winter outfit

Week 28: Scandinavian Adventure. Raden A50 Set review.

Raden luggage review by blogger. Stockholm travels.

Ben and I travel quite often and last year I hopped from one plane to another almost every weekend. It wasn't always for fun and vacations (although we had our fair share of those too!), but often for family matters and work. Regardless of the purpose, it is important for me to have stylish, comfortable and spacious luggage.

As my suitcases (I had this one for years!) got destroyed by our frequent flying schedule, I was excited to get a new Raden A50 luggage set in a sleek, matte black color for our Scandinavian trip. The set includes the A22 Carry-On and the A28 Check suitcase. To be honest I really wanted a pink and white combo (they have so many colors to pick from!), however many colors were sold out before Christmas. Luckily, I checked their website just now and seems like they have everything back in stock!

Raden pink set of luggage.

 

What is so special about this luggage set? Well, the best feature is that every suitcase has a built-in scale. You simply download the Raden app and lift the handle and an internal scale will determine how heavy your bag is, displaying the weight in the app. Moreover, the app can tell you where your luggage is within 100 feet as there is a Bluetooth receiver inside the case.

Raden A50 luggage set review in 2017.

There are also two charging ports on both suitcases that allows you to charge your device. My iPhone is always low on battery, so this is quite a handy feature.

Both suitcases are light and roll easily without me having to push or drag them.

Blogger review on Raden suitcases. A50 set in matte black

Now, of course there are also some down sides that I just have to talk about. Even though the Raden set is gorgeous, and looked so sophisticated out of the box, it got scratched very easily on our first flight. I am not sure if it's an issue with the black cases or the material used. Despite the scratched surface, the content of my bag was 100% protected, which is important when you travel with expensive camera equipment, heeled shoes and makeup all packed together :)

Overall, I do recommend the Raden luggage set if you can ignore a few scratches on the surface. You will appreciate the functionality and protection these suitcases provide.

Raden suitcases and Ulia in Oroblu bodysuit

MY LOOK:

Leather shearling jacket - Walter Baker | White bodysuit - Oroblu | Boots - Hush Puppies (in black)

Photographs were taken in Skeppsholmen Hotel, Stockholm.


In the next post, I am going to share some of my Cold Vacation Essentials and help you pack for your vacations in sub-zero weather and ski resorts!

Week 28: Scandinavian Adventure. Nordic Shop!

Nordic shop. Scandinavian fashion and accessories.

Whether you are planning your visit to Scandinavia, or just love everything Nordic, my curated selection of items will make you feel cozy and warm inside and out!

Check out our SHOP to see more curated themed shops!


Week 26: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Winter Wonderland in Laduree.

Christmas Tree at Laduree Soho in New York City. Blogger Ulia Ali

Laduree in Soho, NYC has some of the coziest Christmas decorations in the city. I love going there wearing a warm sweater to drink Marie Antoinette tea and to read a book (I just started The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton).

Today's look is one of my favourite of the season, and I am so excited to share it with you. I am wearing a super warm, grey sweater from Shein that looks perfect with my arctic blue, fox fur vest bought in Baku, Azerbaijan in Снежная Королева. I also can't stop wearing white jeans as they make every outfit look so fresh. The cherry on top of my marshmallow babe look (that's what Ben calls it!) is my grey Louis Vuitton bag.

Blogger Ulia Ali from Azerbaijan wearing grey fur vest in Soho, NYC. Серая маховая жилетка Снежная Королева.
Ulia Ali portrait.
Street style New York, winter 2017. Winter cozy fur vest.
Ulia Ali wearing fur vest and Louis Vuitton bag.

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

Fur Vest - similar here | Grey Sweater - Shein | Boots - Hush Puppies  | Jeans - Topshop | Bag - Louis Vuitton 


Week 26: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Where to find a cozy warm sweater?

Christmas Sweater 2016

Finding a beautiful, warm sweater can be a tough task sometimes. I don't think I even bought any sweaters last winter! This year though, I have discovered a few brands with gorgeous, cozy winter wear I cannot resist. One of the brands is Land's End. They have a pop up store in Soho (580 Broadway) right now, so if you are in NYC, definitely pay a visit. Their clothes are quite affordable, especially considering they are mostly made from high quality cashmere and wool.

I amlinking to my Land's End favourites here, along with the red sweater I am wearing in this post:

Another brand I am loving at the moment is Dale of Norway. Their sweaters have beautiful Nordic designs, and they are perfect for the Christmas season. Bear in mind they are quite pricey, but I think it can be a great gift for your significant other.

Land's end blogger collaboration

I have linked few of my favourite sweaters from other brands too. Enjoy and share your holiday pictures with me!

Prettiest Sweaters of Winter 2016/17:

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


SHOP THE LOOK:

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

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