Full Bloom Floral Swing Dress

Dress : ZARA ( get it here)
Shoes : Max Mara ( get it here)
Bag : sold out, Aranaz ( similar here)
Earrings : H&M ( similar here & here)
Ring : Chanel ( similar here) 
Hi everyone.

Hope you had a good long Easter weekend break.

To kick off the week, this was my take on what would be an ideal Easter outfit. A sign of rebirth, new life, I was immediately drawn to this dress calling out my name on the racks of ZARA when I was out recently.

A beautiful 1950s swing dress style, I love the full circle skirt which is so flattering and the V cut front certainly flatters one's décolletage. If you are daring enough to wear this dress loud and proud, bring the collar up to create an even more sexy and dramatic feel to this dress. The cinching of the waist with the black belt that comes with the dress, creates the perfect silhouette of the hour glass figure.

I wanted to keep the look fresh pairing it with nude accessories e.g nude wedges and a statement straw bag. However you can most certainly also up the ante with a black quilted top handle bag or perhaps a cross body or clutch bag as well as black stiletto heels.

Of course with such a loud dress, best to keep one's accessories simple and so keeping with the floral theme, I have styled this look with a simple black flower cocktail ring and black beaded earrings keeping the look toned down and with the main focus on the dress with subtle statement accessories.

I hope you enjoy this look and as this dress is fresh out of Zara's oven - you can still find it in the stores now!

Simone xoxo

5 Ways To Wear The Trench Trend

Hi everyone. This week, I would like to highlight the trench style which I personally love and which is so perfect for Spring / Summer 2019. If you have been following my blog, I recently styled this trench dress in this post ( check it out here) and to be honest since then, I started gravitating more and more towards this style.

I for one love styling trench coats during the autumn or spring months when a lighter outerwear would be nice to give some warmth but yet also to keep oneself dry from those occasional rain. However in Asia, we do not often have the chance to style trenches as much as I would love to, therefore one other way to chic up this look in a summer wardrobe is to play it with various items of your clothing.

 Top : Cubic Original 
Pants : M&S
Bag, Slippers & Sunnies : Cotton On
Earrings : Lovisa
Rings : H&M

1) Trench Dress 

In my earlier post here , the off shoulder element of this trench dress made it a dress style that is comfortable to wear, sexy in its own right and yet very fashionable - Parisian chic style. 

Marissa Webb Trench Dress

2) Trench Top

In today's post, you can see me taking this in a totally different direction and wearing the trench look in a top. This versatile number which can be matched with jeans ( as you see here) or a skirt can still remain a pretty feminine look with it's shoulder straps and blush pink tone.

Check out my blog post on this look here

Monographaphie One Shoulder Trench Top 

3) Trench Skirt

Shop these skirts on Rakuten.com

Shop this look on Formationboutique.com
4) Outerwear

Photo courtesy of glowsly.com
Nasty Gal Crop Trench Jacket

5) Trench Jumpsuit

Lavish Alice Trench Jumpsuit
Chic Trench Jumpsuit
I hope you enjoyed trending the trench and wishing you a great week ahead leading up to Easter!

Simone xoxo

Sand Coloured Bib Midi Dress For Spring 2019

Dress : The Editor's Market ( get it here
Crossbody Bag : Shein ( sold out, similar here
Ring : H&M ( similar here) // Stud Earrings : Lovisa
Hat : (similar here
Slides : Cotton On ( sold out, similar here & here)

Plain, simple with clean lines were never really my cup of tea when it comes to my fashion sense. If you have been following me for awhile, you will realise I am a person who loves textures, patterns, non structured lines  and more so colours. and unique touches to an outfit. It had to be something that stood out on its own. However as I always preach, Fashion is all about experimenting and sometimes diverging away from our set and comfortable sense of style. To try a new trend, to work a new style...

And so this time, having what I would deem as a demure Japanese style where clothing items are often subdued, clean and pretty earthly in terms of colour, I got myself a couple of pieces from The Editor's Market  whose shopping catalogue is pretty much in line with this type of style. I wanted to try something different and the outfits ( majority of them anyways) look very comfortable for me to knock around in on a regular school day running between errands, school, walking the dogs, grocery shopping and perhaps sneaking in a quick cuppa with a girlfriend. To be honest I was getting sick of the t-shirt and jeans / culottes / shorts combo.

I love this comfortable Ilisa Bib Dress and I particularly chose a light and easy to match colour this time to see how I can work this simplified look. It was not really me - not loud enough, not flamboyant enough and certainly not " outstanding" enough in my terms but I tried to bring this outfit up a notch with my hat and kept the look a little fun  with my animal print slides - all keeping within the earthy tone of this outfit. Of course the model online paired it with ankle boots which was a nice funky touch but certainly not for me in a 35 degree heat!

I must say it was very very comfortable and perhaps having ordered from them online for the first time, I  was not too sure on their sizing and so perhaps a size smaller in future would be more fitting however donning a tank top underneath to maintain my modesty ( "clearing throat....") it was a nice touch to keep it casual. I intentionally did not want to add a belt in order to keep the look real, wide and comfortable as it should be but perhaps seeing its in a size up for my liking, I would certainly style this dress in a different way soon the next time I put it on ( so watch this space).

Overall, my take on this new style of mine is free and easy and certainly a nice Spring outfit to trend.
Hope you enjoyed this look and post.

Simone xoxo

When You Wish Upon A Star

Dress : Wish ( ON SALE ! get it here)
Bag: Dior
Hat : ( similar here)
Sandals : Sam Edelman ( similar here)
Rings : H&M
Earrings : Lovisa

This beautiful summer dress came in my Style Theory box recently and I am so  loving the combination of navy blue and silver on this star crossed dress from Wish. The intricate leaf embroidery in shape of stars is such a pretty pattern and the trumpet sleeve definitely makes this dress unique and very comfortable to wear.

It was perfect to match it with my Dior saddle bag and keeping this look stylish yet casual, I decided to pair it with an old pair of gladiator sandals which I love to the core. And if you are in Asia, you will know what I mean when I say the weather is hot, hot, hot! So lately I have indeed been styling  wide brim straw hats with my outfits, not only to keep myself cool from the heat but its always a nice and very Parisian touch to uplift one's wardrobe and look with a pretty matching hat! 

A quick outfit shoot before we headed off to Church this morning, I hope you enjoy this look. 

Simone xoxo