5 FALL ESSENTIALS 2020

Hi lovelies,

I hope y’all had a productive week, I did. Before I dive into today’s post, I want to say thank you to those who subscribed to my newsletter and if you haven’t subscribers, kindly do.

It’s getting colder/darker and I see lots people are dressing down for no reason. Well people in Scandinavia usually dress down in winter (even in summer 😀). Today’s post will help you to stay alive and stylish this fall/winter.

First up is BLAZER. A clean blazer will help you stay stylish, you can pair it with dress or pants.

I wore blazer to dinner last night. Buy it here
Buy the black blazer here

LEATHER SKIRTS: Pleated, Fringe , wrap or mini leather Skirt are one of falls 2020 essentials. I am not a fan of leather skirt but I will be wearing a wrap leather skirt with a nice knee boots this season. If you choose to join the trend, style the leather skirt with a nice shirt or cashmere Knit so it doesn’t look trashy. We only do classy!

Buy it here
Buy it here
Buy it here

THE CLUTH BAG( grab & go): To keep your style alive this season you need to add a clutch bag to your bag collection.

Carried white Bottega Veneta cluth bag
Buy it here
Buy it here

LOUNGE WEAR: The image of Anna Wintour wearing a pair of red tracksuit bottoms went viral in April, those attuned to the latest trends got a cue on how personal style choices will pan out in the coming months. Since then, loungewear has become everything. I have always been a fan of nice lounge wear.

Buy this here and more variations

THE NEW JEAN SHAPE: skinny jeans is no longer in trend, I personally have disposed most of my skinny jeans. I find them extremely uncomfortable (they are cute and I know skinny jeans will make a come back). I think people are more into something that will make them look comfortable and feel comfortable. High rise/high waist jeans has been in trend for a while and it’s also fall 2020 essential.

Buy it here
Buy it here

This post is a collaboration with Net-a-porter and “other stories”. Guess what? I will be posting twice a week from next week. It will be Tuesday’s and Friday’s. Tuesday’s post won’t be a traveling or a fashion post. Y’all will have to check in here next week Tuesday to see what it’s about.

Enjoy your weekend.

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These countries welcomes international tourists

Hi lovelies,

Thank God it’s Friday. I hope you all had a marvelous week. I am currently on my way to the UK. As you all know I love traveling, fashion and traveling is my thing. I have been recently asked many times which countries can tourists travel to at the moment, due to the ongoing pandemic. There has been different restrictions for different countries lately, so I took my time to check some countries that I know might interest my readers who are willing to travel in the upcoming weeks . Firstly I have to say rules and regulations are being changed from time to time so I will recommend you check the country’s website

Here are some countries welcoming tourists

MALTA 🇲🇹

Malta reopened for tourism in July in two phases: initially allowing residents from 22 European countries to visit from July 1, followed by travellers from everywhere else on July 15. Visitors aren’t required to self-quarantine upon arrival, but can expect thermal screenings. Arrivals must also fill in a self-declaration form that includes details of their movement for the last 30 days.

GREECE 🇬🇷

Greece is one of the warmest countries in Europe, luckily the temperature stays warm till end of December. COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) are required for entry for some travelers. Refer to travel.gov.gr for detailed information on PCR test requirements, depending on departure point and port of entry into Greece.

MALDIVES 🇲🇻

From 15th July , tourists from all destinations have been allowed to travel to the Maldives., All arrivals must be able to present a Covid-19 PCR negative certificate, taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Island hopping, or visiting more than one resort, which was previously banned, has also been permitted again from September 10.

ZANZIBAR TANZANIA 🇹🇿

Zanzibar is one of my favorite places. I visited two years and I was so stunned by the beauty of the place and by the culture of the country, and ofc the friendliness of the people. The good news is Tanzanian has reopened the country for all international tourists. The 14 day mandatory quarantine for visitors entering the country has also been lifted. You can watch my Zanzibar vlog Here

ST LUCIA

This country is on my on list. I’ll be visiting soon. luckily international tourist are welcome.

BRAZIL 🇧🇷

If you missed this years Rio carnival, there’s possibility that the carnival will hold next year February, cos all international tourists are now welcome. I will be there, it’s time for some Samba,lol.

