Saturday, February 15, 2014

Look what I just found!


I was reading this week's Grazia, and I found a neat article containing four recipes inspired by four runway dresses. The author is a blogger, Anna Marconi, who blogs at Taste of Runway, both in Italian and English. Her blog is full of recipes inspired by fashion, such as the above black rice with scallops and brandy.
I really think this is a genius idea!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A fantasy Valentine's day outfit

Valentine's fay!



Anna Field red t shirt, $30 / Blazer / Even&Odd Pochette - nero - Zalando.it, $34 / Les Néréides Oorbellen goudkleurig, $75

This is what I'd wear if I was going to a date with husband this Valentine's day. Unfortunately, he's working the night shift, and with my belly I wouldn't be able to fit in these jeans. But I love this outfit nonetheless: it's refined but not too elegant. And I seriously want those shoes.

If you want more date looks, jump to Long Distance Loving for plenty of them!  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

An outfit . 30 weeks!

I just hit 30 weeks, and I can't believe I am 3/4 of the way!
Here's the outfit I wore on Saturday to run some errands:


Sweater - Prénatal (hand me down from sister)
Jeans - H&M mama
Chelsea Boots - Geox
Ear studs . Conbipel

First time I am wearing this maternity sweater from my sister . it's comfortable and soft, and I like that it's not too loose on the back.
And here's a picture of my belly!


It's getting bigger by the day!!!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Link love!








Hi! Isn't the above storage solution awesome? I don't have this kind of closets at home, but if I had I'd definitely copy this. Plus, it seems so easy, just a rod and some Ikea pieces... 
Our little girl's nursery is coming together, although we still need a mattress for the bed and she'll have to share her space with daddy's electric drum, at least for the beginning. I need to buy and paint some letters to put on her bed.

Now for this weeks links:

Happy reading!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Armani Privé

These are some images from the Armani Privé collection presented at the Paris Haute Couture fashion shows I saved on my computer. I couldn't help being amazed by all this beauty. Love all of it: the textures, the color (especially the blue), the head wrapping scarfs, big earrings, natural makeup. It's all very classic but novel.























Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Review time!

These are makeup products I have bought lately, mainly to substitute stuff I had finished or had expired. I was very happy with some of them, and very bummed with others.
Let's see...

The good:



















Pupa Vamp! Stilo Liner
I needed an "easy" liquid liner, and I found it! It's unfussy, goes on well and has a decent staying power. The only negative thing is that sometimes I have to trace the line again over the first line, as if the line wasn't filled enough at the first try (hope I make sense). Overall, a good product, and I paid about 11€ for it, which is not too much here.



Volum' Express The Original MASCARA VOLUMIZZANTE
Maybelline Volum'Express Mascara The Classic.
I bought it out of frustration after thrying the NYC one (see below). It's a good one, it does its job, and I found a two-for-one deal. It's not going to change my life, but it's a great basic mascara.


Now for the bad:


Baby Lips
Maybelline Baby Lips
It's pretty, and I really wanted to like it, especially because on the web it looks like  it's a favorite by many. I picked the peach color. But it really doesn't do anything for me. It has no lasting power. It's not really hydrating. I much prefer my classic Labello lip balm, which costs about 1/5 of this (it's something like the equivalent of classic Chapstick).



NYC NEW YORK COLOR CITY CURLS MASCARA
NYC City Curls Mascara
It's very cheap, and now I know why. It looks like I didn't even try applying mascara (husband asked why I wasn't wearing mascara!) and whatever remains on my lashes manages to go into my eyes shorty after. Definitely a no-no!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Link love!

Winter to Spring 2014. Fedora love with the pop of neon in the lining, so fun! ::M::

I am starting my (short) list of lovely links with this look. I love everything she is wearing! The non structured sweater with neon piping, skinny jeans, and especially the bag and shoes. I really can't wait to wear "normal" clothes again...
Here are a couple of other links that really cought my attention this week - sorry two out of three are baby-related...:
  • How to prevent winter dryness. I really have to try this. The chlorine in the swimming pool water is extremely drying, and I hope this can help somehow.
  • A maternity capsule wardrobe! I noticed my current wardrobe is composed more or less by these items, plus leggings and a couple of tunics. It really is the bare minimum a working pregnant woman needs.
  • Raise healthy eaters is a website about - well - educating the little ones to a good nutrition and a good relationship with food. It contains recipes and suggestions, and it's definitely worth reading.

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