My Fashion Sense

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Shopping @

H&M






Monday, 30 November 2009

Shopping @

H & M

(photo from H&M holiday magazine)

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Shopping @


H&M


I love free magazines!






Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Animal Print - Do or Don't?


(Photo from Marie Claire magazine November 2009)

I’ll admit I’ve never been a huge fan of animal prints. It’s so easy to over do it and end up looking tacky rather than chic! However a few pieces have slowly crept into my wardrobe and I LOVE them!



The bold black stripe at the bottom gives this dress a finished look that makes it perfect for work or after work drinks!


A black belt adds definition to my waist.



Club outfit from New Look!


Match it with a black or white jacket and leggings!




Dresses that double as shirts are always a great investment!


LOVE the sandals!

So what do you think? Is it a DO or DON'T?

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Gossip Girl OBSESSION - Lace!


(Blair wearing Black Lace Dress in the pilot episode from Gossip Girl Fan)

Everyone needs a vice and Gossip Girl is mine (that and coffee)! From the moment the show started in 2007 I’ve eagerly anticipated every episode anxious to see what the characters are wearing each week. With Blair’s sophisticated vintage looks and Serena’s casual glamour I was hooked!




With lace appearing everywhere this season, crossing trends and styles, I was reminded of a particular lace number Blair wore in the pilot episode. Inspired, I went in search of my own lace dress @ New Look.




From the front, a classic lace dress but with a TWIST! The back dips dangerously low and I’m really surprised I got this shot without my pink underwear showing. My advice if you’re going to a more formal affair, wear this with a tailored jacket in satin. If seduction is your plan, pair it with some killer heels, your hair up and perhaps a simple chain that hangs down your back.




While black is classic, lace is now available in all colors giving it a fresh new look. This one fit perfectly and also had a scoop back but was definitely a mini! If you’d prefer to be a little more covered complete this sleek look with a pair of leggings or jeggings and some ankle boots.



Combination, classic black lace and color! This dress had a very straight cut which just didn’t work on my petite frame but the bow detail in the back was adorable!




A look always has to be tailored to the individual and this dress was my favorite! A v-neck is always flattering if you have a smaller bust and the cinched waist accentuates my curves. Felt like a party as soon as I put it on. I also like the versatility of this dress. It could easily work for so many different styles. Pair it with biker boots and a leather bomber jacket for a more punk look. Pair it with some sexy stilettos, a cute clutch and your ready for cocktails!


Check out these other dresses @ New Look!


Lace Back Tunic


Lace Skirt Dress


Metallic Lace Dress


Lace Shift Dress


Gossip Girl is on Monday (for US & Bermuda) or Wednesday (for UK) nights!

You know you love me!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Houndstooth (or Dogtooth)!

(c) Glamour Magazine November 2009

I distinctly remember sitting on the edge of my mother’s bed thinking I wanted to be just like her. She looked so sophisticated in her houndstooth skirt! (I’m pretty sure she still has it too) It’s nice to see a classic pattern come back in fashion! Loving the H&M skirt and Alexander McQueen bag!


Today there are lots of options. You can go big and bold with all over pattern or simple with just a handbag. Here are some pieces I found. Happy Shopping!



Dorothy Perkins

Black Dogtooth Bubble Coat



New Look
Dogtooth Shorts






My Fav!


Jane Norman

Monday, 9 November 2009

Shopping @


Designer style without a designer price tag!



(^_^ Me in the changing room @ Jane Norman!)


Animal Bandeau Tulip Dress

Being of the small bust demographic I’ve always been a bit nervous about the bandeau dress, they just never seem to fit properly. This one does! The tone on tone animal print is fun without being over the top!


Multi Geo Print 2 in 1 Vest Dress

Tulip Dresses are every where these days and very figure flattering! Love the blue, black & white pattern!