Lastly All African countries welcome international tourist, but you have to show your COVID-19 test results on arrival.

Ok that’s it for today’s post. Wishing y’all a lovely weekend. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @debralicious .

Xoxo

5 luxury items to never buy!

Hi y’all,

Thank God it’s Friday. I hope y’all had a great week. I’m currently on another getaway again,lol. Unfortunately Today’s post isn’t a travel blog that I promised y’all. I will post it next week Friday.

Today’s post is to enlighten you about 5 luxury items you should never buy. I see a lot of people do it and I shake my head. I like luxury but there are some things that don’t make sense, cos they are seasonal.

Nr 1: BABY DESIGNER CLOTHES;

Spoiling your kids is a surefire way to make them demanding, ungrateful and entitled.It seems more like a delusional thing that you’ve picked up from Instagram or some celebrity hero worship. Not everyone has the same life and the same means.

Hell, even people WITH lots of money put their kids in practical clothes. I read somewhere that Cardi B’s ridiculously monikered baby girl, for whom she is already amassing a collection of designer clothes and who is pushed around in a gilded, winged chariot is currently wearing target onesies because babies puke and poop on everything. Kids grow so fast. Put that money in a savings for them.

NR 2 : DESIGNER PHONE CASES; designer phone case makes not sense to me. We all know that iPhone and Samsung drop new phones every year, which means you will have to change your phone case if you buy a new phone. What will you do with the old one? No one will buy it, waste of money. Just buy something simple and cheap, and don’t forget no one is looking out for your designer phone case.

NR 3: DESIGNER TRAVEL LUGGAGE; Expensive” is an individual judgement. What do you think is expensive? It’s not worth buying luggage at the highest end of the price range for some item. You’re always paying extra for fashion or branding at that price level.

It is not worth buying luggage at the lowest end of the price range either. This is not well constructed and will not be durable. I recently wrote about what you should look for when buying luggage. It applies whether you travel frequently or infrequently because you do not want your luggage to fail and lose your possessions, even if you travel rarely. The luggage should be durable enough to survive the trip, every time. The way they throw luggage at the airport is annoying. I have a weekend designer bag and of cause I will never check it in.

NR 4: EXPENSIVE FURNITURES; what people don’t know is home furniture are also a trend. I don’t have the same sofa I had 5 years ago, cos the sofa I had few years ago is no longer in vogue. I don’t buy trendy clothing but my home furniture is something I like to update. So why buy a sofa for 5,000$? I will never spend more than 2000$ on sofa and the reason why I will spend that much is because of the quality. expensive furniture is not worth buying.

NR 5: DESIGNER FINE JEWELRY; let me start by saying you learn from your mistakes, I bought a designer fine earrings two years ago, which I wore few times. I got tired of it and decided to sell it, unfortunately I had difficulties with selling it, cos my buyer wanted to buy it cheap. It lost its value as soon as the designer drops a new one. I will advise to invest in gold, Diamond or buy vintage designer jewelry.

Ok that’s it on today’s post. It’s your choice what you spend your money on but I won’t do any of the above. wishing y’all a fabulous weekend.

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Autumn 2020 Trends: The New Fashion Looks You Need to have in your closet

Hey y’all,

How are y’all doing? It has been a while since I did the traditional blog post, Like a fashion post. I really want to go back to the old days. Anyways here’s the beginning of a new start. Let me say a new post every Friday. That makes sense right?. In order for you to stay updated you have to sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.

It’s September and that means the cold days has begun. Many people usually don’t care for their fashion style during autumn/winter. This post will guide you to stay in style/trend. Am not a trendy person, I am stylish. Sometimes some trends are stylish and will remain trendy for a long time. Ok here we go enough explanation.

Capes : cape is back in the fashion world. It has always being there but it’s one of autumn 2020 trend. I love the Gucci reversible cape, meaning you can wear it in two ways. I have this Gucci cape in brown. The Burberry is also a nice one.

Buy the Gucci here
Buy the Burberry here
Buy a budget cape here

Sleeveless : sleeveless vest, jacket, knit and blazers are also back. If you have some of these, it’s time you dust them off.

