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Hello there,

We’re quickly getting closer to the festive season. As you might guess, I’m excited to feel the frosty air, drink mulled wine and spend the holidays in a really cosy atmosphere. It’s my favourite time of the year! Since I love the season this much I always plan my outfits early to avoid the disappointment of ‘out of stock’ items or just because I prefer not to rush with my decisions. I’ve put together a beautiful collection of festive dresses that you can trust to look amazing in, while you’re enjoying your holiday time. Get the most out of this period of time, just before half of December to ensure you’ll have your outfits ready for the festive events.

Red all the way

Jazz, champagne and a great dancing party. That’s what this dress makes me dream of. Great for the New Year’s Eve, the Red Bardot dress promises a night to remember. The cleavage is just right, making you look sexy without making you look cheap (I could elaborate on the look that we shouldn’t go for, but I’ll just stop here and focus on what looks better from my perspective). I love a to wear red at parties and quite frankly I always remember my statement looks throughout the years. My philosophy is: if you can make an impression, why not? Go for a dress that makes you feel in control, super ready to shine and one that will bring great memories. Have the best New Year Party ever!

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White Winter Dream

Such a beautiful piece! This White Midi Dress is simple and really elegant. You’ll feel classy while decorating the carefully picked Christmas tree with the most exquisite decorations. The sleeves are gently falling off shoulders and the upper part of the dress, reveals your bone structure. Now think about your Christmas pictures as well – they will be different and much more likely to be remembered as you’ll be dressed just like a white winter dream. Only picture yourself lighting the fire and sipping champagne while your favourite Christmas carols are on. Red and white are my favourite colours to wear during the season. They might be classic, but they make me feel in line with the atmosphere.

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Wear this dress with nude high heels to ensure the attention won’t be drawn from the dress itself. Since the dress has a simple cut, you can wear with black fringe sandals and a glittery bag! You’ll feel absolutely amazing.

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Red Fringes

This dress is so Jenifer Lopez! I’m sure she’d wear this style – short and super fiesta vibes. I’ve never tried a similar dress before, so I thought New Year’s can be the perfect occasion to do so. I always feel that a special occasion, calls for something different. Don’t you? The fit of the dress is bodycon, flattering your curves rather than doing the opposite. I think that’s a benefit you’re getting with this dress. If you love to dance salsa or any other type of genre, the dress will look fabulous on while you dance the night away. Just make sure you have someone taking some pictures of you during the dance. They might turn out amazing! I would wear this dress for a friend gathering party or at a cocktail bar.

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When it comes to shoes, you need to keep them classy because the dress is already doing a lot for you. So, no need for glitter or any statement shoes – let them take the back seat if you’re choosing to wear this dress.

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Hope I helped you think about your xmas & party dresses early and start browsing through some pieces that you might have found of interest. May all your dreams for the coming year be fulfilled and may you have the happiest festive season. You can browse the Femme Luxe Finery collection here and pick the best ones for you.

What type of content would you like to see on the blog going forward? Please let me know in the comment section, so I can have a better understanding of things you’d like me to cover in my posts. Do you enjoy seeing outfit options rather than only one outfit?

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Femme Luxe Finery. As always, all words and opinions are my own.

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello everyone,

So happy to have you here today. We’re talking about one topic that is not covered so much on the fashion blogosphere: What to wear at work?! Tricky subject for me as I started working in the marketing industry last year, but I’m acing the subject as I go along. Keep on reading to find out how you can feel your best when dressed a bit more professional!

Tip number one: You need to find your own professional style by trying  various styles

Dress me in a corporate dress and I’ll feel weird for the whole day. I wouldn’t feel powerful in a standard dress and flats. For me, that’s just not going to work out. I tried everything: from simple dresses to jeans and blazers… and I got BORED! My industry is relaxed when it comes to office dressing because I work in an agency, so I don’t have to wear business attire. I do however feel that if I dress casual all the time, I just don’t feel stylish. I’d say I perfected my daily office look in time, so I recommend trying different options until you find something you feel comfortable with.

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Tip number two: Pick pieces appropriate for your age

The last thing you want is looking like you’re not your age. This applies to looking underaged or overaged. A blouse that is too serious for your age can work in your disadvantage. Instead, pick items that represent you: asymmetric earrings and fun blouses are perfect if you’re anywhere between 20-25+! Zara and Mango have a great selection of ‘office’ attire and it’s not boring at all! In fact, you can find the Zara blouse here and the Mango skirt here.

