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Hello there girls,

Graduation is approaching, so a huge congratulations to you for all your hard work and perhaps some sleepless nights that led to this important moment. To honour this occasion, you would want to look fabulous! The pictures you will take will have to pass the test of time and you need to feel confident with your decision. From a girl who is not girly, this must be a huge challenge. NO WORRIES! I’m here to help.  Let’s browse to options that you have and get you inspired for the big day.

The white strapless dress

I will always recommend going for a strapless dress. The bone structure just above your cleavage is to me one of the most beautiful parts of the the body. A short white dress is a great option that will make you look innocent and sexy in the same time.  If white is not really your thing, you can go for a nude, yellow or baby blue. Anything pastel will look amazing in contrast with your graduation gown. This is the one I was wearing last summer while graduating from Birmingham City University with a degree in Marketing, Advertising & PR.

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I’ve got mine on Bohoo.com, a place where I don’t usually shop, but at time I knew what I had in mind and all the other stores had weird options. So, one tip from me: search all internet for the piece you want even though you will end up in a weird store: you never know how cool it will look.

 

The classic little white dress

I feel like a Hollywood actress in this Asos dress: so simple and beautiful. You will look amazing and feel a thousand dollars! Definitely a great choice for the event!

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The princess black dress 

The definition of class. A princess dress is wonderful for this occasion. You can either go for a black dress or for a Darling flower patterned dress as my mum is wearing. To be honest, I stole her dress once or twice, but it’s just so beautiful.

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I know choosing your dress might be a nerve-wracking process, so I am hoping the post helped you decide a little bit quicker! Have an amazing time and don’t forget to feel proud for everything you have achieved.

Which dress is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Love,

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Hello there my girls,

As you’ve probably seen I have traveled a lot this summer and I mean A LOT. As I write this, I am getting ready for my next getaway to a destination that is close to my heart – the place where I turned 22 last year!

Now, as I’m used to packing and figuring out exactly what I need before I get there, I thought to put together my summer essentials.

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1. The Summer Dress – Dresses won my heart this season and I’m loving the idea! Not that I’ve discovered the wheel or anything, but they are so easy to wear.  Why didn’t I get into them earlier?! Because I did not know how to mix them to fit my personality: if I wear a dress, I will wear it with boots or striped sandals. This Embroided Striped Zara Dress is just perfect for me.  I find this style trés chic, but you can choose any dress that makes you feel happy & free.

2.  Colourful Bag – I’ve had this Ralph Lauren bag since last Autumn, but I haven’t brought it out my closet that much. Now, I’m in love with it – even more than I did when I first got it. Strange right? I feel that a colour bag is amazing for summer – it gives me energy and adds on to my mood when I’m not feeling that positive.

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3.   Straw Hat – This comes as a necessity rather than just an accessory. You need to wear a hat during these sunny days, especially if you’re travelling to a hot country. Believe me, this H&M Straw Hat saved me from many headaches and heat strokes.

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 4.   Sandals – Probably, the best trend of all summers: lace sandals! Girl, these Zara ones are so sexy (you can tie them around your leg)! Needless to say, you’re probably wearing sandals in summer and you’d be better with these low heeled ones if you live in a big city or travel around!

  5.  Thermal Spring Water – One of my must haves for the season is a thermal spring water face spray! I mean, it’s so refreshing and keeps my skin hydrated. Check out this one by La Roche-Posay.

Have you seen my tips on the most Instagramable outfits for this summer?

Until next time,

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Putting together outfits can be both a pleasure, but also a tremendous task if left last minute. Browsing through your wardrobe when the least thing you have is time, can be a daunting activity to start your day with. In case you don’t find time to plan your weekly wardrobe as recommended in The Mindset of High Achievers & Habits for Achieving your Desired Fashion Style or you forgot to plan for that day, this article will help you get ready fast. Let’s reveal some top tips for a more fashionable you!

Pick dresses over trousers and tops

Not only dresses are easy to wear, but they can instantly make you look fabulous. I would suggest keeping your dresses (in both causal and smart style) on hangers, so anything you would pick can be suitable for what you might have planed for the day ahead: important meeting in the office / casual day. I unconsciously timed myself lately, as I keep on wearing dresses. It takes me about 5 minutes to pick up my dress and shoes! I’m seriously thinking to do a closet tour for you so it would be better to capture the way my wardrobe is organised, so let me know if you would like to see that in future posts?

