Aside from my #GymOutfit situation the title of today carries another Q: could a gym outfit, be more than a gym outfit?  If we can be anything we wanna be, why can’t our outfits do the same?

There’s only one thing greater than finding a great shop, and that’s finding a great shop that has ALL the bestest shops and brands at your fingertips. That fab fashion hub is none other than OCTER. I’ve recently come across their shop and I loved it for 2 reasons: 1) they’ve got the go-to brands we all stalk for best buys, so instead of checking each and every shop separately I just click on octer.co.uk., and 2) it’s super easy to navigate, brand and items wise.

Like an obsessed potato that I recently realised I am, of course I was clicking and filtering everything though the gym/workout/leggings/bustiers/sweatpants filters. I guess we all gotta do what makes us happy, right? I’m having wine on Friday, so we good.

Seriously though, OCTER has it all: from Dorothy Perkins, to Asos, to Topshop, Puma, Adidas, to Mr.Porter. My heart though belongs to Beyonce and her Ivy Park sportswear collection, so you can imagine my reaction to receiving what I am wearing today.

Navy Ivy Park sportswear from Octer – Ivy Park collection 

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Why it’s the best workout outfit?

It holds my razzmatazz into place. It looks pretty good, and I will say… it can go beyond the gym. Leggings can go to a casual day out, and the crop top that I am wearing can be styled with jeans even.

Those who follow me on Instagram or who know me, know I’m kinda obsessed with working out so I’m always on the look out for great gyn outfits, cause of my other obsession: fashion. Ah, I know I am such a fucking cliche. At least I’ve channelled myself towards a healthier obsession on this one. I’m sorry Jack (Daniel’s that is).

So on Sunday I went to my local gym, that’s practically become my second home, and put on my new outfit, did a bit of a workout, and shot some pics with my girl. Was it awkward (playing the model instead of the workout beast)? You bet your ass, But… we did it.

So this Ivy Park outfit catered to both my obsession for gym, as well as for style, and I LOVE wearing it.

Here’s why:
  • the fabric is so thick and elastic that you can run 1,245,201 miles, or dance through a tornado and it’d still be in place.
  • because it’s so thick and elastic it’s hard to put on (it’s not like sweatpants), but once it’s  on, it stays.
  • when you squat, deadlift, lunge et all the leggings stay in place, so there was no need to keep pulling them up. Same goes for the top, as it’s so elastic you can move your arms perfectly.
  • sizing is weird. I am usually size S, or XS in gym outfits, but this was XXS. So what you need to do before buying it, is to measure yourself according to their size chart and go for that, even if you think you might be bigger or smaller. I guess Ivy is a size smaller.
  • no camel toe. Amen to that sister.
  • no sweat stains.
  • love the little key-holes, and the colour.
  • LOVE the high waist, and how you can fold it and wear the leggings as mid-rise if you want.

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Anyone who loves athleisure, gym outfits, and working out – hands down I highly recommend Ivy Park. The leggings are insane. They feel like second skin so you can literally focus on your form when you work out instead of heaving to worry how they pulled down in the back or how they give you a camel toe, or how you sweat and look like you peed yourself. And because their fabric is so thick they kinda sculpt your body.

They look amazing even for a coffee run or a lunch in town, but for working out they are 100% my fave outfit in the world.

If you’re into this make sure you browse Octer for tons of brands and styles. Spoiler: Puma X Fenty. Shut the front door.

Anyhow, here I am wearing Ivy Park leggings and top | Octer

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Get the look here:

Ivy Park leggings | Ivy Park top | Octer

{Photos by Florina Ciupertea}



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#GuideToCool

We’ve all got staples we love, and #ootd we obsess about, but I strongly believe that the T-shirt is the sartorial star behind a lot of our fashion daily choices. And when that choice is backed up by a special kinda message we wanna convey to the world, well… it don’t get no better.

The title of this style-post is not random. Well, few things about me are. Actually no, not really.

Anyway, there is a perfectly tailored meaning to the above.

The T-shirts I’m wearing are designed by a Madrid fashion brand – Individually Connected – around the very idea of CONNECTIONS and how we’re all tangled and united in this life and world, or strive to be so, while keeping our individuality and unique razzamatazz as intact as we can.

