Jimi playing in my ears. Jack of All Trades Tee hanging off my back. Voodoo Child by my side. My wild ways never tamed and always getting me into trouble… just an ordinary day in my deranged beautiful world. And if you count my talented photographer girl by my side, shooting for one of my favourite brands these days – Jack of All Trades – I’ll tell you this, it don’t get no better.

Those who know me know that I’m anything but in-between, hence my girly days some days, or my Tom-boy’ish outfits another, my rocknroll heart and my hip hop songs. My tats, red lips, hawt heels.  I’m not only guilty for doing all this all-over-the-place shit, but also for occasionally stealing some key pieces from my man’s wardrobe. Like hello! men inspired looks and boyfriend tees styles.

Exactly.

Well, my beautiful readers… starting with today I no longer have to resort to such petty fashion schemes. I gots myself my own boyfriend Tee, courtesy of Jack of All Trades, and it’s fucking fabulous. It’s got Jimi on it, with his Voodoo Child song, it’s got the most amazing fabric I have ever laid hands on in a T-shirt, it’s got a V-cut neck which I absolutely adore in boyfriend tees because I feel like it balances out the masculine-feminine thing. Being still a man T-shirt it’s oversized, but not too much, as I got it in a size S, so it’s loose, but you wouldn’t say I stole it from a man twice my size.

You can buy the Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child Tee hereJack of All Trades

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And TRUST ME but if this tee style or print is not right down your street, you will definitely find something in their shop staring right back at you and begging you to take them home: T-shirts, bags, gift cards, hats, tank tops. You name it, that have it for both girls and boys.

See for yourself right here – Jack of All Trades SHOP

And just because every now and then I’m this lucky bitch I had to flaunt it: the amazing team over at jack of All Trades not only gifted me with my #1 current sartorial obsession in my closet – my Jimi Tee – but with a Jack of All Trades backpack and a sign with their logo on it, which will totally go on my office wall soon.

The backpack is a very simple basic fabric style, with their amazing bold print and logo on it, and ever since I got it I take it with me whenever I’m shooting for a style post because it fits my shoes inside, my tops, jeans and whatever pieces I’m taking with me along one day. It’s perfect. Not too big, easy to carry, fits a whole lot of my fashion crap inside and can be worn as a backpack or a bag hanging off one shoulder.

In case doubts are still hovering over you… make them go away please. The team over at Jack of All Trades has probably one of the coolest and most diverse collection of pop-culture, superhero, rocknroll pieces. AMAZING quality fabric, fast shipping. Great quality-price ratio.

It’s the little bit of art you choose to wear on your back, and it’s brilliant. A self expression. A dope way to show a pice of yourself to the world.

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What I love about MY JIMI tee is its versatility, and this stands true for a lot of their pieces, which have this effortless chic rocknroll quality to them, and this makes it easy to mix and match with any looks, and any sartorial moods that might strike you one day. Think celebrity airport styles, or sophisticated fashion editor sitting front row at New York Fashion Week, too busy to bother with a posh dress, so a cool tee from Jack of All Trades, heels, and a blazer is basically the ticket to effortless sophistication.

As you can very well tell from the pics, I wore mine with boyfriend-style leather shorts, my fave statement necklace, and a basic pair of classic heels, just to balance the boyfriend-oversized silhouette. This, plus the sun in my eyes – hence the shades at all times – plus  my secret weapon – aka my talented beautiful photographer girl – and we made it a quite an afternoon and later an evening of drinks by the river chatting like headless chickens cause we haven’t seen each other in ages. Actually in a week. But who’s counting.

Ahhhh, I probably exhausted you with my endless rant, so I’ll just stop, and leave the pics below and the links to shop the looks and other pieces at the end of the post. Enjoy.

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What to do next? Pick you fave pop-culture thing. Or your superhero. You fave band. Song. Okay… now go to Jack of All Trades and wear them. As they very well put it: ‘You don’t know Jack, if you’re not wearing Jack!’ Amen to that.

Get the look:

Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child T-shirt | Rocknroll T-shirt Collection | Jack Of All Trades SHOP

Photos by my girl Florina Ciupertea (@florinaciupertea – Instagram). Thank you so much for some great visuals again and putting up with me. <3

Have a great weekend y’all! And let your wild ways run free. ;)

xoxo



You know those late afternoons, when you’re wearing office dresses and, on your way home you’re ambushed by paparazzi, and they stalk and follow you everywhere, from office, to lunches, to early dinners, to God knows where your busy schedule takes you that day? And you know that feeling of being followed by them photographers at all times? Yeah. Neither do I.

