Fashion - Beauty - Lifestyle Blog

Sunday, 13 May 2012

About This Blog

I´ve made a decision to change the name of my blog.
When I started to write this blog, it was all about make-up, make-up products and cosmetics. But as the time went by, I felt like this is a subject too restrictive for my taste and I began to think about another blog name, another blog concept. That brought me to thinking about my own style.
The first thing that came to my mind was - Style Over Fashion. The fact, that all the pretty fashionable things around we wear or use can be sometimes pretty silly and one risks to became a fashion victim, if they are not a part of a personal style.
This is not going to be a deep analyses about a lifestyle, a way of life, because real life is much more about everything else than fashion and there are about a million things more important than what we wear or how we look. But that would be a very different blog, with a very different content.
Since this is a blog about a personal style, my personal style than anything else, I began to think about my style and the way I´d describe it. Some people are positively just elegant or sporty, there are bombshells and sexy kittens and people who are in the chic cathegory or hippies all the way. When I tried to describe myself with one word, I came to a dead end. I like so many styles and so many different things, that I don´t think I can describe myself with just one word. I like to be someone else every day if I want (at least style-wise ;-)).
That´s why I think my style can be called just-be-yourself-whoever-it-is :-).
Hence the new name of my blog. Just in case you´d like to know ;-).
That´s it for today.
Have a lovely week!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Electric Blue Match

I was thrilled when I spotted this electric blue suede oversized clutch in Zara a couple of days ago. I know that clutches are not the most conveniet of all handbags for a woman who carries a lot of knickknacks in her bag around, but they are an epitome of elegance for me. So after a short deliberation with myself (will I really be able to use it? do I really need another handbag?) which my vain-self won over my down-to-earth-self, I bought it. 

And I love it. 

I think it's effortlessly chic :-).

Yesterday I went to the shop where I bought my Hunter boots looking for another pair in a light color for spring. Unfortunately, they had not my favorite pair in my size (hope to get them somewhere else anyway!), but I stumbled there upon these:

A pair of Friis & Company shoes in the very same material and shade of electric blue as my Zara clutch. The lovely zipper-like detail on the frilly front and the color attracted me to the shoes right away. And as soon as I was told they had a last pair in my size and they were reduced from 89€ to 25€, I did't hesitate and bought them.

I am not a great fan of matchy-matchy looks and I don't think it's essential to have matching bag and shoes, but it this case, in my opinion these two look great together and it's nice to have the option to wear them together.

It's funny, that these two things were purchased completely separately and they match as if they were made one for another down to the last detail, as the very same shade of metallics used on the bag closure and the zipper teeth on the shoes... :-).

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Great Fashion Finds

Sometimes I just stumble upon the best fashion finds when not looking for them. (Isn't it like that with most of the good things in life :-)?)

The other day I was walking through a department store and just passing the part where they get different clothing brands, when I spotted this fantastic knitted blazer from F&F. Since it looked like it was the only piece hanging there, I nearly run to it to look at the size-tag hardly breathing to see if it was at least somewhere near my size. And bingo! Exactly my size, exactly my style and for 19€ I couldn't believe my luck.

Maybe it's not everybody's cup of tea, but I just LOVE it. I love knitted garments, I love navy theme, I love jackets. And this was love at first sight.

When we are talking about lucky fashion finds... In the middle of winter, during the cape hype, I really wanted to get my hands on a camel colored cape. I even found one I liked, but it was about 70€ and I wasn't sure if it would get enough wear for that price because of what it was - quite an impractical piece of clothing. 

About two days ago I ended up in the same store (C&A) where I spotted the cape I liked the couple of months ago. I didn't expect to see it ever again, especially not with all the summer collections all over the place, but... there it was. Not one, but two different styles, both camel capes, both in sizes I wear - and I couldn't believe my eyes, for 9€ (reduced from 69 and 59€).

I ended up getting a model with a hood (I don't need two camel capes even if they are 9€ each... :-)) and it was even another 25% off at the counter - so I got a great camel cape for 6,75€...!

The actual color is somewhere between these two shades - photographed with and without flash.

I know, that with the fashion moving as fast as the seasons in a year, capes probably won't be the must-have thing the next winter, but I don't mind. I like to wear what I like, if it is labeled by some fashion critics as HOT or NOT ;-)...

Have you got a great deal on something you really liked lately?