Tuesday 7 December 2010

Playing dress up with Fashion She Says.

Today is my last guest blogger so may I introduce Becca of Fashion She Says. She styled me a cute New York style outfit using her favourite designer labels. So over to Becca to explain her picks.
Chantele always appears fresh as a Daisy... Here I planned the perfect holiday outfit for her with a fantasy dream team of designers. If Chantele visited me in NYC, I'd take her shopping at my beloved department store: Bergdorf Goodman, where all these clothes hail from. I started by browsing the wares of my preferred brand: 3.1 Phillip Lim & found my favorite shape of the season: the cape. Mr. Lim created a Quilt-Yoke Merino Cape in classic black, which makes a trendy item easy to wear. Capes are wonderful when it's cold outside because one may wear cozy jumpers without feeling bunchy under a traditional coat.
Next I was drawn to Milly's 'Liana' Metallic Lace Shift Dress in gold, which would appear almost nude next to Chantele's peaches & cream complexion (hooray for pale girls!). Gold is especially delightful for the holidays; I adore lace because it's both sweet as a little girl's charms & suggestive of a woman's wiles.
Miu Miu makes the best embellished shoes & these Runway Flower Pumps (which Miuccia Prada deisgned for her fall 2010 RTW fashion show) are exquisitely kissed with metal flora & bows. Usually I live in flats, but Chantele can certainly pull off high heels & this pair is fit for a holiday party.
Finally, she needs a pop of color to spruce up this neutral palette - I picked Marc Jacobs' The Single Shoulder Bag in pink. Mr. Jacobs made Chanel's quilted leather his own with a signature padlock & I'm really feeling the elongated chain strap these days. Chantele can sling it across her body like the jazziest messenger bag, leaving her free to hold hands, drinks & dance of course! She'll be the belle of the ball in this understated festive look - best of all, Chantele can mix & match these separates all season long.

So ladies what do you think of Becca's outfit for me? Isn't it perfect. I totally think it would be something I would wear, if I could afford it! Plus it incorporates Becca's luxe style too. I'm not completely sure on the pink bag, I love the style so much, but I don't really do pink. The cape is my favourite piece though, I would die to own this cape. It's so perfect.

Thanks Becca for this great NYC inspired outfit, I shall try my best to style something similar when I get back.
Please go visit Becca's Blog too and see her great style.

Don't forget to enter my 'Mystery Prize' Giveaway too.

Did you enjoy the first part of this 'Playing Dress Up' series? I hope you did, I know I have and I am sure part 2 will be even more fun.

Daisymay X

China Update: Today we visit the Summer Palace in Beijing and in the evening we get to see a fantastic Chinese Acrobat show.

Monday 6 December 2010

I want - A wolf print jumper

After buying a polar bear print jumper from Zara and wearing it all the time I thought maybe I should get another oversized jumper with a cool print. I found this beauty at TKMaxx online at £25 it's not to pricy (although I only payed £5.99 for the polar bear one in the Zara sale!)
What would you pair this with? I think maybe my wide legged black trousers and pointy black ankle boots, nice and simple so the jumper really stands out.

Don't forget to enter my 'Mystery Prize' Giveaway.

Daisymay X

China Update: Today we get to visit the Great Wall of China in Beijing and the 15th Century Temple of Heaven.

Sunday 5 December 2010

Sunday Inspiration

Well we are still here in China but we are on the tail end of the tour and will be flying home on Thursday. This is kinda sad but at least we have something to look forward to on our return from this dream trip. The day after we get back we are picking up our new baby bunnies!! So here are lots of bunny pictures as I have had them on my mind since we saw them.

Cue 'Ohhh'ing and 'Ahhh'ing!!
Drew Barrymore for Pop Magazine Via
Jade Jagger Via
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter Via
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And here are our babies to be, just in case you haven't seen them.
We are still after name suggestions??

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Daisymay X

China Update: This morning we arrive in Beijing. We shall visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City before a yummy 'Peking Duck' dinner.

Friday 3 December 2010

Playing Dress Up with Village

Todays post is coming from guest blogger Krystal of Village. Krystal doesn't post outfits but does feature some stunning on trend items. So I thought she would be able to make me a bang on trend outfit with some of this seasons key items.
Dearest Chantele and her readers. Here is my outfit idea for you. I'm wondering if you are down with mixing browns and blacks? I sure am! I chose these items because they seem to be a mix of things I'm in to right now - a big warm sweater (with a must have print of the season), a vintage looking purse and some relaxed black boots to make the outfit look not so polished. You'll never find me without a scarf so i had to throw one in there. Also, red nails are my go to right now. I think this outfit would be perfect for your next trip to London for Christmas shopping ;) Love, Krystal

So what do you ladies think of this outfit? I think I would definitely wear this, especially as the weather in Wales is getting very cold.

Please visit Krystal at her blog for a hit of some pretty stuff, as always.

Don't forget to enter my 'Mystery Prize' Giveaway.

Daisymay X

China Update: Today we visit another of the places I am most excited about. The amazing Terracotta Warriors!!! In the evening we get to enjoy a Shui Jiao Dumpling Banquet.

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Handbag Fairy Blog Post

Happy December everybody!!! Do you all have your advent calendars up? What about your decorations? We are kinda kill joys and won't have them up till about 10 days before in the flat but my mother will probably have her's up very soon (she loves Christmas!)

My post for today is over on HandbagFairy.com's blog again.
This week I am tackling the big knitwear trends of this season.
How amazing is this jumper!!! Pity it's £125! But a jumper with built in gloves is an amazing idea.

Don't forget to enter my 'Mystery Prize' Giveaway.

Daisymay X

China update: Today we will visit the Jinli Street Shopping area and the DiBao Embroidery Centre before boarding an overnight sleeper train to Xian

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