Memorial day is just around the corner and I'm so excited for the long weekend ahead. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that. We usually lay low on holidays, simply because of the crowds here. I mean serious crowds. Holidays seem to pull everyone out of their hiding places and take over every outdoor space possible. The first year we moved here, we didn't know better and we went to the beach on Memorial Day. It was so busy that it was close to impossible for us to turn back. Ever since, we just stay close to home on holidays. What do you do on this day? Will you be taking advantage of all the great sales?
This dress I'm wearing is old - I bought it in a small boutique somewhere in Europe. It's still one dress that I cherish and I thought I'd share it here again because of the blue and white print, paired with red espadrilles.
In preparation for the holiday, I thought of sharing some outfit ideas with you. See my picks below.
After a week of winter temperatures (I'm talking low 60s in May, in San Diego - what's up with that SoCal?), the weekend came and hit us with 90 degrees weather. I didn't dare complain, after praying for days for warmer weather (careful what you ask for, huh?). Anyway, I was happy for the warm weather so I could finally wear my new dresses like this "Who What Wear" sleeveless midi-dress. This dress is perfect for summer or any warm weather and is exactly what I had in mind when I said that Target has become dangerous, budget-wise, of course. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. It's agreed upon that stripes are timeless and the feminine style of this dress is what "sealed the deal" for me. It's very light (yes, you might need a slip underneath), which makes it a great choice for the hot summer days.
I know I'm not the only one excited for spring, being able to finally get rid of layers, enjoy the sun, warmer weather and lighter clothes. And while with every season styles change and even become outdated, one detail remains "fresh" year after year - eyelets. Who doesn't love them? They've been very popular not only with clothing items but also shoes, bags and the list goes on. I also have a weakness for eyelets, so it's no science figuring out that this detail was what made me stop when I saw this shirt at Target. The white shirt has always been a classic, but when it gets a modern twist, you gotta go for it.
This top sold out super fast and I literally found my size by chance, probably because it was "out of place" (maybe you get lucky as well), but I linked similar ones here, here and here.
Speaking of Target, I just realized that, except the jeans, everything I am wearing here is from Target.
They have seriously "upped" their game lately, to the point that it gets really dangerous getting into this store (that's what hubby says every single time we go there).
Back to the outfit though - you might have noticed that I wear a lot of flats, and while I wear them due to obvious reasons (comfort and practicability), I love heels as well, especially kitten heels. The shoes I'm wearing here are literally my dream heel height and they're also too cute (we all know our obsession with stripes, haha).
There's a funny story around these shoes actually. I have been eyeing them for a while but didn't necessarily plan on buying them. The day I wore this outfit, I paired it with some flats I've had for years. We were on our way to Trader Joe's when my shoes literally fell apart. Not wanting to go back home to change, I went into the Target store nearby to get myself a pair of shoes, so I don't end up barefoot - the ones I was wearing continued to fall apart - I was so embarrassed! Once at Target, I could not see any shoes I liked but kept hoping, looking for these striped ones. Just when I was about to leave disappointed, I saw them and guess what - they were on sale and with only one pair in my size left. I started laughing and told my husband that it was the universe that made this whole thing happen. I bought the shoes, put them on and went about my day. Shop the shoes here, and the sunglasses I'm wearing here.
The rings I am wearing are vintage turquoise and were given to me by my grandmother. I found that ebay is the best place for finding gems like the ones I'm wearing or any vintage jewelry you might want.
Do you like eyelets as much as I do?
Until next time.
I have lost track how many times spring has come and left us this year, and yet we keep on waiting for it. After a cool week it finally decided to warm up and, once again, I pulled out my spring wardrobe.
Lately, I've felt like putting together simple outfits, which made me reach for white tees almost on a regular basis. However, when I say simple I don't mean boring. I've been pairing those white tees with pieces that "catch the eye" (see also here). There's nothing eye-catching about a white tee and jeans so I've been reaching for my skirts instead.
Ever since the midi trend has taken over the fashion world, I have been obsessed with it. To me, a midi skirt or dress adds elegance, be it for the everyday or an event. I find "midi" to be the perfect length for comfort and looks. Universally flattering, a midi skirt has become a closet staple for when you need to create an easy, yet sophisticated look for any occasion. And talk about sophistication - go with pleats and a floral print and you'll find yourself making an entrance anywhere you go, in no time.
Spring is officially here but most of us are still experiencing winter remnants. Mornings are cold, mid-days get warm, with cooler temps returning in the evening, not to mention the showers or full rainy days. An easy way to keep up with these changes is layering and my favorite way of doing so is reaching for my trench coat.
I think a trench coat should be a staple in any woman's closet not just for the fall season, but also for spring. I've found that it instantly elevates any look.
No matter if one goes for the classic fit or a modern style, it remains a timeless piece in any wardrobe. While it comes in different lengths, I recommend going for a knee-long version, at least - that way it will add a touch of elegance when wearing it with dresses or skirts and a touch of chic when wearing it with pants and even jeans.
It's official: gingham is not for your picnic table only!
Spring is on its way and I am ready to incorporate colors and patterns that would welcome the warm weather. Gingham, in my opinion, is one of those timeless patterns that work for almost any season. Usually made of cotton or lighter fabric, it is the perfect addition to a spring/summer wardrobe. For some reason, I've avoided this pattern for the longest time until I found this top that simply won me over. I don't care that off-shoulders trend is out the door in 2018 - if you've been reading this blog for a while, you must have figured out by now that I don't exactly follow trends and wear whatever I like and feel comfortable in.
Valentine's day is just around the corner and whether you celebrate this day or not, I wanted to share a few things with you that, I believe will help you boost your confidence.
No matter if you're single or "taken", paying a little attention to a few details in your wardrobe and life, can change the way you feel on a daily basis. We become so complacent in our lives and forget or put aside little things that we consider not important but have a big impact. Underwear is one of those things, in my opinion.
Valentine's day is just around the corner but we're pretty low-key about it. We don't have any plans other than going out for a nice dinner by the ocean. To be honest, we don't pay too much attention to Valentine's day - me and my hubby try to show our love and appreciation for one another every day so this holiday is not that much more special. However, I will never miss an occasion to dress up so I took advantage of this day and the amazingly warm weather we've been experiencing here the last few weeks. I decided to switch it up from the usual dress and instead, wear a skirt. And what is more festive and romantic than a tulle skirt?
Seems like forever since I last posted anything style-related. With the end of a year and then beginning of a new one, I found myself focused on a million things, and fashion was not a priority.
I have taken a break from online (I have disabled my Instagram account for a few weeks - more on that later), and instead, used that time on personal development and motivation - it felt freeing. I've also been thinking of where
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Don't take fashion too seriously - you're supposed to have fun with it. Let's have fun together!