TSM Outfit Post: Horizontal Stripes in the Zara Striped Dress

Do you have those days where you really can’t be bothered thinking about what to wear? Sometimes I just want to throw something on without spending more than 10 seconds thinking about what to pair with what and there’s nothing easier than a dress to do that on days like these. I bought my recent go-to casual Winter/Spring dress from Barcelona last December and I’ve worn it over a dozen times now; it is perfect for running around town on the weekend and I can also get away with wearing it in the office on casual Fridays too. It’s also, might I add, the perfect dress for pigging out at dinner!

Zara Striped Dress

Zara dress

I love stripes. If there are stripes in a store, I’ll make a beeline for them and usually have to stop myself from buying too many of the same type of tops and dresses. Horizontal stripes can visually make you look wider than you are and if you are particularly conscious of a certain area of your body, avoid wearing tight fitting horizontal stripes in that area or add longer cardigans or necklaces to balance out the stripes. My striped pieces are usually looser fitting or overized/slouchy tops that remain comfortable to wear and in darker slimming hues. Continue reading

TSM Styling Session: Share your Alexander Wang Diego with your mum!

Um, can somebody please tell me how it’s Easter this weekend already? Because according to me, I just came back from a quick holiday home to Oz in Jan and Easter, well that was meant to be ages away! Now they say that time flies when you’re having fun and I agree to some degree but I believe the more realistic saying is: ‘Time flies when you’re busy’ and a busy bee I’ve been lately indeed! I’ve been holding a few styling and shopping sessions with clients on top of the usual 9-5 and am now in the midst of planning European travel adventures with friends for Summer (Note ‘Summer’ is a mythical concept at this stage as it’s still snowing right now, what the?!).

My good friend Kaz’s brother and his girlfriend have moved to London recently from Melbourne too so it has been lovely having company and helping them transition their lives to this crazy cosmopolitan city that is London like we did those years ago. Chatting with them actually prompted me to post photos from a day where I did a fun little shoot in the ‘burbs with Kaz’s family with the intention of showcasing the fact that styling doesn’t stop once you have kids and get older but stays with you for life and I love the fact that Kaz and her stylish mum share an interest in fashion and get away with sharing clothes, accessories and designer bags.

TSM Rag & Bone Newbury Boots

Kaz and I often text each other lamenting over our shared curse of shopaholicalism and that we have friends who are lucky to have been born sans the shop lusting gene (hmm, apparently they term it self restraint). Kaz and I met years ago working in fashion retail at Saba so it was inevitable that we bonded over clothes, sneaky back room coffees and venting about cray cray customers. Kaz has a fantastic eye for fashion and is a style inspiration herself so when we went shopping this day, we both immediately agreed that this top, albeit from a high street store we hadn’t shopped in for ages, would be the perfect little knit for Autumn. I’d also just picked up this bright fuchsia scarf on sale at Country Road so using her existing wardrobe, I put a little casual, walk your dog and meet friends for brunch outfit together for the post.

TSM Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Boots black booties

TSM Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag Rose Gold Kaz Seduce blue juice knit

Tobes was just so handsome after a recent haircut I just had to add this pic in too!
TSM Dog Tob

T-Styled Me tip: Sometimes the thought of wearing a cropped knit can be a little uncomfortable for fear or emphasising the stomach area but a neat idea to overcome this is to pop a longer collared shirt underneath or a loose, longer tee like I did here with Kaz to create length in the torso and to create a casual layered look that emphasised the split black detailing and to break up the monochrome look, always pop some colour via way of a scarf or statement necklace to draw attention to the face.

TSM Layered speckled top from Seduce

TSM Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag Rose Gold

I love dropping by Kaz’s place for dinner. Mama Kaz teaches me everything I need to know about Chinese cooking and we often have an after dinner tea, gossip session and discuss the next handbag we’ve got our eye on :) My Balenciaga from here was actually inspired by Mama Kaz’ vintage Balenciaga city that I have drooled over for years.

TSM Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag Kaz mum

Although Kaz’s mum is more petite framed compared to Kaz, they can often share tops, shoes and handbags which I think is a great way to expand your own wardrobe if you both have similar tastes. Love these picture below of these gorgeous gals! Thanks for letting me play dress ups with you both :)

TSM Mum and daughter

Outfit Details (Kaz)

Outfit Details (Mama Kaz)

  • Ambercrombie Jeans
  • Saba Cropped Blazer
  • Coach Ballet Flats

And with Mama Kaz’s permission, I took a few snaps with the gorgeous vintage Balenciaga bag!

