Rosa Senorita

Wearing: Bardot Ornate Floral Dress (here), Wittner leather studded boots, Arlington Milne leather clutch.

It may not be Festival season but I still love everything about the apparel and styling! Boho prints, boots, tassels...ahh! Rule number one: Colour. Colour will always take you far, don't get me wrong I am more than happy to rock the monochrome look but there is something about colour that makes me happy and lifts my overall mood. It is different for everyone and by all means, I'm not imposing that you change your entire wardrobe if you're comfortable in your shades of black and grey.

This red, floral printed off-the-shoulder dress is super easy to wear, I love how comfortable it and it's a piece that can be worn casual with a pair of studded boots for a little edge, or even styled with some gorgeous tassel heels. If you're looking for the pop of colour to enjoy the last leg of Summer, I recommend investing a pretty printed dress like this which will be perfect going into Autumn - thanks to the long puffed sleeve. I'm guilty of having a couple of long sleeved dresses which are always valuable in the cooler months but if you get a short sleeved dress, you can always grab your go-to leather jacket to wear upon your shoulders.

So what are your thoughts of wearing boots with dresses? Would this be a look you'd try?

--Vx

Trending: Pink Suede Jacket

Lately, pink has slowly made it back into my wardrobe. It's a tricky colour to pull off depending on your complexion, but once you find that perfect shade it's all smooth sailing. There isn't any rules about what is the best one to choose, so you can chop and change between the shades - plus it will also alternate depending on how much you've caramelised over Summer. I've been trying to get my hands on the perfect suede moto jacket, finally spotted one from Tobi.com which I absolutely adore! It's the perfect shade of powder pink, with all the added moto details that make it edgy yet beautifully feminine. 

You will see how versatile this jacket is and how easy it is to work it into your repertoire. I decided to wear mine with a cute navy frou-frou skirt to contrast the nautical look, and it would work perfectly with jeans and a band tee. It's soft to touch and comfortable to wear casually and even for an evening out. I'll be certainly wearing this on my Japan travels - can't wait!

Wearing: Tobi Pink Faux Suede Moto Jacket (Tobi.com - get yours here), Kate Spade Candace Satchel bag (here), Charles & Keith glitter heels . 

--Vx

Nezuki Update - February

I'm excited to announce that I'll be travelling to Japan in April this year! It's been a long time coming since my last trip overseas, and I'm pretty over the moon that I'll be getting to re-visit one of my favourite countries in the world. I'll be exploring Tokyo, Osaka and even making a stop at Singapore for a few days! I'll need to hustle and start preparing outfits - so much fun awaits! Watch this space for more on Japan, I'm so excited and can't wait to go. Although I have been to Japan before, I'd be happy to hear your suggestions of places to go to; shops, restaurants, attractions. Looking forward to your comments with any ideas you have!

--Vx

Trend Alert - The Mesh Dress

Gong Xi Fa Cai as we welcome the year of the fire rooster for the new Chinese Lunar Year! There are a number of roosters in my family so it's going to be a very lucky year for all of them. I've always loved the culture and festivities, plus I'll be frank, it's always nice to receive a little Ang Pao (red packet) filled with cash. This year I may not have been lucky enough to receive a special, sealed red packet but I was lucky enough to be thankful for the little things like having my family around, a tight circle of friends that I can count on and plenty of goals locked in for the year ahead.

One of my goals this year is to cleanse the negative and introduce the positive. It might sound cliche but it is always a work in progress in life, it's easy to settle in your ways and to forget to just be grateful. Gratitude = positivity. What personal goals do you want to achieve?

Alrighty, so let's actually detour to what I really want to talk about. The ever-trending mesh dress! I got this gorgeous piece from Zara on a whim during the Boxing Day sales, it was quite amusing because even before I could try it on I was getting ladies approach me asking me where they can find this dress? Lucky for me, it was the last one in the store!

The embroidery detail and relaxing fit make it versatile and comfortable for lounging around a resort but I can also picture wearing this to an evening event or even casually with some high-tops. This mesh dress is all about the embroidery and details, so I kept things monotone with a simple black slip and sleek belt to further highlight the intricacies. The daring slits can be shown off worn over your Summer bikini or even over a leotard body so you can highlight those pins! I've always been more on the conservative side, so risqué is something I'm still getting aquatinted with.

How would you style the mesh dress?

--Vx

Wearing: Embroidered mesh dress from Zara, Nine West black lace up heels, ASOS Double Western belt (here), Sol Sana black leather tassel bag.