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Spring 2013 Trend Alert: Black and White

24 Feb

The days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising, its that time of year again- Spring! One of the biggest trends that have hit the runways this Spring season is the back-to-basic black and white look. These two colours are classic  and staples for most women’s wardrobes and when paired together, it can be quite elegant.This trend has stormed runways in all cities and most recently during New York Fashion Week by top designers such as Michael Kors and Oscar Dela Renta. This trend has also appeared in almost all retail stores Spring 2013 collections including affordable fashion stores such as Zara, Forever 21,  H&M and Topshop.

Michael Kors

Oscar Dela Renta

Louis Vuitton  has also followed with the black and White contrast trend as well, however putting a different spin on it with a checkered pattern. Check mate?

My favourite piece that follows this trend can be found at Zara. It  this stripped blouse with pockets that can be paired with black trousers or leggings and a colorful shoe to make the outfit pop.

What are your thoughts on this trend? Yay or Nay?

Let me know by leaving a comment, and don’t forget to Like/Follow!

xoxo,

Lilia 🙂

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AMA’s 2012: Fashion Report!

19 Nov

Hey everyone!

I hope everyone got a chance to catch the AMA’s last night because there were some outstanding performances from the biggest names in the music industry. My favourite performers of the night were definitely from The Wanted, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber! However, my overall favourite part of the show….and of every other award show… was the red carpet! This year, a ton of the stars were strutting the red carpet with intricate embroidery detail and shiny sparkles. Here are some of my favourite looks from the evening.

Left to Right: Carly Rae Jepson in Gomez-Gracia sequined gown, Hedi Klum in a Alexandre Vauthier mini, Taylor Swift in  Zuhair Murad and Carrie Underwood in a Abed Mahfouz gown. 

My favourite look of the night was brought to us by Taylor Swift!

Taylor looked flawless  in this long sleeve, floral embroidered dress with gold beadwork detail and an open back by Zuhair Murad. Her hair was styled into a retro up-do and her make-up complimented her look appropriately. This will deffinatly go down as one of my favourite Taylor Swift looks of all time!

On the other hand, Nicki Minaj looked like a  hot mess…. as always!

   Click here for a bunch of red carpet/behind-the-scenes videos with the guests at this years American Music Awards! 

xoxo, Lilia

Trend Alert: Military Chic!

26 Sep

Hey dolls,

First off, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts this past month! It has been crazy with back-to-school, but I promise we will be back with a ton of posts. Starting with this trend trend that has been popping up everywhere these past few weeks. Fall fashion is all about military chic! It’s combining the usual fall colours, like army green and brown but adding a bit of an edge with studs and camo. This trend can easily be incorporated into your fall wardrobe since all of the major stores are carrying this trend. I’ve already invested in a studded camo jacket and a studded army green vest… and I love them!

This is how I styled my army green studded vest from Zara:

My other favourite item is this Camo jacket with stud embellishments on the pockets (also from Zara):

To complete the perfect military chic look, pair your outfit with a pair of  cute combat boots (Found at Aldo).

Hope everyone enjoyed this quick post! Check back soon for more posts about beauty, fashion, and much more.

Don’t forget to Like/Comment/ Follow 🙂

xoxo,

Lilia

Leather Studded Kisses in The Sand: Fall 2012 Trend!

25 Aug

Hey everyone! So, it is sad to say that summer is coming to an end. However, on a brighter note this means my favorite season is right around the corner. I love fall and fall fashion trends never seem to disappoint. This fall 2012 season leather and studs are in! Studs are appearing on almost everything from shoes to jackets. Designers such as Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen and Prada were strutting down the runway with some studded shoes. Moreover, heavy on the leather, streamlined looks were the rage with designers such as DKNY, YSL, Pucci, etc.

I am loving the leather skirts and jeans that were showcased in the DKNY fall 2012 collection. Check out some more affordable options below!

Black Oasis Faux Leather Skirt                                        Zara Skirt with Leather Frill 

7  For All Mankind Jeans

Leather studded boots are also a great way to incorporate the  stud trend into your everyday fall outfit. Check out these leather studded combat boots from Steve Madden that I am in love with!