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Tip number three: Skirts and high heels

Skirts will make you look more feminine and professional. Consider wearing heels if you’re attending meetings, especially if you’re the one leading them: they will empower you. I found mine in Zara, but you can probably shop the high street for a similar pair – I really love the geometric heel on these. I don’t really enjoy wearing tights, so let me give you a piece of advice: it’s always better to go one size higher than struggling all day to pull them up. You can find these in Zara too – they are so comfy (I got mine in S, 120 den).

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Besides all the outfit tips, I think the most important thing to wear when you go to work is confidence: speak with confidence and always believe in your power to succeed and do amazing things. Your outfit is there to support your personality, so it has to match!

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Pictures taken by BBC Photographer, Rob.

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello there my beautiful people,

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Have an amazing Autumn Season,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello ladies and gentlemen (who love Instagram I suppose),

Welcome to the first November post on the blog. Before I go on into the topic, I would like to thank you for constantly reading and engaging with my blog. It’s been a nice journey since a year now and it continues to be so because of youJ  Today, we’re talking about the one social giant: Instagram. Ever wondered why the pictures don’t get the results you’re after? I have experienced with the platform for a while now, so let’s see what you can do to get the return you deserve.

Really briefly put: Instagram is a visual platform, so all your posts have to look different and have something cool about them. I’ll explore what works from a ‘like’ grabbing perspective and give you some good examples of what you can do to step up your game.

Tip 1: Your eye for design needs to be present in all shots

Let’s say you post about healthy food recipes. The soup you just cooked might be looking great, but that is not going to get you popular if you don’t take the extra step and turn your kitchen into a photo shoot location. Or, let’s say you’re a fashion blogger (like me) and want to show some accessories – you need to get creative and turn your bed into your like grabbing location. Have some props ready: in Autumn you can have little pumpkins, nuts or even leaves you picked up to make your flat lays a wonder. I guarantee they’ll grab attention! I know that these little small details can cost you time and sometimes even money as some of these need to be purchased, but if you really want it, you have to play the game.

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Tip 2: Location is the true king

They say that content is king. I say location is the true king. Sometimes, I mean most of the times, in the first second, even before they’ve even read your caption, the audience will make a quick unconscious decision: to like or to scroll further. You might have written the most inspiring copy, but if the picture will not do the trick, your engagement might be low. We won’t let that happen because that’s where we get smart. It’s that second you have to grab their attention… without screaming ‘I try too hard’. So, choose your pictures’ location wisely. After you’ve exhausted all the cute brunch places in your city, think about the story you want to tell with your outfits. For a dreamy outfit choose a flower wall, for a Steet style vibe go take pictures on busy traffic streets or supermarkets, you get my drift. Make sure your location is extremely Instagramable. Take my supermarket picture example below: my location is interesting; the composition is dynamic, and the outfit is Insta worthy too. You might say ‘Andrada, but this is shallow, what if my content is spot on?’ I’ve got only one answer: the location needs to match too. After all, vanity is shallow too, but advertising industry is built on it; and Instagram serves as an advertising tool for your business. So, you have to fearlessly compete with others to make your account stand out, tell a compelling story, bag those extra likes and start new collaborations. Every little effort helps in building that big brand of that you’re dreaming about. You can do this!

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 Tip 3: Constantly engage with other users

Whilst your content and pictures rule the Gram, you have to remember that you’re part of a community. It’s not the time or place to become self-obsessed. It’s the other users who interact with your page that will make you truly popular. Ask yourself these questions: am I commenting on other people’s profile constantly? Am I receiving a positive response at my posts and Instagram Stories? Are users also commenting on my pictures? Try to work out an answer to these and work as much as you can to gain engagement from your audience. It’s the only way to grow. Posting your pictures shouldn’t be the only activity you engage in on Instagram. Get social and you’ll grow your page!

Are you feeling inspired to grow your page and put a little more effort into the shots you’re taking? Let me know what tricks you have to grow your page –  I would love to see them all! 💋

I’m wearing the Delphine Convergence Skirt in Grey.

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

 

 

The wonders of London Fashion Week. By day 2 my feet were hurting like never before. What have I done? I was asking myself. I stuck my foot in that stiletto boot because I wanted to be on time for my first show the night before. My toes were so numb the next day – my body was feeling just a bit tired, but I really wanted to do Day 2. I’ve put on some natural make-up, my Fenty Pumas and walked out my door. Keep on reading to find out exactly what to wear to make the most of this week!