I LOVE this, and I love how beautiful and simple they convey this in their T-shirts. The design is simple, clean, very good quality, great message, great font (slightly retro), basic black and white colours, with a dash of red par example (like in the Connected T-shirt I’m wearing), spreading love and unity through simple but strong one word design on a black or white t-shirt for both girls and boys.

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Why I love Individually Connected T-shirts? Tbh I generally adore T-shirts. Period. And my uniform tends to be T-shirts X jeans. But, cross my heart on this one: these are my fave so far. I love their clean cut and clean design (the red Connected is my fave), and I love how they are fitted but not tight.

There is something so perfect about a great T-shirt that sort of hangs on your back in an effortless way, follows your body, but is not tight, and the sleeves sit a bit away from the arms (and they look skinnier). It’s long enough to tuck in, but also not too long to look weird if you wear it over jeans or a skirt. It’s thick, but not stiff, and it doesn’t wrinkle that bad, which is a massive PLUS for me at least.

Something about their T-shirts has a very classic retro vibe to it, and I LOVE that.

I think T-shirts in general have made a massive comeback into fashion for the past 5 years or so, and I strongly believe they will never leave us again, and from now on we’ll keep on wearing them anywhere, from office days to casual weekends.

Simple and clean designs are a IN right now, and have killed the busy t-shirts of the past. Classic black and white tees for both men and women are massive. So are clothes with a certain meaning to them, message, or just a movement they support as part of our generation’s take on this classic staple.

I am wearing the Connected t-shirt (size M) and the Love t-shirt (size M).

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Get the look and #SpreadTheLove

Connected t-shirt | Love t-shirt | Shop | Instagram 

{Photos by Florina Ciupertea}

 

 

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Crazy times my friends. Juggling life, and work, and a bit of play in the the midst of fashion week. It don’t get anymore chaotic than this. I call it the headless chicken dance, I being the little chicken sans the head, and the dance being my daily life these days. It’s all good though, I’ve had some pretty good selfies over the weekend, worked out, ate bad but felt good about myself, even had a brief good hair moment there for about 30 minutes. Ya’ know. #s’allgood

Remember when this summer I bombarded you guys with some posts from Sziget Festival? Yeah, this post and this post.

Well… in case you liked them a lot, or you miss summer – I GOT MORE! This time though they’re more street style photos taken by my doll-pal Florina Ciupertea.

I, and her are in there somewhere as well.

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Well this is just great now, I miss summer. Like really miss it, and except for this festival it feels like I wasted an entire 3 months of sun. Just when I thought I wasn’t prone to any Monday blues…

Have a great one my little ones xoxo

P.S. let’s hope that graffiti text doesn’t say anything too awkward.

 

 

If you’re a fan of the latest cult film – Suicide Squad – this post is for you. If you’re also constantly torn between 2 jackets (colours) this too is a post you will love, cause like nothing else out there the jacket I’m wearing today caters to two loves. In this case wearing both a red and a blue jacket. Perfection. It was only after this Sunday when I wore my new Suicide Squad jacket from Celebsclothing that I actually realised I kinda love blue. First time ever in my life I’ve had a blue crush.

With autumn almost here it’s as clear as a blue blue sky that we’ll be needing some jackets to hang around our shoulders more often than not. 2016 Autumn comes with a few looks and trends that this jacket nails: bomber inspired, statement, pop-culture, reminiscent of 80s-borderline-90s, tells a story.

So I couldn’t be happier to have been gifted with this jacket. It’s a statement jacket alright, so styling it may be a bit tricky. I was constantly torn between keeping it simple or mixing it chaotically – because it is a Suicide Squad item and a very glam-tells-a-story-jacket-kinda-jacket, so why bother belittle it, when I should embrace its loudness.

I’ve realised you can style it any way you please but it tends to look best paired with black, or jeans. Also if you wanna wear it as a top with just a bra underneath it can be a very going-out look a la Rihanna.

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Why I love my Suicide Squad jacket? Give me statement something and I’ll take it and put a pin in it anyday. Period. My first reaction of this jacket was just Wow. And then it took a little time for everything to settle in. Those around me were struck by the same reaction, and I’ve found that guys love it a lot, and when they realise it’s the Suicide Squad jacket they literally lose it. Hello little brother and husband!

