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Oh Yes I’m Trying This!

A Stiletto Workout that I will be trying? Yes please!

 

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What to Wear for Work

I need to do up some job applications today. Since I haven’t worked in a while I need to look at my wardrobe. Sometimes my fantasy and my reality are so far apart. What I want to wear I can’t afford or fit into to. Other times I can make do with something very similar.

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Michael Stars Cotton Slub 3/4 V-Neck Hoodie Dress

Isn’t this just the cutest casual dress ever? You must know about my weakness for hoodie dresses, and this one looks like it could flatter curvier figures, plus it’s so damn summery.  If only this brand were cheaper…Ha!

Cotton Slub 3-4 Sleeve V-Neck Hoodie - Michael Stars

The website has a cool video feature so that you can see your desired outfit in motion before you buy.

I ♥ Karen Millen

I ♥ Karen Millen

I ♥ Karen Millen by MsGrey featuring a shirt dress

I fallen really hard for the UK clothing brand Karen Millen. I swear my goal in life is to be able to afford their clothes and shoes (swoon). Their aesthetic speaks to me. The dresses I’ve featured are very structured and are feminine takes on masculine silhouettes. Military shirts, the trench coats, button details; basically it features all the stuff I love. Don’t even start me on the pencil skirts. They I adore because they do amazing things for my shape and/or confidence.  Plus the brand’s heavily structured feminised-masculinity is evident in these pieces as well. What’s not to love?

To be fair these shoes were my introduction to the brand. The black court with the eyelet detail and the red accents is still my all time favourite.

What I Want

It’s been a while, but good news, not only did I graduate with an MA, I got a merit too!

So I’ve decide to list some of the stuff I really, really want, or just find oh-so-cute. A girl can dream, and I really love mine. Here goes:

  • I should be shame, but I love silly slippers. Whatever you think about this reality star, these slippers rock! That’s right, I’m talking about Snooki Slippers. I linked to the purple ones on Twitter, but the turquoise are my favs.
  • I love hoody dresses to wear to and from the gym. So I found this cute one from Nike and this one from Adidas. I’ve love to wear them post-workout with my Adissage slippers.
  • For work, I’m loving dresses. They’re easier to wear than suits, and separates. I find they give me the professional look I’m after, plus I find them very flattering for curvy women.  love this Plutocracy Dress at lot. It’s simple, so the wearer can dress it up or down with the right accessories. The oversized flower gave the right amount of visual interest, without overpowering the design, and it’s a really versatile piece. I can easily wear this to a daytime event, or church.
  • I’ve also been loving the  work of several upcoming African and African inspired designers. People like Duro OlowuBoxing Kitten and Zed Eye. I discovered this amazing blog from a group of London-based fashionistas called: Shop Liquorice, who’ve introduced me to many of these up and comers. With reason, because their designs are amazing, and reflect a worldview many share, but rarely make the front page of the fashion mags.

Just a round up of some of  the lovely things I’ve been loving right now.

Why I Need a Job

I’m one of those girls who  dreams of fashion. I have the perfect outfit styled and accessorised to perfection in my head for various occasions. Unfortunately my budget, location etc sometimes conspire against me. Though it’s been a while I wanted to share my new fantasies with you.

First up is the Mama Ring by Peace Images. How could I not want this desperately? It’s practically calling my name.

Just a word of caution, homegirl is talented, so browsing her site could lead you into poverty. I also really love this blue agate ring, and could see me placing an order for both at the same time.

I was updating our blog listing at work and happened upon this quirky fashion site: Kingdom of Style. It wasn’t really my style, but the artistic vision was intriguing so I clicked through some links until I met the love of my life.

I like the idea of these in purple, as seen on “Samantha” in Sex in the City 2. The key would be to keep the rest of the outfit simple. admit it, aren’t these earrings just made to be worn with a rockin’ afro puff?

Sigh, I need a job.

Party Shoes

I recently returned from a trip to MIA to visit my mother. If I’ve never mentioned it before, the woman is shoe obsessed! It was during this trip that she purchased 5 pairs in one weekend, and then tried to blame me for being a bad influence. Truth is she can’t help herself, and this was simply a case of her latent shoe love flaring up.

During one of our trips we found ourselves in Ninewest; a store I love for having lovely shoes I can afford. And I met this gorgeous shoe. It’s so obviously an evening shoe that isn’t ashamed to make a statement, without being tacky. In fact I find it very elegant, and don’t know why I didn’t purchase a pair (OK I know why I didn’t but still).Fluffy

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