Handbags: Lemonade to Whiskey Sour

Hey guys!

Let me tell you, I have always been a huge bag fan. They make an outfit and they really make it go from one style to another very easily. So I wanted to do a couple of posts about how you can have one outfit and change very small items to turn it into an evening look.

So I wore a simple black dress and tried transforming the look. This yellow bag was perfect for a summer day’s look, though mostly spent inside, but it helps to make a look for the little time we spend outside. The bag is great and really spacious, the colour so perfect and it just tied the look together.

As for the evening look, I kept the same dress but changed to a sheer, kinda holographic top under it instead of the white, these chunky sandals and a black cross-body bag. I wanted to go for darker colours, and the bag matched perfectly, just a small bag to fit only the essential items you need for a night out.

These bags are amazing and really well priced. To find the best quality dupes go and check out Premium Bag Shop, and wait for my next post very soon on another look centred around cute handbags!


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Pearl

Hey everyone!

It was my 22nd birthday last month and since we were in quarantine, I decided to make a post on one of my most favourite gifts I received: this gorgeous pearl top. This top has been on my wish-list for so long and when I opened the package and saw this I was speechless. What’s even more important to me is that is was handmade by a small local shop, making the whole experience so much more important and unique. If you love this as much as me, you can check out her amazing work over on Instagram Oyster accessories for some amazing pearly pieces that will take your breath away!

Immediately I started thinking on ways to style and wear it and could not wait even a second before we started taking pictures. These pictures where taken on my birthday when my sister also surprised me with these beautiful and very aesthetic balloons, every colour just matched together so breathlessly, we started taking pictures that very second. I ended up LOVING them.

Hope you enjoyed this and tell me in the comments below if you would want to see more ways on how to style this top.

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Milk


Hi there.

I’m back with another post, with a little more up close detail shots.

With an end to the strict lockdown, I keep noticing on the daily that people are happy to be able to walk around a little more freely, but looking closer, I see that many, if not most, feel quite vulnerable after that period. So I really wanted to try to show this softer part of me, a more emotional side on this post and photoshoot. It has been a hard couple of months for everyone and I felt like portraying it somehow.

I did not post for a while since I started overthinking everything I have done. And to be honest, to whoever is reading this, I ended up being quite hard on myself. I felt uninspired and could not make myself think of new stuff to do.

I really love blogging and dressing up and write posts for the people who like to read them, especially show people that you can look good on a budget and while reusing clothes and being more sustainable. That is why I started in the first place but it started feeling like I was doing it for myself and no one cared no matter how much time and effort we put on these posts. I even considered stopping, but to be honest, after a lot of though, I realized that I really find a big blooming of happiness in doing this.

So I started to think about it more positively and after talking to a couple of important people I decided that as long as someone enjoyed it, and so long as what I do helps in lifting the mood a little or gives someone a good idea, that’s what mattered.

So here I am again, doing the thing I love the most, really hoping you enjoy this even though it wasn’t fashion related. Okay, the look works well for a nice summer day somewhere beautiful.

As an advice from me to you, don’t stop doing what you love. At some point it is going to be appreciated and loved in return.

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Image of a girl in black.

Hi there!

For this post we did something we wanted to do for quite a while now. We decided to make a post with mirrors. I did not know how much of a struggle it would be, but oh my god, there were a lot of things we needed to be aware of in the meantime and being inside a room had it’s own struggles. I was almost completely unaware of what the photographer was capturing since the camera was not directed towards me but I still had to know how to post so it looked good reflected??? “Move your hand a little to the right” gave me all sorts of confusions. Which right? Mine or mine but mirrored?!

Anyway, it was all worth it in the end, the results were mind-blowing to me. I really love how it turned out and all thanks to my amazing photographer.

I wanted to show an outfit I really like and can’t wait to wear outside as soon as we are out of the quarantine. It is very simple and can go from day to night with a few simple steps. Some of my favourite things to wear are jeans and crop tops but I always want to try new ways to spice any look up.  Here I wore a pair of black and white jeans and a black top for a more monochromatic look since the setting kind of led me that way. I’d wear this during the day with a pair of sneakers and a belt-bag, and a blazer and maybe black ankle boots for the evening.

But what I really loved and thought it made the look are the dark lips and the blazer. It really shifts the whole thing to a more night-out kind of look and I just adore the feeling.

Tell me how you like the outfit and the photos, and what you would change to fit your style!

Lots of socially distant hugs,

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Delicious Coffee Time

Hi everyone,

As we been going through this time, one thing that is helping me most is coffee. I have always loved coffee and since going on TIKTOK, where I saw this very tasty-looking one, i thought I’d try making it.

It is very easy and delicious, quite like a small dessert.

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What you want to do is have instant coffee. Depends how many cups of coffee you want to make, add equal amounts of coffee and sugar, 1 teaspoon of coffee per person. Here I made two, so I added two spoons of coffee and sugar to taste, which can also be replaced with vanilla sugar if you like the added lovely aroma.

Then to that you just add 2 tablespoons of warm water and then whisk. I found that warm water is way better than cold since it really helps with dissolving the coffee better, since cold brew takes more time. I used an electric whisker for a quicker way. because it also ends up having a thicker consistency for a shorter time. Whisking by hand is great, but it takes quite some time to reach the desired step.

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Next add some ice and pour whatever type of milk you like.

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Finally, just pour the foamy coffee (which smells amazing, by the way!) in the glasses and there you go.

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I added some crushed coffee grounds on top and cinnamon for an added taste. You can add any spice you like, and make it fit any mood you’re up for.

I’m planning to try to make it with warm milk and see how that works for a warm drink, but the weather is improving, so I’d rather have iced coffee for now and enjoy it along with some much- needed sunshine.

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Ingredients // for 1 cup:

  • 1 teaspoon coffee
  • sugar to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of warm water (I find warm water works better with dissolving the coffee since cold brew takes more time)
  • ice cubes
  • milk (whichever kind you prefer)
  • spices to taste (I added cinnamon)

Instructions:

Whisk coffee, sugar, and water well by hand or with an electric mixer until foamy.
Pour milk into the glass, add the ice cubes, and then add spoonfuls of the coffee foam on top of the milk. It will stay afloat and not mix in the beginning.

Finally, add whichever spice you prefer on top, take a picture (because how can you not, it’s so pretty), and then stir and enjoy!

 

Let’s make these days as enjoyable as possible, and if that’s a cup of coffee that takes a little effort and you haven’t tried before, than just do it! Who knows, I might try another one soon…

Lots of love,
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