A Little About Me:
My love affair with fashion began from a very young age, my preschool drawings were made up of
bits and pieces of clothes, rainbow shaded and very unwearable I might add. Not having the
patience it requires to sew, I decided to study Fashion Marketing instead as I wanted to learn more
about the history and development of the fashion industry and how it works in a business sense. I
also completed my degrees in Journalism and Graphic Design, aspiring to work for a local fashion
magazine. However, I discovered that opportunities within the fashion magazine industry in South
Africa are very limited. Instead of not living my dream career, I decided to write about fashion
anyway, in a blog format. This is how Frills & Thrills came to be.
About my blog:
Frills and Thrills is a colourful combination of trends, clothing and accessory collections, celebrity
style, high fashion editorials, new designer discoveries and little snippets of inspiration,
all fuelled by my love of writing and passion for fashion.
Thanks to the beautiful and sweet Shannon for featuring me on this guest post. I am a huge fan of
her amazing sense of style.
Alice + Olivia Spring/Summer 2014
Pretty meets Preppy Chic
Stacy Bendet has that Young Hollywood fashion formula perfectly mapped out: Beautiful cocktail
dresses with flattering fit-and-flair silhouettes that are the life of the party. This season, Alice +
Olivia sticks to a neutral and monochromatic palette, churning out sophisticated beige, black and
white A-line skirts, collarless blazers, city shorts and chic slacks that work just as well as separates
as they do together.
The midi-skirt makes an appearance in a polished mint green leather look with matching cropped
top. Ballroom skirts are casually reconditioned with preppy polo shirts and not-your-grandma
cardigans. The collection is patterned by geometric red and white prints, a black and white leaf
design and enigmatic florals.
Not forgetting that glamourous factor, Bendet has fine-tuned modern romance with decadent tulle
and lace layered evening gowns in vanilla and blush pink. Slinky slip dresses beg for an evening out
on on the town and if that’s not your thing, try on an elegant cropped trouser with tailored blazer.
Already a slew of celebrities have selected to wear the A+O SS14 range on the red carpet. This
collection meets the style demands of the executive at the office, the campus queen, ladies that
lunch and the Page 6 party girl.
Great Post ,love your Work!
Set 7 is my favorite one <3 :)
Claudia C. says
What amazing post dear. I love all the outfits.
amanda @ as the wine cork turns says
loving all the neutrals! the soft pinks, greens, & champagnes
Allison Weeks says
Great inspiration photos! <3
Sweet Madame Blue
Gorgeous–love seeing all the beautiful clothing and learning more about you! Can’t wait to check out your blog :)
Pins, Needles & Fashion says
I’m loving all the looks in the sets, especially the second one in set 1, just perfection!
Tania Franco says
Hi Sam, I definitely follow your blog for both the fashion inspiration and your writing as well. You are an amazing fashion writer, and I hope your dream to work in the industry does come true one day. You definitely have talent! My favorite is set 3 becaus of it’s simplicity and edginess. :))
Thanks Shannon for the great opportunity to guest post on your blog, it was a wonderful experience and hope you’re having a smashing vacation!
Michelle Nance says
SO many great looks! Love Kim’s jumpsuit!! Beyond ideal! Happy Friday!
Judith Miranda says
saralookbook · Theprettythings says
love the 3th ! :D
Gorgeous collection! I love that Alice + Olivia’s long dress on the set 7!
Anett B says
This is a wonderful collection, I love every single look! Sam’s blog is amazing ;)
Oh I love reading Sam’s blog! I don’t know where she gets all her amazing clothing sets but wow they are always stunning! I always see something people are wearing that I just always lust after:)
Oh very beautiful sets!
omg!!! all the pieces from the collection are marvellous!!! :D
Mia Marie says
Wow what an amazing collection! It’s hard to pick a favorite set but if I had to it would be 2! The collection is so feminine and chic!
I love Sams blog. Its one of the first one I followed and still one of my favorite ones to visit :)
Thanks for your last comment- they always make my day :)
What Kenny Hearts says
all look so chic! Happy Monday from the Philippines! :D
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Sophie S says
Oh my goodness, this is one of those collections we wish we could have every piece from. Absolutely stunning and love the mint pastel pieces.
Tanya W. says
Wow, thank you for the lovely guest post of Sam. I gets to know more about Sam from your post! Sam is one of the sweetheart on the blogger fields. These set are super duper cute. Have a lovely vacation!
This whole post has me wanting to shop again, but i am SO cut off!
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Monic Sutter says
i LOVE THE SAGE COLORS !
Amanda Ellis says
love the colors.
I’ve been reading Sam’s lovely blog for quite sometime and her picks always amaze me!
My favorite set is the first!
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