"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." -Coco Chanel

Monday, July 11, 2016

Time to Reflect...

Hello my fellow Sophisticates. I greatly apologize for my absence over the last few months (the last 5 months to be exact.) I have been taking some time off to focus on school and graduating, work, and reflecting on who I am as a person. These past months have been filled with regret, fear, consciousness, disbelief, and the constant questioning of who I am as a person on the inside and the outside. Recently, I've had to deal with some stressful events that have caused me to look at myself and my life and evaluate the people and things in my life and determine which of those should be cast away in order for me to become a better person and to have a less stressful life. Upon looking at every element that makes up my life, I've made some very cutthroat decisions and important changes that I hope will influence me to live a happier and healthier life. One of these changes directly correlates to my blog and YouTube channel. I've found that my passion for blogging and vlogging has been severely dimmed (hence this rather long hiatus) by all of the stresses and negativity that has once had a great influence in my life. So, with this negativity being removed, I intend to return to blogging and allow myself to enjoy the things that make me happy. I know that this all is rather unclear and vague, and it is all still quite new to me, but I hope to display my happier life and reengaged passions in this blog and its corresponding social media platforms. I can't wait for us to enter this journey towards happiness together! I know that it is out there, and that it is available to all of us...<3

Best wishes,
  -Kayleigh (a.k.a. The Sophisticated Shopper)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

5 Little Black Dresses...you NEED to own!

5 Little Black Dresses...you NEED to own!

Black lace dress

Black maxi dress

A line dress

Wall panel
$385 - fabricsandpapers.com

Pantone 2016 Colors: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Pantone 2016 Colors: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Pantone 2016 Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

This year Pantone decided on not just one color, but two for the year of 2016! This year's colors are much lighter and more pastel compared to years past. 2015 being the year of Marsala, was all about the deep red/mauve color and darker and more alluring looks to go with them. 2016 is now the year of pastels and whimsical and sophisticated looks that go with both this year's beautiful blue and pink shades. Here are just a few examples of some beautiful fashion and beauty items that correspond with this year's colors. Enjoy! x

Items in collage:
Givenchy leather handbag

Stila eyeshadow

Fendi shoes
$660 - farfetch.com

Fendi pumps

Marvelous in Marble

Marvelous in Marble 🌑😎

Hello my fellow Sophisticates! Since it is Tuesday, I have decided to introduce you to a "Tuesday Trend" that you can jump on the bandwagon with! Marble is the new "it" textile that is sweeping the fashion world. If you want to be the new "it" girl, make sure you're dressed to kill in neutral tones and marble textiles x

Items Shown in Collage:

H M sequin top
$36 - hm.com

Faux leather legging
$17 - boohoo.com

Sophia Webster pumps
$315 - gracemelbourne.com.au

Turquoise ring