Friday 27 July 2018

Stepping outside of your comfort zone

What is a comfort zone to you? To me a comfort zone is a place where I feel at ease and safe. It is a settled method of working that requires little effort and yields only barely acceptable results. Our comfort zones are beautiful places, but let's be honest - nothing ever happens in our comfort zones. 

Sometimes we get so caught up in doing the same thing over and over again, for the sake of playing it safe that we forget that are so many things, experiences and opportunities waiting to be discovered by us. 

This is what I decided to showcase in this outfit - stepping outside of our comfort zones, outside our norm.  I know it's a simple outfit but never would i have thought that I would be wearing a see-through leotard and not really care about what people are thinking about my outfit. Some may not like it and that's okay. But  I liked how it looked so I was excited to see how it looks on me. 

Since the focus of this outfit is obviously the leotard I wanted to keep it pretty simple with everything else and that is why I wore an all black outfit. What I found super comfortable is the bralette I wore underneath. Let's get into the outfit!

Starting with the see-through leotard I wore this black one I got online and I decided to wear a dark coloured bralette underneath, in my case I chose maroon. Little secret, that bralette is actually a bikini top - doesn't really show doesn't it? It's super comfy and I love how it looks underneath the leotard.

To pair it with something of the same shade I chose this black button up skirt that I got a while ago and decided to opt for my usual black heels instead of flats. To add that pop of colour, I chose this bright pink bag to complete this outfit.

I honestly loved how it all looked together and I'm really glad I actually had the guts to go out and wear this outfit without caring what other people might think of me! What are your comfort zones and would you wear this outfit? Let me know in the comments down below - I'd love to know!

I'll talk to you all real soon!

Deborah X

Photography: MCMifsud Photography

Outfit Details:

Leotard - Boohoo
Bikini Top - H&M
Skirt - Forever 21
Shoes - New Look
Bag - New Look

Monday 23 July 2018

Braving this Summer Heat!

I'm finally back with another outfit post! I know I haven't done an outfit post in quite a while but I'm finally back. I recently purchased a couple of pieces online & decided to put this outfit together and share with you! This is one of those outfits that I have been wearing non-stop just because it allows me to breathe in this heat!

I bought this green crop top together with its matching culotte (which you'll be seeing in upcoming posts) but they were too green-ish for my liking haha! I decided to tone down the green by wearing them separately as I did here. I opted for this green halterneck crop top and this button up black skirt.

I got the hat while I was in Rome but there are a lot of street vendors across Malta & Gozo where you can find these for super cheap. I thought it added a bit more of a summery feeling to the outfit. I would definitely wear the hat if I am going for a late lunch with my friends for example.

To finish off the look I wore my usual black high heels and my recently purchased bag which in my opinion ties the whole outfit.

That's it for this outfit, hope you liked it!

Deborah X

Photography: MCMifsud Photography

Outfit Details:

Crop Top - Boohoo
Skirt - Forever 21
Shoes - New Look
Bag - Jasper Conran at Debenhams

Saturday 14 July 2018

Review: Inecto Hair Products

Hi everyone - Hope you're all doing great! A couple of days ago I received some products from Inecto and these past couple of days I have been trying them out multiple times to make sure that I give you an honest review about them.

I got both hair products as well as body products so I decided to split the blogpost into two - today I will be sharing with you my thoughts on the Inecto hair products.

Let's get started shall we?

Marvellous Moisture Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner

Last weekend I had my dance show and as usual my hairstyle required a LOT of hairspray and hair gel. Not all shampoos are capable of removing that gel from your hair whilst leaving your hair feeling silky smooth. I decided to give these two products a shot and see what they can do to my hair. Luckily, both products worked like a miracle! Firstly, they left my hair smelling like coconut which I absolutely LOVE. What I loved most was how soft my hair felt right after I used the conditioner and brushed my hair. Definitely worth a try!

Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum

This product is mainly designed to help with damaged hair. It also helps with fly away strands and tames the frizz with the lightweight serum. Again, I used this product while I was doing my hair for my dance show. I had to straighten my hair and naturally when I straighten it, I'm left with a lot of baby hair and strands of hair coming out of nowhere! I applied this to those areas where my hair usually just doesn't want to cooperate and continued straightening my hair a bit more. During the show, the fly away strands were very minimal and my hair did not get frizzy at all - which is shocking for me because it usually frizz so easily.

