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Monochrome (with a touch of colour) and plans for August

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Black and white is a timeless combo that is understated yet very sophisticated. I love this look but also like to add a touch of pink to make it more “ME’.

I mentioned numerous times how much I love white dresses (most recently here),  and here’s another oldie but goodie from one of my-go to brands – Self Portrait. Seriously I’ve been living in them this summer and I am not planning to stop. Adding black accessories is always a winning combination but to be honest I own very few. This Miu Miu bag was a sale buy few years ago and although I don’t wear it very often it is so useful to have. Nice black clutch is a wardrobe staple and there are occasions when I’m so glad I have it.

But rather than going full on monochrome I added my fuchsia Jimmy Choo sandals. I wore this look for a dinner with friend and I think it’s nice summery outfit with the black adding  chicness to it.

By the way these are the last photos taken before my operation. If you don’t know what I’m talking about you can read all about it here. I am excited to share with you my new look soon. I am very happy with the healing progress so far although in the last couple of days it felt a bit sore.

Last week was a busy one and I didn’t have any day off, catching up on everything and everyone and it was quite tough after two weeks of doing nothing. This week is already shaping up to be a busy one but I am really trying to keep a balance and take more time off. I really want to up my yoga too, because I seriously can tell the difference when I have been doing it regularly and when not. I feel so much better after but sometimes struggle to find the time but I just need to stop making excuses and do it.

August is a time when lot of people take time off but I usually don’t go on holidays because everything is extra busy and much more expensive and I much prefer travelling in September. But it’ll be a good time for me to slow down a little and I think I will be blogging a bit less often just this month and really concentrate on myself and my wellbeing while everyone is away. It’s so important!

What are your plans for August?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela

beauty · Uncategorized

Extreme beauty measures

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In today’s beauty post I want to talk about more than just skincare or make up but something rather more radical. How far would you go for beauty?

If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen my videos talking about an operation I had done whilst on holiday in Czech Republic. I had a closed rhinoplasty or so called nose job without any scars and I also had two moles removed from my lip and forehead.

Above is a picture with before, during and 12 days after the operation, below is a photo from 16 days after the operation. I really wanted to show you everything with no make up and very real so you can really get sense of what it looks like. My nose was bothering me quite some time and for about year and a half to two years I was seriously thinking about getting it done. Why I hadn’t done it earlier I don’t know but it’s the best decision ever.

My main concern was the width of my bridge. I kind of liked the point of my nose and I asked the doctor not to touch that part but mostly wanted it to narrow down. Apart from awkward shape I really struggled with sunglasses – they never fitted properly at the bridge (and yes I’ve been trying loads since my operation and can’t wait to buy some new ones).

My operation took about 1,5 hrs under full anaesthetic and I had to stay in the hospital overnight. I was in no pain whatsoever except for a headache straight after the operation. I had to wear a cast for 9 days and my eyes were bruised and swollen. But I couldn’t believe how quickly all the swelling went down! I was back to work just before the two week mark and even though you could tell I was still a bit swollen it was fine a and I had lots of compliments from people about the result so far.

I’ve been very open about the whole thing and want to share it with people because it can be a scary decision but it’s so worth it. I was mainly excited but on the day I got very very scared and nearly didn’t go into the hospital (what forced me was the amount of people that knew about it) but I’m so glad I did it. I already feel so much better even though I still have at least five more weeks before my nose will  start taking the shape it’s meant to be.

I wanted to look like me but better and I think that’s what we achieved. I think it opened my eyes as well and my face overall looks brighter and that’s what lot of people have been saying so I’m very pleased.

Like I said I’ve been in no pain and I would totally do it again. My only concern since the operation has been my skin. To keep the cast on they put a glue on your skin and when they take it off they used something quite strong to remove the glue. As my skin is quite sensitive already it’s been coming up with spots and my nose has been peeling and it’s overall not great. But I feel like it’s a little price to pay and I’m sure it will get better again. I’ve been giving it extra love and hopefully it’ll get back to normal soon.

If you’re thinking about a nose job and have any questions feel free to ask. I’d be happy to answer any and if it helps with anyone’s decision than I’m happy.

We were not all born perfect and I totally understand that some people can have something they’re not happy about and want to change and I say do it. Some people go to extremes and have done too much and than they don’t look like themselves any more but little bits are ok in my opinion. Now I just need to get my individual eyelashes again (that’s my biggest indulgence and I love them and miss them) but other than that I’m happy.

I’m also having my hair done soon as I haven’t had it done for ages. I’m going for both baliage and a fresh cut. I’m excited for my new look.

Have you had any plastic surgery? Are you against it? What would you have done?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela

Miss Pink · Miss Pink Style · Miss Pink Wears · Places to visit · Uncategorized

Fait Maison

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Forget Peggy Porschen, forget Elan Cafe, Fait Maison is the place to visit! This is a place that totally gets me and surprisingly it’s still under the radar! Well probably not for too long..

