fbpx
Tag

fashiontips

Browsing

Hello my favourite readers,

I came across this article in a magazine recently where they discussed about how important it is for your clothes to match the way you feel. Well, that’s interesting I said to myself! Then, I went away and think about how would this apply to me? I realised that for me, to feel positive and motivated I need clothes to lift me up and empower me rather than match the way I feel. What if I feel lazy and tired? I wouldn’t want to wear things that encourage me to stay in that state of mind, but rather to dress in such a way to push myself forward. That’s the inspiration for today’s article on how to express your positivity through your fashion style. Keep on reading to find out exactly what you need to do to motivate yourself on a day when you don’t feel like doing pretty much anything!

1. Wear the same colour mix

I touched on this in my previous post actually, but wearing a single colour or similar colours really make me feel relaxed and ready to start working on my goals for the day. It’s my little trick of motivating myself in those days when I would rather go to a spa instead, even on weekends.

IMG_0480_Facetune_04-05-2019-19-56-36

2. Give stylish belts a GO

Are you accessorising your outfits frequently? That’s great! I feel like belts are doing so much for an outfit, far more than bracelets or necklaces. The whole vibe changes when I add a belt – especially if it has wide gold elements on it. Try wearing different shapes of belts (narrow or wide) and see which ones work best for different outfits. I would recommend narrow ones for skirts and wide ones for jeans or worn on top of your outwear coat. Get ready to take your outfits to another level.

IMG_6044

3. Wear your hair in a stylish bun

Sometimes a stylish bun is exactly what you need to get your motivation on. For me a bun says ‘I can do this’ louder than hair worn down (unless it’s curly). Who’s with me? 🙋🏻 Put your bun on and expect loads of motivation kicking it. Actually don’t expect it, it’s a mind exercise – imagine it kicking in! 

4. Wear your favourite shirt

Wearing your favourite shirt can do wonders to your mood. Wear it when you feel down or unmotivated to feel a little bit happy inside.

5. Say hi to smart shoes!

Hello, beautiful shoes. I know trainers can be comfy and trendy, however I feel like they won’t help your mood. Getting too comfy is not going to boost your motivation, but the opposite. Stay classy and go for smart shoes or sandals over the ‘everyday’ sports shoes.

IMG_0364_Facetune_02-05-2019-20-25-31.jpg

6. Apply a natural glowy make-up (Kourtney K style)

Can we just take a moment to appreciate this video of Kourtney K for Vogue? Love her or hate her, she actually shared some actionable tips in here. I love this natural look and it will just make you feel so fresh! P.S: Try the scrub she made, it’s awesome – I used it on dry lips and worked wonders.

Screen Shot 2019-04-30 at 16.44.54.png

Image: Vogue.com

7. Nourish yourself with a protein salad

I love to cook healthy (if it’s under 15 minutes of course) and treat myself to a nice nourishing meal. On a day where I feel down and need something to lift my mood, I would prepare a delicious Salmon or Tuna, Avocado & Spinach Salad and enjoy it to the fullest. It’s not just yummy, but it will also make you feel amazing from inside out as spinach contains Iron, Calcium & Magnesium and salmon is packed with Omega 3 and Selenium that improve brain function & contribute to your neurological health.

IMG_0313_Facetune_04-05-2019-20-09-34.jpg

8.  Listen to your favourite podcast to get you going

I’ve started listening to Podcasts lately when I prepare food or when I put make-up on, instead of the usual background music. One Podcast that inspires me to give my best and constantly work for my goals is the Overnight success by Maria Hatzistefanis – founder of Rodial and Nip&Fab. I admire her so much for not giving up on her dream of establishing a beauty brand and working constantly for six years without seeing profits! That’s what I call a real commitment and dedication. Her podcast is about lifestyle, fitness and tips on achieving success from different entrepreneurs in various industries. If you’re not feeling too motivated, make sure you tune it first thing in the morning while you’re getting ready or on your way to work. It’s a real mood booster for me!

Screen Shot 2019-04-30 at 16.40.15.pngImage: Podcasts.Apple.com

9. Practice Positive Vocabulary

I mentioned the importance of speaking positively in the How to Become Your Most Confident Self | Action your Life Now post, and if you haven’t checked it already,  head over to it and decide for yourself if the power of words can influence your mood. I say, they certainly can 😉

10.  Go for a run

Even if you’re not a runner or a workout fanatic, going for a quick jog will lift you up and make you feel more in control. I moved out recently and I am now making the most out of my backyard by going for a run around the flat buildings & the backyard. It’s such a great therapy for when I’m feeling tense or unmotivated. Since I stopped going to the gym, I have replaced that routine with a run and workout exercises in the garage. Although you mind not feel like it, resit the urge to come up with excuses and just go. You will feel amazing afterwards! I would love to recommend a playlist, but I don’t actually listen to music when I work out, perhaps I should listen to some good tunes to keep me going. Let me know your playlist of choice below, I would love to find out great tunes to make me feel motivated.

