Sequins for Saturday

9 November 2013

Sequins for Saturday .... or any other day, because it's always your time to shine xo 


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Taking the 'dress' out of dress~up

3 November 2013

The promise of invitations to cocktail parties, stylish Soiree's & gala events sends most of us into a delightful spin of pandemonium as we begin a fresh hunt for the next perfect dress.
But what of our stylish'sista's' who "don't do dresses".... No "frou frou frock" for you! 

Be inspired by these chic alternatives to the dress which will have you glamming it up alongside the best of the "dress'ed" 


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Trends with Benefits

29 October 2013

Few of us need extra motivation when it comes to justifying the essential purchases required to update our look. 
However, just in case you are second guessing yourself and looking for sound, logical reasoning beyond 'price per wear', consider my 5 favourite must have spring/summer trends….with benefits xo

1. The oversized clutch

We have all been asked the question, "what is the one item of make up you cannot do without?" Impossible. At a pinch I could possibly give you "3" and with the oversized clutch, you can be ever-ready with enough room for all of your 'essentials". The contents of our handbags are a mysterious wonder and with an oversized clutch there will be no need for talk of crazy compromise.

2. Oversized Sunglasses 

Universally stylish. Not only will the perfect pair instantly transform you to chic, they will singlehandedly cover a multitude of sins. Pulled an all nighter? Not enough sleep? Bad break up? No make up? All hail the perfect shade. 

3. The Turban

Uber chic. The turban has covered many a bad hair day and past and present day fashion icons have proven it's chic, timeless quality. 

4. The Nude Shoe

The promise of longer leaner looking pins? All of a sudden "price per wear" is fading into insignificance...

5. The Kaftan

Unfortunately not all of us emerge from the winter covers looking like tanned, toned, glamazons. Enter the Kaftan. 
Channel your inner goddess, and disguise the after-affects of a few too many hot chocolates consumed during hibernation…
Warning…the love of Kaftans can quickly turn into an obsession.

 Lisa Brown Kaftan

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Kaftans and Champagne

4 October 2013

"You know me, I live in la la land where it's all kaftans and champagne".

My friend and I laughed, knowing there was more than an element of truth to my statement. 

After a number of hugely successful learning curves, (otherwise known as epic failures), one of the things I came to realise about myself was that I would happily sacrifice more than a few essentials in order to keep myself up to date with vogue.

Maintaining a sense of style in everything I did was an essential part of me and no external force or circumstance was ever going to change that.
It's reminds me of the now famous SATC quote, "When I first moved to New York I bought Vogue instead of dinner. I just felt it fed me more"

Fast track to 2013. I have started a styling business, I'm blogging about fashion, and playing with facebook and pinterest is part of my daily routine.

And then the question was asked of me, 'So what is "Nothing less than chic"?' 

The word chic has become a term in fashion that is either loved or loathed. Granted, it is thrown around a lot.  

For me, chic is a sense of style, and "nothing less than chic" is about realising it in our everyday lives and the good news, is that it doesn't have to come with a luxury price-tag or a label...unless you so choose. 

It's swanning around in a gorgeous Kaftan when I'm home alone on a Sunday afternoon; it's putting a splash of paint on a wall, and hanging white sheers to create a chic backdrop; it's keeping the cushions fluffed and plump for the benefit of no-one but you (it's true I have been told to step away from the cushions..), it's pouring yourself a glass of wine or champagne and grabbing a sneaky half an hour to read your favourite Magazine...

It's about bringing a little bit of chic into your everyday. 


Fundamentally Fabulous ~ The Pencil Skirt

28 September 2013

Strong, sexy and timeless. 3 reasons why we love the pencil skirt. 

A classic since it's introduction by Christian Dior in the 1940's, this chic little number has well and truly earned style status.

Like the dress pant, the pencil skirt has long broken out of the office routine and has become one of the most versatile pieces in our wardrobes. 

When styling your pencil skirt, the key elements you will want to consider for your shape are its length and the height of the waist and while this piece is designed for a close fit, to remain chic, the pencil skirt should skim..not cling. Finally, look for a quality fabric with some weightiness to it to ensure it holds it's form. 

Leather or lace, cotton, embellished or plain, this little beauty boasts endless styling options...pair back with a white tee, your button down shirt, a silk cami, even your sleek leather biker jacket; so choose your look, slide into your sky high stilettos, and head out the door... looking Nothing less than chic... 


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