3 Christmas Outfits To Copy ASAP!

Have you noticed how the older we get, the more we love Christmas? No?! Well, I have, and I do, hence another Christmas inspired post but this time it’s really simple: what do we wear this Christmas? No matter who are you are, what you do, how much of a fashion lover or an ignoramus you are – truth of the matter is the chances of you wearing clothes this christmas are pretty close to 100%. Right? Therefore it’s safe to safe that Christmas Outfits is a thing even for the least clothes loving person out there.

Quite frankly why look like a slob when you can look like a Queen? Or like a cool slob, you know?

Okay… let’s be brief and to the topic: christmas outfits always always always depend on where you’re going for christmas dinner, and what you’re doing. If you’re home you’re probably not gonna drape yourself in sequins and wear sky high heels (unless you want to, which is fine). If you’re off to parents’ – casual dinner – why bother with dressy over-the-top looks? If a great party awaits… well then you’re not gonna show up in flannel. It’s super easy, and if all else fails just wear something simple with a dash of red. (red boots were the topic yesterday so…)

1.Casual Christmas outfits.

These are perfect for when you can’t be bothered, you’re not doing anything too fancy, you’re off to family dinner, or you just want to feel comfortable and look cute. You know like there’s no fashion police around, but you still don’t wanna look like a slob.

Your favourite jeans, leggings, paired with a christmas sweater, or dressy sweatshirt, OR if you wanna keep it even more laid back think Kourtney Kardashian’s latest style. She’s always in cool jeans and some sporty oversized sweatshirt or sweater. Wear red, wear Christmas inspired themes, add a cool scarf, hat, vest or big jacket, a pair of comfy boots and over the knee socks and you’re pretty much all covered up, literally and figuratively.

Get the look:

*

2. Dressy Christmas outfits.

These can range from super dressy to just a hint of fancy, which you can actually wear to a family dinner, something like a very pretty skirt paired with a christmas sweater or a fitted turtleneck, and a pair of cute heels and you’re one Christmas knock-out.

If a party is where you’re off to… again it depends on what kind of party. If it’s just friends watching movies and eating all the food in the world, sweatpants are great. If it’s a fancy posh situation… take out the glitter, the sequins, the metallics, and all that jazz. A long sleeve mini dress, a pair of glitter leggings, a metallic skirt paired with a minimal top and over the knee boots or sandals if you can, will look insane.

Get the look:

*

3. Around the house. 

Hello cool-slob life. I am always either fancy or slob. There’s no in between for me and I love both equally. Nothing will ever beat a Christmas day spend home with my man chilling, having our own little party, cozy in cool pyjamas, and fluffy socks, sipping hot chocolate, wine and what not. It’s perfection.

Get the look:

*

*


I’m so curious about you guys, what do you do on Christmas? What do you wear? Do you care what you wear, do you do something fancy, or just casual home dinner, do you go over-board, do you keep it simple and slob? lol.

Let’s talk about all these in the comments below.

xoxo D.

Red Boots: The 2018 Biggest Trend That Goes With Everything!

If you think I’m inconsistent reporting on big trends one day and trends that are over the next, you’re right. I am what we (my friends and I) like to call ‘all over the place’. Today, my so called condition took me to trends that we love, aka RED BOOTS everybody! And that is with all the capitals and drumrolls in the world, because… you cannot escape (who the hell would want to?) this trend in the next year no matter what you do. It is the best thing fashion has given us so far. Say it with me people: red boots.

#sigh

I need a moment to cry. #happytears

Red boots are to 2018 what the sun is to summer: hot, beautiful, and makes everything look better.

Designers have shown red boots – heeled and thigh high, or ankle style with kitted heels, block heels or stilettos – all throughout their collections for this fall. But since fall only lasts 2 seasons (autumn and winter) I don’t think it’ll ever be enough for sartorials to showcase their red boots love for only a few months. Hence the stretching out of this boots trend way into spring 2018. Talk about a great outcome.

Why red boots is the best trend so far?

1). They look amazing. So fear not the ‘puss-in-boots’ analogies or jokes. You’re fashion. Everyone else is an ignoramus.

2). They’re both classic and statement. Red will always be a fantastic choice in style, and boots come in a billion designs, so if you want a pair of classic red boots – staple worthy – go for a pair of stiletto red ankle boots, or even block heel ankle boots. For statement pick over the knee red boots style.

