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2017/10/11

7 WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR AUTUMN WARDROBE


My favourite season is finally here. 


Autumn is officially here and yes, I am veeeery excited. Even though I prefer the crisp cold weather mixed with cozy outfits, which is of course autumn's trademark, I am still really enjoying the warm and sunny weather we are having here in Ljubljana over the past few days. Because autumn style is my favourite type, I prepared a list of 7 easy ways // items to update your autumn style and wardrobe.

So here we go. 



THE LEATHER JACKET 


You all have probably guessed this one. Yes of course, it's the infamous lather jacket - especially when it comes to soft leather, which is one of the upcoming fall trends. Even though everybody's raging over the insta-loved biker jacket, leather doesn't always equal tough. This season it's also getting a fresh, ladylike spin, which was seen at Alexander McQueen, Valentino and others.

It also looks great in suiting, which is our next big autumn trend.


SUITS

My everyday uniform is about to get a whole new officewear twist.

Double breasted blazers, emphasised (padded) shoulders, tailored check suits and trousers mark out the new trend for the A/W 2017. Athleisure is still quite big around the social media, however, it is slowly but surely making some room for modern suiting. This trend definitely makes you feel like a true #girlboss and I can't wait to explore it even more this season.
If you'd like to see and read more about this trend, click here - it's one of my fashion week outfits, where I dive into more details about the 80s and officewear. 


BACK TO BASICS  + KNITS

Knits for autumn? Not that groundbreaking I know, but autumn just wouldn't be the same without the cozy knits and other essential basics - a simple white t-shirt, a good pair of ripped boyfriend jeans (which you can also pair with the leather jacket - of course Ana, what alse :) and everything finished off with a nice turtle neck knit sweater. I chose this grey one from Polo Ralph Lauren - one of my favourite colours to wear during this season - which I paired with lightwash boyfriend jeans also from Polo Ralph Lauren. 

This is my favourite combo for a casual autumn outfit. 


METALLICS AND ACCESSORIES 

Crystal mesh, silver and sequins are all around us this season. From boots to dresses and backpacks. Try on your most blinding item in your wardrobe and tone it down with other basics for a day look or wear it on its own for a good night out.

RED

Red was everywhere during the S/S 2017 and it's obvious that is not going anywhere anytime soon. People are confidently calling it the fifth neutral for a reason (besides white, black, grey and beige) - an all red outfit is a chic, very fashionable spin we can all try out this autumn. 


FRINGE

Last but certainly not least is the fringe - be it on your sleeves, dresses, bags or trousers. It was seen on every major catwalk, even on our latest fashion week in Ljubljana (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Ljubljana), so you know you cannot miss out on this one. 
If you're not an avid fan of the fringe you can include it with the small details - like bags and accessories - or you can go all out and wear jackets and dresses fully decorated with fringe. Whatever you prefer you will make a statement either way you wear it! 

So what is your favourite trend this season? Let me know in the comments below. 



outfit: Polo Ralph Lauren and Cavalli Class F/W 2017 , @galerijaemporium

-a 

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2017/10/07

ROCK ON


"I would describe my look as a ladylike rock chick." 



Fashion week is in town and just at the right time, following the recently finished fashion week month, and boy oh boy will I end everything off with a nice black and white outfit. Of course, what did you expect. Following the crazy colourful last post I had to tone it down a notch and return back to my minimalist roots. 

But don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean I will serve you a simple // basic outfit. Oh no no. Today's look represents a juxtaposition of colours and volumes: black and white, striped and pleated, long and flat.




Vintage Neck Scarf



FLAT SHOES + SOCKS 


So let's start with shoes for a change - heels would definitely be an obvious choice for this outfit, but because it's fashion week you know you need to take the unexpected route. So I went for a pair of black monk shoes from Asos combined with socks from a Slovene fashion designer - Aleksandra Brlan.





