I hope you've all had a fantastic week! This week I'm sharing an outfit I just can't get enough of, and a new fashion inspiration platform, Cross The Line, I was recently introduced to.
How much I really love this outfit is definitely reflected in the number of photos I have in this post. So I apologise for the various angles of basically the same thing, I just could not stop snapping away. I hope you all like it too :)
First, I want to start with these gorgeous heels. As you may know I adore pastel/neutral colours and have been recently loving light blue/powder blue and had this vision in my head of the type of blue heels I wanted. I've mentioned before in my Monochrome Business/Work Outfit post about how much I loved the style of the character Rachel Zane, from Suits, especially her fantastic collection of pointy heels. They just look so chic and classy, and in my mind definitely elongates your legs. So there I was wanting to find a pair of pointy heels in light blue, but in true lifeasapetite style they had to be at a bargain price haha.
Have any of you also been in the position of wanting to recreate this vision you have in your head? Well there I was frantically searching for these light blue pointy heels and did not have any luck for absolutely ages. I'm definitely making it sound more dramatic than it was:p But I had almost given up when I spotted these beauties while browsing on Ebay.
I was so unbelievably excited when the came! I was a tiny bit disappointed though as they were more blue than shown in the pictures on Ebay, but I still really love them, as you can tell from my many photos.
Next is this white dress which has a lace top half and chiffon skirt. I just love the lace detailing at the top. The lace and v-cut back fuses cute and girly with a hint of sexy at the same time, and definitely makes what otherwise would have been a plain white bandeau dress a lot more interesting. Also, especially for a petite, I feel that the length of the dress is perfect. I bought this from Sheinside but actually found a cheaper version on Amazon which I will link below.
To complete this outfit, I finished it off with this mint coat (although in all fairness it does look a more blue which is a bonus as it matched my heels!). As you may know I was completely obsessed with mint for a while, with a couple of my posts featuring the colour. A couple of months ago Topshop was selling this amazing mint coat and I was lusting over it so much. Although I really wanted it I just could not bring myself to part with £80/90ish for a coat which, at that price, wasn't even partly made out of wool...Since then I had been searching for a mint coat. A good couple of months (or even half a year or so) went by and I came across this coat while browsing on Missguided. This coat was half the price of the one at Topshop for about £35 which I thought was much more appealing.
Cross The Line
Finally, if any of you were looking for some further fashion inspiration I have a new platform to share! I'm personally always looking for inspiration for my outfits, or just posts in general. Inspiration literally is everywhere it's just about taking a step back and appreciating the things before your eyes, and also definitely from reading other blogs. Pinterest does the job as well but there's a lot of to trawl through. So I was introduced to Cross The Line over at www.crossthelinex.com not that long ago and I found their concept quite interesting. Cross The Line launched in early August and aim to promote Asian up-and-coming fashion designers. Currently they have 14 designers (7 from Hong Kong; 7 from Taiwan), and will have more designers from other countries in Asia in the fourth quarter. What I like most about Cross The Line is that they share monthly fashion inspiration and stories HERE, and feature up-and-coming fashion designers and their products on their front page. I think this is a fantastic way to help support talented people and to find new inspiration!
Heels: Ebay // HERE
Coat: Missguided // HERE
I hope you enjoyed this outfit post, I certainly loved wearing it. I know it's probably not the most autumn/winter friendly outfit but there's nothing wrong with hanging onto summer right?:p
What have been your favourite purchases or bargains?
Have a fantastic weekend!
Take care and speak soon.