Monday, 18 December 2017

Christmas jewels

All about the festive cheer today in this feature, celebrating a week until Christmas Day and styled by miver =) I love the layering used in this look, it's pretty perfect. This sheer jewelled tunic is a pretty piece but it sure is one that is difficult to style, this outfit makes it seem easy! It pairs so well with the puff-sleeved black blouse, that they almost seem like they were made together^ These dotted black trousers make an interesting choice on the bottom half rather than something skinny, and they definitely make the look stand out. Love the red pointed mules, red lip, and red beret, these touches really help make it a festive styling =)

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Bag It Up Challenge #228

Feeling festive in this challenge post - featuring the Red Patent Leather Handbag from The JetSet, sadly not still in the Plaza, but may be available in the Bazaar if you search. I bought this bag back when it was released and while I have worn it a few times I don't think I liked red back then as much as I do now, so it didn't have a huge focus in the stylings, but I think it gets that in this look! I absolutely adore these printed trousers with red, so they were a perfect fit with this bag, and I couldn't resist pairing more red, these booties and this chunky knit are both perfect for the look and also the time of year. I like the shorter length of the faux fur coat in the look, I think it works well for the whole feel of the styling. I really love this one!

Pink plush

Sugary sweet today with this pastel based feature coming from gagapocker - I just love the infusion of baby pink with denim! I'm a huge fan of pink, these boots work with just about any outfit and they're perfect here with these denim overalls, I think the paler denim of them makes it work out particularly well =) I like the oversized-ness of the sweater and the loose overalls, it's a cool style and looks good here. The bag is perfect here, I love the chic style of it against the casual overalls, and those rose-tinted glasses are a super cute finishing touch =D

C A L L I E S P I C K S | Styled By You / / Styled By Me

We got our holiday Callie's Picks release earlier this month, themed on red and green and boy does this release fit that colour scheme! The pieces are bright and on the most part are party-based. And actually I find that a lot of these are more recent pieces from the Plaza, and that I actually own quite a few pieces already so there wasn't much for me to buy - if I didn't own them I'd definitely go and buy the Hot Buys Emerald Green Coat, the Red Rockstud Pumps and then also the Hotbuys Suede Bag With Tassels which I styled recently for the Bag It Up Challenge, and there's a couple of other Tribute pieces included too. So instead of a review, a styled post =)
First a feature though, from millaxx wearing both the Hot Buys Emerald Green Coat and the Hotbuys Suede Bag With Tassels in this stylish winter outfit. I love how the two pieces work together perfectly yet both stand out in the styling. I love the brightness that the checks on the trousers bring to the outfit, they really help draw you in. And I love the use of the casual knit against the glamorous coat^
Next for my stylings - so first up is a piece I did buy in the store, the Holiday Hot Buys Tommy Sweater, which is a simple knit piece in festive red. The shape is a little off and I'd rather it was a bit more fitted at the hem around the hips, but nevermind, it's a good winter-staple to include in your wardrobe. I love it with this skirt, and the little hints of red there really stand out with the sweater. I kept the rest of the colours minimal just going with black so that the skirt and sweater really had the focus. Then I also brought out the Red Rockstud Pumps to style up again ready for a party, I think this is a great way to wear them! The gold of the studs pops with the rest of the gold in the look and having that little bit shorter length of the coat/dress really gives the shoes plenty of room to be seen. My only qualm with the shoes is that they're not quite red, they're a little more pinky toned, so they don't quite work exactly with all your typical red pieces!

Holidays are Coming...

But not for me - I'm working for all of Christmas this year (except the day itself)! 
We don't have a proper Christmas party at work, but if we did, this look would be the fantasy of what I'd like to wear. Who says you can't do a delicate floral in Winter?

I'm still very taken with the scarf-belt combo that I stole from Lulluplix because I think it's especially relevant at this time of year. What's a girl to do if her waist gets cold after all?

