COMFORT ORIENTED

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Pictures by: Rubens

Well, these couple of weeks are going to be thin on outfit pics, since I’ve lost my camera man to holidays. Anyway, I think I can manage something… we’ll just have to see.

I have to mention the weather as of late (seems like small talk, but trust me it’s not). There has been a huge change in temperature and I’m so grateful because I can now go to bed and actually sleep (with too much heat it was impossible, so the fresh sea breeze is deeply appreciated). Plus now waking up and not sweating right after stepping out of the shower is a plus as well. Sorry for the over share! But that’s not the point. These outfit pics were taken a few days back when the high temps were still having a laugh at me, so comfort and lightweight pieces were my main concern. I opted for my pj trousers, trainers are best for walking back home from work and this great tee. (Sadly I didn’t get an image from the back detailing, what was I thinking! You would’ve loved it… it’s open)! By the way, thanks to my dear cousin and wife who gifted me this T-shirt for my birthday… a breton top is always a nice idea!

T-shirt: Massimo Dutti, Trousers: COS, Trainers: Adidas, Bag: Saint Laurent

THINKING BEIGE…

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Sweatshirt: Steven Alan, Trainers: Adidas, Shades: Asos, Skirt: Pixie Market, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Headphones: Navigator

WITH A RUSSIAN VIBE

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Pictures by: Rubens

I don’t recall, and probably because I’m starting to loose a bit of my memory at this age of mine (not quite yet), but I think I haven’t worn this fantastic dress enough and haven’t told you how it came to be in my closet. When I saw that Vika Gazinskaya had done a collab capsule collection for & Other Stories, I just couldn’t contain my emotion and I was so excited when I saw this dress that I had to buy it right that very second (I suspected, and was right, that it would sell out as fast as a jack rabbit in front of a prairie fire). Anyway, the minute I hit the checkout button, something just wasn’t going right with the Other Stories website, I changed browsers, same thing. I even considered using my always dormant Explorer browser, but I came to the conlcusion that the website was just collapsing, overloaded by every gal like me who wanted a little piece of Vika. After several -and I mean SEVERAL- attempts, I just gave up… sort of. I was at the office at the time and had started to blame the lousy wi-fi instead. The darn clock apparently was dragging its feet that day, me being in a foul mood after my failed purchase endevour, but time to go home finally arrived and I ran out of that door before you could say Gazinskaya! (Remember the rabbit from before, that was me). Just imagine how much I wanted that dress (that by the way looked ravishing on the model, not so good on me though but love it still) that as soon I was safely seated on the bus I took out my iphone, went into the online store and pressed ‘checkout’ one more time. It worked! I had made it mine at last… had it been the internet, the web? Didn’t matter at that point. I kept smiling all the way back home.

Dress: Vika Gazinskaya for & Other Stories, Socks: Asos, Slides: Birkenstock, Belt: COS, Shades: Céline

To my dearest Amy Wilmot who had to suffer that day because of my shopping addiction. Thanks for lending the laptop hun!

LETS PAUSE…

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I have to pause for a minute and pay tribute to someone who, even if I didn’t know personally, did get to my heart in several occasions. Granted this is mostly (if not only) a style and fashion blog, but moments like this make me just want to spill my guts out, and that’s what I need to do right this second. After all, this is my little personal space online… right? (and yours as well so you’re welcome to comment). I don’t want to speculate what went on with Robin Williams, what addictions or sufferings he might had had, what I want to say is that for me, from where I stood, he was a rare gift and a spectacular human being. As an actor he was genius, and I think much of his own personality shone through every character. Probably my first memory of him was as Mrs. Doubtfire, he made us laugh and he made us cry… Hook is a film I’ll watch whenever it’s on TV, even if I don’t own it, I can’t resist it when it’s on and maybe it’s because I feel some kind of relation since just like him (so fit to play the adult who was a child at heart) it appears my mum has never really grown up either! I could go on and on about the movies I love because of him, Aladdin (he really was a genie), Good Will Hunting, Awakenings, The Fisher King… but I just want to end up this ‘piece’ with my utmost favourite, Dead Poets Society. I too had a teacher that made me want to devour books and she did in fact awaken my taste for the classics and poetry. Although, she wasn’t in any way ‘unorthodox’ about her teachings (I don’t think Williams’s character was either) she reminded me of Mr. Keating. I remember I just couldn’t wait to get to English Literature class! Anyway, this for me made a difference and I want to say goodbye in a suitable way (cheesy as it may be):

“O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
                         But O heart! heart! heart!
                            O the bleeding drops of red,
                               Where on the deck my Captain lies,
                                  Fallen cold and dead.”
We will miss you!

ON A TENNIS MOOD

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Pictures by: Rubens

It had to be this way, got the Stanies, break in the Stanies… right away! It happens with me and things I really know have been a ‘good investment,’ aka I simply adore at first sight, I wear them the minute they’re in my possession. Of course, the new pair of Adidas couldn’t be an exception, after all I’ve been looking for them for months! I decided to get them in green, because my trainer collection has grown exactly this way: Topshop grey/yellow trainers, Opening Ceremony pair in black and blue, Adidas Originals in white and black stripes and Golden Goose with blue detailing. Ergo, I couldn’t in good conscience get another white and blue duo, right? So there I was holding the blue and the green, and that reasoning (which happened in about 2 seconds or less) made me ask for the green matching shoe and run to pay for them, as if everyone in the store was secretly desiring MY new found treasure and were ready to take them away from me. (Neurotic much?) Anyway, as you can see, the story had a happy ending (otherwise I wouldn’t be sporting them). Hurray!!!

Tee: Zara (linen collection), Skirt: Whistles, Trainers: Adidas Stan Smith, Shades: Dolce & Gabbana

NOT AS GREY AS IT SEEMS

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Well some new stuff seems to have fallen into my closet… Fine, I gifted myself some pretty things for my b-day, just had to do some shopping. It was implied… right? Anyway, will not say anything more until the time comes to wear these lovely acquisitions. In the meantime, leaving you the links though…

Ps. There’s something about grey this season, I just cannot resist it!

Jumpsuit: Zara, Jumper: Zara, Necklace: COS, Rings and earrings: Aristocrazy

HEY MICKEY!

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Pictures by: Raquel

There’s probably no character more popular than Mickey Mouse, and just a few seasons back Marc Jacobs pulled him out of whatever trunk the poor rodent was being kept and brought him back to life. True, it never disappeared in the eyes of Disney and kids all over the world, but for us grown ups, well it was the most unlikely icon. Anyway, here comes Marc and makes him as fashionable as ever! I fell in love immediately (as I do so often) with the cropped Mickey top, but unfortunately at the time I wasn’t about to spend what its alluring price tag marked. Sad and Mickey-less, the idea of it never left my mind. (If you didn’t notice the mouse was literally everywhere! Even fashion week)! So here I am now, sporting a much more budget friendly -I would like to say version of it, but it’s not even close-  Mickey tee. It hasn’t calmed my previous cravings but it is a good stand-in.

T-shirt: Junk Food (men’s), Trousers: COS, Shoes: Dries Van Noten, Bag: S. Laurent, Shades: Dolce & Gabbana

THE BUSINESS OF TURNING 30-SOMETHING

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I’m coming clean here (although you may know it already). I’m not your average blogger, I’m not skinny, I don’t have the desired body type and I’m not magazine material. At least, I don’t think I am. Still, what I know for sure is that I have some style ideas worth sharing. Anyway, the most ‘shocking’ difference between me and other fashion-bloggers out there, is the fact that I’m not in my twenties anymore (that ship sailed long ago). Again, even though I’m not in the usual age-range, I’m confident there should be a little something for everyone.

Today, I’m turning thirty- … yeah, like I’m going to tell! You just have to know it’s somewhere in between 30 and 40 (oh my little infinity, yep I just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars, great btw). I feel fabulous though, even knowing I don’t look like a model (I never did, not even in my 20s) and now more than ever I’m re-running that SATC episode where Carrie gets featured on the cover of a magazine, with the title “30 and fabulous?” splashed right there on top of her, let’s face it, not that stunning pic. I’m definitely going to side with her anyway, it should have been an exclamation point! So, happy birthday to me… I’m feeling like wine here, getting better with age! (Modesty just left the building).

NEW FINDINGS

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Dress: Pixie Market, Top: Equipment, Trainers: Lacoste, Earrings: Rue Gembon, Trousers: Kenzo, Cardigan: Topshop

WHERE HAVE YOU GONE JULY?

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Sad but true… another month has gone by, and with my holiday smacked right in the middle of it, I have not been the best of bloggers. So, here’s the little outfit recap I’ve got for July. Promise more to come this August!