"How to travel in style?" - it's probably one of the most trending fashion topics lately. I, personally, have seen quite a lot of articles with celebrity-inspiration on how to do that airport style. But, as I was travelling almost light and to a quite hot country, I decided to make it super simple.

I thought that a pyjama style set and stylish slippers would be a good option for my travel to Istanbul and back to Riga. Indeed, it was. I felt super comfortable, almost as if I was sitting in a chair in a living room. Am I going to use this pyjama set besides my travelling, sometime in the city? For sure. It should look gorgeous with heels!


Look of the Day:
H&M pyjama set
Aldo slippers


Photo: T. Egorova

How I Travel


"How to travel in style?" - it's probably one of the most trending fashion topics lately. I, personally, have seen quite a lot of articles with celebrity-inspiration on how to do that airport style. But, as I was travelling almost light and to a quite hot country, I decided to make it super simple.

I thought that a pyjama style set and stylish slippers would be a good option for my travel to Istanbul and back to Riga. Indeed, it was. I felt super comfortable, almost as if I was sitting in a chair in a living room. Am I going to use this pyjama set besides my travelling, sometime in the city? For sure. It should look gorgeous with heels!


Look of the Day:
H&M pyjama set
Aldo slippers


Photo: T. Egorova

August 30, 2019

What are the main beauty trends when it comes to lips? Well, one of them for sure is all about glossy lips. And the best thing about this trend is that the look can easily be achieved with a lip gloss. 

In need for some inspiration? Then turn to Fendi and Zadig & Voltaire. And don't forget to check this new PQAP-selection!





Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

Glossy Lips


What are the main beauty trends when it comes to lips? Well, one of them for sure is all about glossy lips. And the best thing about this trend is that the look can easily be achieved with a lip gloss. 

In need for some inspiration? Then turn to Fendi and Zadig & Voltaire. And don't forget to check this new PQAP-selection!





Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

August 29, 2019

Two days in Istanbul. Is that too much, just enough or too little? Of course it's not enough. There's still so much that left undiscovered by me. Even Karakoy district and Galata tower that we visited happened to still remain a mystery for me. Maybe due to the fact that we didn't spend enough time there or maybe due to the fact it was super overcrowded there that day...

What really left a mark in my memory and heart were the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, as well as the Sultanahmet Square with lots of cute red-and-white stalls. Balat district with its narrow streets, colourful buildings and small cafes. And, of course, the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar... these markets, or still better to say bazaars, left quite an interesting after-taste. 

Speaking of Turkish people, it's not the first time that I encounter them. While living in London, I met quite a number of Turkish people. But being surrounded by mainly Turkish people is a totally different thing, of course. I liked the openness of these people and easygoingness. Such an attitude helps me to open myself and become more relaxed when communicating. 

So, did I like Istanbul? Yes, I did. And I wouldn't mind to come back to this city any time in the future. At the end of the day, there's so much yet to discover...

Istanbul Diary


Two days in Istanbul. Is that too much, just enough or too little? Of course it's not enough. There's still so much that left undiscovered by me. Even Karakoy district and Galata tower that we visited happened to still remain a mystery for me. Maybe due to the fact that we didn't spend enough time there or maybe due to the fact it was super overcrowded there that day...

What really left a mark in my memory and heart were the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, as well as the Sultanahmet Square with lots of cute red-and-white stalls. Balat district with its narrow streets, colourful buildings and small cafes. And, of course, the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar... these markets, or still better to say bazaars, left quite an interesting after-taste. 

Speaking of Turkish people, it's not the first time that I encounter them. While living in London, I met quite a number of Turkish people. But being surrounded by mainly Turkish people is a totally different thing, of course. I liked the openness of these people and easygoingness. Such an attitude helps me to open myself and become more relaxed when communicating. 

So, did I like Istanbul? Yes, I did. And I wouldn't mind to come back to this city any time in the future. At the end of the day, there's so much yet to discover...

August 28, 2019

Pleated skirts. Should we add something else to this phrase? Maybe only the fact that it's one of the main trends of the upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 season. Another important notice is that pleated skirts come in different lengths - starting with a little below the knee and finishing with maxi. 

