How to have a great wardrobe?

Hi lovelies,

Today post I want to talk about how to update your wardrobe, how to achieve to have a cohesive style on a budget. I was always jealous to a lot of women how chic, femine and beautiful they are and I always looked at myself as a grey mouse: I can not afford it, I cannot do it.

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I was totally wrong…

I was stuggled to dress up, when I saw myself in the mirror in my 50 EUR Zara dresses I was pissed off . So I have started to read, to watch and to search for a solution: I have read Anushka Reiss The curated closet book and she teach a lot to me:

  1. LESS IS MORE: I do ot need a lot a clothes,they have to be carefully selected and quality.
  2. IDENTIFY YOUR OWN STYLE: I do not need to follow trends to look stylish, know what I feel good in is a way more important.
  3. DRESS TO MY LIFESTYLE: have several capsule wardrobes according to the daily activities and spend the most on, which I am doing the most.
  4. KNOW YOUR COLORS: select a few, which fits to your own personality, you can not look good in everything.
  5. ACCESSORIES: having a great bag or jellews can elevate your style.
  6. TAILOR: fit your clothes.

So I have started to write my closet inventory and I figure out a few things so far:

  1. I hate polyester close to my skin, so I want to get ride off any polyester tops and dresses.
  2. My favourite materials are the naturals like silk, linen or wool, but I also love viscose.
  3. Oversized cut is cheap looking, do not really flatters me, so I will get ride of most of them.
  4. I need to invest in silk scarves, fine jewels and quality leather bags
  5. I would love to declutter most of my fast fashion items as I can not make a use of.
  6. Upgrading my wardrobe will take a long time so I have to be patient and do not get into the fast fashion trap again.
  7. Secondhand is pretty cool, I can find gems on Facebook market place and Vestiaire for a fraction of price.

I might need to start from scratch….

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My closet inventory is coming soon…

xoxo,

How to be stylish while riding a bike AW20/21

Hi lovelies,

This is going to be a special style post of AW 20-21. I know most of you stay at home, but some of you need to go to work every day and the best and most conscious way to go to work in a city: take a ride on your bike.

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I often receive the excuse it is 10 degree(50F), it is too cold, it is raining or asking how you can be cycling in these shoes or skirt? Believe me, only snowing and frosting when you cannot use a regular bike (yeah there are certain which you can), just your bicycle is equipment well or your clothes are inappropriate.

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Step 1– bike: beside the general lights and prism, which you always have on, right? You will need a raincoat, helmet and might be a chain guard. Of course be slower as the breaks stopping distance is longer. Use a trench coat, a leather coat or a warmer coat to be stylish, but always keep a raincoat with you. The raincoat should be longer to cover your clothes and bags, but in a small package to be carriable.


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Step 2– bags: you do not need to be sporty if you work in an office: use leather cross bodies or bag packs, but if you have a storage basket on your bike just any bags work.


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Step 3– shoes: mainly I would say it should be flat, occasionally can be high heels, but any stabile heeled boots can work. I would suggest Chelsea or riding boots or an oxford, ballerina, loafer flats or a great sneaker.


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Step 4- clothes: it should be warm enough, but not as warm to perspire.

  • trousers and jeans: skinny, slim or mom jeans are fine, but palazzo and flare style will only work if you take the ends into your shoe or socks, which can be unflattering
  • Skirts and dresses: the most comfortable are the A-line miniskirts, but any mini will work, just cover it with a longer coat. For midis stay to A-line ones, over the knee pencil skirts are not working at all.
  • Upper you can wear just whatever you would, but turtle necks are the greatest.
  • Accessories: scarves are really stylish, but you can leave your mask on with your turtle neck too. If you need to ride early or late you will need a pair of gloves and might be a cashmere headband under your helmet.

So ladies protect yourself from the masses and ride your bike stylishly.

xoxo,

*pictures from Pinterest

DIY Silk skirt

Hi lovelies,

So finally I am ready to write about my recent DIY-s, so let’s start with the easier. I was made it in an hour according to The Essential Club youtube video. I have purchased 1,5m of silk fabric, 70cm waist rubber and the matching thread for this slip midi skirt:

Then I sewed together te two edges, whilst left a slip of 20 cm. Made the round from the rubber- sew it.

