Sunday, January 18, 2015

OOTD FT. THE ABSOLUTE LEGGING

AG Jeans The absolute legging River Edge Oasis plain black wrap capeKristiana Vasarina How to wear a black cape Kurt Geiger Carvela Angelika black studded bag Biba white boyfriend button up shirt Kristiana Vasarina Topshop Merit leather chain heeled ankle boots

Now that I'm stuck at home due to being ill, I finally have time to get this post up. Only last week I asked someone whether it isn't super cool that I haven't yet been ill this winter? As far as I'm concerned, I've brought this upon myself. I am, however, only allowing myself one sick day, because I have to be back on my feet soon as I have lots of things to do (like a full-time job, ha..)

I don't normally tend to dedicate a whole post title to one single item, but The Absolute Legging by Adriano Goldschmied is a whole different story... Every since I started my job (in the beginning I spent 2-3 months working on denim), I've considered AG Jeans to be the royalties of designer denim. Close favorites would be Citizens of Humanity, as well as 7 For All Mankind, of course. However, AG Jeans definitely became a favourite in my books, due to their amazing fitted styles and fabrics. Two other styles that I absolutely love are the Farrah Contour 360 and the The Middi Ankle.

As soon as the half price sale started, I had to snatch up The Absolute Legging in the wash River Edge. It's ridiculous how comfortable they are - I actually feel like I'm in sweatpants when I wear them. I definitely recommend these jeans if you are looking for something that is tight and skinny, but still incredibly comfortable.

Other than my beloved new jeans, I'm also really happy with finally getting my hands on this Oasis wrap scarf! I first saw it on ASOS some months ago, and before I could buy it, it was already out of stock. I was incredibly lucky when I found it in the Oasis concession at House of Fraser!! It's really easy to wear, and great for getting some extra warmth on top of a leather jacket or cardigan.

On a different note (we all know that I need a bit of random chit-chat), I wanted to give you some quick recommendations that I've enjoyed recently. The first one is The Book of You by Claire Kendal. Oh....my..god, even Gone Girl didn't have me this hooked on a book! Two movies that I have really enjoyed are The Imitation Game and American Sniper - go watch them both! And some TV series that I really liked lately are Sherlock, Parks and Recreation and Nip/Tuck (I saw it in 2009, however I'm re-watching it right now). Catch you later! ♥

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WINTER PASTELS AND FAUX LEATHER

Pastel pink faux fur coat H&M Kristiana Vasarina Missguided Carina chunky knit turtleneck jumper OPI Turn on the Haute Light nail polish Luxembourg fashion blogger Zara studded ballerina flats How to wear a faux fur coat Zara PU faux leather pleated skirt

Hey you! Long time, no see. I am finally on holiday and definitely making the most of my time off from work. The festive season was as far from festive as possible for me as I was working on Christmas and only flew home in time for New Years eve. Even during NYE I somehow lacked the festive spirit, but then again I am excited to see what 2015 will bring. The last 2-3 years have definitely not been the best, but I have started a tactical mission to make this year different. 

The biggest highlight of 2014 was probably getting my first full-time job as part of my degree in business and retail. Having a full-time job and seeing how far certain people my age have worked their way up makes me somewhat reevaluate the importance of getting a degree and see if I can challenge myself more. 

In 2014 I also got a new house pet, which is the cutest ever sphynx kitten. Having such a sweet and clumsy baby animal in the house definitely made my summer, and now whenever I call my family, I ask for them to show my cat on camera. I even forgave him for biting a massive hole in my new Zara knitted jumper on Sunday and then claiming it as his new bed (picture evidence #1). 

On a slightly different note, one of my blogposts went viral during the summer and literally exploded on the internet, which resulted in me having to delete the post, as well as some Instagram photos. It was on the daily mail, huffington post, various canadian and australian websites. Certain people argue that all publicity is good publicity, however I did not want to be linked to the topics discussed in all those articles so for a week I sent out e-mails every single day, but only 4 or 5 of the sites removed my name and pictures. As with all online stories, it died down a week later and eventually I got over it too. 

While this post is already quite wordy, I wanted to squeeze in a brief paragraph on my outfit too (gotta make it somewhat relevant, right?!). I was just thinking that I can't simply talk about random things and pretend I don't care about finally owning these amazing Zara flats! They are the perfect balance of girly and edgy, while still being extremely comfortable. I had been after them for months, however the £50 price tag put me off, but Santa conveniently saw my need and catered to it :). They are currently on sale, by the way. The skirt is also from Zara, however I did end up cutting about 3cm off the length as I found it to be quite an awkward fit when I got home (while shopping I like to pretend I have a "trained eye" for finding the right size and fit). It was somewhere between a mini and a knee-length skirt, but the result ended up giving me no favours whatsoever. I also got this awesome faux fur coat from my sister for Christmas, which was quite a funny coincidence as I got her a pink coat too (picture evidence #2).