Quality wise Celebsclothing are super high rated. This is the second jacket I have from them and I really like it beyond the fashion reasons.

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The Suicide Jacket is thick so it’s more for fall rather than summer. The fabric is incredibly soft-silky, so it feels absolutely great on the skin, it has a perfect cut and tailoring, and this is coming from a person who is rather tall, and I’m always scared jackets will not fit me arms and waist wise. But it did.

I am normally a size S but this jacket is size M. I think I’d get a size L or even XL now, just cause I love oversized jackets, and that very cool and urban masculine look a massive jacket has.

If you love this jacket and you wanna buy it go for it. Quality wise it’s amazing. Fashion wise it’s a statement alright. And shipping wise it’s really fast.

My outfit pics below:

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Get the look here: Celebsclothing | Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Jacket  | Suicide Squad Jackets 

Photos by Cosmin Straut. 

For a person who’s cup of tea is not made up of too psychedelic things and closed spaces and weird lights and surreal surroundings in that very claustrophobic way – that day we spent at the Luminarium at Sziget Festival was not too bad.

In fact, what had started as a long line of people, followed by a first feeling of claustrophobia (hello maze + coloured lights that can mess with your mind and vision if you’re prone to closed spaces) ended up being a very interesting (for lack of better word) experience. Could have had something to do with us turning it all into a tiny photoshoot?! Read those bloody egocentric bastards who’ve got a too big head fro them to carry and gotta make it all about themselves.

Right.

It was two Saturdays ago when Muse took the Main Stage at Sziget Festival, in a hot afternoon when we were trying to kill sometime and see what else besides music, food and drinks you can do, daytime at Sziget. So we went to the Luminarium.

That’s the backstory and these are the photos by

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Photos by Cosmin Straut.

Have a great weekend loves.

xoxo

While it lasted it was fun yet incredibly overwhelming, music, fashion, all-around-vibes wise. Now that it’s gone… I kinda miss it. That’s the thing you see about music festivals – they creep and crawl under your skin, until you realise you’re actually a rascal with a penchant for comfort. And if you love the music, the fashion, and the beautiful people, you’re doomed to enjoy the festival, to get slightly overwhelmed by the crowd, and miss the chaos of it all once it’s over.

Testimony of it all are the tons of photos we took, the blisters on my feet, the flu I’m still fighting (and hope to win this week), the new music crushes, the inherent music disappointments (yes Rihanna I’m looking at you), and the old flame that’s still burning hot (Skin my love).

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Today’s post is from August 12 at Sziget, the flag day party, which may have been one of my fave days. I loved my outfit for both style and comfort reasons, the sun came out, people looked beautiful, happy, very mainstream festival expectation. It all sounds like I’m high on low IQ and some magic pill, but you know those days when all flows smooth round your side of the street? That was the day. I didn’t care too much for the music on the main stage, but trust me after Riri let me down on my bday, John Newman picked up the pieces and mended all that shit together.

The flags all up in the sky, me, myself and I being very prone to beauty, youth, colours, and happiness it all got to me, and I felt part of the 20 year old crowd, taking all the festival vibe in, not giving  a fuck about the dust and the dirt and the lack of my fave bands on a Friday festival day.

We concluded it all with a festival dinner (read borderline junk food high in calories but delicious), and some mojitos, and headed right back to our pretty and cosy apartment in Budapest city centre leaving the island to the beautiful rascals, who drink beer, sing loud, walk half naked, have perfect smiles, pretty hair, and dirty shoes, and fall in love with each other every single day.

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Photos by Cosmin Straut. Thank you so much my love. #throughhislens

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Once upon a time (aka about 3 weeks ago) I wore all white (rare case scenario) and stumbled upon some turquoise background in the middle of the city (rare situation as well.) Unfortunately it wasn’t the ocean, but when life gives you lemons you fucking make lemonade. Or mojitos.

On that day I had my face on, my empowering lips (dark seems to be my go-to colour when all else fails) AND my dainty necklaces from Starharvest Jewellery. 

Although my look is rather strong with a dash of 90s reminiscence as my photographer likes to say, I thought the dainty pieces make a fab contrast. Also they’re golden, like hello!!! they go with anything.

