All the outfits I wore from Neon Rose

This is a brand that I didn’t discover scrolling through Instagram, or seeing a friend wearing it. One day I was curious of the new brands that are sold on Asos and just happened to click on Neon Rose. The name seemed catchy and easy to remember so I looked at all the items that they were selling through the platform. I do this quite often and then I forget about the brand, but this time, the brand’s aesthetic was right up my alley so I returned constantly.

Preparing for my trip to Romania, I knew that we wanted to shoot some pictures that showed the natural beauty of the country and maybe some tradition village life. We ended up taking a real holiday and only shot 2 outfits, but both of them had at least one item from Neon Rose.

No need to believe me when I say that this is a brand with a feminine but relaxed, cool aesthetic that is as easy to wear on holidays as it is to wear in a busy city. Have I mentioned how cute their prints are?

I will now let the pictures do the talking, but do let me know which is the outfit that you like most. Before starting to add the pictures, I haven’t realised how many items I wore from Neon Rose. I told you that every time I go on Asos, I type the brand’s name as well out of curiosity 😀

Kisses!

neon rose store / neon rose brand / summer outfit / Romania / miss casual
SKIRT
neon rose store / neon rose brand / safari printed midi dress / covent garden / london / summer outfit / miss casual
DRESS
may round-up / holiday / Romania / countryside / Neon Rose outfit / miss casual
TOP
TROUSERS
blogging / spring outfit / neon rose top / mini skirt / london / miss casual
BLOUSE
immigrant / winter outfit / blue coat / river island / neonrose dress / galaxy dress / miss casual
DRESS (similar)
winter outfit / coral pink outfit / maxi dress / fluffy sweater / notting hill / london / miss casual
DRESS (similar)
shopping arcade london / winter outfit / yellow jumper / christmas decorations / miss casual
JUMPER (similar)

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Neon Rose maxi tea dress with button front in jungle print • £35
Neon Rose puff sleeve sweatshirt with botanical floral graphic • £30
Neon Rose wide leg trousers with paper bag waist in check co-ord • £32
Neon Rose tea blouse with puff sleeves in check co-ord • £28
Neon Rose tie front midi tea dress with shirring in lemon print • £38
Neon Rose midi asymetric skirt in satin • £17.50
Neon Rose midi cami dress with tie shoulders in tropical floral print • £32
Neon Rose midaxi tea dress with tie cuffs and side split in botanical print • £38
Neon Rose relaxed jumper with high neck in slogan stripe • £21

Pastels for spring? Groundbreaking!

If you can’t hear Miranda Priestly’s voice in your head when you read this title, I don’t know if we can be friends. Hihi, just joking, but I would convince you to watch “Devil wears Prada” with me first. Pastels are already a cliche when it comes to spring, but after all the black and the rest of the stern colours that we wore during winter, we need to load up on pastel outfits, don’t we?…or maybe this is just my excuse to wear colours.

Also, if you are not yet a colour person but want to experiment with them a bit, pastels are the easiest to pull off. I promise colours can do wonders for your complexion. The right colours for you that is, because if I personally wear red without foundation, I look pinkier than a peony whereas a peachy pink makes me look awake…even when I’m sleeping (haha, not exaggerating at all)

First year that I started blogging, I was only two months into blogging when we reached a new year. I then wrote that I do not feel such a big difference between the 31 of December and the 1st of January, except that it takes me around a week to write the date correctly. For this reason, I am not really into New Year Resolutions, or at least, not during the most conventional time when people usually make these resolutions.

Spring on the other hand, always takes me by surprise. I feel like I am waking up from hibernation and am ready to change everything up. That is when I actually think of my New Year resolutions. This is when I have the extra energy to invest in thinking about changing things, making plans, improving what I am doing already. When the cherries blossom, my mind blossoms as well.