With this week’s photoshoot though, I got as close to this feeling as I ever will. Thank God for two things: magic hour, AND my polished business dresses from CECILY, a UK brand that designs the epitome of office dresses, to keep you looking the part at all times. No, seriously. It’s no frills and un-necessary extra thrills, but classic chicness, perfect lines, and textures to dresses that are TIMELESS.

I was lucky enough to wear two fab office dresses with the best quality ever, and that powerful razzamatazz that a perfectly tailored frock gives you.

They make me feel like I can rule the world, and nothing I want is ever impossible. That’s what a powerful outfit and empowering look tend to do actually, but I’ll tell you this: as a woman with a penchant for trousers and skirts I never thought I could rule the world in dresses. Well… what do you say, what do you know? Was I wrong, or what.

In fact it was just recently that I read in Vogue I think that the BUSINESS dresses, aka the office dresses, are the new work attire for professional women. And, frankly why not? While being queens of our castles we still wanna dress the part, and mingle, and manage, and be on top of our days while looking chic and feminine. And that’s exactly what Cecily business dresses do.

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WHY I LOVE Cecily office dresses?

Uhh… aside from the above, their classic lines and cuts translate a perfect versatility, so you can wear them in the most simple beautiful way possible, with just a bag and a pair of classic heels, OR you can add your own spin on them, aka statement jewellery, trade an office bag for a clutch, a pair of classic pumps for some bright heels… and before you know it, the office dress can take you straight to some cocktail or dinner thing, where you will look polished and put together but also show your penchant for fashion. Through details.

Once I put these office dresses on, it was a total coup de foudre, and a perfect style marriage between ‘Mad Man’- fashion meets Carrie Underwood (‘House of Cards’), and those Italian fashion editors at Fashion Week.

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What I Wore? 

Let me sigh a little bit before I proceed. Sigh. Sigh. Sigh. Okay, I’m good to go now.

The red dress – ANASTASIA – was utter perfection. ‘Mad Man’-inspired through the incredibly retro chic perfectly lined collar, and mid-sleeves, with a thick classic fabric that had just the perfect stretch in it to hug the body and give enough room for movement.

The green dress – RUBY GREEN – I saw as a perfect outfit for work and then fancy dinner somewhere, hence my statement necklace, bright fuchsia shoes and clutch. I felt so sophisticated and put together it’s crazy.

At the end of the day the perks of wearing office dresses is that you free yourself of all the sartorial headaches of pairing this with that, and layering. The incredible versatility they hold, such as the Cecily office dresses – makes them classic enough to add any personal style and fashion favourites, but in the end still ooze sophistication, an effortless elegance and refinement, and quite frankly comfort too.

And now the pics.

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Now that I am delusional enough to think I look the part, all I have to do is just go out there and make it happen. So ladies, let’s zip up those empowering and uber feminine office dresses and get to work. Now y’all sing along – ‘Girls, we rule the world!’

For more fantastic designs and, I am telling you, the best quality everrrr, make sure to check out:

CECILY SHOP right here.

What I wore: ANASTASIA red office dress | RUBY GREEN office dress 

Photos by my wonderful talented photographer Florina Ciupertea. Thank you!

Have a great weekend lovelies. xoxo

 

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Crushing over the same things over and over and over and over again is definitely my #1 strength (and weakness). But leave it to fashion to add more insult to injury, and turn me into an even more inconsistent, troubled, and constantly falling mess over new pieces. I am known to have a soft spot for street art, white T-shirts, lipstick, poems, bling, urban style, life, funky prints, clashing looks, music, films, disgusting food, Jack. Uh… I will probably stop here with my guilty pleasures sharing.

Constantly on the prowl for that ONE who can sum up all the above has paid off eventually, courtesy of REDBUBBLE – the online marketplace for independent artist-designed products. The brand that has the perfect mix of ALL the above. It’s life and art and fashion in a bubble.

Check out their amazing ART IN MOTION Redbubble video that’ll give you a perfect glimpse of what they stand for.

