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You’re probably looking at your screen thinking ‘not another shopping related post’. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you probably know that I’m not constantly shopping for new items, but sometimes I think having something new feels good. At the moment, I only buy clothes that are unique and look interesting to me. It’s all in the details, babe, because quite frankly and luckily enough, I don’t need anything else as I’m sure most girls don’t actually need to splurge on fashion every week. A few weeks ago, knowing that my shoe collection wasn’t as strong on the summer side, I’ve decided to get a few pairs (at once), but also get some accessories as well while I was at it. Here we are now, we’re looking at the current must haves for Summer 2019!

Hello there,

I’m extremely happy to take part in LFW again! The crowds, the street style and the fabulous shows are just a couple of reasons why I enjoy it so much. Also, champagne and chatting to blogger friends are always a plus for me. I’ll take you with me during my first day at Fashion Week, so you can have a look at the amazing fashion from the comfort of your sofa.

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What did I wear during Day 1? I’ve chosen to wear this piece by Anja Rock, a Spanish designer. As it’s short, I paired it with some vintage high-waisted jeans. The long boots are a must have during LFW of course – so are the hats and statement trench coats.

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Johnstons of Elgin

The first presentation of the night was the amazing Johnstons of Elgin who showcased items that reminded me of a mysterious desert. They transformed one of Waldorf Hilton’s halls into a desert oasis. I believe the inspiration for this collection is the bohemian style of people living in warm countries in the Middle East.

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What intrigued me was the fact that flip flops are still in style for Spring – Summer 2019; they just have a string on the toe. I only said intrigued because in all honesty, I don’t see why we should wear flip flops all over the city anyway, like almost everyone did last summer. They’re made for the beach (if). Period.

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Nevertheless, the designer combined goddess dresses, flowy suits and romantic scarves with straight cut elements. The prints that ruled the presentation were a combination of black & white stripes (you know I have something for them) and oriental prints (on a small scale). In terms of the colour palette, the designer opted for black &white, bright colours such as lime yellow and bold navy blue.

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What stole the show?

I could clearly see some trends being shown such as the flip flops I told you about and the flowy dresses, but my favourite trend was the straight cut mixed with an interesting scarf.

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Takeaway: Inspired by this collection, we can wear similar patterns and colours every day. Think of the suit outfit, you can find items in your wardrobe that resemble the style and can be easily worn in that combination. Just add a fun scarf and you can change the look!

Trending colour of the Johnstons of Elgin collection: Bright yellow, navy blue, black & white.

For more collections check out their website.

 I made my way to the next show feeling inspired by the collection I’ve just seen, thinking about the hard work the designer put into creating it. We reached the Freeman’s Hall and were super keen to attend the Ashley Isham Show – my first show of the season. It better be freaking awesome, I thought.

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Ah the glitter! Ashley showed a glittery collection for the SS19! The colour combination was bold and can make you think that actually it can be quite hard to pull some dresses off. But, that the beauty of it, isn’t it? Well done, Ashley for encouraging us to be bold.

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The whole collection was dedicated to luxe summer parties – I’m thinking award nights or even ceremonies. It’s also wedding season, but not sure if people will wear bling bling at weddings. Either way, I quite liked the boldness of the collection.

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To get an idea of what I mean, have a look at this dress – pink & blue. That’s a bold mix, isn’t it?

 

 

 

Show stealer at Ashley Ishman

For me, it has to be the black embroided jacket. Superb details of the jacket make me think of the legend Michael Jackson and his Dangerous world tour and his signature style.

Me and my friend Saffy (who is so wonderful and genuine) wrapped up the night with some Japanese food at the Itsu around the corner of the venue where we met some other blogging girls! It only lasted for 30 minutes though as they were closing down the place and I finished my second dish on the tube – cause my philosophy is why buy one when you can buy two?

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Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for day 2 at London Fashion Week!

Until next time,

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Hello there my lovelies,

You might think that this grey sky shows no mercy to our outfits, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pull off amazing clothes, just like we did last season. I had a bit of a rough time adapting to the season, but after all, I’m happy that I have autumnal items to play with. With that said, right now we’re styling a super easy to wear cocktail shirt that you can wear in the evenings.

I’ve been on the Madison house rooftop with my boyfriend and a couple of good friends on a really sunny September evening. Aperol Spritz and funky music were calling my name while I was dancing on the terrace. We had such a great time that I now call it my favourite place in London.

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Shoot in that exclusive location, today’s outfit has one special item that I was looking for since a while now. It’s that one thing we all need in our closet, but I just didn’t find the right one: a long shirt. You probably have a rough idea that I’m a big fan of shirts – any shape or length…even better if the shirt is white. What you don’t know is that I also love feathers. So, what happens if I find these two elements in one item? Exactly! Nirvana!

