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Pastels – How to Wear Spring

February 3, 2014

I’ve complained before that I tend to wear too much dark or bright colours. When I was challenged to try the Fondant Pastels S/S14 trend by Most Wanted, the lifestyle magazine from the UK’s #1 voucher site,, I said yes, please.

I was given a budget of £80, to spend on the high street and get as many discounts as possible, using vouchers or shopping the sales. I then had to combine the acquired items with my already existing wardrobe and come up with a few looks, wearing the pastel trend my way. I managed quite a few key items as not only I found pieces that were already on sale but I also applied an extra 20% discount voucher at ASOS.

The first look I did was totally girly girl and perfect for the weekend. I had this adorable mint coloured mini cape in my closet for years. I bought it in Lisbon years ago but never got around to wearing it. Now I have other stuff to wear it with, as I never really wanted to pair ir with dark clothes.

Moz, always close to my heart.

Chunky Beret HatASOS (£5.00), Mint Mini Cape – H&M, Long Sleeve Pink Top – Primark, Morrissey Necklace – Spitalfields Market in London, Cambray SkirtAmerican Apparel via ASOS (£35), Tights – H&M, Pink Polkadot Shoes – Irregular Choice (via Ebay)

I thought I’d make another look with the skirt as it is a very versatile item – I suspect I’ll be living in it over the warmer months! This time I thought I’d add a splash of neon, which is an option if pastels are too bland for you.

Perfect outfit to go out touristing, so comfy!

Head Band – Gingham fabric from local fabric store, Cambray Skirt – American Apparel via ASOS (£35), Ribbed Crop Top – H&M (via Ebay), Long sleeve Top – Primark, Camera – Fuji Instax, Camera Bag – Ebay, Shoes – Springfield, Neon $ BeltRiver Island, via ASOS (£3.00)

This is the naughty secretary/ librarian look. The look of the kind of girl that looks very innocent in her saccharine coloured outfits and black rimmed glasses but it’s only just deceiving (I digress and no, I’m not talking about me).  The chain for the glasses will be a practical and welcome addition to my working apparel and more so if I really was a librarian.

A pair of coral flats tie the whole outfit together.

Just a little detail of the beautiful deer ring my friend Ohlalali gave me last year. It’s from Irregular Choice and I think about her when I wear it.

“Which documents should I be filing next?”

Oui/Non Glasses Chain ASOS (£2.50), Tights – Ebay, Pink Bow Playsuit ASOS (£18.00), Shirt – Thrifted in Florida (cost me a dollar or so), Coral FlatsTimeless via ASOS (£10.00)

The last look is an evening look. I don’t really do the shorter than short skirts and the towering high heels when I go out (I want to be able to walk back home haha) but I do the glitz.

 “It’s too cold outside, I want to stay here, wrapped up in my coat”

White Furry Coat – Ebay, Pink LurexDressMiss Selfridges (£22.00), Tights – H&M, Shoes – Springfield.

As you can see, you can spice up your wardrobe with the latest trends as there are loads of bargains to be found. Don’t forget to check for extra discounts, as there are always new discounts and promotions being added.

PS: Post made in collaboration with

PS 2: photos by Filipa. Thanks to Rebeca for helping out!



November 5, 2013

I was sent an issue of Psychologies Magazine for me to take a look as they have now changed their design and features. I was curious as I have never bought the magazine before (I tend to look at the fashion magazines only) and was curious as it promises relevant ideas in motivational content from real people.

(Yes, that’s how I read magazines, all the time.)

Although I don’t think I ever picked up an older issue to be able to compare the look, currently it looks fresh and features good photography. The regular features show us suggestions on books, film, art and ideas, an interview with someone famous (in this issue, Julia Roberts) as well as several opinion articles on varied themes such as divorce and casual sex, among others. You can also find a Dossier, in which a theme is more extensively explored (in this issue, communication), articles on scientific studies and a section with mixed themes such as DIY, home decor, recipes and travel. I found it to be a very complete and diverse magazine, with plenty of interesting things to be learned. I particularly liked the interesting facts and numbers that can be found among the shorter articles as I’m always curious to know about statistics!

Here are some of my favourite quotes from the magazine, that I can relate to:

Julia Roberts on Honesty: “I always want to hear the truth. No matter what it is. I have a great family and amazing friends. I expect them to be honest with me. And I want them to be very straightforward, very plain.

On the  Speaking Up article: “The world tends to value extrovert qualities over introvert ones”.

Amanda Cadenet says: “I just never wanted to live someone else’s life. I don’t know why I’ve got this kind of spirit but I’m very much an advocate of living honestly”.

On the A Life More Ordinary article: “Finding joy in the mundane helps you look at life ‘in the round’ and see that it’s good”.

In sum: I liked the magazine and will probably look for it when I get to buy a magazine to read when I take the train, as the content can be a lot more informative and relevant than regular women’s magazines.

If you want to see if for yourself, Psychologies Magazine is now running a promotion: you get 3 issues for £3 only. T&Cs are on the link.

I know everyone is aching to know what I wore, so here is the rundown: Bow – H&M, Dress – H&M (via Ebay), Boyfriend Cardigan – Zara, Belt – c/o ASOS (it was on their Access All ASOS welcome package), Shoes – Irregular Choice, Tights – I can’t remember!

PS: Psychologies sent me a copy of their latest issue for review, no money was received and the opinions expressed are my own.


We Style… Crystal Castles

February 15, 2013

Andrea from Teetoo and I decided we wanted to do something fun together a while ago. Life does tend to get in the way sometimes and it took us a few months to actually get off our arses and plan something concrete. As we have an ocean between us we decided that the best way would be to collaborate on the blog! So here it is, what we hope will be a regular feature. We both agree on a theme, style it our own way and post it on our blogs, bam!

For this occasion Andrea suggested Crystal Castles, as it is a band she tells me she has become fond of after I posted about them here. As Andrea tells me she has tickets to see them live in Toronto, I imagined what I could be wearing if we went to the show together… I went on youtube to get some inspo and watched a couple of their videos and looked in my closet… I wanted to wear something that not only evoked what the band themselves wear but also what the music conveys to me – their sound  is bouncy and danceable but also dark at the same time. Some people do interpretative dance, we create outfits – to each their own! So this is what I came up with:

Pleather jacket – H&M, Long blackwool dress – Vintage Jaeger, thrifted from Age UK (remember this?),  Totally Mental Rainbow Flatforms – Office outlet on Ebay

I took these photos last Sunday and tried to look as cheerful as possible under the chill and the rain (see the raindrop on the lens on the first photo? The things I do for the love of art haha). Can’t wait for Spring to take photos under the sun, skip over the daisies and the green grass with the cute bunnies and have the birds come dress me every morning. Oh wait, that was Cinderella.

So yeah, this is our first project together. What do you think we should be interpreting through our clothes the next time? Any suggestions/requests?