Aug 31, 2011

Spiced up Fall...

There are a lot of ways to incorporate colour in your fall wardrobe without shocking with hot pinks and blood reds. Take a cue from nature and pick the colours of fall which include delicate gold, deep burgandys, warm brown and the focus of today -  mustard yellows. The pieces I liked the most in this fall collection are from Proenza Schouler, Diane von Furstenberg and ofcourse Victoria Beckham.

I  just love love love the sleek lines of the VB dress. The beautiful silk and wool blend double crepe, V necked cap sleeved beauty is a standout piece for this fall. Buy it for $2240 at Net-a-Porter here. Diane Von Furstenberg brings her signature wrap dress in this season's hottest colour. The loose , easy silhouette makes it easy to wear. Beautiful bell sleeves and a V neck does retro very well. Buy it for $425 at Neiman Marcus here.  The most dramatic of the three would be the Proenza Schouler color-blacked dress. The dress is stitched in spiral detail with an asymmetric hem falling to the calves. Buy it for $2100 at Neiman Marcus here

Aug 30, 2011

Fall 2011 trends/Shiny Shoes

Sequin is out, glitter is in.. No, I'm not talking about crafts projects.. While I would have laughed at the idea of wearing glitter covered shoes, the idea of wearing a dark sweater dress, a darker trench and shining by way of shiny glitter shoes does sound appealing. Miu Miu brought out a whole range of glittery, slightly comical shoes..

Aug 27, 2011

Happy days/Zara Sale

If there was one go-to shop for me, it would be Zara. There is something so classy and fun and awesome about their shop, their products and their prices. And when they have a blowout sale, I would be the first person in queue... Check out some of the fantastic stuff they have on sale and check out their even more fantastic prices..

Yeah, thats a lot of trousers.. and all of them for just $9.99 each.. Shop them here. These are merely a few of the many many more they have..  I love the powder pink one.. just love it..

I loved this leopard print blazer and the fire engine red velveteen coat *absolute love* for $39.99 There is even a fall-ready trench.. for $49.99

There are also a lot of belts and shoes.. I  particularly loved these gold tone shoes cross straps and the pink and grey peeptoes.. for $7.99..

P.S: I'm not paid to promote this shop.. I love it so much,  so all this is free publicity for them ;) If anyone from Zara is reading this, I wouldn't mind a pair (or two) of those coloured trousers ;)

Crave/Save - Secrets of Summer..

So many bloggers I see, are waiting desperately for fall.. while here Iam, numbed to my bones by the chill remembering the pleasant days of summer. Cold or no cold, rain or no rain, its upto you to cheer yourself up.. Hence the post..

On those dull grey days, when wearing hot pink is not an option, I would probably opt for these quietly beautiful and cheerful daisy earrings by Alex Munroe.. 22 karat gold plated and so very elegant.I loved the idea that they replaced the yellow of a daisy with gold.. takes it a step further, I think. Just a hint of summer for a bit of warmth  on a cold day. You can buy these from Net-a-Porter for $175 from here.

If $175 does not make you cheerful in anyway, consider this one from Anthropologie.. Not gold plated.. but definitely equally cheerful at $28. Buy them from here

Aug 26, 2011

Rip off nation??

Speaking of rip offs, this David Meister dress has me thrown.. To say it lightly, his $480 dress seems to be inspired A LOT by this Lanvin S/S 2010 dress. So inspired that, they have the same nude satin bodice, black skirt with cascading ruffle detail on the side..  what do you think ? Rip off or well inspired? Of course, you can ignore my comments and just go and buy it ;)

Here is Jennifer Aniston wearing the Lanvin dress.

Photo credit - Redcarpet-Fashionawards.

Aug 25, 2011

Crave/Save - Plaid bags

Out of great love for my reader with a baby, who just absolutely needed a tartan big hold-all messenger bag to stay on trend this season, I worked really hard to find this beauty. For all of you who craved this fantastic plaid messenger bag , here is your low cost alternative.


Its not in my favourite red and black combination..but it still manages to look very good, very sturdy and very on trend. This bag is just perfect in showcasing what I'm trying to do in my crave/save posts..  Not ripping off the original, merely taking inspiration from it. Absolute love..  While all fashion magazines are on slowly composing their plaid editorials, (im looking at you, you must be on your way to shop it, thanks to fingertipfashion, eh?? I know , I know, I'm putting my trumpets away.. Shop this fabulous bag from Zara here for just $49.90

Aug 24, 2011

Plaid mad..

I was curious enough to check out, the men's shopping site from the Net-A-Porter family. Of course they have nothing for women there but that was my idea.. To find something unisex and work it in a feminine way.. (challenging myself ; ), sort of ). They do have the most luscious collection of messenger and weekend bags that I haven't seen even on Net-a-porter... *Absolute love* .. all in warm deep browns, tans and blacks.. But what really caught my eye, was this..

I know I already featured plaid this month.. but who can resist this beauty? I did think it was a little bigger than the usual women's messenger bags but seeing Victoria Beckham cart around her giant suitcase/holdall/handbag, I'm sure this one is a breeze in comparision.. I picture it in an outfit like this..

