Top – Noisy May
Trousers – Topshop/Alternative
Heels – Pull&Bear
I’ve been waiting to wear this outfit out for weeks and finally got a chance to a couple of days ago when it got cooler in the evening for me to don the peg trousers and long sleeved open drape top. I think exposed backs have an increasingly sexy allure and although, I don’t show mine often, I feel incredibly confident when I do.
On a side note, I also really hate wearing skinny jeans at the moment so these trousers (like the others I’ve been wearing recently) gave me room to breathe and just slouch/relax ygm? (You get me?) The heels were also a great find in Pull&Bear’s outlet store (I got them for 10 euros less than you would have at normal stores – still a bargain haha) and they are comfortable to walk in for hours thanks to the thicker heel and sole.
I also leave Lisbon in a couple of days and it’s breaking my heart to go so soon. I usually stay for five weeks or so but I’ve got a lot going on with prepping for third year and various projects and cut my visit to three weeks… which feels kind of odd. The familia is as sad as I am to see me leave and honestly, this summer, like every other has really changed my perception on certain things. It is in this city that I learn more about myself and revert to my true form, around kin and kind that feel the same.
I’ve also got a lot of cool ideas for Modainlondres and the inspiration that has stemmed for this verao (summer) is definitely going to stick around and materialise very soon!
Ate Ja xxx
Camel Knit W/ Roll Neck – ASOS
Oversized Denim Jacket – Bershka
Black Skinny Jeans – Topshop
Metallic Pink Backpack – Newlook (Sold Out) // Alternative – ASOS
Boots – ASOS
Well, I’m not sure what to say right now, which is hardly surprising seeing as I haven’t blogged in over a year but I’m glad to be back to it. Honest! I’ve missed being able to write on this platform, although reasons as to why I took such a long hiatus are slightly unclear even to myself, I’ve got to say, it was needed. I’ve just started my second year at university so I’ve been taking advantage of the large campus space (time between my lectures) to shoot outfit posts for y’all, so, yes the buildings you see coming up in my posts from time to time are part of my university but hey, girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
I think my favourite aspect of this outfit overall is how much colour is interwoven into the structuring of it, from previous posts you know I’ve always more or less been about the monochrome and minimalism but recently I’ve been having a strangely sensual love affair with colour – my favourite colour at the moment is pink so you know this is true! The backpack in the post is the best thing I’ve bought in months. Months! And it was on sale too! (£10 bargain yo)
I believe that one of the things that made this ensemble so fun to shoot (asides from having my friend Charlotte be my photographer hehe) was how comfortable it was. I’ve never really been an advocate for the winter time, the thought of my days getting shorter and colder makes me want to get into bed and pull the duvet over my head but, but, but I’m really digging my wardrobe this year so that may just change. This knit (which was the most perfect camel colour) is the warmest and most comfortable piece of knitwear I’ve ever owned, it’s not scratchy as knitwear can sometimes be and its just the right level of thickness to keep you warm but not too warm especially when the weathers as partial as it is in London. The denim jacket I could fangirl about due to having been on the look for the perfect one for over a year, so when came across it last month in Bershka, I knew it was my ride or die. Love at first sight sort of moment.
All in all, I love this outfit with its little splashes of compact colour – especially the pink backpack (I had to mention it again, I just had too) oh and the boots – which have always been a staple piece of my wardrobe are slightly higher than usual too haha. ALWAYS a bonus!
I’m really going to try to keep the posting as regular as possible so love me again and see ya soon
Asymmetrical White Blouse /Alternatives – SheInside
Black Bomber Jacket /Original Bershka (Sold out in Black)
Very Close Jacket Alternative /ASOS
Black Skinny Jeans (Self Ripped) /Topshop
Monochrome Cut out Shoes/Forever 21(Sold Out)
I started classes at university this week so haven’t had the time to upload the second part of my collaborative shoot with Faisal until now (I blame my time management and all the reading I had to catch up on). A major influence on the styling of this shoot -which was super fun as I’m sure you could tell, I do love my playgrounds! – was the aesthetic of minimalism and monochrome, two of my most favourite styles. I aimed to maintain youthful composure coupled with a sophistication that lends itself with years amassed on ones time scale, trying to keep the look contained to the boundaries of the persona that I wished to reflect. Ripped jeans are amazing and often a fashion staple associated with grunge – very rock and roll, very prominent in the 1980’s-90’s and they make comebacks every few years with runways paying ode to the aforementioned grunge/rock and roll culture i.e. Christopher Decarnin for Balmain 2009 S/S collection. I would have made a more recent example but that was the only one that popped into my head right now haha. I’ve been an advocate of grunge music/fashion for as long as I can remember and have always enjoyed playing around with pieces to create new looks that emulate the attitude as well as it’s carefree spirit with darker undertones… or maybe I just love the colour black?
