Edita wears | Warmer Days

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

fashion blogger in hermes scarf, christian louboutin flats

Blazer and Relaxed Fit Jeans: c/o Simply Be, Slippers: Christian Louboutin, Scarf: Hermes, Bag: Chanel, Top: Lacoste
Images by Ahmed Fayed

Welcoming warmer weather in the city is never easy for me. I’d much rather be by the sea or getting lost somewhere in woodlands, finding ponds for my dog to jump into. Okay, okay. For me. For me to jump into.

However, we can’t have It all. For those of us with full time jobs, there are a few things we can do to embrace the warmer weather on office days.

  1. Lunch on the grass. I work in a part of London where there’s almost no green at all, more like a concrete jungle. However, after a number of “let’s explore what’s out there” lunches, we finally found two green patches in church courtyards. Surrounded by the majestic architecture of these historical churches, lunches outside suddenly became a tradition during warmer days. They make a massive difference! Morale’s up, vitamin D uptake is up, suddenly everything is going to be okay.
  2. On your way to the office, leave the tube a station early and walk. Enjoy the warm sun rays touching your face in the morning (after popping on some SPF of course). This has an added bonus: burn calories, burn.
  3. Go see a street performance, open air theatre or cinema. Imagine this – a beautiful Friday, work is done, and you are off to enjoy a film or play – there’s a light breeze, it’s not too hot, not too cold. Just perfect. Oh, and add a glass of chilled bubbly. Now it’s perfect.
  4. Hello, rooftop bar. Another popular after work activity is looking down at the city as the warm sun sets. Beautiful you, beautiful view. Cheers to that!
  5. Find an outdoor swimming pool or lido in the city. On a hot day, you’ll be so happy you decided to do this.
  6. As soon as the weekend hits, I vote: train, bus or car to the nearest beach! Let’s go!

Edita wears | How to Bounce Back From A Dark Place?

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Edita in Will and Pop, Simply Be, La Bante and Dolce and Gabbana 10

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Fashion Blogger Spring casual outfit

Jeans: c/o Simply Be, Jacket: c/o Will and Pop, Pumps: Dolce & Gabbana, Bag: La Bante London
The way I conduct myself and the way I push forward, I have started feeling as if I am not allowed to feel down or saddened.

I had no one to share my lows with, I also did not want to share the fact that I was on a dark place, all by myself, with anyone. There I was, below rock bottom, telling everyone that I had “a really good weekend” and that I am feeling “much better”, only to cough my lungs out within the next five minutes.

“Dark place” is a location I am often a tourist at. No visas are needed, and border control is flexible upon entry, but exiting may include extra baggage. For me that manifests in:

  • Weight gain
  • Sharpening of my rosacea symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Low self-esteem (actually, make that no self-esteem)
  • No self-worth
  • Apathy
  • No willingness to communicate or even take a shower
  • Low immunity

Pretty dark, this place of mine. Of course, all of these put together equate to becoming a vicious circle. Say, you already feel low in the self-worth front, and noticing weight gain may cause you to not be willing to be seen, hide at home. Of course, eating the same amount of food, with the only activity being turning from one side to another every three hours contributes back to the weight gain, and zero communication with the outside world feeds in nicely to a feeling of complete apathy. This circle is getting more and more solid, so why break such a solid structure? Everyone’s reason is different. Finding one, is one of the most important first steps.

I am not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, so I will base my advice on what worked for me, in the hope that this will help someone, anyone, at their darkest. If you are suffering from depression or suspect you are suffering from depression, it’s important you speak to a medical professional to address your symptoms. I am of the view that depression is an extremely serious diagnosis, and I don’t see being in a “dark place” at equal severity, however failure to address how you feel may lead to depression.

Here’s how I bounced back from my low point:

  1. Add an event to look forward to. If I know there’s something extremely exciting that’s on the cards soon, you can focus on how to enhance the upcoming experience. This lets you take your mind off “the now” and feel hopeful about what’s about to come. I booked a few travel destinations, which helps to occupy my mind with transporting myself there and daydreaming about the upcoming adventures.
  2. If your schedule and lifestyle allow, consider adopting a pet. My dog Zeus has changed my life. He loved me unconditionally and he was there for me throughout. He lay there quietly when I wouldn’t leave my bedroom for days. Just being there, sometimes tapping me with his paw, and licking my wrists when my fever was very high. This instinct-based behaviour helped me immensely to simply “snap” out of those mental dips and focus on that bundle of pure cuteness.
  3. Go to the park. Alone, or with someone, just go to the park. Breathe in air, and look into the distance. Staying in that moment helps. It’s a form of mindfulness if you manage to focus on not thinking about anything. Or, if watching series back to back helps you – do that instead. Only you know how to make your mind not think, at least for a moment.
  4. Don’t listen to generic advice that doesn’t apply to you. I know that some find help in speaking to people or talking about what haunts them. I sometimes do too. Other times I don’t want to talk as processing feelings within to let them go works much better for me. It took me quite some time to understand that there is nothing wrong in this. People forcing you to talk when you are not ready or willing are wrong. Also, they may just be the wrong audience. Focus on what helps you, not general best practice advice. This is not an one size fits all situation, you are not a jersey dress.
  5. Let go of stuff that annoys you about yourself. For example, I hate my stupid rosacea. I literally can’t stand it. Those red inflamed vessels on my face just piss me off. I can’t be one of those Instagrammers that wake up, take a snap of “hey this is me without make up, just woke up, flawless skin, much beauty selfie”. But the more I’d get angry about it, the more stressed I’d become, the more my rosacea would intensify. I decided to let it go. I bought some damn Double Wear by Estée Lauder and proceeded to live life. The redness subsided slightly as I stressed less. I started to feel that I was finally winning.

The images above are me on my way to bouncing back. You may look at the beautiful yellow colours, but all I see for now are weight gain and a fabulous job hiding my rosacea-infested skin. I am certainly working on getting better and because I braved it, and shot these at a time of zero self esteem, I know I will bounce back, and if you could relate to anything I wrote above, so will you. I know it.

A special mention goes out to Simply Be, who sent me a couple of jeans to try on and write about. Obviously, they didn’t know what I was going through. This brand now added sizes 8-10 to their vast selection of sizes. I felt these jeans were extra comfy, and that is something I definitely needed due to my yo-yo weight. Simply Be didn’t sponsor this post, by the way. Just thought you may find something there for yourself if your weight decided to run up and down.

Edita wears | 5 Ways to Wear Kitten Heels

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How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels


Jumper: Nine by Savannah Miller, Skirt: Boohoo, Kitten Heels: Roger Vivier, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Earrings: c/o Reilly Sparkles
Images by Tina Muller
When I showed my friend Tina, who volunteered to take photos of my look on a mega dreary February day instead of cosying up by a warm fire, the idea of shooting an outfit with kitten heels, she was horrified. She tried to hide her face dominated by disgust. Because my friend is nothing but honest, I saw her silently questioning my sanity, and I accepted it. After all, she is right, kitten heels can be damn ugly. But is there hope? If there is hope for crocs, there is hope for kitten heels. Of course, as the saying goes: Hope dies last. Let’s see if I can help you resurrect your love for kitten heels, or if not, I’ll bring a shovel and help you bury them in a deep dark forrest.

5 Ways to Wear Kitten Heels & Not Look Like You’ve Given Up

  1. Opt for black pointy kitten heels with cropped cigarette pants, white shirt and a camel coat. This is definitely a look you can rock while signing a million pound business deal.
  2. Consider investing in classic designer kitten heels – think Manolos or in my case above Roger Viviers – and mix it with a trend-led outfit. A balance between trendy and classic is always a good idea. It’s what creates personal style.
  3. Match statement kitten heels with a minimalist ensemble. Go kitten heel crazy, from space age to vintage, as long as the rest of the outfit boasts clear lines, neutral colours and simple geometric jewellery.
  4. Play with textures & fabrics: If you are wearing a white chiffon or crepe de chine dress, go for a baby pink or beige suede kitten heel mule.
  5. Play with colour: If it’s a jeans-and-a-nice-top kind of day, just contrast it with a yellow/orange/pink/red kitten heel.

Whichever way you decide to go, kitten heels are best worn with an unapologetic attitude and a sassy hair flick.

Also, my friend ended up warming up to the kitten heels in the photos above. They may not be besties as yet, but they have become much deeper than mere acquaintances.

Edita wears | How to Modernise a Vintage Blazer?

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fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer

fashion blogger red blazer


Blazer: Moschino, Denim: c/o Tobi, Bag: Chanel, Pumps: Marks and Spencer, Sunglasses: AND/OR
Images by Tina Muller
I love wearing vintage blazers. In fact, I love them much more than their modern counterparts. This is because they are full of character and often have something beautifully unusual about them. Going for vintage is also a savvy way to get designer brands for much less!