Tuxedo Satin Lapel Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit was just too hot to put back! All the sex appeal of a mini without any of the concerns that you’re flashing people. Can’t wait to wear it out! :D



Lust Worthy Item



(c) Jane Norman


Smudge Floral Tulip Mini Skirt! The colors are really vibrant and fun!


If you've never been to Jane Norman, what are you waiting for! If you're like me and find yourself in there at least once a week, email me, we'll form a support group. Maybe the store will give us a group discount! :)

Thursday, 5 November 2009

According to Glamour – Double Duty Dressing

(Glamour Magazine November 2009)

Loving this look on Taylor (in black) and Peaches (in blue), who have adhered to a similar color palette. Unfortunately, though I love Fearne, I don’t love her version of this look. With the blue plaid top and animal print skirt it’s just too much pattern. What do you think, is this look a DO?


My version
(Both tops from Primark, Black dress from Forever21, Boots from New Look)

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Outfits that work for spring, summer, fall & winter!

One of the worst parts of moving is packing! However, it was during that agonizing process that I realized how much stuff I have. After painstakingly assessing my wardrobe, several trips to Salvation Army to drop off clothes, a large trash bag of stuff given to one of my besties, I still had 7 huge suitcases full of clothes. I should be slapped if I ever utter the words “I have nothing to wear!” So here was my dilemma, what to take and what to leave behind? It was painful to say the least. Some of my favorite clothes are my summer dresses and I just couldn’t leave them. Thankfully, with a few simple additions I can wear them in winter too!


Ok, here are two of my favorite summer dresses that I got from WetSeal. Fashion tip - If you find something you really like, that fits and looks good on you, buy it in a few different colors.



Belt from Primark, Pink H&M Sweater, Wool blazer (can't remember where I got it) and Ankle Boots from Barratts.


First photo was sort of a joke because if you didn't notice it's a pair of tights twisted into a "flower." Still looks cute! The vest I got from Gibbons in Bermuda and the purple top from Primark. The heels, another favorite, my mom got for me through her bridal boutique.

Add boots, leg warmers (love them!), tights or jeans and you're all set! With the addition of just a few items your favorite summer clothes can double as winter attire. Oh and a decent coat, but I figured you already knew that.


(Dancing between photos! :P) Thanks for stopping by!





Sunday, 25 October 2009

Best News Ever!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Hey!

Welcome to Inside the Dressing Room, my first attempt at blogging! Yay! This will be very trial and error but hopefully interesting as well! I’m Reanna, a transplant from the sunny island of Bermuda now living in London! Being here has reignited my love of FASHION at all levels. There are no rules here which allows for experimentation and discovery and its evident everywhere. I’d been playing with the idea of doing a blog or vlog for awhile when I read the Marie Claire article, “Why You Should Care What I Wear.” A fashion blog. Now that’s something I could really have fun with!



Ok, so what to do first? SHOPPING! I know I’m conforming to a well known female stereotype and while I can’t speak for all women in my case it’s true. I love clothes! I love clothes, shoes, bags, and all the accessories that go along with them. Sometimes I even dream about clothes. =) Anyway, off I went to TopShop.


With nothing in particular in mind, I picked up the first things that caught my eye. (1) A Floral Print Jumper, (2) Navy Satin Boyfriend Blazer and, (3) a Lace Dress. I was actually surprised how well the jumper fit and once on, thought it would look really cute with a wide belt. (But they don't let you take belts into the changing rooms.) The feel of the satin blazer was great and I like how it dressed up the jumper. Below, channeling Madonna in the lace dress, which was basically see thru, that fit me perfectly. Cool for a night out at the club with some really hot ankle boots.

Next I went to Primark, which is either a dirty word or treasure chest, depending on your perspective. And this is what I found...
So what do you think? Love the shape and of course the sequin! And last my favorite purchase of the day, my new SHORTS! (yes, it's still warm enough for shorts!) Check out the button detail.


Lesson learned from this experiment -> Wear neutral tights when trying on clothes, especially if you're taking pictures. Purple doesn't go with everything.