There is something so optimistic about gingham! Gingham is one of those prints that never really goes out of fashion. Made popular in the 50's and 60's by style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, the checked cotton fabric has hit a 'style high' in 2017 and it looks like it will be continuing into A/W 2017.
Here at La Moda Stylist we are obsessed with this vintage print that we had to get it in a dress form.
Introducing the must have mini, the Sicilian Affair Dress. Pretty, preppy and playful, this vintage inspired dress is a major fashion must have.
The nice thing about gingham is that it's so easy to wear. There is nothing better than a print that has been around for a long time except of course, when it gets a simple yet fresh update. This oh la la dress has us falling in love with this classic print all over again.
Gingham has taken over the fashion world and we want you to jump on board.
Always With Style,
SHOP THE LOOK
Sicilian Affair Dress
Written by Angela
Modeled by Teresa
Photography by Elvira
As AH (Audrey Hepburn) once wisely said, ‘there is a shade of red for every woman.’ And while wearing the Gypsy Love Dress I have discovered how true this sentiment was.
This was the first time I’ve ever worn a red dress and I don’t know why I have never embraced this fiery hot colour before…maybe it’s because I have become too much of a minimalist (aka black is the ONLY option) or is it because I assumed red doesn’t suit me? Well, I was wrong. I am now fully converted to red and especially to the RED DRESS. This vivid and racy ‘V’ plunging dress is amazingly shocking and is to be worn with no apologies.
Just another blog post about my current obsession with the slip dress. Why another post about the slip I hear? Because I feel like the possibilities on styling the slip dress are endless and can be worn any season, simply by adding or removing layers.
Crop tops first made a return late last year, but it’s not a trend (except for gals attending to Coachella) that everyone is so willing to embrace (particularly if you’ve been a bit lazy in the gym or if you have been eating one too many cheesecakes!) To be honest when I hear the words ‘crop top,’ I immediately think of Mel C, aka Sporty Spice from the Spice Girls in the 96 video clip “Tell me what you want, what you really want.... (or that time, when Sporty and Posh Spice kind of matched their crop tops on more then one occassion.) #ohlord #cringing
Fast forward to 2017, the trend of the crop top has come a long way since the days of the Spice Girls and think of the crop as a sophisticated and bold fashion statement, it’s easy to see why it’s become so popular among celebrities and fashion fanatics alike.
Fast forward to 2017, the trend of the crop top has come a long way since the days of the Spice Girls. #thankgod
The off the shoulder top is no longer a trend, it’s a wardrobe essential. With a hint of bohemian about it, the current must have is one of the hottest looks to have and there’s no reason why everyone should not embrace this flirty piece. Spotted via Instagram on some of our favourite It-girls, off-the-shoulder silhouettes make for the perfect beach-to-bar outfits.
But what happens when you combine an off the shoulder top with stripes? Well…something amazing happens. Let me introduce to you our Swing The Mood Top! The name says it all! My love affair with off the shoulder tops started a few years ago (before the trend boomed across the fashion scene.) I adore how an off the shoulder top can make you feel, even with a longer sleeve it can still make you feel that you’re in the heat of a tropical summer sipping a mojito on the beach.
What’s not to love about stripes, frills and a little skin? Absolutely nothing! Showing off your neckline and shoulders in a top is sexy and flirty enough whilst leaving enough to the imagination. My number one tip with this wardrobe essential is not too go tight with the top; a looser bohemian look is the way to go.
Whether you’re headed to Coachella, or simply weekend brunch, channel your inner Olivia Palermo, Bianca Jagger or even Rosie Huntington-Whiteley this summer in our Swing The Mood Top.
Always With Style,
La Moda Stylist
Walk this way this party season in flirty polka dots! I know what you are thinking...polka dots? Isn't that something our grandmothers draped us in back in the day…. Well, I'm here to tell you Polka Dots are back and Polka dots are retro. And retro is both IN as well as pretty cool, I’ll say that! I have this idea that alongside the 70s trend, there’s a slight time travel fashion wise to the 50s and 60s. Polka dots were a must have back then. Fast forward to 2016 and polka dots are feminine and oh so much grown up and are much more polished than in years past—slightly larger in scale than an understated pin-dot, but not quite that oversized.
I am currently loving this two piece set. There’s something simply charming about this polka-dot two piece, good enough to wear while out and about in Paris. Whether it’s that sweet flutter overlays, the high waisted midi length, or those timeless rose gold mirror sunglasses, the whole look has me saying, “Oui oui!”
C'est magnifique is how we would describe this sultry blue, off the shoulder top. The off the shoulder silhouette is seemingly everywhere and it’s taking many different forms. With summer well and truly here, it’s time to turn our attention to easy breezy summer styling while still looking like a style icon in our everyday lives.
That’s why we here at La Moda Stylist we are loving the Georgina Top. We adore everything from the arctic blue hue to the little ruffle at the sleeve and of course the off the shoulder silhouette. What’s not to love about this top? It’s easy to dress up and classic enough to wear to brunch. We’ve teamed the Georgina Top with Culottes and tucked it in for an effortless feel and accessorised with our choker coin necklace and our Quay Australia My Girl Sunglasses.
This holiday basic has us dreaming about tinsel and holiday parties.
The tree is up and Michael Buble's Christmas is on repeat in the shopping malls, Yes Christmas is coming and it's time to turn our attention to gift giving.
Our favourite type of gifts that we love to give are the one's we would love to keep for ourselves, which is where today's gift guide comes in. We all have that oh-so fashionable person in our lives that we go all out for when it comes to presents.
Christmas is rapidly approaching so if you haven't checked off the stylish ladies from your list yet, then this gift guide is for you. Oh yeah, did we mention it's all under $60?! (#winning)
You're playing the word association game… you hear 'slip dress', you say 'Kate Moss', right? Well, while this slinky classic should definitely be on your SS16 agenda for evening, the 90s classic has major mileage for daytime too.
The fashion world (and us) have gone loco aka crazy for the simple little slip dress + white tee combo. It's like totally #90S! Raise your hand if you grew up with the movie Clueless and with the fashion wisdom that Cher and her girl gang gave us. Oh them 90's...so memorable!
Before there was Will and Grace, Friends, Seinfeld or Sex and the City there was the original squad--The Golden Girls. The sitcom starring Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty which first debuted on air in 1985, is just as relevant now as ever before. I remember watching this TV sitcom when I was a young girl. (fun fact I was born in the year the Golden Girls ended) From the opening theme song to the '80s Miami fashion scene and the plot lines that touched on every topic—things your grandmother didn't usually talk about—it was hard not to fall in love with the silver screen magic that was The Golden Girls. Whether it was the importance of keeping your girlfriends close, living life to the fullest or simply enjoying cheesecake, there was always something to take a way from an episode. So Golden Girls, thank you for being a friend, but also a mentor—here are the golden pieces of wisdom I learned from Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia that still reign true to this day.
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