As if you needed another reason to shop online!?! Right? Well, I still feel obliged to share the news of my new online shopping crush. I have purchased 10 items thus far from this UK retailer that has a superb selection of clothing for women, men, children and babies. I guarantee you will be itching to buy something by the end of this post...read on to find out why I am so excited to share my new find with you...
September is a good time to refresh yourself and your wardrobe. Here are a few simple, stylish, clean, chic, casual selections from COS, Mango and Zara. They are all staple pieces which you can dress up or dress down. Each was carefully chosen from the new F/W 2014-2015 collections. All are very affordable but are so chic that they definitely do not give away their price points. As always…lots of neutrals (grey, black, white, khaki, tan )+ shots of color here and there. Let me know what you think…
It is not easy to find simple and splendid beachwear. Much of what I have come across lately is either too sexy (cheap-looking), too polyester (cheap-feeling) or way way too expensive (not cheap enough). I went to a charity fundraiser bazaar yesterday where there were literally thousands of kaftans, tunics, beach dresses and beach "gowns" on display but none were to my liking…
Here is a selection of stylish yet simple beachwear to guarantee you won't look like a burlesque-performing-leopard-from-Bollywood (an unfortunate look you will see often on our beaches).
First a few facts…Lets see if you can guess the brand...
15 March 1949
Consumer Goods and retail
€3.5 billion in 2013
Over 12,450 worldwide, of which 8,500 in Germany
I have received dozens of requests for a Turkish version of my splendid actors/celebrities list so here it goes…
I must confess that I had to do a lot of googling to find these guys names and jog my memory as I do not watch a lot of Turkish dramas. I was finally able to come up with a list of 10 actors that are so super charismatic that they could easily be huge in Hollywood.
My favorite Turkish male celebrity is of course Dr. Mehmet Oz (above) who is already huge in Hollywood and who teaches me things like how to combat cellulite and wrinkles on a daily basis!?! I cannot say that the others on this list have been as useful to me but they are definitely nice to look at.
Can you guess who made it in to my top ten list?
We are all back on our diets. And some of us have even started working out…
I know that mid-May is a little late to be hitting the gym or the track for a bikini ready body in June but better late than never has always been my motto. At this rate, I should be smoking hot by about November 2015.
But if there is going to be shopping involved to get fit or look good on the beach then I guess I am going have to amp up my workout/beach wardrobe so that I can be fully invested in my new fitness regime.
Take a look at the image gallery below for inspiration…I am sure some of these beauties--both for you and your kids--will have you clicking on the "shopping cart" icon of the amazing online retailer I am featuring in this post. As always, this tempting site delivers internationally so click with care...
Can you guess who made my list of splendid style-making, great-looking, charisma-oozing male "celebrities"? Let me give you a few clues…these men are famous for a lot of different things although most are actors. The list includes a prince, a general, lots of funny guys and many men whose magnetism glues us to screens of all sizes for hours on end.
This was the most difficult list to "curate" as there were so many splendid celebrities to choose from…
List your favorites before you look at the gallery and let's see how many of your favorites I've included or missed….
There are many spectacular female characters on TV who have influenced the way we dress. Here is a roundup of my all-time 20 favorite female fashionistas…Many of these shows are still on TV so be sure to check out these vixens, matriarchs, girl-next-doors, drug-dealers, spies, boardroom and bedroom butt kickers…
Hope you like the few flashbacks near the end.
See if you can guess who made it in to my top 20 without looking at the pics...Have I missed anybody?
Many companies do not get to live a renaissance…and very few are lucky enough to be able to reinvent themselves with a ceramic chinoiserie bowl.
This is probably an oversimplification of all of the hard strategic work the owners and executives at Yargıcı have done over the last couple of years to "rework" their brand. But this is how I have experienced their re-birth and have been excited by each new addition to/tweak of their brand and concept.
Click below to see updated photos (Zorlu Center Yargıcı Store…)
In my previous post I praised the Breton striped top and hopefully inspired you to get yourself a few striped pieces. Here are a few of my favorite Breton stripes from the spring summer 2014 collections. All are easily available in international brick and mortar or online stores.
Whenever I find myself in between seasons or looking to refresh my style without spending a fortune I find myself returning to my favorite classic pieces. Breton striped shirts are by far one of my all time favorites for effortless chic dressing. These very "French" stripes never go out of style and spring up almost every year in hundreds of spring/summer collections.
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