4 Fashion Tips to learn from “The February 2017 Collection” by Ralph Lauren

By L.R.

“February 2017” isn’t only celebrated for major award functions and of course Valentine’s Day but also for Ralph Lauren’s latest collection!

“My February 2017 Collection was inspired by a nomadic spirit, an exotic sophistication contrasting pure shapes with rustic textures, burnished golds, shades of the desert, and artful, one-of-a-kind jewelry. It embodies the spirit of the woman I design for, always seeking a style that is bold and personal.”

– Ralph Lauren on the collection: The February 2017 Collection

Maria Borges sporting Ralph Lauren’s newest collection down the runway during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 – Source: Zimbio

#1. Get the shade right!

Well, the Pantone’s Colour of the Year suddenly seems to have not much power on our famous designer collections! There is no Green or Chrome Yellow (the top 2 colours in the Pantone’s 10 Top Colours of the Year list)! Instead, walking down the runway was shades of ivory, tan, white, cream, khaki, metallic colours and the dominant black. Looks like this year’s colours are on the safer side of the line – these colours are not daring or audacious – instead, they are elegant and classic. They add charm to the felinity of these models! So yes, these colours show the promise of to prevail this year despite any of the top-colour-of-the-year list!

#2. Crochet is back!

Ralph Lauren has found a key to the pathway of the old crochet – and now, it is back into fashion. Similar to lace or net, crochet is a style that promotes the peak-a-boo fashion trend. Since all of the pieces from the collection are hand-crocheted, it is a ton more special and delicate. Elegance? It is the epitome of that element! Fancy? Well, see it for yourself!

Source: Harpar’s Bazaar Singapore

#3. Layering is an art

Just like how my friend in one of the previous posts Top 5 Fashion 2017 Q & A answered By Two Leading Bloggers mentioned that layering is important, Ralph Lauren mentions it in his own unique way – the runway NYFW. Layering is the best during the winter season. It builds a mystic and a suspense aura around you. Also, you have to do it right to stand out!

Source: Popsugar and Zimbio

#4. It is the Monochrome Maxis this time!

Even though there were a few knee-length dresses, that caught our sight, it was the maxis that stole the show! The special thing about these maxis are that it is of course monochrome – and absolutely zero prints. Therefore, it is a classic and you can pair it with any accessory or like the models here, with no accessory at all! You have all the freedom to do pair it up however you want it to be! The metallic touch to most of the maxis showcased gives a sense of mystical happenings!

Source: Zimbio, Getty Images, Midco

The 4 tips for February are out and yes, fully inspired from Ralph Lauren’s Latest Collection 2017 – Straight from the New York Fashion week!



Trade Secret: Lips

By S.C.

Sorry for the long break guys! I’m back on with the series this week with hacks on prepping your lips in style! With Valentine’s day soon I think this post will be of great use.

IF YOU’RE IN A HURRY avoid wearing dark coloured lipsticks as they require precise applications. Go for neutral tones!


GIVE YOUR LIPS A TOP COAT of vitamin E oil. This will seal the colour and create instant shine. An added bonus is that it helps protect and condition your lips too.

IF YOU HAVE NARROW LIPS use paler shades as these tend to enhance the shape of the lip, giving a fuller look.

BRIGHTLY COLOURED LIPSTICKS ARE AWESOME – WHEN DONE RIGHT, to avoid bleeding of the colour around the lip-line, define and coat your lips with a liner before applying lipstick.

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IF YOUR LIP LINER IS TOO DARK tone it with a small amount of foundation, then proceed to apply your chosen lip colour.

See you soon with another post in this series!

Fashion Formula for Valentine’s Day! – Can it be inspired from Fashion Weeks?

Tailoring thoughts on Fashion for Valentine’s Day! By L.R.

Hi guys!

