I love when woman have carrier, I think is very important for self-esteem. I do work and love to progress. I believed dressing well is very important, of-course lots of companies have dress code or uniform but is always important we dress appropriately.
I did few posts about Dress Code see this article here about Your New Work Wear Heroes or 6 Style Rules All Chic Working Woman Follow . As you see I do like to write of how woman should dress or at least guide them. I just want to share with you my ideas. I have recently been asked by my friend, "Maria I am going to have an interview what shall I wear?" and this give me an idea for a post. Here are few tips / ideas I want to share with you.
I know that every company has its own rules, and code dress, but I like to sometimes think little outside of the box. What I mean not having the idea that when you are going for an interview it has to be the "The Black Suit". We are in 21st century and we do have the freedom of expressing ourselves through fashion. Out there we have great selections. Therefore explore it, take the opportunity and show you can dress well.
These little ideas will give you confident and set you up for the day ahead of you.
1) Chic (Skirt Option)
If you wish to wear skirt why not wearing Pleated Midi Skirt with a classic basic top which will streamline the overall silhouette and you can maybe continue with the neutral accessories or add pop of color either for heels or handbag.
2) Chic (Trouser Option)
For ladies who do not like skirt and would feel more comfortable wearing pants, go for any color except black. I like to keep the neutral nude colors. This is the kind of traditional combination but if you change the color of pants like silver with with white blouse you transforming the outfit from traditional outfit to a nice chic outfit.
3) Chic (Dress Option)
If you wish to add little color go for a dress with nice color in elegant shape and keep your accessories simple. I would suggest to have length below the knee as anything above the knee you will look a bit cheap.
Hope you liked the little ideas remember you don't have to always wear the black suit, you can add little touch to make the outfit classy and chic.
Let me know what you wear in case you had an interview you can maybe even sent me the picture I would love that.
Wishing you all a lovely day
Just to note the pictures above I had searched it online, I have no link to it but credit for the pictures does not go to me.
I am a person who loves colors, but I also recently came a fun of nude colors.
I love playing with style, with colors, with texture of the material.
I always wanted to do a post just for a particular color and I thought which one should I do first and I have decided to choose "Pink" love the blush pink.
In my opinion this color can be very elegant but if you change and add different material and tone to it you can style it sporty and I want to show you how.
One of mine favorite look is styling pink with white, it's just give the elegant to the outfit.
If you add pink with denim is more sporty look.
Let me know which one is your favorite. Here are few pieces which I own and are pink.
If you are like me who works in the office then this is post for you.
I work for an airline Ryanair in the Head Office and we do not need to wear uniform and therefore is important to dress well.
Here are few tips, which can help either build or renewal your wardrobe.
1) Pop of Color
Most people like to wear a nude color for office. If you add a pop of color to your outfit it can change the outfit completely and make it more interesting.
If you do not want to wear it in clothes as you are not too confident, just add it in the accessories first.
2) Statement Blouses
Yes it's true that well fitting white shirt it's a stapler in every wardrobe. But if you wear it all the time it becomes like an uniform.
Add statement blouse, which you can easily wear even with pair of jeans and look chic.
3) Classic Knits
A nice cosy jumper is a must have for winter and if you add a knitwear, fine cashmere sweater or a nice cardigan with the basic it will make it different to your outfit.
4) Chic Skirt
I personally love skirt. Either is a pencil skirt (my favorite) or a luxe leather skirt.
For office I would suggest keep the knee length - it's classy anything shorter is inappropriate for office and make it look very cheap.
Tip: Swap the tight for a pear of socks and heels to give a nice fashion edge.
5) Stylish Suiting
A suit in the (.....) boardroom power tool, now-days we have so many varieties it does not need to be just the plain suit. Also remember you can wear them separately.
Tip: Wide leg trousers are so in. Keep in mind when you choosing the next one.
6) Good Pair of Heels
High heels always were very elegant, but if you are not heel girl swap them for a kitten heel or chunky heel or flat. We have a many options to choose from
To polish any look a handbag is a must have. Size depends on if you cary your paperwork or laptop home, but keep it organized without clutter is the key.
It doesn't matter how classy you are dress if you don't have a nice coat, your look will not show. Remember you can make your coat as a statement as this is the first thing what people see.
Remember these are just guidelines to help you to build or renew your wardrobe for work.
Let me know if you would like maybe a post about work outfits.
Leave a comment below if this was helpful and what would you like me to write post about.
