Travel lookbook OOTD khaki side slit high neck








Khaki side slit high neck top- River Island
Black Rivington waisted jeans – Asos
Gladiator caged shoes- Newlook
Necklace – River lsland
Bag- Thrifted
Watch- Michael Kors

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Don’t Midi me

Why hello there !


Today I am rocking out in a tea length wiggle wiggle dress … otherwise known as a midi dress.

Midi’s have made a massive come back and so now you can add more class to you closet with one if these.



This dress from Asos is my current day and night go to dress. Give me a pair of flat pumps and I would go from a lady who likes to lunch to casual shopping spree with the girls in an instant. It is totally versatile.
Wiggle wiggle dresse you are cut to perfection and you flatter and flatten all the right places.;)



One thing I love about midi is that it is not restricted to a specific body shape. My slim and curvy ladies can pull this off and so can my petite and tall beauts.



Have fun with experimenting with dress lengths and don’t let anyone dull your midi shine.

See you on the next post.

Sunglasses- Random accessories shop in Calais.

Dress-Asos textured wiggle wiggle dress Tall


Shoes -Asos

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Play time

With the summer FINALLY visiting the UK it’s officially play time.

I am totally not leg confident but this playsuit adds variety to the everyday choice of shirt, dress or trousers.


I love the skirted front of this number.  It is not as covered as I would have liked but I subconsciously feel less exposed.


The deep cut back means you need to have your bra game on point.  I decided to wear my clear back bra from Debenhams with this playsuit and it worked well. If your too blessed to not be able to go bra less you might want to consider a good  bra before purchasing.
For the curvy ladies getting a good fitting bra can be the bane of our lives not to mention a multi-functional one.

Photo credit - Long tall Sally and Debenhams

I am not convinced that this playsuit is the most comfortable but I know for sure that it brought the heat.🔥🔥🔥
And that ladies is the price we sometimes have to pay.


With an outfit that speaks volumes my accessories were kept to a minimum.


Words can not describe it but there is something about having your hands in your pocket and strutting “your stuff”. We see it on the runway all the time…It’s oozes confidence.


Playsuit- longtallsally
Shoes – Valentino
Clutch bag- French connection
Necklace- Thrifted from my sister maternity closet.;)
Backless bra- Debenhams

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See you next friday

Photocredit – Debenham and long tall sally

Summer black

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.


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Boat neck leotard top – Newlook.
High waisted skinny jeans – Asos Tall
Caged shoes – Nine west
Hand bag – Zara

Necklace- Zara

What to wear Dubai

This holiday was probably my most planned for because of all the stories I had heard about dress code in Dubai, the modesty police and the need to be mindful of ones dressing.

I read several posts and blogs to get ideas and guidance. They were great but what non of the posts told me was that I was going to get stares regardless of whether I was butt naked or dressed in a fur jacket in the desert heat; simply because of my height.

Anyway, I decided not to take anything too short. By that I mean nothing above half my thigh length…(hope that’s makes sense💭💭).
As a tally things always look short on my long legs so I figured this would be a safe bet. I soon found that people wore short shorts in the tourist areas and in the malls but I guess you can get away with more at 5ft something.


Can I warn you now. Dubai is extremely hot. I found that loose clothing were better.  Hence why my wide leg palazzo outfit was great.  You are probably wondering how I could wear sleeves in the Dubai heat but because the weather is so hot and the sun is pretty intense I found that I needed to keep my skin covered to protect my skin from the intense sun.  My duster coat was very handy for keeping me warm in malls because the air con were on FULL blast.

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Shoes glorious shoes.
A must have while in Dubai are a pair of rubber flip flops. These are vital for walking around on the beach because the sun is scorching hot. Also I found that while visiting the sand dunes these would have been sooo handy. The sand just goes everywhere.

Advance warning… if you decide to use the metro to got to the Dubai mall,it about a 15 -20 minutes walk from the train platform to the mall. Also once you get to the mall there are no benches or seats around unless you go to the food court.
The mall is HUGE so there is a lot of walking around so make sure you have comfortable shoes.


Above you can see my outfit to the mall. As you can see I had to pin the neckline of this dress to reduce the plunge but I managed to get away with the cheeky slit.

Nightlife dressing
Dubai nightlife reminds me so much of the ‘western world’. They have great bars and clubs so you will be sure to find a place that is to your liking. The music is varied and the people in Dubai sure know how to ‘turn up’. I got the impression that people work hard during the week so they totally relax and rock out on the weekend.
You can wear whatever you would wear to a night club or bar in the UK  to a bar or nightclub in Dubai.
In my view the modesty dress code was totally out of the window.


On the beach…
Bikini’s and swimwear are allowed on the beach.  I even saw a few smoking hot topless men roaming around.😍.
However, you are advised to keep all beach wear on the beach.  Ofcourse if your hotel has a swimming pool you can wear your swim wear at the pool side etc.

Finally… the views above are mine and are based on my experience. You do not have to agree with it all or any of it for that matter. Like most things in life there is no hard and fast rule.  There will be people who break the rules and norms and those who meticulously abide to them. You have to find your balance and enjoy your holiday.
Stay tuned for my next insert on money in Dubai.  Having a great and fabulous time on a budget or without raiding your bank account.

Stay tuned for my next insert on how to visit Dubai on a budget. Trust me you will be amazed .!

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Co-ordinate your wardrobe with “co-ords’

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)

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From Skinnies to Wide leg

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.

You can probably tell that I am NOT a visual merchandiser but I am quietly pleased with my improvisation skill here. Byebye studio light… hello fancy clothing rack.

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

Gold sandals -Primark

Leather bucket bag -Zara

Sunglasses – Sunday somewhere X fashion Toast(Paris D frame)

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floral focal print

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

Can you tell I had fun shooting this look? Confidence is definitely amplified when you feel good
Can you tell I had fun shooting this look? Confidence is definitely amplified when you feel good


Not sure if ASOS know but the thin back heel on this shoe makes it special!
Not sure if ASOS know but the thin back heel on this shoe makes it special!

Or to go Orange

The side pockets on this dress is total handy. you can keep your phone with you at all times to capture those moments and of-course one or twenty selfies. ;-)
The side pockets on this dress is totally handy. You can keep your phone with you at all times to capture those moments and of-course one or twenty selfies. 😉


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.

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Dress from Asos tall wiggle dress

Gold shoes from Asos

Orange sandals by London Rebel

Sunglasses from Chloe

Hello world!… And we have lift off

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.

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