Jul 15, 2012

A New Start...Time To Study


Who's going to fashion school??!

And the best bit about getting ready to go back to class is often 
choosing your new look and picking out fresh stationary.  
So here is a sneak peek into our shopping list for the new term.

{FLOUZEN ALPI gold bow tie $46.48}

Straight to the head of the class.  
Dress like a nerdy swot with style and focus on what's important - dressing to impress!

{SUGAR BABY deluxe boxed candle $9.95}

There's nothing better than creating a safe and productive space to hit the books.
Choose your signature scent to work with a clear mind and happy heart.

{WITTNER blaide $129.95}

Pairing a classic shape and a fashion forward metallic will put you 
in great stead as you set foot on campus for the first time.

{COTTON ON A4 spinout notepad $2.00}

What are we really going to school for anyway?
Pile your tote full of geometric covered notebooks to inspire creative brainstorming.

{TYPO spinout case $5.00}

The brilliant thing with this little number is that it can double as a pencil case and a cute clutch.
Students are known for their thriftiness - multitasking at its best.

{FOREVER NEW pari colour block shift $69.95}

Bring the uniform back!
This is an easy go-to shift that you can layer up for winter and pair with easy sandals in summer.

What will your back to school essentials include?

Jul 12, 2012

Crafty Minx...

The world around us continually inspires our life and our look and here at The Look Lite these are the things that have been influencing us this week :
- watching Project Runway episodes back-to-back
- visiting the Finders Keepers Markets last weekend
- getting ready to go to fashion school

With this screen grab of wisdom we feel inspired to add a little bespoke to our lives.
And also we got stuck trawling the Urban Outfitters website 
- we die
and here are a few crafty tidbits we just couldn't pass up...

{ECOTE tassel clutch $29.99}

{REMI & REID paintball clutch $59.95}

{URBAN RENEWAL crocheted hobo bag $19.99}

{A.V. donut-chord bracelet in assorted colours $39.99}

{ALPINE WEB bangle bracelet in assorted colours $9.99}

{Images created via Polyvore}

Jul 11, 2012

It Girls Have Bright Futures...

Scouring the street style photos from the recent European fashion weeks have thrown up loads of accessory inspirations.  Because the Northern Hemisphere is basking in the warmth of summer days, the must have add-to-cart item is a pair of fabulous shades.

Lucky for us, sunglasses come in all colours, shapes and sizes 
- so, no matter your colour shape and size, 
the perfect pair is eagerly awaiting in a shopping cart near you.

Make glamour a calling card 
- these will add instant fash pack cred...
{MISSONI sunglasses with eyelet detail $190.46}

Not feeling up to facing the public?  
You can do 'Hollywood' too...
{1. JILL SANDER square-fram acetate sunglasses 60GBP}
{2. CHLOE square-fram acetate sunglasses 116.25GBP}
{3. MIMCO orbit $49.00}
{4. MIMCO opium $49.00}

Look into the future - IT'S HERE!
{1. ASOS flat top round sunglasses $12.75}
{2. ASOS flat top round sunglasses $12.75}

Everthing old is new again...
{1.RETROSUN red & gold frame vintage gucci sunglasses $112.50}
{2. TOM FORD frederico transparent rose frame sunglasses $125.00}

{Images created via Polyvore}

Jul 6, 2012

In The Inbox : What Is It About Tracksuit Pants?

Dear Can't-Take-Off-My-Tracksuit,
I love getting mail, so thanks for your thoughtful letter.
And I too am guilty of living in my track pants.
So, before anyone organises an intervention, 
it is a good idea to discuss their place in our wardrobes.

The good news for us is that these fleecy pants 
have recently made a fashionable comeback.

As you can see, it's all about the attitude.
Toughen up your look with a man style watch, serious jewellery hardware
- and don't forget the heels.
Whether you are feeling relaxed, sporty or luxe it's true :

Track pants can take you from 
the bedroom to the gym to the bar.

Pleasantly surprised?  We kinda were too.
Let's take a look at how your fleecy pants can work for you.
The Look Lite Lady

Get Your Comfy On
Need some 'you' time? Own it.
...but maybe keep this look indoors.  And enjoy.

Downtown Funk
Glam up and embrace the sporty stripes by adding metallics to the mix.
Keep the look streamlined with a smart button up and tailored jacket.
Confidence is key.

She Means Business
Grey marle in the boardroom? 
Ok, maybe not, but you can still be serious when you keep it simple.
Add black separates and stay smart.

Sporty Nice
Kicking back on the weekend + track pants = perfect match.
Embrace your inner gym rat and get out there and play!

P.S. We couldn't go without mentioning the Juicy Couture effect :
The company that was "started by two fashion-obsessed friends in 1997
(and is) best known for ascending the tracksuit to it's status as a casual luxury icon".
Although (hopefully) we have moved on from the days of 'Jenny from the block', 
we predict our love for the simple pleasure of trackie dacks 
will be around for many years to come.

{Images created via Polyvore and Looklet}