When it comes to men's fashion, style is far too often compromised for comfort. Sneakers are great for sports and the gym, but let's be honest: most models seriously lack in the style department. But can we really blame our men for choosing running shoes for every day when the alternatives are either stiff and uncomfortable or not able to adapt to even the slightest weather changes. But what if those were not the only options?
Friday, December 30, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
Despite having grown up in the 90's when sunbeds and fake tans were part of most people's beauty routine, I have always liked to keep my skin really really white - simply because I think that's what looks best on me. I have a naturally fair complexion, but I always make sure that my foundation is even lighter in color than my skin (i.e. the lightest shade available). If you are like me and want to take it one step further, read on.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
This is to wish you all a peaceful and magical Christmas, my dear readers! I hope your holidays are filled with joy and laughter and lots of good food and plenty of sleep.
Lots of love,
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Are you all ready for the holidays? These last couple of days before Christmas tend to be the most stressful for a lot of people, so I hope you've managed to prepare everything beforehand and just enjoy this wonderful time of the year.
In case you're not quite done with the gifts yet, or just need some well-deserved presents for yourself to wear in the New Year, let me introduce you to LAPIN Selection.
Monday, December 12, 2016
So this is my baby Cherie eating a slice of her first birthday cake. I've heard most babies get a "smash" cake for their first birthday, you know, to play with. Not her, though. She had a very real cake and ate it, too - two huge, adult-size slices of it, before I could even blink. Well, oops. (To my excuse, I only gave her one and then she stole another one...)
Friday, December 9, 2016
December is a time of joy, cinnamon cookies, Christmas lights and holiday cheer. But it's also that time of the year when you are either running around crowded shopping malls in an attempt to find gifts for all of your friends and loved ones or searching for them online, praying they will be shipped on time. I feel you, my friend.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
It's only November, but the holidays have already started at our house with Cherie's first birthday this week. It is such an incredible milestone and to be honest, I'm really proud of what I have accomplished this year in terms of raising her. I think us women often don't give ourselves enough credit for what we do day to day, constantly doubting ourselves and questioning our choices and decisions, but milestones like this are a great occasion to reflect and realize how far we have come. So cheers to that :)
Friday, November 11, 2016
Even though I love the color red, I don't wear it all that much. That's probably because I'm really particular about the shade: I like rich, darker reds, the colors of berries, apples, blood or wine. Not a huge fan of brick red, orange-reds or brownish reds, they just don't work that well with my skin tone.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Leather jackets have long possessed a certain coolness factor that can only be rivalled by that of other iconic fashion items like aviator sunglasses or the Chanel 2.55. But you know what's even cooler? A leather jacket that fits you perfectly because it was custom tailored exactly to your measurements.
With the winter holidays just around the corner you might have thought about purchasing jewellery for a loved one or as a gift to yourself. We all know, however, that pretty gemstones often come with a hefty price tag that can leave a sizeable hole in your pocket. But if you are looking for a good deal on fine jewellery, look no further!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
'Tis the season for knits and the good news is that there's only one rule this year: you are supposed to have fun with your sweaters and cardis! Oversize trapeze silhouettes, ruffled waterfall cardigans, flower appliques and lace inserts, strategical stripes and oriental motifs - the possibilities are endless. Try different colors and textures to see what suits you best and don't be afraid to experiment!
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Every year when fall rolls around my quest for the perfect pair of boots begins. And every year I miserably fail, which might be because my criteria are a tad bit too strict. Just to be clear: I love the boots I own, that's why I bought them in the first place, but the perfect pair only existed in my dreams. Until now.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
A lot of my looks are all about comfort these days, so I'm always looking for ways to bring a little more excitement into the way I dress, but with as little effort as humanly possible. My baby is officially a toddler now, which means I have to chase her around quite a bit - a task that becomes almost impossible when you're wearing high heels. Which, most of the time, I don't but when I really want to I wear these block heeled suede ankle boots that are super comfortable and also black (the best color ever, if you ask me).
Some might say that fall is no time for lightweight tops, but I beg to differ. I love to layer my outfits and these kind of trendy tops are a great way to avoid looking bulky while still wearing multiple layers, such as cardigans, vests, sweaters and coats, to protect yourself from the cold and still be fashionable.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Hey everyone! I'm probably not the only one who struggles with Mondays so here's a new giveaway for all of you to kick off the week on a positive note.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016
The Secret to making an organic skincare product work is knowing the right ingredients to use for a particular product, and not just that, but also knowing the right quantity of each ingredient to use in each recipe, as well as the right timing in the production process.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Cyrca Originals is a clothing brand founded by two young designers, Viola and Patrick. They create custom T-shirts for people from all backgrounds and ages, inspired by the styles that they themselves would love to wear. That, for me, is a winning thought process: I love it, so I will make it for myself and for other people who have similar tastes.
