bloggersToday I feel like straying away from fashion (for just a tiny bit) and share with you some of my ideas, thoughts or latest fads in interior design. Actually home office spaces & design to be more specific. My future husband and I are considering buying a bigger house in one year time so you can imagine why this new (to me) interior design thing has turned into a genuine obsession. I am Pinning every day. Constantly. Houses. Living rooms. Any rooms. Any spaces. It’s an addiction I swear. Working as a writer, freelance fashion contributor and blogger for me the working space is crucial, it gets me in that writing & creative mood. It’s my oasis. So yes – I confess I am obsessed with working spaces & home office designs. Hence this post – to share with you some of my fave working spaces out there and get some home office inspirationfashion-blogger-officeblogger-officeblue-office-spacehome-office-working-areaLong gone are the days when we all had 9-5 jobs and that’s it. Today it’s a sea of crafts, of skills, of competition and some of us out there may be combining a 9-5 or a part time job with being a freelance, or dedicating our free time to our passion, hoping one day it’ll pick up and turn into a career. Which brings me to one of the most common and latest passions turned jobs – Blogging. A fashion-invented-job that requires a tone of creativity & organizing skills, right? So a perfect working space is crucial. Fashion Bloggers are writers, stylists, reporters, photographers, managers, online marketing gurus, PRs, assistants, designers et all. Therefore a home office needs to respond to all these: inspiring writing space, storage space, book/magazine shelves, clothing/makeup area to prepare the shooting or styling posts, meeting area for when you have clients over or other bloggers, friends…. Ah… I get creative just thinking of it :) blogger-home-working-spaceblogger-home-officeblogger-working-areaboho-feminine-home-officefashion-home-officeworking-home-spacewhite-home-officeMy favorite type of home office is one in which you can play around with the lighting and make it bright or dark depending on your mood. I love a big table (not a desk) with a big chair, 2 guest chairs, a comfy sofa and coffee table, loads of books, pictures and magazines and a super cute storage area. I love the luxe glam spaces and lush fashion offices with a bit of bohemian vibe to them, and mixing up vintage old pieces with new modern ideas. A home office I’m really crushing over right now is Khloe Kardashian‘s. It’s still an OMG type of moment every time I see it. Here it is and here are some of my fave home office designs :) khloe-kardashian-home-office-khloe-kardashian-home-officeblogger-writer-home-officedayhomoff1home-office-book-shelfhome-office-decorationhome-office-design (2)home-office-design-decorationSo whether you want a big home office or just a tiny working area, here are more home office ideas for inspiration :) fashion-blogger-working-areadark-home-officehome-office-designhome-office-interior-designhome-office-spacenice just like fashion interiorworking-areaworking-area-homeHope you enjoyed it!



blonde-veilingWhen it comes to hair this season, forget haircuts and hairstyles and focus on color or better yet coloring techniques that are uber hot in 2013! What am I rambling about? Why it’s the Hair Veiling & the Color Flipping Trends, that will supposedly be replacing the Dip-Dyed Hair. Well… I’d rather they add up to the dipped dyed style, because I finally want to do it :)  Hair Veiling is dying your hair a different shade underneath its first layer, getting subtle hair color nuances by creating hidden panels of color, so that when you flip the hair from one side to another it reveals another shade. And apparently the Color Flipping (which I would have assumed is exactly what I’ve just described) is switching the different-color-ends with the different-color-crown. So it will be a funky color on top of the head,  and then natural through the end. With denim blue being a huge color trend. Wait what? Errr that’s a bit far off for those of us who are no longer teens or in our early 20’s. Ha! But hey, if you love it, rock it! Like the girl in the photo below who is absolutely gorgeous rocking this edgy hair color!veiling-hairred-color-veilingAccording the Dailymail UK we’ll be noticing lots of celebs donning the Veiling Trend. No surprise there, I mean beauties like Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson or Khloe Kardashian have become buckets of inspiration when it comes to their dip dyed tresses. These ladies look amazing with ombre hair and light blonde or red colored ends. So, as already established hair color icons, I think we should keep an eye on their hair and see what the fuss is about with Hair Color Flipping & Hair Veiling. 

