What I really wanted it is to compare my favourite white summer outfit in two different places and check out the differences. I thought it would be interesting and inspiring. So there we go. Back on my holidays in Greece I found this new, little boutique called KMS fashion room. Not too expensive , but really more amazing collection . Of course I went with white dress as we all know summer is about white outfits. Its kind of baggy but with lace details, comfortable and made a cute outfit - which is usually my style. Find photos below of the dress and link to this cute small collection.
Back in London after my holidays , excited as I was something shocking happened - rain. Well not that shocking but I was just hoping for a little more sun on a summer day. So when the weather starts being crazy but you still want to wear something white because you are in denial of accepting a rainy-cloudy weather I turned to Winser London collection. Had so many options to be honest it was really hard to choose only one outfit (obviously you can’t buy everything) So I found the sexiest and softest white jumper with luxe v deep neck . In a merino-silk-cashmere blend yarn, the deep V-shaped neckline is ideal to show your skin but works well too with a light layer underneath. I just paired it with an intense yellow skirt. On top I found a similar blazer with deep neck , single breasted in black - why not a little bit contrast and not only go with a total white outfit. Again a cute outfit but more in a smart and elegant way which is perfect for the daily London, isn’t it.
So here we go two different outfits in 2 weeks time, white based both but totally different. So which one would you choose? Hard to answer but give it a go.
Special thanks to my friend @justefe (Instagram) for taking most of the photo second outfit and for the great day.
If you were to make a list of what are the most important things you enjoy having this summer what it would be?
1. Well first thing first: These days the weather in London is more than warm but you never know when it’s going to change. That’s why I have my happy socks. The more you have the most difficult is going to be to not wear them all the time. And their prints- I mean - have you ever find more fashionable socks? Happy Socks variety I think its kind of endless. From fruits, stripes and palm beach print. . Do you think they are called happy because when you are wearing them they are so extraordinary beautiful that cheer you up? Lets stay with that. For sure they are statement socks and nothing reminds of the rest ordinary socks. Look below how colourfully happy I am wearing them.
2. But again we have these so warmY days . You get into the tube, you can hardly breathy , you are not sure how fresh your make up look or how you look at all. Even better you are at the beach and you need something to look fresh like you have been sleeping 10 hours - we all do look amazing after a good sleep. I have the best solution for you. When things are getting heated, all you need is this cooling facial spray from Anatomicals.You can use it every day, as many time as you wish and on top of your make up. It gives you immediately the fresh feeling you need and lighten your face . Since I start using this - and I use it all the time - my make up look fresh all the time and feel more confident about how I look. I have to thank Anatomicals UK for suggesting this to me.
3. Summer it’s all about accessories. Buy as many as you can . But there always one that its special to us. Maybe it remind us something beautiful from the past, maybe it gives us a warm feeling of hope or maybe it’s all about making new memories with it. The picture speaks for it’s self. There is nothing more summery than this Paul Hewitt anchored bracelet. I am going to wear it alll day long, all summer long. It match with everything , the gold colour is just astonishing and for me it gives my a warm feeling. Don’t ask for more, can’t explain it.
4. And last but not least fanciest iPhone case from Richmond&Finch. My favourite would be the marble print and flamingo stripes. Now you can have a 20% discount from an entire purchase using the code : evaci20 . Get your own now. More about Richmond & Finch, or more fittingly their founders, took their first step in Stockholm, Sweden in 2014. The inspiration behind that first step was to create a brand whose name would reflect our design philosophy of fusing technology with fashion to create unique lifestyle accessories.
More are going to be added in my summer list. Maybe you can suggest me some. This is only the begin and it's a good one. Summer it's here.
Maybe I should start this article saying something about my workplace. Dress code , smart casual , even if it makes sense it sometimes limit your options. It is very important for me that my outfits are elegant but in fashion with simple but significant details. Fortunately I discovered these two British Companies - Nougat and Havren and their style match absolutely with what I am looking for. Below you see some of my choices when walking around in South Kesinghton and Notting Hill.