What goes on top?

If I have a meeting, then I will wear a smart blazer on top of my office dress. If I have to spend the day in the office, I will swap that for my leather jacket. I keep a blazer and a leather jacket on the hanger near my front door. In that way, I just grab my top layer and leave!

Outfit Option One: The Head Turner

No lie, I have turned to many heads with this outfit. And so many random compliments (not only the ‘hey, beautiful’ ones, but genuine ones too). I really believe that a bright colour can make you look super put together and adds that glow on you as well!

Shoes wise, the perfect shoe for me are combat boots. They go with everything. I love the effect they have on my legs when I’m wearing a dress or shorts. Summer, autumn, winter – no matter the season, I’ll be wearing them. And you should too! What’s not to love about them?

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Outfit Option Two: Office Confidence Boost

Lately I’ve been having meetings with important clients in central London (I also work in digital marketing), so under no circumstance I could be wearing my combat boots there.

For these type of meetings, I no longer plan my outfits ahead, but just open up my wardrobe since I have so well organised. One morning, I tried this dress and picked up a nicely cut blazer. Done! Without the fuss of choosing three different items. You can do it too.

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To wrap things up, having dresses on the hanger and shoes ready saves up precious time in the morning. You’d feel more organised and instantly more fashionable! When something becomes our second nature, inevitably we feel successful. Ready to feel successful? Try out my tips!

Top Time Saving Style Tip: If you have to wear make-up that day (I don’t wear make-up on a day to day basis as I often go to the gym), take it with you and just apply it at some point during the day. Least thing you want is waking up 40 minutes earlier to do your make-up. Time waste!

Accessorise with sunglasses and you’re set to go! What are you tips for feeling more fashionable on a daily basis?

Love,

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As shown in British Vogue June, shorts are your new summer staple. They swear they’ve seen shorts worn under cocktail dresses at Nina Ricci and Chloe. Not denim shorts of course! But what do we care? We’ll do our own summer staple out of denim high waisted shorts, because they are way cooler. Boss girls, let’s see how we can best wear them this summer!

Denim shorts are cool – we know that already, however they can bring a ‘basic’ feel to your outfit. And girl you want to be anything, but not basic (not anything, but you get the idea). I feel a great way of putting together a stylish outfit is to always bring in interesting fabrics and accessories.

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Anja Rock Embroidery Top

The upper part is so important to get right. Get a sheer crop top and you ruined it. As the shorts are exposing a good part of your skin, you want to ensure you’re pretty much covered else where. Try this: pair them with a emrbroided top (mine is actually a dress I knotted in the back) or even a ruffle top. You’ll feel amazing in the combo.

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Stefanel Hat

You know what I like to say: to make the outfit pop, wear a hat! I adore this piece from Stefanel! The colour on your hat should match or at least go with your outfit colour palette. Otherwise, all the eyes will be on your hat and not your outfit. Imagine this outfit with a red hat! I’m on the next train to Nopeland!

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Ray Ban Sunglasses

I just got these babies from the airport the I was on my way to Romania, my beautiful homeland. Needless to say, wear your sunnies with pride! ANY style you pick – except from the new triangle ones that put me off so bad.

Reserved Trainers

This is the first pair of trainers I gave bought in years. They are feminine and have beautiful ribbons. No one can resist a ribbon lace. I know I can’t!

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Hope you enjoyed this post! Do you have a favourite pair of shorts?

Until next time,

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Hello my beautiful girls,

Today we’re dipping into a HOT topic: summer swimwear! I have to say, this is the first swimwear photoshoot I’ve ever taken and I absolutely loved doing it. I’ve always had that thing of not showing my body on social media or my blog for privacy reasons. Now, at this point in my life, I am very confident not only in myself but in the fact that it’s not a big deal after all, VS models are posing, actresses are doing it and the human body is indeed a piece of art! Capturing one moment like this will stay with me for ever, so I feel really proud for going for it.

Getting into the actual topic now, I found the best swimwear online just 4 days before my departure to Sicily. I had to order them in store because girl, I can’t take any problems with the home delivery! (Yodel, I see you) So, yeah, there I was running on Oxford street from River Island to H&M to get my absolute beauties that I have picked between 200 models. And that’s not a joke. Therefore, they deserve our full attention because they are THE BOMB!

