Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Summer Shoes Wish List

"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world."

Marilyn Monroe 

I know I've said it already but I'm a massive shoe lover. I can't imagine my life without 105 pairs of shoes that are currently in my collection. Some people say that I'm mad for having that many shoes. Some ask me where I keep all of them. 

I wouldn't necessarily call myself a crazy shoe lady. I simply admire the beauty of the shoes and believe that the right choice of footwear can really make an outfit. 

With this in mind, today I wanted to show you my favourite picks for the summer which I spotted with my little eye while browsing the Internet during a sleepless night. I can't justify spending money on shoes right now but at least I can lust over them from a distance. 
Next - £48
Next - £35

River Island - £45
River Island - £30

New Look - £34.99

Bon Prix - £24.99

What do you think of my picks? Are you a shoe lover? 

Monday, 27 June 2016

Look of the Day: Artisan Print

Artisan print blazer
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. The weather was rather temperamental here in London but I managed to take advantage of a brief spell of sun to take photos for today's post. 

You may remember this blazer from one of my posts from last month (here). I wore it for the first time on Saturday when I headed for lunch with my sister. As the artisan print of the jacket is quite unique, I wanted to make it the centre of attention. Hence I kept the rest of the outfit simple and wore my trusted M&S jeans and black vest. 

Artisan print blazer
Artisan print

An artisan print blazer, jeans and a black vest
beige clutch
baby blue heels
Blazer - From an independent boutique / Vest - F&F / Jeans - M&S / Bag - Old / Shoes - Dorothy Perkins 

Saturday, 25 June 2016

3 Reasons Why Rejection Is Good For You

Why rejection is good for you
Being rejected sucks. We've all been there whether we applied for a job or met someone we thought would be our Prince Charming.

I lost count how many times I've been rejected over the past few years. Every time when an email from a prospective employer landed in my inbox and started with words 'Thank you for attending the interview. Unfortunately you haven't been selected...', I would feel tears coming to my eyes. I cried and wondered why it happened to me again. Was I not good enough for the role? Didn't they like my answers? Was it the way I dressed? 

Similarly, when I started dating someone and they decided to ghost me after a few dates, I blamed myself. I felt insecure. I overanalysed each text message and conversation I had with that person and tried to understand what I did wrong. 

Now, when I'm almost 30, I've realised that rejections aren't that bad. Yes, they're still painful but in their own way, they're good for us. *What? I hear you screaming.* Well, here is what I've learnt so far. 

"It's not you, it's them"

Yes, you've got rejected but it doesn't change who you are. Don't blame yourself. Stand tall and remember that you're a great person. Think about what you've accomplished so far. Someone didn't want you but it's ok. It's their loss not yours. 

Something wasn't meant to be for you 

I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Don't give up! Sometimes we have to get through the worst to get to the best. 

It's your chance to grow 

Don't see rejection as a bad thing. Did your interviewer give you any feedback? Use it. Explore different paths. Take a break from dating to gain a new perspective (I'm on one right now. It really helps). Take a course to gain new skills, etc. Everything will work out in the end. 

How do you handle rejections? I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

3 reasons why rejection is good for you

Styling a slogan T-shirt
How to style a slogan T-shirt How to style a slogan T-shirt
rust skirt
How to style a slogan T-shirt
Top - My Little Box / Skirt - Dorothy Perkins / Shoes - Dorothy Perkins / Bag - Primark 

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

DIY: Honey, Lemon and Olive Oil Face Mask

Honey, lemon and olive oil face mask
Every woman wants glowing skin. Beauty brands use this fact to promote miracle products that promise us youthful and radiant skin within seconds. 

I have sensitive and acne-prone skin and over the years I have tried endless products that were supposed to improve its condition. While some of them helped me keep those annoying breakouts at bay, some irritated my skin and made it look worse. 

That's when my Mum suggested I try a honey, lemon and olive oil face mask. I was a bit sceptical at first as I don't even like honey but then I thought to myself 'why not?'. 

Oh I'm so glad that I listened to my Mum (Mums are always right) as the mask has left my skin feeling fresh, cleaned and moisturised. All three ingredients are natural so my skin is behaving well and I hardly ever get new spots. 

Honey is a natural antioxidant and antibacterial agent. Lemon is the source of Vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acids, which remove dead skin and have skin lightening properties. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin A and E. It prevents skin ageing, hydrates the skin and maintains its elasticity. 

