08 April 2015

Updated: SIMPLE

SIMPLESIMPLE (clipped to polyvore.com)

And here, the whole oufit, with the skirt. I matched the skirt with the ecru jacket (ZARA) and light blue shirt (BENETTON).

Belt: Mango

01 April 2015

Famous Belgian brands cd.

Talking French, top

There are years when spring forgets Belgium... but not the Belgian fashion houses. Caroline BissMayerlineMarie MéroGIGUE... they have their collection available for sale already since the beginning of February.

Talking French, Lichi trousers

Rainy weather does not discourage faithful clients to get some pieces for the Spring season. There is nothing wrong with it. At the end, summer finally comes and then we can dress all those nice, light-fabric clothes in vivid, bright and wonderful colours. 

Xandres, dress
Caroline Biss, catsuit
As to the colours, did you notice that all summer collections have the tendency to propose light colour shades? Apart from the evening collections, all brands propose a few lines: sea (turquoise, blue), spring (pink, purple, light red and fuchsia), earth (beige, khaki, yellow). And on these shades I will have some more words further on.

Caroline Biss, necklace
Caroline Biss concentrated on blue-pink-beige-nude-turquoise tones. The accessories are available in pink, beige, silver and gold. My favourite item is the silver coloured necklace, 
here on the right.

By Xandres I noticed blue-pink and black for the evening. Here, you can have a look at the light blue shift dress by Xandres. This dress is so simple and yet very elegant that can be worn to many occasions, depending on accessories worn with. Xandres is best known for its perfect quality and flawless finishing.

Marie Méro, dress
Marie Méro goes for beige-turquoise-yellow tones. In general, for the Spring-Summer seasons this brand proposes light, 'powder', pastel shades. Many of Marie Méro items are to be worn at work or for after-work events, which makes this brand one of the most preferable in Brussels, the very 'bureau' area.

Enjoy the 2015 Spring and get the perfect outfit for this period of the year. It's worth it, to look and feel good.

18 January 2015

Is there spring in the air?

Or it is just my wishful thinking... :-)
Perhaps... but when I sniff around in the Belgian stores and shopping malls during the current sales period I notice that the new arrivals are already there! Yes, yes, they are there and, moreover, they are very promising, fresh and tempting.
Not to waste the opportunity I got my first item from the Summer 2015 collection.
This beautiful bouclé coat, by H&M. The wide form, together with 3/4-length sleeves, a concealed press-stud and big pockets at the front make it very fashionable and trendy. Coat as such gives by default a fresh and young look, especially if worn with skinny jeans and ankle or biker boots.
For this particular set I decided to select not too expensive accessories so it can be purchased for a reasonable price.

Jeans, following your own preference, I would choose more carefully, as they are a particular part of wardrobe, We all have different figures and since jeans, and in particular skinny model, stress our figure, it is pretty important to choose the model that fits us the best. 
Here I propose the 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Silk Touch Jean, in a in a light baby-blue wash colour. They are tough a bit expensive (around €275), so a good alternative could be for instance the
LEE Scarlett jeans
LEE Scarlett skinny jeans in Icy moon shade :-). It has a regular waist and its cut skinny is hugging the shape of your body from waist through thigh and all the way down to the ankle. Now on sale.

As to the footwear, here I propose to match our coat and the skinny jeans with the biker boots, by H&M, They are available in beige and brown. Price: around €70.
H&M boots
As I said before, ankle booties would go here too so do not hesitate if you already have one or two pairs in your wardrobe. It will match the style perfectly.
River Island, zip side ankle boots
Nine West Cally boots
FWSS angora beanie
In terms of the head covers the most popular is the beanie style. You can wear it even inside, if light fabric. Or outside, like any other head-wear. Classic beanie, slouch beanie or ribbed beanie - all models are appreciated. I picked the FWSS brand, angora beanie in crème.

All this needs the finishing touch by a nice satchel bag worn across your shoulder or back.
For the purpose of this outfit and out of my great fancy to the cobalt blue shades I picked the Merona Satchel Handbag in blue (unfortunately already sold out) but here all colours would go as long as you like it :-)
ASOS vintage style satchel bag

30 December 2014

An evening outfit

An evening outfit

Today, just one day before the end of the year, I propose a simple and not too expensive evening outfit, composed of a top/blouse and a skirt. This particular stylisation in the picture is available at La Redoute

I would like to focus tough on this beautiful pencil skirt, decorated by lace at the bottom and propose to match it with some other items. The skirt is made from two fabrics, 63% polyester, 32% viscose and for the easy wearing also 5% elasthan. Lace is in polyester. This knee length (approx 65 cm) skirt has a very fine waist. Concealed zip at the back. It is now available for 60 €.
I find this skirt a perfect item to wear on the Saint Sylvestre evening (31 December).

How about matching our main item with the unusual OLTA blouse (5) made of woven viscose fabric? It has a modest crew neckline and 3/4 length sleeves. Front with tab, forming a layered, light bottom effect. Back with a small button at neck and a long slit. If you are a fan of sophisticated simplicity, this model is perfect for you! Or a fitted long-sleeved blouse by SIMPLE CP (6) with the decorative tie in the front and in a very popular this season plum shade? For more sophisticated version I propose the oversized, statement shirt by ESSENTIEL Antwerp (7), decorated with Sequins on shoulders and back yoke.

All this paired by patent leather pumps, here by SIMPLE CP - black pumps (8) with 8cm heel or plum colour shoes (9) on a thick 11cm heel. For the dedicated fashionistas I propose the Jimmy Choo black ‘Turner’ thigh high boots (10), crafted from black calfskin leather for it supple quality and having a 9cm heel, what makes it quite a cinch to wear.

On the right-hand side I propose a small deviation from the original model and replace the items by the similar replacements. For instance this ecru ZARA mixed lace top (1) with the matched with the ZARA guipiure pencil skirt (2) or, again ZARA vintage lace skirt (3) with a long sleeved top (4) in a burgundy shade. To top up the outfit I propose the suede dark red MON AMIE platform pumps (11) of the 12cm heel length.

22 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for being there with me,
for reading my blog,
for your precious comments and pieces of advice
received from you!

I appreciate it and promise to give your more inspirations and new ideas
on fashion, lifestyle and many more!

Truly yours!