Pair it with a casual , just thrown look like this ripped denim shorts, white tank, a parka and boots. You could switch around looks with a pair of jeans or trousers or even jumpsuits. Plaid is versatile. Are you mad for plaid yet??

MrPorter - Plaid messenger bag - $240

Zara shorts - $35.90

Zara parka - $99.90

Zara biker boots - $99.90

P.S : has a host of plaid looks to shop in their magazine this week.. Check it out here. Remember where you read it first though ;)

Aug 22, 2011

Sleek Metal...

This last week,  I fell irrevocably in love with Rachel Roy.. Funny, I have never even thought about her much.. But then I saw this fantastic skirt and top. The rest is just pure magic..

I love this metallic striped pencil skirt from Rachel Roy. Its just so beautiful and so perfect for work and parties. I have never been very enthusiastic about tops. They seem dime a dozen but this top really looks ravishing with this skirt. I love wine red and this slit silk blouse shows why. The colour is so deep and regal. Nothign wishy washy about a woman who wears this. Definite fabulous presence. I would accesorise this dress with a DVF  Harper bag which has an ostrich pattern but I doubt its ostrich leather at this price. It matches the deep red of the blouse. Pair it with a pair of these sparkly Jimmy Choos and get ready to set the town on fire.

Rachel Roy silk blouse - $ 325

Rachel Roy metallic skirt - $298

DVF Harper bag - $675

Jimmy Choo metallic peeptoes - $695

Aug 20, 2011

Crave/Save - Electric blue pumps...

There are two stores I would buy almost every product of - Net-A-Porter and Zara. So when I fell in love with this look on Net-a-Porter, I decided to find some lower cost options to recreate this very versatile look. The centre of the look is of course these gorgeous pair of blue shoes. I do love blue shoes.. you can see another outfit that includes them here.

I usually post about how to put together an outfit but when I see perfection, I know enough not to mess with it. This look by Net-A-Porter includes a Theysken's theory top, J Brand Jeans,  Miu Miu belt and Isabel Marant shoes. I recreated the look with this devore t shirt, 5 pocket skinny jeans and electric blue court shoe from Zara. I added this neon green belt from The Limited to finish the look. Loving it head to toe. What about you? How would you wear electric blue shoes?

Click on the respective products to shop them.

Aug 18, 2011

Seeing stars/ Happy August...

I see stars everywhere thanks to Dolce & Gabbana's very popular Fall 2011 Star printed apparel. I've already showed you how you can work this trend here. If your computer is your soul sister and you would like to dress her up, check out this wallpaper I made. I tried to keep it on trend with the fabulous star print of Dolce & Gabbana. Click on the picture to download it for free and make sure your screen is as stylish as you are :D

Aug 17, 2011

Tartan - Check...

I love a good red and black combo. And these two colours look made for each other in tartan. I do love plaid in other colours but red and black just pops. Its a pity only Alexander McQueen and Etoile Isabel Marant thought to use it in their collection this season. But they more than do it justice.

The McQ pouf-skirt dress is just so cute, I'm so in love with it. Pair the dress with black booties for a fun, flirty look. The Etoile Isabel Marant plaid pants are fitted and cropped making it very present day and chic. Pair it with a wide variety of tops.. I picture it with a black top and black high heeled pumps. If the price of these items are not working out in your range, check out this beautiful plaid skirt from Asos. All the look in a very affordable price. Pair it with a sheer black shirt and sandals. How would you wear plaid/tartan??

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Aug 13, 2011

Cape Magic...

Its becoming steadily colder here and where layers are advisable, most of the time, they do end up being  B.O.R.I.N.G. Enter, Capes which IMO are just so jaw droppingly stylish if done right. Here are a few of my favourites this season.

I had to start with this amazing transparent patent leather trimmed cape from Burberry. So stylish and so reminiscent of the Valentino shadow dresses. I love this very chic Alice by Temperly Intarsia Cotton Cape. It looks so stylish and put together. Imagine this cape with a striped top and thick black opaque leggings.. do you like that? Next up is this fantastic and intensely sexy black cape with the leopard trim from Victoria's secret. You do know that I have a great weakness for VS. The models just work the damn things so well. If all these have you glaring at me for always picking up overpriced things, I would gently remind you that this blog is for dreaming first and buying next and then I would present this cape from Asos that will not burn your purse. I love those fastenings and the material. But most of all, I love the fact that its afforadable. I could see myself in all of them.. what about you? Would you rock a cape?

Aug 9, 2011

Spanish steps...

This post is going to be about this fabulous new website "Shabby Apple" that offers dresses based on your shape. Apple, Pear or Hourglass, no matter your shape, shopping is about to become a lot more interesting for you.

P.S: No, I'm not compensated for this. I really think its a fabulous idea to shop based on shape rather than size.

This is one of my favourite dresses from their store. The dress is called "Spanish steps" and it combines an easy to wear fun jersey brown top with a beautiful sateen flower appliqued skirt. I had a feeling, the dress would go perfectly with peeptoes rather than sandals or pumps. I found this cute Pom-Pom adorned brown peep-toe on Zara.

