Currently Craving: Loafers

 (images via IngrigueMeNow, Alicepoint, Cocorosa, Lovely Pepa)
A couple of months ago these shoes seemed really ugly to me, but right now they are the only option I can think of for days when you wanna look chic and stay on your feet for a long time, plus they work great with both pants and skirts! I drew up a loafer wishlist down below, maybe you'll find it useful, all of these shoes are very affordable. I have to confess I already ordered a pair of black River Island loafers, now I have to choose a more funky and colorful version.
From left to right:

1. River Island Animal Print Chain Detail Slipper - $38.18 
2. River Island Black Chain Detail Slippers - $38.18
3. TOPSHOP VECTRA3 Studded Slippers - $56.00
4. TOPSHOP MADISON Leopard Print Loafers - $64.00
5. Steve Madden CROQUET PURPLE SUEDE - $69.95
6. TOPSHOP MONSIEUR Metallic Trim Slipper - $60.00
7. Jeffrey Campbell Hardware Loafer - $172.21
8. Miista Standing on Stardust Loafer - $128.13 

Fusion Tattoo - Tribal & Modern Art

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DIY Leggings Tutorial

Many of you were asking for the tutorial for the DIY leggings I was wearing in my previous post, so here are the 10 easy steps. All you need is a piece of stretchy fabric (its length should be the desired length of your leggings + about 20 cm), scissors, thread & needle, elastic band for the waist and a pair of your old leggings or close-fitting pants.
Step 1. Fold the fabric in half and lay it on the table, its face should be inside the fold.
Step 2. Place your old leggings on top of the fabric and make sure the outside edge of your leggings is on the folded edge of your fabric.
Step 3. Cut out your future leggings out, allow a couple of centimeters on each side for the seam.
Step 4. Pin the front and the back part of your leggings together and sew along the outside and the inside of the leg (as shown on the picture).
Step 5. Try on the leggings and if they fit nicely, sew both parts together using a sewing machine. If the pants run a little bit loose, trim off the extra fabric by making the seam closer to the center.
Step 6. Fold about an inch of your hem inside and sew along the edge to make it look pretty.
Step 7. Take an elastic band and measure your waist, mark the necessary length and cut. Make sure it's a couple centimeters shorter than the top of your leggings.
Step 8. Sew the band around the inside of your leggings top, stretching it out a little.
Step 9. After you've sewn the band, fold the top of your leggings inside to hide it and sew again.
Step 10. Your leggings are ready, go ahead and try them on :)
My result from the previous post:

Look of the Day: DIY Printed Leggings


As I promised I made my own printed leggings, the process was so easy that I'm thinking about making a couple in other colors. If you guys are interested in the DIY tutorial, I can make a post about it, please tell me in the comments.

I'm wearing:
Fur vest - MICHAEL Michael Kors
Top - Zara
Leggings - DIY
Boots - Aldo

Tattoo Rework

Inspiration: Printed Leggings

I can't even express how crazy I am about printed leggings and pants right now, and the brighter the better. Animal and galaxy prints already seem so last year, I'm thinking of DIY-ing a pair of my own weird printed leggings to wear with dark tops/light shirts and wedges/stiletto heels. Here's a couple of pictures that inspire me at the moment.
 Alexander McQueen printed leggings
(will definitely order them if I my DIY fails :))
Andy from wearing Versace for H&M leggings
Unknown lady rocking the crazy print on these Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 leggings
(photo credit: Stockholm Streetstyle)
Ilanka from in the cropped floral print pants from H&M
(something tells me we'll see alot, I mean A LOT of these pants in the following season)
Zina from sporting a lovely pair of tribal print pants from Zara's new collection
(I might wanna get them myself, they are too cute to pass up :))

Since I will only be able to get to Zara in a couple of weeks (there are no stores in my city), I'll most likely try to find a cute fabric and make my own printed leggings in the nearest couple of days, will show you the result as soon as I'm finished :) What are you up to these days?

P.S. Don't forget to enter my international jewelry giveaway!

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas, guys! 
Wishing you a delightful holiday season and lots of love and happiness!

Love, Nika

Juliet & Company Necklace Giveaway CLOSED

Just as I promised, here's the last Giveaway for you in 2011. To thank you guys for being with me this whole time I'm giving away this gorgeous Juliet & Company Mirage Necklace worth $150 to one of you.
How do you enter the giveaway? (Maximum four entries)
1. Like Fashion Agony on Facebook
2. Follow me on Bloglovin or GFC
3.  Follow me on  Twitter  
4. Tweet about this giveaway (leave an additional comment about it).

