Few words about guilty pleasures…

I have to start with the confession that I have self-discipline build in me. From the very early years, I knew how to divide my time and when to play and when to learn and do my homework. During my university years when I was exposed to constant tests and exams that self-discipline became even more obvious. As a result, I may have occasional difficulty to switch off and just relax. I feel the more I have on my plate, the better I can perform but I also know that there is limit to what I should handle.

That is where the guilty pleasures are coming and saving my sanity and help me to relax.  Having work-life balance is very important to me to be able to keep distance and enjoy my life. Everything listed below is very personal to me and as everybody is different your needs and necessities will vary.

Theses are mine (but keep it secret !):

  • Eighties music (the cheesier the better) especially when I am driving on my own and when I can sing along…
  • Shopping for holidays when I am not going on one… I will start the minute I come back home after a longer trip. It is difficult to explain but I love it !
  • Binging on YouTube… My favourite channels will include Fleur DeForce, Tanya Burr or Chase Amie !
  • Shopping in Space NK… It is a boutique beauty chain with the best selection of brands you can imagine. I love spending my money there but I am not sure if my husband can say the same…
  • Anything to do with yoga ! I try to do yoga most days, especially in the morning to wake me up. I have been practising it for over 10 years and nothing works better for mind and body.
  • Online shopping is something I love… Sometimes browsing is enough but every now and again I feel like I need to pull the trigger and treat myself !
  • Coffee !! I love going out for a cup or two… I like my coffee strong with a touch of milk so coffee of choice would be flat white.
  • Pancakes and waffles… I like mine with fruits and maple syrup all every day not only on Sundays !

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I would love to hear about your guilty pleasures… Care enough share ?

Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope to see you back very soon !

Love,

Aggie xx

 

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What I wore Sunday… Hollywood glamour

There are some outfits that make you feel good about yourself. For one reason or the other, they fit better than anything else you may have in your closet. This particular jumpsuit is one of them for me. I am not sure what it is about it but whenever I decide to wear it, I feel very put together and ready to face whatever is going to happen.

I wanted to share this outfit with you so many times but always something got in a way until now. I got it online after seeing it on another blogger and wore it on quite a few occasions since. It is versatile enough to wear it day and night with the right accessories. As the quality, attention to details and the fit is so good, I know it is one of the items that will stay with me for a very long time.

I styled this jumpsuit with my favourite red lip and statement pair of heels (first shown here). I was not my initial intention but looking at the pictures we have taken, it looks like I had old Hollywood glamour in mind ? What do you think ?

That is what I wore Sunday !!

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Jumpsuit Self-Portrait (sold out but similar available here)

Bag DVF (sold out)

Heels Gianvito Rossi (similar here)

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Thank you very much for all the lovely comments and likes and for wanting to read my blog xx

It means a lot !!

Hope to see you all very soon,

Aggie xx

 

Fashion trends for Autumn-Winter 2017/2018

With Autumn fast approaching, I thought it will be a good idea to give you all an update on what is yet to come in fashion world. As you know, I am not huge on fast-changing trends but every now and again, I like to introduce or experiment with something new.

Before I start, I would like to say that fashion should be fun but never buy something just because it is fashionable or popular. Find things you love and that are going to work for you and your lifestyle.

So without further delay that is what is coming soon:

  • All red

Red is such a beautiful colour but for one reason or the other I never had the courage to wear it. I tried to introduce it step by step as a lipstick or collar detail and eventually as the whole outfit.

Finding the right shade of red maybe difficult but it is so worth it. Nothing gives me so much confidence as my red lip but more on the subject very soon !!

  • Metallics or shine

I love a good metallic pleated skirt but wearing metallics head to toes is far too adventurous for me. When I am not sure a trend will work for me, I try to introduce it step by step… starting from a skirt or a blouse to a pair of strappy sandals.

  • Oversize knits with feminine skirts

This trend has me written all over !! I love the idea of thick, chunky knit and more delicate skirt and over-the-knee boots. I will definitely experiment with this trend in the near future so stay tuned for that.

  • Mini skirts and dresses

Whether something will be classed as mini or midi may mean different things for different people. For me it is anything above the knee but what designers have in mind is much more out there !! I do not think I am as brave as that but you never know ?

  • Suits

Suits are back in fashion, especially the grey ones with sharp cuts and more 80s vibe. This particular trend is not me but I do not want to write it off just yet and I am happy to add a checked blazer into my autumn closet.

  • All about the waistline

Highlighting the waist is most likely my favourite trend for the new season. Although I am not huge on belts, I am willing to experiment and one or two new ones into my collection. It is a very feminine trend and executed correctly can be very flattering.

  • More florals

Floral were big during spring and summer this year but the ones for autumn are darker and maybe less girly. Boho floral dresses are very on point and they will suit me very well !!

 

What is your favourite trend for the coming seasons ?

Is there anything you are not going to try ?

I would love to hear from you so let me know !!

