One of my favourite parts of fashion blogging is experimenting with clothes and putting together different outfit combinations. While this is usually done in the comfort of my own closet, I recently had the opportunity to style outfits in front of a LIVE audience!
|Dress / Necklace (old from F21, similar) / Shoes (old from Target, similar) / c/o Bag|
I worked with Bramalea City Center on their Spring Style Pop Party, where me and my fellow Style Squad members were given 15 minutes to present 3 Spring Trends – Romantic, Boho and Nautical. Styling under pressure was definitely an intense experience – we were in the middle of the mall with an audience watching us! But because it was doing something I LOVE, I enjoyed every moment of it.
Here are the looks I came up with: lots of blush pink and lace for the romantic look, patterns, layers and tassels for the boho look, and a tailoured navy and white outfit with a pop of red for the nautical look. It was interesting to see how we ALL put our own unique spins on the 3 trends – view all three of the outfits here.
I wore this lace dress to the event – I SO wish it came in white – it would be PERFECT for summer! The lace overlay design reminds me of the famous Self-Portrait Layered Dress (by the way – how dreamy is the Azaelea Dress? WANT!) Since I was wearing black during a day time event, I lightened up the effect by pairing it with blush pink accessories.
This pink bag is inspired by the Chloe Drew bag, and was sent to me by Romwe. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a fun summer bag, as it’s only $24.99. Romwe is offering one of my readers a $50 giftcard – just register on their website, like their FB page and comment with your email address below – I’ll be picking the winner on May 30. Alternatively, you can use code “RW-ellaprettyblog60” for 60% off your order.
UPDATE: Winner is Laurie W
If you plan on ordering, please keep in mind that their items ship from China – so shipping can take up to a month. Also – depending on your order size/where you live you might have to pay duty (that’s happened to me 1/10th of the time, but I wanted to mention it.) In all honesty, items can be hit or miss depending on sizing/quality etc, so I can’t speak for ALL the items on the site, but here are some pieces that I’ve tried, tested and found similar in quality to H&M, ZARA etc. (Black Midi Skirt, Floral Midi Skirt, Pink Bag, White Lace Blouse). And definitely use a measuring tape to make sure you’re ordering the right size!
What is your favourite type of dress for summer? Mine is of course LACE! I’m on the hunt for a white midi length one!