Fashion Picks for May: Changing our seasonal wardrobe

Fashion Picks for May: Changing our seasonal wardrobe

Spring with a hint of Summer. Finally, time to change our wardrobes and take out all our summery clothing. Time for a seasonal change in our wardrobes.

While restarting travelling these past weeks, I had the opportunity to try out a couple of different pieces from Femme Luxe, as I have been working as an ambassador for them for a few months.

The clothing quality is very good, the prices are good, and they have a wide range that fits any type of body, any pocket, and any occasion. Check online for their flash sales or download their App to buy from your mobile. (tip: you get 10% off when you install it!)

 

T-shirts

Of course for those (like me) have more little kids, school is in uniform (for some, but especially in the UK or in private schools in the rest of the world), but still our teens need daily clothing or simply weekend apparel.

When properly combined, you get a mixture of good and calm feelings. Pink pastel Skinny Jeans! I love how the jeans combined so well with the wording T-shirts as well.

 

 

Oversized Tshirts

…or your boyfriends’! Oversize is coming back in several fashion brands and FLF is on board with the trend of course.

They have several Oversized Tshirts, I chose the basics Black or White and you just need to pick the saying or go basic. They can be pair with many many things and outfits. Not only for at home use, but also for a more casual look.

 

For those Office or Day Out Nights

Even though the weather si getting warmer, having some ribbed collar bodysuits is always a good staple in any wardrobe, plus if they are in a very soft ribbed, is even better. These bodysuits can be used in the office with a blazer or in a night out, for the simple fact that they are backless.

 

Satin Tops

One of the most trendy fabrics this year is satin. And since we are talking backless, imagine a crop top in pink satin. This can be used for a night out or dinner date.

pink crop top

 

Milkmaid Tops

I was actually scared of these tops, to be honest. I can go bold, but I am conscious about my body, and also I like to dress classy. This top changed everything. But this can be used or paired up with so many things in so many combos. To mesmerize me even more, the sleeves fitted so perfectly, I just would say that if you have a bigger cup than your size, buy a size above, so it fits better. Milkmaid or Corset Tops can be worn on their own under a jacket/blazer, above a mesh top or blouse, under a blouse, casual with a pair of jeans, or a simple skater skirt.

 

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Fashion Picks for March: Make it Even Sexier March

Fashion Picks for March: Make it Even Sexier March

Continuing the tradition that March is a sexy month, here is our sexiest edition!

Springtime is coming up slowly, and warmer days make us feel sexier and want to wear lesser layers of clothing. Brands are starting to create more right now, with the Fashion weeks happening last month, and everything starting to go back to normal, shops are pushing fashion-forward. And we love that!

Making it sexy means using something that shows the real you, details that can influence your mood and give you that good vibe and confidence. It doesn’t always mean that you have to go around naked or uncomfortable, or that you need to wear to impress. Impress yourself, feel good about yourself.  Here we think that your confidence is your best asset and do it FOR YOU!

The good news is that Femme Luxe gave a 15% code to buy anything (use this code on checkout: PARTY15)! Excellent to take a look at this.

While travelling these past weeks, I had the opportunity to try out a couple of different pieces from Femme Luxe, as I have been working as an ambassador for them for a few months.

The clothing quality is very good, the prices are good, and they have a wide range that fits any type of body, any pocket, and any occasion. Check online for their flash sales or download their App to buy from your mobile. (tip: you get 10% off when you install it!).

 

Lingerie

We cannot start talking about sexy without thinking or talking about Lingerie. My recent acquisition was this gorgeous black Bodysuit in lace and mesh. Besides being affordable, the quality is amazing. I definitely tell you to buy a size below what you normally wear. I will use this underneath any dress for a better fitting figure and also for “those nights”, especially underneath my silk kimono.

 

What about a gold chain strap bodysuit? I love how this looks on me and how classy and sexy it looks.

 

And need I say anything about this beaut? Take a look at the lace pattern!

 

Satin Dresses

Satin and silk are my go-to fabric in warmer weather. And when I like that bit of Sass… I know how to pair them.

A Satin Dress can be at first something really out of the comfort zone for many, but with the right thing pairing it up is an absolute delight for the eye and body. Imagine when going out with my black satin dress, I will pair it up with a set of pearls, a pair of heels, and a blazer contrasting, let’s say a neon oversize pink blazer. Now the question is White or Black pearls?

