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Denim Trends for 2014 – From Patchwork to Doodles!

I love denim. I have since I was a kid and I had pale blue dungarees shorts, followed by huge bellbottoms with flares the size of dinnerplates when I was 12, and again when I was 16 with my first denim miniskirt, again with an original dirty denim Levis jacket at 18, followed by denims covered in lace and patchwork when I was a student, and again in my late 20s with a few pairs of indigo skinnies…

I think it’s safe to say that denim is a big part of our wardrobe history, present and future; it’s been the fashion staple of mineworkers, train-track layermen, builders, CEOs, firemen, graphic designers, advertising executives and hipsters. And to keep this never-say-die trend going, here are the Denim trends for 2014 from We Connect Fashion.

Patchwork Denim

Studs

Doodles

Patches

Splatter

Side Stripes

Raw Indigo

Women’s Colours for Spring 2014

So according to the Pantone Colour Institute, here are the Top 10 colours for women for Spring 2014, as evidenced by designers in the latest catwalk shows. What do you think? A variety of brights, pastel brights and neutrals to play around with. Here is what Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director had to say about the colour selection:

“What’s interesting is we’re seeing exciting and fashionable colors as well as more neutral ones. It’s not as though everyone is willing to wear the bright colors from recent seasons head-to-toe. There needs to be equilibrium, and that is a more serious word than balance. The world still needs the stability of soft neutrals but we’re not just talking about gray, beige and taupe,”  (read more here)

I’m loving the Hemlock green, the Sand shade and Paloma grey. Thoughts Good Girls community?!

Gorgeous Leather Jewellery | Flirty Friday!

Hi everyone, I hope your week back at work has been good, productive and not that long! I”m super happy that it’s Friday and also that the weather has cooled from 33 degrees to 25 degrees – much more manageable. Well I’ve decided to post on something a little different today: leather jewellery! No long the realm of hippies and bohos, leather jewellery is designer, custom, stylish and colourful (with a bit of cute boho on the side 🙂 From chains to cuffs, earrings to RINGS, you name it – leather is the new ‘it’ in accessories…

I hope you enjoy! Please leave any comments about where you’ve bought great jewellery items like these so we can all share in the goodness. Have a super Friday and I hope your weekend is fab. xx

Rainbow Earrings

Rainbow Earrings | source Design Love Fest

Leather String & Black Jewel Drop Necklace

Leather String & Black Jewel Drop Necklace | source IndieMode

Leather & Gold Cuff

Leather & Gold Cuff | source Reiss

Gold & Black Leather Earrings

Gold & Black Leather Rose Earrings | source Bottica

MultiColoured Drop Leather Earrings

MultiColoured Drop Leather Earrings | source Etsy

and then some fun DIY because that’s how I roll! A homemade leather cuff bracelet:

How to Make a Leather Cuff Bracelet

How to Make a Leather Cuff Bracelet | source Femour

Summer Trends for 2012 – A Saturday Moodboard

Haven’t done a moodboard in ages, but since I was inspired to go shopping last night after work and managed to come home with a few choice new items, I thought I’d spring a moodboard on the blog this morning – all in celebration of Summer 2012’s FABULOUS fashion, makeup & hair trends…

Think Neon, Pastel & Prints, top colours are mint, teal, green, coral & pink, dipped hair is in, brights are good to go, makeup is fresh & colourful, jewellery is big, glittery and bright... enjoy!

Summer 2012 Trend Moodboard

Summer 2012 Trend Moodboard | all images from Pinterest

Fifty Shades of Pastel – Summer 2012’s Favourite Milkshake Blend

Oh how we love new trends! Sometimes it’s just nice to look at them on the runway or through the pages of glossy fashion magazines; sometimes it’s nice to see the trends come through as functional/wearable clothes in our department stores, and to wander through the rows of gorgeous threads, running our hands over the fabrics; but it’s the BEST when we find an on-trend item that fits, that works with clothes from last year and makes you look good.

Those trends we like 🙂

As a kid my mom dressed me in a fair share of pastel colours, but I don’t think I ever really warmed to the baby blues and bubblegum pinks – I preferred bolder or darker colours in general. But SUDDENLY mint, teal, lemon, peach and lilac are taking over the fashion world – and hey baby, pastels are back in.

The Trend is Pastel

The Trend is Pastel | source The Ray & The Ro

Here are some tips from Modalu about Summer 2012’s latest trend:

“SS12 sees the fashion world awash with a palette of light-infused summer pastels. An air of sugary-sweet innocence is in abundance as cool creamy mint, vanilla nude and shark grey dominate the season.

Keep this candy-coloured look chic by focusing on key neutral colours and popping in an unusual pastel shade such as mint.”

Ready, steady, go! Bring the girls to the milkshake barn.

Pastel Polka Dots

Pastel Polka Dots | source Squidoo.com

Pastel Clothes & Pastel Flamboyage | source Elle France

Fifty Shades of Pastel

Fifty Shades of Pastel | source The Style Umbrella

Pretty in Pastel

Pretty in Pastel | source Pinterest

Golden Girl in White

Golden Girl in White | source sty.lized.tumblr.com

Pastel Jean Pants

Pastel Jean Pants | source social-beautys.tumblr.com

Mint on the Runway

Mint on the Runway | source The Ray & The Ro

Neon in Shades of Pastel

Neon in Shades of Pastel | source Squidoo

Cute Ensembles – Fashion Inspiration

I love the idea of taking a bunch of different clothes and accessories and throwing them together to create a seriously awesome outfit! Cute ensembles is what I call them. I think it shows resourcefulness with your wardrobe and allows you to repurpose clothes by mixing and matching!

Check out these awesome fashion inspirations to keep you looking fresh 🙂

Frills without the Fuss

Frills without the Fuss | source here.

Cute Military Style

Cute Military Style | source here.

Colourblocking Cute

Colour-blocking Cute | source here.

Love Lily's Hair

Love Lily’s Hair | source here.

Beach Babe

Beach Babe | source here.

Pretty & Feminine

Pretty & Feminine | source here.

 Wrap Me Up!

Wrap Me Up! | source here.

Heart of Africa | Fashion Inspiration

Hello lovelies! Sorry for the long absence – I have been overlanding through Africa (Namibia, Botswana & Vic Falls in Zimbabwe) for 2 weeks – an unforgettable, amazing and utterly special experience. Bush camping inthe wild, seeing elephants on the side of the road, marvelling at sky-scraper rock formations, being enthralled by magical sunsets and falling asleep to the sound of birds, bush-babies and the night…

And now in light of that FANTASTIC experience (by Africa Travel Co. in case you were wondering), I’m inspired to share some African-esque fashion ideas. Live the WILD girls!

Tribal Style

Tribal Style | source here.

Maasai Princess

Maasai Princess | source here.

Tribal Style

Tribal Style | source here.

African Ear-Rings

African Ear-Rings | source here.

Beautiful Alek Wek

Beautiful Alek Wek | source here.

Destiny Child in Africa

Destiny Child in Africa | source here.

Free & Flowing

Free & Flowing | source here.