Midi Skirt mood

Happy Halloween everyone!

How will you celebrate (if you didn’t do it already last night)? For me no Halloween this year, no crazy parties or costume wear, but I promise myself today I will engage in some pumpkin decoration.

I disappeared for some time, but I had family over visiting and you know how these things are.. spending quality time and my little boy had the time to enjoying and playing with the grandparents.

Anyway, today I wanna talk about my new obsession, midi skirts. A true flashback in the 70’s seeking uber-femminine, elegant looks without sacrificing style and trends. Styled correctly, this trend is at the forefront of sophistication. A midi is a great piece to have if you’d like to change up your look a little, and look classy while doing so! Make sure to balance out the length of the skirt by choosing a fitted top  or a belt to emphasize the high waist. Depending on your mood, complete the look with a pair of boots, oxfords or high heels and you will look fab!

Here I selected for you a couple of black ones, for you shy girls who want to try it, but is still afraid to buy the floral, abstract-print models.

Eco leather plisse skirt Rinascimento

Eco leather plisse skirt Rinascimento

French Connection Midi

French Connection Midi

Liu Jo Longuette Skirt

Liu Jo Longuette Skirt

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Treating Myself

Happy Sunday!!

This week I received a beautiful gift from Rituals.. and the weekend is the perfect time to try it out!

Pumping up a little bit helps our body and our mind to relax, to show ourselves the love we have for our body. I think it is all part of the process of learning to accept who and how we are.

So here I show you some products of different lines I tried:

Wai Wang Body Scrub – I love body scrubs and this have to be in my favorite list. Great smell of Lotus flower & Yi Yi Ren.

Magic Touch body cream – What to say of this cream? I do not want to repeat myself, but the smell of this is absolutely lovely. Rice milk and cherry blossom leave a sweet, elegant fragrance on the body.. I would define this as a romantic cream, great for date night!

Samurai Ice Shower gel  – I personally did not know this line before. They have several men products, but this shower gel is perfect for girls too. I definitely recommended it for a unique cooling experience, and it is great if you are cold or with soak throat, it really gave me the sensation of opening up all the pores thanks to the Japanese Mint smell.

Creamy Foam Cleanser of lotus flower & Moringa extract – Again, another product I did not know before, but totally worth it to try it. It helps the skin to fight everyday pollution and after use, the skin is really well moisturized.

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Enjoy and relax because the weekend is almost over!!

Pick a color…October

Good day my dears!

We are already in the middle of the month, time goes by sooo quickly these days! It is time for the monthly agenda.. and we go Green!

Almost everywhere here in Europe is slowly starting fall and we are saying goodbye – see you next year to the green trees, to the singing birds and to the days sitting in the terrace, enjoying the last rays of a shy sun. Beautiful season, not only because it is my birthday, but it is impossible not to fall in love with the colors of the parks, with the eagerness to enjoy at the most the last weeks before the cold kicks in, sit somewhere and admire the leaves falling down, the wind refreshing our souls.

This is why I chose Green, in different tones.. the bright green of the leaves that are now falling and the dark tone of the evergreen, this is after all a rich color, of the emerald, symbol of hope and harmony.

“It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. Green promotes a love of nature, and a love of family, friends, pets and the home. It is the color of the garden lover, the home lover and the good host”.

For me this is the perfect reflection not only of this month, but of the Autumn in general. The time when friends starts to get together again inside rather than on the beach or in open spaces, making us value even more the importance of our closest.

 

2nd Day Mint Green Jumper

2nd Day Mint Green Jumper

AMATOR Carding Green

AMATOR Carding Green

Nice Things Shirt

Nice Things Shirt

POM Amsterdam Forrest Owl Green

POM Amsterdam Forrest Owl Green

Whistles Degrade Swing Coat

Whistles Degrade Swing Coat

 

Black n White

Warm or cold, summer or winter, 8 or 80, happy and sad….opposite.

Life is full of contrasts, of opposites that attract each other. Who does not have a friend, a boyfriend or a sister from another mother that is so different from us, but so close at the same time? Those friends that just by looking in the eyes know what we are thinking.  Even for an insecure by nature like me (even if sometimes I look so secure of myself) the contrasts are either like it or hate it. Never been so easy to make a decision )

And this season black and white are back in the runways, the angel and the rebel, the pure and the rock n’ roll. Which one you prefer? Always symbol of elegance, simplicity and able to add that extra touch of professionalism to an outfit. Great simple combination for example is a black pair of skinny jeans and a white shirt. This year the trend does not stop there, we will see them in new geometrical, abstract patterns and in lines

 

1. Sisley Dress 2.Each X Other sweater 3. Topshop Aztec Midi Skirt 4. Tommy Hilfiger Sweater

1. Sisley Dress
2.Each X Other sweater
3. Topshop Aztec Midi Skirt
4. Tommy Hilfiger Sweater

Cooking Experiment

Autumn as I previously mentioned, is pumpkins month, so even if I’ve never tried to use it for cooking before, I headed to the local  market to buy a small one.

I was determined to prepare pumpkin gnocchi as I eat every year during this period when I go back home . In Italy you can easily find them also in the counter of the supermarket, but here I’ve never found them..so let’s give it a try.

What you need:

350 gr of pumpkin

350gr of potato

180 gr of flour

1 egg

nutmeg

salt and pepper

cinnamon

Preparation:

First of all I opened and clean the pumpkin removing the seeds, then I cut it into pieces and put in in the over a 180°for about 25 minutes, the time for the pumpkin to soften. In the meanwhile I boiled in salted water about 350gr of potato with skin. Once both the pumpkin and the potato are cooked and lukewarm, remove the skin and pass them in the masher.  Now start adding the other ingredients, the flour, the egg, a bit of cinnamon, a bit of nutmeg, salt and pepper as desired until you obtained a homogeneous mixture. It is now time to start making the gnocchi! First of all form several “sticks” and then start cutting them into same-size pieces.

Put water to boil and cook one portion of gnocchi at time until they float (about a minute). Serve with a homemade tomato sauce or a simple sage and butter sauce, topped with some parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!!

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Coffee Immersion

Coffe, dark brown, its soft but intense smell travels around the house on a Saturday morning, while I look outside the window and contemplate the beautiful blue sky. I pour myself a cup, add some warm whip milk and here it is, a perfect cappuccino, Italian style.  I was never a big fan of pure coffee (especially espresso), but in the past months I realized it became my addiction, part of my morning routine to really wake up and start the day in the energetic way. A yogurt or a fruit is not enough anymore. Coffee, how a simple drink can bring people together, make them gather around a table or sitting comfortably on the sofa and talk about everything that crosses our mind? It is a drink, but it has a very strong character. It is almost a state of mind, caffeine makes you hyper, but on the contrary, sitting down and enjoying it makes you very relaxed.

And now after this energizing time, let’s hit the gym to kick off the weekend. Nothing better than a bit of adrenaline to wake me up, nothing too strong..pilates will do it for today.

Nike Leggings

Nike Leggings

Nike Sport Bra

Nike Sport Bra

Asics Longsleeve Shirt

Asics Longsleeve Shirt

October blues

Banana Republic Midi Skirt

Welcome October! I love this month, not only because my birthday is coming, but I simply adore the transition of seasons, the trees changing color, the nostalgic feeling that leaves behind the summer and look forward to the cold days..

I have so many feelings for this time of year that I cannot explain in words. For some reason it is the time for me to evaluate my life, the pros and cons of my character and to try turning the negative points into positive and remember to be happy. Do you ever feel the same?

The day I will go back to work is still a bit far, but I am getting some doubts.. should I change career and transition to something more creative? I would love something like interior design, but it is not that simple to start all over..

With these overwhelming thoughts in my mind, the blue is taking over..

Pinko shirt

Pinko shirt

Banana Republic Midi Skirt