Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Summer's end

As I see everywhere signs that fall is approaching (colleagues are getting organized for their children going back to school, stores are full of fall clothes in darker colors and school supplies, and it seems like the entire blog world can't wait for it to be fall - which I understand, since fall can represent a new beginning), I can't help but feel a bit nostalgic.
I will miss my weekends - and after-work afternoons - at the beach, dinner on the balcony, long days and light clothes. There is something about summer that makes me feel relaxed even during a normal workweek, as if I was always on vacation.

 And don't even get me started on summer fruits. Peaches, watermelon, plums and red ripe tomatoes are just not the same during winter.
So, I have this bittersweet feeling, and I am trying to hung as much as possible to summer. The air is slowly getting crispier in the morning (although is still so hot during the day - and sometimes the night) and this makes me sad...

So, I'll keep swimming in the sea and dining on the balcony - and eating watermelon - for as long as I can!

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Hi everybody! Hope the week went well, and you are set for a great start of your weekend.
Here are some readings to waste some time...
  • Some lovely pictures
  • A review of several drugstore BB creams (I personally really like the Garniér one)
  • The What-if Game - something I should remember when I feel overwhelmend or worried...
  • Angie wrote a series of posts on closet review and editing. I especially liked this
  • Love this outfit!
  • And last but not least, a list!
Happy weekend everybody!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thoughts on age-appropriate dressing

Lately, I have given quite some thought to the concept of "age appropriateness".
Actually, I should say, I have come to doubt the way I dress, especially at work. I am afraid it could be not age appropriate.
See, I am almost 40, I am pretty respected at work both for the way I work and for the way I tend to present myself to others (I am pretty quiet, able to be concentrate on what I am doing for hours, quite well read, don't speak with any obvious accent, am able to hold a conversation with our bosses and clients at dinner when we happen to travel for work, speak a couple of languages), and I am worried the way I dress could not convey my "seriousness".

In a way, I am lucky at work there is quite a relaxed environment, also dress-wise, besides I wear a lab coat most of the time, and when I don't, I wear a blue shirt-and-pants uniform.
But when I go to offices, or to have lunch - which are the moments when we see other people from every depatrtment on the company, including out President and CEO, what I am wearing is pretty visible.

For example,  I am afraid the shape I prefer for skirts may be too young for my age and my profession:

 And what about the dresses?

 I am even questioning my choiche of nail polish! Is this not-professional?

...and let's talk about my "lollipop fuchsia" pedi...

I don't know. Looking around at work my situation doesn't seem so dramatic. But somehow I keep questioning my fashion choices at this point. Besides I don't have the budget right now for a complete wardrobe renovation...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lovely readings

Hi there! I was supposed to publish these links yesterday, but I got really sick and was able only to walk from bed to couch and back. So, here are today!

Happy rest of the weekend to everybody!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sorry for the long hiatus...

...I didn't expect it to be THAT long!
This is a picture from our wedding reception a friend of us took - with her smartphone!
I promise I'll have other pictures soon.
It all went exactly as we wanted, it was actually very relaxing for both of us.
Despite all my friends' and colleagues' warnings, I DID sleep the night before - pretty well I have to say: I even didn't hear the alarm!
Honeymoon went well too - I'll have picture of it too.

For now, I am enjoying my last week of vacation.


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