Ingredients / You Will Need
HotBuys Bouquet Gown | Pretty 'n' Love
Lace Victorian Puff Blouse | Saint Laurent Paris Tribute 
Burgundy Pinstripe Scarf | Bonjour Bizou
Patent Leather Buckle Belt | Bonjour Bizou
Heavy Chandelier Earrings | Museum Mile
Inspired Diamond Hoops Left and Right | Saint Laurent Paris Tribute
White Thigh High Socks | PPQ of Mayfair
Tiffany Shoes | Voile

Saturday, 16 December 2017

We Wear Hotbuys D E C E M B E R | Double Chain Mass Of Gold

Not too many HBs left now, the first half of the month was pretty packed with them^ This next one is the Double Chain Mass Of Gold, another Beauty Parlor piece from RIO priced at 11SD's which I think is pretty reasonable for what it is. I like that the two chains are really delicate on this piece, I think that for one sure helps make a necklace wearable, and it also contrasts with the heaviness of the gold mass that's on the end of the necklace - I'm not sure how I feel about it, I'm not sure it's something I'd remember that I had to then style it, but lets see how we've gotten on for now:
So quite the contrast in styles, with two all black looks with one bright and blue at the end! It just shows the options for this piece! I did find it a little inconvenient being a Beauty Parlor necklace as it means you can't layer with outerwear or other clothing, which may be a deciding factor for some of you. I love the set of looks though, I think it did seem reasonably easy to style, but then again I didn't do something too creative! And as always, you can vote in the poll:

Feathered fun

What an amazing styling from Isabella8103 today styling the recent Hotbuys Prada Inspired Feather Heels! This look stood out in an instant and I wish I was cool enough to pull it off on my own doll! The look is perfect for the shoes, I adore this velvet emerald skirting paired with the extravagant feather-trimmed boucle-style coat (what a lot of things for one coat, but it's perfect in this outfit =D), the pieces fit so well together =) I love the delicate silver chain necklace piece and also the silver on the bag, it's a great metallic addition to the look. And the beauty styling, how fabulous, that red lip is perfection!!

Friday, 15 December 2017

Dressing Gown Chic

Cocktail party with friends and you forgot to do your laundry? Not a problem to me, I'll wear my dressing gown! Just added fur, gold and heels, and I'm ready to go! ;) I'm really, really obsessed with these dark lips at the moment. They are from Plaza! They are perfect for this season, you should definitely check them out!

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

Taking a step back 2 years in this post, revisiting the December 2015 Hotbuys! This one is a litttle different as that year Stardoll combined the Hotbuys and the Holiday Calendar and made the 'Hot Hot Buys Calendar' - we got 31 Hotbuys over each day of the month! A great idea, but also one that adds up in cost, however we got some great items that year =D As a whole I think it was successful and actually there are a couple of pieces that came out of it that I wear a lot, like the Hot Hot Buys Cream Coat which I really do wear a lot! And there's also the Hot Hot Buys Chunky Florals Bag which I wore for the Bag It Up Challenge this year too^ So as there were so many pieces in these Hotbuys I decided to style up 3 of the pieces that I still have from that year, and also a beauty look with one of the jewellery pieces. First up wearing the Hot Hot Buys Lattice Dress and the Hot Hot Buys Tailored Pants (sadly not previously styled at all!):
I absolutely love both of these stylings, I styled them seasonally, going for a more party-type look and I think I successfully achieved that goal! With the dress, I love the blue sparkles to it, and having a base of white makes me view it as an easy one to style. These boots are fantastic and I don't think a look has ever failed when they're involved, they're the perfect height for the dress length too^ And the second look, something more formal-party with all the black, but these trousers are formal and have the perfect fit for it. I love adding to them with texture like these shoes, the fur coat and the metallic top - silver and black are such a classic combination! Plus you'll see I made use of two of the bags from my December Plaza Picks post with these stylings =D
And then secondly wearing the Hot Hot Buys Bandeau Top and then the Hot Hot Buys Black Gem Earrings:
I will be the first to say I'm not really much of a bandeau top person, they're an item I find tricky to style and work into the trends and pieces that I like, but I think I've done a not-bad job with this piece! It goes really nicely with this skirt in terms of style and colour and with some minimal black accessories I think it makes a pretty and almost feminine dressed up look! I really like the colours on this top, and think I should definitely try it out again =D And then my beauty look with these earrings! I loved working on this makeup, the reds are so fun to play with and they're perfect tones for these earrings with the ruby gems. The black liner works well with the black gemstones of the earrings - and overall I think these are an easy piece to work with! 

