Saturday, January 6, 2018

Ankara Peplum Top with Flared  Pants
Ankara Peplum Top with Flared  Pants
Ankara Peplum Top with Flared  Pants
Ankara Peplum Top with Flared  Pants

Peplum with it’s sartorial elegance has been around for a minute and remains a high street hit. Vera Wang describes it as a play on proportions to make the waist look smaller. I personally have gone through several cycles of the peplum craze and still can’t get enough. 

Ankara Peplum Top + Flare Pants

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Floral  Striped Maxi Dress and Fascinator
Floral  Striped Maxi Dress and Fascinator

To hat or not to hat? 
Fascinators have been enjoying a moment in fashion. Mounted on a clip, a head band, a pill box or an elastic strap, I am a huge fan of the fancy headgear. They are very popular at Summer weddings, Kentucky Derby and parties but who says you can't have a fabulous twisted piece of raffia finished with bold colored feathers dipping down low over one eye in the Winter? A perfect way to add a pop of color for that holiday party and most importantly feed 
  fascination with fascinators!

Speaking of weddings, fascinators like you know are quite popular with British royals and I can't wait to see the display of breathtaking fascinators at Meghan and Harry's wedding in May! Just like royal weddings past, it will be a case of old standing tradition meet opulence!

To answer the question like it's not obvious (eye roll) I chose to hat! This show stopping and unique creation is from another great milliner. It had just the right amount of oomph to elevate my look without giving out overkill vibes and made a perfect topper for my Sashes Couture maxi dress. 

I hope you all had a great Christmas. Here's wishing everyone a very Happy New Year 2K18!

Floral  Striped Maxi Dress and Fascinator
Floral  Striped Maxi Dress and Fascinator
Floral  Striped Maxi Dress and Fascinator
Floral  Striped Maxi Dress and Fascinator

 Dress - Sashes by Kiki Benjamin (here)
Fascinator - Ifeoma Wenegieme (here)
Clutch - Bari Lynn (here)
Necklace - Takai by Angela (here)

Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...

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My Fascination with Fascinators

Monday, December 25, 2017

pleated velvet maxi dress

Let it snow sleigh, let it snow sleigh, let it snow sleigh! That carol is stuck in my head.
Can't believe it's finally Christmas. Growing up, Christmas was always an extra special day cos it was my dad's birthday as well. I miss him so, especially today on Fathers day and every darn day!

Lately I've been sporting monochrome looks so it's no surprise that this on trend floor grazing dramatic royal blue frock is my go to for this year's Christmas festivities. I also love the flutter sleeves and defined waist that adds shape. The waist could be further accentuated with a skinny belt. 

The richness of the velvet had me screaming 'Yes Please! Think minimal effort that yields maximum effect. I finished my look with a matching Arturo Rios fascinator, a Jimmy Choo shoulder bag and handcrafted gemstone necklace from Takai By Angela.

Finding words to describe these swoon worthy Takai By Angela necklaces is a constant struggle so I’ll just stick with good ole ‘exotic'. Ok how about striking? Wait! Eye catching, flamboyant. Oooh, it gets better. How about unconventional? 

This piece right here though! Pics don’t do it justice I promise. I thought I had seen it all but I stared in disbelief when I opened the package. If you’re a regular on my blog, then you are most definitely familiar with this brand. They need no introduction here sounds so cliche but they really don't. 

Here's wishing you all a very merry Christmas. 

printed velvet maxi dress

Dress - Asos (here)
Bag - Jimmy Choo (similar here)
Necklace - Takai By Angela (here)
Fascinator - Arturo Rios

Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...

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Blue Christmas

Thursday, December 21, 2017

All Red Winter Look
All Red Winter Look
All Red Winter Look

Monochrome is timeless and keeps one looking polished without trying too hard. Run out of styling ideas? Throw on separates in the same color scheme and voila - an effortless chic new look is born!

The Power of Monochrome

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bold is one sure way that I describe my style and every piece that makes up this look from the fabulous necklace to the cut out layered sleeves top to the Ankara pants speak to that. 

Hi guys! Hope your week was great. Today I’m reintroducing two amazing brands Takai By Angela a household name around are and Cryatalucci whose design debuted here.

Every piece from Takai is a show stopper in my book and this one is no exception. They are also versatile and can be dressed up or down. The ‘Chicago Style’ is a hand crafted gemstone and comes with a pair of matching ear rings. This piece retails for 300$ and it’s best attributes are the color, design and perfect fit on the neck. You best believe I couldn’t stop admiring it long after the shoot, Ha!

Like I said in this post here, Takai by Angela is a one stop shop for bags, shoes, fascinators and custom clothing to name a few. I’m a new kid on the block when it comes to wearing Ankara pieces so one of my favorite things to do aside from scrolling pages and pages of their fabulous jewelry is browsing the custom clothing tab of the site. Have a look for yourself! 

By the way, they have their Winter Wonderland show coming up on November 17, and that's a show not to miss!

Remember the pink layered sleeves here? Then you’d recognize the royal blue version that’s recently restocked and comes in sizes S to XL. This stand out piece fits like a glove and had me totally feeling like royalty. Retailing at 60$, this is a total steal! Be sure to stop by the site here for this as well as other fabulous pieces they offer. 

I went for a pair of high waist Ankara pants , a pair of Miumiu heels that sadly didn’t show and a black YSL clutch to finish this look.

I hope you like this look as much as I do.

Cancer Walk Remember my intro of my friend, a mother and and breast cancer survivor  HERE? She founded  BHAF (BREAST HEALTH ANGELS FOUNDATION) and successfully organized the foundation's first 5K walk in 2016. BHAF'S 2ND 5K walk is going down on the 30th of September and this time, it's grown from 4 to 10 cities strong, all walking on the same day. Interested in painting the town red pink to create awareness? Please join the walk in a city close to you. You may register to walk, sponsor or donate to the cause at  WWW.THEAFRICANBARBIE.ORG 

Necklace - Takai By Angela
Top - Crysta Lucci (here)
Heels - Miumiu (old)
Ankara Pants - Kim Greene

Thank you for stopping by and keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx..

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Layered Sleeves Top, High Waisted Ankara Pants and a Gemstone Necklace

Saturday, September 2, 2017

I just realized that the ‘official’ white wearing season is literally over and I haven’t styled any white pieces. So I had to sneak one in and paired with this jacket 'dose of ruffles' that would have fit right in at the Comme des Garcons themed Met Gala 2017.

I read somewhere that all Mei Kawakubo wanted was to make clothes that nobody had ever seen. She wanted extreme beauty. This avant-garde jacket fits that description and is a great example of a non conformist style by her protege Junya Watanabe. 

The jacket is such a statement piece so I chose to keep the look simple and fresh with a clean white skirt. Bold colors and textured pieces paired with whites generally ooze elegance anyhow. Unfortunately I can't link it because its one of those unique and hard to find pieces and I don't believe very many of it were made to start with. 

I have to admit that this skirt is a recent fave because of its light airy feeling as scorching temperatures sweep through California this week. We hit 112 degrees today and tomorrow is supposed to be a couple degrees hotter! So much for loving Summer!

A pair of black sandals previously styled here added some edginess while the bag played up this look and made for a fun update.

Hope you all had a great week. Mine was busy but busy is great! 
Enjoy your three day weekend!

Thanks for the messages and inquiries here.

Top - Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons
Skirt - Ralph Lauren (old)
Sandals - Tony Bianco (here)
Bag - Asos (similar here)

Thank you for stopping by. Keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...

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Comme des Garcons Jacket, A Dose of Ruffles