3). Red boots go with everything. They’re like black boots only cooler, and for cooler people, for daring fashion soldiers who ain’t scared to walk the fashion walk. But like all trends they too will most likely have an expiry date. For example, just last week as this red boots through was crawling more more and into my sartorial head… I Facebook stumbled upon yet another Jenner inspired trend #eyeroll – as Kendall Jenner was supposedly seen in what will be or is the boot of 2018 – which was… attention people… a pair of white boots. Pointy toe, ankle cut, kitten heel an all – just like its massive red boots trend over here.

So… that’s that for trends per se. But don’t tell anyone. Let’s just pretend this red boot will last forever and ever and ever and ever.

And to put a pin in the why Q above… a great trend is one that stands out, yet can live on on on over time without losing its charm or that sexy je ne sais quois it used to have. QED. #redboots

How to wear red boots?

The title pretty much sums it all up, and if you put this next to there’s no wrongs in today fashion you could actually wear red boots on your head and get away with it.

For the conservative lot out there, who wear boots as shoes still… you can go on wearing them as such because they look damn good.

Red boots look great with denim and all red outfits. It’s their best best best combo in the world.

Blue jeans, white shirt or chunky turtleneck, red boots with block heels, and one of these cool coats that are fab for winter 2018.

Another great outfit tip for red boots is to just add them onto any outfit you’re wearing, be it colourful, be it weird, funky, elegant, office… it will be that eclectic detail that will either pop out or bring everything together. Either way you can’t go wrong.

Street style inspiration:

*

Get the look:

*

Well guys, gals, I don’t know about you… but I am kinda sold on this puss-in-boots-look.

Bye.

xoxo D.

 

 



25 Trends That Are Over In 2018!

Ladies… after billions of what to wear posts, and trend this or that – it is time to talk what NOT to wear anymore, as the end of 2017 caught me in a very critique/know-it-all with a dash of let’s clean our lives kinda mood. Well… that is never an easy task, the life thing, hence today’s post on what trends that are over in 2018 aka cleaning out our closets. #easier

While in fashion ‘all is in’ these days, or so it seems, truth is the sartorial world is filled with recycled trends that we just (hopefully) learn to perfect over time. However, some things are dated, old, tacky, OR the way we used to wear them circa 2015 for example is not a great look anymore.

On the other hand, there are people, the great style gurus, who can make any item as old and dated as it would be, to look incredibly cool. See the rise of the scrunchie for example.

At the end of the day when it comes to fashion a lot of things are debatable, and some things come down to having great style. YET a lot of other things make me cringe when I see them. There I said it. Some things are plain ugly or dated, and more often than not the wearer, as pretty and kind they may be ruins the outfit. #sojudgeme

Anyway… here’s a list of some trends that are over, and some trends that must die already.

1.Wedge Shoes

Wedge boots, ankle boots, or even worse pumps are dated. Yes I know not everyone is a gazelle, but if Kim Kardashian can say goodbye to her platform pumps (which too are so dead) than so can we wave goodbye to trends that are over.

I must confess I hate wedge boots, yet I own a pair of simple black suede ones that I just can’t find myself to throw away for the simple reason that I love how they make my legs look a billion floors high, skinny, and so statuesque I feel like Giselle. I don’t know what I’m gonna do about them… but I’ll definitely think twice when putting them on. That’s to say I’ll try to have such a great style on that day, so that these wedges play out the outfit just great. Black skinny jeans paired with a black oversized sweater and some great earrings might save the day.

Also, the style of the wedge shoes is very important, cause while we might get away with wedge ankle boots and boots, YOU HAVE TO STOP at the wedge sneakers. For real. Those have been dead and buried for years now.

Therefore, try these shoes for 2018.

*

2. Big jewellery.

#crying Fashion is headed more towards minimal jewellery, OR bold and beautiful but sleek and classy. So we kinda need to say good-bye to those big colourful necklaces in a thousand blinging gem stones, and to the billion bangle bracelets in favour of more subtle pieces, or statement earrings.

Instead of focusing on jewellery trends that are over, wear pieces more like these:

*

3. Tiny jackets.

Thank. God. They. Are. Gone. Tiny blazers, too fitted leather jackets, denim jackets that are a perfect match for a toddler – those are gone. If the jacket is above your hip-bone, and is so tight I can hear your heartbeat… it has to go. Hopefully it died a while ago, but in case it didn’t, here’s your reminder.

Instead opt for longer hems, and more loose styles, but still fitted.

*

4. Low waists.

If the pants are skin-tight they’d better have a mid to high waist, cause the low waists are so 2000’s that I think everyone knows by now not to do them anymore. If however you wanna do them… you can! Just pick more loose pants styles that hang off your hips.