Celebrities Dip Dye Hair Stylesjessica alba-dip-dyed-hairkhloe_kardashian_dip-dyed-hairombre-hair-veilingdemi-lovato-pink-dip-dyed-hairrachel-bilson-dip-dyedPremiere of TriStar Pictures' Basically these 2 hair color trends are a more subtle version of the dip-dye hair style. Well actually it depends on how far you go with it… Speaking of color trends for 2013, here are the hottest shades to rock: Browns – ‘‘browns inspired by the rust tones on the color spectrum, giving a really flattering copper undertone that warms the face” or the ‘‘burnt brown”; Red – it’s less copper & more dramatic red; Blonde – ice blonde is in. But I would assume it’s OK to play with shades. It’s all about having fun, right? Flip that hair girl and show your daring shades… :) ”I flip my hair back and forth/I flip my hair back and forth’

Hair Inspiration for subtle hair veiling ideas: hair-veiling (2)hair-veilingice-blondeUntil this veiling color flipping trend kicks in… let’s enjoy some ”classic” dip-dyed hair for some fashion & beauty inspiration.

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checkered-trend (2)Apparently 2013 Spring is bringing to the spotlight a trend I am quite reticent to… The Checkerboard Print Trend. Responsible for the fashion victims turned clowns over night is none other than Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton with his 2013-2014 Spring /Summer collection. Remember last fall at fashion week in Paris when the runway was literally invaded with these squares in black, white, yellows and mellow greens? It was quite a psychedelic feeling as if we’d all shrunk and fell on a huge checkerboard. All in all the check prints looked amazing. That’s on the catwalk. The clothes had that 1960’s retro vibe to them, a calm sexy proper femininity that was taken forward by the cheeky cuts and designs (mini dresses & skirts, cropped tops etc). In real life… I’ve got my doubts about this checkered trend, hence the hard time I had finding street style photos. First I thought it was a too fresh of a trend but then it hit me: nobody wants to look like a clown or like a granny stuck in a chic (true!) but dated past. Because let me tell you, with the checkerboard trend that’s the biggest risque. Unless you nail it down 100% and make it look trendy, modern or give it a certain twist… you might end up looking demented.  check-fashion-trendcheckered-trendcheck-print-dress (2)Here’s a brief look at what designers are telling us it’s OK to wear: Checkerboard Trend Runway balmain-checkerboardcheckerboard-lookcheckerboard-style-heels-pantsLouis-Vuitton-check-blaglouis-vuitton-checkerboard-mini-dressLouis-Vuitton-checkered-bagLouis Vuitton RTW Spring Summer 2013 Paris Fashion Week October 2012runway-checkerboard-printsAnd a dip into the nostalgic past when checkerboard was a must-have print on clothes, with every woman from the housewife to the bombshell donning it. They looked great for that time,  but we don’t want to look like caricature versions of ourselves, with a little of Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham going on, do we? (Retro Checkerboardretro-checkerboard-blouseretro-checkerboard-printsYet I cannot contain my smirk thinking how some fashion lovers out there (me included) might try out this trend and walk around town thinking how fashion forward we looked when in fact, people are staring for the wrong reasons… Ha! But what is it about the checkerboard print that is so intriguing (besides its psychedelic design)? I suppose it’s the retro feminine vibe it transpires and the challenge that comes with it: making it look fun/elegant/classy/edgy/modern. So I decided to take this trend up on this challenge and try to style some checkerboard looks and see how they turn out. Though I let my creativity run wild with some of these sets, mixing and matching check prints, basically I think getting this trend right is about sticking to one trendy checkered item. I love a checkered  fitted dress that can be worn with colored heels or ballet pumps. Pile on statement jewellery and a leather jacket for some edge! The checkered tops look amazing with jeans (cut-offs, boyfriend or skinny jeans) depending on the look you want. Or you can mix them with a solid color trouser suit and a blazer for a more professional style.

