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Friday, 22 September 2017

Patent power

This look just highlights the awesomeness of red in the autumnal season and it comes to you from Millaxx^ I love this sweater but always find it pushed aside when I'm looking to style looks, this is just reinvigorating my desire to style it^ It works well with the patent mules, huge style brownie points on that pairing, and also the stylish black mini skirt. I like the design of this piece, it's not too minimal but fits in with the whole look nicely. Also loving the scarf, it totally makes all the difference with this style =)

H O T B U Y S R E V I S I T E D | September 2015

Bringing back another instalment of Hotbuys Revisited today, with the 2015 picks from September! I really loved these choices the first time around and I pretty much still do two years on now =) I still own most of these pieces and there are a couple of firm favourites from this release, like the Colonel Coat which holds a dear place in my wardrobe and in that of many others too I'm sure - it's an easy style and a classic piece. But this time round I'm restyling a couple of other pieces, the Tirol Sweater, Bows Shoes and Oklahoma Gown!
I mixed up my styles, with the first look coming across more in the autumn winter style with a focus on black coming from the Bows Shoes which I really like and think that these cropped trousers work well for the shoes - I haven't really worn them much, but this really sells it to me^ Love the blue with the black, I think it works well for the sweater with it's neck-decor. Secondly gone a little more for holding on to summer, this dress makes a great versatile skirt and I love it with loose shirts. The casual style works well for it and white is an easy paring for the colour and print =)

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Bag It Up Challenge #195

Next up is the YSL Inspired Bag from It Girls which originally came out almost a year ago - I was in the midst of this challenge so this piece hasn't had a chance at a styling yet since my initial go, I'm excited for it =) I went pretty average with this styling, black and gold will work out every time! I liked the texture combination between the bag, coat and the leather shirt, I think it adds something to the dark tones of the look. My favourite part is by far the shoes, I was unsure of them at first but actually now I really love them in this style and with this bag. The gold is perfect to highlight that on the chain of the bag and they definitely draw in some attention for an otherwise minimal style!

Mellow

Much more autumn today in this feature styling from rob_sef7 =) I love the mellow yellow feeling from this sweater and I think it looks very styling in this particular look - moreso than it often does. I love it with this maxi tulle hem skirt and the street style that is added in the tights and the patent boots. Especially loving the bag styled like this in the over-shoulder way, I think it looks fabulous and it's a perfect colouring and style for the sweater. Accessories are super trendy, love the earrings, sunglasses and red lip colour =D

