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All Roads Lead to Noventa Di Piave…

Hi guys, welcome to the new post. Today I have something special for you. Who follows me on social networks knows that I got a call couple weeks ago from the McArthurGlen Group of outlets to visit their outlet near Venice – Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet. I accepted the invitation with great pleasure and on occasion I took the opportunity to refresh my wardrobe.

In this special series of posts there will be three posts, today’s one where you will find out something new about the outlet and a special event known as #FashionFestival and two special outfit post with 4 fashion combinations that will help you to get some ideas for your ideal fashion combination. Before I start, I would like to thank once again my friends from the McArthurGlen Group for the invitation and that you have surprised me with a special visit to the outlet that kept my heart.

Honestly, I can’t remember whether I used to write to you on a blog or on social media before a information that I spent a certain period of my life in Italy. I lived in the area of Veneto in a city that is known as a protector of students, good fun and arts – Padua. What’s the connection with this outlet? Perhaps at first sight that information do not have anything to do with it, but if I tell you that Padova is about a 30-minute drive from Venice, you may associate that little Marko went countless times to an eternal city on the water known as Venice. ?

When you are a student, of course you want to dress nice and to be always in trend with the latest fashion trends, but you do not have a lot of money in your pocket, it’s logical to use some other wise ways to get nice things for less money like buying clothing in second hand shops, shopping at outlets or on open markets, the shopping on open markets is especially exciting in Italy when you are trying to find some nice labels for good prices. Each of these options has its advantages and disadvantages, but when you do not have a lot of money, and you are a huge fan of fashion like me, you have to do some “fashion digging” and satisfy your fashion appetites in various ways.

On one occasion when I went to the supermarket to buy something to eat I noticed the ad for the Noventa Di Piave outlet. I wrote in my phone the name of the outlet and as soon as I came home I started with the researching, I was guided by the fact that this outlet advertised in Padova must be somewhere nearby…

After a short researching on the Internet, I decided to take the first weekend off for a day to visit Venice and go to that outlet. I wrote a list of what I need of new things in the wardrobe and left the list on the table near door, until the right time for Venice to come. What would I give for my careless student days to back again when I only had to worry about studying…

Finally that Saturday came, I started my day fresh, restful and full of enthusiasm, I entered the train and started my adventure with 130 euros in pocket just for shopping. I remember that first visit as if it were yesterday, that fear I will not throw money on the shuttle bus to the outlet and maybe I will not find anything that I need, but I decided to try my luck.

Somehow I found the way to a special shuttle bus that drives directly to the outlet, the outlet is relatively close, around thirty minutes drive from Venice. For the first time it is a bit difficult to find a bus stop that goes directly to the outlet, so when you are planning the visit to Noventa Outlet please read carefully this link. There are couple detailed explanations how you can reach the outlet with all kind of transports.

McArthurGlen outlets were not unknown to me, because I went with my parents and sister to a couple of their outlets in other European countries, but this was the first outlet which I found out on my own and that’s why I was most proud at that time.

In their outlets you can always find your favorite brands with constant discounted prices from 30% to 70% throughout the year. Noventa Outlet is special because of its beautiful architectural beauty that is enriched with mosaics and frescoes inspired by Venetian palaces. In Noventa Di Piave outlet you have over 150 stores and I’m sure you can always find something special for yourself or your dear ones.

The Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet has evolved a lot since my last visit, many new and interesting shops have opened their doors in this paradise for real fashion lovers. My first visit was successful at the Guess store, I managed to catch a good deal and bought jeans, sweatshirts and two t-shirts for 60-70 euros, and in Nike I bought nice sneakers for 60 euros, it was just a fate that only my size left at the time.

After the purchase, I sat down and I wrote down on paper and calculated how much I would pay it all in Serbia and maybe in other countries in Europe and I came to the conclusion that without 300 euros I would not be able to buy all these things in Serbia. A lot of people in Serbia and some European countries have different prejudices about outlet and what kind of things are selling there and also the famous question about the quality of those things.

This time I found my happiness in Cesare Paciotti’s shop and I managed to find several pairs of shoes that can be purchased at significantly cheaper prices than those which are now in Serbia and also in some countries in Europe as well.

I’ll try to explain to you little a bit the concept of sales in outlet. What kind of goods are sold in outlet? Outlets officially sell goods remaining from the previous season, it is sorted and compared to the season that is currently active either for spring / summer or autumn/winter  depends on actual collections in official retail stores. Prices in the outlet are officially reduced from 30% to 70%; in some cases, the goods can be reduced by 80% and 90% if they are the last piece or the last pair when we are taking about footwear or some accessories or if the goods are little damaged with some visible signs of sort of damage.

