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Theme 33: CUBA DIARY. Cuban Vibes

Cuba Vibes Outfit. What to wear in Cuba?

Yes, at the end I want everything to be easily searchable and categorised, so everyone who visits my website can find ALL the information they need for their upcoming trip to a specific location, or find everything related to Star Wars, for example, with constantly updated looks, book lists and gifts ideas. You can already check some of my "themed issues" on the ARCHIVE page by the way!

I remember when I started this blog I didn't imagine my social platforms and the website will grow so rapidly. I always wanted to make Pastiche.today more like a themed magazine, however changing themes weekly has been a major struggle lately and I wasn't able to keep up with posting all the travels, events and amazing collaborations I was so privileged to experience. Then a light bulb went off in my head and I realised that I just should make Pastiche.today more organised, and while limiting the number of THEMES, I can update them like little magazine issues that NEVER get old!

But lets return to our Cuban dream trip. Everyone who knows me well, notices that I love choosing my wardrobe for the trips and my style changes and adapts depending on the destination (which is perfect for someone who loves doing THEMED posts, right?!)  I wore a lot of white and hues of blue in Hamptons, didn't bring a lot of accessories and opted for simplistic luxury bags (I will share my Hamptons weekend with you soon!)

For Cuba on the other hand I went overboard. As far as I could! I brought flower crowns, colourful dresses in 50s inspired silhouettes, sexy crop tops, flowy skirts, big eye-popping bright earrings, bracelets, sandals. Parrots! Feathers! Flowers! And I think I made it work. I tried to emphasise the beauty of Cuba with my style choices.

One of my favorite outfits to wear in Cuba was this sultry polka dot three-piece outfit from SHEIN. It is quite risque due to its high slit, but it is perfect for a tropical getaway! I have received so many compliments when wearing it (and I also wore it in Miami for my birthday dinner with my family btw!). While I wouldn't wear a flower crown anywhere BUT Cuba and countries with similar vibes, these burgundy flowers looked really good with my SHEIN ensamble, don't you think?

What To Wear in Cuba?

I have linked my outfit and similar items I love below. Can you imagine that this polka dot three-piece dress is $20?!

With my blogger babe Olga in Cuba!

Blogger outfits in Cuba, Havana.

Dress - Shein | Flower Crown - Forever 21 (similar here)  | Wedges - Saks Off 5th (NOW on huge SALE)


Week 21: Greek. eShakti Review

eShakti review

Greece is a country of beautiful and feminine women with striking features. Only last week I discovered one of the most famous Greek actresses of the 60s, Tzeni Karezi, and decided to create a vintage inspired look to pay tribute to her style and beauty.

To be honest with you, the photoshoot turned out more "belezza Italiana" than Greek, but I decided to share the results with you this week anyway :)


This pretty polka dress I am wearing is from eShaktieShakti offers custom clothing for women of all sizes. It is quite incredible how fast they created and delivered the high quality dress which was exactly what I wanted and fitted me perfectly! Having a 32D chest and a tiny waist might not seem like a problem, but it is definitely hard to find a dress that fits my chest and doesn't hang loose on my waist. Luckily, clothes at eShakti are made exactly for your body using measurements which you provide before making an order. Additionally, you can fully customise any piece and choose the neckline, skirt length, add/remove pockets and so on, which means you get a truly unique piece for an astonishingly affordable price. Check eShakti out and see for yourself!

eShakti review. Custom polka dot dress
eShakti review by blogger Ulia Ali.
eShakti review by blogger Ulia Ali.
eShakti review by blogger Ulia Ali.
eShakti polka dot review by blogger Ulia Ali.
eShakti review by blogger Ulia Ali.
Polka dot dress. Vintage inspired look in NYC.
eShakti review by blogger Ulia Ali.

I think eShakti is especially great for bridesmaids dresses. I have linked a few of my favourites for you:

Week 17: Rita Hayworth Is a Babe. 40s Style Goddess.

Pastiche of Rita Hayworth in black skirt and a polka dot shirt. Photos by DCPNYC.

When I received this polka dot top from Shein I tried it on with jeans and denim shorts first, and it looked really fun and cute. But I just knew I had to create a vintage inspired look when I saw how beautiful the top looked paired with my favourite ball gown skirt (similar here).

This outfit combo reminds me of Christian Dior's New Look from the 1940s and of stunning Old Hollywood actresses, especially Rita Hayworth who, in my opinion, deserves more recognition. Therefore, I am dedicating this Theme Week to 40s babe, Rita Hayworth

Dior's 'New Look' in late 40s. Pastiche blog

I first saw Rita in Gilda and she stole my heart. I will talk more about her and her style in one of my posts later this week, but today I am sharing my “40s Style Goddess” outfit inspired by a few of Rita's signature looks. Today’s look was shot in Soho by the amazing photographer DCP New York.

Rita Hayworth new on pastiche.
Beautiful blonde girl in Soho, New York City. Streetstyle
Elegant classy look in black and polka dot. Big hat. Formalwear look by blogger.
Red Wall in Soho. Fashion shoot Ulia Ali.
Amazing elegant classy look worn by NYC blogger Ulia Ali. Pastiche of Old Hollywood star. Ascot inspiration.
Blogger wearing Shein Polka dot top and macaron Kenzo bag
Soho babe
Polka dot trend.
Big black classy hat worn by Ulia Ali from pastiche.today blog.
Ulia Ali in Louboutins
Big black hat
Ulia Ali
Polka dot off shoulder blouse by Shein store. Blogger collaboration. Kenzo macaron bag.

Top - Shein, Skirt - old, but found similar on Shein, shoes - Christian Louboutin, Bag - Kenzo (similar).

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