March is the most difficult month for me. It is not really winter anymore but not quite spring yet. I am not really sure what to wear and if I am ‘allowed’ to start wearing my favourite ballerina style flats…
I have been lacking energy lately. Not really sure if this is related to time of the year but I seem to lost my mojo. So in attempt to get it back, I am sharing an outfit that I truly wore this Sunday !
I paired my chunky white knit from few seasons ago with a new to me style of jeans that everyone seem to go crazy about- straight with cropped leg. They are made from ‘proper’ denim without a single percentage of stretch in them. Finished off with my latest coat addition (first seen here), pair of white sneakers that I live in and probably my favourite designer handbag. Perfect shade of grey makes it so wearable and easy to pair with most of my outfits.
Enjoy my usual what I wore Sunday !
Knit- Sezanne (sold out but nearly identical here)
Coat- Zara (sold out but similar here)
Sneakers- Golden Goose
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As I have mentioned in my previous post on the subject (available here) I am not huge on fashion trends… I like to mix things now and again but I have staples in my closet that I will be wearing regardless of their fashion status.
Coming out of my comfort zone is something that I have to work on but trying new trends and reflecting on what I truly love can be beneficial. This season I decided to take it to a next level and have challenged myself to find as many items as possible that I already have in my wardrobe that are good example of coming trends and mix them with the new stuff.
Being comfortable with your clothes, looking after them and buying quality items is proving to be working for me. I cannot imagine changing my entire closet every couple of seasons for both financial and environmental reasons. Quality over quantity, natural fabrics and attention to details that is all what I want to stand for…
Having said all of this, I have done a video of everything I would like to try for the coming seasons and I would love for you to check it out !
Let me know if I missed anything and what are you personal favourites ?
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As you may know I have spent the last week in Italy. It was a dream come true for me as I only visited Italy once in my life a very long time ago… I enjoyed every minute of my Italian adventure and I promise to share more of that on my blog in the coming weeks.
Today I am taking you to Siena which is the place I have not visited before but I would highly recommended. It has unbelievable charm and very relaxed vibe with the fan-shaped square Piazza del Campo in the middle of it all that offers spectacular views of this medieval town. Every corner is just picture perfect and every building is decorated with beautiful and colourful doors and shutters. Piazza del Campo itself is considered one of the greatest medieval squares in the whole Europe !
I am not going to lie it was a very hot day. That was one of the reason why I decided to wear white dress and a hat which was a pretty accessory but most importantly it protected me from the immense heat and sun. This dress seemed to me like a perfect choice for sightseeing. It is smart but very comfortable. I got it in Reiss in York Outlet about two years ago and I wore it the day after my wedding. It has a huge sentimental value for me so I hope you will like it too !!
Siena has so much charm and beauty that and I really hope that I will be able to go back there one day in the very near future.
Be my guest and enjoy this truly spectacular Italian city !!
Dress Reiss (similar here and here)
Sandals Gianvito Rossi (sold out but similar on sale here)
Bag Anya Hindmarch
Hat Sensi Studio
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See you all very soon…
I have first noticed this graffiti when I was driving past it well over a week ago. At the time I did not know what was on it, all I have seen was how big it was. I instantly knew that I want to take some pictures there. When I have realised that is all about South Africa journey to freedom and human rights I could not be more happy as the subject is very close my heart.
I am fascinated by the story of Nelson Mandela and South Africa itself is on top spot for my travel destination. I really hope that I would be able to fulfil that dream in the near future !
As for the outfit is very simple. I wanted something that will make a statement but I wanted the background and the graffiti to be on first plan… Black and red seemed like a dream combination.
My dress is from my long-time favourite brand Maje. I bought it in Bicester Village about six months ago and I wore it on at least three or four different occasions. I love the simplicity of this cut and the detachable scalloped collar that adds that special something to this very plain outfit.
Maje is a French ready to wear brand that has been a long favourite of mine. Their dresses are very feminine and beautiful put together. Their cut suits me perfect and although their items are on the pricy side I think they are worth the investment as they will stay in your wardrobe for a very long time. I have another dress from that brand that I hope to share with you very soon.
