Hello my fashionable followers/readers/fellow bloggers!!
I know I have not been as regular as I usually am but you cannot expect me to work while I am away. Writing full on posts feels a bit arduous! For that follow me on Twitter (@NidaJehan) and get all the latest (read: regular) posts and pictures. BUT! I have been piling up work for myself and I will be updating you all on what I bought/wore/styled/wanted-to-die-wearing!!
So I bought this top from this local boutique called Chinyere’. It’s a subsidiary of this clothing conglomerate called Bareeze’ whose unstitched cloth of the finest cotton, silk and chiffon Pakistani women swear by! It was on SALE!! Yes!! So not only was it a bargain but it was really stylish as well. Value for money I would say! The colour is very Spring/Summer and around the neck is a hand embroidered design that looks like I’m wearing a necklace so you don’t need to wear any jewellery. Very smart! It’s shaped like a paper bag upside down and is tight around the legs. It is very flattering to the figure. And if this top isn’t impressive enough from the front, check out the back! Keeps the onlooker entertained from front and back! hah! I got it for a cool Rs.3000 which is a cool £20! Not bad at all.
I can almost feel the heat now. Well, I am feeling it because I am in Pakistan and the sun is at it’s glory nowadays. Summer is here!! YEEEESSS!! I won’t be celebrating for long though once it becomes a hot and sticky mess! I don’t look forward to traveling in the “tube” once I come back to London from Pakistan. A word of advice: Please keep a £1 deodorant in your bag. It is God sent!
What I am ABSOLUTELY loving this summer is lots and LOTS of colours. Colourful jeans, tops, blazers- juxtaposed on top of each other and some how it works. I love the printed floral trousers that have come out this SS 2012. They go really well with plain tops, colourful belts to accessorise and pastel coloured shoes. I. CANNOT.WAIT!!!!
Anyway, I caught the new mommy Beyonce’ working this trend and she looks smashing. But of course dah-ling!
Take inspiration from her and put some passion in your pants this Summer!
A woman who’s style I really love and admire is Kate Beckinsale. She carries herself so well and I’ve hardly ever seen her in a fashion disaster. She’s such a babe and looks amazing in whatever she wears. Check her out wearing this on-trend one shoulder jumpsuit and I love this deep fuchsia colour! She accessorised it with just the right amount of accessories and minimal make up. I think I should give credit to her stylist as well who probably went through several outfit changes before deciding on this winner. A job well done! Definitely brightened up the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards.
I was just going to end this post with her looking super hot but then decided why not do a whole feature focussing on jumpsuits?! If you’re looking to copy her style this summer, then I’ve got a selection for you. You don’t need to go crazy on the printed jumpsuits, a solid colour looks just fine as it’s like a blank canvas and you can play around with chunky jewellery, accessories and shoes! O the shoes…
This one comes in 3 different colours. Hurry up and get your hands on this jumpsuit as it’s selling out fast! I love the ruffle detail and the back has a criss cross design plus the silky material gives it a very ethereal look. Click hereto get yours.
A short jumpsuit but a very cute number. If you’re petite (like moi!) and always have to go through a million shops before you find the right size or haggle someone to alter yours, then this short version is the perfect one for you. The canary yellow colour, the net sleeves and the bow (its HUGE but does not look out of place) make it a very key part of your summer wardrobe. Imagine wearing it with some flip flops, a straw hat, peppermint nails and some frappes. O how lovely dah-ling! I can ramble on but hey! if you want to buy this jumpsuit, then click here.
This red jumpsuits looks slightly more formal than the rest. The cut is very straight and structured. It would suit someone who’s going for a very sharp and less fussy look. Unlike the frills or bows, this one has a one-shoulder detail and that is all it would need. All it needs is a chunky necklace, a cocktail ring, and a clutch to finish the look. You can either play around with the red and black combo or be a bit more daring and add some multicoloured accessories to the look. It comes in two colours, choose yours here.
I really love this slinky jumpsuit by Halston Heritage. It is a great and effortless look for a night out. Fuss free and manageable. The Berry colour is just right too. To shop yours, click here. With these monotone solid colours, you can bring out the attire with your choice of accessories. I love sites like ASOS and Net-A-Porter that have everything in one place nicely categorised so you can easily choose and match your outfit. With jumpsuits like these, you need some chunky bracelets that stand out and you don’t need to pile them on like there’s no tomorrow. One or two would do.
taken from ASOS.com
To shop these and more bracelets/cuffs, click here.
And you can always pair a trusty set of heels when you go out and play. Take inspiration from this colourful bunch!
shoe collection from ASOS.com
So ladies, you don’t need any more inspiration. A word of advice: Jumpsuits can be very flattering and Unflattering at the same time so make sure the one you choose fits you well and does not cling on to all the wrong places. If it’s not for you then don’t wear or buy it! Some trends are better left alone.
I love buying clothes and accessories that I can wear over and over again without getting bored and that I can mix and match with other items from my wardrobe as I go along the year. My recent shopping spree has been quite productive. If you read one of my previous posts about Zara (refresh your memory by clicking here) I was in love with their floral blazer. Since seeing it in store, I was dreaming of it 24/7 and could not help but buy it! YES! I bought it! It is such an amazing piece; I am already excited about Spring/Summer.
I am such a Zara fiend that I do most of my shopping from there. And I will contradict myself by saying some of their stuff is really low quality which pains me but some is totally worth it! I also bought a white pair of trousers with a sheen finish and an ankle zip detail- love the mid rise skinny fit (£40.00). And then there was their sale stuff still in store- tops as low as £3!! Even though sales are pretty much done and over with you can still find some really good bargains if you’re the patient one.
