Friday, 30 December 2011

Party time

Here are two more options for party outfit.

1. Sequins


Please note - do not ever wear outfit 2 if you want to impress a guy. Tried and tested knowledge :)


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Party Animal

Hope you had a very merry Christmas with lots of yummy food, presents and cosy moments with your friends and families.

But how inconvenient is it that straight after days of endless lazying around and eating your weight in delicious Christmas food we need to squeeze into that fab dress or outfit for New Year's Eve party that somehow looked and fitted a little bit better just a week ago :)

Starting today I will post different party outfit that hopefully will give you some ideas on what to wear to New Year's Eve party or any party in the carnival.

Today's outfit is a dress that ticks all the boxes for me - leopard print, very forgiving cut, lots of draped fabric, hidden shoulders. The only  problem is the lenght - it's so short that I can only wear it with black opaque tight (80 DEN at least) and only to party in a heavily dimmed room :)

Dress A/X Paris, Clutch New Look, Shoes Matalan (about 4 years old)

Enjoy your party preparations


Saturday, 10 December 2011

Grey matter

Here's the thing - I don't do sportswear. I might have wore trainers on the street once (and I was in high school). It just doesn't feel right. Bedsides, trainers got their name for a reason - you should wear them while TRAINING. Not shopping, going to work or going out.
I know, trainers are comfortable and can even be very fashionable but for me their place is in a gym. And the same applies to track suits. I'm happy to snuggle up in my bottoms at home but outside? No, thank you.

       Dress - H&M, Booties - New Look, Bag - vintage, Watch - Fossil

So this outfit is my take on sportswear. The dress is a bit like oversized simple jersey top so I added wide belt to create more shape. And those booties although very high heel they have nice platform AND the sole is formed like hiking boots one. So there. I can do sporty too :) Not really.


Friday, 9 December 2011

Go green

I find it quite difficult to wear strong colours on anything else than my bag or shoes. But this dress is an exception to my rule and it goes really well with loads of my accessories. And this is also my nod to this season's  jewel colours trend.

                            Dress  and clutch - New Look, Shoes - Office

There is couple of things why I fell in love with this dress - the pleats on the skirt, the shape of the dress and those cute little pockets on top. This dress just doesn't need lots of accessories added to make a great outfit. 


W mojej szafie kolory inne niz czarny, brazowy i ich wariacje mozna znalezc jedynie na torebkach i butach. Jednaj ta sukienka jest odstepem od tej reguly i jest to moj uklon w strone jednego z trendow tego sezonu - nasycone kolory kamieni szlachetnych.

Ta sukienka przypadla mi do gustu szczegolnie za pare elementow - delikatnie plisowana spodnica, kroj sukienki i te urocze kieszonki na wysokosci biustu. Nie potrzeba tu juz wielu dodatkow aby stworzyc kompletny stroj


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Puss in boots

Any girl loves a bargain and I am the happiest when I come across one. These boots are very fine example - not only bought in quite unexpected place but also for quite unexpected price. One day last year during my weekly shopping in Tesco I went to check their clothes section and there they were - black leather (!) knee-high boots with grey stripe running all the way down on the outside and grey leather lining. And all that on sale (and in my size) for £15. Love them dearly.

So how to get a great bargain? Look in unexpected places (Tesco definitely is one), wait out the sales - sales of sales are best, who doesn't love to see additional 20% off item on 50% sale already? And obviously - internet. Not only eBay but also internet shops of you favourite brands - sometimes they sell current season items on already reduced price (although still full price in the shop).

Sound like a bit of hard work but when you do get a bargain it really makes your day (every day when you wear your find)

Have a great week

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Dream boots

I saw those boots in the shop about a month ago but didn't have my size. "I'll look around" I said. So I did. In five different branches, online, went to my nearby branch every day for 2 weeks (they know me there by now). And today I went again to have the shopkeeper tell me that they were waiting for those boots to come for so long and they just can't get hold of them anymore.
The thing is, that branch had those boots in stock all this time but in size 9. I'm size 7-8. See where I'm getting with my story? Yes. I'm a proud owner of size 9 boots I've been wanting for so long. Fortunately they tie at the ankle so I won't loose them when walking :)

See what I mean? I'll just add black tights, oversized jumper and I'm ready. Worth having too much space for my toes.