But please note that the low waist is not at all flattering: it makes your legs shorter, it exposes your muffin tops and so on. Hight waist is the best and more flattering. Not to mention comfortable.

*

5. Skinny jeans.

I am crying typing this bit of trends that are over, but I’m also well aware they’re not the first jeans choice anymore for a lot of women, myself included. I do still wear them occasionally when they just look better you know. Like a casual summer or spring outfit with a basic top and a pair of espadillers or sneakers. High waist and ripped knees and I’m good to go.

However they’re not the first choice anymore for a grown-up and more sophisticated look.

Instead try these:

*

6. Printed leggings.

If we’re talking gym wear they’re fine, they’re perfect actually. However a lot of us are wearing leggings outside the gym during our running errands kinda days, or on more sporty luxe outfit situations and so on, or even in winter layered underneath a massive long sweater.

In these cases pick one color leggings, and stay away from those graphic printed styles that used to always be paired with uggs. They’re gone for now.

Wear these instead.

*

7. Over-styled hair and makeup

If I see one more socket bun, over-styled curls, or perfectly done makeup (contour and a thousand other visible layers on a daily basis) I will scream. Listen, while I’m all for natural looking hair just cause mine is an idiot who never cooperates, when it comes to makeup I’m a huge fan, and I love love love to wear makeup and use any excuse to put on lipstick and do my face, but there’s a difference between a 9 pm dinner dance makeup and a 9 am one, right?

Know your features, and enhance them, don’t hide them. And hair wise… au natural.

*

8. Tulle skirts

Some people just can’t let them go. You guys, hello trends that are over!!! They were super trendy a loooooooong time ago, but now they just make us look like ridiculous real life overly gown up dolls. Ya’ gotta let ’em go.

Try normal skirts for normal people for example:

*

9. Infinity scarves

They’re great but they’re ugly, and pretty dated. The best scarves version these days is the massive wide styles that look more like blankets than long thin scarves, and thank God for that. They also force us to style them differently which was problem #2 with infinity scarves. Very unflattering.

Wear these scarves instead:

*

10. Fur boots.

Oh my… they’re specific to those people who are over-styled and over-trendy, like they never pick the black ugg boots for example but the pink ugg with a bit of fur lining and maybe some gems. #facepalm Trust me I have seen these women (yes women!) around town and I don’t know what looks more ridiculous – those desperate hideous 4 year old boots on a 34 year old, OR the fact that the wearers are so damn proud of ‘nailing’ the trendy look.

You want furry boots? Try these if you have to:

*

11. Too trendy styles

Listen, not everything that’s a trend is worth wearing, and certainly not all trends at once. If you’re a teen it’s fine, you get a free pass on a the fashion stupid mistakes out there, in fact do them now. But if you’re a grown-up… stick to staples and trends that are not exaggerated.

Try cool trendy staples like these:

*

12. Caterpillar jackets.

Lawd help me! I hated them when they first came out and I despise them still. But forget about me… even fashion itself is calling them dated and extremely unflattering. Besides, they may be puffy and warm, but they’re too short and make no winter or style sense anyway.

Instead try these winter puffer jacket:

*

13. Too thick false lashes.

Om my God, how much time you got people? I could vent about the ridiculousness of thick big false lashes for weeks in a row. Again I am amazed at how many followers this trend still has and how cool and feminine the wearers think they look. For years in a row I waited and waited to see more and more brides sans false eyelashes that looked like a fly’s wing. It never happened. In fact, the trend of these fake false lashes is replaced by lash extensions that is a beauty gimmick quite misunderstood (again!) by the same crowd.

If your lids are too heavy, if when it rains the raindrops get caught up in that lashes maze, if it looks too much and too fake it probably is.

KEEP THEM SIMPLE AND NATURAL. Lash extensions are amazing just don’t overdo it. Think Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian false lashes instead of say… Kylie who tends to overdo it.

*

14. Slouchy bags.

They lack in elegance and tend to look cheaper. Instead pick boxier shapes, and good quality bags, big, small, or micro – but go for styles that have a clear shape and can ‘stand up’ (for lack of better word) on their own.

*

15. Coloured tights.

This side of the 60s is over. Besides, what are you, 5? I never ever liked this trend in my life and always felt a bit left behind for not joining the coloured legs crowd. Well… I’m not anymore.

Choose black tights. Period.

*

16. Too ripped jeans.

When it comes to shredded jeans only some styles look very dated and very trendy, or the way we wear them might be un-cool. Avoid too tight ripped jeans, and too shredded. Try to pair them with more toned down items if you really can’t let them go.