Checkerboard Look & Style – Black & White Dress

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checkerboard-mini-skirtcheckered-printsWith black & white being a huge trend in itself this spring, no wonder it spread onto the checks so most of these squares are in these classic tones. If the streets might have been a bit too reticent (at least so far) to the checks I cannot say the same thing about celebs. Jessica Alba & Kristen Stewart have embraced this print and looked stunning on the red carpet in checkerboard dresses. What the street have embraced about this trend though are the statement check prints: a bag, shoes, reinvented squares, a simple top or a a blazer. jessica-alba-checkerboard-dresskristen-stewart-checkerboard-dresschecks-stylecheck-print-stylecheck-print-balenciaga-heelselisa-nalin-checkered-blazerlady_gaga_checkered_dressleighton_meester_checks-printscheckboard-print-skirt-street-stylenicky_hilton_checered-shirtNicole Scherzinger Stops By Kiss FMselena-gomez-check-print-dresssquare-prints-street-stylecheck-prints-street-styleThen there are the colored funky check prints that look amazing if you know how to style them. For some inspiration check out Susie Bubble‘s quirky street style. She loves prints and she’s the master of mixing and matching them. Checkerboard included. Actually the checkered colored outfits are more easily styled and tend to look a bit more modern. And I actually like these. It’s a bit of a statement you make I guess. Besides, this checkered style or checkerboard trend might just be one of those trends you need to adapt, reinvent, have fun with. And you might just find you niche!  checks-prints-street-stylecheckerboard-trousers (2)checkerboard-trouserscheckered-blazercheck-print-shoescolor-check-dressprada-check-prints-street-styleJessica White and Solange Knowles arrive for the Tribeca Ball at the NY Academy of ArtIn all honesty, as I’m writing this I am still feeling a bit uncertain… I mean I might just get up one day and love the checkerboard print and drape myself in it from head to toe. Who knows? Until then I shall remain open to it and stick to a few checked items I do like: tops and maybe a fitted dress. I’m just so curious to know where you guys stand on this one. Are you loving this Checkerboard Trend or not?

sweatshirts-runwayEver since Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs or Balenciaga reinvented the sweatshirt for their 2012 fall collections, streets and savvy posh fashionistats can’t seem to get enough of the Sporty Chic Style: The Sweatshirt. Long gone are the days when this sporty attire was only gym appropriate (ha! can’t believe how far we’ve come). So I was just wondering – between the sloppy grad students or young working girls walking in their sweatshirts (not to stay in style, but quite the opposite) to grab coffee on a Saturday morning and kill off that bad hangover, to the catwalks – what happened? When did this cute gym top, hangover attire for the weekends, or ‘I don’t care how I look’ (‘yet I’m gorgeous‘) become such a trendy must-have?  street-style-sweatshirtApparently designers and streets get a lot of their fashion looks from grad students. I mean remember the Varsity Jacket? (click here to get the look & check out the trend) Ha! Years ago it was a uni statement, a team-sports attire and now… now it graces the back of so many posh fashion faces. Could it be that those off duty fab celebs or party students looked luxe-grunge while shying away from the very fashion obsession designers were too eager to show off? The less you try the better you look, right? Indeed it is a great style paradox, and the more we give in to these contradictions and fashion paradoxes the more fashion takes a  new way. It changes, becoming so effortlessly chic, so ignorant to its very characteristics that has made fashion what it is. Today fashion takes itself less seriously… and thank God for that. As much as I love it (and I do, trust me) at the end of the day, it’s just clothes, you know. Anyway, the very fashion contradictions make a great look and translate into amazing styles. Such is the case of the Sweatshirt Trend for this spring! tiger-sweatshirtasos-sweatshirtskenzo-sweatshirts-matchesprinted-sweatshirtThe sweatshirt had a huge comeback last fall, yet I would think it’s appropriate to say this sporty chic top is a great transitional piece from winter to spring. Not too thick, comfy, sophisticated and not at all boring. Not with the styles and trends that are invading the shops. Why not do it in Spring too? I think it looks much better as it can be worn with nothing on top of it. Show it off! From basic normal sized sweatshirts to luxe glam styles with galaxy prints, animal prints, graphic or text prints, sequins,  patterns (or even all the above on the same sweatshirt) in oversize, tiny size or croppedThe Sweatshirt is no longer just a boring top. simpsons-sweatshirtssweatshirt (2)sweatshirtHow to style it? The most coveted look the sweatshirt is famous for this year, and will be a great style for spring, is the Sweatshirt & Skirt Look. Perfect for office, going out, meetings… basically any occasion as the sporty side of the sweatshirt is toned down by a skirt and hot heels. For a sexy look opt for a printed/graphic/busy sweatshirt with a leather pencil skirt and hot heels. Pile on accessories and don’t forget an oversized clutch.  An oversized sweatshirt tucked in a cool skirt or belted over a mini skirt would look so fashion forward in that weird edgy way. A tiny fitted sweatshirt looks amazing with any type of skirt. A jacket or blazer on top for crispy mornings and you’re ready to go.

