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.



Lately it feels as if I’m one step behind on everything, and living off my ‘glorious’ fashion past big time. I mean… 2020 pandemic or not, ever since my baby girl turned into a cheeky gorgeous feisty demanding and utterly adorable  toddler (yes I’m obsessed with her) I’ve traded my borderline fashun outfits for sweats. It’s like all of a sudden there’s no more time or why’s as to why I should even bother beyond leggings or sweats. Don’t pity me y’all… I’m happy af like this BUT that don’t mean I don’t get the occasional fashion blues, you know.

And this post is just that… an accidental stumble onto a folder from circa 2 yrs ago, which triggered some beautiful travel memories and that dress-up nostalgia I was telling you about.

Typing this in my white stay home stained with toddler food sweats (who the hell wears white sweats as a mom?!) – and I’m already making mental notes about future outfits in these leather pants and fur coat. To this day it’s my fave faux fur coat, as some of you may know from past winters featured on Instagram.

Anyway here’s the pics and some shopping references.

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Oh man I need to start dressing up more. Slob life is great until you stumble onto your old more put-together self.

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Now tell me about you: are you the dresser up kind in these times, or nah… I’m good in sweats?

I am wearing: FashionNova pants | Forever21 coat and boots | Quizclothing shirt | Tom Ford shades | vintage jewellery | 

xoxo D.

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.

 

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Happy weekend everyone.

xoxo D.

I gotta say the older I get the more I find myself leaning towards things I never truly paid much attention to before, fashion wise. And it truly hit me how I had actually been a fashion victim all throughout my 20s and even early 30s… yeah I cringe at that thought right now, but seriously don’t throw your stones unless you’re a saint. Anyway, so lately I’m loving classic style, and have fallen victim to the ubiquitous but so timeless beige and neutral looks, which always feel better and look better worn with seamless underwear, to avoid those wrinkles and cuts on your bum or back… which let’s get real – ya’ can’t run from when you’re draped in beige. Besides you know me – your girl does get pretty obsessive about a look so, I do wear neutrals in both outfits as well as under them, and I LOVE anything seamless. It just looks better. Invisible if you will. Like a secret sculpting weapon.

If you follow me for a while you know how I tend to get super obsessive about a certain look or style – aka neutrals and monochromatic at the moment – and what can I tell you? It’s still going strong for me. I’ve been living in this beige faux fur coat all winter and I’ve been waiting to pair IT with an all neutral look for so long, but… #momlife and grey weather had other plans. Until last weekend when the stars aligned and the sun shined and I decided to pair these suede beige pants that are slightly flared with a simple beige top and my go to golden necklaces and tiny hoops. I LOVE dressing in tone on tone and adding a touch of golden pieces to any outfit. #youknowme And you guessed it… I never leave the house without seamless underwear these days, it’s just so fuss free for me at this point in my life, when I don’t wanna have to worry about my undies cutting into my bum every-time I pick UP or put down my baby girl. Oh and the perks of a seamless bralette are infinite, comfort and style wise.

You see what I was saying earlier about growing somewhat wiser in terms of fashion? Things like comfort and paying attention to details matter more to me than actual trends. Although between me and you… I do dabble into them still, and I still fall victim to a few. Even this beige affair is such a trend these days, alongside seamless underwear, shape wear, loungewear, layered jewellery, ring stacking, faux furs and what not. So yeah I pretty much love them all and am guilty of them all, but so far, for me… nothing beats the timelessness and perks of invisible underwear, and monochromatic looks.

In today’s post I am wearing these:

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Have a great weekend loves.

xoxo D.

 


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.

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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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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.