27 August 2012

Bright On: Shay Mitchell Outfit Inspiration

I've never noticed before how trendy Shay Mitchell dresses off set, they always put her into really casual clothes you would wear around the house on PLL. I don't follow celebrities though, so I guess that may be the reason why.
She wore this lovely ensemble out to an event, not sure where or when but it would have been recently judging by colours and cuts. I didn't go online shopping, my bank balance had a nice relaxing weekend, but I did go online window shopping to find some lovely pieces similar to the ones Shay was wearing in that photo. Here's the end result:

I was originally going to name this "Shay Mitchell Look For Less" but the shorts and blazer were a little bit too expensive for it to be called cheap! Eep, they were both nearing the $85 price mark each. I can't say they don't look good, but I probably wouldn't spend that much if I can find cheaper alternatives offline. Call me cheap, but I just don't wear most pieces in my wardrobe enough for me to pay that much for them :(.
Putting whatever else aside, these pieces are rocking pretty, and they scream right now. The neon colours are really trending right now, they look amazing with simple black and white, and if you're like me you'll love to mix it up with the boring black phase I've fallen into over winter.
Black is out, neon is in, and it looks amazing with white, really gives it that pop of colour you need for springtime...that is if you live here in Australia. I was getting so sick of winter towards the end of it, but these last few days it has been so nice and sunny that I've completely forgotten about all my worries.
This outfit is great for pre-summer, you can team it with some skin coloured stockings and you're good to go.
Even though Shay didn't have a clutch with her, I thought I would go that extra bit of length. I found this clutch in store at Colette about a week ago and I really liked the bright yellow/lime and how the style of the hardware went so well with the bright pop of colour. Your screen may be fooling you when you see yellow! That clutch is actually a lime/yellow shade, but it looks super pretty and on trend so even if you end up ordering it online I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
I wanted to attach a nice bracelet and ring combo, but the picture was getting a little too crowded already, diddums. You get the idea though :) I probably would've teamed it with a nice rose gold ring pack and simple studded bracelet, as you can mix your rose golds in with your golds, it will look pretty and on trend. I love mixing my metals!

I hope you all like this bright copy cat outfit! I tried to find really similar pieces, that's why I couldn't name it a Look For Less, but I still think it looks great.

Have a lovely day girls and guys :)
xoxo
Xeni

23 August 2012

Neon Mania

I'm preparing for a photoshoot I have on Saturday as at, and I've been obsessed with neon winged eyeliner. I mean, how amazing is it? Neon colours are really making their way back into fashion. I remember a few years ago they came out but I wasn't too fussed about it. This time around I feel like I'm a fifteen year old school girl over again with a first love and I cannot get enough.
So, even though it's getting extremely late here (for me anyway because I'm a young soul with an old ladys bed time), I thought I would share some pretty pictures that inspired me these last few weeks.
Enjoy and I hope these inspired you as much as they have myself :)
Goodnight xoxo






14 August 2012

Are Celebs sending us broke?

At this moment there are literally almost a dozen glossies just covering my bed, nope just don't ask. One of them had an article whos' title read "Are celebs sending us broke?"...well are they? If you were to look at my wardrobe, it would be a yes and no. Why? Because if I see a killer pair of heels on one of the Kardashian sisters, I won't go out and buy it...again, why? Simply because I've already spent my money on other things I do not need which may or may have or may not have been inspired by designer wear...oops.
It's hard not to get lost in a classic Rachel Zoe "I die" moment with my  job  though, working with costume jewellery can be a little hard on your part time job bank account at times unfortunately, nevertheless I love my job.
More importantly getting back to the original reason of this post, I think most of us are being sent broke because of them. Yes, there are those fashionistas who prefer to go another way, and dress in very unique pieces but at the end of the day we are all celeb wardrobe victims. Don't even try denying that you have never watched tv, read Vogue or seen a videoclip where you went "oh gosh, that bag looks amazing...let's pause to see which designer it's from, ah right Versace". It's true, I probably do this on weekly if not daily basis.
The truth is that it's hard not to get your heart racing over something amazing you just saw on a celebrity when it just looks so damn good on them. If we're pointing fingers and famous people, we may as well point them at famous designers as well. The latest craze right now are Michael Kors watches, which may be simplistic they are still fabulous at the same time. I personally am really inspired by designers, to the extent where I have a Herm├ęs look-alike from Miss Shop. This $20 bargain has served me well the last couple of months though I must say that.
I honestly think that bloggers and designers inspire my wardrobe picks more than any celebrities out there. I don't follow their everyday life that's all, whereas I read blogs and see all these photos on my newsfeed about various designers. I don't know about anyone else though...

I've been so inspired to do a whole bunch of OOTD's but I can just never get myself around to doing them! Charging my camera at the moment so by the morning it should be charged, hopefully tomorrow I won't be so lazy as i have been in the past :(

Toodles xo
Xeni