Monday outfit inspiration: How to style a red skirt to work?

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How to wear mens shirt

red minis skirt

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Mens stripe shirt

Skirt Topshop, Shirt Borrowed from him, Shoes Nike Cortez

It’s Monday and I am back with another post. I feel like I am finally going back to my routine. Well not really. I am writing this post from Berlin and I will be here for a week!

So coming back to this outfit. I love the easiness of this outfit. First of all you can never go wrong with a red skirt. However I personally like to wear mine during the day and easy. You can wear this combination to work but just buttoned up. Borrow a nice white or preferable white stripe shirt from his closet and pair it with your favourite skirt, add on a pair of sneakers for just cool girl easy and you ready to go!

Sita ❤

How to wear evening dresses for the day?

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Dress H&M, Shoes Public Desire, Bag Miu Miu

Winter is finally here and we can now show our layering tricks. I love cold days for this! So who here loves wearing evening dresses for the day? Slip dresses are no m0re cult and everyone by now have tried this version. I would move away from the slip dresses and go on to something more bold. This winter bring out the glitter dress and layer the hell out of it for the day.

Sita ❤

All black everything!

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Blouse: Zara, Shoes Tospshop, Jeans Topshop

First of all, those of you who know me will be a bit surprised to see me in all black. I am not really a “All black everything” kind of person. So for some this comes easily. Like I hear almost everyday here in Holland… I love wearing black, black is my colour. What’s surprising is when I see young teenagers say “I only wear all black”. Seriously, what happened to those days when you could commit any fashion blunders and blame it on “Oh I was young”. Isn’t this the time to experiment, be bold and refine your style.

My personal style has been through a lot of different phases. Now that I think of it, I try to replicate my emotions into my style. So I had my days of feeling rebellious and fierce too.

So coming back to all black everything. It’s not that I don’t like the colour black it’s just that I love other colours a lot too. I don’t see black as safe colour, I see it more classic and special! So today I am showing you guys a little version of  black outfit for a day/night out. I would still keep things interesting… like layering on black & black, different tones and texture.

Sita ❤

 

 

Sun dress that you need to buy now!

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Dress Topshop , Shoes Nike, Sunglasses Celine

 

Summer of 2016 is all about this little flower dress. They come in all colours and different prints. One dress that does it all. This summery, sexy and versatile piece can take you through anything… summer date nights, festival,  brunches and park chills. What I like the most about this dress is that it wraps around your waist and is flattering for almost all body type.

I wear this dress so much and so often that I am thinking of getting a second one with different print and colour 😉

Sita ❤

How to take good pictures with your phone?

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T-shirt Topshop, Skirt by Zara, Denim jacket by Topshop, shoes, Shoes Nike Roshe

So far I have used a good camera to take pictures for my blog. I personally believe that having a good camera is a long term investment. Well, here comes the funny store. The last time I had scheduled time for blog pictures, I forgot to take my camera with me. Haha… The most important thing and only thing to bring accept for myself.  Well, so we decided to put our iPhone photography skills to use and ended up creating these. Which btw I love so much!

So here you go:

1) Do not use flash for outdoor and day shooting.

2) Did you know that you can put your iPhone on HDR mood and shoot high quality pictures.

3) Set the focus on the main object. This is very important as you want you to be the centre of the image and everything else as a background. So tap on the phone screen yo find your focus and then shoot.

4) Use shadows in your pictures. I love shadows, I believe they add drama to the pictures.

5) Last but not least. If you don’t have a good camera then you have to play by one simple rule: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. So keep your backgrounds simple. Doesn’t matter if your images look empty. It draws more attention to you and what you wearing.

Have a fabulous week everyone. We are so excited about this weeks beach weather. Woohoo!

Sita ❤

Our guide to Roermond Designer outlet

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Bag by MiuMiu Prada, White T-shirt Levis , Bikini Calvin Klein, Body lotion Body Shop, Compact powder Chanel

 

So we went on a day trip to Roermond and here is our guide.

Plan your trip

It takes about 2 hours to get to Roermond with train or by car. So make sure you plan this on your day off and have all the time in the world to enjoy this little town. I would say do your share of research or get to know the brands and what to expect out of this trip. Check their website Roermond Designer outlet for brands and special offers.

How to get there?

I think taking a train is the best option. It’s a 2 hours train ride so make sure you have enough supplies of food, drinks and company. Be wise who you choose to go with because the ride is long and the outlet expedition is longer. So you don’t want to stuck with someone who is not going to enjoy shopping as much as you do.

Make a list and prioritise!

So once you get to Roermond you will be overwhelmed with the choices. This could lead to circling around and not knowing what to get. So I went with a plan. I knew I was looking for a bag and my first choice was Prada, which by the way was my final choice too 😉 . Anyhow, the point is know what you want and go through all the choices before you make that final call. So we first went to Prada and then Furla, Coach, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Michael Kors and everything else.

Our favourite brands

Honestly, the outlets can some time be a bit of led down. Because all of them are not good enough. Thank us later but we are going to save you from the horror of not walking into everything. So our 10 favourites were Prada, Calvin Klein Underwear, Gucci, Coach, Furla, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Body Shop, Levis & Nike. And 2 stores that really disappointed us were Tommy Hilfiger & Adidas.

