Carina Vardie

As children being creative is a second nature. It almost feels like you could never loose your imagination. At the same time it's hard to understand how adults stop seeing beauty in everything and how they lack the imagination to see wonders at every step. Growing up means you start thinking about different situation logically and "realistically", problems bring you down and negativity has a huge toll on us. While we do need to face the real world, we can still express our creativity and most of all we should still nurture it. Here are a few tips how you can do that.

1. Try a new creative activity like painting, singing, playing an instrument or acting. Look it up on the internet or sign up for classes, just try something new. It might inspire you and get you in that creative mood. Simply immerse yourself in the artistic process. 

2. Try to look at everyday situations from a different perspective. Why not take an ordinary situation and put yourself in some else's shoes, maybe someone you aspire to? It could help you get in a different frame of mind. 

3. A lot of people believe meditation helps trigger your imagination. Getting in touch with all your senses should help with creativity, but most importantly embrace your inner child. Remember how carefree you used to be, that will help you relax. 

A lot of times we block our creativity out of fear, fear of what others might think and how they will judge us. We should stop letting fear dictate our life and just express our creativity. 

How do you keep your imagination alive?

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses



It's that wonderful time of the year, fashion month is here. Fashionistas everywhere rejoice finding out next season's trends and planing how to integrate them in their style. New York kicked it off as usual delighting us with shows from some of my favorite designers. A reoccurring trend has been autumn florals and checks. Checks have been a strong trend since last year and their reign continues. As for florals we all know they come back every spring and autumn, we all love them. We're charmed by feminine silhouettes and bold colors. As it's one of my favorite colors, I especially love seeing petrol blue as a trend color for next autumn. Which is your favorite show from New York?

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses
In my Fashionista Workwear post I promised to share my winter casual workwear look and a month later here we are. This outfit formula is something I started putting together since moving to Milan almost two years ago. Whoa time flies, but not really the point today. I think you can get away with being very casual at work if you're prepared. 

Wondering how you can be prepared? Well I'm glad you ask, by simply wearing either an elegant shirt or a turtleneck, since both are chic and smart options to wear at work. As long as you wear a nice shirt as a base you can add up any fluffy sweater to keep you warm this winter. As for the bottoms I would suggest either jeans or a smarter trouser in a dark color, it just creates a "smarter" visual effect. A touch of accessory is always welcomed and I would suggest a bigger pendant, as it  looks dainty against an oversized jumper, yet still catches the eye. I'm all about fine dainty jewelry, however with oversized jumpers it would become unnoticeable. Let's not forget about the shoes. I find that the best shoe option is a pair with a point, because of the sophisticated look they give to any outfit. 

So to recap, always add a "smart" top and pair it with dark colored pants. Pointy shoes are a must for the office, be it either flats or heels and snuggle up in a fluffy jumper to fight the cold. What is your go-to casual work outfit this winter?

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses
Hello gorgeous people!

Welcome to the new and improved www.carinavardie.com, I'm so excited to finally have it live in all its beauty. I started changing the design of my blog last summer, but it still wasn't what I dreamed of, which is why at the beginning of this year I started planing again. A few years ago I discovered pipdig and bought a template from them, the Firefly one. It was a really nice upgrade, but I wanted more customization.  This summer I combined a couple of elements from some themes and upgraded again. At the time I was indecisive between two homepages layouts. I didn't make a big deal of it only because like I said there was still a lot to ameliorate. Fast forward to January and I contacted Phil from pipdig to update my blog. He's always been of a lot of help and delivered big time. I kept a lot of elements from this summer's design, just changed the homepage visual to the homepage layout I was considering last summer. Let me know your thoughts on the new layout. 

This has also been the reason why I haven't posted, just wanted to start new. To me it feels like the blog has been reborn with this amazing new layout, however it's still has the same principals at heart. I'll always love fashion and travel, so that's what I'll write about. Fashion wise I wanna promote the importance of reusing and repurposing your wardrobe, while incorporating the trends that fit your style. Also, with the risk of sounding like a broken tape, traveling is the most enriching experience one can have and I can't wait to share my upcoming travels. 

I've been wanting to visit the Aubaine Cafe for ages knowing it would make for the most gorgeous background of any outfit. It's one of those super Instagramble locations in London and definitely worth checking out. Obviously it's girly and cute, has a wonderful vibe and an awesome location for a girlfriends date. My outfit for this girls breakfast date was meant to be feminine and empowering yet warm enough, seeing as we're still in winter. Last summer I styled and wore this dress to death. I still love it, which is why I want to always find new ways of styling it. This time I paired it with a navy blazer, which has feminine ruffly sleeves that combine wonderfully with the dress yet still create a structured effect. What do you think?

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses

I may not believe in the whole new year new me thing, but new year new clothes is another story. Why not invest in some new awesome statement pieces that will look good now and next autumn? I've searched for some amazing pieces and compiled a collection for you and, as always, I've included different budgets. 

Which is your fave?

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses

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