Almost all fashion brands have their own factory outlet stores, from luxury fashion brands such as Prada, Salvatore Feragamo, Dsquared2, Fendi, Burberry and many other luxury brands have their own factory store or outlet channel of sale.

Trench and Backpack: Coach – Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet

Also, some middle-class brands and street fashion brands have their own outlet stores, so a great balance has been achieved, and everyone can always find something nice at the outlet depends on your budget.

There is an opinion that luxury brands are expensive and outlet … Of course, they are not cheap, but there are certain cases when you can find some things extremely cheap. For that I’m a real fashionable “hunter”. I will tell you my two best experiences, I will not mention the brands, but I will give you the example of prices so you can keep in mind the relationship between price, quality and the benefits of buying as well which is good for you as a buyer.

Trench and Backpack: Coach; T-shirt and Trousers: Dsquared2 – Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet.

The first example – a jacket. On one occasion I bought a winter feather winter jacket in one of the McArthurGlen outlets, branded for 150 euros, I also took tax free (VAT Refund for NON EU countries residents) and the jacket eventually cost me 130-135 euros. The first retail price of a jacket in the store was about 2000-2200 euros (I know this information because I know the approximate price), when it came to the outlet, its price was about 1000 euros, there was one size plus plus it had one problem. Zipper was broken, so it was almost impossible to close the jacket, but it remained a slider at least. The jacket was beautiful, the color, the model, it was my size, but with the little problem…

I just sit and think about a little… A nice and high quality winter jacket in Serbia with down feathers, fine wool and cashmere and fur on the hood costs a lot … This jacket costs about 130 euros, the material is good quality, and the zipper is possible to be repaired by a good tailor. I risked it and bought it, as soon as I came to Serbia I fixed my jacket and carried it regularly for 3,4 seasons and I still wear it occasionally. Now it has been in my wardrobe for 8 or 9 years now…

Another example… The finest leather gloves also branded, firm, with the cashmere layer inside special for winter, cost about 250-275 euros in the store, retail price… I paid them just 15 euros, you read it well 15 euros and bought two pairs of them in two different colors. Shoes for winter, retail price of 600-650 euros in official retail store in outlet I found it just for 100 euros, but they were not my size. So, the shoe maker has done its magic and today I am gladly wearing those shoes when it’s cold and slippery on the streets in winter season.

I love beautiful things and I always try to care about them well and keep them for a couple of seasons, no one has found money on the road to be able to buy constantly new things.

The main reason of my visit this time was a celebration of the 10th birthday of the Noventa outlet and to enjoy in the Fashion Festival (#FashionFestival) once again with my friends from the McArthurGlen group. What is the Fashion Festival? Fashion Festival is a special event when selected stores at McArthurGlen outlets on the territory of Italy give special additional discounts up to 70%. This is a great opportunity to use just to refresh your wardrobe and surprise yourself or your dear ones with interesting fashion pieces or some fashion accessories: shoes, some other leather goods, jewelry and other fashionable deacons.

Outfit by Philipp Plein – Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet.

This year I have been invited to be one of the fashion ambassador for Noventa Di Piave Designer outlet and at least with a little help of my dear friends from Noventa Outlet. I tried to give you some inspiration, so I chose 4 dress combinations that I think you should have in the wardrobe this season.

I hope that at least I helped you a bit and you might get ideas for some of your perfect fashion combinations for this autumn/ winter season.

Jacket and Shirt: Paul & Shark; Jeans: Dsquared2 – Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet.

My dear fashionistas, once again we have come to the end of this special post from Italy. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and shopping. I just can’t wait to show you what my friends from McArthurGlen Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet and I have prepared for you guys.

How do you like this post? Have you prepared everything for this Fall season? Have you visited this outlet before? If your answer is yes, I would like to hear your experiences. I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

Jacket and Shirt: Paul & Shark; Jeans: Dsquared2 – Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet.
This post is sponsored by McArthurGlen Group and Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet. I would like to say huge thank you to these brands: Cesare Paciotti, Paul & Shark, Guess, Philipp Plein, Dsquared2 i Coach for all these beautiful combinations and a good time.
For all these wonderful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II.

 

 

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Postcard from Italy: One Summer Can Change Everything

Hi everyone, welcome to my new post. I hope you are well and you are ready for new challenges! Spend this Sunday in the best possible way, surprise yourself and your loved ones with a nice time in the nature because the autumn vibe is in the air and this nice, warm and sunny weather will not take much longer. Today I decided to share with you the last summer fashion outfit post for this season.