But not everyone is keen on the character part. It maybe hard to find the balance between looking like you’ve just travelled through time and you are taking inspiration from an era. Not to worry, this is where I can help you. Here’s how to modernise a vintage blazer stylistically, without reaching out for a needle and thread:

  1. Make your vintage blazer your accent piece. While you can add a brooch or earrings, make sure you are referencing one era with a showstoppper aka your blazer and a small nod aka your vintage accessory choice. Anything more may take your outfit backwards instead of fashion forward.
  2. Sleeves up. Literally. Roll up your sleeves if you are uncomfortable with the length of the sleeves or their cut. Go for about 3/4 of the length for a relaxed feel.
  3. Drape. White shirt, a blazer draped over your shoulders, some serious cigarette trousers, and it looks like you mean business.
  4. Wear your hair down. If you managed to snatch a blazer of your dreams but it comes with those 80s shoulder pads that are sewn in underneath the lining, a visit to the seamstress may be in the cards. However, if you have long hair, wear it down the first time you rock your vintage blazer. This will soften the accentuated shoulder. Also, hopefully this will allow you to not mind the shoulder pad look that much! I personally love it as it shapes the silhouette nicely and gives structure to the ensemble… plus makes your waist look smaller.
  5. Wear unbuttoned with a white shirt, boyfriend or mom jeans and a classic bag for a relaxed yet I’m-definitely-chic look. Some vintage blazers look too old-fashioned when buttoned up as their intended shapes can be outdated – a lot of 80s ones are guilty of this. But if you style them unbuttoned with a casual look in mind, they will add that nonchalant je ne sais quoi to your ensemble. But as a quick reminder, elements of fashion tend to come back every 30 years, so you may be loving the shape of your blazer tomorrow even if you are cringing today!

Edita wears | 5 Steps to Start Working with Influencers

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Edita in Embracing Trends, Boohoo, Lidl, Louis Vuitton and Quiz Clothing 1

Faux Fur: c/o Embracing Trends, Faux Leather Trousers: Lidl, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Fedora: Boohoo, Boots: Quiz Clothing
Images by Ahmed Fayed

How To Collaborate with Influencers?

It must be scary to start you own business on social media. It must be even more frightening to approach influencers asking to work together. When you are just starting, you don’t have mountains of budget, and sometimes none at all – how do you actually put yourself out there?

Here are a few things I learned by being an Instagram influencer and existing on both sides of the equation as sometimes it was me applying for opportunities.

  1. Take it slow. Thinking about connecting with someone online doesn’t equal actually doing it. You either do it, or you don’t. However, taking your time with it is really smart. If you found an influencer you’d like to work with, observe their behaviour within their channels: how do they handle criticism, how often they post and is their online persona something that’s close to your brand values?
  2. Don’t be discouraged. The worst thing that could happen is them saying no or not replying. Don’t let that dampen your spirits – you can simply move on, but not without trying again. I admit, I have missed out on opportunities by reading messages while in transit and thinking – oh, I’ll just reply once I am at home. Only to forget, of course. So if an influencer doesn’t reply to a DM, leave a comment on a post that you’ve DM’ed and whether they received it. Thankfully brands did that to me and it resulted in some lovely collaborations.
  3. Be yourself. If you are genuinely passionate about what you do, infect your chosen influencer with it. Take time to explain your product in your own tone of voice, as if you are actually speaking to them face to face. Or, if you are honestly more of a formal person, there’s nothing wrong with that either, leave them a hand-written note in the product package and briefly explain what makes your product different. I often remember how a brand made me feel working with them rather than what they actually sent me. If an influencer has an awful brand experience, diamond encrusted handbags would still feel bitter to touch, let all be photograph and commend.
  4. Be open. We live in a me me me world, and no one is more me me me than an influencer. If they respond asking for a different way of working together, be fluid and consider other options. It may be the case that the influencer thinks that your brand is not very them. It’s okay – after all, you probably had the same thoughts about others in points 1, 2, 3. It’s not a one way street, that’s why it’s called social.
  5. Be upfront. If you are just starting out, just say it. Be honest. Not every influencer is looking to make millions out of every post (although it would be great!) but they too sought help when they were at the starting point. What goes around, comes around. It may be their turn to help others! Having said that, don’t be a cheapskate, if an influencer offers to work hard with your brand, consider how you’d like to reward them, and that doesn’t always mean money, but it may mean it in a future collaboration. Work is work.

My most recent collaboration is with Embracing Trends, a lovely Instagram shop that sells a select number of lovely items that will make sure you are rocking the most recent fashion trends. Without realising, all the points above is what the owner of the shop followed, resulting in the photo shoot dedicated to it above. I went for a slightly more timeless piece from the brand’s selection.

If you have any questions on working with influencers, send me a cheeky email 😉