OOTD: Lace in Peplum

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Thank God the weekend is here at last, and I can show off this outfit of the day aka ootd: lace in peplum. This week has been so hard. I am extremely happy today is Saturday and I get to put my feet up. You have no idea how excited I am. It has been an extremely busy week with me juggling my life, blog and my freelance jobs. I am thankful to be this busy but I think I need to schedule in some proper ‘me’ time so I don’t breakdown, lol.

The thing about working for yourself is if you do not know where to draw the line, you will be working every minute you are awake, and I mean serious working – the fastest way to collapse….

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I have decided to start taking my wellbeing a little more seriously, for the sake of my health and my career. I am not useful to anyone if I fall ill so easy does it going forward. I am going to relax a little and find some time to unwind without any gadget around me, like a holiday digital detox. So no laptops, phones, tablets or camera. I may schedule that for this weekend at some point, so don’t be too surprised if no new post is uploaded until Monday.

Enough of me moaning, back to the fun stuff now, I wore this outfit some days ago. The sandals and top are new wardrobe additions, and I adore them both.

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The pink crochet lace peplum top is an excellent fit. I love the lace design and the pink colour is fab. It is a chic piece. I love the fact that I can style it in various ways.

The khaki tie-up suede block heel sandals is also fabulous. I love the tie-up design and the gold accent heel, which is a perfect height for me. The khaki colour is also pretty and new colour in my wardrobe. I can see myself rocking these two for many years to come.

 

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What do you think of this look? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.

 

WHAT I WORE

Pink top – Quiz

Blue Molly Jeans – River Island

Blue Bag – Guess

Watch – Dolce & Gabbana

Khaki Sandals – c/o River Island

Earrings – Swarovski

 

Finding the Perfect Jeans & How to Care for Them

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I know it is summer and the heat wave is still on, I am literally melting away in the heat, and cannot remember the last time I had on a pair of jeans. I am currently surviving in shorts, dresses and skirt. I can’t dare put on a pair of jeans, but once the weather cools down, I know I shall have a good old pair of jeans on. It is a wardrobe necessity for most of us, and I know the struggle most women face shopping for the right pair of jeans because I have faced it too.

Finding the perfect jeans is hard, trust me I know..It could be a while to discover the styles that suit me best, and how to style the pairs that don’t suit me as much. It also took me a long time to discover the stores that stock jeans that look good on me. As a petite woman, I can’t just wear any pair, it is always an issue or the other. Either it is too long, too short, too tight, too baggy, the list of issues goes on and on. But not anymore. I have cracked the code of finding the perfect jeans, and I am going to share a few tips with you.

Try it On

First thing first, I know I am an advocate of online shopping but I won’t advise you to buy your jeans online, only if you have bought a similar pair from the same store before. It is always better to try it in store because sizes always differ from store to store. For example I am a size 10 when shopping for jeans in Dorothy Perkins or Next, but a size 12 in River Island and Topshop. So try it on in store to be sure you have the right size and you are happy with the fit. Also make sure you try your jeans with a pair of heels similar to those you plan on wearing with the jeans, so you get the right length.

 

Go for Added Stretch

Go for jeans with added stretch. Once I tried on a pair of jeans with added stretch, I never looked back. I also got rid of all my other pairs without extrra stretch. A pair of jeans with a bit of added stretch will help slim your tummy area, and flatter your hips/bum area. They always look go and have a amazing fit.

 

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Buy in Pairs

If you find the perfect jeans, pair 2, if you can afford to. I did. I got them in various shades, just incase they are discontinued.

 

Think of the Footwear

When shopping for your jeans, think of what footwear you plan to style it with. The reason being, some jeans do not look good paired with certain footwears. For example, a skinny jeans would look on good tucked into boots, but a flared or slouchy jeans would not.

 

Go for Quality

The more expensive a pair of jeans is, the better the quality. This is a fact. And I had to learn this the hard way. Most of my jeans now start from Β£40 upwards and they are top quality. Unlike the Β£20 pairs I used to buy, only for them to lose their fit, and fall apart after a few washes. The best thing to do is to shop for your quality jeans in the sales, so you don’t spend as much.

 

Wash in Cold Water & Dry Indoors

To preserve the colour and lifespan of your jeans, wash inside out in cold water, with a little detergent, only when it is absolutely necessary. And dry indoors so they don’t fade in the sun. Iron inside out.

 

So these are my tips for finding the perfect jeans & how to care for them. Have you found the perfect jeans or are you still in the pursuit of it?

 

 

 

OOTD: One Wish

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I can’t believe how fast this year is going. Half of the year is gone already. Looking at how fast the year is going makes me reflect on how the year has been for me so far. I am happy with where I am at, I have ticked off many things I wanted to achieve this 2016, but there is still a lot to be done, and with little time left, I better get cracking!

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I wore this outfit some days ago. I had some errands to run and I wanted a smart but casual outfit, and this made sense to me. You may remember this top from the ‘What is in my Spring/Summer Bag’ post. This is my first time wearing it and I love it. It is so summery and it is a great piece to wear on a warm day. I will definitely be taking this top with me for the holidays.

It has been raining for days now, with some sunny spells in between. Doesn’t quite feel like summer anymore but doesn’t feel like autumn or spring either. It just feels blahhh.

My hay fever on the other hand, has gone from bad to HORRIBLE. My eyes are so sore from all the scratching, eye drops and ice blocks. I have been unable to wear my contact lenses for days. The only thing giving my eyes some relief are the ice blocks. I have tried all sorts, and nothing seems to be working. I can’t wait for this season to pass, so I can have my life back. If I had 1 wish, it will be for me to enjoy the summer season in my little countryside village without the hay fever. Is that too much to ask?

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On the bright side, I have been loving Orange is the New Black Season 4 on Netflix. I have watched about 5 episodes now, and I am planning to binge watch the remaining episodes this week. This new season is funny and crazy, just like the previous seasons. Have you been watching? What do you think of the new season?

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WHAT I WORE

Floral Top – c/o Bonprix

Blue Molly Jeans – River Island

Red Bag – Zara

Black & Gold Heels – New Look

Brown Sunnies – Swarovski

Rose Gold Watch – Fossil

White Gold Bangle – A&W Armreif (German Brand)