This place has everything! The most beautiful flower entrance that matches my favourite full skirt oh so well, the pretties and comfiest pink sofa in a corner surrounded by more flowers, cute details everywhere and that’s just the decor! The food is just as good and the coffee super instagrammable. But more about that next time. I must admit I’ve only discovered it recently but I’m already hooked!

Seriously the food is delicious: brunch favourites mixed with middle eastern cuisine, amazing selection of teas and coffees, cakes, macarons, you name it.. And the staff is very friendly. And don’t even get me started on the bathroom. You must visit the bathroom..

It’s very close to Gloucester Road station which is a very nice area anyway and there’s lots to do around. You’re just a stone throw away from V&A (one of my favourite museums) and they’ve go so many great exhibitions coming up you could totally make a day out of it. And by the way this is in NO WAY sponsored. I just write about things I love.

And now about the outfit. The skirt is super old Zara. I love wearing old Zara pieces because they’re still great but less people wear them after some time.. And I love this skirt. It’s super comfortable, has elasticated waist (who else loves elasticated waist?!) and pockets. Need I say more? Paired with a little off the shoulder top, all in cotton to survive this heat. And I’m in no way complaining about the heat by the way. I’m loving it! Bring on another month of this (apparently it’s coming).

You may or may not know that I’ve had a little surgery recently and I’m going to write more about it this Friday and share pictures of before and after. I’m very happy with the result so far and it’s not even healed properly yet.

Life feels good right now. Summer and sunshine definitely make me happy but I think things are going well anyway. Long may it last..

Have you visited Fait Maison yet?

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Top and shoes ASOS (from last year), skirt Zara (super old), bag Dolce and Gabbana, A necklace APM Monaco, earrings Baublebar,

Have a stylish day.

Adela

Miss Pink · Miss Pink Style · Miss Pink Wears · Uncategorized

White dresses forever

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I really hope you’re not fed up of seeing me in a white dress but I really do love them. They’re so versatile and perfect for summer!

What I love about white dresses is that they are literally like a blank canvas and you can play with the accessories to create many different looks. You can style them up or down and wear them for many different occasions. This dress is 100% cotton so really great for the weather we’ve been having.

Here are some of my other white dresses 1, 2, 3, 4.

This dress is from Mango (unfortunately sold out) and I must say I’m really loving Mango at the moment. I used to shop there a lot years ago and then I kind of went off it, but recently I’ve been buying quite a few things there and loving their style again. The quality is really good, they use a lot of natural fabrics (so important in this heat) and the prices are very reasonable. Most of the pieces I bought recently I bought at ASOS (you probably know I’m obsessed with that shop) but I’m planning a trip to actual Mango store soon.

Have you rediscovered any brand recently?

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Wearing: dress Mango (sold out), shoes Aquazzura, bag and sunglasses Chanel, belt Gucci, earrings Baublebar

Have a stylish day.

Adela

Miss Pink · Miss Pink Style · Miss Pink Wears · Uncategorized

Things that make us US

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There are things that make us instantly feel better. Whether it’d be favourite colour, favourite perfume or a piece of jewellery that has a special meaning, using these things has a special “power”.

For me, some of those things are the colour pink, Chanel Chance perfume and my YSL Arty ring. I’ve had that ring over ten years now and wear it every day. I don’t leave the house without it and when I do I don’t feel myself.

I have a lot of perfumes and wear them according to my mood but Chanel Chance is one I have been wearing for years. When I have an important meeting, a date or don’t feel quite myself, that’s the one I reach for. It has a familiarity that to me is empowering and lifting. I always feel certain way wearing it. I feel my best.

And of course the colour pink. I am always drawn to it subconsciously. It’s a happy colour and puts a smile on my face. Some days I wear a lot of pink and some days I wear very little but I definitely feel better when I wear more of it. It is my signature and it has an effect on my like few things have. It’s a mood and confidence booster.

Take this dress for example. It has many ingredients I love – I shared my appreciation for pleats already here, and the colour and length are very me. Although this is not a shade of pink I wear a lot (I tend to go for softer blush pinks) it definitely makes me feel better and more confident.

When I was moving recently, I went through a very stressful period. I didn’t exactly plan the move and it all happened very quickly. In times like these I rely on these things that feel familiar and make us feel better. There are more and I think we all have them and thank goodness. Life goes up and down. We all go through happy periods and times when life feels a bit tough. It’s good and important to have a strong support group of friends and family but also little things that make us feel US even when everything feels wrong.

What are some of the things that make you feel yourself?

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Dress sold out (but keep checking) – similar, bag and shoes Valentino, earrings Baublebar, A necklace APM Monaco, sunglasses Chanel

Have a stylish day.

Adela

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How to wear a denim dress

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I love dresses and I love denim and denim dresses are a wardrobe staple for me. I have a few and wear them all throughout the year.