THE DRESS

Of course everything is focused around this gorgeous, voluminous Asos black&white dress. It moves beautifully and undoubtedly makes an outfit stand out. It's midi length so you can pretty much wear it with everything. Such a statement dress that it would be a shame if I passed on this one.




EDGY, ROCKER CHIC VIBE

To complete the ladylike rock chick look, we must not forget about the beloved leather jacket (this specific one is from Zara), which edges up any outfit - something that constantly talk about and I think you all know about it by now + a new addition to the "edgy section" - a biker neck scarf, 



As for hair and makeup + accessories goes I also kept it more on the edgy side. Of course the entire look wouldn't be complete without my signature winged eye-liner (Superliner from L'Oreal), a liquid lipstick (Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick in Birthday suit) to stay on my lips all night long and sleek, straight hair.
You might be wondering there's no handbag to complete this look - and you're right. I decided to only bring my phone with me, with money saved in my statement furry phone case, because I honestly didn't need a bag with me. My makeup was long-wearing and who doesn't love to have their hands completely free?

So that's all, my minimalistic rocker chic outfit. What do you think? What are your suggestions for the upcoming season regarding outfits? If you have any ideas just leave them below in comments or simply contact me. I'll be very happy to hear what you have to say! x

foto: Epopteia Photography 
-a 

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2017/10/06

GET TO WORK!


Minimalist 80s Office Wear. 



Office Wear, especially this specific check print, is in my opinion the hottest trend at the moment. You can see it in pretty much every store you walk into, on the streets, in magazines, on every blogger's Instagram - yeah, it is literally everywhere. And combined with another big trend of the season - the 80s - you get the perfect combo.



Asos White Blazer (similar)
Zara Sock Boots (similar)


THE BLAZER

We are past the 70s and the 90s. Now it's time to move everything aside and prepare some room for another fashion era, the 80s. At first I was really apprehensive of using this trend on a day to day basis, but when you combine the trend with office wear (blazer, trousers, skirts, etc.), it is actually surprisingly easy to style and wear. I opted for an oversized Asos White blazer, in the trendy check pattern with the addition of black, white and burnt red lines.


LITTLE BLACK DRESS

You can never go wrong with a little black dress, am I right? It it THE staple wardrobe piece every woman should own in her closet. It's the easiest item to style, so you can literally never go wrong when choosing the little black dress as part of your outfit. I especially love the juxtaposition of an oversized blazer and a figure-hugging midi dress. I found this one in Dorothy Perkins a few years ago, but never found the right time and event to wear it to - even though it's such a staple wardrobe piece I found it rather hard to style it, because I'm not really a fan of tight clothes and especially because I'm more of a trousers and a t-shirt kinda gal. Nevertheless, I finally found the perfect event to wear it to - where else than to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Ljubljana.


SOCK BOOTS

I kinda blame Balenciaga for introducing this specific trend, because it's so freaking gorgeous that I needed to include it in this outfit: they are of course black sock boots with a silver block heel from Zara. They make any outfit stand out + they make your legs look really good, which is a bonus we all love :)


STATEMENT EARRINGS

As I've mentioned in my To be or not to be a maximalist?! post, statement colours, designs, textures and accessories are back. It's been a hot minute since I last wore statement jewellery, but I'm glad to be back on this trend bandwagon. These black and gold tassel earrings from Asos beautifully complemented sleeked back hair and really made the pieces all come together.


Makeup-wise I opted again for a sleeked back look and a dark smokey eye to make this less of a going-to-the-office look and more fashionable and edgier. I finished the look with manicured nails in a burnt red colour from Essie and a clear clutch bag from Interio.


You guys, that's all: my 80s Office Wear inspired outfit. What do you think? Did I do justice to the four main trends of this season (office wear, check, sock boots and statement jewellery)? Don't be hesitant to let me know in the comments below!

Now get back to work!

foto: Epopteia Photography 
-a 



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2017/10/01

TO BE OR NOT TO BE A MAXIMALIST?!


