Wow this year has really flown by. I can’t believe it’s nearly November! The summer time has officially ended (I did enjoy the extra hour in bed) and it seems to have gotten cold literally overnight. I feel like the whole October was so mild it seemed more like Indian summer but we have gone straight to winter. This weekend felt very cold and it’s the end of outfits like this one. I’m wrapping up from now on.
Good bye lighter layers and light fabrics, hello over the knee boots and cashmere (I just bought this jumper, it’s on sale and I have it in two colours). One thing I will keep on wearing is burnt orange (new popular colour for me as mentioned here) and I will definitely be pairing it with pink among other colours.
Recently I’ve been really into a paper bag waist skirts and trousers. It’s a very flattering style (your legs look longer and your waist smaller) and it’s very comfortable. I’ve been wearing these trousers a lot (as seen also here in more casual way) and I must say I love adding my own belt (rather than the one they come with) to change the look and dress it up as well. I must say I now own two designer belts and they have been such a great investment because they really elevate your look.
So who’s excited for November? I’m going to see a ballet I’ve never even heard of later in the month and I’m very excited. Also the Christmas decorations will go on soon everywhere and I really love London dressed up. And I must admit that as much as I’ve enjoyed the prolonged summer and such a lovely and warm October I am now ready for winter clothes and jumpers and coats and all that.
What are you looking forward to in the next few months?
Have a stylish day.
Wearing: top from last year, pants, shoes and bag Chanel
These pants were kind of an impulsive purchase. I walked into a Zara store, saw them there, loved the print, didn’t even try them on and hoped for the best. When my mum saw me in them she asked what was the wild thing I was wearing but I actually love them and have worn them quite a few times already.
The print may be a bit out there but pair them with a simple white shirt and I think they are look smart. I wore them to work and received a few compliments but obviously I wouldn’t suggest wearing them for work if you have strict dress code. But they are fun, very comfortable and and not expensive. So you may see me in them a lot.
I also wore them with my pink Isabel Marant Etoile jumper from last post and I think they’re surprisingly versatile. They’re made from a very light fabric and thanks to the very mild weather we’ve been having they’ve been great, but maybe when it gets much colder they won’t be suitable so I’m making the most of them.
Printed trousers are easier to style than you may think. Just stick to really simple good basics for the rest of the look. White shirt is my wardrobe must have as I already raved about here and it makes anything look more sophisticated.
What do you think of this look? Do you like printed trousers?
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Wearing: pants, shoes, shirt, bag Gucci
Last week I talked to you about some new colour combinations I’m loving for autumn (see it again here) and there’s another colour I’m really into this season – burnt orange and its combinations with other colours.
I must admit I’ve never really been into any kind of orange much in the past but it’s a surprisingly flattering colour on most skin tones and it pairs so well with many other colours including pink (yes!). I’ve bought these trousers completely on a whim but I can tell you I’ve been wearing them so much. So far I’ve paired them with rust, pink, camel and off-white and not only they are super comfortable they literally go with everything. I’ve got another very different look coming up soon to show you a smarter more evening look so make sure you will come back to see that in couple of weeks.
In here I just threw in all the colours together and I think it actually works and shows how adaptable all these autumn colours are. If you look in the nature and the changing leaves they are all there (well except for pink).
What do you think of this look? Do you like burnt orange?
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Wearing: pants, top, boots, bag Dolce and Gabbana, sunglasses Chanel
There’s so many things I want to tell you about this outfit I don’t know where to start..
First and possibly the most obvious. If you have been following me for some time you would know about my love for Paris and when I saw this tee shirt I knew I had to have it as a little reminder. I don’t wear tee shirts very often but I do like ones with little slogans that say it all so you don’t have to. Statement tops are quite a big trend and this is my little nod to it. I like to wear tees with dressier skirts to add a little edge – it’s a nice contrast.
Secondly I want to talk about my denim jacket. On the day we shot these it was so warm (only few days ago!) and I didn’t really need a jacket but this beautiful weather won’t last and layers will be more and more necessary. I also talked about layering in my last post, and I believe a denim jacket is a wardrobe staple that you will reach for time and time again, not just in fall. I bough this one on eBay about 13 years ago for under a £10 and it was the Best Buy ever. I can’t tell you how much I’ve worn it and it still looks great. I like that it’s quite fitted. Many denim jackets these days are too boxy and I prefer them shaped. It’s more feminine. I love to throw my denim jacket over dresses and wear them with skirts to dress down my outfits a little. If you haven’t got one you really need one and I linked to something similar for very good price.
I also want to talk about these shoes. Literally every time I wear them I get tons of compliments! Seriously, people on the street have stopped me to either compliment or even ask where they were from. And if I tell you they only cost £28 you’ll find it hard to believe. Here’s a link for you because I am nice and happy to share the compliments with you. They are also very comfortable and just go with about anything. They’re so pretty I wear them a lot and they always cheer me up.
