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How to be happy

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Life can be very up and down but I had a really good week two weeks ago and a wonderful day when these photos were taken and it inspired me to write this post. I want to write about my amazing day not because I want to show off but because I want to inspire you to do things that you love and make the most of every day and be happy too.

I really believe that happiness is a state of mind and if you choose to be happy you can be. Don’t get me wrong I don’t feel happy all the time and I have my down days and many things that frustrate me, but I try to stay positive and overall I can say I am happy.

I am 37 single woman and my life is far from perfect but I always try to find time to do things I enjoy and that definitely makes me feel better. Yes I would love to meet someone wonderful to share my life with and do more things with a partner and have a family and home but in the meantime I will not sit at home, wait for my Prince Charming and be miserable.

I’m not going to lie the day when these photos were taken was quite an expensive one but it doesn’t have to be. Things I love include reading (doesn’t cost much) or even going for a walk (costs nothing). So on this particular day I met up a friend for an afternoon tea at the Sketch Gallery (pink heaven) and as much as I love to go somewhere super fancy once in a while meeting up with a good friend for a coffee and a cake is just as good. But I love dressing up and going somewhere special sometimes and why not. Save money elsewhere if you have to and treat yourself to a fancy lunch. You will love every minute.

We’ve been very lucky with the weather and October has been very mild and that day the weather was just gorgeous so I decided to walk my friend back to her place and then go for a walk in a park. I love walking and it’s really good not only for your body but also for the soul. I love London and often go for walks by the river or in the numerous parks. I sat there (in Hyde Park) for ages as well, feeling the Indian summer’s sun on my face. It felt so nice.

After I walked some more through some familiar and less familiar parts of London to the National Theatre. Can you believe it was my first time there? I love doing cultural things and I went to see Shakespeare’s play Anthony and Cleopatra, which I really enjoyed. Again it’s something I spent money on but can be done on a budget. I try to go to either ballet, opera, musical or a play every few months and I usually go for tickets in the middle price range but you can get really cheap ones too. And if you want to experience some culture without spending a penny, we’re very lucky in London because so many museums and galleries are free and there’s so much amazing art of show. I definitely recommend The National Gallery and also The Wallace Collection.

But if culture is not your thing that’s not a problem. We are all different and we all like different things. Think hard about what makes you happy and dedicate a time every week to do it and find joy in little things. Get out of your comfort zone, be spontaneous and try new things. You will find happiness I promise you.

My day was amazing and I loved every minute. It’s not something I can do every day. I don’t have time or money to do it every day, but it gives me so much joy it makes me smile for days. So it’s totally worth it. And I’m already looking forward to another day like this.

But I can tell you on another day in the same week I was very lucky with the weather again and went for a very long walk along the Thames and I only spent £15 that day in Costa for coffee, sandwich and a cake and then I took a boat ride on the river for the first time I’ve been living in London (!) and the day was just as lovely. In the evening I watched Strictly come dancing (I love that show) and that day filled me with as much joy. It really is not about spending money but realising what makes you happy and making sure you do it as much as you can.

What things make you happy?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela

Wearing: dress Little Mistress from last year similar, similar, bag Dolce and Gabbana, shoes

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How to wear stripes part 3 – skirt

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Hopefully by now you have seen my part 1 and part 2 of how to wear stripes. I showed you how to wear striped jacket and striped top and today I want to show you how to wear striped skirt. This is a final part of this series, but to be honest I wear stripes so much you will alway see me wearing them.

As I mentioned before it’s a very easy pattern to style and it looks very chic. Just always stick to the same colour palette if it’s something very colourful already. With a simple Breton top you can add another colour but with this skirt I chose same colours for the rest of my look. I actually wore this skirt already here and chose to bring out the Burgundy out of it, here I highlighted the pink.

This skirt is so versatile despite its many colours and can be styled many ways. I love wearing it and now I’m looking at these pictures it’s making me want to put it on again soon so maybe I’ll wear it tomorrow. It’s an easy A-line shape as well which I think suits most body shapes.

I hope that with my 3 different looks I’ve inspired you to wear more stripes. Unlike some other patterns they never go out of fashion and they are a fun print. Just keep the rest of the look simple. Choose any of the colours that are featured in the print for the rest of your look (in this case you can go for white, yellow, pale blue, rust, pink, Burgundy..) and you can’t go wrong. You might think this skirt is too colourful it would be difficult to style but it’s actually very easy.

