Carrie Bradshaw Outfit or Stripes on Stripes

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My look:

skirt- Victoria Beckham for Target (sold) , but can find it here

top- Forever 21 (old) similar here and there

sandals- vintage 90’s, similar here and there 

hat-vintage, similar here

muff-vintage, similar here and there

 

Hey Stylish!

I have always been fascinated by the work of the famous stylist Patricia Field in the Sex and the City. Even though, she viewed Carrie Bradshaw as a fashion risk taker, many of her outfits were so fashion forward and effortlessly chic at the same time. I really enjoy her outfits in Paris, so feminine and avant-garde at the same time. I tried to adapt this aesthetic into my today’s outfit by taking the feminine silhouettes and mixing them with a bold print mixing technique.  Check out some great Carrie Bradshaw inspirations:

 

 

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xo Xenia

 

 

Acid Wash Denim and Jeffrey Campbell Work of Art

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 Hey, Stylish!

Weird and unusually beautiful shoes are having a moment this year. Designers are using unconventional materials and silhouettes to enhance the boldness of the nowadays style. I like the notion of wearing the art on your feet… and wearable art itself. The unusual and unique pieces do not necessarily only come from the runway, here are some of my favorite sources for unique and affordable footwear:

  1. Jeffrey Campbell.My favorite shoe designer and beloved shoe brand. Campbell is an  LA based shoe designer that creates quirky, fresh and super trendy heels, flats and platforms. You can see a lot of IT girls wearing his designs. I own around 7 pairs of Jeffrey Campbell shoes and would love to expand my collection.
  2. Poshmark. A platform for recycling your old wardrobe finds online. You can find a lot of unique, vintage or designer shoes there at affordable prices ( spoiler alert: Jeffrey Campbell as well!!!). The best part about it is that you can bargain and propose your own price.
  3. Y.R.U. Another cool and young brand. It is pretty edgy and has a great variety of Lolita, Goth, and rock chic shoe gear.
  4. eBay. This is a no brainer. You can find anything on eBay, including unique and crazy shoes. My favorites are this and that.
  5. DollsKill. A cool website for one of a kind piece for every taste: edgy, flirty, romantic, punk and etc. They also have huge flash sales very often.

Let me know what are your favorite places to buy the inspirational footwear! If you want to find some new inspirations for unique purses, check out my blog post about it.

Xo Xenia

My look: 

jeans- vintage, from my favorite Buffalo Exchange

sequined top- Forever 21

denim ripped jacket- BCBG thrifted, similar here and there

shoes- Jeffrey Campbell ice skating shoes, old collection. If you are size 8, can find it here

bag- Zara, old collection, similar here
P.S. Check out the coolest inspirations from runway:

Beloved Alexander McQueen

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Dior:

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Thom Browne:

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Happy 4th of July or How to wear a flag

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Hey, Stylish!

Happy 4th of July all the stylish people from the US! As you know, it’s a tradition to wear the flag abbreviatures for the celebration and I am so happy to experiment with it. The flag theme has always been the inspiration for many designers and you can notice this trend in Balenciaga‘s and Balmain‘s collections. If you want to adopt this trend in real life, try to use it with a humor and mix it up with accessories (in my case a Breton hat). I think the most interesting inspirations are from:

Victor and Rolf:

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Follow your #visualcharisma

xo Xenia

 

 

My Look:

dress- ZARA, similar here and there

top: vintage, similar here and there

shoes-YRU

Breton cap-vintage, similar here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Total Print

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Hey, Stylish!

A while ago I was very shy to use print on print but after last Prada’s collection, I was inspired so much by the daring, bold combinations that were weirdly pleasant and calming to the eye. If you want to use print on print and make it all come together harmoniously, you should use a formula: one print treated as a basic color+another as a complimentary. For instance, in my look, I treated leopard print as a basic color and stripes as a print itself and this clash created a calm, yet bold combination. I tried experimenting with the leopard print a while ago, but I think it was a much obvious combination. What do you think? If you need some inspirations, check out runway:

Prada

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Kenzo

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My Look:

shoes: Asos,  found them on their 70% sale!

skirt: vintage Charles Gray fur skirt, similar here and there

top: Forever21, similar here and there

socks: Monki from Asos

 

Total Floral

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Hey, Stylish!

Florals are so expected to be worn in summer, but there are thousands of ways to wear it unexpectedly. I am a big fan of Alessandro Michele’s politics toward new collections of Gucci house: a dash of vintage vibes, modern cuts and print on print, especially florals on florals or florals on an animal pattern. As you know, I like matching things and for me combining botanical print is the optimal solution for the unconventional way to wear print. I was inspired by a couple of gorgeous examples from the runway:

Balenciaga

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My look:

Blouse- Zara, similar here and there

Skirt-real suede vintage, similar here and there

TightsFlirt

Sandals- Steve Maden

The Old New Story of Kimono

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Hey Stylish!

The story of the kimono has always intrigued Western world and took many forms in the way it is adapted in nowadays wear. We have seen many examples of the new silhouettes and textiles of many variations of the kimonos. I am actually a big fan of the traditional kimonos that are universally flattering. If you want to adapt more wearable look you can mix it with slip dresses (like I did) or with jeans for a more casual, eclectic look. As usual, I leave you with the freshest runway inspirations:

Cinq A Sept

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My look: 

kimono- Vintage, hand painted and batik, similar here and there

shoes- Dolce Vita

belt-Forever 21, similar here

bag-vintage, similar here

slip dress-H&M, similar here

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Hey, Stylish!

For almost a decade matching accessories or assemblies were considered a bad taste. As many mismatching things that harmoniously are put together the more stylish it was. However, with the adaptation of the aesthetics of the 80s, matchings sets are making a comeback. I am a big fan of how Jeremy Scott does it for Moschino and Dolce and Gabanna for their last collection. The key here, to create a story behind the outfit and keep it within a theme. I will leave you with inspiration from Moschino and DG:

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My outfit:

Shirt- Vintage male denim shirt, something similar here

Pants- Anne Klein

Belt- Vintage, similar here

Boots- vintage, similar here