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👍.

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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👌).

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Is it me or do I have a slimmer and longer silhouette in this outfit? Can not complain though, plus its Scuba fabric 👐👐👐

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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Navy envy

I know am not alone in my love for navy.  I can’t quite explain it but something about this colour looks so royal… and ….rich;).

This is why most ladies would melt at the sight of a man in a navy suit 😍.

I was oozing navy in my all navy attire.
This midi slit dipped hem shift dress works wonders for am effortless chic look. Although not a tall garment the length is just right.

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Navy is such a simple colour to wear but it looks so damn good.

Necklace from Zara
Shift dress from Primark
Joni Tall jeans from Topshop
Shoes from Dorothy Perkins
Handbag from  Louis Vuitton

Bag a Bargain flight and hotel deal to Dubai!!

Dubai May 2015

This has been a long re-occurring dream come true.
I was very strategic in my booking as Dubai can be a very expensive holiday.
I secured my flight with British Airways fairly early on to avoid having to pay through my nose.

As for the hotel, I price watched on Booking.com for the best detail.

Did you know that booking.com gives some superb deals. Plus on some deals you can get FREE cancellations on your reservation.
So that’s exactly what I did. I made my reservation and when I saw that Booking .com had a discount on the same hotel just 2 weeks later, I cancelled my first reservation ( free of charge) and re-booked .
Now that’s how you get a bargain holiday.

Stay tuned for insert on my Dubai holiday prep… what to take etc.

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Au natural

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

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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.

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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.

Enjoy.

Delight in White

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
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I find that adding different gradients of white helps to break up the look.!

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Jacket from New look Tall

Blouse from Next

Jeans from Dorothy Perkins  Tall

Satchel bag from New Look

Sandals from Primark (secret finds)

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

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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. 😉


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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

http://www.asos.com/asos-tall/asos-tall-wiggle-dress-in-textured-large-floral-print/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4593169&clr=Blackfloral&SearchQuery=tall+wiggle+dress&pgesize=8&pge=0&totalstyles=8&gridsize=3&gridrow=2&gridcolumn=2

Gold shoes from Asos

http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-prompt-high-heels/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4775837&clr=Gold&SearchQuery=asos+gold+shoes&pgesize=16&pge=0&totalstyles=16&gridsize=3&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=3

Orange sandals by London Rebel

Sunglasses from Chloe

That non-aging black dress

Whether it’s mini, midi or long, a black dress is a must have. Three years later (dont judge me I have hoarding tendencies) I teamed mine with a leather Obi waist belt and Tan peep toe boots

This belt will give any one an hourglass figure to die for.
This belt will give any one an hourglass figure to die for.

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Do you have a ‘non-aging’ black dress? Share how you revive yours in the comments box

Dress from Topshop, Boots – Next , Belt – ASOS, Bag from BHS

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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