We had such a good experience! We are sure going back 🙂

Sita ❤

 

 

How to style a vintage dress?

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                                 “Everyday is our chance to find that vintage dress”

I found this dress hanging in my friends closet. It looked everything I imagined that vintage dress to be like. First of all it came in polk dots and wide pants. So 80’s!

I like vintage but I am not obsessed with it. Here in Amsterdam I see loads of people wear vintage on daily basis. To be honest, it looses it’s charm when almost everyone wears vintage and styled in a similar way.

I gave this jumpsuit bit of rocker Saint Laurent essence. This outfit is edgy, unapologetically bad girl as they call it for Saint Laurent girl with essence of night romanticism. I will wear this look for night out and switch to sneakers in case I decide to sip on some rose during the day.

 

How to look cool without jeans during winter?

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Black bomber jacket by Topshop, Skirt by Topshop, Sunglasses by Celine, Shoes by Topshop

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Midi skirts. Last summer was all about midi skirt with front or side slit. During winter I prefer this skirt to be a bit full and flowy. Some time you don’t have to play be the role! Do what makes you feel comfortable and the rest will come.

A lot of us stick to pants during winter. I guess its safe and you can’t really go wrong in them. The real challenge is how to look cool without jeans during winter? Layering, is the best technique that one can use to tackle our winter dressing. I personally like an oversize and boxy shape for the top and go for bit fitted piece for the bottom. Though these pictures are an exception. Some time I like to ditch the rule book and try something different. I am in love with these slightly flowy midi length skirt by Topshop. Make it work with loads of layer on the top and a nice chunky boot. I know ditching pants for winter can be quite dangerous but trust me you need to try this at-least once.

As we all know, Amsterdam can be really windy. Since my house is right in front of the canal that opens into sea, It’s worse. We shot these pictures on our way to the super market. I love spending my day off with friends and do a bit of blog work. We cooked, talked, worked and ended our day watching Sex and the City in bed. What a great day!

Sita ❤

 

Vegan Cream of Tomato soup!

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Cleansing is a well known trend in the wellness industry. During this short period you avoid all processed foods and eat whole plant and less cooked foods. Well, I have tried this cleanse almost a year ago. And it really works. This is the best way to get rid of toxins from your  body and jumpstart fresh. If you feel exhausted and tired all the time, easily catch a common cold. Than it’s the best time to start this cleanse. In few weeks it will boost your immune system and give a fresh start.

Well on that note, I would like to share my favourite 5 minute vegan cream of tomato soup recipe.  This delicious and fast recipe is all need to know during a busy week as well as on a lazy sunday evenings.

This recipe fits the following eating habits; Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten free, Low carb, Paleo, Refined free sugar,

INGREDIENTS

. 4 (375 grams) roma tomatoes

. ½ cup (85 grams) sun dried tomatoes

. ½ cup raw macadamia nuts

. 1 teaspoon sea salt.¼ cup (20 grams) fresh basil

. ½ teaspoon white pepper

. ¼ teaspoon black pepper

. ¼ teaspoon black pepper

. 1 clove garlic

. 4 cups hot water

. Handful of cashew nuts or almonds

INSTRUCTIONS

. Blend the Macadamia nuts in the high blender until smooth creamy texture.

. Now blend the rest of the ingredient with the macadamia paste in the high blender.

. In mean while roast cashew nuts/almonds

. Once it’s blended well transfer the soup on to the pot and boil it for 3minutes and adjust the seasoning if needed.

. Sprinkle some roasted cashew/almonds on the top for the added crunch & flavour.

Note: Macadamia nuts are the most expensive in the market. So if you looking to save cost than replace macadamia nuts to peanuts or do half a cup peanut and half a cup macadamia.

 

Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 187
  • Calories from Fat: 143
  • Total Fat: 15.9
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 538 mg
  • Carbs: 11.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Net Carbs: 7.7 g
  • Sugars: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

Note: This recipe is adapted from healthful pursuit. Check out her page to find more of these recipes.

Enjoy this dish and thank me later. Wish you all a happy and healthy weekend.

Love

Cocolett

 

Crop top for Autumn!

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Jeans by Topshop, Cropped Knit by Topshop, Belt by H&M, Gilet by Topshop, Shoes by Topshop

It’s almost Autumn and what better way to welcome the sweater weather than with a crop knit. This Autumn learn how to rock a crop top to your university, office & casual date nights.

Back to University look: Are you looking to take this trend to the university? Than don’t forget to keep it young & fresh. Go for cool abbreviated sweater crops for cute young look. Emoji are everyones favourite! So, it’s not that hard to find a crop sweater with these cool figures to achieve a quirky look.

Office look: Wearing crop tops to work could be bit tricky. However, you can still wear this trend to work and still look sophisticated and professional. Give your classic denim a update and pair them with a knit sweater. Choose high waisted jeans to avoid showing a lot. A nice pair of gilet over is a good way to cover against the office air conditioning.

Casual date night: Don’t we all want to look perfect for our date nights? Yes, I do! Since we are talking about weather proof dress code. We want to cover our legs and let TOP be the hero. Pair your denim with a sheer-paneled shirt and a bralette underneath.

Don’t let winter bring you down. Get up. Dress up. Make up. And look flawless!

Love

Cocolett