 

 

Classy Dress

Whenever you want to show a bit of class, there is a pattern that, by itself only, makes that for you… and only that pattern represents it: Houndstooth. The Black and White pattern is a staple of classiness and never goes wrong.

Now make it a dress or jumper. Now add a Pearl choker (yes I am a Pearl person) and sexy makeup. The result is here:

 

Cold Shoulder jumper

Who doesn’t love to see a shoulder? I do. Why not pair any of the bodysuits above with this cold should jumper.

Alejandra for Alejandra's Life

 

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What do You Need to Know About Silk and How Is It Used?

What do You Need to Know About Silk and How Is It Used?

If you’re looking for a luxurious fabric to add to your wardrobe, you may want to consider silk. This type of fabric is known for its softness and drape, as well as its ability to withstand wear and tear. But before you run out and buy a silk garment, there are a few things you should know about this versatile fabric.

Although cotton is the fabric most commonly used in clothing, silk fabric is a very popular choice for a variety of garments. Despite its delicate appearance, this natural fabric is quite strong and durable. Silk also has unique properties that make it a desirable choice for fashion designers and consumers alike. Let’s take a closer look at silk and find out why it’s such a popular choice among fashion designers and consumers alike.

 

What do you need to know about silk and how is it used

What is Silk?

When most people think of silk, they imagine high-end fashion items such as dresses, shirts, and blouses. But what is silk, exactly? And where does it come from? Silk is a natural protein fiber that is made from the cocoons of silkworms. The worms spin the fibers to make their cocoons, and these are then boiled or steamed to kill the worms and dissolve the glue that binds the fibers together. After this process, the fibers are ready to be turned into thread or yarn.

Silk has been used for centuries for clothing, bedding and other textiles because of its luxurious feel and beautiful drape. It can be produced in a variety of colors and thicknesses, making it a versatile fabric choice for many different garments.

 

Alejandra in Silk Maison Mulberry silk dress

Alejandra in Silk Maison Mulberry silk dress

 

Different Types of Silk

Mulberry Silk

Mulberry Silk is the world’s favourite silk and accounts for around 90% of silk produced globally. It is so popular because it is thought to be the highest quality silk and is produced by the mulberry Bombyx mori moth. Although Mulberry Silk is the most highly regarded, you can even find different qualities of Mulberry Silk. The good news for those interested in buying products made with Mulberry Silk is that it’s easy to sort the wheat from the chaff by taking note of the ‘momme’ of the silk.

 

Spider Silk

It’s fairly common knowledge that many species of spider produce silk in order to spin their webs and wrap up their prey. As well as being a very practical material for the spiders’ themselves, the properties of Spider Silk could actually be very useful for us humans too. For example, Spider Silk is so strong that its tensile strength is actually comparable to high-grade alloy steel, and it is about half the strength of kevlar (which is often used to produce bulletproof vests because of its strength!). Better still, it is also 1/6th of the weight of steel, so it’s easy to see why this silk is of interest to researchers around the world.

So why isn’t this silk used more widely? At the moment, the simple reason is that it is difficult to extract and process substantial amounts of Spider Silk.

 

Sea Silk

Sea Silk is an extremely fine, rare and therefore expensive type of silk. The history of most silks stems from the east, in countries such as China, India, Thailand and Bangladesh. However Sea Silk was first produced in the Mediterranean region. Of course being named ‘Sea Silk’, it is not produced by land species such as spiders and worms, it is produced by a specific type of ‘bivalve’ mollusc, known as the ‘Pinna nobilis’.

Unfortunately, this specific type of mollusc that produces Sea Silk has been threatened with extinction and it is only still harvested and manufactured by a handful of people in Sardinia.

 

Other types of silk include:

  • Tussah Silk
  • Eri Silk
  • Muga Silk (An Assam Silk)
  • Art Silk (Bamboo Silk)
  • Golden silk
  • Wild silk
  • Peace silk
  • Tasar silk
  • Raw silk

 

Alejandra in Silk Maison Mulberry silk dress

Alejandra in Silk Maison Mulberry silk dress

 

Why the Fashion designers prefer Silk for Luxury pieces?

