Saturday, November 28, 2015

Italian winter wishlist

The cold, the rain and the wind say it all: it is official winter time. The long, hazy days of summer are behind us and we are set to spend the next few months battling the elements on the way to work, shivering as we shop and cheered only by the thought of Christmas coming up in only a month’s time. Thank heavens for the array of amazing winter styles that are available for us to invest in; if anything’s going to get us through the dark, murky winter days it’ll be looking and feeling fabulous thanks to our statement clothing choices. This season, the A/W 2015 runways were full of covetable looks, uplifting pieces and popping accessories that are perfect for dispelling the gloom of dark winter days. Italian designers, in particular, offered a plethora of luxurious styles that we are looking to emulate this season. We have come to expect refined pieces from the runways of Milan, which look to embrace femininity and sophistication with clean lines, natural silhouettes and sumptuous textures. Here are the three Italian pieces we’re craving this winter:

 Prada suit

Suits may not be a standard everyday look but if we were ever to invest in a polished suit for work or for an alternative evening look (see Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse), we’d make sure we’d head to Prada. This season, Miuccia Prada created a series of suits in a variety of rich hues that had soft rounded forms. Gone were the power-suits of old, and in their place were pieces that still had structural integrity but lacking the severity of harsh shoulder pads and sharp lapels. Combining both double-breasted and single-breasted designs and decorated with heirloom jewellery and brooches, these suits are perfectly adapted for the modern woman who wants to make an impact but wants to be completely comfortable and colour-complemented as she does so.

Gucci beret

We know, we know: berets are traditionally a French accessory. But this season at Gucci, under the new creative directorship of Alessandro Michele, berets came right to the forefront. Anyone who has seen Julia Roberts’ performance in Mona Lisa Smile will understand the effect a good beret has in helping to create a relaxed, understated but ridiculously chic look. In popping red and luxurious teal, the berets at Gucci will complement any ensemble, giving your look an element of old-school sophistication and bookish charm. Plus, they’ll successfully protect your hair from any squally wintry words that will inevitably try and ruin your hair.

Dolce and Gabbana roses

Combining elegant feminine cuts with printed or embellished flora and fauna is a sure-fire way lift spirits during winter. Dolce and Gabbana did just that with a selection of dresses, tops and skirts that sported luxurious red roses. Their collection took inspiration from their mothers, and so they sought to recreate their classic bella donna style by using this romantic flower in a variety of forms and on a variety of backgrounds. Shop similar styles at Dolce and Gabbana’s roses were a big hit with the likes of Diane Kruger and Helen Mirren who both made an amorous statement with the help of this Italian pair. Uplifting, feminine and glamorous, Dolce and Gabbana’s rose collections will lend your look a rich and empowering feel, proving that florals and winter can go together hand in hand.

♥ kiss

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My Day

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So many dresses and nothing to wear?!... been there, done that!

Se há situação que me dá “stress” é preparar e decidir o que vestir para uma festa de gala ou para um casamento. Desde decidir que comprimento do vestido usar até ao mais pequeno detalhe de acessórios….TUDO me dá um stress desgraçado. Até que tenha tudinho decidido sinto um fardo em cima que me tira a paz de espirito. Não sei porquê de me sentir assim, mas a verdade é que até chegar o dia da festa, ir a um evento desta natureza é uma enorme chatice! Depois claro assim que a festa começa tudo passa e como qualquer outro convidado divirto-me…à grande!

De entre as várias preocupações quando estamos a escolher o que levar, o fantasma mais “típico” é o de aparecer alguém com um vestido igual ao teu :O (pânico!) eheheh. Na verdade, vendo da perspetiva otimista, ok encontraste alguém com bom gosto como tu, mas…na verdade todas dispensamos tal “coincidência”! Portanto, quando estamos a pensar no que levar vestido começamos por riscar da lista ZARA’s, MANGO’s etc…especialmente da temporada atual. Arriscar nalguma destas marcas só se for algo de uma qualquer estação bem anterior, mas depois há a questão de já estar “fora de moda” (exceto se se tratar de algo com corte intemporal, mas lá está, se assim for o mais certo é ter um corte demasiado clássico para o que pretendemos).

E por fim!!...o top dos tops…quando queres comprar efetivamente um vestido, corres um shopping inteiro e NADA de jeito! Se for preciso passas o ano a esbarrar com lindos vestidos esvoaçantes que adoras mas pensas “não tenho casamentos este ano” ou “raramente vou a festas”, ou “não vou estar a gastar isto tudo para uma situação que não sei se vai acontecer” e ainda “eu sei lá se depois me vai apetecer levar isto vestido”… Quando precisas de comprar?... NADAAAA…um drama como sempre :D

Há uns dias apresentaram-me a Aisle Style. Depois de uma volta atenta à loja fiquei agradavelmente satisfeita com os excelentes feedbacks que encontrei e não menos importante, com os preços! Vestidos lindíssimos que não custam fortunas!

Deixo-vos aqui os meus preferidos para várias ocasiões.

Going to a fancy party or even a weeding and have to decide what to wear always give stress. Decide which length of the dress, decide the shoes, decide the accessories...EVERYTHING give me such stressful moments! Until I have everything decided and clear in my head I feel like I carry a burden in my back! But in the end, when the party starts everything "goes away" and I enter mode party on.

One of the most common "problems" on deciding what to wear is crashing up with someone with a dress just like yours (PANIC!). In an optimistic point of view, oh well someone has a good sense of style just like yours, but...we all prefer not to experience that "coincidence". And so when we are deciding what to choose we start to leave behind Zara's and MANGO's and any other fast fashion brands. Unless is something from a far season, but or it will be out of fashion or being so in temporal probably will to classic. And who wants classic to party?!

And in the end, the top of top's issue...when you need to buy a dress, you run an entire mall without liking a single dress...that's right... You spend the year not buying that fantastic dress you saw somewhere because you had no party on you agenda and then when you have you can't find a single dress you like.

And here you have! All your problems solved! Some days ago I got to know Aisle Style and I had to share you guys! After a careful "tour" around www feedbacks for this store I was very satisfied with it! Pretty nice dresses at and very affordable prices. All feedbacks about quality are great and that is, for me, the most important when online shopping!

I chosed some of my favorites. Hope you love them too:

This is a sponsored post, all image selection, comments, content and opinions are honest and only mine.

♥ kiss

Monday, November 2, 2015

The one million dollar question...(sort of!!)

You remember me getting a 30% discount on some Adidas Superstar right?

Well it was as far as mid August! And 8 days ago (weeks and weeks of waiting) they say that Adidas could not answer to so many orders for that shoe model, and they were official and completely out of stock in Portugal... REALLY??? After all this time? You just give the money back and did not even contact me explaining why? (I just noticed some extra credit on bank account and then contacted them).

I got really....REALLY pissed off about it...

But, it is what it is and so I move on...and found...oh yes!!

Drums please! :D

A store WITH Adidas Superstar that still have small sizes!!! Yayyyyyyyy yes! If you were as desperate as me searching for a store who still have them (in size under EU42!! LOL)...stay tuned on this post!

And the best part??? (Yes there is an EVEN better part...) They are SO MUCH cheaper than any other place I found before. They cost only €63,50 plus shipping! Isn't this awesome?!

If you are looking where you can buy Adidas Supertar you can stop now! You can found them on Footasylum! Based on UK.

Of course I did not think twice and ordered my UK3 as fast as speed light!

They did not arrive yet, but if I love them has I image... Santa already have the message:

Such cuties!! 

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Just because...

...I'm not just a shoe lover... 

Shoes are definitely the key to my heart! But I'm running out of space for shoes. My shoe closet is full (obviously only until I find some other heels I fall for!!) and so my mind started to surf trough....THE HANDBAGS! Oh dear, the last 2 years I've been loading it with tons of handbags. The last "craziness" you read about it here. I did not had the "courage" to use it yet...she is sooooo damn perfect! ahahah I'm such a foolish girl sometimes!

Today I felt for these two from Zara.

I love them! Both totally on the budget. The first is so classy! And the second is the perfect alldayalongwitheverything kind of bag.

♥ kiss