Colors to wear this autumn

  This might sound like an odd title and subject to talk about, but it might actually help you on your shopping trips. We’re going to talk about the colors you should wear this autumn.

   – One of my personal favorites is Off-White and no, not the brand. This color is so classy and so easy to wear. This is definitely a must have in your wardrobe.

   – Next, let’s talk about mustard or a dirty yellow. This has been an autumn classic for quite a while now, and it’s still going strong. 

   – Dark blue or navy is such a beautiful color that works so well with tons of colors, not all of them but most. You can also make really cool and sophisticated outfits with it.

    – Beige is the color I fell in love with this season and bought tons of items in this color. You can style it in so many ways and it looks really put together.

    – I mean, most people already wear this color so much, it’s basically common knowledge that black goes with everything and looks good with everything.

Hope this helped you at least a little bit and that you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful day,

XOXO, Delayla

Places you need to visit at least once in your life

  I consider myself a pretty well traveled person, so I am going to tell you and encourage you to visit these places. I did not visit them all, there are still some that are on my bucket list and I am hoping to cut some off after this whole COVID-19 thing is over. Let’s start:

    1. Portugal. Since I lived there for a while, I can tell you it’s a beautiful place to visit and even live full-time. The people are so nice and there are some absolutely stunning cities and views. They even have their very own Venice called Aveiro. It’s just a beautiful country and there are so many beaches you can go to, not only Algarve.

Aveiro in Portugal: Sehenswürdigkeiten & Highlights ⋆ Child & Compass
Aveiro
Praia de Dona Ana, Algarve Coast, Portugal (by Rottabe).
Algarve

    2.  Paris. This is an obvious one, but I had to include it. There are beautiful places to visit, but just the city itself is just stunning. I visited it a few times, but I never really had the time to visit everything, so I am hoping to go again so I can just visit everything. It’s definitely worth going.

Tour Eiffel
Place Dauphine
Place de Dauphine

    3. Italy. Again, a pretty obvious, but necessary one. I haven’t been there, but I most definitely want to go. There are tons of places to visit in Italy, historical, artsy or pretty views, you can find them all. I would suggest searching for hidden beauties in Italy, or just any of the countries and cities that I am gonna talk about. I could do a post about them if you would be interested. 

Milan
Naples Italy #city #cities #buildings #photography
Naples

   4. Thasos. This is a beautiful island in Greece. I went there on multiple occasions and it’s such a relaxing environment with tons of different types of beaches. There is this beach called Marble Beach, where there is almost no sand but mostly marble rocks. I recommend it 100%. 

Marble beach
Our trip to Thassos, Greece. – Sophie's Thoughts
City

  5. London. I couldn’t leave this one out, just because it’s my dream city and I think it’s so freaking pretty. You NEED to visit it, it’s a beautiful city with so much history and so many pretty places. I can’t stress enough how awesome London is.

Streets of London
The Big Ben

  6. Romania. Not a lot of people know about all the beauties you can find here. This is where I live and I did see a bunch of cool places, but not even half of everything that Romania offers. There’s beaches and mountains, there are tons of different castles, including Dracula’s castle. One of my favorite cities is Sibiu, I just think it’s stunning. Romania is one of the hidden gems of Europe and in my opinion everyone should visit it.

Peles Castle
Sibiu, Romania
Sibiu

 7. Disneyland. Whether it’s the one from Orlando or the one from Paris, it’s an experience that you cannot miss. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy it. It’s such a pretty place and it emanates happiness. I rest my case.

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Orlando
Paris

  Hope this helped, I am planning on doing a sequel because there are so many other places to visit,that I couldn’t fit in just one post. Have a great day,

                                                                                  XOXO,Delayla

Autumn faves

Autumn faves

  Since autumn has arrived, I decided to show you some of my (and what seems to be most of the fashion world’s) favorite trends. Just as a reminder, most of the pictures I post on my blog are either from Pinterest or vogue.com. So, let’s start:

  -Animal Print. Obviously, animal print has been around for quite some time, but this season, it’s everywhere. Everybody is wearing it and I think that is great, because it’s definitely in my top 3 autumn trends this year.