        Boot #1                                                                          Boot #2

If the the black leather and studs is too heavy for your personal style, you can try the trend out in a lighter way with studded flats/loafers.

Studded Loafers From Tobi.com                          Studded Flats From Lulus.com

Hope you have found this post helpful and let me know what you think about the these trends!

Don’t Forget to Like/Comment/Follow 🙂

xoxo, Lilia

Jessica Alba: Street Style

31 Jul
Jessica Alba ♥

MW Matthew Williamson pencil dress
$170 – farfetch.com

ONLY blazer
$49 – bestseller.com

Collar necklace
$16 – diva.co.nz

Wayfarer sunglasses
ocshades.com

Stila foundation
stilacosmetics.com

Stila makeup
stilacosmetics.com

Trend Alert: Collared Necklace!

25 Jun

Hey everyone! Recently I have been spotting collared/bib statement necklaces all over the place and I personally love this trend. An accessory like this can totally bring together a whole outfit and add that extra little something in order to make the outfit complete.

A few celebrites like Kylie Jenner have been spotted sporting this new trend:

Kylie’s gold collared necklace brings together her simple outfit and adds an extra edge to her peach blazer.

A necklace similar to Kylie’s can be found here.

These collared necklaces can be found in a bunch of different styles and designs. Since this trend can be found in such a variety of different designs, it is simple to find a style collared necklace that best matches your personal style. They can come  in leather, beaded, fringe, metallic, sequinned and more.

These are just some of my personal favourites that I have found online!

Forever 21 : (x)

 H&M: (x)

Topshop: (x)

Asos: (x)

ASOS necklace

Forever 21: (x) 

Hope you have found this post helpful and have been inspired to try out this new trend that will complete your wardrobe this summer!

Don’t forget to Like/Comment/Follow!

xoxo, Lilia 🙂

Peach Picnic

23 Jun
Peach Picnic

Lipsy no sleeve shirt
£28 – lipsy.co.uk

Neon pants
£20 – republic.co.uk

Jimmy Choo platform wedge heels
$595 – forwardforward.com

Green handbag
€100 – welikefashion.com

Circle sunglasses
80spurple.com

Make Your Patio a Destination
$5.99 – bhg.com

Check it Out: Dip Dye DIY

21 Apr

Hey everyone! check out this quick and easy Ombre Dip Dye Shirt DIY from Dulce Candy:

The inspiration for this comes from Phillp Lims Mens Summer 2012 colleection:

I really love the dip dye effect and i hope to see more of it in the future.

If you’re not big on D.I.Y’s you can always get this trend at Zara and Topshop:

$ 29.90 CA – Zara 

$59.90 CA- Zara

$68 US – Top Shop 

Hope you enjoyed this quick post!

xoxo, Lilia 🙂

Sunday Brunch!

15 Apr
Happy Easter!

Paul Joe Sister black top
$240 – stylebop.com

Elizabeth and James lightweight jacket
$584 – my-wardrobe.com

Ksubi denim jean shorts
$180 – net-a-porter.com

Vintage looking shoes
$50 – lebunnybleu.com

Madewell canvas bag
$142 – madewell.com

Marni neon necklace
£185 – net-a-porter.com

Monki oliver sunglasses
€10 – monki.com

Tocca perfume
$34 – journelle.com

Christian Dior lacquer nail
$23 – nordstrom.com
12 Apr

 

I hope life treats you kind

White blouse
€190 – veryeickhoff.com

Burberry trench coat
$1,195 – parkandbond.com

Dolce Gabbana floral skirt
$559 – mytheresa.com

Spiked high heels
€78 – modekungen.se

Prada leather bag
£1,250 – flannelsfashion.com

See by Chloe heart jewelry
$55 – couture.zappos.com

Pieces flower jewelry
$16 – asos.com

Jennifer zeuner jewelry
laneknight.com

Gothic ring
£3.95 – chaoticclothing.co.uk

Bruuns Bazaar leather belt
£20 – bruunsbazaar.com

Dolce Gabbana nail lacquer
£18 – harrods.com

iittala Aalto Finlandia Tall Vase
$145 – hivemodern.com