Red, White, & Tulle

Cropped Tee: Tilly's | Skirt: Rednarim | Heels: Agaci

Can I just tell you how late this post is???
Originally I had this planned for Valentine's Day along with Double Floral, but final year projects have been swallowing me whole!
Blogging is not so simple as everyone thinks. I spent over 3 hours shooting just two outfits. Yes, TWO outfits. Add another 3 hours selecting the 'best' ones, editing them, and the whole works. Nevertheless, I finally got around to posting.
I've always wanted a tulle skirt, particularly in white or red. Seeing that Valentine's Day was just around the corner, I figured it would be a great concept to have a shoot with one. Unfortunately, my magical idea came a bit too late, and I realised that if I ordered and shipped this Red Fantasy Tulle Skirt from Windsor Store, it wouldn't be here in time. This is where 'Mission: Designer Friend" came into play. Instead of not having my beloved skirt here in time, I sent the picture to a friend of mine and he made it for me instead.
Boy, was it perfect! I loved how poofy it was, but not too big for my tiny frame. The skirt is obviously the centre of attention, so I just paired it with my white cropped tee and Valentino-inspired sandals.
Happy (late?) Valentine's Day once more, & have a great Monday!

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Double Floral

Skirt Set: Rednarim

I was never a fan of printed sets. Oh how I despised seeing someone wear print on print! I vowed never to go down that road. Since one of my goals this year is to hop right out of my comfort zone, I decided I would give it a shot. A printed set allows you to have different styling options, as you can wear the pieces as separates or together. My love affair with florals may have just started as well. I kept it simple with a pair of classic black pumps and added some simple gold accessories.

What is your take on print on print?

Happy Valentine's Day!
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Coffee Table Styling

Like fashion, I've always had a passion for interior designing. I believe that fashion and interior design are closely intertwined, as they influence each other in many different ways such as colours, materials, textures, and patterns. With that said, how you style yourself and how you style your home can be very similar. Today I decided to do a little design feature on coffee table styling, simply because it popped into my head at 11 p.m. last night.
A coffee table is often the centrepiece in a living room, yet it is often left blank or cluttered. Like any other room or piece in the house, a coffee table can be styled to perfection with just a few basic accessories. Five of these accessories I tend to go for are:
1. Trays
Trays are perfect for grouping your items on the table to prevent them from looking scattered. I prefer to place the flowers and candles in them, and place the books with decorative accents beside them outside of the tray.
2. Candles
A personal favourite when decorating anywhere, I love adding in candles of varying lengths in the tray to add some height to the table.
3. Books
Books are a great way to inject your personality into a space. So if you're into fashion, sports, design, or whatever it may be, you can stack (or just use a single book) some great looking hardcover books that showcase that.
4. Flowers
Flowers are perfect for adding colour and texture and bringing a little bit of nature indoors.
5. Decorative Accents
To top things off, a decorative object can be used. Make it interesting. Use unique shapes or something that reflects your personality.

nuLOOM  Tacita Trellis Ottoman | XLBoom Set of Low Trays | Exquisite and Classy Metal Gold Sculpture | Gold Waves Candlesticks

Grand Modern White Crocodile Lacquer Coffee Table with Drawers | Cinchwaist Round Gold Leaf Mirror Tray | Everlasting Glow Flameless Pillar Candle | Worlds Away Urchin Accent, Gold Leaf

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My Holiday Dress Picks

With Christmas and the brand new year 2015 in exactly a week and 2 weeks respectively, it is pretty much your last chance to shop for those great outfits.

One thing I love about the holidays is that you can wear anything over the top and get away with it. For me, the holiday means lots of sequins, embellishments, metallics, and deep reds. I believe all the glam and sparkle sets the tone for the holiday season, and are very essential.

And so, without further ado, here are my top 8 picks for holiday dresses this year. All under US$100!

Plum Perfection

Dress: Miakalani | Heels: Bakers | Cuff Bracelet: Style Savvy | Clutch: Ross Dress for Less

The Caribbean Blog Awards was held on December 5, 2014, at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. It was such an amazing event honouring some of the best of the best in Caribbean blogging and social media, that I'm already looking forward to next year's staging.
The dress code for the event was 'elegant', and so I opted for this gorgeous plum Miakalani gown. Miakalani is a line owned by Jamaican designer, Brittany Johnson. So, instead of pulling out my Charlotte Russe dress that I had planned on wearing this time around, I figured this was the best event to support and showcase a local designer doing her thing.
There are three things I love about this dress. From the thigh-high slit, to the backless detail, to the plunging neckline, there really isn't anything else I would be caught dead wearing. As soon as I saw the dress, I knew right then and there that I wanted to throw in some gold accessories. These gold sandals from Bakers are super comfortable and were actually given to me by my best friend before she migrated to the UK. You may have also noticed the nude clutch with gold accents that I featured in a previous post. Of course, I also had to do some last minute shopping for this cut-out cuff bracelet from Style Savvy. I was totally pleased with how the look came together.
Have a great Sunday!

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