When I did my thinking through everything that I am doing, which I am still in the process of, I realised that my style has changed just slightly. I noticed that my tendency to pick really colourful outfits is slightly milder. After receiving so many compliments for the more neutral outfits that I wore lately, I realised that I am not loosing anything going down this road. At the most, I will be dressed more lady-like. The pastel outfits though are a simple compromise of the two sides of my outfit preferences: colour, but kind of neutral.

My trick to wearing pastel outfits is to combine them with more neutral colours, but light ones: white and beige being my go-tos. The outfit in the pictures below is the perfect example: a lacy white shirt with a pastel yellow satin skirt and for another pastel detail, a lilac belt. Pastel tops are even easier to wear with simple white jeans, beige trousers or if you dare, even another pastel colour skirt.

What are you saying, are you wearing pastels this spring?

P.S. pastels make me thing of ice-cream as well so…pastel kisses!

pastel outfit / yellow skirt / spring outfit / blue house / london / miss casual
SKIRT – Zara
SHIRT – Zara
BELT – River Island (similar)
pastel outfit / yellow skirt / spring outfit / blue house / london / miss casual
pastel outfit / yellow skirt / spring outfit / blue house / london / miss casual
EARRINGS – Les Georgettes (similar)
pastel outfit / yellow skirt / spring outfit / blue house / london / miss casual

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3 ways to wear a heavily printed blouse

You know how I can never only write about the outfit alone, right? This heavily printed blouse made me think of a much deeper issue – the one of being noticed. Better said, when we want to be noticed a bit too eagerly, or when we’ll do anything not to be noticed.

I am mostly an introvert so growing up, I didn’t want to be noticed whatsoever. As a matter of fact, I would have done anything to fit in. I would have rounded the edges of a square peg just to fit it in a round hole. Problem was, I had different taste than the majority of my colleagues.

I will not say that it was a unique one, I have a mirror to tell me otherwise if I want to analyse the sum of choices that I made that I now call “taste”, but I noticed quite that what I liked, was not the most common choice.The wine I liked (I started with the most important – might have something to do with the fact that I am writing this in bed, with a glass of Villa Vinea – Gewurztraminer close-by). The books I liked or the fact that I do love reading books more than watching movies, made me different from my colleagues growing up.

But when it comes to clothes, I will have to ask my friends. I feel that especially as a teenager, I was caught up between a boiling creativity and wanting to fit in. Now I don’t want to fit in anymore, but it’s not my style to rebel out either. So this printed blouse is the beginning of me acknowledging what makes me different and assuming it.

Because I am a practical girl though, let me show you 3 ways to wear a heavily printed blouse.

Office outfit – with skirt

shoreditch | ootd | how to wear a printed blouse | spring outfit | london | miss casual
Blouse – River Island
shoreditch | ootd | how to wear a printed blouse | spring outfit | london | miss casual

Smart casual outfit – with trousers

natural history museum | ootd | how to wear a printed blouse | spring outfit | london | miss casual
natural history museum | ootd | how to wear a printed blouse | spring outfit | london | miss casual

Layer it under a dress

natural history museum | ootd | how to wear a printed blouse | spring outfit | london | miss casual
natural history museum | ootd | how to wear a printed blouse | spring outfit | london | miss casual

Barely there

royal albert hall | cherry blossom | ootd | how to wear a printed blouse | spring outfit | london | miss casual

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The cool girl’s outfit

Not that I am one, I never was the cool girl, let’s just say that I am good at observing them. Sporty girl? Yes, that and the girl that used to read underneath her desk during boring classes, but never the cool one.

I don’t know what “cool girl” means to you, I hope you will tell me, but for me it means effortless with a little edge to it. A cropped top with a sporty detail, mom jeans, comfortable heels (if you must) or even snickers if that’s you vibe and coffee, always coffee. Did I mention the belt bag? Also, french girls pop into my mind instantly with their effortless style, mixing body fitting and loose clothes – effortless seems to be the key word for my cool girl…and Gwen Stefani.