To be totally honest, being a fashion blogger doesn’t necessarily mean that I wear fashionable or stylish clothes everyday in my life. Just like you, my readers, I look up the newest trends, the latest magazines and of course, my fellow bloggers’ articles to find interesting choices in clothes! Then I work it up in my own way and then present it… then comes my way of blogging… I explain why the trend, how to wear it and why it would suit you! I may as well be a scientific fashion blogger.

Source: http://okhtinskaya.com/news/14-fevralya/

Today’s topic is Valentine’s Day and the countdown is on! Not only is that there associated with the 14th of Feb, but also, I am very happy to announce that my blog has been running for 2 months now!!

It is a ritual for a fashion blog to have a blog post to be on Valentine’s Day and here is mine! As usual, I started surfing the Internet on different Valentine’s Day outfits and found some very phenomenal outfits and trends that I could carry out! Some of my friends (also fashion bloggers) have really come up with great ideas! I found that my friend Lisa from Bankrupt Beauty has some really compelling thoughts in her latest post Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration!

These are somethings I learnt when it comes to Valentine’s Day!

What I learned from Fashion Weeks:

From Rodarte Spring/Summer 2017 Collection at New York Fashion Week – P.C. Harper’s Bazaar

1. NOT ALL Fashion Week Outfits really reflect our daily outfits. Sometimes, no it is not the best look you want on this really special day.

2. Some trends can be copied but be sure to know each trend’s season or purpose! You really don’t want to pair a fitness tracker with a dress!

3. Some outfits are just too metallic or gaudy! Choose wisely.

4. Sometimes,the outfits don’t shout-out YOU. You know yourself well! See through various outfits until you find something that expresses you.

5. Just because some great designer designed some outfits doesn’t mean that you have to wear them! Sometimes, the dress shops down the street can have the best clothes for you!

What I learned from different Fashion Magazines:

Fashion Magazine Source: http://fashionmagazine.com/tag/valentines-day/

1.You get tips from actual fashion experts!!

2.They give us a full style guide, which is actually the best for people who don’t want to look at different sites to learn about the best dresses or for those people who are lazy to see any other opinions!

3. They display pictures of different celebrities and talk about their fashion sense! It is amazing to know about celebrities’ style but shouldn’t we discover our very own style?! However, it can help us craft out our own style!

4. Many women see the same style guide section from these magazines and you might not stand out!

5. The advice they give is essential! But we should really know that we aren’t their stereotypical readers and so, we can change the advice to suit us!

What I learned from fellow Fashion Bloggers:

1. They are the ones, who are experiencing reality from our lens! We can trust their advice hands down!

2. They give us simple-to-follow rules and its magic!

3. They don’t give us false hopes! And no, they aren’t playing around photoshop to make the dress look amazing!

4. We can actually interact with them and find out the best styles for your body! I am tired of waiting for replies from the big fashion magazines and even the small ones!

5. There are these amazing blog posts on fashion with budget! We are not all millionaires!

Personally, I would bet on fashion bloggers on advice for this special day! Wish you a lovely Valentine’s Day! And if you find a perfect outfit, please do share it with me! I would love to know your styles that make you YOU!


February – The month to ditch New Year’s Falling (or Failing) Fashion Trends!

Hi guys!

The first month of 2017 took us to so many dimensions of fashion – Can’t blame the fashion weeks! January has already made its mark by showing several fashion trends! It started from ‘The Single Shoulder Cut-out – If it isn’t off the shoulder, then it is off the market’ trend to so many other like atheleisure, retro prints and of course, the yellow wave!

But then can everything on the ramp become a fashion statement – now that is a question! I told you that there are many ongoing trends; what I didn’t tell you yet is that most have succeeded but some are left out already!

Before the next shopping trip, make sure to erase these items out of the list.

#1. Banker Stripes

Source: The Garnette Report

It was never THE trend even when it came out on the ramp. But yes, I am not opposing it as does have its own uniqueness and formal touch. It does look sleek but believe me, stripes are great but banker strips are NOT because of a common psychology. Bankers are stereotypically boring; banker stripes?! – make you look boring! That is not an impression you want to make… unless of course, you style it up as your work outfit!