 

 

Italy is a country that leaves no one indifferent. It is a country full of contrast, when you travel from the south to the north of the country you have the feeling that several different countries and cultures you have passed. The Italian way of life, that concept of “La Dolce Vita” is true only if you live in Italy. I almost read somewhere some research in the newspapers the average time that people in the world and in Europe spend annually on work.

Of course, the first place is taken by Japan over 1300 hours, on the second place, if I’m not mistaken it was Norway, then Germany and somewhere on the list was Italy with 500-600 average hours spent at work. It was a very interesting statistic, even more interesting was the comment by the Italian woman who was sitting next to me at that moment because I had a small break so I decided to get to know my colleagues and people from the marketing world a little bit.

She invited a few more people, most Italians just to read the statistics. One comment made me smile so cute that I felt the need to share with you today. Matteo, a guy who is a little older than me, was born near Florence, said: “I do not know just did they also counted our two-hour daily breaks for espresso in these 500-600 hours!” It was a joke that made us smile at all to tears, but we agreed that perhaps the Italians are not the biggest “working bees”, but that they all get finished on time at least with their “Dolce per niente” famous quote which means the sweetness of doing nothing.

 

 

At that moment, my photographer, who had “broken” the party with the words that it was time for work! I was on my way to becoming a true Italian! I didn’t make it this time, but I have to admit that time has just flied by and we had a longer break than it was famous Italian two espresso hours, but when you do creative things and the job that is related to photography every minute is precious because the sun does not wait for anyone. What you did, you just did!

 

 

Soon we have finished our work and with relief we could spend the rest of the time on Como. For all those who are not referred to the Como is at the same time the name of the city and the lake that Italy unselfishly shares with Switzerland. Lake Como is one of the deepest lakes in Europe and the third largest lake in Italy. Como is one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe surrounded by the magnificent Alps and it is a popular monumental resort of aristocracy and rich people from the time of the Roman Empire, and today the “playground” of stars such as Madonna, George Clooney, Donatella Versace and many others…

 

 

I have taken advantage of the beautiful weather and this incredible photogenicity of Lake Como to make these interesting photos. If you ever wish to visit this lake, keep in mind that you should spend at least one full day here just because of cruising. I’m sure this will be a great experience for you and that each of you will have your special moments to remember.

I captured my most beautiful moments and I can proudly say that this year was one of the most beautiful in my life. An incomparable year filled with smile and positive energy, just like my burgundy outfit. 🙂

 

 

When I got these trousers, my first thought was I could not take it because I do not have enough boldness, but when I found this t-shirt at the final sale in Zara, I immediately knew that it would simply be that winning combination with these unusual red trousers. You already had the chance to see these sneakers in a couple of previous posts and I have to admit that they were my favorite fashion piece of this summer season. White sneakers are always modern, maybe I’ll “transfer” them to the new fashion Fall season!

OUTFIT

T-Shirt: Zara

Trousers: Burberry

Sneakers: Burberry

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

 

 

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this special fashion post from Italy. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Italy.

I just can’t wait to see what my friends from McArthurGlen Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet have prepared for me. Now, I’m just trying to write this post and you can’t imagine that I need to be on the airport for 3 hours and I didn’t pack myself at all! I need to go now, but you can follow my special shopping adventure in Noventa Di Piave on my Instagram account.

How do you like this post? Do you like my burgundy summer outfit? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

This post is sponsored by Burberry Limited, Visit Como – Como Tourist Board and ENIT.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera
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Time does not pass, it continues…

Hi everyone, how are you today? September is perhaps the most boring month of the year because people are returning from vacation, and it is not also very lucky for the pupils, because the new school year begins. I did not particularly like this period in my life, but when all this goes on then realize that it was all the funniest period and that all these worries were the easiest because the world of adults is much different. I always had one very good reason to love September. The answer is simple – my birthday! It’s always easier for me to go to school because I knew that next day I would get gifts and then I’ll forget all my troubles in my school life.

 

 

We are now coming to that other most important topic – ageing and how to survive first crisis… To be understood, none of us like to be old and I’m sure that each of us wants to simply remain “frozen” in some year of life just to be refresh and young. Before, I was constantly wondering why the elderly people hide their years, and then I come to the age of 26, and I realize that everything has passed so fast. Today, I was really thinking about some of the things that I managed to accomplish so far.

