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By Mel Macedo

Thursday, 29 September 2016

3 tips on how to achieve the perfect city outfit

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This is for the off season traveler, heading off for a city escape somewhere. It's casual, feminine and classy! Effortlessly chic and you can totally wear this in a city setting. I came up with 3 tips on how to achieve the perfect outfit for your city escape.

Tip 1: Keep it Simple.

To achieve any look, sometimes it's better off keeping things simple. Minimal is definitely the way to go for a city look. Walking along busy streets and commuting to and from places can get stuffy if your wearing the wrong outfit and sometimes the best thing to do is to wear something you feel comfortable in.  So for me, something I would find comfortable is a pair of jeans and some trainers. I tend to keep away from wearing my more fancy items and save them for a better occasion. Simple is key! However, you don't need to restrict yourself when it comes to keeping things simple, there are many ways to bring an outfit together. From jeans to leggings; patterns to minimal prints; to accessories like hats, bags and jewelry. The possibilities are endless!

Tip 2: Sunglasses.

Nothing can complete a look better, than a pair of Sunglasses. Not only do they protect you from the Sun, they give you that classy, sophisticated and somewhat cool look to your outfit. What more can I say? It speaks for itself. 

Tip 3: Confidence.

Last but not least, the best way to get the perfect outfit is to wear that outfit with complete and utter confidence! So wear what you love and wear it with pride because it's the real you! Take your outfit to the city in style, and enjoy your day! Maybe take a selfie or too.

What I am wearing:

  • Top - Pull & Bear
  • Trousers - Primark
  • Trainers - Stan smith originals
  • Bag - Primark
  • Sunglasses - Matalan
  • Rings - Primark
  • Necklace - James Warren

Enjoy my tips? Let me know, what you would take on a trip to the city?

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Plan a late Summer Holiday and why?

... Where could you go? 

As you all might already know by my previous post, I am "so" not ready to let go of Summer. This morning I woke up looking at my summer pics and left myself overcome with emotions I want back.  Just remembering how amazing it felt to feel the sun on my skin and the sea just beside me, makes me want to go back and do it all over again. 

Fall is the perfect time to travel, its a much better crowd then if you go in the summer months. The airport is less crowded, which means less lines to queue for. The weather isn't extremely hot, but just right for someone looking for that warm hugging weather. It's an opportunity to visit places a little further than you would usually plan. 

From places in Europe like Spain or Portugal or to Places further along like Australia. September is the perfect time to get out of your usual day to day routine and jet off and see more of the world. Here's some Ideas that I came up with:

Madeira Island - Portugal

I know this is one I mention a lot but I had to put this one on the list as it's a Place I love and pretty much see every year. It's Europe's number 1 island destination as nominated by World Travel Awards. The Island is known for its mild climate all year round so if your looking for a refuge away from the cold air this Island is the perfect place for you! You can find at least a handful of things that you would like to do here. From mountaineering - Levada walks to just chilling by the pool in your hotel, there is a wide amount of entertainment and you could even go and see the CR7 museum. 


Now, I've never been to Santorini, but the one thing I know is that I want to go! and what better time then to go when there's less crowds. The hotels will have more availability then the peak of the summer months but you will still have the hustle and bustle of the shops, restaurants and tourism around the streets.    That to me sounds like heaven! 

St Malo - France

So, are you living in the UK and don't want to travel too far? Not really bothered about the weather? Then St. Malo is the perfect place to visit. Not many people are aware of this beautiful place in the North West of France, as most tend to visit places like Paris, St.Tropez, Nice and much more. But I'm going to point out this destination as this was a place that I went to almost every year when I was younger. Even though many don't know about this destination it is still a major touristic region, most go for the amazing ancient buildings. Tall granite walls surround the city, which was once a stronghold for privateers. All I can say is head over to St.Malo and take a look for yourselves. And maybe head over to Jersey C.I which is a 1 hour boat ride away and you'll see beautiful golden beaches and great restaurants, if your a foodie like me.  

My Travel Guide

    To ensure you are getting the best deals for Hotels during this season, be sure to check out Expedia, or Airbnb for the best deals. Not all destinations need to be scorching hot for you to enjoy them. Take a look at Travel blogs and pick out destinations that you found intriguing and different, take the plunge and discover unknown territory. 

Don't forget to weather check a few days in advance and be prepared for anything when you pack. Always take a cardigan and some UV protection and your golden. 

Where would you go this Autumn? Any tips that I may have missed out? let me know.  
See you soon!


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

How to Master an End of Summer Look

Whether you're still going on vacation or just not ready to let go of that summer wardrobe just yet, choosing the perfect outfit can be tricky. You want to look chic and classy, yet trendy and relaxed. So unless you've traveled before or have your end of Summer look mastered then this post can be a source of inspiration, for those like me who are constantly debating on what to wear.

It's not yet cold, so why dress like it is already? The look I styled is versatile and perfect for the transition into the new season. Here is the ootd:

 The main piece I wanted to incorporate in this look was this summer's must have...the Bardot. It's no shocker as I'm sure everyone has seen so many bloggers and influencers wearing this non stop. Bardot is more commonly known as the Off-the-shoulder trend, and we've seen this all over High Street shops like Topshop. It's a style that is comfy yet so glamorous, effortless and very Model off Duty vibes. This Bardot has a floral print, however isn't going to look odd styling it into the Autumn transition, as the color is navy and matches perfectly with jeans just like I have done here.   

 It wouldn't be a complete look without adding a pop of color, after all its not all Blacks, Whites and Greys just yet. I paired the Bardot and the Jeans with my Fiorelli shoulder bag and my Matalan heels. I thought as they match in color it would give the outfit a little "je ne sais quoi".   

 Voila! It's the perfect look for a day out with friends, I know I wore this outfit particularly for hanging out with my sister and enjoying a beautiful sunny day out in town. 

What I'm Wearing:

Bardot - Pull and Bear
Jeans - Primark
 (DIY'd the rips at the knee, if you want a blog post on how I did that let me know in the comments)
Heels - Matalan
Shoulder Bag - Fiorelli 
Sunglasses - Matalan

Tell me, What was your favorite part of this outfit? 
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