River Island Black & Metallic Gold Swimwear

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H&M Lace Swimwear

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As you can see, I highly recommend having two options of swimwear. For longer stays, I like to pack at least 3 swimsuits so I can change more often when my suits are drying.

Have fun browsing around for swimwear! I’ve seen some nice pieces in Tezenis too 🙂

 

Love,

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Hello there,

The whole purpose of this post is to guide you through packing with those beautiful places you’ll see in mind. Going to Rome? Then you will look amazing in a long white dress next to Fontana Di Trevi. Packing up for Barcelona? That short blue dress would fit right in on Barceloneta Beach. I think you absolutely get what I’m on about here. I will show you an actual example of when I packed for going to Palermo and the Sicilian coast. So, let’s pack and imagine you in that exact scenery.

Start by placing your clothes on your bed in categories (as below)

Think about the colours of the places you’ll see. In my case, I’ve known I will be around the city, so my background would be sandy yellow, orange and white, but also I would spend a lot of time on the beach too. So, I made sure to pack items that won’t get lost in the background. Once you picked out your colour palette for the place, now it’s time to think about how you want your pictures to look like.

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 Pick items that go well in different combinations

Once you decide on your colour palette, think about creating outfit combinations or pack things that go well together. For example these H&M shorts and the long Zara pants below them can be mixed with different tops. Your look can be casual or sexy depending on what you’re after in that moment.  You can see more examples of how I chose to wear them in my previous post Get the Holiday Look: Sicily Spring/Summer Lookbook 2018.

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 You need at least a one-piece item

What do I mean by that? Having a dress or a jumpsuit would be just perfect! You don’t have to worry about mixing and matching and you’ll be sure you have two outfits to put on and look amazing without the whole fuss. Let’s not mention how cool they look in on the Gram! Example of how I worn the dress:

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Pack your shoes wisely

I say wisely because you need comfy shoes that also look amazing! I would go for lace sandals and ribbon trainers – super girly and special! Ah, and don’t forget these perfect wedges – they are my definition of perfect high-heels – they will make any outfit even better.

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And that’s how I styled what I packed for this 5 day trip on my birthday weekend. Super easy & light luggage as well. You can always follow me on Instagram for more outfit shots at @missandradavonc.

Best of luck with your packing and have a wonderful time wherever you might travel!

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For any questions on packing and choosing outfits, please leave a comment below, I would be super happy to talk to you 🙂

Love,

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Hello my favourite fashionistas,

It’s summer time!

Well, in most of parts of the world is – so the perfect time to talk about our favourite summer outfits that you can easily take to your favourite resorts around the world. No matter where you go, a beach resort or a city break adventure, you will find something you can wear and feel amazing in, so keep on reading.

I recently came back from a city break / beach resort getaway in Palermo, Italy and I packed practical outfits that allowed me to fully enjoy my time and feel amazing everyday. It’s a skill that took a long time to master (trust me haha), but I just feel that this time, I didn’t pack stuff that I didn’t wear. I’ll show you my everyday outfits that I used to wear at beach and around the city. Let’s get into it.

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I can’t explain how easy it is to move around in this outfit! What I love most about it is the cute aspect of it. The ribbon on my Reserved shoes and the silk material of the River Island top, makes the outfit ‘flow’ nicely on the narrow streets of Palermo while enjoying a cannoli and a glass of Aperol Spritz. No wonder my favourite country is Italy! MY TIP: Wear a hat in case the sun is strong – I swear by a hat as this one was super helpful for keeping any headaches away!

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Long pants? African inspired shirt? I’m all about that! To be honest, I’ve worn these Zara pants with a swim suit, a crop top and many other combos throughout my time there. So, I think they can go as my top worn item!

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The perfect shorts

OMG! These are the comfiest shorts I have! They are so cool and go with pretty much anything. Here, I chose to pair them with a polka dot top (both H&M) and high wedges (New Look)!

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Reserved dress

This Reserved dress is perfect for those cool Instagram shots! Pair it with lace sandals and you are ready to pose for the gram!

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White

We wouldn’t be girls if we wouldn’t borrow something from our boyfriends! And his white Zara shirt makes the best beach dress! 

