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.

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

xoxo D.

It’s a classic, and it’s back. Animal print trend has never been as bold and beautiful as in 2018 autumn. The only question is: do you like it? My love for animal print has existed even since I can remember, from my fashion ignoramus days, to my now slightly more savvy ones, and tbh it’s that one fashion thing I’m always gonna love. Snake, cow, zebra, dots, white, black, brown, blue… you name it, I love it.

However, there’s one thing called too much when it comes to this animal print trend, or more like the fear of too much, too bold, too extravagant, too extra you know. THIS too has guarded my fashion animal print choices throughout time. Sometimes I gave in, and passed on a-head-to-toe-animal-print-look out of fear of looking too extra, and sometimes I’d just say fuck it and rock it.

With 2018 autumn the time has come again for me to decide whether or not I’m a fashion chicken shit. I’d hope the years gone by have thought me to not pay too much attention to what people say and just do your thing… #mymantra, plus I have the confidence of a queen… so look out peeps… I might rock head to toe animal print this season. God knows, who knows… I’m the most confident insecure person out there.

At the end of the day it ain’t such a big deal, it’s just fashion and a wild print, so if you wanna do it but don’t wanna look extra just rock one animal print item, keep it toned down, and pair it with more casual pieces to make it less louder.

If you love it so much that you’d drape yourself in zebra or snake print… go all the way. This will be my new year’s fall fashion challenge: head-to-toe animal print #extraaf

Tips: animal print looks amazing with golden jewellery, red lips, sleek hair, against white, denim, patent or vinyl. And by the looks of it it’s the biggest trend of 2018 autumn… so unleash your inner beast I guess.

Shop here:

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It’s not for the faint hearted ones that’s for sure, but it’s worth the risk!

 

 

When it comes to polka dots outfits I’m what you call a converted fashion lover. I did not like them one bit. But that was a long time ago, when the reason behind my dislike was that they looked too girlish and too retro, none of which I was a fan of. Fast forward a few years, and here I am sitting in front of a laptop, dressed in a black and white polka dot wrap dress, that I love beyond words.

So… what is up with polka dots trend in 2018? Are they any different from 2 years ago, or even from way back when I was not a huge fan of them? While the poor suckers have stayed the same (big, small, red, white, black, blue, printed on dresses, tops, shorts, pants of any and all colours)… the way we wear them and style this trend is a bit different these days. Hence my change of heart perhaps.

Polka dots are a bit more polished in 2018, and look amazing in black or white. Or they’re very funky in electric blue or bright pink. Then they can be sexy as hell with a dash of retro when in red. I mean… they’re literally giving me life. From bold polka dots tops paired with jeans, to the classic black dress with white polka dots that looks amazing whether you’re out on a date or shopping on a summer day… I am sold on this trend.

Did I say I love polka dots?

How to wear polka dots in 2018?

One word: effortless. Dom’t try so much. Wear that polka dot top with jeans and a pair of slides. Rock that polka dot dress with non-statement shoes and a messy bun. It’s like that you know. Actually it’s a million ways and it all depends on personal style, but personally I do like 5 very specific polka dot looks, that tbh are all over Instagram these days, surrounded by either flowers, city scapes, beaches, drinks… cool slides, and straw bags.

Who can blame people you know. Any polka dot outfit courtesy of 2018 looks kinda bomb in pics. And IRL of course, but considering the title and all…

1.Black and white polka dots outfits.

Did anyone say sophisticated and chic to the next level?! This is it. Whether it’s a classic polka dot dress (wrap midi or mini styles look best), or a cool top, or a pair off slides… this particular polka dot style is the classic one. It’s retro, it’s timeless, it’s classy, and very very very chic.

Best tip: for extra oomph wear red lips and black sunglasses.

2. White and black polka dot looks.

It’s basically the same thing only it’s not. It’s the other way around than the above and it’s a very summery look. Very feminine, dainty, romantic and looks incredible with layered dainty necklaces and denim.

3. Retro chic polka dots.

They’re having a moment y’all. In palazzo pants, or big sleeve tops, or maxi dresses, this version of polka dots is a more trendy style with a big bold dash of retro vibe. They’re white, blue, yellow, brown, and usually all over some retro tops, or flirty summer dress worn with boots.

