Monday, 19 May 2014

Outfit Post: Pink Track pants and white shirt



I came to love the track pant last Summer and what I thought was to be but a brief affair, a cheap Summer fling, has turned out to be a reliable staple, making fast friends with the basics in my closet. Surprisingly flattering (although always better with a heel, unless you're of the Gisele, Miranda or Karlie variety) and undeniably comfortable, they are my go to trouser for Summer 2014.
I picked up this pair in ZARA (see link above), opting for an on trend sugary hue with  zip detailing. I have paired them with this basic white shirt, that is a cropped boxy version of the crisp classic.
I ended up wearing the look from day to night, and it translated very well to evening, with a cropped leather jacket to fight the evening chill.

What are you're thoughts on the track pant?

Love Dani xx

Friday, 16 May 2014

Links a la Mode: How to Hepburn

I am so happy to have my Style Icon: Katharine Hepburn post, featured on the top 20 posts of the week, on Links a la Mode.
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Investment Chic

Maybe it's the return of 90's minimalism, but these days it seems like the word on the street is all about getting back to the basics. Investing in the classics, returning to classically understated style and timeless beauty. Of course we all have to update this notion of "classic" to fit into our world today, which is why identifying what that means is a never-ending conversation. This week's links will give you some inspiration to that "classic" look that's just right for you.
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Trend: Fruity swimwear from River Island

River Island

River Island

River Island

With the intentions of heading to a warmer climate, sooner rather than later, I am loving the fruity swimwear that River Island has on offer. A little bit retro and very colourful, they are the perfect option to take you from a lazy day on the beach to cocktails at sunset.

Click the links beneath the images for a direct link to the online store.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Style Icon: Katharine Hepburn

How to Hepburn

Today is Katharine Hepburn's birthday, so I am taking this moment to appreciate her for the Style Icon that she was. Her tomboy aesthetic wasn't just a fashion statement, but a step on the road to feminism. This bright, eccentric and strong willed woman was ahead of her time and a feisty rule breaker. In her own words:

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."

Hepburn's mother was originally a suffragette, so perhaps this where here innovative thinking came from on how women should be and what they should wear.

Her style can be described as a uniform of khaki or black, wide leg trousers and men's tailored shirts. She chose comfort over glamour, yet always looked effortlessly elegant. A true champion of masculine chic, she turned the term "Tomboy" on it's head.

“I wore pants when they weren’t fashionable; I sat down on the curb if I was tired; I did what I wanted and what I thought was reasonable so long as I didn’t hurt anyone. But is that so unusual?”

While the other actresses of her time followed a pattern of being blonde, busty and submissive to their witty male co-stars, both on screen and in real life, Hepburn was out-spoken, witty and more often than not she out witted the males around her. She once told Calvin Klein:

“I realised long ago that skirts are hopeless. Anytime I hear a man say he prefers a woman in a skirt, I say, ‘Try one. Try a skirt.’”

About two years ago I read a book called, How to Hepburn, by Karen Karbo. It is a funny and interesting read on how to manage life as a modern woman, according to Hepburn.

What do you think of Hepburn's style?

Love Dani xx

Friday, 9 May 2014

Friday Favourite: Zara pink biker jacket

Every week, whether browsing online or by doing a round of the shops, I always have one particular piece that I see and that I just can't get out of my head. This week I am dreaming of this sugar pink, biker jacket from ZARA. The cut and zip design is exquisite! The only word is perfection.....

Normally I think, "if I can't have it, no one can!" ....but here is the link anyways: Click here

Monday, 5 May 2014

Outfit Post: Zebra Shoes



Here is the latest outfit post, from a very windy Sunday afternoon. The weather has been very temperamental here in Rome and I am looking forward to the summer arriving, whenever that will be.
I think this look is the perfect example of how I like to dress on my time off. I like to keep it casual and comfortable with a classic pair of blue jeans and my favourite leather jacket. I always like to include at least one statement piece, so here I have added my zebra flats. The look is perfect for a day shopping and even for evening drinks with friends, should the day lead into night.

I hope you like the look!

Love Dani xx