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

 

 

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 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

 

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

 

 

 

 

How to wear slip dresses

Hello my lovelies,

Slip dresses are another 90`s item that are strongly back in the trend game.

You may think that is not an easy item to pull off, because it can be pretty challenging  to go outside with a dress that literally looks like lingerie. But just let me prove you wrong. Styling wise, you can put together some really nice outfits alternating different style zones: from elegant to edgy, rock or retro you can do pretty much everything.

There is a combination of sexy and laid-back about this dress that just makes me love it and I don’t even have to say anything about the fabric, because it is so silky and so damn soft to the touch.

I think I’ve worn mine with pretty much everything: biker jacket and a pair of booties, gladiator sandals, for a night out I just added a pair of single strap stilettos; although my favorite way to wear it is a T-shirt underneath and a pair of white sneakers.

If you don’t like layering and you enjoy more going for a minimal style, just go heavy with your accessories and your look will be simply perfect.

Slip dress: Drew

Shoes: Converse

Bag: Zara

Denim Jacket: Gap