Lisbon. Have I ever said to you that I love Lisbon? No? So let me tell you this week: I love Lisbon! And I love it even more during Fashion Week, the atmosphere is simply magical. So this weekend I will make a full report of the collections that are being shown in ModaLisboa Vision.
What a day. Today I had an extremely busy day! In addition to having a few issues to deal with and a lot to organize because after all, Lisbon Fashion Week is already this week, today is my Mother's birthday. I love you Mom but the timing was awful this year. My luck was these short holidays because of the Carnival (hate it, but loooooove the holidays). So, today, more than anything, I needed a comfortable outfit for my errands but one that I could quickly adapt to a party. I told you that I've been thinking a lot on midi-skirts and here's the one I own (for now). For the party I made a quick change to black stilettos and a necklace.
Midi-skirt. Lately I´ve seen so many street styles that incorporated a midi-skirt and for those unaware: it´s a skirt below the knee and above the ankle. And I tell you that I love to see them paired with oversized sweaters and stilettos (oh my, black stilettos!). As simple as the look is a midi-skirt brings another life and strength to the outfit, don´t you think?
I'm so obsessed that this week I'm doing a DIY skirt of this type. I promise that when I end it I put some pics here and, if you want, I make a post dedicated to how I did it.
Love at first sight. It's no secret that I have a (huge) obsession with shoes. Big deal, all women have. I love window shopping for shoes. I love buying new shoes. I love the smell of new shoes. I love the feel of new shoes on my feet. I just love shoes. And when the most-perfect-shoes-on-earth look good and are comfortable (or close to comfortable, ups) it´s just love at first sight. Unfortunately for my bank account, I fall madly in love for a pair of shoes almost every week. Lately I've been paying more attention to flats and sneakers and just my luck they are one of the biggest trends!
Share with me, do you often fall in love with a pair of shoes?
Sorry. Wait, you´ll understand. This week I won´t stop posting new things here but I won´t post what I usually post, it will be shorter and simple posts. Why? I'll have a very busy week with essays for college and a few trips to Porto. And I have my Mother in the hospital. But don´t worry, next week I'll be here with all my heart and ready to challenge the fashion world!
For now I leave you with my latest obsession: earcuffs!
Be Mine. Never happened to you wanting a piece (clothing or shoes) and simply can´t find it in your size? Well, it happened to me with these sneakers. And no, they aren´t my size (unfortunately). I was looking for a pair of sneakers like these for so long but never managed to get them in my size. But that didn´t stop me from buying them even being a size larger than I normally use. Although they are clearly too big, I got a trick to keep them on my feet: some cotton inside the sneaker. With time, cotton adapts to the shape of the toes and therefore doesn´t hurt anything!
Tell me: Don´t you feel so frustrated when you want something so bad and can´t find it?
Rich. Last week I was confronted by a good question that has been in my mind: "to be well dressed you have to be rich!". And of course, I have an answer for this: Of course not!
I live with this premise and this was why I decided to start this blog: dressing nicely and spending the least amount of money possible. And I like to think that I´m doing pretty well in this challenge. Of course I have a few expensive pieces that aren´t for all pockets but in my defense they are pieces that will last me for a huge amount of seasons, a.k.a. overcoats. Sorry, this isn´t the case. This is, indeed, a beautiful vintage coat and I love it not only for being warm but mostly for being oversized (I have a hell of a crush for all that is oversized).
Now coming to the main point: my best advices to spend little and walk always immaculate.
1. Enjoy sales to the fullest to buy mainly the basic pieces like jeans, tees, shirts and sweaters. You must buy some shoes, or that more expensive piece that you laid your eyes for so long.
2. Visit vintage stores. Try to explore the best in your area.
3. Go take a look at your parents wardrobe, you will be overwhelmed with the treasures that are there waiting for you.
4. Buy online, prices are much more appealing!
But the best advice I can give you is: Be creative!