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They’re packed with fab products printed with uber cool designs from top artists, and my bet is, whatever you love – a film, a quote, a piece of art, of pop art, urban moment, a song – you will find an item that’s printed with it and you’ll fall for it. Whether it’s a T-shirt, a pair of Redbubble leggings, a bag, stationary, cases, home decor – they have it all, for men, women, and kids.

Basically you will end up wearing what you love, what speaks to you, and defines your tastes in anything. And that’s the beauty of it, if you ask me. You’ll rock an outfit that means something, not a high street retail chain uniform, not a necessarily trendy look, au contraire  a personal style statement.

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We’re not trendsetters or trend followers. Inspiration doesn’t come in a box, it comes in a bubble. So, slip into something a little more — not mass produced and let your imagination run wild, do cartwheels, breakdance and just shake its moneymaker.

Because life is art in motion.

And so are you.

 

It was just recently that they’ve gifted me with a white T-shirt and a pair of wild red printed Redbubble leggings hot as fire, that I styled and shot with my girl just yesterday evening, both of us riding around town like headless chickens on the hunt for the perfect street corner (urban graffiti DOH), trying not to miss the magic hour.

It missed us to be honest, as the sky preferred to take a shade of grey rather than pink-red sunset. Unstoppable demented chicas they call us, so… we beat the shades of grey, the rain, and bravely avoided a tiny car bump at the red light, thanks to our batmobile. Cause, aside from us two being a scene from ‘Sex and The City’, and her, a photographer, she’s also apparently a ‘Fast & Furious’ driver. You’re welcome girlfriend.

The evening was beautifully topped off by sipping on lemonades, parading in my Redbubble outfit, while eyeballing at the pics she took. Shut-the-front-door ah-mazing!

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I am wearing:

  • Black Cloud T-shirt in white (please observe the name, in tune with the weather #lol), because 1) I adore white tees, and 2) I’m a bit of a storm myself. The quality is great, 100% cotton slim fitting masterpiece.
  • The Beauty of Papua Redbubble Leggings I fell for in an instant, cause 1) they’re art in motion, and 2) the print is insane ‘this girl is on fire’-kind. The fabric is fantastic as it’s thick and elastic, you can’t see a damn thing through them. They’ve got this slightly rubber elastane vibe to them, high waist, and they can pass as pants with no problemo.

And now the pics.

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So girls and boys, if you’re into street style, art, statement, unique pieces, with an urban twist to them, check out REDBUBBLE Shop here. 

And… tsst, tsst – a little secret: they’ll be doing a 1-day 20% off promotion in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned for growing and shopping.

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Photos by Florina Ciupertea. Thank you!

xoxo

If going bare foot EVERYWHERE would be okay from all points of view, I’d totally do it. I’ve done it as a kid, what’s a few years later right? Well… funny you should ask. A few years later is: being slightly older, not wiser though (so we’re safe there), and is having a few extra obsessions among which fashion reigns. At heart though, we stay the same. Kind and a bit wild.

From this place of perfect-chaotic mix of moods and styles-clashing comes the comfort and cool bohemian happy vibes I had shooting a few pics for this blogpost.

I was gifted by Nomads Clothing with this beautiful boho-chic waterfall waistcoat I am wearing today, and I will be honest here: I ADORE the vest, I love how it speaks to my nomadic Latina roots, I love how free and careless it is, but I confess I was clueless as to how I should wear it.

You see, all throughout the day I thought I had a blouse on, and a blouse you wear with a bra (which I did). Turns out, I had a vest on, which, socially speaking requires more than a bra underneath. That’s the beauty of fashion though, you can do your own spin on anything and create constantly according to your moods and who you are that day.

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I certainly had a fantastic time wearing this beautiful white vest with tassels, and a very summerish bohemian vibe to it. I felt in tune with myself that day, and it was all perfect. Shooting pics with the first photographer I had ever worked with, who’s also a close friend of mine now living in Estonia, way way too far away for us to keep on shooting fashion together on a constant basis. So you can imagine how happy it all felt: wearing my new crush gypsy vest, working with my girl, and later celebrating with a few wine glasses.

If you LOVE easy breezy clothes, the effortlessness of wearing eco-friendly and organic fabrics you will love Nomads Clothing brand. From basics, to dresses and tunics in those 70s inspired prints they have clothes that urge you to go out in nature, to go on picnics, to hunt for secret gardens and spent entire afternoons drowned in nature while staying effortless and boho-chic all the while.