Honey, lemon and olive olive oil mask is super easy to make. If you haven't tried it before, here is how to make it. 

Honey, lemon and olive oil  mask

1 tablespoon of honey (I prefer to use Manuka honey but you can use whatever you have in your kitchen)
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Mix all ingredients together and apply the mask all over the clean face. Leave the mixture on for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. 

P.S. Don't forget to keep your hair away. The mixture is really sticky. 

Have you tried honey, lemon and olive oil mask before? How did you get on with it? 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Lavender Hues

Pastel outfit for the summer
A few months ago I wrote a blog post about common misconceptions about fashion bloggers, which proved to be one of the most popular posts that has appeared on My Daily Wear since its launch in 2014. If you haven't seen it, you can check it out here

When I tell people that I run a blog about fashion, they often wrongly assume that my wardrobe is filled to the brim with designer pieces which I chuck out every season. Isn't that crazy? Who would throw out their clothes after wearing them for a few months, especially if they cost a fortune? 

If you read my blog from time to time, you know that over half of my wardrobe comes from a supermarket. I also constantly recycle my clothes and use them to create new looks as this is what fashion should be about. 

For example, today I wanted to show you a lavender dress that debuted on my blog last summer. While back then I teamed it with a lavender satchel and beige shoes, this time I decided to sport lavender hues from head to toe. 

I know I'm biased but I really like this pastel outfit. I think it's really feminine and perfect for the summer. 

P.S. Please ignore the plasters on my feet. The day before I shot photos for this post, I wore shoes that were so uncomfortable. 

Pastel outfit for the summer

Lavender dress and blazer
Lavender dress and blazer
lavender New Look shoes
Lavender outfit
pastel outfit
Dress - Dorothy Perkins // Blazer - New Look // Shoes - New Look

Friday, 17 June 2016

How to Style a Maxi Dress - Part 2

How to style a maxi dress for an evening look
Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week so far. Today I'm back with the second and final instalment of my mini 'How to style a maxi dress' series. If you missed the first part, you can find it here

Many of you will be attending weddings and other special occasions this summer so with this in mind I wanted to show you how I styled my maxi dress for an evening look. 

Once again I opted for layering and teamed the dress with a blush blazer. Blush is the 'It' colour this season but unfortunately you can't see the colour of my blazer properly on the photos as I took them on a sunny day. I kept the rest of my outfit simple and added white clutch and sandals that I stole from my Mum (sorry, Mum. I love you).

How to style a maxi dress for an evening look

Maxi dress and blush blazer
white clutch
How to style a maxi dress
white sandals
How to style a maxi dress
Dress - F&F // Blazer - F&F // Clutch - Old // Shoes - Old

How to wear a maxi dress
What do you think of these two looks? How do you wear a maxi dress?

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

How to Style a Maxi Dress - Part 1

How to style a maxi dress
The season of maxi dresses has already begun. As we all know how comfortable, flattering, and forgiving maxi dresses are, I wanted to do a mini series on my blog and show you how you can wear one dress in 2 ways. 

To kickstart the challenge, I decided to style this old F&F sleeveless dress for a daytime casual look. As I don't like my arms, I teamed the dress with a shrug. It's really lightweight  and perfectly hides the excess flab. Does anyone know a magic formula to make bingo wings disappear? Please send me your tips. 

To finish off the look, I added gladiator sandals and a basket bag. Both items are old but you can find plenty of alternative styles in shops right now. 

What do you think of today's look?

P.S. How cute is that duck family in one of the photos below? 

How to style a maxi dress
basket bag and handmade bracelets
How to style a maxi dress for a casual look
duck family
maxi dress and red shrug
gladiator sandals
How to style a maxi dress for a casual look

Dress- F&F // Shrug - New Look // Shoes - New Look // Bag - Old // Bracelets - IZPROJECT


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Photo Diary: Trip to Brighton

Striped top, black blazer and jeans
Last week it finally felt like summer here in the UK. Overjoyed with the fact that the sun had returned, I decided to take advantage of the great weather and headed to Brighton. 

I started my day by wandering around The Lanes that house a lot of charming shops, bars and restaurants. Later I paid a visit to the Royal Pavilion and chilled on the beach. 

Below is the photo diary from my trip. 

Striped top, black blazer, jeans and trainers
North Laine-Brighton
Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach
striped top, blazer
Brighton Beach

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