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.

It’s crazy how even your fashion life changes once you have a baby and how my once fave fashion pieces have taken a second seat in favour of cozy knitwear for example, comfy shoes, dresses that I just throw on, big scarves (which I used to hate) and are now my go-to on-the-go coverup which also serves as a blanket for Siena in case she needs it. You know stuff like that… So yes I’m so into knitwear this season but who in the right mind isn’t. And I’m also loving the co-ords trend that’s still going strong out there, and the lounge sets that are a life saviour when you practically stay home all day but don’t wanna be a total slob, and in case you need to run out the door to… you know… talk to humans and get in touch with the world out there, you can do that in a cute longe set without having to change 23,999 outfits a second.

That’s how I put my advice into practice about 2 weeks ago when hubby, Siena and I went on an excursion to the country, and on the way we spotted this really cute forest that was an autumn wonder and decided to stop and take a few pics because #bloggerlife (subtly rolls eyes). I wore this cozy knitwear set in one of my fave colours for this season – a mustard like yellow – and my pair of chunky sneakers, a vintage leather bag, hair-scrunchie because #momhair is actually a thing, this pair of Tom Ford classic shades, and of course red lips.

You guys, whenever I feel like a slob, or I have an ugly day I swear red lips are my go-to style gimmick. This simple trick can lift up more than just an ordinary casual outfit. It lifts up my spirit and puts me in the right mindset. Hallelujah. And it looks amazing in photos, so thank God for that.

Enjoy the pics and have a great sunday y’all. Scroll down to shop the look.

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I am wearing:

Cozy knitwear set – Prettylittlething, similar here | Chunky sneakers – Nastygal | vintage bag | Tom Ford sunglasses

Every now and then I get obsessed with certain outfits or get stuck on wearing the same things over and over and over again. [counting out denim cause seriously who doesn’t wear jeans on repeat?] So this season my new fashion obsession leans a lot towards blazers. So much that I’ve only worn my leather jacket twice this so far, which, if you know me, is a miracle. Instead I’ve been loving the blazer look, with either jeans or trousers, with either heels [like in today’s post] or sneakers, OR, even better, if the weather allows, a pair of chic slides.

I’ve worn this outfit a few times in the past months with variations here and there, but I threw on this cropped polka dot top cause it was brand new and it was still warm enough outside, plus my stomach has a good flat-ish day… so I figured what the hell. My heels I’ve been dying to wear them properly for a while, but never really found the time nor the place. Between baby stuff and relaxing I really just live either barefoot or in sneakers or slides.

We had such a fun time shooting these pics, and Siena was into it as well, watching us from her baby stroller. Then we went and pigged out on KFC and never felt sorry for one second.

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I am wearing:

Forever21 polka dot shirt here, similar here, and here | Next shoes, similar here, here, and here | HM blazer, similar here, and here | Tiny bag | HM jeans here, similar here, and here

Have a fab day everyone!

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.

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

xoxo D.

Being a mom to Siena has certainly turned my world upside down for the bestest of reasons, and while I thought I’d spend my first months as a mom in denim and a tee… little did I know I would actually be more into dresses and easy shoes like Birkenstocks and other types of slides, or low heel mules. Or maybe the extra time spent home on Instagram stalking my fave bloggers has led to more than online shopping sprees and continuous adding to cart afternoons…

These days I pride on being an online shopping guru, cause I swear to God for weeks in a row I was dreaming sales and new-in lines on so many fashion stores out there, that I legit felt a savvy sartorial. If being a mom has its massive perks it also has some weird pregnancy legacies, one off which has left me with a shoe size bigger than my regular 38 EU, so… need I say more?! I was a girl and mom on a mission: re-stock on all my fave shoes in my now current size, and add some new staples or fads to my shoe game.

With summer and the heatwave still going strong well into autumn, and the ugly chunky shoe trend being bigger and uglier than ever, I started off classic and simple: Birkenstocks. The best and prettiest ugly summer shoes ever, as classic as my grandma, as timeless as a blazer.

Why are Birkenstocks still so coveted?

Billion years after they first came out, these sandals are still a summer staple just because they’re so easy to wear and style. I picked mine in white, cause I love white sandals in summer and I think the white looks better against any outfit. I love them because they can adapt so easily to dresses, jeans, pants, jumpsuits, or any summer casual outfit.

I need to make a quick run to the market, I put them on. I’m going out for a very laid back dinner on a summer night, they’re on. I’m taking my baby out for a walk, I’m wearing them.

Are Birkenstocks more than just an ugly shoe?

Well… they certainly are not very pretty, but they look amazing. If you love fashion you know this is a great thing in 2018, and I’m not even joking. Yes they’re more than just an fad, they’re. staple and a pretty comfy cool one.

And I bet you a pair of brand new ones that your mom used to wear them too.

Anyway… I wore mine here with a polka dot dress, just cause I wanted to show them off with a dress, and also cause it was way way way way too hot for anything else. I’ve also worn them since with jeans, and even a very casual fluid summer outfit over coffee one morning.

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I am wearing: Birkenstocks (shop here) | Forever21 polka dot dress | Zaful sunglasses

xoxo D.

 

Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to wear prescription glasses all day every day. But I do. I choose not to though, only when I wanna literally be blindly oblivious of some obvious shite that’s going on. The rest of the cases I’m 100% blind as a bat sans my glasses or my contacts. So, happy or not, I’m (forced) to embrace the glasses frames trends happening every year. Nevertheless I gotta say… with time I’m loving my have-to-wear-glasses-situation and I’m a huge fan of classic glasses frames.

However 2017 has been the year of big round metal framed prescription glasses. Geek chic to another level I swear. And, being such a sucker for easy trends I was on board, convinced I gotta have them and wear them, no matter what. Of course regardless of my face shape, and other such details that I thought were too trivial for me, I received them and did wear them, and I liked them. (it was all documented on Insta story at some point)

I love love love round big golden frame glasses, so let’s get that straight, and out of the wait. I adore them, and I really like the retro cool effortless vibe they have. So, when I was gifted by GlassesShop with a pair… man, it was full-on happiness.

 

All about the round gold framed prescription glasses.

The thing about glasses online is that you can’t try them on, however the best part part is if you find a shop you love and trust it’s a great bargain of price and quality. Such was my case with my round glasses frames.

They’re super light, so those marks around your nose… yeah, those don’t happen. They look retro chic and if you love golden jewellery they will steal your heart, as they did with me.

The prescription always arrives perfectly fit, the wrapping is basic but cute, and the shipping was extremely fast.

If you want something light, barely there but statement nonetheless go for this glasses frames trend. If you’re more of a classic and conservative stick to your own styles.

I’m always inconsistent and there are days when I love to wear them with red lips and sweatpants, cause they have this retro careless vibe to them that’s a great style clash,  and other days like the one I took these pics, is when I throw them on on whatever office outfit I’m wearing.

Pretty versatile and fun in a very cool geek sort of way. Moral of the style story here: if you love a trend, or a look and wanna try it on, take the damn risk.

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Pants Zara | Shirt Terranova | Boots Zara | Coat Primark | Glasses GlassesShop 

xoxo D.

 

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

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

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

 

What statement earrings are trendy again this season?

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

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

And the story behind them is even better.

 

 

 

 

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

And they too have a great story behind.

What is the story of my statement earrings? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

{Photos by Cosmin Straut}

xoxo D.

 

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

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

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

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

So many questions, so little time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am wearing:

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

{Photos by Florina Ciupertea}

xoxo D.