Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pick of the Week: Navy Cardigan

If love has a physical form, then for me it's this strawberry cardigan!I pretty much haven't taken mine off since I got it. Mostly because I seem to be obsessed with navy at the moment, but also because I love the flattering cut, the poofy sleeves, and the cute little embroidered strawberries on the front and back.

Navy Cardigan Outfit Idea

My favourite way to wear it (so far, anyway) is with a little red dress and navy flats. I also throw on a pair of green tights if it's a bit chilly out, because they make the green embroidery on the cardigan stand out wonderfully.

Argh, it's just too great! ;)

Dressing up Jeans

Pink bow flats featured in Alt for Damern

Jeans are so versatile, but a lot of people shy away from the idea of dressing them up - myself included. To me, they're just sloppy weekend wear, but I'm working on changing my mind about that. Any suggestions to help me? Here's what I've figured out so far - it mightn't be big news to most people, but these tips will go far for any novices like me.

1. Nothing dresses up some ordinary jeans like a pair of pretty shoes, and a nice pair of heels will add instant glamour to any outfit!

Check out these Black Heels in the Online Store

2. Jeans and t-shirts are almost synonymous in my mind, but don't let yourself fall into that trap! A slinky top will take you from day to night in an instant. Pick something silky or sequined so that there's no way you'll feel under-dressed.

Try this Cream Silk Shirt

3. Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise! And choose wisely. When you're wearing a simple outfit, any embellishments will speak volumes, so use them to express yourself.
I think a bag is a great way to let your personality show through. Are you a little bit kooky? Try a fun, retro-style bag. Feeling classy? A classic black bag is the way to go.

Vintage-style bag

Chic black bag

So, with all that in mind, grab your favourite jeans and make them work for you!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Pick of the Week: Bows! Bows! Bows!

What is it about bows that makes them so appealing? I fall for anything with a bow on it, and I know that lots of my friends are just the same. And it's not just us; I went shopping today, and just about every single store was covered in bows! I felt a bit like I was in some sort of eternal children's section...

Satisfy your own bow lust with these beauties:

Pink Dress with Bow

Mauve Bow Dress

Pink Bow Shoes (my favourite of the lot!)

Is there anything you're going a bit ga-ga over this week? Share your links in the comments!