Thursday, June 25, 2009

Links à la Mode: Ice Cold Lemonade

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Compiling this week's round up of posts hit closer to home for me. I think we can all relate to the times where stress builds up and blocks inspiration. Reading each of these individually was the exact refreshment I needed (hence "lemonade"), especially with my birthday coming up next week - total outfit planning mode.

So what's in the mix? Alixrose and Decline Designs offer personal style inspirations, Fasshonaburu teaches us how to get our budget-shopping on at high-end boutique sales, hkShoeGeek talks harnesses and Fashion Consciou$ inspires by reviving the culottes trend (so cute on her).

Links à la Mode : June 25th

  • 39th and Broadway: Ever wonder who really determines how your clothes fit? An interview with a technical designer
  • alixrose: You have the perfect outfit, but whats the one thing that can keep it from becoming fabulous?
  • A Typical Atypical: A deep dive into the reasoning behind shoe obsessions
  • Awakened Aesthetic: Affordable ways to bring urban fashion into your decor without getting tacky
  • Bobbins and Bombshells: Fashionable History - A look into 1920's swimwear and bathing suits.
  • Bonne Vie: When Bloggers Unite - The Hotel Max Edition
  • Decline Designs: Defining Your Personal Style - Having "Go-To" Outfits
  • Fasshonaburu: Digging through a high end sales to find purchase-worhty pieces, and tips on how to not go over budget
  • Fashion Consciou$: Fashion Flashback - Return of the culottes
  • Fashion Pulse Daily: The evolution of the gladiator to the "mandiator"
  • Freya: A little gown guide for your summer wedding
  • hkShoeGeek: Harnesses - A collection of favorites for every style and price range
  • Idiosyncratic Style: A guide for casual wedding attire
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers: You just don't compare...
  • Retro Chick : Mary Queen of Charity Shops - Now it's all over, some final thoughts
  • Shoe Daydreams: Are you on board with the latest trend - Over The Knee boots?
  • Tatiana Supports the Arts: Indie Designer Spotlight - ALEX&RA, designed by Alexandra Cipparone
  • The Bare Skinny: Not everything has to be black and white - inspiration for adding color to your wardrobe
  • The Coveted: Shu Uemura's inspired lashes
  • Unfunded: Respect your elders - Rock the vintage!
  • Work Chic: Chic hosiery options if you still have to wear them in the summer heat!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fashion flashback

Digging through my wardrobe over the weekend, I stumbled across this cute pair of vintage culottes I remember my mum picking up for me at least 15 years ago! Firstly I was thrilled that they still fit me, and secondly I had to laugh, thinking back at how much I loathed wearing these when I was younger!

Inspired lately by 50’s and 60’s fashion, I’ve teamed the culottes with a ruffled shirt, cardigan and bow which compliment the spotty print.

On a side note, this time next week I’ll be boarding a plane bound for overseas (so excited – can’t wait!), so apologies in advance, this will be the last outfit post for a couple of weeks, but no doubt I’ll pick up lots of great overseas bargains to share upon my return.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Baby it's cold outside

I was ecstatic when I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon raiding my mother’s wardrobe. Amongst the gems was this gorgeous box pleat dress. I love the pleating in the skirt, drop waist, brocade inspired print and of course the colours. Teaming with a green coat makes for a vivid alternative to traditional monochrome winter staples - thanks mum!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Back to basics

women's fashion clothing accessories @ friendinfashion
women's fashion clothing accessories @ friendinfashion
women's fashion clothing accessories @ friendinfashion
This is a simple but striking outfit that exists in everyone’s wardrobe. Adding a graphic tee and a splash of colour adds interest and lifts the classic black and white.

My tip: transform a black and white base outfit by experimenting with different textures (leather, satin, metallics), prints and accessories.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bandage me up

womens fashion bandage skirt@ friendinfashion
women's fashion bandage skirt@ friendinfashion
women's fashion bandage skirt@ friendinfashion
I picked up this great bandage skirt for a steal (A$10) and can’t stop wearing it. I like to team with ankle boots and a metallic clutch for a night out, or with a t-shirt and flats for something more casual.

My tip:
When styling the bandage look avoid pieces that are too tight. Although a figure hugging style, there is nothing worse than a ceased circulatory system. To avoid bulging in the wrong places, try the next size up, or layer your bandage skirt/dress over smoothing underwear.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Autumn hue

womens fashion trench coat @friendinfashion
womens fashion trench coat @friendinfashion
womens fashion trench coat @friendinfashionThe trench coat is a staple in any wardrobe. Teaming the trench with a sweetheart cut dress perfectly defines and compliments an hourglass figure, creating a bold, yet feminie look.

Photos: Sasha Pazeski: