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Blair trend- Prints

17 May

Prints are an eye-catching way to bring your outfit bang up to date, and Miss Waldorf is all too aware of this fact. Hence, her collection of beautiful print dresses and coats:

Of course, being Blair, she isn’t stepping out in Hawiian print shirts. Oh no. She has achieved an elusive goal: making eye popping prints demure and lady-like.

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s 2010 Oscar dress is a prime example of this:

She treads the thin line between eye catching and lady-like, and she does it with pizzaz and style, much like our own dear Miss Waldorf. But how do we, us mere mortals who don’t have the benefit of an army of stylists, achieve this look?

Well, like this:

The print is what makes the look, it’s the meat of the outfit. Luckily this flower-print babydoll dress is well up to the job.

An unusual shoe is need to take this outfit up a level, and these delightful heeled brouges do just that. I’m a brouge cynic, but even I fell in love with this adorable pair. Plus, the heavy shoe is lovely contrast with the floaty material of the dress.

This adorable white pearl handbag gives the outfit a classy boost, and the pearl and flower bracelet don’t hurt.

A bold necklace is needed, since the dress is quite low-cut, and this flower necklace delivers the goods without distracting us from the print of the dress.

Last but not least, a Blair Waldorf hairband gives this outfit and Upper East Side twist, ready for any aspiring Park Avenue Princess. Very garden-party-in-Central-Park.

Where to buy

Bow Print Babydoll Dress, £45 – Miss Selfridge
Daisy Pearl Handbag, £55 – Coast
Britney Low Heels, £69.99 – Red or Dead at Schue
White plate flower bracelet, £9 and White plate flower necklace, £12 – Both Dorothy Perkins
Swirl Flower Aliceband, £16 – Topshop

And here’s my style look, courtesy of looklet.com:

I apologise for the shoes…the choice of shoes at looklet are appalling, and the few ones that they do have always look…well, weird. They have a fab choice of dresses though.

Hugs and kisses,

Emily
xx

Blair Trends- Parisienne Chic

16 May

As we’ve already established, Blair is a fan of the French girl look, although, being Blair, she adds her own twist in the form of colour popping extras and enough attitude to star in a sitcom.

And there’s no wonder Blair loves the French look: it’s classy, romantic, elegant…pretty much everything Blair stands for. For example, take a look at the ultimate French fashionista, Coco Chanel:

She exudes poise and elegance in this picture, and that is precisely what we are going for.

So, without further ado, here is how to achieve the Blair Waldorf French girl trend:

This look is inspired by Miss Waldorf but, as you can see, I’ve taken some liberties. This is about making French chic easy-to-wear and, as much as I love Blair’s wardrobe, it is anything but easy to wear.

We begin with a classy black dress with some lace for good measure. This gives us an understated foundation to the look, so we can have fun with the accessories. It’s knee-length too, so our poised mistress needn’t worry about exposing too much.

A cute cropped cardigan livens the outfit up with its whimsical polka dot print.

Fishnet tights stop the look from being too “nun out to Paris for the day” and give this outfit a much needed injection of allure.

The look can be paired with a cute pair of black pumps (so you’ll have no trouble walking the cobbled streets of Paris) or with a decadent pair of black lace heels.

A pinch of girliness is thrown into the mix with a giant pink flower corsage and a beautiful floral necklace. A beautiful quilted heart-shaped bag just adds to the overall femininity of the look.

Luckily, the look is rescued from the “too girly” zone by a pair of black leather gloves…finishing off the outfit with a flourish.

Where to buy

Ladies Puff Sleeve Lace Dress, £22 – Peacocks
Spot Crop Cardi, £38 – Oasis
Fishnet Tights, £3 – George at Asda
Softy Ballet Pump, £8 – New Look
Floral Lace Satin Heel, £20 – New Look
Oversize Flower Corsage, £16 – Freedom at Topshop
Floral Pearl Necklace, £40 – Coast
Heart quilted bag, £34 – Yumi
Leather Gloves in Black, £18 – John Lewis

And here’s my styled look, courtesy of looklet.com

Classy, no?