IMG_0256_Facetune_30-04-2019-15-39-06.jpg

That’s how to stay motivated and find ways to express your positive self through your style! What other things do you do to get more motivated to achieve your goals?

If you enjoyed this article please shared it on your preferred social channel ❤️ 

Lots of love,

Andrada

As I was mentioning in my 2019 Peachy Spring Make-up, this Spring I’m not so into pastels. It feels too 2018 for me; you might not feel the same way and it’s really okay. I mean, we all wear whatever makes us feel awesome, but today I really want to show you ONE amazing trend that I absolutely love: MILITARY inspired clothing. Keep on reading and turn the runway into your own outfits! BE aware: this is not your usual Spring outfit.

aventure_jpg_2585
Alberta Ferretti, Fendi, Givenchy

                                                                             Image: Vogue FR

We can see beautiful textures, worn in different combinations for this Spring. Fashion Houses such as Alberta Ferretti, Fendi and Givenchy released their military inspired collections and all I have to say is that I’m deeply in love with the concept. That’s a proper Not A Girly staple: bold & fearless. Let’s break down this trend and adapt it to our own everyday looks, shall we? 💥

Add different textures to your outfit

One 2019 Spring Trend You Have to Try Now! NotAGirlyGal

I realised this quite recently actually, but adding different textures can take your outfits to the next level. In the military case, you’re looking for a dress or a co-ord that can be accessorised easily. By that I mean wear a belt or jacket on top that’s made out of a different fabric.

I chose a khaki safari dress (find similar here or here) that looks amazing on tanned olive skin. There are loads of options online, you can even type ‘utility dress’ and browse from different pieces. It’s definitely a must have for Spring-Summer!

 

One 2019 Spring Trend You Have to Try Now! NotAGirlyGal

Make your outfit RUNWAY READY

It’s time to make your outfit look a lot more stylish and turn it into a wearable runway outfit. The easiest way you can do that is to put a cool jacket on top of your dress! I browsed the online stores and found this jacket with pockets for you – it doesn’t have those crazy colours on the back as mine, but I’m sure it will look amazing regardless.

One 2019 Spring Trend You Have to Try Now! NotAGirlyGal

Last details

Add your last details to make your look pop! I’m in LOVE with stylish & high quality sunglasses – the type that makes your look really chic. This Weekend MVTM pair looks gorgeous in the Khaki combination, especially because their reflection turns dark green at times. Wear a watch that is neat and can easily compliment your outfit as you have a lot going on already. This unique design of the Jaded Rose MVTM watch is simply beautiful and it’s made it in my watch top already! This brand is so popular on Instagram and it’s gaining so much momentum because their products have such a good quality! Use the code NOTAGIRLYGAL15 for 15% off when you shop on the MVTM website.

best close up.jpg

Embrace this trend and have a wonderful Spring, everyone ✨  Tag me on Instagram @notagirlygal while wearing this outfit – I would loveee to see you!

Check out my post on what to wear at work to feel more ready to be in control!

Photos by the wonderful Nuno Costa, London photographer.

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

 

Putting together outfits can be both a pleasure, but also a tremendous task if left last minute. Browsing through your wardrobe when the least thing you have is time, can be a daunting activity to start your day with. In case you don’t find time to plan your weekly wardrobe as recommended in The Mindset of High Achievers & Habits for Achieving your Desired Fashion Style or you forgot to plan for that day, this article will help you get ready fast. Let’s reveal some top tips for a more fashionable you!

Pick dresses over trousers and tops

Not only dresses are easy to wear, but they can instantly make you look fabulous. I would suggest keeping your dresses (in both causal and smart style) on hangers, so anything you would pick can be suitable for what you might have planed for the day ahead: important meeting in the office / casual day. I unconsciously timed myself lately, as I keep on wearing dresses. It takes me about 5 minutes to pick up my dress and shoes! I’m seriously thinking to do a closet tour for you so it would be better to capture the way my wardrobe is organised, so let me know if you would like to see that in future posts?

What goes on top?

If I have a meeting, then I will wear a smart blazer on top of my office dress. If I have to spend the day in the office, I will swap that for my leather jacket. I keep a blazer and a leather jacket on the hanger near my front door. In that way, I just grab my top layer and leave!

Outfit Option One: The Head Turner

No lie, I have turned to many heads with this outfit. And so many random compliments (not only the ‘hey, beautiful’ ones, but genuine ones too). I really believe that a bright colour can make you look super put together and adds that glow on you as well!

