Pretty in Floral

For Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, the floral print is the perfect way to brighten up your outfit.

It’s feminine, pretty and fun. 

Even with someone like me who has 99% of my wardrobe coloured in black, I have fully embraced the floral trend with floral printed shoes.
Floral Print Heels
So don’t be afraid, add a floral top or go bold with clashing floral prints!

Here are a few outfit ideas that I have put together using a selection of floral pieces that I have picked from River Island.

Dance the night away in Floral Heels

Summer Lovin’ in a Floral Playsuit

Power through the cold days in a Baroque Floral Skirt

Date night with a Floral Blazer

Casual Chic Floral Shorts (my fav outfit of the 5!)

Today I’m wearing: Marc by Marc Jacobs Ladies Henry Watch


Today I'm wearing Marc by Marc Jacobs Ladies Henry Watch

Photo of the day: Wearing my new watch that I bought from a recent Shopbop order.

Digital or Analog? Definitely Analog watches.

In my opinion, a digital watch doesn’t have the same classic touch. And I love love watches that don’t have any of the hours marked on the face.

I don’t wear watches to tell the time anymore. If I need to know the time I actually grab my phone out of my bag.

Occasionally, I will look at the dial for the minute hand, but a watch now is simply an accessory my outfit.

Marc by Marc Jacobs compared to Michael Kors

The face of the MBMJ watch is a lot bigger than I expected and it’s even bigger than my Michael Kors’ sport ceramic chronography watch – which was previously “big face” watch.

But now between the two, I prefer the MBMJ over the Michael Kors because it’s much much lighter (ceramic strap vs leather strap).

My Shopbop Order from the Thanksgiving Sales

Shopbop

I’ve said it before but the best cure to Monday blues is receiving a big shopping parcel.

I was expecting my Shopbop order that I placed last week but I wasn’t expecting a parcel of this size:

Big Parcel Delivery

It was fully cushioned with lots of brown paper……

burried in paper

After stripping the layers of paper…I still couldn’t see my purchases…..

My heart skipped a beat as I thought Shopbop had misplaced my order during the Thanksgiving madness.

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But I finally got to the bottom of the box and there were my goodies!

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Relieved and impressed with the amount of wrapping and boxing by Shopbop.

Shopbop order

First item – box within a box

box within a box

And within that box is a….

And another box

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ladies Henry Watch with the black strap!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ladies Henry Watch

And the second item within the big black box was the Alexander Wang Lizard Marion Bag!

Alexander Wang Printed Lizard Marion Bag in Oxblood

Alexander Wang Printed Lizard Marion Bag, Oxblood

Alexander Wang Printed Lizard Marion Bag - side

Alexander Wang Printed Lizard Marion Bag - rear

Printed Lizard Marion Bag, Oxblood

I’m loving the oxblood colour and the sale was just perfectly timed.

When I saw the email pop up in my inbox, I quickly flicked to the Shopbop site.

Initially the bag was sold out but luckily I kept checking and the bag was back in stock !! (tip –  keep checking if an item is out of stock. as shopbop only reserves items for 30mins once placed in the shopper’s cart).

I didn’t risk browsing around for too long other bargains and I quickly proceeded to checkout my bag. I was completely over the moon as it a great start to the Thanksgiving Sales.

Somehow along the way I managed to add the watch into the cart which I don’t recall. I guess it’s like grabbing that gossip mag as you’re walking out of the supermaket checkouts.

All was complete even before my morning coffee! Now that’s what I call efficiency!! ;)

Alexander Wang - Printed Lizard Marion Bag

A polka dots love affair

polka dots

Outfit of the day: polka dots

Stripes or Polka Dots ?

Stripes will always be my answer. Always.

But with the numerous of polka dot goodies floating around I just can’t help but be tempted to the other-side.

While I’m patiently waiting for my MARC BY MARC JACOBS Black Amaze Dots Party Box from M’oda Operandi (ETA December …) , I have my eyes on a these Kate Spade Polka Dot Licorice Pumps.

What do you think, Black with White dots or Nude matched with black dots?

What did I receive in the mail today… #6&7

What did I receive in the mail today… #6

Shopping parcel #6 - From ASOS

Order number 6 was received a while ago but since it was just some basics from ASOS, didn’t feel the need to blog about it.

So let’s skip ahead to shopping parcel #7 which I’m very excited about right now!

Can you guess what it is?

What did I receive in the mail today… #7

Yes they're shoes but can you guess what it is ?

MBMJ Patent Mouse Flats

- Yes Shoes from MBMJ!!

MBMJ Black Patent Mouse Flats

MBMJ Black Patent Mouse Flats!

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Photo of the Day:Marc By Marc Jacobs Black Patent Mouse Flats

MBMJ Black Patent Mouse Flats_

I love the little whiskers - so cute!

I have been eyeing these pairs of flats for a very long time. I was so happy when I opened the parcel last night that I was dancing around in them while wearing my PJs. I’m sure my sister thinks I’m crazy….

2012 online shopping parcel tally: 7

Fav looks of NYFW | S/S 2012 Runway

NYFW Spring/Summer 2012 Runway review

Its that time of the year again and a couple of new comers (Marchesa, J.Crew and Tory Burch) have brought their collections to this season’s RTW runway. In summary, NYFW delivered lots of bold colours, clean silhouettes, lace, floral, sheer and femininity with a bit of edge.

My top 10 NYFW S/S12 runway shows:

The Row

All white hues and long silhouettes – A small collection of 22 pieces but the girls have come a long way since The Row was just a collection of T-Shirt clothing knit leggings.

Designer: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen Photo: Courtesy of The Row

Derek Lam

Geometric prints, structured and tailored cuts

Designer: Derek Lam Photographer: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Jason Wu

Lots of floral and sheer, sophisticated and chic

Designer: Jason Wu Photographer: Go Runway

Christian Siriano

Dramatic flair, glamour, lots of yellow and pink hues – Project Runway season 4 winner has proven that he is to be taken seriously in the fashion industry

Designer: Christian Siriano Photographer: GoRunway.com

DKNY

Smart and Empowering (the perfect message as the show was scheduled on the tenth anniversary of 9/11), bold colours, key accessories: strappy shoes and wide-brimmed sun hat

Designer: Donna Karan Photographer: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

Zac Posen

Retro glamour, feminine, tight and curvaceous silhouettes

Designer: Zac Posen Photographer: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Rachel Zoe

Structured, cropped paints and long dresses

Designer: Rachel Zoe Photographer: Go Runway

Marchesa

Marchesa’s first runway show and this fashion label never disappoints – Fairytale fantasy, beautiful, lots of sheer and elegance

Designer: Georgina Chapman andKaren Craig Photographer: Go Runway

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Sleek, clean and minimalist but powerful and bold – according to WWD: Marc by Marc has a new groove

Designer: Marc Jacobs Photographer: Go Runway

Oscar de la Renta

True to de la Renta’s signature flamboyance – confidence, refreshing, bohemian

Designer: Oscar de la Renta Photographer: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

An honourable mention goes to Marc Jacobs (due to the earthquake and hurricanes, the show was rescheduled as the final show of NYFW) – MJ wrapped up the week with a fresh breath of modern-cool. The show felt like a broadway caberet, featuring flapper dresses but I just wasn’t a fan of the plastic ankle boots. The excitement and vibrance that Marc Jacobs brings to his collections, hints that he is ready to take on haute couture  – calling for Christian Dior I hear?

Designer: Marc Jacobs Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Stayed tuned for my top pics of London Fashion Week.