Friday, April 10, 2015

dailylook LBD spring style challenge

While browsing through DailyLook's Little Black Dress collection, I was inspired to do a little LBD spring style challenge to style my favourite LBD from the collection. So, I picked out the Cross-back Skater Dress which has a cute cut out at the back as well. I went monochrome and a bit towards the preppy side with oxfords and a satchel but chucks and a backpack would do as well. 

I added a comfy crochet cardigan because you never know when it might get cold! You could always switch it up to a blazer if you think that would fit the style more but I like being cozy and comfy so I opted for a cardigan. 

For shoes, I chose oxfords because they give off a smart and preppy look so it plays with the casualness of the dress to make it look a bit sharper. Plus, the satchel bag also does its part as an accessory to make the outfit fun and playful. 

If you're wondering what to wear underneath, I'd say to opt for a simple bra or bralette with sufficient padding to give the dress shape and so that the back strap can remain well hidden under the cross over part of the dress. You don't want your bra straps to be peeking out from the cutouts, do you?

Other accessories I used was a little dangly necklace to add more details to the dress and a classic vintage leather looking watch. The watch is definitely looking very versatile to mix and match with all kinds of looks. 

So, what do you think? All the items here can be found on dailylook.com so do check them out for more adorable pieces. 

xoxo

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

charlotte russe march lookbook

This post is long overdue but I've been too busy to blog. For the month of March, I picked out another 6 spring outfits to style from Charlotte Russe. Most of the items should still be available so grab them while you can. 

I had the theme of festival and Coachella in mind since it's spring time and spring break is around the corner so most of my outfits here are going to be boho stuff. I hope you guys like it. 
The first look is a more grungy boho kind of style. I chose a graphic tee and paisley fringe kimono to go with it. Plus, the maroon shorts have some crochet details on the side so that's really nice. I like how the graphic tee has a braided back and fringed side cos that adds on to the boho vibes as well. 
Top | Kimono | Shorts | Bag | Necklace | Flower crown
I'm actually wearing this top in the first photo of this post and I love it to bits. I think most of us picked this for our promotional posts but the Smalls ran out really fast. I got it in Medium and had to sew the sides in because it was far too big. Anyhow, I really like the idea of lace, denim and florals for festival outfits. 
This is probably the only non-festive spring outfit in this lookbook but I still like it very much too. The cutout details are very cute and the crop top is form fitting in general, which makes it a perfect top to go with these adorable floral shorts with crochet detailing to them. Plus, I love these blush pink cutout oxfords which happen to be in the same colour theme as the outfit. The top does run big though, so I couldn't fit in it :(
This lace top actually has fringe to it but I would actually snip them off if I could because I think it looks cuter as a crop top. Paired it with these super flattering high waisted shorts, which I'm also wearing in the first photo, along with my DIY kimono, which you can check out on my youtube
The halter top over here isn't from CR but I thought it looked cute with these crochet trimmed paisley shorts. Plus, I wanted to style my halter a bit differently than what I would usually do - denim shorts. 
TopShorts | Shoes
I absolutely love this outfit and it's one of my favourites because it's got all my favourite things in one look. This top is in a size L but it still fits me very well so I'm not sure if it really is a size L or a one size fits all kinda thing. It is very stretchy though, so don't worry. I like the halter style of this top and it doesn't compromise on the back so you can still wear a strapless bra underneath. 
The last look over here features a pom pom trim cami and a gorgeous lace fringe kimono. It would make a great outfit for everyday wear as well.

xoxo