What is even more amazing about this site is that, all dresses are knee length, sleeved and do not show cleavage. Its perfect for a person like me who is never comfortable showing much skin. Whats more, you dont have to add a cardigan, tights or an undershirt to wear the looks you like..

I'm hooked, what about you?

Shabby Apple Spanish Steps dress - $86

Zara brown peep-toes - $9.99

Aug 7, 2011

Quirky Lulu...

I have been fascinated by the Lulu Guinness collection for a long time. Seemed like a good idea to share it with you guys.

Lulu's fun quirky pieces brighten up any wardrobe instantly.. Shown here are the most recognisable "Lips" clutch in a bright red perspex. I adore this girl's face clutch with the "Kim Kardashian" eye makeup and the fantastically red hair and lips.. Just adore it.. its sooo quirky. There are bags with a print of Lulu shops. Also cute is this post card printed bag. I love the accessory bag that says "You can never have too many accessories".. It has this cute collage of a red hat, white gloves, polka dotted bow, Leopard clutcj, pearl necklace and red pumps.. All absolute must-haves in any fashionista's closet.

Red perspex clutch - $350

Lulu store front bags - $465

Postcard bag - $235

Accessories top-zip - $87

Black cherry doll face clutch - $390

Aug 6, 2011

Crave/Save - Star Print...

Continuing our exploration of Fall/11 trends.. We just cannot escape the Dolce and Gabbana star print.. they seem to be everywhere and on everyone. If you must follow the trend, it would be wise to invest in a top with the trademark star print which would serve you well even when the trend has passed.

The star print is available on a variety of apparel including dresses, trousers, tops and shoes. I picked this versatile black blouse with the white star print. Mixing high-street and ordinary pieces is always a good idea, hence pair it with these gorgeous white pants from Zara. I'm convinced that white trousers look super hot with red accessories, hence the Michael by Michael Kors red handbag and high heeled red court shoes with a floral print lining from Zara. The shoes are very reminiscent of D&G, right? If you crave for stars but cannot afford Dolce and Gabbana, Zara offers this very similar top for a much affordable price.

Dolce and Gabbana top - $475

Zara white pants - $19.99

Red court shoes - $49.90

Michael Michael Kors bag - $348

Zara star print top - $59.90

Aug 4, 2011

Orange galore...

I love orange.. it should be kind of obvious if you have been reading this site for some time.. I was extremely happy to see all shades of orange in this year's spring collection.. you would have colour blocked it pairing it with bright pinks and yellow..  Now that fall is approaching fast, you can still wear your oranges cos they are still ruling the runway.. but pair them with beautiful mustards, deep reds, lovely purples..

With Roksanda Ilinsic, Gucci, Miu Miu and even Alexander McQueen (Shocking!!!) all embracing this beautiful colour, my eye was caught by Stella McCartney whose pieces are always unique and fun and who has beautiful separates in this colour.

This bright orange Kelly wool-twill skirt is a beautiful piece that can be dressedup or dressed down and would look perfect in all seasons. For a pre-fall look, pair it with a pleasant pastel blouse like this one from Reed Krakoff. Balance out the bright orange with beautiful deep plum or purple accessories like this Miu Miu faux feather handbag and bow topped peeptoes for a sophisticated on trend look.

Stella McCartney skirt - $695

Reed Krakoff top - $560

Miu Miu bag - $1250

Miu Miu peeptoes - $570

Aug 2, 2011

Red Chic...

If you loved the red ruffled dresses, here is how you can go about styling them. Red dress with black accessories is a known and loved combination but to let the red really pop, pick out nude accessories like the ones below.

The gorgeous Crepe-de-Chine dress in the deep red works beautifully with a clean fuss free J.Crew nude hobo. I picked these nude "Agens" pointy pumps from Jimmy Choo.. I think pointy pumps are really fun.. what do you think?

Miu Miu dress - $990

J.Crew hobo - $300

Jimmy Choo pumps - $495

Aug 1, 2011

Crave/Save it - Red Ruffled Dresses...

Its August atlast...... My happy birthmonth is here and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate it than by adding a few tweaks my blog. I've tried to add more structure to it to balance my love for high street fashion and everyday fashion.. Do let me know how you like it in the comments section..

Valentino's Red ruffled silk chiffon dress has been around a while and quite a few celebrities have been seen wearing it. But new on the block is Miu Miu's red ruffled Crepe de chine dress which copies if not in design, in spirit frm the gorgeous Valentino dress. Both dresses are a deep red, bright enough for these last few weeks of summer but dark enough for the Pre-fall season. As lustworthy are these dresses, they do cost the earth so check out the beautiful Asos red ruffled dresses. The dresses come in dark and bright red and feature ruffled necklines, long ruffled sleeves and bow tied waist. Check back later in the week to see how to accessorise and build a look around each of these dresses.

Valentino dress - $3500(told you so!!)

Miu Miu dress - $990

Asos deep red dress - $120.67

Asos bright red dress - $55.16