26 Apr 2015

Let's Do The Twist :: Layered Fringe Skirt + Socks In Shoes

Happy Sunday everyone!

Fringe and tassels are starting to pop up in many retail outlets and stores especially being one of the key trends to look out for this Spring / Summer 2015. Therefore when I was approached by a Korean TV show recently to provide a short video of " How To Style...", I decided to work on this fringe skirt ( recycled, may I add from few years back - check out this post!) and give a new "twist" ( no pun intended) to this item.







Coincidentally whilst putting this look together, I discovered I had matching socks to the top I wanted to pair the skirt with. So seeing it's for the Korean crowd as well and adding a fun element to this outfit - I had to do another " socks in shoes" ensemble!

For your info, all items in this look are items already in my wardrobe for at least 6 months, so my point about mix and matching old stuff to create a new look stands strong and firm. And trends tend to come back in full circle. 







Wanted to bring out the fun element of the outfit with funky accessories.









With all that twisting going on, I figured, using this belt back to front would be a cute statement, and highlighting the outfit from the back. You will see from my other posts that I have styled this belt the other way around. 

I know many of you are longing to see what kind of styles you can work with for this Fringe/ Tassel trends, so I have put together some inspirational boards and items trending this style for you to work with.








Proenza Schouler
Olivia Palermo styling Fringe Trend

1.Marni // 2. Milly Crossbody // 3. Gucci // 4. Miu Miu // 5. Valentino
6. Vince Camuto //7. Coach // 8. Rebecca Minkoff



1. Chloe // 2. La Paire // 3. Sam Edelman // 4. Sam Edelman // 5. Manolo Blahnik
6. FitFlop // 7. Loeffler Randall // 8. Steve Madden

Denim Jacket : H&M 
Top : old ( similar here)
Belt : WAREHOUSE ( similar here)
Skirt : old ( similar here)
Bag : CELINE
Socks : Cotton On
Shoes : Choies.com ( similar here)
Necklace : (similar here) // Cuff Bracelet : Forever 21 ( similar here)

Enjoy trending Fringe and Tassels and do look out for my next post on Summer Goodies to Delight # 2, where I will be styling the items I have recently received from Dresslink.com

Love,
Simone xoxo

21 Apr 2015

Summer Goodies To Delight From DRESSLINK.COM # 1 ( FEATURED)

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

Woke up one morning last week, coffee in hand and just sat down to run through my emails, when an email from Dresslink.com ( a new online fashion portal from China) came into my Inbox, offering me a selection of goodies to get me all set for my summer wardrobe!! What a pleasant surprise !!

Having shopped with a few China based online stores before, many a times I am left frustrated due to language barriers to communicate my issues or enquiries. However with the customer service level  I personally experience with Dresslink, I was pretty surprised how efficiently my emails were replied and concerns addressed immediately. I think this is vital for many online stores in order to please and retain their customers - especially with the competition out there.

In case many of you are thinking - well this is a featured / sponsored post therefore I would be bias with my opinions of their items, but rest assured, I definitely intend to keep this real and am excited to receive these items I had picked out ( with the limited budget provided) and share styling them with you.

ITEM NO. 1

ITEM NO. 2
ITEM NO. 3
ITEM NO. 4

Can't wait to receive them soon and do watch this space for Part 2 where I will be reviewing the products/ items for you.

With a wide range of items from home decor to kidswear, bikinis to beauty products and obviously from clothes to accessories, I am sure you will find something for yourself in this store.

So please click on the individual item pictures above or Dresslink's banner on the side column of my blog, for amazing Flash Sales and Great Buys starting from ONLY US$ 0.01!!

Have a great week ahead!

Love,
Simone xoxo

15 Apr 2015

GIVEAWAY :: Target Instagram US$ 300 Gift Card Giveaway

Happy happy Wednesday everyone!!

To add a little cheer midweek, here's another great opportunity I have collaborated with my fashion blogger friends, to bring you this fabulous chance to shop at Target with a US$ 300 gift card giveaway!!


I personally love shopping at Target for a myriad of reasons and Connor, my son is crazy for their selection of toys. It is ideally so that Target in recent years have done well for themselves and repositioned their branding to collaborate with great designer brands and allow everyone to afford that " little piece of luxury" in their homes / closet. If you recall, great brands like Philip Lim, Jason Wu, Tory Burch, Missoni, Prabal Gurung & Altuzarra to name a few....have had great success collaborating with Target and so for this Spring 2015 and coming your way April 19, 2015, I am certainly excited about this collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer.

What better way to get ready for the sun, sea and sand with these gorgeous printed, sunny and vibrant hued items ranging from apparels, accessories to beauty and home decor. A total of about 250 items are included in this collaboration and the good news is that 200 of those items are well under US$ 30. The price range of these items are at an affordable US$2 - US$ 150 - how good is that?

Another plus point of this collaboration - PLUS SIZES! Available ONLY ONLINE !So ladies, if you need those sizes do not fret! Just get yourself ready with that finger on the button and you can grab those pieces as soon as they go online. Perfect isn't it??

To wet your tastebuds, here are some pics off their lookbook to give you a tasting of what's to come.









 


Check out more exciting items and greater selections here.  

Are you getting excited now?? Then why wait any longer as now you have a chance to win US$ 300 to spend on these gorgeous items. Click on the rafflecopter giveaway form below and simply input your details to stand a chance to win!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Prize: US$300 Target Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Check the Rafflecopter for the link to our other Target gift card to double your chances of winning! Giveaway ends 12 May 2015 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Good luck and see you guys soon,
Simone xoxo

10 Apr 2015

Take A Bow :: Classic White Shirt and Pencil Skirt

A good Friday again to all of you.

It's been a good Easter break and managed to get lots of stuff sorted out - throwing out and giving away old clothes and items I rarely use in the closet. Packing away all winter stuff as the weather starts to warm up here in Hong Kong and more so, clearing junk I have put aside thinking I will need or use them someday but obviously that doesn't happen. So clearing these items helps me clear my mind at the same time.

Do you ever feel that way too? Somehow when your life is cluttered with things, your head seems cluttered as well. Once that is reorganised, so is your life ( ...in general that is).

Put together this look as part of my "Pairings" video recently released, and realised that often many of my readers would love to have more closer viewings of these look, since usually in a video, it is so time restrictive and sometimes not in HD as I would like it to be. Therefore am also blogging on these same looks for you to have a better feel of the items.




This is a great look for work, where conservative as it may seem with the hemline and button up collar, but funky with the bold accessories of the large bow-tie and the jumbo bag. Continuing that gold and black metallic touch with a statement belt, this ties in the look together with or without a blazer thrown over.





Keeping the accessories simple and few, to allow them to individually stand out and " make" this outfit.




Stay tuned for the next post of trending a fringe skirt for Summer. Till then, take care!!

Blazer : River Island ( similar here & here) // Top : ZARA // Skirt : H&M
Bow : ASOS ( get it here or similar here) // Belt : GUESS ( similar here)
Watch : Michael Kors // Bag : Chanel
Heels : ZARA ( similar here)

Love,
Simone xoxo
Get this look for $96+ on Lookastic: Black Bow-tie, White Dress Shirt, Black Blazer, Grey Pencil Skirt, Black Waist Belt, and Gold Watch