  -Sweater vests. I will be honest with you, in the beginning I thought they were heidious, but after I actually tried one on and saw some other ways of styling them I loved it. I mostly tried one on because I saw one on Clueless and since I love the movie, I tried it. I regret nothing.

-Straight-leg and flare pants. Whether it’s jeans or any other kind of pants, I think they look really stylish and put together. I actually bought a pair of flared pants from Zara and I love them so much. I totally recommend at least trying a pair on.

    -Slip dresses. I think I already talked about them before, but I have to bring them up again, because they are such a statement piece and they look so good on any type of body. I seriously need to buy one ASAP.

  -Doc Martens. These boots look good with literally any outfit. You could be wearing a fancy outfit or just a casual jeans and T-shirt outfit and the Martens would work with both of them. They are such a versatile piece and I adore them.

  -Blazers. I am obsessed with them. I have a bunch of blazers in my wardrobe and I love how they look on with everything. There isn’t a lot I can say about them, they are just perfect.

   Hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you got inspired by some of these outfits. Let me know which one you like most. Have a great day,

                                                                                       XOXO,Delayla

Small brands you should check out

   I am almost always on Instagram, so sometimes I look around for interesting brands or influencers. These are some brands that I find interesting and most of them are eco-friendly and sustainable. They are mostly jewelry brands, but there are also some clothing and accessories ones. So, let’s start:

  1 Attire– one of my favorite influencers created this brand very recently, so you should definitely check it out. It’s eco-friendly, ethical, zero polyester brand, and the production is based in Portugal and Italy. I will put the links to both the brand and the founder, but before I want to tell you a bit about what and why Xenia, the founder of Attire, decided to start this brand. She is a pretty famous influencer, she goes to all sorts of events, Fashion Weeks, etc. But she said she felt the need to do something more meaningful. Also, she didn’t really like the way other big brands produce the clothes. So she decided to do a totally transparent brand, where you know what you pay for, where the materials come from and how they are created. I sincerely respect her and how she chose to run this business. I am looking forward to buying an item from her collection. If you want to find out more about the brand and Xenia and/or her brand, in the about section on the Attire website, she explains on a deeper level   and in a more detailed way about everything I just told you. 

   The links:  https://attirethestudio.com/

https://www.instagram.com/xeniaadonts/

    2 Revived Uk– the way this brand works is: they find these really rare vintage designer pieces, which they use to create new,sustainable and high quality jewelry. The only downside to this is that, because these designer pieces are so expensive, they are also really limited. I really like the fact that they create these necklaces that make you feel like you just bought something from that really famous brand and you are literally wearing a piece of history. That one little keychain that they turned into a necklace could have belonged to anyone and even if you don’t know it, it carries a story and I think that is amazing and unique. I am going to leave the link to their website and Instagram below.

  The Links: https://reviveduk.bigcartel.com/

https://www.instagram.com/reviveduk/

   3 Pura Vida Bracelets– this isn’t really a small business because it has grown a lot in the last year or so, but I think it’s a great brand and I found the story behind it very interesting.It all started when the two founders of this brand went on a trip to Costa Rica and found two locals, who were making these very colorful bracelets, but who also were really struggling financially. So Griffin and Paul(the founders of Pura Vida) asked for 400 bracelets they can take back to San Diego. In San Diego, they went to a shop and asked to sell their bracelets there. They sold so fast, that Paul and Griffin decided to make this into a business. So now, they support over 800 artisanals all around the globe by selling their work online and they also opened a few shops around the world where they sell all of their designs. This is one of my favorite brands to support, so if you can’t buy from them, just share it. I will also put their links below.

