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

TightsFlirt

Sandals- Steve Maden

DRAMA

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Hey Stylish!

One of the hottest summer trends are ruffles. The fluffier, bigger and dramatic they are, the more modern they are. However, you need to take in consideration proportions. More volume on the top, less volume on the bottom and vice versa. Also keep in mind that ruffles play a role of accessories, so you don’t need to add supercilious elements to your cohesive outfit.

Some inspirations from Gucci and Valentino for you:

 

Looking ethereal in a pink Gucci dress with ruffles, Kristina stars in FASHION editorial

 

Xenia.

My look:

Button up shirt- mine is vintage, similar here

Dress: Nasty Gal

Shoes: ASOS

Lemon or Sunnyside

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Hey Stylish!

Today’s look was inspired by new trend -humor fashion. More and more fashionistas relax their outfits with quirky and unique accessories to take away some seriousness from the outfits.  The fastest way is adding a pair of unusual sunglasses, which instantly elevate the look and make it feel that you are stylish without even trying. Another way would be jewelry and clutches, even a bag  charm  would work.  Here are some inspirations for you:

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My outfit:

Pants- Forever 21, similar here

blouse- Forever 21, similar here

clutch- Amazon, here

Print Me Out!

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Hi Stylish!

I am obsessed with Advanced Style blog. If you have never heard about Iris Apfel and Valerie Von Sabel you definitely need to check out this blog that captures bold and elegant style of older New Yorkers. It is interesting that the older fashionistas have more courage to mix prints and wear bright accessories. That courage makes their style unique and unrepeatable; what is impossible to say about “style” perception that we have nowadays. I feel that we assume that “style” is a synonym for “hype”. That is why Pinterest and Instagram are full of Kardashian family clones that look the same.

My today’s look was inspired by the way Advance style ladies mix prints, according to certain rules:

1.Bolder=better

2.Fabric has to match (wool with heavier textures, silk or chiffon with lighter)

3. Add a resting point ( a part of your outfit where an eye can rest, in my case the rest point are my shoes)

Enjoy some inspirations from Advanced Style:

 

 

 

 Xenia

My look:

poncho-H&M similar here and there

pants- Forever 21, similar here

shoes- Topshop, similar here and there

ear cuffs- ASOS, similar here

photo credit: http://www.advanced.style/

White Out

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Hi stylish!

Five decades ago, fashion icon Audrey Hepburn popularized white shirts with male silhouette. Thank you, Audrey! The white shirt is timeless, flattering and elegant staple like the little black dress. White shirts make you look crisp, clean and classic. There is no limits or rules how to wear white shirt trend, just remember to mix it up with color or texture to make your look more interesting. The runway inspirations for you:

balenciaga-spring-2014-rtw29 oversized white

xoxo Xenia

My look:

shirt: H&M

vest: Mural

shoes: Bamboo