How to: 5 secrets to survive winter

I know I know… winter is almost over…finally!! And with it I learned a few tricks for enduring one of the harshest winters we’ve had.
Its definitely not sexy but keep me warm and I don’t care! Here are my 5 secrets on layering for surviving the cold days:

  1. BODYSUITS. Why? Because of the tight fit, specially the long sleeves ones, will keep you warm without adding extra bulk to whatever you layer on top.
  2. TIGHTS. Not the lace, barely there. I’m talking about the high denier (80 and up). Wear it under your pants, jeans, with skirt. Pretty much everything. Need extra warmth? Try adding more than 1 pair! Will definitely keep you toasty!
  3. WOOL SOCKS. Merino wool to be specific. Will keep your feet super warm but at the same time will absorb any moisture. My faves are the dressier ones, a little bit longer, the man kind ūüôā
  4. LEATHER JACKET. Leather jacket?? Yep. I love to add a leather jacket under my coat. It helps shield the cold winds while keep in you stylish when you take your big coat off.
  5. GLOVES + HAND WARMERS. I love a good pair of leather gloves but they are not warm and not “iphone touch appropriate”. What to do in this case? Simple, just add a hand warmer inside your coat pocket and pair with the glove. You will thank me later.

So there you have it! My top favorites secret layering tricks!!

Do you have any winter tips? Let  me know in the comments! xx B.

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Eu sei, eu sei … o inverno est√° quase no fim … finalmente!! E com ele eu aprendi alguns truques para suportar um dos invernos mais severos que tivemos.

Definitivamente não é sexy, mas se me mantiver quente eu não me importo! Aqui estão os meus 5 segredos para sobreviver aos dias frios:

  1. BODY. Por quê? Por causa do ajuste apertado, especialmente os de mangas longas, irá te manter quentinha mas sem adicionar volume extra ao vestir outras camadas por cima.
  2. MEIA-CALÇA. Não é a de renda, nem as fininhas. Eu estou falando das meias grossas (denier 80 e acima). Use-as sob suas calças, jeans, com saia. Praticamente tudo. Acha que não é o suficiente e precisa de um extra? Tente adicionar mais de um par! Irá definitivamente te manter bem quentinha!
  3. MEIAS DE L√É. Precisa de meia normal? Ent√£o v√° de l√£ merino para ser espec√≠fica. Vai manter seus p√©s super quentes, e¬†ao mesmo tempo ir√°¬†absorver toda a umidade se tiver. Meus favoritos s√£o aquelas meias de trabalho masculinas, sabe? ¬†ūüôā
  4. JAQUETA DE COURO. Jaqueta de couro?? SIM. Gosto de adicionar uma jaqueta de couro debaixo do meu casaco comprido. Ele ajuda a proteger dos ventos frios, e ao mesmo tempo dá um toque moderno à roupa quando tiramos o casacão.
  5. LUVAS + AQUECEDOR DE MÃO. Eu adoro um bom par de luvas de couro, mas elas não são quentes o suficiente e nem apropriadas para usar com o Iphone. O que fazer neste caso? Simples, basta adicionar um aquecedor de mão dentro do bolso do seu casaco (estes que usamos pra esquiar, não sei se existe no Brasil. Sorry!) e use em conjunto com as luvas. Você vai me agradecer depois.

Então, é isso! Meus truques favoritos para ficar bem quentinha no inverno sem abrir mão do estilo!!

Você tem alguma dica de inverno? Deixe-me saber nos comentários! xx B.

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What to wear at a casino!

Hi!! Planning for outfits is one of the tasks I LOVE doing before travelling. Specially when involves a different activity like a Casino!!
Got me thinking about it and realized that often the perceptions we have of certain places is formed largely by the media. Television and movies provide visual portrayals that often become embedded in our minds especially when we haven’t experienced a certain place on our own. This is definitely true in regards to casino. For those who have never been to a land based venue, their ideal of proper dress may include tuxedos and ball gowns. Many movies like to aggrandize the status of people who visit the casino at night and clothe them in these items -Imagine Sharon Stone in Casino. However, this perception is quite off as today’s casinos prefer a more casual dress code, one known as smart casual.

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Smart casual is also known as business casual. This means some of the garments that comprise an outfit very well could have been worn to the office. Therefore, some women find it much easier to start with a current outfit they wear to the office and tweak it some. Usually, this would require one of the garments to be replaced with a casual one. Typically, women will either change the bottom or the jacket. Taking away the bottom slacks or skirt could lead women to opt instead for jeans or khaki pants. This would provide the needed casual piece for the outfit.

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Some women may prefer to ditch their suit jacket. They could then wear an attractive top specifically designed for an evening out. Another option is to wear a turtleneck or another kind of sweater. Many women do wear heels to the office. While they may look good, usually a lot of walking is required when visiting a casino, especially if you are sampling the many slots games. Wearing uncomfortable heels can hinder this and create achy feet. When a woman’s feet are aching, it makes it difficult to focus on one’s gambling. Don’t let this happen to you when visiting the casino at night.

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What are your thoughts? Go glam or low key? Xx Bru

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