“…believe me, stripes are great but banker strips are NOT because of a common psychology. Bankers are stereotypically boring; banker stripes?! – make you look boring!”

#2. Modern Day Fashion Crocs?!

Source: http://www.allure.com/gallery/fashion-trends-2017

Jewel-encrusted is a trend you can trust… but actual stone-crusted trend – wait, what? Exactly! We aren’t living in the jungles nor are we still apes! Well, when we do accept this bizarre trend, we notice the crocs on the ramp! Crocs were never designed to be a part of fashion… it was always the comfy wear or rather the everywhere-wear! It was never a part of this industry because of its unsophisticated look.

#3. Suiting up with Oversized suits!

Source: Vogue

Again, this is a formal wear. I hate to be this person who distinguishes work wear from daily wear or party wear! But, lets face it! Suits are for work and for meetings! Yes, you can make a fashion statement even at your office but over-sized suits are a big NO-NO! All the more, you might not be able to concentrate on work or might just suffer to find your hands!

#4. Ridiculously ripped off jeans

Source: Metro

This trend did start back in 2016 – ripped off jeans. There was an immediate success with this trend! There were even patched-jeans that started making a statement. Then, the designers just went with the flow of success and ended with this – the trend I would like to call “Ridiculously Ripped Off Jeans”. The basic reason why it was created was to promote the peek-a-boo trend but instead, it revealed most of the leg instead! Why to buy this jeans when you can enjoy shorts? – I mean, you will even feel a lot freer than when you are wearing pants! Usually, less is more, but in this case, I beg to differ!

#5. Fitness Trackers


Yep, this trend started way back in 2016 too but it did seem like a hit at the beginning until our fashionistas started shedding it in 2017! Fitness trackers aren’t again a part of fashion like the crocs #2. However, as most people wore it, it became a trend by itself! Trust me, it doesn’t go with all your outfits in your wardrobe. Nope, not with your LBD. Nope, not with your skater dress. It does fit in with sports wear but please do drop it when you wear your stylish outfits!

An additional tip on choosing about the off-shoulder trend is just choose wisely! You don’t want to be dressed like this!

Source: Elle

These Single Shoulder Cut-Out Trend is one trend wherein not every outfit looks great! trust the fashionista in you when you choose an outfit in this trend!

There it is! 5 Falling or rather Failing Trends of 2017! Its time to Ditch these New Year Fashion Resolutions!

The Best way to End Jan and Welcome Feb! – The 3 Treats

By L.R.

Hi Guys!

There were 3 things that happened at the end of January that made it a very special month! First things first – The February Coverpage for the Blog has changed! Presenting to you the February CoverPage!


The picture is clicked by the beauty blogger Surabi Chandira (S.C.) and the model featured will go by the initial C.

Ever since I was young, I have always wanted to be a writer – especially a magazine writer. To mark a footstep in that path, I design coverpages for each month!

Second – 50+ followers! Thanks to each and every one of you for your support! I really have to thank some special bloggers here – Yosra, for your support; Madeline, for your friendliness in the blogging world; GA Khan (Ahmed) for your encouraging words; Sarah, for the opportunity to write a guest blog post; Yaryna for your inspiring thoughts!


I saved the best for the last! Third: The Blog has been nominated for the very first award – Blog-aholic Award!

Thank you so much for nominating me Yaryna (The Catalyst For Change)! And thanks to the award creator The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy).

trh-blog-aholic-award1What is The Blog-aholic Award?

“The Blog-aholic Award” is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. They mesmerize their followers with their posts, keep them captivated and riveted to their blog. The Blog-aholic Award is also for bloggers who “Share and Inspire Others!”


