Wednesday, 23 November 2016 11:19

How To make The most Of Your Turtleneck This Season

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The turtleneck is quickly becoming this season’s most valuable player and pairing it with your favourite dress is sure to make you a fashion VIP.

Now why a turtleneck; well for a few good reasons: 1) You can forget your scarf at home and not worry about your neck being cold; 2) it is a nifty base layer as it can be dressed up or down depending on your mood of the day; and 3 the bonus reason, it works well with every neckline from a deep plunging V to crew neckline.

Here is just some of my favourite looks on how you can rock a turtleneck knit with just about any dress in your wardrobe.


Roll Neck Turtleneck And The Slip Dress

Keep it boudoir silky with a smooth pink roll neck turtleneck and an alluring striped waist trimming lace-trimmed slip dress. Add to it a pair of sexy gold ankle boots and a classy clutch and you have a raunchy but edgy #ootd.

Silky boudior

Turtleneck & dress @ www.riverisland.com, Embroidered clutch & Gold ankle boots @ www.dunelondon.com

Stripped cropped turtleneck and sleeveless button-down denim dress

Stripes and denim will take you back to those crazy hot summer days. So, wear this look on a cold day for a summery #lookoftheday.

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Stripe cropped turtleneck @ www.newlook.com , Denim dress @ www.matalan.co.uk, Handbag @ www.next.com, Peep toe ankle boot @ www.dunelondon.com 

Grey On Grey

Hit a monochromatic note with this grey metallic spaghetti strap mini velvet dress and grey roll neck jumper and a pair of classic block heel bronze loafers.

Grey Monochrome

Velvet dress @ www.riverisland.com , Roll neck turtleneck @ www.marksandspencers.com, Bronze block heel loafer and Patched handbag @ www.dunelondon.com

Denim Pinafore And Yellow Roll Neck

Have some colourful fun in this blue washed embroidered denim pinafore dress and yellow roll neck jumper for a relaxed day look. Add a pair of ankle boots and black tights and you are set for whatever the day brings.

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Denim Pinafore @ www.glamorous.com, Yellow turtleneck @ www.marksandspencers.com , Navy Ankle boots @ www.dunelondon.com, Leather handbag @ www.accessorize.com

Wrap Around

You can never go wrong with a wrap dress. Pack on texture and double up on your knits with this wool wrap dress paired with a black turtleneck bodysuit. Finish of the look with a pair of studded black ankle boots and this chic Pony skin fold over leather clutch for added texture.

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Bailey wool wrap around dress @ www.oliverbonas.com, Bodysuit turtleneck @ www.markandspencers.com, Studded ankle boots @ www.dunelondon.com and clutch @ River Island@ www.littlewoodsireland.ie

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Monday, 17 October 2016 09:34

Shop Minku

I met Kunmi, founder and designer of MINKU, at a local handmade designer market in Barcelona. It was by far my most interesting encounter at the market that day; a designer who uses the rich and unique attributes of the Nigerian culture, and infuses it into handmade and practical goods. Each Minku item is covered in handmade love and personalised features. It seems that no Minku item is designed exactly the same way. A Minku bag is definitely a lifetime and unique wardrobe piece! Enjoy some of my favourite pieces....

The Ebute Metta Fringe Clutch:

100% leather exterior and strap; with hand-stiched expandable sides.

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Palerin Walet:

100% leather exterior, with aso-oke coin-pocket lining.

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The Ibaka Work and Weekend Bag:

Mustard yellow vegetable-tanned cow leather with a mesh lamb-leather side pocket

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Visit www.minku.com for more beautifully handmade leather goods!

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Thursday, 13 October 2016 22:00

How to Style Your Clothes and Bring It to Life

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered how your style became so plain and lifeless? We’ve all watched celebrities and became puzzled with their everyday polished looks that always seem to be on the point and head-turning.

When it comes to making excellent fashion choices, celebrities are usually guided by styling experts.

However, this doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a boring look that makes you blend into the crowd: you don’t need a personal stylist, just a bit of insight on how to make your outfit more eye-catching. Here’s how you can do that.

Rediscover The Clothes You Already Have

Let’s face it: you don’t even know what’s going on inside your closet. Many women have overcrowded wardrobes while they actually wear about 20% of what they own. We tend to wear certain items frequently while we completely ignore or forget other fabulous pieces misplaced in the back of the closet.

Make a selection and donate all the pieces that don’t fit you. Make space for new basic pieces that will function as a solid base for combining many different looks.

