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.

 

 

 

When life gives you hot summer days you drink lemonade and hit the pool.

Or you work on a photoshoot.  #BloggerLife

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We’ve all got a bit of glam diva in ourselves, God knows I do. But lately it’s been asleep #sleepingbeauty until last week, when forced by circumstances outside my control I was forced to step out of my lazy slob zone – we’ll call it comfort zone – and put a little more effort into my looks. Beyond jeans and a tee that is.

Memories of times when I wore heels all day every day came back. Of glam nights around town. Or extra bling, and super bold lips (actually this one’s the one thing I kept and like to think kinda mastered along the growing up ride).

And I got to thinking if I woke up my inner sleeping beauty what the hell would she wear? I went a bit all out and carried away by the heat of summer, and the excitement of my new #BringBackTheGLAM project so I did it all. Mini skirt, check. Leather, check. Heels, check, Lips, check, Cami top, check.

On the bright side I kept it simple in all black, and restrained from excessive accessories.

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Photos by Cosmin Straut.

xoxo

Taking an afternoon short trip during a hot summer Saturday means two things for me: 1) occasion to pig out on food cause when you’re on the road it doesn’t count, and 2) making sure you’re decent, style wise speaking (uhm, does wearing a sports top count?) in case blogger mood aka taking photos  kicks in.

For a while now – as I’ve already confessed in some of my other posts – I’m more prone to minimalism, and keeping it simple rather than messing around in wild funky prints and too busy clothes. So I tried to stay away from my too-much-condition, except for those hoops – I can’t give them up for the love of me, and I wore a sort of minimal black outfit, very casual with a sporty vibe, and not too much else going on.

A labyrinth of streets, and deserted supermarkets, and old forgotten times – they were our background and canvas, a beautiful disturbing clash of old and new, of poor versus richer, of doing nothing in the hot summer sun on a regular Saturday afternoon. Kids having ice-cream, old men smoking their cigars and drinking beer, laughing and happy,  teens living love stories down the block, weekend mechanics fixing old cars, girls talking too loud. Cars slowly driving by with windows topped down and loud music on the radio.

Self-challege: how to wear a sports top anywhere while practicing minimalism?

#DownTheBlock Look: my sports top from Bershka (never wore it before, so it was a great thing to break it now) paired with an asymmetrical pocket skirt from H&M that is perfect for office wear in fact, and white sneakers. I had to do the hoops, cause #BeYou, and the top-knot cause I was just too lazy to bother with anything prettier.

Here we go:

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What I wore? Shop here:

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Photos by Cosmin Straut.

xoxo

A great evening starts off with a great golden hour, a great casual summer look, and your ‘squad’ right there beside you. Ah, I hate that word, but let’s move on, and leave it at that. It was a hay day that day, and I don’t mean the animal farm/countryside app, but actual fields of hay a la Tuscany, by the side of the road, beautiful, summer’ish, windy, hot, very childhood reminiscent, and kinda boho cool if we’re to speak fashion.

What to wear in the summer sun? Casual Summer Look.

A bikini is usually a great idea, but not really. Given the social courtesies outside the beach. Therefore my chosen summer outfit for this hay day was really a no brainer and a look I keep doing in summer. At least this summer since I found this pair of cutoffs. #obsessed

Oh… and I am wearing denim and white. Shocking. It’s my fave combo in the world. If you didin’t know that about me now you know.

What is not a good idea to wear?

Sandals. IF you plan a hay day, never in a million years think about wearing something other than sneakers, boots, espadrilles. For real.

A hat in my case. I LOVE LOVE LOVE hats on other people, but I never ever wear them. So… it feels weird seeing myself casually rocking one. I always tell you guys to step out of sartorial comfort zones, and be style adventurous, so I guess I’m practicing my own preaches here. As much as a hat can be considered adventurous.

The photos:

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Shop my look below:

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Photos by Florina Ciupertea.

xoxo