Sunglasses and sangria

Good evening my bespectacled beauties, 

With the amazing sunny weather we have been having in London over the last few months. I have really been able to make use of my extensive sunglass collection 😀

I love the allure of throwing on a pair of sunglasses to accentuate my outfit choices. They also can hide a mutiltude of sins from too many late nights on the town, or in my case, trying to prevent the dreaded hayfever attacks! Haha. 

 

I wore the above vintage Topshop pair whilst in Positano. The red metal frames set off my dress and bag perfectly and gave a nice contrast. The backdrop proved a huge inspiration to me in what colour combinations I wore – the pastel buildings and bold purple flowers dotted everywhere was just breathtaking.

  
  
I wore my Rayban aviator pair whilst holidaying in Venice. As I was only there for a long weekend I decided to take a classical pair which would match with a variety of different outfits. The mirrored lenses are on trend for spring/ summer 2015 too. 

  
When I was in Spain for New Year, although the weather was a little cooler the sunshine was still beaming. I wore my tortoise shell Burberry pair for the trip as the heavier frames are a bit more appropriate for winter short breaks. 

  
When I was working overseas in Cape Town I lived in my retro Rayban wayfarers. They were so perfect for laid back beach days and the classic black frames complemented every bikini shade I had 😁

Accessories really are a way to show off your individuality and personality, which is why I love my collection of sunglasses. They all are completely unique and match a whole range of my wardrobe staples. 

Protecting your eyes as well as looking cool and chic, I will raise my glass of sangria to that 😀

Until next week, take care

Keya x

Act your age, not your shoe size.

Good morning from a lovely spring day in London,

This weeks blog post is about how to look chic and on trend whatever age you are.

I think one of the biggest mistakes people make when they get older is when they find a shop they like as a young adult, they stick with it no matter how many years or life events pass. Believe me I would love to still be able to wear my little pleated kilts from River Island or one of my many outfits I adored from Kookai but I do not think my friends or colleagues would appreciate it now that I’m in my late twenties. 

  

Many of us are lucky enough as we get older and settled into our working lives to be able to afford to buy pieces that are timeless, pairing them with everyday basics from our beloved favourite stores like Gap, Uniqlo or Topshop. 

With my 30th birthday and entering a new decade fast approaching, I know I will stick with my tried and tested style of pairing beautiful classic items like that all important LBD, nude court shoes or a well fitted blazer and then mix and match my basics to create interesting new outfits every day. 

  

Into your forties, fifties and beyond in my opinion it is so important to dress for your shape and feel confident in whatever you wear. If you have problem areas like all of us, for example the top of your arms all it takes is a pashmina or cropped cardigan over a shift dress to keep you on trend but also feel comfortable. You can still wear clothes that are “in fashion” but after living a full life getting married, having an amazing career and bearing children you really do not need to be dressing like the latter to look current! What happened to the adage of with age comes wisdom? That wisdom can also be used to make great fashion choices. Great shops I like for the more mature person are definitely Massimo Dutti, Marks and Spencers and also you can find some great bargains in TK Maxx if you have a spare afternoon to browse the chaos 😀

 If you are smart about the investments you make in your early working years, those pieces will last until you are well into your excentric eighties. If in doubt, longer length dresses with a cute cap sleeve are effortlessly timeless, well tailored trousers are a wardrobe staple and those black leather peep toe shoes from Jimmy Choo which nearly gave you heart failure when you purchased them will go the distance I can assure you. The only difference being we may not be able to walk quite as far in them in twenty years time 😁

  

Until next week, take care 

Keya x