   The links: https://www.instagram.com/puravidabracelets/

https://www.puravidabracelets.com/

   4 Naked Wolfe– this brand was created by a family of six where two of the siblings are the creative directors. They are a footwear brand, founded because they felt there was a gap in the footwear market. So they created on-trend fashion styles and a luxury-designer quality but at an affordable price. They work so that they can put new designs out every week and their shoes are hand-made in specialized production facilities. I think this could become one of the really popular brands. Their designs are so pretty and I really want to buy a pair. As you got used to by now, I’m gonna put the links below.

   The linkshttps://www.instagram.com/nakedwolfe/

https://nakedwolfe.com/

   These are just a few of the ones I found, so if you enjoyed and would like me to do more of these, let me know in the comment section. Have a wonderful day,

                                                                                                        XOXO,Delayla

Trends from the 2020/2021 Spring Summer shows

Let’s talk about some trends from the recent fashion shows (online and in real life). If you want to look at the whole collection, you can find them on the Vogue website in the runway section.

  1. First trend we are going to talk about is animal prints. They look stunning in my opinion. Here are some looks:
by Christopher Esber
by Paco Rabbane
by Givenchy

  1. Next, we have stripes. Horizontal, vertical or any kind of swirly stripes:
by threeasfour
by Louis Vuitton
by Chanel

  1. Another very popular trend was Black and White. This one is one of my personal favorites:
by Gabriela Hearst
by Giambattista Valli
by The Row

  

  1. Sheer fabrics were also very used this Fashion Week. Whether it was shirts, jackets, skirts etc. 
by Maison Margiela
by Chanel
by Sacai

   

  1. Another really cool trend I saw were short, cropped jackets:
by Louis Vuitton
by Chanel
by Givenchy

   Hope you enjoyed. Let me know in the comments which one you like best. Have an awesome day,

XOXO,Delayla

How to find your style

  Hi guys, today I figured we should talk styles. Nowadays there are so many styles it’s hard to keep track of them all. I can’t really say I found one style I identify myself, I would say I am a mixture of three. Now, I am going to try and help you find the style/s you identify as. So let’s start.

  • First you should go to your wardrobe and pick out your favorite items and try to see if there is any type of pattern. For example if it’s mostly crop tops or mostly oversized T-shirts. 
  • Now, go on Pinterest and just look around for outfits that you like. Just search: ‘outfits’ and look around. See what you like and what you would wear. Or you can search up some styles that you know about or want to try and choose some outfits from there.
  • Next, look at the pictures and see if any of the items you picked match the outfit. Even if you have nothing that could work for that specific outfit but still really like it, don’t worry.
  • After you match some outfits with some clothing items, It’s time to go shopping (my favorite part). You can go to the mall, to the thrift shop, you can order online, whatever you prefer.
  • When buying clothes make sure you buy things you can create outfits with, because when girls say”OMG I have nothing to wear”, they mean none of their clothes work as outfits, so that is why you should create outfits when buying clothes. And also try and make all the items match each other. It’s really gonna make choosing clothes in the morning easier.

  These are the steps I followed when I was also style searching. Hope this helps, let me know in the comments what style you identify as. I am really curious. Have a fantastic day,

                                                                                                      XOXO, Delayla

The faults of society

 The faults of society

Society has changed a lot in the last century or even in the last couple of decades. Some people would like to say that it changed for the better, but even though I think some things did improve there are so many flaws that the majority of people decide to ignore or just agree with them because it’s the easier thing to do.

  Well, I am not the type of person who likes to be told what to do, what to believe etc. I want to fight for my future and the future of my children and grandchildren. I also believe that Gen z will be the generation to change the world. Even though right now some of us aren’t legally allowed to vote yet, when we will be able to, I really believe that a lot of things will change.

