HOW THE FRILLS AND FLORAL TREND GOT INTO MY WARDROBE

FLORAL TREND 1

It’s the age old cliché, as the cherry blossoms start to bloom, so does the spring/summer floral trend.  How does the casual, jeans and tee minimalist work the floral trend into her look?  Equally how does the no frills girl wear… well frills? (more…)

CHAIN OUTFITS

I’ve decided to start a new concept on here and the ‘gram, introducing chain outfits .

chain outfits

Chain, chain, chain, chain letters outfits.  If you don’t know where that comes from check this link to get the jist.

Chain Letters was one of my favourite shows when I was off school (sick or otherwise).  Am I a nerd?  So I love word play, and what?!

After I made a blunder saying “coin” instead of “corn” and then being pulled up on it, I had to draw for the Chain Letters excuse. “Change the ‘r’ to an ‘i’ to make COIN”.  Luckily, he knew what I was talking about.  Oh how we laughed!!

Anyway, that gave me an idea – why not incorporate one of my favourite shows, into my favourite thing.  Word play x fashion = fashion play!  [The Bhangra dance, is my victory dance of choice at this very moment!  Join me!].

The majority of my outfits consist of 5 pieces: jacket; top; bottoms (read: jeans); footwear; bag. (more…)

MAMA’S GOT SOME BRAND NEW SHADES

CYRENA MONIQUE RAY BAN

I have very few obsessions in life; number one would of course be footwear (I’m such a cliché) and a close second would be eyewear.  I have a whole box of glasses in my wardrobe/studio, both optical and sunglasses; all of which I have worn at some point and do still wear depending on my style/mood.

Do I need more?  No.  Do I want more?  Hell yeah!!! (more…)

DOUBLING UP MY WARDROBE

I’m really doubling up my existing wardrobe by just wearing my pieces in a different way!  It’s a revelation!

Cyrena Monique Freak Deluxe Doubling Up 1

These “trousers” are actually a suede jumpsuit, which you can see in it’s full glory here.  I utilised the zip feature and wore them slightly undone.  I bought this shirt a little while ago and in true me style, I haven’t worn it yet!  So I decided to layer it under my trusty mohair sweater.  Threw on a cross body bag and some heels, et voila!  (more…)

CURLY GIRL: THE PROS & CONS

An absolutely transparent rant about the pros and cons of being a curly girl.

Curly Girl Pros Cons Cyrena Monique

Firstly I’d just like to highlight the fact that while curly hair is cute, being a curly girl isn’t all fun and games.  Natural curls are beautiful, yes, and make a lot of us happy to see and happy to have.  However, it’s not as easy as it looks, and it sure as hell ain’t cheap!  See my curly girl pros and cons below.

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