Soft and fluffy

I completely fell for this outfit as soon as I'd seen it from FedericoMosi! It makes use of the current Holiday Calendar furry vest however in this cool creative way as a pair of trousers rather than as outerwear and it looks pretty amazing =D It's perfect how well the piece fits on the legs and I think this outfit is styled superbly around these trousers. I love the smart blazer and paired with black buckled shoes with the trousers, and also the white tights, very slimming on the legs. The minimal accessories work in the favour of the fur - the outfit has been completed well =D

Thursday, 14 December 2017

P L A Z A P I C K S | B A G S

This month, the mammoth 2 year Bag It Up Challenge will end (like really it will, just 3 more pieces to style!) and so I feel reasonably well equipped to make good choices for this months Plaza Picks post - bags! There are almost 400 bags in the Plaza which is just quite overwhelming, I feel like I own close to this number by the length of time the challenge has taken me! I found it very easy to pick out my favourite pieces in the Plaza and I think some of these will be firm favourites with you guys too - I ended up picking 12 bags in a range of styles and colours but they do split nicely into 5 different categories as you'll see below. I really like all of these pieces and I'm sure you'll recognise some as ones I wear a lot! I hope you guys might find some inspiration from these picks =D

Spots and stripes

This look is getting Christmas ready with this cool shiny styling from Miver! I think this is the cutest party-styling, and rather Cruella-De-Ville-Esque too with the black and the white and the furry outerwear. The tulle skirting is a fab ball-gown base, and the white top makes a good pairing to add the striped furry jacket too, I love the contrast between it and the skirt. The accessories are cool too, the bag is nicely placed and fits the style well, as does the white beret, while the red mules and the lip colour pop out from the suite to perfection =D

Oh baby, she's a rockstar!

x RIO: Hotbuys 60s inspired cat eyes sunglasses
x Chanel tribute: Silver corner glasses
x Archive: Starry night earrings
x Subcouture: Mens t-shirt
x Limited Edition: Wow puff sleeves blouse
x Archive: Gathered silk blouse
x Subcouture: Gingham ruffle skirt
x Archive: Dotted silk gloves
x Fallen Angel: Dior inspired belt
x Saint Laurent tribute: Black scrunched boots


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

We Wear Hotbuys D E C E M B E R | Bright Red Midi Dress

Next HB of this week, and still 2 more to come - this is the Bright Red Midi Dress from Pretty 'N Love costing 26SD's. I really liked this piece in the advertising, and had high hopes for it, well it definitely lives up to expectations! The red is a perfect party colour, and amongst the green tones of the rest of the HB's it stands out well. I love the midi length, it's beautiful and the design is fabulous and very modern while keeping to well-loved styles. It fits the doll perfectly and has such a flattering look =D
So pretty! This dress really does look amazing on everyone, and I really kinda wanted to just wear it on it's own without anything else as that would just look great =D I can't wait to see how other people work with this piece, I hope plenty of people buy it^ And remember to vote in the poll too:

Smokey fire

A fantastic feature today from kalosz4 - and I'm all about the makeup and beauty look here, isn't it just smokin' ?!?! I love the deep orange smokey eye, it's beautiful and it's completely stand-out! The lip colour is perfect too, and I love the earring choice^ The beauty look works nicely with the outfit, namely the orange sleeves, this is such a cool creative way to wear this jacket and it works well. The black pieces give a classic style to the look being quite sleek. I like the spots on the top against the checks on the trousers, it's a cool combination =D

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Frill Up Shirt # W E S T Y L E I T

