AUTHENTIC EMBROIDERY

Happy weekend! Its time to trade in your work pants for some comfortable jeans, I've been living in this pair from Gap since I got them! This season has been huge on embroidery and flower prints on everything to bomber jackets, bags, shoes to denim. We can blame Gucci for their fabulous embroidery, floral touches and old fashioned style and I'm not complaining. I now want all my jeans to have embroidery on them since they released their pre-fall collection. We cant all afford Gucci, but Gap definitely satisfied by crave for them! 

Shop here

Sweater: Last season H&M/Jeans: 

Gap

/Boots: Steve Madden/Bag: Rebecca Minkoff/Sunglasses: Bottega Veneta

More from this shoot will be up soon!

Photographed by:

http://www.carling.design/ 

 

OFF SHOULDER AFFAIR

As we get into September and with fall quickly approaching, I wanted to style an outfit that would transition into the new season. Off shoulder tops and dresses will still be big in the fall just as it was in S/S '16. The shade of this top perfectly ties into fall while still being light weight for the warmer days. It has been my go to top in summer and I'm sure it will still have a strong presence in my wardrobe this season! As Fashion Week begins I'll continue reporting about different trends and looks we can all try this fall!

Shot by Carling Zhou

http://carling.design/

CASUAL ARMY GREEN

Happy Saturday everyone! In this look I decided to put together an army inspired outfit with more feminine touches. My Moschino bag that is featured is my favorite at the moment because of its shape and versatility! I'm so in love with it and my new sunglasses by Derek Lam is definitely going in my next monthly favorites! 

 Necklace: 

Chloe+Isabel

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Rings

 | Bag: Moschino | Sunglasses: Jason Wu | Top: H&M | Shoes: White Mt. | Pants: Nordstrom 

JEN ATKIN X CHLOE + ISABEL COLLECTION

Summer's new must have hair accessories are finally here! Our new collection with celebrity hair stylist, Jen Atkin has launched and is ready for everyone to enjoy! I am completely obsessed with all the pieces, the collection is minimalistic but classic with the different metallic styles. https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/helena

The collection is trendy, beautifully designed and also affordable! They range from $18-$45 and will sell out fast because a collaboration with Jen is always an amazing product!


Shop Now: Stylist Clip Set

The Bun Cuff can also be worn as a bracelet!
My favorite piece:The Bun Cuff
Shop Now: Pony Tail Clip
Shop Now: Thick Plank Barrette
Shop Now: Crystal Pavé Fan Pin
Shop Now: Hammered Crescent Barrette

ZARA SPRING HAUL

As Spring is approaching, I decided to spruce up my spring wardrobe with some new pieces. I first went to Zara to search for these new pieces and they are having a great sale! Most of the items I ordered are still available but sizes are running out!
Suede Kimono with fringe detail Link to Item
I fell in love with this kimono the moment I felt the suede, its so soft, comfortable and a bit heavy which is a great transitional piece. 
Denim Trench CoatLink here
A-Line top Find it here!
Love this top but it does run small so I'll be selling it on my depop page @helenatewolde
Red Striped T-shirt(Sold Out)
Asymmetric T-shirt Available here
 Helena  

CURRENT BEAUTY FAVES



Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer with Goji Berry and Haloxyl:

I wear it in the color Honey Miel which is the perfect shade for my complexion. It covers any imperfection while also brightening your under eyes. 

Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss-Super Natural: 
Great nude color to wear on its own or over a lipstick, which is another favorite. 

Wet&Wild Lipstick:
Another great nude shade that I like to wear under the revlon lipgloss.

Sally Hansen nail polish: Glitz Gal
This nail polish is a really pretty glittery color which is perfect for the holidays. Its a dark silver shade with hints of purple,blue and silver running through it. 

The Body Shop: Vanilla Brulee Body Butter
The smell of this body better is amazing, its not a strong vanilla scent but more of coconut butter. Its a great moisturizer especially as we get into the winter months. 

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster
I have been searching for a bronzer that was going to leave my skin looking glowy and healthy. This bronzer is one of my holy grails now. It is a combination of powder, as well as baked and cream bronzers which gives an amazing finish. 



