Wednesday 29 June 2016

Pencil Skirt & Afro


Blazer - H&M
Skirt - Ebay
Tank Top - H&M
Shoes - Zara

It's almost the end of June and finally on Sunday 26th we just about got some nice weather before the skies turned grey and the down pour started, (they definitely lied about the heatwave). My weekend was ammmaaazing! I went to the British Olympic trials at Alexander stadium, the cinema, out for dinner, and on Sunday I went to church and wanted to share my outfit with you, not to mention I got my afro out Heeeeeyyyy!

I kept the outfit quite neutral this week with most of its flare coming from my sunglasses and fabulous afro. The blazer is a great throw over piece to make the outfit look smart and appropriate. It could also be worn casually with a pair of  tapered trousers or skinny jeans.

The fit of this basic top from H&M is just great and at £3.99 is cheap and cheerful, comfortable and sexy at the same time. Paired with a jersey pencil skirt and heels, it makes a great outfit to out for a dinner date.

Ok so lets discuss my sunglasses for a second please. I am in lovvvvee with these, I am already obsessed with colour, so when I saw these on Ebay for £1.75 I bought two pairs of course, WHAT A BARGAIN! They add a touch of retro to the outfit and pull it together.

At the moment I'm loving a barley there shoe with an ankle strap. I particularly like the style of these white ones that just look effortlessly elegant with some fun from the perspex sides. However, as fabulous as they are, admittedly they are not comfortable at all, and unfortunately I don't think I will get much wear out of them *sigh*. None the less they are great to take pictures in lol :)


Saturday 25 June 2016

Shara's Fashion Fix: The Wedding Guide

Hi my lovelies!

Welcome to 'Shara's Friday Fashion Fix!' I cannot believe it is June, we are half way through the year and it is officially wedding season. I actually went to a hen do last week as two of my friends are getting married next month nawwwwww I'm so happy for them. HOWEVER, I am left with the alarming question like most other wedding guests - WHAT DO I WEAR? 
Today I thought I would do a break down of the questions some lovely ladies of the public asked me on my BBCWM fashion segment.

Q : Hi I'm attending a wedding this summer as a guest and I have no idea what to wear!? - Sally

Shara's Answer: I’m actually in this dilemma myself because I’m going to a wedding next month. I think the first thing you need to do is identify what kind of wedding it is. If it’s a wedding abroad then I would stick to wearing light fabrics like chiffon. Brands like ‘Lispy’ do some delightfully light printed maxi dresses from about £32. You can pair them with some block heels or barley there sandals and a clutch bag. If you’re a mother of the bride then places like John Lewis and House of Fraser do fabulous two piece sets like a bolero and pencil dress that you can pair with a clutch bag. If you are a guest then brands like 'Jenny Packham' and 'Julien MacDonald' do some beautiful evening wear pieces.

Q: Hello Shara! What are your shopping tips for somebody who is getting married or is going to be a bridesmaid - like meee. - Unknown

Shara's Answer: This is wear it gets tricky with weddings especially with bridesmaids because everyone is different heights, body shapes and everyone has different tastes as well. So I have a top 5 tips list.

1.) My number one shopping tip for brides / bridesmaids are if you are shopping for dresses, then start early, do not leave it to the last minute, I would start 7 / 8 months in advance so there is time for everyone to be measured and have alterations done. If you are shopping for mini accessories like clutch bags or shoes I would get these no later a month before the event, and I would go early in the morning at 10:00am.

2.) Be honest about your budget from the start because then accommodations can be made and it gives the bride time to decide what she wants, and time for people to save, which makes everything less stressful.

3.) Take a swatch of the dress fabric / take a photo of the dress with you when you are shopping because it will allow you to accessorise the dress properly and it will allow you to colour match better
4.) Make sure you get shoes that completely lift your dress off the floor but that you can be comfortable walking around in all day.

5.) If you are a group of bridesmaids, try and shopping together so you can be in sync with what shoes you’re buying. Or if you can’t decide amongst you it might be worth having a free styling session with a personalshopper at places like Debenhams, House of Fraser / Selfridges.


Sunday 12 June 2016

Try on Wardrobe Haul!

Hello fabulous people!

Today I have a haul for you, it's honestly been a while since I sat and shared what I've purchased over the last couple of weeks. I've sold a bunch of my old things and replaced with some items that are more practical for the summer - Enjoy! :)


Sunday 5 June 2016

Yellow Blazer & Lace Up Top


Yellow Blazer - Zara
Jeans - Topshop
Boots - Miss KG
Top - Pretty Little Thing

Hi my beautiful people, the weather has been just lovely over the last couple of days with the sun beaming, which means the bright blazer comes out. Admittedly this post was supposed to go up a few days ago but alas the realities of life take over sometimes *sigh* but here it is none the less and still looking fabulous HEEEEYYYYYY!

I am actually in love with this blazer, the cut and finish on it is impeccable and adds great structure to the body and shoulders. The colour also looks fierce against my skin tone and make my melanin pop.

I wanted this to be a sexy casual look and decided on this lace up body suit from 'Pretty Little Thing' which fits like an absolute glove. I usually wouldn't have put a bra on with it but for a day look I thought it would be more appropriate. For a completely sexy look I can take the blazer off, and for a more polished look I can put the blazer on.

These ankle boots with gold plating details bring the whole outfit together, are surprisingly very comfortable to walk around in all day and were a bargain reduced from £90 to £29 *church wave*

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