Styling the Mister for a Day

I enjoy playing dress up as you should all know by now. I also enjoy dressing other people up, especially the Mister and the toddlers. Back in my stylist days, I use to take delight in shopping for others and dressing them up. Every now and again, I still find the time to style outfits for others, especially the Mister. He does not like shopping, so I pretty much do all the shopping for him. And I enjoy doing it.

If I was asked to dress him up for a day, here are the pieces I would pick from the SS16 Collection at House of Fraser:


Polo Ralph Lauren Custom-Fit Short Sleeve Polo Shirt £75


Royal Blue Polo Shirt Image

We love Ralph Lauren Polos in our house. They are iconic and super quality. We have quite a few we got some years ago, and they still look as good as new.

This royal blue piece would look amazing on the Mister. It is an amazing colour, would suit his skin undertone (more on undertones later this week, so look out for the post), and it is a perfect colour for the summer. The price tag may appear heavy at £75, but quality does not come cheap.


Versace Jeans Tiger Slim Fit Indigo Jean £120 £84

Versace Jeans Image

I have had my eye on this piece for a while now and I am extremely happy to see it is now on sale for £84. This Versace Jeans Tiger slim fit indigo jean would look amazing paired with the Ralph Lauren Polo. I like the shade of the blue, and I like the fact that it is slim fit. It would look amazing on Mister, that is for sure.


Tommy Hilfiger Suede Lace-up Trainers £85 £59.50

Tommy Hilfilger Image

This Tommy Hilfiger Suede Lace-up Trainers is also on sale at the moment, which is brilliant. I love the compact design. The grey suede is a beauty, and it would complement the blue Polo shirt and Versace jeans perfectly. And I know the Mister would love it too.


Calvin Klein 2 Pack Fine Stripe Socks £12 £6

Calvin Klein Socks Image


A bloke can never have too many socks, right? And an outfit with trainers will never be complete without socks. The Calvin Klein stripe socks is a good deal at just £6 at the moment. I like the simple design so much. It would be a lovely addition to his socks collection.


These are the pieces I would be picking up if I was asked to style the Mister for a day. What do you think of these pieces? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading  and have a lovely Friday.


*This is a collaborative post.






Adding a Personal Touch to your Personal Style

I looked back at some of my old outfit photos some days ago, and I was amazed at how much my personal style has changed for the better. I can never dream of wearing some of the outfits I wore happily back then. It just confirms how our personal tastes and style keeps changing. I am sure 5 years from now, I won’t dream of dressing the way I dress now. I think age and where we are at in life plays a major role in how we dress up. As long as we keep growing, our personal style will keep changing, hopefully for the better.



Here are a 3 ways of adding a personal touch to your personal style:

Use the KISS Principle

For those who do no know, KISS stands for Keep It Simple Stupid..Ha. I learnt that from my Finance tutor at the university. I always try to make all my outfits look effortless. Like I didn’t over think the pieces I choose. Also, I try not to over-accessorise because it usually ruins the look. The Style Icon – Bridget Sojourner, is one of the few women that can look good rocking so many accessories at the same time. To get maximum impact, stick with 2 key items at a time.

Focus on the Positives

Use the power of accessories to draw attention to certain parts of your body you like. So if you have huge boobs, put on a long necklace, if you have a small waist, put on  waist belt to show it off.

Shop your Closet

Before you go all out to shop new pieces and accessories, take a good look at what you already have. I enjoy shopping my closet and I do it a lot. Shopping your closet basically means you styling your pieces differently. So matching pieces you haven’t matched before with accessories you haven’t matched before. This way you get more wear out of your pieces, and new matched outfit would feel and look new. It is a mind game. For example, the Jack Wills dress I have above is paired with a Tommy Hilfiger Trainers and a Guess Bag. For a different look, I can pair the same dress with a pair of black/brown flats or sandals, and a different handbag to give a completely different look.

Ignore Trends

Ignore trends COMPLETELY. Only shop for pieces and accessories that suit your personal style. Do not be forced into outfits that do not look good on you because everyone is wearing it. What looks good on Celebrity Star A may look hideous on you. Do not be deceived.

Do you agree with these tips? How do you add a personal touch to your personal style? Please share your tips in the comment box.


Brown Bag Makeover

Hey peeps, happy new month! Welcome to December, the last month of 2015, whoop whoop. These last 3 months have gone by so fast, too fast, and to usher in the new month, I bring to you a slightly different post. The husband – M, takes over the blog, and he has had a makeover, yay!


Mens Outfit


The lovely people of Brown Bag offered M the opportunity to pick out some pieces from their website, and he was spoilt for choice, it took him quite awhile to make up his mind, as there are so many cool designer pieces on Brown Bag. For those who have never heard of this brand, it is an outlet store, specialising in selling premium menswear from past seasons, at great prices. I was on the site yesterday and there was a ‘get up to 80% off’ Cyber Week sale going on, it was crazy, and let’s just say, I got busy. Most items were slashed to at least 75% off, and I couldn’t stop myself. I had to shop, but it was all good because I still had some Christmas gifts to get. I am sorted for Christmas gifts now, well almost sorted I think.

Now back to this stylish outfit, M went for a Luke 1977 Abbots blue vein striped pique polo shirt. This regular fit shirt featured a classic flat knit collar, a three button placket, ribbed cuffs and a Luke 1977 badge embroidered to the chest. I love the feel and colour of this polo shirt, and the coloured stripes. It is also an excellent fit, which is great.


makeover the husband


M also picked out a Dapper Stag quilted navy blue jacket by Woodhouse Clothing. This regular fit, made in England jacket featured a classic corduroy collar, corduroy bound cuffs, snap-flap pockets to hips and an internal zipped pocket. It is perfect for layering for the chilly months and can also be worn as a light jacket in the warmer months. I love this jacket so much, can you tell?

Brown Bag Outfit


What do you think of this look? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading.



Polo Shirt – Luke 1977 c/o Brown Bag

Jacket – Woodhouse Clothing c/o Brown Bag

Jeans – Maine New England

Sneakers – Tommy Hilfiger

Watch – Guess






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