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My white tassel vest is probably one of these things in my closet right now that I can wear pretty much everywhere and style it in so many ways it’s crazy. I wore it here with jeans because I felt very comfy chic casual, and also because right now I am obsessed with the denim and white combo. Nothing will ever speak summer coolness to me more than this combination.

One tip though: unlike me, before you wear it make sure you iron it, and perhaps done a proper bustier, otherwise you will be faced with constantly having to adjust your plunging neckline and uh yeah walking around with wrinkled clothes. But… we’re all gypsies in here this summer – careless and free. :)

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For more clothes check out their shop – Nomads Clothing 

Shop the vest here – Waterfall Waistcoat

Photos by – Sandra Rugina

 

The great thing about being in a loop on a new trend is you’re the only one doing it, or among the very few, and THAT, if you’re into fashion is the best thing ever.

When I was gifted with this incredibly trendy wooden watch from JORD, beyond the excitement we all get from receiving gifts, I was mostly curious to see how a wooden watch feels on wearing it. How it looks, how polished it is? Does it tell time the same way? Well… on the latter of course it does, I just wish it came with a superpower of freezing or speeding time.

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Other than that the JORD watch – Sully style – I so kindly received was beyond what I had expected. It came in this beautiful wrapped box, so it will most definitely make a fantastic gift if you’re on the look-out. It is a watch in all its glory, except it’s made of wood, which comes in all colours, all shades, all sizes, and beautifully crafted. Better than that, JORD offers a great variety of wood watches for both men and women, in quite a few styles, from the statement bold massive ones, to more classic, cute, sweet pieces that blend fashion, utility, and this new WOOD WATCH trend in the best way possible.

What I most love about it is the mixture of wood and all it stands for with the classic details of a watch: the time arrows, the metallic insertions, the screen, which comes in various colours to pick from.

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Those who know me, know I’m more boho rather than chic, and though my glamorous side is hyperbolised all the time, I’m this ghetto-couldn’t-care-less-what-I’m-wearing-girl other times. Oh… and I have a soft spot for big watches. On 4 out of 5 occasions I’d probably pick a masculine watch over a feminine one, just because I feel it clashes beautifully with my feminine side: red lips or stiletto nails I love to have every once in a while.

So of course I chose a rather bold wooden watch from JORD, in a reddish & nude colour, because it will look great as a statement accessory against any look. And I’m into this sort of thing.

I get those days in which I’m this glamour-puss in high stiletto heels and leather pencil skirts, or other times when I’m rocking crop tops, body chains and red lips, or I might simply go for a black dress with boots – and THIS watch would work. And I ain’t talking about telling time, which it will of course do brilliantly.

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However, due to circumstances beyond my control I wore it differently for this blog post and the story behind it, is kinda great, especially if you love a bit of a tale, some fashion, and the perks of travelling in nature to remote places sans wifi and 21st century technology. My watch was probably the best mix of old-classic-details with today’s technology around there BTW. Of course, not counting the music devices we had on us. Cause seriously, internet we might do without, but music and a few other guilty pleasures? Never.

As you might have gathered from above, my friends and I left for a short vacay this weekend and I took my precious badass watch with me for: 1) being able to stay on top of my game both sartorially as well as time telling, and 2) took advantage of the fact that one of my friends, who’s also a photographer, travelled along, so just in case creativity hit us… I’d be prepared.

What happens when you mix the laziness of a well dodged hangover, with having Friday off, coffee out in nature, friends around you, favourite leggings and boots on, and the sudden urge to ‘YAAASSS kween! Let’s do this photoshoot right here, right now!’?

You get one of my favourite photoshoots for a blogpost. The least fussy in terms of outfits, makeup, and location, and the smoothest to go so far. Ideas were literally flowing out in the air. Shots helped and rewarded us afterwards, as well as some good hip hop by the fire later on. #dayum

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Dressed in a cool laid back mountain style outfit, with no make up (thank God for those shades), and my wooden JORDE watch on, I had realised: when 2 brilliant creative minds meet (you’re welcome mister!), you can have fun doing a great photoshoot wherever basically. Country-side included. No extra razzmatazz, no need for streets and graffiti, heels and lipstick and special lighting other than the morning sun. And my new watch of course.