Basic Sweatshirt & Skirt sweatshirt-looksweatshirt-dresssweatshirt-pleated-skirtolivia-palermo-sweatshirtsweatshirt-girlsweatshirtssweatshirt-skirt (2)sweatshirt-skirtsweatshirt-street-styleLuxe-Glam Sweatshirt & Skirt kenzo-sweatshirt-styleoversized-sweatshirt (2)sweatshirt-lace-skirtprint-sweatshirt-skirtsweatshirt-fashion-trendsweatshirt-sequined-skirtChic Sweatshirt Styles & Looks are easily donned by pairing the sporty top with trousers. Opt for a sloppy oversized sweatshirt (in a simple or super statement print) with skinny jeans, leggings, shorts and sneakers or high heels for a more sophisticated vibe. Or go the other way: fitted sweatshirt, boyfriend jeans and high heels. Now this is my fave look. It’s easy, simple to pull off and dress up or down depending on what you’re looking to get or where you might be going. And another look that I think is fantastic is keeping it all sporty – sweatshirt, jeans, sneakers, cap – but accessorizing it to get that urban glam hip-hop style.

Basic-simple Sweatshirts & Trousers/Shorts/Cut-offs/Leggings basic-woman-sweatshirt-styledsquared-sweatshirtfitted-sweatshirt-boyfriend-jeansslouchy-sweatshirt-leather-shortssweatshirts-revolve-clothingsweatshirt-leather-pantssweatshirt-pantssweatshirt-sporty-looksweatshirt-trendsweatshirt-trousersFunky Sweatshirts kenzo-sweater-street-styleluxe-glam-print-sweatshirtoversized-sweatshirtpatter-sweatshirtstreet-style-sweatshirt (2)sweatshirt-cut-offssweatshirt-trend (2)Dress-like-Sweatshirtsoversize-sweatshirt-lookoversize-sweatshirtoversized-sweatshirt-street-styleDepending on my mood I love both sweatshirt styles: luxe glam (packed with prints, sequins, graphics, patterns) & simple casual. In both oversize or fitted designs. The rule is balance your silhouette – if the sweatshirt is oversized keep the bottom side fitted and vice versa. Get creative (everything goes with everything) and pile on accessories for that luxe glam sporty style. Plus don’t shy away from what appears to not go with a sweatshirt: hot heels, red lips, feminine bags, statement clutches… The sky is the limit! What’s your fave Sweatshirt style or look? :)

photos via Pintrest, weheartit, Elle, Vogue, google images

black-loafersAs Spring slowly settles in and the sun graces us bit by bit with its beams, we slowly ditch our ankle boots & winter shoes for more summer’ish soles. And as every season has it… 2013 Spring will too bring us a new fashion trend. The Loafers, ladies! From the catwalk to the streets and to the posh feet of celebs these androgynous boy’ish flat pumps are making us forget the hot heels and channel our Tom-boys personas. As always my lovelies, I have to be honest with you… long long time ago I hated loafers. I thought of them as the ugliest shoes ever, who made my legs seem skinnier and made me look more shapeless. Truth is they’re a bit tricky and one can easily fall into the granny look with them (though if we look at the Olsens, that look is apparently quite trendy too, so… there you go). Or Taylor Swift for that matter. Sorry… but I find her style so boring for her age, and in her case, loafers are not helping at all. They’re too dull just like her outfit. So I guess the key is to find a balance: if you’re rocking an edgy or uber sophisticated look OPT for loafers as they will tone it down. Or keep it simple but add those details that make all the difference. olsens-loaferstaylor-swift-loafersFLYNET - Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Arrive At The Recording Studio In Santa Monicacoloured-loafers-fashion-trendloafers-2013-springcool-loafersToday I admit it: Loafers seduced me! Yes they are a bit masculine but NOW I love that, as I love the way they can easily blend and mix with so many other looks. Besides they are so comfortable, and contrary to belief (my past one that is) they look amazing with feminine clothes: dresses & skirts with or without tights. It gives you that boho-chic-innocent vibe. For a professional smart look, loafers are the best with trousers/skirts/dresses and a blazer on top. Keep them black for a basic smart look or go for printed or colored ones for a professional sophisticated style. I love the animal print ones and the bright colored ones. For a feminine look stay nude (ha! with your feet that is). Nude shoes elongate legs and make you look fab. To get that rich, sophisticated style don’t forget a cool bag, shades, a scarf and jewellery.

Office Look – Loafers Trend 2013 Spring 2013-loafers-styleblue=loafers-lookblack-stud-loaferskate moss 080709loafer-lookAlexa Chung Out And About In NYCloafers-trend (2)mint-loafersmint-studded-loafersstyle-loafersBasically they look great with anything from jeans to trouser-suit, from skirts to dresses, blazers to leather jackets, as they adapt to all these outfits and give a bit of masculine strength and that ‘je ne sais quoi‘ or effortless ‘I don’t care‘ attitude to the girl wearing them. And speaking of masculine… you can get your boyfriend/husband a pair, as they’re the new Shoe Trend for Men as well. You’ll look like those super bohemian-posh couples who dress alike and look gorgeous :) So I can see why Loafers are the new IT Shoe of 2013 Spring. We’re all probably so bored with the flat pumps and just sought a reinvented version of them. So why not our grannies’ shoes :) Joking! Oh and another thing… they come in heels too, but I’ll tell you all about that in another post. Today I’m feeling comfy and these loafers seems just the right thing!

So let’s get some fashion inspiration from some truly great street looks. So many ways to rock the loafers look this spring… d1bb9afc70f796446b1feda4d9930c8cloafers-fashion-trendChloe Sevigny out and about, New York, America - 19 Mar 2010alexa-chung-loafersgreen-loafers-llokChristian Louboutin loafers… ah… still the best out there! Christian Louboutin Loafers - Leopard-GoldChristian Louboutin Loafers Glitz Nappa Black SilverChristian Louboutin Loafers

Loafers – Feminine Looks for 2013 Spring loafers-feminine-lookloafers-dressloafers-street-styleLoafers – Spring Looks: they look amazing with shorts/skirts & skinny jeans. Plus celebs street style & some extra fashion inspiration photos… street-style-loafers (2)lindsey-lohan-loafersAngela Simmons walking her dog outside her hotel in New York City.beyonce-loafersgreen-loafers-buckleloafers (3)loafers-fashion-streetMicah Gianneli - raww blog - Myer - Nicola Finetti - Manning Carloafers-summper-look

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photos via Pintrest, weheartit.com, google images 

hats-trend-fashion-week-street-styleThere are trends (born from the catwalk) and then there are Trends! The capital “T” is well deserved, as it is us… the non VIPs, the watchers or bloggers, the ones who work in fashion/arts/beauty who, upon attending fashion month, let loose on creativity and imagination, and quite frequently combine beauty with comfort. We dress up. Get photographed. Attend shows. Work. And Bang a trend is born. Sure a lot has to do with what’s hot in a season and how accessible some fresh off-the-catwalk items are for some of these fashionistas, but still, no reason to deprive the crowd off their much deserved trendsetter personality. OK enough rambling suspense! So what’s the biggest trend spotted on the streets at 2013 – 2014 Fashion Week? Beanies! Fedoras! Fur Hats! Headscarvesfedoras-beanies-scarvesBasically any piece that (meant or not for the head) was worn on the head. Could’ve been just a slight attempt to shed from the rain and snow… but it caught up and it photographed amazingly. Everyone was covering up their dos. Regardless of how glam or luxurious their outfits were, when it came to staying cool (my money’s on warm) those posh editors in uber expensive heels, feminine skirts, super luxurious coats and rich accessories, topped off the opulence with… a beanie! Alongside the Beanie (the star of this Fashion Month) there was a soft spot for Fedora Hats (even a couple of Panama Hatsin case you forgot it’s fashion we’re talking about. I mean who else would do Panama hats in winter, right?), Fur Hats & Headscarves (think 1950’s Audery Hepburn, or traditional Russian style. Well… you gotta be one to own one: Miroslava Duma totally pulled off this look whether she wanted to or not). miroslava-duma-headscarfhead-piecebeaniehatsSo let’s dig in into this Beanies | Fedoras | Headscarves obsession! First thing’s first: The Beanie. It had a huge comeback this fall/winter and here we are in March 2013 still wearing them. Sure the low degrees have a lot to do with our fashion choice, but I have a hunch we’re not gonna part ways with the beanie just yet. How would it be if this warm cozy trend spread all the way into 2013 Spring? Weird right? Yet… with all this 1990’s comeback and grunge trends, a Slouchy Beanie does not sound bad at all. Think any color (though black & white is huge for 2013 spring & summer) thin fabric, pulled back on your head and covering up your bad hair day. While looking amazing! For some inspiration check out Tommy Ton’s street style snap shots at this fashion monthbeanies-spring-2013beanie-hat-street-stylebeanie-street-style-heelsbeanie-street-stylesbeanies-trend-street-stylebeanie-style-street-fashion-weekbeanie-trend-fashionweek-street-stylemiroslava-duma-beanieWhere to get them from? ASOS has some amazing beanies for absolutely any style & taste. Found a couple for you: :) asos beanieasos-studded-beanieThe Fedora | Panama Hats. Ever since the 1920’s gangsters of the Prohibition wore Fedora Hats, we can’t seem to get enough of them. They look stylish, hot, effortless, sexy in a masculine meets feminine kinda-way. And quite empowering. The Panama Hats are the best choice for hot summers… Any summer outfit would look fabulous and rich with a white/nude Panama Hat on top! A big plus that comes with wearing hats: their versatility. You can quickly adapt them to any look and complete or give a certain vibe to an outfit: bohemian, grunge, romantic, rich, elegant, classic, masculine, 1920’s or 1970’s inspired… fashion-week-street-styles-fedorasfedora-street-stylefedora-trend-street-fashion-weekanna-deelo-russo-hat-street-stylehat-street-style-fashion-weekhat-street-style (2)hat-street-stylepanama-hat-street-stylethough not a fedora, had to show you this hat. Love it!  hat-street-style-fashionweekWhat I’ve found… (from River Island and Rag & Bone)river-island-panama-hatrag-and-bone-fedora-hatFur Hats! The Fur Hats have had a huge comeback this cold season (click here for more), but I presume they will not make it into the hot season. :) Anyway, it does not mean we cannot get a bit of fashion inspiration. So here you are…

