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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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.

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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

 

 

Affordable Stylish Workout

Hey Guys,

I’m a big advocate of exercise, now I’m not one of these fitness fanatics who has a ripped body (I’m far from it!) but I do honestly think that a workout regardless of its intensity can act as a mood booster. Even if it’s a moderate walk, I find it really clears my head! This has therefore acted as the basis for this post. Workout clothing can be quit expensive, particularly if you are stepping up your workout routine and need more items. Now I hold my hands up and say I am a Nike girl at heart but I realise it’s not always feasible for everyone (myself included) to consistently buy branded training gear. So I have had a browse online to find some cost friendly options for all you gym bunnies 🙂

I do however think runners are always worth the investment. Always!

Fitted Athletic Jacket €23.45 Forever21

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€24.99 Newlook

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€14.00 Boohoo

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€10.00 ASOS (bargain!)

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€14.00 Boohoo.com

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Leggings €9.00 Penneys / Primark (I’m a big advocate of these leggings, they really are great and so reasonable!)

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‘No Days Off’ Tank Top €10.50 Forever21

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Leggings €22.99 Newlook

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€19.99 H&M

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€9.99 H&M

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Nike Roshe Run Women's Shoe

€82.00 Nike

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Don’t be put off by the price of runners if you work out then you will get a high return on your investment! Buying cheap versions that aren’t good quality will not only have to be replaced more often, you can also run the risk of hurting your back and joints due to lack of support. In the long term, good quality runners are better value.

There are a large amount of retailers now getting into fitness clothing and offering cost friendly alternatives. One less thing we can use as an excuse! 😉

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Grey Goodies

Hey Guys,

I was Christmas shopping today and was a tad bold and bought some pieces for myself. I just have absolutely no will power whatsoever! On the bright side, what I did buy came to €39.99 which was quite a good bargain which lessens some of that post purchase guilt. I’m obsessed with grey at the moment, I think it’s perfect for the Winter months and goes with everything. I was therefore pretty happy with the Grey Goodies I came across today. I simply could not part with them, I felt they needed a good home.

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The Clutch Bag is always a necessity throughout the Christmas party season. I love the two tone look of this one and as this was on special offer and just couldn’t pass it up.

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 €12.00 River Island

The Faux Fur head band is perfect for the freezing weather. I love faux fur and am slowly but surely building on fur accessories, perfect for Christmas too.

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€9.99 Newlook

The Trilby Hat is also a style essential and I love not only the colour of this one, but also the texture. It feels and looks much more expensive than it was. I’ve so many outfit ideas for this that I literally hopped, skipped and jumped to the checkout.

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 €8.00 Penneys

The Turtleneck is such a useful Winter piece. It adds instant style appeal to any look, whether dressed up or dressed down. I have bought so many since the cold weather has kicked in. This was such a steal too.

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 €10.00 Penneys

I’m excited to start planning some Christmas outfits, get to the shops girls they’re some great pieces in the shops at the mo!

Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂

Z x