I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dashed out of the house with just my phone trying to squeeze it into my pockets, or worse – tailoring my outfit to fit my phone when I didn’t wanna carry a bag. A daily scenario of style compromise or of unnecessarily carrying a bag that I repeated way too many times. The thing is I LOVE bags, BUT as a mom to a very very active and cheeky little toddler girl lemme just say I need comfort and utility in my life more than anything, But I also kinda wanna look decent (read stylish maybe) in the process of running around her or/and running errands. #thestruggleisreal

So coming across a brand like Vaultskin – who value simplicity, utility AND beautiful style all wrapped up into high quality pieces such as phone cases and wallets – was a godsend gift to this busy mama. I love the detailing in their products and the minimalist design which does not take away from utility or style, au contraire it makes it incredibly chic and versatile.

I am wearing the Victoria Case Golden Chain and I absolutely adore it specifically for its simplicity which in personal style translates to versatility. Whether its jeans, sweats or more dressy looks this case fits in like a glove. AND it not just holds my phone but also my cards, leaving my hands free to hang in my pockets for all I care.

In reality I’m busy carrying 2,456 grocery bags, a little toddler girl, and my daily struggles. Which is amazing.

A little backstory about me is… I’m that girl who has about 134 panic attacks a day over losing my phone, but this Victoria phone case literally ends this struggle for me. Also quality wise it’s beyond sturdy, so if Siena decides to have a go at my phone I can yet again rest assured it’ll survive any toddler attack. And guess what? Sturdy still means luxe. #somuchyes

I have chosen the golden chain detail to my iPhone case just cause you know me… ya girl still loves a bling. And I just think a touch of gold is just that… pure gold. ;)

And of course it’s beige cause seriously what isn’t beige these days.

Anyway for this post I wore it against white cause tbh I’ve waited forever to actually have an excuse to wear these pants, and just dress up a little. But on a daily basis, y’all know me from Instagram – I’m in jeans or gym wear all the time. Only happier recently cause I don’t have to think about where to put my phone when I leave the house with Siena. I got my little bag read phone case and I’m good.

So ladies and gents if you need free hands and don’t want wear a bag, but still look like you sort of have a bag, without actually having one (#waitwhat) – this is for you.

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I am wearing the Vaultskin Victoria Case | PLT pants & coat| HM sweater

xoxo D.



The sense of normalcy I have while writing this is no short of what I like to call a good feeling. Yes we wear face masks, and yes we live in pandemic street style reality, BUT some of us still have a big desire to celebrate life through clothes, be it staples, minimal style or just basic ol outfits topped with red lips. Even as those will go masked and covered up… personally I never forget to selfie a rare makeup day situation.

Anyway… back to today’s dilemma (gosh I missed fashion dilemmas)… how weird and refreshing is it that upon documenting this post I literally came across anther such post, almost identical in its (my) quest circa 3 yrs ago?

Am I really that redundant? Or maybe there’s a legitimate dilemma with no wrong or right answers?

What autumn jackets do we reach for once fall season is here: BLAZERS or LEATHER JACKETS?

Sure one does not have to exclude the other. We can all be both Dolce and Gabbana dolls and V. Beckham minimal girls… BUT do we live in a time where the staple of jackets – the leather jacket – has lost ground? How do we feel about that?

I know, I know…. a series of Q that are only making this thing harder.

The truth is both jackets are pretty fab, and at the end of the day it’s all a matter of what you want. At first sight there’s not even a style battle as the differences between them are huge: the leather jacket is more badass, cooler, a forever staple of rocknroll and edge, while the blazer is more polished, professional, sleek, and classic.

Well, leave it to fashion to color out of the lines and ruin a perfectly good antithesis of items, cause in 2020 you can get a badass vibe with a blazer in no less than 3 seconds, and a very clean and classic cut look with a leather jacket in equally the same amount of time.

So you see why 3 years post my initial article I am still struggling to find a decent answer to this?

THE STYLE

Women are pairing blazers with leggings and combat boots, or even track suits. I can’t begin to tell you the amount of times I’ve worn a blazer over a gym outfit as I made a quick run to the shops. Being a mom I’m always in a hurry in gym clothes but I also always wanna look like I’m not… hence my blazer tendencies lately.

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Oh and don’t get me started on the 2020 leather jackets. They are so BEAUTIFUL in their massive cuts and oversized masculine vibe that to say I adore them is a big understatement. Like I ADORE them. They are the definition of 80s badass style, regardless of what you have underneath: flirty dress, boots, sneakers, stilettos, sweats, leggings, jeans.

