October 31, 2014

Featured on Chicwish

Excited and happy to see my "London Eye" outfit on Chicwish's homepage.
See more outfit photos, here.
Shop the skirt, here.

Have a great weekend!
|barefoot duchess|

October 29, 2014

The Red Coat // Closet Basics

Coat // ZARA (similar here & here)
Snood // ZARA (similar here)
Clutch //ASOS
Heels // Sante Shoes (old, similar here, here & here)
Pants // ASOS (old, similar here)
T-shirt // ZARA (similar here)

Although I consider the red coat as a closet essential, it's been absent from mine... This was because I couldn't find what I wanted, so I decided to wait. Once I laid my eyes on that one, I knew I had to make things right! I grabbed two sizes in order to find the best fit and finally bought the one that felt slightly more comfortable. Trust me, you don't want to look like a stuffed tomato when wearing your bright red statement coat! The tailoring is impeccable, the fabric is of very good quality and the color couldn't be brighter. Best Buy Ever!! It was worth the wait...

Is there something you really want to add in your closet, but hesitate because you haven't found the right one yet?

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke

October 27, 2014

Amal in Athens

I have to admit, Amal Clooney is not one of my favorite to watch. She is gorgeous and stylish and all, but her style looks a bit boring to me. However, the last day of her visit in Athens for the return of the Parthenon Marbles (aka Elgin's), she looked ravishing!

What actually caught my eye was her Dolce e Gabbana red hat-box bag*. According to this blog, Amal was also wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress, Jimmy Choo heels and Prada sunnies (don't know where the scarf is from). To cut the long story short, if you do the math, this outfit costs a small fortune...

No worries, my darlings! You can steal her look for less! Check out the links below and I promise you that you will look as stylish and elegant as Amal. Knock yourselves out!!

Photo from Vogue.

*any idea where can I find leather hat-boxes in Athens? let me know =)

October 24, 2014

Feather Heeled Sandals DIY Tutorial

And it's up! My first ever DIY, created and executed by me from scratch, from the idea to the final "products" is here! So proud and excited to share it with you.

It is very easy and quick and you don't need to spend a lot of money or ruin your beloved heeled sandals.

>Quick: Doesn't take more than 5 minutes for both shoes. I swear!

>Easy: You don't need any particular skills to execute it, unless you don't know how to hold and cut with scissors or remove the paper from an adhesive tape...

>Low-budget: I already had the heels (who doesn't have a pair of black heeled sandals!) and the scissors. I bought the feather for less than 5.00 EUR and you can buy a pack of double-sided tape from Oysho for 7.99 EUR, you will find them useful, so it is worth its money. I got mine from Sephora couple of years ago, but I can't find them anymore.

>Harmless: After removing the double-sided tape, your heels will look exactly as they did before! BUT be careful: The tapes must be strictly for clothes*

...and a few tips: Clean the front of your heels with a piece of cloth so that there is no dust or dirt on them - Cut the marabou same size as the adhesive tapes, not bigger because they will go off and you don't want that - When removing the marabou, do it gently so that it stays fluffy for more uses and super stylish outfits.

Have fun and let me know if you did it!!

|barefoot duchess|

P.S. Let me know if you need more info or you think I said too much. Remember, this is my first ever DIY tutorial, so please be lenient.

October 21, 2014

Under the London Eye

Skirt // thanks to ChicWish
Heels // DIY (similar in black, nude & red)
Shirt // H&M (similar here)
Bag // ZARA
Ring // ASOS

Couple of days ago I received two lovely skirts from ChicWish and one of them pictured London by Night: The River Thames, the Big Ben, the houses of Parliament and many more. Obviously, the London Eye is the most dominant on the skirt, so we decided that since there is no way we can shoot this anywhere near London, we should find something as futuristic and impressive as the Eye. We went to Calatrava's bridge in Athens, which rests above Mesogeion Ave. Unfortunately, it was very windy that day and I am afraid of heights so I kinda ruined the photoshoot because the bridge felt unstable under my high heels and I thought I was going to die so I had to stay where I felt safe... #dramaqueen

Now, about my shoes... You might think they are cute or even funny, but I didn't want to wear a simple black heel AGAIN, so boring... I wanted something different and unique, a shoe that is hard to find. Since my purse was furry I thought it would be nice to pair it with my shoes! I bought marabou feather in petrol and did it all by myself. So super proud! I am practically useless, I can't do nothing.

Did you like my DIY tsarouhi*? For those of you who did, I am preparing a DYI post which is ridiculously easy and quick. Stay tuned!

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke

*Tsarouhi, definition: A tsarouhi, according to Wikipedia, is a type of shoe, which is typically known nowadays as part of the traditional uniform worn by the Greek guards known as Evzones. They have a characteristic pointy nose, usually covered by a large woolen pompon.

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