Halloween has come and gone with all its (not so) scary costumes and bold makeup/hairstyles/nailarts and even if I really enjoy it now I’m definitely looking forward to my favourite time of the year: Christmas! The festive season is coming … Continua a leggere
Spring has finally sprung and with the warmer sun and the colorful, scenty flowers it has also come that time of the year to celebrate all the work and efforts made during a long winter. It’s time to leave all the coats, scarves, gloves and oversized sweaters for some pretty puffy skirts, elegant lace, shiny beads and romantic chiffon. It’s time to dare and dream, to dance all night long, to share pictures and unforgettable moments with friends. It’s prom time!
Like I said before in Italy we don’t have anything similar to prom but I’ve always dreamed to take part in one and with the whole Cinderella fever lately it got even worse! I’d love to go shopping for the perfect dress, to try on many different styles, to choose the perfect shoes and purse and to match my outfit with the makeup and hair. I would probably enjoy all this prep part more than the prom itself! Probably because it would be great to linger over gorgeous, formal dresses like the ones I’ve found on one of my favourite sites, www.promtimes.co.uk. I’m sure you’ll find it really useful too with all the options about fabrics, colors, styles, lenghts.
I couldn’t resist so I made a search through their fabulous, dreamy dresses and I found out that I’d probably have some issues choosing just one dress but since I’m not going to any prom I can pick more than one dress with no trouble. Here are my favourites!
Long Dresses (here)
I really like the shade of pink, the fabric and the delicate, embellished detail. I’d pair this romantic dress with some bold, sparkling shoes. I’d wear a natural makeup and I’d choose something similar to the bun in the pic for my hair.
Here’s another colour I really like: yellow! This pastel shade allows you to wear a bold colour without risking too much. Plus if you’re still tanned from the last spring break you’ll look great in this shade. Once again I’d pair this modern, original dress with sparkling shoes. I’d go for nude lips and cat eyes and I’d style my hair in a high braid.
Short Dresses (here)
Lace has always been and always will be my favourite. So here’s what I call a “classic”: black lace. I do love everything about this dress: the shape of the skirt that reminds me of a tutu, the black bow on the waist, the see-through effect on the shoulders, the open back. I think all these elements make it really elegant but wearable at the same time. I’d pair it with nude shoes, smokey eyes and natural lips. A messy, side bun would be my choice for the hairstyle.
Vintage Dress (here)
Here’s another nude/black combo but this time in a long, vintage dress. The lace details on the see-through sleeves and skirt, the shape and lenght, the nude belt and inserts: everything in this sophisticated dress says haute couture. It’s what I love about it, the elegant, timeless attire combined with modern, young elements. I’d pair this dress, like the one before, with nude shoes, smokey eyes and natural lips. I would wear a beaded headband in the hair to complete the look.
Another pink/black combo from the vintage department but this time in a short dress with a modern twist. The embellished black lace on the top and the original shape and lenght of the skirt are my favourite elements in this dress that combines perfectly classic and modern features for a girly, fresh result. I’d pair the dress with beaded or black lace shoes and bubblegum pink lips. A high bun would be perfect to complete the outfit.
Red Dresses (here)
A beautiful red dress with a surprise on the back. I’d wear it with some daring shoes, probably in gold, big earrings and hair up to show the wonderful see-through lace on the back. An elegant gown with a feminine hint for a modern queen of hearts.. and possibly prom queen!
Blue Dresses (here)
This dress really impressed me at first glance. What I like the most is its original top with the blue gems and the whole embroidery. It makes me think of the deep waters of the ocean with its lively world, vivid colors and dancing waves. That’s why I would pair it with a fishtail braid, silver shoes and glittery eyes.
I hope you’ll enjoy the search for the perfect dress as much as the prom itself and I’m pretty sure www.promtimes.co.uk will be a part of your unforgettable success. Because if there can be only one prom Queen with these wonderful dresses every girl can be a fashion Queen!
My festive mani and I wish you all a very merry Christmas!
This last days have been all about gifts that don’t come under three so I’m already pretty satisfied with my presents this year! But I still love you, dear Santa!
Once again, have a wonderful Christmas’ eve and even a better tomorrow!!!
P.S. Both nailpolishes are from Pupa, the red one was in a beautiful kit as a Christmas present I opened early!
Le mie unghie addobbate a festa ed io vi auguriamo uno splendido Natale!
Questi ultimi giorni mi hanno portato regali inaspettati che non si trovano sotto l’albero, ma il mio amore per Babbo Natale resta sempre lo stesso, ovvio!
Di nuovo, tantissimi auguri a tutti voi, per oggi e domani!
P.S. Entrambi gli smalti sono di Pupa, quello rosso era un un kit natalizio che ho ricevuto per regalo ed aperto subito!
Here’s one of my favourite looks from the last days.
I wore a bikini in brown and cream crochet with some golden hints and paired it with a sleeveless minidress in light brown. I completed the look with some animalier flip flops.
An unusual safari look to face the jungle-beach!
Ecco uno dei miei look preferiti degli ultimi giorni.
