Monday, 2 March 2015

On the hunt for the perfect jacket

Even though I like fashion, I am not a fashionable person. I know what fits me and what looks good and I usually stick to that. Which is probably the reason why I have the same  winter jacket since September 2010. It's a plain black jacket that I got for 50€ from C&A in a shopping mall called Cascaisshopping in Portugal. It was, at the time, the most expensive item I ever bought with my own money. I can wear it as a normal winter jacket in Portugal, but here in Austria I wear it in the end of Winter/beginning of Fall.

Having all of that said, I have been playing with the thought of getting a new jacket for the "inbetween" season here in Vienna, because even though I love my trusted black C&A 50€ jacket, after 5 years wearing it non stop, I'm getting kinda bored. I didn't want a black jacket, I didn't want a jacket too much on trend, basically I want to get a jacket that I can wear for years to come, but is not black...does this make sense?

I saw the jacket above at H&M for 50€ and I like the fact that it's a light pink, easily considered a neutral, that I could wear with basically anything. I like that it is simple and just enough trendy that I can still see myself wearing it in the next few years.

But while scouting the website I also saw this one above! Yes, it is black, yes I said I don't want a black jacket, but I really like the cut of it. It's a crepe type of material, which makes it extremely lightweight (maybe somewhat too lightweight?) and you can use the belt to bring shape to your body. At 70€ it's a bit more expensive that the first one.

What do you think? Which one do you guys think should I go for?


Inspirational Monday 9#

February has come and gone and it's crazy to think we're already in March, but it's the truth! And today I chose a very deep quote for the first Inspirational Monday of the month!

I live to help others. I say that there are two things I know how to do, one is writing and the other one is helping others. But there have been times in my life when I needed others the most and that's when I found out who really were my friends. Those that are still here. 

That's when I learned that the most important person in your life is you. You should never forget about yourself and you should learn to ask for help as well. Helping others is something amazing and you should never stop doing it, but you should know when to take a break and take care of your own self.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Rosie Styles: Dresses three ways!

I like dresses. Scratch that, I love dresses! Especially once the colder weather comes around. I've always felt that thighs keep me warmer than jeans, during the winter. But ever since I've discovered thermo thighs, I've been wearing them more than ever!!!

The good thing about dresses? You can style the same dress in many different ways!

Dresses three ways!

For this post I chose A-line dresses, because those are the ones that are most flattering for my body shape and I would actually wear any one of these!
What I love the most: I would wear any of these dresses with any of the shoes I chose, depending on what look I was going for. Ballerinas are the most casual, yet girly choice, boots keep me warm during winter and rain and heels are for dressier occasions. Even though I don't usually wear heels (I own two pairs), I do love ballerinas and I love that you can also find dressier versions of them.

The nude nail polish goes well with dressier and casual looks and so does the bag. To spice it up a bit I would wear my beloved red lipstick and of course jewelry!

What do you guys think? How would you style these dresses?