staples

Summer Essentials


 Absolutely love the H&M for water swimsuit. The cut, the retro print, it is just wonderful!

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Обожавам банския от колекцията H&M for water. Принта е страхотен и ретро дизайна е просто чудесен!

 This bag is magical! I own it, carry it all the time, and honestly cannot make myself switch! So summery and practical!

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Тази чанта е разкошна! Притежавам я, нося я всеки ден и често почти нищо не може да ме накара да я сменя с друга! Толкова е лятна и практична!

 Officially the most comfy heels ever! This aetrex shoes are probably my best summer investment!

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Официално най-удобните обувки на токчета! Тези aetrex обувки са моята най-добра инвестиция за лятото!

 The more flowy, the better. if it is asymmetrical, even prettier! Defo a must buy for the summer, this Zara skirt will find a great place in my closet!

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Колкото по-лека, толкова по-добре, а ако е и асиметрична, тогава полата е абсолютно прекрасна! Определено тази пола от Зара ще е в гардероба ми това лято.

 What is better for a hot summer, than a white flowy shirt to put on top of a bikini or dress up for a night on the beach.

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Какво е по-добро за едно горещо лято от бяла феерична риза, може да се носи над бански  през деня или да се направи малко по-фенси за вечер на плажа.

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Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Shirtdress


-It’s a shirt!

-No!

-It’s a dress!

-No!!

-It’s the shirtdress!!

Another staple, that should hang in every self proclaimed fashionista’s closet. The shirtdress is one of the most useful pieces a girl can own. It is summery, work-appropriate, sexy and appropriately accessorized perfect for a night out.

Belt it and you have the perfect curves. The neutral colors allow you to play with colors – add colorful belts, shoes, jewelry. If you so decide, you can wear a little colorful cami, and unbutton a button, for a splash of color. But all you do, keep it simple. Most of the time, less says more.

J Crew Shirtdress

Michael Michael Kors

Day Birger Et Mikkelsen

3.1 Phillip Lim

Diane von Furstenberg

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Jersey Dress


Another staple that I am a firm believer in is the jersey dress. Especially for the transitional seasons.  It can be cotton jersey or silk jersey, depending on how sophisticated you want to be, but the jersey gives a sense of comfort and cozyness that no other fabric can provide. The other thing with jersey is that it looks good on almost everyone, it is heavy material and flows very well , that of course can result in wonderful draped or structured dresses.

As it is spring already a jersey dress is the perfect item for both day and night. Just style it with simple jewelry and flats for work and running errands, and then put on some chunky jewelry or belts and other accessories to turn it in a club outfit.  Absolutely love the simplicity in the dresses bellow. As I tend to be a lover of the colour black, my choices are very similar to the Little Black Dress choices, but these are much more comfier and less structured versions.  For summer, get rid of the sleeves and look for something with straps or strapless. Jersey will keep you cool, in both ways 🙂

Aspirational Amazingness

Donna Karan

Emilio Pucci

Gucci

Marvelous Choices for Mortals

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

Michael Kors

T by Alexander Wang 

Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Shoulder Bag


Let’s talk about love.. I mean bags!!

A girl can’t have enough, it is like shoes.. but better, because bags never hurt. And there is one kind of bag that is the IT in the world of the bags -always there, full of everything you can possibly need in your life, and of course, a perfect addition to every outfit- the shoulder bag. It is that little treasure chest that you always carry around, that is full of magic and necessities. The perfect shoulder bag is big enough to fit your life in it, but small enough to be easy to carry around.

I am in love with the idea of two lengths of handles – shorter and longer, so that you can carry it as a messenger bag. It just gives some sort of chill and comfort and yet it is chic.

So here are the suggestions – I die for the marc by marc jacobs bags. 🙂

The Aspirational Amazingness:

 

MULBERRY

Oversized Alexa leather bag

€1,100

Marvelous Choice for Mortals:

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

Alexandra pleated leather messenger bag

€445


MARC BY MARC JACOBS

Pearl leather shoulder bag

€450

MARC BY MARC JACOBS

Lil Ukita leather shoulder bag

€395

DKNY

Quilted leather messenger bag

€265


Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Maxi Dress


So to keep on going about must haves in the closet… what could be next. It is summery and bright, comfy yet fashionable, easy but chic… it is the maxi dress.

I have been a fan for some years now, and own more than a couple and wear them all the time from May to October.

For me the basic types in terms of pattern are three – floral, stripe and solid. The good about the florals are that they are very very vibrant and light. You definitely get noticed, because you are a walking garden of joy. The solids are a tad bit more boring, but classier, and much easier to get them from day to night. Stripe (specially navy/black and white) are just classic, and I hope you agree they scream beach, sea and sun.

In terms of cuts it is good that the maxi have some form of structure, as there is so much fabric but definitely needs to be flowy enough. I am a huge fan of the dresses with empire waist as they outline the smallest part of the body and make your legs forever long.

Maybe I should include a little note here and say that I am 5.9 ft (175 cm) which is a good height for maxis. I think that all height is good height for maxies but…. if the maxi is waaaay too long when you try it on, then perhaps you should have a second thought about it. But hey… there are always tailors 🙂

So here are my suggestions in the usual two categories 🙂 I die for the D&G, but am definitely in love with the GAP too 🙂 Hope you likey!

Aspirational Amazingness
3,161.93 Euro
660 euro
Marvelous Choices for Mortals

Anthropologie – A Different Stripe Maxi Dress

142 Euro

Zara – Floral Maxi

45 Euro

GAP – Jersey maxi dress

Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Go-to Tee


A little while back I started a little blog of wardrobe must-haves, that I called Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials. I worte about the perfect bra, the leather jacket and the lbd sometime ago. But after a week of watching What Not To Wear, and a day full of personal shopping for a friends I decided to keep this little blog with stuff that I think is important for every woman’s closet. But, hey, I will completely honest I am not Stacey London, no guru or a fashionista extraordinaire… I am still learning and just sharing experience, so hopefully I will get to improve my own wardrobe 🙂

So let’s talk about the go-to tee, the one (or more) that you have that are perfect for everything! Paired with jeans and flats for the weekend, tucked in a pencil skirt for work, or bling-ed up with jewelery and heels for the night. I have more than a couple such tops that I absolutely love and wear quite often, so I will suggest similar  🙂

The first one is a light gray tee. It is a neutral and goes with everything, but it is not the typical black. It is good for it to have a bit of detail- be it a pocket, a little embellishment or a funky neckline. The detail helps if you just want to throw it on or gives you further help of how to style it and what to pair it with.

T BY ALEXANDER WANG
€77
Gap
€10 (on sale)
The second one is a simple black tee. Typical right 🙂 I spent a great deal of time looking for the perfect just black tee and in the end found one in h&m that is just amazing!  My thing with the black tees is the simpler, the better, because it is like a blank canvas, you can do whatever you want with it, and most of the time a lot can be done.
The only detail that is important is the neckline. I prefer scoopneck and boatneck lines, but a V-neck is definitely classic.  The fabric is also very important, Splendid use amazingly soft cotton fabrics.
SPLENDID
GAP
$12
Anthropologie
€70.00
There is more to come.. so patience and persistence is all you need 😀