Oranges and Blues!

Right, so what do you do when you have a ‘thing’ where you can’t wear a bathing suit even though the weather desperately requires that? I told you that until the weather becomes a bit more normal temp-wise I’m going to continue to whine about it. Back to the question… I’ll tell you what, you’ll just watch how the man of your dreams melts away in long pants and a polo shirt while you enjoy life in an easy-breezy dress and sandals. Sometimes it’s just so good to be a woman!

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Seriously, during summer I do tend to pity men because if you actually have to go to an event where you are not allowed to wear shorts and open shoes, then it just sucks to be a man! I mean, these types of regulations tent to be a lot more permissive with us women. For example these outfits over here. It’s quite easy to see which one of us is more comfortable at 36 degrees… On the other hand, us women bleed for 5 days every month and still live to tell the story, so with that in mind, pitying men just stopped!

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On me:

Dress – Atelier Anca Maxim; Shoes – Jimmy Choo; Bag – Furla; Bling – Tomorrowland, Pandora and Swarovski (bracelet and ring); Watch – Tissot

Back to our outfits… The obvious colour palette consists (as the title says) orange and blue. I know this is not really a traditional colour combo, but for some reason I seem to came back to it quite often. The only thing that suffers changes, depending on the season and event, is the intensity of both of the colours involved. Just thought about the fact that i have a perfect orange summer bag from Lancel tucked somewhere in our dressing room that just needs a good photoshoot. I just need to find it! Soon!

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On D:

Pants – ZARA; T-shirt – Lacoste; Shoes – Tommy Hilfiger; Bling – Fossil; Watch – Tissot

For this cocktail-casual event I chose a very comfortable dress designed by the one woman that actually made my wedding dress as well – Anca Maxim. What I love most about this dress is its versatility. Apparently I’m a big fan of versatility! For these photos I’ve worn the right sleeve up, but I do promise that we’ll shoot it again and I’m going to wear the sleeve down which totally changes the dress. The reason I chose to wear it up was, obviously, the heat! The print on this dress is very easy to combine as well, working well with oranges, blues and yellows. This time I went for my neon orange Jimmy Choo Lance sandals – told you they are an absolute staple and I have them in two colours. Also, to complete the look and carry my phone and house keys, I chose the orange Furla bucket mini bag. As for the bling, naturally, besides my Tomorrowland and Pandora rings I wore a Swarovski cocktail ring and bracelet.

D had to suffer a bit as there was absolutely no way he could get away with wearing shorts this time, so he had to wear his orange ZARA chinos. Obviously, because he wore long pants, flip-flops, be them leather, weren’t an option so he had to wear his Tommy Hilfiger boat shoes. To completely match my dress, he chose his dark blue Lacoste polo t-shirt. He obviously wore his Fossil bracelet and, for a change we both wore our Tissot PR100 which is a very classic watch.

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There you have it! I survived gracefully in the heat while D roasted like a turkey the entire afternoon. Well, sometimes you have to suffer for fashion!

L.

 

 

 

The saga continues…

The saga of high waisted shorts continues with a romper. The silhouette is exactly the same, the only difference being the fact that this romper, just like any romper, makes going to the toilet one complicated matter. I’m also back on a blue streak with this blue and white romper.

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I decided to add a few golden accents to this otherwise casual romper, and therefore, I upped my look to a more dinner appropriate rather than office appropriate outfit. This Mango romper is from three years back (if not older), but just as expected, fashion trends always tend to come back and this summer the blue and white combo gets more attention than the infamous Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue (I’m quite surprised about that). Back to the golden accents… I chose the forever fashionable Lance sandals from Jimmy Choo, that have gotten me out of every situation where you need to be a little more dressed up, ever since I bought them. They seem to forever be in trend so I honestly feel that this was one of my best splurges so far, they are a statement piece and something every shoe lover should have. I love them so much that I got them in orange as well and I do plan to get them in nude at some point, but until then, I got my eye on a few other statement shoes.

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On me:

Romper – Mango; Sandals – Jimmy Choo; Clutch – Mihaela Glavan; Belt – Atelier Alsceva; Bling – Swarovski, Pandora and Tomorrowland; Watch – Longines; Shades – Gucci

My clutch is from Mihaela Glavan and I got it two years ago, but it still is one of my go-to clutches simply because it can fit a lot of stuff. The belt is custom made from Atelier Alsceva, but unfortunately you can’t find it anymore, but there are some alternatives online. Bling wise, I went for a Nirvana ring from Swarovski, naturally with my Pandora and Tomorrowland rings. The shades are from Gucci and you’ve seen them in a dozen fashion posts by now. We both chose our Longines watches, because I like to keep it on the masculine side a bit, no matter how feminine my outfit is, though this one is not really that feminine.

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On D:

Shirt – Tommy Hilfiger; Pants – ZARA; Shoes – Pull&Bear; Bling – Fossil and Constantin Nautics; Watch – Longines; Shades – Ray-BanĀ 

D also chose a blue and white outfit to match mine. He didn’t go for any golden accents though, as he seems to lack in the gold shoes department (thankfully!). He picked his Tommy Hilfiger white shirt that I love so much and paired it with his ZARA pants that he got from Madrid. Yes, we really went ZARA wild in Madrid! The boat shoes he’s wearing are from Pull&Bear and he got them last year, so you’ll probably not going to find these exact ones, but there are lots of boat shoes online. Bling wise, he sticked to his Fossil bracelet and his Constantin Nautics necklace, and for the first time (I think!) on the blog, he is actually wearing his Ray-Ban sunglasses. As stated earlier, he is also wearing his Longines watch.

All in all, with me having blue hair right now, I really hope that this blue trend is here to stay for at least one month, as that’s the least I plan to keep my hair on the blue side. I do promise to post some different outfits soon, but I really wanted to make a point out of the whole high waisted shorts thing.

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