March Style Madness Week Two

I could not believe how quickly the second week of the March style dare from Fox in Flats had come and gone. This was an exciting week for me, I had one of my photos picked by Andrea from Fox as part of the wrap ups/highlights of each day during FABruary, but in week two of the March dare THREE of my shots were picked by Andrea herself.. Absolutley put a huge smile on my face!

If you need a refresher – Andrea provides a list of prompts allocated to each day of the month. Using that prompt, you then style a look or outfit, there are a huge amount of people who take part so the more unique or ‘outside the box’, the better! Here are the prompts:

 
Here are my shots uploaded to my instagram account (follow me – @saregiak) and then linked to my facebook and twitter accounts. Week Two: 08.03.13-14.03.13
 
Day Eight – Red Lipstick
 
Loving red lips lately, so was thrilled for this day. Minimal makeup, red lips and mascara. Pout!
 
Day Nine- Gold
 
A big statement necklace, multilayered gold chain and coin design
 
Day Ten – The Talking T
 
I love this t-shirt, and have had this for a few years. A light-hearted way to make a political statement. This was the first shot to be chosen by Andrea and included in Day Ten’s highlights..
 
Day Eleven – Pointy
 
I absolutely love this studded clutch. It has rounded edges and is a great size as it fits comfortably in my hand. I love it, I feel it adds a touch of edge and luxury to an outfit instantly. My matte bronze mani from Day One suits it perfectly. This photo was chosen by Andrea in Day Eleven’s highlights.
 
Day Twelve – Matte
 
Matte makeup courtesy of Australis Cosmetics – used fresh and flawless foundation, paparazzi perfect blush (in screen siren) and a slick of mascara.
 
Day Thirteen – Yellow
 
Wearing my mustard hued light-weight knit picked up in SoHo in New York City. Perfect for a slightly cooler day with a touch of rain! How I miss New York….
 
Day Fourteen – Madonna
 
This has been my favourite day of the challenge so far! I loved creating this look inspired by a picture I had of Madonna (see below). Dark eyes, red lips, blushed cheeks, faux beauty spot, cluster of chunky necklaces, a massive quiff with a black hair tie. Also used a sequin bra originally purchased from Kiss My Button Vintage ..would love to style more looks inspired by pictures of style icons. This shot was included in Andrea’s Day Fourteen highlights too.
 
The picture of Madonna I used as inspiration. I like to call this The Material Girl Vs The Style Seeking Girl! So much fun! Thankyou Andrea for also choosing my shot for Day Fourteen in one of your highlight uploads. A small part of me hopes Madonna sees all of them! Imitation the most sincerest form of flattery?
 
Are you taking part in the challenge? If so leave me a comment with where to find your pictures and I will have a look! Would love to see them. You can follow mine on instagram – @saregiak or just wait for my weekly updates here. Do you have a favourite shot from Week Two?
Don’t forget to check out my March Style Madness Week One wrap up.
Kooklah Xx


 

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March Style Madness Week One

Loving this month’s style challenge from Fox in Flats … so much fun looking up the prompt each morning and styling an outfit or look. Here is the list for March – so many awesome prompts!

Love and looked forward to the following prompts in particular: Grr!, French, The Talking T, Madonna, Rock Chic, Bed Head, Black Beauty and My Mini Me…

Fox in Flats is the go-to place for style tips and tricks, created to help mothers stay and feel stylish despite time restrictions and sleep deprivation. I love this site and the fresh, fun and chic way Andrea conveys ideas and inspires others – what a role model! I am not a mother (and will be borrowing my adorable 9 year old cousin Isabella for prompt 30 – I call her my mini-me anyway) but find this site amazing – especially due to the long hours and shift work that are involved in my job.

Here are my pics which I uploaded to instagram (which are also shared in my twitter and facebook accounts) for Week One: 1st March – 7th March…

Day One – Grr!

Grr… pale pink leopard print top with a claw to show off the new matte bronze glitter manicure I had just got that afternoon! Always love some leopard print but aimed to wear something a little different.

Day Two – Black & White
 
A black and white polka dot no sleeve blouse worn open over a black shirt…
 
Day Three – Combat
 
Such a fun prompt! I wore my khaki jeans, a black singlet top with a white cheescloth type shirt worn open over the top. Paired with a brown military style jacket and my much-loved leopard print military style ballet flats. Attention to make up and hair takes this outfit from dress up to brunch appropriate!
 
Day Four – French
 
French, French, Frenchie! I aimed for the classic French style of minimalism. French women are so classic because they use simple fashion letting their natural beauty speak for itself.
To create this look, I used a striped shirt (light pink to stray away from the usual white and black), hair simply pinned back, pearl earrings and winged eyes (inspired by Bridgette Bardot). Then decided to add some red lips for a bit of a kick. Cannot wait to travel to Paris in May!
 
Day Five – Cuff ’em
 
I absolutley love a good cuff! This is one of my favourites, a silver linked cuff
 
Day Six – Twist & Pin
 
I pinned the front of my hair back into a quiff, then sectioned the remaining hair and twisted into knots fastening with bobby pins. It was a super hot day (37 degrees) and this style was a perfect way to beat flat or frizzy hair. It also reminded me of how my Mum used to do my hair when I was young. I was also super pleased when the lovely Christina from Hair Romance added my shot to her wrap up of this day on instagram (@hairromance -go follow for amazing hair styles!) 
 
Day Seven – Ruffle
 
Handkerchief ruffle bottomed dress from BooHoo UK check out the dress here.
Has a beautiful embellished neck, comfortable fit.
 
 
 
 
Are you taking part in the challenge? If so leave me a comment with where to find your pictures and I will have a look! Would love to see them. You can follow mine on instagram – @saregiak or just wait for my weekly updates here. Do you have a favourite shot from Week One?
Kooklah Xx
 
 
 


Hint of Glamour- #2

So many of you liked the first Hint of Glamour post I wrote that I decided to make it a regular post series.
The focus today is, one of my favourite celebrities, Lauren Conrad (yes-I have Lauren fever!).
There are so many possible outfits or looks from Lauren that I could use for this post, but I am going to focus on two aspects in particular- the long-sleeved shift dress and low ponytail. Both are simple but elegant looks, which when used in combination offer a chic and classic look. This look is perfect for brunch with the girls, shopping or family parties but can also be glam for birthdays or nights out. Below I have included a few different outfits from Lauren using atleast one of these aspects. Lauren’s low ponytail is often wavy, which adds a fun vibe whereas a straight, sleek low ponytail is perfect for work or to help achieve a minimalistic look (Click here for a fantastic blog on minimalism).
Lauren Look One: The Hills Season 6 (and series) Finale Party
Mid-rise ponytail, streamlined slightly volumised

height at the front teamed with loose waves.
This hairdo is fun and party perfect.

The dress is fitted without been too tight (allowing easy
movement), the green matches Lauren’s eyes and pops
against her hair and skin tone. Nude pumps perfectly complete
the outfit. This is an outfit which easily goes from day to night




Lauren Look Two: Lauren Clothing Line Launch at Kohl’s

Love! This look takes a glam and edgy ensemble
and combines the sleek hairdo with a perfect smokey eye.
The result is effortlessly chic, brilliant for a night out!

This is a trend I am planning on really trying out this winter!
Let me know what you think, do you like this look? Do you have a favourite ‘Lauren Look?’
Would love to hear from you,
Kooklah Xx