That Skirt Though

Ciao Chicks!

The quaint beauty of London tends to bring out my love for fashion, especially classics, even more so! On this particular day I was feeling flirty and in the mood for some fun, hence my choice of a 70s look (find out more off 70s looks on my latest post). Rocking a white off-shoulder top with a cute detail on the front and wide billowing sleeves to counter London heat, I paired it with a suede pleated brown skirt.

Oh, What I did to find that perfect skirt I wanted all summer long. I checked every shop that ever existed, browsed every online shop I could think of, only to find this dream skirt hiding all along in the back of my own closet. The skirt was missing something those cute little front buttons I craved but never the less I found it and I didn’t have to look far.

You know what they say, sometimes the things we truly want are staring us in the eye. I paired the skirt with my comfy brown strappy sandals with a bit of a heel that I have had since forever and ever. Am a big believer that everything comes back in style so I tend to save/recycle call it what you want, it doesn’t change the fact that once upon a time I was super excited with this purchase, eventually everything you own becomes vintage and I love me some vintage.

let’s not forget an old piece of clothing or a smell of perfume takes us back in time, like a time machine. Don’t you agree? we have all been there.  I must say, love and love! Nothing transforms an outfit better than a cute bag and I completed 70s look with this beige number that I am absolutely in love with all thanks to my best friend Celia got for me for my birthday! It is not only edgy and cool but also really convenient as it is big enough to fit my daily essentials without being bulky or looking tacky. Finally, I opted for minimal jewellery and decided to keep my hair down, simply parted at the front, for an interestingly windswept look and because the look flattered my outfit (win, win).

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Love
L

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I Was Wearing:

Sandals – Cube

Top – Phard

Skirt – Vintage

Bag – Asos

Essence of the White Beach Shirt

Essence of the White Beach Shirt

With the breeze caressing your hair and the sun making your face glow, the beauty of Greece cannot be depicted in a picture. The scenic beauty, the blend of culture and modern lifestyle and the food all add up to present one big, beautiful picture. The island of Mykonos had a special treat for me. The hidden beauty of the island of Mykonos and the amazing view of the villa had a very relaxing effect on my nerves. My white beach shirt, with open buttons and rolled up sleeves, though very casual, clad my body in the most comforting way. The villa was extremely beautiful and had a very pretty view. The crystal clear water of the swimming pool, as well as the beach surrounding the island, was very refreshing and rejuvenating. Greece paints a very beautiful picture in the minds of the visitors and the amazing scenic beauty leaves you awe-struck. Love to hear how you would wear your beach shirt ?

xoxo

L

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I was wearing:

Bikbok – Shirt

My own creation/design – Crochet Bottom Bikini

Floral Print Jumpsuit

Floral Print Jumpsuit

Whenever I think of jumpsuits it takes me back to the 70s, Elvis Presley and ABBA. I grew up with Elvis and ABBA playing in my house, I was literally the ‘Dancing Queen’ with my killer moves doing the boogie. You know what I am talking about with all those videos I post on Instagram (hehe). Times like that makes me think of those super groovy glitter, spandex, neon circus costumes/jumpsuits, however as good as they were back then, kudos to our amazing high-end designers for making us see them in a completely different light. Making them, the new reinvented Jumpsuit. Best part they can adapt to any occasion night or day. It’s easy to wear. Dress up or dress down. They are good for skinny and curvy bodies.  Sounds to good to be true. Wait! Don’t be too quick to judge just yet. Give it a try and see for yourself. Here’s how I paired this look.

P.S: Another fashion tip, when it comes to pairing up jumpsuits is that choose the right footwear. It can make or break your look. See what I picked!

Hope you have a lovely day!

Love

L

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I was wearing:

Jumpsuit – Traffic People (similar here, here)

Sandals – Zara (similar here, here)

Bohemian Bag – Flee Market

 

 

 

 

Bohemian Groove

Bohemian Groove

It’s easy to chase away the Monday blues when you look this great in your new blue shoes. Take a stroll down city streets, and take a chance on those you meet. A brave face, and a confident stride, there is no reason you should hide. The world is your oyster when you look your best, so just smile, and walk, life takes care of the rest.

Chic, a new kind of everyday elegant. An image of summer in the city, with blue suede boots, a short, flowing bohemian frock and practical accessories. Perfect for lunch with friends, or a relaxed professional setting, the stripes paired with a thin, cinched belt give the impression of business casual meets Scarborough Fair. Wild, untamed locks speak of free spirits, and this look captures every wild heart in the industrial heartland. Something soft, sweet and beautiful, in a never-ending landscape of steel and stone. Also, if its a bright sunny day, don’t forget to pick up a perfect pair of sunglasses for yourself!

Hope you enjoyed that little Funky beat that was written especially for you.  Until next time. Have a great weekend and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do… (if you want to know what that is leave a comment below)

Love

L

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I was wearing:

Dress – Gap (similar here & here)

Boots – Shea (similar here)

Belt – Vintage

Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Introducing to you my outfit as if I was in a book or a movie…my love for film is never ending escape of reality. Here’s my best short story only for you.

She wears a short, green and nude lace tulip dress, which is ideal for special occasions. This elegant cocktail dress features a boat neckline and zip back fastening. The shorter length flatters her slender figure.Her dress is accessorized with silver metallic pointed toe pumps with a half d’Orsay silhouette. These chic pumps feature a low cut vamp, which visually elongates her legs.

A delicate, vintage inspired cocktail bag hangs to her side. The purse is reminiscent of a beaded flapper swag bag from the Great Gatsby era.
Her long, wavy hair is gracefully swept to one side. This hairstyle adds a touch of romance to her look and evokes old Hollywood glamour. Large, designer sunglasses frame her face.
This look is perfect for a special occasion or night on the town. The entire look combines classic touches with dignified elegance.

This romantic look conjures old Hollywood grace while being current, sexy, and sharp.

Love

L

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I was wearing:

Dress – Zara –  similar here 

Pumps – Zara – similar here & here

Purse – Vintage

Sunglasses – DVF