I rarely predict trends BUT I honestly believe the wooden watches will be a massive hit this summer, alongside the knits, the safari look, the au natural styles, with which they blend beautifully with. Fashion is having a back-to-nature moment and that’s what JORD does, it gives us a bit of the old-classic-sophisticated-roughness of nature, in the city and our everyday lives.

And now more pics of me sleeping on chopped wood, lounging in hay, or chilling like some lumberjack’s sibling in between chopping more wood.

Tsst… click on link at the end to buy the look, or just browse.

Thank you for the photos Alex Ciobanu. Check out his Instagram (@dfbtv) and follow his talented ass for some great badass photos.

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Get the look:

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The fact that nothing is out of fashion these days, makes the TREND of wearing eye-wear a blessing for us short sighted people. Of course if that weren’t so, and wearing glasses would be a fashion crime, I’d be banned from the sartorial word.

Hello, my name is Dana Cristina and I am blind as a bat.

But fashion is one hell of a lady, and not only so many eyewear glasses are trendy these days, but clashing styles, and wearing glasses on a night-out even, or out of office with quirky outfits and edgy looks is quite the fashion statement. Long gone are the days when eyewear was only worn to complete a certain professional style.

Today, eyewear is a trend. Period. It’s part of a look even.

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Eyewear fashion for 2015 summer is still strong on thick dark rims, geek styles, retro designs, with a massive emphasis on: funky coloured  printed, even wood rims, AND a huge comeback for CAT EYE glasses, whether sunglasses or eyewear.

The 70s may be back in fashion, but when it comes to eyewear it’s the 50s and the 60s that rule the world. Mad Man series finally paid off, and to be honest I think that’s great, cause the bold thick black geek-wayfarers eyewear were starting to be a bit too ubiquitous.

So if you’re a blind bat, or just have a penchant for brilliant eyewear you probably understand my obsession with glasses. I will never have too many. Ever. And shopping for them ONLINE, for me… it’s sort of a guilty pleasure.

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When the amazing team over at Lensway – a fantastic eyewear shop with so so many great designs, wanted to gift me with a pair of eyewear you can imagine my state. No. I did not go get drunk to celebrate, although I could have. What I did was spend hours… read that again, hours browsing their shop.

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhmazing! *sing with me*

So it was instantly coup de foudre between us and Lensway became my fave online eyewear shop because they offer designer glasses (both eyewear as well as sunglasses) in the most diverse range of styles & colours. The thing is, all their designs are classy, elegant but at the same time they’ve got that trendy quality to them. And the quality is fantastic. If however, you’re not a glasses person every day of the week, no worries, Lensway has your back – they do sell contact lenses as well.

In this blogpost I am wearing Derek Cardigan Eyeglasses – Lavander Brown. 

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Why I am now in a serious love relationship with Derek Cardigan glasses?

More so, these lavender print ones? They look incredibly classy and rich. The slight cat-eye design gives them a retro vibe, which mixed with the lavender print, and the wood inspired side-rims makes them super sophisticated. And versatile. Plus they are the most feminine and dainty glasses I have ever had and worn.

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Quality wise… 100% YAS with a major note: they are so light, and leave no marks on your nose. THIS I absolutely love, cause I do sometimes take them off or lend them to my friends to try them on, and because they’re light I don’t look like I’m still wearing invisible glasses on my nose.

I got them on Friday and those who follow me on Instagram saw I wore them with a plain T-shirt and a statement necklace then.Yesterday I had them on with a midi jersey dress and cut-out boots. So… I’ve done nothing to change my style, which is kinda eclectic but slightly edgy and casual, but instead just slapped these beauties onto my face and they blended in perfectly. And even if they clashed to a certain style, which they did, it gave the whole look more sartorial personality.

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For the photoshoot I tried to dress badass sophisticated with a dash of edgy, ‘tried’ being the key word. Regardless of me pulling it off or not, I had a blast. My friend and I made it a great afternoon with the occasional and always present stand by-ers, and the wrapping up lemonade and girl talk at the end. Amen to that!

I know I sound like a broken record here, and whenever I have a new pair I’m always in love with my new glasses, falling-in-crushes being my middle name, BUT these Derek Cardigan glasses are the bomb.

