Haley Boyd is my latest style inspiration. The girl with the perfect style where retro meets glam is more than just a fashion enthusiast, Haley is a founder of Marais shoe brand (which I highly adore). She does a great job at creating shoes that look perfect with almost everything and Haley is a perfect ambassador to her brand and you can see Marais shoes in most of her outfits. I like Hayley’s style for being feminine and wearable. She manages to make a statement without looking like a fool (like a lot of people in fashion somehow do). Without further adieu, ladies and gentlemen, Haley Boyd!!!
It is spring and to my greatest fascinations our streets are getting filled with bright colours and the most crazy colour combinations. People seem to come out of winter hibernation with a major colour deficiency so they are not afraid to ditch blacks and grays for the brights!!! My latest colour inspiration – blue and green. This combo is so refreshing that I’m trying to wear it almost every day. There are so many shades of blue and green and there are dozens of variations. I’m personally in favor of malachite green and indigo blue (yes, I like bright colours).
It is more than exciting to find a really unique and trend-less blogger and Paola Mathe is for sure one of those few. She is a person behind Fanm Djamn – a brand creating headwraps to empower women all over the world. Haitian native, Paola is now residing in New York and living her dream: sharing the colours with the world. As Paola said: “Yeah, I feel naked without color — I use it to express myself.” Paola’s outfits are beyond colourful and found a lot of fans among fashionistas all over the world. So, dear Paola, please don’t change and keep on inspiring women to be true to themselves.
What I hate the most about winter is the necessity to put on layers and layers of clothes in order to stay warm. I’m so tired to feel like a cabbage! Seems that women have only two options: be fabulous and get sick or wear bazillion layer of clothes and feel warm. So for the last years I’ve been searching for the perfect shearling coat as it seems to be the only option to keep you warm without hundreds of inner layers. (P.S. Unfortunately I haven’t found one YET). I started to browse through hundreds of streets style photos and dozens of taobao shops looking for the shearling coat. So much inspiration!
Throwback to that amazing time in Shanghai when the temperature was plus 20 and we had so many options for dressing up and looking nice. Though December has been good to us, it is officially winter and staying warm became more important than looking nice.
So …. back at that time, during one relaxing weekend, I “walked” one of my favourite skirts. It is one of those items that can make the whole outfit. I bought the fabric on taobao (after falling in love with it MADLY) and my friend made a skirt for me according to my sketch. And after the skirt was ready, it rested in my closet for about two years and I almost gave it away at one of the clothing swaps. Fortunately I didn’t!!! So I finally decided it was a perfect time to give this skirt a try. I completed the outfit with The Beatles T-shirt which is my another taobao find, vintage bag and bracelet, Mango Touch heels and a denim jacket from one of the small shops in Shanghai. I will definitely keep the skirt and play with styling it!
XOXO from Shanghai