July 24, 2013
July 17, 2013
H&M striped bodysuit / Plains & Prints trousers / H&M wedges & scarf / Mango bag
Let me start by saying this is not a sponsored post. (Then let us all have a moment since I have long wanted to drop those lines but I never did till now! HAHA!) Anyway... This may not be a sponsored one but it is however a homage to my girl, @annecurtissmith for being the newest brand ambassador of Plains & Prints!
Spot my 4 year old trousers, one of the oldest pairs I have, and it's from good ole brand! I have always avoided wearing them though since I personally felt like it doesn't flatter me at all. Until I found all the right pieces to put together and create a look that will suit my body type the most, at least by my standards. Since I'm already wearing a loose fitting pair of pants, I wanted to create an illusion of shape by pairing it with a slightly fitting top. I chose this striped bodysuit and it's a given it will surely hug me tight. I get pretty conscious whenever I wear body-hugging-clothes so I had to add something that will distract people from looking at my front area so I did add a busy-looking-scarf. Stripes and prints, doesn't get any busier than that ei? The rightest choice of shoes would be wedges or a pair of stilettos to help you maximize the effect of the look, or else you'd look like a walking human floor mop. This time, I opted for my colorful wedges from H&M with just the right height and would add some color to a rather monochrome look. I am never without a bag, let alone a big bag. This one's from Mango I got on sale from one of the Emirates' season sales! It can fit everything I need for a day inside!
And lastly, let me leave you with this.
The Annebisyosa meets the Joysilusyonada.
Our perfect partnership with Plains & Prints.
|image from @markednicdao instagram|
When I grow up, I want to be Anne Curtis Smith.
July 12, 2013
Hello everyone! A huge smile has been plastered on my face the whole time today because the day I finally get to host a giveaway for my lovely readers has arrived! Massive thanks to the awesome team behind Bourjois! Together with Bourjois Middle East, The Girl and The City brings you A Puckerfull of Shine Giveaway!!!
In celebration of Bourjois Paris' 150 years and the launch of the newest Shine Edition Lipstick, they will be giving away a goodie bag full of pretty things from their latest collections to one of TGTC's reader! And since this will be my first ever legit giveaway, how about we make it quick and easy?
Here's all you have to do:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Aaaaand you're done! What did I say, easy right? I know, I know... Just as how easy and pleasurable it is to apply the newest addition to Bourjois' lipstick department - Shine Edition Lipstick! Its soft, melt-away texture glides on the lips, leaving just the right amount of dazzling colour. Also, can we obsess about the packaging? I mean, how convenient it is to have the exact shade visible to your naked eye, making it easier for you to pick up a shade of your choice especially when you're in a hurry. One more thing is it's like a lipstick and a lipgloss in one! Doesn't get any better than that right? A very pretty thing with practical punches, who doesn't love that?
July 04, 2013
MNG crochet cover up & black muscle tee | Black leggings at random | F21 pearl necklace
Unsure of how this will look once published as I'm blogging using a tablet for the first time! I've been feeling a bit lousy to use a proper desktop/laptop the past days because a monitor's all I've been staring at for 8 hours a day at work, a girl can only take too much a day! It's far more convenient to laze around the couch and then the bed eventually when using a tablet, and I'm currently lying down, semi-tucked in my fluffy comforter as we speak.
Having an almost non-existent dress code at work, it gets pretty tough trying to decide whether an outfit's too casual for a non-Friday or it's too formal for regular weekday. So I try to play around with textures and accessories. This time around, I picked up this gold crocheted Mango cover up to take the spotlight of an all black ensemble and complimented it with the classics: pearl necklace from Forever21 and red lips. I love the royal vibe of black and gold combination that's why I kept everything else minimal. And nothing says classic more than pearls and red lipstick. I am so sure Marilyn Monroe's with me on this, ha! To complete the look, you can either dress it up to the nines by wearing black pumps or dress it down by wearing black ballet flats. I opted for the ballet flats because walking is a very vital part of my everyday work life and walking in heels along the busy streets of the metro isn't just my thing anymore, hahaha!
What do you think? Do you have a favourite combination to mix and match when it comes to clothes?
PS. Sorry for the poor quality of the photos as I am just using a tablet these days. It will all get better soon, promise! // J
July 02, 2013
The Girl and The (Dream) City, 2o13.
I recently got an e-mail about GFC closing down, so I panicked a bit. Well, as if it makes any difference since I do not have much of followers out there anyways, hahaha. But joining in the bandwagon and shamelessly plugging myself out here because it feels appropriate. I promise if you stick around for a bit longer, things out here will only get better! Can I get a yooha? Ha!
Shameless pluggin' in 3...
Shameless pluggin' in 3...
1. Like my Facebook Page.
2. Follow me on Twitter.
3. Follow me on Instagram/Webstagram. (JYSCMLL).
4. Follow me on Bloglovin'.
5. On a more personal note, you can always drop me an e-mail at joyscamille.esmalde(at)gmail(dot)com.
I know I can be the most reluctant blogger ever, it took me a while and a whole lot of confidence to even call myself as one, but if I don't take myself seriously, who else will... Well, maybe not that serious till but you get my drift. Like I always say, if you like what you see (and if you love me hahaha) then it will really mean so much to me if you all stick around. So far I've got it covered for you, I mentioned 5 ways above on how to. I love what I do, and I love doing things that I love with the people that I love too, so it makes sense right? Oh well, I blab. Seriously, thank you for sticking around with The Girl and The City! I'm planning on some massive changes in the coming months and I'd love for you to be on it with me. Also, link me up with yours on the comment box below if you have a space in the interwebz like me, or if you just want to say hi. Meanwhile, here's mine: Holler to everyone out there, we can all be alone together here, remember? Sending virtual hugs and kisses to one and all!
Joys Camille xxx
Zara Man sweater | Splash skater skirt | Keds sneakers | Casio watch | Tomato bracelets
Gone were the rainy days for now but for the past week, we have had rain showers so the temperature and humidity eased up a bit and I was able to afford wearing sweaters! *happy dance* One of the adjustments I had to go through, and the toughest I must say, is getting back to tropical dressing again. I have always been fascinated with sweaters, blazers, jackets and cardigans - wrong continenticity forever.
This is what I wore on casual Friday at work. This oversized sweater is actually my brother's. Just to give you an idea how oversized it is, even on him, it's still so big and he's around 5'10. But I like how slouchy it looks on me. And since it is baggy as it is already, I thought of putting my hair in a top bun to casually put it together. I paired it with my skater skirt and sparkly sneaks to create a cheerleader vibe of some sort. To slightly perk up my dark themed look, I decided to throw an arm party of colours! These are mixed bracelets from Tomato which are on sale! Don't you love how it instantly perks up the whole look? I do! If it were up to me, I'd dress up everyday looking like this. So effortless, comfortable and so practical.
How do you dress up for your casual Fridays at work? Are you a fan of oversized sweaters?