Friday, 26 August 2016

Ditsy Print Dress

Ditsy print dress
Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week. Today I'm really excited to show you a new look featuring the latest addition to my collection of dresses. 

I know I've mentioned it before that I'm a huge fan of fit and flare dresses. They perfectly suit my pear shaped body as they skim over my giant hips and give an illusion of a slim waist. 

The dress I'm wearing today is extra special as it has a fun detailing at the neckline. Although I don't like when some creeps stare at my chest, the metallic detail successfully detracts everyone from looking at the bottom part of my body which is wider than I would want it to be. 

ditsy print dress



Ditsy print dress
fit and flare dress
fit and flare dress
ditsy print dress



Dress - From a small boutique 
Bag - F&F
Shoes - New Look 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Blue Stripes and Red Culottes

How to wear red culottes
When I was shooting photos for today's look, I felt a sense of deja vu as I'd already put together a similar outfit a few weeks ago (here). What can I say? Stripes and red culottes seem to be a match made in heaven so I naturally gravitate towards this combination. 

I swear that when I was buying my culottes earlier this year I had no idea I'd wear them so often. Many fashion bloggers rave about culottes but I never thought I'd join them. I guess I was wrong. 

Now I can't imagine my summer wardrobe without this style of trousers. I'm actually thinking of buying a few more pairs for autumn/winter. What colours should I get?

How to wear red culottes


F&F striped top



How to style red culottes

red culottes and blue striped top

sandals

tree

How to wear red culottes
Top - F&F
Culottes - F&F
Bag - Old
Shoes - From an independent boutique 

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

White Maxi Pleated Skirt

White maxi pleated skirt and biker jacket
Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great weekend and didn't miss me too much over the past week ;) If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my Instagram Stories that I posted from a horse riding camp. It was an incredible experience and I'm going to share with you a few snaps later on this month.

Today I'm back with an outfit post featuring a pleated maxi skirt. I'm really sorry if you're fed up of seeing them all over my blog this summer. I just love this style of skirts as they're super versatile and can be easily dressed down or up. 

As I'm in still in a holiday mode and can't be bothered to dress up, I decided to pair my skirt with a biker jacket and flat shoes. Of course I wouldn't be myself if I didn't add a pop of colour. This time I borrowed a Michael Kors bag from my sister. I love its candy pink colour which is perfect for summer. 

What do you think of this outfit? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment box below. 

White maxi pleated skirt and biker jacket
White maxi pleated skirt and biker jacket
Biker jacket and Michael Kors bag
White maxi pleated skirt and biker jacket
Michael Kors bag
White maxi pleated skirt and biker jacket
Skirt - Old
Top - H&M
Jacket - Old 
Bag - Michael Kors
Shoes - New Look


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Saturday, 13 August 2016

How to Inject Some Colour to Your Wardrobe

How to inject some colour to your wardrobe
I've recently looked back at some of my outfit posts and have come to the conclusion that I can't get enough of colour in my life. While I'm a rather shy person who doesn't like drawing to much attention to herself, I can't stop reaching for brightly coloured outfits. I simply believe that colours can lift our mood and make us look 10 years younger. 

With this in mind, today I thought I'd share with you a few tips on how to introduce some colour to your wardrobe to break out of the black rut. Of course there's nothing wrong with wearing black if this is what you're most comfortable in :)


How to inject some colour to your wardrobe


Start small 

If your wardrobe consist of only black, grey and white, I understand that the idea of wearing bright colours may be daunting. Don't worry. You can start small by looking for bright accessories like shoes, jewellery or handbags that will certainly jazz up any outfit. 


Know your body 

While it's true that black has a slimming effect, you shouldn't steer clear of colours. Familiarise yourself with your body and use colours to accentuate the areas which you like the most. For example, if you're pear shaped like me, you can wear colourful tops to draw attention to your upper body and face.

Mix and match 

If you're nervous about wearing one colour from head to toe, mix bright hues with neutral shades. For example, a colourful skirt will look great with a white top (here). 


