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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

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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

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How to get more out of your clothes

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I believe the outfit is all about the accessories. They make the biggest difference and that’s why I invest in them the most. Most of my clothes are from ASOS and Zara with the occasional treat from Self Portrait or Zimmermann but most of my shoes and bags are designer.

I love white dresses and have so many. I’ve shared countless of them on the blog like here, here and here and also on my Instagram. I can’t actually believe I’ve never shared this one from Self Portrait here before. And that’s when it occurred to me. It’s more of a dressy dress and I tend to wear it more in the evening when I go to ballet or a dinner and I usually show you more of my day looks. But I decided recently to wear this dress in the day and this brings me back to where I started.

To dress this dress down I wore it with fancy flat shoes and my work bag (I mostly carry small bags and big ones only for work or travel). Like I said at the beginning the accessories make the outfit. I believe to get most of your clothes, you have to treat them as blank canvas and play with the styling. This dress will look completely different with heels and a clutch bag. I’m the sort of person who love to wear the same things again and again but to make the outfit always different I change the shoes and bags.

I dare you to go and take your favourite dress/outfit and try to style it two different ways: dressy and casual. Just a pair of flats or heels make a huge difference. Also play with jewellery. Beautiful earrings will take any outfit to another level. Often if I’m going out straight after work, I just swap flats for heels, big bag for a small one, add a pair of earring and a bright lipstick. It’s that simple! But the effect is huge.

Do you think accessories make the outfit?

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Dress: Self Portrait (old) also love this one, shoes, bag Celine, jacket Zara

Have a stylish day.

Adela

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5 things to do in London this summer

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The main thing I love about living in London? There’s never shortage of things to do! And so much of it is for free! So with summer fast approaching here’s a few tips on what to do in and around London this year.

1.) Enjoy the blooming season. Even though these pictures were taken by displays made especially for the RHS Chelsea flower show (which has now finished), there’s never a shortage of beautiful flower arrangements and the city is in full bloom right now. If you love flowers, make sure you visit some of the vast gardens and parks London has to offer. The gardens at Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace are especially beautiful this time of the year and the rose garden in Hyde Park is my regular spot.  And let’s not forget Kew Gardens! They may seem a bit far out but so worth the trip! If you fancy a coffee and cake while enjoying blooming scenery, make sure you visit Peggy Porschen and you won’t be disappointed. They even have new flowery menu too.

2.) Make time for art and culture. The above photo was taken just before I visited the Swan Lake at Royal Opera House. I love going to ballet and opera and even theatre and musicals. There’s so much happening every day, we are literally spoilt for choice. And let’s not forget all the museums and galleries. This summer I’m definitely planning to see the Picasso exhibition, the Alaia one at Design museum is a must see and also the Monet and architecture. These are all paid for but if you want some culture without spending a penny, visit to National Gallery is always nice, also V&A museum is one of my favourites and the Wallace collection is just feast for eyes.

3.) Have a picnic. I don’t know how about you but I live outdoors in the summer. And I’m hoping for a really good weather this year. London has been quite good to us so far so let’s hope it stays. I just love having barbecues with friend and picnics even more. Throw some food in a basket, take a blanket, don’t forget your SPF and head to the nearest park. It’s likely you won’t be alone but it’s a great way to meet people too. Everyone is in better mood in the summer and definitely more chatty so who knows who you might bump into. Or take a book and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The nature really is at its best this time of the year.

4.) Make the most of the season. London really comes alive in the summer. There’s so many extra things happening. Many you have to book in advance but not all of them. I can’t wait for things like Wimbledon (on telly still haven’t been to the actually thing but definitely planning to one day..), ASCOT (even if you’re not into horse racing it’s such a fun thing to do), numerous festivals (whether musical or literary ones), open air theatre in Regent’s Park and pop ups and events that will be happening most of summer. I am excited just thinking about it.

5.) Take a trip. Fancy a bit of a change? London has great connections to so many places. Just hop on a train and you can go to the seaside, have a mini city break in some cute places (Cambridge is my favourite) or even jump on a Eurostar and be in Paris in two and a half hours. So what are you waiting for? Where is this summer going to take you?

What are your plans for this summer?

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look 1: ASOS dress, Tabitha Simmons shoes, YSL bag, Prada sunglasses

look 2: ASOS dress, Zara blazer, Castaner shoes, Dolce and Gabbana bag, Miu Miu sunglasses

Have a stylish day.

Adela

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Florence – what I wore and how to pack light

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I hope you’ve enjoyed  my guide to Florence, here’s again for you part 1 and 2 in case you missed it. In my last post I wanted to share with you all my outfits and tips for packing light.

