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Travelling in Autumn is so beautiful. Many places can unleash their true magic when the leaves are turning orange, when the streets are busy with people enjoying the last rays of sunshine and when the rain slowly starts to make its way through the cities.

Pack up your bags, book that ticket and make your way to some of the nicest destinations!

1. Paris

During Summer, Paris tends to be very hot and busy – people travel from all over the world to visit the French capital’s museums and city attractions. But these are not the only things that attract them to Paris. It’s also about the unique architecture of the city, the delicious French food and pastries, the chic fashion and the romantic vibe.

There are many reasons why you should visit Paris during Autumn, but the main ones would be the pretty landscape and the overall poetic vibe: the yellow colours and the city’s magnificent architecture go wonderfully well together. Go on a boat ride and admire the beautiful view – you’ll fall in love with the city during this season.

Walks are another way of spending an enchanting Autumn evening in Paris. Take a walk around the city, go on the narrow streets near Sacré-Cœur and wander to Père-Lachaise Cemetery for some spooky memories. You won’t regret it – I find visiting famous cemeteries quite interesting because you get to see how death is being honoured in different cultures. Plus, Oscar Wilde, James Morrison and Frédéric Chopin are buried there.

If walks and cemetery strolls are not your cup of tea, you can head to the Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival (Fête des Vendanges) which takes place from Oct 6 to Oct 10 this year. The festival takes place on the streets where people can take part in concerts, street entertainment, tastings of artisanal and regional products, a dance, walks, visits and much more. I heard there are also some wine auctions you can take part in. If you’re a wine lover like almost every Parisian, this festival’s for you.

2. New York

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of! Well, that’s New York after all! Alicia Keys couldn’t have said it better.

If Paris is the city of love, New York is the city that promises your dreams will come true.

Everything about New York is just spectacular. Arguably Winter would be the perfect season to visit the city, but Autumn New York has its charm too. Just think about it: the perfect weather to be out and about!

New York Fashion Week. If you love Fashion, you’d be happy to find out that you can even buy a ticket to NFW for the open to the public shows. Imagine a beautiful day full of glitz and glam where you can dress just like you walked out of Gossip Girl!

On the flip side, if you like long walks and hikes, the Pelham Bay Park is the right spot for you! Located in The Bronx, this park will enchant you with forests, woodlands, islands, and will give you a chance to enjoy a beautiful Autumn walk.

If you live in Europe, you’re probably going to want to experience the true American Halloween. Choose to be in New York during Halloween and attend New York’s 48th Annual Village Halloween Parade, go to a themed party and have candy ready for trick or treaters – it will be an unforgettable experience for sure.

3. Florence

If you’re looking for the most romantic places to visit, Florence should be your number one place. You’ll not only find romance, but some of the most important events in Europe, great museums and one of a kind landscapes.

The main reason why you should book a flight to Florence in Autumn is the quietness of the city. You’ll finally enjoy Florence’s beauty without all the tourists.

Everyone knows how delicious the Italian cuisine is. But, have you experienced Italian food during Autumn? I mean, it’s a magical experience. Many food festivals are held in Florence during this season. Choose one and enjoy cooking workshops, traditional dishes and last but not least, Tuscan wine!

Many jazz pubs open during Autumn in Italy. Spend one of your evenings in a jazz pub and enjoy some great music.

This might be quite unusual for some, but in 2022, Fortezza da Basso will host the annual Florence Tattoo Convention. Over a hundred of well known tattoo artists will present their beautiful designs and if you have any questions, they will for sure be more than happy to answer them.

4. Hannover

Hannover will be the perfect destination for you if you love parks, beautiful architecture and shopping. I do my best shopping there – the city centre is a gem!

The old town is perfect for a Autumn stroll, so that when you get tired you can stop for a Pretzel and some cocktails!

When the outdoors are getting a little bit too much, you can try some indoors activities. For example, there is an amazing Sea Life that you simply can not miss. You’ll get to see over 2,500 animals from over 160 species.

If you’re looking to do something more unique, you can try to catch one day of the International Fireworks Competition. Next year, it starts in May and it finishes on Sept 17.

