Friday, 29 April 2016

Last Month

Spring blooms
Spring Blooms

Sweet April shower do spring flowers.
Thomas Tusser

April is drawing up to a close so it's time for the 'Last Month' recap on the blog. 

April has always been one of my favourite months. It's the time when everything comes alive and the world around seems to be more colourful.

Below is the recap of my outfits and favourite photos from the past 4 weeks. Which one is your favourite? 

Parisian inspired look
Retro-inspired look
April recap in photos 1. Saturday walk down the canal // 2. Sunset // 3. Cool door alert // 4. More blooms

Pink Game
PeplumApril recap 1. Playing with shadows // 2. Blogger moment after a shoot // 3. My collection of slipper shoes // 4. What colour shall I choose? 

Spring florals
Casual look
April recap 1. Earlier this month I visited Poland // 2. I wanted all these cakes // 3. I can't imagine travelling without a book // 4. Typical shot from an airplane 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Casual Look

Causal look

Today I'm excited to show you a look featuring some new additions to my wardrobe. 

When I was in Poland earlier this month, I went past a little boutique that was hidden among a block of flats. Although I was not supposed to spend any money, something was telling me that I should go in and have a little browse. 

Well, that browse ended with a mini splurge as after having a quick look at the rails, I was instantly drawn to the jacket I'm wearing today. It's a perfect spring transitional piece and it looks totally different to any other jackets I have in my wardrobe. 

During that mini shopping spree, I also treated myself to a top, which will feature on the blog soon, and a new pair of slipper shoes that I'm showing off below. They debuted on my Instagram page a few weeks ago so if you follow me there, you've probably seen a sneak preview. Thanks to these beauties, my shoe collection now includes 105 pairs. What can I say? I'm a firm believer that a girl can never have too many shoes ;) 

Transitional spring look

Casual jacket
Casual look
slipper shoes
handmade beaded bracelets
Spring transitional look
Jacket - From an independent boutique
Top - F&F
Trousers - F&F
Shoes - From an independent boutique
Bracelets - IZPROJECT 

Monday, 25 April 2016

Flower Power

Floral look for spring

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. 

With spring in full bloom, today I wanted to show you a floral outfit that I put together for an evening meal out with my family. 

As I'm a huge fan of the floral trend, I decided to fully embrace it with my floral cropped trousers that you could see on the blog last year (here). I teamed it with a peplum top with a faux leather detail that has already made a debut on My Daily Wear (here) and simple accessories. 

What do you think of this look? How would you wear floral trousers?


Floral trousers


Peplum top
necklace


Floral print on trousers




magnolias
baby blue heels
spring blooms































Top - F&F
Trousers - F&F
Clutch - New Look
Necklace - IZPROJECT 
Glasses - Glasses Direct 

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Look of the Day: Peplum

Peplum dress

Peplum is one of the styles that doesn't seem to go anywhere anytime soon despite being binned by some fashion critics. 

I'm personally a huge fan of the peplum trend which looks great on every body type. Women who don't have curves can wear a peplum dress to emphasise slim waist and create an illusion of an hourglass figure while those who have been blessed in the curves department like me can adapt the style to accentuate their natural shape. 

Although I can find a few peplums in my closet, I have a special connection with the peplum dress I'm showing you today. 

I spotted it two years ago while casually browsing www.bonprix.co.uk. At first I wasn't totally convinced it would suit me but I loved the tartan pattern and couldn't resist the urge to buy it. When it arrived a few days, I was pleasantly surprised with how the dress looked on me and had no doubt it was a keeper. 

What do you think about peplum style? Is it yay or nay? 


Peplum trend




peplum
heels with chain
Dress - Bon Prix (still available & on sale) 
Shoes - New Look
Belt - New Look  (the dress originally comes with a different belt) 

Monday, 18 April 2016

Pink Game

Spring pastels

When I was a little girl, I loved playing with Barbie dolls. I dressed them in pretty pink dresses, did their hair and pretended they were going to a party. 

These days I no longer play with dolls. However, my love for pink is still strong, especially now when its pastel version is one of the colours of the season. 

We can't deny that pastel colours make clothing and accessories look more delicate. They perfectly complement darker shades so for today's look I decided to pair this Hobbs cropped blazer that I got in sale about two years ago with my favourite pleated skirt and a breton top. 

What do you think of today's look? Do you like pink? 


pink blazer and pleated skirt

































Pastel pink tones
Pleated skirt, pastel blazer and breton top
pastel pink
Blazer - Hobbs
Top - F&F
Skirt - Old from my Mum's wardrobe
Shoes - Next 
Bracelet - IZPROJECT

Monday, 11 April 2016

Retro-Inspired Look

Retro-inspired look

When I was shooting photos for today's post, the British weather wasn't on my side. A strong wind kept messing my hair and the sun played the game of hide and seek. Despite taking over 100 hundred photos, I managed to select only a few shots that somehow show my outfit in its full glory. 

