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Fashion: The Trick To Tonal Dressing

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If you follow fashion seasons, you will know tonal dressing aka monochrome has been lurking around for eternity. So, any thoughts on wearing multiple shades of the same hue at once? Many people think black and white when the word 'monochrome' is used, which is why I refer to it as tonal dressing. Tonal dressing may be considered a faux pas by others, but if you have a good eye for details, you can definitely see the 'cool and chic' in tonal dressing. Also, mixing patterns can look a bit 'out-there' and colour-blocking a bit noisy, especially bold colours. Nothing wrong with that but, wearing a single shade is a simpler, cleaner approach to putting an outfit together. There is definitely something sophisticated and effortless about it, not only when worn formally, but also casually too. I also think outcome can be just as striking as wearing a bold pattern or vivid ...

Beauty: What’s New In My Makeup Bag For Spring

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Spring is the beginning of a new season, and a good Spring cleaning is always a good idea. I haven't done a beauty update in a long while, so, let's talk new Spring makeup. As it happens, this is the first Spring I've actually visited my makeup bag and pushed the refresh button. I generally tend to replace things when they run out and re-use the same products. This season, I decided to try a few new brands and products- some intentionally and others coincidentally. Press play to see what's new in my makeup bag this Spring.    !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)) {e = d.createElement(s);e.id = id;e.src = p + '://' + 'widgets.rewardstyle.com' + '/js/shopthepost.js';d.body.appendChild(e);}if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') {window.__stp.init();}}(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); If you like this video, also check out How To Add An Extra Glow To Everyday Makeup

Luxury Staycation in London | Duke’s Hotel Mayfair

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A staycation is something I hardly ever get to do, can't remember when last I had one... If you remember this post How to transition your bedroom from summer to winter & Luxury Bedroom with Juliette’s Interiors, it was a challenge from Juliette's Interior to design my dream luxury bedroom using some of their products. As it happened, they liked my post and I won the competition. To cut the story short, they organized an overnight stay for 2, including breakfast at the Duke's Hotel in Mayfair. I slotted in a suitable date and I dragged my husband along with me. Duke's Hotel Mayfair A boutique hotel tucked right in the heart of Mayfair. A walking distance from Green Park and Piccadilly Circus so location is perfect if you want to get about and see a bit of London. Promptly checked in at 2pm, set for a chilled time at the hotel and a little wander ...

A weekend In Paris | 3 Things That Made Me Fall In Love With Paris on This Trip

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A Weekend In Paris. After my third visit, I can now officially say 'I GET IT'. I love Paris. So, you might ask what made me change my mind? What made me finally fall in love with Paris? Well, it took a long weekend, prior visits have been short and sweet, never enough time to discover or do enough. This time was different. I'll tell you 3 things that made me fall in love with Paris on this visit. Weekend In Paris The HotelHotel Le Cinq Codet, the most luxury and chic boutique hotel I've ever stayed in Paris. Where you stay in Paris matters A LOT! Le Cinq Codet is so well located and easily accessible. Closest metros are École Militaire, La Tour-Maubourg and Invalides. Walking distance to Rue de l'Université which leads to the Eiffel Tower, approximately 15 minutes walk to Pont Alexandre III bridge which is one of the 'IT' places ...