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

My summer jam: floral maxi dress

When I think about hot summer days and long walks on the beach, my jam is for sure a floral maxi dress.

floral maxi dress

You have to love such an easy dress that you just throw it on and look so put together.

Honestly, I was always drawn to maxi dresses, but I never got one, until this summer. I simply did’t fine one before to have the length that I was looking for.

When comes to this particular type of dresses, I like them extra long, even though, I don’t wear them with hells or wedges.

I normally pair a maxi dress with a pair of flat sandals, or some cute slippers.

What I love the most about this floral maxi dress, are the little of the shoulder sleeves. It makes it extra feminine and sexy in the same time.

The buttons, that go all the way down, gives you the opportunity of wearing it in different ways. If you want to show off a little more skin, just unbutton it how much you want and it looks like a dress with a sexy slit.

Of course that being such a feminine dress, I paired it with some edgy booties to change completely the look.

Shooting this outfit in the desert, I felt that the boots were actually completing the look.

I just love everything about this dress: the pattern, the colors, fabric which is really light and of course the off the shoulders sleeves.

How do you like to wear you summer floral maxi dress?

I hope you have an amazing week, my lovelies.

floral maxi dress

floral maxi dress

floral maxi dress

floral maxi dress

floral maxi dress

floral maxi dress

floral maxi dress

Dress: BCBG

Booties: Steve Madden

Printed shorts: a fresh summer look

Printed shorts are the thing this summer. We’ve seen them everywhere with a variety of pattern to choose from: animals, flowers, leaves, palm trees… you can definitely find the right one for you.

printed shorts

When we talk about wearing shorts, we automatically think of them as a very casual alternative. However, I’m all about dressing them up sometimes to create a more stylish alternative.

Shorts are definitely one of the most versatile piece in your closet, because it helps you creating endless looks for summer.

On the other hand, when we talk about printed shorts in particular, they are just the puzzle piece that you need in order to create a statement.

I cannot get enough of wearing bold color designs in the summer, because besides the fact that they are really fun to wear, they are also really chic and will always give you a fresh look.

As I was saying, I wanted to dress up the shorts a little bit, so I paired them with an ultra feminine chiffon top and a cute pair of high heels.

If you think that styling a pair of printed shorts it’s difficult, let me prove you wrong. To be in the safe zone, just add a plain top. That way, you keep the focus on the pattern of the shorts but you also balance the entire look, in the same time.

printed shorts

printed shorts

printed shorts

printed shorts

printed shorts

printed shorts

Full look: Zara

 

 

 

How to rock the denim on denim trend

Double denim trend or denim on denim, whatever you want to call it, it’s been around for ages, but it’s one of those that won’t be going anywhere soon.

double denim

I sent my friend a picture with outfit (because the jeans were a gift from her) and what she told me it was funny. She was asking me if denim on denim it’s still on trend, because she loves to wear it but she thought that she was out of fashion. So Cami, this post is for you and for all of you that love double denim trend and you want to do it the right way.

Even thought it might look a pretty hard trend to nail it, I promise you it is not.

As a main rule, that you should follow on styling double denim is that the colors and the washes have to be completely different.

If you wanna go for a dark blue denim jacket make sure you pair it with a light washed pair of jeans. Or the other way around: light wash denim shirt with some black or gray jeans.

When doing this type of a look, I always look for pieces that fit me perfectly. It is a look that works better with slim cuts. So, a good tip will be to try it with your skinny jeans rather than your baggy ones.

A denim blue shirt with a pair of white jeans is my to go double denim look. It is a gorgeous look for summer time.

My denim shirt it’s pretty long so I prefer to tuck it in my jeans and leave more buttons open.

I kept my styling pretty simple and just layered some necklaces for the extra feminine touch. I wanted to complete the look with a pair of summer-ish shoes, and this wedges were the perfect.

double denim

double denim

double denim

double denim

double denim

double denim

double denim

double denim

double denim

double denim

Are you digging this trend? I would love to know how do you wear the denim on denim trend. Let me know in the comment section down below.

Happy Monday, and let’s kick this week in the but cheeks 🙂

Jeans: Guess

Shirt: H&M

Shoes: Gucci

Bag: Zara

 

Floral pants: a happy happy joy joy mood

Floral pants are definitely one of those items that you’re going to see me in all summer long.

floral pants

Usually when summer starts, I love wearing dresses, skirts, short, everything but long pants or jeans. Well, that it’s not the case when we are talking about this particular pair of pants.

First, I wanna talk a little about the fabric, so you can understand why they are the perfect pair of pants to wear in the summer. They are super soft and extremely lightweight. Literally they feel like you are not wearing anything which makes them really comfortable too.

What I love the most about this pair of floral palazzo pants , is the cut. The loose cut gives a graceful flare to your figure as you walk, which I find that to be a little sophisticated and ultra feminine.

I’m not a petite girl at all, but this type of pants will accentuate the length of your legs… and to be honest, which girl doesn’t like that?

In my lasts shopping sprees, I ended up buying only items with print or really colorful for the summer of 2018.