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Why I LOVE them? Cause they’re fab looking, they’re very delicate, great quality, and YES the ring/choker one is my fave. The layered one is a great understated statement (if you can say that) but ya gotta take extra care cause it tangles a bit. But it looks amazing. So, put up with it, and rock it.

If I were to give you a style tip on these 2 pieces is that they go soooo great with office outfits, and white crispy button-down shirts, and also low-cut-tops or dresses.

Those too would have made great outfits here, but I was so stuck on that leather skirt I barely get to wear, and the concept of all white against dark lips, that I was blinded by my own style inspo.

Anyway who cares about clothes when you have a great personality and are funny? Right?! If that fails, work on jewellery, and make sure you check out Starharvest for some great pieces.

And now the pics. One of my fave editorials. If that makes any difference.

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Shop the look: Ring Chocker Necklace | Layered Necklace | Starharvest SHOP 

Photos by Florina Ciupertea.

xoxo

There are gold people and then there are silver people. I am certainly the former, but every now and then I’ll take a dip into the silver team and actually truly enjoy it.

Such was the situation a month ago when I decided to drape myself in blue (again not a very seldom drive in my case) and wear the silver pearl set I got from Star Harvest Jewellery. 

They’ve been so kind to gift me this silver set and 2 more golden pieces that I’ll show you in a future blogpost, that I feel incredibly blessed. Their brand is solely focused on quality jewellery pieces, all perfect designed silver, with classic or more edgy cuts depending on your style.

Their shop is really packed with the most fab items. The shipping is fast and the wrapping of the jewellery is beyond fantastic, so their jewellery could just make the perfect gift you know.

Star Harvest Jewellery Shop is the hub for any type of quality piece for either girls or boys, for a special moment in one’s life, for a certain celebration (graduation, wedding, anniversary etc.), with a massive offer on rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, sets – anything you could possible imagine.

I am wearing a silver pearl jewellery set – earrings and necklace with a pendant – that is just perfect for silver lovers with a penchant for classic and refined pieces. The quality is insane, it is silver, beautifully crafted and designed, with a pearl on each earring and on the pendant, adorned with sparking tiny gem stones.

It is such a beautiful classic piece that goes great on an evening dress, a wedding dress, an office power suit, and even a casual outfit. Maybe sans the earrings, but the necklace is for sure a piece that can easily blend into a relaxed outfit, giving it the top-knotch edge we all wanna have with no effort whatsoever.

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I received it as a compliment from Star Harvest Jewellery and I couldn’t be more humbled and happy about it. And as I said, the wrapping of the package was absolutely stunning, so… my dear little sartorial lovers, if you’re on the lookout for beautiful high quality perfectly designed jewellery pieces for yourself or for a gift to somebody very special – this shop is for you.

Photos by Florina Ciupertea.

They said 2016 is all about oversized jackets and new sartorial crushes, aka ‘can we please try a little harder than the already too-worn leather jacket?! Thank you.’ My prayers were answered – a jacket that has it all, but it’s not leather – has arrived.

Actually it’s got superpowers, and tons of swag, and versatility, and I can sometimes wear it to the gym, and sometimes to work, and sometimes for meetings when I pair it with uber posh outfits. It’s sporty and casual, with a retro-college reminiscence that gives it incredible sophistication when I pair it with smarter outfits.

My Captain America Varsity Jacket is officially my fave item in the world, and to be honest with you it’s my favourite jacket so far. I love that it’s slightly oversized, I got it in size M, which means two things.

(1) It makes me look like those super cool kids/bloggers/can’t-be-bothered-rich-babes-who-love-the-hobo-look in an instant, especially when I wear it with mom jeans and sneakers or brogues, bold lips, and messy hair. It is literally the easiest look in the world. Being oversized makes it perfect for the fashion-editor-swag-look: wearing it around your shoulders. Being an oversized varsity jacket it makes me feel like a college kid. Again.

(2) Oversized means it fits the boys, so when my husband tried it on and it fit him (though it’s a bit too fitted for him, but it works), he was like ‘Okay, this is officially mine, I’m stealing it.’ He loves it. It is a men’s jacket which makes it so much better for the girls. The sartorial irony, I know.