*

17. Platform heel pumps

Stripper heels. Let. Them. Go. Kardashians used to be massive fans of this shoe trend up until Kanye stepped in and showed them better.

You must avoid them at all costs and wear these instead:

*

18. Floppy hats.

Fashion says we gotta let them go, and I couldn’t be happier about it, cause they never stuck on my head and in my heart anyway. But if you’re a fan… rock it what can I say.

These hat styles though are way way way prettier:

*

19. 2000’s sunglasses.

You know those sunglasses that Nicole Richie or Kim Kardashian used to wear early 2000’s? Yeah. Talk about trend that are over, so please let them be, especially if they’re adorned by some gems and rhinestones.

Instead pick these styles:

*

20. Fitted layers.

Why be a tight onion when you can be a loose cool cabbage? What I’m really saying is that layers should always be worn loose, and cool, and effortless. So don’t wear some fitted long top, over some too skinny jeans, and top it off with another fitted button-down and that short tight jacket I was telling you about.

Layers are supposed to create dimension to our bodies, to hide, conceal, to ooze coolness and warmth. Not visually cut the body and make it look like a stuffed sausage.

So pick layer staples like these:

*

21. Coordinated looks.

This is a common mistake among fashion lovers and un-savyes alike. Those who wanna look fashionable but are a bit clueless. No problemo… the key is to not coordinate anymore. There was a time when coordinating your shoes to your bag to your hat and belt and lipstick color was considered a sign of femininity and great style. Yeah. Those times ended when your grandma probably turned 40.

Don’t match your shoes to your belt and earrings and lipstick, or the color of your makeup or God knows what. It looks very overstayed and dated.

Instead pick pieces that just go well together.

*

22. Big belts.

You know those big wide belts that we used to wear cinged at the waist over a loose sweater or button-down? They are gone!

Instead wear belts on your jeans or around your coat.

*

23. Peplum.

This trend is long long long long gone, but in case you missed the memo… this is a reminder. However… some peplum tops are not too bad if you style them properly. A black sleeveless peplum looks pretty good with a pair of black cigarette pants or even skinny jeans and classic heel pumps.

Your call, but don’t go overboard.

*

24. Excessive lip fillers.

There I said it. I do not like this beauty trend at all, how it got out of hand and how some doctors just don’t pay attention to the face features when injecting too much lip filler in faces that were once so so beautiful is beyond stupid. It’s a shame and a pity, and it’s sad, cause instead of us accepting our features for what they are we end up looking alike. Which would be fine, were it not grotesque.

Do the botox, do the lip fillers, nobody cares, we all wanna look the best we can – but don’t go overboard.

Some girls can’t smile or talk properly and have lost all the natural movement and look of the mouth.

Do everything with balance and don’t alter beautiful features over a beauty trend.

25. Too long jeans/pants

I wish I had this problem all day everyday, but I don’t. If I did I’d trim them, or just plain cut them. Why? Because too long jeans or pants make legs look shorter, frumpier and have no purpose. If getting them tailored is too much of a hassle just cut them. It will look much better than a ton of fabric sitting above your foot.

Hope you took this with a smile and share in the comments below your most despicable trends or looks.

xoxo d.

 

 

2018 Winter Trends: Metallics & Feathers For Holiday Party Season!

If you invite me to a winter holiday party this year don’t be shocked when I show up draped and drowned in metallics, sparkles, glitter, and feathers altogether. And I’ll do the stilettos and bold lips too. I mean… why not? Rumour has it 2018 winter trends is back to its core: it’s raining all the girly and glittery mess of the holidays. Silver metallics, ostrich feathers, lame fabric – alongside many many others, these are 3 fab winter trends to rock this holiday season.

Therefore when they invite you to a party this year, you know what… go all out and be a disco ball, cause quite frankly 70s are still hot, 80s are back, and nobody wants a boring Becky sitting on the Christmas tree.

As an ex-oplunet lover this shit is right down my street. I mean I’ve taken a break from over-the-top styles, cause I wanna be more grown-up you know… but it’s fucking Christmas and I wanna look like an 80s dancing queen. Who’s with me?

Anyone? No…

Well… you might change your mind, you know that?! Hey but even if you don’t, which I totally get (I mean who in the right mind would wanna dress up like a Christmas tree?), then just take this metallics return of fashion as a guide for your street style winter fabulousness, cause you see… ya’ll don’t need to be draped in metal and feathers, you can do these trends subtly with just a hint of the above.