Best inspirations can be found at Christian Dior, Celine and Balenciaga runway shows. While coolest online available options are all here, in this new PQAP selection. 






Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

Trend Report | Pleated Skirts


Pleated skirts. Should we add something else to this phrase? Maybe only the fact that it's one of the main trends of the upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 season. Another important notice is that pleated skirts come in different lengths - starting with a little below the knee and finishing with maxi. 

Best inspirations can be found at Christian Dior, Celine and Balenciaga runway shows. While coolest online available options are all here, in this new PQAP selection. 






Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

August 27, 2019

Second day of my Istanbul adventures, and my second look as well. As I already mentioned in the previous outfit-story, this look is kind of similar to the first one, especially due to the same backpack and slippers... and also a similar, I mean in terms of pleating and length, kind of dress. 

Of course this pink dress sets a totally different mood, due to the colour in first place. A different mood of Istanbul is also set in a district called Balat, where we shot these images. Balat is quite famous on Instagram for its small colourful buildings, street with umbrellas, tiny cafes and so on. Though, have to say, these locations are not that easy to find in reality.


Outfit of the Day:
Mango dress
Aldo slippers 
Dior sunglasses
River Island backpack


Photo: T. Egorova

Pink Dress in Balat


Second day of my Istanbul adventures, and my second look as well. As I already mentioned in the previous outfit-story, this look is kind of similar to the first one, especially due to the same backpack and slippers... and also a similar, I mean in terms of pleating and length, kind of dress. 

Of course this pink dress sets a totally different mood, due to the colour in first place. A different mood of Istanbul is also set in a district called Balat, where we shot these images. Balat is quite famous on Instagram for its small colourful buildings, street with umbrellas, tiny cafes and so on. Though, have to say, these locations are not that easy to find in reality.


Outfit of the Day:
Mango dress
Aldo slippers 
Dior sunglasses
River Island backpack


Photo: T. Egorova

August 26, 2019

My looks for the two day trip to Istanbul? If I'm to describe it in one word, then it will be - colours. Well, the second would be - femininity. That's how I see this city in terms of clothing. One more thing I kept in mind while deciding on my outfits was weather. During my visit it was pretty hot, so I kept both of my outfits pretty simple - a midi dress and slippers.

Let's start with this first one? What's one colour that associates with Summer? Most probably, it's yellow. The colour of the sun. Can't say that I'm a huge fan of the colour, but the shade of this pleated dress was so good and suited me so well, so I had no doubts about it. 


Look of the Day:
Reserved dress
Aldo slippers
River Island backpack


Photo: T. Egorova

Yellow at the Heart of Istanbul


My looks for the two day trip to Istanbul? If I'm to describe it in one word, then it will be - colours. Well, the second would be - femininity. That's how I see this city in terms of clothing. One more thing I kept in mind while deciding on my outfits was weather. During my visit it was pretty hot, so I kept both of my outfits pretty simple - a midi dress and slippers.

Let's start with this first one? What's one colour that associates with Summer? Most probably, it's yellow. The colour of the sun. Can't say that I'm a huge fan of the colour, but the shade of this pleated dress was so good and suited me so well, so I had no doubts about it. 


Look of the Day:
Reserved dress
Aldo slippers
River Island backpack


Photo: T. Egorova

August 23, 2019

She bangs, she bangs... and we do bangs, we do... because it's one the main hair trends this Fall/Winter 2019 season. Speaking of length, it can go all the way from super short to a more long version that covers eyes. In terms of styles, it can go from something super structured to more messy. 

Inspiration we get from Marni, Missoni and Celine. And in PQAP-selection we get product ideas that will help you style your bang. 






Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

Bangs


She bangs, she bangs... and we do bangs, we do... because it's one the main hair trends this Fall/Winter 2019 season. Speaking of length, it can go all the way from super short to a more long version that covers eyes. In terms of styles, it can go from something super structured to more messy. 

Inspiration we get from Marni, Missoni and Celine. And in PQAP-selection we get product ideas that will help you style your bang. 






Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

August 22, 2019

Denim drives denim. Or simply, denim on denim. A pretty well-known trend that we've seen million times before and will see a dozen of times in the future. But, this coming Fall/Winter 2019 season denim on denim is getting into more interesting stage. Take, for example, pleated denim skirt and short sleeved shirt - sounds cool, right? 