4. Blue polka dots.

My mom once told me that blue, actually navy, is one of the most elegant colours ever. Huh! Go figure. And i agree. I mean just look at the blue polka dot thing and you’ll see what I’m saying. Polka dots are more laid back girly, not-so-serious, not-evening appropriate so to say. Well… do them in blue, and shades of blue and think agin. This style look very elegant in a very cool way. No efforts, just simple and pretty.

5. Red polka dots.

Shut the front door. This is my #1 favourite and it’s also one of instagram’s most shared and coveted looks. It just looks so good. It’s retro hot, modern, feminine, chic, summer’ish. The best look is a red polka dot mini wrap dress for the weekend/beach.

Shop the look:

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What do you think? Yes or no? Which one’s your fave?

xoxo D.

It feels like it was only last Tuesday that we were wearing what we were saying: professing our weekend love, our hate for Mondays, our lust for coffee and so on. I mean how many ‘I need coffee’ t-shirts can one person wear? It was fun for a while. Up until we were all looking *and saying the same things. Like everything about us and around us became a t-shirt meme. Fast forward a few years… and we’re in the same freaking boat. Only cooler and more expensive this time. And more pretentious. Slightly more sophisticated too. I am of course talking about the designer logo trend mania that’s splashed and splattered everywhere these days.

Especially on the backs of the rich and famous. Alongside the instafamous.

Every cool and fashion relevant soul is wearing some sort of designer logo, whether it’s that Gucci t-shirt, or the Fila, Puma, Yeezy sportswear, or some D&G belt, some Supreme socks, some Balenciaga sneakers… you get it. We’re walking billboards for designers these days, and we seem to be loving it, as we pile up on designer logo stuff, and keep buying them from either online fashion hubs like SSENSE, or from your classic high street stores.

Are we loving it so much though that we have to wear it? Or are we slightly snobbish? Or do we genuinely happen to like some items which happen to have some very famous logos on them.

It was only yesterday that it was un-cool to show off and brag about stuff, right? Now we’re screaming for attention in our big bold Versace logo t-shirts, Levis jeans, and D&G belts. Isn’t it too much?

Okay… okay… I get it, too many questions.

Wearing designer LOGOS in 2018

The truth is… we’re currently at the dawn of minimalism so this may just be a last cry from fashion opulence for a while, OR this may be just the amount of fashion statement we need to spice up our boring, I mean minimalist outfits.

Think about it: a classic all black outfit is anything but boring with a display of the new Balenciaga logo popping up somewhere in your minimalist look. It keeps the whole thing still so chic and fashionably quiet… but it adds… character, and a tad of sartorial smirk if you will for both the fashion savvy and the ignoramuses.

 

If quiet ain’t your shtick… then do a full on Rihanna and drape yourself in designer logos just for the fun of it, or for the love of those clothes AND their logos. Think street style at Fashion Week: louder, bolder, more colourful and not shy from a total designer show-off.

Or… you might just be a simple mortal who occasionally and casually works out… or just chills in gym clothes. Then, my friend… whether you like it or not you will be doing the designer logo trend, because no gym clothes and athleisure is free of logos these days. Personally I don’t mind it, in fact I think it has a bit of 80s nostalgia to it.

Is there an age limit to this designer logo trend mania?

Helllllll no. (*sits down to actually think about it.)

*thinks about it.

Hell no.

However, since age usually comes with some boring baggage like jobs, responsibilities, social conduct, et all… I think the designer logo trend is totally do-able if kept simple and classic. Just do the damn D&G belt without the 2,345 other logos. Wear a Dior logo blazer for work or dinner and you’ll still be killing it in both career as well and fashion.

If you’re slowly pushing 100, but you looooooove fashion and clothes and colours and prints and trends and styles and fads and hats and accessories and everything in between all these… and you HAVE TO WEAR them all at once, or else… then just do it what can I say. #nike

Nonetheless, the more I pile up on years the more I feel I’m leaning towards less is more in fashion. I love a classic minimal style these days, or a classic jeans look, or a summer classic wrap dress. Sure I might style it edgier one day, sporty, chic, elegant, or casual the next… but you get it.

