OOTD: Chi Chi London Dress

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Hey peoples, how are we? It is a bank holiday here in the UK, and I am making the most of the break. I have a spa booked for later in the day, and I really cannot wait.

On this outfit of the day (ootd) post, I fell in love with this Chi Chi Divya Dress by Chi Chi London as soon as I laid eyes on it. I love how chic and elegant it looks. This piece definitely stands out in my wardrobe. I really like the blue embroidered mesh detailingand the padded bust. This dress is so flattering; it was true love at first sight!

I like dresses like this because they are so easy to style, and they look glam instantly. I went for an all black look, with a touch of pink and gold for some colour, and I am glad i did. Excuse the picture heavy post, I just couldn’t get enough…..

 

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This Chi Chi Divya Dress is now one of my go-to dresses for events, parties, dinners & weddings. I have a few events lined up and I have styled this beautiful piece in my head for a few of them. I can’t wait now….

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This pink bag is also a new addition in my wardrobe and I am loving it. I love how compact it is, and the colour is fab for season. I am a bag girl, so I like to add to my bag collection every now and again. I was lucky to grab this bag on sale at House of Fraser (you know I never buy anything full-price, wink wink).

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What do you think of this look? Sound off in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely week ahead.

 

What I Wore

Dress – c/o Chi Chi London

Sandals – New Look

Bag – Ralph Lauren via House of Fraser

Sunnies – Gucci

Watch -Swatch

 

OOTD: One Wish

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I can’t believe how fast this year is going. Half of the year is gone already. Looking at how fast the year is going makes me reflect on how the year has been for me so far. I am happy with where I am at, I have ticked off many things I wanted to achieve this 2016, but there is still a lot to be done, and with little time left, I better get cracking!

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I wore this outfit some days ago. I had some errands to run and I wanted a smart but casual outfit, and this made sense to me. You may remember this top from the ‘What is in my Spring/Summer Bag’ post. This is my first time wearing it and I love it. It is so summery and it is a great piece to wear on a warm day. I will definitely be taking this top with me for the holidays.

It has been raining for days now, with some sunny spells in between. Doesn’t quite feel like summer anymore but doesn’t feel like autumn or spring either. It just feels blahhh.

My hay fever on the other hand, has gone from bad to HORRIBLE. My eyes are so sore from all the scratching, eye drops and ice blocks. I have been unable to wear my contact lenses for days. The only thing giving my eyes some relief are the ice blocks. I have tried all sorts, and nothing seems to be working. I can’t wait for this season to pass, so I can have my life back. If I had 1 wish, it will be for me to enjoy the summer season in my little countryside village without the hay fever. Is that too much to ask?

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On the bright side, I have been loving Orange is the New Black Season 4 on Netflix. I have watched about 5 episodes now, and I am planning to binge watch the remaining episodes this week. This new season is funny and crazy, just like the previous seasons. Have you been watching? What do you think of the new season?

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WHAT I WORE

Floral Top – c/o Bonprix

Blue Molly Jeans – River Island

Red Bag – Zara

Black & Gold Heels – New Look

Brown Sunnies – Swarovski

Rose Gold Watch – Fossil

White Gold Bangle – A&W Armreif (German Brand)

 

 

 

Fashion in Sports

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Most of us still believe we have to compromise our love for fashion and style, when it comes to sportswear. Back in the day, we pretty much had to forfeit stylish pieces for sensible and practical sportswear, but that is no longer the case. Sportswear designers have realised they have to design stylish and practical pieces, and accessories to make the fashion lovers happy. The big sportswear giants – Adidas, Puma, Reebok, Speedo and Nike, now regularly collaborate with high street shops and luxury designers to cater for all, which is fab.

Stella McCartney previously launched a sportswear collection for Adidas, Alexander McQueen has launched a collection for Puma, and even Rei Kawakubo, the fashion designer behind the famous Japanese label Comme Des Garçons, has also produced a range of swimwear for Speedo. The high street brands are not left out of the trendy sportswear fun. I collaborated with New Look some months ago, and I featured some of their trendy ladies sportswear, if you missed that post, click that link.

 

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The fact that sportswear designers now take fashion very seriously and ensure their collection is filled with stylish, practical pieces and accessories means a lot to us fashion lovers. I can happily work into a sportswear shop now, and be sure to find what I like, unlike in the nineties, when we all had to settle.

I get a lot of inspiration from watching sportswomen doing their thing in trendy pieces. Their activewear gives me ideas of what I should look out for in the shops and how to incorporate them into my wardrobe.

Here are some ways they inspire me –

 

Ballerina Shoes

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I love stylish ladies ballerina shoes because they are so multi functional. They can be worn everyday and to almost everywhere, and I can picture myself twirling in them, in my pretend ballet class, lol. This particular wide fit Clarisa by Emilio Luca, via Brantano, is an excellent choice. I love the design and white colour. It is also super affordable at just £15 (at the time of writing). Perfect in every way.

 

Sunglasses

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You all know how much I love my sunnies. I am hardly seen outside my house without one, especially in the summer months. It is more than a fashion accessory to me, it is more of a lifestyle necessity. I am short-sighted, I wear contact lenses on most days, and the bright sunlight makes me squint a lot, which gives me migraines. So having a pair of sunglasses in my bag is crucial to how my day would go.

When it comes to certain sports, poker in particularly, having a pair of sunglasses is vital. Poker players need to disguise their every move on the poker table. Basically, you need to have your Poker Face on all through the game, which many may find hard. The easiest way many poker players handle this is by having a pair of sunglasses on. If you go through WSOP, you will notice a few of their winners have on a pair of sunglasses. The eyes are the window to the soul, so having a sunglasses on while playing poker is smart.

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I have my eye on this beautiful pair of Giorgio Armani Sunglasses. It is timeless and elegant, and it will be a nice addition to my sunglasses collection this summer.

 

Trainers
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I love having a good pair of trainers for running, walking, and for the few times when I do manage to visit the gym. I am so happy there are now so many stylish options. This Adidas X Stella McCartney CC Sonic Neon Coral eoprene Trainers has really left me in awe. I love the coral colour (I am loving coral a lot these days), I like the compact narrow design (I am not a fan of bulky trainers), and it is quite affordable at £130. I can see myself grabbing a pair of this trainers easily. They look quality.

 

Which sportswear pieces are you loving at the moment? Do tell.

 

*This is a collaborative post.