Floral print is the one that defines me the most. It always give me a happy happy joy joy mood, but in the same time is very feminine and sweet.

I was in love with the pastel color of the pants the flowers, so in order to keep that the focal point of my outfit, I paired the floral pants with a simple flowy white top.

The pants have a matching crop top, which you’ll probably see in a different post.

Don’t forget: when we talk about warm weather fashion, one thing it is for sure: floral prints will always be in style!

floral pants

floral pants

floral pants

floral pants

floral pants

floral pants

floral pants

Full outfit: Zara

Floral print shirt: spring mood

In my opinion, the floral print shirt is a must-have in everyone’s dressing for the 2018 spring season.

floral print shirt

Shirts, are for me one of my favorite clothing items, because you can find them in a lot of different styles: from elegant to casual, we can incorporate them in pretty much any outfit.

A super versatile piece, it can be worn by itself in the warmer months, or underneath a blazer, coat, when the weather requires some layering.

It is something about the floral print shirt that outlines your femininity and also gives your outfit a romantic vibe.

For today’s outfit, I paired my satin floral print shirt with a pair of high waisted jeans and a white vest.

I finished up the look with this gorgeous pair of oxfords, that can definitely elevate any look that you need.

Lately, I ended up buying all floral, bold prints pieces that I can’t wait to share them with you.

I think I’m already in all full spring mode ready for summer, baby!

I hope you have an awesome week, my lovelies.

XoXo, OD.

floral print shirt

floral print shirt

floral print shirt

floral print shirt

floral print shirt

floral print shirt

 

Shirt: here

Vest and Jeans: Zara

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Bag: Aldo

Valentine’s day outfit ideas

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, in today’s post I wanna share with you some outfit ideas for this magical day.

On Valentine’s Day we celebrate love… it’s about sharing and giving., even though we don’t necessarily need a certain day or date to do that.

Love it’s the most amazing emotion in our lives. It is what makes us humans and what makes life worth living.

It is never about the size of your house, your car’s brand, how big your bank account is, or  the beauty of your partner. All of these become insignificant, compared with what really makes us tremble.

It’s about hiding in your significant other’s arms after a bad day and feel safe. About having someone who shares your dreams. About that special person that puts a smile on your face in the morning just by seeing them.

Valentine’s Day it’s not only about giving chocolate and roses. How about giving this year your time? Be together, enjoying each other’s company, spend  quality time and make great memories.

I think it’s enough chick shit for one single post, so let’s move on and talk about outfits.

Us, girls, usually dress up for ourselves… however we feel like, without carrying about what other people have to say about it. Which is great, don’t get me wrong. However, if your beloved one makes an effort to take out for dinner at a fancy restaurant, it’s fair enough for us to wear something that they would like.

Trust me, they would rather be at home with you, watching Netflix & chill on the couch, then to go in a restaurant with hundreds of other people. But guess what? They do it, because you want to and because they care about what makes you happy.

Now if they would prefer you in a sexier look… Girl, you better put those high heels on and that gorgeous sexy dress that you never wear, because he deserves it.

Valentine’s Day it’s not only for couples. If you are single, you can plan a Galentine’s Day and have some fun with your besties.

You can definitely show some love to your friends that were next to you through good or bad. I think that kind of love deserves to be celebrated as well.

Outfit no.1

valentine's day

valentine's day

valentine's day

valentine's day

Dress: Zara

Bag: Zara

Shoes: H&M

Earrings: here

Outfit no. 2:

valentine's day

valentine's day

valentine's day

valentine's day

valentine's day

valentine's day

Dress: Express

Earrings: Zara

Shoes: Bershka

Outfit no. 3:

valentine's day

valentine's day

valentine's day

valentine's day

valentine's day

valentine's day

Shirt: Zara

Culottes: BCBG

Shoes: Dsquared

Bag: Forever XXI

Brooch: Chanel

 

 

 

Smart casual: Dress pants and sneakers

Busy days require a simple, yet stylish look. Today, “the look” is about how we wear dress pants and sneakers.

dress pants and sneakers

To be honest, dress pants and sneakers it is a little of an understated look. I don’t understand why, because if done correctly it is super cool, fashionable and stylish. I don’t even have to say anything about how comfortable this look is.

The more elegant the trousers, the better, because the juxtaposition will create more of a balancing look.

When you want to go for this kind of look, what’s really important is the tailoring of the pants. You can wear them with a basic white t-shirt, but the dress pants need to have an impeccable fit. The reason why I’m saying this, it is because you really don’t want to look like you’re just commuting to work in your comfy shoes.

Bringing the look to the casual side by adding the sneakers and the white tee, I felt the need tp add a touch of glam. The pearl suspenders was the best accessory to complete the look.

I would highly recommend this outfit even for office, casual business meetings or even as a daily look, when your to do list seems never ending.

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

Dress pants: Zara

T-shirt: DKNY

Jacket: H&M

Shoes: Adidas Superstar

Suspenders: here

 

 

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