I wish I could get up tomorrow to celebrate my 22nd birthday, but that’s impossible. I can make it easier for me, so instead of a candle in the shape of numbers, I simply put a small “pile” of candles on a cake and maybe it will be easier for me, unless I cause a fire in the house! 😀

I wanted to try it a couple of days ago when it was my mom’s birthday, but when we realized how many packages of candles we should buy, we decided that it was best to buy a cupcake and one small simple candle.

 

 

It’s still a couple of hours left to summarize my impressions and to make some good wish for this birthday. Every year I have the same wishes: happiness, health, and to fill my suitcase with memories from the journeys. This year was full of adventure. I managed to get into my “online” diary only the nicest thing the world can offer. Asia, Africa, Europe… Three continents that I visited this year, but my spirit wants to explore more, to go further. Perhaps by the next birthday I will visit other continents! “Everything is possible to those who believe” is the famous Jesus quote, which has helped me a lot.

 

 

I will make sure that I am going to celebrate this 26th birthday with a smile on my face and with great hope that this 26th year of my life will be the most successful year with a lot of new adventures. Pictures for this post were made in a city that certainly marked this year in my monotone blogging life – Milan. Milan is not only a cool and modern city in where everything is just too fashionable. There’s a lot more to do and see when you walk through those lovely streets, these are not just shops, it’s true artwork, it’s just a question of how your eye will recognize it.

 

 

Italy is a country where hedonism is preserved on its invisible throne, and all your senses will have only one simple task, which is to ENJOY! It’s an adventure you can not miss, a story that will have many sequels, nice things to remember. Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples… should I continue to enumerate? A country that you will always be happy to return again and again for another extra dose of excitement and an adventurous adrenaline that will make your entire journey more interesting.

Yes, that is Italy, it’s much more than the famous “Made in Italy” label. I honestly believe that the most beautiful dreams are tailored in the land of eternal classics. I could write to you much more, but I’m in hurry because I need to iron stuff which I will wear tomorrow for my special meeting with my Belgrade. Special rituals are involved in my life so I love to enjoy on the streets of Belgrade with an ice cream in my hands and of course as always with the smile on my face.

 

 

This post is a clear evidence that once in life for certain things it is necessary to believe that everything will be better and a lot of people claim that it has helped them a lot in some situations in life. That is the power of positive thinking, which has never left me for my 26 years.

OUTFIT

ShirtZara

Trousers: Burberry

Sneakers: Moncler

Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this special birthday post from Milan. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Austria. I know that you loved the travel posts from August and now I will show you all the beauties of Linz! We will together explore the City of Media Arts!

How do you like this story? What do you think about ageing? Do you believe in the power of positive thinking that could beat the stress when we talk about this problem? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

This post isn’t sponsored.
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Milan: Cradle of Italian Fashion and Style

 Ciao ragazzi! Come va?

You just have to love the Italian language. Italian is easier to learn when you feel all the magic of Italian life. The Italian language is the language of love, passion and the most beautiful love songs – canzone. I am impressed by Italian, but let’s go back to the main topic of today’s post. Since I’ve visited Italy many times, I’ll try to introduce you to Italy and famous Italian lifestyle. This is not that easy, but let’s try!

I’m quite sure that all of you, sometimes had the opportunity to see examples of men’s and women’s Italian style & fashion, but reality is a very different story.Milano, Milan, Mailand… The first word that comes to your mind is FASHION. Milan is very different from all other Italian cities. Speedy life and city development resulted from the fact that Milan became the center of all economic, cultural and art events. Milan is the city that never sleeps. As a tourist, you have the unique opportunity to see how the Italians do it.

Morning… the city center, I walk from the Duomo to the famous street Via Montenapoleone. I see men in a hurry, in their slim fit suits, trousers naturally need to be shorter, often ankle-length is seen better in order to show the shoes. Branded business bags and good wrist watch are simply “must have” here in Milan. On the other hand, there are several women types, depending on whether they are strictly business type or a real fashionista who wants to prove to the world that she is “the one”. For most Italian women is very important to have branded bag and shoes. Everything else can be “no name”. Morning “Fashion Show” ends around 10 a.m. because even these fashion addicts must work. Most of the others that you see after 10 a.m. are tourists.

 

If you need to describe Italian style in one word it would be a GAME. Why?

They are well-known for combining colors, styles and different clothes in an unusual way, prints and designs. Sometimes this might seem extravagant, but believe me that Italians know when and how to wear it and this deserves the great respect.
We can learn really much about fashion and style from Italians: It is not all “black n’ white” and we should not always play it safe.What do you think of Italian style?

I hope you enjoyed this post. All suggestions and questions are more than welcome!
Feel free to comment on this post, I’d like to hear your opinion.

Arrivederci!

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