Christmas in Asia : Midi Skirt, Crop Top & High Cut Boots

Sunday, December 28, 2014 Simone Foster 1 Comments

Happy Christmas Weekend everyone.

I bet most of you have taken time off blogging or even catching up on blogs over this holiday period. Nonetheless, still very much in festive cheer and of course with all the post Xmas Sales on at the moment, one still needs to be inspired for basic items to trend and buy for 2015!





In my previous video post, I mentioned that a Midi Skirt is a basic essential item to have in one's winter wardrobe and as you can see trending it with Hi-Cut Leather Boots gives it an edgy rock chic feel to an otherwise feminine ladylike outfit. Paired it again with my beloved Studded Leather Biker Jacket.



This outfit shot was taken prior heading out to the shops for Christmas Shopping. So decided to throw in a couple of candid mall shots for you to have a glimpse into "Christmas in Asia!"



Wishing one and all a Happy Christmas Weekend and a Fabulous New Year ahead!

Leather Jacket : b+ab ( similar here) // Top : EG Fashion ( similar here)
Skirt : b+ab ( similar here) // Boots : Stage by Playlord ( similar here)
Bag: Celine // Watch : Michael Kors // 
Bangles : Tiffany & Cartier inspired ( similar here & here)
Necklace : old ( similar here
Love,
Simone xoxo
Get this look for $103+ on Lookastic: Black Leather Jacket, Black Floral Cropped Top, Pink Leather Crossbody Bag, Gold Bracelet, Blue Midi Skirt, Black Leather Boots, White Pearl Necklace, and Black Sunglasses

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Mini Zara Haul and Basic Items for Winter ( VIDEO)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Simone Foster 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

Can't believe it's already Christmas Eve! How quick time flies.

So to add to the festive cheer, I have done a video highlighting Basic Items one should have in the closet for Winter including a mini Zara Haul which I have gotten some of these basic items from.

Enjoy ! And do remember to subscribe to my channel ok?

If you are unable to view the video attached below, please click on this link :



Bag : ZARA
Turtleneck : ZARA
Pink Jumper : ZARA
White Shirt : ZARA
Midi Skirt : b + ab
Cape/ Poncho : EG Fashion
Layered Necklace + Pin/ Brooch : Chanel
Bow : ASOS
Jewelry : old ( brand-less)
Shawl : H&M

Thank you for your continous and lovely support and wishing you all and your families a Blessed Christmas and a Healthy & Happy New Year !!

Love,
Simone xoxo

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Leather Me Up :: Leather Jacket & Skirt with Stripe Turtleneck

Thursday, December 18, 2014 Simone Foster 21 Comments

Hi everyone.

Being just about a week away from Christmas, my schedule has just gotten sooo busy with last minute shopping, school plays to attend, class parties to prepare food for etc... Not to mention, trying to keep warm whilst the weather gets cooler.

I have always felt that a Leather Biker/Motorcycle Jacket as some would call them, is a basic essential item one should have in the wardrobe for the winter season. A classic piece to own, I love trending this jacket ( and I am sure you will see a couple of outfit posts with this jacket during the winter season) for it's versatility, comfort and style.




If you haven't noticed, I do love same colour combinations of classic pieces for the different seasons in my fav Black and Stripes Combo. And always working on accenting with a pop of colour. So here a nice richer Burgundy/ Maroon coloured bag ( instead of bright red in Summer), which can double up as a clutch, adds the perfect touch to complete the look.


Since the leather skirt was pleated, it had a flirty girly edge to it so why not have some fun during the shoot! Here's a candid shot for you!



Love the detailing of studs on the jacket especially for this year since many designers have caught on to the stud craze for their luxury goods e.g Valentino, Marc Jacobs etc. Also being a round collared jacket unlike most traditional high collared Biker Jackets, this style would give one more room to play with accessories or high collared inner piece necklines.


Kept my accessories simple with just a gold watch and a simple gold bangle. However since the outfit was in full leather, why not go all out with leather hi cut boots as well!



Am working now hard on editing my next video to be released before Christmas on basic Winter Items you should have in your wardrobe. So do stay tune and watch this space next.


Leather Jacket : b + ab ( similar here) // Tights : old ( similar here
Skirt : old ( similar here)
Bag : COACH  // Hat : H&M ( similar here)
Bangle : Tiffany inspired ( similar here) // Watch : Michael Kors ( get it here)
 Boots : Stage of Playlord ( similar here)

Love,
Simone xoxo

Get this look for $175+ on Lookastic: Black Wool Hat, Black Leather Jacket, White and Black Horizontal Striped Turtleneck, Black Pleated Leather Mini Skirt, Burgundy Crossbody Bag, and Black Leather Knee High Boots

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YAY Designs for the Holidays! Unique Convertible Party & Travel Outfits for Christmas.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 Simone Foster 14 Comments

Hi everyone and a happy weekend to all of you.