Finally sewn the edges + secured the rubber to be inside- at voilá.

I am sure this is not the last that I have made from The Essential Club items, so guys go for that channel:)

Xoxo,

White it up

Hi lovelies,

I know I have already posted about the trends of the upcoming season, however I just wanted to tell you my focus of clothing now: WHITE, yeah it is maybe a kind of wishlist too, but I do have some whites in my wardrobe already.

So WHITE have a million shade: Ecru, off white, cream etc. I think like me lots of you have some white in their wardrobe, specially tops. All white outfit looks more polished and makes us look rich and elegant. Normally I am into dark colours, but I have figured out the hand to toe monocome is more chic and the Spring-Summer is all about light colours.

BASICS:

  1. T-Shirt: I have a few whites, but I cannot recommend more the Everlane Cotton Crew.
  2. Bottom up Shirt or Shirt dress: I have to wear it to work, however I do have one at home too, but I would love to have a Shirt dress like this.
  3. Cami: I do own a v-cut mulberry silk cami from Massimo Dutti, but this Sezane one also a great alternative.
  4. White dress: I do have one oldie from Zara, but this is the one, which I should look for.

To add in 2020:

  1. Toursers or jeans or bermuda: anything straight and croped
  2. White trainers, specially from a sustainable brand like Veja
  3. Cardigan, which you can just wear on top of anything, when it gets chili.
  4. Crossbody bag: this part I do have, but if you look for one, Coccinelle Beat bag looks like a camerabag…

How you can spice it up?

Gold hoops

Layered gold necklances

Brown and beige accessories

I know it is pretty hard to buy secondhand (or thrift) now, as you can only get them online if it is coming from a company… so if you buy new try a sustainable or local brand.

Xoxo,

Outwear collection 2020

Hi lovelies,

As for the Low Buy Year I do think we should first check what we own and consider to relove them and only afterwards to purchase something used or new. So this is another inventory again: all of my coats and jackets- yeah I do not consider blazers here, as they are multitasking things… I am also going to exclude my two ski jackets as they are at my parent’s house. I think I am pretty good at basics and it is probably a list of all the outwears that everyone should own, if you live in a four seasons country. Most of them are sites in my wardrobe for ages, and they are affordable, which I might going to spice up a bit, but I do not think I would need more…

Let’s start from the warmest to the lightest:

  1. Puff Navy Blue Winter coat by Zara: I think I have bought it like 5-6 years ago, when they first came out with this style, which is in between the jackets and the regular knee length coats. It is perfectly covers hips, which I tend to be cold during winter.
  2. Wool Camel Coat by Promod: probably the most expensive Promod item I have ever seen, but for sure the one, which I have every purchased from them 3-4 years ago. It is difinitely looks much more expensive than it was (ca. 145 EUR). Straight cut with one bottom on the front, elegant and statement winter piece.
  3. Wool blend checked jacket by Orsay: I think it is over 10 years old and because of the wool it is much more durable than my sister’s same time purchased one. It is with a belt, now I rarely wear, but I think I should keep it and of course both Camel and this I should take to the dry cleaning, which is not that easy now…
  4. Leather jacket by Mango: it is my newest one, might remember it was in a haul a few months ago. It is timeless bicker leather jacket, which I love to wear with casual outfits or over a nice girly dress…
  5. Trench coat by Promod: I have it since my last was stolen in 2010 and might be it would be nice to have a bit more expensive one or maybe an other navy blue one, but just like this colour so much.
  6. Runner jacket by Oysho: mostly use it for sports, but sometimes as a bomber jackets too, ca. 2 years old.
  7. Jeans jacket: brand is called Big Fire or something and it is a truly old piece, most probably the oldest in my wardrobe, I was 13 or 14 when I have thrift it in a second-hand, since that I have worn it every Summer and in sunny weather over my dresses and I hope to keep it for so long, because it is the perfect jeans jacket in mid-wash blue and as it is getting worn just looking better and better…

Which outwear I should buy soon? Is there anything missing?

