31 Aug 2014

Yellow Lemon Drops : Yellow Skater Dress with Jewelled Necklace

Happy Weekend Everyone.

Taking a break in between My Favourite Fall Fashion Trends instalment posts, here is a recent look I had worn for my birthday.

I suddenly started enjoying Yellow lots over this Summer in my nail designs and outfits. Also shifting into simpler and more minimalistic outfits in order to trend statement, jewelled necklaces - my latest craze!







I am sure as many of you who have been following my blog would realise, my dog Cookie loves to photobomb my pictures. She always gets sooo excited when I pull out the camera and
believe you me, she is no stranger to being in front of the camera having been a mascot for a Pet Shop back in Singapore in her hey days ( see post " Looking for a nice homestay for Cookie").

So, here in my village we have had a few wild dogs take over the territory recently and now they have started to get in the act and the whole " photobombing" trend.

Here's one for laughs.

Dress : H&M  ( similar here)
Necklace : Street stall in Causeway Bay, HK ( similar here)
Shoes :  Zara ( similar here)

Love,
Simone

29 Aug 2014

My Favourite Fall Fashion Trends 2014 - Part 1

Hi everyone,

Here's my first instalment post on the A/W 2014 Fashion Trends. I hope to inspire you and help you prepare your wardrobes to head fashionably into Fall 2014. Some of these trends were constantly highlighted in many of the runway shows e.g Paris Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week etc.

In this post, I will highlight some of the key colour trends to follow for Fall/ Winter 2014. Not forgetting, I have included my own Styleboard Colour charts and items you may wish to consider to trend these colours for Autumn/ Winter 2014.

1. Vibrant Hues

We often find Fall/ Winter 2014 outfits in darker shades and gloomier colours, but this year, try going bold and bright with vibrant hues.


2. Navy Blue

Always loved the blue and black theme. You do not have to tone down your whole outfit in the same colour but highlight it with accents of Navy Blue to your outfit to trend this colour for Fall.

3. Burgundy / Maroon

Like in previous years where Oxblood was a popular Fall colour, this darker shade of red is a much preferred colour for this year's " red" trend.

4. Orange

I have always leaned towards burnt orange and mandarin orange in many of my outfit or accessory choices as it brings out the glow in my tan skin.


5. Colour Blocking

Can't decide which colour works for you? Colour blocking certainly helps to add that vibrancy and flow to an outfit especially in Fall / Winter where most clothings are in darker hues.

If you love colour as much as I do, you can also colour block your outfits with trending Fall colours by mixing and matching various items e.g Orange skirt/ Purple blouse/ Red bag, Navy Blue jacket/Orange shirt/ Blackjeans or leather tights, Green dress / Orange shoes / Brown long Knit outerwear etc.


So go have fun with Fall's colour trends and stay tuned for Part 2 of " My Favourite Fall Fashion Trends 2014" for clothing styles to watch for this season.

Love,
Simone

27 Aug 2014

Powder Pink : 3 Gorgeous Looks To Follow

Oh wow, how times flies and it's Wednesday already.

For those of you who had read my last post - " Pastel Crush" - this post is a sequel providing you 3 different looks to trend with Pastel Pink.

Being a full time mom, I know how some of you may feel trying hard to keep up with the latest trends whilst juggling family and work committments. So these looks are easy looks to pair together and I deliberately tried to keep the outfits to a minimal so YOU can go put your personal added touches to make them your own.


1. Mango Crepe Dress
2. ASOS Jeweled Flower Clutch Bag
3. Carvela Bethan Slide Sandals
OR
4. Vera Wang Glitter Peep Toe Ballerina Flats


1. Sammydress.com -Women Retro Lace Peplum Frill Top
2. Zara Skinny Jeans
3. Sammydress.com - Chic Floral Pendant Candy Color
4. Celine Luggage Tote
5. Zara Black Heels


1. Cube Leather- Crop Vest in Pink Grande
2. JW Anderson - White Pleated Midi Skirt
3. Chanel Boy Flap Purse Bag in Light Purple
4. Dune - Silver Shoes

I hope you will try and trend powder pink/ pastel for the remaining days of Summer and do share with me your pictures or blog posts on the same theme. Thanks for reading>>3

Love,
Simone


25 Aug 2014

Pastel Crush : Floral Halter & Powder Pink Shorts

Happy Monday everyone !

Been feeling the call of pastels and here is my summer take on Powder Pink ( a colour I don't often wear but slowly experimenting with it).











Accentuating the outfit with bright colours in my accessories, helps to bring some sharpness to the outfit and hence fit my personality and style better when working with pastels.

Stay tuned as my next post will be on " How to wear Powder Pink" and I will be creating 3 different looks for you to play around with.

Top : Zara  ( similar here)
Shorts : Zara similar here)
Denim Jacket : H&M ( similar here
Ring : old ( similar here )
Watch : Michael Kors ( similar here )
Necklace : Old ( similar here)
Bag : Hermes Kelly
Shoes :  Steve Madden ( similar here)

Love,
Simone


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