Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Hi everyone!

Lately, the weather has been super hot and sunny in Malta. So to spice things up, the weather decided to be cloudy and windy two weekends ago, how kind of him! And since it was a bit chilly, I opted to layer my outfit with the softest and cosiest garment I own. I got this jacket from DressLily - an affordable online clothing and accessory store. 

The product description on the DessLily website states that this jacket is made from Lycra, but I'm pretty sure that the material is fleecy-like. The hooded jacket, which is also available in grey and coffee, came with a thin leather-like belt, but I decided to not wear it. The only downside to this jacket is that it only comes in one size, but I would say it would still fit a wide range of sizes. 

The rest of my outfit consisted of a simple Raglan sleeve top teamed with a pair of black jeans. For the shoes, I opted to wear a pair of Tiberland look-alike boots I bought a couple of years ago from a local shop. To accessorise the outfit, I simply wore my current favourite ring - the Ganesha Elephant Amulet Ring by Dixi - as well as a thin silver knuckle ring, also from DressLily.

Jacket*: DressLily [similar here] // Raglan Sleeve Top: ASOS [similar here
Trousers: Stradivarius // Belt*: MRP // Boots: Local Shop // Knuckle Ring*: DressLily 
Ganesha Elephant Amulet Ring*: Dixi via Motel Rocks

What do you think of this outfit? Have you ever bought anything from DressLily? 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Motel's SS14 Collection

Hi everyone!

Fave brand Motel have just dropped their SS14 collection! From monochrome checks to sunflower prints and petrol metallics, the summer collection is fun and edgy. This season Motel have gone all out to create the most unique and amazing summer wardrobe, which features five different vibes:

The #squareup collection showcases cute gingham and waffle checks on 60s shapes. One again, the floral trend will be huge this summer, and Motel are demonstrating some serious flower power in it's #daytrippin' trend. These 90s inspired sunflower prints provide a grungy vibe on feminine cuts. Another vibe the is #liquidmetallics capsule, which provides perfect day-to-night pieces. The iridescent petrol garments are amazing, and also perfect to create that 90s cyber babe look. Motel's #streetready collection comprises of striking iconic prints and bright neons. The #streetready capsule range also showcases super cute denims, perfect for sunny days. And if you're into sportswear, then Motel's #homerun capsule is for you. The leather-look pieces combined with jersey are totally awesome. 

Motel claim that the pieces in their new SS14 collection "will have you taking selfies like there’s no tomorrow, they are THAT GOOD!" Perfect! Check out the behind-the-scenes video from the SS14 collection shoot below, and shop new arrivals here

Get 25% off Motel purchases by using the coupon code annalisegrech at checkout. This coupon expires in a few days, and can be used on Motel brand pieces only. After it expires, you can use the same coupon code to get 20% off your orders. Happy Shopping!

Monday, 7 April 2014

OOTD • Spring Florals

Hi everyone!

Regular readers of my blog will surely remember my latest Store Spotlight post, where I introduced you to an amazing online clothing store where everything is sold for just £5.00 - Just For 5 Pounds [read the post here]. I was lucky enough to receive a pretty floral dress from the lovely people at this store, and I couldn't not wear it immediately once I got it, even though the weather was quite cold on the day.

Perfect for the coming Spring/Summer season, this red dress has a floral pattern all over it, making it super fun and girly. To continue with the 'girly' theme of the dress, I accessorised with a dainty collar necklace and a stone ring. Partly due to the not-so-warm weather and partly due to wanting to toughen up this outfit, I layered the dress with my all-time-favourite leather jacket which I literally wear all the time, and finished off the look with a pair of black cut-out boots.

Dress: Just For £5 // Leather Jacket: ZARA // Cut-out Boots: MRP 
Collar Necklace: Dollface London // Stone Ring: Dollface London

What do you think of this outfit? How would you style this floral dress?

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Garment Quarter's SS14 Lookbook

Hi everyone!

Garment Quarter - the luxury independent fashion store and website that stocks designer pieces for men and women - have recently launched their SS14 lookbook featuring some great designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham and Sibling London, to name a few. Shot by Michael Barker, check some of the photos below.

Are you lusting over anything from this SS14 lookbook? Don't forget that the items seen above as well as many other designer pieces, can be purchased from Garment Quater's website

Monday, 31 March 2014

Store Spotlight • Just For 5 Pounds

Hi everyone!

