Favorite fall coat

Hello my lovelies,

The star of the show in today’s post is for sure, the coat.

When I saw it in the store, I automatically knew that I want it to be mine. I tried on a small size, which it was way too big for me. I was super disappointed, because I thought that is a very unique coat and I could create some really cool outfits with it. I was checking what else they had, when on the other side of the store I saw another coat, which for my surprise it was an XS.

The fabric that the coat is made off, it’s what makes it so different and interesting… kind of a mesh, but not really, that’s the reason why I chose to style it with a leather mini skirt and some fishnet leggings. I wanted an all black look, more on the edgy side, because for some reason I find myself digging this style a lot.

Coat: DKNY

Shirt: H&M

Skirt:H&M

Leggings: Zara

Boots: Zara

Bag: BCBG

Accessories: Zara and Guess

 

 

Simple but classy fall look

Hello my lovelies,

In today’s post I chose to show you a super simple fall outfit, casual-elegant that you can wear it anywhere.

The entire outfit is created out of basic pieces that I’m sure you can find them in your closet, in case that you want to recreate the look.

I love to mix the cami silk top in a lot of my outfits, because is super comfortable and gives a sexy look. For fall outfits, I like to wear the cami top underneath deep v neck sweaters, or with a knitted blazer, like in today’s post.

I kept the bottom part of my outfit pretty simple, with a pair of black skinny jeans and this camel shade open-toe booties.

I wanted to keep the accessories really simple, because I wore this outfit for a brunch date with my girls. I wanted to keep the fall color scheme and stay in the beige zone, so I thought that this brown beautiful dragonfly brooch (yep, I know, another brooch) will fit perfectly in the scene with some gold bangles.

If I would want to wear it this outfit in the evening, for dinner, I would add a statement necklace, some earrings and call it a night.

Blazer: Cotton On

Cami top: H&M

Jeans: Hudson

Booties: Forever XXI

Brooch: here

Bangles: Forever XXI

 

 

 

Shades of blue: layered outfit

Hello my lovelies,

Layering is one of those styling tricks, that if done correctly, can be super useful: it keeps us warm but still stylish during cold months.

Many of us are afraid of layered clothes because we don’t want to look with at least a size bigger than we are. But if you master this little styling trick, instead of making you look bigger, it will give the impression of a more proportional silhouette.

If you are born with some styling skills, layering is not a problem for you, but if you are not one of those, honestly, I don’t believe is so much about the skills and ingenuity, it’s more about having the right pieces and know a few layering rules.

The most important rule that you should follow is knowing that under layers must be fitted in order to keep your shape looking slim.

When styling a layered outfit, I like to play with texture, because the mix of materials will make you avoid “a size bigger” look.

Before I moved to California, I was living in Eastern Europe, where winter is no joke. I used to say that, when is cold outside I’m dressed like an onion because I had so many layers on me.

So, let’s all be some stylish onions this winter (hahaha)

XoXo, OD

Blazer: Express

Button down: H&M

Sweater: Diesel

Jeans: Zara

Booties: Marshalls (I found them for you here)

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

Beanie: BCBG

One dress, 2 looks

Hello my lovelies,

I wrote about slip dresses before and I like the most about them is that you can put together a super stylish outfit and you’ll look like you didn’t try hard at all.

For today’s post I used this super cute asymmetric slip dress and create two separate looks.

For the first look I decided to throw over a fluffy and cozy pullover, that I loved how it look with the slinky slip dress underneath. I Believe that the contrast between the materials was the key for this styling and the only requirement that’s left, it was to add a pair of booties to finish the look.

Slip dress: Zara

Pullover: Forever XXI

Belt: here

Booties: Steve Madden

Bag: Zara

 

For the second look, I replaced the sweater with a biker jacket. I’m not a super big fan of wearing high heels with my slip dresses, because I like to dress them down a little, that’s the reason why I kept the booties. I chose this silver biker jacket, because I really like the effect that was created together with the shimmery of the dress.

Jacket: H&M

T-shirt: Drew

Necklaces: H&M

Have a great weekend, babes!

XoXo, OD

 

How to wear your oversized jacket as a dress

Hello my lovelies,

In today’s post, I’ve created a look with this gorgeous oversized jean jacket. I have styled it different in this post, so if you want to see how it looks, check it out.

Being an oversized jacket, is super versatile and can be mixed with almost everything in your closet: dresses, skirts, pants and why not, even with jeans.

The slouchy look of it, makes it also perfect for some serious layering in the cold season.

