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Dungarees & stripes at the seaside

Hey you ! 

You might have noticed via my Instagram posts that I went to the North of France with my family last weekend. We went in Nord-Pas-De-Calais, more precisely around ‘Le Touquet’. It’s a really famous place because it’s known to be the seaside destination where Parisians go to. The weather was SHIT. hahah. And we went to a restaurant I would not even recommend for a billion dollars… It was the most disgusting dish I ever ate in my whole life..

On sunday , the weather was a lot better ! So I shot a few pics of my outfit (as you must have understood..)

Denim dungarees made their come back 1 or 3 years ago already, and never really left. Yet, I don’t see that many girls wearing one.. Which I think is a shame. It’s a great alternative to regular jeans, it’s comfy, cool and easy to wear. They are also available in all shapes and colors so it always fits ones tastes ! Mine are from ZARA and I got them 2 or 3 ago for like 10€ in sale haha !

I often wear mine with this stripy crop jumper which I found at Benetton a while ago! Fun fact ; it’s actually not a crop jumper.. But I bought it so long ago, that I’ve obviously grown up, it became too small for me and now it looks and fits like a crop jumper and I actually love it more !

We shot the pictures on the parking lot around the ‘Cap Gris Nez’ ! From there, you could see the British coasts which was really cool !

 

Hope you like this look !

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Denim Dungarees – ZARA (sales)

Jumper – Benetton (old co)

Sunglasses – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Boots – H&M (Sales)

 

My selection of denim dungarees :

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Spring has Sprung

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I am SO happy sunnier days are slowly coming that I couldn’t hold myself back from starting to post spring looks ! There’s something in warmer weather that inspires me a lot more, the colors, the blooming flowersthe nature that comes back to life, everyone just being genually happier, etc.. ?

We all know how spring can be sneaky :  chilly in the morning, hotter in the afternoon, it’s sometimes difficult to balance both in an outfit. The pink roll neck jumper is still from the winter collection, which ads a little bit of cosiness, and warmth and the pants are a more light material, very fresh. I thought mixing knit texture with something lighter, and pink with monochrome gingham could be interesting. It has this 60’s vibes that I seem to be gravitating towards to a lot lately haha.

At first I wanted to wear nice flat shoes but I think the discrete and simple heels are actually a better match. And of course, to stay 60’s, I wore my hair in a low beehive ponytail and a cat-eye eye makeup. ?

I hope you like it, See you very soon for more spring looks ! ??

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  • Jumper – Mango
  • Pants – Mango
  • Shoes – H&M (old co)
  • Bag – Pull&Bear (sales)
  • Sunglasses – Ray Ban
  • Nails – ‘Lilacism’ by Essie

 

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Homemade miracle hair recovery mask

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Last summer, for the first time of my life, I got my hair bleached. I knew bleaching your hair is damaging but not to the point to which my hair was…. It was a catastrophe… To let you imagine : I was able to put them in a bun without any hair tie, clips or anything at all. They were the driest hair I ever touched in my life.. I thought only cutting them would help. But I had no time to go to the hairdresser. In fact, I was studying for important exams and I was locked home for 2 weeks. That’s when I had the idea (and only solution) to make a homemade hair mask. I started to collect anything oily/greasy as natural as possible that I had home, mixed it, put it on and kept it for days. After 2-3 masks, my hair were back, soft and recovered.

I’m a girl just like you ( I suppose), which means that I’ve tried thousands of hair products and thousands of hair masks and bla bla bla… I must admit this is the ONLY thing that ever worked. So here’s my recipe, and the step by step process ! Enjoy ! ?

