Polyvore Set – We end up dreaming instead of sleeping…

December 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

Hello, girls!

I used to be obsessed with Polyvore years ago, and I recently stumbled on the website (here‘s my page). Moreover, Miss Jaimie from Brilliant Earth asked me if I wanted to take part in a contest they are having weekly. Of course, I could not say no!

So, here is the set I created. It’s the kind of outfit I would wear for a romantic holiday in Paris. I’ve always wanted to visit this splendid city so..yes, “We end up dreaming instead of sleeping…” (quote stolen from Taylor Swift, as always! :P).

Brilliant Earth is the most shiny site of jewelry ever (yes, pun intended). If only I could buy some piece, it would definitely be the ring I used in the set (18K White Gold Tiara Eternity Diamond Ring) which reminds me of something elvish too (I’m back in The Hobbit & The Lord Of The Rings addiction – check my Tumblr to have proof). The earrings (The Promenade Earrings) are stunning as well and they fit perfectly in the set, they remind me of the Eiffel tower.

Stay beautiful.

L

My Autumn MartOfChina wishlist

September 10, 2013 § 9 Comments

Hello, everybody and let’s welcome the second week of September!

Autumn is coming soon, as we know, and Fall is my favorite season, I think. I love that it’s getting cold, but not as cold as winter! You curl up in bed with a nice hot cup of tea and watch all the TV shows start again! Yes, Autumn is my favorite season also because of TV shows! 😛

Anyway, I was looking online for nice online clothes&shoes shop and I found MartOfChina. It hit me because of how very inexpensive the pieces are and, nevertheless, there’s a huge variety of stuff you can buy – especially shoes. That’s why I decided to simulate an order of what I would buy for this upcoming Fall!!!

Let’s start with clothes and, to be more specific, dresses.

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These are more flowy dresses that still reminds me of the warmer months, but that can work for Fall too. I’d love to pair them with tights, nice boots and a big scarf!

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These are more traditional dresses. I’m dying to get a red dress and simple beige/nude ones. Oh, and how about lace? You never go wrong with lace, no matter the season.

Concerning bottoms, I’m all over shorts and skirts. I really don’t know if I’ll be brave enough to wear them at uni, but when I go out there’s no doubt I will!

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The shorts which look like a skirt are getting more and more famous around the web, and I’m caving in too! They have the look of a cute skirt, but they are as comfortable as actual shorts! Another item on my wish list are plain simple black or grey shorts, so that I can wear them with basically anything: make them more classy with some heels or more easy with boots! Oh, and a simple black skirt should never miss in a girl’s closet! 😉

Even if Fall isn’t as cold as Winter, sweaters are good anyway.

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These are some of my favorites. I love how they look with a plaid shirt under and how baggy they are. Perfect for everyday life!

For accessories, during Fall I’m generally very into gold like pieces more than silver finishes. I feel like they match outfits better and give more of a warm feeling to the look.

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I love long big pendants to wear over dresses or big sweaters. Jewelry like that can really add to a simple outfit. 😉

Scarves should be quite useful too. Maybe I would avoid the real heavy ones and I would save them for Winter, but these down here are good alternatives.

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I would love to get big scarves to wrap my neck and shoulder with. Oh, and a simple light foulards for when the weather is warmer!

Some random pieced I would add to my wish list are: simple-but-cute shirts for more boho/romantic looks and a good leather jacket to spice up a simple outfit. I couldn’t live during the Autumn months if I didn’t have a leather jacket, and my old white one should really be replaced!

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And now..let’s come to my favorite part of the post! Shoes!
I definitely need some nice flats for my daily life at uni and I’m still not very sure on what to get.

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I’m sure about wanting classic oxfords because I bought a lace pair this Spring and I wore them non-stop. However, a good pair of simple ballerina flats wouldn’t hurt at all. Color wise, I am very tempted by reds, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be bold enough! Nudes or light browns work better for my personality.

What about night (or days) when you feel more brave? Here are some heels that stole my heart.

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Again, it’s nudes vs black. These are pretty classic shoes that fit every outfit. I’m planning on buying some nude heels since last year and, hopefully, this year I’ll be lucky! I would also love to get some suede pumps too: very Autumn-like, yet sophisticated. I’m not sure about how many comfortable shoes I will find, but the wedges inspire me very much: it’s being taller without much suffering! 😛

For boots, I would stick to dark colors and, to me, this means black and black only.

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I would love to get the ones from #1. They would be so comfortable, despite the wedges! And they would be perfect even to simply to go university. #2 should be pretty comfortable as well, and #3 are so cute, aren’t they?! I’m sure a lot of you will be asking if #4 are the infamous Louboutin ones and..no, they are not, but..pretty similar, uh?! I would love to be able to actually be brave enough to wear those booties! 😛

And that is all, girls! Here’s my Autumn wish list and, hopefully, I’ll come back with a nice fashion haul soon!
If you have some free time, check out the shop at MartOfChina and let me know your favorite items!!! There are really tons of styles to choose and the shoes section is unbelievable huge! 😉

Talk to you soon. ❤
Stay beautiful.

