Are Statement Earrings Cool Again?!

No, I have not lost my mind (#debatable) nor my passion for luxe and opulence. So we can all breath and relax while adding more bling to our looks. However, I have simmered down bling wise a little bit (3 rings instead of 10, 1 bracelet, 3 thin necklaces instead 10 chunky ones, hoop statement earrings instead of chandelier), but I’m a girly girl through and through so I’m not giving up that stuff.

Fashion has been more about fun, flirty, and sophisticated accessories lately, and if we’re to give the crown to the pieces that took over our hearts lately it’s time to give it up to statement earrings and chokers.

The rest can go to hell, or to sleep, we’re doing good here. I’m keeping my rings though.

 

What statement earrings are trendy again this season?

Statement earrings are back, and they’re more daytime friendly which means they focus more of cool edgy designs rather than size. Funky fabrics, styles, patters, asymmetry, mismatched, mix of materials – it’s all pretty new and reinvented and it all looks very grown-up and chic and very office appropriate for example.

Today I’m wearing this pair of resin red drop tiny earrings, which I’ve worn for 6 days in a row, because they’re just simple and pretty with a twist. They’re not too big, they’re fun, they’re appropriate for all situations, and they look good.

And the story behind them is even better.

 

 

 

 

And then I’m also wearing these yellow tassel statement earrings which were a challenge for me – first time in my life I wore tassel earrings, but I loved them. That playfulness and pop of colour was just what my boring and so simple outfit needed.

And they too have a great story behind.

What is the story of my statement earrings? 

Funny you should ask. One of the perks and the blessings of what I do is that I reach out to a lot of people, who I wouldn’t get the chance to talk to otherwise, so when one of Fashion Tag’s very talented readers, Romy form Flowers Over Ice gifted me with these earrings and a fab choker that’s here on my Instagram, and that I’ll share with you soon on blog – I was impressed, humbled, and so happy. She is a fantastic designer and a lover of fashion who understands that great style comes more from accessories rather than clothes per se.

I believe that the right accessory can change one’s outfit completely and brighten your mood and your day and via Flowers Over Ice I aim to bring fresh, fashionable accessories that are also classy with a hint of glam, that stand out and accentuate one’s personal style. (Romy – Flowers Over Ice)

That feeling you get when there’s new stuff in the mail for you is priceless. It’s only topped by how fab the content is, and it was, hence me parading the red raisins statement earrings there entire last week, and the choker already booked for some Friday night out.

It was a very and hectic weekend but I managed to squeeze in a few moments for myself and take some photos of how beautiful these earrings are.

Enjoy the pics and let me know if you like them!

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I am wearing: Earrings Flowers Over Ice | Zara boots | Bershka Jeans | Zara Trench Coat | Coton T-shirt | H&M sunglasses | Italian Bag

{Photos by Cosmin Straut}

xoxo D.

 

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How To Wear A Man’s Watch?

Big, bold, and beautiful. Add luxe, sexy and elegant to the list and no, no, no, it’s not a man. It’s a man’s watch. Although I’m such a girly girl through and through and love a touch of glam here and there, sometimes I love to clash my so very sparkly persona with something bolder, classic and more elegant.

A man’s watch is a style statement in itself, and I’m all for that. A lot of women not only adore, but prefer a man’s watch. It’s that extra boldness and cool roughness in a very sleek way we give to an otherwise feminine or minimal look.

Watches are the #1 accessory that will alway be in style. They’re a staple that goes beyond telling time and being on time.

But do we match our watches to our outfits? Do we always wear them? What should we go for: timeless versus trendiness? Do all men watches fit women?

So many questions, so little time.

The best man’s watch style for women to wear?

A classic man’s watch is the best way to go. My watch from Filippo Loreti is the perfect version of a timeless piece, that will be more than beautiful years after today. The brand itself holds great pride in its luxe and quality watches, that look beyond fantastic.

I’m wearing the Rome Silver Blue watch because I’m at that point in my life when minimalism and refinement win over edginess and trendiness. I know, what happened to me?!

Also, I already own a black leather strap man’s watch, and a woman’s golden watch, so the royal blue version with a minimal design really caught my eye, and fit into my new obsession of minimal elegance.

The leather wrist strap is very soft and although it’s a man’s watch, and I have a tiny tiny wrist it can be tied really tight, which is great.

It works fine, it looks fine, and I really love it.