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The best way of wearing the long shirt (the trick you need to know)

You’ll find that the best ways of wearing a long shirt is belted. I mean, long shirts are quite loose and of course as longs as I don’t expect them to be body con, I at least want them to look a bit more body hugging. I find long shirts to have an irregular shape that doesn’t look that great without the belt that adds dimension to your body. Search for a medium wide waist belt and get ready to sip on that cocktail with your girlfriends.

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What I love about this outfit, is that you can wear any shoes with it. I mean any of these will look amazing: boots, knee-high boots, heeled boots, stilettos, wedges. I would recommend to select your shoes depending on the location you will choose for going out. If you go to a nice rooftop bar, you want to choose the boots or stilettos and leave your Creepers for going out in Camden. You certainly get my drift here, right? From my point of view, shoes can change an outfit so much!

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Keeping warm: You can certainly add a nude trench coat on top of it in case it’s a bit cold.

When it comes to your hair, considering that the outfit is quite boy-ish, I would totally go for curls. I like keeping my hair wavy – I love that effortless waves that shout ‘I woke up like this’.

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I am wearing:

Long Shirt by Besiva

Shoes by Zara

Bag by Ralph Lauren

Sunnies by Ray Ban

You’re now set for your perfect night out with your girls!

Thank you for reading! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and got you looking for a long shirt to add to your closet. What’s your favourite piece to style this season? J

Love,

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Hello there,

Welcome back here! You’ve always wondered how to look more expensive and put together (as much as I don’t like this phrase)? Same here, my dear. I discovered that it’s in the power of accessories to lift up an outfit. Believe me! Let’s have a look at the tips below.how to look expensive miss andrada moschino bag

How have you been lately? I’ve been on and off last month, although I did have a break for about one week – when did I last have one week off everything? To be honest, it felt good: I barley used my phone and didn’t open my laptop once. This actually means that now I have to catch up on everything. I worked so much to get everything scheduled for my departure and make sure that content is here on that week and I want to keep it that way. One thing I can tell you: it’s not the end of the world if you have a break as long as you are rigorous with your work before and after the departure. Let’s get into the new post now!

   It’s all in the cut

One aspect that makes outfits more expensive would be their cut. In the Fashion Designer World, ones of the best when it comes to design cuts are Balenciaga, Chanel or Stella McCartney. Designs coming from these houses have strong cuts and look brilliant on. Obviously, their fabrics are high end so that’s another factor that makes them special.  When looking at the high street, a good example of such design can be found in Zara. They’ve created a similar cape blazer to the super famous one by Stella. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a dupe, because it’s not a one to one representation but it looks similar. I love how it looks! So, if you wear a straight or interesting cut, you instantly look expensive (find mine here). It’s a fact 🙂 don’t you think?

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                       Straight let pants

As a non girly girl, I will choose pants over pencil skirts. But that’s just me and it’s perfectly ok if you feel the same way. Don’t feel you need to wear pencil skirts to look more professional or more expensive. A good pair of straight leg pants (similar here) will look just as perfect. There’s no point to wear a pencil skirt if you don’t feel comfortable. It’s your attitude that brings light to your outfit.

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               Adding bold accessories

The accessories are actually adding even more identity to your outfit. Think about a time when you chose to wear a pair of statement earrings with a basic dress. How did that add to your outfit? It changed it instantly, right? In this example, I’m showing you how I’ve added a red Moschino heart checked bag to this white outfit (find it here). Look closely and you will notice how the chain handles on it make the whole outfit look even better.

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I really hope you’ve enjoyed this post and that you’ll consider some of the tips when you’re going shopping for the new season.

Until next time,

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Hello my beautiful girls,

Today we’re dipping into a HOT topic: summer swimwear! I have to say, this is the first swimwear photoshoot I’ve ever taken and I absolutely loved doing it. I’ve always had that thing of not showing my body on social media or my blog for privacy reasons. Now, at this point in my life, I am very confident not only in myself but in the fact that it’s not a big deal after all, VS models are posing, actresses are doing it and the human body is indeed a piece of art! Capturing one moment like this will stay with me for ever, so I feel really proud for going for it.

Getting into the actual topic now, I found the best swimwear online just 4 days before my departure to Sicily. I had to order them in store because girl, I can’t take any problems with the home delivery! (Yodel, I see you) So, yeah, there I was running on Oxford street from River Island to H&M to get my absolute beauties that I have picked between 200 models. And that’s not a joke. Therefore, they deserve our full attention because they are THE BOMB!

