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August 2016 Outfits

As we say goodbye to August, I reflect on how the month was for Fashion and Style Police. It was an exciting month for outfits and everything else. I had fun styling various pieces, and collaborating with a few brands. This August will definitely be remembered for all the right reasons.

Here is a quick recap on my outfits in August –

 

OOTD: Casual Day Wear Look

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This casual day wear look was the first outfit for the month of August. I enjoyed styling this outfit because almost everything I had on was new, so it was fun playing with new pieces. The highlight of this outfit for me was the Sam Edelman leopard print platform sandals. It was my first time wearing it (got it on sale, wink wink) and it looked beautiful paired with the dress. I like how relaxed this outfit looks. It looks effortlessly chic.

 

OOTD: Summer Fashion

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This is another outfit I really enjoyed styling. I was going for another relaxed look with this outfit, and I think I nailed it. The highlight here for me is the River Island sandals. I have fallen completely in love with this beauty. The Quiz coral top is also a beauty.

 

OOTD: Lace in Peplum

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This outfit is all about the gorgeous pink lace peplum top by Quiz. It was clearly the highlight of the outfit. I love how easy it was to style this outfit. The beautiful top did all the work.

 

OOTD: Style Comfort Zone

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This outfit was a style challenge collaboration with Boohoo, and I enjoyed stepping out of my style comfort zone, wearing this silver slip dress by the brand. It was a fun look.

 

OOTD: Chi Chi London Dress

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This outfit post was the last outfit for August and the most viewed outfit post for the month so far. It is also my favourite look for August. I look how glam it looks. The highlight of this outfit is definitely the black lace Chi Chi London dress. It is a beauty.

 

Which is your favourite outfit for the month of August?

 

 

 

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OOTD: Lace in Peplum

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Thank God the weekend is here at last, and I can show off this outfit of the day aka ootd: lace in peplum. This week has been so hard. I am extremely happy today is Saturday and I get to put my feet up. You have no idea how excited I am. It has been an extremely busy week with me juggling my life, blog and my freelance jobs. I am thankful to be this busy but I think I need to schedule in some proper ‘me’ time so I don’t breakdown, lol.

The thing about working for yourself is if you do not know where to draw the line, you will be working every minute you are awake, and I mean serious working – the fastest way to collapse….

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I have decided to start taking my wellbeing a little more seriously, for the sake of my health and my career. I am not useful to anyone if I fall ill so easy does it going forward. I am going to relax a little and find some time to unwind without any gadget around me, like a holiday digital detox. So no laptops, phones, tablets or camera. I may schedule that for this weekend at some point, so don’t be too surprised if no new post is uploaded until Monday.

Enough of me moaning, back to the fun stuff now, I wore this outfit some days ago. The sandals and top are new wardrobe additions, and I adore them both.

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The pink crochet lace peplum top is an excellent fit. I love the lace design and the pink colour is fab. It is a chic piece. I love the fact that I can style it in various ways.

The khaki tie-up suede block heel sandals is also fabulous. I love the tie-up design and the gold accent heel, which is a perfect height for me. The khaki colour is also pretty and new colour in my wardrobe. I can see myself rocking these two for many years to come.

 

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

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.

 

WHAT I WORE

Pink top – Quiz

Blue Molly Jeans – River Island

Blue Bag – Guess

Watch – Dolce & Gabbana

Khaki Sandals – c/o River Island

Earrings – Swarovski

 

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 £40 upwards and they are top quality. Unlike the £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?

 

 

 

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