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!

Merry Christmas!

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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!

Dresses Wonderland!

Lately I’ve been searching a lot for some elegant dresses. It’s that time of the year full of festive parties with co-workers, friends and relatives and I’m more than glad to take the chance to wear fancy, sparkling outfits. 

Just like every month and season lace is still my favourite both for sophisticated and relaxed occasions. I love keeping it classy and classic with black lace but on these days I also like daring with colours and wearing it in other shades, especially red and green of course! Chiffon is also a good choice for me especially in puffy, short skirts and fancy dresses. 

I did many researches in stores, obviously, and even more on the internet and that’s where I found an interesting, useful, pretty site: http://www.promtimes.co.uk.There are so many options, styles, colours and fabrics that you just can’t leave it without finding exactly what you were looking for. And even more. There are so many choices for different occasions and body shapes and the most of the items are highly discounted.

In this huge offer I did a little selection and I’d like to share it with you all.

Let’s start with something classic on this time of the year: red dresses! (here)

Talking of lace...

Talking of lace…

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…and of chiffon skirts!

Diamonds are a girl's best friends!

Diamonds are a girl’s best friends!

Sexy and festive in a stretch dress

Sexy and festive in a stretch dress

Another favourite: blue! (here)

Embellished top and chiffon skirt

Embellished top and chiffon skirt

A delicate see-through

A delicate see-through

Classic on the front, sexy on the back!

Classic on the front, sexy on the back!

Baby blue, tutu skirt and lace for a modern ballet dancer

Baby blue, tutu skirt and lace for a modern ballet dancer

A classic and, once again, one of my favourites: black! (here)

Let's start with something classy

Let’s start with something classy…

...and continue with something modern!

…and continue with something modern!

Lace top and puffy skirt is always a good idea!

Lace top and puffy skirt is always a good idea!

Keeping it sexy...

Keeping it sexy…

Pink lace inserts and see-through chiffon on the back

Pink lace inserts and see-through chiffon on the back

Finally, if you’re lucky enough to go to the prom… (here)

Short dresses (here):

Bustier top and black/white combo

Bustier top and black/white combo

A romantic look for a modern pricess

A romantic look for a modern pricess

Pink lace and a cute bow

Pink lace and a cute bow

Girly in black lace, sexy in a see-through back

 

Long dresses (here):

Stunning like a bride

Stunning like a bride

Embroidered flowers and emerald green

Embroidered flowers and emerald green

And now what I would wear on prom

Rock and elegant in black lace and see-through chiffon

Rock and elegant in black lace and see-through chiffon

Romantic and elegant in  pastel lace and a long chiffon skirt

Romantic and elegant in pastel lace and a long chiffon skirt

It was pretty hard to pick just some dresses but I tried to make a choice according to my personal taste and trying to show you different styles. I highly recommed to you all to visit the website for your personal selection.

Every single piece is available in more than 20 colours and they ship worldwide. 

Enjoy!!!

Sangria (red) love!

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I’ve been searching for this nailpolish for months but it had gone sold out so quickly that I just abandoned the idea to buy it. Until I found it unexpectedly some days ago. And on sale!

I wanted it so badly because it’s the perfect wine red, that “sangria” red perfect for this fall/winter. So I had really high expectations on the final result but I have to say it was even better than I expected. It’s exactly the shade of red I’ve been searching for months and I’ve always wanted.

It took two coats for this gelly, super glossy result and it definitely didn’t need any top coat on it. I think it’s really sophisticated, elegant but wearable all at once and I really recommend it to you if you’re a burgundy lover (or should I say obsessed?) like me!

Nailpolish: Pupa Lasting Color Gel in 92 (Paris Experience collection)

Ho cercato questo smalto per mesi, ma ne avevano venduto ogni singolo esemplare subito dopo l’uscita, così mi ero arresa all’idea che non lo avrei trovato. Finché non l’ho trovato, del tutto inaspettatamente, qualche giorno fa. E scontato!

Lo volevo così tanto perché é il perfetto color vinaccia, quel rosso sangria così in voga quest’anno da diventare colore dell’autunno/inverno.

Ovviamente avevo grandi aspettative sul risultato finale, ma devo ammettere che le ha addirittura superate. É esattamente la tonalità di rosso che cercavo da mesi e che ho sempre voluto.

Ci sono volute due passate per questo finish brillante, glossato, perfettamente coprente. E non c’é voluto neanche il top coat! Lo trovo molto sofisticato ed elegante, estremamente portabile e versatile. Be lo raccomando se, come me, amate il borgogna (la mia é più un’ossessione, lo so!).

Smalto: Pupa Lasting Color Gel in 92 (collezione Paris Experience)

Welcome Fall!

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After a cold, stormy summer and a hot october finally today it looks and feels like fall. During this time of the year I love wearing warm tones, not only on my clothes but in my make up and on my nails too!

That’s why I decided to wear a new nailpolish in one of my favourite shades: burgundy. This one is from the “Daring Game” collection by Kiko. To be honest I was looking for a lighter wine red but I’m still satisfied with this purchase: I really like its glossy finish and original packaging. Plus it is a long lasting nailpolish, at least on my nails!

Lately I’ve been a bit lazy about nailarts but I have to say this nailpolish looks really good even on its own. So I’ll keep it this plain for now but I’m pretty sure I’ll come back soon with something more elaborate!

Since I’m still looking for a Sangria red nailpolish I ask you all to give me any suggestion. Thank you and welcome fall… Finally!!!

Nailpolish: Poker Nail Lacquer by Kiko in 04 (“Intuition Wine”)

Dopo una lunga estate inaspettatamente fredda e piovosa ed un ottobre troppo caldo oggi, finalmente, sembra essere arrivato l’autunno. In questo periodo dell’anno più che mai amo indossare tonalità calde, non solo nell’abbigliamento, ma anche nel makeup e sulle unghie.

Per questo ho scelto uno smalto in una delle mie tonalità preferite: il borgogna. Nelle foto ne indosso uno dalla collezione “Daring Game” di Kiko. In realtà stavo cercando un rosso vinaccia leggermente più chiaro, ma sono comunque soddisfatta dell’acquisto perché questo smalto ha un bellissimo effetto gel, un packaging elegante ed insolito ed una durata molto soddisfacente.

Ultimamente sono stata un po’ pigra con le nailart, ma devo dire che questo smalto non ne aveva davvero alcun bisogno, bello com’é anche da solo. Lo terrò così finché riuscirò a resistere alla tentazione di qualcosa di più elaborato.

Sto ancora cercando il perfetto rosso sangria quindi vi chiedo di consigliarmene qualcuno. Grazie e… Benvenuto autunno… finalmente!!!

Smalto: Poker Nail Lacquer di Kiko in 04 (“Intuition Wine”)

Beach Waves

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No iron, styling or product.
The only way to show off some perfect beach waves is to GO TO THE BEACH!

Here’s my hair some hours ago. Just after a morning spent at the beach.

I love this feeling, this summer wildness and freedom. Hope you all are enjoyng it!

…perché onde da spiaggia come queste si ottengono in un solo modo: andando al mare! Non ci sono ferri, pieghe o prodotti che tengano. Soltanto l’acqua salata, il vento e la massima naturalezza.

Questa é una foto dei miei capelli appena tornata dalla spiaggia, qualche ora fa.

Adoro questa sensazione: la libertà e la sregolatezza dell’estate. Spero che tutti voi ve la stiate godendo!

Busy Bee

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Before I go to bed I want to show you the colorful blouse I wore yesterday on a warm day of spring.
I bought it, on sale, a couple of months ago and I really couldn’t wait more to wear it!
It’s really soft and comfy but also glamorous with its beautiful floral print. I paired it with plain black leggings and my beloved Superga in yellow.
Black and colors, clouds and sun, work and fun… A mix of all these elements in my outfit for an other busy monday.

