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Hello my lovelies,

I’m always on the hunt of outfits I can create with different pieces of clothes I can find in my wardrobe. It’s really rare when I do a big shop of items because luckily enough, I do own a considerable amount of clothes. However, this doesn’t mean I don’t love shopping and getting new stuff in (we all do to be fair), but I’ve managed to find my balance. With that being said, today I’m going to create my own co-ord while exploring the beautiful streets of Bodreaux. Come join me in the most French town, outside Paris.

The first thing to consider when creating your co-ord is the fabric of the two pieces. Are they the same type? If they’re not, do they look amazing together? It’s really important that they create a stunning unit. Otherwise, your outfit will not look like a co-ord. Other than that, as a general ‘rule’ co-ords do have a specific detail – either on the sleeves or the pants, like shown in the pictures below.

For my outfit, I have chosen this a Zara blouse/jacket and a pair of black Calvin Klein  trousers made out of a less tick fabric and they blend with the top really well. Your next goal now is to look out for clothes that have some nice details – in my case, we have the beautiful embroidery on the top.

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These are the two simple ‘rules’ you need to follow when creating your own co-ord: matching fabrics and ensure you have some stunning details going on. This outfit is perfect for your city breaks this Spring. I’ve visited Bordeaux while wearing this outfit: it was so easy to walk around the city in it, but also my Instagram pictures turned out amazing! Make sure you follow me at @notagirlygal for updates on outfits, women empowerment posts & real life Insta stories (my absolute faves).

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My Top Three Things to Do in Bordeaux

Have your morning coffee and dessert at Boulangerie Hotel de Ville. 

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The Capuccino is spot on and the cakes are absolutely delicious! The decor inside is really traditional and it took me back to old France. You’ll love it there.

Visit Marche de Capucins (Food Market) and eat a Sea Food ‘Boat’

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This is a boat for one person – it includes oysters, shells, homar & shrimps. I loved this meal so much, I’m sure I’ll remember the experience I had while visiting the market. The place was clean and everything was beautifully decorated.

Take the train 50 min and visit Arcachon 

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Visit Arcachon, the Ocean resort next to Bordeaux. I went on a boat trip and it was so much fun (I should have brought a jacket because I caught a cold afterwards, but the views were worth it haha). Watch the sunset to end the day in the most beautiful way.

Where are you travelling to this summer and will you wear co-ords? 🙂

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

 

 

 

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 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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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

Zara Hat

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

Hello and welcome to my blog!

 

I just moved down to London in the beginning of August as I started a new digital marketing job and I’ve been in love with the English city ever since. I am super excited to start blogging here and meet other London bloggers (let’s connect on Instagram as well if you are one – I am building a nice network at the moment). The weather was surprisingly warm for England, so I tried to visit the city as much as my schedule permitted – You can imagine the whole apartment was full of my unopened boxes for a couple of weeks (literally)!

I heard all fab stories about Notting Hill, so I had to tick the place off my list. You will love the colourful or monochrome little houses surrounding the area. I know I did. The vibe of Nothing Hill is super cool and relaxed. If you plan visiting London, you might consider having a well-deserved break here from the city’s hustle and bustle over a strong cup of coffee or red chilled wine.

Obviously, I had to take advantage of the gorgeous areas and take some shots to show you both the area and accessory ideas. The outfit I chose is made up from an autumn trench (getting ready for that autumn fashion – Yas!) and my favourite pair of high heels. I feel this creamy colour is perfect for the summer-autumn transition, when you still want that summer vibe. As the outfit is quite simple, it’s essential to accessorize it! For this occasion, I chose to try different accessories and offer you some options depending on your accessory preferences. I absolutely love the pieces I got from Pilgrim’s Wild Autumn Collection 2017. Let’s get to them, shall we?

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If you decide to wear a statement bracelet, then there’s no need for a necklace in my opinion. The look will be much more elegant if you pair it with some cool earrings.

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However, if you prefer necklaces over statement bracelets (sometimes I do), a great idea would be to pair a necklace with a nice pair of earrings – one of them should be less noticeable than the other (similar to the next shot).

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Alternatively, you can wear a cool necklace and keep the look simple by only drawing the attention on the one accessory.

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I collaborated with Pilgrim Denmark for creating this accessory guide for you and I decided to give away one of the necklaces shown above (Image 8).  Do you want to wear it and fully embrace your September style? Enter my giveaway now! It only takes seconds! Thank you very much for joining me today and best of luck! The winner will be announced on the 19th of September both via email and Instagram.

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Until next time,

MISSANDRADA