River Island Black & Metallic Gold Swimwear

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H&M Lace Swimwear

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As you can see, I highly recommend having two options of swimwear. For longer stays, I like to pack at least 3 swimsuits so I can change more often when my suits are drying.

Have fun browsing around for swimwear! I’ve seen some nice pieces in Tezenis too 🙂

 

Love,

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Hello again girls,

How have you been? I bet you’ve been busy. We all are. All the time. Will we let us stop us from looking fabulous? Right now, I want to talk to you about a routine we as ‘the I want-to-do-it-all girls’ should all have to look and feel ‘a million dollars’ every day.

4 steps to be stylish and don’t spend 5 h getting ready

1. Use less make-up products to be ready quick

Although I really don’t wear make-up everyday as I go to the gym at lunch time, but for the days I want to wear it, I made my own 5 minute make-up routine to quickly apply it before I go to the office. All you need is 5 products and you’ll be ready in wow… 5. Try this: foundation, liquid eye-liner, mascara, natural contour kit, brow kit. Trust me, it’s all you need to look amazing. Try to limit yourself to as little products as possible to avoid the temptation to put eyeshadows at 8 o’clock in the morning just to spend 30 minutes on the make-up. Time waste..

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2. Plan your outfits once a week

As you probably have seen in The Mindset of High Achievers – Habits for Achieving your Desired Fashion Style, you should plan your outfits once a week. In that way, you wouldn’t have to browse all your wardrobe in the morning to decide on your next one and more importantly, it will save you time on ironing in the morning. You got it! Plan & iron once a week for increased productivity.

3. Do your hair in the morning for 5 minutes

Since I have cut my bangs, I am washing them and straightening them everyday. There’s no way my hair will look good if I don’t straighten it just a little bit in the morning. Again, I only do it for 5 – 6 minutes and it looks good. I just feel better when my hair looks put together. Try this even though you don’t have bangs.

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4. Eat healthy

You are what you eat and the more healthy you eat, the better you will feel and the nicer you will look. Carbs and sugar can make you look fat and tired; plus they have negatives effects for your skin too. Reduce the number of carbs and sugar and you will feel amazing results. Opt for a salad in the morning, chicken & vegetables for lunch and salmon for dinner.

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And this is all. Follow these 4 steps and get you looking impeccable all the time 💋 By sharing this article on Facebook, you will help me achieve my goal of improving more girls’ lives.

Hey! Let’s hang out on Instagram follow me on @missandradavonc

Until next time,

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Do you love black leather jackets? Me too! Although I didn’t wear one in three years now,  I find leather jackets to be perfect for the transition between spring and summer. Finding the perfect one might be a challenge, so get browsing and follow my tips to choose your own.

History of the leather jacket

You might not know this, but the first leather jacket was created for fighter pilots in the first World War! It only made it in fashion in the 90’s and it remained at the cool item of a wardrobe.

How to choose your leather jacket

Look at the leather’s quality 

That’s a pretty straight forward advice, but do look out for the leather’s quality. Signs of early damage while it’s already on the store’s hanger has to make you forget about it. Just imagine how many damages it will suffer from while you’re wearing it. If it’s NOT super soft, then the leather will pass the test of time and look its best after you’ve worn it for a while.

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Check the interior fabric

Assuming you’re buying it for Spring, you still want to check its interior. If it looks that it will keep you warm enough for chilly afternoons, then it will make a really good buy. The last thing you want is to freeze in it while sipping cocktails on a rooftop.

Select the right length

I love it when its length is just above my waist. If it’s longer than that, there are chances for me to not like it just as much. That length makes you look taller and goes with pretty much any style: worn with a jumper, over a dress or over a short top.

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Look out for quality zippers

The zippers have to be of good quality because you want your jacket to look on point. Zippers can both ruin and lift up a jacket, so stay close to the quality ones.

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Get the right fit

I can’t stand leather jackets that are baggy and loose. For me, the right fit is the one that stays tight to your body. It makes you look uber chic and ah did I mention you can wear it with a dress in spring?

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Clean it regularly

There are different special cleaning solutions you can use for its maintenance. The leather can break, so in order to prevent this from happening you might want to give it a rigorous clean once in a while.

Convinced? Then go ahead and find your perfect one ☺️tag me in your posts and ask me any questions related to your search below!