The more you do, the more chances you have to win. Don't forget to leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email. This Giveaway is open internationally and the winner will be announced on Jan 2. Good luck!

Look of the Day: New Wedges

A quick post with my today's outfit, I'm wearing the new lace up wedge boots I got on sale that I previously posted about. Having a party to attend in a couple of hours, so I'm off to dig my closet.
Have a great evening!

I'm wearing :
Boots - Aldo
Leggings - Topshop
Sweater - Zara (old)

New In: Aldo Wedges

Just when I was ready to pay over $200 for these boots from my Asos Wishlist they went on sale and I managed to get them half price. I haven't bought wedges in a while, but I'm happy I did, the quality is amazing and they are super comfy, in fact, I'm wearing them right now!

Will show you today's outfit pictures a bit later, gotta run! :)

Look of the Day: Peeping Collar


I love the idea of wearing a sheer shirt under a heavier and warmer piece, like this sweater. Plus the peeping collar that makes the whole look somewhat preppy!
The scarf I'm wearing on the first picture was made by me :) I knitted it in the car during my Eurotrip a couple of weeks ago. Actually scarves are the only things I can knit, but I hope to learn how to make real clothes somewhere in the future :)

I'm wearing:
Scarf - DIY
Coat - H&M
Sweater - Topman
Sheer blouse - vintage
Leggings - Topshop
Boots - Newlook
Necklace - Asos

Affordable Dresses for the New Year's Eve

I have received several emails with questions as what to wear on the New Year's night, so here goes the answer. All of these dresses are sexy, fun and last, but not least, affordable. I ordered a couple of these myself to have outfit options on the New Year (you'll see them in my future posts).

1. Mesh Sleeve Dress from - £30.00
2. ASOS Cupro Twist Front Mini Dress - $81.81
3. BB Dakota Kassia Dress - $105.00
4. TFNC Sequin Dress with Long Sleeves - $99.99
5. ASOS Cut Out Dress with Chain Neck - $63.63
6. One Sleeve Sequin Dress from - £40.00
7. LOVE Wine Long Sleeve Wrap - £32.00
8. Derora Sequin Dress by BB Dakota - $85.00

Shoulder Rose Tattoo

In the Land of Fools with Tools

I finally got to visit my all-time favorit tattooer John Reardon and his new shop Green Point Tattoo Co. Brooklyn NYC. Check Him out. Get a Tattoo. He is the GREATEST.

A Valkyrie For Warrior Sarah G.


Look of the Day: Getting Cozy

 Made these shots about a week ago when it was still sunny and warm, right now it seems like a full-fledged autumn with ugly rainy days and mud all over the place. I'm wearing one of my favorite sweaters, it's super warm and cozy, plus it has a nice color. 

On another note, the sewing course I took up a couple months ago finally started to pay off, I'm already an expert in sewing all kinds of skirts. I'll show you some skirts I made in one of my next posts.

Have a great weekend!

I'm wearing:
Sweater - Topshop (similar ones here, here and here)
Jeans - Pull & Bear
Boots - Asos (Check out their amazing SHOE SALE!)

Asos Christmas Wishlist

This is just a small portion of all the pieces from Asos that I'm coveting. Is it me or do their collections get better every season? I've provided the links to each of the products below in case you see something you like too :)

From left to right:
1. French Connection Contrast Mix Sweater Dress - $139.99
2. ASOS Double Breasted Coat With Contrast Sleeves - $181.80
3. Warehouse Sequin Cable Sweater - $99.99
4. ASOS Maxi Skirt In Mesh Spot - $81.81
5. ALDO Jirasek Lace Up Wedge Ankle Boots - $163.62 (on sale right now!)
6. Mardi Jeudi Sheer Silk Chiffon Shirt - $118.17
7. ASOS AMICA Chelsea Platform Ankle Boots - $236.34
8. French Connection Alana Pocket Tote - $286.34

The winners of the Giveaway are: 
Clare (the email starts with clarissamatters) - the Outnet voucher
Nina Chong - Shopbop voucher
Alina Thomas - Asos voucher
Please check your emails!

Everyone else, stay tuned for a fun Christmas Giveaway!

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