September 29, 2014

White Paisley on Cobalt Blue



Dress, cristinalove. Cardigan, Forever 21. Gladiators, Town Shoes. 

Wearing a white cardi over a cobalt blue smocked tube dress with paisley print. Can't seem to get away from blues this season....

Hope you had a fab weekend!

September 19, 2014

Mesh & Denim


 
 
Top, Garage. Skirt, Mavi. Flats, Aldo.

We took these photos on a rainy day and I didn't really like how they turned out, so they were going to be throwaway....but on second thought, I'm probably never going to wear this same outfit again...

Hope you had a fab weekend, Happy Monday!

September 18, 2014

Red Plaid


Dollhouse Heat Black Buckled Pointed Toe Booties


Dollhouse Heat Black Buckled Pointed Toe Booties

Top, Lulus (here). Jeans and Boots, Dollhouse (boots from Lulus here). Purse, KGB Co.

Flannel, plaid, and buckles are my Fall essentials this season. What are yours?

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

September 15, 2014

Geometric Lines Meet Floral


Lulus coral snakeskin purse/clutch


Dress, c/o eShakti. Jacket, Old Navy. Purse & Clutch, Lulus. Sunnies, Ray Ban.

I was very excited when eShakti reached out to collaborate. I checked out their site and was pleased with their assortment of skirts, tops, and dresses, and was even more impressed when I learned that the garments are customizable for fit and style! I was immediately drawn to the Graphic Floral Print Contrast Trim Dress because of its striking contrast of the white against black geometric lines (which is also a F/W 2014 trend) that interlock with floral print. The red and orange florals easily transition this dress from Summer to Fall. While I kept the dress true to its original design (it was too perfect to tamper with!) I was able to shorten the hemline to a true 'above the knee' length (being a shortie, 'above the knee' typically sits lower on me). Oh, and did I mention the quick turnaround? The whole process (including custom sizing and shipping) took two weeks to reach my door. I definitely recommend checking eShakti out! And to help you play around with your own custom garment, eShakti is offering all House of Illusions readers 10% off* until 10/10/2014 using promo code 'houseofillusions'.

xo

*Promo code can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions. This discount code is not applicable on clearance / sale, gift cards & overstock categories.

September 8, 2014

end of summer daze




Bikini top, One Teaspoon (Nasty Gal). Top, bebe. Shorts, Hollister. Gladiators, Aldo. Shades, Joe Fresh.

Recycled this peach crochet cami and One Teaspoon bikini (which I have to admit has turned out to be one of the best investments I have made recently) for one last outing on the beach. We spent most of our summer cruising around and exploring new turf, staying up all night stargazing, even managed to catch a few of our favourite bands live. I'm really bummed that it's over but am looking forward to what Fall has to bring: denim, flannel shirts, lace, and cute knits. Hope you all had a wonderful summer as well - what are some of your fave memories?