Divine Shine Coconut Hair Oil

This product is supposed to help with making your hair look super glossy with this nourishing hair oil. Again, I used this before my dance show - I only applied it to the ends of my hair (the bottom half). To be quite honest with you, I did see a bit of a shine in my hair but it wasn't something that was extremely noticeable. This will not make me buy this product again simply because the result of it is not really visible.

And that's it from my end! I hope you liked this blogpost & I promise you I am working on more blogposts so that I can post more often.

Have a great weekend!

Deborah X

Friday 6 July 2018

Rome Lookbook 2018

It's been too long! I know I have been promising you that I am soon returning with loads of new content, but the truth is I just really got busy. Exams, end exams celebrations, a weekend in Gozo, work and more recently going to Rome for a couple of days. Oh, and I also forgot to mention - today I have my dress rehersal for tomorrow's dance show! I am so excited for it - after that I am supposed to be a bit more calmer in my schedule. I have also prepared a couple of giveaways that I will be announcing soon on the page so make sure you are following on both Facebook and Instagram.

I did some updates on my Instagram where I have now more recent photos of my highlights. While I was in Rome, I started these short Insta Story videos where I show you my outfit - they will be saved in the FASHION HIGHLIGHT on my Instagram so you can check them out all here. I got a lot of positive comments on my outfits while I was on the trip & therefore I decided to another Lookbook; this time the Rome Lookbook 2018.

We were only there for three days so there aren't much outfits to share with you but I put a lot of thought into creating really cute pieces (in my opinion!). Let's get started, shall we?

Outfit #1 - Ciao Amore!

Okay fun fact about me - I don't know how to speak Italian. Roberto on the other hand is really good at it so I left all the talking to him! However, I wanted to buy a t-shirt which had an 'italian' slogan just to get in the Italian vibes, you know what I'm saying?! Plus I wanted to wear shorts because it was SUPER hot & obviously a pair of comfortable trainers just because we walked .. a LOT.

Outfit #2 - Hey Hippy!

While we were roaming the streets of Rome there were a lot of street vendors and I saw a little girl buying these flower headbands and I really wanted to try them out just to see how they look on me. I normally don't wear these but we were in Rome, nobody knew us so who cares?! Roberto ended up buying it for me haha and I spent two days wearing it proudly haha! As for these shorts they are this year's summer essentials in my opinion. They are shorts so they will not make you feel hot, they are high waisted - perfect for when you're going to eat a lot (your bloating won't show!) PLUS they're not denim so it's a lot more breezy when you're walking with them! I don't know if I described them properly but you got the gist!

As for the crop top, I posted an outfit post wearing the same top in black however and I loved how comfy they are and how the material does not slide up your shoulder, since it's an off-the-shoulder crop top .. so I bought another one in white! Obviously, I finished off the outfit by wearing my flower headband.

Outfit #3 - It-was-way-too-hot-to-wear-anything-else!

I'm not kidding, it was about 33 degrees while we were there and we spent most of our time walking in the sun and it got hot! Therefore, I decided to wear the minimum amount of clothing haha! I purchased this coral crop top while in was in Milan back in April and it was perfect. I love the colour of it - it's so summery and the material keeps you fresh. I then wore it with this denim shorts to complete the outfit! Simple right?

And that brings us to the end of my Rome Lookbook - I am trying to work on the video portion of this Lookbook as well as the Travel Part of it so stay tuned! In the meantime, let me know in the comments section which outfit were your favourite - I'd love to know!

Don't forget to check out my new & improved (hopefully!) Fashion Instagram highlights & let me know what you think by DMing me!

Talk to you soon!

Deborah X

Outfit Details:

Outfit 1:
Amore Top - Boohoo
Distressed Denim Shorts - Terranova
Shoes - Adidas

Outfit 2:
Crop Top - Terranova
Tie-Belt Shorts - Boohoo
Shoes - Adidas

Outfit 3:
Coral Crop Top - Primark
Denim Shorts - Terranova
Shoes - Adidas

Check out the previous Two Lookbooks: