Carina Vardie

These pictures were taken a few months ago, pre hair cut and as previously mentioned, I do have a lot of amazing content shot and never shared, so starting to slowly share it with you gals. Looking at these makes me miss my long hair for a second, then I remember how hard it was to maintain and style - on the rare occasions I would attempt styling it. I am blessed with lot of hair, which meant at this length it was heavy and honestly gave me headaches. Would I grow it this long again, despite what I just said? Of course! Just look how nice it is! But for now I'll celebrate my shorter hair - as in shorter than this, not actually short - also, getting my hair this long will take a couple of years, so let's just enjoy the pictures in the meantime. 

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Kisses

Any OG followers remember my first Lady in Red post from way back when? Fells like that was a lifetime ago, but it was only a few years. One thing hasn't changed for sure, and that's my love for the color red and wearing all red outfits. Still find them flattering and sassy. Might not be for everyone, but I enjoy them and alway get a confidence boost when wearing all red. Kind of gives you the feeling that you can achieve anything, which I'm loving. Which color does that for you?



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Kisses
Sometimes self-care means disappearing for a bit, not posting, not pressuring yourself to be what you want to become. Sometimes it means taking a whole year break from YouTube and barely posting blogs or Instagram pictures. In a world so connected and expectant of consistency, when it comes to social media, it seems hard to be able to stand back and take care of yourself. I recently saw a quote that hit me deep.

"You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first."


You can't really share any parts of yourself, when you're struggling internally. Before you attempt to help anyone, remember to help yourself first. So, get out of bed, wash your face, get dressed, have a nice meal, give yourself a hug and never forget you matter, you are important and valued! Happy 2020! Let's take care of ourselves, follow our goals and smash it this year! Do it for yourself and no one else, do it because you deserve it!

I'll be back soon with more posts from my trip to India, which was a dream and I never shared it. Look forward to that.

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Kisses


Another one from Berlin, this time from the gorgeous Charlottenburg Schloss! Which I kind of matched with my outfit, unintentionally obviously. Anyway, the Charlottenburg Schloss is a palace with luxurious baroque and rococo style decorations and architecture. Did you know the palace was a gift to Sophia Charlotte from her husband Friedrich III? The palace was known as 'Lietzenburg Palace' until her death, when Friedrich decided to rename the palace and surrounding area 'Charlottenburg' in her honor. Highly recommend visiting if you're traveling to Berlin.

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This is the first time I've been back in Berlin in 9 years. Being back just reminded me how much I love this city. Fun fact: did you know I almost moved to Berlin instead of Vienna for University? I had been accepted in a couple Universities there, but changed my mind last minute and decided Vienna was a better option for me, as it felt closer to home. It was the better choice for me, however Berlin still holds a special place in my heart, even after all these years. It felt both like a strange place and very familiar at the same time, a bit contradictory I realize. It was interesting to visit it with different eyes as an adult at 28 and I can't wait to visit again, hopefully it won't take another 9 years til I travel to Berlin again. 

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Kisses

There is absolutely nothing groundbreaking about florals in autumn, it's just another reoccurring autumn trend. The title is of course referencing Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada sarcasm. However, I do love autumn florals, almost as much as our favorite designers. You will notice florals in AW19 collections from Prada, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Giambattista Valli, Balenciaga to name a few. The world is your oyster this fall, from all over prints like the one I'm wearing, to floral trousers or floral jackets or maybe you'd fancy a floral suit. Whatever your choice, it would seem this autumn you'll be able to find it, from both luxury and high street brands. 

Autumn florals are darker, moodier and also more romantic than spring florals, as they tend to have bolder renaissance or gothic influences. The fun part is you can dress it up or down, styling it more edgy or relaxed or glam, just experiment and enjoy it. As it gets colder, go for darker florals and pair them with boots, heeled or flat, whatever you're comfortable with. I think if you're comfortable in what you're wearing, you're also confident and as long as you're confident, you can pull off any trend you wish. 

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Kisses

Now that it's gotten colder, like way colder, it's time for tailored looks and fluffy cardigans. This one makes me look like a giant pink marshmallow and I love it! Back to the main point of this post, I noticed a lot of tailoring on the runways of all big four fashion weeks and I'm obsessed. I adore tailoring on women in general, as I've expressed before, so seeing it stronger than ever on the runways makes me happy and inspired. 

I enjoy styling tailored pieces more casually by pairing them with t-shirts or sneakers or giant pink marshmallow cardigans in this case. To me it's empowering and expresses confidence, just gives a fab boss vibe. You know how it goes..."I'm not bossy, I'm the boss!". 

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses
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