Monthly Archives: January 2015

Plush

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It seduced me: the warmth of its wine hue, the richness of its brocade, and the subtle flirting of its skirt. I gave in almost instinctively. This plush dress has the ability of wrapping you in layers of tasteful elegance. And when paired with other earth tones, it makes up for a match made in Heaven, or should I say Earth? 

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Nuances

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Details. I’ve been taught by life that greatness, and success, both lie on the littlest details. And I like translating that idea to my every day dressing. That is why, an embellishment here, and a bit of lace there, are not insignificant nuances, but enticing, fine particularities that make all the difference. Take a basic jumper, pepper it with a few tumbling beads on the shoulders, and voilà!

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Pick of the Week: Embellished Slingbacks

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It has been a while since the last time that I posted a Pick of the Week, but the moment my eyes landed on these shoes, I knew I had to share them with you.

I first came across Boden during my years in London. I would label their womenswear designs as feminine, and retro; and even at times a tad too conservative for my taste. However, every now and then, they come up with some sparkling gems of their own, like the shoes at hand. It is not a secret that I love my garments and accessories to be garnished with glitz and embellishments, and these Bella Slingbacks surely tick that requisite. Let me know what colour is your favourite!

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Comfort Outside Your Zone

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At this point, I consider leopard print to be a neutral. The same as black, it pretty much goes with everything; but unlike the former one, it adds a special streak, a punch, if you will. What I like most about this outfit, is how comfortable it is. The cosiness of the top, the loose fit on the pants, and the smoothness of the slip-ons add up to a relaxed, almost stay-in all day look; yet the lace details on the top, the reserved colour of the pants, and the print on the slip-ons, got you covered to take the comfort outside your quarters. Maybe the reason for this is that as much as leopard is a neutral, when it is worn with measure, its alluring effect can take you anywhere!  

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Covetable

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I am not much of a trousers girl, but the minute I spotted this pair, I knew I had to have them. They were lurking on the hanger behind a couple of white blouses. Crisp, clean. “It is the last pair”, pointed out one of the shop girls as she saw me coveting them. They were a size too small. But ladies, when we really want something, we don’t mind sweating a little bit for it. I had to squeeze myself in. Yes they were a size too small, but those oh so straight legs that make mine look lengthier, and that high waist that makes mine look daintier… I had to have them! Besides, no one else can tell; and I am not one to complain. 

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Keep Calm

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There is a certain je-ne-sais-quoi about kimonos. I adore how they look so delicate when they softly fall-off revealing a bare shoulder now and then. They are a perfect piece to play around with, and their versatility makes them ideal for day or night. 

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