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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

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This season’s biggest trend

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Polka dots have emerged as this Spring/Summer’s biggest trend and judging by what I’ve seen of the new collections so far, it’s here to stay. I personally love polka dots and declared my love for it already here, but if you haven’t got into the trend yet, don’t despair. This print is easier to wear than you think.

If you don’t feel brave enough to wear  it head to toe (polka dot dresses are everywhere!) why don’t you start with a smaller item like a top or even shoes! Polka dot shoes are so adorable (case in point).

But here I’m showing you hot to take it easy with polka dots and I can tell you this top has been on heavy rotation. It’s so easy to style, although it’s quite boxy and I do like to add a belt on it. It goes well with trousers and skirts as well.

If you’re new to polka dots, keep the rest of the outfit simple and stick to neutral accessories. Because I love this print I wanted to add a bit more colour to the look with my handbag. It’s my favourite styling trick – hence I have so many pink handbags – they’re the easiest way to add colour to your outfit. I actually wore this outfit for a breakfast at Laduree with my friend and then I went to work so I think it’s very versatile. Polka dots are smart enough for work but are still fun and playful. This outfit was comfortable but stylish, I definitely think the polka dots made it more interesting. What do you think?

This top is from  100% linen so it’s perfect for this heatwave and it’s now on sale! Get yours here.

Do you love polka dots?

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Wearing: culottes, top, shoes Aquazzura, bag Dolce and Gabbana, earrings Baublebar

Have a stylish day.

Adela

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The sale bargain

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Happy Monday! I hope you’re enjoying the London heatwave because I’m loving it.

Today I want to show you this dress I actually bought at least a year ago and can’t believe I haven’t shared it before. It’s by Peter Pilotto and I bought it for less than a £100 in the sales. Now that the sales are in full swing it’s the best time to get your bargains like this one. I only buy designer clothes in the sales or with some sort of discount ( I wrote a big article about how to get the best deals here) and I love searching for hidden gems at a good price.

This is such a great dress I still can’t believe my luck when I found it. I love the high street but the amount of detail you get with a designer items can never be rivalled by cheaper stores. Sometimes it’s good to get few nicer pieces for certain days that require something a bit more special. I’m all about mixing and matching the high street and high end. I  also love that I can wear this dress for work and than add a bit of a lipstick and put on some heels when I’m going out after. It’s very versatile.

You may have noticed I wear a lot of white. I actually wear it much more than pink, I just like to add my pink accessories. People are afraid of white but I think it goes well with most skin tones and matches so well. It’s the best colour to wear in the summer and especially during a hot summer.

I’m still looking for my best bargain of this season. I must say I’ve been good these past few months and not spending too much because I’ve got some big expenses coming soon (more about that later) and what I mostly wanted were some sandals and I haven’t found any I loved. Problem is I have big feet and everything I like is sold out in my size. It’s something that really frustrates me, because finding my size can be such a struggle.

Have you found any great bargains this season?

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Wearing: dress Peter Pilotto, shoes ASOS (from last year) similar, also like these, bag Dolce and Gabbana also tempted to get the white version, earrings Zara

Have a stylish day.

Adela

beauty · beauty secrets · skincare · Uncategorized

Morning and evening skincare routine

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I’ve changed my skincare routine completely this year after feeling whatever I was using wasn’t working anymore and my skin is the best it’s been. For me skincare is more important than make up and I am doing all I can to achieve a glowing skin and then let it shine and only enhance it rather than painting a face on.

I believe the products I was using before were good, but you need to change your lotions and potions regularly otherwise your skin gets used to the products and same ingredients. I’ve discovered Kiehl’s which I’m really loving at the moment and definitely want to try more products but overall I decided to try things from different brands rather than getting everything from one.

Other than doing the routine that I’m going to tell you about, I exfoliate once or twice a week (I use St. Ives Apricot scrub which is great and not expensive) and about twice a week (when I remember) I put on a hydrating masque overnight instead of anything else. I’ve been testing these from Peter Thomas Roth and so far I’ve been quite impressed.

I use a Thermal cleansing balm from Omorovicza which is oil based and very good for dry skin.

In the morning after I’ve cleaned my face, I use serum from Kiehl’s (review here) and then depending on what I’m doing that day and what my face needs I either use the Kiehl’s  Glow Formula skin hydrator  (which gives a really nice glow) or if I’m going to be spending a lot of time outside I use the Avene SPF 50. I always always wear SPF 25 minimum. After that I use eye cream and then apply make up. The Avene cream makes your skin quite white so leave some time to soak it in, but I really like it and the protection it gives me, especially during this heatwave.

In the evening after cleansing my face I alternate between the Dior serum and Kiehl’s Midnight recovery concentrate (review of  both here). I seriously love both. With the Midnight recovery you only need a tiny bit. I got this sample ages ago and have been using it regularly and still haven’t had to buy the big size but I definitely will. I use a moisturiser after the Dior serum or before the Midnight recovery. I usually do one evening one thing and alternate the next evening. Once every few days I use a hydrating masque instead. At the moment I’m using the This Works night cream which seem really nice on the skin but I think the serums are the most important .

Have you tried any of these? How do you find them?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela

 

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How to wear a wrap dress

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Do you sometimes get the feeling when you see a dress (or something else) and it’s so perfect and you just have to have it. This happened with this dress. It was literally love at first sight! I love the fact that in many ways it’s very me – pink, fit and flare, below the knee.. but on the other hand it’s a shade of pink I don’t own yet – it’s a salmon pink bordering on orange and it’s not a colour I usually go for.. It’s embroidered and I don’t think I own any embroidered dress and it’s a wrap dress and I often struggle with those.

But I seriously love it! I wore it over the weekend and didn’t want to take it of. It just made me feel good. The reason I often struggle with wrap dresses is because I think the cleavage is often too low, they keep opening when it’s windy and they don’t often fit right on a tall person. When it arrived (I ordered it online) I knew I wanted to keep it, but I wasn’t sure about the fit and it seemed very see-through. I didn’t know what to do and then it hit me! I put a slip underneath and it worked wonders. It helped with the low cleavage, wasn’t see through any more and I didn’t have to worry about the wind any more seriously life changer.

(Some time ago I bought a slip dress in Marks and Spencer (I needed it for a particular dress) and I never thought I would wear it as much as I do. It’s such a good thing to have in your wardrobe! There’s so many dresses that are little bit see-through and I realised a good  slip is a life safer.)

I could go out and just enjoy my weekend. It has been such a beautiful weather here in London and I’ve been trying to spend as much time as I can outside and make the most of it. So on Saturday, wearing my new dress, my friend and I went to west London for a coffee and cake al fresco and then for a long walk in the south west London. It’s not an area I visit that often and it was nice just to wander through new streets and discover new hidden gems and it was so so lovely. We came across the amazing car in the first photo and I couldn’t resist posing in front of it. I love old cars. We ended up in a pub and had a bbq and couple of drinks (I had Aperol spritzer should you care) and it was just such a nice day.

I discovered a new cute coffee shop which I can’t wait to tell you about but you’ll just have to wait for now.

How was your weekend? Do you love wrap dresses?

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Dress, shoes Valentino old, bag and sunglasses Chanel, earrings Baublebar

Have a stylish day.

Adela