fur-hat-street-style-fashionweekfur-hat-street-stylefur-hat-street-style (2)fur-hat-street-styles-fashion-weekfur-hat-trend=street-style-fashionweekAll the way from the chic 1950’s (think Audrey Hepburn and click here to check out her style), or Italian Sicilian hot Sophia Lorens look-a-likes, or traditional Russian beautiesThe Headscarves have made it to fashion week. In winter. On the streets. Girls wore them wrapped around their head in a knot under the chin. For fashion inspo check out the petite Russian Miroslava Duma. I love headscarves & head wraps in all style, forms, colors and designs. They were huge a year ago (click here to read more) and apparently we got the hang of them. My fave styles: boho-chic (think Nicole Richie) & African style (think Solange Knowles). How the streets did the 50’s style headscarves for the past few days at fashion week? Let’s see :)  headscarf-fashionweek-street-style (2)headscarf-fashionweek-street-styleheadscarf-street-style-fashionweekmiroslava-duma-head-scarf

by Ghintare Survilaite

Yes, it’s almost spring and you can finally pull out from the closet your favorite colorful items…it’s the best way for you, fashionistas, to celebrate the arrival of this wonderful season. Actually spring is by far my favorite time of year, it’s all about sunny days, ice-cream, long walks and happiness…the joy of living and seeing everything around you blossoming.
In terms of fashion, spring is about colors…but as we already noticed designers imagination goes further year by year challenging us to wear flower prints and neon colors during winter, lace and leather in the same clothing item, mixed prints…this spring’s challenge is to wear black and white even if the instinct would be to wear all the colors of the rainbow from head to toes. For those of you who did great breaking the rules during the cruel, cold season, this instigation will be insignificant ;)
Black & white is not only about being classy or elegant and  it’s not boring at all…you can have a two colors outfit and  rock the streets anyway ;)
Here are some nice street-style examples I find to be very helpful in building your new wardrobe.

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Remember the article from two weeks ago about the baroque style. This combination of black and white with baroque elements is absolutely astonishing.

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You can make your black and white outfit look more glamorous by adding some gold, it could be an oversized purse a pair of gold pumps or even better, accessories…also oversized, of course ;)

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And now…. the must have of this season, a black and white striped outfit…try it, and you won’t get unnoticed. If you think a striped top and bottom in the same time would be to much, chooseonly one striped item which highlights your best features or one which helps you cover some small imperfections. Wear vertically striped, flared trousers with heels to look taller, a horizontal striped t-shirt if you want to make this part of your body look bigger… the only thing you have to remember when wearing stripes is to keep the size of the stripes in line with the size of your body. If you’re tall or full-figured it’s better to wear wider stripes, if you are petite you should choose small stripes that are closer together.IMG_8916

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How about we add a bit of red to our bi-coloured theme…either it’s just a lipstick, a nice bag or an expensive pair of shoes, the result is absolutely fabulous.