5. Barcelona

Oh, Spain! How could you not love Spain? From the music, the romantic atmosphere, the colours and the people, Barcelona is a must visit! The colourful buildings will create an amazing contrast with the nature’s colours during Autumn.

Barcelona is a beautiful city to visit any time of the year. However, in Autumn there are lots of festivals and the weather is great for exploring the outdoors and visiting museums.

From September until the end of November, you can enjoy a concert at the International Jazz Festival. It’s amazing how this city unites people from all over the world with good music and shows.

If a music event is not that appealing to you, from Oct 23 to Oct 24 go to the Architecture Festival – 24h Open House Barcelona. You’ll be able to visit amazing architectural buildings that are not open to the public usually.

End your trip with a delicious picnic in the Ciutadella Park. Enjoy some local goodies and find your peace in the beautiful settings of the park.

All of these cities are unique and spectacular in their very own ways. Take some awesome pictures and tag me (@notagirlygal) so that I can also take part in your journey. Which city is on your bucket list?

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO

Fashion trends will always come and go. But this Autumn, they are classy, a bit sassy, modern but still somehow vintage… they’re absolutely amazing! When I started my shopping spree for Fall I realised that I literally wanted to buy everything (GUILTY!).

I love that simplicity and minimalism are finally back. Have you seen the ‘Back to the Office’ collections? I scrolled and scrolled and kept seeing elegant and stylish items I’d love to wear at least once.

Another thing that I love about this year is that women are finally 100% encouraged to wear suits. Of course, I love dresses, who doesn’t? But I also like to try something new. A suit can make a woman look so strong and confident! It’s amazing how fashion can make you feel, right?

Let’s skip the chit chat and get to serious the business, shall we? You’re here to discover the best 10 fashion trends this year after all! Continue reading and see which pieces you’d like to have in your wardrobe.

1. Cowboy Boots 👢

I’ve recently visited one of the world’s fashion capitals – Rome. Well, I promise you that every stylish woman there owned a pair of cowboy boots! Not only they are extremely comfortable, but they can totally be the statement piece you need to complete your look this Autumn. As I told you before and you might already feel the same, fashion trends usually come and go. However, cowboy boots were also a trend back in the day. I still know people that loved wearing them even if they weren’t as popular as how they used to be.

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I actually believe that these boots were always a classy pair you must have in your wardrobe. Not only you can style them in as many outfits as you can think of, but their history makes them more special.

You can wear them with dresses, leather pants, blue jeans or shorts. You can transform your casual look in a casual chic look in seconds.

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2. White Hats 👒

White hats are also kind of classic. However, people love wearing beige and Earth tones these days. If you enjoy these, I suggest you try to change things a little bit and go for a white hat. If you choose a similar one to the one I’m wearing in the picture, you’ll see how well structured and refined your whole appearance will become.

white fedora had, camel suit

Also, white hats are an amazing piece if you want to go for a monochromatic look. Just imagine how beautiful an all white outfit will be in an Autumn landscape.

However, if you plan on going out in the evening you can try a black and white look. The hat will be the cherry on top. After all, accessorising is everything! 😉

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3. Empowering Suits 🔥

I love that this Autumn’s fashion trends encourage women all over the world to wear suits. A suit can easily make you feel confident and powerful. Casual but also very elegant, suits are perfect for any occasion. You can go to office and look fresh out of a magazine and also go out in the evening and feel sexy.

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For example, the suit in the picture is perfect for both occasions. It all depends on how you accessorise it. If you’d like to wear it to the office, you can wear a clean white top underneath. However, if you’d like to wear it in the evening, a lace bodysuit or bralette will look amazing!

autumn outfit ideas, camel suit

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4. Old money vest 🌟

The old money aesthetic is one of the new fashion trends this fall. Therefore, vests are an amazing piece of clothing you can own this Autumn. Vests can also be very casual and warm for cold autumn days. However, you can make your fit look very expensive and vintage if you decide wearing this item.

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Also, you have so many options for outfits. You can wear sweaters, long sleeves, chemises and so many more blouses underneath.

Make your fits look fashionable with a vest like this one.

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5. White shirt 🏳

Shirts have always been a must have! They’re so classy. You can style them with trousers, jeans and skirts of any type.