What to wear at London Fashion Week

In terms of what to actually wear the events, I highly recommend shoes that you can walk around in, queue in and most importantly feel just a bit comfortable in (cause we all know high heeled comfortable shoes are just so hard to find).  I chose to wear my Pumas in day 2 because my feet were killing me (I had my toes numb for 2-3 weeks after just 4 hours in heels the day before). You can opt for boots, pumas, low heeled sandals or even high heels if you’re convinced they are bearable.

Depending on the event’s nature, you can decide whether you want your outfit to be casual chic or a bit more elegant. I am not the type of person to be walking around in a wedding attendant’s dress, so please don’t go overboard! I’ve seen it all! Below is the outfit that I wore during day 2 and it got a lot of people noticing it and loving it – it fully represents me. Always go for something that represents you: remember that you’re not there to adhere to a dress code, but rather to express yourself and network with people just like you. That’s how you do proper networking and actually enjoy the day; just put your best self forward and approach people next to you.

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Hair and make-up? Whatever makes you happy 🙂

Do have a look at Day 1 outfit and get a closer look at what can go or not during LFW.

Let’s see how Day 2 went by, shall we? I regrouped with my lovely Saffy and some cool girls we met the day before and started the day! That’s what I love about Fashion Week – you get to know people once and throughout the days, you keep bumping into them. It’s just great – you know how much I love chatting over champagne or cocktails!

First Stop: The Rohmir SS19 Show

Ah the goose bumps because of the amazing ballet on French music! When Si tu n’existe pas started my mood was lifted: I was so happy to watch their performance. I was already in a good mood when the models started the catwalk. My favourite outfit? I can’t pick one! I was in love with the big gowns & crowns and the over-sized knots over tops.

The colour palette was a mix of nude colours and browns, but also quite contrasting, the models were wearing baby pink and bright navy blue. I feel like navy blue was super popular on the cat walks. I think I saw it more than black! Can you imagine? What made a statement in her shows were also the hair and make-up.

Watch the highlights: www.rohmir.com

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Where can you wear the new collection?

  • Cocktail parties
  • Award Nights
  • Weddings

 

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A casual vibe was dominating the room – models were taking instant pictures and casually walking to the bar to get refreshments. It was almost a feeling of interacting with the actors in their break. The models kept things professional and did an amazing job in introducing us to the vibes.

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White was dominant in Rosella May’s showcase. The splashes of paints had an amazing impact on the clothes. It was almost like breaking the pattern and adding a layer of fun to the casual clothes. The collection made me get myself a pair of dungarees – my first pair actually as I never worn one – funny right?

I loved how the make-up was complementing the colour splashes I talked to you about. It made me see the art behind this collection.

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Pink and yellow lines

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My favourite part?

The presentation was very well thought through – the picture wall was amazing because it was interactive; fresh pictures taken on camera were pinned to the wall which I found super original.

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Pictures taken by Pop PR.

I hope you got a good view of what you can wear at London Fashion Week and that you’re super ready for next season! Hope to see you there 🙂

Thank you very much Pop PR for having me at Fashion Week this season.

Until next time,

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No meetings on the calendar, no events you need to attend but the one that you organise for yourself: a relaxing day where you do just what you want! I recently had one of those and I picked to attend the London Cocktail festival, eat Italian and spend some time at the cool bars at the Shard. For that day I wore something else, but for days when I just have a walk or enjoy my time outside, I have my favourite outfit that I will share with you today. So, what should you wear to make the best out of your casual day?

Shape the season in style

It’s not huge news that everyone goes wild on layering in Autumn. Whilst I feel that layering is important and gives that umpf to your outfit (yes, umpf), I like to keep the layering to a minimum on casual days. Two layers is enough for me to feel like I’m in control of my outfit and nothing will be falling off. Do you ever have that feeling that your three-layer outfit looks good only if you wear it in three layers? What I mean by this is: if I decide to lose one layer during the day because it’s too warm, I feel I destroyed the whole concept. Rest assured, that doesn’t mean I don’t wear layers but I’m just more cautious with it; that type of making sure the outfit is still looking snatched. Take your wardrobe on the layering adventure in times when you’re feeling up for it.