Do you like stripes?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela

Wearing: skirt, boots Zara from last year, jumper

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Fall colour combinations: burnt orange

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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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Have a stylish day.

Adela

Wearing: pants, top, boots, bag Dolce and Gabbana, sunglasses Chanel

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Indian summer and transitional dressing

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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?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela

Wearing: skirt, boots, top old – similar, jumper, bag Chanel

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What every wardrobe needs – white shirt

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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?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela

Outfit: shoes, skirt, shirt and here, bag Dolce and Gabbana

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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 1

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I’ve just come back from Florence and I didn’t want to leave! It’s such a beautiful city full of culture, art, history, architecture and amazing shopping – it’s everything I could wish for. I took loads and loads of photos so apologies in advance for the amount I will share. I will break my  guide into 2 or 3 parts to cover it all.

On Monday I flew to Pisa (it’s much cheaper) and took a bus straight to the airport to fairly central part of Florence. It was actually nice to be driving through Tuscany (it takes about 70 minutes) and see the beautiful countryside. I definitely plan to see more of that on another trip. I arrived in the early evening, checked into my hotel, freshened up and set out to explore straight away. It was nice warm evening and I caught beautiful sunset over the river. I wore this Zara dress which is perfect for travelling. It’s super comfy, I like the length and long sleeves – perfect for a plane as you don’t have to worry about exposing too much or being cold and just be comfortable.

The next day I set out very early because there was a lot I wanted to cover. First I just wandered through the streets a little bit, but then I headed towards the Piazzale Michelangelo (Michelangelo square) for the best views of the whole of Florence, through Giardino Delle Rose (rose garden) – beautiful views and beautiful flowers. They have an amazing amount of different types of roses. Definitely a must see. I spent quite a lot of time there as the views are really breathtaking and you can just sit down and take it all in. After taking a lot of steps to get there, you may need a break.. There you may also see one of the two copies of Michelangelo’s David (the other copy is outside Palazzo Vecchio) and the original in the Galleria dell’Accademia (all in Florence).

From there I went down and up again to one of many Florentine churches, more amazing views and I saw someone getting engaged there which was really lovely (yes he got on one knee) (insert heart emoji). Then I continued on that side of the river walking towards the Boboli gardens and the Medici palace before coming back to more central Florence over the Ponte Vecchio – most famous Florence bridge and also the busiest. There were some lovely jewellery shops there (you could easily spend a fortune) but also many many tourists so I tried to get out of there quick. Beware! Florence is full of people and large crowds at most places.

After I had lunch at the Piazza Della Signorina, with the view of Palazzo Vecchio right in front of me and one of the David’s and lots of other beautiful sculptures, did a bit of window shopping at Chanel lusting after all of their bags and shoes and a bit of shopping at more affordable shops.. Had gelato, and did more wandering through the streets and just made the most of the beautiful city.

Advice: lunch with a view is nice, but food is much nicer and cheaper in little side streets. Everywhere you go there’s places to eat and have a drink and the best places are usually hidden and away from the crowds.

I walked past the Duomo every day. It was very close to my hotel and it’s very central so nearly everywhere you go you can go past it. It really is very beautiful. Photos don’t do it justice. Unfortunately on this occasion I didn’t get to go in but I would definitely recommend it and it’s something I’m planning to do next time. You can see it from many angles from many places and it always took my breath away. If you only see one thing in Florence see the Duomo.

Number two is climbing up to see it all from the Michelangelo square.

Number three is visiting the Uffizzi Gallery. There are many museums and galleries in Florence (I told you it was full of art and culture) and it is impossible to visit them all in one trip. But the one I did and would definitely recommend is the Uffizzi. I spent over 3 hours there and didn’t see it all so will try to visit again, but I saw the main things I wanted to see. My favourite painting is the Birth of Venus by Botticelli and it was an amazing experience to see the original in real life and also the Primavera. Also the Leonardo da Vinci‘s rooms are incredible. Those were the highlights form me but there is so much more. I could just write an article about Uffizi!

I also stumbled across  a beautiful Synagogue, had a coffee and lunch with a view that I definitely recommend, drinks at a place that is a must visit and much more! But more about that next week.

Have you been to Florence? What was your favourite part?

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Have a stylish day.

Adela