Kurt Geiger

The year of corset

One of the biggest trends for A/W 2016-17 was the corset trend. The corset in the 1800s was originally worn to reduce the waist, to enhance bust and hips and to make a fashionable silhouette. It has a history of 350 years before the 1800s and it has been attributed to Catherine de’ Medici, the wife of King Henry of France. The corset has undergone many changes since then and has evolved to a garment whereby it may mimic the traditional look but does not change the shape of the body. The corset in the 1800s was associated with femininity and now its back for aesthetic and style purposes.

It is now being worn in different ways, over baggy dresses and t-shirts, coats or full on corset dresses. No longer do you have suck in, worry about your organs crushing, its now a nice addition to your jumper or shirt.

Sere how I have worn the corset trend:

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The corset is an oldie from Zara, a couple of seasons ago.

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The corset was at the centre of Miuccia Prada’s Autumn 2016 show, the designer pretty much layered the corset over everything, from wool coats to jacquard dresses.

The Year of Corset Prada

Celebrities who have been crushing over the return of the corset include Kim Kardashian West, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Rihanna, Kylie and Kendall Jenner.

Kim Kardashian West

The Year of Corset Kim Kardashian

Gigi Hadid

The Year of Corset Gigi Hadid

Hailey Baldwin

The Year of Corset Hailey Baldwin

Rihanna

The Year of Corset Rihanna

Kylie Jenner

The Year of Corset Kylie Jenner

Kendall Jenner

The Year of Corset Kendall Jenner

I apologise about my shoes not being tied, *sighs*.

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Outfit details:

Corset-Zara

Culottes- Marks and Spencer

Shoes- Kurt Geiger

Bag-Marks and Spencer

Choker- Topshop

 

Images: Me, me, me (renaissanceideal.com), www.vogue.co.uk , www.glamourmagazine.co.uk and www.elleuk.com

Stay Blessed x

All Shades Of Red

 

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An almost monochromatic look-I was battling on whether I should wear red trousers and I thought it would be way too much. Way too much! So I decided on a pair of flirty culottes I brought in the ASOS sale during the Christmas holidays.

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Do you have items of clothing that you just avoid? Bootcut jeans? Leggings? Jumpsuits? Mine, until recently was culottes. I felt that culottes did not suit my petite frame but I have found a couple that I love.

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Every now and then, I switch it up from my trusted studs. I should wear big earrings more often but I just have this fear that it will get caught onto something and my ears will fall off. Don’t ask me how this fear began, I do not have the answer.

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Here are more pictures of the outfit below:

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Outfit Details:

Polo neck- Marks & Spencer

Culottes- ASOS

Boots- Kurt Geiger

Bag-Chanel

Earrings-Topshop

 

  Stay Blessed! x

Smiles in the Rain

Hello *waves hand*. It has been a long time since I have posted. I’ve been very busy with law school, so that has kept me away. I’m back now and expect regular posts from Renaissance Ideal’s usual posts from Politics, Law, Fashion, Poetry, Faith, Business and much more.

I took these photos a while ago, on a miserable raining day in November. I find that wearing a smile on a rainy day makes it all better (and a fab outift helps too). The weather was lovely on the weekend but today was miserable.

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I love mixing old and new pieces together. The blazer was my mum’s and now its mine haha. I love it because it has subtle shoulder pads with white and black stripes. It makes a ordinary black blazer unique. The white polo neck top, is actually a short sleeved crop top that I tucked into the orange-red skirt.

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The gold capped shoes are one of my favourite flats-it is simple and elegant. It even matched my accessory of the day, the umbrella.

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What I was wearing:

Blazer-Originally my mum’s

White Polo Neck-Marks & Spencer

Flats-Kurt Geiger

Umbrella-Topshop

Stay Blessed

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Bring me flowers

This is an outfit I wore to Church today. It has been such a sunny and lovely day. I finally could put a pair of sunglasses on. I hope it stays the same throughout the week. Maybe, that’s a big ask…lol.

It seems that florals are never going to go out of fashion. Last summer it was in and it is still in now. I guess it is a statement that says ‘BANG, here is the Spring and Summer Season!’. Nothing but florals and bright colours say Spring and Summer better.

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What I was wearing?

Dress- Marks & Spencer

Shoes-Kurt Geiger

Earrings- Topshop

Pearl Bracelet-Topshop

Bag- Zara

Stay Blessed

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Purple pleats

Happy Sunday everyone. It has been a lovely day, hasn’t it? Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I do not usually have braids. But I l do love it, you can just wake up and go without any major styling. I also put some colour in my hair. Although I love colour generally, I’m usually a no no when it comes to the colour in the hair. I stick to 1B and that’s me, but my Auntie who does my hair persuaded me to have a change. And…I love it.

I wore this outfit two weeks ago and paired a white leather top with a purple pleated skirt and a cream longline sleeveless blazer.

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The leather top is actually a crop top and comes up to my belly button. It is quite a long crop top, or maybe because I am short and it comes out bigger. I tucked it into the pleated skirt and belt.

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What I was wearing?

Cream Longline blazer- Marks & Spencer

Leather Crop Top- Marks & Spencer

Purple Pleated Skirt- Marks & Spencer

Bag- Marks & Spencer

Belt-Versace

Black Sandals- Kurt Geiger

Stay Blessed

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Leather corset

I have been away from blogging, but do not worry, I will be updating you with outfits that I wore during Autumn and Winter.

For this outfit I paired a leather corset with a white shirt and a black pencil skirt.

