Certainties 


When it comes to fashion I like to play with my style, to mix and match and to try new things. I also love to pick my daily outfits according to the mood and since it varies a lot so does my style! For all these reasons I can go from the most comfortable, casual outfits to the classiest ones but there’s one thing that never change and has stayed exactly the same for years now: my love for lace tights. No matter how many of them I already own, there will always be space for another pair! 

Tights: Calzedonia 
Nella moda, come nella vita, sono molte le cose che mi incuriosiscono ed appassionano e quando si tratta di vestiti ed accessori non mi tiro mai indietro se si tratta di sperimentare e mischiare le carte in tavola. Spesso scelgo i miei outfit in base all’umore del giorno e siccome questo varia molto, e velocemente, lo stesso fanno i miei look. Per tutte queste ragioni mi piace passare dagli outfit più sportivi e comodi a quelli più sofisticati, a volte nel giro di poche ore. La moda é in divenire ed insieme ad essa il mio stile, ma in mezzo a tanta trasformazione c’è comunque spazio per alcuni punti fermi. Tra questi, le calze ricamate. Non importa che nel mio cassetto delle calze non ci sia più posto, ci sarà sempre spazio per un nuovo paio di calze!

Calze: Calzedonia


 

Annunci

Nomen Omen 


Some days ago I finally bought my first Mac lipstick. Before this purchase I was already sure that after trying one of those legendary lipsticks on my lips I would have never been able to wear something else. And I was right. 
To start this love story I wanted a shade I could wear every day, something that would emphasize the natural colour of my lips without being too plain (I heard they call them MLBB lipsticks: My Lips But Better). I do love the colour of my lips, a cherry red with a hint of purple, but sometimes it’s hard to find a natural, almost naked, shade that’s not too pale on them and that’s why I picked my first Mac lipstick very carefully. 

After trying on some different, and beautiful, shades I went for “Amorous”, a mauve with a satin finish (I’m not a fan of matte lipsticks on my dry lips). The colour is a bit more intense than I expected but it’s still really wearable and versatile. On my lips it looks like a trendy purple, not too far from the shade I was looking for in the beginning and, more important, it feels like you’re wearing no lipstick at all. Seriously, I’ve never tried something so comfortable on my lips. The smooth texture and intense, glamorous shade are to die for, or to fall in love with! I mean, love it’s even in the name of this gorgeous lipstick! 

P.S. I knew it would have been the beginning of a new era. And that’s why the day after my first purchase I bought another lipstick, “Spirit” and I’m already thinking of the next one. Oh, love! It can be so overwhelming!


Alcuni giorni fa ho finalmente comprato il mio primo rossetto Mac. Rimandavo da un po’ perché sapevo che dal momento in cui fossi entrata nel fantastico mondo Mac non sarei più riuscita ad indossare altri rossetti. E adesso posso dire che avevo ragione. 

Per iniziare volevo un colore per tutti i giorni, e per diversi makeup, una tonalità che enfatizzasse le mie labbra senza discostarsi troppo dal loro colore naturale. Ho le labbra di un ciliegia freddo, e non me ne lamento, ma a volte trovare un rossetto nude che non sembri troppo chiaro può essere difficile. Per questo ho scelto con molta attenzione. 

Dopo aver provato varie tonalità, tutte stupende, ho infine optato per “Amorous”, un malva dal finish brillante (le mie labbra si seccano facilmente quindi non compro quasi mai rossetti matte). Il colore é leggermente più intenso di quanto mi aspettassi, ma resta comunque elegante, portabile e versatile. Su di me assume dei riflessi freddi, sul viola, che adoro e che comunque non si allontanano troppo da quello che considero un nude. Inoltre é come non indossare assolutamente nulla sulle labbra. Davvero, non ho mai provato un rossetto che fosse così confortevole e leggero! La consistenza morbidissima ed il colore pieno, intenso, mi hanno definitivamente conquistato, facendomene innamorare come previsto. Non vedo come avrebbe potuto essere altrimenti, visto che l’amore é perfino nel nome! 

P.S. Sapevo che sarebbe stato l’inizio di una nuova era. A dimostrazione di quanto avessi ragione il giorno dopo ne avevo già comprato un altro, “Spirit”, e sto già pensando al prossimo. Ah, l’amore! 

Bra-blems

Every outfit is made by many different elements: starting with the clothes and ending with the accessories and the details, without forgetting the fabrics, the prints and the styles, everything matters. To me an outfit is a way to express not only my style but also my mood and for this reason I like to vary a lot, from the fanciest to the edgiest looks. I consider clothes not only something to wear on but a powerful way to express my personality, every aspect of it! That’s why I carefully pick what I wear every day but I’m even more attentive when it comes to underwear. I’m really demanding about it because if the outfit matters, telling something about you, what you wear underneath is even more important to make you feel confident and at ease.