Essential Pieces To Look For

There are many celebrities that mastered the art of the minimalistic look and there are some great lessons hidden behind it. If you take a minute to study it, you could clearly see how important it is to have essential basic pieces that can be incorporated into different types of looks. This includes a LBD, a jacket, business pants, a pair of jeans, and a couple of blouses and shirts.

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In addition to these, it’s good to have at least one full-length dress: maxi dresses always give you a dash of sophistication and elegance, no matter if they’re paired with heels or flats. With street style pushing the limits of fashion even further, a simple slip-on dress could be both a part of the formal look and a casual one: pair it with flats and a leather backpack, style a messy bun and add oversized Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses – and you’ll end up with a sexy-casual look.

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Wear a pair of heels and a clutch purse, style your hair in Old Hollywood waves and you’ll become the queen of glamour.

Be Creative And Reinvent

You know the saying: it’s not what you wear – it’s how you wear it. Let’s say you own an oversized boyfriend shirt. You can style it in many different ways: tuck it in your business pants for an office-appropriate look and add a thin belt. Roll up the cuffs and add a bracelet or a nice watch. With leggings, your shirt gets transformed into a casual dress: wear a belt to enhance your waistline and unbutton a couple of buttons for a sexy vibe. Pair it with ankle boots and you’re done!

For a more feminine look, pair the shirt with an A-line skirt: roll up the sleeves to your elbows, add a string necklace – and voila!

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Fashion has evolved, which means every piece you own can become a part of a differently styled outfit. Defining your personal style is a fun journey and you should be creative and playful while figuring out how to express your personality through your looks.

Upgrade Your Look With Accessories

Accessories have a transformative power and can bring your outfit from plain to eye-catching smart casual or even add a bit of formal to it. Choosing the right kind of jewelry is a great starting point, but think beyond just that: scarves, barrettes, belts, watches, even glasses can all help in bringing your outfit to life.

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Pick subtle thin necklaces for a sophisticated look, or opt for heavy-detailed oversized ones to make a statement when you’re wearing a duo-chromatic outfit or an all-black combo. This type of jewelry will break the dullness of your look while providing you with just the right amount of chic.

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With these simple steps, you can give your clothes a much-needed fashion CPR! The trick lies in combining the right pieces together while minding the materials and colors, as well as incorporating the right kind of accessories.

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is style editor at High Style Life.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016 14:36

Get The Look

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Get ahead of Autumn/Winter with these looks from the High Street.

Animal Attraction Fashions Finest

Set free you inner-animal with this High neck skater style animal print pleated dress, paired with the ever so sexy, thigh high black pointed heeled boots. Perfect for the office.

All available @ www.newlook.com 

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Love, this queen of the street look, with its effortless thrown together pieces, working fabulously together. The Burgundy Maxi slip dress paired with a white roll-neck top and the fab vintage feel, faux fur collar heritage checked coat.

All Available @ www.primark.com

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My favorite, the Romantic Boho Wanderer, with a touch of 60’s/70’s cool. The Pink frilled top giving the touch of romance and the A-line embroidered denim skirt bringing the “bohemian wanderer” with the buckled patent leather boot stepping you right into that 70/60’s Cool.

All available @ www.riverisland.com

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Subtly sexy, tease your date in this mesh ruffle metallic polka dot top with its cold shoulder detail and A-line gold sequins mini skirt for an added touch of sparkle.

All Available at www.missselfridge.com 

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 16:14

Make A Fashionable Statement

MAKE A FASHIONABLE STATEMENT

If there is anything that I have learned from the world of Fashion, then it is, that it is all about making a statement, we create, design, decorate and dress, too express who and what we are. And what I love is that, we can bring that statement into our living spaces. Because just as we dress to express who and what we are, so we decorate our homes to reflect our personal style.

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What better way to dress our living space, be it our bedroom, living room or home office, then to start with our walls. Gallery walls are after all the fashionable décor accessory to be seen in all chic homes.

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A gallery wall with all your favorite prints and art pieces, is the perfect way to instantly elevate the look and style of any space in your home.

Makeup and fashion prints

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The best part of your fabulous wall gallery is that it will inspire and be the envy of all those who enter your bedroom, living room or home office. So choose prints that make a fashionable statement.

Digital prints for the home

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Achieve the look you want by mixing different kinds of prints, in a variety of sizes and frames. There is no right or wrong, it is all about your style and what best expresses you.