Truth be told these 2018 winter trends seemed more holiday appropriate but they’ll linger well into spring so we can take a lot of the next year’s inspiration from them. It all seems futuristic a la 80s with a hint of such great kitsch and opulence that can look absolutely amazing if you dare to wear it like you mean it you know. #ownit

These are tough trends I’ll give you that, but they’re also fun…

1.Silver Metallics – Winter Trends

I always wanted to be a spaceman you know, like in that 90s “spaceman” song. Not really, but I do now. I mean I don’t, but I wanna look like a badass space queen.

Silver metallic skirts, party tops, sweatshirts, sweaters, moot-jackets, trench coats, suits, dresses… this trend comes in a billion shapes and they all look very glam and very daring. You can wear it head to toe, or just an items blended in an otherwise more normal outfit.

Party look: a silver metallic mini skirt or pants, and a black top.

Get the look:

*

2. Winter Trends: Lame Fabric.

Ah this is liquid perfection, so 80s and 70s it’s insane. It looks like melted metal that just moulds to your body and the way you move.

Party look: a 70s style lame dress a la 54 Studio Fashion, toped with a fur coat.

Get the look:

*

3. Ostrich feathers, winter trends.

If you think they’re too much, you know nothing. They are so feminine and elegant and refined and pretty and delicate that wearing them on your sleeves, dress, or skirt is party perfection.Go for white or pastel colours for a dainty style, or black ostrich feathers for the ultimate drama.

Party look: A glitter see-through dress with feathers on it, or a full feather skirt paired with a bodysuit.

Get the look:

*

Street style:

*

Well thank God I’m going to no parties anytime soon… I would’ve worn all 3 metallic masterpieces.

xoxo. d

 

Sweater Outfits: 5 Ways To Wear Sweaters This Winter!

Wearing sweaters is the least sartorial groundbreaking winter fashion situation. From grandmas to toddlers everyone’s got one on… so you’re not gonna make any style waves and be the sweater queen if you join the team. Which you probably do… forced by the blizzard. Unless of course you’re Victoria Beckham, cause she’s the queen of so many things… sweater outfits included.

Sweater outfits are probably more common than stupid love mistakes and we all fall into the same boring winter outfit routine of jeans and a sweater. If you don’t then you’re a queen so please share your magic in the comments section below.

The rest of us basic lot pretty much ends up looking… basic and meh, and the worst part is we don’t even care, cause seriously who cares about chicness and sartorial sophistication when it’s a blizzard out there? TBH with you I really don’t know how some of these cool street stylers are doing it…

Don’t get me wrong I ain’t no slob (most of the time) but I can’t prep and prime all the time.

Thank God for sweater outfits though, right?! Truth is this post is mostly done for my lazy ass egotistical self because every time I get dressed these days I’m either in gym wear or sweater and jeans. Can a girl get a fashion brain here?! So I thought I can’t be alone in this. Or can I? Is my life so sad that as soon as winter comes my style inspiration freezes?

If I’m alone in my sweater sorrow then please take this post as an inspiration and let me know in the comments below how you do it!

Here’s a sweater outfits guide for winter for the rest of us.

1.Sweater outfits with skirts.

Easy peasy right? So right. However, when it comes to sweater outfits we rarely chose to pair them with skirts, and that is such a true pity my loves. Sweaters and skirts are probably the most sophisticated looking winter outfits ever, just because it’s a tiny clash between items of 2 worlds, and because it forces us to do more for our look: shoes wise, skirt style wise, sweaters style wise.

What skirts do we chose to wear with sweaters, and vice versa?

Midi pleated skirts in more floral or summer’ish vibes look amazing with oversized slouchier sweaters, that are just casually half tucked in. Always wear such an oversized slouchy silhouette outfit with heels. Stiletto ankle boots and thigh high boots that get lost in that big skirt look amazing.

Plaid tea-lengh wrap skirts are so retro they look incredibly refined and chic with a fitted turtleneck or more fitted retro sweaters styles.

Sexy vibes come in tiny skirts paired with sweaters of all sorts. Think a mini leather black skirt and a black tight turtleneck with black stiletto ankle boots. Damn.

2. Casual sexy sweater outfits. 

Speaking of sexy I swear nothing is hotter than a tiny sweater (if you can pull it off body and temperature wise) OR an open back sweater, or just one sweater style that’s casually hanging off your shoulders, or just off one shoulder. Something about that cozy fabric and naked skin underneath that leaves people guessing is super hot. They look great with pants of all sorts and jeans.