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Therefore the designer logo trend pour moi… is a total yes as a one or two statement pieces, as gym wear, and on some days as a fashion victim’s logo dream. #stillindecisiveaf #facepalm

Your turn now.

Bye.

xoxo D.

 

Just a second ago I was thinking – were I not pregnant right now – what would I wear? An d’you know what I miss most besides proper jeans and maybe a crop top? A pair of great CULOTTES. It’s wild really how my fashion cravings go… just like food cravings tbh, cause you’d think you’d crave what you love most (like pizza, or salty chips, or hoops, floral dresses, stilettos par example)… but nope. You actually crave the craziest things in the world.

Culottes. Really. Like the only time I ever wore them was only as a second choice. A style backup. I LOOOOVE them on others, and I always lusted for a great pair that would look as great on me as they did on those beautiful fashion bloggers. But then… I never really did find that pair. Never really searched for it either.

Bottom line is pregnancy is giving me wild wild wild cravings. Apparently of the fashion kind too.

So what do you do when you find yourself mid-day craving culottes? Well… you wonder whether or not they’re still in fashion 2018. Are they?

Can we still wear culottes this summer AND look great?

I only realise now… what a stupid question I’m asking.

Never mind.

*raises hand and asks the Q again*

 

Are culottes still in fashion 2018?

Would it make any difference if they weren’t? But they are!!!!!!!! *throws confetti around*

I think it’s been a while since they’ve traded their trendiness for their staple worthiness. And hallelujah that they did, because they do make one hell of a pants style: versatile, cool, sophisticated, minimal, grown-up, granny chic, just chic, elegant, simple, classy, boho…

Perhaps the way to wear them in 2018 is slightly different, or perhaps their styles are different. However it may be I do think ANY culottes style works just fine as long as the personal style is great. You see… I’m an old school soul, so I still buy that it’s-not-what-you-wear-but-how-you-wear-it-crap.

Or maybe I’m just old.

And maybe that’s precisely why I’m craving culottes. The grown-up version of shorts, you know.

Whatever the reasons, I couldn’t care less. I love them and for me they’re a staple worth styling over and over and over again.

 

What culottes to wear in 2018?

Denim culottes are the hottest things around. I think it was a few summers ago that they had their first appearance but didn’t quite stick. Well, well, well… fast forward to this summer and they’re the new skinnies.

They’re cool, sophisticated, loose and sexy, casual, look great with flats of all sorts and heels too.

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White and black culottes are on point this summer with minimal style on the rise. They make fantastic office outfits too.

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Linen, beige, yellow, orange, khaki styles. Earth tones, beachy vibes, boho minimal styles are in, alongside the straw bags for example.

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Where to wear culottes in 2018?

Depending on the cut, the fabric, the style, and the personal style… culottes go everywhere.

  • office
  • events
  • cocktails
  • dinners
  • beach
  • festivals
  • casual situations
  • weekends
  • meetings
  • brunches
  • weddings

Why are culottes still so cool?

Besides being the greatest combo of granny-chic meets boho chic meets sophisticated/minimal boss lady – the secret lies in  their cut and style.

Exposed ankles always look delicate, feminine, and sexy. Pockets are always casual cool. A high waist always elongates. With sneakers or flats they look extra chic and laid back, with heels they’re hot and relaxed.

What more do you want?

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Any other weird, funny, cool, or uncool fashion cravings around? Let’s share people. :)

xoxo D.

 

 

 

 

 

I blame everything on Instagram these days, including the rise of #yellowmellow from an insta hashtag to in IRL – as the yellow color trend of 2018. I don’t mind it one bit, in fact according to my sign, #lioness its part of my color palette next to orange and red, so who’s complaining. Not to mention it’s such a summer symbol, which again is so me #summerchild, that I’m more than sold on this summer 2018 trend. And it looks great in photos. Besides, style wise no matter what you wear yellow will look good on you, it’s a matter of hue and whether or not you wear one item or drape yourself in lemonade. No?

Just bare with me throughout this post as we’ll go on the ride of your freaking lemonade summer life, and discuss HOW to wear yellow this season AND look fab!

If you don’t believe me, or Instagram, you’d better believe designers, cause their SS2018 collections had yellow in them through and through.