Period. and now the pics.

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If you like them, buy them here: Derek Cardigan

If you’re just browsing for that just-in-case-moment slash ah-OMG-I-am-in-love, please cheek out their shop. EYEWEAR heaven people. You will love it guaranteed.

Lensway – Designer Eyewear

Thank you for the photos Florina! xoxo

 

You know how in life we tend to take the best things for granted? Well, it’s not any less different in fashion. There’s this one thing that glues our outfits together, that holds our pants on, our skirts high waisted, that gives more razzamatazz to our looks, that cinges our coats and jackets like we’re all freaking fashion editors.

Everyone, say it with me: BELTS!

The times when these pretty little accessories have been just a means of keeping our pants on, are long gone. I mean you can buckle up, or out of the damn things so… there’s that.

This is where us, the sartorial lovers come in and destroy all belts style boundaries and give the world infinite ways to wear belts. And when you’re gifted with a perfect leather hand-stitched Argentine polo belt from PAMPEANO, such as the one I am wearing – you know you gotta belt it big time. Aaaaaaaaaaa!

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While belting your pants is still accepted, 2015 belting trend is a great combo between 70s style and 90s edge.

  • Belts are cinging our high waists, looking chic and sophisticated wrapped around our coats, vests, and jackets.
  • They define waists when worn on sweaters, cardigans, shirts, and loose tops.
  • Or… they can look so punk (and idiotic to some) as chokers. Cause of the choker trend you know.

Being quite disturbed up there, and off my medication yesterday I did wear my perfect belt in every possible way. Well… not exactly, actually. I mean, if there’s one thing I’ve got, that’s a rich and sick imagination. But we’re not gonna go there today. Enough about me, though.

So… two weeks ago I (notice how I’m not talking about myself please) received the best present ever from PAMPEANO – a brand of Argentine leather polo belts that have a shop packed with polo belts, polo equipment, and tons of Argentine leather goods that you just have to have. Like seriously browse here — Pampeano SHOP. 

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Why I love my PAMPLEANO belt?

It’s literally the best quality ever, at a great price. It’s classic, with a slight edge, and gaucho design in two vibrant shades of pink and cream, hand stitched onto buttery Argentine leather that’s just spot on and gives chicness to a look.

The gift box it came in was beyond fantastic, wrapped like the best present ever, and the shipping was super fast.

I wore my Pampeano Aurora BELT to cinge my faux-fur vest and give it more waist definition. The look is rather simple and basic, no rocket science here, but the BELT touch I loved. And loved so much that belted my sweater and then my neck, and could have as well belted my wrist and wear it like a statement cuff. It’s a very subtle statement piece that I just couldn’t get enough of. Hence… the belt party I had.

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But there’s more where this belt came from, so make sure you check out their shop – PAMPEANO. When ordering you get to pick the belt length & letters personalisation.

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Get the look here:

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Belt I am wearing – AURORA Polo Belt 

… to quote Nicole Richie on this one: ‘Cause you look smarter.’ Doh. ‘Look’ being the key word here. I said it before and I’ll say it again – eyewear is so on trend these past years, as if it’s trying to make up big time for all those years it was a complete geek-ish attire, sans le chic.

It’s such a trendy accessory these days that you don’t even have to be blind as a bat to wear them. Yes, people with perfect vision have been known to wear glasses solely for the sartorial purpose. Whaaaaaaaaa? Me? Well… I have to wear them so that I get on the right bus to wherever I’m going, so that I can recognise people on the street, so that I can watch a film at the cinema. No. Sitting front row does not help.

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The only time I’m ditching my posh eyewear is when I’m just too drunk to care. So, yeah, basically one every other weekend. BUT, the best part about wearing glasses right now is that besides appearing smarter and people actually listening to me, they go so hand in hand with my persona and my style.

And I LOVE black thick rimmed eyewear. To me they are the definition of geek-chic, and I ain’t afraid to rock this shit now. Years have been kind on my self-esteem.

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If you’re in the-blind-as-a-bat-team you probably know that there is no such thing as too many pairs of glasses. So, of course I was ecstatic when Glasses Shop gifted me with a BEAUTIFUL pair of eyewear that I’ve been wearing round the clock since Friday.

