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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Vacation Packing: Overpacking


Result: overpacking.It happens to me alot. Especially when I fly abroad.Its always my luggage is over limit of charter check-in : 15 kg and I’m overpacked (because I wear my clothes up to my mood and I need as much pieces as I can squeeze to my medium size luggage ) How on earth, I am supposed to pack for 1 or 2 weeks away and know what I will want to wear at terms of the moments of my vacation? Definetly, I will not know. Guess what? Most of the new season shopping pieces I kept clean for my vacations (in the deepest part of my closet), and I haven’t even test drove yet. So? What now? Huh? Yeah! Probably, (No, definetly!) I will overpack the combination of old pieces that I wear comfortably everyday and new pieces I bought from collections just to wear at vacation (desire for the new fashion).
In my latest vacation, to Palma de Majorca via Barcelona from Istanbul, I carried that floral  Top Shop dress I never ever wore outside and when I was going to wear it for a dinner then, I remembered that I need a brooch to keep the deep V neck together.It was a dissapponting moment for poor glamrockgal to carry the dress through all that long adventurous journey (and I already had done the “matching colours with the dress” makeup on my tanned face) doom and gloom. Dig into the-closet-of-the-moment at the  beautiful hotel room with a beachview, then I had found another dress (yet rolling eyes, not matching my makeup of that now). It was overwhelming, I was abit desperate (abit? Oh really?) (thoughts-of-the-moment: why I haven’t used any hashtags in this article yet?) I have this bad bad habit of feeling like when I’m on vacation, while I’m far far away, I will need to wear most of the things I left at home (which is an impervious fact). And sometimes, even fashion people can pack wrongly (ending up with wrong pieces or lack of must-haves ) maybe it was me stipulated that it was coming...
And, to that very bohemian suede black Isabel Marant inspired small hobo bag to wear with shorts, I could never use you and had to carry in my luggage for no reason.It feels like you have a bad hair day when you realize this consumption.
Maybe, best is to just bring black and white pieces to vacation and so they can be matching pieces to use together all over.It can be so Scandinavian summer closet right? Maybe, it can be so much easier to do the styling wearing them together infront of mirror staring at the looks and how they look on you and how you feel in them, huh? Thats very French chic methodology. I am here with a remedy, a solution, a perfect conclusion.I know it does not carry the vibrant summer colours and prints and summer feeling.A day without sunshine is like night.maybe its not a win-win but its not a loser packing too (pardon my French but also no overpacking either).Nonetheless, overpacking is kind of aproblematic fun when pieces and their colours dont match with each other at the destination, with a confusion on your tanned face. ARTICLE by BURCU ACEM

Monday, August 26, 2013

#OOTD : FLORAL PANTS ROMANCE WITH LILAC

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Here I wear Promod floral pants (bought from Milan), HM lilac tee, Alexander Wang rockie handbag (Harvey Nics) and Promod sandals (bought from Milan).You all (probably) know that floral print is my style signature and I live in floral prints.I love romantic flower power meets woman power.Lilac is a soft tone to complement colourful prints.I can't get enough of my signature Alexander Wang bags :-)

Btw I should also explain why I write from which city the piece I wear that I bought from, because its like I go back to that moment that I was in Milan or London or Paris or anywhere in the world.I just love shopping globally.Maybe, thats why, I dont buy anything online (BIG CONFESSION). Truth is I was doing online shopping when everyone else was not doing and (online what?) mood and then I quited buying online because one of my purchases from ebay did not show up and paypal did not repay my money even I wrote them many times and here we are poor fashion blogger dont do online shopping.Incase, shes travelling worldwide and shopping international (what TAX FREE is for )

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ELLE MAGAZINE: WILD THING EDITORIAL IN SEPTEMBER ISSUE

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

OOTD / WHAT I WORE: GREEN CAN BE YOUR NEXT BLACK

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Ok , I am not so into colours when its not floral prints but this dress I bought from Spitalfields, London- how can I style it with black, right? (pardon my French , but its not fair). My green #ALEXANDERWANG ( for love of hashtags ) Rockie handbag in green, Promod nude sandals bought from Milan. (Location: Istinyepark, Istanbul)


