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OOTD: Birthday in Milan

As you should all know by now, I turned 30 last week Saturday, and I spent the weekend in Milan. It was an amazing trip. I had fun exploring the beautiful city. There was a lot to see, especially the shops. We popped into all the lovely luxury stores – Gucci, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Mercedes-Benz, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and the likes. I wish I had an unlimited budget, I would have bought all the bags and shoes in the stores. I did get a few things, I just wish I got more.

 

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I took these photos on my birthday. I got the pieces just before the trip, and I like how the outfit turned out. I love wearing jumper dresses in the winter because they are warm and cosy, and also very easy to style, all I need is a pair of tights to bring it to life.

 

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Jumper desses are also very multi-tasking, they can be worn in the warmer months without tights. I have recently fallen in love with the style, and I have quite a few in my wardrobe now.

 

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The shoes are new as well, a gift and I love the over the top bow on it. It stands out and many people seem to like the design. I love it!

We took the pictures below at Duomo di Milano. If you have been there before, you would know how busy the place is. We got a couple of pictures taken in the midst of the birds and chaos. I didn’t like the location much, the birds were a little too many for me, and there were people everywhere -a proper tourist spot.

 

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That is my lovely big sister. She has appeared on the blog twice before as a Fashion Diva and she was with us over in Milan. We were up to no good half the time, lol.

Speaking of Fashion Divas, I need to bring that series back to life. What say you? So get in touch if you are a fashion blogger or lover, and want to feature your style on Fashion and Style Police.

 

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The birds were everywhere  I was worried I would step on them.

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Or they would step on me. Or perch on me. I was trying to get some cover from my Sis here, lol.

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It was a fun trip, and I can’t wait to go back. I will just avoid the birds in Duomo next time.

 

WHAT I WORE

Society 8 Lace Detail 2 In 1 Jumper Dress – Next

Tights  – Next

Shoes – Kurt Geiger

Bag – Oasis

Watch – Guess

Earrings – Tulsidas Dubai

 

WHAT SIS WORE

Jacket – Karen Millen

Scarf – Lacoste

Bag – Michael Kors

Boots – Russell and Bromley

Jeans – Lacoste

 

 

 

 

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Claire Danes Covers Harper’s Bazaar February 2017

The lovely Homeland star – Claire Danes, is the cover girl for Harper’s Bazaar February 2017, and she looks stunning on both covers.

 

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Claire Danes wears Prada coat and Nirav Modi jewellery on the newsstand cover, photographed by Alexi Lubormirski.

 

I am a huge Homeland fan. It is an adrenalin pumping series, and it keeps me at the edge of my seat all through, almost like 24. It is currently one of my favourite series. I have binged watched all the seasons on Netflix as soon as I discovered it. So I am happy to see season 6 is out. I can’t wait to watch that.

This Harper’s Bazaar cover is beautiful as usual. Claire Danes looks amazing on it. I love her hair and makeup (the red lippie always wins), and the outfit looks good too. I would love to read this issue. The interview sounds like a fab read.

Here are some excerpts from Danes’ interview with Harper’s Bazaar:

 

On Donald Trump and BREXIT

“I do think that England and America are so closely affiliated that it’s not terribly surprising there’s this parallel phenomenon occurring between our two countries,” Danes says. “The Brexit and Trump phenomena are informed by similar forces and social and economic movements. I think it’s been really stressful; it’s been really scary. I think we’re in a fever state and we’re all really anxious about how we’ve gotten here and why we’ve gotten here.”

Yes it is a very stressful time for many.

 

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Claire Danes wears Salvatore Ferragamo dress, Van Cleef & Arpels earrings and Tabitha Simmons heels on the subscribers’ edition cover, photographed by Alexi Lubormirski

On her Carrie Mathison Character

“You know, I don’t think of her as female,” says Danes. “I’m playing a person. I’m playing a person. She’s just not defined at all by her sex. She is defined by her ideals, by her patriotism, by her commitment to righting wrongs, by her relationship to her mental condition [but] it’s just really beyond the more conventional stereotypes about what it is to be a woman in this world.”

I love Carrie Mathison! She is not a typical heroine, and that is what I love most about her.

What do you think of these covers? Are you a fan of Homeland?

The Gift of a Scent

The gift of a scent is one of the best gifts you can give a perfume lover like me because you are not only giving me a perfect present I would love, you are also gifting me a memory. And since it is the season of giving, I have been thinking of various fragrances and perfumes and which scents I would love to give and receive this Christmas. Choosing the right scent for a loved one can be very tricky, you have to get it right which means you have to know what scents the person would like. It can’t be too strong or too mild, it can be a weak or an overpowering fragrance, it has to be just perfect. Which is why I won’t recommend you buy a perfume as a Christmas gift except you know the recipient of the gift inside out.

Here are a few perfume ideas you may find useful –

 

Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau De Parfum Spray

 

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I love this fragrance. It smells amazing and stays on all day. The bottle is a beauty, and I think it would make a fabulous Christmas present. It may be pricey for many with prices ranging from £64 to £90, but I bet it would make that special person very happy.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum

 

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This is another great Christmas gift idea for a perfume lover. This YSL Black Opium is a lovely and fresh feminine fragrance. The packaging is so beautiful. And it stays on for ages too. Prices vary from £47 to £87.

 

Gucci Bamboo Eau De Parfum

 

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This Gucci Bamboo perfume has a fruity/floral fragrance that smells divine and stays on all day. I would be thrilled to receive this perfume, I think it looks heavenly and smells even more heavenly. Prices range from £68 to £80.

 

Prada La Femme Prada Eau De Parfum

 

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This Prada perfume is a true jewel. The amazing bottle is a stunner, and the floral fragrance leaves you smelling amazing all day. It is a great scent for the season, and a fantastic Christmas gift idea. Prices range from £49 to £99.

 

These perfumes are great Christmas gift ideas for the perfume lovers in your life, or anyone who likes to smell nice. You can get them and more at House of Fraser.

What do you think of them? Have you used or sniffed any of them before? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thank you for reading.

 

*This is a collaborative post.