Sunday, August 31, 2014

Summer is almost over but before it ends..

So I know that for many of you summer is probably over, or close to over, but I live in Spain so it's still summer for at least another month! I have recently fallen in love with rompers! They are super cute and often very flattering! Though I wouldn't wear them to a formal event (some people pair them with blazers and it looks OK) they are great for beach days or warm summer evenings.  Here are some of my favourites:

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sex and the City: What can we learn from these fabulous girls?

I just finished watching the entire box set of Sex and the City, starting from season 1. There are a lot of great lessons you can learn from the girls, about friendship, dating, fashion and life in general. Though the TV show is quite old and there were many things they did that I don't agree with, I found that I know many people that don't realize some things that have been around for ages.

1) Like the book/movie "He's Just Not That Into You" said (and as Berger told Miranda) if he doesn't call, as was in Miranda's case, he's just not that into you. Girls are always trying to find reasons why guys haven't called - he's sick, he's busy etc. Stop! If he's into you, you'll know and you won't have to make excuses for them.

2) The importance of girl friends, when Carrie breaks up with Berger or when any of the girls go through anything serious, it's always their girlfriends that are there to pick them up and make them feel better. Too often girls are turning their back on each other and forgetting that we need to stick together. Sure your boyfriend might be great and you see a future together, but if you nourish your friendships they will be there forever for 100%, ready to stand by you even in the hardest times..

3) There will always be someone that doesn't like you, whether it's what you're wearing or the decisions you make in life. There will always be someone that doesn't agree with you and doesn't share your opinions. The point is not to care and to go on with your life. Don't even react to what people are saying, be above it and ignore it.

4) Remember that there is more to a person than what you think, they have gone through things and feel things that you will never know. Keeping that in mind, don't be quick to judge if you don't know the whole story. People have reasons for doing what they're doing and usually it would all make sense  if you knew the whole story. More importantly, people need to realize things on their own, nothing you say will change what they're going to do until they come to the conclusion themselves.

5) A million style tips for basically every single girl as each of the main characters in Sex and the City have their own unique style, it's almost impossible not to get some inspiration from at least one of them (if not all!!).

There's a fresh, feminine and more conservative style like Charlotte's, where she's big on dresses and silhouette enhancing clothes.

Carrie, the ultimate city girl, always wearing stilettos and funky, fearless outfits.

Then there's Miranda focuses more on business-like attire, often opting for more comfortable outfits rather than sexy ones. Towards the end of the series though, she is more often seen in dresses and heels!

Lastly there's Samantha, who throughout the series has changed her style many times. Nonetheless it  is always sexy, seductive and confident. She can be seen wearing sexy mini dresses or elegant and classy evening dresses.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Luxury Reseller: Covetique

As I was doing my routine round of checking whats new in terms of online shopping, I came across a website that does Luxury Reselling, Covetique. Though they are technically second-hand most of their products are new and have never been worn. Some even still have tags and original packaging! They are really big on making sure the quality and authenticity is as described, which is always reassuring. So far I have found great never worn Manolo Blahnik heels, a Herve Leger dress and a lot more, all for a lot less than normally.

Thought I'd share this with you as you can find some really great stuff on here. Happy Shopping!

Heels // Manolo Blahnik

Dress // Herve Leger

Flats // Marc Jacobs

Dress // Miu Miu

Back to Uni Wardrobe: Bags

The beginning of another year at University is starting soon, naturally we're all thinking about our back to school wardrobe (at least I am). For me one of the most important parts are the bags I take to my classes. Here are some bags I'm considering, let me know what you think!

1) My first choice is the Longchamp Le Pliage Heritage Handbag; I've used it in the past in its previous form and it was great, but now they've reinvented it to be a sturdy leather version which seems to be an even better option. It comes in many colours yet I'd probably go with black or this gorgeous red!

bag // Longchamp
bag // Longchamp

2) I'm loving DKNY's collegiate collection. I love the backpack, though I'm more likely to get the totes as I'm not a backpack kind of girl. My favourite one is the grey quilted tote.

Tote // DKNY
    Tote// DKNY  
Tote// DKNY


3) I don't know about you but I'm a big fan of Zara, though I usually shop there for clothes, I couldn't help but notice this bag. I love it as it's super simple. It has a surprise though! It's a reversible bag that's orange on the other side. 

bag // Zara