To come up with this outfit, even though I am pretty sure it looks like a few things that I put together, I had to trick my mind. This style is not something that comes naturally to me so first things first, I started scrolling to my Pinterest “Outfits I love”board. I have all kind of outfits there: girly, elegant, office, street style from fashion weeks…all in all, outfits of much cooler girls than me. After I got into that mental “cool girl outfit” vibe, I went onto the Missguided site and this cropped top that I am wearing in the pictures instantly caught my eye.

Would I have chosen it if I didn’t look at the Pinterest pictures before? We will never know, but I tend to think that I wouldn’t. What I am curious about is where do you look for outfit inspiration? Lately I go for Pinterest more than Instagram, but I am pretty sure that the closest we get to Coachella, I will start spending more time on Instagram also.

Let’s keep things short and cute for this one, what do you say?

Cool girl kisses!

cool girl outfit / belt bag / cropped top / magnolias / spring outfit / london /miss casual
TOP – Missguided
BELT BAG – Missguided
JEANS – Zara (similar)
cool girl outfit / belt bag / cropped top / magnolias / spring outfit / london /miss casual
cool girl outfit / belt bag / cropped top / magnolias / spring outfit / london /miss casual

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Wild, wild west-London

Spring is coming! Not if you check the prognosis for British weather, of course, but nevertheless change is in the air. Maybe for you this will not be a change, but for me it certainly is. Looking back at last year’s outfits, I realised that I have rarely wore animal print. Actually, I only had one sweater and that was it. So for this spring I thought, why wouldn’t I embrace my inner goddess, lioness, or beast, I will not disclose myself that much, and start wearing some animal print.

I first had this thought at the beginning of winter, I can see that the Regent Street Christmas lights were not yet on, so it must have been early November. Ever since, I started slowly introducing animal print that was roaring at me and I was surprised at how natural it was. Can me being a Leo have anything to do with this?

There isn’t much more that I can say about animal print, but let me tell you another story:

I have been wanting to see Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald ever since it came out in the cinemas, I just didn’t. I blame it on Paul because it’s the easiest but truth be told, I haven’t made any effort either. Then I find myself watching my usual videos on Youtube and all kind of advertisements about the movie come up and I frantically press skip when possible, when not, I just don’t watch it because I don’t want anything to spoil the movie.

At work, we talked about the movie and it was so curious how different are the things that make us excited about seeing it. Some are excited to see the movie because Johnny Depp is playing Grindelwald, I was excited because Jude Law is playing Dumbledore and even more excited, because we get to see Hogwarts again…actually, I can’t say which of the two gets me more excited. Harry Potter fans will understand:D

Finally, today we are watching the movie! Yuppi! Now back to our animal print or fantastic beasts and how to wear them…

Cute/Smart – casual outfits

river island outfit / london / animal print sweater / leather skirt / regent street / miss casual
SWEATER – River Island (similar)
animal print | charleston outfit | zebra print | sequin skirt | london | miss casual
SWEATER – River Island
piccadilly circus / london / print dress/ river island / christmas lights / chunky sweater / asos / personal style / miss casual
DRESS – Asos (similar)

Casual-ish outfits

Podcasts / river island outfit / snake print skirt / winter outfit / miss casual
SKIRT – River Island
animal print | smake print | stradivarius dress | fortnum and mason | london | miss casual
DRESS – Stradivarius (similar)

Most definitely – casual outfits

animal print leggings | casual outfit | winter outfit | graffitti | london | miss casual
LEGGINGS – Asos
animal print | asos outfit | spring outfit | zara shoes | london | miss casual
LEGGINGS – Asos

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Fantastically printed kisses!

How to wear skirts in winter

If all you can think of in this cold is trousers, trousers and more trousers, you might be in need of some “skirtpiration” (skirt inspiration). At the end of the day, if it’s the weather you worry about, you can layer an entire wardrobe under a skirt, but hardly anything under those jeans. Am I right? Tell me I am, I love these odd moments when it seems like I am. Kidding, too much coffee, and it’s only 8 am.