1.Head-to-toe YELLOW OUTFITS: DRESSES

I mean… just think Beyonce’s Lemonade yellow dress and let’s just all go home and cry of happiness. The best yellow outfits for summer are dresses: fluid, flirty, fitted, shift, shirt, midi length, maxis, or minis, in tiny prints, or solids, worn with espadrilles, heels, or sneakers.

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2. Head-to-toe YELLOW OUTFITS: In more pieces

If dresses ain’t your shtick, OR you are one of those gals who looove to spend time on outfits and are the least laziest fashion person out there, (God I wish I knew what that was like), well then… it’s yellow outfits in 2, 3, 4, or 23,456 pieces for you. Skirts, shorts, tops of all sorts paired together regardless of style or cut, as long as they’re all yellow. It don’t even need to be the same yellow shade. In fact, I think the more shades and yellow hues the more it’ll all be sophisticated. From bright yellow to mustard yellow to more orange or muted and pastel styles – every lemon inspired color out there is your bestie this season.

Keep the rest simple, speaking of basic dressing here, and let yellow mellow shine through. Personalty I love either very casual laid back summer yellow outfits worn with nude comfy shoes, OR more polished yellow looks that look amazing with posh white slides or black minimal details.

BUT, yellow does look amazing against other colors, and we do live in a free fashion world, so if you wanna wear red shoes, green lips, or pink bags – go for it. It’ll definitely look fab for Instagram.

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3. ‘I’ll have just one yellow thing please!’

Not everyone is such a yellow or a mellow kinda human… and some fashion lovers go by the mantra less is more, and make a bigger style splash with just one yellow item rather than wear the lemonade of the entire world at once. Yellow looks absolutely beautiful worn with blue denim, either jeans, or denim skirts or shirts. It’s one of the best combos if you ask me, worn either with heels or flat shoes.

Yellow anything also looks great against white and black, like a minimal clean outfit.

Again, if you’re an adventurous soul and love color blocking pair a yellow top with a pair of electric blue pants, or a red skirt. Do your thing.


 

Truth is, 2018 summer is a lot about color, big, bold, bright, solid shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, blues, greens… you get it. Designers are embracing these colors not just for this hot season but for fall 2018 as well…. so it makes perfect sense that each and every bold shade has its fans. And since summer is about fresh bright sunny days… Yellow Mellow lemonade is a winner.

What do you think? Do you actually like wearing yellow?

xoxo D.

 

 

Sometimes the best things in life come in small sizes. Of course as a maximalist I’ve never found that to be true. I mean I’ll always get the larger coke and bigger pizza, the big house, the big necklace… the big party, the large ego… you get it. Yet… when it comes to 2018 latest fad, I am quite a small size lover. Of shades, people. Of shades.  From my recent post about small sunglasses, and my insta stories about them – people are not big fans. So… alone in my small sunglasses predicament I was actually wondering where in the world can I, or anyone who loves them too, could buy them.

You know them: those smaller than an asshole’s brain sunglasses, in black, blue, red, orange that casually stat the top of your nose, an match some sassy bored attitude, a la Kendall Jenner & co par example.

Without further ado here are the bestest small sunglasses ever. I mean… I love them, and I just think the Topshop ones and the Adam Seldam ones are beyond insane.

Shop away ladies and gents:

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Thoughts? Do you still not like them?

xoxo

Woke up this morning craving 3 things: coffee, spring, and floral dresses. I’m a simple girl like that, however it turns out except for coffee the rest of my cravings remained unsatisfied. For now. Spring can play hide and seek all it wants with winter, cause eventually it’ll come, and spring floral dresses shall follow. We’ll just have to wait and see, nevertheless… ain’t nobody got time for that, hence today little inspiration for spring floral dresses with a tiny shopping guide.

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What spring floral dresses are trendy right now?

Wrapped up styles, mini, midi lengths, retro vibes, spaghetti straps, cap-sleeves, chiffon, silk… basically anything that floats in the wind and in the sun, and makes you feel like a summer goddess!

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How to style spring floral dresses this season?

Go for cute and sleek shoes for office, slippers or birkenstocks for hot beach days, and these Balenciaga sneakers for weekends.