Filippo Loreti is a luxury Italian design brand with a great emphasis on class, high quality, and luxe. Their watches are the heaven of unixes watches design! While they’re super varied in styles, designs and colours, they’re all still very classy business oriented: leather strap, in black, royal blue, brown with a minimal versus more edgy design depending on what you love.

The watches are stunning. They’re great for a man to wear every day, for office casual outfits, and also look fab paired with a suit.

The quality is great, the packaging is absolutely gorgeous, and the shipping is free and fast.

How to wear a man’s watch: women outfits?

A man’s watch looks really good with an office outfit. It’s bold, sleek and very elegant. The Rome watch I’m wearing looks amazing with denim as well, cause of the navy and silver details.

You can also pair a black man’s watch with a minimal all black outfit, or an all white look for work, play, or even some fancy dinner.

The only time I’d stay away from a man’s watch, fashion wise, would be for an evening event: black tie, weddings, long evening gowns and so on.

The rest of the time I go back and forth between my golden women’s watch and this royal blue man’s watch from Filippo Loreti.

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I am wearing:

Rome Silver Blue Watch – Filippo Loreti | H&M necklace | Koton Shoes | Zaful pants | Zaful sunglasses | Bershka crop top

{Photos by Florina Ciupertea}

xoxo D.

 

 

 



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Yellow Lemonade.

When life gives you hot summer days you drink lemonade and hit the pool.

Or you work on a photoshoot.  #BloggerLife

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We’ve all got a bit of glam diva in ourselves, God knows I do. But lately it’s been asleep #sleepingbeauty until last week, when forced by circumstances outside my control I was forced to step out of my lazy slob zone – we’ll call it comfort zone – and put a little more effort into my looks. Beyond jeans and a tee that is.

Memories of times when I wore heels all day every day came back. Of glam nights around town. Or extra bling, and super bold lips (actually this one’s the one thing I kept and like to think kinda mastered along the growing up ride).

And I got to thinking if I woke up my inner sleeping beauty what the hell would she wear? I went a bit all out and carried away by the heat of summer, and the excitement of my new #BringBackTheGLAM project so I did it all. Mini skirt, check. Leather, check. Heels, check, Lips, check, Cami top, check.

On the bright side I kept it simple in all black, and restrained from excessive accessories.

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Photos by Cosmin Straut.

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#DownTheBlock: How To Wear A Sports Top Anywhere?

Taking an afternoon short trip during a hot summer Saturday means two things for me: 1) occasion to pig out on food cause when you’re on the road it doesn’t count, and 2) making sure you’re decent, style wise speaking (uhm, does wearing a sports top count?) in case blogger mood aka taking photos  kicks in.

For a while now – as I’ve already confessed in some of my other posts – I’m more prone to minimalism, and keeping it simple rather than messing around in wild funky prints and too busy clothes. So I tried to stay away from my too-much-condition, except for those hoops – I can’t give them up for the love of me, and I wore a sort of minimal black outfit, very casual with a sporty vibe, and not too much else going on.

A labyrinth of streets, and deserted supermarkets, and old forgotten times – they were our background and canvas, a beautiful disturbing clash of old and new, of poor versus richer, of doing nothing in the hot summer sun on a regular Saturday afternoon. Kids having ice-cream, old men smoking their cigars and drinking beer, laughing and happy,  teens living love stories down the block, weekend mechanics fixing old cars, girls talking too loud. Cars slowly driving by with windows topped down and loud music on the radio.

Self-challege: how to wear a sports top anywhere while practicing minimalism?

#DownTheBlock Look: my sports top from Bershka (never wore it before, so it was a great thing to break it now) paired with an asymmetrical pocket skirt from H&M that is perfect for office wear in fact, and white sneakers. I had to do the hoops, cause #BeYou, and the top-knot cause I was just too lazy to bother with anything prettier.

Here we go:

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What I wore? Shop here:

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Photos by Cosmin Straut.

xoxo

Summer Sun

A great evening starts off with a great golden hour, a great casual summer look, and your ‘squad’ right there beside you. Ah, I hate that word, but let’s move on, and leave it at that. It was a hay day that day, and I don’t mean the animal farm/countryside app, but actual fields of hay a la Tuscany, by the side of the road, beautiful, summer’ish, windy, hot, very childhood reminiscent, and kinda boho cool if we’re to speak fashion.

What to wear in the summer sun? Casual Summer Look.

A bikini is usually a great idea, but not really. Given the social courtesies outside the beach. Therefore my chosen summer outfit for this hay day was really a no brainer and a look I keep doing in summer. At least this summer since I found this pair of cutoffs. #obsessed

Oh… and I am wearing denim and white. Shocking. It’s my fave combo in the world. If you didin’t know that about me now you know.