TSM H&M Balenciaga city bag house of harlow pyramid necklace Nicholas heels

TSM H&M Balenciaga city bag house of harlow pyramid necklace

TSM H&M Balenciaga city bag

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TSM Black labrador puppyHope this may have inspired you Aussies for your upcoming Autumn and to also have a nosey around your mum’s closet for any goodies too!

Thanks for reading,

Tien xo

TSM Shopping: Shopbop Spend and Save Discount code “SpringEvent”

Tomorrow it’s going to be 9 degrees Celsius in London. I’m already in a good mood going to bed thinking about it. Spring is coming! I can’t wait for the late days with long lasting sunlight, after-work drinks and not wearing thermals …

I’m trying so hard to be good this year and haven’t been shopping (much …) but in case anyone has be holding out for a discount code from Shopbop, they currently have a great spend and shop promotion. Just click here – SHOPBOP and don’t forget to discount code SPRINGEVENT at the checkout! Offer ends 29/02 at 11:59 pm PT

shopbop spend and save eventHere’s what’s in my lust list that is never going to make it a real check out 😛 (Does anyone else do this or just me?!)

Alexander Wang 

I am obsessed with these shoe boots – They’re androgynous and signature Alexander Wang. I’d love to wear them with black tights, a leather skater skirt and an off the shoulder slouchy knit or a chiffon colour block shirt. I’ve tried them and they are SO comfortable!

Dasha Booties Alexander Wang

Dasha Boots Alexander WangAlexander Wang Dasha BootsPair these Alexander Wang Dasha Boots with a black on black theme with this fun Elizabeth and James Bronson Dress and some statement Jewellery.

Elizabeth and James Bronson DressHappy shopping guys! Would love to hear about any of your purchases (old or new). I need to live a bit vicariously through you at the moment :)

 

T-Styled Me Answered: Where to get the Alexander Wang Marion Bag

Anonymous Asked:

Hey Tien! I was just wondering whether you know anywhere where I can get my hands on the Alexander Wang Marion bag? Unfortunately I was slow and missed out on the sale at theoutnet.com. Thanks dear, for having such a inspirational fashion blog! I always find myself checking your blog even though I follow you on bloglovin and I haven’t been notified of any new posts haha

T-Styled Me Answered:

Hi ! Yay a follower on Bloglovin! Wednesday win for me :) I love my AW Marion bag (above). It’s the perfect size (minus the unnecessary things we girls throw in our bags). What colour Alexander Wang Marion bag were you after? Most of last season’s colours have sold out unfortunately (especially those with the rose coloured hardware). These were my favourites from last season – sigh!

  If your heart is set on last season colours, I’d probably look at Ebay and check out ThePurseForum thread on A.Wang bags although I must warn you this forum has the ability to make you lust after bags even more! Lucky for you, AW have brought the Marion bag back in a few variation of colours so maybe these will be of interest to you?           Good luck hun !

Updated: Alexander Wang Haircalf Marion Bag – Available here

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T-Styled Me’s Weekly Insta-Tumblr Round-up!

A recap of my five favourite pictures from my instagram (@tstyledme) & Tumblr Page posted over the 7 days.

Reblogged on Tumblr: Loving the outfit & the hair !

TSM Outfit Tumblr: Alexander Wang Marion bag / H&M faux leather panelled leggings, H&M Blush pink shirt, Zara Denim Jacket & Loafers and Vintage Chain Necklace

TSM iPhone Snap: I stayed away from Zara stores for two weeks but succumbed today. Didn’t buy anything (Yay willpower!) but LOVE the Winter 12′ accessories collection currently in store so took some snaps for you … 

TSM Outfit Tumblr: H&M shirt, Saba Waxed leggings, Chloe Paraty Bag, Missoni Flats and Hermes Rivale Bracelet. Taken after a long over-due haircut (only cost me £30!). Wish my hair was always curly like this!

Reblogged from Studded Hearts: Rumi’s closet – I love that vintage Chanel Backpack x

It’s 31 degrees today in London ! Have a great weekend everyone :)

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