I want you to notice how much the outfits match with , well pretty much everything. You’ll find the link at the end to get your own or explore more of their collection . My first choice was the Jade Chelsea Cap Sleeve dress. The Jade Chelsea Cap Sleeve Dress from Nougat is a smart and sophisticated addition to your transitional wardrobe. This feminine dress has a sweetheart neckline and pretty bow detail with a fitted silhouette to flatter the figure and modest cap sleeves for comfort. I am currently wearing a size 10 .The light blue colour is the obvious option for the summer and the bow makes it absolutely cute. I think it would look good in any of us and brighten our day. And this means a lot when you live in London .
More into shades of blue, I got the Dark Navy Abby lace dress this one from Havren summer collection. The Abby Lace Dress is an on-trend, occasion-wear piece, perfect for the summer evenings ahead. The structured waist and on-the-knee cut is designed to flatter any figure, ensuring you feel comfortable whatever the event. The crochet lace is complimented by the gold zip detail at the back, giving this piece the luxurious quality that is felt in every Havren garment. if you are lucky enough maybe you can find it in white as well. We all love lace details and we all must have one piece at least in our wardrobe. If you play a little bit with your outfit or the weather seems chilly don’t forget to choose the right knitwear jacket. The white - blue one with the sparkling heart necklace changed the whole outfit . Never forget is the simple things you can do with your outfit and amaze the crowd. And we all need a jacket just in case. You can never have enough of them basically.
The last one was my favourite. When a dress combine elegant and cute style it’s just irresistible to me. This Coral Myra Bowbback dress make it so easy to wear it all day and still be fashionable. The Myra Bow Back Dress boasts a seasonal twist on a timeless shape, thanks to its statement floral print and feminine bow accents. The structured waist leading into a full-bodied skirt cuts a flattering fit, whilst the soft lining and subtle zip detail gives a luxurious feel. So imagine how cute it turned when I paired it with the below nude pink Eloise bolero . The Eloise Bolero from Havren is a classic knitwear piece that will bring effortless sophistication to any wardrobe. Made with 100% cotton and featuring a subtle hook and eye fastening, this cover-up boasts the quality and comfort that Havren is known for. Layer over your favourite summer dress to enjoy a flattering, seasonal look. Most of my outfits are now on sale so don’t miss the chance to buy yours. We can be smart-casual every day but our outfit don’t have to be boring. Choose your own piece and remember my word - everyone is going to ask for it. Check more of my outfit ideas below and stay tuned for the fall-winter collection - it gets better.
Special thanks to @faitharowosafephotography for the great shot.
There is something about black I can't explain! Let's try though. I will wake up early in the morning and create the absolute total black outfit. Some days i want just to be colorful and don't like black at all. Can't make my mind yet. I do love black but there are some things you have to keep in mind when choosing your black outfit. First and really important is the fabric and the textures. For example a wool dress would be perfect and warm in fall, but not the best idea for summer right? So depend on the season and the weather choose the right one for you. Lets make things interesting. Put black- on - black. Its the flattering color that make us look slim , so take advantage of this! Remember to add some accessories, especially in the total black outfit. You don't want your outfit to be boring. Even better choose a black dress with a open back or a jacket that has some fur , something that is going to make you different from all the other black options. Finish your look with that black shoes that you love. I would recommend oxfords as its casual - smart and you can wear all day long for your coffee and for your after drink or your favourite sparkling ballerinas. If you are brave enough you can go for high heels, just be sure they are comfortable enough. Find some ideas below , go black and sent me your outfits ideas!
Find the links for the outfits below.
So what i was saying on my latest post? Choosing a color of an outfit is about showing your feelings. Choosing an outfit is same. Did you at any point of your shopping looked at a dress , a skirt or a shirt and thinking of wearing this at a special event or holidays? Having a fantasy and imagine how it would be to have this on your collection? For sure it happened to some of you, or maybe to all of you. I do understand you guys. Standing at Zara (we all do love Zara, lets agree on that) looking at this floral print , Hawaii style was thinking of only one thing; wearing this dress, with my swimwear, my hat and sunglasses going to the beach and having my cocktail. I just got this summer feeling, almost felt real. Living in London doesn't really help, that's why i was heading of out of zara with the dress into my bag. Whenever i am wearing it , it's like summer and what's most important than feeling good with what you are wearing. Outfits are all about to make you feel a little better. So go and choose this one it makes you feel good, i would be glad to hear about your favorite one. Below there are some photos of my favorite dress walking around the streets of London, but for sure i am going to take this dress to the beach, it does deserves that at least.Many thanks to @dimitr_h (Instagram) for the photos.
