Tuesday, 16 January 2018

SHOP WITH US: WORK WEAR

Wrap palazzo trousers | MANGO

CREPE BLAZER

Puffed sleeves sweater | MANGO

Image 1 of LACE CULOTTES from Zara

Cotton long shirt | MANGO

Image 1 of CASUAL SUIT TROUSERS from Zara

Metallic handle bag | MANGO

Image 1 of CROPPED TROUSERS WITH PLEAT from Zara

Check structured blazer | MANGO

Image 1 of GEOMETRIC PRINT SKIRT from Zara

Striped shirt dress | MANGO

Image 1 of VELVET CULOTTES WITH BOW from Zara


One of the only things that really gets me excited about being back at work this year is the fact that I can continue building my work wardrobe. I always go to websites like ZARA, MANGO and ASOS (just to name a few) for outfit inspiration and to see what's new/trending. Take a look at my SHOPPING Pinterest board for some of my favourite looks from these sites. They provide amazing styling inspiration and to be quite frank, if a website does not style their clothes on the models I don’t really bother to check out their stuff. I can literally spend hours on these websites and I will not stop until I’ve gone through every single category, #ocd.

Above are a few gorgeous looks and pieces that I’m obsessed with at the moment. I think all of these looks are appropriate for every type of office dress code. Disagree? You’ll see what I mean in a second. So to make these looks work for any office environment keep the following in mind - Oversize items make a look more casual for example the red knit (shown above) from ZARA. By selecting a more tailored piece in the same colour will instantly polish up the look. By doing the latter to all of these oversize looks above will make them more appropriate for a smarter dress code. Agree now?

The secret of drawing inspiration from another source is to visualise yourself in it, think colours and combos not specifics like the items you see in front of you. Keep in mind what you have in your current wardrobe and try to visualise how you can already create a similar look. You never want to be a carbon copy of anyone or anything, but it’s always nice to find a new way to wear something, especially those ankle boots that you bought 5 years ago, but never got a chance to wear because you don’t know how to style them.

Like what you see? Just click on your favourite picture to start shopping!

Pictures: ZARA, MANGO

Friday, 12 January 2018

INTERIOR INSPIRATION

Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Charles Davis Smith Photo  of Main Stay House modern home

Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Charles Davis Smith Photo 3 of Main Stay House modern home

Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Charles Davis Smith Photo 4 of Main Stay House modern home

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Small Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Charles Davis Smith Photo 2 of Main Stay House

Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Charles Davis Smith Photo 6 of Main Stay House modern home

Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Charles Davis Smith Photo 7 of Main Stay House modern home

Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Charles Davis Smith Photo 8 of Main Stay House modern home

Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Charles Davis Smith Photo 10 of Main Stay House modern home

Isn't this one of the most exquisite indoor outdoor living spaces that you've ever seen in your life?

I am in complete awe. The whole house gives me a modern fifties vibe. In the fifties there was a lot of emphasis on simple lines and natural materials. This house exudes just that. I am obsessed with the exposed grey brick walls. We tend to see a lot of red exposed brick and even stone but not a lot of grey.  I wonder why? If I'm not mistaken grey brick is relatively cheaper and just as freaking gorgeous if you ask me! How do you feel? Furthermore, I think this home is a simple classic design that will probably never go out of style which is great if you want to invest in property over the long haul. Needless to say, I would love to live here and I’m definitely adding this one to my dream home archives.

See more here.

Pictures: Dwell