Those who know me know I have a thing for jewellery. Even as a kid, my mom told me, I used to adorn myself with all her pieces. Fast forward a gazillion years and here I am now… not much has changed for me in that perspective. Well… if I’m honest I’ll tell you that as a big jewellery lover I went from being a maximalist to the ubiquitous saying of less is more. Yes, I am now loving less jewellery, but more wisely picked. My staples are my favourite gold rings, a pair of earrings, and a cross necklace that belonged to my grandma. All gold.

I wear these religiously and very rare trade them for either a pair of hoop earrings, a bracelet, or a big chunky golden necklace. For those who’ve been with me a long time they know this is a big deal for me. Aka the gal wearing 12,345 necklaces and statement rings on all fingers. #facepalm

I guess growing up and being a mom has changed a lot for me in terms of style choices. I mean, like I confessed once on an Instagram post, after my baby was born I literally had to get rid of all the jewellery circus I had going on. Picking her up, holding her… I wanted for us to feel and be safe. So I became a minimalist. But then I slowly started adding pieces of jewellery to my outfits except this time I chose them wisely.

What I look for now in my jewellery staples is quality and class with a dash of boldness, be it in the details, design, or shape.

 Why gold rings are now my staple?

I feel like over time in general well crafted, golden, classic jewellery has gone from trend to staple. Fashion once (circa 2015) loved loud, colourful jewellery. Then it was dainty pieces,  and now we go more and more towards classic, with a dash of minimal, or edgy, or chic – depending on our personal style.

Or maybe I’m just getting old.

For me at this point in my life and fashion journey a great set of golden rings makes a huge style difference. I legit feel good when I see them on my fingers during the day, whether it’s when I drink my coffee in the morning, or I pay for something at the market. They’re there, mine, part of my style. And I love that.

And no, they don’t bother me, cause they’re quality gold, and nicely made, plus there’s no fabric or hair getting caught in them when I’m doing stuff around the house.

Also… golden rings, and layered gold necklaces look amazing with any outfit, especially denim mom jeans , and I live in denim half the time. It instantly lifts a look to a certain luxe status, it gives it that sophisticated versus classic dimension… it pulls it all together. I spend the other half of my time in sweats or leggings so trust me when I say – I need cute and polished little details to not make me look like a grub. For me that comes in my rings and nails.

For today’s post I’m wearing one of my all time classic mom jeans paired with my current obsession for white, in a white blazer and open back bodysuit. Normally I’d wear this with flats (sneakers or loafers) but I’m so rarely in stilettos these days that I took advantage of it. I accessorised everything with my current gold staples #doh plus a thin chain belt and this cute baby blue bag, that doesn’t make it out the closet too often.

 

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I’m sure everyone over time grows fond of certain things they wear on rotation which eventually become their staples. So I’m curious to know which ones are yours.

What is that one (or more) things be it fashion, or makeup, or style that you cannot live without?

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.

Shop for my fave white jeans:

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

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.

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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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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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…

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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.