How to wear blazer and denim shorts

Hello my lovelies,

If you are familiar with my blog, you know that for me fashion and style means combining pieces that we wouldn’t normally wear them together. This was also the main idea behind this outfit: you would not necessarily mix a pair of denim shorts, which are totally casual, with an elegant black blazer.

It is a street style outfit that is really appealing and will make you look fabulous, without trying too much.

What I like a lot about this look is that you can mix almost any shoes with it: high heels to rock your girls night out, sneakers, if you have to run some errands around the city, and even flats for an end of summer romantic walk with your love.

Being mid September, add a pair of combat boots and make it the perfect summer to fall transition outfit.

It is one of my favorite looks and I think that makes you look put together with items, that you have for sure in your dressing.

 

Blazer: H&M

Cami top: H&M

Shorts: Gap

Accessories: AliExpress

Boots: Zara

Sunnies: Steve Madden

Bag: BCBG

 

 

Floral Romper

Hello my lovelies,

I really enjoyed seeing girls wearing rompers, because they are a simple choice that you can`t go wrong with. We find them in all lengths, shapes, fabrics, patterns… girl, you have a big variety to choose from.

I wanted a short romper so, my only problem was that I couldn’t find one to fit me right and not make my feet look like two sticks ( I know they are not far from that, but still).

When I saw this cute romper at Zara, I could’ve bet that it will not work for me…well, I had a big surprise in the fitting room… I loved it. I like the flower pattern and the little ruffles on the shoulders. To run around the city, on a hot Cali summer day, I chose to wear it with a pair of flat sandals, but it will look as gorgeous with a pair of high heels for a night out.

I really hope that I can find more jumpsuits/rompers to fit me, because I enjoy their comfortability and the fact that you can create a sharp outfit with no effort.

If you choose a monochromatic romper you can definitely go heavy with the accessories, but if your romper has an interesting pattern, you will need very little accessorizing and your outfit is ready. Go and rock the day my dear!

 

Romper: Zara

Shoes: Aldo

Bag: Zara

Bracelets: Forever XXI

Back to school – outfit ideas

Hello my lovelies,

August means that summer is almost gone and even if it seemed too short, summer break is over and it’s time for “Back To School”.

I remember that for me, going back to school it was always a great reason to go shopping and renew my wardrobe for the new season.

Even if it’s a long time since I graduated college (we are not even talking about high school because I’ll start to feel old haha), for today`s post I was thinking what I would wear if I had to go back to school now. With that being said, I created some outfit ideas that are school appropriate, comfortable but still stylish.

Look no. 1:

Dress: Old

Shirt: Ross

Backpack: Aeropostale

Shoes: Converse

Hat: H&M

Look no 2:

Top: H&M

Skirt: Bershka

Backpack: BCBG

Shoes: Converse

Look no.3:

Top: American Eagle

Jeans: Ross

Shoes: Converse

Bag: BCBG

Cardigan: H&M

Look no.4:

T-shirt: American Apparel

Jeans: Zara

Jacket: Gap

Pins: Aldo

Shoes: Sam Edelman

 

 

 

 

Shirt-dress fever

Hello my lovelies,

In this spring-summer preferences, we find up top the shirt-dress: it’s casual, easy to wear and flattering for all the silhouettes.

They are basically a long button-down shirt, slightly oversized, it looks like a basic shirt (their upper half – sleeves and collar, gives them that semi-elegant look) but has the perfect length to be a dress.

When we are talking about styling shirt-dresses, I think that the shoes set the tone of the outfit and also the way you choose to accessorize it, depending the time of the day and the location.

Being a stylistically hybrid, the shirt-dress offers a lot of styling alternatives to the ones ready to go outside their comfort zone and play with it.

How are you wearing yours?

Shirt dress: Michael Kors

Heels: Forever XXI

Bag: Zara

Accessories: Aldo

 

 

 

 

Powerful floral print suit

Hello my lovelies,

If we think about suits, usually the first thing that we say is business attire, dark colors, basically boring … but my dear, that has changed.

Starting with this spring, we started to see more and more suit-sets with powerful floral prints. I am totally digging the trend because it’s fun to wear and you can play with the blazer or the pants mixing them with other pieces.

When I saw this suit, I already imagined myself styling it in so many different ways.

The most simple way to wear this suit is adding a pair of stilettos, for that elegant – sophisticated look.

I also chose to go for a more unusual styling, and yes, I know that suits equal elegant, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add a pair of sneakers, a white T-shirt and call it a day.

I put together for you also 2 looks, in which I incorporated the blazer and the pants with other items.

T-shirt: Drew

Shoes: Steve Madden

Accessories: H&M and Guess

Sunglasses: Miu Miu

 

Jeans: Zara

T-shirt: American Eagle

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

I felt in love with the location where I shot the last pictures of the look… don’t forget that love is everywhere and you might find it in the places where you least expect.

 

 

Funky pencil skirt

Hello my lovelies,

When I start putting together my outfits, I always do it accordingly to how I feel.

If you ask my friends to use one word to describe me, they will say for sure – bubbly. I am a fun-crazy kid, with a bubbly personality, so I feel that a funky kind of style represents me the most.

I am a total sucker for crazy prints: animé, cartoons, pop art, everything that is colorful and fun.