The asymmetrical hemmed white blouse was purchased years ago from Zara in Portugal and until recently hadn’t been used much if at all so I was glad to weave it into my look – I won’t lie, it is now one of my favourite pieces and I shake my head in disapproval at myself often for not making more use of it in the past. I also combined two necklaces to give the look more of an edge – a velvet band choker (go grunge!) and a softer wooden beaded necklace in order to neutralise the look. Overall, I think it worked well, what says you?
Shooting with Faisal was a pleasure and I hope to have a few more collaborations with him in the future but I’m currently looking for a photographer that could shoot on a more frequent basis. Hit me up if you’re interested (and live in London)! Until then posts may be a bit on the sparse side but I will be focusing on street style in the coming weeks so perhaps not (:
Here’s to the weekend! (One more day to go) XO
Maxi Shirt Dress – Original Bershka – Alternatives – Boohoo /AliExpress
Spread Winged Eagle Necklace – AliExpress
Assorted Coloured Leather Bangles – Almari
I must have changed my outfit around four times on the last day I spent in Dubai. The first of which was this gorgeous maxi shirt dress from Bershka – which has got to be one of my favourite stores ever! I first discovered the brand in Portugal around 2008/9 and I must mention that the stock they have in Portugal is better than what their stores stock in the UK. Don’t shoot the messenger cause it’s pretty true. It’s the same with Zara and Desigual – the latter in which I can’t fathom ever buying anything in (it’s almost too messy a sight for my eyes.) The reason for which however I attribute to Portugal being so close to Spain, which is where the brands mentioned above originated from so it makes sense for the Portuguese stores to get the creme de crop in terms of stock.
However I did find this item of clothing in the Bershka store in Westfield! I’ve been biding my time to wear it since December, so of course jumped at the opportunity to get it out in the sunny streets of Dubai and let it take in some air and obtain much needed attention. Don’t you adore the bracelets by the way? (I do.) The ones with the snake print are probably my favourites. They’re adjustable as well so one could wear it as an arm cuff if wanted… which I think I probably will some day soon…
Have a good Bank Holiday or in other regions cases, just a really great weekend everyone!
White Crop Top (Originally from Bershka) – Alternatives
Black Maxi Skirt – New Look
Khaki Green Cropped Jacket – Zara
Assorted Bangles: Almari.co.uk
Almari Gold Bangle
Almari Rose Gold Bangle
Almari Antique Thread Bangle
My outfit for the second day in Dubai was considerably more chilled than the first and I couldn’t help but feel extremely giddy at being able to wear a maxi skirt. What I’d give to live in a country with a warmer climate… sometimes I almost forget I did for sixteen years of my life (Shout out to Kenya!)
The green Zara jacket is one of my favourite pieces for the upcoming summer 2k14 (thought I’d say it like that because I find it hilarious) and the khaki threads reminds me of the colour theme present throughout Balmain’s A/W 14 collection, of the latter which I was and still am a great fan of. Pairing it together with the rest of the elements proved no great feat and the ensemble overall is one that’s very pleasant for a day during which you wish to do nothing but take in sights or relax in the warmth of the loveable suns rays.
Which is pretty much what I did.
Hope everyone has a good weekend!
Substitute inner floral print shirt – Zara
Dress – Urban Outfitters
I also found this dress in River Island which pretty much gives the same effect of layering the two articles of clothing mentioned above 🙂
Alternative Parka – Asos or if you want to magnify on the floral print there’s always Bershka
Socks – Topshop
Shoes – Dr Martens
Denim shirt – UNIQLO
Trousers – Topman
Jacket – Asos
Shoes – Office
Loved this couples style!
From their perfectly coiffed hair to their very well clad feet.
Their individual style complemented each others perfectly ☺