Planning the ideal wedding guest outfit is no easy feat. One has to tread the fine line between classy, chic, with the tiniest hint of sexy and stealing the thunder of the most important person of the day. Here’s my eight guidelines for planning the ultimate wedding guest outfit which will have you standing out for all the right reasons. But not too much… Continue reading “Wedding Guest Outfit – Eight Tips for Planning Yours this Season”
After spending an idyllic month back in my beloved Australia in the middle of the Australian summer, I’m back in London. And it’s bloody freezing. No one is going out. Its hard to look stylish in arctic temperatures. How to survive January in the northern hemisphere? Below, I share with you my personal strategy which, amongst other things, involves a midi skirt… Continue reading “January – Midi Skirt”
Currently obsessed with the designer of these trousers, Petar Petrov. I’ve tried on many a piece of his design, and fall in love with each one. Never before have I obsessed this much over a collection. They are luxe personified. These are the most flattering trousers I own. So why the hell not team them with a bright yellow jumper. The whole outfit screams positivity.
For a while now I have this image of what I’ll be like when I’m much, much older and well into my retirement years. That version of future me just doesn’t give a dam what anyone thinks of her and dresses incredibly dramatically. This future me probably has a string of younger lovers, a glamorous jet set lifestyle and drinks champagne by the magnum. She’s holding court at a poolside cocktail party somewhere in the Caribbean, wearing an intensely ruffled silk blouse, strings of huge pearls and beads, massive sunglasses, fluffy feathered high heeled mule slippers and a silk turban-style headpiece encrusted with jewels. But best of all, she’s wearing it all with amazingly luxurious and billowy palazzo pants. And she looks palazzo-tastic. Continue reading “Palazzo-tastic”
I used to have this image faux fur coats which was based on my memory of 1980s movies. In those movies, the only characters who wore faux fur were New York prostitutes. Nowadays, however, the faux fur coat has become a chic addition to any wintery outfit. My closet space is taken up with a couple of faux fur and feathery fluff balls, and I’m mentally making space in there for more… Continue reading “Faux Fur Fabulousness”
It’s that time of year again. Tinsel is being strewn with abandon across desk partitions. There’s a Christmas tree in reception. HR has sent out the email with guidelines for appropriate behaviour at the office Christmas party. It’s party season!!
The office Christmas party can be so much fun – it’s a time to let your hair down with the people you probably spend most of your waking hours with. It can also be career-destroying if approached the wrong way. Never fear, Second Sister is here to share seventeen festive do’s and don’t’s: the wisdom garnered from attending office Christmas parties over the years in various countries, observing and engaging in the very best and the hilariously cringe-worthy of party guest behaviour. Continue reading “Office Christmas Party – Do’s and Don’ts”
Leather trousers can be a divisive choice, sartorially speaking. I’ve found women either embrace them with the full frontal force of a seventies glam rock bass guitarist, or avoid them like they would a seventies glam rock flicked, permed mullet. I’ve always fallen into the former category for better or worse – I did have a pair of faux leather metallic gold and brown flared hipster trousers in the early 2000s, which nowadays I only wear for fancy dress parties (with a darling transparent leopard print body shirt and blonde afro wig)…
In more recent years, I’ve taken a more conservative approach to my leather trouser game, so my current leather trousers will never make their way into my dress-up box. The culmination of mistakes made and sartorial successes achieved, I present to you eight reasons why leather trousers are a necessity which will stand the test of time. Continue reading “Leather Trousers”
Sunny days with a crisp chill in the air. Carved pumpkins strewn everywhere like its no big deal. The smell of bonfires. Autumn is a pretty magical time of year. And it is made no less magical by the carefully constructed sartorial works of art you can create from your own wardrobe by way of some ingenious autumn layering. Continue reading “Autumn Layering”
It’s that time of year when it is with mixed emotions that I venture into the depths of my storage cupboard to rediscover and welcome back my winter staples, while I bid a sad farewell to my summer clothes and, with them, pack away my warm memories of the summer.
Before you embark on your own emotional journey of the seasonal wardrobe-switcheroo, pause for a second and have a think about whether you need to pack away your summer floral dress just yet. With a bit of carefully selected hardware (and software – keep reading), you can give your floral dress some street cred and a more urban aesthetic for autumn/winter in the city… Continue reading “Making Florals Edgy”
If there ever was a winning combination, it would be leopard print with anything in camel. Throw in some stripes and you’ve got yourself a combo made in heaven. Continue reading “Leopard + Camel + Stripes = Winning Combination”