When I saw this skirt at TopShop, I felt in love with the print. I though that I can create a lot of looks that will show more of my bubbly personality.

Be fun, dress funky, even if your outfit is not perfectly composed, the most important thing is how you feel when you are wearing it.

I had a lot of fun during this photoshoot and I just let my inner kid to come out and play with some balloons.

 

Pencil skirt: TopShop

Top: Nordstrom

High heels: Steve Maddden

How to wear your sports bra outside the gym

Hello my lovelies,

One of the unexpected but popular trends that is going on right now, is wearing your sport bra outside the gym.

Creating outfits with your favorite sports bra, that are in a different zone than the actual sporty look, is not that difficult. A sports bra is basically a crop top that is tight, so start by styling it with non-athletic pieces.

When I started creating this outfit, I was thinking about pairing pieces that you wouldn’t normally put together: a sports bra with a flower print elegant high-heels, a pair of pants that they look like sweatpants but they are actually not and to complete the look, I added this cute, silky, light-weight bomber jacket.

I loved the summer-ish vibe of the final look and it got a lot of compliments during the photoshoot.

How do you feel about incorporating your sports bra in a everyday look?

Sport bra: Calvin Klein

Bomber Jacket: Zara

Pants: Zara

Heels: Steve Madden

Bag: Aldo

 

Blazer dress a.k.a tuxedo dress

Hello my lovelies,

I’ve been searching for months for the perfect blazer dress, without success. I finally came across this one and when I saw it on the shelf, I knew that it is coming home with me.

The blazer dress is not your usual girly-girl dress, is more of a girl-boss look because, in my opinion they inspire sophistication and attitude.

What I like the most about wearing blazer dresses is the fact that you don`t need to do much… in this case, less is more. I chose not to add any jewelry because I wanted the blazer to be the main focus of this outfit.

Blazer: Top Shop

Bag: Aldo

Shoes: Steve Madden

Socks: Top Shop

My nighttime skincare routine

Hello my lovelies,

Being a makeup artist for so many years, I must say that skincare is way more important than makeup application. Even the best products in the world, will not look as good and will not perform at their highest, if not applied on a skin that has been taking care of.

In today’s post I will share with you my nighttime skincare routine, so this is basically what I’m doing every single night (no exception) before I’m going to bed.  These are the products, that over the years, I discovered that they work the best for my skin. It will be a long post, so grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy!

I would like to say in the beginning that I have combination skin: oily in my T-zone, with enlarged pores on the apples of my cheeks and my forehead. That’s why I introduced in my routine products that are targeting these problems.

First step in my skincare routine is removing my makeup… and this should be the most important thing that you do before you go to bed. Not removing your makeup at night, can create so much damage for your skin that you can’t even imagine (I’m planning on writing a post only about this, soon).

I start by removing my eye makeup using Clinique “Take the day off – for eyes and lips” and after I take a Neutrogena makeup towelette and wipe the day away.

Step 2: To wash my face I’m using Shiseido – “Perfect cleansing oil” together with my Clarisonic brush. Even if you are, or not wearing makeup, it is impetuously needed to wash your face and remove all the dirt and oils before you are moving to the next steps.

Step 3: Toner.

The one that I’m using right now is “Pores no more” by Dr. Brandt and I saw really good results for my enlarged pores.

Step 4: Serums and Acids

My go to serum is The Ordinary “Niacinamide 10% , Zinc 1%” . For those of you, that don’t know anything about Niacinamide, is basically known as a combination of vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid. It’s improving the appearance of enlarged pores, fines lines, dulness, and offers as well multiple benefits for aging skin. After using this for a while, I fell that my skin has more balance and it is not that oily anymore.

After applying the Niacinamide serum, I’m using also from The Ordinary, their “Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%”. This fights texture and keeps blemishes away, being in the same time really gentle on the skin. For me, these two together, have done miracles for my skin.

Step 5: Moisturizer. You can already tell that I love The Ordinary products, so the moisturizer that I’m currently using is also from them. I like it because it is light-weight but really hydrating in the same time, it absorbs quickly and just leaves my skin feeling refreshed.

This is pretty much it, the only thing that I do extra, once or twice a week is applying a mask and right now I enjoy using The Rubber mask by Dr. Jart… You have to try it!

If you have any question about any of the products or my regimen, please write  them in the comment section down below.

Have a magical day!

 

 

 

How to wear – Pleated mini skirt

Hello my lovelies,

Today I wanna talk about this very stylish, yet understated plated skirt with mini length cuteness, that will pull your ultimate cool-girl move.

This bottom piece is really eye-catching, because the pleats look just stunning, so I would wear them with something simple ( top, shirt, tank top) and let it be the focal point of your outfit.

They come in a variety of lengths and pleats styles, so I`m sure that you can find the perfect one for your body type.

I chose to wear my pleated mini skirt with a loose-fit shirt (I love the little pearl details on the back of it) and a pair of sneakers to go for a more sporty-chic look.

I wouldn’t see myself wearing this skirt with high heels, just because mine is pretty short and I think that the sneakers or a pair of flats will give you that dose of cuteness and innocence.

Skirt: American Apparel

Shirt: Zara

Belt: Bershka

Shoes: Converse

Backback: BCBG

Accessories: Forever XXI