Tuesday, March 31, 2015

sea of shoes II

sneakers-keds (i re-laced mine with leather laces)

sometimes i second guess myself and question why i buy so many shoes. then i discover one of my favorite pairings ever and i sigh in relief that i'm not completely insane after all. in fact there might be method behind the madness.

so here is installment n. 2 focusing on skirts (you can read n.1 here).

wishing you all find your perfect match (shoe-wise, obviously)!

Monday, March 30, 2015

spring madness

earrings-j crew (similar here)

shopping-wise i've been all over the place, just like this crazy spring we're having.

there have been many impulse buys (some still in the mail, possibly) and many returns.

two things have stuck, and they couldn't be more different: a pair of statement earrings in versatile navy that i've been wearing almost non-stop (i'm all about the earrings in spring for some reason) and a slim puffer jacket (hallelujah) in ivory that will effectively take the place of the cream blazer i've been pining for-but let's face it-doesn't fit my lifestyle.



Sunday, March 29, 2015

sea of shoes

i'm a shoe girl, no surprise here. i guess the reason to have so many different pairs of shoes is that, as long as i can remember, it's always been clear to me that each pair of pants, every skirt or dress has a perfect match in terms of shoes. 
a soul mate of sorts.
these are my favorite pairings for my most loved jeans and trousers (spring edition).

next up, skirts and dresses!


Monday, March 23, 2015

h&m wishlist

faux suede shorts. they look so soft. and i only wear brown from the waist down.

cotton shirt. love the subtle pattern/texture.

off white blazer. desperately want one.

drapey blazer. this one might work too. looks nicer than a cardigan.

khaki jersey dress. i feel i could live in this all spring/summer.

oversized gray tee. another great staple.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

free bird

i freed my winter white legs this weekend, even though it's raining.

minis+booties is the right mix to get me through this weird weather phase without getting too crazy, and basically all i feel like wearing these days.

i'm also ready for sandal weather to make an appearance with the first pedi of the year. 

just bring on the sun & happy spring!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

travel by outfits

 outfit one


cap-j crew (similar here)
top-j crew (similar here)

outfit two

trench-asos (similar here)
loafers-j crew (similar here)

outfit three

loafers-boden (similar here)

outfit four 

tee-j crew (similar here)
shoes-asos (similar here)
outfit five

tee-j crew (similar here)
leggings-boden (similar here)

outfit six

i'll be visiting brussels for a few days this coming spring break and i've already started putting together some outfit combinations. of course.

i'm obviously dying to be in skirts and bare legs (i know i'm in good company)!


Friday, March 13, 2015

spring shoe

this month i've sent back four items to zara, three to mango and one to asos. you can imagine my frustration. 

i thought i had hit one of my famous bad streaks until these arrived to put a smile back on my face.

i love kitten heels. and pointy shoes. i also love a cute ankle strap. as well as light, neutral colors. these tick all the boxes.

sometimes impulse buys work out so well!


Thursday, March 12, 2015

about a hat

i'm not a hat person, although i try.

i have a small head, a very long face and a big nose.

so i wanted to share that i found a hat that's flattering. even when worn with sunglasses (that's a first, for me).

if i stay away from the face the model in the second pic is making, i think i might be ok in it!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

nice nice

nice nice

very nice (weather). freaky to go out in just a blazer today. 
last week i was wearing my "muppet fur" coat and now we've zoomed right past trench season?

this was one of my circa biannual successful attempts at layering btw.

so proud of myself when it happens!


Monday, March 9, 2015



oldest trick in the world, but i'd never tried it before: today i mixed my favorite foundation and moisturizer and talk about dramatically different!

best makeup base i've ever experienced. i may even wear just that alone tomorrow morning.

try this if you're like me, always looking for the perfect "there but not there" makeup!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

easy breezy

a crisp striped shirt, mid rise jeans and a kitten heel: my favorite outfit these days.

the two pair of kitten heels i have (a gray glitter pair and a satin ivory one) are both left over from my wedding in 2012. 
i ended up not wearing either one (the glitter tore into my dress, and the ivory ones felt too formal) but i like to wear them casually now.
a clear case of buy (what you like) now, use later!


Friday, March 6, 2015



how did i forget how much i love wearing heels? 
somehow becoming a mom and having to run after a toddler all day gave me an excuse to feel old and frumpy, when really wearing a low heel is almost as comfortable as flats. 
my favorite way to wear a pair of sparkly kitten heels is with jeans and a shirt. so simple and it feels so good.
i have to change into snow boots anyways before heading out!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

moving on to spring

moving on to spring

shirt-j crew
jeans-j crew
sweatshirt-j crew

my guide to moving towards spring when it's raining and slushing outside:

1. switch to sheer tights (don't ditch the boots quite yet).

2. wear a sweater with flats OR a shirt with boots. 

by all means, start lightening up!