Boots and Clutch - New Look, Sequined skirt (doubles up as a top)  - H&M


Monday, 21 November 2011

Nail it

As there is such a variety of nail varnishes, different colours, toppers, effects, etc. it always takes me ages when I walk into a shop to stock up on my supplies. One thing I do not like however is "crackle" - the top layer that forms something resembling cracks on top of your nail varnish. I tried and took it off immediately. Just not my thing.
What I do like is matte top coat that turns any varnish into matte finish

Please excuse the quality of this pic, not sure if you can see the effect properly, I promise to try better next time :) But it shows the matt varnish with gunmetal painted on top. Having the matte under slightly sparkly gives really interesting effect.

To get that effect I started with two layers of Nail Paint by Barry M in Grey, then Essence Matt top coat (got this one in Poland, but every nail varnish brand makes matte top coat now). When dry I painted top half of my nails with Collection2000 All That Jazz.

Got couple of compliments on it already ;)


Sunday, 20 November 2011

It's my (arm) party

After looooong break I'm back. Got new camera for my bday and I promised myself that I will not neglect my blog anymore.
So autumn is really and truly upon us. It's cold and crisp mornings, chilly days and damp and cold afternoons. What to wear? Answer - layers.
This weekend we went to our first this year "Santa's Grotto" follow by (v short) trip to local park. Too cold. Especially as I decided to wear my shoes with no socks on :) Mistake.


Jacket - TKMaxx, Scarf - H&M, Trousers  - River Island, Shoes - New Look

I'm currently in love with "arm party". It's a way of piling your bracelets, bands and watch on one arm to make it look like a very cautiosly planned chaos. It's not as easy as it sounds. I'm constantly adjusting and adding to my arm party and am still long way from my ideal.

 Bracelets - H&M, New Look, Cuff - New Look, Watch - Sekonda

And today I found SmoothXmas radiostation on my DAB. As it's only 5 weeks till Christmas I am officially in Christmas mood from now on

Have a great week


Saturday, 15 October 2011

Nail it

Essence nail varnish in "hello holo" and "it's purplicious"

Collection 2000 nail varnish in "Fruit Loop" and "Shimmy Shake"

I'm mildly obsessed with nail varnishes,I love changing colour on my nails nearly every day. I got loads of different colours over summer but most of them are a bit too vivid for autumn. But one way of recycling some of them for this season is to add a top coat in gold/ silver/ purple glitter. I love it


Mam lekka obsesje na punkcie lakierow do paznokci, zmieniam kolor prawie codziennie. Tego lata zaopatrzylam sie w cala game kolorow ale wiekszosc z nich jest zbyt intensywna na nowy sezon. Jednym ze sposobow na dostosowanie ich do "warunkow jesiennych" jest dodanie warstwy wierzchniej (top coat) w zlotym/srebrnym/ fioletowym brokacie. Dla mnie bomba


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

 Top - H&M, Trousers - New Look, Boots - Office, Clutch - Primark

I finally managed to get couple of minutes to take some pics of my outfit. Although it's already mid October the weather still allowes for incorporating something summery in your outfit (as in open-toe boots) and I'll make sure to use the opportunity to stay away from coats, heavy jumpers, scarves and gloves for as long as possible


Nareszcie znalazlam chwilke na zrobienie paru zdjec mojego stroju. Pomimo tego, ze jest juz polowa pazdziernika, pogoda nadal pozwala na noszenie niektorych letnich elementow (buty z wycieciami na
palce) a ja na pewno wykorzystam te okazje aby jak najdluzej nie witac sie z plaszczem, ciezkimi swetrami, szalami i rekawiczkami


Saturday, 8 October 2011

Well, hello / Witam

Hi all. I'm Karolina and I have been following other blogs dedicated to fashion for such a long time that I decided it's maybe time for me to have a go.
In my blog I will try to share my favourite things about clothes, fashion, beauty trends and maybe throw in some recipies for my latest baking ventures.
I hope you'll enjoy reading it

Witam, mam na imie Karolina i od dlugiego czasu sledze rozne blogi poswiecone glownie modzie. Niedawno postanowilam zalozyc swoj wlasny blog i oto efekt!
Chcialabym dzielic sie z Wami wszystkim co dotyczy mody, nowosci kosmetycznych i moze wrzucic raz po raz przepisy na moje ulubione wypieki.
Mam nadzieje, ze spodoba Wam sie moj blog