In today’s post, I want to show you that if you are out of ideas, or in a “I don’t have anything to wear” moment, even a jacket can be worn as a dress.

For this particular jacket, I think you need to add a belt to accentuate your waist, so you avoid the boxy look given by the jacket. I told you in a previous post that I like to style everything with a brooch so I decided that this belt looked awesome with this cute spider brooch.

The stockings and the boots gives the perfect rock-ish look to the entire outfit.

I hope you have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

XoXo, OD

 

Jacket: Zara

Stockings: H&M

Belt: BCBG

Brooch: here

Boots: Zara

A-line skirt for fall

Hello my lovelies,

A-line skirts are a must have this fall season. What I like the most, when we talk about a A-line skirt, is the fact that it gives you a retro touch with a 60’s vibe.

A-line are very easy to style and wear, because they have a versatility that can flatter any body shape.

The A-line skirt that I wear in the pictures, I think is perfect for the cold season because the material is thick and also textured, so you can pull out an outfit with it even in the winter… you just need to add a pair of opaque stockings and you are ready to go, my dear.

For fall, usually we see this skirts paired with booties or over the knee boots, but you already know that my favorite alternative for those is a pair of socks and platforms.

Because I kept my outfit in the black-white-navy color scheme, I decided to throw a pair of bold green platforms (now on sale for under 50$) mixed with some red socks as a “out of the ordinary” touch. I know it’s not for everybody, but if you are in the mood one day to go a little crazy, do it! Trust me, it is fun!

Coat: Zara

Sweater: Diesel

Skirt: Express

Platforms: here (on sale)

Bag: Aldo

 

 

 

How to wear vinyl skirt

Hello my lovelies,

Vinyl is a really big fashion trend right now and to be honest I didn’t think that I would be digging it.

Doesn’t matter that we talk about skirts, pants, or coats, vinyl it is for sure the latest street style trend.

I like how vinyl skirts look in an outfit if they are dressed down and worn with a heavy knit sweater or even a sweatshirt. I’m not a big fan of how they look with high heels or in a more elegant look.

This skirt has a funny story behind, because I wasn’t looking to buy one, not even crossed my mind that I would wear one… EVER. While I was in H&M shopping for some sweater, I found the one that I’m wearing in this outfit today and on my way to the fitting room, I saw the skirt. I was 100% sure that I would not like it or buy it, but just for fun I decided to take it with me and have fun trying it on. Oh well, surprise…. I loved how it looked mixed with this sweater; perfect combination. Bottom line, that’s how this look was born: in a fitting room at H&M.

Are you digging the vinyl trend?

XoXo, OD

Sweater: H&M

Skirt: here

Bag and Boots: Zara

 

 

Sweater dress and over the knee boots

Hello my lovelies,

If I had to choose my favorite fall pieces, it would have to be for sure an oversized sweater dress and some over the knee boots. Besides the fact that they go perfect hand in hand, they also give you that relaxed, yet super trendy look.

As much as I love OTK boots, I don’t own too many pairs, simply because they don’t fit me. Almost all of them are super large for me and I just don’t like the way they look.

I was super excited to find this pair at Aldo because they are super stretchy (basically they look like an over the knee sock) so they fit me like a dream.

When it comes to sweater dresses, my favorite are the ones that are slightly oversized and can be worn with combat boots or sneakers, if I want to dress them down, but also with a pair of heeled OTK boots, for a more elegant look. I think that they are super comfy, warm and just perfect for the fall season.

You definitely have to own a few sweater dresses, because they are one of those items that you can’t go wrong with.

I decided to give up any necklaces and accessorize my sweater dress with this cute bee brooch. Brooches are super back on trend and I have to admit they are my favorite accessory. For sure you will see more of them in future posts, because I wear them on shirts, coats, belts, hats, almost everything.

How are you styling your favorite sweater dresses? Let me know in the comment box below. I would love to hear from you

XoXo, OD

Sweater dress: H&M

Boots: Aldo

Bag: Aldo

Sunnies: Oscar De La Renta

Brooch: here

 

 

How to wear leather pants

 

Hello my lovelies,

I already told you in a previous post, that one of my favorite fabrics to wear when fall comes, it’s leather. I talked here about my favorite leather dress, or in this post about how to style pleated midi leather skirt.

Today is all about the leather pants. They have been on trend forever and if worn correctly, they can give the most stylish, chic or elegant look.

When styling leather pants, you have to be careful what are you going to pair them with. I usually like to create a contrast between fabrics, so for example, to achieve an elegant look, I like to mix the leather pants with a super feminine lace top.