Look, I get it! It is just so freaking convenient to dress in the uniform that jeans + a sweater is, I am stuck in the same rut. But for the days when you want to look more put together, you can’t go wrong with a skirt. Not that it’s a scientifically proven fact, but if you wear a skirt (and look tired enough), a gentlemen if there are any left on Earth, might offer his place on the tube. Don’t test my theory during peek hours, though. Even so, it might be too far-fetched to hope for anything like this.

My personal secret to wearing skirts in the winter, especially in a windy winter which is the only one London gets, is the length. Midi or maxi, nothing mini or I feel like I am flashing everybody that walks past. If you drive in the narrow streets of London on a Friday or Saturday evening, you are guaranteed to be flashed…which I don’t know about you, but it is a big no-no in my book. Enough blabbering, let’s get into some pictures of the skirts that I wore recently.

Skirty(?) kisses

under £100 outfit / topshop / shoreditch / fringe jumper / satin skirt / winter outfit / london / miss casual
Skirt – TOPSHOP
red outfit / topshop / stradivarius / shoreditch / winter outfit / london / miss casual
(Oups) Dress – TOPSHOP
london door / red sweater / maxi dress / reading / hatchards / miss casual
Cheating…this is a dress, buuuut, because the top part is covered, can we consider it a skirt?

Dress – Stradivarius
winter outfit / coral pink outfit / maxi dress / fluffy sweater / notting hill / london / miss casual
Another dress:D

Dress – Monki (similar)
china town / embellished top / bershka top / black outfit / metallic skirt / winter outfit / party outfit / miss casual
Skirt – Warehouse
london / vinyl skirt / river island / christmas decorations / chunky sweater / personal style / miss casual
Skirt – River Island (similar)
annabel's mayfair / christmas tree / pearl sweater / asos / personal style / miss casual
Skirt – Asos
christmas decoration / london / bershka knit / pink skirt / asos outfit / miss casual
Skirt – Asos
river island outfit / london / animal print sweater / leather skirt / regent street / miss casual
Skirt – River Island

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Pink+coral to avoid winter blues

It is almost hard to address this season that we have now in the UK as winter, but for the sake of the convention, I will. Is it just me or we all started going back to the very serious black, grey or navy outfits? No more Christmas red and no more New Year’s sparkle…now everywhere I look at outfits, including in the mirror, all I see is dark colours…and we’re wondering why we get the winter blues.

Every year I am so excited when Pantone is announcing the color of the year. Paul and I were guessing which one could it be and even though we had greenery only a few years ago, we both hoped it was going to be teal. It ended up being living coral…which goes nicely with teal so win-win. It’s sunny outside at the moment so the optimist in me just started the morning stretching. This color screams summer to me and in case you didn’t know, that is my favorite season of them all…and not just because I am a summer baby.

Now, how would a coral outfit adapt to each season? For spring it will be lovely against the lilac wisteria, for summer I picture every outfit on the beach against the gold sand and the blue/turquoise of the sea. Autumn…I can even imagine it in autumn with all the colorful leaves and pumpkins and other cinnamon tones, but winter is tricky. For winter, coral needs to act as a cure.

For those of us who have not seen the sun much for the past week, it is no surprise that the winter blues are slowly making their way in our hearts. So not that I am a doctor of any sort, but I am pretty sure a colorful outfit will be a good treatment. My outfit of choice was a pink and coral one. A fluffy sweater and a maxi dress with paisley print.

How would you wear the color of the year? If it is too bright for you to wear a full garment of the color, look for prints that include it, or wear it in your accessories. Hair clips are back in fashion and I can not stop but remember when I used to do ballet and I would wear a high bun, with a bow hair clip right underneath. I even had a coral one!

