How to Buy a Gorgeous New Bag

Wanna know how to buy a bag you adore?

There’s only one secret really…

If you can’t afford the real thing (and who can?), get inspired with the cutest designer bags, and search for a similar one.

There’s a lot to choose from, and you can get inspired in blogs (PurseBlog) or designer sites (Louis Vuitton).

Here’s an example:

I love the “Magnolia Lockit” from Louis Vuitton. But because it costs approximately $4000, the best solution is buying a good leather bag, similar to this one ;)

Magnolia Lockit pics

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Lots of love!
xoxo
Lena*

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How to Always Have Time to Look Amazing

Lately some of my amazing clients have been telling me how they feel like they don’t have time to invest in their image and style because they have so much going on in their lives right now.

And I can totally resonate with them, because that’s exactly how I felt a few years ago… like I didn’t have time for anything.

Now I feel like I have time for everything because, as odd as it may seem, the real issue isn’t time at all. We all have the same amount of time in our lives and it’s only how you choose to spend it that makes the difference between living the life of your dreams… or not.

You actually “create” time in your life by setting your goals and priorities, and if one of your goals and priorities is your image and style, and you really realize the value of spending time on that, you’ll make time for it, I can assure you ;)

So, what’s the value of investing your time on looking great?

You should definitely ask this question to yourself and write what comes up for you but here are…

Three Benefits of Taking Time to Look Great

  1. If you’re here, you obviously love fashion and style and when you’re spending time doing something you love, you feel valued, respected and happy.
  2. Investing time in your image and style is a part of self-care and extreme self-care builds extreme self-esteem, self-love and self-confidence.
  3. If you love fashion and style I bet you also love art…
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Mid-Season Outfits for Several Occasions (with Changes for Winter)

It’s getting a bit colder here in Portugal, but it’s mid-season and the temperature is still quite good…

But I know that in other parts of the world, like in New York, the weather is really cold already (a friend of mine lives in NY and, a few days ago, told me that it was 5ºC there, and it will start snowing soon ;)).

So I’m gonna give some tips to change these outfits from mid-season to winter. It’s quite simple and you can see more tips in this post: How to Dress Warm and Fashionable.

So here are this month looks:

5 Mid-Season Looks

Casual-Chic

This is a very simple look: skinny pants with knee-high boots and a knit. Instead of a trench coat you can wear a warmer coat, parka or fur coat. A scarf is also great to warm your neck and great to avoid colds ;)

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Easy

A very simple outfit with jeans and a large crew neck knit in a great neutral tone – beige. If the weather is cold wear ankle boots instead of pumps.

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Trendy

One of this season’s street style trends are COMPLETELY ripped jeans like the ones in the photo. They’re ideal for the weekend – not for work for obvious reasons :)

Even for the weekend you should combine these jeans with chicer pieces like pumps or high-heeled ankle boots or with embellishments so it doesn’t look too…

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How Confidence Improves Your Style

how to improve your style by being more confidentDo you feel confident ;)?

You probably already know that confidence is one of the most important qualities to be stylish.

And that’s true for several reasons!

If you have confidence in yourself, you naturally do certain stuff that improves your image and style, like:

  • You only wear an outfit if you feel really good in it.
  • Even if you wear something different (and not even trendy), if you wear it with confidence because you’re certain you like it and it looks good on you, you look cute.
  • You’ll have more courage to take risks and experiment new things (including outfits, makeup, hairstyles, etc.) and eventually find out what looks better on you.
  • You’re able to know yourself better and you pay attention to your intuition, which makes you personalize your style more and more, taking into consideration what you love.
  • Confidence gives you good posture which not only makes you feel better but also look cuter and more interesting.

How can you improve your confidence?

Here are 3 ways:

1. Improve your self-esteem

If you don’t like yourself, it’ll be very hard to feel confident. A great way to improve your self-esteem is to start listening more to your intuition, understand what you really want in your life and act to start doing that. You can make small or big changes. For example: you always wanted to learn how to surf? That’s easy, just find a place where they teach it and enrol to learn. You don’t like leaving…

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My 7 Favorite Online Fashion Magazines & Blogs

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I really love fashion magazines and blogs!

Why?

First because they’re fun, exciting and full of beautiful things ;)

Second because they give you ideas about new trends, shopping suggestions, and so on. And sometimes there are great interviews with fantastic women.

Third because they’re a great way to get inspiration and relax!

And fourth because they are free :)

Nowadays I don’t buy as many fashion magazines as I used to, because I can see a lot of ideas and photos online, on magazines and blogs!

So, to help you find the best fashion on the net, here are…

My 7 favourite fashion magazines & blogs

1. Who What Wear
Celebrity style, runway trends, and shopping suggestions.

2. The Glitter Guide
Get fashion and decoration tips, and also great interviews.
“A lifestyle website dedicated to helping you SHINE bright.”

3. Style.com
Up-to-the-minute coverage of the world of fashion. The latest runway shows and reviews, images, videos, beauty, and more.

4. Net-a-Porter Magazine
A weekly magazine with suggestions from net-a-porter, which is the world’s premier online luxury fashion retailer.

5. Look UK
Britain’s best selling fashion magazine.

6. Refinery 29
Emerging fashion trends covered by experts.

7. Fox In Flats
Tips, ideas and inspiration to navigate motherhood in style.

What about you?

Do you have some online favourite magazines and blogs? If you do, share them with us! I’d love to know ;)

xoxo
Lena*

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Get Inspired and Find New Trends with the Best Looks of the Fashion Weeks

One of the things I love about fashion weeks is the looks of people who are attending them!

Usually there are very original outfits, because they’re supposed to surprise and look different… or the outfits are pretty simple but, nevertheless, full of style!

Here are some of the cute looks and trends I saw in these fashion weeks:

  • Large bracelets (cuffs)
  • Long rings in many fingers
  • Ripped skinny jeans
  • Prints: plaid, stripes (vertical or horizontal), squares (vichy print), Mickey mouse
  • Large and long sweaters or shirts, worn outside the pants / skirts
  • Short tops that show the belly (if you can wear them, of course, which isn’t my case, but it looks cute ;))
  • Lace top + leather jacket (a classic fabric mix that looks great)
  • Pencil, mini or A-line skirts, leather or other fabrics
  • Denim overalls with white shirts or t-shirts
  • Loose t-shirts with phrases or cute prints
  • Sporty bombers and cardigans (with stripes details)
  • Bold colours + bold prints
  • Completely crazy clutches ;)
  • Plain or printed capes
  • Heavy knit Turtlenecks, loose or fitted, short or long
  • Sneakers (white, neutral or colorful) – you can wear them with everything: skirts, pants, dresses, etc.
  • Braids
  • Ruffles skirt + glitter t-shirt top
  • Straight, simples dresses with neutral ankle boots
  • Full knee-length skirts with tight tops and defined waist
  • Skirts with big slitters
  • Lots of flats: boots, ankle boots, sandals, etc.
  • Beige + neon
  • Waisted dresses (also a timeless classic)
  • Capri trousers (straight / loose)

Can you find another trend or different look? If you can, share it with us in the comments below!

Try to find them in the photos below, taken by Tommy Ton, one of the best…

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Get Inspired for the Mid-Season with the Saint Laurent Spring 2015 Collection

The Spring 2015 collections are already here!

That’s a little strange right? But that’s how the fashion world rolls ;)

I’m loving the Spring 2015 Collection from Saint Laurent and you can take ideas to wear right now, since a lot of the looks can be worn in mid-season. It has lots of mixed beautiful prints (flowers + combat, leopard + stripes, snake + stars, stripes + stars, stripes + flowers) and gorgeous dresses.

Get inspired…

saint laurent spring 2015

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