Easter Inspo

Easter inspirations

It’s the long weekend. Huzzah!

In honour of Easter, I thought it’d be fun to go on Polyvore and create an egg-citing style and inspo board.

What do you think? It’s a bit of an eclectic assortment. I’m absolutely loving pastel shades and monochrome, minimalist dressing at the moment. Plus that bunny looks cute enough to cuddle!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

Forever New floral dress
forevernew.com.au

Zunie green dress
98 AUD – dillards.com

Batwing shirt
65 AUD – banggood.com

Brat and Suzie crop tank
43 AUD – spoiledbrat.co.uk

Vero Moda white tee
31 AUD – oliverbonas.com

Pegleg nyc
130 AUD – peglegnyc.com

Pleated skirt
42 AUD – blackfive.com

Black mini skirt
35 AUD – newlook.com

Kate Spade pointy toe pumps
300 AUD – neimanmarcus.com

Ankle strap shoes
30 AUD – lulus.com

H&M high heel pumps
77 AUD – hm.com

Satchel bag
21 AUD – banggood.com

Green purse
marksandspencer.com

Tai cuff jewelry
140 AUD – shopbop.com

Vitamin A fedora hat
110 AUD – nordstrom.com

Circle sunglasses
3.92 AUD – banggood.com
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Say Sheers

Say Sheers

It would be an understatement to say that the sheer trend is still going strong this season.

The look has been interpreted in a multitude of ways by high fashion designers and fast fashion chains.

From showing a little skin with peekaboo panels to translucent fabrics, sheer dresses or blouse and shirt combos are trending everywhere. See-through shoes and handbags are also making an appearance!

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  1. Valentino couture photo via Pinterest.
  2. Style icon Kate Bosworth wearing a dress with sheer pannelling. Image via Pinterest.

There’s a line between trendy and tasteless when it comes to the transparency style.

The knack to this trend is often to try choosing outfits that focus on bareness in one area only.

If you’re nervous about trying this look out, accentuate bareness in areas like the shoulders and legs, rather than over the bust.

Another way to work this look is to try styles that play on different textures and patterns, rather than traditional see-through fabrics.

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3. Blake Lively in a retro-inspired sheer top. Image via Pinterest.
4. Beautiful Valentino design via Pinterest.
5. Love this look found on Pinterest.
6. Elie Saab image via Pinterest.
7. Balenciaga image via Pinterest.

Looking for some sheer additions and shopping inspirations?

Here’s a few items aligned with the trend that I’m lusting over at the moment (individual product details below): Sheers image

Love Haus sheer skirt 82 AUD – shopbop.com

Flared skirt 22 AUD – sheinside.com

Black floral maxi skirt 64 AUD – choies.com

BCBGMAXAZRIA black high heel boots 105 AUD – shopbop.com

White stiletto 39 AUD – romwe.com

Black high heel pumps 39 AUD – romwe.com

Casadei nude heel shoes 1 270 AUD – casadei.com

Aldo purse 125 AUD – zalando.co.uk

Black handbag 29 AUD – prettylittlething.com

Heart shaped handbag 64 AUD – modcloth.com

Evening jewelry 17 AUD – charmingcharlie.com

Le Specs square glasses 64 AUD – net-a-porter.com


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Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey

Like the cloud-covered sky these past few days and the recently released infamous movie, grey – all 50 shades of it – is all the rage at the moment.

Commonly associated with conformity and modesty, this colour evokes various other emotions and ideals due to it’s different associations. It’s the hue linked to ash and marble, the wolf, and the dove.

Grey was the colour most often worn by fashionably dressed women during the Victorian era and the dashing urban male of the 1950s and 1960s, with the grey suit favoured by cinematic icons Cary Grant and Humphrey Bogart.

How is a modern woman meant to use this colour as her muse? Grey inspo goodness below!

I actually have the leather skirt from H&M that features below and I love it (I know it’s not grey, but the style is very flattering and slightly edgy, so I wanted to share it). It was a recent purchase from the new store at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre in Brisbane.

Shades of Grey

Gray dress
26 AUD – sheinside.com

Monki heavy sweater
14 AUD – monki.com

Long tweed coat
41 AUD – romwe.com

Gray trench coat
22 AUD – rosewe.com

H M black mini skirt
29 AUD – hm.com

Jimmy Choo high heel pumps
1 365 AUD – savannahs.com

GUESS strappy sandals
styletread.com.au

Dareen Hakim gray satchel
485 AUD – boticca.com

Marc B gray bag
94 AUD – topshop.com

Boohoo bib statement necklace
13 AUD – boohoo.com

White House Black Market grey statement necklace
97 AUD – whitehouseblackmarket.com

Grey hat
150 AUD – 10thshop.com

Wool hat
29 AUD – newlook.com

Round glasses
73 AUD – nelly.com

Wildfox pink sunglasses
270 AUD – coggles.com

Mirrored sunglasses
75 AUD – modekungen.se

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I hope you enjoyed this week’s Trending Tuesday post. Thanks for stopping by; I’d love it if you popped by again next week.

