Suit up

Hello there

Now although we are still in February and temperatures went really low this month Spring fashion has taken over the shop already. I believe people are so eager for the weather to change. And personally, I am tired of all the layering and cannot wait to stop wearing tights.

So as anyone who loves fashion I have been checking my favourite sites for new items. One thing that I have been loving for the new season are suits.

Now I am an assistant manager in a law firm so my wardrobe is 50% of formal wear and being the fashion lover that I am I do not want to just have the classic black attire. I think it is important to have a bit of fun with your outfit. So it was quite interesting seeing the different shapes and colours that are out there.

Let me share with you my findings and I hope you will be inspired to suit up fashionably.

Xx

Yveline

Topshop

ASOS

Missguided

New Look

H&M

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What’s in my bag

Here’s a typical fashion blog

Just like most women, I carry a bag where I try to have all my life necessities. It is not an easy task but we all do it. I do have different types of bags that I use: big bag for work and a smaller one for casual outings. For the purpose of this post, I am focusing on my small Zara city bag.

So here’s what I carry around:

Phone

This is just a silver IPhone 6s that I am using since last year.

Keys

They are currently grouped on a big keyring just to make it easier for me to find in the bag

Wallet/card wallet

As I am try to embrace minimalist, I ditched the traditional big wallet and just have a card wallet where I keep my main bank cards. I have put all my loyalty cards on a keychain at the moment. This makes it easier to have less clutter in the bag. Another alternative is to download store apps where your card is registered and you can shop and collect point on the go.

Coin purse

I do not really carry cash but let’s face it sometimes you just need some coins. So I have a cute pink velvet round purse for the odd pennies.

Pencil case

This is just a small one to keep a couple of pens, pencil and highlighter because you never know when you need to write something down.

Mini Make up bag that contain

mirror, lip balm, lipstick, blot powder, concealer, hand cream, hair bands, bobby pins and a roller perfume

Tissues

You do not want to sneeze and make your hands dirty

Sunglasses

It is true that it is not always sunny in the UK, but sometimes the sun comes to say hello.

An Umbrella

Once again, with the UK weather, you always have to carry one

A book

As much as we have a lot of ways to entertain ourselves with our phone, having a book is just the best way to pass time. At least for me it is.

 

Planning 2018

2018

Three weeks already in the new years…so what has been happening?

Well even though we may feel a little January blues, the beginning of the year can be a good time to refocus. I am not trying to bore you with resolutions even though I have nothing against them, I support anyone who want to make positive changes in their life, but i have tried to implement new intentions.

And since i do not want to repeat what happens last year, I want to start on a different note. I am determined to make 2018 a better year. I may not know what the future holds but i can embrace the journey in a more positive manner.

I have goals and I intent to make most of them happen. I believe the best way to do it is to specify them, install a plan to make them happen and keep a reminder to motivate myself to make them happen.

I was off work for the first week of the year so I took this time to make a two things I always wanted to try: a vision board and a bullet journal.

So I just wanted to to do a little post about these two. I am a visual person and i love writing, doing these two really help me.

One thing i know I will always go after is growth and I try to use everything that can help grow more and better. I just want to be the best and authentic version of myself.

Vision board

Vision boards are simply a collection of pictures and quotes. It is a great way to motivate yourself through visualisation. They are a good way to remind yourself of your goals. you can even have an electronic one. You just put on it images that represent your goals and where you want to see yourself at the end of the year

You can also add quotes and words that mean something significant to you and that you need more of this year

I have categorised them to make sure I have to make my goals more specific. I have: career, health, self, money, relationships and spiritual. I am still working on the board  but i have made a life map to brainstorm what i want to concentrate on this year.

Bullet Journal

Bullet journal are notebooks system that includes planning, list making, doodling and calendar. It is a mash up of a diary and calendar.

Nowadays there are companies that actually put out those types of diary such the happiness planner, for you to buy. They have already templates and list ready for you to fill. But you can get creative and make your own. In this case, the possibilities of lists and templates are endless. My journal includes:

  • a purchase wish list for this year
  • monthly calendar
  • my written vision board
  • a mission statement
  • a life map
  • a bucket list
  • rules you want to live by in 2018

Pinterest is a great place to get ideas and inspiration and templates layout for journal pages. If you take inspirations there, you will notice that a lot of those journal examples have beautiful handwriting.  But I will say, this is your journal and therefore your aesthetic.