If you have ever tried shopping for clubbing dresses online, you were inevitably faced with the dilemma: how to choose one that is sexy, but tasteful? One that will reveal some skin in just the right places, but will still make me look classy?
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
I'm sure a lot of you would agree that the jewelry we choose to wear is so much more than just shiny metal and pretty stones. Sure, we do sometimes buy accessories just to complement an outfit, but most of the time it is a lot more personal than that: our jewelry can be a memory or tell a story, it can be a gift from someone special or can symbolize something very important to us, and ultimately, it is a reflection of who we are.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
I have always loved Nordic design: the minimalistic style, tranquil colors and quality materials. That's probably one of the reasons I really enjoyed working with La Cameretta di Pippi, a lovely children's boutique that offers a great selection of the best North European brands.
After an extremely hot Italian summer and beautiful warm September the first cold day of the fall always comes as a surprise to me. As in, one day I'm wearing ballet flats and the next I'm frantically searching for my coats and winter boots. As you can imagine, I don't purchase an entire new wardrobe every season and I have a lot of pieces that I like to style over and over again, but it's a good idea to buy at least a few new items that will have you excited for the season and change up your look a little bit.
Friday, October 7, 2016
|ph: Lacie Slezak|
Hey guys! This long long week is finally over and the golden autumn weekend is here in all its glory. I have already mentioned it on Instagram how much I love this season and I will say it again. As I'm looking out my window right now I see a large tree with orange and golden leaves and all I want to do is curl up in a comfy armchair with a good book and drink a cup of cinnamon tea (I'm reading Love In The Time Of Cholera right now, in case you were wondering).
When it comes to online shopping, us women of the 21st century are truly lucky. We have grown used to being spoiled for choice whether we are looking for clothes, shoes, home decor, electronics and whatever else we need, as there are literally thousands of websites that offer products we can purchase with the click of a button. But this kind of abundance has its backside too: I often find myself overwhelmed with choice and sometimes all I want is a one stop shop: a website where I can find everything I need in one place.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
This is my first real fall look this year and I'm so excited for the new season! I pulled out all my coats and hats and sweaters from storage this weekend and to be honest I'm a little overwhelmed with the quantity of clothes I have... Fashion blogger problems, I guess. :)
With the arrival of fall most of us feel the need to prepare for the cold season by adding a few new items to our closets. But what to do if you can't afford to spend much on clothes right now? I have good news for you: you can visit Fashionmia to shop for cheap dresses for any occasion.
Friday, September 30, 2016
In a world of mass produced fashion and disposable clothing that will only last one season, it's good to know that artisans with a real knowledge of their trade still get the chance to produce and sell high quality fashion that is made to last.
Monday, September 26, 2016
*Guest post by Kaylee Young of KayleeBeauty.com*
When it comes to makeup application, having it stay on your skin for longer is the main point of wearing it. Whether you are evening your skin tone out, covering blemishes, or you have just completed a natural look, having the makeup stay put on your sensitive skin can be challenging especially when you are not using the correct products. To solve this problem, I’ll take you through some of the ways to help your makeup stay on your skin for longer.
Friday, September 23, 2016
The words "made in Italy" have long been synonymous with great quality and excellent taste. When we want to dress fashionably, we turn to Italian designers. When we want a nice meal, we choose Italian food with a bottle of Chianti wine. And when we want our homes to be modern, elegant and stylish... well, we opt for Italian furnishings.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Imagine a pocket size glass display that can show 16.7 million colors. You can upload images and videos to it directly from your smartphone/tablet and it comes with a wireless charger. That's pretty cool, huh?
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
If you've had a baby recently, you know what most products on the baby/toddler market look like: heavily branded and very gender specific clothes, plastered with cartoon princesses, superheroes and corporate logos. Not that there's anything wrong with any of that, but it does feel refreshing to dress your child in something more original and stylish.
