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December 20, 2011

Ethnic prints - Ikat and Navajo

When I discovered last season's ethnic patterns I immediately thought "can I wear this and how?". If you have been following my blog, you have probably noticed that I am positive about (almost) any trend. So even though it took me some I found the best way to wear this trend: "wearing" Ikat nail wraps from Nail Couture LA (NCLA). NCLA is a company which sells nail wraps and nail polishes and they have the perfect Ikat nail wraps, easy to apply and long lasting if applied correctly (which I did myself!). I will soon write a post on the amazing NCLA nail wraps as I want to try them all, in the meantime check them here.

I wore my perfect Ikat nails with Current/Elliott leopard skinnies, off-white Equipment blouse, Zara wedges, bracelets from Giles & Brother and Massimo Dutti, vintage snake ring.

Coming back to ethnic prints, now that I tamed my Ikat nails I feel that I really want more. I've picked here a selection of  my favorite (affordable) Ikat & Navajo inspired items. Another of my favorites is the Sandro's cardigan featured in a previous post (have a look here). Have you adopted this trend? What's your favorite item?

1. Matthew Williamson Ikat scarf (buy at Farfetch here), 2. Zara navajo jeans (buy here), 3. Sandro sweatshirt (buy here), 4. Pimkie skirt (buy here), 5. NCLA Ikat nails (buy here), 6. Vanessa Bruno Athé (buy at ASOS here).
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  1. Oh my gosh I LOVE your nails! They look so amazing - I"ll have to try that out sometime! :)


  2. @la sorelle: so cool to hear from you, I'm flattered, I love your blog :)))

  3. Descobri o seu Blog atraves do meu blog preferido da Clara(The Working girl!). A Marta tem um blog muito interessante com OPTIMAS dicas e propostras! Gostei muito deste tipo de verniz! Eu tamnbem tenho um blog pequenino(9 mesitos!. Nao tenho a Elegancia nem o Budget da nossa amiga Clara, mas gosto muito de moda, gosto de estar sempre a par das tendencias, do que se passa, mesmo sem as vezes poder adoptar as tendencias!! Se tiveres um minuto, vai espreitar!
    Boas Festas!!! Onde posso seguir o teu Blog?
    Beijos de uma Portuguesa a viver na Grecia!(e a Marta em Bruxelas, nao e?)

  4. Querida Vanda, adorei a tua mensagem! já fui ao teu blog e deixei um comentário. adorei as tuas jeans vermelhas :)
    ps: podes seguir o meu blog no twitter ( ou no bloglovin (

  5. @vanda ou no google friend connect, instalei agora!

  6. Those jeans look so good on you! I have them in camel and I know they are comfy. Thank you for commenting on my blog.


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xx Marta