Minimalism is dead. 
Maximalism has arrived. 

So yeah, I am in a bit of a situation.



As you all know, I was never shy of labelling myself as a minimalist (even though I love to wear way too much makeup on a day to day basis), who loves to wear monochrome outfits with the addition of a variety of textures. Recently, I have been slowly adding colour into my wardrobe and getting into the trend that has been seen around quite a lot - maximalism. Since I've started working as a sales associate, I have been completely taken over by Kenzo and its crazy colour combinations. I think I'm slowly getting that maximalism bug and I kinda dig it.

When I first saw this dress I knew that I wanted to make an outfit with it. It's a multicolour cotton ribbed-knit dress that steals everyones attention, when you're walking down the street. The colour contrasts in this design are so thoughtful and make a powerful impact, whilst you are standing or moving around. It's a semi-transparent knit, but it remains completely opaque when its worn on the body. This dress is undeniably beautiful: it is the perfect combination of texture, colours, simplistic design and understated bell sleeves. Wouldn't you agree? Everything is thoroughly thought through and even though it may seem too much at a first glance, it will completely take you over once you see it in action.




TO BE 
OR 
NOT TO BE, 
A MAXIMALIST?! 



Because I didn't want the outfit to appear too overdone, I decided to still stay true to my aesthetic and combine the dress with a simple pair of strappy black heels from Bershka.



I think this is the one dress every minimalist lover will dare to wear and feel great in it.

dress: Kenzo F/W 2017/18, @galerijaemporium

-a 
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2017/09/17

How to look good on a budget?

// or how to make affordable clothes look more expensive //



"Clothes are expensive", especially if you are a student living on a budget like I am. And if you get a chance to swap all that for more affordable and comfortable clothing option, you will definitely take that one, right? That's why I decided to show you three different outfits all created on a limited budget for three different occasions: back to college, on-the-go and a night out look.
Keeping it simple is always on trend, because you can always experiment with your makeup and hair. I chose my signature winged-eyeliner makeup look and three different hairstyles according to each occasion: a sleeked back ponytail for university environment, when you don't want to get fussy with hair and it is also great option for rainy days (knock, knock autumn is here); messy waves for on-the-go because you can easily take it from day to night and sleeked back hair for a night out - my go-to option for special occasions and events.


Let's start with a back to college outfit - my current uniform. 
We all love to wear a good biker jacket, which makes any outfit look much more expensive than it actually is. I paired it with a simple pair of light-wash mom jeans from Topshop, white tee from Asos and a pair of Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. 
Tip #1: To make this outfit a bit more elevated from the basic jeans and a t-shirt combo, choose an embellished belt. Here is another tip: I chose is simple white&red striped ribbon, to add another fall trend to the outfit - the colour red, which is transitioning from the warmer months directly into the fall and winter time. 
Tip #2: Use headphones. Most practical accessory you could have and you will never see me without them, especially when I'm going to uni, while working on my assignments, etc. 





Second outfit was created with busy women in mind, who live their lives constantly on-the-go. Not just for businesswomen but also for us students, who simply don't have a lot of time to get ready in the morning. Who wants to get out of bed in the morning, when you can get a bit more sleep? Am I right? That's why I prepared a simple, minimalistic outfit that will always make you look put together in just a few short minutes.
I chose a pair of Zara striped black pants, which I paired with my most worn and versatile piece - black tank top from Pimkie and sock boots also from Zara. When you wear monochromatic items, you get more easy options to put together different outfits + when you wear black, you always look good.
Tip #3: Use the most versatile pieces you have in your wardrobe when you are on-the-go. This Hofer bracelet turned into a choker is the perfect example - you get two items in one. Another one is a transparent makeup bag from Interio, which I turned into a simple clutch. 
When you add different textures to the outfit, you make any simple outfit look more interesting.