Other options include: sexy Ted Baker stiletto sandals, ballet pumps, espadrilles, ankle boots, combat boots.

Rock a leather jacket on top for an edgy look, a denim jacket for more 90s vibe, a bomber jacket for more sophistication, this Ralph Lauren blue anorak for athletic jazz, a trench coat for a classic office style, a cardigan for a cozy weekend.

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Shop all the spring floral dresses you need right now.

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xoxo D.

If there’s one thing AW18 collections had – that’s a busy beautiful head. From Prada, to Gucci, to Marc Jacobs and Dolce and Gabbana fashion is giving us, yet again a free pass to wearing scarves a billion ways, from our long necks, and tiny wrists… to our heads, and hairstyles. Hence the headscarf trend of 2018 spring!

First time in my life I ever consciously acknowledged a headscarf was probably when I was around 6 or so and I noticed my grandma always always wore one. She said that’s how the fashion was back in the day, and that’s how she was used to it. Plus she gave 0 fucks about her hairstyle. Of course she wore it in that Queen Elizabeth style, 50s, retro, tied either under the chin, or at the back of her head. No wild ponytail nor cool sunglasses.

These days all is in. Even Khaleesi dragons a la Gucci, or MacQueen face glam masks. So, at this point Dolce & Gabbana’s vision of a headscarf for the past 5 years or so seems pretty cool and decent.

Headscarves are both a throwback fashion moment as well as a culture thing, like in my grandma’s case, like in other nations or religions.

But the queens of headscarves to me remain: all the black ladies, Eva Mendes, and my grandma. So in case you have no idea on how to wear a head-scarf just peak into this bowl of inspiration.

Why would you wear a headscarf?

  • dirty hair
  • bad haircut
  • bad hair day
  • 0 fucks about the hair situation

OR you could actually love how it looks on you and thus it becomes a little style statement that brings a whole look together, or that turns an otherwise boring outfit into a more vibrant and chic one.

How to wear a headscarf in 2018?

Maybe there’re not a million or billion ways to wear a headscarf, nonetheless there are a few.

THE BUN – tie a scarf around your sleek or messy hair-bun and get an instant summer chic style. Pair this look with some bold earrings, like golden hoops and a pair of sunglasses. You can wear a maxi dress, an off the shoulders top with jeans, or even a blazer and a more classic outfit.

THE LOW PONYTAIL: tie a scarf around your low loose ponytail, and leave the ends out. This is a very French chic look that goes best with a plaid blazer, a spaghetti strap dress, a pair of culottes and birkinstocks.

THE HIGH MESSY PONYTAIL: did anyone call me? This is perfect for when you’re hair’s all acting up, OR you just don’t know what to do with it anymore and you and up wearing it in a high ponytail #storyofmylife, but you also feel kinda meh and basic for not doing more, so… ta-daa the head-scarf. It’s such a summer vibe effortless and very chic style gimmick. Tie a colourful scarf around you ponytail and leave the ends loose. It’s free and careless and looks amazing with anything.

THE DOLCE & GABBANA HEADSCARF: Bella Italia and Sicily and pasta and Monica Bellucci and Bianca Balti, and loud grandmas and cool boys on scooters. A million earrings, a lace dress, a black summer dress, a pair of sunglasses – this is the D&G look. Tie the scarf around your head, like a head-band, leaving the back open.

THE 50s STYLE: aka my grandma all the way. Tie the scarf either under your chin or at the back of your head. Still… you might not wanna look like a 70 year old woman so take the retro vibe with a dash of 2018, and use Queen Elizabeth’s scarves as inspiration. #wacththecrown Wear bold lips, cool sunglasses, a trench coat, popped collars, gloves, high heels, a mix of today and old Hollywood style.

THE FULL ON LOOK: I mean… if you have a gorgeous face, hide that hair and flaunt those features. Hello Eva Mendes, and Zendaya, or Solange. Confident, sexy women are wearing headscarves everywhere, red carpet included. It is such a powerful look, I love it. Use a printed silk massive scarf, watch a ton of tutorials on how to tie it, rock some red lips and insane earrings and you are the queen!!!

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All the scarves:

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What do you think?

xoxo D.