  1. Put the above award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their “About” page)
  4. Mention the creator of the award and please provide a link to The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) as I would love to meet you!
  5. Write a post to show your award
  6. Share a link to your best post(s)
  7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself
  8. Nominate 5-10 fellow bloggers, or more if you wish
  9. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

I usually don’t rate my blog posts as one better than the other because I’m just passionate about every blog post! However, I do feel that my last few posts were the best! So, here is the link: https://therinkcom.wordpress.com/category/fashion/

For my beauty blogger friend, I guess both her posts have got a lot of appreciation and here is the link to her half of the blog! https://therinkcom.wordpress.com/category/beauty/

3 Interesting Facts about Myself:

1. I am an introverted extrovert.

2. I love to sing and I sound like a nightingale (only to myself… & to others, a little similar to an animal’s sound; I have been told once that it is a lot worse than the donkey’s bray hahaha! )

3. I adopt the ideologies of the movie protagonist or a very influential movie character of an impactful movie, for a few days, after I watch the movie!!

For Interesting Facts about my Beauty Column Counterpart, click here: https://therinkcom.wordpress.com/about/

I guess this blog awards season is going on for a quite a while! And so, I would like to nominate only 4 bloggers!


Madeline (The harmony in our clothes)

GA Khan – (wortharticlesblog)

Sarah – (lifewithlilred)


Top 5 Fashion 2017 Q & A answered By Two Leading Bloggers

By L.R.

Hey guys!

The first month of 2017 is almost over and the Top 5 Fashion Q & are answered! The Two Fashion Bloggers featured are the ‘Fashionably Yours’ Yosra B. Abdallah and the French Femme Madeline!

Yosra B. Abdallah


She is the one behind the Fashion & Lifestyle Blog SOYANCE , LE BLOG D’UNE STYLISTE !!

Lets Start with her Q & A!

1. Which colour is going to trend this year in the fashion world?

I am not sure about the new trending colour, but according to Pantone green is the colour of the year so we expect many green shades. I guess one is always safe with nudes and basic colours like black burgundy grey and blue! When watching different 2017 Ready to wear Runways, I noticed that stripes are predominant and in monochrome especially. I can say stripes will be the pattern of the year 🙂

Stripes over colours – Stripes will trend this year! Source: Pinterest

2. The one accessory that you can’t live without…

My black bag. I guess we women tend to take a lot of things with us when going out. That is the one accessory that I can’t live without!

3. Which style is going to be back in style this year?

We have already witnessed an invasion of flowers in the fall/winter season. Flowers of all kinds and on all types of garments: from leather jackets to black ties. We will see more patches, beads on our garments which means “Less is not more” this year!

We will see more patches, beads on our garments which means “Less is not more” this year!

– Yosra B. Abdallah

4. Would you prefer fashion over comfort?

Honestly, the first thing that crossed my mind was heels! I fancy them a lot because my favourite style would be rather glam and trendy than sporty but can only wear them on special occasions! So, whether at university, at work or in meeting, I prefer comfort but I would make sure I won’t ruin the whole outfit. When I must be productive, I would go for flats or wedges! Also I think feeling comfortable makes you look beautiful and confident! If you are struggling in a super heels or a mini dress in the wrong place that would look unattractive.

5. If you can own only one outfit, then what will it be?

I am thinking about the kind of outfit that I would wear all year round to attend meetings or for work. Without hesitation, I choose my pair of straight jeans, a tunic, a scarf and a black bag and some flats or small heels (obviously)!

Without hesitation, I choose my pair of straight jeans, a tunic, a scarf and a black bag and some flats or small heels (obviously)!

– Yosra B. Abdallah

Top 5 Trendy Outfits for 2017 – Hand-picked by our very own Yosra! With Styling Tips!

  1. Since embellishment is very trending, I think one can add a touch of style to one’s old outfits by adding patching to the bomber jackets, sewing some buttons on the jacket collar or adding some bead details on one’s jeans. Dare to be unique and to impose your own touch! Features: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection and Roberto Cavalli Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection.
  1. Layering is a technique that I use a lot in styling or designing because it gives new possibilities and makes good impressions. I am currently enjoying wearing my knit wear over a white long shirt
Photo credit Pinterest

3. If you are looking for some fresh breath to your outfits, think about wearing a scarf, adding a hat , buying a statement necklace, that will add a style twist to your outfit.