Living the perfect night life is a habit of most of the students. And the perfect outfit must go with that lifestyle. I love to wear something simple, usually a little black dress and heels. While transitioning into the autumn season, we must not forget to update our closets and style as well. For this outfit I chose a black knitted dress from Music Loves Fashion collection to keep me nice and cozy, heeled boots from Zara, a nice pair of Janja Videc earrings and a Zara raincoat.
Tip #4: Yes, I have chosen a raincoat because you never know, when you will be caught in rain. Especially in autumn.
Tip #5: It's also very practical because you can fold it to any size you prefer (very easy to carry around with you). It also puts an edge to any basic black outfit (aka. channeling my inner Rihanna) + athleisure is so on trend atm!



These are a few of my favourite tips to update your autumn style. What are your suggestions for the upcoming season? If you have any ideas just leave them below in comments or simply contact me. I'll be very happy to hear what you have to say! x 

photos: Klemen 
-a 


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2017/08/31

5 easy tricks to style a plain white tee

A white t-shirt or more commonly known as a plain white tee is that basic yet staple wardrobe piece every woman / man owns in their closet. But could you wear one every single working day of the week? No problem. With a little help of the following five tricks I promise you that you will fall again in love with your LWT // little white tee. 



Elevate it // Use slogan t-shirts and high waist it 

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This is without a doubt my favourite trick of the summer. Of course slogan t-shirts were seen over every social media site out there and admittedly I was rather late to join this trend bandwagon. All you have to do with this look is to simply tuck you favourite slogan white t-shirt in a high-waisted pair of mom jeans or anything high-waist in general. It will look effortless but still fresh, because of the slogan you chose for that particular outfit. Currently, I'm in love with this Nasa slogan tee I purchased a few weeks ago. I love to pair it with my Topshop mom jeans, a pair of suede burgundy mules from Zara and a vintage straw bag.





Edge it up // Put over a leather jacket 

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Another simple way to style you basic white tee is with a leather jacket. Every edgy street-style lover knows that if you want to edge up any outfit is with a good leather jacket - put it over your shoulders for a more effortless look, pair it with a pair of black jeans + ankle boots and you are good to go. 



Dress it up // Pair it with high heels

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Wearing a plain white t-shirt to a party or a dressier event? You may think that's crazy, but I believe it's the way to go. Pair it with a pair of smart trousers or a sophisticated skirt, put on a blazer and a favourite pair of heels and you are good to go. They will have no idea you're wearing just a plain white t-shirt you got on sale that time for $5. 



Layer it // Wear it under a dress

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One of my favourite styling rules (all will be revealed very soon so stay tuned!) is the rule of two: whenever you are wearing a one-piece outfit, meaning a jumpsuit or a dress, elevate that look with another piece aka. the rule of two items. Basic white tees are great to wear under sleeveless dresses (this trick goes especially well with floral or silk dresses) or jumpsuits - this is a timeless styling trick, which will make your outfit look appear much more interesting. Finish the look with a pair of your favourite statement sunglasses or an eccentric handbag + a pair of sneakers/sandals/heels. Whatever you prefer!




Accessorise it // Pair it with a neck scarf 

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Oh how much I love neck scarfs, you have no idea, and I'm so glad they're finally back. When you pair a silk patterned neck scarf with a plain white tee, it allows the scarf to have the spotlight and be the central item of your outfit. You will, again, look chic and effortless - just the thing we all desire to be, am I right.


photos : Epopteia Photography 

-a 

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2017/08/27

(UN)REAL //



(UN)REAL is a journey.
It is also a story.
An on-going process and a vision.
It is a problem and a dream.
It could be a manifestation. Better, it should be.
It demands patience and practice.
It shows social rituals and monotonous routines.
Why are we like this?
What is our purpose in this time, place and culture?

You should start worrying about yourself, your life and missions.
Become something else.
Become better.
Every day. Every time.




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Project: (UN)REAL
Collaboration: Blush Blog x Po dežju
Date: august 2017
Video production: Ana Žnidaršič, Marko Klemen
Graphic design: Marko Klemen




















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