blush bomber & navy velvet

I’ve been experimenting with my style a lot the past year – did you know I used to HATE wearing jeans? I was hooked on dresses and skirts and thought jeans made me look masculine, later realising I just wasn’t confident in pairing tops with bottoms, in an effortless manner. In the Fall season, the UK experiences a little roller-coaster of weather phases, once it being sunny and bearable, then extremely freezing and wet. This is one of those outfits I’d wear no matter of the weather, as it can be layered while still looking put together.

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I now gravitate towards comfort on a daily basis, and was inspired to go against the typical fall colour scheme and embrace more of my favourite colours, while keeping things on the cooler side of the colour spectrum. You can easily wear this outfit throughout the seasons.

Going for a chilled-out femme-street-style vibe, I paired a feminine, strappy velvet bodysuit with a loose fitting pair of ripped jeans to contrast the top. I broke it down with a pair of black boots which tied in with a thick black belt, and rolled up my jeans to make ‘room’ for the shoes (and because I’m a short-ass).

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To tone the outfit down and further add a touch of femininity (while keeping it edgy) I threw on a longline, satin blush bomber (which surprisingly keeps you quite warm!). For accessories, I went for simple is best with delicate golden hoops and a gold chain.

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Thanks to Guille (photography) and Devora (make-up) for collaborating with me on this post. Check out their amazing work and Instagram profiles below!

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In contrast to my outfit, Devora wore deep fall colours – a dark based, edgy outfit with a signature purple suede boot and a strong mustard statement scarf, tieing everything together with a strong bold bloody red lip and a cool double french braided style. For accessories, she pulled through a thick fabric choker, and a warm and cosy poncho to complete the outfit. And she’s rocking it!

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Thanks to Guille (photography) and Devora (make-up) for collaborating with me on this post. Check out their social media channels for their amazing work!


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monochrome in fall | look of the day

I have been living in this white off shoulder top. Since downsizing my wardrobe in June, I have started to gravitate towards a capsule wardrobe goal and have been investing in basic, clean cut, earthy-toned statement items. Fall is in full bloom, but I still dig the monochrome, minimalistic wardrobe. Check out how and why I styled it the way I did in my first ‘look of the day’ post.

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3 Lazy Day Winter Office Outfit Ideas

Winter is in full swing, and isn’t stopping for anyone! Working in a professional office environment where a pair of joggers and a hoodie aren’t approved while having to wake up extremely early to catch our morning train can be tricky – especially when the air con isn’t working to our favour. But fear no more – here are my three favourite, quick-to-put-together outfits for those chilly days at the office.

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Hola, Madrid!

Although 2016 marks my 10th anniversary of living in Britain, I haven’t given up to the stereotype of a Spanish holiday once, until this year. There was no specific reason I haven’t visited in the past, other than my interests gravitating more towards city breaks and a cultural variety of things to do versus the sun, sand and sea situation in which resting is the number one priority. I prefer walking tours, man made attractions and architecture. This year I had an opportunity to experience both of the destination types of Spain, the coast of Costa Blanca and the city of Madrid.

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13 Ways to Parisian Style

Yes, I’m that someone who fell in love with Paris instantly. I’m not only a hopeless romantic (who believes her wedding should be hosted at the Eiffel Tower) but I’m also incredibly fascinated and awed by the fashion sense of French women. To me, it stands out from the mediocre of excess cleavage so very welcome by our generation. The elegance and femininity, is what I truly believe real sense of style is all about. Through my own experience of following style icons such as Eleonora Sebastiani and reading Jamie Cat Callan’s Bonjour, Happiness!  where French women are described both personality and superficiality wise, I picked up a few tips on their style which I will share with you today.

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1. Stripes

Ideally, a simple Breton striped top should be one of your wardrobe staples. Easy to dress up or down, it brings a fun pattern and texture without being too loud. French women do not wear a lot of patterns, and when they do, it’s usually something classy and toned down.

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