I like my underwear to be really comfortable and stylish at the same time and it took me a very long time to find the perfect combo between these two essential aspects, especially when talking of bras. Accroding to my experience the first step is finding the right style for your body features: this solution alone could solve all your bra-blems in one second but if it’s not enough you can find some useful tips in the following chart. I thins it’s pretty helpful since it sums up the most common problems with bras like loose or tight straps and bands. After reading it now I tighten my straps at least once a month and when I buy a new bra I start wearing the band a bit looser.

Bra-blems

Because of the many bra-blems one could have it’s really important to find a brand that offers an easy solution to them all, just like Third Love does! Starting with a guide (and even an app!) that analizes the body features and finds the perfect fit for every breast and going on with beautiful option in styles, fabrics and sizes on their website you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for while also having a relaxing and satisfying shopping experience. If you prefer a bra that disappears under your clothes you can go for a smooth fabric while if you’re a lace lover you can choose between lacy details or the feminine beauty of an all lace style but if you’re looking for some extravagance you will also find modern elements like fancy straps. This great offer will allow you not only to find what best represents your style but also what fits you the best, in a perfect mix of comfort and glamour. Different cups for different shapes, half cup sizing to satisfy every need, memory foam cups for a dreamy comfort: Third Love has a stylish solution for every bra-blem and if you’re reading this you can also have a 15% off your entire order, using the promo code BRABLEMS (expiring the end of 2016).

No more bra-blems, women. No more!

Moody Monday

  

In a bad mood and in my new cardigan by H&M. I really like the see-through effect, the shape and the length. It’s perfect for this time of the year especially here where we have a couple of days of real heat and then a whole week of winter. It’s also really versatile: you can wear it in a casual outfit, just like me today, with printed leggings or plain jeans or pair it with a fancy dress. It has already begun one of my favorite spring pieces.. Even on a moody Monday like this! 

Di pessimo umore nel mio nuovo cardigan di H&M. Adoro la leggera trasparenza, la lunghezza e la forma. Inoltre é perfetto per questo periodo dell’anno, soprattutto da queste parti dove si alternano giorni bollenti e settimane di clima invernale. É anche molto versatile: si può indossare, come me, su un paio di leggings stampati o jeans lisci oppure con un abito casual. Sicuramente é già diventato uno dei miei capi primaverili preferiti.. Perfino durante un lunedì nero come questo! 

Prom Queen

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)

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Romantic Look

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.

Spring Shades

Spring Shades

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)

Black Drama

Black Swan

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)

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Haute Couture

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.

Pink chiffon/black lace combo.. with a twist!

Pink chiffon/black lace combo…                  …with a twist!

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)

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            Queen of Hearts

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)

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        Goddess of the Seas

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!

A deLushious break!

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These days I’ve got a lot on my mind but this little, deliciously scented box distracted me.. at least for a couple of minutes!

On my last visit to Rome, some days ago, I went to Lush to buy a scrub for the lips. I had heard many fabulous things about it and I really wanted to give it a try. After a tour of the store and so many scents confusing my nose I bought “Santa’s Lip Scrub”: a cola flavoured lip scrub in a limited edition. I loved ti so much that I decided to do some shopping (read major damage) online.

The result is in the pic above. The box arrived really quickly with four samples and a note from the shop assistant. And it immediately made the whole house smell so good!

I’ll write some posts about single products but for now here’s a list of my purchases.

Lip Service: Lip Balm
It’s Raining Men: Shower Gel
Bohemian: Soap

All the following items are from the Christmas limited edition.
Snow Fairy: Shower Gel
Celebrate: Body Lotion
Snowcake: Soap
Buch de Noel: Cleanser

You can find all this product (and so much more) here.

In questi giorni ho molte cose per la testa, ma questo pacchetto profumatissimo é riuscito a distrarmi un po’.. Per un paio di minuti!

L’ultima volta che sono stata a Roma ho fatto una visitina da Lush per comprare uno scrub per le labbra. Avevo sentito molte cose favolose su questo prodotto e volevo provarlo da un po’. Dopo un giro del negozio ed il naso stordito da un tripudio di fragranze ho scelto “Fai Labbrava”, uno scrub all’aroma di frizzine alla cola in edizione limitata per Natale. L’ho amato talmente tanto fin dall’inizio che già il giorno dopo ho deciso di fare un po’ di shopping online (o meglio seri danni online!).

Il risultato é ben visibile nella foto sopra. L’ordine é arrivato molto velocemente con quattro campioni ed il biglietto di una commessa. Ed ha immediatamente invaso la casa con un profumo delizioso.

Vi parlerò di nuovo di alcuni dei prodotti, ma per adesso ecco la lista dei miei acquisti.

Baciami: Balsamo Labbra
Nonsibeve: Bagnoschiuma
Conosci la Terra dove i Limoni Profumano: Sapone

Tutti i prodotti seguenti fanno parte dell’edizione limitata natalizia.
Fate Voi: Bagno Schiuma
Celebrate: Crema per il Corpo
Biancaneve: Sapone
Buch de Noel: Detergente Viso

Potete trovare tutti questi prodotti (e moltissimo altro!) qui.

