TRAVEL: CHIC CASUAL OUTFITS - PUERTO RICO LOOKBOOK #2
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STYLE: MONOCHROMATIC PURPLE
We think monochromatic bright colors are the new black for fall! When the days get shorter, a major pop of color in your outfit is a guaranteed mood booster. To keep the style office-friendly, I paired a purple/lavender blouse and pencil skirt with dark purple pumps. What do you think of this look?
TRAVEL: WHAT TO WEAR ON A VACATION - MY PUERTO RICO LOOKBOOK
Join me on the amazingly beautiful trip and see what I wore to be sexy, stylish and comfortable on this romantic getaway! If you haven’t yet, please subscribe to our YouTube channel - we love making videos that inspire you.
- Annabella, Brooklyn
STYLE: MULTI-WEAR WRAP DRESS IN PUERTO RICO
New York Fashion Week is what everyone is talking about here, but I can’t get my mind of the turquoise ocean and salty pools, so I must go against the grain and present you some exciting resort options instead of Spring 2013 (that’s coming soon:-)
Many designers are heading for a vacation right after the shows. If you are too, pack a multi-wear wrap dress that also works as a skirt, shawl, vest or kimono top. When I discovered this Angelrox piece, it was (really) like magic and solved all of my style issues on the road: it goes with anything, it can be styled for any occasion, it’s comfortable, sexy, stylish and chic. This is made of Rayon (biodegradable cellulose fiber made from trees) and there are also versions made of bamboo stretch jersey. Of course, I immediately got some for the MISSQA shop and you can check out the different color options here:-)
Where would you love to travel next? Our next trip is to that eco resort in Nicaragua!
- Annabella, Brooklyn. Photographed at The Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel.
STYLE: GROWN-UP SCHOOL GIRL LOOK
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STYLE: Striped and Polkadots
When packing for my Finland trip, I played around with separates to find the ideal looks for cool summer weather. This outfit-navy striped sweater and mustard shorts with polkadot detail and jeweled flats-got on my packing list. Any chic outfit that goes from day to night with a switch of heels is a must. Because mixing patterns and prints is IN, now is the best time to repurpose what you already have in your wardrobe by matching pieces with striped and polkadots, fun colors and jewels. It will also give you a mood lift when the weather is not as sunny as you wished!
Did you know you can leave a photo response? We would love to see your looks for cool summer weather!
-Annabella, New York
TRAVEL: Helsinki - City Chic
The travel diary continues! Our two days in Helsinki included a ferry trip to the old Suomenlinna fortress, a tour at the classic 1920s House of Parliament (where my dear friend MP Jani Toivola met my husband, his parents and I exactly a week before all the MPs were called in to debate on the Spanish bailout), and seeing the modern design all over the city: Helsinki is currently the Design Capital of the Year.
The midsummer night sun was our companion when we strolled for after-sightseeing drinks (organic Austrian wine) at the Klaus K bar followed by a dinner at A21, where the chef created a custom locally-sourced vegan menu for me with cocktail pairings. More cocktails followed at Torni Ateljee Bar with a view of the city and the terrace of Grotesk was the perfect place to meet with old friends.
- Annabella, New York
STYLE: White, Black and Champagne - The Summer Party Look
On a hot summer eve, there’s nothing more sexy, chic and comfortable than a white chiffon dress. I love wearing this light peace-silk number with a black satin belt and cap-toe heels in champagne and black. If it does’t rain, I’ll wear this outfit to the Savonlinna opera festival tomorrow, if it pours, I’ll save this for a dinner with husband at the brand new Boulevard Social in Helsinki.
::Ivana Basilotta eco dress::Stella McCartney vegan heels::Stella McCartney satin belt::
- Annabella, now in Finland
STYLE: Jean Shorts in the City: Helsinki
I love denim cut-offs in the city - but only when paired with a light top and blazer for a look that’s chic and put together. I cut these shorts from full-length jeans I was no longer using (make sure to cut them long enough so you can fold the hem; it’s a tad more sophisticated that way!). The top and blazer are H&M’s Conscious Collection. This is also the perfect look for a date night with your significant other: if your hubby loves you in a jeans and a tee, and you add nude pumps and a tailored top to cut-offs, that’s the sexiest compromise he could ever wish for!
- Viola, Helsinki
PS. This blazer is so chic, Annabella also bought one today from the H&M in Helsinki when she arrived. Photos to come soon.
STYLE: How to Wear Denim Shorts in the City: New York
A time comes when you mentally note you really should not wear jean shorts unless you are going to the country or the beach. Yes, they feel too young and also require a substantial amount of cross fit and yoga (my new workout routine!). But pair them pumps and a buttoned-up white shirt (post-workout routine), and the cut-offs magically transform into something you can also wear in the city. I would still not wear this outfit to the office, but love it for the weekend and for city vacations. This will certainly go into the suitcase as I head to Finland on Thursday!
* Reuse Jean Shorts in recycled cotton * Beyond Skin vegan leopard pumps * White Shirt (old Filippa K that might just last forever) * Makeup: OCC bronze and golden eyeshadows, Sante blue eyeshadows, Lavera lipstick and mascara *
- Annabella, New York