Photo Credit Pinterest

4. My favourite garment so far is the Palazzo pants. As a hijabi, it helps me wear short blouses easily. They are perfect and super comfortable for summer especially when they are printed.. They can be a great alley in official events too when they are in the perfect fit and the right fabric. They make you look longer with the right heels! You should try it!

Photo Credit: Etro Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection

In this look: I tried to do my scarf differently, to layer a shirt with a knit dress and to add Tunisian-inspired /traditional accessories: the broche and the necklace!!


4 tips with 5 outfits!! Thank you Yosra!! To see more of her latest fashion updates and lifestyle posts, catch her here: SOYANCE, LE BLOG D’UNE STYLISTE.

Madeline Vidal

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 She is the fashionista from the blog The harmony in our clothes !! And here she answers the 5 Fashion Q & A!!

1. Which colour is going to be trending this year in the fashion world?
I would say “greenery” according to Pantone, this color is truly beautiful and I can’t wait to see it everywhere in shops!

2. The one accessory that you can’t live without…

Definitely glasses, I feel naked without them and wear them everyday. The only moment when I don’t wear them is when I wear sunglasses haha!


   Source: http://www.fashionisers.com/trends/fall-winter-2015-2016-eyewear-trends/

3. Which style is going to be back-in-style this year?

I would say retro prints, from the 60’s to the 80’s. This era has already been brought back in style, I just think it’s gonna stay there a little longer.

Source: http://www.fashionisers.com/
4. Would you prefer fashion over comfort?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no, it’s a question of balance. Fashion is nice, but if it means being uncomfortable I don’t think it’s worth it. I’m mostly thinking about shoes here, those beautiful heels can sometimes be very painful (then again you don’t have to wear them). Nowadays fashion definitely rhymes with comfort ! It just depends on
the style you like. My favorite shoes are from the brand Superga, and they also are the most comfortable ever!And when it comes to clothes, you can be warm, comfy and feel good in very cute pieces. I don’t think you have to compromise anymore since the fashion industry gives us so many options to chose from.
Sometimes yes, sometimes no, it’s a question of balance… I don’t think you have to compromise anymore since the fashion industry gives us so many options to chose from.
– Madeline Vidal
5. If you can own only one outfit, then what will it be?
That’s a hard one … I would say something that I can wear everyday, like a simple pair of jeans + sweater + flats if it’s cold, or a dress if it’s summer. It’s just so easy to throw on and go out and about.
Top 5 Trendy Outfits for 2017 – Specially selected by Madeline Vidal!
1. For its envious ruffles and stylish belts!
Source: http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.fr/2017/01/how-to-style-a-ruffle-maxi.html

2. Velvet and military-style embellished jackets; Source: http://www.afashionnerd.com/2016/11/connection-its-not-that-typical.html; Pic 1

3. Metallic boots and embroidered jeans!! Pic 2 – Source: http://larisacostea.com/2017/01/winter-wonderland/

4.Fur Coats

Source: http://pagesbymegan.com/2017/01/dressing-for-miserable-days/


5. Kimonos / retro style


Thank you so much Madeline!! Do check her latest posts on Fashion at her blog: The harmony in our clothes !!

Hey guys! Which outfit do you like the best out the 10 hand-picked trends? Do you guys have any questions for Fashion 2017? Would you guys have answered the questions differently?

Waiting to hear from you guys!!


Never Been On A Date

Delighted to be featured! Thank you Sarah! An episode in my life.


Helloooo everyone and happy weekend! I hope all of you are having a wonderful day so far. So in case you guys weren’t aware, my Think Spring guest bloggers series is launching on February 15th. This series has been a fun one to work on and it has given me the opportunity to make some new blogging friends, like Lakshmi from The Rink. Lakshmi will be featured in my guest bloggers series but she was also kind enough to provide me with another terrific post for lifewithlilred. This article is titled “Never Been On A Date” and you saw it here first!

Never Been On A Date:

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