Wishing you all a great day
I have come across with this article and want to share it with you. As a blogger I like to know what is coming, what are the new trends. Can you believe that Summer is nearly finish and we are getting ready for Fall. This year we did not had very nice summer here in Ireland the weather was very bad and rained most of the days. Let's get started with the fashion trends and hopefully we can pick some tips. Get ready for this season full of puffy coats, touch of purple and this is kind of my favorite military style outwear. Regarding accessories it will be stacked heels, pearls and many more.
Which was first very popular on men. I am excited about this as I actually love these jackets. I used to have one decade ago and I loved it so much. I didn't have another one since so I think it's a time to buy one and the plus they are back in fashion is great news.
Are back, I think this will be a little bit challenge for me. What I mean as becoming more "Minimalist" 1980's is exactly opposite. Lots of colors, size and experimentation. Blue mascaras, big hair, yellow eye-shadow. I will have to do little bit more research about the 1980's fashion trends and then apply it to my style and make it works.
I love this material, it can be made from several different fabrics and the most traditional and most expensive is silk. Velvet is very soft and even when you looking back in the history of velvet it's associated with nobility.
4) Layered Eveningwear
It was Marc Jacobs and the 90's idea of playing down your most precious dress.
You either hate this or love it. But I believe you can layered dress to make it work for your style.
5) Stacked Heels
These are also known as "built heels or chunky heels". These are great mainly for people who find hard to walk in heels. I think I will get few like this season, as I have to implement more flats to my style, and this Stacked Heels is great.
I love Capes, I bought one last year "Burberry Style" and I love it. It gives a uniqueness to an outfit. Capes has also become very popular in the catwalk. We have two ways of Capes, the shorter garmets are called Capes, and the "Cloak" are the full length version.
7) Quilted Coats
It's nice to stay warm and I believe all the winter countries appreciate these "quilted coats, or you can refer them as puffer coats". If you actually try to shop now you will get a good deals. I would also recommend combine the two trends. E.g. I will get later into a fashion trend of Military Style, so why not looking for nice Quilted Coats in Military style and here you go have two trends in one.
Pearls are coming back into a fashion in a big way, replacing diamonds. In my opinion they never really came out of fashion. They are coming in all kinds of colors, sizes. I am excited about implementing them into my wardrobe. I also believe we could do lots of DIY with this magic accessory.
Now this is one of mine favorite, I love Leopard Print and did you knew that Leopard Print was first spotted after World War I, the print became popular around the time of Dior's New Look.
Back in the history of fashion, it was very difficult nearly impossible to create a purple dye and when it was finally created only the emperor was allowed to wear purple garments. Queen Elizabeth I Strasdin says: "forbade anybody but the closest members of the royal family to wear purple". In the mid-19th century, the dye became more available and became more as a trend, but as they say now you can pick up any purple T-shirt in H&M or Primark so it's no longer consider as exclusive. I would also like to mentioned that our Icon Prince he will be remembered forever for his music but also one of his favorite color was purple, this was like his signature color for his outfits.
I love military style jackets, Did you knew that the M-65 Field Jacket was issued to soldiers in Vietnam beginning in 1965 and the Bomber Jacket (which is so in right now and is here to stay) was worn by everyone and began its life as part of the World War I fighter pilot's uniform. Alexander McQueen designed his own tartan for his fall 1995 show called "Highland Rape", the fabric expressed both ethnic pride and anger at what he considered the "rape" of his family's homeland by the English.
Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. It is particularly associated with Scotland. In North America Tartan is often called "Plaid". Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials.
13) Padded Shoulders
The first shoulder pads were mostly triangular in shape in the 1930. In the '80s those strong-shouldered silhouettes returned, but the look spilled over and everyone from Madonna and Princess Diana could be seen in Crawford-esque blazers and jackets.
In the 1500's corset were very popular and was tightly laced. Corset were made with metal, the corsets were popped up now and then, now not to mentioned we have waist trainers which are very popular by the Kardashians and Amber Rose.
Vinyl is known as PVC clothes. and did you knew that PVC was invented by accident in 1926 but it wasn't on the runway until 1963 when Mary Quant used it for her wet collection.
The PVC clothes are very much associated with Goth, Punk fashion. A common stereotype is the image of wearing skin-tight PVC catsuit.
16) Micro Bags
I am very excited with this. I personally love very large handbag and is only now recently I got into the small handbags. Therefore I am very excited to experiment with this fashion trend. Did you knew that the original point of this it was only to carry a coins. These cute bags are the hottest trend in this season a what I call it "must have". I have order one and can't wait to receive it. They are really help you to carry only the essentials. I think these cute bags are not only relieve to your shoulder and back but they are great fashion statement in simple outfit. If you haven't got one do so, they are starting from very affordable prices.
