Today I’m going to make an exciting announcement. I published an E-Book! And in this post, I’m going to introduce you to my new baby.
It’s called How to Always Look Good on a Budget and you can buy it here for a super affordable price £2.30. As the name suggests, it’s fashion style guide that will help you look good on every occasion while not spending a fortune. In this book, I’ll show you how to find your own unique style, the basics of a capsule wardrobe, how to combine different clothing pieces and also where to shop. It’s a short book but definitely worth the money.
This book is dedicated to everyone with a passion for fashion as I have. Whether you’re a student, have a not so prosperous job or just want to look presentable at every occassion for an affordable price, this book is perfect for you. I hope you’ll enjoy and perhaps learn something new.
xoxo, S. V.
I’m an avid runner. One of my ultimate goals in life is to run a marathon. I want to experience the feeling of victory upon yourself when crossing the finish line after the tiresome 26 miles. However, before I do so I’d like to share some tips for running with you. I noticed a lot of runners have quite unique ways of running which definitely hinder their experiences doing that sport. Maybe you’re already on the running bandwagon too and maybe you want to start. In both cases, this post is for you!
TIP no. 1: Use your arms
I noticed a lot of people run with their arms slightly bent in elbows and that’s it. In fact, you should be moving them too. Your arms should be bent in elbows in a 90 degree angle each and coordinate with the motion of your legs. When you run, it’s not just about legs, it’s about the coordination of the whole body.
TIP no. 2: Straighten up
You shouldn’t be bent over while running. And yet there are some runners who do that. This posture can be quite dangerous for your body and is certainly not beneficial as running should be. In fact, in order to achieve the best posture for running, you should strengthen your core.
TIP no. 3: Move your legs more
Some runners are basically dragging their legs on the ground. I get it. You’re exhausted and want to finally achieve your imaginary finish line. But if you raise your knees slightly higher when running, you’ll feel better. I promise.
TIP no. 4: Breathe
I feel like this one is sometimes overlooked. Of course, you’re unconsciously breathing all the time. However, so as to run more comfortably you need do breathe deep. You don’t need to actually count for how long you breathe in and out. Next time you go for a run pay a close to your breathing pattern.
xoxo, S. V.
There are a lot of trends out there going on right now. I don’t religiously follow all of them because quite frankly, I don’t like all of them. I’m aware of trends. I acknowledge them and some of them I just pass by without noticing. For instance, I’m more of a natural colour fan so I’m not really into that bright colour trend. Likewise, the floral pattern/embroidery. It’s super romantic, yes, but it’s just not my kind of style. So let’s look at some more specific trends, shall we?
Okay, this is not exactly more specific. I guess that after my couple of previous posts you realised this would probably end up on this list. I just love anything see-through at the moment. It makes you feel naked and dressed at the same time, which doesn’t sound so appealing but for some strange reason, it is.
I’m aware this is not a huge trend anymore, but I’m still into it. If you don’t wear them with every single day, they can be a unique accessory that can spice the outfit up. Even a classic choker without any embellishments can upgrade the most boring outfit.
And now let’s talk about the trends I’m not so keen on.
I like them on pictures, okay? That’s it. I don’t think I would be able to wear them outside. I’ll save them for my annual prostitute mask for Halloween.
This one is also not so hot anymore but even back them I just couldn’t fall for it. It’s not exactly my style and I know if I bought a denim jacket, I would wear it once or maybe twice, and then it would be hanging in my wardrobe until I’d decide to dispose of it.
And I guess that’s it for today’s post.
xoxo, S. V.
Mesh and any kind of sheer material, in general, is huge this season. So let’s have a look at some the best pieces I managed to find for you.
Let’s start with something basic such as this bodysuit from BooHoo.com which is available in different colours than black as well.
But, if you don’t feel brave enough to wear this completely sheer bodysuit, I would have a look at this one from H&M.
Corset Bralet Top
I fell in love with this piece from River Island. I mean, it’s probably not something I would wear on a daily basis but damn it!
For the sporty girls out there, I’ve got you covered with this leggings from H&M. These are perfect for those days when you’re not sure if you want to wear shorts or actual leggings.
This romantic floral dress from River Island is just stunning! It doesn’t need any more words of praise.
And let’s remain in River Island and with the floral pattern. It’s great if you want to look elegant and sexy at the same time.
Or if you fancy something more revealing, I would have a look at this beauty from Forever 21.
And now excuse me, I have some shopping to be done!
xoxo, S. V.
June was quite a hectic month for me. Transferring to a different uni, moving to London, looking for a new job. But in the meantime I managed to do a little shopping to treat myself.
When I saw this partly mesh bomber on Boohoo.com I just had to own it. I wanted something unique, something different and this was exactly what I was looking for. It’s perfect for summer when there’s not cold anymore but not as hot to not wear anything on top. Who cares it’s supposed to be a sports jacket?
Even though my style is usually kind of classy with nothing much extra, sometimes I like to dress more like a whore and so I ordered this T-shirt from Boohoo.com as well. I’m not trying to say that you look like a whore wearing this. Not at all. It’s just something I don’t feel like wearing every day. And that’s why I bought it because I need more unique/occasional stuff to wear.
Okay. I already have one trench coat from Zara which I’m obssessed with. But that one is more for cold weather. This one from Primark is lighter and more eligible for slightly warmer weather. Therefore it’s perfect for summer in the UK. Now that if you meet me and ask me why I’m wearing the same trench coat all year round I will be like: “Ah no, it’s actually two different coats!”.
Storytime: I was recently in Victoria & Albert Museum in London with my friend Libby and they had there a pair of Christian Louboutin heels from 2014 on display. So, first of all, I find that item to be too recent to be an exhibit of a museum and while I was imagining a lady walking by in the same pair of pumps and feeling like she needs to buy new ones, it occured to me that maybe when I become a successful writer and later die, someone will take my iconic trench coat and put it in the museum as well. 😀
Can we just appreciate for a while how exquisite these shoes are? Like seriously. I’ve been dreaming of these for some time now but never really found an affordable version and if I did my mum’s voice in my head was constantly telling me I don’t need them. Of course I don’t NEED them but if I shopped for clothes only because I needed it, I wouldn’t have basically anything. So when I saw these in Primark I just knew I needed them.
You know, I have a lot of high heel shoes. Like loads of them. But none of them is like this cheap dupe from Primark of the Valentino original. So why not?
I was simply astounded by the beauty of these headphones from Topshop. I just can’t get enough of the rose quartz-ish decor on them.
So there you have it. Expect a lookbook including these new items soon.
xoxo, S. V.