Love,

Aggie xx

 

 

What I wore Sunday… country life is never boring

Living close to nature is something that me going and helps me to relax and switch off. During my days off and weekends, I can just be myself. No noise, distractions and hustle and bustle of the big city. The beauty of my surroundings is truly spectacular ! Almost every village is really special and picture-perfect xx

For today’s outgoing I decided to wear this very old Zara dress, I had in my closet for at least six years… I can still remember the excitement when I bought in Zara in Leeds and I how much I loved it ever since. It is of an exceptional quality that will hopefully stand the test of time. I pair this dress with my new espadrilles and favourite summer bag.

Espadrilles are such a classy choice for summer and I hope that I will be able to style these quite a few times before the beginning of autumn. I went for a black pair from Castaner and I cannot be more happy with my purchase. They are beautifully well-made and also extremely comfortable despite of the hight !

So without the further delay that is what I wore Sunday !!

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Dress Zara (similar here, here and here)

Espadrilles Castaner (model Carina)

Bag Chloe Drew

Sunglasses Chanel

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In the next few weeks I will try to introduce more autumnal elements to slowly transition into yet another season.

If there is anything you want me to style or feature, please let me know !!

As usual, thank you very much for stopping by.

Love,

Aggie xx

Current favourites August

The idea for this post came to me quite some time ago as I did one before (available here). I love watching my favourite bloggers uploading videos discussing fashion and beauty choices of the month and their personal recommendations. It helps me to discover and select products and items I would like to try to purchase for myself.

I thought it will be good to share my personal favourites list and see if I can be of any help to anybody ?

Fashion:

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I simply cannot get enough of these shoes (first shown here). They are the perfect flat sandal and as I love them so much, I am now considering adding different colour of the same shoes into my collection.

They are not cheap but the quality matches the price and in my opinion they add that special something into every outfit.

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When I bought this shirt, I had no idea how much I would love it. It is of a beautiful quality, fits perfectly and it is so versatile that adding different elements of the outfit cannot be easier. It is now a true staple in my closet and one of the few items I could not be without !!

  • Red detail

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Something new for me as I was always more conservative when adding injection of colour. But now I love my red lip, it gives a bust of confidence and feels very natural.

I think that adding collar or lipstick it is the best way to experiment with colour without pushing the boundaries too hard… Any recommendations for a new red lipstick for me to try ? My favourite one will be a surprice for some of you but it is this one here !!

Beauty:

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If you follow my blog for a while you may know that I am a huge fan of Diptyque fragrances. I have already spoken about another scent before (here) and now I have added this one to my list of must haves. It is so unusual, yet interesting without being overwhelming and at your face.

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One of my essentials that I put on most days. It is natural and delicate enough for every day use and will never leave your lips dry and uncomfortable. The colour is a perfect match for me and I love the smell, packaging and presentation.

Culture:

It was not a type of movie I would think I am going to enjoy but I did. Charlize Theron is spectacular and the movie is packed with unexpected twists and surprises. It is maybe on a violent side and it made me uncomfortable at times but all in all so worth seeing. Plus the outfits selection is to die for…

  • Chopin music

Classic music is something that I love and always have, especially in the evening. It helps me to relax and rest properly. Chopin is not for everyone but is something that I have been enjoying and listening to most days in the last few weeks.

What have you been enjoying lately ?

Is there anything else I should try ?

Thank you very much for your visit and I hope to see you all very soon !!

Love,

Aggie xx

What I wore Sunday… British heritage

I am very fortunate to live in the countryside and be surrounded by a large number of beautiful manor houses with very rich history. As a result, every so often we like to go somewhere new and explore… This particular Sunday we went to Brodsworth Hall and Gardens which dates back to 1860s.

It is known for being one of the most complete examples of Victorian country houses in the whole of England. As much as I liked the house, I have to say it needs extensive renovations. They are costly and only so much can be done at one time. On the other hand, the grounds were spectacular. Everything is so well-kept, it was a true pleasure to take a walk and admire the beautifully manicured lawns and seasonal plants.

For this outgoing I decided to wear my new dress I got few weeks ago. It is made from beautiful and delicate fabric in very pale shade of blue. I do not have anything else like this in my wardrobe and when I saw it, I knew it was a winner.

As the summer in UK is coming to an end very soon, I pair the dress with this distressed leather jacket for a little bit of contrast and the pair of sandals I simply adore. I like the look I have put together and I hope you will like it too !!

So that is what I wore Sunday…

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Dress Michael Kors

Jacket AllSaints (options available here)

Sandals Gianvito Rossi (suede version)

Bag Chanel

Sunglassess Chanel

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Thank you very much for stopping by and all the lovely comments and likes xx

If there is anything you want me to feature or try to style… let me know I am all up for a challenge !!

As usual lots of love,

Aggie xx

Let’s travel to Italy again…

Sometimes when life gets in the way, I have to prioritise. It took me much longer than I would have liked but I finally managed to put a vlog together that documents our stay in Italy. Woking on editing, adding music and joining all the elements together gave me huge pleasure and I am very excited to share that with you !!

I will take you on a road trip from Pisa and Florence to our picture perfect farmhouse near small Italian town called Montevarchi. Although this vlog is far from perfect, it shows the details of our stay and it also brings all the good memories back.

As it is my first attempt with editing video like this, forgive all the minor issues… I promise to improve in the near future !!

So let’s go !

Please check out my channel if you liked this video and I hope to see you all very soon !!

Aggie xx