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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…

The Power of Beauty & House Transformation

Last week was chaotic ;)  So during the weekend I just relaxed and rested and I didn’t do any photoshoot. I decided to do a post about a house I remodelled ages ago. I love architecture and interior design and I think you probably like it too,  so I’m going to share  more about it here on the blog  :) I’m also gonna share my house because I’m always changing the decoration! Here are some photos of the before and after of the house I remodelled. I love remodelling houses because I love to see the transformation, I love to enter a old house and imagine how beautiful it can look and I love actually transforming it and see how it becomes amazing! I think beauty is really important to everyone, but for me, it’s especially important. One one side it’s related with feeling comfortable and well, because I just can’t feel comfortable or happy if I’m…

An Easy Way to Choose What to Wear

An easy way to choose what to wear is to ask yourself: “What will I wear today?” And then follow the first image or suggestion that comes to your mind. That’s what I did with this outfit I’m wearing on the post and what I do for practically every outfit I wear. It’s not infallible but it works almost every time :) The audio is in Portuguese but I promise I’ll start making the audios in English soon :). Basically I talk about how, when you really know your style, what you love and the basic rules of styling, you create outfits you love to see on you, and you feel so comfortable and happy about your style that you stop worrying about what other people think. Uma maneira fácil de escolheres o que usar é perguntares a ti própria: “O que vou usar hoje?” E seguires a primeira imagem ou sugestão que te…

Nothing Goes Out of Fashion & Old Fashionable Look

Do you think you can’t wear certain pieces because they’re out of fashion? What I realised over the many years in which I like my style is that almost nothing goes out of fashion, in the sense that we can’t wear it because it doesn’t look good. There are season’s trends, that we can choose to wear or not. But we can also were all the pieces that aren’t a trend. Today I have some photos of an old look (because I didn’t have time for a photoshoot for this week ;)), and as you can see I could wear it today. I also did a video but it’s in Portuguese. I’m going to do more videos (in English too), and I decided that I don’t need to wear makeup or look very put together, or I won’t do anything at all. Goodbye to perfectionism once and for all :)…

Mini Vacay to Recharge Batteries

By the end of last week I was feeling super tired, worried and in need of a vacation. Why? Well, because there’s been so many changes in my life lately that I can’t even stop to breathe. In one year I changed homes twice. I rented my house for a year and that ended in 6 months (it didn’t go very well) and then in Airbnb all Summer. My kids changed school to a completely different area. We sold two cars and bought one. I had a housekeeper and then I hadn’t, I had another one and then I hand’t again, and now I’m hiring someone new (for someone who has 3 kids a housekeeper is REALLY important ;)). And now I have another thousand decisions to make! So I decided to take a vacation. Ideally I’d go for one or two weeks ;) But because we need to work,…