You might notice that many designers in the fashion and design industry, have certain pieces of their luxury pieces made with silk, and with a higher price. The silk industry is highly appreciated and the pure silk pieces gain valour. Silk garments made with silk fibres are more durable, because silk is one of the strongest natural fibers.

Brands such as Silk Maison, a company dedicated to work with high couture silk garment such as dresses, skirts, tops and jackets, as well as night and sleep garments. The high quality of the silk fibre in their mulberry silk products is one in the market. Plus, they are body friendly, meaning their silk garments fit all types of bodies.

 

Alejandra in Silk Maison Mulberry silk dress

 

Conclusion

Silk is a luxurious fabric that has been used for centuries in fashion. There are many different types of silk, each with its own unique properties. The most common type of silk is made from the cocoons of silkworms. Silk garments are often quite expensive, but they can last for many years if properly cared for. What silk items do you have in your wardrobe?

 

 

Fashion Picks for January: Dresses edition

Fashion Picks for January: Dresses edition

While it is so cold with snow in most areas of the country, there are several places that are offering a good discount in the Fashion department. Here is what we’ve picked from Femme Luxe!

While (slowly returning to) travelling these past weeks, I had the opportunity to try out a couple of different pieces from Femme Luxe, as I have been working as an ambassador for them for a few months.

The clothing quality is very good, the prices are good, and they have a wide range that fits any type of body, any pocket, and any occasion. Check online for their flash sales or download their App to buy from your mobile. (tip: you get 10% off when you install it!).

 

First of all: Be safe

(yes this is a sticky paragraph since masks can really protect you and your loved ones!)

We still need them, and if you feel sick, covid or the simple flu, please wear them.

As many brands started to do masks, Femme Luxe was one of the first brands to introduce it in their sale platform: making masks affordable, reusable, and nice to wear! Here are some of the types of masks you can find.

 

Maxi cotton dresses

Use and abuse of the comfort of maxi cotton dresses. Warm tights and don’t care with high knee boots, or take it to the office with a long coat and high heel boots. The combination is immense and the way it hugs your body and fits will show your figure in a good way. I’ve chosen a maxi dress in warm caramel with simple details but look and fit great!

 

salted caramel dress femme luxe

 

Neck cut Dresses

One of my favourite types of clothing is neck-cut dresses. If you, like me, swim a lot and have an Hourglass figure, this is definitely a good pattern for you. My neck-cut emerald ruched dress is so beautiful and so sexy to wear.

 

emerald neck tie dress femme luxe

 

Satin Dresses

Satin and silk are my go-to fabric in warmer weather. And when I like that bit of Sass… I know how to pair them.

A Satin Dress can be at first something really out of the comfort zone for many, but with the right thing pairing it up is an absolute delight for the eye and body. Imagine when going out with my black satin dress, I will pair it up with a set of pearls, a pair of heels, and a blazer contrasting, let’s say a neon oversize pink blazer. Now the question is White or Black pearls?

 

 

Classy Dress

Whenever you want to show a bit of class, there is a pattern that, by itself only, makes that for you… and only that pattern represents it: Houndstooth. The Black and White pattern is a staple of classiness and never goes wrong.

Now make it a dress or jumper. Now add a Pearl choker (yes I am a Pearl person) and sexy makeup. The result is here:

 

 

Lingerie

We cannot start talking about sexy without thinking or talking about Lingerie. My recent acquisition was this gorgeous black Bodysuit in lace and mesh. Besides being affordable, the quality is amazing. Tip: Buy a size below what you normally wear. I will use this underneath any dress for a better fitting figure and also for “those nights”, especially underneath my silk kimono.

 

 

Don’t forget to check my Instagram for more Fashion Inspo!

How To Add Some Timelessness In Your Lifestyle

How To Add Some Timelessness In Your Lifestyle

What does it mean to add a touch of timelessness to your lifestyle? How can you achieve that? This blog post will answer these questions. Including timeless elements in your lifestyle can help you to feel more grounded and connected. There are many ways to add timelessness to your life, but here are a few favourites.

 

An Iconic Wristwatch

One of the most elegant and timeless pieces that you can wear is a wristwatch. Wristwatches come in all shapes and sizes, but a few stand out as being especially iconic. For example, a Rolex or Omega watch is instantly recognizable and always in style. If you’re looking for something more affordable, consider a Swatch wristwatch. They have a wide variety of designs to choose from, and they’re made to last. A wristwatch is a perfect addition to any outfit and makes excellent high-value heirlooms.