This Ganni sleeveless is chic Buy it here
This MK vest is everything Buy it here
I have something very similar to this. Mine is from weekend max Mara. This is from Theory. Buy it here

Brown : Brown color is one of 2020 autumn’s trend. Brown has always been one of my favorite color. Here are some nice brown outfit

This whole Staud outfit is everything. Am buying this for sure Buy it here
This Fendi knit is something you can wear years after years. I like to invest in a good knit. I like the fact that it’s not screaming FENDI all over. Buy it here
This is a good budget knit Buy it here

Denim: well denim is not a trend, it’s a everyday outfit, this year’s autumn denim trend is a denim jumpsuit. I love jumpsuit. You stay warm with a denim jumpsuit

This is from Etica Buy it here
This is from free people Buy it here

Tiger print: I like animal print, even though I don’t have more than two animal prints in my closet. I like leopard print. Anyways tiger print is one of the year’s autumn trend . I might pass on this one. This might be your thing

Buy it here

Natural tone with blue styled: this is something I wear regularly. A per of jean and a blue shirt with a nude shoe and bag or a nude outfit with a blue pop shoe. I have seen a lot of people wear this combination, I guess it’s a trend.

Bright Pop Color Suits: If you live in Paris, London , New York , LA or a big city, this is for you. I live in Gothenburg and this bright color suits will make people stare at me even more, unfortunately I won’t be buying this. It’s not my style. This might be a thing for you.

Flared jeans: you will see a lot of flare jeans this autumn. I like it cos it give your body a flattering look.

Buy the jeans here

I will be back next week with something new. Subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss a thing. I am affiliated with Net a porter and Åhléns, so if you buy some of these outfit, I will make some money 😀. Happy shopping.

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How to be successful in 2017

Hi lovelies ,

This post is totally different from my usual post. It’s my platform and I want to use it to inspire people not only fashion wise but in other ways. How’s your 2017 going? It’s going ok for me. I have seen anyone testify about a new achievement this year. 

You don’t have to wait till December  2017 before you make things happen. You probably have been struggling to make it work, to get rich or richer. I wanna be richer, I want to be the first black women to be……., I will unleash that soon. How hard have you been trying?   You might be doing something wrong. Your plan might not be a plan after all. You are probably doing so many things at the same time, which makes you loose focus. 

Here are somethings you need to do to make you successful in year 2017.

1) Identify your passion : Before you can achieve success, you will have to define what success means to you. 

2) Make a list of your goals and what you might do to achieve them: Address  both and short and long term goals. Think beyond financial/ career goals. 

3) Live purposefully : In order to achieve your dreams and be the person you want to be, you will have to start paying attention to ur actions. Ask yourself ,”is what am doing going to lead me to where I want to be in life?”. 

4) Be educated :  Education is the key to success. Even if you want to be a business man or woman you will need the knowledge on how to handle the business. it’s never to late to go back to school. There’s are so many people who says I wished I studied something different. Time goes fast, before you know it you are done with the new course you take on. You will smile at the end rather than spending the rest of your life regretting on your mistakes. 

5) Manage your finances : Manage your money will help ensure your financial stability over time . Keep tracks of your expenses, understand your income , prioritize your spending and save money. 

6) Manage  your time : Time is money! Waiting to do stuffs till last minute can cause stress and increase the likehood of errors and negligence. Manage your time so you have enough time to complete tasks effectively. 

7) Don’t  compare your own life to other people’s lives:  Don’t measure your success by comparing it to the ones around you. All fingers are not equal. 

8) Count your blessings: no matter how much you have achieve in life you will always feel unhappy if you constantly focus on what you don’t have . Devote time every day to appreciate the things you do have. Beyond materials things , Appreciate your loved ones and unforgettable moments. 

9) Look after your health:  health is wealth they say. An healthy person thinks better. Eat clean , drink water everyday and stay fit. An healthy body gets an healthy mindset. 

10) Enviroment: surround yourself with positive minded  people that will inspire you or encourage you to do better or be better. Do away with the negative minded people. Stay away from people that feel comfortable with their current situation. 

Have you seen my February lookbook ? This outfit is one of the looks. Outfit detail is located in the description box.  Watch it here https://youtu.be/nayrrPtr6rw

I hope you got something from my little tips.  Have a nice weekend y’all.

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