Trend alert: the 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.

While it doesn’t matter if 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.

First of all, 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! However, while I was in H&M shopping for some sweater, I found the one that I’m wearing in this outfit. So, on my way to the fitting room, I saw the skirt. I was 100% sure that I would not like it, but just for fun I decided to try it on. Oh well, it seems like I have a big surprise. Most of all, I loved how it looked mixed with this sweater; perfect combination.

In conclusion, that’s how this look was born: in a fitting room at H&M.

So, are you digging the vinyl trend?

XoXo, OD

Sweater: H&M

Skirt: here

Bag and Boots: Zara

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

Glen plaid skirt

Hello my lovelies,

It’s not just sweater and knits season, fall is also great to wear some plaid pattern pieces.

The glen plaid is a combination of small and large checks and usually we can find it in muted neutrals (gray, brown, beige and black). The beauty of this color scheme is that it gives you unlimited possibilities for mixing it with other colors.

This print makes me think of fall for sure, but trust me, I couldn’t put on anything more than a skirt and a T-shirt, because October in LA means over 100 degrees F (38C). It has been pretty challenging to come up with great fall outfit ideas, when all I want to wear are super light beach dresses.

Some of you guys, that are actually enjoying the nice October weather, you can also wear this outfit just by throwing a coat or blazer over your shoulder.

Being a pencil skirt with a plaid pattern it will make you think first of an office outfit, so I definitely wanted to take it out of that zone and style it a little different.

I went more for a casual-elegant look, dressed down the skirt by adding the T-shirt, but still kept a little of it’s elegancy with the high heels.

Skirt and T-shirt: H&M

Leather top: Zara

Booties: Chinese Laundry

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

Earrings: Zara

 

Band T-shirt dress trend

Hello my lovelies,

The band T-shirt trend was huge in the 90s and it was basically the urban groupie definition.. If then, the trend was to wear them with ripped jeans, flannel shirt over and motorcycle boots, now, when they had such a big comeback, there are no fashion boundaries. Pair them with feminine accessories, high heels or even pencil skirt to get the ultimate street style.

Lately, I’m all about the low maintenance grunge look (especially that I was super sick when I took this pictures, so I needed something that didn’t require too much effort from me), but I think that a band T-shirt dress looks more badass than never.

With this look, I tried to bring a little bit of the 90s Seattle scene into present… I think I did a pretty good job 🙂

How do you like to style your band T-shirt or dresses?

Have an amazing week,

XoXo, ODbeauty

Dress: H&M

Jacket: Here

Boots: Steve Madden/similar here

Bag: Zara

Necklaces: Zara

 

How to wear your oversized coat with style

Hello my lovelies,

Cozy outfits are a continuous favorite of mine during this time of the year, but on the other hand I don’t want to look like a walking onion with 1 million layers on me. And my dear, nothing makes you look more warmer or more stylish than an oversized coat.

You can definitely set out an outfit with an oversized coat, if you keep in mind your height when you choose the length of it, because all comes down to balancing out proportions. Taste and style it is our personal choice, so it might depends on your particular preferences.

Looking in my closet, I realized that for some reason I have more grey-ish shades for fall than brown or neutral. I feel that they give you more of a polished, sleek look than the warm shades.

Since I kept my outfit pretty much neutral, I decided to add a simple, but effective splash of color: a red beanie. It is that 5% of red that works in every outfit.

Coat: here

T-shirt: Karl Lagerfeld

Pants: here

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Bag: BCBG

Beanie: Dynamite

XoXo, OD

Ps: This is my best friend’s favorite look, I’m getting a little emotional since I miss her so much…so this is for you my love!

How to wear distressed sweater

Hello my lovelies,

Sipping from a hot coffee on the go on a sunny but crisp morning, leaves on the ground in the most beautiful shades of brown and our heads tucked in cozy blanket scarfs it is my perfect definition of fall.

When it’s cold outside but not enough to need a jacket or coat, my most favored fall piece to play and style is the sweater.

With skirts or jeans, oversized, monochrome or with prints, they are for sure the star of the show, in your wardrobe, for fall.

I really enjoy chunky cozy sweaters, especially this one because I like the distressed look of it. My choice to style it was  with this simple black denim skirt, so it almost looks like I’m wearing just the sweater. If you decide to wear it as a sweater dress, it is a little bit too short but if you add a pair of super opaque black stocking with can easy get away with it.

Even if we are talking about super trendy ones, or just simple, sweaters will always be no.1 staple of fall, every single year.

How do you wear yours?

Sweater: Guess

Skirt: here

Boots: here

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

 

How to wear socks and high heels

Hello lovelies,

In today’s post, I want to talk about how we wear our elegant high heels with socks.

NO! NO! NO! I’m definitely not talking about the tourist “faux pas” socks and sandals :).

Before we knew that almost “everything is allowed” in fashion, (I said ALMOST, because there is a thin line between an outstanding styling and ridiculous) we were wearing socks only with our athletic shoes at the gym, or to do a quick run to the grocery store. Now, that sounds really boring and flat, compared with how much fun you can have when styling your high heels with socks. It is not a new trend at all, but I have a feeling that we’ll start to see it more often again.

I have to say it though, the socks and high heeled sandals are a combination that fashion conservatives tend to stay away from.

It is one of my favorite styling tricks for fall, because I don’t want to wear only boots when the air starts to be a little bit crispy. In my crazy mind, sometimes I think that heeled sandals were invented as an opportunity to show off your socks :))

A really nice contrast is mixing sporty socks (with athletic stripes) and your feminine high heels to bring the whole outfit on the casual side, wearing a pair of lurex or even glitter socks will give a little extra something to the entire outfit.

For this outfit, I chose a pair of thick over the knee socks, that I didn’t pull all the way up, so it will match the volume that I created in the top of my outfit with the chunky casual-elegant hoodie.

Hoodie: Zara

Shirt: DKNY

Skirt: H&M

Socks: Marshals

Heels: Steve Madden

Bag: Zara

 

 

 

 

Knit dress: perfect fall outfit

Hello my lovelies,

Today’s post is another fall outfit because October is here, so it’s the smell of pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon and all we have the best from fall. Besides the lattes, I don’t really feel that is fall in southern California, because it feels like summer (the temperatures were in upper 80 when I was shooting this outfit).

Let’s be honest: knit dress is not new, fashion forward or unseen, but yet cozy, really trendy that we’ll keep us warm.

Besides sweaters, the knit dress, is another staple piece to have in your closet for the cold season.

I got this dress from Forever XXI especially for fall, because it looked different with a little bit of sparkle and I felt for the olive green color of it. It is not one of those chunky unshaped dresses and the two slides on the sides gives it more of a feminine look even if you wear it with sneakers.

Knitted dresses are really versatile, so you can do some layering by adding a biker jacket or even throw a blanket scarf over it.

I wish you have a cozy, warm fall, full of stylish outfits.

XoXo, OD

Dress: Forever XXI

Jacket: H&M

Bag: Zara

Shoes: Adidas Superstar