Denim Trends

Denim Trends

Some things in our wardrobes come and go, while others come back season after season, like denim.

Ever since spunky Genoese Navy sailors first strutted around in denim back in the 1500’s this fabric, which originated in the French town of Nimes, has created strong style statements.

In recent years fashion has ripped up the denim rulebook (and often the material) more than ever, with fresh ideas and fascinating details. From shirtdresses to shearling to creative tailoring, denim is still having a moment.

Within the Pre-Fall 2015 collections were deep indigo trenches, courtesy of Alexander McQueen, and spring collections saw ankle skimming ‘70s inspired denim skirts.

Two of the recent denim trends to emerge that translate easily into the ready to wear category include denim on denim and denim dresses. You can see more on these denim trends and styling inspo (that you can shop) below.
Denim on denim

Double denim is certainly back, but it can be tricky to pull off.

Modernise your look by using contrasting shades of denim. Think dark jeans with a light chambray top.

This will help you avoid any flashbacks to the “denim tuxedo” vibes of decades past.

If you want to avoid looking costume-like or dated, make sure you shy from any outfit extras that have a western or ‘80s feel. Instead wear your denim on denim with polished accessories and a confident attitude!

Above is my take on the double denim trend. What do  think of it? I’d love to hear your comments in the comment section or you can shop the look below!

H M denim top
48 AUD – hm.com

Current/Elliott blue jeans
535 AUD – graziashop.com

Gianvito Rossi high heel shoes
1 005 AUD – brownsfashion.com

Prada backpack
1 255 AUD – prada.com

Forever New watch
forevernew.com.au

H M black belt
7.70 AUD – hm.com

Linda Farrow cat eye sunglasses
770 AUD – net-a-porter.com

NLY Accessories black headband
19 AUD – nelly.com
Denim dresses

There are so many cute styles to pick from when it comes to denim dresses, with options to suit different body shapes. I tend to like them paired with vintage-style brown belts and sandals for a casual, day-time look.

If you’ve yet to invest in a denim dress—or need inspiration on how to style it—scroll through the set of items I have curated below!

Alaïa denim corset dress
1 110 AUD – 1stdibs.com

Moschino fitted dress
1 015 AUD – stylebop.com

Sea New York denim dress
515 AUD – net-a-porter.com

House of Holland blue pattern dress
455 AUD – matchesfashion.com

AG Adriano Goldschmied short ruffle dress
300 AUD – net-a-porter.com

Current Elliott loose mini dress
150 AUD – theoutnet.com

Topshop blue baby doll dress
72 AUD – nordstrom.com

Embellished dress
29 AUD – sheinside.com

Deep blue dress
39 AUD – choies.com

Long sleeve mini dress
48 AUD – newlook.com

Silvian Heach clothing
105 AUD – zalando.co.uk

Even&odd light blue denim shorts
56 AUD – zalando.co.uk

Diesel rubber sole dress shoes
170 AUD – diesel.com

Splendid greek sandals
100 AUD – splendid.com

Dorothy Perkins cut out wedge shoes
77 AUD – dorothyperkins.com

Office camel shoes
93 AUD – office.co.uk

Arizona gladiator zipper sandals
37 AUD – jcpenney.com

Charlotte Russe gladiator sandals flat
27 AUD – charlotterusse.com

Forever 21 brown flat shoes
12 AUD – forever21.com

Lucky Brand studded leather belt
78 AUD – luckybrand.com

Lucky brand
78 AUD – luckybrand.com

Abercrombie Fitch brown leather belt
50 AUD – abercrombie.com

ESPRIT vintage belt
57 AUD – spartoo.co.uk

Uniqlo real leather belt
26 AUD – uniqlo.com

Uniqlo brown leather belt
29 AUD – uniqlo.com

Uniqlo brown leather belt
29 AUD – uniqlo.com
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Marsala makes it’s move! Hot hue for 2015

Marsala

I can’t say I’m a fan of red wine, but I am liking the fashion world’s current drink of choice.

The Pantone colour for 2015 is Marsala, a warm reddish-brown hue.

This hearty, yet stylish tone has already been translated into recently released fashion designs, beauty products and home furnishings.

Designers like Daniel Silverstain, Herve Leger by Max Azria, and Dennis Basso showcased Marsala in their spring 2015 collections.

As a Queenslander, who supports the Maroons and is heading into cooler weather, I’m pretty excited to see how this colour will take over as the year continues…I definitely think some accessories and lippy in this edgy colour will be added to the My Eclectic Muse collection soon.

Click the images below to shop the heels or handbag via Polyvore 🙂

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