Pink! And such a bright pink too! This We Style It post brings you AudreyHepburn. and I's stylings of the It Girls Frill Up Shirt which joined our Plaza not that long ago earlier this year. It's a piece I bought upon release, and wore it back then, but haven't really had the time to put thought into. It's also a piece that I really don't see worn at all, so I made sure it got a chance here!
It sure is a bright piece, and I think that's been a part of why it doesn't get worn, as it's a tone that's hard to work with but we both made it work! While Lauri went a little more feminine, adding adorable bows to really play on the frills and making best use of the sleeves by adding this Dior crop top - that works in the favour of this shirt showing it's best parts^ On the other hand I went a little futuristic with my super shiny styling pairing the shirt with these metallic silver trousers and the patent puffa jacket - I like it, despite their different feel I do think the pink stands out, as does the V of the neck and the little tie at the waist - I've then highlighted the colour in my accessories, my favourite thing to do^

Spot the sleeves

This is just the coolest look! This feature comes to you from bloom_xx_layla and I think we can all agree how fab it looks =D I love the paired spotted pieces making a jumpsuit with a great shiny belt at the waist. The puffed sleeves with sweet peter-pan collar makes a great winter addition being bright and eye catching to the neckline, plus matching the boots very nicely =) The furry coat creation is amazing, it's perfect for the current trends and the style suits that of the rest of the look perfectly!

Bag It Up Challenge #227

This bag is the Hotbuys Suede Fringe Purse from Bizou and was released in March 2015, not all that long before we started doing We Wear Hotbuys posts on the blog, so I've had it since then and although I've maybe worn it once or twice, I've not really been able to show how much I do like it! It's in a neutral black, so easy to pair into looks with many colours and styles of clothing, and I like the fringing too, it's still cool even almost 3 years later. Plus I like the handheld style, I think it works out really nicely. So I know I wore this dress in another challenge look not too long ago, but I really felt like it was great with this piece too! And I picked these patent ruched boots because they're amazing and I had to seek them out at the weekend in the Bazaar as I was having major regret over not buying them, and I think they're the perfect choice for this outfit and bag =D

Monday, 11 December 2017

We Wear Hotbuys D E C E M B E R | Faux Mink Hoop Earrings

The next Hotbuy is here - and there's quite a few coming this week! These are the Faux Mink Hoop Earrings from It Girls and they are priced at 10SD's, which I think is reasonable. These are another pair of earrings that come as two individual ones, which works well. The size sure is large, I was expecting these earrings a little smaller and a little less furry, but it makes for an interesting angle for styling =D
So cute, I love all of our looks, and I really wasn't sure how these earrings would go once on the doll, but I think they're a success! My only negative is that they're a Beauty Parlor piece and it means I might forget about them, but hopefully they will make a good impression! And remember to vote in the poll as usual:

Gingham speckle

Such a party-season style with this feature today coming to you from GirlEwelina! I really like seeing this skirt worn on other people - it doesn't work for my doll, but it does seem to for everyone else, and this slightly casual-party styling looks great =) I absolutely love the glittered layered maxi paired with the gingham blouse, they work together nicely and it's a surprisingly good fit =) The accessories are also fitting, love the big buckled belt and the delicate little bag^

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Bag It Up Challenge #226

Good evening, happy Sunday =D Today's challenge bag is the Nelly Small Chain Crossover which I got back in the Spring of 2016 and I've really never worn it, and I can tell you exactly why for once^ It's the super long chain! The bag sits really low below the hip, and I know that's why I don't like it, I would just rather that naturally it sat a little higher up - sure I can resize, but it's nice to wear things as they are sometimes. I do like the colours though, I like gold and the design is really nice, just a shorter chain would work better for me! As I said back in my review, it does look a little YSL-like, so that is still a factor to consider. I enjoyed styling it mostly because I was excited to wear these trousers and I really like them paired with this bag. I was super simple (i.e I was being a little lazy) with the rest of the look and chose black with some gold heels, but concluding, it works well for the piece and I do think the bag stands out in the look =D

Pink 'n white

x Couture easter bunny ears
x Royalty: Draped beads neckpiece
x Subcouture: Oh my what frills top
x Mr: Rick Owens inspired long white t-shirt
x LE: Hedi sparkle socks
x Mortal Kiss: Silver point heels


