20 Aug 2014

Whistle a Happy Tune : Whistles Dress & Statement Jewels

Hi everyone.

Hope you guys are rocking your week stylishly.I recently discovered the Whistles brand of which their simplistic yet stylish outfits have gotten the better of me. Hence here is  my take on a Whistles dress which doubles up as a stylish office outfit that can take you from work to drinks and dinner. From the weekend to the weekday.

Just throw on a jacket and a scarf or an understated necklace for work. Swap the necklace for statement jewelry, red lips and a clutch and you have a sexy yet elegant outfit for the evening.

I dressed mine with wedges for the weekend out but had to add my touch of " loudness" with my new statement necklace which I love so much for its myriad of colours. You can always wear a hat, longer jacket ( aka Kate Middleton) and boots, and you have got yourself a nice Autumn outfit waiting to rock the town in.


For those of you who are not yet familiar with the Whistles brand - this high street UK brand has got their equation right of combining current trends with the right dose of elegance and sophistication. Even the Duchess of Cambridge ( Kate Middleton) has taken to this popular UK brand and have been seen wearing several of their outfits on various occasions.

Can you believe it - they even have a dress named ideally after me - "Simone Swing Shift Dress"... how apt is that? And in a style that works well for me.
Whistles Simone Swing Shift Dress

Dress : Whistles  ( similar here)
Shoes :  Pull & Bear ( similar here)
Necklace : ASOS ( similar here)

Love,
Simone

16 Aug 2014

Endless Summer Days : Little Black Dress with Red Heels

Happy Weekend everyone.

Whilst the weather continues to heat up here in HK, most of my summer outfits are either skirts, shorts or skorts with the rare occasion of pants or jeans cos it does get quite humid from mid morning.

So I decided to pull out a short summer black dress which works perfect for an item that could be part of your weekend or summer getaway ensemble as you can easily dress it up with heels and statement accessories for the evening or dress it down with casual sandals and summer hats for the day.

Knowing me - I decided to do the 2 in 1. Wear a hat and pair it with heels. You got to be different somehow right?



Here's how some celebrities and my fellow bloggers have styled their Little Black Dresses with coloured accents for summer.
dorothyandolive.com
thesmartgirlsfashionguide.com
pasteldress.com


Dress : H&M ( old)  ( similar here)
Watch : BCBG ( similar here)
Ring : old ( similar here )
Hat : H&M ( similar here )
Necklace : Foster Bay ( old) ( similar here)
Shoes :  Zara ( similar here)
Love,
Simone

11 Aug 2014

Nautical Summer : Stripe Shirt & Red Skorts

Happy Monday everyone.

Been feeling " stripes" a fair bit in my outfits of late. Well, there is no denying that going Nautical has been on trend season after season. So here is my take on it, with a pop of colour and of course a feminine touch with the cute floral buttons on my shirt.






































































































































Go have fun with the Nautical look this summer and please share with me how you trend this look by adding your blog link to the comment column below.

Top : ZARA ( similar here)
Bottom : ZARA ( similar here)
Ring : Gift ( similar here & here)
Earrings : ebay.com ( similar here )
Shoes :  Pull & Bear ( similar here)
Love,
Simone



8 Aug 2014

LOVERLY : : Dream Day Style Challenge

Hi everyone,

Being happily married for 14 years now ( if some of you are wondering why this post), I am certainly not planning a wedding for myself. However, when Loverly - a New York based online Wedding Planning portal, contacted me recently to participate in their Dream Day Style Challenge,  it had struck a warm note in my heart and got me really excited again.

Having started off my first hotel job as a Wedding Planner, I found a passion for organizing events - in particular weddings, very fulfilling.

Being an integral part of someone else's BIG DAY and helping to ease their stress level with them putting full confidence in you in organising what would be a once in a lifetime event in their lives, is so rewarding.

If I had to do it all over again a City Venue ( aka Sex in the City) would be the kind of wedding I would prefer. Somehow living in fast moving cities like Singapore and Hong Kong and working with a tropical climate, it's difficult for me to envision planning a Rustic wedding in the countryside or a Beach Wedding.












































I chose this Casablanca-Kirstie Kelly gown for my look as I love that touch of bling at the waist. This classic sweetheart style gown with a mermaid cut full skirt gives the dress the pomp and flair that would only be ideal for a big day such as this.

It would be a sin not to consider these sparkly, strappy Jimmy Choo heels. However keeping in line with
"less is more", Thomas Laine diamond/ pearl earrings and a simple embroidered veil  would be ideal accessories. An elegant headpiece like this Mistletoe comb would add that final touch to complete the ultimate City Chic Wedding outfit.

So for those of you who are planning for that Big Day and need a little inspiration, I hope you will find this post of some help to you and do check out more styles, wedding dresses and accessories at Loverly to help you achieve that Dream Day Style!

Love,
Simone

5 Aug 2014

Summer Fun : Funky Sleeves Top and Printed Shorts

Hi Everyone.

Finally back from my round the world trip from HK - UK - Florida and back. Whilst on the trip, having a lil more time to myself and not having to deal with daily school runs and routines, I was able to get active with Instagram again  (@simoneaf) and of course, get inspired with my fashion blogging.











































































































As always, Cookie ( my pet dog) always gets so excited when she sees me with the camera and ready to pose. And somehow, someway she will always make sure she photobombs my pictures. Don't believe me, just check out my older posts and you will see!



Back from the Sunshine coast of Florida, I was inspired to go Yellow this time for my nails and kinda liking this pop of colour to my outfits.

I hope you guys will try to add those rich vibrant colours to your outfits this Summer ! See you soon!

Top : Katie Judith ( from I.T boutique - similar here)
Bottom : H&M ( similar here)
Ring : old from Thailand Flea Market
Necklace : Forever 21 ( similar here & here)
Shoes :  Sam Edelman ( similar here)

3 May 2014

Top 10 Classic Handbags To Own 2014.

Hi Everyone,

Seeing it's been awhile since I had put together my favourites Handbags list for 2014, here are my personal Top 10 Favourite Classic Handbags of which I am  drawn to them for their style, practicality in use and fun element. You will notice the varied tastes from totes to clutches nonetheless these are styles I personally believe will have some mileage of use. Check them out !

1. PRADA DOUBLE BAG
 
 



 2. VALENTINO ( ROCKSTUD SHOPPER)



 3. PROENZA SCHOULER



 4. GIVENCHY ANTIGONA


5. CELINE EDGE



 6. BURBERRY PETAL CLUTCH





 7. CELINE BOX BAG 




 8. LOEFFLER RANDALL



9. 3.1 PHILIP LIM PASHLI SATCHEL
 

 

 10. CELINE LUGGAGE TOTE




Now, my personal all time favourite has always been the Celine Luggage tote.
Which is yours?

 
Love,
Simone
 

9 Apr 2014

Girls' Night Out : Striped Crop Top with Red Accents

Hi Everyone.
 
My bestie came to visit over the weekend and we had a fun time out in the town and of course shopping.
 
Since Stripes are in trend for Spring 2014, here is my take on a crop top, dressing it up for drinks and dinner on a girls' night out.

 

Sorry for the low resolution pictures as they taken very quickly with my iPhone before I dashed out of the house.
 
Have a great rest of the week!
 
Top : Topshop ( Inner Cream Chiffon Blouse)
H&M ( Striped Cropped Top)
Blazer : (old)
Pants : H&M
Watch : Michael Kors
Earrings & Necklace : Chanel
Handbag : Gucci
Shoes :  ZARA

Love,
Simone