Look 1: floral strappy dress (from last year) similar option

Look 2: paisley dress, straw wedges

Look 3: Zimmermann dress also love this one and this oneChanel flats, earrings Baublebar

Look 4: floral off the shoulder dress (last year) this year’s version, Gucci belt

Look 5: bright pink pleated dress

Look 6: printed pants Zara, shirred top

I am a serious overpacker. Whenever I go away even for a weekend I plan my outfits well in advance including all my accessories. I like to have shoes and bag options too and definitely different clothes for every day. But there are definitely ways how you can downsize your luggage and pack less and still have a good selection. So here are my top three tips I’ve learnt along the way:

1.) think about the overall colour palette. If most of your items are in certain colour palette they are easier to mix and match together and even with fewer items you get more outfits. This is my rule actually generally. I don’t wear loads and loads of different colours (only occasionally) my wardrobe mostly consists of white (a lot of it), pink (less than you think) and blue with plenty of neutrals like beiges and grey to link it all together. It makes life and dressing easier but still fun. I love my prints playing with accessories  and jewellery to make sure my outfits are not boring. Which brings me onto my other two points.

2.) go for neutral accessories. As boring as it may sound I love nude shoes and bags. They go with everything and look chic. No matter what your colour palette (see above) they will match. Also metallics are good. I love gold sandals and they can look both dressy and casual making them very versatile.

3.) go crazy with jewellery. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets.. you name it. They don’t take up much space in your luggage or weight a lot, but they really make an outfit to stand out. They the perfect finishing touch and can take an outfit from day to evening in an instant. Just add a bit of sparkle and you’re done.

Have you got any exciting trips planned? What are your tips for packing?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela

 

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Florence guide part 2

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In part one of my Florence guide I shared my top 3 must do things that are more cultural or discovering the city. Today I want to share with you where to eat to have amazing views like you see above (and you can shop there too), where to have a good drink and even better views! and few other things that may not be as well known but are worth seeing.

First let’s start with the place where I had my coffee and pasta below and just enjoyed these spectacular views. I can tell you I found this place by complete coincidence and even my friend who lives in Tuscany and has been to this particular place many times didn’t know about this cafe terrace. It’s right next to Piazza della Repubblica in a shopping centre called laRinascente. The shopping centre alone is quite good and they have some good selection of brands there mid-range to high-range priced with ladies fashion , beauty and homewear. The cafe on top (6th floor) is nothing fancy, the selection of food is not big, but if you’re looking for a great Instagram spot this is it. I was lucky I got there at the right time and I got the table with best views. It had downside though as literally everyone was doing mini/big photo shoots right by my table so I couldn’t eat in peace. This is a place you to for a bit of a break, light snack/lunch coffee but mostly photos with amazing background.

If you want beautiful food AND nice atmosphere go to the Continentale Hotel for drinks just before sunset. It gets very busy and you may have to wait for a seat but it’s so worth it. All those sunset pictures below were taken there. The drinks are quite pricey but you get delicious free snacks to go with it. There’s a teeny tiny burger and olives both with truffles! and lots of cheese (obsessed) that are really worth the extra euros for drinks. It’s fairly small and feels quite intimate and has a nice atmosphere.

Both of these places are very different, but both worth checking out.

Florence is not just culture it’s a fashion hub too! There were so many amazing shops and it would be very easy to spend loads of money there. The shops I went to was Chanel near the Palazzo Vecchio, which is beautiful and has beautiful things (which Chanel doesn’t ?!), and I made sure I popped into the Aquazzura boutique while there. Aquazzura is one of my favourite shoe brands and the designer comes from Florence and that’s where their flagship is and headquarters. The boutique is beautiful and I wanted to buy everything (but I was a good girl this time..). It’s very easy to find. If you walk down from Ponte Vecchio down the river you will see it on your right hand side. The staff was lovely and I go to talking to one of the sales associates about my love for the brand and he invited me to a private event they’re having with the designer next week! I couldn’t believe it but unfortunately I couldn’t attend because I was leaving before the event. But what a nice gesture 🙂

Few other things I wanted to mention is the beautiful synagogue I stumbled upon. I saw the green cupolas from distance and just wanted to see what it was and I was mesmerised by its beauty so went in. You can use proper camera there so all photos were taken by an iPhone but I’m glad I found it and took quite a few pictures there. Not far from there are these hidden gardens that are part of their university and it’s a nice place to take a breather from all the culture and shopping.

On my last day I spent a day in Pisa. I was flying from there again and got there early to visit the Square of Miracles where the Leaning Tower of Pisa is and have a little wander around. Everyone told me that Pisa is very disappointing that’s it’s just the Tower and that’s it but I found it quite charming and full of some beautiful buildings. The square of Miracles itself is very full of tourists but I think it’s definitely worth visiting. When I first spotted the tower I got a massive grin on my face. It is a very interesting piece of architecture and shouldn’t be missed when visiting Tuscany. You only need few hours to spend there but make sure you do it.

That takes my guide to the end. In my next two posts I will share my top 5 beauty products when travelling and also all my outfit I wore during this trip.

If you have any questions about anything feel free to ask in the comments below or send me an email. I have also loads more photos on my Instagram and instastories.

Have you visited any of these places?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela