Slovakian Style Diary

We Travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us

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Hey Guys,

I’m just home from a wonderful, long weekend in Slovakia. Braislava is a beautiful city which was made even prettier by the snow. We had a great time and ate and drank far too much (which is to be expected) but I will be doing a blog post on that in the coming week. For this particular post, I am going to focus on what I wore as I have been receiving some messages on Facebook and Instagram asking where I purchased everything.

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I am hands down the worst packer in the world! I always leave it until the last minute and am extremely indecisive when it comes to deciding what to bring. For our trip to Bratislava we only had our hand luggage so I had no choice but to be remotely sensible and objective in my choices.

So here is my Slovakian Style Diary

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I love my Leather Jacket because the fur trim can actually be removed so it will be useful in the Spring too. I got it for Christmas and it is perfect for these cold mornings, it can be bought Here

My Jeans are the Molly Reform Jeggings and I have these in a range of different colours. They are, in my opinion, the best fitting jeans available. They can be bought for €50.00 Here

I bought my ankle boots in Newlook for an absolute bargain of €27.00 but they don’t appear to be available any more. I did however spot these lovely boots on the Newlook website. You can check them out Here & Here

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My Bag is one of my favourite buys of 2014, I love large bags and I was looking for a nice black one for ages. It is from H&M however as it was bought last November, I don’t think it is still available, but I did spot this almost identical option online.

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#bratislava #slovakia #tartan #fur #travel

My hat was my saviour for the weekend, it not only protected me from the snow, it also acted as a shield between my hungover face and the Slovakian Airport. In hindsight it is probably the reasoning behind me getting unpleasantly fondled by the airport security. Apparently I looked like a criminal 😛 Anyway it can be bought from H&M and such a bargain at €19.99!

My tartan scarf is actually from Scotland. I bought it a few years back when I was in Edinburgh. This option from River Island however is pretty similar.

My second favourite look from when I was away can be seen below.

Photo: All wrapped up ❄️❄️❄️ #bratislava #slovakia #ootd #travel

My jeans are again the Molly Jeggings (I wasn’t lying when I said they were my favourites!) and they can be bought here. I fell in love with this fur headband when I seen it a few weeks back. I wore it both day and night and it kept me so warm! It was of course an absolute steal in Newlook, check it out here. My knee high boots also came in so handy as they kept me warm in the snow. I bought these in Newlook too, but they don’t seem to be available anymore. I have chosen a few similar options that you can try:

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 River Island , H&M

I love quilted coats and the one I’m wearing from Zara has been such a good investment. I think it is sold out at the moment but a very similar one is still available in the store.

Image 2 of SHORT ANORAK WITH FUR COLLAR from Zara

I always tend to keep my outfits casual when I’m away, particularly when the weather is cod. My outfits mainly included turtle necks, skinny jeans and flat boots as you can see. I’m also a sucker for some faux fur which can be seen in both outfits.

So there’s my Slovakian Style Diary, I hope you enjoyed and found the links useful 🙂

Happy Shopping!

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

 

 

Top 20 under €20

Hey Guys,

Seeing as it’s January and the majority associate this with  being a bit of an anti climax after Christmas and the New Year, I have decided to do a post that is budget friendly and will help cure those January Blues. Most people’s purse strings are a little tighter at this time of year, unless you are one of a lucky few, so it’s always nice to find items that won’t break the bank. Some say not to shop when you’re not feeling the richest, I say be smart about your shopping. A little ‘pick me up’ that won’t hurt the bank balance too much, can be considered a necessity in  my eyes 😉 So here are my Top 20 items that are under €20!

Top 20 Under €20

Turtle Neck €20.00 River Island

Buy Here

Image 1 of TRICOLOR BAG from Zara

Messenger bag €19.99 Zara

Buy Here

Rimmed Sunglasses €13.00 River Island

Buy Here

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€19.99 H&M

Buy Here

€16.50 Forever21

Buy Here

Image 1 of ASOS Bead Through Stud Earrings

€11.43 ASOS

Buy Here

Image 3 of New Look Kool Black Patent Flat Loafer Shoes

€18.47 ASOS

Buy Here

White Blazer €19.50 Missguided

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€17.99 Newlook

Buy Here

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€19.99 H&M

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Skater Dress €16.50 Forever 21

Buy Here

€14.99 Bershka

Buy Here

€17.00 Primark

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€18.20 Missguided

Buy Here

Image 1 of MIXED FABRIC BLOUSE WITH FRONT DETAIL from Zara

Blouse €19.99 Zara

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€14.00 Boohoo

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€17.99 Newlook

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€12.70 Topshop

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€19.50 Missguided

Buy Here

€14.99 Bershka

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So there you go ladies, proof that you can justify your shopping addiction in January. Happy Shopping 🙂

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Power of the Pencil Skirt

Hey Guys,

I am a big fan of pencil skirts and I think they are perfect for a night out. I tend to opt for  a pencil skirt and top as opposed to a  dress. I think it helps elongate my body and slims my hips. Pencil skirts are not only extremely stylish, they also streamline any body shape, giving a sexy silhouette. They are perfect for nights out but also for occasions. Just invest wisely in the colour! When choosing a pencil skirt, make sure the material is thick enough to cover underwear lines and the like but not too thick that it adds bulk. At the moment I am in love with the options currently available in River Island. The faux leather material is so flattering and the placement of the pockets will actually slim the hips and help create an hourglass shape. The band around the waistline will also emphasis your curves giving the illusion of an even smaller waist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At €40.00 they are a complete steal and will go with everything. I already have a black and baby blue one but I can see myself investing in some more colours. The skirts themselves are very flattering and are so versatile.

Pair With:

White wrap blouse, €33.00 & black turtle neck top €25.00  both River Island

Add Accessories:

Image 4 of HIGH HEELED ANKLE STRAP SANDAL from Zara

Metallic €59.95 Zara,  €25.95 Black  €32.49 Missguided, Nude €30.00 Boohoo

Image 1 of RHINESTONE NECKLACE from Zara

€25.95 Zara

€17.00 River Island

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 €29.99 Newlook

Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂

Z x

Top 10 Ripped Jeans

Hey Guys,

Ripped jeans are bang on trend right now and act as sufficient proof that 90s style is well and truly back in. These jeans are so versatile too; paired with a slogan tee or cami and perfectly layered with  a check shirt, loose cardigan to get the full 90’s inspired look. Double style points to the ladies who rock the double denim and throw on the ever so 90’s denim jacket.

Ripped jeans are also ideal for a more dressed up look. Paired with heels they add a funky appeal that ensure your outfit isn’t too girlie or feminine. This is perfect when you want to combine a casual and dressy look for an event that isn’t overly biased to one or the other.

Paired with a crisp white shirt and smart pumps can also ensure your outfit still packs a sophisticated punch despite the casual look of the ripped denims. This reinforces how versatile these jeans are. The level to which these jeans are ripped can also add to the versatility, let your own personal style dictate how ripped or un-ripped you wish to go.

Top 10 Pairs of Ripped Jeans

€50.00 River Island 

 Image 5 of MEDIUM RISE RIPPED JEANS from Zara

€39.95 Zara

Image 3 of ASOS Ridley Skinny Ankle Grazer Jeans in Mottled Acid Wash with Thigh Rips and Busted Knees

€49.76 ASOS

€32.49 Missguided

€53.34 Topshop

Image 1 of ASOS PETITE Farleigh High Waist Slim Mom Jean in Day Dreamer Vintage Wash with Busted Knees

€49.96 ASOS

(it can be difficult for petite girls to get good fitting ‘mom’ and ‘boyfriend’ jeans, so these are definitely worth a look)

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€29.99 Pull & Bear

€50.00 River Island

€19.99 Bershka

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€29.00 Newlook

Don’t forget to roll up the cuffs of your jeans to achieve that designer look, especially if your pairing them with heels!

Hope you enjoyed ladies, happy shopping!

Z x

Style Steal: Olivia Palermo

Hey Guys,

While I was out shopping last weekend, I spotted a few pieces that had such a designer appeal to them. As each of these pieces were such great value, I decided to share it with you all. I love Olivia Palermo’s style and I think the boots below are a great imitation, especially for the price. I would however suggest that you try on the boots before buying them. They can be quite wide around the thighs so sometimes you’re better off trying a few pairs to find you’re ideal fit! (I also am aware that ASOS is not strictly on the high street but I was being extra bold and online shopping too!)

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Check dress €24.99 Newlook, Boots €25.00 Penneys

Image 1 of ASOS Oil Slick Foldover Clutch Bag

Barry M Nail Polish €5.99 Boots, Green Clutch €29.59 ASOS

Happy Shopping ladies 🙂

Z x