  Now, let’s talk about some of these flaws:

  1. Racism. I know this is already a very talked about topic, but I do think it can be talked about even more so we can educate more people. Why do so many people think it’s ok to deprive other human beings of basic human rights just because of the color of their skin or their race. We supposedly evolved since the 18th century when racism was a “thing”. We need to help people understand that this is not ok.
  2. Homophobia. This is a very controversial topic, which to me it seems stupid. Why do we have the right to judge people and hate on them just based on who they love? Are they doing something wrong? Something illegal? I don’t think so. They have every right to love whomever they want to and we have no saying in that. Which brings me to my next point:
  3. Haters. There are so many people just spreading hate online for no apparent reason. Some people actually go on Instagram or Tik Tok just to hate on other peoples’ videos or pictures because they feel like it. Some of them have no idea what that can do to a human. How much damage can be done just because that one person was bored. There are so many examples of teenagers taking their own lives because of all the hate they have been receiving online. We need to teach people  that even though to them they are just some people on a screen, behind that phone or computer there is an actual person with genuine feelings and that they take those comments very seriously.
  4. Sexualizing women. The fact that most women and girls don’t feel safe walking alone till the grocery store should be enough proof that this problem exists. Schools tell girls that they have to cover their shoulders or legs or chest because it’s distracting to the boys… They tell us that they have this instinct and need so we have to cover up so that we don’t provoke them. Well how about we teach the boys that a girl/woman is not an object and teach them how to respect them and control this “need” or “instinct”
  5. Toxic masculinity. Society teaches young boys that they have to be strong and macho, that they can’t cry, that they can’t wear makeup or dresses cause that’s a girl thing. Now there is this thing that the boys say when a guy treats a woman or his girlfriend right and respects her he is simping and he is never gonna be  a man if he acts like that. This combines both this problem and the one before. Why is it not ‘manly’ enough to respect a woman? Why do guys just laugh when another guy says he was sexually assaulted and tell him “Shut up, bro, you liked it”… Why is this a thing now? 
  6. Relationships. My parents, for example, used to ask each other out like ‘do you wanna go for a walk’ do you want to go to the movies’ ‘do you wanna go on a date with me’. So now tell me why all girls hear nowadays is ‘wanna f**k’ or “send nudes’. Why does no one value a real connection where you just go for a walk or go stargazing. If this is what the dating scene looks like, I don’t want it. 
  7. Body shaming. This one that hits different for me. I will never understand why people are just this freaking mean. Why does my weight or body shape concern anyone else besides me? Why do people have to live with mental problems like body dysmorphia or anorexia or bulimia just because some people just can’t mind their own business. And the fact that they body shame anyone including children and teenagers blows my mind. It blows my mind how disconsiderate the human race can be. How unimpressed they can be when it comes to someone else’s well being.

  This is not a complete list of all of the flaws society has. But in my opinion these are the most pressing and in need of change. We as a society have to change. We need to educate whoever we can that is supporting any of these behaviours and let them know why it is toxic and wrong. We need to be the change. Because if we don’t change anything, no one will. Let’s be better!

XOXO, Delayla

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Hello guys, today I want to talk abut one of my favorite designers. I followed him on Instagram a while ago, but I have become a really big fan recently. So I will ‘present’ him to you.

Alexander Wang is an American designer born on the 26th of December 1983, in San Francisco, California to a Taiwanese house hold, but he has confirmed that he cannot speak Mandarin Chinese. He did a summer course at Central Saint Martins when he was 15 and moved to New York to study at the Parsons School of Design, but he left the program after two years, without graduating, so that he can start his brand.

He started his fashion brand in 2005 and became more popular after he won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008.

Alexander Wang wins CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award | Haut Fashion

He worked as Creative director at Balenciaga from 2012 to 2015.

Alexander Wang makes his Balenciaga debut (apparently) - Telegraph

In 2014, he collabed with the Swedish brand H&M to create a collection for both men and women.

Wait No Longer, The Entire Alexander Wang X H&M Collection Is Finally  Revealed
women

Alexander-Wang-HM - MASSES
men

In 2016 he became CEO of the Wang brand succeeding his mom Ying Wang and his sister-in-law Aimee Wang. Later that year he was awarded $90 milion in damages after successfully suing 45 defendants running 459 websites that sold counterfeit goods bearing his name.

