Friday, 11 August 2017

I AM GIVING A COLD SHOULDER

Hi everyone,

For a reason unbeknownst to me, I was not going to just jump into the trend of cold shoulder tops except recently, while walking through the maze of shops of  the Westfield shopping centre, I spotted this bright red blouse with a floral detail hanging in the window of  a Witchery store.
Cold shoulder floral top, black skinny jeans, red shoes
If you are regular reader, you know how much I love bright colours and boldly patterned prints and I just couldn't walk past this top and not at least try it on.  The rest, as they say, is history.
Cold shoulder floral top, black skinny jeans, red shoes
Made of a smooth fabric with a white oriental flower motif print all over and with a ruffle detail around the cold shoulder, there was nothing that I didn't like about it.
Cold shoulder floral top, black skinny jeans, red shoes
Moreover, what is so great about this blouse is that, while being a major trend this season, it is still so versatile that it will look great paired with great basics from my capsule wardrobe collection (read about it here) for the evening as well as with a pair of skinny jeans for an every day look like today.
Cold shoulder floral top, black skinny jeans, red shoes
I am wearing it with my new black skinny jeans and quite an old pair of red shoes for the pure joy of the colour impact however, if I am pairing it with something more elegant, I would choose shoes in a less obvious colour, black or nude should look nice.
Cold shoulder floral top, black skinny jeans, red shoes

Cold shoulder floral top, black skinny jeans, red shoes

Until then,
Anna
xoxo

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

ADD A COLOUR PUNCH TO CLASSIC BLACK AND WHITE

Hi everyone,

I love shift dresses and this one is one of my favourites.  It has an easy feel about it, suits almost all body shapes and thanks to its strong monochromatic print does not require much accessorising.  Made out of thick cotton, it is perfect for Sydney's winter.  I usually wear it with thick black leggings under a warm winter coat.
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Today the temperature has climbed up a little and I was able to ditch my warm coat in favour of a much lighter version and take a nice stroll through the park with my husband.
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This coat is one of my favourites because of its print:  while its colour combo of black and white speaks of timeless elegance, its animal print carries a totally different message, telling the world that the women wearing this coat likes to have some fun with fashion.
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Last Saturday while sitting in the hairdresser's chair waiting for the hair colouring to take effect and flipping through a home styling magazine, I came across an image of a beautifully decorated living room with the comment underneath saying:
"
START WITH THE TIMELESS BLACK AND WHITE, THEN ADD PUNCH AND PERSONALITY
"
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 and although that comment was referring to a room, I can't see why it could not equally be applied to fashion.
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Once I've read what I wrote, I  realised that this post is rather short but hey, sometimes a picture worth a thousand words, right?
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Until then
Anna
xo

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