Don't you just love clothing websites that sell their pieces for ridiculously cheap prices? I know I do! Today's Store Spotlight is all about Just for 5 Pounds - an online website where all women's clothing, footwear, bags and accessories are just £5.00 each! Apparently, this company is able to sell their products so cheap as they have been supplying £5.00 products to the industry for over 10 years, and have recently decided to start selling these pieces online. I think this is just great! Oh, and they also deliver internationally!

With a vast array of styles, you will surely find something you love! In fact, I have also put together a list of some of the pieces that I mostly liked from this website. 

To see thousands of other £5.00 pieces and find your favourite, head over to the Just for 5 Pounds website here
Which pieces do you mostly like from the ones I chose above? 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Aquascapism • Miista’s SS14 Lookbook

Hi everyone!

Miista’s SS14 lookbook is finally online! Entitled Aquascapism, the new SS14 collection is inspired by something big, ancient and fresh – the sea. Inspiration is also taken from 90s fashion and childhood summers: escaping back to the freedom of those long vacations as well as that feeling of not having a single care in the world.

The shoes in this collection are adorned with nostalgic sticker detailing, 3D floral elements, and wildly inventive, exaggerated textures, which complement the classic constructions and reinforce the spontaneity and youthfulness of the collection. Bright and breezy seaside colours accent the styles while a base of pastels provides foundation. Soft pinks and oranges along with oceanic blues and greens are combined with bright metallics in a range of candy coloured ice cream tones. And it does not end there! Neon vinyl enters the mix, setting the stage for some serious statement shoes. Miista’s most adventurous collection is also shiny - wooden heels encased in lucite, metallics combined with clear plastics, and speckled leather surrounded by a vinyl shell.

Photographed by Philip Meech and modelled by Jessie and Lydia, check out the lookbook photos below. All the styles in the ‘Aquascapism’ range are available for purchase at Miista.com.

What are your thoughts on this collection? Which is your favourite style?
I love all of these shoes, but my most favourite are the Zoe Aqua Marina and Parma Violets 
(surprise, surprise!) and the Jayda Black/Bronze. They're perfect in my eyes!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Bocca by Face-à-Face

Hi everyone!

After partnering with several of the most well regarded frame makers throughout Europe to provide the most luxurious of designs – including British designer Tom Davies, iconic Danish designer brands Lindberg and Ørgreen, as well as Nike - the world’s leading manufacturer of adaptive spectacle lenses Transitions has now teamed up with independent Parisian frames designer brand Face-à-Face for an edgy, unusual collaboration.

Together, Transitions and Face-à-Face have launched a new range of sunglasses styles called Bocca, inspired by the legendary Dali’s ‘Mae West’ sofa. To underline the sensual lips that became a frame front, Face-à-Face’s Art Director Pascal Jaulent sculpted the temples into very sexy legs, adorned with glamorous high heels. Other styles adorn the black varnish “Richelieu” shoe, paying tribute to the famous Yves Saint Laurent smoking suit.

What is interesting in the fact that Transitions Optical lenses change from light coloured lenses to dark coloured lenses according to sun's exposure. Check out the sunglasses which comprise the Bocca range below:

Bocca Rock 3 col. 2053 
Bocca 3 col. 321 / Bocca 4 col. 1216
Bocca 2 col. 2049
 Bocca Rock 2 col. 080 / Bocca Rock 1 col. 005
Bocca 1 col. 2016
Bocca Smoking 1 col. 2002

Available in several reputable opticians across London and the UK (for the full stockist list, click here), the starting price point of these sunglasses is £279.00 (€333.45/$459.96).

Which pair from the Bocca range is your favourite?

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Mailbox • Dollface London

Hi everyone!

Lately, silver stone rings and minimal necklaces have been my go-to jewellery pieces. Fortunately enough, my collection now also includes two gorgeous pieces from Dollface London - which came beautifully packaged in a black paper bag after each piece being individually wrapped in a red crepe paper adorned with a Dollface London logo sticker.

Ready to cater for all fashionistas, Dollface London is fresh, edgy, full of attitude and on-trend. From Gothic Glam and Urban Bling to Vintage Fairytale and Neon collections, Dollface London have a vast choice of jewellery and accessories that will suit all tastes and styles.

The first piece I picked up was a silver gemstone ring. Being sold for a mere £3.00 and available in Rose Quartz, Jade Green or Amethyst, I opted for the Rose Quartz stone. These last couple of days, I have been stacking rings like crazy, so this one was a perfect addition to my constantly-growing ring collection. And guess what? The size of this ring is adjustable so it fit my chubby fingers perfectly! 

