Carina Vardie

Victorian influences in fashion have to be some of my favorite, especially the sleeve details and shapes. The bright and vivid colored clothing items, as well as the delicate materials are also one of the factors that make me appreciate this fashion era. McQueen does a gorgeous modern interpretation of the Victorian style and has a few of my most loved pieces, but thanks to the rise of the style in the past few years we can find similar styles from high street. This dress isn't new to the blog, however I can't get over how perfect it is - to me at least, which is why I keep on sharing ways to wear it. The first time I saw it I fell in love and had to have it! The mix between the puffed yet flared sleeves, with lace and the gorgeous color got me. What's amazing is that even after a year, I still see it the same and look for occasions to wear it. 

Did you ever find a clothing item you fell in love with and feel the same year after year ?

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I finally managed to go to the beach this year! Woohoo! Unfortunately the water was already too cold for my tasting so I only got my feet inside for a bit, but it was still lovely. I've mentioned this multiple times - the seaside is my happy place. Everything from the salty smell in the air to the calming sound of the waves brings me joy. Next year I need to plan a proper seaside holiday, even if it's for a few days. It's so important for your mental health to do things that keep you balanced and bring you bliss. Spending time at the seaside helps me reset and put everything into perspective. I'm already looking forward to so many trips that are coming, keep tuned for that especially on my Instagram as you'll always see it there first! 

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Ciao tutti! Benvenuti a Roma or my Rome vlog since we're not actually all in Rome at the moment, unfortunately. This was my second time visiting Rome, but my first time as an adult which was a totally different experience than when I traveled there in high school. The first thing I realized was how little I had seen from Rome that time around. Even now, there was still so much to visit. Hopefully next time we'll have more time to explore Rome and obviously more time to eat. Food in Italy is delicious in general, but I discovered a few new dishes this time around that I would eat weekly if I could. In this vlog I'm taking you around Rome and showing you my outfits. Hope you enjoy it and subscribe for more.

PS: Yes, I do speak Italian 😼

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If there was ever a time to feel like a princess it was in Malaga in the gorgeous Alcazaba. Wandering and running around started with the idea of capturing that perfect photograph, but it was so playful  that my heart really got into it. It was so fun and dreamy that I felt like a princess, though my shoe choice wasn't the most inspired. It may look cute, but even mid heels on cobble stone are weird not to mention it made me loose my balance at times. I do love these sling-backs though, they are beautiful and comfortable on pavement. To be fair, I couldn't imagine a more perfect look for this fantastic location. Isn't it the dreamiest place?

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Malaga is a gorgeous port city on Spain's Costa de Sol. Initially I thought it would be a small city - don't ask why cause I have no idea - but it actually has a population of over half a million. The picturesque old city center atmosphere and the stupendous citadels Alcazaba & Gibralfaro make this city a must on your bucket list. I didn't know I needed to see it until I was offered the opportunity, if that makes sense. As always in Spain, the food is amazing and the people are friendly, couldn't praise it more. You can see in these and next week's pictures just how stunning it is, as well as in my last lookbook vlog.

Have you visited?

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Let's let our hair down and have some fun with a few content creator truths. This post is meant to be funny and shed some light, you know while keeping it light. Get it?! Anywaaaay... if you don't feel the same it's fine, don't get offended - this is a positive space!

Everyone thinks taking pictures is easy peasy with no stress, no fuss and you get your desired content after one shoot. This couldn't be further from the truth. Creating visually enticing content takes time, nerves and a whole lot of research. Do you think people just roll out of bed and the perfect location pops up in their mind? You'd be wrong to think so. I research new locations in the city I live in constantly and for trips I do it months in advance, at times I even start when a city is just on my bucket list because you never know. It's better to always be prepared. Is it a bit much? For anyone not caring about fabulous pictures it is and rightfully so, but my biggest regret after visiting stunning countries, which I'm probably not going to visit again soon, is that I hadn't prepared. To be clear, it's not just for the 'gram, I actually enjoy it - it's fun for me!

There's of course the very delicate subject of bothering your significant other. A lot of people are lucky to have someone in their life that adores taking pictures and supports them by shooting with them. I'm very lucky to have both my partner and girlfriends do the job. However, my partner - despite taking the best pictures - dislikes photography and anything to do with it. He takes my pictures everywhere we are because he's a sweetheart, but it's not his passion nor dream to do that. It's always hard to know when you're asking too much since as a creative person with a vision you seek the perfect shot. I'm sure every blogger/vlogger/content creator can relate to annoying their "personal photographer" at least once. Which is why having your research does help, you can be quicker and to the point! 

Planning outfits is another fun element when you're shooting fashion content. I love styling and fashion in general, but there's only so much my suitcase can hold and only so much I can buy. Diverse looks in pictures is something I strive for, which is why I've learned to reuse, restyle and repurpose everything in my wardrobe to create tons of looks with the same clothes. This is as mentioned crucial when traveling. On my trip to the US this past spring I nailed it, if I may say so myself. All items were cherry picked to go with each other and create multiple looks.

Have you ever wondered how bloggers/instagramers/etc manage to have pictures all alone in locations you know ohh to well are crowded? It comes down to two things. 1. waking up at the crack of dawn and you're alone. I would say the downside to this strategy is quite obvious - you wake up at 5-6am depending of the location. It's insane and hard, especially when you're doing it for someone else. Needless to say it's something to do once in a while if you care about the person taking your pictures. Option 2. is apparently simple patience. Why apparently? Well you can't control the people surrounding you and this relies a lot on people being nice and understanding, which doesn't always happen. However, sometimes you'll meet a fellow creator at the same location and you'll both have a huge understanding for each others craft which is a nice feeling.

Well ... those are my creator's truths for today. Did you enjoy this kind of post? Should I do more?

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A few years ago my parents visited Malaga and obviously told my sister and I how beautiful it is. Some friends also visited a long time ago, yet it was never on my bucket list. Not in a bad way, just that I had other larger cities in Spain on my list. Also, very wrongly, I had this opinion that Malaga is a really small city which is wrong. Malaga is gorgeous people, you need to put it on your bucket list! I was very happy to have the opportunity to visit for a wedding and decided to vlog my outfits, so please check out my video, subscribe and let me know your thoughts!

Have you visited Malaga?

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