My tip to wearing denim is to always dress it up for a smart casual look and therefore it’s suitable for more occasions. I always wear heels with denim and usually add a blazer or a boucle jacket when I’m wearing jeans. My style is quite elegant anyway but I think with dressed up denim you can easily go from day to night and it’s my preferred way.

I bought this dress in winter sales and knew I would wear it a lot come summer, but surprisingly wore it few times in the winter as well layered over a jumper. Good denim dress never goes out of style which can be said about any denim piece. I have a Diesel denim jacket that a bought on eBay for under £10 more than 10 years ago and still take it everywhere with me.

Denim is probably the most versatile fabric and because it’s made from cotton it’s perfect for summer. I love the shape of this dress, the neckline and the length – it’s my dream dress. I’ve worn it for few different occasions and it always seem to work.

Here I’ve teamed it with my favourite heels the Hangisi pump by Manolo Blahnik. They are just so pretty! They’re a bit high as I prefer to wear lower heels these days but sometimes I make an exception.

If you follow me on Instagram you probably know that I am currently in Czech Republic spending some time with my family and I just shared a video on IGTV about  a surgery a had done while here. If you haven’t seen it yet go have a look and I will share the result and new pictures on Friday here for my beauty post.

Do you like denim dresses?

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Dress ASOS bought a while ago but here are some great options: 1, 2 (this one is super cute), 3, 4, 5 (this one is very very similar), bag Valentino, shoes Manolo Blahnik, earrings Baublebar, sunglasses Rayban, scarf on bag Dolce and Gabbana

Have a stylish day.

Adela

beauty · Uncategorized

Get the glow – highlighters and blushers

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After lipsticks, highlighters and blushers are my favourite make up product and something I buy quite a lot too. They can make such a big difference to your face and if I could use only one make up product it would be probably a blusher.

That’s not to say I like a very sculpted overly done face contouring. I’m talking about subtle glow that makes a big difference. A bit of highlighter high on your cheekbones and a touch a blusher brightens your face and makes you look healthier and more awake. One thing I’ve learned about these things: it’s all about blending. Blend, blend, blend.

I love all of these products shown here and I have been playing around with combining them , mixing and matching and achieving different looks. I’ve started sharing on Instastories more of my daily make up and want to do more of that so if you’re not already following me on Instagram, make sure you do.

In these products you have a combination of different textures which give different effect and to decide which I’m going to use depends on my mood, what I’m wearing and what look I want to achieve.

I’m starting with the Tom Ford palette which I absolutely adore! All the colours are so pretty (I don’t use eyeshadows a lot but when I do these are definitely great) but I use this palette a lot and always take it with me when I’m travelling. You have the blusher on the left and highlighter on the right. It’s hard to say which highlighter I use the most but this one is probably it. I just love the shade and can I tell you Tom Ford make up has an amazing staying power! Put this on in the morning and it’ll still be there when you get home in the evening. It’s very highly pigmented and it’s just so good. The only bad thing I can say about it  is that it’s a limited edition palette from last year! Unfortunately you can’t get the exact one but I need to find out if they do these shades individually because they really are good. I also love the blusher – it’s not too pink and it’s perfect for everyday. It’s powder so a bit more matte compared to some of the other ones I use definitely a good shade to have in your make up bag.

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I love the Nars multiple sticks (again they’re great for travelling), I use them a lot especially in the summer. They have a great texture, they’re quite creamy and glide on really well. I did a proper review here.

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This Nars Orgasm liquid blusher I only bought recently but I’m already obsessed. It’s their best selling shade and I can tell why. It’s such a great colour. It’s kind of pinky with a golden shimmer and it literally suits everyone. I love the liquid texture it gives such a nice glow. You only need tiniest of amount but you can build it up for a more intense look. It’s seriously good.

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I wore this Chanel blush colour a lot in the Spring, in the summer I go for more natural and more of a glow rather than this (it’s quite a bright pink) but I really love it. It gives a really nice colour in my face especially when I’m feeling very pale. When my face needs brightening up this is the one I go for. It’s called Pink explosion for a reason and if you’re new to blushers it may be a bit too much but there’s never too much pink for me (unless I’m wearing all pink outfit then I wouldn’t use it). It’s baked powder meaning even if you drop it it won’t break but it also means it doesn’t always give a lot of colour. You have to scrape it a bit but it’s a great product and lasts well.

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Tom Ford Sheer highlighting duo. Again a new product for me but I’ve been wearing it every day this week. You can use the  colours separately or mix them both together which works really well. I can imagine the gold will be amazing around Christmas time too. Now I add a bit more of the rose gold but it gives an amazing glow. I’ve been trying it with all of the blushers above and I’m loving the effects. It’s very highly pigmented, has an amazing staying power and you can use it as eyeshadows too. It’s a bit pricey but definitely worth the pennies. I think this will be my favourite for summer.

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Have you tried any of these? What are your favourite blushers/highlighters?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela