Fashion Straight Up! Easter GIVEAWAY TIME!

Ok, so I publicised this on Twitter this morning and now it’s time to ring the news on the blog!

I woke up this Good Friday and felt like doing something nice.

Help the FashionStraight Up! twitter reach 1000 followers and I’ll give away a SHOP BOP gift certificate to one lucky follower.

It’s really easy.

Click the link Below hit follow and we will be one step closer to the giveaway.

@fashstraightup

Shopbop is a fave e-tailer featured on the blog and it's so exciting for me to be able to gift one lucky follower with this certificate.

Happy Bloggy Christmas to all of you. GIVEAWAY TIME!

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel patent leather black bow-detail clutch.

I am so excited that the lovely folks at Farfetch  have allowed me to say Happy Bloggy Christmas to you this year with a giveaway to one lucky reader. They offer such an amazing service that I have already spoken fondly of with their amazing selection of boutiques.

This chic Sonia by Sonia Rykiel patent leather clutch with the very en vogue bow detail could be yours! I’m personally obsessed with bows right now so to the lucky person who will win this great night-on-the-town bag note well: Everyone will be totes jealous of you.

The entry requirements are simple and easy. I promise. 🙂

1. Simply post the comment below:

Farfetch, shop the world’s best boutiques!

Each post counts as an entry.

2. Follow my blog @fashstraightup on twitter

Each new follow counts as an entry.

3. For anyone following my blog on twitter already not to worry simply retweet the contest tweet.

Each retweet counts as an entry.

I’ll update and remind you regularly. So be on the lookout for that tweet over the next few days.

 

 

Contest ends the New Years Eve December 31st and is open to international entrants.

Please note: The winner must proved a valid email address to be contacted upon notification of your great fortune.

Happy Bloggy Christmas to you and yours.

My first shopping experience on FARFETCH.com. #truestory

I love when amazing e-commerce sites are brought to my attention but I never trust a site until I personally peruse and shop for myself.

This should be of note: shopping is not usually something that I pass up. I’m easily excited by shopping in an unusual way and Farfetch offers enough great pieces to pacify me.

Now at first I wasn’t sure how to navigate it but I found out that the learning curve is actually pretty easy. I like to think of Farfetch as an online global fashion mall. Simple, no? Women fashion was the best way for me to start browsing. Now just like a mall there are departments. Well Farfetch makes it way with just three…

LUXE

This section is my favourite department for all of the obvious reasons…Emilio Pucci! Hello? Proenza Schouler’s amazing PS-1 bags, Burberry coats, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana great luxe pieces are wonderfully edited into this section. You can find a selection of vintage and archived apparel and accessories from just about every uber-cool and specially selected high-end store across the world. Imagine vintage and this season’s Chanel shopping can be done in one place! It really doesn’t get anymore convenient. As a shopper who hates travelling from e-store to e-store to find that perfect item. Farfetch does it amazingly in a one stop shop and knowing that if I can’t get it the United Kingdom that Farfetch will have that item and ready to ship from Brussels. Where can you find that kind of high fashion global supply chain network? Nowhere, so look at some great pieces I selected below.

My Next Purchase!

CONTEMPORARY

I’m by nature a huge supporter of Contemporary brands they take a bit more risks at better prices than their luxury counterparts. A great example of this is Marc by Marc Jacobs’ diffusion line which is way more suited to my tastes than the Marc Jacobs label. I can equally appreciate both but I prefer to purchase MBMJ clothing and I adore their accessories. Farfetch let’s me go straight to the good stuff in the Contemporary department. Not only can I find my fave diffusion label I can also find other cool labels like Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Tucker, Closed, Ksubi, Eugenia Kim, 7 For All Mankind, Siwy Denim, Fred Perry and Tory Burch. This department is your jeans emporium and you will find most high-end denim labels in Contemporary. I left you with a few of my favourite pieces to look over below.

LAB

The Lab department is where you pick up your heart’s content of specialty pieces by brands that really are out of this world. The vision of the designers in this category is not necessarily commercial but definitely wearable. Farfetch’s Lab is compiled of perfect statement pieces and I’m totally obsessed with an amazing pair of Ha-Yeon Lee monkey nuts pictured below. It would be the quirky update to any outfit for a little bit of humour and style. I highly recommend that purchase.

All of your emerging fashion talent can be found in this section. I put together a montage of some of the pieces I would LOOOOVE to have and a few for the men too.