What to wear on a casual day?

Nothing says casual more than a vintage denim shirt! Don’t you think so? It says: I’m relaxed, but super pretty. Taken from a charity shop three years ago, this shirt is my number one love for casual days. So, shop the thrift shops for goodies that last.

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Obviously if going for a walk you need something comfy on top of that; as I’m not a massive fan of hoodies and the only one I own is a university branded one, I opted for a vest. It’s my shepherd vest which I love to bits. If anyone has a comment, I just say ‘I’m a shepherd’ and it makes people laugh. Fashion is fun and it’s all about embracing what you love to wear. I would recommend you to be confident and take a stand for the things you want to wear even though they might seem unusual to people. Who cares? It’s you who wears the clothes and if you decide to be fun, then be it.

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Consider the fact that if you do quite a bit of walking, your shoes need to comply to the standards. I live in my boots and you know it, but whatever is comfy for you but also makes you feel put together, it’s worth wearing. I’ll let you choose trainers for this – I think it’s the only occasion when I think you can get away with it, besides the gym.

Accessories wise, just keep them to a minimum if you’re looking for comfort. A watch that compliments the outfit and has that ‘borrowed from the boys’ look will make your appearance relaxed, but also stylish. The Obaku Viol Granite watch gives me that feeling of I didn’t put too much effort into looking amazing, but I do. It’s that Swedish minimalist design that makes me absolutely love wearing it.

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I hope this outfit gave you a quick look into a casual chic outfit for a day out and about. It was mental health awareness day and I believe the best way of celebrating it is to take time for yourself. A relaxed day where you plan to do exactly what you absolutely love doing is the perfect escape from things that stress us every day. Now that you have the right outfit for it, what are you waiting for?

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Find similar items that you can wear to recreate the outfit right now – these are my favourites at the moment

 

             GAP Denim Shirt                  Shein Faux Fur Vest                           Zara Boots

 

As always, thank you very much for your visit! What would you like to see next on the blog?

Lots of love,

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Hello my gorgeous ladies,

Autumn has arrived with its rusty leaves, heavy raindrops, pumpkin spice lattes, candles, but also beautiful knitwear that you can happily wear while strolling around the city. The best news is that you can start wearing your soft knits and skirts together! It’s the perfect combination, which you can only embrace during this time of the year. Get ready to get my best tips on how to wear cropped knitwear in Autumn 2018 and get your outfits to the next level. Grab your hot drink now … and let’s look into it.

Cowl Neck Cropped jumper Crazy about Autumn colours? Amazing! There’s no better time to start wearing mustard tones, grey, dark orange or nude shades. It’s the first time when I embrace Autumn and I’m excited about everything it brings. I can’t believe the colder months will very soon come upon us, but that’s the perfect excuse to start wearing gorgeous knitwear pieces. My top picks right now? The amazing Femme Luxe knitwear collection! Femme Luxe proposes us a new way to embrace the cold season, walking us through the fall and winter’s must haves right on their collection page.

Take me to Paris Outfit

This outfit is so romantic, hence the Paris reference in the title. Imagine wearing this while on a Seine cruise followed by a picnic near the Eiffel Tower on a late September afternoon. Don’t you love dreaming about places you can wear your outfits to? (Until you get there of course).

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As you know, I am always looking for upgrading my outfits in a way or another. The stars of this outfit are the Femme Luxe Mustard Front Twist Jumper and the New Look Leather Skirt.  Let me tell you, the jumper is so comfortable and keeps me really warm even if it’s cropped. You should definitely check out their website as their items have amazing prices and great quality. I feel that while we still can, we should wear more crop tops as we don’t have to wrap ourselves in bulky jumpers now!

These pieces look amazing together – and from my point of view it wouldn’t look complete without the white shirt underneath the jumper. You can rock this outfit with heeled boots or over the knee boots for feeling sexy.  Overall, this outfit is giving me Gossip Girl vibes.

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Quick Styling Tips: Add cool accessories to your autumn outfits because you’ll make wonderful outfits that stand out a lot! I went for a mustard New Look hairband which goes perfectly with the Femme Luxe jumper. I feel that some portrait earrings would have been a cool addition too.

