2 Mar 2015

Shades of Grey :: Grey Culottes and Grey Hat

Happy Start of the Week Everyone!

Hope you have been having a fabulous weekend, chilling and hopefully enjoying warmer and nicer weather.

Its been foggy and wet here in Hong Kong, so I decided to share this look taken a couple of days ago. Somehow this wet weather does get one feeling down and depress - almost suicidal for some... but sun was peeking out a couple of times today so hopefully brighter, sunnier and happier days ahead!

You know how I have been talking about " Culottes" in my last couple of posts and videos and that its a fresh alternative to shorts or skirts for Spring/Summer? So here I decided to pair it with a leather jacket for those of you in cooler climates still, so you can take this look easily for work on casual fridays or on weekends out. As for my fans in warmer tropical weather, I have put together some styleboards you can work with anytime throughout the year.

Got this pair of casual and easy to match grey culottes from ASOS ( my fav online shopping site) and it fits perfectly to many items in my wardrobe as I can easily dress it up or down with various pairings.

You will notice that most of the items in this look have been recycled from my wardrobe - just to inspire you with a few basic essential items, you can mix and match them so easily to create different looks to take you out on the town! Indeed my take on Getting The Look For Less!!

Keeping the look simple, a pop of colour was needed just to give it some oomph... so paired it with a camel coloured leather bag for that all over elegant touch to this pairing.

Before the weather starts to warm up for good and where a choice of hats would gravitate to lighter materials for summer, here's one of the last few looks for my Zara hat I simply adored this Winter.

So now, here are some looks from casual to evening that you can pair and style culottes in.


Look No. 2

Look No. 3

If the above styleboards may not fit your style, perhaps these celebrity and street looks styling Culottes would help give you more ideas on mix and matching this elegant piece of outfit.

If heels are not your thing, try trending Culottes with flats or sneakers instead.

I hope you enjoyed these looks I have put together for you and have fun trending Culottes this Spring 2015!

Turtleneck : Old  // Leather Jacket : b + ab // Culottes : ASOS // 
Bag : Miu Miu // Boots : Stage by PlayLord // Hat : Zara Home

Simone xoxo
Get this look for $79+ on Lookastic: Grey Hat, Black Leather Jacket, Grey Culottes, Tan Leather Tote Bag, and Black Leather Boots

26 Feb 2015

VIDEO : How To Style Pencil Skirts for Work

Hi everyone.

Was recently approached to provide styling tips on pencil skirts for work and I figured, it would be a nice topic to highlight and share with you seeing Spring is here and the weather is certainly warming up to warrant us showing our gorgeous legs again!

Personally pencil skirts is a style I love for skirts that instantly makes one look taller and creates that perfect slimming silhouette. So enjoy this video and don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel for more styling tips to come.



Look No. 1
Top : H&M // Skirt : Zara  // Gladiator Heels : Choies.com // Bag : Miu Miu // Bib Necklace: old
Nude Heels : BCBG // Clutch : Cotton On // Jeweled Necklace : old ( similar here)

Look No. 2
Peplum Top : Zara // Skirt : Zara // White Blazer : H&M // Heels : Christian Louboutin // Bag : Zara
Necklace : old ( similar here)

Look No. 3
Top : H&M // Skirt : Zara // Bag : Chanel // Heels : ALDO // Earrings : old // Jewelry : old

Look No. 4
Shirt : H&M // Skirt : Zara // Bag : Celine // Heels : BCBG // Necklace : Sammydress.com //
Bracelet : Target

I hope you enjoyed this video and see you again soon!

Simone xoxo

pssst..... Don't forget to lock in your entries for the H&M Gift Card Giveaway ending soon!
( Click link here to enter)

20 Feb 2015

Happy Lunar New Year - Year of the Goat!

Happy Lunar New Year everyone!

As we enter the Year of the Goat with much festivities,lion dances, eating and drinking... here's some pics I managed to shoot whilst out with the family for a beautiful New Year's eve dinner.

Whilst red is the chosen colour by many for this auspicious period, I decided to go for a much pleasant shade of pastel pink for a change this year. This Whistles dress was a gift and I love the flowing silhouette of this outfit - very giving, especially when one needs to hide that tummy after a big dinner.

So, traditionally for Chinese / Lunar New Year, most of us would seek out some form of zodiac reading to determine what lies ahead for us for 2015 ( Year of the Goat). For those of you who are not as familiar with the Chinese Zodiac calendar, we have 12 Zodiac signs named after certain animals and there is a folklore behind why only these animals are represented in the chinese zodiac of 12 year cycles. They are namely: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog & Pig. You can find your zodiac sign based on your year of birth HERE.

Often with your zodiac signs, you will learn what you should or should not do for the year e.g career wise, luck in love and even simple things like what colours you should be using for the year to bring the most out of the year for your star sign. Compatibility signs with your partners are often indicated giving some direction to those die hard believers.

So, what are your wishes for the Year of the Goat? Personally for me, good health is always the most important followed by happiness, love and finally success in all I do.

So to add a little trivia to chinese superstition, I had great laughs with my friends over this topic recently and figured it would be fun to share with you. Do you know what your moles on your body signify for you and if it can tell your fortune?

Check out the significances here in this article by The Daily Mail - Click Here!  Hope you find some interesting facts about the moles on your body! 

Wishing one and all a year of blessings and good health!!

Don't forget to enter the H&M Giveaway ( Link here). Contest runs till 6 March 2015.

Simone xoxo
Get this look for $68+ on Lookastic: Pink Shift Dress, Light Blue Studded Leather Ballerina Shoes, Pink Necklace, and Light Blue Leather Crossbody Bag

13 Feb 2015

H&M GIVEAWAY & Great Date Outfits !!

It's the eve of Valentine's Day! Ahh... Romance is in the air....

So to kick off 2015 and a great Valentine's Day, I have collaborated with a few of my blogger friends to bring you this fantastic H&M Giveaway in celebration of this special occasion. Not forgetting my lovely readers from Asia - wishing all of you a Happy Chinese New Year, which is just 'round the corner. So what better way to celebrate any occasion - let's go shopping!!

A lace kinda girl, I certainly love lace dresses in particular or outfits trimmed with lace details which for me excudes full-on feminism and sexiness. Couple that with gorgeous accessories and you got your guy eating out of your hand!!

Here are some lovely outfits I found on H&M online which will certainly help you shop with your US$ 300 gift card. It's all about hot dates, sexy nights for the month of February.

H&M Lace Dress // H&M Cuff Bracelet // H&M Earrings
H&M Lace Dress // H&M Hoop Earrings // H&M Chain Bracelet
Personally, pencil skirts to me is such an elegant skirt style -  slimming, conservative to a certain extent and yet the light skimming of the curves of a woman's hips just spells a subtle hint of sexiness. Victoria Beckham is one who looks soo good in pencil skirts or dresses of that style and length - it's hard not to be influenced.

H&M Sleeveless Dress // H&M Rhinestone Earrings // H&M Clutch // H&M 7 Stack Ring Set
If pencil skirts are not your style, try this dress out then, with that fun and flirty feel, who can ever resist you?
H&M Sleeveless Dress// H&M Earrings // H&M Bangle
I hope you find the above styleboards which I had put together inspiring and to help you achieve great style at great prices!

So for the details of this giveaway :

Prize: $300 H&M Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 6 March 2015, and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
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Wishing you the best of luck and Happy Valentine's Day!!

Simone xoxo