WHEN YOU FIND THE PERFECT NUDE

We all know neutrals are my thing, so the perfect nude must be the ultimate neutral right?

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First of all, most, if not all nudes look great on darker skin tones.  When I say nudes, I mean all skin tonal colours; rather than just a creamy light beige.  If you do manage to get the perfect nude for your skin tone (more…)

MY BLOG NAME: WHY FREAK DELUXE?

Over the years I’ve had many people wonder how I came up with my blog name, and ask the question “Why Freak Deluxe?” So I know this blog post is loooong over due!

The Beginning

We’re gonna go back, waaaay back, back into tiiiime! If you know, you know; anyway I’m gonna take it back to the beginning as it’s the best place to start. I’ve always been a tall chick; it wasn’t that I was short or average height, then shot up “over night”. I was tall from early yo! However (more…)

HOW THE FRILLS AND FLORAL TREND GOT INTO MY WARDROBE

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It’s the age old cliché, as the cherry blossoms start to bloom, so does the spring/summer floral trend.  How does the casual, jeans and tee minimalist work the floral trend into her look?  Equally how does the no frills girl wear… well frills? (more…)

CHAIN OUTFITS

I’ve decided to start a new concept on here and the ‘gram, introducing chain outfits .

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Chain, chain, chain, chain letters outfits.  If you don’t know where that comes from check this link to get the jist.

Chain Letters was one of my favourite shows when I was off school (sick or otherwise).  Am I a nerd?  So I love word play, and what?!

After I made a blunder saying “coin” instead of “corn” and then being pulled up on it, I had to draw for the Chain Letters excuse. “Change the ‘r’ to an ‘i’ to make COIN”.  Luckily, he knew what I was talking about.  Oh how we laughed!!

Anyway, that gave me an idea – why not incorporate one of my favourite shows, into my favourite thing.  Word play x fashion = fashion play!  [The Bhangra dance, is my victory dance of choice at this very moment!  Join me!].

The majority of my outfits consist of 5 pieces: jacket; top; bottoms (read: jeans); footwear; bag. (more…)

DOUBLING UP MY WARDROBE

I’m really doubling up my existing wardrobe by just wearing my pieces in a different way!  It’s a revelation!

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These “trousers” are actually a suede jumpsuit, which you can see in it’s full glory here.  I utilised the zip feature and wore them slightly undone.  I bought this shirt a little while ago and in true me style, I haven’t worn it yet!  So I decided to layer it under my trusty mohair sweater.  Threw on a cross body bag and some heels, et voila!  (more…)