3. Sweater outfits for office.

This is easy: just stir away from pairing them with too causal bottoms. Any sweater style looks good for office if you pair them with office pants and a blazer, OR wear oversized sweaters with skinny pants and heels. If the shoes are professional nobody cares about the sweater. However make sure you always choose quality fabrics that look more expensive or just clean and classic. Grey or brown sweaters are amazing for office. Black sweaters will alway win, and so will pastels in winter.

 

4. Editor style.

You know those street style photos at fashion week with la creme de la creme of the fashion world parading in the coolest sweaters ever paired with even cooler pants or shoes or skirts or anything really? Yeah… those. If y’all wanna channel them then go either for a Olivia Palermo sleek look in nude, taupe or black tones, OR choose something more daring like Miroslava Duma in her bright big chunky sweaters paired with plaid pants or thigh high boots.

5. Jeans and sweater outfits.

The best and the worst (read most common and usually more uninspired) is always left last. While 9 out of 10 people today are probably rocking this outfit, maybe just 2 or 3 of them are worth a style bow down. Yet… it doesn’t have to be like that.

What’s the secret to pulling off a great look out of very common clothes?

Pick great pieces (high quality, either statement or staples) and don’t try too hard. Go for sweaters that flatter your body type, cause I feel like that’s the key to a great outfit. Boxy sweaters, fitted sweaters, slouchy styles, long, cropped, short – it doesn’t matter… they can equally look great or bad if they’re not right for your silhouette. For some people waist long sweaters look better than those covering the bum, and vice versa. For some oversized styles are not always a great idea. For others clean classic sweaters are always the better choice.

Always always always try them on.

 

Street style:

*

Get the look:

*

What do you think?

xoxo d.

How To Wear A Black Blazer Outfit To Office Without Looking Boring?

That’s like saying how to not look stupid while breaking 80s dance moves. Both situations are beautifully sitting on the next to impossible scale. However… a black blazer outfit is a scenario worth playing.

We live in the year of plaid blazers. Period. Everyone is wearing one to the point of outfit saturation. Girls in whatever outfits put one on, with heels or moto boots and are the spitting image of cool kids. #overit

The look is amazing if not for its redundancy than for bringing back the blazer as the new jacket. And in this fashion journey it hit me right this morning when I shared a photo of a white silk button-down and blue mom jeans that this outfit would look so office complete, in 90s-80s glam-casual-style with a black blazer on top.

While 2017 saw the re-birth of this jacket in plaid, did it really kill the classic black sleek blazer? NEVER. However this little sucker was left behind so wearing one these days without a few nips and tricks might make you look boring if not dated.

How to do the black blazer outfit for office in 2018 winter? 

YES, black blazer for office. Groundbreaking I know. Yet we all have one and we do occasionally fall into the old-habits of this look because it’s so easy to do. No matter what you are wearing the minute you put on a black blazer it polishes that outfit and makes it look professional.

Nonetheless in 2018 it’s not a question of HOW to wear a black blazer, but WHAT black blazer to wear. It’s the jacket itself that makes all the basic slash boring difference, not so much how you wear it.

Wear:

  • longer blazers
  • structured shoulders
  • big gold/silver buttons
  • slightly oversized but not slouchy
  • luxe and expensive looking
  • sleek
  • very good tailoring

Stay away from:

  • tiny black blazers (above your hip)
  • super tight
  • too cinged at the waist
  • cheap looking material
  • layered with longer fitted tops

Tips & tricks for styling a black blazer outfit for office?

Keep. It. Professional. You can either wear it as part of a power suit and go full on 80s to office slaying! OR you can wear it as an office jacket and layer until you drop, cause it’s winter, and it’s a perk of the cold season.

Black blazer outfit:

  • jeans, shirt, turtlenecks, button-down, fitted tops, sweaters
  • dressy pants, came tops, t-shirts, shirts, all the above
  • pencil skirts
  • dresses
  • stiletto heels, block heels, boots, sneakers
  • fur coats, coats

Unlike a plaid blazer that’s more casual and chic sophisticated in a very cool kinda way, the black blazer is pure gold. It’s sleek, timeless, the definition of powerful and sexy. It’s glam, subtle, sophisticated and elegant.

To nail all these things and stir away from boring or dated make sure you chose high quality pieces, great fabric black blazers, more structured and longer silhouettes. I also happen to think that tiny bling details, like buttons help with the luxe factor.

Street style:

*

Get the look:

*

I don’t know about you… but I’m kinda team black blazer here, just cause I’m that girl that loooooves a great trend (plaid blazer I’m looking at you), but I’m also hating it the minute it’s too in my face. Maybe I’m an idiot. Who the hell knows anymore… but if there’s anything I’ve learned in my humble existence it’s to never go with all the flow and always pick the sleek staples.

