Once Upon A Time In Gozo

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Sighhhhhhhhh ....... My mind is still on vacation mode and it just does not want to know about my super busy schedule life. There are times were you just want to free your mind and just go with the flow. Well in my case, I just went with the sea and that is where it took me, to the sister island of Malta, Gozo!

If you have not realised already through all of the social media, (I sincerely apologise for bombarding you with curiousness), I have spent most of my weekend and beyond on this beautiful, peaceful and inspirational, cuty little island.  The more I discovered the little secrets about the island, the more I wanted to share them with you.  Gozo is truly a must see place (write it down in your bucket list, like, right now !!!) Although this was more of a *work* holiday if you can call it that way, we still found some time to have a little fun and relaxation ;) I actually found time to read a magazine and read book ! Even I am amazed.

During my stay, I was lucky enough to have encountered my first Gozitan 'Festa'.  For all those who are wondering, a 'Festa' AKA a feast, is a traditional, religious, christian catholic celebration, which takes place every Sunday of the week both in Malta and Gozo.  This feast highlights a celebration for a particular patron saint.  

Gozo is more of a laid back island.  My breath was taken away as soon as I saw the beautiful sea views in Xlendi.  Just to get a little closer to such views, I managed to fall in a rose bush and cut my finger against a rock #literally!  This was all just to get a good glimpse of the view and take beautiful pictures.  No doubt, we obviously had to hit the beach, get sunkissed by the sun and taste the fabulous icecream  from 'Gelateria Granola'.

I shall stop blabbing and have a look for yourself ! :33 

PS: There's a little #OOTD :D You're welcome.

Justine Thea
Fashion Finder

How I styled it all ...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Well it all started one night .. 2:00 am if I am not mistaken. I decided to go on both Boohoo and Asos (another option of shopping, except the world wide web is at the palm of your hands, literally.) There was this Amazing SALE and as a shopaholic I went a little bit overboard with this whole situation. I was just overjoyed, I mean let us be very clear, it's practically everyones craving.

Exactly a week ago I ordered quite a few things and unknowingly yesterday I received a good amount of packages just outside my door. I just did not know from where to begin, so I started digging for each item and piece by piece I immediately started thinking what will go with what and that's when I said, people are always asking me how to style certain pieces, so here you go .... Just for you fashion finders. Shall we begin ? 

First of, we have this embroidered playsuit. What I love about this is that you can dress it up all smart, but you could also turn it down by pulling of a casual look too. This is such an easy piece to style because it is it's own statement. The detailing makes it even more easier especially for the person wearing it, since it will eventually give them more edge and definition to the way they look. Even so, it's always a plus looking great when in fact you just did not make that much of an effort. Another point that I really love about playsuits is that you clearly don't have to worry about pairings. In fact, if you are feeling lazier then usual these are really ideal for you. Just zip it up and you are ready to get out the door, obviously adding a pair of shoes and some jewelry will perhaps help even more. 

Playsuit: Boohoo
Necklace: Stradivarius
Ring: Parfois
Shoes: Topshop 

Next off we have a very plain but playfull  dress. It's quite simple but if you add the write amount of accessories you'll rock the outfit I'm sure. Having a swing dress in your closet is quite an essential piece and there are many ways in which you can survive your Summer with just this solution. Since usually these dresses are so airy and thin you could easily wear it any time during those hot summer days and this dress is amazing on any body type. Swing dresses have their own advantage. Why ? Simple. They are not tight on the body so this goes so well on any body type. I wanted to keep the peter pan collar as a statement, but you could always add a statement necklace and hide it away. Paired it of with a subtle but yet "colorful " bag and a chunky heels for some height and glamour. 
Dress: Boohoo
Shoes: New Look
Necklace in the next picture: Thrift Find

Up next is a very diverse outfit. I would personally wear this typical outfit for a night out with my girls. Showing of some skin is not that much of a crime some times, as long as the showing off part is the right amount. Showing off more of a wild side with a dark, navy, blue, edgy bralette. I must say, this is such a comfortable bralette. I'm not one to wear such short and I do mean short crop tops, but it's so lightweight and surprisingly really comfortable to move in. Staying with the same theme I paired the bralette with a gold chain necklace, printed skirt and a very simple clutch. Did not really want to get all carried away as it could have come out as too much !

Bralette: Boohoo
Necklace: Ebay
Skirt: H&M
Clutch Bag: Parfois
I hope that you enjoyed the looks that have been put together. Would you like to contact me feel free to go on my Facebook page or any social media. As always, Stay Supple ! :)

Justine Thea
Fashion Finder 

Exercising your Credit Card Much ?

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

My name is Justine Thea and I am a shopaholic. Cannot lie, that big sign, all colourful and jazzy, outside a shop window, just makes you droool like a maniac. I mean, I dunno you, but whenever I see a SALE sign it drives me insane. Getting to have your card swiped is just the best feeling in the world, but then you get to feel all disappointed when it comes to the price and you start finding every possible excuse to keep the clothes and then you start feeling all better again. Same goes with the world wide web situation, except, you are just doing it at the comfort from your home. 

Now I know that shopping gets to the best of us, soooo I will be giving a few tips on how to limit yourself and not push yourself just a little too far. ( This goes to me as well !!! ) 

When going shopping:

  • Budget yourself.
I think that when you budget yourself you get a better picture of what you want and like that you tend not to waste any money on stupid and idiotic things, but if you want, go ahead. No shame in that and trust me it would not be the first time .... but think twice, cause you would not know when you will be using it again any time soon. You might wear or use it once, no point in that. 

  • Try avoiding Credit/Debit/Visa cards
If you are a type of person who has no limits, I suggest to cash out money before going shopping, cause sometimes with credit cards, you tend to go over board, and poor credit card will be over tired. You would not want that now do you? Try making some calculations before and see how much you would like to spend, keep your credit card at home and you will be just fine !! No harm done.

  • Bargaining.  
Looking at the previous amount never hurt anyone. All you have to do is work out some simple maths, don't freak out, its just simple maths !! Then, question yourself ... is this really worth it ? If yes, then go ahead and buy it. Simple as that :D

  • Consideration.
When going shopping, especially during the sale, take some pointers here and there, it's quite a good idea ;)  When you see a really good and affordable price, you don't really think twice about buying the product. Take a good look at it and ask yourself a few and reasonable questions. 
  1. Is it worth it ? 
  2. Is the material good enough ? 
  3. Do I have anything to wear it with ? 
  4. Will I ever wear with ? 
  5. Does it suit me ? Being in fashion is not always the answer .... it has to suit you.
These questions only take less then a minute to answer. If you have more then 3 questions answered as 'no' ... you could put that clothing item back where it came from ! No hard feelings, just turn around and leave to find something much better ! Just keep these small points at the back of your mind and you will be just fine. Go all crazy, no one really cares unless you're not rocking a fab outfit ! Just prepare some claws and comfortable sneakers and you're good to go :D 
Stay supple ! 

Justine Thea 
Fashion Finder