They have tons of really really trendy and affordable eyewear and sunglasses designs, from classic to fashion forward, to wayfarers, to cat-eye styles, in various colours and shapes. Their shop is a MUST-SEE, so click on the above link, to check it out.

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WHY I LOVE THEM? Every design comes with a free prescription if you need it, discounts and the quality is incredible.

I’m wearing the ONEIDA WAYFARERS in Black

  • The rims are so sleek and a perfect fit. So yes, those measurements are real and spot on, so make sure you do measure your face and old sunglasses to compare to whatever pair you wanna get.
  • You really get what you see online. Actually better. I’ve shopped for online eyewear before and I did get great pairs but never quite what I was excepting. They were either too big or too small.
  • These look incredibly posh and expensive and the shape I got is classic wayfarer with a slight-cat-eye twist. Just to spice things up a bit you know. 50s alert. :)
  • They have a protective case, microfiber cleaning cloth, and anti-scratch coating. Oh, and they make me feel like I’m this famous writer slash sophisticated fashion editor with a penchant for all things glamour-ghetto-sporty.

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I am telling you I’m in love with them. So shooting a few pics was such a piece of cake, cause I couldn’t care less what I was wearing (hence the boyfriend t-shirt, sneakers and vintage coat), since I had my new wayfarer cat eye glasses on. Besides, I made it a day with my friend and wonderful and talented fellow blogger & photographer Anca from The Casual Cat.

Fun, but freezing photo-shot, where I got to be a photographer as well, shooting her style post pics – can I het a mass high five? -, and then ending things up with delicious deserts and selfies. Perfect Sunday.

With my new eyewear, my vision in perfect shape and style, I got my game back on. You’d think I can see beyond eye-friendly things  now… And you know what? I can. And I do. Cause nobody fools a woman with superpower vision? #justsaying

And now the pics. Thank you Anca!

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Get the look – Glasses Shop: Oneida Wayfarer – Black 

Photos by Anca Varsandan: blogger The Casual Cat

Yes, go on and read that title again. No, I am not drunk. And no this is not a fairytale story. Before you go all wtf on me right now, let me tell you this: the encounter was fantastic.

Not any less weird?

Bambie – the half sibling of Bambie & Butler UK fashion brand – once had a major crush on all furry & leather things. Also a penchant for great fashion and brilliant designs. I mean, did you see their clutches? So… later on they met me – a mere sartorial mortal at FashionTag – and we all were smitten with each other. Well… I with them and their furry clutches. #storyofmylifeLOL

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So you can imagine the extent of my excitement when they gifted me with the clutch I’m wearing in this style post. It’s called Mademoiselle de Clermont and you can see & shop it here.

Like, seriously! Fur. Leather. Clutch. I am so in. It’s the sweetest and cutest thing in the whole world, and though it’s rather tiny it carries with great style all which us gals need to have: phones, cards, money, lipstick, gloss… you get the idea. So yeah, maybe I can’t carry my whole damn life in it, but who the hell needs to really. Not when it looks sooooo cute and stylish.

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Being a bit of a procrastinator it took me a while to put together an outfit, shoot the pics and make it an outfit/sartorial day. I may be a procrastinator OK, but if it wasn’t one thing, it was another I swear. Had to fight the bad weather, the lack of photographer, finding a proper camera, a new photographer, flexing my schedule to fit everyone else’s…, fighting with my new-found-photographer (read husband) on HOW the photos should be taken. Oh… and having prolonged hangoverS. From the weekend you know.

In the end everything turned out great courtesy of everyone who helps me out and puts up with my moody fashionable ass. Oh, did I say I was moody?

Aaaaanyway.

One thing was great though. The clutch. SIGH. Something about this clutch made me think of retro-sophisticated decors, with dim lights, champainge glasses, bare legs, silky dresses, fur coats and extpensive lipstick. Due to having all-day meetings I chose a casual but kinda smart outfit. You can never go wrong with leather pants and cut-out boots. And of course my sunglasses. Always have your shades with you.

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And guess what? Although it was such a busy long day, I LOVED carrying my furry tiny clutch everywhere. It made me feel pretty, put-together, stylish, and kinda sexy grabbing onto it, or carrying it under my arm. Perfection!