Ho indossato un bikini marrone con crochet color crema e dettagli dorati e l’ho abbinato ad un miniabito a fascia in una tonalità di marrone più chiara. Ho completato il look con un paio di infradito con dettagli animalier.
Un insolito look safari per affrontare la giungla della spiaggia!
These last days have been crazy and that’s why I haven’t been posting in a while but since I’m a huge fan of football and I really love Brazil I’m back with a nailart post about the FIFA World Cup.
To be honest I feel a bit guilty about this mani because the italian team is the only one I do love and support but I really wanted to do a nailart with the colors of the brazilian flag. I think they’re perfect for a summer nailart and look even better with some sparkles on them. I used the traditional yellow/green/blue combo and added a sparkling touch to make it even more festive.
With all those Brazil collections everywhere I really couldn’t resist the temptation to do a nailart inspired to such a beautiful, charming country.. No matter where my italian heart stays.
All nailpolishes are by Pupa.
Yellow: Lasting Color Matt in 001
Gold Glitters: Lasting Color in 830
Blue: Lasting Color in 759
Blue Glitters: Mosaic in 005
Green: Lasting Color Gel in 080
Green Glitters: Mosaic in 006
Gli ultimi giorni sono stati folli, tanto che, mio malgrado, non sono riuscita neanche a scrivere sul blog. Il fine settimana mi ha dato tempo e modo di rimediare e, siccome adoro il calcio ed il Brasile (la terra, non la squadra) ho pensato di fare una nailart ispirata alla Coppa del Mondo 2014.
Da tifosa italiana mi sento un po’ in colpa per questa nailart verdeoro perché l’unica nazionale del mio cuore é indubbiamente quella azzurra, ma volevo davvero fare una nailart con i colori della bandiera brasiliana perché trovo che siano bellissimi e perfetti per l’estate, ancor di piú con qualche brillantino ad illuminarli. Ho usato la combinazione tradizionale di giallo/verde/blu ed aggiunto alcune paillette di diverse forme e colori per rendere il tutto ancora più brillante e festoso.
Con tutte le collezioni dedicate al Brasile negli ultimi mesi non potevo davvero resistere alla tentazione di realizzare una nailart ispirata a questa meravigliosa terra incantatrice, a prescindere dai colori del mio cuore.
Tutti gli smalti sono di Pupa.
Giallo: Lasting Color Matt in 001
Glitter dorati: Lasting Color in 830
Verde: Lasting Color Gel in 080
Glitter verdi: Mosaic in 006
Blu: Lasting Color in 759
Glitter blu: Mosaic in 005
Once again I thought to mix spring and winter in my outfit. I wore these new harem pants from Calliope with a floral print but in winter colors. To reinforce the idea I added a burgundy top with see-through lace on the back. To finish the look I wore a light pink cardigan and wedge sneakers in caramel.
A casual look with a romantic touch for a boho-chic mood.
Rings: Tally Weijl
Oggi, come ieri, ho pensato di abbinare nel mio outfit elementi primaverili ed invernali. Per ottenere l’effetto ho indossato i miei nuovi pantaloni morbidi con cavallo basso a stampa floreale, ma nei colori dell’inverno. Per ribadire il concetto ho abbinato un top borgogna con retro in pizzo traforato. Per completare il look ho scelto il cardigan rosa chiaro e le sneakers con zeppa nascosta color caramello.
Un look casual con un tocco romantico per un outfit boho-chic.
Anelli: Tally Weijl
If I hadn’t done it before I would have called this post “Lucky Sales” because both the dress and the shoes are great offers I found on sale. I bought the shoes first and the dress one month after but since the first moment I’ve had both I thought they would look really good together.
The puffy skirt is perfect with the Mary Jane pumps. I put them on and immediately felt like a doll with my pretty dress and my favourite model of shoes.
To complete the look I add some tights in nude with little roses on them. You all know how much I’m obsessed with embroidered tights and recently I’ve discovered this new combo (nude/black) and I’ve wore it a lot because it’s something new that I really like.
It was cold today so I had to add a ruffled bolero jacket in cream. An other girly touch was given by the cameo ring with a little white flower on it.
Se non l’avessi già fatto prima avrei intitolato questo post “Lucky Sales” perché sia il vestito che le scarpe che indosso sono grandi affari che ho fatto durante gli ultimi saldi. Ho comprato prima le scarpe e poi il vestito, ma fin dal primo momento in cui ho avuto entrambi ho pensato che insieme sarebbero stati perfetti.
La gonna a palloncino sta benissimo con le scarpe con cinturino sul dorso del piede. Ho indossato tutto ed immediatamente mi sono sentita una bambola con il mio vestitino ed il mio modello preferito di scarpe.
Per completare il look ho aggiunto un paio di calze color carne con roselline ricamate. É risaputo quanto io adori le calze ricamate ed ultimamente le ho scoperte in questa nuova combinazione (nude/nero) che mi piace moltissimo.
Siccome faceva freddo ho dovuto aggiungere un coprispalle con balze in una tonalità leggermente più scura delle calze. Ho aggiunto un ulteriore tocco femminile con un anello cammeo, con un fiore bianco su fondo nero e montatura dorata.