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Slide & Go

Slide & Go

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So the shoe that your boyfriend is going to hate to his very core but you will love more than anything in your closet is here: the flat mule. It combines the oriental aesthetic and comfort of a slipper and chicness of a pointed toe loafer, making your summer days a little better. Lucy from Fashion Me Now and Emerson Fry lookbooks are my ultimate inspirations for the trend which actually requires no inspiration at all; just slip them on with whatever and go!

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Lemairezation

Lemairezation

The Fashion Medley

I don’t know about you but I’m seriously starting to get depressed every time I look at my outfit photos, while the rest of the world has already passed from spring to summer we are still miserably trying to make it through winter and getting happy when it’s plus 2 degrees or the pavement is non-icy enough to wear anything other than combat boots. For me, a relatively warmer weather means going a little more minimal, adopting a signature Lemaire style with my old Zara pieces.

. Dark gray wool peacoat Zara (similar here & here)

. White culottes Zara (similar here & here)

. Brown leather boots Zara (similar here & here)

. Black leather crossbody ps11 classic mini bag Proenza Schouler (or get it here, here & here)

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The Perfect Bouquet

The Perfect Bouquet

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I gave up long ago trying to decide which one is my favorite flower; I was voluntarily surrounded by hydrangeas at my wedding, there are always some sort of tulips or roses at home, I tattooed anemones (or poppies) on my arm, bougainvilleas are my source of happiness reminding me of endless summer days, I always buy orchids as special gifts and even though I can never find them anywhere I constantly find myself mesmerized by peonies – so yeah, there’s no choosing one. So what do you do when you can’t choose one? Get the perfect arrangement that has ALL of the most beautiful flowers around and not just on your wedding day but all day everyday.

For me, the perfect bouquet should contain some (or better yet, all) of these: Anemones, Peonies, Garden Roses, Dahlias, Ranunculus (which literally means ‘the wedding flower’ in Turkish) and Cymbidium Orchids or Lilacs as colorful flowers, Succulents as green flowers, Silver Brunias, Tallow Berries, Scabiosa Pods, Dusty Millers and/or Hederas for garnishing and finally Seeded Eucalyptus or if you are going for a super rustic bouquet Wheats as finishing touches.

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Pyjama Party Out

Pyjama Party Out

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The only clothing category in my closet (or drawers) on which I’ve never ever spent more than $30 is sleepwear. I usually either go with old t-shirts, some cute cotton shorts I’ve bought from Oysho in the past and thermal sweaters that are supposed to be worn underneath sweaters, worn as sleepwear by me. It never made sense to me to spend money on something that’ll wrinkle under the sheets or get stained during breakfast (or, ehm, midnight snacks). Then suddenly, it made sense: wearing your pyjamas (top, bottom or as an ensemble) outside, making it a part of your daily street look. Now I can loosen the purse strings a little. Especially for this Eberjey set.

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Stripe Town

The Fashion Medley

My 4th and final challenge for Smart Set’s 1 piece 10 styles project is here and I’m so glad to have done the grand finale with a stripe explosion. The item of the month for March is the striped skinny jean and what better way to style it with even more stripes, all the while having a go at the dress over pants trend I’ve been meaning to try for so long. Layering like an onion was an inevitable but in my case voluntary choice for these horrible winter days. After all, the only upside of winter is being able to wear one item from each clothing category one over the other.

. Striped skinny jeans Smart Set
. Striped grey body con dress Smart Set
. Ivory faux leather biker jacket Smart Set
. Black wool coat Smart Set
. Black leather boots Acne Studios
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