Wednesday, 26 October 2016

C A L L I E S P I C K S | Styled By You / / Styled By Me

Last week came our (fairly) regular Callie's Picks drop themed Uptown Girls - which I really thought I would love, but not so much appealed to me this time, but that might be because I feel a lot of these items are quite recent to the Plaza for the first time round. It feels you guys feel the same as I didn't find all that many people wearing this collection - one person did stand out clearly and that was ThePerpetua who has made great work with the Olive Polka Dotted Blouse, isn't it a great match with this skirt?! I also cannot get over the additions of the frilled edges at the neck and the sleeves, they're amazing and such a great style creation =D
I did manage to purchase a couple of things, firstly the Olive Polka Dotted Blouse, and I'm sure I could come up with something a little more imaginative, but I quite like it in this classic style and I liked choosing something a little different with these furry shoes^ And then secondly I bought the Shoes Insp By Topshop, partly because I like the style and partly because they were only 110SC's, what a bargain! Anyways, I like them with these culottes (even though you can't see they're culottes ...) and this pale winter styling, it's easy to work with tones like this with the shoes because the soles are a pale tone, I like this difference =D

Blue maroon

What a perfect summer to autumn transition look from Nitielll...... today in this feature! I've not thought about these cool blue trousers since I bought them and this has brought them right to the front of my mind again =D They look fantastic and I love the pairing of this floral oversized jacket, on trend and perfectly matching! The burgundy accents added to are great, the shoes and bag are perfect and a surprise 'love' with the blue. Great hair too^^

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

We Wear Hotbuys O C T O B E R | Velvet Ballerina

I can't believe we're getting close to the end of the October Hotbuys! These are the Velvet Ballerina adorable flats costing 17SD's from Fallen Angel. I think these are super cute and definitely a quirky piece to add to your shoe collection. The colour is amazing, burgundy is super popular right now, and the flat style is also very 'in'. Plus I think the ankle strap style will appeal to a lot of people =D
I'm of the opinion that if they're designed as flats they should be worn as flats, but everyone has different ideas - although clearly these shoes look best with other burgundy pieces^ Vote in the poll too, we love seeing what you think:

Nude trending

This look was such a must to feature! Today's feature is from miss_wiolaxx and I am in love with everything about it, I've found it very inspiring^ I love the use of these black culottes with the nude side-split dress, not a combination I would have used due to the colour contrast, but there's not so much black with the use of the nude shawl too, it's pretty perfect^ The accessorising is awesme and very fitting, those metallic booties are so spot on for the style =D

Monday, 24 October 2016

Bag It Up Challenge #87

This weeks challenge posts are going to be using LE bags that I've bought over the past years! First up in todays post this pair were destined to be shown together really - the North Shore Surf Bag then the Off Into The Sunset Bag which came out in the 13th collection way back in March 2012! I bought both of these bags in the store from the Plaza, so I've had them 4 years and really not made good use of them or very much use of them actually, maybe just once or twice in all that time! For the first look I wanted to use muted neutral tones and this grey sweaters seemed a good choice to let the blue both stand out but also fit in, I love wearing these loose wide leg trousers with the sweater too, a good casual look for the season^ And in my second look I had an orange mindset and ended up settling on these shoes - they work well with the bag but don't draw your attention away from it. I think some people will think I'm crazy with this look as it kinda just looks like a navy skintight bodysuit, but I think the colour looks good with the bag and also love the polo neck and the cool hem of the trousers =D

Chunky mini

Love this pop of purple to brighten up my Monday in this styling from ManiakPupili! I'm always a fan of this purple furry coat and love seeing it in new styling ideas^ It works well with this white polo but I love the black mini skirt for a slight 60s feel, especially like the sheer trim, it's very pretty. The shoe combination is pretty awesome too, the pairs work well together and the purple soles definitely add something interesting to the strapped boots =D