OOTD: A Beaded Black Dress

Hey peoples, how are we? I am starting to feel slightly human now (been down with a flu), and slowly getting back to work, which is amazing. I hardly fall ill, I can’t remember the last time I have felt this way. So this experience has made me appreciate the little things in life, which is great.

I took these outfit shots on New Year’s Day. The weather was freezing cold but clear so it was a good day for photos.

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I am finally back into the outfit mood now which is great. I kind of lost my mojo towards the end of last year for some weird reason. So it feels good to be back in the game. I have a few outfit posts lined up for the next few weeks and I can’t wait to show them off.

I found this outfit perfect for New Year’s Day. The MARYANA Black Beaded Caplet dress is a delicate beauty. It is more than a little black dress. The beaded detail takes the dress to a whole new level. It is currently one of my favourite dresses.

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I also found it super easy to style with a pair of boots, tights and blazer. All the pieces and accessories fell into place easily.

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I think every woman should have at least 3 pairs of black dresses in her wardrobe for each season. They come in so handy. Little black dresses are super easy to style and they usually look great. It makes sense to have them in different styles and designs to help create different looks.

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What do you think of this look? Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.

WHAT I WORE

Black Dress – c/o Blue Vanilla

Tights and Blazer – Next

Black Boots – H! by Henry Holland

Watch – Fossil

Earrings – Tulsidas (Dubai)

Finding the Perfect Jeans & How to Care for Them

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I know it is summer and the heat wave is still on, I am literally melting away in the heat, and cannot remember the last time I had on a pair of jeans. I am currently surviving in shorts, dresses and skirt. I can’t dare put on a pair of jeans, but once the weather cools down, I know I shall have a good old pair of jeans on. It is a wardrobe necessity for most of us, and I know the struggle most women face shopping for the right pair of jeans because I have faced it too.

Finding the perfect jeans is hard, trust me I know..It could be a while to discover the styles that suit me best, and how to style the pairs that don’t suit me as much. It also took me a long time to discover the stores that stock jeans that look good on me. As a petite woman, I can’t just wear any pair, it is always an issue or the other. Either it is too long, too short, too tight, too baggy, the list of issues goes on and on. But not anymore. I have cracked the code of finding the perfect jeans, and I am going to share a few tips with you.

Try it On

First thing first, I know I am an advocate of online shopping but I won’t advise you to buy your jeans online, only if you have bought a similar pair from the same store before. It is always better to try it in store because sizes always differ from store to store. For example I am a size 10 when shopping for jeans in Dorothy Perkins or Next, but a size 12 in River Island and Topshop. So try it on in store to be sure you have the right size and you are happy with the fit. Also make sure you try your jeans with a pair of heels similar to those you plan on wearing with the jeans, so you get the right length.

 

Go for Added Stretch

Go for jeans with added stretch. Once I tried on a pair of jeans with added stretch, I never looked back. I also got rid of all my other pairs without extrra stretch. A pair of jeans with a bit of added stretch will help slim your tummy area, and flatter your hips/bum area. They always look go and have a amazing fit.

 

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Buy in Pairs

If you find the perfect jeans, pair 2, if you can afford to. I did. I got them in various shades, just incase they are discontinued.

 

Think of the Footwear

When shopping for your jeans, think of what footwear you plan to style it with. The reason being, some jeans do not look good paired with certain footwears. For example, a skinny jeans would look on good tucked into boots, but a flared or slouchy jeans would not.

 

Go for Quality

The more expensive a pair of jeans is, the better the quality. This is a fact. And I had to learn this the hard way. Most of my jeans now start from Β£40 upwards and they are top quality. Unlike the Β£20 pairs I used to buy, only for them to lose their fit, and fall apart after a few washes. The best thing to do is to shop for your quality jeans in the sales, so you don’t spend as much.

 

Wash in Cold Water & Dry Indoors

To preserve the colour and lifespan of your jeans, wash inside out in cold water, with a little detergent, only when it is absolutely necessary. And dry indoors so they don’t fade in the sun. Iron inside out.

 

So these are my tips for finding the perfect jeans & how to care for them. Have you found the perfect jeans or are you still in the pursuit of it?

 

 

 

OOTD: Styling Shades of Blue

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Blue is one of my favourite colours ever. There is something so cool about the colour blue. I can’t quite explain my love for the colour but I am so in love with it. There is something clean and clear about the colour blue. Many pieces and accessories in my wardrobe are blue in colour and I like it that way but I have to start to reduce the amount of blue items I do have for the sake of variety and options.. In these photos, I also have a few shades of blue in the background. Can you spot them? Lol..

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I find blue so easy to style, and that is 1 reason why I wear a lot of it. Here are 5 ways you could style your blue pieces and accessories this summer:

 

Pair with White

You can pair your blue piece with white like I did in this outfit post. A blue top paired with a white skirt or pants always look good.

 

Add Pair

Or you can team up your blue piece with black for a better contrast. Denim paired with black always looks spot on.

 

Wear Stripes

Summer fashion is all about stripes, and the colour blue always looks amazing when paired with stripes. So go for it! You can draw inspiration from my outfit here.

 

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Matchy Matchy

You can always go matchy matchy with blue. Denim on denim always looks fabulous. Just add some black pumps and you are good to go.

 

Prints

Blue always looks good paired with prints. Blue prints on a white base looks effortlessly chic.

 

 

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That’s all folks! What do you think of my blue outfit? Are you a blue lover like me? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day xo

 

WHAT I WORE

Blue Top – Miss Selfridge via HERE

Black Vest – M&S

White and Blue Striped Skirt – Jack Wills

Black Bag – Oasis via House of Fraser

Sunnies – HERE

Multi Coloured Pumps – Kurt Geiger

Red Watch – Next

Rose Gold Earrings – Alexi London

Rose Gold Bracelet – Jon Richard