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Haiku

8 Sep

lovelies, a sudden burst of creativity just hit me, and i’m sharing the fruits of my mind with you.
here is a haiku of what is going on right now:

The cats stare at me
In my hands Harry potter
Cat stomachs rumble

Reading Potter book
Emptied suitcase on my bed
I hate unpacking

Fear of tan fading
Autumn is upon us now
Where has summer gone

hope you enjoyed it :)

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shoemanic

30 Nov

lovelies, i need to confess that i have a shoe addiction.
the thing that gives me great strength, is knowing that i am not alone with my condition.
but at least i’ve come to admitting it. that’s the first step, isn’t it?

i honestly don’t know how many pairs of shoes i own. but i do know that it’s still in the double digits… i think… no, it is. maybe i should get down to counting them some day. but then again i might really freak out and recoil in horror at the sheer number of shoes that will be laying around the floor.
ah i dream of the day, when i can have a whole room just for my shoes. or a room big enough to fit my shoes and my clothes. just looking at some of the shoe closets of some celebrities makes me want my own even more!
take a look:

rachel zoe’s shoe closet

khloe kardashian’s shoe closet (that’s not even all of it!)

christina aguilera’s closet (home to about 750 pairs!)

just wow, right?
i can fit in my closet just about the shoes needed for spring/summer and fall/winter respectively. it has a couple of top shelves that are really high up, so i stow away the unseasonal ones up there. however, it is still a bit of a pain, because i do have to really wedge every pair in there, and stack them on top of eachother…  here is a picture of my closet during spring/summer. you can actually see my timberlands and winter sneakers in the top part, below and behind them are boots and uggs.

not much space left…

of course it doesn’t help that i wear a size 41- my shoes are by default quite big! that is probably a reason why i do have so many shoes, because my size is a bit harder to find, when i do spot one that fits, i pounce!
i made a bet with myself, that for the whole month of october i wouldn’t shop for anything. ruthlessly nothing. and you know what? i did it! i went an entire month without buying so much as a t-shirt, nothing! i rewarded myself by buying a pair of shoes in the first november week. bam!

so pretty, couldn’t just leave them. no.

now that i’ve shared my main addiction (yes, there’s a couple of minor ones that involve bags and jeans…), i want to hear from you! what can’t you resist buying?

welcome, autumn!

6 Sep

hello lovelies!

happy september, and all the wonderful things autumn brings with it!

although fall doesn’t officially start until the 22nd of september, many are already mourning the demise of the summer season. you know, i was amongst them. my summer passed by so incredibly fast, and i didn’t even get a chance to fully enjoy it (i blame work!)! i went swimming about 3-4 times, and can honestly say that this is the least tanned i’ve ever been. like ever. boooo

i love wearing summer clothes- colorful dresses, cute tops and shorts, skirts and sandals- it was only normal that i was kind of saddened by september coming along so soon. 

however, i quickly changed my mind while browsing pinterest. almost every second pin was an autumn inspiration outfit, and it was just enough to trigger my fondness for boots, cardigans, shawls and leather jackets…

fall essentials!

 

effortlessly glam!

so cozy!

oh my darling darling fall clothes, fret not, because i cannot wait to wear you very very soon! 
i think that in the course of the next couple of weeks, i’ll be slowly transferring my extremely summery wardrobe to the unreachable heights of the closet– a special place where the out-of-season clothes go to rest, until they are needed again. neons and crazy colorful pieces are probably the candidates to be banished to the heights first, so that i can still incorporate some not-so-in-your-face summer things into early autumn outfits, but then i’m guessing that by mid-october i will have a purely fall/winter wardrobe again…

Not too long now, beloved boots, not too long…

x

bubblegum hair! or not?

9 Aug

hello lovelies!

hope everyone has been having a good week and that everyone is as excited as i am that tomorrow is friday!

 since my brain is already on weekend mode, i’ve spent my morning browsing pinterest (which bytheway, i’ve just discovered! i know, i know, super late, but better than never!) and stumbled upon some amazing pictures of hairstyles.

now, my hair is relatively untouched- when i was twelve i sprayed sun-in one summer, but that’s as far as i ever got to altering my hair, until two years ago i’ve tried henna for the first time. i used the reddish one, and it gave my dark brown hair a beautiful mahogany-red shine. right now, i’m in the mood for change! i’d considered jumping on the ombre hair bandwagon before, but after seeing these pictures, i’m seriously thinking of doing it!