Xoxo,

Wishlist update

Hi lovelies,

My last wishlist was right before Christmas, so I do think it is time to update. It is also great for me to focus on items, which I really want instead of impulse purchases, but it is also ideal for my family and friends to keep it in eyes. I do not say that these things I want them right away but I would accept them anytime.

I was check my last one, I have just realized it was a pretty great one, so firstly those which I am keeping from it:

Lisa Eldridge’s Velvet Ribbon lipstick,

Levi’s 501 in grey wash

The 2 Furla bags: Mimi and Diva (lots of the colors are so great)-good crossbody mid-size leather bag, which I am looking for so far, but maybe it it going to be a camera style bag….

I was also checked my Luxury Christmas gift ideas and I just realized that all of these items are so great I would love to have them and some of them I want to find second hand or something similar…

Also maybe on second hand, alongside with a silk blouse:

and maybe save up for a YSL Cardholder (190 EUR on Net-a-porter)

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Then the news:

Everlane Alpaca Crew or Alpaca Cardigan: I just truly believe these would be super soft.

Undersea Bikini: local brand, which has an eco and susbainable certificate, this year I am looking forward to their new collection

Maybe some trend pieces, which are missing from my wardrobe:

Organza blouse and Print dress which are trending now.


I have already mentioned my makeup wishlist in my inventory post

Hair and skin care:

I just tend to continue my more natural way so I would love to try a bamboo toothbrush, natural soap and some naked hair conditioner. + face spray

 

My wardrobe goals in 2020

Hi lovelies,

This is my year of low buy so I just want to describe what are my wardrobe goals for this year. It is going to reflect to my clothes, shoes and acessories too. This post might will makes you to understand why I did choose to have a low buy instead of a no buy year and why I am doing not just budgeting but also monthly hauls.

May main goal in a nutshell is to upgrade my wardrobe: to have less, but better quality items, from which I can make a use of.

That is my haul year about: to use up what I have, to buy better quality items from my budget, save for better items and declutter all which I just do not like, do not use.

  1. Have better quality items, natural fibers to
  2. Make a better and longer use of them,
  3. buy items secod hand, more luxurious and from sustainable brands,
  4. strick to my needs,
  5. have capsule wardrodes, which I really use.

Soon I am going to post my current wishlist, which I just want to strict too, to be able to skip impulse purchases and inventoryposts to have a better overview of everything that I own.

Yeah I am still not a minimalist, but may my lifestyle are getting closer to it.


Brands that I would or planning to purchase from:

  • Levi’s
  • Everlane
  • Armed Angels
  • &Other Stories
  • Sezane
  • Furla
  • Kazar

Places that I want to try to purchase from…

  • Vintage and secondhand shops
  • Depop
  • Asos market place
  • Vestiare Collective
  • Local designer Stores and fairs

I know I do really have to improve my bag and shoe selection too.

xoxo,

TOP 10 items of 2019

Hi lovelies,

Happy New Year again. I have did the best and the worst of 2018 last year, now I just want to focus on my favourite of 2019. As I have learned how to say good buy to items, which I can not get a use of there is no point to do a negative list. Yes the last was only beauty now it is going to be everything, the items which are useful and makes me happy:

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#1: My camel turtleneck cashmere sweater from COS– it was a pricey, but investment piece in November, but since I bought it I just want to wear it all the time, it is lightweight but warm.

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#2: Gino Rossi Sandal, I know I try to be cruelty free, however I just think I should own more items made of natural fabrics…

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#3: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick– the perfect nude lipstick in every aspect, which worst every penny…

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#4: The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid 2 + b5– is a skin changer in a good and easy way to start and finish my days and finally my skin is smooth and hydrated.

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#5: The Ordinary Niacinamide: the other hero which I just use only for the night…and it was in my 2018 favourites too. Helps me to reduce broke outs…

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#6: The Body Shop: Camomile Sustuos Cleansing Butter is  keeping for my 2018 list, beacuse that melting cleanser was really changing my routine and took towards to more sustainable way of thinking + the metal packaging I am keeping for my ‘naked’ products.