Not to mention the luck it brought me that day. I conquered the world. Well… not really, as I am no freaking Cleopatra, but I wasn’t far from it either. Conquering my world. Not being Cleopatra. ;)

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Why I am now loving BAMBIE & BUTLER? The quality of their clutches is amazing. Real fur and leather perfectly stitched together, easy to style, affordable, shipping was fast and the team over there so nice. A new brand to definitely be on the lookout for!

And now the pics…

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I don’t know about you but as one of my friends said to me, if I ever need a stylish pillow in public (cause you know you get tired from being so fabulous. Please laugh now. Thank you .), all I have to do is take a nap on this soft perfect clutch. Aaaaand in case you’re a softie at heart who treats her bags like tiny humans, also now that Mademoiselle de Clermont must be the happiest bitch out there. She’s wearing fur for God’s sake!

11123649That jewelry has super powers is no question. Un-debatable . And if you haven’t experienced them, it’s either because you haven’t worn jewelry or you haven’t found the one piece to steal your heart. I, on the other hand, a total extremist on both sides (minimal & over-the-top) found love in way too many pieces in my life, and keep doing so over and over and over again.

Still… Marilyn didn’t say ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend‘ for nothing, so of course the moment I laid my eyes and hands on Nude Diamond pieces I was literally swept off my feet. Irony is, and those who know me know this, I’m more of an opulence-bling-kinda-gal, so… go figure. Life has its ways, and I for one am converted now to the superpowers of both diamonds, as well as… dainty delicate incredibly beautiful classy and elegant pieces. nude-diamond-jewelry-style (17)nude-diamond-jewelry-style (8)What I love about both the company – Nude Diamond – as well as their fabulous jewelry is the simplicity and elegance they stand for. They let the diamonds literally shine through, so the name ‘nude diamond’ stands exactly for the non-fuss, non-extra coats for the the sake of extravagance. It’s just diamonds. Pure, beautiful and exquisite stones dangling and hanging off refined and classic rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. It’s brilliant. It’s new. And so groundbreaking. You don’t really need extra razzmatazz when it comes to the richest and most refined stones out there.

Diamonds. Nothing else.

And that’s exactly what women want every now and then. nude-diamond-necklace (6)When I’ve received my gift from them I not only loved the pieces but the packaging, which I felt stood for and mirrored the brand. Tasteful & luxurious.

A refined piece of jewelry does feel different when you put it on, it does carry a certain kind of luxury and subtle sophistication. It’s timeless. It’s delicate yet very powerful through exactly what it makes us feel when we wear them. The quality takes front stage alongside beauty and there’s no question about it.

What I’m wearing?

The LUEUR nude diamond necklace and the CLOVER nude diamond ring. 

The thing about diamonds is that no matter what you’re wearing they’ll look amazing, either complimenting an elegant outfit, or dressing up a look. I wore them with a black pencil skirt, a white simple cami top, a leather jacket and heels. Kept it minimal as the pieces themselves.nude-diamond-necklace (5)nude-diamond-necklacenude-diamond-necklace (3)Why I fell in love?

Because of how I felt wearing nude diamonds. Because of their beauty, and because as tiny and delicate as they are, their superpowers turned me into a diamonds and dainty jewelry lover. The way the diamonds stones catch the light, the way the subtly sparkle and look against the skin is brilliant. nude-diamond-necklace (8)nude-diamond-jewelry-style (16)I felt so effortlessly elegant and classy, rich and chic, that after the shooting I kept snapping selfies of myself and kept them on util the late hours of the night. And if you think diamonds are just a ladies thing, well… know this: even my husband (who couldn’t care less about the bling and the fashion) acquiesced to their beauty when he helped me put my necklace on.

”So these are diamonds? Nude diamond? Oh… wow!” Exactly.

And now the rest of the pics… :) nude-diamond-jewelry-style (12)nude-diamond-jewelry-style (14)nude-diamond-necklace (2)nude-diamond-jewelry-style (15)nude-diamond-necklace (4)nude-diamond-ring-look (2)nude-diamond-ring-look (3)nude-diamond-ring-look (4)nude-diamond-ring-look (5)nude-diamond-jewelry-style (5)Now if you’ll excuse me I’ll go feel rich and sophisticated in my diamonds. Truth is, the way some jewelry make us feel is exactly the essence of their superpowers and why we fall in love.

Get the look here: NUDE DIAMOND shop

Necklace: LUEUR nude diamond necklace

Ring: CLOVER nude diamond ring

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