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Ultimately it’s all about what your vibe is the day of. Just keep in mind one tip if you can – no matter your jacket of choice, remember bigger is better.

And now it’s your turn: are you team blazer or team leather jacket?

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What a nice chat this was. I feel I’m leaving with an even bigger dilemma but what can I do, that’s life.

Stay safe y’all. xx

 

Few months into 2020 the world has stopped. It has paused everything for about 2 weeks only to later slowly and awkwardly come back to life affected and misshaped, but somehow happy or hopeful. And fashion – although forced to pause and postpone its FW shows at the time, and even now – has too slept and then awakened. Different. Awkward. But somehow still the same.

The 2020 pandemic had changed everything in us and around us, and our personal style made no exception.

To some minds and souls, less prone or ‘affected’ by fashion this makes no difference whatsoever, yet it affects us all, as fashion has always been a true mirror of its times. The 2020 pandemic street style bares some novelty other than the ubiquitous and mandatory face mask. Being forced to stay in lockdowns and quarantines, or just more isolated and home based has truly paved the way for loungewear, tracksuits, pjs, comfy clothes, slob friendly outfits, less makeup, no fancy hair, sunglasses, face masks, sneakers, hats. The so called celebrity look is on everyone these days, incognito, quickly popping out for just 20 min to run the necessary errands, or go for a quick run or walk.

The world has changed its priorities and with it we’ve changed what we wear to the party. (read everyday).

So is there a street style during the 2020 pandemic?

Well… tbh I came here today, after the longest time off (feels f*&*& great to be back btw!) – and my answer to the above title was supposed to be pjs and tracksuits. To be more precise the IRL street style during the 2020 pandemic transitioned to Instagram, to those #OOTD pics of influencers that look so aesthetically pleasing in their casual lounge/tracksuit pants uniform, as I’m scrolling down on insta every day. They are all wearing the same casual cool outfits, face masks and long lashes. So… this is the new street style right?

Right. Why? How?

Well, the fact that we all have to be indoors pretty much all the time has shifted our choice of clothes from maybe more office, chic, elegant, refined styles to… well… pjs all day everyday. Ish. And since instagram is a platform that mirrors reality (eyeroll… BIG eyeroll) it only makes sense that whatever we do around the house in our outfits will be shown on Instagram as #the2020pandemicfashion. And getting out if the house these days – aka IRL street style – is just a quick run to the shops or the park. And most of these errands can and are done in whatever the hell we’re wearing indoors. We’ll throw a mask and sunglasses on top of everything anyway so why bother?

Right?

Yes and no.

While this was true at the beginning of lockdown… and was the 2020 pandemic street style… something strange is starting to happen to fashion and personal style. Maybe it’s our need to socialise, to get dressed so we don’t get depressed, maybe its 2020 FW, which is half assed this year anyway – BUT aside from the Instagram street style STYLE, we also have the normal move-on-with-your-fashion-life-in-a-loud-way kinda fashions, born from our desperation of beauty and normalcy. Some people are wearing nice outfits topped with even nicer face masks. Celebrating life you know.

And THIS exact new reality, triggered by our despair and FW is what actually surprised me upon writing and diving into this post, which I had so ignorantly assumed at first to only be about pjs and slob looks.

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TBH with you all… I think we’ll all come out of this 2020 pandemic changed. And way better dressed, thirsty for fab, over-the-top, BEAUTIFUL outfits.

It feels good to be back y’all. xx

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s hair extensions. In my case… when I have a good hair day it’s most likely the latter, and there’s no shame in the hair extensions game, if you love it, and you need it for a fuller or longer style by all means go for it. Or maybe you wanna try them out for length and colour reasons before or instead of committing to the actual hairstyle. If you think there’s shame in rocking hair extensions of any kind (clip in, ponytails, bangs etc.)… well then you don’t know much about much.

My affair with hair extensions has been long and fun really, and I’ve rocked everything from super long hair to what I thought was an Ariana Grande ponytail to blonder-than-my-actual-hair hair extensions – like in today’s post. The truth is I wanted 2 things from these extensions: 1. to have long hair again and 2. to be blonder again. While as the latter worked and I loved every minute of it, the former was a mild disaster due to my lack of blending in long hair extensions with my blunt cut lob. Hmmm I had no idea it would be so challenging and oh-so-naive me I thought I did a good job, even posted on the gram about it… before I took a double look and was not so thrilled. It was right then and there that I decided to put them in and then trim them to my hair length, curl them a bit for that wavy vibe and pray the whole thing works. And hallelujah it did. I’ve never been so happy and confident about my hair in my life. Of course it’s not my actual hair hence my instant love for it I guess… but whatever. THAT my friends is the actual power of hair extensions when you check yourself out in the makeup mirror with lights, or when they just bounce healthy and heavy on your head.