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If you are scared of doing leather, it is easier to start off with corset and wear it over another top, or a leather top. Before you go on to leather trousers and the rest.

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I love wearing heels with pretty details. It can make any plain outfit glamorous

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What I was wearing

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White Shirt

Leather Corset- Zara

Black Pencil Skirt- Marks & Spencer

Necklace-Topshop

Bracelet Cuff- Wallis

Shoes-Kurt Geiger

Stay Blessed

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Check Out The Leather

 

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Checks, Plaid and all things patterns are one of the key trends for Autumn Winter 2013/2014.  I saw this checked top when it first came out and thought to myself let me wait until the sale comes on. When I got to Marks and Spencer, my size wasn’t there *cries*. I looked online and read the reviews, everyone said how they loved the top but you had to go a size up. I don’t know what’s going on with sizing lately, sometimes it comes out bigger and sometimes it is way too small. Doesn’t it annoy you? I paired the checked top with a leather skirt and wine red courts.

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What was I wearing?

Checked Shell Top- Marks & Spencer (Limited Edition)

Leather Skirt- Marks & Spencer (Limited Edition)

Silver necklace- Marks & Spencer (Autograph)

Bangle- Marks & Spencer

Shoes-Kurt Geiger

Stay Blessed

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The Christmas Wardrobe- What to wear this festive season?

 

Yayy! It’s nearly Christmas. So excited, to have a little break so I can rest, eat and eat and eat some more.

I thought of some looks for any get-togethers or parties that you may have planned this season.

Take a look below:

Work Party

You can never wrong go with a LBD

Throw on some pointy stilettos with a embellished clutch and style your hair to the side. You will look sophisticated, classy and glamorous!

Work party

 

French Connection Black Twist dress (See here)

Accessorize Baroque Clutch (See here)

Accessorize Statement earrings (See here)

Kurt Geiger Black Pony Pointy Shoes

– Available at John Lewis (See here)

– Available at Kurt Geiger (See here)

 

Last Minute Shopping

Last minute shopping isn’t easy but make sure you’re warm and cosy

Busy wrapping all those presents, don’t have time to straighten your hair- cover it up with a fedora. Wear an oversize coat to keep yourself warm.

Last Minute Shopping

H&M Black Fedora (See here)

Whistles Tan coat (See here)

Dune Chelsea ankle boots (See here)

H&M Skinny Jeans (See here)

H&M Sweatshirt (See here)

 

Christmas Catch up with the Girls

Keep it glam with a mixture of textures. Leather or fur or both. The choice is yours!

Christmas catch up with the girls

Topshop Leather look high waist trousers (See here)

Topshop Fur coat (See here)

River Island Ankle boots (See here)

Wallis Chandelier earrings (See here)

 

Christmas Day

Keep it Casual but Smart

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Topshop asymmetric kilt skirt (See here)

Dorothy Perkins White short sleeve shirt (See here)

Topshop fluffy cardigan (See here)

Zara Moccasins (See here)

Zara Blue Mini bag (See here)

 

Boxing Day Sales

Can you face the sales?

You will need something comfortable so you can run to get your bargains. A friend of mine, has ‘special trainers’ for the sales so she can whip them off and run to try things on lol. I’m not a trainer girl, so for me anything like flats or low heeled boots is comfortable for me. I usually wait until the 27th onwards to go to the shops, boxing day sales can be a tad manic. There is always online shopping- a oversized knit jumper with a nice cup of green tea and I can shop, shop, shop away.

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Oasis Black Jeggings (See here)

Miss Selfridge Acid Wash denim shirt (See here)

New Look Cream Jumper (See here)

Warehouse Aztec cape (See here)

John Lewis Tan bag (See here)

Dune brown knee boots (See here)

New Years Eve

See into 2014 looking fabulous

For me I am usually casual on New Years Eve. I see into 2014 at Church- the best way to celebrate New Years :). Great praise and worship, preaching and prayers-there is no place I would rather be on NYE. After that,  I usually spend New Year’s day with family and friends. For those who have party plans wear something bright, glitzy, sparkly or lacy.

Look 1:

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Ted Baker Red Dress (See here)

ASOS tan heeled sandals (See here)

River Island Gold stripe clutch (See here)

Look 2:

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Ted Baker Lace Top (See here)

Ted Baker Lace pencil skirt (See here)

River Island black box clutch (See here)

Aldo black heels (See here)

Look 3:

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River Island Black Sequin Jacket (See here)

Topshop black jumpsuit (See here)

Zara strappy heels (See here)

Stay Blessed

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Pink Sunday!

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I absolutely love these shoes. When I saw it at Russell & Bromley’s sale, it had my name all over it lol. I love how the shoes are two-toned with pink and nude. The studs give a little edge to these elegant sandals. Something about the shoe says- ‘girls get ready we are lunching’- lol!

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I think it is sold out online, but Russell & Bromley have the nude and black version. These are great for the Autumn and Winter season.

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Check it out here the Russell & Bromley ‘Vixen’ (Black version).

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Check it out here the Russell & Bromley ‘Vixen’ (Nude version)

It reminds me of the iconic Valentino Rockstud Sling backs. The difference is that Russell & Bromley’s ‘Vixen’ has less straps, is a full sandal and of course the price lol.

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Kurt Geiger has something similar also. This is KG Kurt Geiger’s ‘Cally’. It comes in Red and Black

KG Kurt Geiger Cally

Check it out here- KG Kurt Geiger’s ‘Cally’ (Red)

Kurt Geiger Cally Black

Check it out here- KG Kurt Geiger’s ‘Cally’ (Black)

Stay Blessed

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