There are so many options this season – from short ones to long ones; from ruffled sleeves to puffed shoulders. Choose the ones you love and get ready to go back to office.

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6. Silk Dresses ☁️

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You literally have so many options when it comes to silk dresses. I absolutely love how well they can make your body look. There are also many styles you can try with silk dresses. For example, you can wear a long sleeved top underneath and also cover yourself up with a trench coat. I’ve also seen lots of influencers and celebrities that love wearing knee high boots with long silk dresses. You’ll look absolutely stunning and fashionable and your fit will also still be warm enough for the colder days that are yet to come 🙂

7. Blazers ✔️

green blazer
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I believe dark green looks amazing in the Fall landscape and it’s also a fun & different colour option for a blazer. Elegant and really classy, a blazer will complete your look anytime during Autumn. You can go for a casual fit and style it with jeans and a plain t-shirt. Also, a blazer goes amazing with office trousers and heels. So many options, right?

Also, if you ever decide buying this piece, you won’t have to worry about finding your statement piece because this is the one. You can literally wear an all black outfit and still look very trendy if you decide to put a blazer on. What do you think about this?

8. Leather loafers ⭐️

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Loafers are still trending this season. If you ever feel tired to wear heels, but still want to have an elegant look, loafers are your best option. You can style them with most of your office clothes. They look amazing with trousers but also with jeans. Personally, I like how leather loafers look whilst paired with a trench coat – the most Parisian look ever. Put your red lipstick on and be the powerful woman you are.

9. Tweed skirts ❤️

autumn fashion trends 2021
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Chanel set the tone a few years back and showed us the elegance and beauty of tweed skirts. For example, the this red skirt’s fabric is perfect for Autumn. It will keep you warm as much as a skirt can. Personally, I love how confident can the red colour make a woman look. Your fit will be in the spotlight, I promise!

When it comes to skirts, you can also chose either an elegant or a casual look. Remember that it’s up to you and the place you’re heading to!

10. Corsets/Bodysuits 💛

autumn fashion trends 2021
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Well, of course I had to mention corsets. These are like the trendiest pieces this Fall. You can wear them with suits, like in the example above. Also, you can style them with casual and even baggy jeans if you’re going for a simple and comfortable look. These pieces go well with everything and they are a statement piece you need to have this fall!

All things considered, there are many fashion trends you can follow with this Autumn. However, these ten are my favourites. What are your favourite fashion trends this year? Slide in my Instagram DM’s (@notagirlygal) and let me know.

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO

Fashion accessories have my heart. Especially during Autumn because it’s the perfect season for accessorising and creating innovative looks. You’ll get to rock over the knee boots, printed scarves, elegant hats, leather gloves, trench coats and so many other gorgeous pieces. Oh, I find Autumn fashion so chic & fun because there’s so much variety in terms of outfits, you can wear a new combo every single day.

If you want to know which are THE best fashion accessories to try in 2021, this is the perfect article for you. Let’s discover the must haves of this season.

1. Platforms – still TRENDING!

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Versace, Prada and Schiaparelli helped us remember how cool platforms used to be. Be brave and get up on these boots! You can style them with dresses and skirts for a 00s look, plus your legs will look longer and thinner. Do you remember Bratz? Well, with the right pair of platforms, you’ll feel like the newest member of the gang!

If you want to go for a sharper look, you can try shoulder pads jackets and straight skirts/dresses/pants. If you add a pair of platforms with a linear heel, your look will become more editorial.

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2. Moonboots

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Are chunky shoes the newest trend? 100%. If in the previous heading we talked about platforms, it’s now time to unleash our next trend. I’m positive you might’ve even forgot about … Moonboots!

They were such a trend in the 00s. However, they had a glow down almost immediately and people didn’t like them anymore. However, now in 2021, Moonboots are a trend again. Chanel, Dolce & Gabanna, Chloé and Ottolinger created various variations of the retro Moonboot. Classier and perfectly adapted to 2021, this new concept has been adapted by many trend setters.

Moonboots look great with baggy outfits, skinny jeans and many more combos. Hello, retro chic look!