Shoes wise, the perfect shoe for me are combat boots. They go with everything. I love the effect they have on my legs when I’m wearing a dress or shorts. Summer, autumn, winter – no matter the season, I’ll be wearing them. And you should too! What’s not to love about them?

tips for becoming a more fashionable you miss andrada

Outfit Option Two: Office Confidence Boost

Lately I’ve been having meetings with important clients in central London (I also work in digital marketing), so under no circumstance I could be wearing my combat boots there.

For these type of meetings, I no longer plan my outfits ahead, but just open up my wardrobe since I have so well organised. One morning, I tried this dress and picked up a nicely cut blazer. Done! Without the fuss of choosing three different items. You can do it too.

miss andrada outfit in under 5 minutes

To wrap things up, having dresses on the hanger and shoes ready saves up precious time in the morning. You’d feel more organised and instantly more fashionable! When something becomes our second nature, inevitably we feel successful. Ready to feel successful? Try out my tips!

Top Time Saving Style Tip: If you have to wear make-up that day (I don’t wear make-up on a day to day basis as I often go to the gym), take it with you and just apply it at some point during the day. Least thing you want is waking up 40 minutes earlier to do your make-up. Time waste!

Accessorise with sunglasses and you’re set to go! What are you tips for feeling more fashionable on a daily basis?

Love,

cropped-15109541_1346191695414778_2346682693149712455_n-813215180-1504726673550-1.jpg

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..

miss andrada x notino estee double wear.jpg

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.

miss andrada leather jacket spring outfitt zara

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.

miss andrada healthy breakfast ideas.jpg

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,

cropped-15109541_1346191695414778_2346682693149712455_n-813215180-1504726673550-1.jpg

Hello my lovelies,

It’s almost half of the month and I have to admit what a blogging journey this have been and will continue to be. One of my top aims when I went back to blogging in January was to attend the London Fashion Week this season. And I’m trying to say this in the most humble way I possibly can, but I’ve made it on the guest list!! (screaming right now) There are no words to describe what I felt when I read that email, but the super used cliché – a dream come true. This proves that anything you put your mind to do, trust me, YOU CAN DO IT! Focusing on your passion when there are millions of things around to distract you, can be hard. It just takes planning, smart work (instead of hard work), time scheduled for it and no excuses. If you’re fully motivated, you’ll find a way around it. Plus, I’m always here to support you!

Now that the life talk is over, we can dive right into today’s outfit. Ah, just as I write this, I look outside on this café’s window and I see people wearing hoods, running away from the pouring rain. This reminds me: I took the umbrella out of my bag just before shutting the front door this afternoon, thinking that it’s not going to rain and I’ll be just fine. Oh, how wrong I was! But it’s all good, I won’t let rain put me off.

I should have learnt this lesson as end of January and beginning of February was so rainy in London ☔️ It’s weird when all your outfits depend on weather, isn’t it? It’s also funny because I feel I use rain as the perfect excuse to wear my rain ‘snake’ boots and super cute raincoat (kindly borrowed from my beautiful boyfriend aka shamelessly stolen from his wardrobe). You’re the best, baby!

The comfy raincoat
I came across this article in Vogue February and they were discussing pairing a raincoat with bare skin. Now, I’m usually super cold in winter, so I wouldn’t go for it on an usual going to the office kind of day. But I would definitely give it a try for a casual meeting during the weekends. Let’s try it together girls, let’s be bold this season!

raincoat miss andrada february outfit

I teamed my raincoat with a pair of over the knee socks and crazy boots. Let a bit of bare skin to show for that sexy feeling. Beat that rain, girl! You’re unstoppable.

london, howtostyle, outfit, raincoat,missandrada february outfit raincoat

Rain boots, anyone?
Get crazy with the colours / patterns in here and you’ll feel one step closer to spring. I found my ‘snake’ boots in a random fashion boutique in a mountain resort in Romania, about three years ago. It was l💕ve at first glance. Patterns have always fascinated me. Wherever you see a cool pattern, think about ways of wearing it. Usually, I like to play it safe and don’t mix patterns together, although I found some really cool mixes at Dolce & Gabbana. Who knows? Next, you might see me wearing stripes and dots in the same outfit.

missandrada, howtostyle, rainboots, februaryoutfit

Inspired by this outfit? Share this article on social media to let your besties know what you plan on wearing next. Maybe you can give it a try together as everything is more fun when shared with friends.

Let’s become friends on social! Follow me on Instagram: @missandradavoncand Twitter @missandradavonc and keep each other updated on our daily discoveries. I would love to see your interpretation of this trend, so please tag me in your posts ❤️

I am wearing

Raincoat by Cato
Rain boots by Blue Moon
Over the knee socks by H&M

Lots of love,

MISSANDRADA