Off shoulder tops and dresses are probably the epitome of summer. Popular among women, they are very chic and comfortable. So, what is there not to love about the staple piece of this summer? I have about three or four off-shoulder tops which I keep wearing on rotation every summer. But I almost forgot about this one because it was well hidden in the bottom of my closet. I don’t know how such a cute piece ended up there, but I’m so happy that I found it, because a contrast tie off shoulder top like this one can step up any summer outfit for sure.
Easy to pull off, you can wear a top like this with pretty much everything. It looks good with anything from shorts to jeans and skirts, and I’m actually planning to mix it with some shorts I’ve recently ordered from Mango. I’m not a shorts person, but those were way too cute – I really had to have them. Anyway, this time I opted for tucking it in a slit front midi skirt and kept things minimal. The mini straw bag couldn’t miss from the equation :). And in case you were wondering, yes, I got the same sandals in black. They were too gorgeous, so I had to get them in black as well. I loooove how they worked with this outfit and I’m looking forward to styling them with some dresses and jeans as well.
Off topic, I searched for a shooting location at 40oC for about an hour, walked a lot, got a bunch of blisters and was really tired, so that’s why I probably don’t seem the happiest in these photos. It takes so much effort to create a blog post, shoot, plan an outfit, find a location, look for similar items, do the SEO, edit, write and so on. Reading it and looking at the photos can take only a few minutes, but all the work behind a single post can take about 6-8 hours. I’m not complaining or anything like that. I love what I am doing- I just wanted to point out that there is a lot of effort behind a post. So, if sometimes I don’t look very happy in the photos, it’s because I’m exhausted too. That day I shot 6 outfits at 40oC, changed in the car, walked a lot and didn’t eat or drink for hours.
However, hard work always pays off. Always keep that in mind and never lose your motivation. Don’t look back, don’t listen to people who are trying to bring you down, just do your best and put a lot of passion in what you’re doing :). So far in my blogging journey, I’ve met a lot of people, many of them were very sweet and supportive, and I thank them for that. But again many of them were just evil with hidden intentions. When I started, I was told that I was not pretty enough, not brave enough, that I wouldn’t be able to do it and so on, but I didn’t listen to any of those things. I went all in to pursue my dream.
Now one year later, I haven’t accomplished all that I wanted yet, but I have done things I never thought I could do. I worked hard every day, researched, edited for hours, got scoliosis from spending so many hours at my laptop, but all that hard work paid off. In less than two months from now I’ll be traveling to Paris for Fashion Week and that is one of the things I’ve dreamt of doing for years. I took risks, invested a lot of time, effort and money in my dream and I don’t regret anything.
I met a lot of sweet people through the Instagram community, made friends, we saw each other in real life, bonded and it felt so good. Even though on some days I feel like I can’t afford to leave my flat because I’m covered in work, I don’t mind it because I do everything with passion. So.. after my long off-topic rant, I’d like to encourage you too, to never give up on your dreams. Fight for them, be a warrior, work hard till you no longer need to introduce yourself. All that hard work will pay off one day and nothing will be more fulfilling than that. Great things don’t happen to lazy people. xx
I’m wearing: Contrast tie off shoulder top (similar here) | Stradivarius skirt (similar here) | Public Desire shoes (here) | Bag (here) | Dior sunglasses (here)
THE CONTRAST TIE OFF SHOULDER TOP YOU WILL LOVE
Photography by: Ionel Birsan
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