As we are counting down the days to Christmas and in preparation for the numerous parties lined up for the year end festivities, I happen to chance about YAY Designs ( www.yaydesigns.com) - a LA based company, whilst looking online for great and unique party outfits to consider and figured I had to share this with you.

Setup in 2006 by Russian designer Yevgeniya Alexandrovna Yushkova ( otherwise simply known as YAY), Yushkova Designs was a dream realized to create custom clothing for the 30 - 55 yr old confident woman who is looking to buy an outfit that exudes versatility yet being functional. Comfortable yet with an edgy or trendy feel. With an aim to create a clothing line to convert the modern women's life, YAY Designs and creations aims to provide designer wear that is time saving, cost saving and yet looks good and classy. Allowing her to travel light, and taking her easily from work to dinner / drinks.

I personally thought their items were pretty unique and wanted to share them with you especially during this season of giving ( to give you new ideas for pressies) or simply to help you find that outfit that you could easily add to your wardrobe for this festive season. The sheer versatility and multi functional use of every item will certainly bring you lots of wear of each outfit through the New Year.

I particularly picked out these 3 items from their current collection and put together these inspirational / styleboards just for you. To give you an idea of how you can easily play dress up mix and matching each unique item for the various looks each item can create.

1. Multi Way Reversible Trench Coat


This embellish trench is so ideal for winter year end parties. Whilst keeping you warm, yet elegant and dressy enough for a fun night out. Here I have paired it with Ombre Glitter heels and a beaded black clutch to bring the look together. You can also wear a sexy LBD under this trench and use it simply as a jacket rather than an standalone outfit.


To take this outfit from work to after work parties, wear it as seperates with a solid colour top to "dress down" the whole outfit therefore making it suitable for work during the day. As a 2 piece skirt suit paired with plain leather pumps, this outfit would easily be accepted in the office. Keeping it conservative yet elegant.


For those of you who love outfits in darker hues, this reversible trench coat also comes in black as seen above.

2. Lace Bolero Jacket / Scarf

Now if glitter is not your thing, perhaps lace would be then. I love this Lace Bolero Jacket as it is such a good travel item to own and instantly glams up an outfit no matter how you choose to wear it.

LOOK NO. 1 
Most of us would have a favourite black dress or two in different lengths in our wardrobes and may not necessarily want to spent lots extra on new clothes for every party. So investing in this versatile Lace Bolero Jacket would be ideal. Creating different looks with just one dress underneath. I chose to match this first look with a  lace waist belt to bring out the lace effect of the item. As I love bling, I decided to pair it with a gold and black glitter clutch just to add that Christmas feel to the whole outfit.

Look No. 2 
In this second look, being asian, I wanted to create a look that spelt "Chinoiserie". Therefore I decided to pair it with a sexy pair of black lace heels, a gorgeous statement bangle and a beautiful satin clutch with a simple tassel detail. Keeping the look elegant yet with an Eastern influence ( great for those of you who have theme night parties or are celebrating the holidays in the Far East).

Look No. 3 
Look No. 3 is one where you could wear to work first before switching the Lace Bolero Jacket to Look No. 1 or 4. Obviously it can be a standalone look for an event as well. Decided to work with ankle booties for this look and bringing a pop of colour to the outfit with a red classic bag. Pulling the look together, I felt a nice statement pin/ brooch would add that little glamour to a simple solid colour outfit.

Look No. 4 
Finally, with it's cute buttons, this allows the jacket/ scarf to hang on the shoulders quite elegantly without too much fuss and creating a wider open neckline therefore allowing one to pair it with a statement necklace. I added this black beaded statement necklace with lace to pull this look together. A nice pair of statement heels with some glitter would take this outfit up a notch and this time I also paired it with a statement cocktail ring for a change.

No. 3 Convertible Poppy Dress

This Poppy Dress item  was actually the first thing that caught my attention with YAY Designs. A great item to own especially if you travel lots, as it essentially  2 different looks in an outfit ( a dress and a jumpsuit). More versatility at play if you worked it around with various accessories and shoes. I love the fact, it can be a sexy dress for the evening, throw on a pair of leggings for work, wear it as a longer top over jeans and with the detachable harem pants, it instantly becomes an evening open back jumpsuit one can look glamourous in for dinner / drinks. You could also pair the pants look with a biker jacket and sneakers/ slip on loafers and it can take you out on the town for shopping.