For a good dose of inspiration on this trend turn to Calvin Luo, Chloe and Christian Dior. And, also, our PQAP-selection that was made right for you!





Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

Trend Report | Denim on Denim


Denim drives denim. Or simply, denim on denim. A pretty well-known trend that we've seen million times before and will see a dozen of times in the future. But, this coming Fall/Winter 2019 season denim on denim is getting into more interesting stage. Take, for example, pleated denim skirt and short sleeved shirt - sounds cool, right? 

For a good dose of inspiration on this trend turn to Calvin Luo, Chloe and Christian Dior. And, also, our PQAP-selection that was made right for you!





Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

August 20, 2019

You know how much I like jumpsuits, right? Now I of course couldn't pass this glitter-y one that has some disco vibes, in my opinion. Sure, for a more disco look high heels are required out here, and, maybe, more of accessories...

But I wanted to keep it relaxed and took it in my trip to Istanbul. My thoughts and recollections about the trip? Well, you wait for more Istanbul stories in the next two weeks...


Look of the Day:
Aldo slippers


Photo: T. Egorova

Lady in a Shiny Jumpsuit


You know how much I like jumpsuits, right? Now I of course couldn't pass this glitter-y one that has some disco vibes, in my opinion. Sure, for a more disco look high heels are required out here, and, maybe, more of accessories...

But I wanted to keep it relaxed and took it in my trip to Istanbul. My thoughts and recollections about the trip? Well, you wait for more Istanbul stories in the next two weeks...


Look of the Day:
Aldo slippers


Photo: T. Egorova

August 19, 2019

If you want to intrigue me, then the best way to do this is to just give me a piece that is not that simple. Like this jacket slash top. I really fell in love with its concept. Like, it's so elegant and trickily simple at the same time. 

And I decided to continue this elegant direction by means of a total white look, and some gold details. Turned to be not only elegant, but also quite eye-catchy and powerful. Don't you think?


Look of the Day:
H&M pants
Gamiss heels

Photo: T. Egorova

Intrigue Me


If you want to intrigue me, then the best way to do this is to just give me a piece that is not that simple. Like this jacket slash top. I really fell in love with its concept. Like, it's so elegant and trickily simple at the same time. 

And I decided to continue this elegant direction by means of a total white look, and some gold details. Turned to be not only elegant, but also quite eye-catchy and powerful. Don't you think?


Look of the Day:
H&M pants
Gamiss heels

Photo: T. Egorova

August 16, 2019

The most favourite eyeshadow colour here at Practical Queen AP? Of course brown and its various shades. This upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 season brown eyeshadows are going to be big, according to many and many runway shows. 

Max Mara, Simone Rocha and Tom Ford are just few who supported the trend. And we so agree with them. So go check this new PQAP-selection for some coolest options!






Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

Brown Eyeshadow


The most favourite eyeshadow colour here at Practical Queen AP? Of course brown and its various shades. This upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 season brown eyeshadows are going to be big, according to many and many runway shows. 

Max Mara, Simone Rocha and Tom Ford are just few who supported the trend. And we so agree with them. So go check this new PQAP-selection for some coolest options!






Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

August 15, 2019

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you... These pretty famous lines sort of make sense when we speak about one of the main print trends of Fall/Winter 2019 season - rose(s). Though have to point out that this time designers went beyond simple and well-known rose prints, in the upcoming season it'll be about much more interesting versions of the print.

For best inspiration you better turn to Valentino, Prada and Alexander McQueen collections. And also don't forget to check the fresh PQAP-selection to find something interesting straightaway!






Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

Trend Report | Rose Print


Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you... These pretty famous lines sort of make sense when we speak about one of the main print trends of Fall/Winter 2019 season - rose(s). Though have to point out that this time designers went beyond simple and well-known rose prints, in the upcoming season it'll be about much more interesting versions of the print.

For best inspiration you better turn to Valentino, Prada and Alexander McQueen collections. And also don't forget to check the fresh PQAP-selection to find something interesting straightaway!






Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

August 13, 2019

Now you know that I love my simple with a twist style more than any other, probably. But from time to time I also tend to experiment with other styles. Just like today. I wouldn't say that flare jeans or such sort of frilled, maybe even over-frilled, blouse are my kind of pieces. 

But, again but... what makes this look more mine and what brings these pieces closer to me is color black. Still my top favourite color of them all. I think that now I can see these flared jeans and frill blouse entering my transitional closet, at least.


Look of the Day:
Reserved sandals
Reserved earrings


Photo: T. Egorova

Gypsy Boho


Now you know that I love my simple with a twist style more than any other, probably. But from time to time I also tend to experiment with other styles. Just like today. I wouldn't say that flare jeans or such sort of frilled, maybe even over-frilled, blouse are my kind of pieces. 

But, again but... what makes this look more mine and what brings these pieces closer to me is color black. Still my top favourite color of them all. I think that now I can see these flared jeans and frill blouse entering my transitional closet, at least.


Look of the Day:
Reserved sandals
Reserved earrings


Photo: T. Egorova

August 12, 2019

If you asked me what's my favourite go-to outfit strategy this Summer, I would definitely show you these pictures as an example. Of course, the details can vary - it can be long and wide trousers or long shorts, I can go from these black sandals to a white pair with lower heels, for a more simple look one can choose a more basic t-shirt... Though, the overall strategy - trouser thing, mid-heel sandals and a top - will remain. 

Speaking of this outfit, I originally wanted to mix this ruffled, asymmetrical top with animal print midi-skirt, but it turned out that the skirt tend to steal all the top's charm. That's how these green culottes entered the game. I love that the green sort of spot adds an interesting twist to the overall black outfit. Looks elegant and playful at the same time. 


Look of the Day:
vintage trousers
Reserved sandals
Stuudio Nahk bag


Photo: T. Egorova

Blacks and Greens


If you asked me what's my favourite go-to outfit strategy this Summer, I would definitely show you these pictures as an example. Of course, the details can vary - it can be long and wide trousers or long shorts, I can go from these black sandals to a white pair with lower heels, for a more simple look one can choose a more basic t-shirt... Though, the overall strategy - trouser thing, mid-heel sandals and a top - will remain. 

Speaking of this outfit, I originally wanted to mix this ruffled, asymmetrical top with animal print midi-skirt, but it turned out that the skirt tend to steal all the top's charm. That's how these green culottes entered the game. I love that the green sort of spot adds an interesting twist to the overall black outfit. Looks elegant and playful at the same time. 


Look of the Day:
vintage trousers
Reserved sandals
Stuudio Nahk bag


Photo: T. Egorova

August 09, 2019

The most favourite haircut here at Practical Queen AP? Of course it's a bob one. Being the trendiest haircut of 2019, it still continues its journey into Fall/Winter 2019 season. And let's be honest here, what can be better than to start a new season with a new cut? 

For a good dose of inspiration for different kind of bob haircuts turn to Stella McCartney and Versace shows. And in this fresh PQAP-selection you'll find stuff that will help you style your bob.





Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

Bob Haircut


The most favourite haircut here at Practical Queen AP? Of course it's a bob one. Being the trendiest haircut of 2019, it still continues its journey into Fall/Winter 2019 season. And let's be honest here, what can be better than to start a new season with a new cut? 

For a good dose of inspiration for different kind of bob haircuts turn to Stella McCartney and Versace shows. And in this fresh PQAP-selection you'll find stuff that will help you style your bob.





Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

August 08, 2019

Wearing one colour from head to toes? In the upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 season it's a total must. Must to try and must to wear. In terms of colours, the most popular ones on the runways were blue and yellow, hot pink and sensual red, as well as total beiges and blacks. The final choice of the colour is, of course, up to you. 

For a good dose of inspiration you can turn to Max Mara, Jacquemus and Emporio Armani. And don't forget about PQAP-selection with some great online-available pieces...






Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

Trend Report | Total Colour


Wearing one colour from head to toes? In the upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 season it's a total must. Must to try and must to wear. In terms of colours, the most popular ones on the runways were blue and yellow, hot pink and sensual red, as well as total beiges and blacks. The final choice of the colour is, of course, up to you. 

For a good dose of inspiration you can turn to Max Mara, Jacquemus and Emporio Armani. And don't forget about PQAP-selection with some great online-available pieces...






Image Courtesy: Vogue Runway

August 06, 2019

How about formal kind of stripes on a hot summer day? Speaking of today's blouse that I found at Shein, I really find such sort of stripes to be more formal. It's that style of stripes that we usually see someone wearing at the office. Quite simple and reserved in itself. But what if we mix such stripes with a blouse, or say top, with an interesting design? We, of course, get such a piece. 

To point out, I decided to wear this blouse a bit differently that it was shown, or recommended, in the store's images. Instead of wearing the asymmetrical thing on the top of my shoulder, I pulled it a bit down to create an off-shoulder look. What can be a prefect match for such a blouse? I believe, the shorts. But pay attention it shouldn't be too short - the longer even the better. And voila, a perfect city outfit is ready!


Look of the Day:
vintage shorts
Mohito bag
Reserved earrings


Photo: T. Egorova

Formal Stripes and Sensual Blouse


How about formal kind of stripes on a hot summer day? Speaking of today's blouse that I found at Shein, I really find such sort of stripes to be more formal. It's that style of stripes that we usually see someone wearing at the office. Quite simple and reserved in itself. But what if we mix such stripes with a blouse, or say top, with an interesting design? We, of course, get such a piece. 

To point out, I decided to wear this blouse a bit differently that it was shown, or recommended, in the store's images. Instead of wearing the asymmetrical thing on the top of my shoulder, I pulled it a bit down to create an off-shoulder look. What can be a prefect match for such a blouse? I believe, the shorts. But pay attention it shouldn't be too short - the longer even the better. And voila, a perfect city outfit is ready!


Look of the Day:
vintage shorts
Mohito bag
Reserved earrings


Photo: T. Egorova

August 05, 2019

Ruffles, popping colours (in this case hot pink shade) these are the trends of the upcoming Autumn season. But what if you would like to start bringing such stuff in now? I would say - go on! Frankly speaking, I've already started getting into this Autumn/Winter mood in the middle of July, when I started preparing and forming my wardrobe for the upcoming season. 

Speaking of this very outfit, I wanted to create something chic, eye-catchy and totally not that simple. If we actually can apply a simple term to such a ruffled top... Also, I thought of such outfit combination to be perfect not only for the final summer month, but also for the very beginning of September... you know, when it's still warm and sunny enough. 


Look of the Day:
Cropp trousers
Ami Clubwear sandals
Dior sunglasses

Photo: T. Egorova

More Ruffles, Please


Ruffles, popping colours (in this case hot pink shade) these are the trends of the upcoming Autumn season. But what if you would like to start bringing such stuff in now? I would say - go on! Frankly speaking, I've already started getting into this Autumn/Winter mood in the middle of July, when I started preparing and forming my wardrobe for the upcoming season. 

Speaking of this very outfit, I wanted to create something chic, eye-catchy and totally not that simple. If we actually can apply a simple term to such a ruffled top... Also, I thought of such outfit combination to be perfect not only for the final summer month, but also for the very beginning of September... you know, when it's still warm and sunny enough. 


Look of the Day:
Cropp trousers
Ami Clubwear sandals
Dior sunglasses

Photo: T. Egorova

August 02, 2019

What can be better than to step into Fall/Winter 2019 season with such a simple beauty trend? Makeup that's barely there is a good excuse to show off your post-summer glow, don't you think? 

This beauty trend was spotted at Balmain, Stella McCartney and Lanvin shows. All you might need to achieve the look are concealer, lip gloss and mascara. As simple as that! Check this new PQAP-selection for some good examples...






Image Courtesy: Pinterest

Barely There Makeup


What can be better than to step into Fall/Winter 2019 season with such a simple beauty trend? Makeup that's barely there is a good excuse to show off your post-summer glow, don't you think? 

This beauty trend was spotted at Balmain, Stella McCartney and Lanvin shows. All you might need to achieve the look are concealer, lip gloss and mascara. As simple as that! Check this new PQAP-selection for some good examples...






Image Courtesy: Pinterest

August 01, 2019

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