As you might have noticed if you are buying and reading fashion magazine, visiting fashion sites or have noticed the fast fashion store commercials and billboards, 70s are THE theme this Fall.  

Brown suede is one of the signature fabrics of 70s style, I especially like vintage cuts brown suede trench coats and jackets. I got a gorgeous vintage double breasted jacket in Lovely 31 vintage shop in Astoria, Queens in New York, near where I used to live few years back similar to the one bellow on the right and I still love to wear it, especially with navy stripe sailor shirts and black pants for work or jeans for more casual look.


Burberry | Gucci

This Summer I already prepared for Fall and purchased a gorgeous dark green wool hat hand crafted by   MIYUU Barcelona amazing quality for a great price, plus, you can customize it together with the designer as per your wishes. 

If you are not a hat collector like me and are just thinking about buying your first hat, this is a great year to incorporate it with seasonal trends easily, read my older post on   how to style hats and how to choose them based on your face shape and hairstyle.



Heels are great but if you are a pedestrian and take public transportation to work or do not like to wear high heels these lace up ballet flats are gorgeous trendy shoe you will love to wear this Fall!

My favorite styles are pictured bellow but I also made a selection of different price options to shop for each of the three Fall styles I recommend to invest in.

Asos | Aquazzura | Office

What is the 70s trend which you plant to incorporate into your look this Fall? :)



XoXo


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"Normcore is a unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average-looking clothing. "Normcore" is a portmanteau of the words "normal" and "hardcore". The word first appeared in webcomic Templar, Arizona, and was later was employed by K-Hole, a trend forecasting group, in an October 2013 report called "Youth Mode: A Report on Freedom".


As used by K-Hole, "normcore" referred to an attitude, not a particular code of dress. It was intended to mean "finding liberation in being nothing special."However, a piece in New York magazine that began popularizing the term in February 2014 conflated it with "Acting Basic", another K-Hole concept which involved dressing neutrally to avoid standing out. It was this sense of "normcore" which gained popular usage."

I remember attending Milan Fashion Week few years back and by attending I don't mean taking photos in front of the show venues but actually going to see the show as part of my actual work schedule. There was an army of peacock looking bloggers stopping the anyways messy traffic to take the photo of themselves 'crossing the street' trying to have their boyfriend photographer catch the taxi as a backdrop, at the time that was 'a thing'.

In between the two shows I met with Yvan Rodic,  the blogger behind the Facehunter blog to talk to him about doing a project for my company and potentially attending local Croatia Fashion Week. I remember I was wearing a t-shirt I got in New York years back, skinny black jeans, high black heel sandals and a blazer, I also had a hat on, as you do know already I am a hat person and have a quit a collection. A person from an office in UK came to meet me for a show and we started talking and introducing ourselves to each other, when I said I was a fashion blogger for a number of years now (on a side with having a corporate job) she was surprised and said, Ouu my..I would never say, you don't look and talk like a fashion blogger. 
   At first I didn't know if I should take it as an insult or a compliment. She explained, you don't use word 'like' all the time and you are not dresses head to toe in weird clothes. So, I took it as a compliment.

In recent fashion forecasting reports and magazine editorials and articles I noticed the trend switch and more frequent mention of the word 'normcore'.

 Normcore is to be differentiated from a term 'basic bitch' which some bloggers derogatory use for someone who is unflinchingly upholding of the status quo and stereotypes of their gender without even realizing it. According to urban dictionary: "This is the person who engages in typical, unoriginal behaviors, modes of dress, speech, and likes. She is tragically/laughably unaware of her utter lack of specialness and intrigue." From my understanding, this would be the person who blindly follows trends and has no personal sense of style which makes him or her blend with the crowd.

With noticing more and more bloggers dressing 'normally' with a touch of uniqueness when it comes to jewelry or other accessory I can't help but wonder is blending in the new standing out?

I would love to hear your thoughts!

XoXo


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When I lived in US my favorite Summer drink was Starbucks Green Tea Frapucinno, sadly, they don't serve it in Barcelona Starbucks cafes. Matcha green tea ice cream is actually a huge hit this year all over so it's being served at placed like McDonalds, Crispy Kreme, Haagen-Dazs and many others. 

Thus I decided to share a very simple 3 ingredient recipe with you which I tried and LOVED! 
You can buy green tea powder in any healthy food store or in Croatia order is from The House of Green Tea online.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup heavy cream, cold (240ml)
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) sweetened condensed milk, cold (76g)*
4.5 teaspoons green tea powder (12g)



PREPARATION:

1. Mix 4.5 teaspoons of green tea powder in 3 soup spoons of hot water and let cool.
2. Whip 1 cup of cold heavy cream until stiff (you can use hand mixer or a regular manual whisk). Heavy cream (sweet cooking cream) whip it to stiff without sugar.
3. Mix green tea mixture with 1.2 cup of cold sweetened condensed milk.
4. Add in green tea and (sweetened) condensed milk mixture into heavy cream and fold carefully until combined. 
5. Move the mixture to a container and cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight ( I left it overnight).

Extra tip: If you like your ice cream sweater add a one tea spoon of vanilla extract to mixture while whipping. I recommend to add raisins, cranberries, coconut or grounded almonds when serving the ice cream. 

I hope you really enjoy this delicious Summer treat! 


XoXo

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Even though I have a decent collection of pants and jeans I always somehow end up wearing dresses and skirts. When it comes to my pant of choice I go for skinny or lightly flared jeans which used to be very hard to find in my size which is extra long but not wide as I am 6'1'' tall. 

When I started working in office environment I opted out for dark wash high waist or light flair denim pants or cigarette pants but in recent two years I discovered that crop pant which I always feared as I thought they looked on me as if 'I had a flood at home', with being so tall....but I learned to love and wear them in different fabrications and styles with flats and heels and they actually do look very flattering on tall girls. 

Theory 

Paris Streetstyle

The pant of this season is definitely the culotte pant which has enjoyed quite a reign on the runways lately, so it should come as little surprise that fashion's next favorite pant wouldn't be too far off, actually in the Fall we will be wearing the cropped flare. Whittled through the leg and kicked out at the hem. Get ready to see them from Zara to H&M as high end brands like Giambattista Valli, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Theory, Derek Lam 10 Crosby to name the few have already showed them on their Fall runways.

I got my eyes on few of inexpensive and easy to wear every day versions from Hong Kong based brand Wnderkammer. 

Wnderkammer

Wnderkammer

Lyn Devon | Top Shop

A La Russe | Banana Republic

Are you wiling to try flare crop pant? See more fab pieces to shop bellow from $30 to $1000!


XoXo

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