Ankles tied

Smart-style prepared for winter in this styling from 3melekbir_arada - this sort of style is completely on trend right now amongst the fashion bloggers and influencers that I follow, I love that it's transitioned so well into Stardoll! I love seeing these trousers worn, it reminds me to wear mine more too^ They look perfect with these white booties, it's great for winter and works really nicely with the chunky knit and fitted blazer on the top half. I love the accessories, the leather-style beret looks fab with the belt and bag =)

Buckle Up

I've been meaning to change my look for days on end, but I'm so fond of this one, I just can't bring myself to try something new yet!

To highlight the play of soft knit, warm fur and shiny leather, I've kept the colours neutral and the accessories minimal. The zip and buckle details also toughen up the feminine silhouette. Finish with a red lip and we're ready for a stroll in the cold.

Ingredients | You Will Need
Ivory Soft Mohair Sweater | Pretty 'n' Love
Leather Full Zip Dress | Fallen Angel
Shoulder Slung Moto Jkt | Evil Panda
French Barret | Pearls
Marimekko Inspired Bag | Vinyl
One Shoulder Faux Fur | Inspired by Marc Jacobs Tribute
Soft Beige Thigh Highs | Inspired by Balmain Tribute

Saturday, 9 December 2017

We Wear Hotbuys D E C E M B E R | Prada Inspired Feather Heels

Our next Hotbuy has been released! These are the Prada Inspired Feather Heels from RIO and costing 16SD's. These are definitely an individually designed pair of shoes and they definitely have a lot of unique features to them making them stand out in the Plaza. I really like the emerald green colour and the straps across the feet, I think they're great and stand out, and also the cool texturing to the heel, it's super stand out for the piece =D
There's a clear theme going on with our stylings of these, black is an awesome colour to pair these shoes with^ No complaints from me, if the shoe fits, as the saying goes! I've seen a few other members wear these today too, and there are so many awesome options for them, so they are reasonably versatile, even if it doesn't look like it from our stylings^ And vote in the poll too please:

Great grey

A cute casual look today from millaxx - isn't it just the cosiest look for a cold winters day?! I love the combination of neutral colours, and the basic pieces which make up the base of the look work well together but also highlight the features of this look, like using a fringed shawl which is something I'd ordinarily look past. The shoes and hat look great in the outfit, and I love the warm socks on the ankles, it works out nicely. The look has been glammed up with the earrings and mini-backpack which look fab =)

Friday, 8 December 2017

V E L V E T O R C H I D | Styled Outfits

Getting close to catching up with these new releases now^ This next one is Velvet Orchid, not my favourite store in the Plaza for fitting with my style, but every so often I find something that works for me. For me this release doesn't need a review as most of it doesn't work out for my style, but I did pick up a couple of pieces that I really quite like and I think are great for the current season!
So first up are the Liquid Metallic Trousers, priced at 280SC's which is great - I liked the wide leg fit of these with the high waist and tight fit on the thigh. Most of you know I like silver, so these are a good addition to my wardrobe and I was very quickly lured into styling them with a whole lot more silver! I don't think it's overwhelming at all, and the black patent jacket and the bag definitely break it up a little. The second piece from the release that I really liked were the Textured Glitter Booties priced at 14SD's. It's winter, so naturally I love a good pair of boots and while being the classic black these have the cool unique fluffy texture that makes them stand out in a crowd - so far I haven't seen anyone else where them which is a little surprising as I found them so easy to work with =) I kinda stuck to silver again, choosing these silver jeans and a big overcoat - the look isn't showy or anything, which I like about these boots, they don't make you feel like you have to go a big fancy look just because the boots are pretty snazzy!

