Twirl

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Photo 18-9-14 2 43 46 pmI love grey and black together. It’s not quite monochromatic, but has the same sort of “cool” effect. So I know it’s autumn and pretty close to winter and this is more of a summer outfit, but it’s still good for vacation! Or wear it with sheer black tights, ankle boots and throw a parka on over it and you’re good to go! I love this skater skirt (though I have to be careful of wind) and it hits right at the perfect place to be paired with crop tops. I really like the way this top cuts in at the shoulders and it’s a great length too. Something about this outfit vaguely brings 1960’s mod fashion to mind for me, but I’m no expert so I could be totally mistaken on that.

Photo 18-9-14 2 40 48 pm (1)I did matte red lips (Revlon) which matched my bright red Essie toenails, though my favourite nail colour at the moment is a perfect-for-fall deep oxblood colour. I wore cagey black strappy sandals to tie the outfit together and wore little black and gold Van Cleef & Arpels stud earrings which are obviously very much covered by my hair. Don’t forget to moisturize! The one that works best for me is by Garnier Body with canadian maple leaf extract, but for scented ones I usually go for Victoria’s Secret body lotion topped off with their body mists:)

The best accessory? A smile, (and a laugh too):) I know I was laughing twirling around in the park:)

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Blackout

Photo 13-9-14 5 40 49 pmPhoto 13-9-14 6 33 50 pmBlack is always, always in. On one of those inspiration-less days, an all-black outfit is an easy way to look chic. This colour combination is one you’ll always find on the streets of fashion capitals during fashion weeks around the world. I cheated a little and wore dark blue jeans but black leggings work perfectly too!

 

Photo 13-9-14 6 26 08 pmI paired my dark jeans (from Hollister since their lengths fit me best) with a casual loose black t-shirt (Stradivarius) and my favourite black leather jacket. I wanted to keep the edge and keep the lines sharp so I finished it off with black leather boots from Hugo Boss. Keep to the colour scheme with a black bag (my favourite is from Prada which I’ll feature in a later post) or spice things up with a bright bag (orange works well:))

 

 

Photo 13-9-14 5 19 49 pmI added matte red lips and a hair tie with a gold band (h&m) to edge up the look a little. I wore just a touch of blush and left my eyes completely bare but a jet-black cat-eye with a couple of coats of mascara would look stunning.Photo 13-9-14 8 19 19 pm

 

 

 

 

‘Just do it’

Photo 21-9-14 3 16 28 am‘These shoes were made for walking’ or well actually running in this case. Bottom line is, these are the perfect comfortable shoes for long distances, whether you’re on the slower or faster end of the spectrum. Personally they’re my favourite walking shoes (my running sneakers are neon pink) and though they’re sneakers, I wear them on an almost daily basis once early Autumn arrives (until it’s cold enough to break out the boots).

 

The black is easy to match with; I usually wear them with tight black leggings, which help to elongate my legs (cheating I know!). Their shape is pretty sleek, especially for sneakers, which makes them even more wearable out. They are also great for plane rides, I just wore them on the way here from Berlin. There’s a certain cool, street-style vibe about wearing casual black Nikes out (these are the Nike Free 5.0) and tons of off-duty models have been spotted wearing them out and about.

It may be a trend, or here to stay (the latter hopefully), but no matter what, with their comfort and style, I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

 

Embellish

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Photo 13-8-14 12 13 09 pmI really do tend towards dark and, if possible, monochromatic outfits. I’m also into the simplicity and effortlessness of plain t-shirts. However, sunny weather is shorts weather and I can never quite feel comfortable in just a plain t-shirt and pair of shorts. That’s where this new embellished pair from the Kate Moss for Topshop line come into play. I absolutely love them. They’re decorated enough that they don’t feel like just another boring pair of shorts. They have a lace-up tie front, beads all around the bottom and hit at just the perfect place — t-shirts fall right to the top of them.

I opted for a black t-shirt so that my gold Juicy Couture pavé heart necklace would stand out more, and sandals with ankle ties from Raoul, just to add a little something more. Don’t forget a slick of lip gloss:)

So add a little sparkle to your outfit (or life) 🙂

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Wings

 

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No, this isn’t about birds or angels, or whatever other winged creatures there are out there. It’s about eyeliner (sorry for the let-down if you were expecting an animal post, though there was a bat in my bedroom the other day!!).

I’m talking about classic winged eyeliner. So, you probably don’t need me telling you about it, I mean I even referred to it as ‘classic’, but I thought I’d dedicate a post to it since it’s one of my favourite ways to do my eyes.IMG_6111IMG_6122

 

 

It’s simple, it’s sharp; and topped off with the little flick on the end, it manages to draw attention to your eyes and elongate their shape. My favourite liner is the Maybelline Hypersharp liner in ‘blackest black’. It’s like a liquid pencil that glides on really easily and has a ultra fine tip for the most precise finish.

Just wing it:) (Sorry I’m well aware of how cheesy that sounds.)

The Final Touch

 

 

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Yup, that’s right; shoes do make or break an outfit.

When you think Jeffery Campbell you think sky-high platform boots; studs and spikes optional. As much as I’d like to be that girl who can rock shoes like that and make it look effortless; well, I’m not that girl. I love style but practicality has its part to play when you’re out dancing the night away. There’s where these beauties come in.

All black suede, these lace-up Jeffery Campbells are everything you need in a pair of shoes. Comfortable with a cushioned bottom, attention-attracting (good attention of course), with their height and thick straps, and of course versatile for day or night. Paired with black leggings and a mesh black top; they’re perfect for a night out on the town. Switch it up with light denim and a flowy casual tank; they add some oomph to any day-time outfit. Did I mention you can dance in them for hours on end?

All in all, a must-have for your shoe closet.

Enjoy;)