Highly recommend them, love them to the moon and back, and do wear them for that hair glow.

Outfit wise I’ve always wanted to shoot pics in this vintage dress I got from a boutique in Budapest, so this day was THE day to do it. It was spring, sunny, the wind was blowing, I was feeling like freaking Beyonce. Except I wasn’t even close. #LOL

Oh and I tried to stick to my still current obsession and no-fuss dressing – the monochromatic look. ‘ISH’ And a pop of lipstick, cause quite frankly it does all the difference in photos.

 

Get the look: hair extensions | dress | shoes | bag | leather coat |

Happy weekend everyone.

xoxo D.

As a girl who has more black outfits than an orthodox priest let me just say that wearing white (and colour for that matter) is a bit of a surprise. And no easy task let me tell you that. #outofmycomfortzone BUT if there’s one thing I’m sure of is that I actually LOVE IT. I specifically love the winter white looks and outfits cause they seem so crisp, fresh, and very luxurious somehow. And for spring and summer all-white outfits look incredibly rich and sophisticated, so let’s just say winter white is a practice for summer white… Also lately I dabbled a little bit into yellow outfits, blue, beige, and of course a lot of red, as you very well already know if you follow me on Instagram. Are my black outfits days over? Uhhh hell no, but it’s quite refreshing and fashion-fun to try wearing more colour, and monochromatic outfits, especially with spring almost here.

And YES I’m well aware this post might be a little too late buuuut winter ain’t over in my book till my mother hangs her winter coat and boots. Also it’s still freezing outside and I’ve sat on this post from before Christmas lol, when we went to a skiing resort, and since I don’t ski, I did outfits and photos instead. I love wearing white in winter and I’ve always wanted to do a winter white wearable look, so I resorted yet again to my white skinny jeans, which I paired with a white soft sweater, a white puffer jacket, a white hat, and then there were the brown snow boots and gloves which ‘ruin’ my chromatic, but they’re proper snow boots so at least that.

And yes I’m also aware that skinny jeans days are gone… but hey every now and then I go back. (quite frequently lately tbh #secret)

I did wonder whether or not this post was still relevant, and I think it is. I mean if I switch the boots with sneakers, show some ankle skin, and lose the hat and gloves… it’s a pretty decent warm outfit for early spring.

If it’s too warm outside for sweaters you can wear a white t-shirt white the jeans, and keep the white jacket, OR lose the jacket altogether and wear the white sweater. (aka sweaters as jackets outfits which are my all time faves and the definition of French chic and effortless). Shoes wise I’m a sneakers gal, but you can wear brogues, ankle boots, slides, pumps…

Back to that cold windy snowing winter day: we had so much fun that shooting these photos, that I forgot to reply my lipstick in between shots, after we took a lunch and coffee break. Ah… never mind mind, hope you enjoy the photos and let me know your thoughts on wearing more colour and doing monochromatic looks in the new season.

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And now I’ll leave you with my entire winter wonderland world as I secretly pray for spring. :)

xoxo D.

Don’t worry I’m not gonna break into rhymes right now, and I’m also well aware this Q and post are long due, it’s just that the new jeans are everywhere these days, so I had to talk about it. Listen, when skinny jeans started to slowly die I died a little inside. Also I panicked. I mean, what the hell am I supposed to wear now? Boyfriend jeans, flare jeans? They’re okay but they don’t fit my bum properly nor make my legs look long and skinny. So I continued to wear skinnies. (well… I still do even today sometimes, when I’m feeling more ‘sexay’ or something. What? They still look great and can be very flattering.)

However, even the most fashion immature ignoramus grows up eventually, so here I am today loving skinny jeans less and crushing hard over classic denim jeans instead. Which brings me to the answer of what jeans to wear instead of skinny jeans?

Well… there’s the mom jeans, the classic levis jeans, the boot cut, straight leg, cropped jeans, flare jeans, high rise, mid rise, low waist… need I go on?

