Sunday’s shopping list

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Zara

Time for another shopping dilema: I’m looking for the perfect little black bag.
It’s getting a bit ridiculous how I don’t have one of those in my closet. I have two large black shoppers, and several small everyday cross-body bags in different colors. However lately I’m all about finding the perfect staple pieces that I can wear for the longest time, and there’s something about bags that’s making it kind of difficult for me. I’m too picky I guess. I don’t wear leather (the above from Zara is actually leather; I wouldn’t buy it but the model is similar to what I want); I don’t want anything to shiny, embellished or printed; it cannot be too big but it has to fit nicely all my everyday shenanigans; it must have a zipper.
Plus, it can’t be expensive. Expensive bags are not my thing – yet!

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Mango // Parfois

My problem is some bags look ok while in the store, but when you get to wear you realize they don’t fit anything inside, either because the material is to rigid or they won’t close after having more than just your cell phone inside. OR they are huge bowler bags and besides putting way too much stuff inside them, I end up not finding anything (classic girl problem).
One other thing is I always do some online research before hitting the mall, and most times  everything looks totally different!

Let’s just hope I can find the perfect one soon enough, and as for you I hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

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Running in style

How to wear running shoes without looking are halfway to the gym? Chinese model Ming Xi is the most stylish answer!ming xi, street style, running shoes, sports trend, nike air pegasus, blogger, how to style running shoes

Recently, while browsing through a fashion magazine, I came across with this young lady rocking the same Nike Air Pegasus I’m wearing on my last outfit post! Who is she? Ming Xi, a chinese “it” model who knows her way into the sportive-chic trend. I love wearing comfortable shoes, and by this I mean I pretty much wear flats and sneakers all day, but the running kind is not so easy to style – at least for me. Having this exact pair (it’s actually from the men’s department, but you can’t really go wrong with casual cool black & white so…), and looking at it on this super cool girl gave me some new style ideas.

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Style tips on how to style your running shoes:
bare legs for extra coolness;
black tights and an oversized jacket can’t go wrong;
skinny jeans for the everyday casual;
– anything Chanel, when available in your closet!

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Monday’s state of mind

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It’s spring already, but while the weather is not according to the season — we are getting mostly rainy, gloomy days here in Lisbon, which is not that common for the time of the year — so I have to get creative with my outfits. I wore this white lace dress with a burgundy sweater on top, combining the lightweight fabric with the cozy knit. Plus a little bling to make it interesting! Mixing textures is one of my favorite things to wear, and in this weird weather the trend comes in handy!
Outfit pictures coming up tomorrow!

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Going for a run

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This morning I went running! Yeah! I’ve been doing some exercise in the house, but besides not being enough to burn calories and stay active, I really felt the need to go outside. I do enjoy running, but to start is what takes courage. So, while I’m still excited about it, it’s better to make a quick post with some great exercise outfit options. The one thing I really need is the smartphone bracelet, the rest is just a motivation booster.

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