March 28, 2017

Urban Western Style

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I may be wrong, but this outfit reminded me of the classic American cowboy/country style, even though that was not my intention when I started to dress up, but hey, for a transition outfit when the weather is neither cold, nor warm, I am happy with it!
 And if you are wondering how I added 10 inches in length to my hair, the answer is: hair extensions! A ponytail to be more precise, courtesy of Irresistible Me, I didn't get to wear it very often because  my hair color changed to various shades of red in time, but now it pretty much matches the color of this extension, so I think I am going to wear it more often now; we shall see.

How do you guys feel about hair extensions? 

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Wearing: New Yorker jeans, Newt bag, thrifted cardigan, Reserved shirt, C&A earrings

March 21, 2017

Styling a mini leather skirt


 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


 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.