White winter

I've already posted one light and bright look in December, and here's another that's totally white and winter and angelic - from MissSierr! I'm a huge fan of white, but I'm no good at this layering and creating pieces thing, it's totally not my forte, but it looks so good here! The white piece on top is one of my favourite summer dresses, and this outfit brings it into use in the winter which is awesome^ I love the pieces used to give a light and fluffy edging to the outfit, and the feathering the the skirt, I think it looks amazing and like one. The accessories are cute and fitting, love the pom pom shoes and the gemstone earrings plus the makeup =D

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bag It Up Challenge #225

Today featuring an old favourite, the Notebook Clutch which was originally from Voile Holiday Boutique but has also been released in Callie's Picks - and huge bonus, it's an SC piece! I've always liked this and had the original but it wasn't layer-able, luckily the CP one is^ It's got a great vibrant blue colour and it's in a minimal easy-to-style shape. I was feeling having it as the only blue piece in the look, so that's what I went for, although I did do a matching eye-shadow look that I really love, this deep blue is so cool! I paired really simple colours with the clothing, a coat is a must at this time of year but kept it casual with just a loose sweater and jeans, I really this specific pair (they're the Cut Off Culottes Denim from Royalty) with the bag! And these white boots of course, I love the white against the blue of the bag, it's a combination that pops and I'll wear again =D

Tulle too

Very cool and ethereal today in this feature coming to you from leiona_- =) I love seeing someone wearing this tulle layered skirt, I feel like it's a great piece and people aren't all that enthusiastic about it. The tone looks great against that of the boots, I love the texture contrast between the tulle and the velvet. Then the top half of the look is so stark in contrast with the fitted white pieces - which do work and fits well. The accessories are great, I love the sash belt idea and style, and the bag on there and the tulle ribbon and the flowers ... just fab! Plus the glasses and earrings, those definitely stand out and are one of my favourite parts =D

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

We Wear Hotbuys D E C E M B E R | Valentino Inspired Stud Bracelet

Here's our first HB accessory of the month - the Valentino Inspired Stud Bracelet. It's from It Girls and is very reasonably priced at 8SD's, thumbs up for that! This is quite a small piece, so while I think it could easily get lost in an outfit, I think it's quite sweet and stylish. I like the red colour to the banding of the bracelet, and the square stud is quite typically Valentino =D
So much red and so much black! These colours typically look good with this bracelet, and there's so many pieces in those colours out there that I'm sure every single reader could wear a completely different red or black look with this bracelet, making it a fairly versatile piece^ I really love all of our looks so I'm sure you'll have a hard time choosing which to vote for in the poll:

Ivory rose

This feature from s34baby has just the most beautiful tones! I love the ivory coloured base to this look with the matching polo and trousers, the fit of the trousers is also great and incredibly flattering, I love it^ The ruffled off-shoulder top is also a cute addition and it definitely adds to the look. All those red accessories definitely drew me into the look, I love the beret, the pointed toe and that bag, I wish I had it! And the gold belt, it's perfect there =) A great classic winter-themed look!

Happy Birthday

Happy 100th birthday Finland, my beautiful home! This whole year has been a huge celebration here, but it all cultimates today, on out Independence Day. I wanted to honour it myself too with this outfit that only features blue and white! It's quite modern in a way, and features these beautiful boots from the latest Subcouture release. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

We Wear Hotbuys D E C E M B E R | Mod Shift Dress

Our next HB and our next dress - this is the Mod Shift Dress from Pretty 'N Love costing 28SD's. I do think this is an expensive price for the piece, especially given that we've had a very similar dress before in terms of the design with the collar and the lace and the shift style, which is a little disappointing. The green colour is really nice though, and the red bow is a cute festive addition =)
This dress wasn't a hard one to style, in fact it was easy, but I don't think it's that great a piece - it has nothing that really makes it stand out much, especially not in this particular month of Hotbuys so I think it goes to the bottom of the pack sadly. But do remember to still vote in our poll:

Shiny slouch

More with these boots! I'm getting so annoyed that I didn't buy them - off to the Bazaar for me! Anyway, this feature is from cinderela23barb and looks pretty amazing combining these slinky sparkly boots in such a casual outfit. The boots go so well with these faded jeans, it gives such a great show of how versatile the boots are^ I love the long sleeved sweater paired with the oversized jacket too, they fit the jeans and boots combination well. And that sparkling headband really completed the look nicely =D