Autumn Glow Outfit

This one if for those sunny days in Autumn where you wake up rather late and decide to go out for a walk. I’m usually very busy on weekends with blog work to juggle and any socialising I’m planning to do. However, I love the idea of an Autumn walk where you recharge after a busy week. And us fashionistas, can’t live without a cute outfit, so why not put our best skills forward to dress up for any occasion, especially when it’s the weekend and we got that extra time?

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What makes this outfit more casual and street style is the leather jacket on top. I love pairing a cropped jumper with autumn skirts and the Cowl Neck Cropped jumper goes so well in this combination. The jumper is really comfy and its long sleeves make me love it. The New Look checked skirt‘s colours are just perfect for the jumper and ah the belt detail makes me go crazy about this outfit. Add a pair of sunglasses and honey, you’re ready to shine.

Quick Styling Tip: You want your skirt to be body con when you’re wearing loose jumpers. I’m starting love wearing Autumn outfits, can’t you tell?

Here they are…the two outfits that will soon become my go to outfits for this season. I really hope that you found inspiration in today’s post and that you’ll be soon getting your knits on Femme Luxe.

This post is sponsored by Femme Luxe, as always all words and opinions are my own.

Are you ready to change your wardrobe for the season? Download my FREE outfit planner checklist to be one step closer to creating AMAZING outfits: https://bit.ly/2QXkHeL

Photos by Fadzi

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello there,

Choosing your cream trench coat means that you’ll spend a bit of time researching magazines, fashion blogs and perhaps Instagram. I’ll spare you the search. Either you’re getting your Autumn outfits ready for the season or you’re getting your hands on pieces that will make a statement for you this season, this post will show you how to choose your statement trench coat which is a must-have for me.

  1. Look at the overall appearance of the trench

 I’ve seen different types of coats. The fabric can either ‘make or break’ a coat. Make sure your fabric looks of high-quality and it’s thick enough. Waterproof material is an added plus of course, especially if you live in London. Stay away from sheer fabric because not only it won’t keep you warm, but it will look cheap.

TIP: Try the coat on and if it feels heavy, then that’s the one you want.

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  1. Decide on a good length for you

Depending on where you want your cream coat to fall, you want to make sure the length is good for your height. For me, I wanted it to be really long as almost all my outdoor wear is shorter. If you’re looking for a long one too, just make sure your boots can be seen, otherwise you’ll look short.

TIP: Don’t try it on with high heels unless you’re only going to wear it with high heels.

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  1. Look out for features that make it special

Now, the fun part! You want to make a statement – pick items that have cool features. The feature that makes this cream coat stand out is the sleeve detail. Some coats can have badges or stickers. Others can have a cool chain on the top part. It’s up to your personal preference here.

TIP: Look for your coat in unique places such as clothes markets or even vintage stores. Gems are hiding there. That’s how I found mine.

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  1. Add a leather belt

 Replace the boring strap with a brown leather belt. The belt will give your coat a nice proportion – tight on your waist and loose on the bottom. You will look impeccable!

TIP: Choose a medium width belt. Too narrow – it won’t have the desired effect; too wide – it will be too much.

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I hope I helped you in choosing your cream statement coat for Autumn. I just wanted to ask you: How many coats do you have for the season and which one is your favourite from your personal collection?

Lots of love,

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When the pumpkin latte arrives at Starbucks, that’s how you know it’s officially Autumn. We’re getting cosy & comfy today with one outfit you need to wear in Autumn 2018. Grab a coffee and your outfit planner and let’s have some styling fun.

You’ve seen these prints on Pinterest and Instagram and to be fair, I feel like a good old checked print sets the mood for Autumn. As well as all the other bits: autumn candles, rusted leaves, chestnuts and pumpkin cupcakes. I wanted to fully embrace this season, so I did a little shopping of candles, cupcake trays and other pieces of decoration for my house last weekend – I did a quick haul on my Instagram stories @notagirlygal.

Getting cosy: One Outfit You Need to Wear in Autumn 2018

There are a lot of combinations you can choose and think about while creating a patterned outfit Autumn look. You can go for dresses worn on top of jumpers, checked skirts and white shirts or checked vests on top of a (really) autumnal outfit.

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I chose this classic print because I assume that all of you have a checked printed piece of clothing at home waiting for you to style it. As the checked item will represent the main piece in your outfit, you would like the other pieces not to stand out as much as the others.

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TIP: Go for Earthy colours such as nudes and maroons to make the patterned piece steal the show.

 Time for the perfect accessories

It’s Autumn: your perfect excuse to go big on accessories! I love wearing hats, berets, big earrings and watches.

