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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Firmoo Sunglasses


Hello! How are you doing? It has been quiet around here for quite a long time. I had my exams coming up so I thought that it would be better if I took a break to have more time for school. But they are now over and I can now get back to my normal blogging routine.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

January Favourites

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Without me even realizing, another month has gone by. I can't believe that the year 2016 is going by so fast! Today I am sharing with you my monthly favourites. 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Fashion trends you will wear more in 2016

Fashion is all about reflecting your personal tastes in line with the trends. As we have officially entered 2016, this is just the right time to talk of some of the fashion trends, which are likely to see this year. We have already seen the spring 2016 collections, so there are already a few hints. Without taking any more time, here’s a quick list that will help you make your shopping list.


Stripes are back
This trend comes from the spring 2016 fashion weeks, but you are likely to wear more stripes this year. Top designer houses have experimented with the colour choices, and the stripes are bold and more prominent, in both horizontal and vertical styles. To create more appealing looks, you can go for bold stripes for a complete work suit or else, just match a regular solid tee with a striped skirt. There’s a lot that you can experiment with, and for a few ideas, you can check spring collections of Christian Dior, Alexander Wang and Max Mara. You can click here for some great striped clothing choices too.


More ruffles and pleats
These are two individual trends, but you are likely to see both in equal measures. Ruffles have been extensively used for many years now, and it rather feels that the trend makes a comeback every couple of years. Ruffles also work for the fact that there is a feminine touch to it, so you can go for very elemental dresses or get one designed by your local designer. You can find a few designs at Michael Kors, Balenciaga, Rosie Assoulin and Balmain. Pleats, on the other hand, were more structural, and starting from floral designs to more classic ideas, there were quite a few things for one and all. Some designers to check for this include Carolina Herrera, Gucci, and Emilio Pucci.



Sequins will continue
Lanvin, which worked with sequins in a big way in 2014, has continued this trend for 2016 too. This year, you will see sequins more, so if you have had reservations in the past, this is the right time to take a few chances. Apart from Lanvin, the trend also worked big time for spring with top names like Sonia Rykie, Saint Laurent and Prada. No matter whether you are looking for a complete sequin dress for the party or a top for the evening outings, this is a trend that can continue for the entire year.
It is also worthy to talk of the white shirt tweaks, which was a major gift for the spring. If you are bored with the white shirt, this time you may just give it a quick revamp. We wait for more as the other fashion weeks open in the next few months. Hope you have a great fashion year with plenty to shop for!

[Images: www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion and www.popsugar.com/fashion]

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Suzy Walsh is a fashion blogger and the chief editor for The House Of Elegance Fashion. Known for her incredible fashion style statements, she also writes for many blogs and websites as a guest author. 
Thursday, 21 January 2016

Windy Days


Hello and since this is my first post of the year, Happy 2016! Better late than never! Today I am showing you this really casual outfit which is perfect for putting together when in a rush.

Romwe Coat // New Look Shirt // Piazza Italia Jeans // New Look Loafers


As you can probably tell, it was a very windy day but I think that the photos actually turned out really nice. So don't worry, no gravity defying hair was involved! A few weeks ago Romwe contacted me and kindly sent me this beautiful coat to review. It is very comfy and warm, perfect for our winter weather. Something that I have been obsessed with is this red checked shirt which I find really easy to throw on in the morning paired with some nice jeans. I always find myself choosing these loafers as I find them comfortable and the tassels add a really cute touch.

What do you think of this outfit?

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah
Thursday, 31 December 2015

December Favourites

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It's that time of the month again when I round up my favourites from the last few weeks!

Essence the gel polish in wild white ways //  I had been looking for a white polish for the longest time and I was very happy when I finally found this. If you read my Christmas nail art post you have already seen this as I used it as a base. It is very opaque even after one coat and only starts to chip after 4 days. The only thing that I don't like is that the formula is quite runny but despite that it doesn't take too long to dry.

Golden Rose lipstick in 124 //  This was more of an impulse buy and I kind of regretted buying it at first since it is so dark and I was not used to that. But I am glad that I did as I now love it and has been my festive lip go to! It is  a beautiful dark plum shade with red undertones. Another thing that I love about it is the longevity as it stays put for about 4 or 5 hours and then evenly fades.

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter // Recently I have been having some really dry skin and this body butter has been a savior. This product is my all time favourite from The Body Shop and I have been using it for the last few years. I love the strawberry scent and the products leaves my skin hydrated and moisturized. 

Accessorize Gold bar Ear cuff // I was having a little browse at the shop when I saw this and it immediately caught me eye. I really like the design and adds a really nice touch to any look. 

Max Factor colour perfection eyeshadow in 425 Dawn Gold // Throughout the month of December I have been frequently reaching for this duo palette. It consists of two shimmering shades, one gold and the other bronze which I think are very suitable for the festive season and together create a lovely look.

Leather Look Camera Case // This was actually a Christmas present and I don't know if it qualifies as a December favourite but I thought that I would add it anyway. I just love it as it has a vintage feel with the leather looking case and the old looking hardware.

I hope that you liked my last post from 2015 and I actually can't believe that tomorrow will be 2016! 2015 was definitely a great year for my blog as I basically started it last January. I hope that 2016 will be even better and it will continue to grow. Happy New Year everyone!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah

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Monday, 28 December 2015

Styling Knit Dresses | Sammydress

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Knit dresses are a perfect addition to your winter and autumn wardrobe as they keep you warm while being stylish at the same time. Today I am showing you how I would style my favourite knit dresses from Sammydress.

Sammydress is a global online fashion retail company which aims to provide customers with high quality products at competitive low factory direct prices. When Sammydress contacted me I accepted immediately to work with them as they have a lovely selection of items ranging from clothing to accessories to beauty products.

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I just love the colour and the style of this off-the-shoulder dress ($12.16). I think that this would look amazing with a gorgeous statements necklace, a clutch, a pair of nude or black heels and a faux fur coat. I think that this would be really nice for a party or even for celebrating New Year's Eve.

Styling knit dresses with Sammydress, knitwear

This cowl neck asymmetric dress ($11.25) is more for a casual day out with friends. I would add some thick black tights, some nice tall boots and a coat and you are ready to go.

Styling knit dresses with Sammydress, knitwear

I think that with this dress ($9.50) you can either dress it up or down. The shoulder cuts give it a different look and takes it from simple to edgy. You can either add a nice necklace like the one pictured and some heels or even wear some tights and boots like the second dress. I also love the orange version of this dress.

What do you think of knit dresses?

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah

Disclaimer: This post was kindly sponsored by Sammydress but all opinions are my own. Pictures of products taken from Sammydress.