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

P E A R L S | Release Review

Last week brought a perfect autumn drop to the Plaza in the form of a new Pearls floor - super exciting! I love the homepage ad, it epitomises the autumn styles and colours and I think the dolls sell the store really nicely from their looks. Lets get in and see what's in the store!
Highlights The store is just one floor but pretty packed in with pretty and seasonal designs and colours - I really love it from the get go! It's just female pieces this time, but the range of styles means most people will find something that works for them =)
Accessories With just a small store, the small range of accessories works fine for it - they fit the clothing styles and are nice minimal pieces. There are two pairs of shoes, the Pointy Leo Block Heels and the Pointy Tweed Heels - I love the thicker older block design of the heel, it looks super cool especially along with the pointed toe. Also loving the bow on the second pair, but think the leopard print could be an interesting one to work with =) There is just one bag, the Red Classic Top Handle Bag which is a current bag with the scarf-around-the-handle design and the pretty red patent colouring. Also in scarf pieces are the Red Twilly necktie and Scarf Bracelet which are both sweet pieces and I think they'll work out pretty popular from the store. There's a couple of other pieces too, including the French Barret (although it's more of a beret to me) and the Hammered Gold Earrings Left and Right.
Clothing The clothing is just so awesome, it's hard to pick a place to start as there are some many wonders in this release =) It's a minimal collection, with most of the top pieces based around the one pair of trousers, the Ecru High Waisted Denim which are a classic style of trouser with a nice fit and a modern take on an older design, I really like them^ There's a second pair of trousers too, the Wide Leg Gabardine Pants which have a matching top, the Ruffled Gabardine Blouse, and despite their very bright colour I don't find these pieces standing out to me in terms of style. There are 4 minimal-design tops and I think they're all great pieces - the Black Classic Turtle Neck, Ecru Classic Turtle Neck, Tucked In Mens Shirt and the Ribbed Trumpet Sleeved Top. The minimal colours make great base items to work with and the fit of them all on the doll is fab. The turtleneck pieces particularly stand out and I think these will be popular for a long time to come. And lastly those stripes! I love both the Wide Neck Striped Blouse in a fantastic red and then the Striped Tie Waist Skirt - these are awesome pieces and have been seen incredibly popular so far. They do seem more like spring pieces to me, but I'm happy to have them nonetheless!
Prices The prices range from 4 to 14SD's however there are many items available in SC which is totally awesome and makes the store attractive for its affordability =)
Styled Outfits I bought quite a few pieces from the store and I'm excited to work on the rest of the pieces soon too^ First up the Striped Tie Waist Skirt in an all blue styling and I really like it! The navy works nicely with the sky-blue tone and I like the fluted sleeve with the skirt shape. I loved the idea of these boots with the skirt and made use of the rainbow heel for the primary-colour-themed bags - I really like the outcome of the summery style! Secondly the Black Classic Turtle Neck and the Pointy Tweed Heels in such a basic look for these pieces but one that just works out well! The grey is a simple touch and the black trimmings on this lighten up the look. The belt was an easy add and the bag suits the look in terms of style, colour and fringe decor. Both of these pieces were easy styles and I think will be well placed in my wardrobe. Lastly more minimal again, the Ecru Classic Turtle Neck, again an easy piece to style and I kept summery again with the yellow, which compliments the cream top really nicely. Super easy accessories for a pretty flowy styling =)
Features The pieces from this release have been pretty popular, especially the stripes! First up is ajenkam wearing the Wide Neck Stripe Blouse in this cool sexy-casual styling, bringing sultry with the patent mules and a more relaxed style with the white long sleeves and the faded jeans. Also loving the very cool belt style, I think it looks awesome and works well for the shirt =)
Secondly, also in the same shoes and Wide Neck Stripe Blouse is Isabella8103 bringing a lighter style to the shirt with just the addition of lighter jeans, it's amazing what a simple change can do making the shirt look so much brighter! Loving the use of the contrasting pink bag but matching red earrings, sunglasses and tassel on the bag - very sleek for a casual look!
And lastly plantropa styling the Striped Tie Waist Skirt in a cool street look pairing it with sheer and mesh and I think it looks really cool like that! The trainers are a great touch and as well as being super casual look pretty trendy. The hair too, those bows are the sweetest with the tie of the skirt^

Swishy skirts

This is like a good weeks worth of features in one today with these stylings from pandaribbon! I love featuring her looks with the new releases because they're always amazing, but these are equally as good too =D So many bright colours attracting you in and great colour combinations, particularly the orange and green with the star printed tulle skirting - you'd never imagine these colours as a good fit but they really are! And also the pink denim with the feathered skirt, such a cute idea^

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

We Wear Hotbuys S E P T E M B E R | Tailored Track Pants

It seems like it's been a while since our last Hotbuy! This next piece are the Tailored Track Pants from Velvet Orchid costing 19SD's. Now these are quite nice but I don't feel they're all that special of a piece as we've had a similar pair of trousers previously in the Plaza, so not really a stand out HB. They fit the doll nicely and the cut of the leg looks quite smart, so I'm happy to give these a go but I don't think they will be all that popular.
I think we've come up with a really nice range of styles for these trousers, and seeing that definitely makes the piece look somewhat more attractive - I still don't think I'll get a lot of wear out of them but I sure will wear them a few more times^ And remember to vote in our poll too:

Long length

This feature is totally fashion week ready I'd say - and it comes to you from SoMillie, I just love that username too^ Love the style of the loose oversized fashion-slogan tee combined with the tulle flowy midi skirt, the lengths put together look pretty great along with the long vest which ties the clothes styles together nicely =) And the accessories are so spot on, love the red shoes and the studded bag and those fabulous silver hoop earrings - also the hairstyle, it's awesome =D