I have to admit that one of the favorite parts of my job is testing fantastic beauty products and I'm sure many of my fellow bloggers would say the same thing. For the past few days I have been using the skin toner and face scrub sent to me by Spiezia Organics, a Cornwall-based beauty brand. Their products are handmade, 100% organic and not tested on animals, which sounds great - let's see how they work.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
There are two things I love about this sweater: its color and its shape. This garnet shade definitely makes a statement and I really like wearing dark tones of red in the fall. The shape is really interesting, as you can see: it is tight at the wrists and the waist, but it falls in soft drapes all around the body creating some really nice unstructured folds. It can also be worn upside down - with the waist part around the neck and the neck around the waist - so I can choose between a smaller and a wider cowl neckline. How cool is that? ;)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Ok guys, so I have to start this review by saying that it is going to be 100% honest and that I don’t like deceiving people (especially not you, my dear readers), nor do I feel the need to exaggerate the merits of a product just because it was sent to me for free. So you better believe me when I say that Montreal-based skincare company Evy Jo % Co. is simply incredible and I am so happy it exists.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Today I’m going to make you guys dream. The holidays are right around the corner, which means fabulous parties, romantic dinners, cozy evenings by the fire, hearty meals, presents and lots and lots of sparkle. And what’s more beautiful and festive than the subtle shine of diamonds on your fingers or warm candlelight reflected in a myriad facets of colored gemstones around your neck…
Friday, November 21, 2014
Fall is the best time to play around with different textures and layers. I knew I wanted to wear my cream leather jacket today, but I also knew it wouldn't be warm enough for end-of-November temperatures, so I added an extra warm layer of soft wool and fur underneath. The golden accessories add a touch of sparkle and so does my new iPad case which I absolutely love. The earrings were a surprise order from Oasap - meaning I ordered them not knowing what I would get - but I'm really happy with them. If you want to try your luck, click the link at the end of this post. Have an amazing Friday everyone!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
It was one of those grey autumn days when it looks like it will start raining any minute, but it doesn't and the temperature is surprisingly mild and pleasant. Italians stay in on days like this and tourists probably scheduled their Uffizi visit for today, because we had Florence's famous Piazzale Michelangelo all to ourselves, which happens only every once in a... oh wait, it actually never happens.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Being able to wear a crepe di chine shirt without a jacket in mid-November is one of the perks of living in Italy. I have just received this classic white number from Oasap, complete with a black and a white ribbon to wear around the neck. I prefer it with the black one right now, but in the summer it will look great with the white one, or even without a bow, just simply buttoned down.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
It's been a while since I did a proper Insta-post, so to kick off the week here are some of my favorite moments from the past three months. Of course, it wouldn't be my Instragram feed if there weren't at least a few cappuccino and cat pictures in it... :) See you on Wednesday with a new outfit post!
Sunday, November 9, 2014
The cold months are a hard time for our skin. It gets dry, irritated and weird because of the wind and the cold outside and the heating at home and sometimes we just can't figure out what to do with it. My skin is usually pretty normal with a slight tendency to impurities, but around this time of the year it gets completely out of control. I might get spots one day and dry and flaky skin the next, which is why I keep a wide range of skincare products at hand and experiment a lot... Our hair and hands also need special protection - remember to always wear gloves when it's cold outside, use hand cream every day and a hair mask once a week. I've selected a few natural products for this post that look really inspiring to me and that I wouldn't mind trying. Take a look and let me know which ones look good to you!
Friday, November 7, 2014
Today I'm posting the pictures we took at a lovely even I've been invited to: the Tuscan cocktail hour hosted by the boutique Aesthetic Viale Della Repubblica in the city of Prato (I've already talked about this store HERE and HERE). I'm in love with their selection of beautiful dresses, coats, shoes, bag, jewelry and whatever else your heart might desire. For this occasion I chose a simple navy blue shift dress with a feather hem by Jijil, a pair of super high emerald green heels by Space Style Concept and a handmade necklace by Nunzi Girelli. What do you think?
Monday, November 3, 2014
Whenever I have to quickly put together a look, I go for black and beige - it's my safe combination. Black always looks good and appropriate and beige helps break up the monotony and creates a nice soft contrast. My "Puss in Boots" boots and my bandage pencil skirt are two of my favorite fall wardrobe staples, I wear them with pretty much everything. I think we all need to have at least a few of these safe and easy pieces in our wardrobes, they make life so much easier... especially on Mondays. Have a great week ahead everyone! :)