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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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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Gucci

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My look:

Blouse- Zara, similar here and there

Skirt-real suede vintage, similar here and there

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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

Gucci

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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

The Liquid Metal

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Hey, Stylish!
I am very happy to have an opportunity to come back and continue tracking down the evolution of my own style and share some of my visual inspiration with you. I like to think of myself as a person who does not do brands or trends, rather wearing what I feel is beautiful. However, it is really hard not to follow fashion, even though the style is the priority. The spring season was defined by three main trends: ruffles, stripes, and metal. However, I always liked metallic hues and always considered them being almost the “new nude”color. Surprisingly, the silver hue with that liquid quality works with almost everything. My favorite combination would be white and silver. As usual, I am very inspired by the runway, since it is most an art form, rather than design. For today’s’ look I was inspired by:

Michael Kors

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Jil Sander

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Thank you and hope to see you more often here!

My look:

skirt- Zara (old), similar here

jacket-Zara (old), similar here

boots- thrifted (no name), similar here

glasses- thrifted, vintage, similar here

Total Leather

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Hi Stylish!

Leather has been always been one of the most favorite fabrics of designers like Balenciaga, Gucci, Ulyana Sergeenko. It is one of the hardest material to work with because of its organic nature and stretching properties. When I visited the most famous fabric store in the nation-Mood in NYC, I was impressed by the variety of leather and vegan leather in every color possible that exist nowadays. I am a big fan of black leather though, because it looks much better with moderate wear. This season leather can be seen in different silhouettes, starting with pencil skirts and ending with camisole dresses! (there is one in Zara right now on sale-here) For my outfit I decided to combine ultra trendy culotte bottoms with classic vintage leather top. Here are some of my inspirations:

 

Balenciaga

 

Gucci

  Xenia

 

 

My look:

culottes: mine Forever 21, similar here

top: vintage, similar here

platforms: mine are from Moldavian brand Berka, similar here

glasses: 2$ glasses from Amazon, can find similar here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still 90s

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Hello my stylish friends!

From my previous posts you already know about my love to the 90’s style. Today I was inspired by the baby-doll dresses,which along with several other fashion items of the 90’s,have made a comeback in our time.Here is the evidence:

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Do you like the 90’s trend?

xoxo Xenia