When I was presented with the challenge of styling the Uniqlo Bra Top in 4 different ways, I found myself a little out of my comfort zone because it wasn’t a garment I had worn before, but I am a stylist and I am quite daring so I thought; Why not?! :)
As I started putting these looks together, I realised how versatile and useful the Bra Top is, specially during the Summer. Not only can it become an essential staple to base a look on, but they are also super light and breathable since they are a part of their AIRism collection. After putting these looks together, I found myself using these tops more and more on my day to day, I even wore the black one to both boxing and Pilates class last week since it has the bra attached and it is super comfortable.
For the first look, I decided to pair the Bra Top with a colourful midi skirt and my absolute favourite black blazer. I wore the second look to a meeting, so I dressed it up with a grey blazer, my Uniqlo wide legged jeans and a pair of heeled sandals I completely forgot I owned, but gave the look a special twist.
The third look was something you can find me on whenever I am at home or during the weekend. This Bra Top is PERFECT for a denim on denim look, but to make it a little more special, I wore my favourite large brim hat. Last but definitely not least, I wore something that has become quite a staple in my style; “A casual suit”. I paired a classic pair of Uniqlo black trousers, the black Bra Top, my favourite blazer BUT of course, dressed it down with my black Balenciaga Triple S sneakers.
Which look is your favourite? Also, if you happen to own one of these, I would love to challenge you to styling it in different ways and show me the end result! Tag me on instagram if you do so!
Many of you constantly ask me for advice on how to shop for oversized blazers. The truth is that I always yolo it when it comes to size and most of my blazers are found at vintage stores, which means they are quite large (Men’s sizes). Since I am so tall, I don’t mind that I sometimes swim in them (as in like; they’re too large), but I do get that it might be a little intimidating buying a blazer that seems to fit you a bit on the large size.
If you are willing to dip your toes into the oversized blazer trend, my best advice is to search the Mens section and try blazers that are minimum too sizes bigger than the size that would fit you perfectly. For example, I am a mens size 46 in H&M and ZARA blazers (even though that size is already a tad big), but I always skip the size 48 and go for the size 50, so two sizes above. H&M, Topshop and ZARA hey have quite a large selection of black blazers at the moment so I guarantee you will find the perfect one.
If you find one, tag me on instagram! I would love to see your finds <3
I’M WEARING >> Pants: American Apparel | Boots: Henry Kole | Sweatshirt: H&M Men (I cut it to make it cropped) | Earrings: ZARA
Not only is Iceland my favourite place on earth, but this might be my favourite shoot ever on the blog. I don’t know why that is, perhaps because of the memories of standing there, in the middle of a Glacier in Iceland, feeling so small and so overwhelmed of how beautiful our planet. I can get emotional talking to you about how passionate I feel about Iceland and how much emotion it triggers in me. If you ever get the change to go, or if you are trying to pick a new holiday destination, skip the beach for once and go to Iceland. The beauty that you will discover here is unlike anything you have ever seen. You wont ever regret this.
I am well aware that this look will cause mixed reviews, bit you know how I feel about sporty looks. I basically live in them (when I’m not shooting). Today was a really busy day as I am prepping to fly to Iceland tomorrow, so I wanted to wear something extremely casual. However, I decided to mix it with these sock boots and my boyfriends Burberry Trench-coat to make it a little more Chic and a little less gym.
Anyway, I am heading to Iceland tomorrow and I CAN’T wait to share this trip with you guys. I went there two years ago and the place brought tears to my eyes. I have never seen anything so dramatically beautiful as the Icelandic landscapes. If this wasn’t on your bucket list, I highly suggest you add it!
Love you guys and thank you for always reading me!
I must have been living under a rock, because it was only recently (before my trip to Coachella and thanks to my agent), that I discovered this amazing swimwear brand. I normally tend to stay away from shimmer and glitter -although I have been know to enjoy my fair share of sequinned items-, but there is no escaping when it comes to this swimwear. The moment I laid my eyes on their website, I was hooked and as much as I tried to narrow it down, It was too hard to do it. They have these glitter beauties as one pieces and bikinis, so evidently I got one of each, although I am seriously questioning if I should also get myself the black bikini for My trip to Mexico. I am OBSESSED!
I shared on my sorties last week that I have been dealing with some stomach issues recently. In fact, I have been dealing with stomach issues as far as I can remember but somehow, I have managed to keep them controlled throughout the years.
First and foremost, I am one of those poor souls that have been diagnosed with lactose intolerance, which seems like the end of the world if you love chocolate like I do. I somehow have learnt to accept it and mostly got on with my life as usual (despite the usual cravings every now and then, specially during my period). I am not allergic to lactose, but if it slips in one of my meals, I feel absolutely awful for the next hours to come so I try to avoid it all together if possible.
Along with lactose intolerance, I was also -recently- diagnosed with onion and garlic intolerance which I’ve heard is actually quite common, so despite my love for both I also have to avoid them. Long story short, I have a sensitive stomach so I tend to be quite careful with what I put in my mouth.
Its not unusual for me to get an indigestion but two weeks ago, I felt awful for longer than usual and I just couldn’t understand what was going on. I waited a few days and tried to eat healthier but I was feeling sick every day, my stomach was super bloated, discomfort in my solar plexus area and I felt like I was having a perpetual indigestion. Almost 9 days later, my boyfriend told me it was time to go to the doctor and off I went.
