Monday, November 13, 2017

TOP COLOURS FOR BLONDIES

Being a natural dark blonde, I always wanted to have very fair hair as my natural colour is really dull and boring, so finally after years of trying a million hair colors I finally settled down and became one with my blonde hair. That has been around 4 years ago, when I finally looked myself in the mirror and told myself that I will remain blonde as it was the colour that suited me the best. 

 
Being blonde is also not always easy, as you always want to look/wear something that compliments your hair (and body of course), right? There are so many things that you want to keep in mind or even just learn about your hair. Luckily you’ve got me! As an experienced and well-researched blondie I will reveal a couple of secrets that will help you along your way in the blonde-journey as well as help you be the best blonde you can be!


 
I mean…you’ve got to rock that blonde hair!
 
With blonde hair, a new door opens -  a door of opportunities and learning as you will have to adapt to your ‘new life as a blonde’. Whether you are a fresh blondie or a regular customer, I’ve collected a few tips on what you could wear as a blonde - more specifically what colours are going to flatter your beautiful blond. 

 
 
1. RED RED RED
 
You’ve guessed it right, I will never shut up about the red colour. What can I say? It flatters blondes the best and maybe just maybe if I talk about it often enough I will see more people wearing this gorgeous colour which will literally change their life? Either way, there is not much more I can say about red as I talked about it 101 times, just trust me on that one. Also, not only does red clothes suit blondes extremely well and bring out the bright colour in the hair, but it is also super trendy this season! Try wearing a red sweater paired with jeans to keep it simple or just simply rock that bold red lip!

 


PHOTOS BY MY TALENTED BOYFRIEND GONCALO (@GONCALITOO) and no he can’t take pictures of you
 

2. BLACK
 
Yes yes I know, I talked about black already in my last post, however I couldn’t write this post without mentioning it. Black is a classic and goes with anything and suits everyone, that’s why it is so crucial to incorporate it in your outfits. It can be worn all alone or paired with a fun colour to make you stand out. 
 
PRO TIP: The combination of both red and black on blondes causes extreme danger to your surroundings as it literally leaves them in a state of shock for the rest of their lives. Yes that’s how amazing this combination is! You will most certainly #bombdotcom






PHOTOS BY SANA MURAD (@SUNNYLUX ON INSTAGRAM) 






3. BEIGE AND BROWN
 
Both these colors in combination with white or black compliment blondes extremely well, especially in autumn. I feel like autumn is the perfect season to wear warm toned colors and browns, as these colors mesh extremely well with the colour of the atmosphere during that time of year.
 
  



These are basically my favourite colors to play with in autumn and the fact that red is really trending this year, makes me extremely exited as it is my favourite colour. Moreover, I believe that these colours are not only perfect for autumn but every season. I hope I revealed a couple of secrets that you didn’t know.




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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CLASSIC AUTUMN

This autumn I felt really inspired to try new and fun looks, however I found myself loving the classical, strict, schoolteacher-vibe look lately. Not only because I love all black everything and that’s exactly why I am lately only wearing black clothes or in this case a black turtleneck sweater. I feel that neutral colors like black, white, grey and brown really scream classic (and basic). Also I was on a hunt to find a perfect skirt or dress for this season, which I finally did!


Honestly I am sharing this outfit just because of the skirt, as soon as I saw it I needed to have it in my life (yes otherwise I would not survive)! I was looking for a similar skirt for a while, but I couldn’t find it anywhere (or they didn’t carry my size), so when I saw this precious child in the shop my heart skipped a beat. It was love at first try. 







The skirt itself is from Maje, it is a mini A-line type skirt with brown and beige square pattern on it. Not only the colour but also the pattern of the skirt are trending this season an personally, I feel like it is a timeless piece that I added to my wardrobe.

I decided to pair the skirt with black thick tights and a turtleneck sweater, which are both from Hallhuber as well as heels from Aldo. The bag I’m carrying is from Micheal Kors and my coat is from Massimo Dutti (not gonna lie, I feel like a detective whenever I wear it).









Top: Hallhuber; Skirt: Maje; Coat: Massimo Dutti; Shoes: Aldo; Bag: Micheal Kors
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Friday, October 20, 2017

BLACK IS BACK

That’s right, black is back. Well I guess for most people the colour black didn’t really go anywhere and what I mean is that black is back for me in my closet and in my daily outfits.



