Search This Blog

Friday, August 10, 2012

Re-Invent Yourself...Style..

I find, like most people, I can often be unhappy about change. But this year I have been trying as much as possible to push myself out of my comfort zones in all areas of my life. This also includes my own style, I have tried new things- from accessories, to makeup to clothes, am currently pulling apart my wardrobe to get rid of items I no longer want or need and revamping my personal style.

I am currently favouring the use of a basic, almost minimalistic style using simple pieces which together create an impact. For example, one of these looks I am currently favouring is the use of:

  • A blazer
  • Tapered jeans or resin denim (coated denim which looks like leather)
  • Embellished or detailed shoes (flats or heels)
  • A flowy blouse or top
Using this simple formula I add accessories like necklaces, earrings, rings, bangles and clutches as I feel. This look is really very simple to go from day to night, either by vamping up an element of makeup or changing my hairdo but also from going from flats to heels, simple accessories to statement accessories. To start, the basics (pictures primarily sourced from current and past collections of Portmans, Forever NewDotti, Just Jeans, Betts and ZU Shoes):

The colour and type of accessories you use will be dependant on the colours, fabrics and cuts used for your basic items. I favour my blazer in black, and dark denim or resin coated denim (usually come in gray or black) with shirts in any colour, most often something bright- white, pink, orange, patterned. I then use shoes that will blend or contrast including the use of glitter, textures or embellishment.

Using the outfit above, here are some accessories which add some glamour (from Equip Acessories).

 These accessories use the tonings of the outfit and complement whilst also drawing attention. I would use only two to three of these in order to achieve a minimalist look.

For example the ring, filigree drop earrings and the Ruby & Kit envelope clutch.

Using this look allows for simple and or more complex makeup and hair styles to be used (some examples are included below) but this is the time to have fun, use messy/bed hair, bold eye makeup red lips, have an intricate up do paired with barely there makeup. An outift like this becomes a canvas (albeit a well put together one) for you to explore with and add individual touches to.

What looks are you favouring? What looks would you like me to write about?

Kooklah, Xx


  1. Great post! This is a good outfit to use to dress up or down depending on the situation. Thanks for writing about an affordable style/outfit and including links to sites where these type of items are available. Look forward to reading more!

    1. Thanks Abby, do you use this type of outfit? I am endeavouring to write more blog posts relating to putting together and styling an outfit..

  2. thank you for sharing such a beautiful blog.......

  3. Wow! Thankyou for the lovely comments! I will be posting up the second instalment of this mini-blog-series in the next two days! I have created a facebook page for this blog ( Kooklah Xx

  4. Hi Kooklah,

    Your blog is so exciting! I was sneakily clicking through it at work haha
    I was wondering if you would mind terribly suggesting a few great places to get similar pieces or even where we can get our hair and make-up done up all pretty?

    The reason I ask is because when I'm not at my 'real job' I put in time at a start-up company called HeyLets which is in the process of creating a crowd-sourced 'out and about' smartphone application and I thought it'd be great to have a couple of bloggers provide a few recommendations in their area of expertise.

    We'd, of course, source you as the content creator and when the app is launched we can link back to your blog to help generate more traffic for you.

    Following your blog irregardless,


  5. Hi Jenny
    Thankyou so much...your comment has really made my day! I love that other people are finding it exciting because that is how I feel everytime I log in... I am hoping one day to make what is currently my hobby a type of career.. Even on a part time basis. Thanks for taking the sneaky click at work...

    I would be honoured to contribute to the smartphone application. As an avid user of my own smartphone I know how addictive apps can become and how all it takes is one or two people to start using one and talk to their friends for the popularity and use of it to increase and spread like wildfire. I like the idea of been recognized as contributor with redirection to this blog.

    I will aim to email you tomorrow or Monday at the latest to go over details, my email is ...
    Talk soon and thank you for seeing the vision of For the Style Seeking Girl,
    Kooklah Xx

  6. Hey There. I founԁ yοuг blog usіng msn.
    This is an extгemely well ωritten
    articlе. I will mаκе surе to bookmark it
    anԁ гetuгn to rеaԁ more οf уour uѕеful info.

    Thаnks for the ροѕt. I will certainly cοmebacκ.
    Also visit my page - piece

    1. Thanks for the great feedback! Hope you do come back for further posts :)

  7. Sorry for the late reply! I have been away so am just catching up on all my blogging traffic. Thankyou for your lovely comments. I take a lot of pride in my blog and spend quite some time searching for pictures to complement the post as well as the colours/pictures that make up the foundation of the blog.
    Thankyou for reading this blog and for commenting, feel free to follow this page, my facebook page or twitter page! I have just recently created another twitter account just for this blog, search for @TheStyleSeekingGirl. Kooklah xo

  8. Spot on with this ωrite-up, I absolutely bеlіeve this web site neеdѕ a greаt ԁeаl morе аttention.
    I'll probably be back again to see more, thanks for the information!

    Here is my web-site ... bad credit loans

  9. hеllo there аnd thаnk you for yοur
    informatiоn – I've definitely picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical points using this website, since I experienced to reload the web site a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and could damage your quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective interesting content. Make sure you update this again soon.

    my site - payday loans
    My page: payday loans

    1. Hi, thanks for your comment. I have not had any issue loading this site.. nor any issue with the blogger platform. Hopefullyit was just a bad internet/connection day!

  10. What's Happening i'm nеw to this, I stumbled
    upon this Ι havе found It absolutely
    hеlpful and it has helped mе out
    lоadѕ. I hope to give a сontгibution & assist other customers liκe its
    helped me. Gгeat job.

    Here is my website :: payday loans no credit check

    1. Thanks for the compliments! This is my creation - a blog to share a love of fashion, beauty and styling...share new trends, current faves and tips/tricks.. Hope to hear from you again x

  11. Thankѕ for the goоd ωriteup. Ιt if truth bе tolԁ waѕ a leіѕuге aсcount іt.
    Glance complex to far adԁed аgreeаble from you!
    Βy thе way, hοω could wе kеep in touch?

    mу web pаge: same day loans

    1. Thanks for writing to me. Just send me an email! x

  12. Αs the admin of this web sitе is workіng, no hesitation ѵery rapidly it will be гenowned,
    due tο its feаture contents.

    My ωeb site ... Property for Sale
    My web site > Property for Sale

    1. Thanks so much for this! I am trying to work extremely hard to put up great content and post fun, interesting and beautiful things. Please keep reading and commenting, refer anyone you think is interested...very appreciative of my readers :) Visit our facebook page

  13. Ηaѵing reаd this I thought it waѕ rather infoгmаtive.
    Ӏ apprecіatе you spеnding ѕοme time аnd energy tо put thіs content together.
    I oncе again find myself spеnding ωay tоο muсh
    time bοth reaԁing and leaving сοmments.
    But so what, it ωas still woгth it!

    Lοoκ into my site :: short term loans

    1. hahah thank you! I often get caught up in my web searching! Don't hesitate if you ever need to ask me a question.. hope you keep coming back! join us on facebook

  14. I don't even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don't know whо you
    are but ceгtainly уou're going to a famous blogger if you aren't alгеady ;) Cheers!

    my web blog ... instant loans

    1. That's lovely! I am not famous no... I am hoping my beautiful little blog will be successful though! Hope you wander back to us! Thanks

  15. Ӏt's hard to come by knowledgeable people about this subject, but you sound like you know what you're talking about!

    Αlso ѵisit my ωеb blog instant cash loans