The elegant watch I am wearing is the Viol by Obaku (a Danish brand just launching in the U.K) – I love how the watch comes in the same colour of my jeans. It looks so fragile on my wrist, I think that’s what makes it elegant. If you’re looking for a simple watch this season, keep close as I will be running a giveaway soon!

The beret just makes this outfit so chic – I got this one from Paris from a cute boutique.

Earring wise, I think H&M are smashing it with their collections – these ones are from Holister, but I haven’t been in there for a while now.

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 Alternatives to hats

If hats are not really your thing, a sleek ponytail is always cool to wear in autumn. From my point of view, top knots and ponytails work so beautifully with scarves of any kind: small, big or even knitted.

Talking about knits, I feel that I’ve been getting on to my knitted stuff lately. I just like Autumn fashion because it’s more than just wearing a dress – it’s the art of layering that makes me enjoy creating outfits for both my blog and everyday wear. I guess it’s the same for all of fashion lovers out there.

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What outfits are you loving this season? Let me know below!

Lots of love,

Andrada

Hello there,

I’m extremely happy to take part in LFW again! The crowds, the street style and the fabulous shows are just a couple of reasons why I enjoy it so much. Also, champagne and chatting to blogger friends are always a plus for me. I’ll take you with me during my first day at Fashion Week, so you can have a look at the amazing fashion from the comfort of your sofa.

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What did I wear during Day 1? I’ve chosen to wear this piece by Anja Rock, a Spanish designer. As it’s short, I paired it with some vintage high-waisted jeans. The long boots are a must have during LFW of course – so are the hats and statement trench coats.

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Johnstons of Elgin

The first presentation of the night was the amazing Johnstons of Elgin who showcased items that reminded me of a mysterious desert. They transformed one of Waldorf Hilton’s halls into a desert oasis. I believe the inspiration for this collection is the bohemian style of people living in warm countries in the Middle East.

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What intrigued me was the fact that flip flops are still in style for Spring – Summer 2019; they just have a string on the toe. I only said intrigued because in all honesty, I don’t see why we should wear flip flops all over the city anyway, like almost everyone did last summer. They’re made for the beach (if). Period.

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Nevertheless, the designer combined goddess dresses, flowy suits and romantic scarves with straight cut elements. The prints that ruled the presentation were a combination of black & white stripes (you know I have something for them) and oriental prints (on a small scale). In terms of the colour palette, the designer opted for black &white, bright colours such as lime yellow and bold navy blue.

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What stole the show?

I could clearly see some trends being shown such as the flip flops I told you about and the flowy dresses, but my favourite trend was the straight cut mixed with an interesting scarf.

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Takeaway: Inspired by this collection, we can wear similar patterns and colours every day. Think of the suit outfit, you can find items in your wardrobe that resemble the style and can be easily worn in that combination. Just add a fun scarf and you can change the look!

Trending colour of the Johnstons of Elgin collection: Bright yellow, navy blue, black & white.

For more collections check out their website.

 I made my way to the next show feeling inspired by the collection I’ve just seen, thinking about the hard work the designer put into creating it. We reached the Freeman’s Hall and were super keen to attend the Ashley Isham Show – my first show of the season. It better be freaking awesome, I thought.

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Ah the glitter! Ashley showed a glittery collection for the SS19! The colour combination was bold and can make you think that actually it can be quite hard to pull some dresses off. But, that the beauty of it, isn’t it? Well done, Ashley for encouraging us to be bold.

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The whole collection was dedicated to luxe summer parties – I’m thinking award nights or even ceremonies. It’s also wedding season, but not sure if people will wear bling bling at weddings. Either way, I quite liked the boldness of the collection.

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To get an idea of what I mean, have a look at this dress – pink & blue. That’s a bold mix, isn’t it?

 

 

 

Show stealer at Ashley Ishman

For me, it has to be the black embroided jacket. Superb details of the jacket make me think of the legend Michael Jackson and his Dangerous world tour and his signature style.

Me and my friend Saffy (who is so wonderful and genuine) wrapped up the night with some Japanese food at the Itsu around the corner of the venue where we met some other blogging girls! It only lasted for 30 minutes though as they were closing down the place and I finished my second dish on the tube – cause my philosophy is why buy one when you can buy two?

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Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for day 2 at London Fashion Week!

Until next time,

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