Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Vintage Silk Jackpot

A silk shirt for 1 (correct O-N-E!) dollar is an acquisition that gives you an amazing feeling, and truly passionate vintage shoppers understand that well: nothing really compares to finding such a little gem in between junk. A great bargain is always a special shopping experience, only for me, second hand shop bargains are 10x better, like a little drug that I always keep coming back to.

Silk shirt & jeans? Definitely yes, for a refined casual look in the spirit of "Working class girl goes Lady"

My Style Tip: Oversized shirts are always to be combined with slim bottoms, otherwise you might look like Alice shrunken in Wonderland. It's important to use the right "accents" in order to define your shapes, despite the XL top. I like the combination with a statement necklace to put an accent on the neckline. When not wearing anything on top of the shirt, I always choose rolling up the sleeves to reduce some of the "oversize effect" and define the silhouette in the upper part of the body. Use belts or tuck it in to define your waistline.

Sweater Jacket: Mango, Shirt & Bag: Vintage, Sun Glasses: Gucci; Boots: BBUp

Location: San Francisco, California

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ocean Breeze and Zebra Print

Helloooooooooooooo...still around :) and still struggling with too many things to do and too little time to fit them all into a 24h day! Blogging was left a bit aside due to other passions, but since I missed you and since some of you missed me (thanks for the sweet messages), I am back sharing some pics from September last year (yes...that old!!!) with you, featuring a double print look.

My Style Tip: dare to combine prints!!!...We have heard on and on since we were small and clueless that print & print do not go well together, ever! Well, I would disagree, cause if you follow some very, very basic rules...different prints can love each other! Rulz: 1. go for a similar color palette on the prints chosen and 2. go for only two, maximum three different prints at once. Easy, right?


Aztec Print Jacket: H&M, Brown Sweater: Mango, Zebra Jeans: Angel Kiss; Bag: Gap, Boots: BBUp
Location: The 17 Mile Drive, going from Monterey to Carmel, California

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Summer Memento

 Sending some warm summer, holiday vibes your way :) No worries, pics are from July, while now I am enjoying autumn in the office, like most of you...

In terms of what I was wearing on that happy day in Lisbon, this look illustrates how I just adore to combine textures, colors and  styles: the delicate, nude boudoir chic dress,made of light chiffon, my most adored green wool sweater (it belonged to my mom in her college years), a vintage khaki belt, the chunky, brown wedge sandals, the sporty bag, which I take to the beach or to the office, an all-rounder :) and the huuuuge rose pendant, which is really at the very thin border between chic and totally kitsch.
You tell me if this combinations works!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Grass Green, Turquoise & Metallic Silver

Hey Sweeties,

enjoying some lovely days at the seaside and quickly sharing a simple & comfy summer night outfit idea with you.
My Style Tip: Make sure you own a simple, light, viscose or cotton dress in WHITE for this summer. Use bold statement necklaces in powerful colors to accesorize it and go for flashy shoes, either in style or color. Flat sandals in a metallic silver look could be an idea. If it get's a bit chillier at night, dare to go for another strong, electric color in addition to the necklace to make the whole outfit pop. Keep the make up light, let your skin breath :)


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer comes in Stripes

For me stripes and Capris just scream out summer and always make me think: sea, sun & sandy beaches! Regardless of trends, I guess I'll always wear striped shirts, they're a permanent resident in my overcrowded wardrobe. You can combine stripes with simple jeans for an unsophisticated look or go for powerful colors like electric blue, coral, green to make it pop....or, what I love most: is wearing stripes with various prints. They go great with flowers, geometrical shapes or whatever fun print you might (the print on my new fave skirt - to be shared soon).
Enjoy your striped summer, honeys!

T-Shirt: Bershka
Sweater: Vero Moda
Pants: Primark (5 Eurooooooos!!!)
Belt: Mango
Clutch: Primark
Shoes: Il Passo

Friday, July 6, 2012

Holiday Colors

My Sweeties, today due to me being in my Friday=always happy=almost holiday mood, I am sharing the very short story of my new favorite summer dress with you, along with some lovely pics from a perfect getaway to Sicily. Of course, a story with a happy end :)

It started out with this amazing fabric I found in one of the second hand shops I browse thru regularly...Price: 3Ron (0.65 Euro) for about 2.5 m...YES, a steal!
 And then it continued with this Burda pattern,

that I slightly modified and that my most talented mom turned into THIS... You Like?

Any exciting holiday plans to be shared? Do tell!