So without further delay that is what I wore Sunday !!
Dress Maje (similar)
Pumps Isabel Marant (similar)
I really hope that you like what you see and the simplicity of this outfit matches the expectations xx
I will see you all very soon !
The idea for this post came to me when I popped to my local Zara for some last-minute shopping. As the sales are in full swing the amount of clothing everywhere really made me think… How much is too much and do we really need half of the things we buy ?
I am as guilty in the whole process as most of the population but maybe there is something we can do to stop wasting money, damage the environment and reduce the wastage so common in the fashion industry ?
I love shopping but I also like quality items and looking after my stuff. I would happily buy one thing that is going to last me ages that five that will get damage after first wash. The idea of throwing away things I bought with my hard-earned cash is something I cannot agree with… Also the amount of items we buy or we are made to feel we need to buy via social media is really overwhelming. We all need cloths and beauty products but the amount presented in those sources is insane…
I like to have different options available in my closet but I try not to lose my head in all this. So that is what my advice would be !
- Look after your possessions, be proud of what you have and that will pay off !
- When looking for a new item to add to your wardrobe think about the rest of the outfit, do you have something else to pair it with ?
- Shop in your closet and recycle. One item can serve so may occasions… and some examples below…
Favourite pleated skirt (more here and here)
Denim shirt as a must in my closet (more here and here)
Leather jacket I cannot live without (more here and here)
Statement jacket from Zara (more here)
- Look at the fabric ! Natural fabrics are always more skin-friendly. Anything synthetic is less preferred by me and it is not so environmental friendly either.
- Never spend the fortune on trends. The items that are statement or come in fashion for one season only are not something I would invest in… classics always !!
- Donate anything unwanted… Do a seasonal clean and give away anything that you have that you have not worn for over a year (or 18 months in my case). It may make somebody else very happy !
- And the most important rule… Appreciate what you already have ! Shopping may give you pleasure but it will not bring you happiness !
I have to remind myself of all of this rules from time to time as I am not the finished article and I make mistakes more often that you may think !
Let me know if you like what I came up with and if you like to read more blogs like this one ?
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As promised the details of what I wore to the Radio 1 Big Weekend are here ! I decided to go for a very casual outfit with simple colour way and the one I would feel comfortable in. Both my denim shirt and the sneakers are fairly new purchase but the shorts I had in my wardrobe for absolute ages.
When I got them about seven years ago (time flies… ) I felt they were too short and I did not feel confident wearing them. Over time I decided I like the way they look on me and stop caring about every little detail that is bothering me !
I wanted denim on denim look so I decided to team darker shorts with lighter shirt. I bought this shirt few weeks ago and I have been wearing it non-stop. The quality of the material and the finish is really good and it is by Madewell. I have been looking on their clothing before but I never decided to take the plunge. I like the simplicity and the price which is more than high street but the quality and the finish is better.
The rest of the outfit is consists of sneakers (the most comfortable pair I have recently bought) and my trusty sunglasses.
All the pictures presented here were taken before the festival on deserted runway (!!) located very close to were I live. I love that area and I will try to take more pictures there…
Shorts Jules B (sold out)
Sneakers Golden Goose
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Although I know some of my nearest and dearest will disagree I do not consider myself a shopaholic. I like to buy new things but I take a real pleasure in looking after my clothing and accessories and re-wearing them year after year. So for this post I decided to look for items that I had for some time but for one reason or the other I do not reach for often enough.
All of the pieces featured in today’s blog are at least one year old with the oldest being five-year old wedges from L.K.Bennett. I would encourage everybody to buy less and recycle more as a more friendly option to our pockets as well as environment. Investing in classic pieces like this white dress is the key. Good quality fabric, nice cuts that is what makes the items not to date.
The pictures for this post were taken during our trip to Knaresborough. Beautiful, market town at the north-east of England. It is slightly off the bitten track but worth every minute of your time.
So that is what I wore Sunday !!
Dress Miss Selfridge (similar)
Cardigan Zadig & Voltaire
Shoes L.K.Bennett (similar)
As usual many thanks for all of your lovely comments and likes !!