Wang has hosted a 2016 New York Fashion Week show.

Alexander Wang Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collectionFashionela

In 2018, Wang partnered with Trojan to release a limited edition “Protect your Wang” capsule collection in support of the LBGTQ community and to celebrate Pride.

13 Trojan Condoms And Alexander Wang Celebrate Their Protect Your Wang  Collaboration At The New York City Pride March Photos and Premium High Res  Pictures - Getty Images

Hope you enjoyed this post. If you did, suggest me some other designers to talk about. Have a great day,

XOXO,Delayla

Places to visit while in Bucharest

Hi guys, since I haven’t posted any traveling posts in a while, I figured why not do one about my city. So here are some really interesting places to visit in Bucharest:

  • Carturesti carusel. This is one of the most impressive bookshops in Europe. It’s located in the Old City and the architecture of the whole building is stunning.
Cărtureşti Carusel, Bucharest, Romania. - European and International  Booksellers Federation | Facebook
Carturesti Carusel
  • The Old City. This is a stunning place to just stroll around and stop to eat or at a bar. It is one of my favorit places.
Bucuresti – o zi prin centrul istoric - Blogul Travelminit.ro
Obiective turistice din Centrul Istoric București care pot fi vzitate la pas
  • Gismigiu Gardens. This is one of the oldest parks in Bucharest and it’s stunning. You can go on the lake with a bout or just walk around.
Ce vrea sa faca Firea in Cismigiu: O ''autostrada de pietris'' ar putea  spinteca cel mai vechi parc din Bucuresti | Mobile
555! Grădina Cişmigiu, istoria NEŞTIUTĂ a celui mai VECHI PARC din BUCUREŞTI !
  • University square. This is a place a lot of people just like to come and socialize. It as some really cool statues.
Bucureşti- subiectiv prin obiectiv: Piaţa Universităţii, văzută de... | B365
Piata Universitatii - SOS Bucharest | Bucharest, Tourist, City guide
  • Arcul de Triunf. The Triumph Arch was built after Romania gained it’s independence so that the troops can march under it when they came home from war.
Fișier:Arcul de Triumf, București.JPG - Wikipedia
Arcul de Triumf din București, România
  • The Palace of the Parliament. This is one of the biggest buildings in Europe. It has over 2000 rooms and you can visit some parts of the building.
Detalii nestiute despre Casa Poporului, cea mai scumpa cladire  administrativa din lume - Stirileprotv.ro
Casa Poporului | Sightseeing | Bucharest

Hope you enjoyed it and let me know what you want to see next. Have a great day,

XOXO,Delayla

90s staples and outfits

Hi guys, lately I have been trying to find my style. I was scrolling through Pinterest and found this style that defined everything I love. The 90s/00s style is soo beautiful and it looks so aesthetically pleasing. Also, some of the 90s staples have come back stronger than ever. Here are some of them:

  • Slip dresses. I personally think these are the best type of dress. You can dress it up or dress it down. You can wear it with heels or combat boots. It’s just so versatile, i love it. Here are some ideas on how to style it:
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  • High waisted mom jeans. I already own a few pairs and I have to say they are so comfortable and stylish. Some styling options:
Meet leanna the perfect high-waisted pant for everyday wear. tuck an easy-fitting top into these for easy sophistication.
  • Layering. Whether it’s spaghetti strap tops over t-shirts or vests over shirts, I think it looks stunning. It looks so put together and stylish. Styling options:
9 Ways To Rock a Turtleneck This Season
My favorite outfits that Cher wore in Clueless (1995)
  • Huge jackets. In the 90s they wore these really big jackets and windbreakers. They looked really cool, and today a lot of people still rock this trend. Styling options:

These are just a few of the trends from the 90s. If you wanna see some more or if you have some other examples, don’t hesitate to write them in the comment section. Have an awesome day,

XOXO,Delayla