Wednesday, July 09, 2014

New In: My Shopping at Yamamay and Stradivarius

Finally, within a few hours, I will allow myself some relax at the seaside: an unscheduled last minute short holiday at just the right moment, because this was what I really needed!
I haven't had the chance yet to go to an H&M's store and purchase those fabulous bikinis I saw on their online store (of which I talked here) – I'm at my parent's house in Sicily and it takes more than an hour by car to get to the nearest one. Never mind: yesterday I went for a walk and bought two bikinis on sale at a Yamamay's little store.
As you can see, in both cases, I have paired the top with the bottom: in sales time we have to do with what we've got. ;)
Since I haven't done it yet, I also show you the tropical print bomber jacket – I love it, its fabric is so light, impalpable – and the crochet shorts I had purchased at Stradivarius before I left from Pavia.
I hope tomorrow there won't be any storms here! It seems that the bad weather will arrive soon in Southern Italy too...
So, I will be away from my blog until the end of this week and perhaps it will be difficult for me to visit you back on your blogs. But, if I don't do it soon, surely it will be after my return. ;)
Kisses and 'till the next!

Finalmente tra qualche ora potrò concedermi un po' di relax al mare: una breve vacanza last minute fuori programma, ma che capita a fagiolo, perché ne ho proprio bisogno!
Non essendo potuta andare da H&M – mi trovo in Sicilia dai miei e lo store più vicino è a più di un'ora di strada – non ho ancora preso quei favolosi costumi da bagno che avevo visto sul sito (di cui vi avevo parlato qui). Poco male: ieri ho fatto un giretto nel mio paese e, approfittando dei saldi, ho acquistato due bikini in un negozietto Yamamay.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Boho Chic Inspiration: a Mango Total Look

Today I show you a look with boho chic vibes. A mix embellished with gilded details, where beige shades combined with black prevail.
The preeminent items of this look are amongst the main fashion trends of this summer: an openwork cotton vest with fringes, a lace floral top and leather espadrilles. I have chosen to style them with a pair of ethnic printed shorts, a tote bag, a necklace with chain and aviator sunglasses. The ensemble is from the Spanish low cost brand Mango.
A comfy outfit, perfect for a day in the city, but also for a night out in the seaside resort where we are spending our holidays.
I hope you like it!
Have a nice weekend and 'till the next!
Oggi vi mostro un look dal sapore boho chic. Un mix impreziosito da dettagli in oro, in cui predominano le tonalità del beige abbinate al nero.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Summer 2014 Low Cost Fashion: I'm fond of H&M Swimwear Collection

I still haven't decided where I'll go on holiday this summer. As usual, probably I'll make a trip abroad, but the destination is still unknown. Meanwhile, I spend my time visiting the online stores of fashion brands picked at random, in search for something attractive to put in my luggage.
It has been during one of these online tours that I have chanced upon H&M swimwear collection. Very interesting, indeed!
H&M offers a wide range of bikinis – which I usually prefer than swimsuits – in line with the summer 2014 trends. With fringes, polka dots or stripes, embroidered, with the animal print or colourfully patterned, in the 50s or in the navy style... in other words, for all tastes.
I have selected my favourite ones, which I show you in the pics below. The beachwear collection of the Swedish low cost fashion brand also offers some pairs of shorts that I find adorable.
Since we don't have the H&M online store here in Italy, I will have to go to a shop. Of course, even though they are very cheap, I cannot buy everything. So, please, help me to choose :)
'Till the next!
Non ho ancora deciso dove andrò in vacanza quest'estate. Molto probabilmente farò il mio solito viaggetto all'estero, ma la meta è ancora da definire. Nel frattempo mi diletto visitando a random gli store online dei vari fashion brand, per vedere se tra le loro proposte trovo qualcosa di appetibile da mettere in valigia. Ed è così oggi che mi sono imbattuta nella collezione di abbigliamento da mare di H&M. Davvero mooolto interessante!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Daniel Wellington Watches: the Preppy Style Time

Today it's a great pleasure for me to show you my Classic Trinity Lady, a watch that perfectly embodies the preppy style of the Swedish brand Daniel Wellington.
This brand was born from an idea of Filip Tysander, its founder, who was inspired by the class of Daniel Wellington, a British gentleman, that he had met during a trip. Tysander was fascinated by Wellington's effortless and unpretentious class. Moreover, he was intrigued by its habit of wearing his watches on old Nato straps.
In its collections for men and women, Daniel Wellington offers elegant, thin and refined watches, with a classic and minimalistic design. You can opt for models with leather straps or with colourful Nato straps (as I did). The straps are interchangeable with those belonging to the same collection and can be purchased separately.
Having been invited to choose my favourite watch, I opted for the Classic Trinity Lady, because I really like its navy pattern, which can be perfectly combined with some of my clothes.
As you can see, in these pics I wear it in a plain sporty-casual outfit, mostly made of basic items. However, I don't rule out the possibility to show it to you paired with fancy prints in the future. For instance, yesterday I wore it together with a lively colourful floral bomber... definitely I have to show it to you! ;)
Well! Before I say goodbye, I invite you to visit Daniel Wellington's website, where you can also get 15% off on every purchase by using the code SUN-STYLEXIS, until July 20th.
'Till the next!

Con immenso piacere, oggi vi mostro il mio Classic Trinity Lady, un orologio in perfetto stile preppy del brand svedese Daniel Wellington.
Questo brand è nato da un'idea di Filip Tysander, il suo fondatore, il quale venne ispirato dalla classe di Daniel Wellington, un gentleman di nazionalità britannica, che incontrò casualmente durante un viaggio. Ciò che affascinò Tysander fu la semplice e disinvolta raffinatezza di Wellington. Inoltre, fu colpito dal modo vezzoso di indossare i suoi orologi con antichi cinturini Nato.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A '50s Style Outfit with Contemporary Contaminations

I hesitated before publishing these pics, because they were taken the day of my car accident: some hours later the fool deed happened. But then I thought it would have been pointless not to do it. Moreover, the photos are nice and I'm better now... Ok, that's enough: I want to archive this bad experience for good and go ahead! :) Before I do that, I have to thank those who have been virtually with me, leaving sweet messages on this blog and on my other social media. Thanks girls, I've really appreciated it! A big big hug!
And now let's talk about the retro style look of these pics.
There are two diametrically opposite things when I shop that make me particularly proud: spending my money on expensive designer bags, shoes and clothes I've drooled over; or, vice versa, finding by chance real bargains on which I spend nothing – human oddities: each to their own. After that, it is even more galvanizing for me to create a “democratically fashion look” by pairing them in the same outfit.
More or less, this is the story of my paisley print midi skirt, bought at a street market in Milan. I paid for it one Euro! Yes, it's true! Neither low-cost brands' prices such as Zara, H&M and Mango are so competitive!
I've styled this midi skirt so as to create a '50s-style outfit with some contemporary contaminations, given by the sporty touch of the bomber jacket and the romantic mood of the lace top.
Let me know what you think about it!
'Till the next!

Ero indecisa se pubblicare queste foto, perché risalgono al giorno dell'incidente. Qualche ora dopo sarebbe accaduto il fattaccio. Ma poi mi son detta che sarebbe stato stupido non farlo. Del resto le foto sono carine e adesso sto molto meglio... Basta: voglio archiviare del tutto questa brutta esperienza! :) Prima però non posso non ringraziare coloro che, con i loro messaggi lasciati su questo blog e sui miei social network, mi sono stati virtualmente vicini. Grazie ragazze, vi abbraccio forte forte!
Ma adesso parliamo del look dal sapore un po' retrò di questi scatti.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

... Still Alive

I'm back after an absence of more than ten days, because of a bad car accident in which I was involved last weekend.
It was a destabilizing experience especially from a psychological and emotional point of view, but luckily I'm recovering and I'm better now.
So, today I won't show you one of my outfits and I won't talk about dresses, shoes, bags or about this summer trends. But I promise I'll do it again very soon! :)
In the meantime, have a nice Sunday and 'till the next!
With love,

Ritorno dopo più di dieci giorni di assenza, dovuta a un brutto incidente stradale che ho avuto lo scorso fine settimana.
È stata un'esperienza destabilizzante soprattutto dal punto di vista emotivo e psicologico, ma per fortuna adesso sto meglio e mi sto riprendendo. 
Perciò oggi non vi mostrerò uno dei miei outfit, né vi parlerò di vestiti, scarpe, borse o dei trend di questa estate. Ma tornerò a farlo molto presto! :)
Quindi per adesso vi saluto e vi auguro una buona domenica.
Con affetto,

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Outfit: an Intimissimi Lace Dress and Vintage Jewels

Finally last Saturday I wore one of the two lace dresses bought in February at an Intimissimi's store (I had already talked about them here).
I know, it's been a long time since then and, being very hot now here in Italy, I think I won't have the chance to wear it again before September. Regarding the other Intimissimi dress, I've never wore it yet. It is still hanging in my closet with its tag on :(
In the outfit of the pics, I combined this dress with some accessories of the past seasons: a pair of Burberry beige sandals, a Scheilan bag with big sequins and an H&M necklace with an heart pendant.
To complete this ensemble I choose two pieces of  antique jewellery: a golden watch and a ring that belonged to my grandmother (whom unfortunately I haven't had the chance to know).
I hope you like this look.
'Till the next!
Finalmente sabato scorso ho indossato uno dei due abiti in pizzo acquistati a febbraio da Intimissimi (ve ne avevo già parlato qui).
Lo so, è passato un bel po' tempo e, poiché il caldo infuria, mi sa proprio che non avrò modo di rimetterlo prima di settembre. L'altro non l'ho ancora indossato: è appeso nel mio armadio con l'etichetta intatta. :(
Per quanto riguarda gli abbinamenti, ho scelto degli accessori che possiedo già da qualche stagione: dei sandali color corda di Burberry, una borsina di Scheilan con pailettes giganti e un ciondolo di H&M a forma di cuore.
Completano l'outfit due gioielli antichi. Si tratta di un anello e di un orologino d'oro che appartenevano a mia nonna materna (che purtroppo non ho mai conosciuto).
Spero questo look vi piaccia.
A presto!