Silk dress and combat boots

One of my all time favorite tricks is to mix ultra feminine pieces, like this silk dress with masculine ones, in this case the combat boots.

combat boots

Combat boots are not worn anymore only by punk kids from the 90’s and, their renaissance in popularity have fashionistas styling them in so many different ways.

To be completely honest, I love this boots in every combination possible, but by far my go to look is with an ultra feminine dress.

I alway enjoyed to make this type of fashion contradictions, because I can mix together my girlie side with my tomboy-ish one… which I truly love them equally.

The combination between a summer-ish silk dress and a pair of combat boots it is extremely chic and very sophisticated. If you want to achieve more of a fall look, it is easy to layer it with any type of jacket.

I know that in So Cal it still feels like summer, even if it’s October and Halloween is just around the corner. I felt that this look is perfect for a end of summer fashion inspiration.

If you are not quite ready to give up all the light weight fabrics, so I’m telling you: simply don’t! If you are in the mood to play a little, go outside the norm, do some layering and incorporate them in outfits that are going to keep you warm.

combat boots

combat boots

combat boots

combat boots

combat boots

combat boots

Dress and Jacket: H&M

Boots: Zara

Bag:  Karl Lagerfeld

Plaid for fall

Plaid trend started to be the biggest fall fashion trend in 2017. It continued it’s popularity through out the spring season, and here we are… Fall 2018 – plaid everywhere: plaid skirt, pants, blazers, etc. plaid skirt Instead of going away, this trend gain even more popularity and we can definitely talk about this pattern being timeless. With that being said, you can start buying some plaid garments (if you don’t have any already) to add them to your closet. Usually, I love to go for a gray scale when I’m wearing a plaid item, but when I saw this skirt I was immediately attracted by the beige tones. The earthy tones made it the perfect skirt for the fall season. I thought about this outfit as a perfect transitional summer to fall look. If it’s getting a little bit colder you just need to throw a jacket over your shoulders and you are fall ready 🙂 It is also a really versatile skirt. I shot this look while I was on vacation in Romania and when it got colder (around 34F – 2C) I just added some thermal tights, a pair of combat boots, cozy sweater and a leather jacket. You’ve seen in my previous posts, that I really like pleated midi skirts. I find them really flattering and they give you endless options of styling. You can take them from edgy to classy-elegant just by changing of your shoes. A plaid skirt is definitely something that you need to start playing with this fall. Is super trendy and also fun to mix it with different patterns. plaid skirt plaid skirt plaid skirt   plaid skirt plaid skirt   T-shirt: American Eagle Skirt: here Backpack: American Eagle Shoes: Converse Sunglasses: Gucci

How to wear the flared jeans?

Flared jeans are one of those items that are again back on trend. They have an amazing silhouette that became famous in the 70’s. I have to confess: I always enjoyed that decade’s fashion.

flared jeans

So, if you are tired of your everyday skinny jeans, a great alternative will be the flare denim.

I want to say though, that they are not as easy to style, as your skinny ones. They require a little bit more attention to details.

For example, try a pair of flared jeans with a high waist to accentuate the curves that you actually want to. The bonus par: they will also give you an elongate silhouette.

When wearing this style of jeans, you need to keep in mind one word: balance.They look amazing with crop tops, waist length blazers or jackets.

As for shoes, I believe that the flared jeans look the best with high heels, platforms or even wedges. A high sole shoe, will make you definitely look taller and your legs like they don’t have an end. And that, it’s just any girl’s dream.

You don’t have to give up your trustworthy skinny jeans for a pair of flared ones, but they are a great addition to your closet, for when you want to try something fresh, something different.

flared jeans

flared jeans

flared jeans

flared jeans

flared jeans

Jeans: Lips Jeans

Camisole: H&M

Sweater: Kendall & Kylie

Bag: Zara

Boots: here

Choker: BeBe

 

 

Embroidered mini skirt

Happy Monday my lovelies! I don’t know exactly what happened, but this fall I have a thing for embroidered pieces and for patterns. This gorgeous embroidered mini skirt it is my first item since all this embroidery fever started.

embroidered mini skirt

The pattern and the detailing it is absolutely stunning and the unbelievable part is that it costs only 30$.

I know this skirt might not be new for you, we’ve already seen it almost all over the fashion blogosphere. The strange part is that I still wanted it, even though, usually it doesn’t matter how much I like something, if everyone has it, I’m not getting it anymore.

Well, with this skirt, it was a different story. For some reason, the pattern and the embroidered fabric reminds me of the traditional Romanian costumes. With Christmas being so close, I am a little more emotional than usual. So, every time I’m wearing this skirt I have a melancholic smile on my face, because it reminds me of my family and the place where I grew up.

We’ve seen this embroidered mini skirt incorporated in a lot of summer outfits.Usually, worn with white t-shirts or tops. I saw it more appropriate for fall, so I paired it with a cozy sweater and a faux fur vest.

Anytime I’m wearing this vest I get a million compliments.Everyone tells me that is pretty hard to believe that it is a faux fur. It looks and feels extraordinary real but it is not.

It’s true that I don’t wear real fur, especially when we have such great alternatives.

I hope you all have a great week ahead full of fulfillment.

XoXo, OD!

embroidered mini skirt

embroidered mini skirt

embroidered mini skirt

embroidered mini skirt

embroidered mini skirt

Vest: Unreal fur (different colors here)

Sweater: here

Skirt: here

Shoes: Dirty Laundry

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

 

 

Shades of blue: layered outfit

Hello my lovelies,

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

Many of us are afraid to do a layered outfit, because we don’t want to look with at least a size bigger. 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 consider to 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. Basically, dressed up like an onion with a million 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

60’s vibe: A-line skirt for fall

Hello my lovelies,

A-line skirts are a must have this fall season. What I like the most, 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 skirt that I’m wearing in the pictures, it’s 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!

In conclusion, I love the retro 60’s vibe of this look and I think I`ll try more often. I kind of enjoy the whole retro idea.

 

Coat: Zara

Sweater: Diesel

Skirt: Express

Platforms: here (on sale)

Bag: Aldo

 

 

 

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

 

 

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 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