30 April 2012

giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS FOR ICELANDIC READERS ONLY x

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1. Likea Shades of Style á Facebook HÉR og deila henni með vinum þínum.
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skipti sem þú deilir síðunni). Gangi ykkur vel x

29 April 2012

last friday night

FASHION STAR FOR H&M floral dress          ZARA sandals


I had the most amazing dinner last Friday night at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant at The London West
Hollywood hotel with my boyfriend and his parents. The food was amazing, a little risotto, the most
perfect Beef Wellington and some french macaroons for dessert. The day before I saw this stunning
dress at H&M and I was so bummed that it wasn't available in my size. The next day while shopping
in Beverly Hills I finally found it in my size and I was so happy. I instantly fell in love with it when I
saw it last week on Fashion Star. I love the print and the structure of it. Paired it with my new sandals
from Zara and a simple high bun. Hope you've all had a great weekend x

28 April 2012

new in: basic sandals


I walked into the Zara shop at The Grove last week and what can I say? I just couldn't resist these 
babies. I also have them in another color, beige and orange but I've never used them so I'm thinking 
about selling them. The black ones are more classic and go with almost everything which is perfect. 
Have a great day x



25 April 2012

little sequined dress

gifted SHEINSIDE dress         ZARA sandals          FOREVER21 clutch 

I can't imagine a better way to start your weekend by getting an amazing gift in the mail. On
Saturday I got a package in the mail and I literally ran downstairs to go get it, I was so excited
to open it. Inside was this amazing sequined dress that the lovely people at Sheinside sent me. 
I love how light this dress is and how the sequins at the bottom makes it so sexy and chic. It is
the perfect evening dress. I decided to wear it out to dinner last weekend when we went to the
cutest Italian restaurant in Hollywood. I paired it with my new shoes from Zara which I love and
a simple clutch. I recommend that all of you head over to the Sheinside website by clicking here
and check out their amazing pieces. They also have free worldwide shipping which is amazing.

Of course I am going to share the Sheinside love with you. When you order online you can get
a 20% discount on your order by using the code "ALEXSANDRA20" when you check out. 
The offer ends on May 31st so you have plenty of time. Hope you all have a great day x.



23 April 2012

sunday stroll

STYLE SOFIA scalloped shorts     H&M cardigan     FOREVER21 t-shirt     ZARA sandals

How amazing are weekends where you have absolutely nothing planned and just spend it sleeping in,
lying in bed watching random things on TV and taking a little stroll on a nice Sunday afternoon. That
is exactly how I spent my weekend. My boyfriend parents will come in tonight and this week will be
filled with fun things, driving around the city, going to the beach, eat good food, shop and just have a 
good time. Yesterday we were kind of bored from hanging inside so we took a small stroll around our
neighborhood and had dinner. I decided to keep it simple yet again wearing my new scalloped shorts
that I got at www.stylesofia.com - really amazing clothes there. Hope you all have a great day x.



21 April 2012

casual friday

H&M dress     PRIMARK bag     ZARA sandals     KNOT ring

Sometimes simple is the best way to go. Love this dress that I got at H&M, so damn comfortable and is 
my new go to dress when I can't find anything else to wear. It's the perfect casual dress but you can also
dress it up easily. Hope you all have a great weekend, I'm going to enjoy it as much as I can and relax x.


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19 April 2012

leopard love

 
FOREVER21 shorts     FOREVER21 t-shirt     ZARA shoes     LINDEX bag

I absolutely love when I find some piece of clothing in my closet that I have completely forgotten about.
Last month it was a white Topshop dress (blogged about it here) and the other day while I was cleaning
my apartment I found these leopard shorts crammed in the back of my closet. I bought them last year here
in Los Angeles but have never used them before. The other day was the perfect day to wear them since
 it was extremely hot outside. We decided to rent a car again for a couple of hours and drive to the beach 
in Santa Monica. We walked on the beach, then we went to the pier where we ate some good food and 
enjoyed the good weather. I paired the shorts with a classic t-shirt and my favorite sandals from Zara.
Hope you all have a great day x.


17 April 2012

boho chic

H&M dress     FOREVER 21 head band     ZARA sandals     LINDEX bag

What is the most perfect way to spend your Monday afternoon when it is crazy warm outside and
you have nothing to do? Cruise around Beverly Hills in the cutest Mini Cooper convertible. That's
exactly how we spent our afternoon yesterday. We were both kind of sunburned from the day before
so lying by the pool was not an option. We decided to rent a convertible for a couple of hours and just
drive around our favorite town. We are definitely going to rent it again someday and drive to the beach.
How amazing would it be to drive to Malibu in this cute car. The weather here in LA has been amazing 
these last days and it's supposed to get even hotter this week. Next week my boyfriend has a break from
school so his parents are coming to visit us and it will be so much fun. It will be a whole week filled with
fun things, can't wait. Yesterday I wore this new dress from H&M trend that I love, it is a couple of sizes
to big so it's oversized which I love. Paired it with my favorite sandals from Zara and my boho headband
that I got at Forever 21. Hope you all have a great day x.



