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Week 24: Candy Shop. Cute December Look.

Winter style pompomlondon hat with fur.

One of my personal favourite colours to wear during cold winter months is white (and very light shades of cream!). White and cream pair especially well with a delicious palette of coffee colours, from rich mocha brown to lighter shade of chai latte, and with the "royal baby" colours: duck blue and princess pink. There is something about those colour combos that oozes confidence, old European class and noble chic. 

For this classic winter look I opted for a light pastel blue jacket from DressLilly (Click HERE for discount coupons), complementary super warm wool sweater I ave had for ages, white jeans and my new winter staple, a Pom Pom London hat with cute fur pompom. 

Pom Pom London hat. Beanie with a fur pompom. Made in England, worn in NYC.

As for winter boots, I cheated on my over the knee high heeled boots selection and fell in love with these SUPER warm and EXTREMELY comfy Amber Miles from Hush PuppiesBest thing about them is that they give me those extra cm's in height, and I can wear them for hours every day.

Hus Puppies blogger collaboration. Outfit inspiration for winter.
Best winter look 2017. Pastel blue and white.
Blogger winter look 2017.

PhotographyPatrick Farrell


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Blue Jacker - DressLilly | Sweater - similar here and here | Boots - Hush Puppies  |

 Jeans - Topshop | Bag - Louis Vuitton | Hat - PomPom London


Week 24: Candy Shop. Winter Pastels

Winter pastels look. Stuart Weitzman boots, long pink coat, blue sweater

Winter is indeed coming, and for many people it means foregoing dressing up, wrapping yourself in layers of black and grey, abandoning high heels in favour of comfortable boots and locking up your flirty skirts. This Theme Week I wanted to show you that even your cold weather outfits can be heartwarming, fun and candylicious

And if you can't be convinced to wear pretty pastels when temperatures drop below 50°, at least stock up on delicious candy from shops I will be recommending to you this week.

Utah's favourite blogger Ulia Ali showing her winter outfits. Pink, blue and grey combo.

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Blue Sweater - SheIn |  Pink Coat - Boohoo (also like this one) | Boots - Stuart Weitzman | Skirt - similar here | Brooche - Chanel | Bag - Lady Dior


Park City street fashion. Sundance is coming!
Winter look by Ulia Ali. Wearing long pink coat and grey Stuat Weitzman warm over the knee boots.
Азербайджнаская блогер Улия Али живущая в США показывает зимнюю моду окрашенную в пастельные цвета.
Blogger in pink and blue combo wearing Stuart Weitzman grey boots.

Week 18: Summer in NYC. NYC Shopping Guide + Rosegal Look

New York City Shopping Guide by blogger Ulia Ali. Шопинг гид по Нью-Йорку от блогерши.

When I came to NYC for the first time I was amazed by how different the shopping experience is from the experience in London and Paris. Manhattan has one of the biggest flagship stores in the world (including a massive H&M), an exhilarating amount of department stores (who knew there could be so many in one city), and a really impressive range of designers and products. From the small independent boutiques offering a limited edition of 20s style pieces or even Medieval inspired clothing, to luxury evening gowns by famous Israeli designers, you can find practically anything in this city.

Today I am sharing some of my favorite places to shop in New York along with my look created in collaboration with Rosegal. Rosegal is an online store that offers a wide range of clothing and accessories for very affordable prices. They ship fast and so far everything fits me perfectly (I usually order a size XS or S, whichever is the smallest size in that style).

NYC shopping guide. Ulia Ali wearing Rosegal off-the-shoulder top in powder blue.

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top | jeans | similar bag (+ LOVE this bag) | Heels (similar here)


NYC SHOPPING GUIDE:

In New York you can easily shop all over Manhattan, however I recommend you start in Soho (Spring or Bleecker St stations get you closest to the shops). 5th Avenue may be the most famous street for shopping, as depicted in films and TV shows, but it is more for luxury boutique hopping because and it has much less diversity in brands. 

CLUB MONACO

One shop where I ALWAYS find something I absolutely love is Club Monaco. The brand is surprisingly not as well known in Europe, and prior to moving to the US, I had never even heard of it. I usually shop at the 536 Broadway location, but check here for their other stores' addresses. 

What will you find in Club Monaco? Stylish minimalistic fashion made from high quality fabrics, items in delicious pastel palettes, and LOTS of whites.

Price range? $150-$300, but totally worth it!

 

Mystique Boutique

Sexy hot homewear. Ulia Ali

Mystique Boutique is one of these no-brand-stores that you may be a little embarrassed to shop at, but when you do, you end up leaving with quite a few cool items. I bought this grey bodysuit and pants in Mystique last January and was wearing it around the apartment.

I shop at 454 Broadway, but they have other locations. Here is the full list.

 

What will you find in Mystique Boutique? All the trendy, sexy clothes that insta-girls wear.

Price Range? Extremely cheap! $5-$30.

 

& Other Stories

Beautiful store located at 575 Broadway sells a wide range of fashion and beauty items designed in Paris and Stockholm. &Other Stories is a brand under the H&M group, but their collections are much more sophisticated.

What will you find in Other StoriesOriginal designer clothes and beautiful, stylish dresses of great quality, amazing jewellery and accessories.

Price Range? Very reasonable for the quality and design: $50-$150

Armani Exchange, Steve Madden, Brandy Melville, Zara

 

Armani Exchange (568 Broadway) is great for quickly finding a simple yet great-looking t-shirt or a classy, high quality dress for an affordable price. Steve Madden (540 Broadway) is my go-to place for any kind of shoes (amazing designs and love the price point). And I only discovered Brandy Melville (499 Broadway) a few days ago, but I already love their range of cool crop tops, sexy open back rompers and other fashion items for young women. And of course Zara. Well, do I have to explain why I love Zara?! The biggest Zara is located at 666 5th Ave, but I like the one on 503 Broadway.

Price Range? All four stores have a similar price range of $30-$100 on average.

Blogger shopping. Where to shop in New York? Покупки в Нью-Йорке.

REFORMATION

Eco-friendly brand that makes gorgeous, trendy clothes that don't kill the environment. Located at 23 Howard St.

Price Range? A little bit on the expensive side, but thinking about how you are kind of saving our planet while shopping is soothing ;)

 

ABC Carpet & Home

888 Broadway

One of the best and most lavishly decorated stores I have ever been in! You can not only find amazing furniture and decor items, but you can also shop for artisan clothes, jewellery and books. Also check out ABC’s restaurants - ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina.

ABc home store
Where to shop in Soho?

There are many department stores in Manhattan, including my favourite, BarneysMacy's and Saks Fifth Avenue, however I try to avoid being inside these stores for too long in the summer. But in winter time, they are my saviors!

On 5th Avenue definitely pay a visit to the iconic Tiffany & Co

5th Avenue also hosts the biggest H&M store in the world (589 5th Ave).

Покупки в Америке. Где что покупать!

FOR BOOK LOVERS

New York has so many great bookstores, big and small, general and niche, that I could dedicate a whole post to them. My favorite is the gorgeous and sophisticated Rizolli (1133 Broadway at 26th St), and the famous Strand, which is perfect for those who love getting lost in a sea of books.

THE HAT SHOP

120 Thompson St

Custom hat shop with a retro vibe selling an array of beautiful hats. They also take custom orders! 

Make Up Your Mind

Sephora is a paradise for beauty product lovers and they are located all over Manhattan, but I also love to visit the Tony Moly shop in Koreatown (35 W 32nd St) for moisturisers and masks in fun packages.

What about men?

RRL is one of the best men's store I have ever seen. Ben buys most of his clothes at Double RL to both my greatest pleasure (real gentlemen's clothing with a bit of a retro vibe. Yum!) and horror (everything is quite expensive). Go there for classic double breasted jackets, 20s style suits or American Old West inspired pieces.

Of course there are so many more places I could talk about and probably will in one of my future posts, however today I have tried to cover my main shopping destinations in Manhattan. What's your favorite store in NYC? And let me know if you have any questions. Please ask them via our Facebook page

 

 

Week 14: Park City. 4th of July Wild West Outfit!

Wild West Outfit by Ulia Ali in Park City, Utah.

Happy 4th of July!

Since July 4th is one of the most beloved US holidays, I have decided to dedicate this week to a very traditional, beautiful American town: Park City, Utah.

Park City, Utah

My husband spent a number of his teenage years in Park City (before living in Amsterdam and London) and his parents still live in there, hence, we visit Utah very often. I have grown to love this beautiful ski resort town with its magnificent, picturesque mountains, breathtaking sunsets and colourful, neat houses.

This week I am going to share a bit of Park City's history, my favourite places to visit (both in summer and winter), the best restaurants, and of course a few outfit photoshoots taken in this incredibly photogenic city.

This is my third 4th of July in the US. I celebrated the first one in 2014 in in NYC. Last year Ben organised a very romantic surprise getaway to Disneyworld in Florida (it was our first roadtrip!). The July 4th fireworks in Disneyworld were amazing and we made so many happy memories. And this year I am spending the 4th of July in Park City, where they hold a beautiful parade every year. I will add photos from today's celebration later!

Young couple in love in DisneyWorld in Florida. 4th of July
4th of July decor. Candies

The outfit I have posted below is not the traditional red, white, and blue you might have expected, but it has a Wild West feel to it which I love. I think the Stetson really suits me, what do you think? :)

Wild American Look. Ulia Ali in Stetson Cowboy hat. The photograph was taken in Park City, State Utah.
Park City, Utah 4th of July outfit. Ulia Ali wearing cowboy Stetson Hat.
A girl wearing a cowboy hat. Denim shorts and white off shoulder top outfit.
Best blogger of Utah in cowboy hat and white off shoulder top with wings.
Utah blogger in cowboy hat outfit.
Fashion in Park City, Utah. Blogger Ulia Ali Pillmore wearing a Stetson cowboy hat and tiny blue denim shorts.

My Outfit:

Stetson Cowboy Hat, White off the shoulder top (similar here and here), Denim shorts (similar here and here), Adidas sneakers.


Week 6: Marie Antoinette. My casual 'The French Queen' Look

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Did you know that Marie Antoinette hada faux peasant village built for herself and her friends at Versailles? Her rustic retreat was called the Hameau de la Reine and it featured 11 cottages surrounding a large lake, pretty gardens, a watermill, a dairy and animals. Marie and her friends would wear simple dresses, dance and play the role of peasants. The people of France saw this as a mockery of their poverty and it added fuel to the general discontent with the Queen.

Imagining Marie and her ladies-in-waiting dressing up as peasants and singing songs in the field inspired me to create this casual look. It is adapted to our century, so don't be surprised seeing me in white jeans. I added little details evocative of Marie: a cute ribbon on my neck, baby blue 'peasant' style off-shoulder top and soft wavy hair.

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You can visit charming Hameau de la Reine today partly thanks to Dior which supported recent restoration works!)Isn’t it gorgeous?! I cannot wait to explore France with my husband one day!

Marie Antoinette's model hamlet - Hameau de la Reine

Marie Antoinette's model hamlet - Hameau de la Reine

Fashion bloggers of Utah

Top - Walter Baker, Jeans - Topshop, Boots - Nine West (similar here)

Photos by Lisa Pillmore

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