L

Fashion Crush: Zuhair Murad

May 9, 2013 § 9 Comments

Hello!

Since I was a little girl, I used to love watching red carpet dresses and looks in general and, recently, things got worse, haha! The Red Carpet Fashion Award website is basically the first one I check every morning and, if I don’t, I feel like missing a big part of me, haha! 😛

I have my favourite fashion designers, of course, but Zuhair Murad stole my heart in the blink of an eye.
It all started with this dress that Juana Acosta wore on a recent red carpet. (I don’t know her, though, I was just amazed by her stunning dress).I noticed the designer name and since I had five minutes of free time I googled it and ended up surfing his website: http://www.zuhairmurad.com/. I literally fell in love with every single dress on the website. I don’t remember falling like that since Elie Saab or Valentino back in the years.

I searched “Zuhair Murad” on the Red Carpet website I quoted above and I realized that some of my favourite outfits ever are designed by this brilliant man!
HERE are the results! 😉

And THESE are some of my favourites from his website along with the Instagram collage. 🙂

Drooling over these stunning Zuhair Murad dresses.

So, are you in love yet?

Stay beautiful.

L

Spring purse crush

March 14, 2013 § 6 Comments

Hello, sweeties!

The minute I saw this purse, she (yes, “she”!) stole my heart. With purses, this rarely happens (and never when I am actually looking for a new one), but when it does I end up using the bag every single day, just like I did with this other one! 🙂

Here she is:

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It’s by a brand called Marina Galanti (never heard of it before) and it was pretty cheap, just 26€. I found it in an Italian shoes&accessories chain (Globo), it was in their Spring new arrivals section next to a stunning similar deep blue briefcase that I had to leave on the counter.

I was kind of puzzled when I saw it because, as I was saying earlier, I knew I fell in love, but I didn’t plan to buy another purse at all. Long story short, I decided it was a deal since I really loved it (especially the rigid style of it!) and since I needed Summer purse.
I think it’s my first white purse and I tend to dislike white purses – don’t ask me why – even if they work with every outfit. This bag is very similar to the way I style clothes and I can pair it with most of my outfits, from the more casual to the more bon-ton ones!
I’m in love with the little drawings details, they make her so easy and fun!

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Isn’t she pretty&cute?

Stay beautiful.

L

My new wallet!

November 22, 2012 § 6 Comments

Hello!

As the title says, let me introduce my new wallet.

I bought it the day that I found my beloved purse and since I was in a money-spending mood I bought a little clutch too (I’ll talk about that soon!). It’s by the italian brand Carpisa and it was 18€.

As you can see from the pictures it’s in a metallic gray color, perfect for the colder seasons! How lovely is the bow?

As soon as I saw it I loved the color, then the style and finally, its fabric. It’s so soft it makes me want to use is more than I need too! ahah! The spaces are perfect (there are almost too many pockets) and the size is the one I’ve always been looking for, not to big, not to small!

 

So, how about your wallet? How is it like?

Hope you enjoyed this short entry!
Stay beautiful.

 

L

A bag for all-year-round?

October 19, 2012 § 2 Comments

Hello, pretties!

I bought this bag during the first week of September, if I’m not mistaken. I feel in love as soon as I saw it, and know that this doesn’t happen often for purses (except if they are high-end designed :P). Maybe it was because it reminded me of the Mulberry bags (here and here) I admire from so long!

Here it is:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s by an Italian brand of bags, suitcases, wallets & other stuff called Carpisa. I’ll link you to their website.

I wasn’t completely sure about the color, because I generally buy black bags, so I know I can pair them with everything. Truth is, the color was too perfect to me to be switched to black. 😉
I realized that this neutral taupe color is suitable almost for every season. Fall, Spring or Winter. Name it, and you can wear this bag pretty much everyday. Since it’s a (fake) leather bag it’s maybe not that great for summer, but I really think everything depends on the fabric of your outfit! 😉 I’ve worn it with simple black flat sandals, a pair of jeans and a clear white shirt and it’s awesome!
You can wear it with a more classic outfit, maybe with heels or with comfy clothes, it really suits every daily style!

I love this purse especially for its size: it’s perfect to be stuffed with thousands of things, but it’s still small enough to be carried without much stress! 😉 As you can see from the pictures it closes with a cute system and it has three different pockets (with other pockets inside) so that you avoid loosing things in just one big pocket.
The fact that you can wear it on your shoulder or in a crossing-body way or just with a hand makes it extremely practical. I found myself carrying it all the ways, depending on what I am doing! 🙂 Plus, the shoulder strap can be taken easily off.

It was something between 35 and 40€, maybe 38€, if I’m not wrong. Definitely a purchase I didn’t regret!

Stay beautiful.

L

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