Wear colours that are compatible with your skin tone

I briefly touched on this last week when I talked about ways to find the best shade of red to suit all skin tones (here). If you're not sure what colour to choose, do a small test and hold different coloured tops near your face. The right colour will lit up your eyes and make your skin look healthier. Make sure you do the test under bright natural light for best results. 


Be confident

Confidence is key. I'm sure that whatever colour you choose, you will rock the look. 


What's your favourite colour? How often do you wear it?


P.S. I'm currently on holidays so I won't be blogging next week. I'll be back with a new outfit post on Monday, 22nd August. I hope you won't miss me too much ;)

tips on how to add some colour to your wardrobe

summer flowers

tips on how to add some colour to your wardrobe

Dress - F&F
Shoes - Next 
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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Embracing My Heritage

Indian inspired look
I don't know if I mentioned before that I'm half Polish and half Indian. While growing up in Poland, I was often asked where I was from. Despite the fact that I spoke fluent Polish and was born in a city that is located 2 hours away from the capital, some people treated me like an outsider. For them I didn't look like a typical Polish girl. I had olive skin and dark hair. At some point I was even bullied at school due to my looks. 

For long I felt like some kind of an exotic mix. The way people responded to the way I looked really knocked down my confidence. I didn't like my hair, my skin and eyes. It sounds silly but I often wished I could wave a magic wand and transform myself into someone else. 

Now as an almost 30 year-old woman, I fully embrace my heritage. I call myself a hybrid. Although I still meet people who are racist or judgemental, I don't care what they think about me. I'm proud to be half Polish and half Indian. 


Indian inspired look
Embroidered tunic
Indian inspired look
Embroidered tunic
Indian inspired look
loafer shoes
Tunic - Old  
Trousers - F&F 
Shoes - From a small boutique in Poland 






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Monday, 8 August 2016

Pom Pom Top

bardot style top with pom poms
I think I'm getting into a habit of wearing stripes on Mondays. After choosing a Breton dress last week (here), now it's time for my new striped top. 

Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have already seen a picture of the fun top that I picked this summer while in Poland. It ticks all the right boxes when it comes to hottest trends this year as it can be worn off shoulders and features cute pom poms. 

I'm wearing the top with sleeves pulled up because I'm not the biggest fan of my shoulders. It looks amazing with sleeves pulled down though. My little sister has exactly the same top and she truly rocks the cold shoulder trend. I sometimes envy her a little. How I wish I could be 17 again. 

As I'm on holidays right now, I don't really need to dress up. Hence I teamed the top with my blue jeans and new metallic shoes that you could spot in my last month's recap

What do you think of today's look? Is it yay or nay? 


bardot style top with pom poms
bardot style top with pom poms and metallic shoes
bardot style top with pom poms
metallic shoes
pom poms
metallic shoes
bardot style top with pom poms
Top - Independent shop in Poland
Jeans - M&S
Shoes - Independent shop in Poland  









Friday, 5 August 2016

Printed Midi Full Skirt

Full midi printed skirt
I'm in LOVE. No, I haven't met a Prince Charming yet but I'm still hopeful he will knock on my door soon. I'm in love with my new skirt from Everything5pounds.com that is making  a debut on the blog today.

By now you've probably realised how much I love shopping on a budget. I simply believe that you don't have to spend a fortune to look stylish and chic.

So when I came across Everything5pounds.com I was ecstatic. I couldn't believe that you can buy so many great pieces for a fiver. 

While browsing the website, I immediately fell in love with their printed midi full skirts. As I couldn't buy them all, after much deliberation I settled for two: a card printed skirt I'm showing you today and a white dotted skirt that will appear on the blog within the next few weeks. 

I think that this skirt is utterly gorgeous. I adore the print which is quite unusual and makes the skirt stand out from the crowd. 

Full skirts like this one look so chic. They can be easily dressed down or up to suit many occasions. Here I paired it with a laced top but I'm sure you will see more combinations in the future. 

Full midi printed skirt from Everything5pounds.com
Card printed full midi skirt from Everything5pounds.com
Laced top and full midi skirt
Laced top and full midi skirt
Top - F&F
Skirt - Everything5pounds.com
Shoes - Deichmann
Bracelet - IZPROJECT

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