Pin Up Feeling

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Here’s what I wore to go to the beach today.
I’ve bought many skirts like these in the last months and even if I usually don’t like high waists I had to make an exception for them.
The one I wore today is probably my favourite with its tiny, pink flowers. I paired it with a plain cotton tank in green (my favourite shade on this summer).

When my mom saw me she said I looked like I pin up and even if I hadn’t thought about it I like the idea so much that I used it in the title.

I’m still getting into the real summer mood but girly, colorful outfits like these are really helping through these cloudy days!

Tank: Calliope
Skirt: Tally Weijl

Oggi finalmente le nuvole ci hanno dato una tregua (illusoria, ma meglio di niente!) ed io ne ho approfittato per godermi la spiaggia poco affollata.
La gonna che ho indossato é una di molte simili che ho comprato egli ultimi mesi. Normalmente non amo i capi a vita bassa, ma per queste gonne ho scelto di fare un’eccezione perché mi piacciono molto.
Quella che ho indossato oggi é probabilmente la mia preferita, con i suoi piccoli fiori rosa. L’ho abbinata ad una canottiera semplice di cotone nel mio verde preferito per questa stagione.

Mia mamma quando mi ha visto ha detto che sembravo una pin up ed anche se non ci avevo pensato affatto l’idea mi é piaciuta talmente tanto che l’ho usata per il titolo del post.

Non sono ancora entrata del tutto nel clima estivo, per qualche strano motivo, ma questi outfit pieni di colori e femminili mi stanno decisamente portando nella giusta direzione.

Canotta: Calliope
Gonna: Tally Weijl

To the beach!

Finally today I was able to go to the beach and enjoy some sun and crystal clear water before it started raining. I wore a new bikini with a bandeau top and my new dress from H&M. I bought this … Continua a leggere

Summer Essentials

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I have already shown you my travel companions, especially bags. This time I want to talk to you about my to go kit for summer. I love Nivea products all year long but on summer they’re just unbeatable. At the beach they protect my skin while it gets tanned; under the shower, and immediately after, they rehydrate perfectly my dry skin. I also love the purifying face masks and, most of all, the makeup remover. Finally they all smell so good and are also available in smaller sizes, perfect for shorter trips!

Here are my summer essentials. What about yours?

Vi ho già mostrato i miei compagni di viaggio preferiti, borse più che altro. Stavolta vorrei parlarvi del mio personalissimo kit per l’estate. Uso i prodotti Nivea tutto l’anno, ma d’estate soprattutto non posso proprio farne a meno. Li uso in spiaggia per proteggere la pelle, sotto la doccia ed immediatamente dopo per reidratarla. Mi piacciono anche le maschere purificanti per il viso e, ancor di più, il latte detergente. Tra l’altro hanno un profumo buonissimo e si trovano anche in formato mini, perfetto per viaggi brevi e bagagli leggeri.
Questi sono i miei prodotti essenziali per l’estate, quali sono i vostri?

Summer mood

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After an other long, busy week here I am with a new mani!
This time I used “Amazon… Amazoff” by OPI, an intense green with a pearly hint and a glossy finish. I’m so in love with this gorgeous shade that I painted also my toes in the same colour. I used two coats to have a brilliant, perfect, gelly finish.
Another great nailpolish from OPI, once again an unusual shade for summer but such a beautiful color to match your boldest bikinis, maxi dresses and even your suits!
I wore it to start officially my summer, it was a crazy year for me, full of unexpected changes and new things. In the last week I’ve worked and studied for my last exams, now it’s time to get some rest and enjoy my family and friends. With a bright colour on my nails, obviously!

Nailpolish: “Amazon… Amazoff” by OPI Brazil Collection.

Dopo un’altra lunga settimana piena di impegni, eccomi con una nuova manicure!
Stavolta ho usato “Amazon… Amazoff” di OPI, un bellissimo verde petrolio, intenso, con un tocco perlato appena accennato ed una coprenza favolosa. Sono innamorata di questa tonalità stupenda, brillante e sofisticata al tempo stesso. Sono bastate due passate per ottenere la coprenza ideale ed un finish glossato molto bello.
Insomma, un altro meraviglioso smalto di OPI, un’altra tonalità insolita per l’estate, ma un colore stupendo e versatile, perfetto da abbinare ai bikini più colorati, a vestiti maxi stampati e addirittura ad outfit formali.
Per me segna ufficialmente l’inizio dell’estate, dopo un anno folle, tra cambiamenti inaspettati, impegni e novità. La scorsa settimana ne é stata il culmine, ho finito di lavorare in biblioteca e fatto gli ultimi esami all’università, adesso é tempo di fermarsi, riposare e godersi la famiglia. Con una manicure perfetta, ovviamente!

Smalto: “Amazon… Amazoff”, Collezione Brasile di OPI.