 

A Quality Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is another timeless piece that can be added to your wardrobe. A well-made leather jacket will last for years and only improve with age. There are so many different styles of leather jackets to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that suits your style. A good quality leather jacket is a significant investment and will last a lifetime.

 

Rare Wines

Fine wines are another example of something that becomes more valuable with age. Collecting rare wines is a hobby that people of all ages can enjoy. There are many wine auctions to purchase high-quality wines at a fraction of the price. If you’re not interested in bidding, there are also online wine stores that offer rare and vintage wines. Adding a few bottles of rare wine to your collection is a great way to add timelessness to your lifestyle.

 

Cherished Number Plates

Number plates are a unique way to add timelessness to your car. There are many different styles of number plates available, but the most sought-after ones are the rare and vintage ones. A cherished number plate is an excellent investment and can be passed down from generation to generation. Many car clubs focus on classic cars and vintage number plates if you’re not interested in purchasing a number plate. It’s as easy as looking for cherished number plates for sale in the area you live. This might seem like a small addition, but it can add a touch of timelessness to your lifestyle.

 

Iconic Art Pieces

Some of the most timeless pieces of art are the ones that have withstood the test of time. Pieces by artists like Monet, Van Gogh, and Picasso are always in demand and will never go out of style. These will probably be out of reach for most people, but those artists are not the only artists who have produced stunning timeless art pieces. Shop around or reach out to an art gallery to see if they have any pieces you might be interested in.

 

There are many other ways to add a touch of timelessness to your life, but these are some of our favourites. By incorporating some or all of these elements into your lifestyle, you’ll be able to feel more connected to the past and more grounded in the present. Timelessness is a valuable commodity, so make sure to add it to your life whenever you can!

How To Work Glasses Into Your Daily Style

How To Work Glasses Into Your Daily Style

Glasses can sometimes seem like quite overbearing and noticeable accessories, to the point where people who are recommended to wear them may find it difficult to know what to choose, or when to wear them as part of their daily style/fashion decision making.

Yet thankfully, there are all kinds of styles to choose from, and often prescription contact lenses are available during those times you’d rather go frame-free. Yet glasses are nothing to be afraid of, as we’re far past the milk-bottle styles that used to come with even the most intensive prescriptions, and now absolutely anyone can look cool while wearing them.

But how can you naturally work glasses into your daily style? After visiting a service like Spectacle Hub Optometry and gaining a clearer picture of your eye health and prescription necessities, we’d recommend thinking about investing in frames and additional features as follows. This time next year, you’ll be a seasoned glasses-wearer, and no doubt look and feel better for the effort:

 

Find The Correct Frames For Your Face

It’s good to find the right frames for your face, because everyone has a slightly different head shape and face. For instance, it might be that round glasses will only emphasize your round head, and so using more of a square design is worthwhile with that in mind. Of course, it’s also important to think about the frames you wear for comfort, for instance, it might be that you need frames you can wear with a hearing aid, or while wearing a hat or headphones for your job. A specialist will usually be able to help you with that.

 

Opt For Home & Professional Glasses

It’s good to opt for different home and professional glasses where appropriate, because this can help you switch up your style, one for comfort and daily tasks, another for more formal occasions. Perhaps you can go for a fun polka-dot styling for the former, and a brushed steel colouring for the latter. Of course, home glasses may also be worn with anti-scratch lenses, while wearing professional glasses in formal environments may mean you need less in the way of intensive add-ons and features. With that in mind:

 

Consider The Features You Need

Consider the actual features you may need to make the most of your wearing of glasses. For instance, adaptive lenses that can react to the sunlight are worthwhile to wear when on the roads, as anti-glare can be also. As mentioned above, anti-scratch coatings can also help the condition of your glasses over time, or for some people, polycarbonate is a good way to ensure the overall durability of their lenses. UV protection and blue light filters are also quite worthwhile. Speak to your glasses and prescription seller about what kind of features you may need, because this way, you can not only work them into your style, but into your day to day wellbeing.

 

With this advice, we know you’ll work glasses into your style in the best possible light.

 

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