I know pictures can be quite difficult to envision the different looks or get a feel on how to convert these items, so please go check out YAY Designs YOUTUBE channel ( https://www.youtube.com/user/yushkovadesign) so you can experience the versatility of their outfits first hand.

In order to allow my readers the joy of shopping with YAY Designs, I requested for something special I could offer to my readers and the kind people at YAY Designs are pleased to extend to all of you a very special 25% discount off your final purchases that is made directly on their website. Free shipping is provided for purchases with USA addresses, however international shipping is also available for all my international readers. YAY Designs and outfits are also available in many high end and reputable boutiques across the USA, and online on Amazon.com.

So go check them out NOW and don't forget to input "YOURSTYLEARCHITECT" upon checkout at www.yaydesigns.com to enjoy your preferred 25% discount with NO EXPIRATION DATE! Now, how good is that!! 

I can't wait to hear back from you on your favourite YAY Designs item in the comments below. 
So go have fun mix and matching their items!

Love,
Simone xoxo

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Great Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas 2014

Monday, December 08, 2014 Simone Foster 8 Comments

Happy Monday everyone and wishing you a good start to the week!

Keeping today's post short and simple, here is my second video I have uploaded onto Youtube on Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Christmas.

I hope this will help ease those stress levels when out shopping in the run up to Christmas.

You can also view it in HD on Youtube by clicking on this link :
http://youtu.be/G8Hd6BHVFPw




Let me know if you have other great ideas for stocking stuffers and let me know which is your favourite?

Love,
Simone xoxo

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Grey Skies :: Embellished Grey Jumper + Socks in Shoes Trend.

Friday, December 05, 2014 Simone Foster 16 Comments


Brr...Hi Everyone.

The winds just changed so  much cooler overnight at the turn of the clock from 30 Nov to the 1 Dec and the whole winter festive mood just clicks in the air.

To begin, let me first thank all of you for your enthusiastic support on the Marc Jacobs US$300 Gift Card Giveaway and for your " likes" and " comments" on my blog posts. It was fun putting the looks together and being further encouraged when my readers gives me that valuable Thumbs Up!

Having not done an outfit post recently, here's one to start off my Socks in Shoes Trend which I wish to just go crazy with this Winter.



By now, many of you would realise I am a " bling" kinda girl and I love that this jumper has the embellish shoulders which just glams up a casual gray sweater. LOVE IT!

Decided to just go all out with the bling then with the chunky bangles and of course trending a new hat for this Winter. Another favourite hat style I love is this newsboy cap... casual yet fun!






Was out shopping recently for Christmas gifts for my girlfriends and family and although it's only the start of December but my word, the Christmas feeling is in the air. So I had to just to blast my favourite Christmas carols in the background whilst typing out this post. I even have my favourite Christmas fragrance burning in the oil burner in the room. I do love Christmas sooo much - just all the memories of traditions we had in the family.



This green beaded cuff bangle which I am wearing was Grandma's and one of those that I had gotten her for Christmas just the year before she passed away.  So wearing it in this outfit in the lineup for Christmas means so much.




And finally, the first of my few socks in shoes trend. This was a much lighter pair of socks which I easily paired with my stilettos from River Island. Subtle yet giving the outfit a fun element.


Let me know if this trend is a yay or a nay with you? It's the first time I am styling this trend but am certainly having fun with it.

Enjoy your weekend and do look out for my next video coming up on Monday, 8 December 2014.

Till then, keep warm and don't forget to keep your daily entries coming in for the Marc Jacobs $300 Giveaway! ( Click here)

Jumper : old ( similar here) // Leggings : Uniqlo ( similar here
Bag : Celine Edge Inspired  // Cap : EG ( similar here
Jewelry : Hermes Inspired ( similar here) & Forever 21 ( similar here)
 Heels : River Island ( similar here)// Socks : Daiso ( similar here)
Love,
Simone xoxo
Get this look for $93+ on Lookastic: Grey Embellished Cardigan, Black Suede Satchel Bag, Black Wool Leggings, Grey Leather Pumps, and Brown Cap

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Styling Marc Jacobs Mouse Ballet Flats

Monday, December 01, 2014 Simone Foster 11 Comments

Hi everyone.

As promised in my last post and of course in line with my Marc Jacobs US$ 300 Gift Card Giveaway, here are some inspirational styleboards for you to trend his iconic Mouse Ballerina Flat Shoes.



This Glitter Styleboard above would be ideal inspirations for the upcoming festive season and bearing in mind that not ALL ladies " like" or is able to "wear" high heels when it comes to glamming up therefore this one's for you. I have also put together some dresses below which younger girls could consider matching these glitter flats with for their upcoming prom or year end parties.



You can easily purchase one of these beautiful Mouse Ballet Flats to start off your Marc Jacobs collection by submitting your entries for the Marc Jacobs US$ 300 Gift Card Giveaway ( click link here).

Have fun trending Marc Jacobs and do watch this space for my very next video!

Love,
Simone xoxo

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MARC JACOBS GIVEAWAY!

Friday, November 28, 2014 Simone Foster 108 Comments

Happy Weekend Everyone! Here's a little treat to spice up your holiday weekend.

In the spirit of giving and thanksgiving, I’ve teamed up with my blogger friends to bring you another GREAT GIVEAWAY with an amazing prize for one lucky reader!

We’re giving away US$300 to spend at Marc Jacobs to one lucky winner… and it just might be you!



Before I get into the nitty gritty of the giveaway competion, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the brand " Marc Jacobs"?  Perhaps his Daisies Perfume, leather goods, accessories or clothes? As the creative director of Louis Vuitton house, he made a mark ( no pun intended) for himself and set out to create his own line(s) of luxury goods which spun off successfully. His " Marc by Marc Jacobs" line is certainly an affordable designer line of luxury goods and therefore making it more accessible for most to trend his items.

Personally for me, I find Marc Jacobs iconic for his " Mouse Ballet Flats". A shoe that stands the test of time - reinventing itself with each new season. If I was the winner of this competition, and haven't had any Marc Jacobs item to add to my wardrobe just yet, I would most definitely use the prize money to purchase one of his Mouse Ballet Flats to start off my Marc Jacobs Collection. 

I will be putting together some inspirational boards with 3 very outstanding designs of his infamous Mouse Ballet Flat shoes in my post launching on Monday 1 December 2014. So do look out for them.


Meanwhile, here are the details of the Giveaway :

GIVEAWAY

Prize: US$300 to spend at Marc Jacobs


Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter daily. Giveaway ends 12/19 and is open worldwide. 
Winner will be notified via email. Prize will be delivered via Paypal.

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!

You can enter daily over the next two weeks and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. 

Here are some of my favourite Marc Jacobs items which you could easily purchase with that winning prize money and certainly items which you could consider for Christmas Pressies for your love ones.
( from left to right) Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Medium Tote // Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Knapsack//
 Marc by Marc Jacobs Domo Arigato Mini Packrat Bagpack

( from left to right) Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Crossbody Bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs Moto Quilted Barrel Mini 18 in Hopper Green

Marc by Marc Jacobs Sheltered Island Clutch

( from left to right)Marc by Marc Jacobs Follow Me Bracelet //Marc by Marc Jacobs Collected Charms Bracelet //
Marc by Marc Jacobs Medium Bow Tie Hinge Bracelet // Marc by Marc Jacobs Metal Heart Bangle

(top row, from left to right) Marc by Marc Jacobs Enamel Logo Ear Stud //Marc by Marc Jacobs Double Wrap Silver Necklace // Marc by Marc Jacobs Double Wrap Necklace in Gold //Marc by Marc Jacobs Salty Pretzel Pendant Necklace

( bottom row from left to right) Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Small Katie Bracelet //Marc by Marc Jacobs Screw Ring //
Marc by Marc Jacobs Skinny Bracelet //Marc by Marc Jacobs Standard Supply Fixed Bracelet

(top row from left to right) Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversize Sunnies //Marc by Marc Jacobs Printed TOTO Plaid Scarf//
Marc by Marc Jacobs iphone 5 Foil Case
( bottom row from left to right) Marc by Marc Jacobs Henry Dinky Watch // Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Baker Watch //
Marc by Marc Jacobs Sophisticato Color Blocked Wallet

( from left to right) Marc by Marc Jacobs Scrunch Mouse Ballet Flats // Marc by Marc Jacobs Ballerina Mouse Flats in Blue // Marc by Marc Jacobs Ballerina Punk Mouse // Marc by Marc Jacobs Friends of Mine Slipper Loafer Shorty
a Rafflecopter giveaway

So which of the above would you get? Let me know in the comment below and wishing all of you the best of luck in the competition. Don't forget to check out my next post on Styling Marc Jacobs!!

See you soon,
Simone xoxo

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