Affordable Beach Essentials (Summer 2017)

Hi guys

Summer is here and it’s time to do some shopping. Here is my wish list that helps me to be ready for that beach life.

Bag

Beach bags summer 2017

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Hat

Summer 2017 hats

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Coverup

Beach coverups summer 2017

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

One-Pice swimwear

Onepice swimsuits summer 2017

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Bikini Bottom

Bikini bottoms summer 2017

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11.

Bikini Tops

bikini tops summer 2017

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Kisses

Nastaran

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Spring Staples (Touch of Pink)

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Zara faux sued pink blazer

Hi guys

I bought this jacket from Zara last month. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. It’s soft well-structured and most importantly it’s dusty pink which is one of my favorite colors.

zara pink blazer

massimodutti bag

Today I wear it over a navy romper. To add fun to the look I added this  pair of boots which I adore.

Dogo boots 2

Since it’s Spring and it gets chilly during the evenings I took a trench  coat with me.

Trench coat

burberry coat 1

Pieces like rompers or jumpsuits are really easy to style. They are perfect options whenever I’m in a hurry or don’t know what to wear. I suggest paying attention to the details; if you’re buying a romper avoid those with open back since it’s already short, unless it’s a beach cover-up. Something with lace details or bell-sleeves is easier to dress up.

Kisses

Nastaran

LINKS:

Boots, Romper (similar) here, here and here , Bag (similar) here and here , Blazer 

 

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Spring 2017 Trends

Hi guys

Here are my favorite trends for the season that’s coming. This time I looked for affordable pieces that I personally would wear. All items are from H&M, Zara and Lindex so you can add trendy pieces to your wardrobe without spending a fortune.

1-Floral

Odd color combinations and big prints are everywhere.

spring 2017 fashion trends

Links: 1, 2, , 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Alternatively you can find cute accessories to add floral accent to your look.

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Links: 1, 2, 3, 4

2-Pink

This is the season for pink lovers. You can even wear pink on pink just pick different shades that will work together.

pink

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

I’m in love with pink accessories. To be honest there are lots of beautiful pieces out there. It was really hard to narrow it down to nine.

pink-accessoris

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

3- One-shoulder

Although off-shoulders continue to be on trend, one-shoulders are joining the party this season.

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Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

4- Frill or Ruffle

To keep the look modern and updated, add accessories with strong metallic details.

Spring 2017 fashion trends

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

ruffle-2

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4

5-Bright eye-catching colors

I have to say that this one is really hard to pull-off. So it’s really important to find the right design that suits perfectly your figure and body shape.

bright-color

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

The safest way to wear them is to pair them with denim or neutral colors.

bright-color2

Links: 12, 3, 4, 5, 6

As always accessories are the easiest way to stay on trend.

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Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

6-Strips

This is my favorite trend of all time. I always have one or two (read 6 or 7) pieces in my wardrobe.

strips2

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Kisses

Nastaran

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5 Keys to Layering in Winter (curvy girls guide)

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Hi guys

We  have seen girls all over social media who wear a biker or bomber jacket over a  jumper with a pair of jeans for a cold-read it with hand gesture- winter day. But that’s not reality for us who live in cold parts of Europe, Canada, Asia….some days wearing 3-4 layer is the only way to stay warm. In some cities -14°C is a normal temperature during the winter.

Although we all know that the key to stay warm in Winter is layering, many girls (specially curvy girls like me) are not comfortable with this idea. They think that it would make them look bulky, here are 5 key pieces that I think will help you stay warm without turning to a pile of clothes.

1- Choose the right parka

Parka is an essential piece. It comes in many different shapes, length, materials and prices. Choose one that comes with a belt-or with drawstring around waist, it will show your curves and body-shape . Don’t forget to choose one with a hoodie. It’s a necessity to protect your face on snowy or windy days.

Ralph Lauren parka

You can check some of my favorites here, here and here (all on sail).

2-Quilted jacket

quilted jacket

A thin quilted jacket is a good investment. You can wear it under a parka or under an oversized coat for more protection. Also it’s good on its own with a pair of jeans and your favorite boots. I love this one that I bought a few years back. It’s thin yet warm and the color combination is exactly what I like. There are lots of options out there I link some of my favorites down.

Similar here, here and here.

3-Thermal clothing

Gant boots

They called thermal underwear too and usually are style of two pieces; top and legging. Top comes in many different style; long or short sleeves, top tanks, high neck……while the leggings can be short or long you can even find thermal thighs. Regardless of the style they are game changers since they are thin and keep you really warm. While you have them on, you can wear almost any outfit on top no matter how cold it is without feeling bulky. Usually the information about the material and how much protection you get are provided on the label so you can easily pick one that suits the climate you are living in. I picked up mine from M&S you can find various options on their site under Thermal category.

4- Tights with fleece lining

These are not as protective as the thermal leggings but they are the next best option which keep your legs warm under skirt or a dress. I don’t suggest to wear them underneath tight jeans since they’re not as thin as thermal ones. They are easily accessible online or in wide range of stores, they’re even available on eBay, amazon and target.

5-Winter boots

From UGG to Aquatalia there are vast range of winter boots so you can easily find one that matches your budget and needs. If possible pick them a half size bigger than your shoe size this will allow you to wear thick winter socks without feeling uncomfortable. You can check the ones I’m wearing here.

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The last tip is that instead of carrying  a big purse or tote, pick a medium or small bag preferably a cross body bag. The vertical line over your body gives the elusion of taller and slimmer figure.

Wish you all having fun and stay warm during cold Winter days.

Kisses

Nastaran