To finish, i quickly want to share with you some of my intentions for this year:

Let go of overthinking and worrying

Practice gratefulness

Speak Love, Speak Hope

Explore, discover and learn

Be consistent, Be intentional

Smiles, Hugs and LaughsLess TV, more Books

Fashion Files: Winter coats

Hey there

So this week is a fashion post 🙂

I have not done one in a while and since I have been thinking about buying a new winter coat, I just wanted to share some of my online wishlist. In a perfect world, I would like to buy them all but my wallet does not allow such thing. But one can dream, right?

The temperatures have been dropping and although most of the UK weather is rainy, the wind has been crazy these days. So it is really important to have an appropriate cover up. It is really hard to stay stylish during cold weather but it is more important to keep warm. So some of these coats will be maybe more on the ‘looking good” side,  and some will be more practical but I love them all.

 

1.  The Really Stylish Camel (Topshop)

 

2.  The Puffer (New Look)

 

3. The Hooded (New Look)

4. The Parka (Asos)

 

5. The Faux Fur (New Look)

 

6. The All Black (River Island)

 

The Spring Edit

Hello

Belated Post

Yesterday was officially the first day of Summer in the UK. The sales have started in most of the shops. I have not done a Season Edit so I am doing one now. I still feel like it is Spring anyway. The truth is in the UK we do not really get a real summer. The weather is always hard to define. It shifts pretty quickly and it mostly windy, wet and cloudy. However, there are days where the sun decides to pop out.

So although it is safe to put the coat and heavy scarf away. We still cover up a bit. I do have to say that Spring and Autumn are my favourite seasons. They are both very mild, it is never too hot or too cold: Happy medium. On that note here are some items I will or have bought this season. All are found in the high street stores and affordable prices.

  1. The Trench

All trench are from Topshop

2. The Jacket

 

Top left: Topshop/ Bottom right: River Island/ Middle and right end: Zara

3. The bag

Both Bag from Zara

4. the trouser

Both Trousers from Topshop

5. Denim

Left: Lucas and Jamie Jean from Topshop

6. The shoes

Top: Topshop/ Bottom and right: Asos

7. The bodysuit

Top: Topshop/ Bottom left: Asos/ Right: Topshop

8. The skirt

Top and bottom: Asos/ Middle: Topshop/ Right: River Island

A little Fashion Show

Hi there

Long time i know…I am not proud of myself for not putting out any content for the last months, but external elements did not allow me to be as consistent as i wanted to. However, it’s all good. Here is a little post.

I recently went to an interesting little Fashion Show in Regent Hall on Oxford Street, London. It was a charity show featuring pieces designed by Aleona Isakova, a Christian costume designer from Russia.

Each of her  hand made pieces represented a Bible theme (The Beatitudes, The Birth and Resurrection of Christ) and christian poetry was read throughout the show with dramatised music. The collection was much more costume fashion but I still find it very inspiring.

So here is a couple of pictures of the show…Enjoy x

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Autumn Edit

Autumn is here.

A busy September has just ended.  September has always marked for me another beginning in the year. I believe it is mainly because of school and university.   Academic year usually begin in September. The Fashion year also start in September. Fashion weeks were held all over the world. It always start with New York and designers presented to the world their visions and trends for next year. So although I did not attend any Fashion Week (I hope I will one day cue bucket list), I picked up articles   from Magazines and internet blogs to see what were the new trends. It is always good to see what the designers have been working on and what inspired them to create their collections. Fashion is art. SS16 was marked with Khaki, nautical, hippy luxury bohemian, romantic lace, eclectic patchwork and metallic. There were will be sheer dresses, jumpsuits and kimonos. I cannot wait.

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(Images from Vogue.fr)

But right now it is Autumn and in the shops it is all seventies fashion: print, fringe, suede and, bootleg shapes and fake fur waistcoats.  So I did a little online browsing of some of my favourite High Street websites and below are my new love list for the autumn season. I do not necessarily follows trends but I have chosen some items that I think can be viewed as season essentials.

Coat: Next.co.uk

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If you want something less heavy, an jacket, trench and sleeveless duster mac can also be good outerwear.

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(from left to right:  aviator jacket from Topshop/Mac and sleeveless trench from River Island)

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Ripped jeans:Topshop/leather skirt: River Island

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Jumpers : H&M/ Missguided/ Topshop

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Blouses and shirts : Asos/Missguided

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And last but not least, accessories always makes an outfit stand out more.

The bag: Zara/the scarf: River Island/Fedora hat: H&M/ Fur gilet: River Island

That’s all folks :3