5 Pre-Fall Fashion Essentials for Perfect Weekend Look

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Last week mornings got substantially cooler and evenings surprised us with some chilly breeze.
 It made me feel right away that I need to focus on my Pre-Fall wardrobe, as in no time there will be an urgent need for layers and change of shoes.

My fashion capsule for Pre-Fall 2014 consists of the following essentials:

Pre-Fall Essentials

Organic by John Patrick long top - 
  • Super soft, light ,grey sweater can be paired with jeans for casual look, A-line skirt for more formal occasions. As it is made of super light organic cotton, it is a great option for early fall.
  • Superdry coat
    $150 - houseoffraser.co.uk
    Parka with fur hood  is the best choice for the weekend escapades in the park or country getaways; or I just want it because it looks so stylish and fun!

    Express faded jeans
    $48 - express.com
    As the article Killing the Skinny Jean in @BoF announced this week, retailers and designers will be looking for more casual and loose fit pants and jeans this season. Jeans                   with a slight flare are flattering for most of the body types.

    Zara leather ankle booties
    $119 - zara.com
    I love Zara for the simplicity of their shoes. As I purchased many, I know that they are made of good quality leather and last long and they will be match so many  outfits.          

    Karen Walker vintage black purse
    $250 - shopbop.com
    The loudest statement item in my capsule is a little clutch, as this Fall, bags are strongly reduced in size but not in the message they carry!

    9 Super Reliable Summer Skin Savers

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Summer skin desperately asks for the following: 
    • Moisture, moisture, moisture!!!
    • Sun damage prevention (wrinkles, dark spots)
    • Serious SPF protection
    • Natural ingredients and no parabens please!

    In last few months, I got a lot of inspiration from Japanese beauty blogs and all organics cosmetics fora and here is what I recommend and included in my beauty routine for Summer 2014.

    Summer Beauty Essentials

    Japanese beauty inspirations:

    • Tsubaki Beauty Oil carried me a long way from a sever winter temperatures, which caused super drying of my under eye area to hot Summer days when heavy moisture after day at the beach was required.
    • Good Bye Dark Eye - Tonymoly Panda's Dream, nobody who likes Miyazaki animation:) can resist this amazingly cute packaging. I am still not completely sure whether it does miracles to remove dark under eye circles but it seems to be very moisturizing and price friendly.
    • Biore SPF 50 is a true hit on the Japanese beauty market.It feels like feeding your skin with water; very pleasant smell; leaves no white residue. I already used two of packages this cream this Summer and super happy with the results.

    Organic beauty inspirations:

    • Rosewater Balancing Mist by Jurlique- It not only makes you feel refreshed during the day spent in AC air of the office, but has this real rose infused smell that is an instant mood booster for me; better than perfume in the Summer.
    • Skin Balancing Face Oil by Jurlique - Another plant based oil but this one is wonderfully heavy with delicious natural ingredients : from macadamia seed to avocado oil among others. It can be used instead of moisturizer.
    • Korres Greek Yoghurt - anyone ready for nourishing night facial or light yoghurt feel in the comfort of your home. Perfect choice!
    • Royal Cream - super natural cream with royal jelly known for its anti-aging and sun damage preventing effects. It smells so deliciously honey-like, it's hard not to taste it!

    How are you treating your skin this Summer? I am looking forward to more inspirations. 

    Trend Alert - White is the New Black of Autumn

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Following many color trend forecasts for the  fall, white is going to be our new black this upcoming season.
    Let's just keep fingers crossed for amazing, warm and sunny weather that can keep our white staples bright and shine.

    Filippa K is one of my very favorite Scandinavian brands for many reasons: simple, modern, classic design for women who know what they want.

    Their new fall collection features a lot of white paired with black accessories, different shades of white, bulky sweaters with voluminous 1940's like pants, feminine crepe dresses and simple knit sweatshirts.
    I would wear it all! 

    What is your favorite white  piece of clothing for the sadly very fast approaching fall:)?

    Lara Slacks

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