In today’s outfit post, I wanted to do a casual look, something more street style. I have this pair of leather pants for over a year, but I didn’t wear them once, because they don’t have that perfect fit, cigarette cut that I prefer. I ended up loving how they look, paired with this super loose knit sweater.

Being an all black outfit, I wanted to add a pop of color by wearing this super interesting pair of pumps. What’s so special about them? They are not leather, it’s more of a perforated fabric that sets them on the casual side.

To finish off the look, I added this stylish hat, that made the perfect match with the shades.

I hope you had an awesome weekend,

XoXo, OD

Pants: Michael Kors

Sweater: Abercrombie & Fitch

Shoes: Zara

Bag: Forever XXI

Hat & Sunnies: Lucky Brand

Accessories: Guess & HM

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Prism Palette Review

Hello my lovelies,

I didn’t make a beauty post in a while and when I ordered this palette my first though was to make a review for it and share my opinion with you.

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Prism,  it’s a holiday limited edition palette. I have to say that I was pretty skeptical at first to order it, after all the Subculture drama this summer, but I decided to give it a try because those metallics were calling my name and to be honest, I have other ABH palettes that I completely love.

Prism (42$) has 14 pans x 0,7g each and it’s another velvet case palette. I have to say that it’s not my favorite type of packaging, because if you don’t take care of them, they can get really dirty.

The 14 shades are designed for holidays and they are a mix of mattes, metallics and duo-chromes.

I have been playing with it for the last 2 weeks and I have formed a solid opinion wether I like this palette or not.

Let’s go into more details about each and every shadow in this palette and I’ll break it in 2 parts:

  1. First row:

(left to right: Lucid, Eden, Unity, Sphinx, Osiris, Sphere, Obsidian)

LUCID: is one of the duo-chrome colors in this palette and it’s a light gold with a hint of pink. It is one of my favorite colors and I have used it in a daytime look by applying just a tiny bit all over the lid and blend it really well. As all the duo-chrome and metallics in this palette, works great if you apply it with your fingertips or a wet brush. (my personal preference is to apply it with my fingertips).

EDEN: it’s a matte coral-ish shade. This was one of the biggest surprises for me, because when I saw it for the first time, i thought that is totally out of my comfort zone. One day I tried it as a transition color in the crease and I loved the way my makeup turned out.

UNITY: It is a neutral matte shade that I use it to set out my eyelid primer or blend out other shades.

SPHINX: It’s a metallic bronzy shade, super pigmented.

OSIRIS: It is a metallic royal blue with some purple sparkle in it and I think it looks gorgeous used in a smokey eye.

SPHERE: It’s a matte neon yellow, that to be honest, I don’t see myself using it.

OBSIDIAN: it is a matte black, but requires some building. I already own “Noir” by ABH which is my all time favorite matte black and it’s way more pigmented than Obsidian. I prefer using that if I need a matte black in my makeup look

Second Row:

(left to right: Dimension, Parallel, Pyramid, Throne, Saturn, Eternal, Lure)

DIMENSION: It’s a duo-chrome and I was really excited to try this siver-lilac shade. I used it all over the lid and it look beautifully. I think is one of the most interesting shades in this palette.

PARALLEL: It is that perfect brown matte, that is super buttery and blends like a dream.

PYRAMID: It’s a super rich, bold metallic yellow gold that will make your Christmas party look to pop.

THRONE: It’s a metallic dark green, I feel it is more of a black with green sparkles in it, but either way it’s stunning. I think I know who will be the star of the show in my New Year’s Eve make look.

SATURN: This beautiful brick shade has a great formula that I found it really easy to work with, but it is also pretty similar with “Realgar” from Modern Renaissance palette.

ETERNAL: Since I got the palette, I reached for this metallic copper shade really often. It’s also true that I have a thing for coppery shades, but it just looks gorgeous in any fall makeup.

LURE: This is one of my go to transition and outer corner shades that I use almost everyday. It is in the same color scheme as “Buon Fresco” from Modern Renaissance, just slightly darker.

As a conclusion I would give it a 8 out of 10, because they are some shades that I would not use (3 out of 14 I think it’s pretty decent in a palette), but also because some of the colors need a little finesse with the application and some knowledge about different finishes and how to work with them.

I’m happy that this palette didn’t disappoint me at all, and not only that but it became one of my favorite palettes I own (and trust me I have “a few”).

I would love to know if you tried this palette or if it’s on your wish list for holidays.

XoXo, OD.