Shop my leather jacket here:

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Zara Leather Jacket

Until next time,

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High Achievers always challenge themselves; they are in constant progress. The road to success is difficult, but the right mindset can empower you to achieve your life goals. Having the ability to do something, when you would rather do something else is the fine line that separates an achiever from a weak woman or man. When you would rather watch a movie than go to the gym, think about your motivators and what got you started in the first place. Maxwell observed that the new generation is soft and they quit in the moment they are told off. That made me think. I might know more people who show weak traits than strong ones. What can you do to get to your goal?

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Achieving your goals

So, what is it that high achievers think about when fighting for their goals? The answer is simple: discipline and consistency; they do things even when they don’t feel like it. They never stop, they are never quitting and they are always progressing. Now think about you, when was the last time you stayed up late to finish your projects or woke up early in the morning to complete a daily goal? It’s so easy to get lazy and just assume you’re going to achieve those things at a latter stage; but chances are that people who run from things are never going to grow. I am not going to lie and say that I am 100% productive everyday when I know that all the time, there’s room for improvement. Reading more entrepreneurial books was a small goal of mine that I was able to accomplish in just two weeks. I was only reading while commuting in the mornings and evenings, as weekends were dedicated to blog research and photoshoots. I trained my brain to read faster between stops and I read two books in two weeks. Look, all I am saying is that if you truly want something, you have a power in you that will make you succeed! Also, surround yourself by people who believe in you and love to see you being successful.

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 Style Habits To Have

Clothing that makes me feel powerful is of high interest to me. That is why I want to focus on getting my wardrobe to a point that I love my everyday outfits just as much as I love my weekend ones.  Style wise, were you always on the hunt for amazing clothes, but actually you couldn’t be bothered to style the outfit, try on and iron all the clothes on an everyday basis? I absolutely feel you. It’s just hard when you don’t have that habit. I think it’s just about that, getting into the HABIT of actually doing it. I’ve found a thing that works for me: whenever I have a bit of time during the weekend or in the afternoons, I quickly scan my wardrobe for clothes that I want to wear and get them on a side to be ironed. Then, the next day I’m ironing for half an hour and my wardrobe will shine for the whole week. Try that and let me know how you got on! It’s a wardrobe changer! 💁🏻

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Let’s be besties on Instagram! Follow me at @missandradavonc for regular updates on all things style & fashion.

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Until next time,

MISSANDRADA

Hi girls,

It’s Autumn already – that great transition between summer and winter that always gets us questioning what would be the perfect items to wear. Don’t let yourself too influenced by the ‘latest’ trends that try to make you run to the shops and buy all the ‘new-in’ items. Evaluate really well whether you need THAT or not. Let’s say the new item consists of a ripped T-shirt. Chances are that you will only wear it once or twice. So, why invest in something that will only occupy space in your wardrobe? Today we’ll talk about the five items you need to conquer the autumn fashion.

First of all, a wardrobe is really complete if you own basics, but know how to match them with different accessories / clothes. Why should you have basics? Simply because you can also wear them on their own, but it would be really easy for you in the future to assign the basics to different styles to create great outfits. However, let’s talk about the basics now –a mix and match blog post is coming up soon.

It’s important to have your essentials in black or white so when you add other clothes, you will keep the chromatic balance – as you should never wear more than 3 colours at once.

A Black Body Top

The black body top is a must in every woman’s wardrobe.  It looks amazing underneath a cool jumper or shirt and it will keep you warm during those rainy days.

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A minimalist white button-down shirt

There is no need to tell you about the wonders a white shirt can do an outfit. You can knot it in front or tuck it in. I wouldn’t wear it untucked (at least in front) or unknotted, just because I believe it can make the body look big and bulky, unless I wear it on top.

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A pair of black faux leather pants

Ah, how much I love these! Faux leather pants can spice up an outfit and make you feel like you’ve just walked out from a rock music video.

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 Black Heel Boots

A pair of heel boots can make any outfit look super stylish. I feel they can look so cool with pants or with a short-knitted dress.

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A black hat

This is a basic (from my point of view) but also a statement item to wear in autumn and winter. Take my word for it and go get a good quality hat to wear this season.

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I am wearing:

Zara Black Lace Body Top

Hugo Boss White Shirt

H&M Black Faux-Leather Pants

Miss Guided Boots

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Note: If leather pants are not for you, you can add a black pair of skinny jeans for your essentials – the effect will be quite similar. Also, if you prefer dresses to pants, a little black dress can for sure be included in your list. A great alternative for basics instead of a pair of heels can be a pair of army boots (I AM A HUGE FAN); just please do not consider trainers as essentials or basics – they look good only when you work out.

 

What items do you have in your essentials? Scarves? T-shirts? Please let me know in the comment sections, so I can find out other opinions and add some more on my list. I really value your comments!

Until next time,

MISSANDRADA