I remember when I was a kid everybody asking me what's my favourite colour. I remember the disappointed face when I was choosing blue, expecting from me to say pink. Well now I do love pink, I do love colours but there was always something about blue. Did you know that blue is the colour between violet and green on the optical spectrum of visible light and is depth or how light is depend on how higher or lower the frequency is. Fascinating!
The main reason I do prefer blue it's maybe because how it makes me feel.Colours are not just colours, are feelings. Don't you choose darker colours when you are not in the mood? Do you choose flower prints and colourful outfits when it's summer and you are happy? Blue is connecting with peace, harmony , infinity , heaven, imagination, inspiration, freedom - should I keep on! So it's not about choosing a colour for your outfit, its about what would you like the outfit to represent. it's about to make you feel good. It's about you.
Next time you are looking at your wardrobe and you thinking about not having anything to wear - we all do - think twice. You can combine blue with white for a summer outfit, with pink for a cute look, with a yellow summer look or even blue with blue.
It will lighten you up. Choose some accessories gold or silver and you are ready. Let's see together some blue ideas.
When we decided to check Paddington on not such a promising Sunday day, we weren't planning something so exciting for sure. To be honest, the most wonderful things happen at the most unexpected moment. We were supposed to walk through little Venice when we run into Julian and his boat. Julian had the most pleasant personality and he kind enough to advice us for our little trip with 'goboat' . He show us the route for 2 hours and supplied us with blankets and a torch for the big tunnel. The fascinating thing is that he wasn't the captain - you can be your own captain when you are renting the boat. GoBoats can carry up to eight people , with no previous boating experience needed. Well, for safety reasons I choosed to let my friends guide the boat - I was the light girl into the tunnel. The scenery was amazing, with loads of wildlife. this is a unique chance to see and enjoy London from a different vantage point by passing through Regent's Park Zoo, my favourite Little Venice and Camden Lock. The boats are brilliant and ensure a smooth and steady ride while you are relaxing with your friends and having some drinks and snacks - we wished we had some snacks but wan't planned. When getting into tunnel everybody was speechless by the beautiful reflections and I was trying to get some photos while lighting the place - don't be the light person if you want to take some great shots there. It's hard for me to remember the last time I felt so calm and tranquil. such moments are really hard to describe if you don't experience. Below there are some photo from this little adventure - what are you waiting - GoBoat and be your the captain of your own boat, chart your own adventure and choose your own crew. Thank you Goboat and Julian for this lovely day.
I have been looking forward to find the time for this tasty post. Living most of my years in Greece, I learned to love and always choose mediterranean food, because traditional is always a nice and safe choice. What impressed me most was that Tarshish managed the marriage of the traditional sentiments with modern aesthetics. Tarshish is a huge venue for lunch/dinner having on the second floor a retractable roof which is really great for sunny day - you won't feel like leaving the place. Located in Wood Green High Rd, this Turkish and Meditteranean Grill Restaurant really worths the visit when in London.