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#7: It Cosmetics CC: I think it is a favourite to a lot of you too, yeah I can understand why: so good packaging, spf protection, perfect cover and skin lookalike feeling.

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#8: Nars: Orgasm blush: still love this light golden pink blush, I know it is going to be over by this year and I cannot repurchase it due to their non CF status…

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#9: Letterboard:(Butlers) so much fun and great accessorie to our flat, just love it.

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#10: my Bucherer Clefs D’Or– So proud and honored to be able to wearing it everyday on my uniform. So bad that a lot of (usually lower class guests) do not know what does that means, but really cool to meet with those how are appriciate our knowledge.

The 5 sweaters you should own

Hi lovelies,

Welcome back to the blog, it is November: time to switch your wardrobe into Autumn/Winter and let’s talk about sweater and pullovers. Please note before you run to the stores check what you have and declutter everything you do not need: dominate, recycle ect.

So the ideal materials for the sweaters/ pullovers, specially for knits: wool, cashmere and cotton – try to invest in those which will last you for longer. Of course you can “shave them” a few times.

Make sure that the neck stile is suits you well: turtle neck, v-neck, crew neck ect. Likewise I do not like turtle neck for knits only for under T-shirts, maybe I can imagine to have a knit dress with it but not a pullover as I love to wear scarfs. Also v-neck is not my style when it comes to sweater, but I do own one if I am wearing a shirt to do not distroy the collar,

I love to stay on the natural colors for more variety: Black, Grey, Navy, Camel, Beige or White.  So let’s turn to the styles:

Mid-lenght cardigan: is the best thing to pop your outfit, just take it over a nice dress or put it into your jeans ect. mske sure it is not so short, neither too long.

Chunky sweater: is the totally cozy winter wear for me, look so great with a pleated skirt, jeans or on its own with a leggings:

Lightweight (cotton) knit: I do have a lightweight cotton knit from Promod, I think it is one of the most versatile product: it is a true basic, which I can use all year arround. It follows my shape/body and fits well on its own or under a blazer/ cardigan. Now I also adore the Intimissimi campaign: New Fibre: cashmere and silk blend knits. Plain, elegant and classic.

Crew neck sweatshirt: how do not remember them from school, with all those tags and logos on it. Getting into the adulthood it is much more classy to have a plain or a solid logo (like the ones from Ralph Laurent or Tommy Hilfiger) for the sporty days.

V-neck knit: it is hard to find the depth, but if you find the one you will love it for so long, it is so femine and the only which looks great with a Shirt.

+ knit dress: might be you chunky pullover fits as a dress, but if not and you are often freezing during the winter it is the style for you. Style it with a belt or and long boots:

I hope you have find it useful, keep waiting for my update: my own pieces.

Xoxo,

 

 

Why you have nothing to wear?

Hi lovelies,

I think we all know that feeling when you open your wardrobe, which is full of clothes, but you are just searching and searching… but nothing. Yes, we all own a lot of items, which we do not like or not in our size and honestly they are all useless. #girlsproblem

So why you have nothing to wear?

  • … because they are not in your size or you just do not like them: they took the place of your wardrobe, might be you used to love them when you have bought but now it is time to through them away and give these to a charity.
  • … because they are not in a good condition: remember you love that black dress, but now it is looks dark grey, not so classy or even there are some screeches on it-I will repair and wear it on an other day – no you do not, say bye.
  • … because you do not have basics: basics are boring but quite important to pop up your other items, send your money on these and you will not need to buy them all the time,
  • … because you only have basics: that is the opposite and it is a way too boring, Let’s go shopping some new trends,
  • … because you rather buy cheap things: cheap items, looks cheap- buy quality and lack of quantity,
  • … because it is not your style: we do follow the trends, but not all of them are in your personal style and even if its fits you do not feel comfy.
  • … because everyone has the same: try to buy something more unique, I know it is so hard, but might some accessories will help, do not lookalike a clone.
  • … because you are shopping without thinking in outfits: sometimes the new love do not fit to any of the others in your wardrobe or you have bought exactly the same you already have. Let’s plan ahead!

I hope you have enjoyed this small post.

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