Sunday, 3 August 2014

Hot Tropics


August is here and i've been feeling hot, hot, hot and not always in a good way. Summer is the least of my favourite season and the tropical mix concoction plastered on me is the only cocktail i'm willing to take to get me high. 


I might as well do so whilst indulging in a cool breeze of the palm trees designated at Barbican Jungle to embrace the botanical havens and the floral bomb celebrations my carnival camaraderies (in both outfit & location) had to offer as my last hurrah to the end of summer. 

Wearing: Jones of New York Vintage Blazer, Topshop Tropical Mix Tea Dress (sold out), Zara Gold Heels (sold out) and Jewellery (Topshop, Bex Rox)
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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Coming to America



I jump for joy at the thought of making my mark on a new territory, even if it is temporary when i decided to slumber for the entire week in the city that never sleeps, New York. 

I think back to when i started planning for my trip especially with what to pack on my trip abroad. The ultimate goal with packing, is not to give yourself a "I don't know what to wear" moment for the entire duration of your stay, if up to par with your wardrobe and planning isn’t your thing, then flirt with the idea of spontaneity by bringing the quality of fun into the simple pieces that you bring with you.






Planning for a holiday, especially for a beach trip or a city excursion requires a level of fantasy that your wardrobe has to commit too. Allowing you to be the best version of yourself in unfamiliar grounds.

Bearing in mind I’m in a state of transition with my wardrobe undergoing a huge clearout I could not gather the correct pieces. I felt plagued with too much choice, thus taking flight in my Bill Blass Trench with a basic crop & jeans by American Apparel to swoop in and save the day(s) I was out & about during my #Selfie trip to New York.  A state of narcism as a result by documenting this post with the help of EmmaJane Keply  to captivate this moment beautifully.
  
The best part about going in May during a season when ease and wearability are prime fashion targets, the uncomplicated urban dressing of New York has lost all overtones of executive aggression and everything is now so simple for a look of effortless assurance in #Me, Myselfie & I 
Photography by: EmmaJane Kepley 





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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tuesday's Treats

No tricks i assure you, it may too late to actively participate in the hunt for eggs, since the easter weekend has passed, but i still managed to indulge  in the pastel fuelled celebrations with a three servings of cuddly carbs dressed in sugary coatings of outfits and that was just for starters! 


Outfit 1: Topshop Purple Coat, Vintage Mohair Yellow Jumper, River Island Pink Tights, Meli Melo Leopard Bag and Cos Block Shoes  
Outfit 2: Vintage Yellow Blazer, Stories White shirt (seen underneath), Reiss Black trousers and Phillip Lim Loafers, Illesteva x Zac Posen sunglasses  

Outfit 3: Escada Vintage Blazer, Uniqlo Pink Heattech Turtleneck, Topshop Trousers, Illesteva x Zac Posen sunglasses and French Sole Ballerina Pumps 


I hope you all had a lovely Easter!
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

New Navy

I’ve been going through a transition lately with my wardrobe by giving it a diet that has left me to style my wardrobe on a bigger scale. My jackets are longer and coats are slightly overweight in shape. What’s the skinny for this sudden appeal? I was starting to feel a little left out within the troupes of minimalist I had come across recently. The clothes, however no longer strengthened my personality but my periods of withdrawals had spilled into my attitude towards dressing. I loved making an effort, but what I envied about the ‘minimalist’ was the acute attention to dressing that created a bigger impact.

A minimalist underscores dressing and has a less is more approach which creates a strong sense of presence of its own. The style has the tendency to skew masculine by engaging simple lines and brazenly adorning accessories. The fact that these clothes are understated in design and easier by colouring sets up a certain demand akin to Kim Kardashian. A minimalist’s persona is equally mundane but in high demand that provides a sense of finish and appropriateness, something that I’m longing for.
Celine’s aw12 collection was and still is in high demand. They created a pandemonium trend for those who were desperately seeing the perfect pink coat. I too got caught up in the moment and a trip to Bicester Village led to purchasing my first minimalist item. A pair of Navy tailored leg trousers. Over-shaped and underweight in pocket, my fleeting ideas towards dressing synced accordingly with the rest of my wardrobe and the appeal towards garish loud prints no longer struck a cord with me, but paired back with a ‘pop’ of colour did.

This made more sense to form a relationship with Navy, as it is a key colour for spring. Apart from the usual monochromatic outfits featured here and here, wearing it gave me that sense of freedom outside the playgrounds of work and a chance to rebel against my schooled ideals and entirety that black was an accustomed uniform. I considered why I've never worn navy before and to be honest, I just didn’t know how to wear it. I was used to the feasibility of wearing black, to the point where the thought of wearing blue, left me feeling just that. Black gave me more of an edge, a deathly sentence worth spending.
Opting to wear the trousers with a white turtleneck from American Apparel and complement the blue tones of my Zara Coat with cream Kurt Geiger heels as accessory gives a refreshing appeal to day dressing, when mourning the night before in black is no longer an option. In this perspective of my coordinated approach, with a colour so endearing I’ve ignited a sense of self-sabotage creating chaos in turning my wardrobe into a mass destruction. I’ve become an extremist and there is no middle ground with my wardrobe and the everyday battles I have formed against my style a choice that as of yet, ceases to reign.

Pictures by Kaisha Joseph




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