Paris Fashion Week SS 2015: Christian Dior

This past year has rolled around so fast its hard to believe its once again time for fashion weeks around the world. With Paris Fashion Week set to kick off the most fabulous time of the year, as expected we have certainly not been disappointed. Christian Dior showcased last week with their ready- to- wear collection, providing us an insight to what we can expect this Spring- thigh high boots with midi dresses and a heavily sixties influence. This collection Raf Simons played heavily with sequin detailing and feminine A-line shapes, elongating the legs by combining classic shift dress forms with thigh high latex boots. Guiding us through the Dior archives, we were also presented with shapely gowns, cut out neck lines and an eclectic mix of colours and patterns- proving to us that this Spring nothing is off limits. Have a scroll through some of the amazing pieces below:

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Sammy Jade xx

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2013 In Review: If You Want To Be Happy- Be.

 

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Well, we’ve done it. Another year coming to a close, and as the nostalgia of the past 12 months starts to inch its way into our minds, I can’t help but be excited in the prospect of the new year.

I guess one of the things people love most about a new year is the idea of a fresh start, a clean slate where lessons learnt over the past year can be put into practice, where new situations are formed that test you, grow you, and shape you. A chance for boundaries and comfort zones to be pushed, a chance for reflection and an opportunity to grasp where you are and where you want to take yourself. 

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For me, 2013 has been a whirlwind; where the highs and celebrations have been just as equal to the drawbacks. It has definitely tested me in every way possible, and now that we are on the home stretch, I have come out of this year humbled and blessed for what I have and all the amazing people I have to share it with. 

As the new year approaches, and we eagerly scribble down our new years resolutions on a piece of paper that will inevitably and accidentally end up in the recycling pile a week later, it is important to remember that, while setting goals for ourselves is a great way to encourage us to strive for what we deserve, no academic marks, amount of money in our bank accounts or number of friends on Facebook define who we are or what we are capable of achieving. 

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As I sit here, blanket wrapped around my legs, surprisingly cold form the sudden temperature drop, new years resolutions yet to be officially set (read: to find the nearest piece of paper to scribble them down on), and a wonderful week of festivities pending, I come to understand that in order to achieve happiness and success within their lives, one must find happiness within themselves. 

Life is so short, and it is absolutely detrimental to make of yourself what satisfies and warms your soul. 

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On that note, I am writing to wish everyone a happy and healthy festive period, may your hopes and dreams manifest themselves this year, lets make 2014 our best one yet. 

And of course, I can’t go without giving you a taste of what inspires me; here are some of my favourite pictures surfaced during 2013. 

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See you all in the new year! 

Sammy Jade xx

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❤ V-Day Outfit Inspirations ❤

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It’s that time of year again that always seems to creep up on us when we’re busy doing our own thang.

Valentines Day!

I’ve searched Pinterest far and wide to find the best outfit inspirations for everyone, no matter if you’re coupled up this year, or riding solo, theres a little bit of V-Day celebrations for everyone!

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So I’m sure we can all agree the best part of this holiday is (besides the abundance of chocolate of course!) the extra fun you can have with ultra feminising your outfit.

From the pretty pink pastel peplum, to the heart clutch and leg lengthening heels, this outfit just screams sugar, spice and all things nice! Perfect for work during the day, and a casual dinner date with your loves at night, whether that be with your boyfriend, girlfriend or best friend!

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If you have a more casual day planned, this outfit is warm and cuddly enough, and with the right amount of curve hugging and leg elongating! From office, to errands and lunch dates, this outfit is sure to catch the eye of many.

However, the heels can easily be replaced with some red, black, pink or white flats for more comfort (because let’s be honest, who can last the entire day in heels?)

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I just adore this outfit. The mixture of the red skinny jeans and the white blouse with the black shoes and accessories is very simple and chic. Perfect for just about any plans you may have!

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And finally, for plans where you just know you have to bring your A-game. I love the way this dress is incredibly form fitting and so flattering. Allowing it to be the centre focus with minimal accessories will not only draw attention to your amazing figure, but will also make it seem effortless. Oh this old thing? I just pulled it out of the back of my wardrobe. 

With all the love obsession this time of the year it’s easy to get caught up in the idea and desire of it all, so remember guys; the most important relationship you will ever have is with yourself (and your shoes!).

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

Sammy Jade xx

It’s Monday!

Yay? Not usually the response you would expect to receive at the beginning of what appears to be a rather long week.

Don’t worry guys, its not that bad, I promise.

To help give you that extra boost that we all know we’re going to need to kick start this productive week (I’ve made a promise to myself), I’ve compiled some inspiration for you guys.

So grab your morning coffee, and lets get this show on the road!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images via Pinterest.

Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week!

Sammy Jade xx

Mid Week Inspiration Boost

Lately, and I don’t know why,  I’ve been feeling my inspiration dwindling.

So, if you’re like me and feel something like this…

Here are some pictures to give that extra boost, that have helped me through this week.

We can beat this mid- week slug!

Sammy Jade xx