Accessory

It’s Shoe Time – Tabitha Simmons

by Reika on January 15, 2014

This pair of Tabitha Simmons Hannah was my xmas treat for myself. – what could be a better present than some serious shoes therapy for a hard working mum! I have been eyeing them for so long and in the end I decided to take them home before they went on sale just in case my size got sold out later! (which it did and it’s now at 60% off at Barneys and Saks!) This pair is simply perfection to me – they are black and sexy, with a biker edge look. This is my first pair of shoes by Tabitha Simmons who is an A-list celeb stylist as well as a shoe designer with all her shoes made in Italy. I am quite amazed at the amount of thought she has put into her shoe design as they come with a built-in sole protector!! And it has a zip closure at the back so they are easy to slip in and out. I have to say these are the most comfortable booties I have worn for a very long time despite the heel size. Tabitha Simmons – you got me hooked, and right now I am drooling over this pair but my size is already gone!

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And that’s how they look on super model Miranda Kerr! (photo credit from JustJared)

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Accessories Report – Vita Fede

by Reika on November 27, 2013

Vita Fede is my favorite jewelry brand at the moment. I call them “affordable luxury” because they aren’t cheap but much more affordable than the high end brands, and the quality is almost on par with some jewelry pieces that cost an arm and a leg. Each Vita Fede piece is immaculately crafted (they are all made in Italy) and uber stylish. The Titan Bracelet is their signature range, and if your budget allows I suggest to get a few different styles such as with crystals or stones to stack up.  I have a baby wrist so I prefer the mini Titan range for mix and match.

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Wearing today:

Vita Fede Mini Titan Crystal Bracelet Silver

Vita Fede Mini Titan Bracelet Rosegold

Vita Fede Mini Crystal V Ring

Vita Fede Ultra Mini Titan Ring

Shopbop is having the SPEND and SAVE Event with code BIGEVENT13. And I have noticed that they are flying off the shelf!

SPEND $250 SAVE 15%

SPEND $500 SAVE 20%

SPEND $1000 SAVE 25%

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Dior Vernis Trafalgar which was released recently in Australia quickly became my top favorite red nail lacquer – it’s a true stunning poppy red in a glossy gel-like finish. There are different variations of red, and my preference always lean towards this kind as it’s young and fresh. On my ring finger I am wearing the Ultra Midi Mini Titan Ring (also available here) by VITA FEDE. I am completely obsessed with everything from this brand at the moment and I will show you what I have collected so far in a future post.

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It’s Shoe Time – Two Oxfords

by Reika on July 4, 2013

I’ve been actively planning my new outfits once I unload the baby, so I have stocked these two new pairs of oxfords during the sales! One in white, and one in black. They are perfect for the spring and summer, and I cannot wait to wear them out with my Rag and Bone Dash Slouchy Jeans.

black-and-white-oxfordsNoela oxfords in white (purchased from Japan)

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Messeca New York Max Clear Inset Oxfords (bought here) – bargain of the year as it’s on sale at 70% off!

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I never seem to get enough of bracelets and bangles – it’s one of the accessories I tend to wear the most on a daily basis. These days I am more into smaller and delicate pieces which allows me to mix and match, and my latest acquisition is the CC SKYE Hinge Nail Bangle (bought here). The studded Swarovski nail head adds a punch of glamor factor, and needless to say, it layers well with lots of other styles of bangles, particularly the Cartier LOVE bracelet!

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Wearing it alone

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Left to Right: Hermes CDC exotic leather, CC Skye Nail Bangle, Cartier LOVE Bracelet Rose Gold, Tiffany Beaded Bracelet in Black Onxy

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Loving Right Now

by Reika on June 22, 2013

JCREW Cashmere: I love wearing cashmere, particular from JCREW. There is nothing more cosy and luxurious than the feel of pure soft Italian cashmere brushing against your skin. My favorite style from JCREW is the BOYFRIEND Cashmere Sweater which is slightly over-sized with a straight slouchy fit and I just love the effortless look. It looks great with everything such as a pair of skinny/boyfriend jeans, or chinos for spring and summer. I have them in the color of Navy and Hthr Neon Pink, and there is few more colors on the way as JCREW is currently doing a 20% OFF with code 20INSIDER for international orders, and 25% OFF with code NEWSTYLE for US orders!

Stella McCartney Sunglasses (bought here): Perfect size, perfect style, and great for everyday wear.

Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom (available here): I am a big fan of Jo Malone fragrance, and this new LE cologne is everything that I expected . It is a delicate floral scent with a top note of osmanthus that smells pure, clean and fresh.  If you love wild bluebell, orange blossom, red roses, I can guarantee you would love this one!

Estee Lauder Cyber White Brilliant Cells Brightening UV Protector SPF 50+ (bought here): The Japanese are known for their ultra light weight and water resistant sunscreen, and to get a fair share of the Asian market, this year the major Western beauty houses such as Dior, Chanel, Estee Lauder etc have really stepped up the plate and released some great sun protection products exclusive to the Asian market. The newly improved formula has a significantly lighter texture, more absorbent, leaves no white cast, and they are more reminiscent of a makeup primer than the traditional face sunscreen.  I love the Estee Lauder because it works great for my dry skin. It is hydrating without the greasy feeling and gives a lovely dewy finish. I normally skip my makeup primer if I wear this one underneath the foundation.

 

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Loving Right Now – Celine Audrey

by Reika on May 25, 2013

In the word of my favorite style icon Victoria Beckham “A good pair of shades complete any outfit”. I too, have a weakness for a pair of stylish shades and have collected many over the years. The Celine Audrey remains my all time favorite style which pretty much suits all face shapes. Found these old OOTD which were taken before I got preggo..oh I miss my old body!! Can’t wait to get back to shape.

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Shades: Celine Audrey (similar here by Karen Walker)

Bracelets: Chan Luu (bought here)

Dress: Zara

Belt: Topshop

Boots: Alexander Wang

Deal Alert: It’s time to snatch up as a new round of sales has started on Shopbop! I bought shoes again :-P

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Romantic Dressing

by Reika on April 3, 2013

My outfit for a beach wedding I’m going to tomorrow – springy and romantic.

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Cartier LOVE necklace (similar here)

DVF Elisabetta Dress (bought here)

Chanel 2.55 Classic Flap

Christian Louboutin Very Prive Black

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 42 L’Eclatante

Chanel Le Vernis Frenzy

Dior Miss Dior Cherie

 

 

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