Keeping with the silver theme, I also picked out a thin collar necklace. I already own a chunky gold collar necklace, but I was after a dainty one after seeing one on Tumblr. Perfect for wearing it the normal way - so to say - or even under your shirts' collars, this necklace retails for £8.50 and is also available in gold.

What do you think of these pieces? Have you ever purchased anything from Dollface London? 
Are you planning to? Let me know in the comments below.

Dollface London offer FREE worldwide delivery on all orders over £25.00/$40.00. To keep informed on all things Dollface London - be it new collections or sales - make sure you are following their social media accounts - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Have you entered my giveaway? Enter here

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

CLOSED - Giveaway • 'COCO MADE ME DO IT' Black tee

Hi everyone!

It's been ages since I had a giveaway on my blog, but fear not. It's finally time for another one! This time round, I will be giving away a black 'Coco Made Me Do It' tee from Romwe. From bloggers to celebrities, we've seen this slogan tee everywhere. Apart from being a tribute to iconic French fashion designer Coco Chanel, this tee is also super versatile and can therefore be dressed up or down depending on the event. 

Now onto the giveaway details..

To be in with a chance of winning this 'Coco Made Me Do It' tee, all you need to do is fill in the widget below. The only mandatory entries are to follow my blog via GFC/Bloglovin and to leave a comment on the tee's product page via your Facebook account. All the other fields will earn you extra entries to this giveaway. The giveaway is open worldwide and will end on Friday 21st March. 

And if you don't want the risk of not winning this tee, it will be on sale only on the 13th of March from Rowe ($9.99 instead of $24.99). Plus, if you use the coupon code '10%offcoco' on March 13th, you can get a further 10% off the sale price.

Good luck! :)

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Designer vs Deal #9

Hi everyone!

I'm super excited about the finds I managed to discover through my endless hours of browsing the Internet. Check out the very similar dupes of designs by very famous designers, namely Vlieger and Vandam, and Kenzo, and also of an uber-popular piece from high street retailer American Apparel.

And as I explain in each Designer vs Deal post, I am not telling you to trash designer brands and instead opt for their very cheap dupes. I am merely sharing with you what I found on the Internet, to let you know what is available. If you can't afford designer pieces, just like myself, there's obviously nothing wrong with purchasing the cheaper versions.

This time round, I am especially happy to find a dupe of the Vlieger and Vandam gun bag, as I would never spend €235 on a clutch bag - unless I win the lottery, that is. Thankfully, Choies have a very identical one which is being sold for a mere €39. 

Ebay is filled with dupes of designer pieces, so it wasn't quite a surprise that I also found a similar dupe to Kenzo's Eye Embroidered sweater. When it comes to clothes, I sometimes prefer to spend my money on the real deal. I really like the Kenzo sweater, so I certainly know where my savings are going to sometime soon...

Another deal I found on Ebay was a sunflower print denim shorts, which is very much like the American Apparel version. I can't give you my thoughts on whether I would purchase the AA one or the Ebay dupe as it's not actually in my style. I however thought I should share this find with you as I know this pair of shorts was all around the blogosphere some time ago.

Which would you prefer to purchase, the designer version or its affordable dupe?

Friday, 28 February 2014

Inspiration Friday #3

When taking a close look at my Tumblr and Pinterest accounts, I seem to have been inspired by all black/grey everything this month...AGAIN! From leather jackets and hats to ankle boots and bags, I can't get enough of black! At least, I have managed to add a "colourful" Motel dress to my wardrobe - check out my Facebook post for more details and a cheeky discount.

What has inspired you - fashion-wise - this past month?
 Let me know in the comments below.

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Monday, 24 February 2014

Slogan Tees

Hi everyone!

Slogan tops were a prominent trend on the SS14 catwalks last year - think Alexander Wang's 'Parental Advisory' tops, a light summer sweater with the slogan 'Lead Sister' at SISTER by Sibling, Undercover's glow in the dark slogans, Kenzo's 'No fish, no nothing', and many more. So what better way is there to embrace this trend than finding similar pieces from high street brands at a super affordable price?

Luckily, LOVE currently stock a huge variety of slogan tees that will certainly help you express yourself through them. Check out my favourite ones below.

LOVE are also offering you an exclusive 25% off these slogan tees by using the code STYLEOFF at checkout. This code can be used on a minimum purchase of £30, and expires on 2nd March 2014 at midnight.

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