It was a such a treat discovering this site. So for my first purchase I went small super-small because I don’t know what shipping nightmare I might encounter and bought this super cute yet really affordable Baggu  Mociun reusable shopper.

It folds into a really cute portable pouch and is perfect for the grocery store or casual shopping. Luckily the entire process was easy-peasy and my bag will be shipped to me in a few days and as soon it is I have a surprise! I like to think of it as a symbolic purchase with Farfetch and represents my intent to continue shopping there for many years to come! I take my fashion that seriously.

Emma

For more information about Farfetch click here

Straight Up! Polling Time: Woven Measures

Mar y Sol Gigi Contrast Flower clutch worn with a printed maxi dress is instant vacation luxe.

Where would one need to go to get the great woven clutch one has been craving for summer outfits? Well, I went to another of my favourite E-tailers Shopbop to solve my quandary. I have not only been in love with woven clutches but also woven shoes but I have saved this obsession in a post to follow later.

Since I’m impressively low on nudes in my current wardrobe. I thought why not look around for a great nuetral and black bag which can be paired with many outfits. I selected the Mar y Sol clutch because it appeals to my feminine side and the Zimmerman straw offering tugs at the heartstrings of my Caribbean roots.

Which do you prefer? The sexiness of the contrast bow or the antique ease of the straw clutch?

Tough Decision….?  I know.

Shop Bop's Zimmerman Woven Straw Clutch adds lovely resort vibes to your summer outfits.

Straight Up! Trending for less: Bold Explosion of Colour

COLOURA PALOOZA

This season’s trend dictates you incorporate ultra brights into your wardrobe. In bold solid pieces you can add pop or just be a “pop”sicle of colour  for spring. Black is gorgeous and it’s great for fall but spring is about all things bright and beautiful. Think of the rainbow, think of a spectrum let them be you inspiration. Think of a gay pride parade, think of a paint chart at the hardware store…just think of a box of crayons. It is our world where we can see and be inspired.

My choice is to be bold and bright.  I’m going to be a kalidescope of the brightest colours but you can just pick a piece here and there and you’re brand of beauty to this great trend for spring.

Whether your colour blocking or accenting…you can do it for less with these on trend pieces from ASOS.

I picked out each piece for an outfit but you can choose the piece you like and incorporate it into your regular wardrobe.

Straight Up! Polling Time: The Corky Dilemma

Mia Studio Cork in army green screams weekend glamour.

 

I have always had a love for the cork heel and started pondering about a casual shoe for spring. So off I went to one of my favourite E-tailers  http://www.REVOLVEclothing.com and used their handy price menu on the left of the screen to find something in my price range and taste. I came up with two perfect options for the weather I am accustomed to ,sweltering heat, all year round.

I really fell in love with the Tanya Platform from Rosegold and Mia Studio cork.

What do you prefer? The comfort of the low chunky heel or the spring city glam of the pointed sandal?

Both in gorgeous green shades….can you even go wrong?

 

Rosegold "Tanya" Platform gives off a cool resort vibe in beautiful truffle green.

 

The Outnet’s 4-DAY SALE! 80-85% OFF! Starts TODAY

 

I have been waiting excitedly for this day all week and not just because my break from work will allow me some much-needed rest. The sale is currently open for persons shopping the UK site  but people like me shopping the US site it doesn’t open til around 10am EST. My trick was I already shopped and since I rise early and hopefully when the sale opens, I’ll be a happy gal!

Click the Image and see what sale treasures you will find. I’d love to hear all about your purchases.

Happy Shopping.

Straight Up! Lust: Philip Lim Claude

Straight Up! Lust: Nina Ricci Jackie II

Straight Up! @theOutnet Sunglasses Lust: Tom Ford Eyewear

A perfect shape for my face structure.

 

I am a devout sunglasses lover but I have a secret confession. I NEVER purchase sunglasses at full price. *shock* *horror* It is the nature of sunglasses that leads me to the conclusion. It would be a waste of money! Sunglasses are for but a period of time and function. Most often I leave mine lying around somewhere and forget all about them. It would just be criminal of me if I buy them at full retail price and the new styles. So it is a purchase either of the brand name on sale or the diffusion lines.

For example Armani Exchange is my day to day sunglasses choice.

D&G takes me to the beach on the weekend.

In summer, I’ll probably get something snazzy from The Outnet which will need to be ordered in April. So I’m going over my options from now and you guys will see me through to purchase. I always love Tom Ford Eye-wear. His sunnies are so fricking cool and the larger shapes look great on my round face. So here are my strong contenders for purchase once available at the time of doing such actions.

 

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