March 21, 2017

Styling a mini leather skirt

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 A mini skirt, nothing new on the horizon, I am aware, however I wanted to say that I really used to avoid this type of skirts because I felt they were too simple and my fascination for the retro 1950's knee length skirts was over the roof so that didn't help, but not long ago I began looking at mini skirts in a different light.
 Now, I still love circle skirts, they will always be my favorite thing to wear and this leather skirt you see it here is not new, but I love the shape of it and how it looks, so I wanted to dedicate an article to it, share with you my thoughts and maybe some guidance on how to style such a piece. 

 1. Make sure the skirt is made of thick leather (of course it can be faux leather) the idea is that there are faux leather fabrics that are lighter and cheap that it will simply crack and break in time - this will create a cheap look that will do no good.

2. Wear it with short sweaters that stop just about your waistline, it creates a very chic and fun look as opposed to the classic shirt/sweater tucked inside the skirt. 

 3. Over the knee boots are a must-have these days, they are the perfect match for any mini skirt and I am a big fan as well, however, today I wanted to wear them with a pair of ankle boos, mainly because it's March and well... my boots are locked up in my closet until December. 

 4. Pair it with a jacket that stops at your waistline - this option will make your skirt the center piece of  your outfit. Or, longer jackets or coats work just as fine, depending on what look you are aiming for.

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Did you find these tips useful?
Let me know your thoughts on how you like to wear mini skirts, I am curious to know!

March 17, 2017

Not quite there yet

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 I see everywhere around the world magnolias in bloom and sunshine everywhere, while here the cold decided to make a comeback and delay Spring. Hence the cardigan and ankle boots. I even refreshed my hair color to a bright red because I was so excited for sunnier days (but I also missed having this color for some time now). At least we have tulips to brighten our mood. 
I can't wait to see trees in bloom and walk around the riverside enjoying a peaceful warm day - that sounded like what an old lady would do, but sounds great to me right now! 

 Wishing you all a sunny weekend!

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Wearing: Zara cardigan and top, H&M skirt and rings, Penti tights, Stradivarius bag, vintage earrings and belt.

March 10, 2017

Embroidery all the way

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 I don't know about you, but I get excited like on Christmas morning whenever I see embroidery, therefor, I am so thrilled to see it on pretty much everything, from shoes to shirts and jackets! I have such a huge respect for this craft, I know it's so difficult to make and it looks soooo precious and special.
That is why I couldn't resist not taking this bag home with me, nor those Zara jeans. I usually never pay more than $15 on jeans, because they don't feel that special to me, but this pair though... They stuck in my brain ever since I saw them on the website. Then I took a glance at them in the store and went away, trying to convince myself they are not that pretty (who was I kidding?)  A few days past and they were still inside my mind (my philosophy is simple: if a piece of clothing or a pair of shoes makes you think about it more than two days later, then go get it!) So, one day, I tried them on and that was that. I went one step closer to purchasing them and I don't regret it! 
It's wonderful how some details can make a piece of simple clothing appear much more interesting and more appealing! 

 What do you feel about this embroidery trend? I for one have some other stuff on my list, but let's wait for the next paycheck!

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Wearing: Zara jeans, no name top and shoes, vintage jacket, Stradivarius bag, H&M sunglasses, C&A earrings