27 Jun 2015

Call it the Blues :: Blue floral dress + Peep Toe Booties

Happy Saturday !!

Am sure many of you are already off on your summer holidays or busy packing and preparing for a nice summer vacation. Likewise, I can't wait to head off to sunny Florida for a quick recharge and to visit family - which is always the best! Therefore getting this post out quickly as I know it'll be a couple of days before I can settle down to update you during my trip.



I was recently asked by one of my followers if I shop all the time for new items to blog on. Well, most certainly shopping is something I have always loved, but seriously many of my outfits that I post are really affordable items bought from local stores and of course I get the most pleasure out of mix and matching and recycling what I already have from my current wardrobe. Of course, some of my posts are featured of which items have been sponsored by certain online stores but generally I want to share with my readers my inspirations on working with existing items to create different outfits.


To be able to breathe new life to existing items or even past season items gives me so much joy and satisfaction. Trends always come and go and why keep spending on similar items when you can play around with perhaps new accessories, shoes and bags to create a different look!



Of course, trick of the trade, you need to invest in some classic pieces which always adds that silent glamour to your outfits. For me personally, those investments would be on shoes, bags and jewelry. Rarely do I invest in high end designer outfits as I do love new clothing all the time, and if that was the case, I would be broke!!



Have a great summer ahead and look out for my holiday posts coming your way soon !

Dress : ASOS ( similar here) // Belt : ASOS  ( similar here)  
Bag : Hermes
Bracelet : old ( similar here) // Booties : Gianvito Rossi ( get the look for less)

Love,
Simone xoxo

17 Jun 2015

Floral Fantasy :: Floral Maxi Dress + Lace Up Gladiators

Happy Wednesday everyone.

It's midweek and am sure many of you have started to make plans for the weekend especially for those living here in HK, with the Dragon Boat Festival coming up this Saturday. A weekend off and where many of us would likely be heading to watch the boat races. Just remember to slather on much needed sunscreen and have a great time.

A time for cheer, this look is so perfect for this summer. Floral, bright and flowing.



I love the feather pattern print on this outfit and the colour which is like mustard yellow. So pleasing to the eye and just makes one get all warm and happy.


This a great look put together from recycled stuff from my wardrobe, ideal for an evening out in this hot summer heat or sunday brunch. Paired the dress with a camel coloured clutch and roman style belt, carrying forward the look with the gladiator peep toe style sandals.


Accented the look with a red coral reef bracelet - just to bring out the hint of colour in my accessory pairings and of course to full accent on the summer feel of this outfit.



You can easily swop the heels for a pair of open toe sandals and switch over the clutch for a shopping tote and voila... you've got the perfect weekend outfit to run to the malls with.



Dress : Marino ( similar here & here) // Belt : (came with dress) ( similar here)
Clutch : H&M ( similar here & here) // Bracelet : old ( similar here)
Shoes : Choies.com ( get it here)

Love,
Simone xoxo

Get this look for $40+ on Lookastic: Yellow Floral Maxi Dress, Tan Leather Gladiator Sandals, Tan Clutch

11 Jun 2015

VIDEO :: Off Shoulder Top Pairings for Summer

Happy Thursday everyone !

Finally managed to catch some time over last weekend to put together this latest video on Pairings for a hot summer item - Off Shoulder Top!

Many of you would already have such an item in your wardrobe and indeed it usually is worn casual over jeans/ shorts  etc. However white lace is an " IN" look this summer which I have been gravitating to when out shopping, and therefore figured there must be several other ways to style this kind of top ranging from casual to classy.

Most of my followers would also agree that this top could even be worn as a cover up to go to the beach. So I have left this pairing out for your own creativity.


Enjoy this video and let me know which is your favourite look.


Click on this youtube link if you can't view the video above 


Pairings # 1

Top : Drex Fable  ( DFF) // Skirt : ZARA // Shoes : Aliexpress // Clutch : Whitings & Davis

Pairings # 2

Top
:  Drex Fable  ( DFF) // Shorts : 7th Avenue New York & Co// Shoes : Charles & Keith //
Bag : Miu Miu // Earrings : Kate Spade

Pairings # 3

Top
: Drex Fable  ( DFF) // Skirt : ASOS // Clutch  : Chanel // Shoes : BCBGeneration
Bracelet : Diva // Necklace : sammydress.com

Hope you enjoy the looks above !

Love,
Simone xoxo

4 Jun 2015

Peek-A-Boo :: White Dress Shirt + Skyblue Midi Skirt

A good Thursday everyone,

Hope this week has been a fruitful, productive and more importantly a happy and cheerful week for you. Been wrecking my brains for some topics I could work on for my next video - so please comment below and give me your suggestions on what you would like to see in my upcoming videos. Realised many topics obviously has been covered before by other fashion bloggers but always best to learn from my readers and followers what they would like to see from my videos and my blog.

This summer look I have recently put together is perfect for a weekend brunch, sunday outing, or to go shopping with the girls in. Love, love, love this skirt which is recycled from my wardrobe 2 years back.


For Summer 2015, midi length skirts are the way to go as it's a nice cover up for those of us a little more conscious of exposing our thighs and lets be honest, how many of us are truly confident of the shape of our legs? I bet many of you would have something to gripe about your legs be it the shape, knees, calves or thighs. So this style works best for us, regular women out there, without model like long slim legs to trend mini skirts for Summer.


Loving this sky blue hue for summer and paired the look with a simple white shirt which was highlighted in my recent " White Pairings" video on Youtube. The matching studded bag and shoes was an ideal accessory to add a tinge of depth to this simple outfit.


Kept my accessories simple and to the gold hue with a layered necklace, simple stud earrings and a gold bow belt. Less is more I guess.





Here are some styles of Midi Skirts which you can look at trending for this Summer 2015.

Above skirts available on Choies.com

Above skirts available from Choies.com
So don't forget to let me know what you would like to see in my next Youtube Video and go have fun trending Midi Skirts this Summer 2015 !!

Top : ZARA ( get it here)
Skirt : Topshop ( similar here)
Belt : ASOS ( similar here)
Watch : Michael Kors 
Necklace : H&M ( similar here) //  Earrings : Love Caty ( similar here)
Bag & Shoes : Valentino

Love,
Simone xoxo
Get this look for $106+ on Lookastic: White Dress Shirt, Light Blue Midi Skirt, Light Blue Studded Leather Ballerina Shoes, Light Blue Leather Crossbody Bag