Top – New Look (Sold Out)/ Missguided Alternative
Peg Trousers – ASOS
Ankle Boots – Office
Monki Drawstring Bag – ASOS
So I’ve decided against writing posts that focus primarily on talking about what I’m wearing and why I chose to do so because I’ve come to realise that sometimes, I just throw things on and my outfits come through for me (I love those kind of days). More importantly, I got bored with blogging because I was trying to fit this niche of a fashion blogger that posts about just that and that’s not who I inherently am, and it’s why I guess I stayed away for so long.
This blog will now be an open space for anything and everything that inspires or interests me and with this change, my posts will definitely be more regular and well, more me. I’ll be putting my poetry up as well as little travel stories/rants/anything that comes to mind really and I hope you’ll all be accepting of that change. It’s definitely going to change ModainLondres’s layout and overall appeal – maybe – who knows really? (Social media Gods do)
That being said, I am still very passionate about personal style and honing/expressing your own identity through the clothes that you choose to adorn yourself with. Like, hey peg trousers where have you been for the majority of my life? I’m way too much of a committment-phobe to commit to wearing skinny jeans 5/7 days a week and I never quite understood the aesthetic of loose-fitting clothes until quite recently – okay major lie*
I understood, I just didn’t think it was for me – until I rediscovered these trousers in my wardrobe, like damn, I think I might have worn them all week if I wasn’t so regimented with my denim. The khaki top was a birthday present from my sister – thanks again xx and it is so comfortable and the right level of cropped, it’s short but not short enough to feel outed by the cold and that just makes me happy (and warm)
Plus its a great summer colour *prays for sunshine tomorrow*
I’m also going to attempt to trangress the boundaries within which I feel comfortable and so there will be also be a few beauty and (LUSH) hauls on here fairly soon!
And I solemnly promise not to disappear for another 8 months
White Crop Top (Originally from Bershka) – Alternatives
Black Maxi Skirt – New Look
Khaki Green Cropped Jacket – Zara
Assorted Bangles: Almari.co.uk
Almari Gold Bangle
Almari Rose Gold Bangle
Almari Antique Thread Bangle
My outfit for the second day in Dubai was considerably more chilled than the first and I couldn’t help but feel extremely giddy at being able to wear a maxi skirt. What I’d give to live in a country with a warmer climate… sometimes I almost forget I did for sixteen years of my life (Shout out to Kenya!)
The green Zara jacket is one of my favourite pieces for the upcoming summer 2k14 (thought I’d say it like that because I find it hilarious) and the khaki threads reminds me of the colour theme present throughout Balmain’s A/W 14 collection, of the latter which I was and still am a great fan of. Pairing it together with the rest of the elements proved no great feat and the ensemble overall is one that’s very pleasant for a day during which you wish to do nothing but take in sights or relax in the warmth of the loveable suns rays.
Which is pretty much what I did.
Hope everyone has a good weekend!
Black Sheer Kaftan – H&M
Lace Top – BANK Fashion – Glamorous
High Waisted Jeans – BANK Fashion – Glamorous
Two Toned Chunky Camden Boots – ASOS – New Look
Similar Eagle Necklace – Boohoo Outlet- Ebay
Pork Pie Hat – Topshop
Lace Headband – Similar – Luulla
Floral Swing Dress – BANK Fashion – Glamorous
Similar Cut Out Wedges – Ebay1 and Ebay2 (Practically identical to the ones above!)
Say heyyy Ms Carterrr *waits for response*
I’ve been awful these last few weeks, disappearing without a word and practically abandoning my blog but I needed the break from reality and I’m well and truly back now! Today I thought I’d share two outfits I put together – seeing as I owe you this much at the least- Bank Fashion (love them) sent me a few samples earlier last week and now I get to share them with you all 🙂
The lace top is the cutest thing and as I have a bit of an obsession with the fabric and its texture, I adored it almost instantly. The high waisted jeans are super comfy and fit just right although not as tight as I would have liked around the ankles but that’s mainly because I have really skinny ankles compared to the rest of well, you get it. Don’t you just adore and covet my two toned boots? I’d been looking for a monochrome pair to go with my seemingly all black wardrobe (shout out to BEGS XO) and they are just perfect in every single way, be it the fit, the length and width of the heel, the laces, the zip details – EVERYTHING! Also how adorable is the sheer kaftan? Can you believe it’s only £6?! I couldn’t at all. I think it works perfectly as throw over for most outfits and love that I found it when I did – thank you H&M<3
I can’t really tell what was going through my head when I put together the second outfit. I just sort of threw things on and had a general direction of what kind of look I was aiming for. I have to say, it worked out pretty well. I’ve never really owned a swing styled dress in such a bold print before and was a bit unsure of how it would look on me but I’m kind of crazy about this piece now. The material is like imitation silk and the asymmetrical hemming of the dress as well as it’s fit – the way it flows and drapes ones form – is different to most that I have seen worn by people and for that reason it has captured my heart all the more. The accessories I paired it with gave off a slightly dark yet earthy vibe which I feel enveloped a lot of different styles – sort of a mess of the hippie 70’s and grunge 80’s, sixties’s vie de boheme with slight 1920’s flapper tendencies (never could say no to a lace headband – one of my weaknesses shh)
Hope everyone’s had a good start to the week!
Paz E Amor – Nailah **
Sequinned Bow-tie – Ebay
Oversized White Shirt – Miss Selfridge
Faux Leather Leggings – Ebay
Black Suede Heels – NewLook
I’ve always had a thing for bow ties. At first my attention pivoted towards the men that wore them, in year 12 I had the biggest crush on this guy for no reason other than the fact that he wore one and he wore it well. Now, however my interest in them has spiked even more so because I realised two things; 1) They are not a male only accessory and 2) Because I feel confident enough to wear them.
The oversized white shirt is a basic need and I urge all women to get one (this one in particular if you can before it runs out of stock!) I had a very different concept in mind when I bought the leather leggings; they were mainly to be paired with baggy sweatshirts and heeled boots but I couldn’t help and try to pair it with the white shirt because as simple as the two items are on their own, together they look, well… really nice. The heels I’m wearing are from New Look and God almighty must have created them because they are literally the most comfortable pair I have ever owned! I’ve worn these for ten hour shifts at a time and still no blisters and no complaints at all!
The overall look is quite simple and yet it’s classy enough to be worn out, a bit of a gender bender with the outfit being very male oriented -albeit not the leggings so much and the latter do help to bring a more feminine touch to the ensemble.
The bow tie is as you may have guessed by now, my favourite part of the outfit and was the statement accessory that tied the entire ensemble together.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Bjs Nailah **
Inner white t-shirt – Asos
Green cardigan – Selected Femme
Floral patterned shorts – The shorts she’s wearing are also from the Danish brand Selected Femme, the site doesn’t currently stock them but there are always substitutes!
These shorts are also from Selected Femme however there are plenty of flowery printed alternatives such as Missguided 1 and Missguided 2
Substitute shoes (Originals were from Topshop) – New Look 1 , New Look 2 and River Island
Her necklace and bag are currently sold out on the Pieces website but there are plenty of other wonderful bags and necklaces on the site that are worth giving a look!
This woman was truly my saviour of the day. I had almost given up hope on finding anyone to photograph and had a momentary bout of panic. So I sought refuge in a Catholic church on Liverpool street, this may strike some as funny as I’m neither Catholic nor a Christian but it’s my belief that any house of worship can serve as a medium to God in times of need.
Although after a good seven minutes or so, the eery silence got to be a bit too eerie for me and I had to leave but it did help to relax my mind. A couple of minutes later I happened to come across her (Miraculous eh?)
She works for the Danish retailer/designer Selected Femme and so all the clothes worn by her in the picture above are part of their collection. The prices may shock you at first as they did me but I relaxed after I figured out how to convert the Danish Krone to Sterling. (Maths came in handy after all)
There’s some really cool apparel and accessories on the Selected Femme Site!
So make sure to check it out, I’m quite glad I discovered them today myself 🙂