Oh and the skirt? I’ve been wearing it a lot too. Another one of the great transitional items I love so much. It’s made from 100% cotton but it’s quite thick so you can wear it all year round which I’m definitely planning to do. In the winter I’ll just add boots and knitwear. The lenght is perfect and I am the biggest fan of anything with pockets. In my eyes everything should have pockets. Not that I put a lot in them but it’s just better.
On another note I am back to work today after a week off. But don’t think that I’ve been slacking and didn’t nothing all the time! I actually had a very busy week catching up with lot of friend and shooting a lot of content so now I can post regularly and won’t have any excuses. I am very happy with the images we got and can’t wait to show you all my autumn outfit and hopefully inspire you with some of them. Starting this Wednesday with a new series showing different ways to wear and item or a trend.
How is it October already? How have you been?
Have a stylish day.
Wearing: skirt, shoes, tee, bag Valentino, bag scarf Dolce and Gabbana, sunglasses Chanel, jacket Diesel similar
The last few days in London have been amazing. It’s actually felt like summer and I’ve tried my best to spend time as much time outdoors as possible because who knows how long it will last. I love Indian summer and to be honest we’ve been very spoilt this year with the weather. But as lovely as it’s been it’s a bit tricky time to dress for.
Even though in the afternoon it feels like summer and you can get away with not wearing much, in the morning and evening it does get chilly. That’s why I tend to bring a sweater or a jacket which can be easily taken off. Transitional dressing can be fun but needs more thinking about.
We’re not at a stage any more when you can just throw on a dress and leave the house and I definitely rely on layering this time of the year. Some lighter pieces still work, like this skirt, that I bought at the end of the summer and feels quite summery, but can be also worn with boots and knitwear. I also love the colour palette that’s so fitting for this time of the year. But it’s time to start incorporating fall colours into your wardrobe (like rust and Burgundy) and also booties and heavier fabrics and items.
I have been stocking up on jumpers and have been layering them with other skirts and printed trousers. I love the combination of skirts and pants in lighter fabrics with a chunkier knitted piece. It works really well. In this case I put summery top underneath and just enjoyed afternoon in the sun. I wish all autumn could be like these past few days.
I’ve just had a week off work where I really wanted to concentrate on blogging (I know I’ve been slacking lately) but I managed to shoot a lot of content and I have a lot of autumn looks coming up. Autumn is very pretty and can be really fun to dress for and I’ve discovered a couple of new favourite colour combinations that I can’t wait to show you.
I will be also starting new series trying to show you more ways to wear one trend or a piece of clothing. I’m starting with 3 ways to wear stripes which is coming up next week. As you can see I love stripes and it’s such a fun print to wear and it’s one suitable for all year round. You may know that I don’t really follow trends and I prefer sticking to things I like and work and are more timeless. It’s better for our purses and the environment to wear clothes more than once and if you play with accessories and combine your outfits well you can have loads of fun with fashion and dressing. And that’s what’s it all about. Fashion is not serious and it’s there to be enjoyed.
This is my lost post for September (where has the time gone?). I am back to posting more regularly again and you can expect a fashion post on Mondays and Wednesdays and a beauty post on Fridays from next week on. I hope you will like what I have in store for you and I wish you a wonderful October.
What are your tips for transitional dressing?
Have a stylish day.
Wearing: skirt, boots, top old – similar, jumper, bag Chanel
After a bit of a summer break, I’m back again! And I really want to be sharing with you more styling tips and talk more about fashion because that’s what I love.
I love creating outfits in my head and planning what to wear tomorrow, the day after and the season ahead.. you get the picture. I’ve bought lots of new things for fall and winter and I’m doing a lot of shoots in the next couple of weeks and will show you my favourite trends and things to wear.
By now you may know that I don’t really follow trends and I prefer to stick to my style which is quite classic and timeless. I prefer pieces that you can wear for years to come, but I do like to mix it with trendier pieces to make it more interesting.
One piece however that is definitely a timeless item and I believe every woman should have in your wardrobe is a simple white shirt. I like mine in stretch cotton and have quite a few of them and also variations of them. White shirt is perfect for those days when you want to be effortless but stylish.
White shirt goes literally with everything and is suitable for any occasion. You can dress it down or up, wear it for work, coffee with friends and even a special occasion with the right outfit. I love wearing mine with jeans, skirts, trousers, you name it.
Roll up the sleeves, add denim cut offs and fancy flats for and effortless summer look. Now that we’re heading to autumn you can pair them with your favourite skirt (printed one gets bonus points) or keep it simple like me and just play with different colours.
The options are endless.
I’m thinking about doing a post about 3 ways to wear a white shirt: casual look, work and evening. Is that something you’d be interested in?
Have a stylish day.
Outfit: shoes, skirt, shirt and here, bag Dolce and Gabbana
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?
Dress sold out (but keep checking) – similar, bag and shoes Valentino, earrings Baublebar, A necklace APM Monaco, sunglasses Chanel
Have a stylish day.
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?
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.
Wearing ASOS dress, Chanel shoes, Dolce and Gabbana bag
Yesterday (Monday) I turned 37. And what a better way to celebrate than afternoon tea at the Ritz?
