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Platinum Challenge

Platinum Challenge

The Fashion Medley | Platinum ChallengeOk first of all I know that the hair above is beyond platinum but it was so freakin beautiful that I had to put it here. Second of all, I’ve never wanted to do anything with my hair more than I want to dye it platinum blonde right now. I hardly believe that it would work on me; a wheat skinned girl with black brows, high cheekbones and a big nose, most probably I’d look just as bad as I did last Halloween with the “Sandy” wig. But I still want to give it a try, so so bad. Two things holding me back: 1) the effort and money that will go into dyeing it every 2 weeks (I’m extremely lazy when it comes to hair) 2) my non-dyed silky hair will be ruined forever.

Have you tried it? Do you have any comments or recommendations? Should I give it a go?

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You Go Girlfriend

You Go Girlfriend

The Fashion MedleyCamel wool blazer Topshop (similar here & here) // black crochet cardigan H&M (similar here) // girlfriend jeans Topshop (similar here & here) // black turtleneck top Zara (similar here & here) // white pumps with black toecap Zara (similar here & here)

For the sake of owning every type of jean in at least one pair (I already had skinny low waist, skinny high waist, mom, boyfriend, ripped and flare in various colors) I bought this pair of “girlfriend” jeans almost half a year ago. It was the only one missing from the collection and I thought I should have it, just like everything else I don’t already own (I’m like a case study for shopaholics anonymus). I must admit it’s not a great choice for women with large thighs and skinny ankles, moreover they are impossible to pair with flats if you are fairly short but you put on pumps and: Mission Accomplished.

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Picture Perfect Halloween

Picture Perfect Halloween

Picture Perfect Halloween / Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween Decoration Ideas This year, for the first time ever in my life, I’m going to host a Halloween party at my home. My love affair with Halloween hasn’t always gone well, to be honest. I’ve only been to two parties before and both of them were, well, not what I had hoped. First time was in Milan and me and my friends were the only ones who dressed up (I’m guessing Italians don’t want to give up their sartorial vibes even for Halloween parties, besides they already have their own costume parties so I think they don’t want to give in to American traditions, just like they burningly reject Starbucks and McDonalds) and the second one was a grand party at a huge venue in Montreal where we unfortunately went too early and too sober to wait for it to eventually be fun. This time, in the year that Halloween falls on a Friday, I’m not leaving it up to chance.

There’s no guarantee that my party is going to be fun either, since the fun factor always depends on the guests, but I know that I will do my best to turn my house into a picture perfect Halloween scene. For everybody who is young and not hipster enough to still care about Halloween, I’ve made a round up of hauntingly beautiful Halloween decoration ideas.

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Sweater Overload

Sweater Overload

The Fashion MedleyChunky sweater dress Mango (similar here & here) // chunky cableknit sweater Vintage (very similar here & here) // ponyhair effect laceup boots Topshop (you can get the original Calvin Klein version here or create your own version with Doc Martins here, here & here)

What’s better than a chunky, oversized sweater dress? Two chunky oversized sweaters one worn as a scarf over the other (thank youu Stella McCartney and Christophe Lemaire for the inspiration). It’s hard to breathe, sure, but I am willing to make that compromise. For the boots: since I can’t  afford a Calvin Klein but very very much in love with the design since day one, I bought a similar pony hair effect pair from Topshop and changed the shoelaces with these cream leather cords. Needless to say they’re my favorites now.

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Dress The Bump and Beyond

Dress The Bump and Beyond

hippie mothersI don’t know about you but lately everyone I know is either pregnant, trying to get pregnant, planning on getting pregnant, or already had their baby and trying to figure out what to do with their maternity clothing. Living in a country with ridiculously humane maternity (and paternity) leave conditions is also another reason why I encounter young parents everyday and it’s making me think about (no, not having kids yet, but) how I would dress up as a pregnant woman without wasting tons of money on stuff I wouldn’t ever wear again.

After the most “bumpy” fashion week of all time & Blake Lively announcing her pregnancy in the cutest dress I’ve ever seen (was I the only one who focused on THAT dress?) I thought it’s time to make a post about maternity style & beyond. Here are some of the most beautiful pieces I’ve found that would work during pregnancy and afterwards.

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