Thursday, 19 October 2017

Bag It Up Challenge #206

This look is looking almost a little too wintery for October, whoops^ Anyways, this next bag for the challenge is the Fringe Bag from the Ralph Lauren section of Nelly which I bought rather a long time ago and have never worn and following this styling I know I won't again so it'll be going to the Bazaar! I went with an all-black look for this one as I was a little stumped as to how to make it look special in an outfit. I like the dress length with the bag, but it's not hugely unique. While I think it's nice enough I don't think the look makes the bag the focal point and I think that the bag itself maybe wasn't made with it being a focal point in mind ... just not my style this time!

Earth Laughs in Flowers

I know it's not very season appropriate, but I was feeling rather floral and this headdress is just so pleasingly dramatic!

Seeing as it's October, I'm feeling a bit Hallowe'en-y too, hence all the skulls. I was going to use the Tingeling Hallowe'en Couture skull bag, but I wanted to keep up with all the pops of pink. Instead I've hobbled my own creation together by floating suite items on top of my doll in what I hope is an attractive arrangement. It's nice to make yourself a bag that no one else has got, especially when you struggle to accessorise as much as I do!

Ingredients / You Will Need
High Neck Designer Shirt | Pretty 'N' Love
Bustier Gotham Dress | Evil Panda
Peony Hair Garland | Pretty 'N' Love Decor
Skull Brooch | Mr.
Chrome Band Belt | Pretty 'N' Love
Rosa PVC Stilettos | Riviera
Crossbody PVC Purse | Hot Buys Weekly
Pink Metal Skull | Limited Edition Decor
Diamond Eye Earring | Subcouture
Florist Leaf Twig, Florist Flower Twig 2, Florist Rose 3,  Florist Rose 6 | 9 to 5

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

M R | Styled By You / / Styled By Me

At the end of last week our latest Plaza release was 2 new floors of Mr. so while this doesn't hugely impress me one piece in particular stood out to me, and I think it stood out to everyone else too! The Gathered Sleeve Sweatshirt is an oversized navy sweatshirt with standout grey and white stripes around the bottom and sleeves and some very cool fringing elements to the sleeves - a lot of things which are stylish right now and I can see, despite the price, which it's been purchased by so many people! I think this is definitely an interesting addition to my wardrobe =)
Features So many people have been styling this sweater, but these 3 looks in particular caught my eye. First up AvrilkaTH13 has gone in a lighter direction, choosing velvet pink boots, which I think is a lovely surprise pairing, and keeping up the femininity with the frilled collar which looks pretty awesome. The necklace is another great addition and it breaks up the heavy block of navy in the style. This bag is a perfect one for the sweater^ Secondly hankipankidoni going darker, choosing a pair of loose leg trousers, I like the navy against the black and the tags on the trousers match the sweater really nicely. And no scrimping on the frills here either, using them on the socks this time which looks nice with these pointed shoes. Really like the hat and earrings with this one too^ And thirdly tolady, again wearing the sweater as a dress but choosing black thigh-high boots in a more classic styling for this piece. The black colour is continued in the cross-body bag, the style of which I think is perfect for this sweater, and also in the hat, a popular style addition these days! I like the touch of the single earring too, the little bit of red looks nice against the colours of the look =D
Styled Outfit Now I don't think I've styled this sweater nearly as well as any of these features above, but I gave it a good go, it's just a style I'm not 100% comfortable with in putting together! I went mostly with white pieces so the stripes on the sweater would stand out and with my first look that's the skinny trousers I picked. I did go for some blue accessories, but I don't know if these work out as well as the white pieces in my second look - I absolutely love these boots with the sweater which you'll have recently seen in my Plaza Picks post! These with the sweater is a combination I'd go for again. I struggled a little with white bags, nothing I had was quite what I had in mind but I think this one does the job for now =)

Layered legs

Autumnal grunge perfection with today's feature coming to you from OMGitsSoph =) I'm really liking the use of these VINYL Levis Vintage Inspired Belted Denim jeans, this look and quite a few others really are selling them to me despite my initial doubts about them! The fishnet tights underneath look good and make the look more cold-weather suitable, along with the pointed boots, these are a fab addition! The belt on the jeans ties in really nicely with all those belts layered across the top-half making a cool unique piece for the outfit. The jacket and tight topknot finish off the look really well!

Black, Silver & Snake Print

This Gucci skirt is so cute, sometimes I wish it was a bit longer, but it works really well with high boots like this as it is. These boots are quite exotic for me, so shiny! What do you think of them? Have you managed to style them? I'd really like too see more stylings with them!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

We Wear Hotbuys O C T O B E R | Burberry Inspired Knit

I've been quite looking forward to this next Hotbuy because when I was in Paris last month I saw a woman wearing this and she looked amazing! This is the Burberry Inspired Knit from It Girls priced at 21SD's. It has a quirky yet cool coloured pattern with a whole host of different colours to pair with it so I think it's a pretty versatile print actually. It's got a classic sweater shape and I love the unique style of the partial tuck that this piece has, for me it's a real selling point - and it fits the doll really well too =D
I had so much fun putting together this styling - I knew exactly what I wanted to wear from immediately seeing the sweater, so I had a clear direction, but I wasn't prepared for the sheer number of shoes which looked great with the sweater, it was overwhelming and solidified the piece as a versatile one for me =D And remember to vote in the poll:

Real red casual

A cute red retro styling for the current season today from kikinha_25 - I love how casual pieces come together and can create something cute^ I love the knitted pattern and it looks good paired with the mesh socks, I like the covered ankles with the jeans this time, I think it looks good for the season and the black mesh matches the belt but contrasts nicely with the red of the sweater. The scarf is a really cute addition and I like the larger size of it. I think it might be easily missed if you don't look too closely, so it's worth a good look^ Also loving the glasses and hairstyle, super fitting to the retro style and they look fab =)

Monday, 16 October 2017

P L A Z A P I C K S | P P Q A C C E S S O R I E S

The recent Plaza 30% sale prompted this post a little, as I picked up a pair of boots I was considering and saw quite a few other accessories in PPQ that were also in the sale and so I decided this months Plaza Picks would be focusing on the PPQ Accessories range (this also includes the PPQ Cream range) - PPQ is a store which has been great in the past and I think just needs a little care and it could be back to the same standard as it was, it's a great brand, I love seeing it and some of my favourite pieces are from there! The store has a good mix of accessories - shoes, bags, jewellery and extras, so there's plenty to choose from and all of the pieces I've picked today are really pretty reasonably priced =) To get them all in your dressing room, click here!