So, recently I had the opportunity to attend an event to which the dress-code was denim jeans with either a bow-tie, chiffon or a tie! I obviously settled for the bow as I had some idea on how to make this look interesting based on what I had in my wardrobe! Below are some images of how I looked;
black n red shoes
Different colour combinations can work, but I am specifically melting for the black-n-white combo! The second and last image show a different side to stripes which is less dramatic – for the shy-girls!(Ms Kardashian in the last pic btw). Check out some items I found online;
(images courtesy of http://www.google.com 😉 #afriendforlife)
In the “shoectionary”, a “kitten heel” is a short slender heel, usually about 3,5-5cm heel size. These were made popular by the mega style icon, Audrey Hepburn!!! These beauties were a hit in the early 60s as they evolved from being “trainer heels” for teenagers to a wardrobe staple for older women! While I appreciate the sexiness exuded by stilettos, there is something elegant about kitten heels, which does not go unnoticed. Present day, First Lady Michelle Obama, is a huge fan of kitten heels, and has them in multiple shapes and colours!(see images below)
I personally see it this way, a woman that dares to wear kitten heels, is a woman that is confident and sure of herself (needing no super high heels to boost her !*chuckles*). This is not to say those who wear stilettos are not confident, NO, in fact, I am a huge fan of stilettos myself, only that sometimes, like today, I just feel like kitten heels 😉
So, which one for you, kitten heels or stilettos?
my blue-bowed babies
So my sister recently went for a business trip to Switzerland. Apart from news on how awesome it was for her to rub shoulders with “who’s-who” of her trade, I was more interested in getting an update on the shopping experience that side! So she just confirmed something I had noticed for a while….lace-crazzze! Apparently it’s big that end and the world over, and this got me thinking, is lace just a “fad” or a classic trend that will rule decades later! I still don’t have the answer to that, but until then, I think I will give it a try.
The thing with “lace” is that, it has such a feminine and soft appeal that can’t be ignored. If you want to add softness to your look, this is definitely a winner. I managed to find this one pencil-lace skirt from a Westgate Shopping Mall boutique – sadly, I can’t remember the name of the shop. And recently, my BFF surprised me with a cute peplum top with interesting lacy-detail.
PS; I think with this trend, one needs to tread carefully, as it can easily translate into something tacky n cheap! So go ahead and try it out and let me know how you like it!
afro meets ethnic bling!
Last Sunday, me and my niece decided to go green as we prepared for church! Must admit, I am not too keen on joining the train of the latest trends too soon, maybe Im a laggard! But I like to analyse trends and see how I can make it my own. When colour blocking hit the Zim streets, the girls went crazzzzy mixing all crazy colours. In my opinion, this trend was misunderstood and abused. Yes, colour blocking probably means mixing colours that are not conventional, but still, there has to be a bit of order in that disorder!LOL! So here are my tips on this trend;
- there are some commonly compatible bright colours (like green and yellow/gold, or even blue and red etc), try to maintain that balance
- You dont necessarily need to colour-block your clothes, other trendy ways of colour blocking include mixing a bright coloured dress with some bright heels, or even the accessories. This works especially for the conservative shy-girls, this way you are not all over the place
- Stick to your colours still, for each beautiful lady, there are colours that best fit your complexion and body structure….stick to those still, even in the midst of the colour-blocking mayhem
So here’s me, the trend laggard, rocking my “little-green-dress” and yellow jacket( I love the fact that this shade of yellow is kinda pale, less drama!!)
There are some of my clothes which I personally love, and feel good in, more than the rest!I’m sure you also have those, such that you dont even need a compliment, whether people like it or not, you just feeeeel good! So my latest addition is this cute white blazer! I can wear it casually or formally (like today) and still feel good, *lalalalala*….check out a few pics I got taken this morning…
(Slacks, Executive, Jason Moyo $35.00, white blazer, H&M, Geneva 35.00 francs which is something like $40 approximately, lacey camisole (can be found at almost any boutique in town in various colours for just $8.00)