See, I always liked black and I always incorporated it in my outfits, nevertheless I never really wore black by itself as I thought it would be ‘too much’. 
As time passed and I ran out of time every morning, I started wearing all black outfits more often until one day I realized how nice it actually looks. Another self-taught argument was that, black colour does not suits blondes, which is the pinnacle of ridiculous as it actually really compliments blondes (just like red). 









Black is not only gorgeous on blondes, but frankly on anyone. It is a basic colour that is extremely versatile. For instance black can be very classy and mysterious. At the same time you can rock a very edgy badass look. Black is a very flexible colour that permits you to play with it as you desire. Additionally, it suits and compliments every body type (it actually makes you look skinnier).






In today’s look, I am wearing a turtleneck sweater from Hallhuber and some pants from Zara. I decided to pair this classic and simple look with Adidas sneakers to give a relaxed touch to the look. 









Until next time,

x, Lisa





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Sunday, August 27, 2017

FABRIC MATTERS

FABRIC - Your number one priority

After my last post about my addiction to the colour red and my new dress, I decided to follow up with a crucial part of my closet. Recently I talked about a minimalistic closet, covering the reasons and ways to achieve a perfect wardrobe.

Today, following that post I am going to talk about a major part of the minimalistic closet or even an ideal closet that you should strive for.


Fabric, fabric, fabric - why is it so important to have good fabric in your closet?

Ever since I was a child, my mother always insisted on good quality fabric. As a child, I never understood why I couldn’t have the t-shirt that I wanted and why fabric played such a major role in our lives. I remember arguing with my mother and insisting that I didn’t care about the fabric and that she was just bringing that argument to annoy me.



Today, I understand why my mother was so strict and believe that she is the reason I pay careful attention to it and this is why:

1.          Your health is your priority!

It is commonly known, that a lot of fabrics are treated chemically and therefore can negatively affect your health as well as the health of the planet. Many scientific studies show, that toxic fibres can lead to diseases such as cancer, hormonal dysfunction and much more.

Why is that, you might wonder?

Many fibres go through a toxic process, which includes bleaching for example. Would you pour bleach and other chemicals on your body? So why are you still wearing them?



2.          Quality and longevity

If you desire to build a durable, practical and some sort of minimalistic closet, filled with pieces that are of high quality (you should most definitely read my recent post, in which I talk about a minimalistic way of living and also), you should invest in the quality of your clothes.

A good, natural fabric will last you way longer than a synthetic one. The fabric will remain the same no matter if you washed it once or 560 times. A synthetic fabric, on the other hand, will shortly tear apart or just lose its colour, shape and its initial look.  Furthermore, cheap synthetic fabrics look cheap - sorry to break it to you, but that’s the truth.

Yes, I understand. Natural fibres can be more expensive and it is harder to find them, but honestly, you are wearing them on your body (of which you only have one) and if you want to look nice, invest in something nice, makes sense right?
This argument brings me back to my post about the minimalistic closet - Less is more. In the end, you are the one to decide, but personally, I rather have items that will last me a lifetime and look nice AND don’t cause my body any harm than risk my health.

Finally, hoarding toxic fibres also damage the environment, as you have to repurchase your damaged low-quality items.



What is 'good fabric' and what do I have to look out for?

1.          ‚Good fabric‘ is traditionally characterized by natural fibres such as cotton, wool as well as angora. It is derived from natural sources such as plants and obviously, is healthier for your body than any other type of fabric. Also, natural fibres have a tendency to be more durable, which is a big advantage, right?

2.          Make sure to avoid synthetic fibres such as polyester, rayon and viscose! These fibres are not produced naturally and contain a lot of chemicals as well as toxic elements. It is extremely harmful to your body as with time it absorbs the waste and toxins. Also, certain fabrics that are not natural do not permit you to sweat properly, which can also be a major issue.




To find out what fabric your clothing is made of, you just have to read the tag on the clothing, as easy as that. Often clothes have a blend of different fabric, which makes it harder to find something that is 100% cotton for example. In that case, make sure that the % of the natural fibres is higher than the % of the synthetics.



To conclude, I am not forcing you to change your wardrobe or only buy 100% natural fibres. You have the power to do whatever you want to do and no one is going to judge you, you do you! My goal is to inspire people as well as stay aware of what we consume, buy and put on our bodies.



xx Lisa



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