Monday, September 19, 2016
|Missoni Fleaury rug|
Missoni is a brand known and loved for its fashion collections featuring vibrant colors, innovative knitwear designs and, of course, their famous stripes and zigzags. What some of you might not know is that they design equally fabulous home decor collections! The same vivid colors and eye-catching prints, but instead of wearing them you can display them in your living room to make your home even more stylish.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Oh how I love everything blush colored! I think it's just the prettiest color to wear, so elegant and easy and feminine. And if it's silk, then I just need to have it! I actually have enough blush colored silk to fill a washing machine and I can wear a different item every day of the week. So, I proudly present you the newest addition to my blush silk collection.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hey guys! I have a huge surprise for you today! I know you love giveaways (who doesn't?) and I have hosted so many in these past three years, but this is the first time the prize is cash. Yes, you heard that right!
Monday, September 12, 2016
I'm not very good at using hair styling irons. And when I say "not very good" I actually mean I'm really really bad at it, but since I love the idea of having nicely done hair every day (as in without having to go to the hairdresser's) I give them a try every once in a while. They usually end up in a drawer somewhere, because I either can't figure out how to use them properly or they just take waaay too long for my liking. But not this time, you guys, not this time.
Monday, September 5, 2016
It seems like everything has been already said and written about the little black dress: how it is suitable for most occasions, how it will never make you feel over or underdressed and how flattering it looks on everyone. All this has been repeated many times and it's nothing new, but precisely for the above reasons the little black dress is and always be our most trusted ally.
Friday, September 2, 2016
If you're looking for a new place to shop for the newest fashion trends without breaking the bank, let me introduce you to Raiti Kaniti. This online boutique has a curated selection of clothes and accessories for both men and women that cater to the young and fashion-forward crowd. With fall just around the corner (well, I actually consider September 1 the start of fall, so it's right here, you guys!) you might want to add a few fun new pieces to your wardrobe before those foggy days arrive.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Ever since I discovered that I enjoyed wearing colors, I was particularly drawn to these intense shades of green a lot of people don't like. They look so crisp and juicy (if that's a thing) that I just can't resist.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Hey guys! I have an awesome surprise for you today! Whether you're going back to school this September or just getting back to your usual busy work schedule after your summer vacation, if you're like me, you can use a good book or three to cheer you up. Or, you know, to learn great things from.
Monday, August 22, 2016
I was so looking forward for this dress to arrive and it definitely didn't disappoint! When I visited Dezzal to choose some items off the website, I got lost in the vast selection of dresses, each prettier than the next. It literally took me days to make up my mind as to which dresses I wanted, but I'm glad to tell you that I'm really happy with what I ordered! :)
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Summer is nearing its end, so I guess we can all agree that it's time to think about our fall wardrobes! After the exciting colors and prints of summer one might want to tone it down a notch and be a little more conservative and elegant. But if you're not in the mood for rich browns and burgundies just yet, try a more neutral color palette that is easy to wear and dress up or down as you please: black and white . Plus, it makes getting ready in the early mornings a breeze.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
It's no secret that my life has been pretty chaotic lately, trying to balance work, marriage and a new baby, but one thing I always make time for, no matter what, is caring for my skin. On good days it's a scrub, a mud mask, lotions and creams and a face full of make up and on days when I need all my energy to do other things it's just a light hydrating cream, foundation and blush.
The two products I'm about to share with you today are perfect for those crazy busy days we all have
sometimes all the time.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
The summer is in full swing and I know many of you are about to leave on vacation so I hand picked some beautiful jewelry for you. You can either take them on vacation with you or daydream about them while you're there. Either way, enjoy! :)
Friday, August 5, 2016
I'm not going to lie, ever since Cherie was born the number of nights me and husband go out at night, just the two of us, has decreased to about.... uhm zero each month. We went to see a ballet in January, if I remember well and once we went to have a coffee together in, like, April. And that's about it. I'm not a huge fan of babysitters, you see, so I only ever leave my baby with family, at least for now.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
To celebrate the launch of its Kickstarter campaign super cool new eyewear label SpeX Eyewear offers a generous giveaway to all US residents.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Before fast fashion, before the clothes people would throw away after a season or two, before the globalization of fashion and the crazy rhythm of the modern fashion industry there were clothes that were made to last a century. Carefully made and meticulously embroidered, they were works of art designed to add a touch of sparkle to their wearers' lives - from the everyday to the most important moments.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
If you're about to leave on vacation, whether your destination is a white sandy beach or a mountain chalet, chances are you'll need a relaxing and entertaining read (or three) to keep you company. And as it happens, I have just the right giveaway for you.