Second name for Sequins is "A sparkling history", sequins are disk-shaped beads used for decorative purposes. Sequins are commonly used in clothes, bags, shoes, jewelry and many other accessories. Now-days sequins are no longer only for the style ball-gowns, now sequins are turning up in unexpected items. like trousers, pencil skirts, you name it. I personally I am not as much fun of sequins but I think will be nice to have at least one item in the collection. However many celebrities makes sequins as every day essentials like Jennifer Lopez
I don't know about you but if you are like me and you like fashion is good to do research or to know what is coming and how can you implement the trends into your style.
Hope you liked this article and do let me know what fashion trend is your favorite and you are most excited about and as well what is the one which will be challenge for you.
For me I am very excited about the Micro Bags, Military and the most challenging will be Vinyl and Padded Shoulders. Now we have only one thing to do, we know what is coming so the only thing which is remaining is to do shopping. Happy shopping to everyone.
xxx love maria
For people who knows me they know I love my heels and wear them everyday. However after my injury last year I had to introduce in my wardrobe more flats. Now I haven't been the best of listening and wore heels as usual and now I do get pain in my leg again. Now if I want to get to my feet some rest is better I start wearing more flats. I did some research of what flats will I be interesting and must say there is lots to choose from.
I want to share with you my "Wishlist" for flats. Let me decide which I should get first.
Lets get started. I also want to apologize for the arrows on the pictures, but they are not mine yet so had to crop them from the website, I also attach a link to each shoes in case you will like them too.
ASOS Leaf Flower Pointed T-Bar Ballet Flats
First would be these lovely pair of my obsess color at the moment - blush pink and I absolutely love the flower detailing. I don't have favorite color but truly love the nude colors, and I think they are very dressy as well I could see myself wearing them with skirt, dress or even with lovely pants. (shop here)
ASOS Melody Pointed Flat Shoes
Since nude are so in and they are perfect colors for my minimalist style, this pair it's a must have. I love the suede look, slide in flats. The detailing of Cut-out sides and silver tone hardware, they are as well pointed toe like the first I have chosen and I love the little tassel detailing. (shop here)
ASOS Lingo Pointed Ballet Flats
I love this flats as they have the lovely leather look. It has T-bar design with the metal pointed part. They have pin buckle ankle strap. (shop here)
ASOS Los Angels Pointed Caged Ballet Flats
I know you are probably tired of me adding more pointed flats, but they are actually the one I see wearing the most. This lovely pair has the Caged strap design, it also has double ankle strap detailing and pin buckle fastening. (shop here)
ASOS Littleton Pointed Ballet Flats
This pair are little funky and so chic. Great for the Friday chill outfits. They are metallic faux-leather look and faux pearl detailing. Love them. (shop here)
ASOS Mayor Pointed Glitter Flat Shoes
I love this flats as they have nice front zipper detailing and a bit of glitter. They will be great with nice pair of fitted jeans and simple top. (shop here)
ALDO Eddiva Silver Strappy Pointed Balerina Flat
These are little bit more pricey but I love the strappy design. It has metallic look and double pin-buckle fastening. (shop here)
ASOS Melody Pointed Flat Shoes
Since I have selected mostly only one color flats and nude I had to add little touch of me. I have come across with these gorgeous Snake-effect upper slip on style flats. It has cut-away sides, little tassel detailing. Flat sole. I love prints and I have reduce wearing prints but even with my minimalist style I could be able to wear this as touch of personality in my outfit. (shop here)
ASOS Missy Flat Shoes
Ofcourse I had to add pair of black flats. This lovely flats have glossy patent, slip on design flats. I love the bow detailing and the combination of almond toe detailing. (shop here)
Miista Bhu Buckle Leather Flat Shoes
Now the last pair on my wishlist are these gorgeous flats. They are very price indeed, but I just fall in-love with them. It has matte leather with two pin buckle straps with little gold detailing. (shop here)
I know I did not include any sandals, or flat boots. I just wanted to choose something which I will use at the moment. Do let me know if you like and them and let me know which pair is your favorite in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by
xxx love maria
Hi my lovely people.
I want to share with you my article which I did for "Ondine Magazine". It was such a pleasure to be part of it. If you wonder who "Ondine" are, it's an Irish Fashion Online Magazine. check them out: and here is the post on their link: (read here)
and here is the copy of it:
Hi, do you want to be stylish and feel good, do you want to make changes of how you shop? If “yes” then keep reading.
I would love to talk today about “Capsule Wardrobe”.
For people who are wondering what is capsule wardrobe, some definitions of Capsule Wardrobe are as a collection of clothes and accessories that includes only items which are considered as essential and can be used for basic outfits or for all occasions.
I agree with this of course, but I always say make it suitable to your style and to your needs and then you will have use of it. In my words definition of Capsule Wardrobe is: “I call it, mini wardrobe made up of really versatile pieces that you LOVE completely to wear.”
As my last article which is about “Minimalist Style” (read here) is important that I do this article as they are kind of working together. Is important to learn what the Capsule Wardrobe is if you want to be a minimalist or at least want to try.
OK so back to why people started to do Capsule Wardrobe? Is essentially trying to spend less time deciding what to wear, less time shopping. Did you ever had a moment when you went for “binge shopping” and got home with bags full of clothes, but they actually never contributed nothing to your style? While I did, and that’s when I realized I have a problem and is important to do something with it. Of course is not the worst thing in the world, but after realizing there is time to change of how I shop and what I shop, and I must say I am more happier now of what I want and I kind of find a way of who I am.
It’s not easy to change our habits, and stop spending money on emotional purchases, but is possible and is never too late.
Little bit of how Capsule Wardrobe started, it’s all happened in the 70’s by London boutique owner Susie Faux. I have also read about the Project 333, and having now much clear idea of what it is I know how to start working towards my new change.
I will be doing reviews of how I am finding this style change, what impact it had and what challenges will I face so please follow me.
Hope you have enjoyed this article and hopefully it was helpful.
xxx love maria
Hi my lovely people.
I have to share with you this article which I have come across. As you all know by now, I love sunglasses in every shape or color. I think they are amazing accessory which can change your outfit completely. Therefore this article which I have read got my attention and wanted to share it with you.
From the title you notice that based on what type of sunglasses you wear or choose it can tell a little about your personality, so let's get started:
Oversize sunnies tells of how important you feel, and confident.
Check these gorgeous Oversize Sunglasses from New Look: (shop here)
Just like in 1950's, the sunglasses full of mystery, you're style is regal, feminine but never flirty. A midi skirt and trench coat is your get-to-go and anything what you are drinking you better believe that is champagne. (shop here)
You are very cool and nobody has to tell you. With a wardrobe filled with Cos classic staples, green juice is your tipple of choice. (shop here)
All sparkle, glitter is your thing and glitter is not just how you dress, is your way of life. Less is more is your motto you've never understood and when people say your outfit is interesting you take it as a compliment. (shop here)
Like a pair of these sunnies, you are here for a good time. You are a party girl, who can be found at the hottest gigs. Denim shorts and crop tops are your staples in your wardrobe.(shop here)
Double Wire Lense
On point is your most used phrase. You always know what is hot and your shoe-drobe is a lust-worthy collection of the freshest kicks. (shop here)
Hope you have enjoyed the article as much as I did. I love to learn new interesting things. As mentioned I love any sunglasses any shape or color and I actually find in every style some true about me.
Let me know which style you like the most and if is true what is says about the personality.
We all wish to stay young forever or at least as long as we can. Forever is not possible but we can do few things which can make us feel younger.
I have read this article which talks about habits which aging our skin.
As you all know to look younger is all about the skin needs to look good and healthy.
We all know how smoking is bad for us not just for the skin. If you would have to compare skin of non-smoking person and smoking person you will see the difference. The skin is damaged by the toxic substances that cigarettes contains. The best way of fixing this is to quit smoking.
2) No Sunglasses
For many people sunglasses are only as fashion accessory. We know that sun can damaged our skin, as the skin around the eyes is very thin, but did you knew that by not wearing the sunglasses we may do more damage to our skin. So if you do not wear sunglasses you better start it.
Too many sweets can have a negative effect at the level of skin. The more sugar we eat the more damage we do. And not to mentioned of worrying about diabetes. When eating too much sugar our skin becomes more saggy, with an aged aspect. By cutting the sweets, we will improve our skin.
When you eat salty food, you cause water retention at the level of the entire body including in the skin. Our diet has a huge impact on our skin. Did you knew that puffiness under eyes is one of the obvious sign to cut down on salt.
5) Gum chewing
I was honestly surprise about this, as I never knew how much gum can be damaging.
Chewing gum is one of the worst habits doing damage to your teeth, stomach and recently confirmed to our skin. The repetitive motion required for chewing gum actually leads to the wear & tear of the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, promoting the appearance of premature wrinkles. We should give up of this habits having chewing gum at all the times, as we will look older soon than we think.
6) Sleeping Position
Did you knew that sleeping position can influence the health of the skin. If we are get used to sleep on one position this can lead to more wrinkles on that side. The recommended position is to sleep on the back.
7) Inadequate skin care routine
If you go to bed with your make up and not clean the face we can't expect the skin to look nice and fresh. If you are not doing anything about skin care routine, while this should change right now. Start with the 3 simple steps: cleanse, tone and moisturize.
8) No SPF (Sun Protector Factor)
Studies have demonstrated that one of the factors to aging is sun exposure. We should all use moisturizer which contains SPF and we should apply it to our skin every-time we are going out whether is cold or warm.
Water is important for our health and our skin. as constant dehydration stimulates the appearance of premature wrinkles. If you want your skin to glow and look healthier, please increase the water intake.
We know that Stress can have impact on the entire body including our skin. We should all try to reduce the stress, and enjoy it ourselves more. Maybe start doing something which can relax us, like Yoga, or going for a walk, or just having a nice music with a candle have time to relax. Reduce the stress in your life and enjoy a healthy aspect of the skin.
Hope you enjoy this article as much as I did.
It's very important that we start taking care of ourselves and remember is never to late to change, as all these little changes makes a huge difference to our body.
love xxx maria
This post is quick I just want to share with you my favorite sunglasses.
I had a photo shoot to show this gorgeous top and I have decided to show you how one top can be style with different sunglasses. Here are few of mine favorites.
Do tell me which is your favorite pair of sunglasses. I can't never decide I love them all.
xxx love maria
I can't believe we have another month over. This month I have experienced few new products which I would love to share with you.
Who knows me they know I am a "Product Jun-key" I love to try new stuff. I love cosmetic and love to try and explore. Here are my favorite for the lovely month of June.
First will be this lovely set which has shower gel and an lotion Julie Dodsworth Fairytale. I haven't come across with this brand is an UK brand. I absolutely love the packaging this will be even great gift idea. Also what is great is 100 ml's containers easy to carry in your hand luggage while traveling. It smell very nice, it's pleasure of fruit and flowers at the same time. This is a luxurious creamy body wash and body lotion blended with Violet Extract, Essential Oils and Vitamin A and E. These products leaves your skin nice and smooth without feeling being greasy. Love this and will recommend it. I got this in TJ Max and honestly haven't seen it anywhere else, but you maybe more lucky.
However they do have their own website (shop here) check it out.
Second product I want to share with you is Victoria's Secret Body Mist.
I know you will not believe me that I actually never ever tried this. I buy their lingerie but never tried the cosmetic. I am very pleased with it and can't believe it I haven't tried it earlier. They had like 4 different types, I fall in love with this one: "Endless Love" it is apple blossom fragrance. Love it and will for sure try the other fragrance.
I purchased this product in The Perfume Shop, however most drug store have this product. (shop here)
Third product is lotion Vitamin E all over body cream, and I am surprise how this lotion smells so similar to Nivea. It leaves the skin nice and smooth, it moisturizes and softens for silky smooth skin. (shop here)
My next item is this lovely Dry Body Oil Pecksniff's England. It has lovely strong ginger and patchouli smell. It absorb very quick leaves the skin nice and soft, it contains Argan Oil as well. What I love about this product is for everything, hair, skin and nails. I use it as well for my cuticles. The packaging is 100 ml's great again for traveling. I purchased this in TJ Max little pricey but it does miracles. (shop here)
One of my favorite items is probably this Beauty Salt. I will do separate post about how I use it and what benefits sea salt baths have. I love this particular one which I got again in TJ Max, it's a Sea Salt from a Dead Sea this one is brand Arad Natural Beauty. It does miracles, I love it and will recommend it to everyone as sea salt baths have lots of beauty and health benefits. (shop here)
This month I finally found a cosmetic bag the right size. I love the material love how I can fit in more products and even my brush kit. Very happy with this found. I purchased this in TJ Max. The make-up bag is JoJo brand. I really love it. It was on sale for 10 EUR, can you believe that, I could not be more happier.
While hope you liked my "June Favorites" and let me know what were yours, also let me know if you tried any of my items which I have recommended.
Wishing you all lovely day and look forward to try more products.
I believe that what you wear tells a lot about your personality. Fashion are clothes, but style is what you do with it.