Helena 

SUEDE AFFAIR




Suede have been very big this season and a trend that will carry through winter. I thought I would incorporate it to my outfit for this look. I have chosen a suede draped vest from Max Studio and has a beautiful a symmetric style. It can be styled with many other outfits but I wanted to do an everyday/casual look also featuring my go to shoes to dress up any outfit. 

Outfit Details:
Turtleneck:Nordstrom | Suede vest: Max Studio | Jeans: Calvin Klein | Booties: Call it Spring | Bag: Aldo | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: Forever 21 | Rings: H&M | Sunglasses: Forever 21

Photographed by Carling Zhou
Instagram: @carlingzhou 

Helena

FUR & LEATHER VIBES

This week has been pretty cold for fall and as November comes to an end I thought I would put together an autumn outfit before I have to wear layers of sweaters and jackets. This look incorporates leather which is a fall staple and fur which is a great transition piece from fall to winter. 

Jacket: H&M | Vest: Love Token | Sweater: H&M | Jeans: Nordstrom | Boots: Merona | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunglasses: Heavenly Couture | Bag: Neiman Marcus


                                                                            
Happy holidays and have a great week!

                                                                                        ♥Helena

AUTUMN MONOCHROME


Its safe to say that summer is over and the fall season is in full swing! I am so excited for the fall, its definitely my favorite season of the year. Not only because of pumpkin spice drinks and the cooler weather but also for Fashion month which is now ending in Paris. Admiring all the designs and styles for the upcoming year and getting to see what everyone is wearing and who's seating front row in the shows is always exciting. Although the shows are for S/S 2016 and unrelated to the fall, the way everyone is dressed gives inspiration to what we can incorporate to our own wardrobes. This is a look I've been loving this season and this coat will definitely be a staple in my wardrobe this fall. 

Vest Coat: Michael Kors | Turtle Neck: Zara | Jeans: Calvin Klein | Boots: Merona | Handbag: Nordstrom Rack
  Helena



Snowy day at Dolcezza Cafe



Its another snow day here in the DC area and with school closed, we headed to the Mosaic District! We've never been here before, but many of my friends have recommended me to check out the area. Its a quaint and cute place located in Fairfax with stores like Anthropologie, Target, Lou Lou, small boutiques and healthy restaurants and cafes. 

Dolcezza serves gelato, pastries and coffee, the space has a urban warm feel with cute decor and an welcoming environment. Its a charming place to sit down with a book, write a blog post or just to people watch! 
Almond Milk Latte

                                  I'll definitely come back soon and I definitely recommend it if you're ever in the area!
                                                                                            ♥Helena

NEW YORK PT II

 


I posted part 1 yesterday which you can see here! Below are photos of the second museum we visited which was the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and Soho. 






































                                                                       Hope you had a good weekend!                                                          
                                                                                       ♥Helena

DINNER AT THE AULD SHEBEEN



My family and I went to an Irish restaurant called The Auld Shebeen in celebration of their anniversary. I'd never been before and I would have to say it is one of the best restaurants in my city. We were welcomed to sit by the fireplace and all the decor was charming and festive. 







Salmon Salad





                                                                                               
                                                                                  ♥Helena 

BRITISH FASHION AWARD FAVORITES

The British Fashion Awards was held at the London Coliseum this past weekend in partnership with Swarovski. There were so many beautiful people with amazing syles and I've rounded up my 10 favorite looks of the night, enjoy!
Cara Delevinge who won Model of the Year

Alexa Chung

Oliver Cheshire

Ellie Goulding


Kendall Jenner

David&Victoria Beckham
Victoria won Best Brand

Lewis Hamilton&Nicole Scherzinger

Karlie Kloss

Olivia Palermo

Emma Watson, winner of British style award

All photos courtesy of photographer Mike Marsland
For more visit http://www.britishfashionawards.com/


♥Helena


BLACK FRIDAY


Black Friday has come and gone, marking the official start of the Christmas season! As well as every year, I participated in Black Friday shopping, I mean why wouldn't you? I went to two malls in my area and shopped in H&M and Zara, as well as some other stores for Christmas presents. Zara had 30% off the entire store and H&M had sales on particular items, here are the pieces I picked up.













                          
                                                                             Have a great week!                                                                           
                                                                                    ♥Helena