16 April 2012

questions & answers


I've been getting a lot of questions from you guys both in the comments below and via email. I 
decided to save some time by replying to each person by doing a little post where I reply to most
of them and also so you can get to know me a little better. Don't hesitate by asking me whatever
you would like to know in the comments or you can email me. I love answering them for you x.

Why did you start your blog?
I always wanted to start my own fashion blog but never really had the guts to since I am really
shy. But my dad kind of pushed me into starting and I don't regret it at all. I can't imagine my
life without my blog. Ever since I started it has gotten bigger and I have amazing readers.

Why did you move to L.A.?
My boyfriend got admitted to school here to study recording arts, so I decided to go with him
since I recently graduated from school.

What are you doing while he is in school? Are you working?
No, I am not working here since I am just a tourist so I can't work. Luckily he is just at school
from 8-3 during the day so we have a lot of time together. But when he is at school I just hang
by the pool, work in my blog and relax. I am going to take a couple of courses though in the 
winter to get prepared for college and so I have more to do during the day.

How can you afford living in L.A. while not working?
This is a very common question that people ask me. I saved up and it's really important to be well
organized when it comes to money. We are also very lucky to get support from both mine and his
parents. We are extremely grateful for that.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I really want to work in fashion. I am going to college to study Marketing and would love to work
for a big fashion company as a buyer or something similar.

What kind of camera do you use?
I use both a Canon G12 and a Canon EOS 600D.

These are just some of the questions, if you have any more don't be afraid to ask.
Have a great day x.

14 April 2012

new in: scalloped shorts

STYLE SOFIA scalloped shorts (similar pair HERE)

Look what I got in the mail the other day. I've been looking for a pair of classic black shorts for a while 
now and when I spotted these at www.stylesofia.com, I just couldn't resist. I love the scalloped ends and
how comfortable they are since they are layered. I also picked up a stunning peplum skirt that I will show
you soon. Yesterday I wore them with a mint knit and some tights but I can't wait to wear them with bare
legs and a nice tee when the sun comes out, when ever that will be. Hope you all have a great weekend x. 


12 April 2012

new in: thin strap sandals

ZARA thin strap sandals

I know I've said it before, but I have the best boyfriend ever. Last night, after about 20 hours of traveling 
from Iceland to Los Angeles I came in the door and couldn't even take of my jacket before I had to start
looking for something he had hidden. I got all these clues where to search next and finally I found what
he had hidden. He had hidden it pretty well depending that our apartment is tiny. But in a kitchen cabinet
were these Zara shoes that I have been obsessing about for a month now and some candy. I guess after all
he really does listen to me when I am talking about shoes and fashion. Hope you all have a great day x. 


10 April 2012

going back

RANDOM PHOTOS from the last couple of months

I've had 3 amazing weeks at home with my wonderful family and friends but tomorrow I will fly out to 
Los Angeles to see my boyfriend. Many people have asked me what I am doing out there and the reason
is that my boyfriend goes to school there for the year. Since I recently graduated I decided to go with him
and take a little break from school or work. It's really important to take some time and just enjoy life and 
do something spontaneous. Even though it is so hard to be away from everyone you love, I can't wait to 
go back. Enjoying the good weather and just have a good time. Hope you all have a great day x.
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07 April 2012

the old part of town

MOSS coat     H&M dress     TOPSHOP shoes     PRIMARK bag

Since I started the blog I've always found it so hard to find decent places to take outfit photos. I live in
a really small town here in Iceland, but it is still one of the biggest. It was so weird going from my town
to Los Angeles, where everything is so big and different. Since I got home I have learnt to appreciate
my country more and really see how beautiful it is. Los Angeles is beautiful also, but just in a different
way. I don't know why I never thought of shooting an outfit post in this neighborhood until today. My
dad has lived in it for a couple of years and I never noticed how amazing it is. It's filled with old houses
and old lamp posts. I wore this outfit last Thursday when we had a small dinner party at home since it's
soon easter. I decided to keep it simple, yet again, in all black but added a pastel colored bag I found in
my closet. I got it last year when I was in London, but I had forgotten about it. I love when things like
that happen. I hope that you all have an amazing weekend, and don't forget to follow Shades of Style on
Twitter by clicking HERE x.



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