A-line skirt for fall

Hello my lovelies,

A-line skirts are a must have this fall season. What I like the most, when we talk 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 A-line skirt that I wear in the pictures, I think is 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!

Coat: Zara

Sweater: Diesel

Skirt: Express

Platforms: here (on sale)

Bag: Aldo

 

 

 

How to wear 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.

Doesn’t matter that 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.

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. While I was in H&M shopping for some sweater, I found the one that I’m wearing in this outfit today and on my way to the fitting room, I saw the skirt. I was 100% sure that I would not like it or buy it, but just for fun I decided to take it with me and have fun trying it on. Oh well, surprise…. I loved how it looked mixed with this sweater; perfect combination. Bottom line, that’s how this look was born: in a fitting room at H&M.

Are you digging the vinyl trend?

XoXo, OD

Sweater: H&M

Skirt: here

Bag and Boots: Zara

 

 

How to wear leather pants

 

Hello my lovelies,

I already told you in a previous post, that one of my favorite fabrics to wear when fall comes, it’s leather. I talked here about my favorite leather dress, or in this post about how to style pleated midi leather skirt.

Today is all about the leather pants. They have been on trend forever and if worn correctly, they can give the most stylish, chic or elegant look.

When styling leather pants, you have to be careful what are you going to pair them with. I usually like to create a contrast between fabrics, so for example, to achieve an elegant look, I like to mix the leather pants with a super feminine lace top.

In today’s outfit post, I wanted to do a casual look, something more street style. I have this pair of leather pants for over a year, but I didn’t wear them once, because they don’t have that perfect fit, cigarette cut that I prefer. I ended up loving how they look, paired with this super loose knit sweater.

Being an all black outfit, I wanted to add a pop of color by wearing this super interesting pair of pumps. What’s so special about them? They are not leather, it’s more of a perforated fabric that sets them on the casual side.

To finish off the look, I added this stylish hat, that made the perfect match with the shades.

I hope you had an awesome weekend,

XoXo, OD

Pants: Michael Kors

Sweater: Abercrombie & Fitch

Shoes: Zara

Bag: Forever XXI

Hat & Sunnies: Lucky Brand

Accessories: Guess & HM

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 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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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