The green snake skin high heels are so chic and the textured print is lovely that is perfect for the coming season. It is very versatile and can easily be worn with colourful pieces as well as stand out in an all black outfit. The yellow top is again from Zara that I got on sale LAST year and with a colourful summer ahead of us- STILL very much wearable (And I got it on a sale too for under £10!!).
Patterned and floral prints have made a comeback in a big way thanks to big wigs like Versace, Oscar De La Renta, Prada and they’re being incorporated in blazers, tops and trousers by high street brands. The abstract floral print blazer I got from River Island has seen me through a whole year and it’s still as wearable as ever. I love clothes that last you through thick and thin like a trusty friend! haha
And so I decided to do a shoot combining some old and new pieces- more of a capsule look I would say. Keeping the accessories same, I have changed the blazer and top. Voila! you’ve got two outfits! This is just an inspiration for you to play around with pieces you already own and some you could add to your collection. I could play around with more and more looks by adding a couple more pieces but then I’ll just get carried away and never stop! Till the next one, enjoy the following photos! xxx
Synopsis of the looks:
Yellow Top: Zara
Purple Top: Zara
Floral Blazar with an undertone of black and purple: Zara
Floral Blazer with an undertone of off white: River Island
I never realised this red puffa jacket I bought from Zara looked similar to Michael Jackson’s Thriller jacket until my work mates pointed it out. Couldn’t help breaking out into the zombie dance. Ignoring them trying to rain on my parade, this jacket does keeps me quite warm and I love the gold zip detail. I’ve seen of late, Zara’s quality has gone down for some clothing items but they’re high on the style factor which is why I can’t help shopping there. I’m a sucker for fashion! O EM JEE!
Anyway, winters has officially arrived ladies and gentleman! Trying to cover as much as we can from this chilly weather. It’s so cold that I am tempted to layer as much as I can with only two little slits so my eyes can see but better sense prevails and I have to wear something that makes me feel fabulous in this miserable and cold weather. So, today I wore:
Shoes: Limited Ed Converse (the only ones that I own! not a converse girl but I love the silver material and red detail)
I could feel my fingers turn into tiny icicles while I was walking. Gaah!
SO that’s what inspired this look. Lots of layering yet not compromising on the style. This look has everything I love! Colour, faux fur, leather, quintessential gloves, and a great IT bag. Life’s good! Move aside “winter” and hell-ooo ice queen!
There’s nothing like well designed work out clothes to motivate you to go for a run or hit the gym. At least that’s what motivates me. The thought of running in those well co-ordinated shoes and jogging bottoms, with my headphones grooving to the latest beats, wind blowing through my hair and making me look even more glamorous, my awesome abs and taut stomach-sigh! Yep! That’s what dreams are made of! HAH! I wish! I stopped working out 2 months ago and I feel like death!
Anyway! Now is not the time to moan because in a couple of months London will be hosting the Olympics 2012!!! And with that in mind, Westfield Stratford is gearing up with the Olympics fever. Westfield Stratford and Adidas, being the official sportswear partner, have organised a weekend event, MY2012, with pampering sessions from Lush and Ginger Group, an opportunity to try out Stella McCartney’s range for Adidas and go crazy on their Photo Booth.
Ladies if you’re not doing anything on Sunday, the 21st, then please make your way to Westfield Stratford. You also have food sampling scattered throughout the day and some Zumba classes to get you working those muscles. There’s also a talk by a top nutritionist happening tomorrow. Have I enticed you enough? Heck! they’re not even paying me for it! But you know what, it’s all about health and fitness so why not?!
It’s good fun if you’re not planning on doing anything tomorrow. For more information on the event and the schedule, please click here.
To shop for Adidas by Stella McCartney, please click here.
With Spring/Summer just around the corner, I predict scarves are going to make a big come back. Style it how you like- around your neck, tie your hair with it, make it a headband, tie it around your wrist or your bag: your choice!
With prints and colour making a big comeback, The Outnet has a fabulous range of Emilio Pucci scarves at up to 65% off. So why not add a bit of colour to your outfit and start investing in one helluva SS2012 wardrobe without breaking the bank?? Have a browse through and see if you’d like any that would match with your white shirt or a dress. For a whole range of scarves from Emilio Pucci, please click here.
Here’s some inspiration on how to style yours. Disclaimer: I do not own the pictures. I do love Google!
Since it’s getting so cold in London (well FINALLY! still no sign of snow though ) my new love is layering. And lots of layering. In this particular post, I layered a £3 Forever21 top (got it in 2 for 1 sale!!) on top of a £10 H&M dress and paired that with a statement necklace I got on sale from House of Fraser, my faux leather tights (from ASOS) and Zara ankle boots.
I’m a fan of finding good bargains and buying items that will go through to the next season so before I officially leave the sales and winter fashion behind, I plan on doing a series of posts (like I did on Kurt Geiger, click here) that will highlight the bargains you can get before the sales end or even a look you can accomplish for the coming SS 2012 through the current sales.
So my first choice for a style edit is TOPSHOP. I browsed the website and their sale items and I’ve put together a look that is as colourful as SS 2012 and incorporates all the right trends! From lots of colour to print, from shimmer to studs- it’s all there and on a SALE price!
MAROON SEQUIN CAPE
Pair this sparkly cape with a printed top like the one below making sure the collar goes over the cape:
ROSE SHIRT BY BOUTIQUE
Colour is the order of the day and the season so why not brighten up someone’s day with this Waterfall skirt by TOPSHOP?
WATERFALL CALF SKIRT
No look is complete without statement shoes? And what better way to make to statement other than with these shoes?
POSER STUDDED PLATFORM SANDALS
Not to forget the bag!
METAL COLOURED LEATHER PURSE
Sizes are limited and they’re all running out fast considering sales are coming to an end so click on the links below to shop these items before they go!! Quick!!