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

 

 

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

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

 

How to style: pleated midi leather skirt

Hello lovelies,

If there is an item, that you definitely need to have it ready for the fall season is the pleated midi leather skirt.

I wanna start by telling you, that with this particular item,  you have to pay a little more attention to your height, when you choose your midi skirt length.

A midi skirt can be anywhere from your knee to your calf, but if you are petite, you should choose a midi skirt that will sit above your mid-calf and wear it with high-heels, so you will give the impression of longer legs. If you are tall, my dear, you are lucky because you can wear any length for your midi skirt.

Styling a midi skirt is not that easy, even if it’s such a versatile piece and allows you to create so many different looks, you have to pay attention to the volume that you create. You don’t wanna look like you have been swallowed up by a big ball of fabric. Just know your body and play with proportions.

For today’s post a styled a pleated midi leather skirt in two, totally different ways: for the first styling option, I chose to go with a more of an edgy look, and in the second one, a more feminine, girly-girl look with a twist.

Hat: BCBG

T-Shirt: Karl Lagerfeld

Skirt: BCBG

Boots: Steve Madden

Belt: Top Shop

Bag: Zara

Bracelets: AliExpress

Sweater: Diesel

Blanket Scarf: Zara

Skirt: BCBG

Sandals: Steve Madden

Socks: H&M

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

Sunnies: Miu Miu

Bracelets: Forever XXI

 

 

 

 

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.