What is not a good idea to wear?

Sandals. IF you plan a hay day, never in a million years think about wearing something other than sneakers, boots, espadrilles. For real.

A hat in my case. I LOVE LOVE LOVE hats on other people, but I never ever wear them. So… it feels weird seeing myself casually rocking one. I always tell you guys to step out of sartorial comfort zones, and be style adventurous, so I guess I’m practicing my own preaches here. As much as a hat can be considered adventurous.

The photos:

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Shop my look below:

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Photos by Florina Ciupertea.

xoxo

 

Holiday Look. Like The Movies

If you follow me on Instagram you’re up to date with my latest Italy and London travels for weddings and weekend fun. Hence the excuse to pull off some holiday looks and fashions to go with the place and the mood. So, holiday look wise, mid June in Tuscany, post wedding day I wore a summer dress and espadrilles/bare-feet, as I took a long summer evening walk through the old Italian village.

The summer sun, the evening glow, the dusty air, the warm wind – it felt like the movies, like some love and life story in the late 50s in some beautiful remote Italian village. Or maybe I just saw one too many such films.

Regardless, here are the pics.

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My holiday look: similar River Island Dress | H&M espadrilles | Earrings

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70s Fashion Summer Look

For a girl who’s more on the glam side of things, I’m sure channeling my 70s fashion summer look aka rocknroll child pretty good. {eyeroll}. The thing is I love 70’s fashion in all its shapes and styles, but this is probably the only second time in my life when I’m full on sartorially diving into the decade.

One might dare ask how come?

How to rock a 70s Fashion Summer Look?

Well, funny you should ask, but I had this suede skirt and 70s fantasy I’ve been sitting on for quite a while.  I wore this look with these H&M platforms, mainly because I bought them on sale, but never wore them in my life, and probably never will again IRL. Y’all, I’m 5’10. You do the math.

Anyway, it’s Friday, who gives a shit about anything other than the weekend at this point.

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I am wearing: Suede skirt | Crop Top | Platform Shoes | Earrings | Round Sunglasses |

{Photos by Florina Ciupertea}

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Varsity Jacket Outfit

Truth is, secretly I really wanted to be a superhero. I wanted the full-on powers, the read-your-mind secret weapon, the travel back in time shtick, you know… stuff like that. I figured since I have my superhero Deadpool varsity jacket the rest would be a piece of cake.

Well… it turns out the only superpower I have is being lazy af. Which is great tbh, cause I couldn’t be bothered with saving the world and stuff like that. I am also funny, which is probably the only thing Deadpool and I have in common.

Anyway, wearing my new Deadpool jacket from Warrior Jackets, I ended up looking more like a College cheerleader (#eyeroll) rather than a superhero, but I guess that’s fine too, and only comes to show us this jacket’s versatility. #IKnowRight

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How to wear a superhero varsity jacket IRL?

  • The key is to pick a jacket that’s not too costume-like, which looks very versatile, and can translate easily to any outfit you love to wear.
  • Go for boyfriend fit rather that too tight.
  • Last but not least pick good quality fabrics. Eventually it has to look expensive, and have a good feel to it, to sort of counter-balance its cartoon-inspired style.
  • Have fun with it, and wear it as a statement piece, or just play it by ear and throw it over whatever outfit you’re wearing one day. Replace your leather jacket with a varsity style one, for example.
  • If all else fails, wear all black and top it off with a superhero inspired jacket.

Why buy a superhero varsity jacket?

The Q has been on my mind for a while trust me, but it’s easy. You love a movie character so much, or end up crushing over their outfit that you feel like a 10 year who wants to dress like his idol. It sounds stupid but really it’s okay. And quite possible sans looking like a clown. Hello Deadpool jacket, or Ryan Gossling’s Drive jacket.

At the end of the day we’re all kids trying to have fun and enjoy fashion.

Deadpool varsity jacket: GET THE LOOK

It’s no secret I’ve come to love varsity jackets ever since I started my collab with USA brand – Warrior Jackets. The Deadpool jacket I’m wearing is a perfect fit (size S), cause it looks slightly boyfriend cut, but not oversized. I love its colour combo and how it looks more like a College Letterman/Varsity jacket and less like a superhero attire.

Its fabric is really soft and good quality, it keeps you really warm so FYI it’s perfect for autumn and chilly spring days. The shipping was super fast, I got it in a few days which is fantastic given the USA to Europe not-too-fast-shipping.

