Little Black Dress & a Coat to Impress

It seemed appropriate to post a little black dress outfit in anticipation of the upcoming Valentine’s Day, so here it is.

We were at the garden of the Monserrate Palace, in Sintra. A very romantic place. I wanted to wear something feminine, but it is still winter so I had to prevent the granted hypothermia I would have suffered with just a plain black dress, hence the big fur coat – and I’m wearing skin-coloured tights, by the way. It may not look like it in the photos, but I am. Bare-legged in January is, ironically, a version of Hell for me.

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Checkered Trousers & a Chic Tote

Stop the freaking press, I’m wearing jogging pants.

Have I changed the way I dress? Nop, I was trekking through plants.

In comfortable slacks, but like I vowed: sneakers were still not allowed.

I’ll stop the rhymes and wait for the applause.

(I’m the cheesiest b*tch there ever was…)

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Hidden Prints, Herringbone and High Boots

Just another winter Sunday. We went to Dear Breakfast again, and I would tell you that I’m always excited to go there because the food is great, which it is, but I would be lying. I’m excited ’cause of Mary. They serve Bloody Mary’s with brunch.

Anyway, it was an excuse to bust out these boho, non-office appropriate over-the-knee boots.

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Le frique, c’est chic.

If you didn’t know the song, now you know, your life is better now. And if you know what youtuber I’m referencing with that last sentence, give yourself a cookie. Go on. Blame the calories on me.

Given the tag line of this blog, it’s ironic that the first picture of this post is a display of sneakers. But these are so original and colourful that they made it. Still not for me, still sneakers, but I reckon they’re cute.

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Styling an Oversized Cardigan

Chunky knits can be a safe default choice. They’re warm. They’re comfy. They’ll fit you even after gaining those 2 extra pounds during the holidays. They’re forgiving and won’t make your belly look any more obvious.

But they can also make you look frumpy and like you’re not even trying.

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Polka Dots and Orange Pop

Polka dots are one of those things that never go out of fashion. I have a knitted cropped top from Zara that’s been worn to death because it’s one of my favourites to wear with high-waisted bottoms. The good thing about a black and white print is that you can pair it with the loudest colour in you closet, if you want. I chose my bright orange pleated shorts.

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Leather, Flare and Flower Power

It’s finally getting warmer and one is ready to ditch the turtlenecks. Although this might be the calm before the storm – literally, April is usually the rainiest month – I’m going to enjoy it while I can.

The look for the day ended up being very 70’s style. I wore a leather jacket with a flowery print button up shirt, my leather bucket bag, black flared trousers, and my new pointy pumps.

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