We, of course decided to share it.

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Why is Captain America the perfect jacket? Not only it ticks the trend boxes of 2016 (oversized, menswear inspired, sporty-athleisure), but it really has superpowers.

Fashion superpowers.

No matter what you have on, no matter the #OOTD, the moment you put this oversized varsity jacket on your back, or just let it chic’ly hang off your shoulders, you look like you got swag and you mean business. You know your shit.

It’s sophisticated, and it has a retro sort of college traditional vibe to it that makes it effortlessly cool. The colour is brilliant: dark blue with white and red stripes for that sporty casual vibe. And it has the superhero badge. Shut the front door.

Quality wise it’s insane: it’s soft, it keeps you warm, you don’t sweat in it, it’s not bulky which is great when you do oversized, so it follows you body-line naturally. Price wise it’s a bargain, and the shipping is super fast.

Of course Captain America might not be your #1 hero, and that’s fine, cause the shop – Celebsclothing – has all the superheroes jackets. It is the most popular movie clothing store. So just make sure you check them out here and find your own. I’m telling you they are fabulous. The perfect statement-traditional mix in jackets.

I wore my oversized varsity jacket with jeans + cropped top + velcro sneakers + bold lips + bling cause that’s like the most comfortable style for me, and that was my mood that day. But Captain America looks great with anything from athleisure outfits to heels and smart attire. Trust me, it’s all road-tested.

And now the photos:

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Captain America Varsity Jacket | Superhero & Varsity Jackets | Celebsclothing Shop 

Photos by Florina Ciupertea. 

Have a great week my loves. xoxo

 

There are dresses, and then there are DRESSES. When it comes to CECILY dresses – my favourite dresses brand for office & events – that’s how I cut a long story short. And trust me this is coming from a woman whose eyes wander more often than not over to edgier and sometimes more extravagant pieces. But, if my age and sartorial adventures have taught me anything it’s that sometimes classic and luxurious are winning tickets.

You can never, in a million years beat a classic cut dress, perfect for office or even some more formal events. Sure, you can give it a slight edge and twist and make it your own, but it remains a classic one.

So I take my hat off to Cecily dresses for this. They really deliver to the perfect clean cut and refined look that women want in a dress. They understand it 100%, so their dresses are the go-to-itmes for occasions when you want to look and FEEL your best in the classiest way possible. And YES, comfort wise they’re fantastic, all the three dresses I wore felt like second skin, a bit stretchy so it feels natural to move, but fitted so you know your dress is like an armour for luxury on you. Quality wise, shut the front door. It’s more than you can ever bargain for.

They got me, and I’m a hard nut to crack when it comes to classic over trendy, but I felt like a 1950s movie star, or like some Italian rich woman from a James Bond film. I do realise the resemblance is hardly striking and the illusion is solely in my head, but that’s fine with me, you know.

I do belive we sometimes dress for comfort or for nailing effortless looks, but sometimes a woman wants to feel powerful, sexy, successful, bossy, fashionable, while all the while incredibly feminine and herself. Cecily dresses make this happen. They do for me.

I am wearing: Natasha Dress | Karen Dress (in red) | Gina Dress (in black)

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Okay, you’re probably thinking it so imma just say it… which one was my favourite? You could point a gun to my head and I still could’t tell you.

Gina dress is more my style and I felt like this rich woman in a Bond series wearing it. But then a week earlier when I had Karen dress on I was in love with it. I LOVE it still. And Natasha fit me like a glove. It’s a tie ladies, that’s how great these dresses are. It’s like they give me these moods that I live in for the rest of the day.

And what day it was. Each day wearing them and shooting photos with my talented photographer pal – was a day well spent. It always is, but it did feel cinema-like, and if I’m a sucker for anything it’s fashion and movies. So I got a bit of both worlds with this editorial.

And now ALL the photos.

Karen Dress 

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Natasha Dress

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Gina Dress

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Thank you Cecily for yet again another fabulous collaboration. Your dresses, I just can’t say no to, and I LOVE that.

Thank you Florina Ciupertea for the amazing photos.

Get the look and shop for fab dresses here:

CECILY Shop | Natasha dress | Gina Dress | Karen dress

xoxo