Fashion Cassettes: A Random Mixtape



INTRO:
Dear lovelies, there's new inventory hitting stores from a lovely boutique that I wanted to share with you, and also a few links that I loved. Essentially, a quick mix-tape of style to get you pumped up and ready to dash out the door to any [imaginary] tune; whether it be for a mellow Monday night or that sassy throwback Thursday. Here's a personal fashion inspirational tape created just for you!

SOUNDS LIKE: 
Heel clicks of your favourite stilettos confidently walking down the hallway, but interrupted by a careful sip of the perfect hot beverage needed on a bone-chilling day. Yes, your bold lipstick is still intact!

You're hopeful that the sun will continue to shine, however the birds were not chirping this morning, instead the sound was similar to the anxious chatter of an audience before a runway show. Only this time you didn't mind, because you knew inspiration was in the bag of goodies coming up. But, shhhhh, silence is golden and the music is about to start.

VERSES: Clothing, Happy Links, and New inspirations
Nostalgic Boutique
1. Check out Nostalgic Boutique's newest collection, and sales on separates. Receive 20% off with the code: FASHIONTALES20%. This independently owned label is run by my dear friend Rebecca, who shares her passions transforming them with a vintage flair and modern styling. You can expect a playful melody of colour, tailoring, and threads of structure in the garments produced.
      Photos: Courtesy of Nostalgic Boutique

2. The Northern Light: Here's a blog that I've been viewing at the moment by Norwegian fashion blogger, Hedvig Opshaug. From street-style photography to runway shows, it's a personal blog that I found a little different from my normal pit stops. Simplicity was the key.

3. When I read this Fast Company article tweeted by Bonnieand others weeks ago I thought more people should read it. Since the economic downturn we have seen many people at highs and lows... this post is enlightening and may even make you feel a bit stronger. There's also inspiring bits of a modern way of thinking for your financial and career goals  how evolving with the changes of our times can aid us in the long run.

4. Food! Yes, we all need it, but indulgent treats are on an entirely different level aren't they? The delightful pastry infused blog by flight attendant, Laure of Buttercream and Chantilly Factory is one that I came across recently. You'll find wonderful recipes and shares to give you influential culinary sweetness with a French touch.


HOOK:
Laaah, dah, de, dah, Oohhhhh!  Why not put some love in your closet! Wearing a new silhouette in your favourite hue or finally take those special shoes (that are still freshly stored in the box) out for a spin! Perhaps even pump up your ipods ... ahem or similar "mp3 players" full blast during a browsing session online, but with these speakers!
Synchrony S surround - Front -   Home theater speaker
The Synchrony S Surround Sound- psb speakers
*(Caution: Bop head moderately. Finger snapping allowed) - What to do: Read links again, purchase favourite on-line items, come back for more and ahhh, there's fashion satisfaction. (Repeat if needed)


BRIEF PAUSE FOR:  >>>>>>>>>Nail painting break <<<<<<<<<
Colours that I'm loving at the moment:
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        (Photos: Butter, Zoya; edited by ladyofashion)


(Enter: Drum and bass interlude. Interruption: Strings to soften the hit of brights for the coming season!) "Look out! There's orange, yellow, and mint colour awaiting for you!"

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   Philip Lim (source)                                                 


OUTRO:
The tape is ending so I shall leave you with a final moment of inspiration. I have not had too much time to pop into a store in a few, therefore online shopping has been extremely helpful this week for me to heavily browse new spring items.

When the going gets tough, the tough ... goes SHOPPING of course! Whether thrift/charity, vintage or simply from your own closetwhatever that means to you go do it!  (Now, cue your special dance in high heels or loafers!) And take time to enjoy your own fashion beat even if it happens to be 1 mouse click or finger tap at a time.

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39 comments

  1. heatherfonseca13 March, 2012

    Love those links! Thanks for the interesting reads

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  2. I'm so in love with that mint dress!

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  3. I love those nails! So cool!


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  4. I always enjoy a visit to Nothern Light- glad you have now stumbled upon it;-)

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  5. Loving the floral nails - so cute!

    ANnie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  6. Such gorgeous items!  I love that mint dress with full skirt - so beautiful!  

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  7. OMG those floral nails are awesome!  I really want to try butter nailcolour but I am afraid that I'll get hooked and $14 a pop? AHHH!

