the honey and coconut collection.
Without a doubt you too have noticed the white wipe-out trend. It’s all well and good if you are a size 8(hiss) but when we have heard “White makes you look bigger” for years, this is not a trend that many will feel confident enough to follow.
In all honestly, while some colours can be more flattering than others, nothing makes you slimmer than to be Confident. And that means wearing and experimenting with colours and trends in a way which makes you feel comfortable. That’s exactly what I did by adding some neutral shades to the mix. Do not worry, I will be braving the total White Wipe-out trend very very soon. Until then, delight in some white ;-D
I find that adding different gradients of white helps to break up the look.!
So what are you waiting for .. Delight in a SOME white….. I DARE YOU!
This spring, don’t just blend seamlessly into the background.
Be The Focal Point in a Floral Print.
Take a fashion stand with bold floral, petal prints. With the different shades in this one dress, picking the perfect matching accessories was easy…. Actually I was spoilt for choice.
To go Gold
Or to go Orange
I am in love with the print, colour and general shaping of this dress. It is flattering and #fashionedaroundmycurves. However, the cool 100% cotton fabric makes this dress slightly on the snug side. On the brighter side you can be snugged yet cool???
This is the problem with being a woman … too much choice. Which combination do you prefer? Comments in the box below.
Its really hard to know where to begin… but I am just going to start and hope it makes sense somewhere along the line.
My name is Ijay, thanks for taking front row seats as I share my dream. All this has been a reoccurring dream which I have boldly decided to live. Like most dreams they can be vivid at times but you never really know what will happen next or where it will take you.