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two-toned-nails-2013As we leave behind all the red carpet season with its repetitive blog posts and take a tiny break from fashion week, I’m so excited to write and share with you this post on 2013 Spring Trends! OK, so Spring might not be here yet (got my cold to remind me), but who says we can’t begin to look into and start doing a bit of Spring in the cold season? Especially that March is literally just around the corner! We might still have to stick to thick fabrics, coats, beanies, scarves, boots… but we can, nonetheless add some spring’ish feel to our boring outfits, and I know just the right & safe way to do this: Nails! 2013 Spring Nails Trend is all about having fun. According to designers the hot season is set on 2 extremes, nail wise: Dark & Black Nails on one hand and Nude Light Nails on the other. Somewhere in between, for the more adventurous, edgy ones, there are the: Metallic Nails, Print & Graphic Nails and Two Toned Nails. nude-nail-trendblack-nails-spring-2013In the past year, nails have gained quite a lot of territory in fashion and style and I think they are the New It Accessory, just because of the infinite ways you can play around with colors, prints, textures, shapes… and add a tiny detail to your look that will make all the difference. Celebs like Rihanna are a huge source of inspiration for long super trendy nails: graphic, bold prints or colored. While others like Kim Kardashian love the dark short nails. Regardless of your style and nail love, one thing is certain- 2013 Spring is focused on details. There’s just something so feminine and polished about a woman with a sleek manicure that it makes you jump right in the middle of this trend and get the best of it. OK, so we’re all guilty as charged of the chipped nail polish or not getting a proper manicure, but ladies it’s time to stop our ignorance! Polished great nails betray a sort of maintenance and how we take care of ourselves. I mean we don’t go around with our hair unwashed, do we? Neutral nails are perfect for a feminine look, they go with anything, they’re simple, elegant and timeless. Dark nails are more posh, trendy and quite versatile. For a grunge look wear them with rock inspired outfits, and for a more polished classy styles wear them with super luxurious feminine clothes. What’s your favorite style? Or your go-to nail polish color?  nails-spring-2013animal-print-2013-spring-trend-nailsmetaiilic-nails-trend-spring-2013ice-cream-style-nail-artnails-2013Nude Light Nails: feminine, simple, go with everything. Lots of designers opted for this look in their 2013/2014 Spring collections: Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs,  Chanel, Gucci etc.

nude-nails-spring-2013lana-del-rey-nude-nailslight-pink-nailsneutral-nails-2013-springwhite-nails-trend-2013-springgucii-neutral-nails-2013-springBlack Dark Nails: classy, edgy, versatile, polished, luxurious, rich, grunge. Dark short nails are huge this season and we’ve seen it with Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Vera Wang, Marchesa… dark-nails-2013-springblack-short-nailsvictoria-beckham-black-nailsMetallic Nails: metallic trend is quite big this year, but if wearing metal clothes is too much for you, then nail it! Though the trend is not metallic nails per se (just a hint of it actually) I say to hell with it. While you’re at it, go all the way and metal up your nails in silver, gold or both.  metallic-nails-2013-springgold-metallic-nails-2013-springmetallic=nail-spring-2013-trendmetallic-nail-trendvanessa-hudgens-metallic-nailsGraphic & Printed Nails: they may not be a big trend this spring but I love them. Never quite wore them (not too late) but Spring is about having fun, exploring colors, prints & wild fun graphics. On nails? Yep… best and easiest statement. I agree it may be a bit too much for those of us who are no longer teens, or for the office, but we can still have fun with them in a more toned down style: delicate colors, keep it to one funky nail… print-graphic-nails-2013-spgraphic-nailsprinted-nailsTwo Tone Nails: Big Big trend in 2013 Spring. It’s sort of a combination of the above in such a way that you get the style you want: edgy, funky, simple, feminine.  light-pink-two-tone-naildipped-nails-two-toneddipped-nail-arttwo-toned-nail-fashiontwo-tone-nail-artpink-nailspink-nails-springtwo-toned-nail-stylespring-trend-nails-2013Glaming up your nails and playing around with colors & prints is the easiest way to make a style statement: easy, subtle, yet making all the difference. This cold season I’ve wore my nails short and dark (switching to colors every now and then) but I’m thinking of exploring all the above and… trying out (again) one of the most timeless trends in nails ever: Red Long Oval Nails. I think they’re having a huge comeback, and it’s no surprise cause they’re classy, feminine and empowering. Plus they go with absolutely anything! long-red-nailsrihanna-long-red-nailsshort-red-nailsred-nails

One more thing before I wrap this up… the shape of nails? Short, long, oval, square? Which ones do you think are the best? Also are you a fan of gels, acrylic or just nail polish? :) xoxo

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Article by Ghintare Survilaite

Accessorizing your outfit is one of the best ways to personalize it and stand out from the crowd even wearing pretty regular clothing items. It’s not expensive either… of course, if you’re not a pashmina fan. You can choose from a high variety of scarves, having different textures, prints and fabrics to suit your wardrobe all year long.

