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How to Choose the Best Pieces for You (Stylist in Your Pocket)

Today I want to tell you about a simple way to choose the best pieces for you. And how you can you have a Stylist – in this case, me – in your pocket ;) Sounds weird? Here’s what I mean… The other day a friend of mine who lives in New York, Cristina, wanted to buy some outfits to wear to some interviews. Since I couldn’t go with her (I live in Portugal), we did a Personal Shopping with messenger/email: Cristina sent me messages and emails with the pieces she found and the outfits she was thinking of doing, and we made the ideal looks for the interviews. Now on the Easter Holidays, a similar situation happened: Cristina wanted to buy a gift for my daughter Catarina, but we couldn’t be together at the time. So she sent me pictures of the pieces/looks she liked and I have her feedback…

Makeover: Alexandra’s Before & After

Do you like makeovers? I love to see and make them ;) Today I’m writing about Alexandra’s makeover. She gained some weight because she had two kids in a row. Her body changed so she didn’t know what to wear anymore. She was also feeling a little outdated – she did not know how to use some of the trends she saw other women using. And she had a common doubt: how to look chicer and less sporty / casual (she has to be practical and comfortable during the day but also look sophisticated for meetings during the day). I gave her some tips to favor her body right now. And to be able to use the new trends easily, and also create casual-chic outfits, I showed her my app that solves both situations. You can see more here. The looks we chose for the makeover have to do with lengthening Alexandra’s figure so she feels more elegant, and also wearing the pieces she likes the most…

Tired of struggling?

Do you know how things can feel hard? I do, that’s why my new hashtag is #letitbeeasy ;) If you’re like me, you may feel that your life so far has been a struggle. Fight to be in control of everything. Fight for the perfect life, to achieve your goals, to be happy, to be able to buy and do what you want, fight for everything. I’ve only recently realized that my life has been a constant struggle. The struggle to be better, to know more, to achieve, to get there. And of course the problem of fighting non-stop, it comes a point when we don’t have more energy. And then we start to realize that sometimes, we fought so hard and we did it and in the end we ruined everything anyway: for example, when I searched and searched and I tried to have that house that I wanted.…

I’m Back: Free Makeover in Lisbon + Some News

I’ve been working on the I’m Back – Your Makeover program. We’re offering a total makeover and photoshoot (and some more surprises) to one happy candidate ;) Alexandra is one of the women we’re helping. You can watch her story in the video below (it’s in Portuguese, but you can read the translation below the video) Alexandra wants the help of our I’m Back team because she had two kids in two years and gained some weight. So now she’s feeling insecure about what to wear and wants some help to feel good about the way she looks again. Last Saturday we went to the first anniversary of the NocasWay store, which is where we’ll choose the outfits for the makeover. It has lots of amazing pieces and I shared some of the bracelets I bought there on my instagram. You can watch a video of the store below: Some…

How to Wear Accessories + Look of the Week

Today I’m talking about one of the favourite style themes of (almost) all women… accessories ;) I don’t usually wear many accessories every day, so my initial look had just my usual rings… But then I felt like adding a necklace and more radical bracelet. You can watch the video where I talk about accessories below (and see my tattoos): How to Wear Accessories Accessories are pretty easy to wear. There’s an important rule, which is, only having a statement piece, or the outfit will look confusing. In my case, my statement piece is the bracelet, the necklace is really simple. I also took some photos without the necklace so you can see the difference ;) Another idea is choosing very well the pieces you have, because any accessory calls attention. So only wear that you really love! There’s also a “forget about it” rule ;): not mixing gold and…

Two Easy Ways to Improve Your Style (Starting Today)

Remember when I took a mini-vacay some weeks ago? At the time I said that I was going to go another day with the whole family and we went, in the Carnival holidays. It was really fun because I didn’t know that Torres Vedras is famous for its Carnival parties, here in Portugal… so I wasn’t expecting to see so many adults dressed in fantasies, everywhere we went. ;) I’d never seen so many men disguised as women and women with fantasies of every kind (from a mini-mouse to a full on elephant). I actually went to a store to buy some fantasies and it was the Carnival mecca – rows and rows of Carnival outfits, wigs, all kind of accessories, etc. Before dinner we went for a walk but the music was so loud that we ran back to the hotel! We mostly stayed at the hotel though, and it…

How to Wear Ripped Jeans (7 Different Ways)

Ripped jeans are a very very VERY casual piece :) So, if you don’t want to look too casual, you need to combine them with more chic / put together / sophisticated pieces or tricks. When I bought my first ripped jeans I felt… powerful! Why? Maybe because it’s a piece I love. The pieces that we really love make us feel happy and that gives us power and energy. On the other side, when you put what you like first, you’re taking care of yourself and showing you think you’re important. A lot of women feel they have to put others first, to do what’s right, but we need to take care of ourselves first, so we can be at our best for the people around us. Ripped jeans aren’t the easiest piece to wear, because some people may react to them – they think you look sloppy. But in…