<3

it’s a beautiful and understated look (well ok, not the pink one), and would fit well in a “regular life” scenario. i doubt i would go to such a blonde shade though, probably more honey blonde than white-ish platinum. 
i feel that if one doesn’t live in california, new york, london or melbourne, and/or isn’t an “it-girl” or a model, the pink hair might look a little odd- especially since i’m still working at a bank. maybe when i get a new, cooler job i’ll pink it up.

i would like to ask for your opinion, my lovely readers, and am asking you to vote in the below poll!
please help me decide what to do with my hair!
ps: if you don’t know how my mane looks like, you can see it here.

teeny wootd

4 Aug

hi lovelies!

i’ve just realised that it’s been ages that i’ve posted a work outfits of the days entry… i don’t know why, but i think because it’s been so warm, i really try to wear as little as possible, which sadly also means flipflops, very basic clothes and no accessories. not very exciting. not very worthy of being on the blog.
but i’ve found a couple of outfits on my phone, so i’ll give you these, along with a question: would single ootd or wootd entries directly from my phone be preferrable? easier?
i guess they would be faster and more direct for me, because i would just have to upload them from my phone as soon as i snap them. yes? should we give that a try?

here are the outfits:

t-shirt: asos
skirt: h&m
sandals: h&m

low luv horse leg necklace

t-shirt: asos white
jeans: h&m
sandals: wittner australia
necklace: low luv by erin wasson

*clubbing outfit* – i don’t go to work dressed like that :)

tank top: zara
shorts: versace for h&m (cruise collection)
shoes: wittner australia
necklaces: melissa agnoletti and market find

neon como

24 Jul

i was lucky to be raised in a beautiful little spot on earth, that is only 30 minutes away from the italian border.

trips to como were a weekly occurrence, often connected to market and restaurant visits.
como has some amazing restaurants and trattorie that serve pasta in any which way, but also make amazing risottos, meat, chicken and of course- pizza. somehow most of the food seems tastier and lighter when eaten in italy, really! i always feel that the ingredients are fresher, richer and less heavy than say, an italian restaurant somewhere else (with the possible exception of ticino).

but this post is not about food- it’s about the mercato di como, a charming street market which happens 2-3 times a week, usually tuesday and saturday. it’s packed full of clothes, shoes, accessories, makeup, linens and towels- pretty much everything anyone might need, ever. 
what caught my eye this time, was the sheer amount of neon clothing offered in almost every stall… in vienna, neon is relatively well spread this summer, from eye-catching accessories, to t-shirts and pants, but i haven’t yet seen anyone dressed head to toe in neon. not even to an 80’s theme party. apparently italians (or maybe it’s just the comaschi?) feel that there can’t be too much neon. in every color. all over.

neon everywhere

as far as the eye reaches

i have a question for you: how much neon is enough neon in your opineon? (puns!)
would/do you  wear neon?

the outfit I wore for the day was comfy and practical, and my nails (rimmel, 270 hot shot) would have given barbie a run for her money:

shorts and top h&m (top with a bit of diy)

color extravaganza

4 Apr

i finally had time to paint my nails- i apologize for the smudges and the less-than-perfect cuticles, but it was a spur of the moment decision :)

after reading kelly’s blog entry about catrice sold out forever– a stunning mint shade with microglitter particles i had to go get this beautiful color! and of course i picked up two more, for good measure: hip queens wear blue jeans and meet me at coral island. blue jeans is a beautiful denim blue with microparticles of blue and silver glitter- very special! and coral island is (as you guessed) a fresh pinky-orangy coral shade that is perfect for spring!

i didn’t have any time to dedicate to my nails these past two weeks, so i was craving color, and lots of it! so i just picked out 10 bottles and went for it!

left hand: the colors i used are: essence viva la green, catrice sold out forevercatrice pimp my shrimp, catrice meet me at coral island and catrice hip queens wear blue jeans.

sold out forever and viva la green

meet me at coral island and pimp my shrimp

the right hand:

colors used: look comet, look grass, rimmel hot shot, catrice birdy reloaded and mwah australia aqua. i was positively surprised by birdy reloaded- it also contained microglitter! it’s such a fun shade!

aqua, birdy reloaded, hot shot, grass and comet

these colorful nails put me in such a good mood! i’m off to make lunch, and then i’ll pack!

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