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Serene block colours & simple accessories never go out of date.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.

Summer Nail Spoiler Alert!

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Indulge in all the deliciousness of French patisseries this SS17, without all the calories… oui oui!

You won’t be able to resist six sweet Essie shades that will keep your mouth watering all summer long. 

Inspired by all the glittering confections of the finest Parisian cafes, the S’il Vous Play collection will take you on a whimsical journey through the chic streets of the city of style, decadence and love with soft pastels and a shimmering metallic that is absolutely delectable.

Anything with a Parisian theme or style has always drawn me in, and I know I’m not the only one attracted to the kitsch wanderlust of the city of lights.  Seeing this Essie collection is making me crave macarons, maintenant…

This soft iridescent sugar white will have you licking your lips all the way to the confiserie!

An irresistible lilac cream inspired by the tastiest macarons dans la Rue!

An unforgettable lavender pink foil that will remind you of the most frosty cake icing and the sweet namesake of this collection.  I’ll take the petit gateau avec Glacage Rose s’il vous plait!

Tres fondant of this sparkling apricot marmalade shade!

Romantic rose candy cream that will evoke all the passion of the city of love.

The prettiest pastel Parisian blue that says casual summer all over it!

Tuesday Shoesday… 

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June is here, which officially means it’s the start of the summer. Exciting. Festival fever will soon be upon us, which means dropping those dull winter warmers in favour of some sizzling hot trends which ooze boho glamour.  

Taste the rainbow and get summer party ready in these succulent multicolour Sophia Webster sandals. These beauties are so irresistible they should really come with an envy warning!

Fluorescent pom-poms and tassels are big news and will take the festival fashion scene by storm this summer, be they on wedges or flats. An unlikely comeback that’s cool, colourful and a little eccentric, this trend is a festival in itself.

Block heels meet block colour, with plenty of ditzy tassel detailing, pom-poms and laces to add an element of Coachella cool. Not only are these Aquazzura offerings easy to walk in they tick every 2017 style box. Eye catching and comfortable, you really can have the best of both worlds!

Rebecca Minkoff’s relaxed yet vivid vibe is going right in my beach bag this summer!

Wednesday Trendsday…

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Embellished details and plenty of bling is going to to be big this SS17, snakeskin is also a huge trend at the moment. These gorgeous Gedebe Cliky cross-bodies come in every colour and pattern scheme imaginable – it will be hard to just decide on one!

Gedebe Cliky bags are perfect for evening when you don’t have to carry around many big essentials and pep up any outfit in seconds. My favourites have to be the good enough to eat block colour one and a pastel blue adorned with “evil eye” embellishments.

Snakeskin + the Chloe Drew saddle bag = instant chic win!

Go big yet bang on trend with an Orciani tote. Maxing up on size for busy days needn’t mean sacrificing style.  

The Stella Falabella… just got a little more … fab-ella! Block colour denim, rhinestones, snakeskin and even ice-cream prints… could Ms. McCartney’s now signature bag style get any more versatile?

Happy Birthday #Fashalia101!

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On 23 October 2014, the diverse style universe was born!  

I had the name Fashalia in my head for ages and blogging for me was a natural progression, having contributed freelance to product review sites and having been a published writer since my teens.  

I simply combined my love of all things style and beauty with my creative writing and put together a WordPress site.  12 months on it has gone from strength to strength and continues to be read in over 100 countries and more recently I’ve took to bringing product and outfit reviews on YouTube.  Thank you to everyone who’s tuned into my channel.

I’m so proud of the amazing things #Fashalia101 has achieved in the space of 12 months; this summer it won 2 online international awards in a week!  Thank you to everyone who nominated me for the Lavender and Sisterhood of the World Blogger Awards!  More recently I’ve been added to the list of Top Bloggers on Twitter so I’m on such an impressed high right now, thank you to everyone who visits #Fashalia101!


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October’s here and isn’t it exciting!  I can’t wait to see which autumnal trends await us this twilight season. Where some see no attraction in taking their wardrobe over to the dark side, I have always been able to see the beauty in such punchy, elusive shades like rust, wine, berry and navy blue, the sort of chic hues that have been making it back for fall every year in many different ways.   If you’re feeling the absence of colour now sunmer’s said it’s goodbyes, don’t worry, all is not lost, because October’s the month to be bright pink to promote Breast Cancer Awareness.  There are plenty of beauty treats in stores that are facing the fuchsia!

A Dress Is A Yes… For Fall ’15!

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Burgundy eyelet lattice fronted crepe dress, £24.99 (above)

September’s a few days away and mixed weather conditions for August’s last leg always leave me and my family debating whether back to school month brings with it the autumn or late summer still remains.  This tricky week always makes me ask myself will I / won’t I need a coat today?


Khaki zip front Brooklyn dress, £12.99


Striped skater dress, £17.99

If you’re looking to jump start your AW15 closet, look no further than New Look!  There’s just too many juicy jewel tones, eyelet detail, fringing and black accessories I want, both on the website and in store!  Burgundies, wines and rust tones are big news this year!  They’re the best hues to remind you of the falling of the leaves and the mystical oud of cinnamon in the air.

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Rust suedette cami with fringing, £14.99


Burgundy zipped front vest, £17.99

Layering is key to nailing the transition from summer to autumn, dipping temperatures, sharp showers and leafy breezes will require the added defence of your jacket with fall’s new autumnal coloured dresses.  They’ll go great teamed with a denim or biker jacket, chunky strappy shoes or biker boots; It’s an excellent look for dusky evenings spent at your favourite cosy bar.


Burgundy swing zipped front dress, £19.99


Floral & bird print dress, £19.99

New Look have dialled down the colour for the smoky, cooler days whilst still managing to keep the spirit of the summer alive with their autumn collection pieces.  The last 3 months of the year no longer signal an avalanche of head-to-toe black.  This year’s Pantone colour of the year, Marsala, has paved the way for the return of Burgundy, berry tones and luscious shades of red to the catwalk and high street in a big way!

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Value: two-pack of leggings for £14.99, at New Look! 

Rockin’ bold black accessory alert!

Put the cool back into telling the time on your wrist again with New Look’s latest crop of onyx beauties!


Black strapped oil-spill watch, £14.99


Textured strap watch, £12.99


Quilted face, sporty strapped watch, £12.99

Eyelets and gold studs appear majorly on the evening bag scene!


Studded, fringed crossbody bag, £12.99


Eyelet crossbody bag, £15.99