Amen to that.

xoxo D.

Black Friday Fashion Sales To Boost Your Winter Style!

Not that we need a sales excuse such as Black Friday, but if there’s one we’ll take it. Somewhere on the road I didn’t fall in love with all this Black Friday Fashion Sales for the simple reason that I always always always buy clothes. Besides I’m kind of a mess, and rarely know what time it is let alone the date of such a massive sale event. BUT… if I got my eye on some designer shit that I know for a fact will be on sale for Black Friday… oh… I’ll hunt that mf down, and grab it as fast as I can eat an entire pizza. And I can eat that in under 3 seconds.

What to look for in Black Friday Fashion Sales?

So… my fellow fashion hunters what does one throw money on, on Black Friday? Do we buy anything just cause it’s on sale (this is my biggest sin in the world on a general shopping basis), OR do are we smart, and invest in designer staples that cost more… but last a lifetime?

I think the big trends and fads are something we should spend less on, cause they’ll be gone same time next year. However designer goods, and staples… now that’s a totally different story.

So with this in mind the list below has bit of everything: a teddy coat from Kendall + Kylie collection, cause teddy coats are having a moment now, thigh high boots – which are already staples, sweaters of all sorts (pom-pom sweater and 80s fitted retro styles being so trendy right now, to those classic capes and ponchos, turtlenecks and hoodies. Velvet blazers will always be a perfect pick for the fashion savvy, like animal print coats, or those mini faux furs. And a pair of UGGs cause they’re ugly but so pretty and comfy.

Black Friday SALES – designers and high-street brands:

*

Have a great weekend loves!!!

xoxo D.

Christmas Guide: 5 Best Gifts For Your Wife!

Gifting is a great way to reflect your love for your girlfriend or wife. Of course Christmas is actually just around the corner, hence this Christmas guide knocking on our doors, so that’s a great excuse to splurge on your loved one. However… when love and kindness collide who’s there to stop you from surprising your partner with a little treat, right!? Nothing sparks love like surprised gifts do.

So thank God for online shopping, cause for real… it’s the best way to make gifts. It saves time, gives you the comfort of your home, privacy on your searches for the best splurge ever, and it’s financially more affordable. Hello sales and discounts! #winwinsituation

Therefore put your worries aside, cause here’s the Christmas Guide with 5 best gifts for your wife:

  1. Phone Cover – Christmas guide #1

According to a survey conducted in the UK, the number of women using smartphones is higher than the number of men using smartphones. Yes, this is true. Cause we know better, doh! 

This is such a no-brainer and simple gift choice, but every girl LOVES a great phone cover: statement, classy, funny… you’re the one who knows your woman best so pick one and make it fun. 

However, a simple phone cover probably won’t stir the excitement which is why you could get personalized phone covers and have a personalized picture of your wife or of you both printed at the back. 

If it sounds too cheesy, then you can get something else printed on it, such as your initials or anything else of significance.

  1. Customized Gift Box

Everyone loves it to the core when our significant other makes an effort to make us happy by choosing a unique gift. If your wife or girlfriend has the same mentality, then you can purchase a gift box. 

The Christmas guide says hit various stores or look online to pick personal care items that your wife uses. Make sure you pick a product that she loves, and if that’s too vague for her, just follow your heart and your instinct: cosmetics, books, jewellery, sunglasses, vinyls if she’s into music, clothes or bags if she’s into fashion… 

Once you’re done shopping for the personal care products, buy some decoration accessories, including ribbons, flowers, decoration papers etc., and have the gift box decorated.

Keep the tiny products in and you’re good to go to make your wife happy with this unique gift.

  1. Coffee Mug

Listen guys, a coffee mug is the best gift ever!!!! And it’s on any gift guide out there, Christmas guide included. 

While there are some cool coffee mugs available on the market, getting a personalized mug can be a good idea. It’s affordable and you can get one printed within hours.

  1. Concealed Carry Purse

We love to keep some things private, just for us, or we just treasure a few others and wanna carry them with us all the time. Or who knows what… but having said that #4 Christmas guide says you can gift your girl a concealed carry purse where she can carry such items. It is a great way to show that you care for your wife, and to show you pay attention to the tres importante details about her. 

You can choose from a variety of luxury looking concealed carry purses and go with the one that suits your wife’s style.

  1. Fragrance

Getting a designer brand fragrance for your wife will never ever ever ever go out of style. Chances are she’s a one-perfume kinda woman so then do some detective work, in the name of this Christmas guide and gift, and find out her fragrance and get her that one.