The price is great, and the design is perfect. It’s effortless, cool and classic,  with a bit of college boyfriend vibe to it.

I am wearing Deadpool Varsity Jacket  – SHOP here. 

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For more jacket styles, both for street wear and everyday outfits, as well as costume parties check out Warrior Jackets shop.

xoxo

 

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Snap On Sunglasses: My Spring Look

For the past few years sunglasses have certainly won their #1 fashion spot regardless of season or personal style. No matter who you are, what you do, what you wear, who you love – you wear sunglasses. It’s a fact. 2017 is the year red mirrored sunglasses are huge in fashion, from wayfarer to round frames celebs and mortals both are rocking this understated statement detail.  Those who love this, but also love the little style gimmicks, or are just incapable of making a sunglasses choice (did anyone say my name?) can now say hallelujah and be happy – snap on sunglasses are a thing and they’re amazing.

No matter your outfit, your attitude or your feeling of the day – SETS interchangeable side technology lets you match perfectly, look stylish and feel great.

snap on sunglassesWhat are snap on sunglasses?

I too was once a fashion ignoramus, but not anymore. What happened, you might ask. Well,  I discovered SETS Club sunglasses, a USA brand that is perfect for sunglasses lovers. A.k.a. red mirrored sunglasses lovers as of lately, courtesy of 2017 trends. Top this new shades obsession with a snap on, and I’m done. Hooked for life.

Snap on sunglasses are those that you can change the side arms to, with a simple one-second-click.

SETS Club have them in white, black, pink, baby blue, and cobalt blue. So you have the classic wayfarers to which you can add any colour sides you want, just to spice things up you know.

Even more than that you can mix them, for that extra spring colour statement. This is actually what I did when I first wore my Play set of SETS. I literally just couldn’t make up my mind on what sides I should snap on, so I took the black ones off (which I got on the sunglasses by default) and snapped a pink and a blue side.

It’s the first time in my life when being so indecisive paid off. #HappyAtLast

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What snap on sunglasses I’m wearing?

Featuring: the PLAY SET snap on sunglasses with a pink and a blue side, just to show you guys that you can mix the sides however you want, and also because spring kinda makes me feel extra bubbly and happy, so I went all out on colourful. They’re red mirrored sunglasses which is a massive style plus given the latest in 2017 sunglasses trends. More so, they’re also polarised, so it’s safe and cool at the same time.

They’re a blessing for those who want it all from their fashion sunglasses! They’re a style chameleon and do look great paired with a sporty outfit. However, at the same time they’re the perfect edge to a more minimal and clean look.

The quality is amazing, they feel so solid and sleek, you can literally tell that design and build wise they’re the real deal. SETS kept it super simple, and while they give options to play with the snap on is super easy, it literally takes 1 second to switch the sides. The outcome is amazing: new sunglasses in an instant.

The shipping was super fast, the  price is great, and the packaging is insane. Hence they make a fantastic gift. Also, they’re unisex so you can share them with your S.O., or just trick them into buying one pair with sides in all the colours and then you can wear them together.

The photos:

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I am wearing PLAY Set | Shop for all sunglasses SETS Club 

{Photos by Florina Ciupertea}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#LorenasTees Part II: PINK

Why do one post when you can do two, you know what I mean? Yesterday I was telling you about how rocknroll and 70s wild-child-wish-I-were-a-diva I felt for like a brief 20 minutes over the weekend when I wore Lorena Garoiu art on t-shirts pieces. What I didn’t tell you was that after my alter ego was done with the 70s situation (induced by this #LorenasTee) I too quickly slid into some pink mood, a little bit more girly if you will. Perhaps more glamorous ’cause of the shades, but still with a tiny edge.

I was wearing the same things for God’s sake, changing in my closet, I mean car. Ain’t much of a difference there, OOTD wise.

How did I do that, you may ask? I just switched t-shirts and wore #LorenasTee number 2, this light dusted pink piece that has printed her portrait on it, front and back. It’s beautiful. I paired it with the same things like I said but tied it all together with the bright pink sunglasses.

Something about the sun that day, my mood, my two alter egos playing dress up… even my hair felt like a bit of pink. It all felt right, you know what I mean?

In case you too wanna fall into a bucket of pink, or some type of 70s make sure you contact the artist – Lorena Garoiu (here) – and ask for your own art on t-shirts.

And now the pics.

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I am wearing: Art on T-shirt by Lorena Garoiu | Vintage fur coat | Zaful Sunglasses

{ Photos by Cosmin Straut }