Although this ensemble is very simple, it made me feel like I stepped back to the 1950s. I'm pear-shaped so I usually struggle to find well-fitted pencil skirts. They're either too tight around my hips or too big on the waist. This M&S piece; however, fits me like a glove so I really regret not buying it in different colours. 

For this retro-inspired look, I teamed the skirt with this little F&F boat neck sweater that I embellished with a brooch from my shop (sorry the little plug here). I also added a greyish clutch and nude heels that I got last year in the Next sale. 

What do you think about today's look? 

1950's inspired look

































flower brooch

clutch

retro inspired look
Sweater - F&F 
Clutch - Next
Shoes - Next
Brooch - IZPROJECT

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Next Wishlist

Oops, I've just broken a ban that I imposed on myself last month in a bid to save money. As I need to be careful about my finances until I get a new job (fingers crossed it's going to happen really soon), I decided I wouldn't do online window shopping and create any wish list posts for the time being. 

If you are anything like me, you spot something online, carefully curate it on your blog or Pinterest  and then decide that you really can't imagine your life without a new pair of shoes or bag. After all, it's going to look great with that dress you got last month! 

So, in order not to splash on new clothes, I decided to stay clear from clothing shops and delete newsletters with special offers without reading them. With temptation everywhere, it wasn't easy to stick to the plan but I succeeded until the latest copy of Next's summer catalogue found its way on my doorstep.

Next has been one of my favourite shopping destinations for years. Their summer collection is absolutely spot on so I couldn't stop myself from selecting a few pieces that

I 'd love to add to my wardrobe. 




My Next Wish list
Slim Fit Jacket - £65 // Geo Print Tee - £22-£24 // Printed Shirt - £30 // Khaki Cropped Trousers - £32 // Floral Body Con Dress - £35 // Leather Two Part Shoes - £38 // Slingback Pointed Shoes - £32

Monday, 4 April 2016

Dreaming of Paris

Parisian chic

I have a secret to tell you - I want to travel the world for the rest of my life. Right now I wish I could be in Paris. I imagine myself strolling along the cobbled streets and narrow passageways, sipping coffee in sidewalk cafes and getting lost in Louvre. 

Although I can't afford a trip to Paris at the moment, I still managed to get into the Parisian spirit thanks to the blouse I'd found in my Mum's wardrobe. 

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you probably noticed that I love rummaging in my Mum's closet. She has an impeccable style and luckily for me we are the same size. 

The blouse I'm sporting today has been in my Mum's wardrobe for years. She got it during one of her voyages and often teamed it with black trousers and high heels. 

Inspired by her style, I decided to wear the shirt in the same way. As it's still a bit chilly here in London, I also added a cape that featured on my blog before (here). 

What do you think of today's look? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below.


Parisian inspired look


minimalist style














white blouse and black trousers


















classic style
























Cape - F&F
Blouse - From my Mum's wardrobe
Trousers - Next
Shoes - Deichmann


Friday, 1 April 2016

Last Month

Spring blooms
































Spring blooms 

Happy April's Fool Day. Have you pulled off any pranks today? When I was a kid, I loved playing jokes on my family. Although they were fairly innocent, my Mum wasn't amused (sorry Mum)

My cheeky side is itching to do something today. I know I have to spare my Mum as it's her name day but my siblings should beware ;)

But let's get back to the post. As you can see, here is a recap of my outfits and favourite photos from last month. 

March marked the beginning of spring so I tried to spend a lot of time outdoors to see how nature is waking up and coming to life. It may sound a bit lame to you but new season has inspired me to finally take a greater care of myself. So, I stopped making excuses and started a proper fitness routine. You could read about my small plan to achieve fitness goals here

I also started paying a closer attention to what I put into my body. I've been battling adult acne for years and after reading Eat Pretty by Jolene Hart and The Healthy Skin Diet by Karen Fischer I truly realised that you are what you eat. Although both books reinforce a lot what I've already known about having a healthy skin e.g. the fact that you need to drink plenty of water etc, they reminded me that I need to have a happy and healthy relationship with my body. 

Minimalist look














Blanket wrap














Books


















1. The Good Girl is a genuinely twisted mystery // 2. Starting a day with a healthy 
 breakfast and some fashion reading // 3. Inspirational books about health and nutrition // 4. It's true. We all need plenty of hugs every day :)

A bright red coat















Spring florals














March in photos




















1. A surprise package from Guerlain with some great samples // 2. I hope you all had a lovely Easter //3. Easter cake // 4. Time to throw some punches 

A slogan sweater in a l"aid back chic" version














A slogan sweater worn in a casual way














A slogan sweater worn in a smart way


















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