Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Rome


I had planned to spend some days in Rome hence a fortnight ago I packed my things .
I  don't like to carry big suitcases and so ...don't expect to see me wearing special clothes!

The bridge


I chose  one of  my white bags


a long dark skirt and a Linen t-shirt with flats 
( I packed  long skirts because they don't require tights and flats because they are the best shoes with very long skirts ).

August's temple 


 I went through the wonderful city

Trevi fountain 

 In which I used to go  often many years ago.
 There, I have been living the love story with the man who is my husband now .


Bernini's fountain ( la barcaccia)

The journey brought to mind a lot of happy memories....

Pantheon 

And I have been walking for many hours a day ! 
( as you can see too many for my small dog)


Rome is a fantastic city and not only for its beauty. There is something so special in it!
When you are really tired  there is a magic place where to have some rest : Trinita' Dei Monti 


and we three were sooooo tired! 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Thank you



Last week I asked for some help. 
I couldn't find a good translation from Italian and many of you suggested me the correct one....
( I should have said rubber or waxed cotton instead of gum ).

I know I have much to learn yet in order to make my English-speaking  fluent and I sometimes think that my followers are very kind to keep on reading my posts...


So today I want to thank you for your patience and  for your help to improve my English ...


To my look now! 
I am wearing a linen cardigan with a blue pencil skirt.
The cardigan has been made adding a metallic fibre
for a most creased look...


No matters how long you iron  the cardigan : you can never ever produce a different look!!
Funny, isn't it ? 
It's a sort of...shabby chic style perhaps...


In spring with sudden  changings of weather and temperatures,  I need smart ( and stylish ) ideas to stay comfortable!
Today it's chilly here and I am wearing leggings to keep my legs warm ...


Have you ever worn  leggings with a pencil skirt? 
I added my small handbag for a most grown-up style.


Afternoon at home today and some time for taking photos on the balcony where my plants are blooming! 


The sun is shining inside me despite the rainy day...

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Raincoat part two ( or the wall )


This is my second raincoat : it is blue and made from gum.
( which I think is a  bad translation...can you help me? )


It has a polkadots print in the inside
and it's perfect in rainy and windy days ... 
 Spring is when we have unstable weather here. 



 To say hello to the new season I  wore my bag with flowers.

Max Mara  


Do you remember my flats? They have been a good purchase! 
I only hope not to become too used to flat shoes ... high heels are sooooo nice! 


The other title of the post is "The wall"
You know, in my opinion there is a delicate beauty in ruined buildings
and they have many stories to tell. 


I can feel the echo of past time.
Sometimes on the old walls  lights and shadows produce pleasant effects.


Spring it's here.  But I  still have to put away most of  my winter stuff.  I am a wise girl and  want to be sure I won't need them anymore until autumn. Have you already done the hard job? 

Trussardi 

For the time being I have taken  out some cotton sweaters in  soft  colours.


And my gray and white skirt...

I hope you had a joyful   first week of spring!


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Raincoat and ... a new trend! ( but not sure)


I bought this raincoat at a  very reduced price because its belt was missing. 
It didn' t represent a big problem to me since I own many...


I found one in the bottom of my closet which is like the inside part of my bag! 
( it's something that always surprises me when I find the exact thing I need and I didn't remember to have! ) 
What a pity it is not well visible in the photo!


The day before yesterday  we had the perfect weather for wearing a raincoat 

Tod's


Being a key piece for spring , you can see many on the pages of  magazines.
Do you prefer a classic piece  in a neutral tone or have you got  one in a different and unusual style ? 


Nothing special for me underneath.  I matched black and blue.
Old rules say no to the combination  and many people find it is not a good one, but I like it.
( besides, if Armani uses it so often...why shouldn't I??? )

dan 


Blue and yellow necklace

dan 


Copper earrings with blue gemstones 


Have you  noticed?  I made a not matching pair this time! 


Why not?  It could become a new trend before long ...
You can never know! 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Casual outfit

Moschino 


What do you mean when think of a casual outfit? 

Marella 


My idea of casual is a pair of blue jeans ...


I am not very fond  of denim ( on me ) but since my closet is a very democratic place
( probably due to the fact that I am a shopping addict ),   
you can see some denim  in it.

I Blues


Next to  many other pieces  of course !
I matched denim to a white shirt with blue lace details. 
White seems to balance the casual look and make the outfit more my taste ...


 I decided for an extra touch of  white : my white OBag.
With mild temperatures it too terribly needed a spring outfit!  :-)
So I fixed  rope handles and bought a snake printed dress ...


Also my jewelry had light colour tones.

 

There were a very strong light around and smiling people...


Relaxed look today and not in the mood of hairstyling  ...


...Simple but genius! A  great step ahead for (wo)mankind...
:-)

Sunday, 5 March 2017

How to tie a scarf



 I happen to get some inspiring ideas from other blogs about colour combinations 
or how to style clothes 


And so, today I want to share a way to wear a long  scarf
( which a shop assistant  taught  me )


In the case you need an extra idea!


To make it clear I sketched how to tie...


Underneath the scarf ( so expertly tied! ), I wore my last made-by-myself  necklace


Which I prepared out of  spring colours beads.


On Sunday I visited a monastery and shrine  in Pianezza. 
It is not an ancient buildings  but was built  on the ruins of the previous one
which was built in 1647.


I thought the place would have been a good background.
It was a clear day, with mild temperatures. 



And, talking about mild temperatures, 
It's time for socks here ... I have already taken mine out!
:-)