Thursday, 22 August 2013

How to Wear Floral

On this throw back Thursday, I am going to travel down memory lane.

Floral print is a huge constant in my fashion diet. Some weeks I rock a piece every single day.

This ultra feminine and multifaceted pattern is dominating the style world, no longer reserved for schoolmarms or your grandma's couch.

As of late, I have been extremely drawn to the pattern. From overwhelmingly colorful and borderline psychedelic prints to soft, demure and minimalistic patterns, I have them all.

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As versatile as this fashion choice may be, sometimes it can deem to be difficult to tackle.

It's already so busy, would it be overwhelming? Can any one wear floral? How do I integrate into my wardrobe?

Valid questions, my answer is, it's actually extremely easy to wear floral. It basically goes with almost anything. And yes, any one can rock some fierce floral.

Here is how I have styled my floral tops, blazers and cardigans.

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Here are some examples of there you can get your very own floral tops.  The key is to make sure the colors are more or less in the same family.  That way the print becomes complementary and not loud and competitive.


Florals can also compliment the bottom of an outfit quite nicely. Or be worn with a blazer over top to tone down the look as well as add that punch of colour.

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Here is where you can get your own lovely floral bottoms.


Finally, this is my absolute favourite way to wear a fun floral pattern. I believe a floral item deserves to be the start and worn solely as an attention grabbing statement dress.

You can get this sexy body con dress right here


You can get this sexy body con dress right here


This retro revival 50's house wife dress can be had right here


Channel your inner Stepford here

Here are some more equally fabulous similar items.


I hope I have inspired you enough to spice up your wardrobe with some amazing floral pieces.

Stay tuned for next post.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Vintage Chanel Brooch - How to Style

Yesterday was Coco Chanel's Birthday. Born Gabrielle "Coco" Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971), she is the founder of the French luxury brand Chanel.

The legendary lady has made the CC logo an icon. Coveted by people all over the world.

I am so excited when I received my very own vintage Chanel brooch.

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Get your very own here, here and here

It is such a statement making piece of jewelry, I had to think of different ways to maximize the potential.

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Of course it looks great worn as originally intended.

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It instantly transforms an garment into a Chanel pieces.

Get similar Mink Pink crop top from here.

Attached to any chain transforms it into an amazing statement necklace.

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I can't help but try it as a head piece. A fabulous, fabulous head piece.

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The pin makes it super easy to attach to any other kind of chain, much like this already fun belt.

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Finally, it also makes a smashing hair pin.

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Much like the vintage clip on earrings post, a little creativity goes a long way.

Inspired eternally by this fashion icon, I strive to always push the style envelope.

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Go forth, be different and create.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Vanlaced Avenue - Beautiful Purses at Affordable Prices


I just received my bags from my newest partner, Vanlaced Avenue. A LA based web retailer for beautiful bags, purses and clutches.

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I was so fortunate to receive two hot items before they sold out. Fear not though, there are ample great styles still to be chosen from.

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They are great transition pieces that can be carried effortlessly into fall.

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I love this amazing little clutch, see more here.

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The crocodile print is now a classic that can enhance the chic factor of any outfit.

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I already took it out for a test drive the same night I received it.

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However, this purse is what I am so excited about receiving!

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It can double as a basket as well.

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I would totally rock this with a clear clutch on the inside.

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I can already see this purse being integrated seamlessly into my wardrobe.

Take a browse on their website and see what else catches your eyes http://www.vanlaced-avenue.com/


Don't forget to use my custom coupon code, 4EVERVINTAGE for $5 off on the entire order.

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