I will keep today’s post short because there is nothing better than wearing a coral and pink outfit out in the sun. Vitamin D, here I come!

Sunny kisses!

winter outfit / coral pink outfit / maxi dress / fluffy sweater / notting hill / london / miss casual
TOP – New Look
DRESS – Neon Rose
winter outfit / coral pink outfit / maxi dress / fluffy sweater / notting hill / london / miss casual
JEWELLERY – TruFlair
winter outfit / coral pink outfit / maxi dress / fluffy sweater / notting hill / london / miss casual

Yellow ruffles top in China Town

I just realised that I’ve written so little about clothes, but took a lot of pictures of them – does this count?

I remember back in High school that our minds were blown away by the Gossip Girl series. Not because it was simply one of the series that had a lot of fashion in them, but because the characters were so close to our age. I remember loving Blair’s clean and pretty style, but I felt closer to Serena’s : laid back elegant with bohemian accents here and there. So my friends and I, being inspired by the show, used to play a lot with the clothes that we had and recreate looks that we loved and wanted to wear so we needed to find alternatives. That’s the period when we started rummaging through charity shops (they were called London shops in my hometown – how appropriate:)) ) and even our grandmothers’ closet suddenly started to spark up an interest for pieces that we were not able to find in a store which had our age group as a target.

We played with clothes so much, putting together modern pieces with vintage looking ones or over-accessorizing an otherwise plain outfit. One thing I took with me from all this, was the pleasure of being unconventional with clothes.

Chinese New Year celebrations are over now, but I wanted to take pictures with the lanterns so badly and luckily, they were still on. So we took pictures of this outfit in China Town, early morning, around 7 am when we were definitely the only people caffeinated enough on the streets of central London.

Looking back at the pictures I realised that first, I took a small risk in wearing a colour I rarely do – yellow. Actually, I don’t remember the last time I did, but it worked out just right having the beautiful red lantern in the background. Also, like I did in High school, I mixed clothes of different “ages”: the yellow top is a modern romantic piece with ruffles from Chi Chi London, whereas my skirt was a gift from my mother’s friend. I received it maybe 10 years ago and I remember loving it so much especially because it was from one of the most stylish ladies I’ve ever met. Then, the final touch was the leather All Saints jacket that I borrowed from Paul’s closet. It was at least 2 sizes too big, but just the thought of wearing something that’s his made it special. Also, the fact that it was over-sized, toned down the very girly otherwise outfit and gave me cool girl vibes…or at least that’s how I think cool girls feel because I’ve never been one – hihi:)

Kisses!

 

P.S.

This is the last week when you can enter my giveaway with JORD Watches:

https://www.woodwatches.com/g/misscasual

 

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TOP – Chi Chi London

JACKET – All Saints

Silver biker jacket

I have to admit, the first time I saw this jacket on Mango’s site, my first thought was ¨that is a dupe of Chanel¨ and second one ¨that is so cool!¨ I love biker jackets, I’ve been wearing them for years. I had cropped ones, faux leather ones, suede, more fitted ones, but never an oversized one and I don’t mean one that I bought in a size too big, but a design that is meant to be oversized. This is me outside of my comfort zone again.

Besides the style, I love love love the colour of it. Ok, my mind might have been a tiny bit influenced by that Chanel show where they have a rocket in the middle. Was it AW 2017? I’m still not over it, hence, for somebody who never owned a piece of clothing in silver, now I have the silver trousers that I shot a month ago and this jacket.

I will keep today’s post short not to bore you with long stories. Or do you prefer longer posts? I am so excited that the weather is changing here in the UK, can’t wait for spring and summer where I don’t need to take 3 layers off until I get to the one I want in the picture, if you know what I mean.

I also have quite an exciting project coming up, but I’ll tell you more about it on Wednesday’s post.

Kisses!

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Bonus picture with the photographer

 

Jacket – Mango

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