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  8. I love this take on the inspiration post - the mixtape descriptions are so clever and fun. And your nailpolish picks are amazing. Those three colours from Butter London are to die for!
    xox,
    Cee

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  9. Thanks Cee! I wanted to do a unique inspirational post. I know I love Butter London & Zoya colours so much. -xo

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  10. chibiwow chan14 March, 2012

    Lovely style inspirations in here. Coveting for that gorgeous blue skirt and white top. Perfect!

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  11. love the nails!  so pretty.  and i gotta check out the boutique!!!

    Claire

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  12. francesca romana capizzi14 March, 2012

    I love the way you write your posts! Real fashion tales!! You are very creative!!!


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  13. I love this take on the inspiration post - the mixtape descriptions are
    so clever and fun. And your nailpolish picks are amazing. Those three
    colours from Butter London are to die for!

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  14. I am totally loving that manicure!! I see why you are liking those colors. They are so pretty!! 

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  15. I like the tulip style dress, pretty pretty pretty.

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  16. Really loved your post hun and those nails!! I am in love:)

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  17. Well, of course you already knew with your fabulous taste my dear! I really enjoy it and glad that I came across it finally. -xo

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  18. Oh, thank you very much for the sweet comment Francesca! 
    -xx :)

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  19. Yes, Butter can be a bit pricey at times, but I love them, I think my friend in Germany paid even more for a bottle. Perhaps, there are sales on amazon or check their stockists for deals. :)

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  20. GlamKitten8815 March, 2012

    I think I died a little at that nail art.  HOLY COW.  I wish I had those skillzzzzz.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
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  21. BestofPBConsign15 March, 2012

    You are so creative and such a great writer dear. Love this post and that manicure is amaze.

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  22. thanks so much for your lovely comment and these online store suggestions! I'm a big fan of only shoping to, but it's more because i'm forced to do this, as Munich (where I'm living) has quite limited shopping possibilites "sur place", there are only the standard things like zara and h&m, thrift stores or "cool" things are totally missing, and all the lovely little boutiques are out of my price level...

    xxx Anita

    and p.s. I follow you, perhaps you'll visit my blog too again?

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  23. Gosh, those nails look amazing!! :)


    xoxo
    Antonia

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  24. Sure, bitteschön! It was lovely to find your blog. Yes, I know there aren't too many shopping possibilities there, I have not been there in a long time. Usually go to Berlin area when visiting Germany in recent years. Hope to visit your blog soon dear.
    Mach's gut. Happy weekend! xo :-)

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  25. Thanks you for the very sweet comment! *blushes* -xxoo
    isn't that manicure fab? I have no patience for doing my own fab manicures, DIY yes, but manis are on a different level. lol! Enjoy your wkd. 

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  26. :) Thanks so much for reading. 

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  27. great post or better say style soundtrack

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  28. really cool concept for a blog post. I love looking at all the cool nail art, some people are really talented at that. But I rarely see people actually rocking it when I'm out and about

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  29. davie+erica18 March, 2012

    So pretty! Love all the bright Spring colors! And the nails are AMAZING!


     


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  30. Stop it you!!! You are a genius! I love this mixtape idea...like toootally love it. I hope it become a weekly fixture here :). All the links are great and I love how you ended it with dancing to your own fashion beat. Really fun and creative post, friend. 

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  31. Thanks! yeah, I don't have the patience or skill to do some of these amazing nail art 3D styles I've seen. I don't see them on a daily basis (unless I'm blog surfing), but I have been seeing them a lot on people at fashion shows and a few art exhibits.  :)

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  32. :-) Thanks very much Jamilla, that's so sweet. I thought about that, making it a normal thing, but wasn't certain if it would get old. So glad that you liked the post. 

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  33.  No way, when I saw it I thought it was totally your version of a weekly link roundup. I swear on my life I would steal this roundup structure from your head it's so good :).

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  34. Love you dear! You are the best! xo

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  35. You are way too clever, darling!  Love this post!  Off to check out your links and I'm totally dying over those nails :) xoxo

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  36. I am thoroughly enjoying your posts! Now following you on bloglovin! Thanks for visiting my blog!
    --Vivienne

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  37. What a fun and creative analogy. The hook for me is that element that takes my look from feminine to SEXC!!!

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