{And of course there are days when skinny jeans are my fave. Still. Hey you know what they say, you can take the girl outta the skinny jeans but you can’t take the skinny jeans outta there girl.}

 

And then something else happens when you stop wearing skinnies… you suddenly have endless denim choices and outfits that look more grown up and more sophisticated. Truth is the death of skinny jeans brought a new denim trend that sits somewhere between the 80s and 90s style jeans, very classic, somehow relaxed cut, but still following the body’s curves. There’s a lot of play with length, and leg design, and also waist line.

 

Fave jeans

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Personally I will always wear high waisted jeans, mid rise at most, and never ever low waist. I love my denim jeans in blue, fitted around the waist and bum, but also slightly relaxed, and a bit cropped. And no matter how old I am I’ll always love and wear knee ripped jeans.

When it comes to styling jeans in 2019 it’s all about the shoes, from low heel or no heel mules, to sexy stilettos, or block heels the prettier the shoe the better. Like I  always say… it sets the tone of the outfit.

 

Shoes for jeans

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Top wise anything goes with denim, but white will forever be my all time fave. And polka dots are my new fave thing.

 

Tops for jeans

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So… do I still wear skinny jeans? Hell yeah, but not as much. I’ve worn them maybe once a month lately, and I’m very excited for days outside the house, running errands, or just going out to wear and style classic jeans. I know… I know not exactly an existing scenario for many.

And now I’ll leave you with a million jeans outfits.

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What can I say, I’m a denim girl.

xoxo D.

If you guys follow me on Instagram then you know that I have a thing for red this season (among other things, such as fur coats). Like obsessively wearing only red, head to toe… It just happened, and quite frankly, being the girl who only wore jeans or all black outfits, I allowed it. It’s like my own style revolution. To be honest it started with me finding an amazing red power suit, which I also bought in pink (another post, another story) and from there it just spiralled into all red everything, topping it off with this red fur coat which is the softest prettiest thing in the whole wide world.

We took a trip to the mountains right before Christmas with a short city break if you wanna call it like that in Sibiu, and that’s when I decided to drape myself in head to toe red. Being Christmas month and all. I wore my fave sweater, off-the-shoulder, red, chunky, cozy, and my all time fave Zara boots, which I lived in for like a month or so. And of course the softest warmest fur coat ever. The red pants from the power suit. Oh and I almost forgot the star or the show – this bag y’all – I admit I’m such a fashion victim for wearing it and for loving it, but I don’t give a shit. I know every blogger out there is taking a perfectly Instagram tailored pic right this minute of this very bag next to their cup of coffee. I don’t mind being one of them, I actually like it. #lol

It was an amazing day, hanging out with hubby and baby Siena, taking photos, eating ginger bread, and wrapping it all up with a hot Starbucks coffee. I swear this is one of the best things about taking photos: going for a coffee or a meal afterwards. It’s our ritual. I have that feeling where it’s all perfect, work has been done, and now I can chill for a cuppa with hubby and my baby girl.

I am wearing: Zara boots | Na-kd red fur coat | Quizzclothing pants | Forever21 sweater | Crossbody bag |

xoxo D.

If you know me then you know there’s a few things I don’t shy away from, like bold lips, a glass of wine (or more. okay, a bottle!), gold jewellery, bad food, talking too loud and too passionate about something, leather, animal print… I mean, I love animal print so much I could drape myself in it, the same way George Costanza would drape himself in velvet.

So when last month we had a lunch date in town with the fam I chose to wear ALL the things I’m crazy about this season: leather, animal print, white boots, nude tones, big earrings, red lips, tiny bags. So sue me! These days i get to dress up nice so rarely that when i do… I get carried away, I’m happy, and wanna wear it all. And I try to take pics of it all cause who knows when the next outfit happens.

I mean don’t get me wrong i do wear clothes when i go out to the market, or to run errands, or to hang out with my baby girl, but I’m mostly in my chunky sneakers or ugly old ankle boots, jeans, some random sweatshirt or sweater, and a puffer jacket or a coat. No heels, no bag, no time. It’s my uniform these days the same way activewear was my uniform last year.

But I’m fine with this outfit routine and switch between casual-ugly and tryna-be-chic-and-pretty. A while ago i used to get so worked up and stress about my outfits which only made me run around the house like a headless chicken in my underwear, crying, from under a pile of clothes that i had nothing to wear, only to end up wearing the same outfit over and over again. Sound familiar?! Today I get it. I ain’t got time, and when i do have the time I LOVE to pick my outfit, and do my makeup properly. It’s like a ritual which relaxes me. And I’m okay with this not happening all the time. For now.