So here we have the winter scarves to keep us warm during the cold season. You can wear them in a loose tie style, with the ends hanging at your front or wrapped around your neck… you can also choose fur (fake) ;) to keep you warm. You can always pair a spring scarf with a winter coat, remember the “No rules” rule? :)

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fur-scarf-styleYou can add some happiness to your outfit by wearing your favorite color scarf. You can wear it even with your business outfit and match it with your lipstick or nail polish, you don’t have to be as grey as all your other colleagues… be the one who brings some color to a boring office atmosphere.

green-scarf-styleAnd here’s the famous Russian print scarf. When I was little, it used to be a must have among grannies :) …  and now, it’s a fashion trend and I love it, you just need to have a bit of imagination to pair it with the right items. I would wear it with a leather jacket, a white t-shirt, skinny jeans and high heels for a classy chic style or even sneakers for a casual trendy style. russian-scarf-stylescarves-street-stylePlaid scarf and animal print shoes, nice choice :) scarf-style-trendAnd of course animal print scarves, you can wear them to add that little something to your outfit, or you can mix them with printed trousers (flower print let’s say)… wear a plain top though. scarf-fashion-styleanimal-print-scarfIf you want a scarf that enhances your clothes with a luxurious look and adds elegance to your outfit, the silk scarf is the perfect way to go.

scarf-men-styleIf you want to try something different in terms of fashion, here are some ways to play with this item and wear it as a hair accessory. You can wear it as a summer accessory adding a bit of jazz to your style or use it to cover your head on a bad hair day ;) Choose a nice print or color to match your outfit and you’ll have a look to catch the eyes :) head-wrap-scarvesscarf-head-wrap-stylescarf-head-wrapphotos from: ehow.com; buttercuptrend.blogspot.it; weheartit.com; teenvogue.com 

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The mission of a fashion blog is generally to talk about trends, but let’s talk also about styles that never go out of fashion, it’s either you like them or you don’t. This week I’ll try to give you an insight into the preppy style. For those of you who are not so familiar with this trend, the term preppy derives from the expensive pre-college preparatory or prep schools that upper- middle-class children on the United States’s Northeastern states sometimes attend. The usage of preppy in American high schools is quite often used to refer to a fashion choice, rather than the preppy lifestyle associated with upper-class East Coast preps. Prep in American high schools, simply refers to those who dress preppy. Preppy fashion started in the late 1940s and 1950s and is still an embraced style nowadays with brands like J. Press, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren representing it.

In the beginning Preppy Style was all about argyle sweaters, chinos, madras, Nantucket Reds, button down Oxford cloth shirts, polo shirts and boat shoes. These are still the main distinctive features these days, but fashion has evolved a lot over time so prep style got “altered” too and you can find your own preppy style ;)

You can choose to wear the classic preppy as in the photos below, or… preppy-look-stylepreppy-style-1milan-plaid-skirt-688x1024alexa-chung-preppy-style… you can add different textures and patterns, accessories and mix it with other fashion styles in order to create one that fits you better. You can add some jewelry with studs or spikes and the classic preppy will suddenly become edgypreppy-style-2preppy-lookHere’s a modern preppy style, boyfriend jeans and oversized sweater…. definitely one to go for. 1302631768884228I bet you can see the must have item in this look….yes! it’s the leather skirt. And yes! It’s pleated… so as to match this Saturday’s fashion topic. preppy-sty1Screen-Shot-2012-09-03-at-6.32.27-PMmiranda-kerr-preppy-stylepreppy-fashion-trendYou can add a touch of preppy to your spring/summer wardrobe also ;) preppy-look-1preppy-fashion-styleDid you even think that wearing a metallic shirt dress you will somehow represent the preppy style?? In fashion everything is possible :)

Don’t follow rules, play with styles and always be yourself ;) preppy-stylefashionistimus.zappingnews.net; blog.netrobe.com; wikipedia.com