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Think Pink

Pink seems to be one of the top colours of this spring for bloggers and celebrities everywhere. The colour isn’t overwhelming (unless you want it to be of course), there is a variety of shades available to suit different skin types and you can incorporate it to your wardrobe with accessories, everyday knitwear, light jackets, coats as well as plain or patterned bottoms. The possibilities are endless.

The title of this blog post was inspired by a movie Funny face (1957) starring Audrey Hepburn, where a magazine editor Maggie decides the latest issue is boring and declares every woman (except her) shall wear pink. Check out stills and lyrics to Maggie’s song about pink:

Think pink

I put together a few of my favourite items and looks from street style and runways and recreated the look with a little help of affordable high-street brands. Here’s the result:

Pink jumper

Pink Zara DiorEven Dior thinks pink this season!

Pink skirt and bag

pink_ada_kokosarAda Kokosar demonstrates you can never go wrong with pink and grey (and metallic to catch the sun).

Pink coat

Pink_at_LFW

Pink coat casual style from London Fashion Week, trendy and wearable – I like that!

Inspiration

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I love the long flowing skirt that Jessica Alba paired with oversized sunglasses, cropped black turtleneck and delicate sandals – she looks like a 21st century Disney princess, doesn’t she? In case you were wondering, she wore this to to Ralph Lauren’s runway show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in September.

I wonder if something like this is appropriate for a guest to wear at a summer wedding (with a sleeveless version of the top, obviously). What do you think?
More about summer wedding outfits is coming soon!

Love,
B

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Dark Orange

Today, I saw the prettiest wool blazer from Zara in dark orange. I loved the shape and cut immediately, but wasn’t convinced about the colour, so I turned to Polyvore for ideas. Here is the outcome:

How to style - Zara dark orange wool blazer
How to style – Zara dark orange wool blazer

Every look shown here is casual, appropriate for everyday use and each of the tops can be easily replaced with a version of it to fit your personal style (for example: white lace top replaced with crisp white shirt or basic white tee etc.). I chose dark washed jeans as main piece of clothing (besides the blazer), because I find complementary colours make a really good basis for an outfit. I paired this with navy flats for spring and tan wedge sandals for colder summer nights. From here on it was just a matter of trying out what looks good and what doesn’t.

How would you style it?

Love,
B

— Update —
Lori suggested pairing this jacket with white jeans cut at the ankle and brown sandals (and brown hair hehe). What a great idea! Here’s my take:

orange jacket

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Accessories – Bags, Shoes, Jewelry and other Accessories

Having the right accessories, shoes, bags and jewellery instantly makes us look more polished and put together as well as gives more use to the clothes we own. For example: A simple black dress is great for a job interview when paired with classic studs. You can celebrate your success later on in a club by adding a statement necklace and changing your bag for a sparkly clutch.
I’ve made a list of 18 pieces roughly divided by seasons, to enhance wardrobe essentials.

All year round accessories

FW SS Accessories

Accessories by codeofstyle on polyvore.com
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What To Wear For Dinner on Christmas Eve

Christmas is finally approaching, with all the decorations, Christmas lights, yummy food and sweet smelling candy. It also brings the dilemma of what to wear on that special day. I’ve put together three outfits for three different occasions some of you may be attending soon.

No. 1 – At Home

Having a dinner on Christmas Eve at home usually involves a lot of running around the house, cleaning, decorating and maybe even preparing dinner for the family. While all this can be a little hectic it doesn’t mean you have to stay in sweatpants for the evening. After much needed shower before the dinner, throw on a cute sweater with lots of Christmas spirit, comfortable leggings or tights, soft slippers and your favourite piece of jewellery. (more…)

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How to organize a wardrobe

There are many steps towards a wardrobe that works and it will take you some time to go from being cluttered with misses to being a hit. Before I go any further, I’d like you to do a little exercise. Think of all the items you own and make a quick list. Give yourself five minutes to do so, than put that list away and read on.

“I have too many clothes, I have too many options.” – Rihanna

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