What happens next is quite funny and true. When we *do* go somewhere nice, or just make it a day out of a random Saturday or Sunday, man do I love to be a girly girl and plan my outfits in my mind, hoping that they will click IRL asap and we’ll be out the door in no time. Of course this almost never happens, especially now that we have a 6 months old little munchkin, but what can I tell you? I’m a dreamer, and a hopeless planner.

In this post I’m wearing my fave white boots, with my fave pair of leather snake print pants, and a nude coat. The story behind this outfit is that I planed to pair the pants with an animal print turtleneck bodysuit for that mismatched print vibe, but i realised early enough that god, that i could not breast-feed in that turtleneck bodysuit… hence this old basic knit top I’m wearing, which let me tell you… the fact that its not properly tucked in (cause I just breastfed in the car beforehand)…. messes with my ocd big time!!!!

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Anyway… so on these now rare dress up occasions we always make sure we have our camera on, cause you never know. Maybe the light will be okay and maybe we’ll feel like taking pics.

So I hope you guys enjoy these photos and let me know your thoughts on this outfit.

I am wearing:

Snake print pants – Boohoo | Coat – PLT | HM top | Forever21 boots | Nastygal earrings | Tom Ford sunglasses

xoxo D.

I swear this summer went by in like 3 seconds for me, so you can only imagine my despair when, after having embraced summer dresses as a summer uniform – it was all gone. But… if like me you’re a little stubborn, and the weather’s o your side too, there’s really no reason why we shouldn’t wear  summer dresses in autumn.

In fact I think certain styles are great transitional pieces. Hello midi dresses, wrap styles, and long sleeves. Pair them with ankle boots, heels, mules, and rock a blazer, or a cardigan over it all and it’s really the perfect autumn outfit.

Anyway… with this in mind and my love for summer dresses altogether I wore this outfit on a hot Sunday in September when hubby and I took Siena for a walk alongside the river. I felt it was the perfect outfit for a perfect day spent with my beautiful family. Casual but pretty. After pregnancy I find it’s really important for me to feel pretty in clothes, and I think clothes have this capacity to give us that razzmatazz and confidence back…

Scroll down to see all the photos and what I wore.

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What I wore:

Forever21 Dress (similar here)and here) | HM shoes (similar here and here) | Bag | Primark old skinny belt (similar here) | Zaful sunglasses (similar here)

There comes a time, after all trends being done and re-done, when going back to classics feels not just right but kinda of the next natural sartorial step, in one’s fashion life. So when everyone is doing tiny sunglasses, here I am rocking these Tom Ford sunglasses, as big as my face, cat eye and all like nobody’s business. #Iaintsorry Truth is there’s literally nothing as chic as a pair of big designer sunglasses. Ever.

If you know me you know there’s like 3 major things I love: lipsticks, food, and sunglasses. I never ever leave home without a pair regardless of the weather and I try to cover all sunglasses trends and styles – I have so many pairs and so many designers, but if I’m honest 90% of the time, right before I head out I always grab the classics.

The sunglasses I am wearing here are by far my fave, and you can tell they’re designer and the quality is insane because they feel heavy, luxe, sturdy (if that’s even a word to describe sunnies). And even though they’re classics they’re kinda statement too: they’ve got that cat eye edge, and massive frame to hide behind whenever you don’t feel like being seen. I picked them in black (they’re kinda black-mauve–brown-grey gradient) because I can style them more easily this way, but they also come in brown. I love love love them.

For this post I paired them with my pink power-suit and nude heels for that ladyboss kinda vibe, but they look just as amazing if not more paired with minimal simple all-black or all-white outfits, the classic denim and a shirt, or even athletic wear. I feel like a good pair of sunglasses will always be that tiny detail to make an outfit stand out, OR polish it. I think sunglasses are much like a great set of nails, like a good hair day, like a pretty lipstick… you know what I mean?!

I used to rave about tiny sunnies all summer long. Now I’m back to classics and I’m into them more than ever. I got mine via Smartbuyglasses, and I had a fantastic experience with them: fast shipping, great support team, and a HUGE collection of designer sunglasses. I literally spend one hour scrolling their shop. #onlineshoppingaddict going back and forth between classics versus trendy. Glad I picked these.

And if you know what you want and you want it asap, then there’s always a way. You can find more glasses that are derived in 24 hours on Overnight Glasses.

I am wearing: Tom Ford sunglasses | Quiz pink suit | Anna Cori heels

xoxo D.