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SUNSET IN BRAZIL AND HAIR TALK

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Photos by Maju Oller

Hey, guys!! I’m enjoying my last days of vacation in Brazil and will fly back after my brother in law’s wedding this weekend. It’s summer and it’s so hot in here, but one thing I miss about Brazil is the sunset. You can actually appreciate the sun setting most days of the year. It’s breathtaking, it’s magical and special.

I’m not sure I’m ready to go back to our winter in London, but one thing’s for sure: I’m so ready for a haircut. And a good one. I’m always used to grow my hair long and then cut it short again, and I’ve been doing that for around eight years now. When I started the blog a year and a half ago my hair was already long, and I postponed the haircut I was eager to get in 2016. I believe it was a good decision because I was able to photograph a lot of looks and editorials with my long hair and I am happy with all the results. But I’m definitely not only my hair, and despite 9 out of 10 people saying I shouldn’t get my hair cut, I will (by the time I post this I will already have a new do!).

Some people hold on to their hair length, but that’s just not me. God only knows how long it takes me to manage my thick, curly, unruly and full of body hair that I’m so thankful for! I’m also very thankful for Brazilian hair treatments that make life easier most of the time, and that I usually get only when I’m here. The rest of the time is beloved hair dryer and flat iron, and all of my hair products that I’ve listed here and here (I confess there’s more, and I’ll share them soon!).

What better way to start the year than saying goodbye to my long hair? Hum… to be continued.

XX,

Ariella

 

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THE BEST FROM 2016

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Alexia & Me, unretouched photos by Maju Oller

What I like about New Year’s beginning is that you can look back and see everything you’ve accomplished (and what you haven’t…) and things you want to do differently.  To me, there are new goals I’ve set, and there are some old goals that are still behind me, hoping I’ll give them proper attention.

Looking and My Boring Wardrobe’s year, there are lots of nice things I was able to share during 2016.

One of my favourite casual outfits was denim shirt and trainers, which I wore here, here, here and here. I wore this gorgeous lace body and lace dress, that was also my outfit for the Polo Day, where you could meet my family.

Other winners were this bodycon dress, this white & blue look and red turtleneck, not to mention the culottes & cropped top and bardot top trends. My look for London Fashion Week was also one of the most commented, and you can see more bits on my Instagram.

Stylewise I gave some nice tips on how to choose flats  and how to wear black in summer, how to make a simple outfit look great, how to edit Instagram photos and I gave 5 interesting facts about my personal style.

When it comes to beauty, my favourite products were this face oil, this concealer, and all these hair staples from Kerastase to L’Oreal.

I also gave amazing tips on the top 3 ingredients you want in your skincare routine, the benefits of vitamin C, how to start using Retinol, easy at home teeth whitening and how to get smooth skin in the shower with just 2 products.

Very recently I’ve started my YouTube Channel, and I’m sure you don’t want to miss my first video which is a fun behind the scenes of my photoshoot for Precis. Make sure you subscribe here to keep up with me.

Which ones were your favourites? I hope you had a great 2016 and wish 2017 is even better!!

XX,

Ariella

 

 

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BLACK TRENCH COAT

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BLACK TRENCH COAT My Boring Wardrobe

BLACK TRENCH COAT My Boring Wardrobe

BLACK TRENCH COAT My Boring Wardrobe

TOP: Forever 21 / BOTTOM: Pimkie / TRENCH: Guess / BAG: Burberry

This is an easy and elegant all black look, for those days you have an event and don’t want to stress on what to wear. As I wore a fitted top and bottom, I decided to wear the trench as a cape, which also looks chicer. Keeping minimal with accessories, I went for delicate necklace and bracelet (this one from Agatha Paris), my everyday pearl earrings and a little more colour on the bag – which is still neutral, and bright red lipstick. The golden accessories also match the strap details on the heels, which I love!

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XX,
Ariella

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VOTE FOR ME!

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Photos by Maju Oller

It’s December and all I can say is that 2016 was already an accomplished year.  So much has happened and 99% of it was positive, and I’m thankful that God in His infinite love has always been by our sides.

We’ve arrived in London end of January, after spending the last couple of years living in Paris. I was worried about finding good doctors for my children, about how they would adapt to a new country, new school, and learn a new language again. But everything was fine.  The transition went smooth, we fell in love with this city, we met a lot of great people, we made new friends.

Blogwise was a great surprise for me. I’ve started My Boring Wardrobe mid-2015 while still living in France, and arriving in London I had no contacts at all. Did not know any bloggers, any brands or anyone in the blogsphere or fashion industry in the UK to connect with. But perseverance always pays off and brands started contacting me on Instagram, via emails, I started going to events, meeting beautiful people, collaborating with brands, and I even took part of a panel during Social Media Week (here). And now what? I am participating of the UK BLOG AWARDS and want YOU to help me get voted for best Fashion & Beauty blog!

I’m maybe just a seashell in this vast ocean but blogging is what I love doing, is what I do when I think I’m on a break from motherhood (not that such a thing exists!!), is what inspires me and keeps me confident every day. So if you could just click here and spend a few seconds supporting MBW, it would mean the world to me!!

Thanks for sticking around!

XX,

Ariella

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BRIGHT RED TURTLENECK

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SWEATER: StyleWe / BOTTOM & BAG: Zara / BOOTS: Hunter’s / SUNGLASSES: Prada

Turtleneck sweaters will be my go-to item this season: they are cosy, keep us warm and make us look more put together. I realised I had a lot of neutral turtlenecks – black, grey, beige – and all with a similar style. So when StyleWe asked me to choose some of their pieces, this bright red long sleeve turtleneck sweater was definitely the item missing to my wardrobe. Not sure how I would feel about one size fits all, but this one happens to fit my small size just perfect. It is loose without being baggy and the bright red is soo beautiful! I paired with my Zara red bag I recently got for my birthday and which has the coolest details (thanks, Val!!), black denim and my new black refined Hunter boots (exact discounted here!).

How did you guys like this look?

XX,

Ariella

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RELAXED COUNTRY LOOK

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SHIRT: Uniqlo / JEANS: ZARA / BOOTS: H&M

Photos by Maju Oller

There’s a pattern about the outfits that remind me of a country look: brown ankle boots, ripped denim (shorts) and a shirt. I would say usually a white shirt, but any shirt that looks comfortable and it’s a little buttoned down works. I’ve tucked part of mine in so there’s also this cool factor. Could be a belt, a large brown one, too. But the finishing touch is undoubtedly the braided hair!

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XX,

Ariella

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