Mix n’ Match Monday: Insta Beach!

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Are you ready to enjoy your most colourful, envy inducing seaside snaps and selfies on social media yet?  Course you are! Just pack some up to the minute swimwear and accessories, Instagram likes guaranteed!

Sleek & polished with a touch of bohemian glamour, Chloe fringed sandals and a Haight coral one piece scream summer 2017! (Above)

Unleash some serious wanderlust on the beach and beyond wearing popping pinks and dreamy violets! A hot pink Forever Unique swimsuit with bang on trend lace detail paired with a sharp yet comfy wrap skirt will sizzle along the seafront.  A 3.1 Philip Lim mauve Pashli may induce envy amongst fellow holiday makers!  Brights are excellent at amplifying a golden tan, too!

Serene block colours & simple accessories never go out of date.  Look sleek yet mysterious in a deep ocean Diane Von Furstenburg one piece and Prada block sandals, while a pastel pink Kenzo tote will stylishly hold your essentials whilst adding a touch of feminine simplicity.

Spring through the palms in a D&G tropical bikini and accessorize with the coolest lime green sandals from Prada and a pair of aviators!

Chillax poolside in the dreamiest blues.  One piece swimsuits are big news, and are modest enough to be worn with this summer’s wrap skirts for some stunning summer evening looks.  Arcadia have some irresistible swimsuits and I just love this aquatic looking skirt from Fausto Puglisi!

Clean Lines & Monochrome stripes in the form of the ultimate Marc Jacobs maxi equals instant Beach to bar chic! Don’t forget to add a touch of sparkle, these Giuseppe Zanotti kitten heels are perfection!

Slip into this celestial River swimwear and a pair of mirrored Ray-Bans and unlock that inner mermaid!

Transition this sea foam shimmer swimsuit from River Island from sitting at the sea side to sipping cocktails outside! Add a tropical print wrap skirt like this Missoni beauty and a cross body bag in a cool hue like this one from Jimmy Choo.  And these designer look platforms are a steal from ASOS!

Summer brights & pastels inspired by sweetest, juiciest seaside treats! Ruffled dresses like this Anna October maxi are fresh off the catwalk! Amp it up with a juicy clutch from Commes Des Garçons and a pop of watermelon gloss on nails and lips!

Maxi up a midsummer’s night in a floor length Melissa Obadash dress that’s just peachy. Bling up a plain dress with a choker, the hottest boho glam jewellery trend of SS17.  Be daring, add an unexpected accessory like Judith Leiber’s crystal encrusted beach ball clutch.

Six Designers, Serious Bag Stripe Happening!

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Valentino (above)

Wow, is there anything Valentino haven’t done?  Their totes, clutches and cross body bags come in the widest colour scheme and pattern varieties around.  Diagonal? Horizontal? Intercepted with studs?  Their creativity knows no bounds.

Sophie Hulme

Bold, bright, not a dull colour in sight!  The Sophie Hulme tote is well and truly on my bag bucket list!  Smaller versions of her beautiful rainbows are available in perfect clutch size and purse form!


Whether you’re dressing up for the office or having a comfy, casual day off, these red, white and blue Balenciaga beauties will add serious sophistication to your look.


Fancy something a little more subdued?  If you don’t want to brave brights, Mulberry’s diagonal striped cross body bags are the perfect injection of burgundy, mustard and navy shades. 


Fendi have been doing exceptionally well on the bag front lately.  Their artful take on this spring’s trend will undoubtedly speak to those who like to rock their own individual style.  I like how they’ve curved their stripe detailing and overlapped clashing colours, they’re so imaginative.

Comme Des Garçons 

Comme Des Garçons make a sleek statement with chunky, vertical stripe and a  hold-it-all size and shape.  Tres chic!

Wordless Weekend: Happy Birthday… To A Handbag Hero!

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Fashalia101 would like to wish the legendary Michael Kors very happy returns this weekend.

Let’s all take a moment to celebrate a neon rainbow of his lust worthy arm-candy MK creations …




On The GEO Trail For A Splash Of Quirk…?Just Buy A RI Bag Or Purse!

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Monster Tote Bag, £50.00, (above).


Monster Cosmetics Case, £15.00

Still trawling the stores for the perfect piece of arm candy to offset your everyday look?  Look no further than River Island.  If there’s one thing they’re good at, it’s luggage cases, handbags and purses with their style mile button firmly set to accelerate.  These beauties are anything but sublime; once you own a little geometric print, fringed tapestry, or psychedelic fur, you’ll want to do nothing by half!


Monster Luggage Wheelie, £75.00 

Glance closely at the thoughtfully placed pieces of the geo pattern on this wheelie, and it actually makes up a monster’s face!  Really good for the repelling of jealous airport baggage handlers!  Detachable details like the popping orange pom-pom and mini monster will make that airport carousel a breeze!


Blue Patchwork Tote Bag, £47.00

If you’re looking for a bag that’s a little less loud, RI’s blue patchwork tote will see you through A/W 2015 and beyond!


Monster Cross-body Bag, £30.00

This little monster is the perfect evening companion for all those little things you just can’t leave behind!  The eyes have it, for staving off some serious clutch envy!


Cat-Eye Coin Purse, £12.00

Of course, cuter monsters of the green-eyed type will be a hit with all you crazy cat lovers!  River Island’s edgy bags and purses ooze tons of character, whether they’re geometric, animalic, or of the tapestry type…


Geometric Print Winged Tote, £47.00


Fringed Tapestry Tote, £47.00

Pops of pink and yellow have added extra amps to one of the cosiest, timeless trends for these chain-handled bags, faux fur, of course!


Faux Fur Chain Bags, £28.00 each, available in Pink and Yellow


You’re likely to not “blend” in with one of these gems, and rest assured, there’s little risk of losing this lot!


Split Colour Detachable Pom-pom for bags, £7.00


Super-stripe fold-over purse, £17.00


Leopard print fold-over purse, £18.00