Step 1 : The material

To make this hair mask you’ll need ;

  • A hair brush
  • A hair elastic or a hair clip
  • Cellophane
  • Pressed coconut oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Castor Oil

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1 : Pressed Coconut Oil

( Online here )

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2 : Organic Shea Butter

( I bought mine online here )

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3 : Castor Oil

(I found mine at my local Pharmacy but it’s online too here )

Step 2 : Mix all and melt

➜ 1 full Table spoon of coconut Oil

➜ 1 Half table spoon of Shea Butter

➜ 1 half spoon of castor oil

➜ Heat up in a microwave for less than a minute, and mix well

(! Warning ! It’s oil, don’t burn yourself please !  )

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Step 3 : Brush Your Hair

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Step 4 : Divide Your Hair In Two Sections

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Step 5 : Divide each section in half at your ears height and secure on the top of the head

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Step 6 : Apply the oil mask on the ends ( go as high as you wish but avoid the roots)

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Step 7 : Drop the upper layer of hair and repeat

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Step 8 : Re-apply a generous amount on the whole head, be extra generous at the very end of the hair

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Step 9 : Wrap The Hair In Cellophane

(Wrap them really tight ! )

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Step 10 : Wrap everything in a bun, placing the wrapped ends in the center of the bun, secure with a hair band

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TADAAA ! ??

I suggest ; the longest you leave it on, the better ! I once let it on for 3 days and 2 nights. Needless to say it worked wonders !

Here you are guys ! I really do hope you found this helpful and that some of you will try and tell me how it went ! ?

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Tweed and Knit in Lisbon

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If you follow me on Instagram, you must have noticed that I went to Lisbon last Weekend. I stayed there for four days and it was my first time ever in Portugal. I thought it could be nice if I shot a look for the blog while I was there so here it is !

This outfit is my go to outfit of this winter. It’s a mixture of new and old things I have. It’s somehow very confortable even if it doesn’t look like it so much. It’s also really chic and classy in my opinion.

I’m wearing this incredible pair of tweed shorts that I found last winter during Zara sales, my cream Zara jumper (which I wore in my articles Vintage Shopping and Dogstooth Print too, whoops I love it so much, it’s very warm and versatile ) and of course, the love of my life, My Burberry Coat (  ) it was my very first designer purchase, and I’ve made sure I would never get bored of it, and I honestly could stare at it for hours.. hahaha If you didn’t know already, I have this obsession with Burberry..

Not sure why I just think their clothes are amazing. I worked all summer to pay me this coat and It’s one of those that I’ll keep for YEARS. I also made sure to buy something that would not go out of style too quick. A navy double breasted coat can’t really go out of style I think ! My mom bought one really similar from H&M this winter too which was really cheap.

For the accessories, I’m carrying this baby pink bag from Zara summer sales, it ads a nice pop of colour. And my sunglasses are the famous Dior ones. LOL I WISH hahaha, they are from Ali express but look sooooooo similar !

I hope you love this look as much as I do !

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Coat – Burberry Brit ( similar )

Jumper – ZARA Sales (Similar )

Shorts – ZARA Sales (similar )

Boots – H&M Sales

Sunglasses – Ali Express

Bag – ZARA Sales (similar )

 

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SS16 crush : ZIMMERMANN

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If you remember seeing this on my instagram , back during Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion week in September, I crushed REAL HARD on Zimmermann’s collection.

So for this season’s catwalk crush, I obviously picked them !

But first, if like me, you hardly had already heard of them (shame on us) here’s a short introduction:

Who is ZIMMERMANN ?

 

Behind the Australian brand are actually TWO women ; Nicky and Simone Zimmermann. The label started in 1991 and the first store was opened back in Sydney in 1992.

Zimmermann is known mostly for its high fashion swimwear and resort wear.

The Collection

I’m in love with the fabric choices, and the extremely romantic and girly feel of the entire collection, but in all their clothes in general. It always looks really light and floaty, flattering on a woman’s body. No wonder celebrities are obsessed with the brand !

Just like Isabel Marant this winter, I’m obsessed with the high and marked waist of the silhouettes. The floral and striped prints are also really dreamy and the light colors take you away on holidays.

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the show (You can see the entire collection on Vogue Australia’s website here ) :

 

I hope you like Zimmermann as much as I do, and I hope that maybe I made you discover and/or love the brand ! 🙂

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