P.S. I also posted a pic to share with you my makeup. A super natural look with a hint of green under my eyes.

Blouse: Sisley

Prima di andare a letto voglio mostrarvi la blusa colorata che ho indossato ieri, durante una calda giornata primaverile.
L’ho comprata, in saldo, un paio di mesi fa e non non vedevo davvero l’ora di indossarla.
É morbidissima, leggera e comoda, ma anche stilosa, con la sua bellissima stampa floreale. L’ho abbinata ad un paio di semplici leggings neri ed alle mie adorate Superga, stavolta in giallo.
Nero e colore, nuvole e sole, lavoro e svago.. Un mix di tutti questi elementi nel mio outfit per affrontare un altro lunedí pieno di impegni.

P.S. Ho postato anche una foto per mostrarvi il makeup di ieri. Un look estremamente naturale con un tocco di verde sotto gli occhi.

Blusa: Sisley

Super powers!

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Everyone needs some extra power on mondays and I got mine from this new nailpolish by Maybelline: “Power Red”.
It’s a beautiful, classic red.
It looked fine after two coats but I decided to add another one to make it perfect.
I also changed a little bit the shape of my nails after years of squared nails.
‘Cause mondays are always good for changes!

Have a nice week everyone!

Il lunedí abbiamo bisogno tutti di qualche energia in più e per questo ho pensato che il mio nuovo smalto fosse perfetto per oggi. “Power Red”, di Maybelline, é un bel rosso classico dal finish brillante. Mi piaceva già dopo due passate, ma ho scelto di aggiungerne un’altra perché fosse perfetto.
Ho anche cambiato un po’ la forma delle mie unghie, arrotondandole leggermente, dopo tanti anni di forma squadrata.
Perché i lunedì sono sempre perfetti per iniziare qualcosa di nuovo!

Buona settimana a tutti!

Casual Chic in the Cold

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Here’s what I wore today on a cold, grey day.

The blouse is from Mango and I’m wearing it for the first time today. Its simply elegance makes it really versatile: super chic with classic trousers and high heels or casual with jeans and boots. Today I went for the casual style but I’m pretty sure I’ll try something different pretty soon.

I also added a red cardigan on it and completed the outfit with a chandelier earring in red and purple.

Blouse: Mango
Cardigan: H&M
Jeans: Zara
Earring: Pimkie

Ecco quello che ho indossato oggi, in una giornata grigia e stranamente fredda.

La blusa é di Mango ed oggi la indosso per la prima volta. La sua semplice eleganza la rende estremamente versatile: estremamente chic con un paio di pantaloni dal taglio classico e sandali alti o casual con jeans e stivali. In questo caso io ho scelto lo stile casual, ma sono sicura che non passerá molto prima di provare qualcosa di totalmente diverso.

Ho aggiunto anche un cardigan rosso fragola e completato l’outfit con un orecchino chandelier rosso e viola.

Blusa: Mango
Cardigan: H&M
Jeans: Zara
Orecchino: Pimkie

Blossoming

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Here I am… again!!! This time to share with you what I wore today. Like I said before I’ve brought with me many spring piece and today I mixed some of them in my outfit.

I wore my new floral pants from Calliope and a top with silk and lace details in a beautiful strawberry red. To finish the look I added a blu cardigan. But the real final touch was the warm, sunny weather!

Top: Intimissimi
Cardigan: H&M
Pants: Calliope

Eccomi qui… di nuovo!!! Stavolta per condividere quello che ho indossato oggi. Come ho giá detto ho portato con me molti capi primaverili ed oggi ne ho indossati alcuni dei miei preferiti.

Ho scelto un paio di pantaloni nuovi di Calliope, a stampa floreale, e li ho abbinati ad un top rosso fragola con dettagli in seta e pizzo. Per completare il look in cardigan blu chiaro, ma il vero tocco finale é stato il tempo mite ed assolato.

Top: Intimissimi
Cardigan: H&M
Pantaloni: Calliope