If she has tons of fragrances that she wears, and she’s adventurous like that… surprise her with your favourite scent maybe.

 

Verdict

There you go! Pick any of these 5, or just use them as a Christmas guide and give your girl a little treat this holiday! She’s probably already planning yours. And we wouldn’t want you to feel and look like a fool. 

xoxo D.

Best 25+ Things To Buy & Wear This Christmas!

There are people who love Christmas, and people who love love love love Christmas. I used to be neither of these, and was looking forward to Christmas for food and booze purposes. A few parties, holidays, sleeping late, having fun… However, these days I’m realising Christmas shopping spirit is crawling up on me in the cheekiest way possible. It’s like I’m a kid versus a Martha Stewart Christmas version. Only yesterday I went grocery shopping and caught myself spending a significant amount of time at the Christmas decoration isles thinking how I’m gonna transform my house into Santa’s sanctuary this year. And while I’ll be doing that I’ll be also costumed as some Christmas fanatic fool.

I’m no worried though. Between my above newfound love and my procrastinating personality I’ll probably end up doing just a little, which is actually great, cause it’ll equal normal.

Why is this happening to me? I guess the wiser bit from older-and-wiser saying has finally caught up with me. Amen.

So in case you’re like me, or just slightly more infatuated with Christmas shopping here’s a list of all the best things we can buy and wear this holiday to be more merry you know. From socks, to sweaters, and Christmas scents and gifts the list is filled with the bestest bits.

*

If all else fails grab a champaign and dance to Wham’s Last Christmas. Or Mariah’s All I want for Christmas. You guys, these are my 2 fave songs of all times.

xoxo D.

 

,

How To Wear FUR Coats This Season Without Looking Extra?

For the sake of this post I will assume the most ridiculous thing ever: not all people wanna look extra. I know… shocking for someone so self absorbed with a dash of socially awkward tint. #allaboutme Anyway it’s winter – another shocking statement – which means everything sucks except one thing: FUR COATS. They are the best thing about the cold season, they are the christmas of fashion, the chocolate of food, and I am the biggest lover of fur coats out there. From classic styles, to edgy ones, to funky designs, colourful, statement – I’ll take them all and refuse to look anything other than extra.

They have have a superpower no matter what. They make any outfit look money, luxe, sophisticated in whatever way you like, AKA ‘extra’.

So to down-play them can be both a shame but also a true art.

Wearing theses coats on a daily basis can happen and it can happen in a very casual and effortless way too, without the extra over the top vibe they usually carry. It’s true that fur coats can be everything and so much more, but long done are the days of fur coats being more than jackets. These days it’s not just high society women draped in diamonds who wear them. Nope. It’s also a slob like me or you. Hence the accessibility of these jackets and the huge versatility they’ve earned for themselves.

They are everywhere. Extra looking or casual styles.

How to wear fur coats in 2018 without looking extra?

Go for:

  • casual
  • sporty
  • eclectic
  • hobo-chic
  • granny style
  • normcore
  • retro

Pair them with:

  • jeans
  • t-shirts
  • ugly sweaters
  • morocycle boots
  • ankle boots
  • sneakers
  • hoodies
  • leggings

If you still wanna look the extra mile you can. Pair them with:

  • heels
  • stilettos
  • over the knee boots
  • vinyl
  • leather
  • dresses
  • exposed legs
  • evening sexy dress
  • 70s glam style
  • bold lips

What are the hottest fur coats of 2018? 

All is in! Last year it was the year of the vintage styles, those brownish looking coats our moms maybe wore in 70s. Before that the shaggy coats ruled, and before those the tiny ones, and before those the fur lining ones and so on.

2018 welcomes and celebrates all these style AND give a huge welcome to statement fur coats. Talk about extra.

Long fur coats, slightly oversized are looking more dramatic than ever.

Bright yellow coats are having such a moment right now. #chickencool

Vintage style is still pure perfection.

Shaggy and bear fur coats are the new funky stars of these jackets. They’re more fun and laid back.

Statement ones in the wildest colours and prints were all over the streets at Fashion Week.

Street style inspo:

*

Get the look:

*

So whether or not you’re a fan of real or faux fur coats please note they’re all IN, and the style out there is casual with a dash of extra. Not everyone can wear fur coats, and not everyone is comfortable wearing them, but for those who love love love this trend the news of them being IN is pure happiness. For the rest… take it with a grain of salt and comment below why you’re not a fan. Or maybe give them a try.

xoxo D.