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3. Hobo bags

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Hobo bags are staying for Autumn! They can make your outfit look expensive in seconds. For example, if you decide to go for a casual look such as: jeans, hoodie and sneakers; a shoulder hobo bag will complete the fit. Equally, you will look stunning whilst wearing it with a white shirt & a skirt. Hello, Instagram followers 😉

These are just some examples that I like, but there are so many alternatives of the Hobo bag, I’m sure you can find the one.

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4. Rectangular Sunglasses – Fashion Accessories

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Rectangular shades are such a statement accessory. You can wear a simple outfit and complete the look with a luxury pair of sunglasses. That way, your look will be taken to the next level in seconds. These Balenciaga ones are my all time favourites!

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5. Statement Rings

The statement rings are one of my favourite fashion accessories this fall. Golden ones especially! They can easily make your fit look elegant and expensive. You can go for thick and gold ones for evenings. They look amazing if you chose a black outfit.

For a sunny day you can chose colourful ones made of resin. They are such a trend on TikTok right now. Also, for work days, you can chose multiple ones that go with the watch you’re wearing.

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All things considered, this Autumn you can try different trends that can make your outfits look so cool without much effort. Just have fun with it and enjoy experimenting with new items 🙂

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO

A healthy breakfast can positively impact your entire day. If you start your mornings with the right nutrients, you’ll be absolutely amazed by how much energy you’ll enjoy through the day. A healthy breakfast will enlighten your mood, give you an energy boost and might help you become even more productive. Autumn is just around the corner and it’s time to get back to office (or not yet for some countries). So, start your Autumn with great energy from these five healthy breakfast ideas. You’ll honestly get hooked (they’re delish) 😋

1. Strawberry Oatmeal Bowl

You’ve came across this type of breakfast on Instagram, right? If you were wondering if you can do it yourself, trust me, you can. Actually, all you need for the perfect Oatmeal Bowl is: oats and your favourite toppings. For instance, you can choose yogurt or coconut milk (I love to use the latter), different fruits (fresh or dried), nuts (especially almonds) or peanut butter. It’s literally up to you! Just ensure you keep the balance right between the nuts and fruits – nuts have loads of calories and fruits have loads of sugar.

Oatmeal Bowls used to be my go to when I’d have to be in the office by 9am in London. I tend to go for them now too, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably watched my morning stories and know what I’m talking about.

2. Breakfast Tacos, anyone?

Have you ever tried tacos for breakfast? 😉 This is the type of dish that requires you to prepare it in the evening and store it in the fridge until the next morning. It takes a little bit of organisational skill on your side, but it’s a delicious healthy breakfast option. The filling is quite simple to make actually: steam some veggies, cook the meat in a separate pan and bring them together.

If you’re feeling like you need an extra kick, spend an extra 15 minutes and prepare a nice dip – avocado, cheese, salsa or cilantro go quite well with tacos. It’s an even healthier alternative than oats because you’ll get the right nutrients when you start your day and you won’t feel the need to snack in between meals.

3. Bruschetta

Bruschetta is easy and quite fast to make. First, you’ll have to toast a few slices of grain bread. Then, you can start playing with your favourite toppings. You can start with fresh cream cheese, then you can add raw veggies all over. I like to mix green salad, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and sweet paprika. My favourite one is Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes and basil on top. Yummy!

4. Avocado Toast & Eggs

Avo Toast & Eggs is so delicious! You can quickly prepare this in the morning by toasting a slice of grain bread and poaching two eggs. Then, you have to slice your avocado and start putting the dish together. I like to eat this in the morning because beside the proteins they have, eggs are a good source of nutrients such as vitamin D.

5. Blueberry Smoothie

Smoothies are a great source of vitamins and a great option for breakfast. They’ll energise you in seconds. And this recipe is incredibly easy. All you have to do is blend 250g of blueberries, a teaspoon of peanut butter, soy milk and honey all together. It’s super fast and you can even take it on your commute. Add a rice cake to it as well for a small source of carbs, so you won’t feel super hungry after an hour.

All things considered, it’s amazing to start your day with a healthy breakfast. It will set the tone for the day. Slide in my Instagram DM’s (@notagirlygal) and let me know which is your favourite healthy breakfast recipe and why? Can’t wait to hear all of your answers 🙂

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO