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Week 16: I am BLONDE! Très Chic on Minetta Lane

Blogging Babe Ulia Ali wearing Dior mirrored sunglasses in NYC. Dior shades.

I have been extremely busy the last few days with new collaborations, meetings and, to be perfectly honest, a few escapes to the beach (yes, they have amazing ones in NYC!). So even though I am dying to take a nap right now, today I am sharing my new, highly anticipated look with you.

I am wearing this GORGEOUS embroidered top by Walter Baker (it is on 50% SALE here and I also love this top), white Topshop jeans, Dior mirrored sunglasses, Michael Kors bag (similar here and here), and Steve Madden heels. I have linked more similar items that I like at the end of this post.

Ulia Ali - blogging babe from Baku, Azerbaijan living in New York City. All white outfit for summer.

Do you like this beautiful powder blue wall too? It is located on Minetta Lane and it is one of the trendiest spots for a quick Instagram photo in Soho. 

All photos were taken by an extremely talented and intelligent (he earned his Masters degree from Yale!) photographer - Dennis. Check out his website DCP New York and his Instagram page @dcpnyc.

There were so many amazing shots that I had a really hard time picking just a few, so I am posting a little bit more than usual :)

Ulia Ali wearing Walter Baker embroidered top.
Hottest spot for Instagram photos. Powder blue wall in NYC on Minetta Lane.
Top NYC blogger - Ulia Ali from Pastiche Today.
Ulia Ali
Hottest spot for Instagram pictures - Minetta Lane.
Dior mirrored sunglasses on Ulia Ali in NYC.
NYC style. Soho photoshoot.
Walter Baker fashion NYC.
Baku girl living in NYC. Dior mirrored shades.
NYC Lookbook. Hottest NYC spot for pictures.
Dior sunnies.
Ulia Ali in Walter Baker, Slithur heels by Steve Madden, Michael Kors Hayley tote bag and white Topshop jeans.
Ulia Ali in mirrored silver/gray Dior Technologic shades. Summer 2016
tres chic NYC outfit. All white by Ulia Ali.
Soho fashion look in NYC.

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Week 10: Timeless Essentials. The Wardrobe of a Lady

Timeless Essentials. Wardrobe of a modern Lady

In our ever-changing, fast-paced world there are some things that stay the same: our quest to find true love and our dream of living a life free of oppression and full of meaning. But putting all of those noble (or high-spirited?) ideas aside, there are things that we can and should own now if we want to achieve that air of timeless beauty and leave life's journey idle for a moment.

This week I will be presenting my version of several key classic looks, as well as helping you find essential pieces for your own wardrobe. I’ll also introduce you to one of the most renowned stylish aristocrats: the Countess de Ribes and give you the ultimate list of "Books That Every Aspiring Lady Should Read." 

Let's start with my list of Wardrobe Essentials before I show you my own interpretations of these classic pieces later this week. Here are the top 5 basic items every stylish girl should own. With these 5 items you will never look boring, only timeless, ladylike and classy.

1. Trench Coat

trench coat is a timeless trend. Classy outfits on pastiche.today by Ulia Ali

2. Iconic Bag

Remember Cate Blanchette's character in Blue Jasmine? She lost all of her money, but refused to give up and sell her Hermés Birkin bag because she believed the moment she sold it, she could never go back to her luxurious upper class Manhattan's socialite life. That bag was her signature, something that showed she was "different" from ordinary people. 

All looks of Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine film. Outfits with Hermes Birkin bag -her signature.

Owning a good bag is important if you want to socialise with the crème de la crème and attend beautiful galas. Or even if you just want to look stylish in a simple white dress or a baggy t-shirt and denim shorts. One expensive bag can MAKE the whole outfit.

Iconic bags. Timeless essentials for a lady's wardrobe.

If you are on a budget, but still want to look chic and expensive, invest in one great bag rather than a lot of individual items or clothes. It sounds very superficial, but THE PERFECT BAG can make a world of difference.

3. White Pants

Denim is usually in everyone's wardrobe as a base essential, but I believe in the power of white pants/jeans. Pair them with big, beige sweaters, colourful polo shirts or even a sequined evening top. White pants will look much cleaner in any of these combinations and more original than blue jeans.

White Pants. Style Essentials by Ulia Ali from pastiche.today blog. Azerbaijani blogger living in NYC

 

4. Classic Chanel-esque jacket

You don't have to empty your bank account and buy the $4000 original Chanel jacket, but there are a lot of brands that offer very similar, classic tweed jackets. Gone are the days of matching tweed jackets with tweed skirts, now you can mix and match your tweed jacket with pretty much anything and still look great.

Classc Chanel-esque jacket outfits. Modern ladies and bloggers

5. Little Black Dress

And last but not least: The Little Black Dress! The LBD is a must-have in every girl's closet. There are so many variations and shapes to choose from, but I have just one rule: choose a dress made from good, high-quality fabric and never opt for a cheap bodycon dress made from a synthetic stretch fabric.

Le Petite Robe noir. Little Black Dress.  Маленькое черное платье. Вечный Стиль