Make a color and print statement by mixing the two together just as you would with your look of the day.

Wall Gallery inspiration

Prints @ EllebyLizelle Etsy

Spice up your living spaces with fabulous focal pieces and turn it into the chicest space.

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Prints @ EllebyLizelle Etsy

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Monday, 25 July 2016 08:59

Lux in the Sun

Loving the minimal looks by luxury designer, Joseph. I came across this brand a few years back, and I absolutely love the comfort-luxury style! My take on Joseph's creative direction is that it uses a canvas of quality and luxury; and allows the individual to add and personalise as they wish.

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- Check Jacquard Nicol Blouse
- Nappa Leather Scandal
- Scuba Jog Pants

www.joseph-fashion.com 

What isyour favourite Joseph piece?

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Saturday, 21 May 2016 15:08

Denim Jacket - The Style Classic Reboot

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Denim has never been out of fashion and this SS16 we see the all-time fashion favorite take on a whole new fashion edge. From embroidery to embellishment we see it all, revamping the much loved classic style.
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Classis but yet versatile whether your dress it up or down you can never go wrong with a denim jacket. Pair it with a cute summer dress and sandals for effortless chic.

EFFORTLESS COOL FASHIONS FINEST

Dress @ www.missselfridge.com, bag @ www.uk.accessorize.com, sandal @ www.office.co.uk 

PATCHED DENIM JACKETS FASHIONS FINEST

Keep on trend with retro patches or embroider embellishment. Complete the retro street style with a quirky print cropped top and dungarees.

CHIC CASUAL FASHIONS FINEST

Top @ www.mandco.com, bag @ www.riverisland.com, dungarees @ www.newlook.com, shoes @ www.missselfridge.com, sunglasses @ www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk 


PINSTRIPE DENIM JACKET FASHIONS FINEST

Go all hip-hop gansta with pinstripes.

LIVENITUP FASHIONS FINEST

Crochet top @ www.glamorous.com, crochet shorts @ www.newlook.com, bag @ www.uk.accessorize.com , trainers @ www.newlook.com 

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Monday, 25 April 2016 20:01

Steal Her Style

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Starting her career as a stylist Chriselle Lim, the founder of, The Chriselle Factor, this popular LA-based fashion, beauty and interiors blogger, and Youtube is a true style star.

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Clean, classic, simple and elegant drawing from style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelley.

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Chic feminine and sophisticated pieces making her style aspirational and accessible.

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Dress @ Miss Selfridge www.miselfridge.com, shoes and glasses @ www.topshop.com – Image Source Pinterest

Cool stylish pieces that makes you feel beautiful and confident

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Top and trousers @ Miss Selfridge - www.missselfridge.com, shoes & Bag @ www.dunelondon.com, sunglasses @ www.topshop.com – Image Source Pinterest

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Image Source Pinterest, Hat @ www.topshop.com, skirt @ www.riverisland.com 

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No matter you’re a teenager or someone in 20s, first date is always a big deal for all of us. Yes, you are confident, clever and charismatic enough to charm your partner at your first date but this does not mean that you should not plan out for your first date.

Just imagine if you’re learning to drive first time and you hit it to a pole, will you have the same confidence to learn driving the next time. No, you don’t. Your confidence might not be shaken but it did hit you somewhere. Similarly, your first date is not something you can ruin just like that. Here are the 3 most important styling tips for your first date so that you don’t mess it up:

1. Be Casual

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You may not believe in “First impression is your last impression” but this does not mean that your partner also does not believe in it. Primary advice for you here is to wear something that really fits the occasion. For instance, if you’re just here for a coffee, a casual dress with a comfy and cozy sweater and ankle boots will be enough to charm him.

2. Be Gorgeous and Sexy at the Same Time

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If you know your first boyfriend through some online forum and you may know what his likes and dislikes about a woman’s dressing, you can use these tiny details at your first date with him. However, first date does not really mean that you’re going to have sex with him right away. So you need to look gorgeous and sexy at the same time. So it will be great if you wear a cool and elegant top with a cute and somewhat striking and attractive skirt to charm your man.

3. Formal and Dazzling Outlook

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In case, you’re meeting your man for an after-work drink, it’s important for you to wear somewhat a formal dress to mark your presence. You cannot simply go into your casual trousers in this case. In order to get the perfect attire for your first date, you can wear skinny jeans along with a stunning blazer and high neck blouse.

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