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.


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.


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! 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 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! @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.


Fashion Straight Up!’s E-tailer of the moment:

Great online retailer for contemporary brands....currently featuring Fashion Toast blogger Rumi Neely as clothing model.


Here is a quote from the e-tailer which supplies the images for all of my statement  items today. 🙂

Launched in March of 2003, offers the best in women’s and men’s designer clothing and accessories as well as an eclectic mix of lifestyle goods. Shop over 400 brands and enjoy our unrivaled customer service with free worldwide shipping, free returns, and live operator assistance.

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