Ready to start? What should you order first thing? Cocktail is always a good idea.Admittedly, I’m not the world’s foremost authority when it comes to cocktails. I'll find the one that would be the most weird/different or never tried before. Fortunately I could checked more than mine cocktail, as my friends decided to go with the cocktail option as well. I am not much of a drinker but to be honest I tried most of them. I can't really make my mind on which one was my favourite but for sure I loved the Kiwi Pleasure and Russian Red Spring (the last one matched perfectly with my outfit so you can imagine how excited I was)
Ready for lunch? I bet you are. Well as many London foodies will have noticed, the 'small is big' trend has very much made a mark on this city, so we started with lost of starters. Sometimes it's not about how hungry you are rather than just want to have the option to try everything. We had hot and cold starters - all of them dissapeared in minutes. Ok maybe sometimes it's about how hungry you are as well. All of them absolutely tasty. I won't deny the best part was the main course. Guys, if you haven't try this you don't know what you miss. I ordered the Wagyu Rib-eye steak . What was that Wagyu thing? It seems that Wagyu is a Japanese cow derives from a special breed of cattle and is highly desirable due to the meats intense marbling and high percentage of oleaginous unsaturated fat. Wow right? Moreover was served with mashed potato , cherry tomatoes and creamy mushroom sauce, matched perfectly together. Let the photo speak it's self.
If you feel like you are not impressed yet - which I doubt it - wait for it.
Nothing. Nothing can come up between me and dessert. What I am always trying to do is no regret , I don't want to look back and think ' I could've eaten that' . You can try this, ends happily ever after. Being a chocolate lover is not possible for me to choose anything else than chocolate. But when I heard about the 'burning' creme brûlée break into the caramelised top to discover a smooth rich custard inside. I knew I have to leave chocolate for the next time - most difficult decision ever made. Take a look at this.
First thing you think of when you know spring is here? Let me help you. It's a flower and it's so cute and small. To be honest, I never wasn't flower's biggest fan, and for sure I could never be responsible to take care of flower. If you really want your flowers to blossom, don't trust me. But when I see something so beautiful , I really find it hard to express this feeling with words. The magic existing in nature, the details in how nature take care of everything and all fall together to this wonderful flower: bluebell. This is me trying to express feelings with words ( worth the try - I think so at least)
Perivale is a nice neighbour , a little bit out of the central London. More important is that Perivale Wood Local Natural Reserve, which is one of the oldest nature reserves in Britain is locked except the last Sunday in April. I couldn't miss this chance for sure. Even though it was really busy because of the families, kids, couples and generally so many people were there for the same reason as me, there was something in the air so...peaceful. I could stay still, observing the endless bluebells right in front of me and feel the magic. I tried to get as many photos as possible just to catch what I was looking but then I realised , that some things are meant to be beautiful only for a moment and then become a memorie.
Sunday is the only day you get to spend time with family, with friends, with your special friend, walking around and explore. That's how I grew up, with this idea. I wouldn't be happier than spending my Sunday with friends and bluebells. A friend of mine had this wonderful umbrella( just in case in rain, because you never know in London) and we started doing some photography as well. The background was too wonderful to not match it with this colourful umbrella in this playful way.
Thank you @justefe @andrewdashb and @melbocks (Instagram) for some of this beautiful pictures and for the fun.
Accessories : www.pandora.net/en-gb
Jumpsuit : https://www.riverisland.com
Before 2011, wearing a one-piece was left to outré dressers and cell mates. The last time this look was popular with the masses was in the 1970s, when flamboyant dressing was de rigueur.. But here I am today believing that fashion has taken a simpler route recently. I think there's an appeal to wearing an easy-chic one-piece with a simple pair of mid heels and elegant accessories.
Jumpsuits would be definitely a whole new version of dress and a staple that every woman needs in her closet. One staple , so many ways to wear it : for a walk, for work or for a drink, and of course for parties. It's the new classic and it's here to stay. Simple, smart and fashionable. If you don't already have one, go for it. The one who already have one, instead of wearing your usual black dress, choose a simple or not so simple jumpsuit, combine it with your favourite shoes and let your outfit speak for you.
Below you will find photos of the one grey frilly cullote jumpsuit. The bow on each side make it really cute and irresistible to not wear it as much as you can. The colour it's really easy to match with pretty much everything, although with a intense pink lipstick you won't need anything else. I really loved how the cloudy weather of London matched with my outfit. What's better for a blond girl rather than intense lipstick, grey fancy outfit and her smile.
Many thanks to my lovely friend @faitharowosafephotography (Instagram)
The photos has been taken in South Kesinghton and Notting Hill in London (just love these places)