She told me that it could either be a stomach virus (which was unlikely since those tend to last about 2/3 days), but that another explanation could be that I had gastritis, so we needed to test for that.
I am always so weary of taking medication and antibiotics because I know how harsh they can be with the stomach, so whenever I feel sick, I always try to research home remedies that can help me with the complaints. After my doctors appointment, I got home and started typing away because I was determined and convinced I would be able to help myself heal (if you haven’t watched the Netflix documentary “Heal”, I really recommend it!).
During my research, I kept bumping into one common denominator: Turmeric and so down the rabbit hole I went.
But what is Turmeric;
“Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour and it has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.
Recently, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high. It’s around 3%, by weight. Most of the studies on this herb are using turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin itself, with dosages usually exceeding 1 gram per day. It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using the turmeric spice in your foods.Therefore, if you want to experience the full effects, you need to take a supplement that contains significant amounts of curcumin.”
This text is an extract from one of the many articles I have read on turmeric in the past few days, but what I REALLY wanted to share with you is the effects I -almost immediately- started seeing after taking it. As I was reading all of tis information, I came across with the magic potion of “Golden Milk, which is essentially a turmeric latte or a matcha latte but if you swap the coffee or the matcha for turmeric powder. I went too my closest supermarket to but a tray with turmeric powder and I begin my test.
I made my first Golden milk about 5 days ago and after about an hour, I could already notice a MASSIVE difference. My stomach bloating went down so fast and after 9 days of being double my size due to stomach issues, I was super happy and relieved to be feeling like myself again, believe me!. I have been replacing my morning coffee with Golden milk for the past few days and after reading the benefits but not only day, seeing the difference it has made in my body, I am not planning on stopping. Further than that though, I am planning to add turmeric supplements into my diet as weak just to make sure I am getting the right dosage to really take advantage of all the health benefits.
Anyway! After a whole lotta explanations and my own personal testimonial, I wanted to share the -very simple- recipe with you;
-1/2 cup of milk (I can’t drink milk so I am replacing the milk with either coconut, oat or almond milk)
-1 tsp of turmeric powder
-1 small piece of grated ginger OR 1/2 tsp of ginger powder
-1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
-1 pinch of black ground pepper
-1 tsp of honey or brown sugar (optional).
What I do is heat up the milk, add all the ingredients and then use one of those little milk frother machines to make it al foamy.
The reason for adding the pinch of pepper is not for the taste, but because the substance found in pepper helps with the absorption of all the good stuff turmeric has into our system, so make sure you don’t miss that step.
I REALLY hope this helps you too and I would love to hear stories fi you have already tried this, or which other home remedies you use for a healthier gut. Also, if you want to read more benefits on drinking Golden Milk, click HERE.
I haven’t done these kind of posts in a while but recently, I have become more interested in sharing things with you here than on Instagram to be honest. Here I can really elaborate on some ideas, I can share more inspiration and I can really -freely- be me, without having to stress over the algorithm.
The reason why I want to start sharing these type of post as well, is because I want to start experimenting with DIY’s again, which is something you guys ask for a lot and that iS truly one of my passions. Looking at shows and specially making a selection of my favourite looks from each show always gives me so many ideas on future DIY’s -even when its something as simple as changing the buttons of a blazer or getting fancy shoe laces for an otherwise boring pair of boots-.
Here are my favourite looks from the LV Resort show in New York a couple of days ago and it was right down my alley; 80’s extravaganza but elegantly executed. Nicolas Ghesquiere is truly one of the greatest designers of our time in my opinion and he is undoubtedly setting trends in every single show he puts on the runway.
I remember when I wore the bold bright orange eye shadow over a year ago and people stared at me as if I was wearing a toilet as a hat haha. Fast forward a year and luckily this trend is picking up momentum. I actually asked for bold eyes two days straight during Coachella and my amazing Make-Up artist Kat hit the nail on the head. On day two, we went for a super bold blue for a shoot I was doing at the desert (first picture) and on the third day, we went for a bold orange/red cat eye wing.
I gathered some of my favourite inspiration pics from my Pinterest “Make-up” board, to encourage you to try it. Is this something you’re also into? OR would you rather skip this trend all together?
I know I am three weeks late posting these -and that I also posted them already on my IG-, but I got a lot of message requests asking where each item was from. I often prefer to elaborate on that here on StyleScrapbook, as opposed to on Instagram since the algorithm seems to affect photos whenever there are brands tagged or mentioned.
Every time I go to Coachella, I often wonder if there is a Dress Code memo that I missed (If you have been to Coachella or have seen any imagery/footage from the weekend on IG, you will know EXACTLY what I mean). However, I always chose to ignore the “stereotypical” Coachella style and go for something entirely true to my own personal style. I am not saying its better, but it’s what I like best.
The polka dot print is one of those absolute classics, which makes the polka dot dress, a MUST have piece in every girls wardrobe. I have a few of them hanging in my closet but I am always looking for a new and updated version. At the moment I am obsessed with the Violette dress from Realisation Par (which is the one I am wearing above), but I wanted to put together a selection for you guys. I always try to keep it realistic and affordable, so I made a selection from the high street as well as some slightly more expensive pieces.
I reckon that we can definitely count that as an investment piece though, specially since its a dress you will be wearing for years to come.