Wallpaper

Art Deco, vintage, rich color and French chic. The right wallpaper can change the aspect of your home, quick restyle with extreme results. Enhancing femininity and self esteem. Today with the dress I am wearing a feel a little bit like this, I am ready to  dare a bit, without loosing glamour.

I am so happy of this purchase. a dress that without ruining your wallet, it makes a statement. Pimp it up with a cute necklace. a ring, a nice bracelet and you have an outfit perfect for every occasion, from a chic night out with a pair of stilettos to a cozy day with friends with a pair of biker boots. Plus, I maintained the promise to buy something a little bit more colorful for this winter,  at least now my closet is not anymore only black, grey, white tone!

 

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Going back to accessories

Good Morning!

Nature is my biggest inspiration, the energy that Vitamine D gives me is something inexplicable. I am definitely not a designer and I do not have the creativity to be one, but I highly appreciate when something is handmade. On the other hand I can be a great fan, when I like a collection, i keep following the designer to discover the most up-to-daate articles!

Trincar Uvas is the perfect example.  Coming from Portugal, deeply inspired by tribal and folk arts & crafts trincar uvas jewelry uses simple and ancient materials and techniques. Most of the pieces are one of a kind or made in a run of very small editions.

The other day walking into my friend’s store I discovered she starting a new project called Wandering Nubula, a collection of t-shirt and jewelry and I surely purchased mine. A versatile collection, a true necklace for everyone, a touch of light blue and aqua gemstone to bring some color hanging in a brass chain. This is the perfect gift even for that friend that does not use jewelry. I am already a proud owner of 2 necklaces of the previous collection ( I will write a post about them very soon), but for now check out her page on Etsy and get amazed!

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Wrap up Scarf

My dears hellooo! Weekend again, yuppie ))

Here in Amsterdam, we definitely skipped the fall season and we entered in full power into winter… the weather became really chilly this week and it is time to officially take out of the closet all the winter gear. Are you ready?

Probably you don’t know, but I am crazy about scarves.. even in the summer time I always have a light one hidden in my purse, so not to go against my “trend” yesterday I went for a walk and I was feeling really cold, I therefore entered in the closest shop I found and I bought a cute, warm, wool scarf by Selected Femme.

According to this year trend in check prints in my favorite colors of the moment, shades of green and pink!

So, it is all for now, let’s wrap up and go out to enjoy the Saturday!IMG_0982 IMG_0984 IMG_0912

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

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

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

Small gifts under 50 euro

September is almost finished, it went by so quickly!!  I had the occasion to celebrate several birthdays this month and, inspired by that, I put together a girly gift list which could give you some suggestions for a beautiful present to your girls, staying on a budget.

Fo the bestie:

Anna & Nina Love Cuff Brass

Anna & Nina Love Cuff Brass

For the ones whose birthday is at the end of the month, for the first chill:

POM Amsterdam Scarf

POM Amsterdam Scarf

For the trendy girls:

ASOS Camel Felt Hat

ASOS Camel Felt Hat

For the simple classic girl:

Mint and Pink Earrings

Mint and Pink Earrings

And to finish up a great gift for a Flamingo Lover:

Flamingo Coffemug

Flamingo Coffemug

Magic happens

While having a late lunch with my husband and our baby in a quite week afternoon, the bell rang and looking out of the window, we had an uplifting surprise! A homeless guy who used to live in our street until a year ago found his “angel”, the love of his life who accepted him in the way he was and took him under her arm.. now a year later he is living a beautiful life with his wife in Norway and just came to Ams for a short break and to see again everyone he knew in the neighboorhood. We are totally amazed on how he changed, how he is looking smart, fit and he knows he was lucky to have found a woman who had the patience to help him change,with all the ups and downs that this could mean..a second chance really can make the difference. A real makeover!

It make me realize that magic and “princess stories” still happen, that beautiful souls still exist, filling our days with love and joy..

To finish off the day in the perfect way we even got a new big fridge for free! We can finally stock in grocery and freeze the delicious food mummy brings me from back home without being worry not to have enough space!

Hope you all had a great day as well

Finds On Wednesdays We Wear Pink cotton-blend sweatshirt

Finds On Wednesdays We Wear Pink cotton-blend sweatshirt