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SAINT LAURENT FALL WINTER 2013

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the Kurt Cobain inspiration everywhere right? So alive! all those things Kurt Cobain was wearing in 90s and grunge style.Now its back all over with Saint Laurent Fall Winter 2013 collection.I am amazed by the success of Heidi Slimane. Grunge meets florals.I think the whole collection of the runway styling everything rocks and total summary of #NewSeason (why not to use hashtag, huh?)

but hedi slimane does fantastic job

kendime not: O oduncu gömleğini almadan Top Shop'dan çıkmıcaktık...

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

ZARA TRF FALL 2013-14 LOOKBOOK

I'm sold out.

I love Zara and those dresses...btw, dude, great styling! and it smells like teen spirit... #grunge (I can use hashtags if I want to)

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

OOTD: SUMMER PANTS MEET SPANISH ESPADRILLE WEDGES

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Details of istanbul fashion addict (blog-name-here-you-know-what), today at work, best time of the sun, I got captured by a colleague.Heres what I wore / #TODAYIMWEARING: knit white espadrilles from SPAIN, printed skinny pants :HM, top old knitwear cardigan (which protects me from slaughterhouse kind of freezing air conditions, yeah ,huh?, (Pardon my French) I'm freezing all summer because of air conditions at the 35 C degree.WTF? )

P.S. legs in progress , I am hitting gym from now on , and I started to run at weekends(ha?)

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WEEKDAY INSPIRATION: FLYING LONG SKIRTS

Its the end of summer...Wow! How come?  (Pardon my French) But will it be cold again? Boo! Here are the long chiffon & beautiful colour printed skirt inspiration from celebrity style icons.Remember Gossip Girl (watching a show just for styling was the next best thing for me) but honestly I like dedective or romantic movies.ENJOY your inspiration while Kanye West is #nowplaying .

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Monday, August 19, 2013

TIPS ON CARRYING A SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF A FASHION MAGAZINE

Answer me, please! Because I'm very dazed and confused –how am I supposed to carry  the ‘Biggest Issue Ever,’ huh? just wondering, hmmm, issues of pocket size printed yet? Nopes? Yikes. Its ALMOST impossible to carry them (oh-so-heavy). Thug Life.You may find that you’ll really be buying the most precious issue of the year because its heavy its full. Thruth is; half and most of its content is of advertising. But, who can resist ? and I hope, you can find time to read your September Issue at home , or, you might be considering to carry it to your favorite coffee shop (Starbucks, babe) or travelling with it (while Ryanir charges your extra each kilograms as 20 eurs and you are limited with 15 kg luggage  (and no, you can put it in your lady bag cause if you have a small hand luggage you can not carry a lady bag...best you can do it to empty your lady bag to the hand luggage and fold your lady bag into 4 and squeeze it into your bf's backpack.Thats what I did on the way to Palma De Mallorca at Barcelona Airport.I'm happy I did not take any of my designer purses with me).September issue is what I can consider a must-have before going shopping or writing down anything on my blog (aka istanbulfashionaddict). 

     Here's my Elle USA September Issue that I shared on instagram....Its as big as an encyclopedia.AND its a good deal for the price returns the weight.yeah, best advice is don't fly with charters if you have 5 kg September Issue with you.

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article by Burcu Acem. image by glamrockgal @instagram

Sunday, August 18, 2013

OOTD: SEASIDE SHORTS MEETS MARC JACOBS TEE & LADY HANDBAG

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Location: bosphorus, İstanbul.

OOTD/ what I wore: Marc by Marc jacobs tee (bought from Paris Marc Store) , TOPSHOP denim shorts, bracelet bought from Palma de Mallorca, Benetton lady handbag (bought from Milano), Superga sneakers 

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Makeup: Diorshow mascara, SHISEIDO lipstick, Revlon bronzing blush, YSL eyeliner

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DARIA WERBOWY COVER OF VOGUE UK SEPTEMBER 2013 ISSUE

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YES, MORE DARIA PLEASE! she has significantly successfull jobs right?