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You can find the items in the mentioned stores except from the pink blouse and reserved dress which I purchased in Reserved Germany.

Hope you enjoyed taking a look at the outfits and please share with me your holiday looks at @missandradavonc. I’m super curious! Have a wonderful time on holiday!

Love,

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Do you love black leather jackets? Me too! Although I didn’t wear one in three years now,  I find leather jackets to be perfect for the transition between spring and summer. Finding the perfect one might be a challenge, so get browsing and follow my tips to choose your own.

History of the leather jacket

You might not know this, but the first leather jacket was created for fighter pilots in the first World War! It only made it in fashion in the 90’s and it remained at the cool item of a wardrobe.

How to choose your leather jacket

Look at the leather’s quality 

That’s a pretty straight forward advice, but do look out for the leather’s quality. Signs of early damage while it’s already on the store’s hanger has to make you forget about it. Just imagine how many damages it will suffer from while you’re wearing it. If it’s NOT super soft, then the leather will pass the test of time and look its best after you’ve worn it for a while.

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Check the interior fabric

Assuming you’re buying it for Spring, you still want to check its interior. If it looks that it will keep you warm enough for chilly afternoons, then it will make a really good buy. The last thing you want is to freeze in it while sipping cocktails on a rooftop.

Select the right length

I love it when its length is just above my waist. If it’s longer than that, there are chances for me to not like it just as much. That length makes you look taller and goes with pretty much any style: worn with a jumper, over a dress or over a short top.

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Look out for quality zippers

The zippers have to be of good quality because you want your jacket to look on point. Zippers can both ruin and lift up a jacket, so stay close to the quality ones.

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Get the right fit

I can’t stand leather jackets that are baggy and loose. For me, the right fit is the one that stays tight to your body. It makes you look uber chic and ah did I mention you can wear it with a dress in spring?

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Clean it regularly

There are different special cleaning solutions you can use for its maintenance. The leather can break, so in order to prevent this from happening you might want to give it a rigorous clean once in a while.

Convinced? Then go ahead and find your perfect one ☺️tag me in your posts and ask me any questions related to your search below!

Shop my leather jacket here:

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Until next time,

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Hello there,

Have you decided on your next city break? Or are you still browsing through the latest offers? Either way, now is the best time to scan your wardrobe and decide on which pieces will make it to the trip with you. We will have a look at what you need to pack to look fierce while on your break! No loads of items needed and no huge luggages!

I find it very useful when I can change my outfit from day to night by only changing certain accessories. As there are a million different options you can try, today I will show you the most up to date thing I do. STAY TUNED!

Let’s take for instance a pair of white shorts

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Basic, right? They will be the base for your outfits!

City Break Day Time Outfit

During the day you need something comfortable, thinking that you would probably be digging into the city’s most beautiful treasures for the whole time. Just to make it clear, comfortable doesn’t mean lounge wear OR super sporty. People take comfortable clothes way too literally! A really nice top will be perfect for this (..aaand I didn’t say T-shirt). I have chosen a black Zara top that feels comfortable and also looks amazing in those Instagram pictures.

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Night Time Outfit for Your City Break

If you’re going out for dinner or going for a night stroll, you want to look cool! While the shorts and boots are still your best friends, it is now time to change your top and add a scarf. I went for a super boho jumper I’ve found in New Look last week. Ready for taking the city!

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See? You only need two items to transition your look from day to night! Do you know someone who packs a lot? Share this blog post on Facebook & Twitter to inspire your friends to pack less and look fierce on their break!

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Until next time,

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Hello lovelies,

I am so happy to say that FINALLY, I have found the perfect Spring Suit. I can’t actually say that I was looking for one in particular, but surely I wanted a nice cut blazer. For me, yellow or mustard have always been the perfect colours to break into spring, as also seen in 2 outfit ideas to make you look gorgeous this spring. Why should you need a suit? Well, we all should have something elegant in our wardrobe that we can wear on an everyday basis as for party dresses I am sure we all have.

Wearing Women Suits 

I love a beautiful suit and this one is not a one piece, but rather two pieces that I have individually selected from the Zara website. They go so well together! Add a black pair of stiletto shoes and a cool clutch. It’s so simple to dress elegant! Simpler than you might think.

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Be different, this spring!

Until next time,

MISSANDRADA