Last year I went to Paris for 3 days just before my birthday and I went for a tea and cake at The Ritz there because I am a huge fan of Coco Chanel and if it was good enough for her it is good enough for me. It had undergone a huge refurbishment and I wanted to visit it and it did not disappoint. This year my friend suggested to go the Ritz in London so I could compare the two and I thought it was a brilliant idea. I love Afternoon Teas (I’m preparing a blog post about some of my favourite ones) and so we decided to book it for my birthday and maybe even make it a new tradition.
Call me silly but one of the things about Afternoon teas and birthdays is a perfect excuse to dress up and of course buy new outfit. I had been deciding between few dresses and found this one last minute on ASOS on ordered it literally couple of days before my actual birthday. It fitted perfectly and I loved it so that was my outfit sorted. When I was younger I remember the weather used to be much warmer around my birthday and it usually already felt like Spring which hasn’t been the case lately and especially this year so I wasn’t sure if wearing a sleeveless dress was the best idea but the sun came out and it was very warm at The Ritz so I was glad I decided to go for it and I felt really nice in it.
I thought because we went on a Monday it wouldn’t be very busy but that was a mistake. It was very busy and if you’re planning on going I would recommend you booking well in advance. We booked it at the beginning of January. But despite it being busy there was a nice atmosphere. There was a pianist playing some lovely music and it was buzzing but pleasant. At one point the pianist started playing Happy Birthday song and few waiters came out with little cakes with candles and I got one along with some other people. I though that was really nice touch although I was probably blushing. Especially when everyone started clapping but fortunately like I said I wasn’t the only birthday girl there.
The food was tasty. On the top tier we had few deserts and I of course tried the pink one which was with raspberries and was delicious and then I had lots of sandwiches. My favourite was with salmon. When we ate them all they brought more and after they brought the scones and jam and cream. The scones were fresh and warm and although I am not a big fan of scones I did have one. It was yummy. In the end they brought an extra dessert and it was a selection of either chocolate mousse cake (so delicious) and apple pie and surprisingly I went for that one (I’m more of a chocolate person) but I did not regret my decision. It was the best apple pie I had ever tasted. And of course I tried the chocolate mousse cake from my friend.
Everything tasted very nice and we had a glass of champagne too and I went for rose infused tea and a bit of my friend’s coffee. It’s funny because I’m not really into sandwiches and cakes but I love Afternoon teas. I think it’s the whole tradition and the fine China and the atmosphere about Afternoon teas I love. I’ve already tried few in London and I definitely recommend the one at The Ritz. The place itself is amazing (lot of pink which I did not expect), the toilets are amazing (I’d happily just hang out int there – it looks beautiful, they have chaise lounge there, bottled water and magazines – what more to ask for?) and despite being busy the staff were attentive and I loved the live music.
Overall I had a nice experience and a lovely birthday. I went with two friends and afterwards we had few more drinks in a nearby bar and although I was a bit apprehensive about turning 37 it couldn’t have started better and I’m excited about what the year is going to bring.
Have you been to the Ritz? Did you like it?
Have a stylish day.
cashmere gilet Winser London, jeans J Brand, boots ASOS, bag Gucci
Happy New Year 2018! I don’t know how about you but I am actually very excited for this year. I feel like last couple of years have been building up to something and this year I’m going to reap the rewards. Well there’s hope anyway..
If I’m very frank my biggest hope is to finally meet the one. I am happily single and trying to enjoy every day and do a lot of things on my own. 2017 has been great, I’ve been travelling, exploring new places, trying new things but it would be nice to share it all with someone special. I am turning 37 in March and feel like time is running out for me. So hopefully this can be the year.
Also I really want to focus on the blog. I have been blogging on and off but I do really enjoy it and always come back to it and want to really concentrate on it this year. Social media can be a curse and a blessing. I find it hard to find the right balance sometimes. I’m either spending too much time on it or too little. So I need to find the happy medium. But I will try and post more regularly and I have few ideas on different posts I want to do. So stay tuned.
I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions but I definitely want to up my fitness regime and do yoga more regularly. I always feel so much better after I just don’t do it often enough. It’s easy to make excuses but it can be done and I want to get fitter and healthier.
But the one definitely attainable aim for this year is to go to theatre more. I love doing artsy things I just feel I don’t do it often enough. So the goal for this year is to see at least one show or exhibition a month (and review it here too). It can be anything. There’s so much to do in London and that’s why I love the city so much. Who’s with me?
And I actually have something planned for January already. I am going to Paris this Friday to see the Dior exhibition which is finishing on Sunday so I’m glad I haven’t missed it. I love fashion and fashion exhibitions and of course Paris (this will be my 8th trip) so you can imagine how excited I am about this. You can follow my journey on instastories this Friday January 8th (Instagram) and there will be a post about it soon too.
Make sure you let me know what are your goals and dreams for this year. I’m curious to hear!
Wishing you all an incredible 2018. Let’s make it the best year yet.
Have a stylish day.