Sunday, February 1, 2009

These Balmainesque booties...are made for walking!!

So I went back to the sales. And, of course, I bought a couple of nice things...a silk blouse, and the Balmain wannabes in Zara. I saw them during the past months, liked them, but thought they weren't worth the I found them for 20 euros!!! 20!.
I now, the eternal question about cheap shoes is basically: should I spend money buying 5 cheap and usually uncomfortable and bad quality shoes or should I spend that money in buying just a pair of expensive hence good ones? The correct answer, for me, would be the second...but 20 euros is not even a rpice to doubt. What is the worst thing that would happen? It doesn't matter much, because that's just too cheap. They are labeled as "Special Edition"...I didn't know Zara had special editions. So I went home with them, part happy and part scared because I also thought they were going to be a torture for my poor feet.
Well, it turns out they weren't...I wore them for a full day out of home, and they are so comfortable, so nice to walk in, they are also pretty and the material they are made of is so soft. They have some serious heels, but that's not a problem at all. Isn't that great?
Now I love my cheap Balmain wannabes...not as good as the original ones, but my feet and I like them very much.

Balmain Wannabes:Zara Special Edition (20 euros)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thanks Mom!

I love unexpected presents. And this was the perfect one...I've been thinking of buying Chloé Eau de Parfum for a while, and now my mum gave it to me as a present when I went for a few days visit.
It smells soooo good, it stays on my skin forever, and the bottle is so pretty and it's also so nice holding it, because of the relief that the glass has, apparently it's inspired by the pleats of some Chloé blouse.
Highly reccomended...I think it's my new favourite.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sales time

I was hesitant about visiting shops on sales time. I hate sales...Ok, you can find really good stuff at a low price, but you also have to spend hours looking for those good pieces, because almost everything is not very nice, and the shops are quite messy and full of people with the same interest. Today I needed to stop studying for a while, so as far as it was early, I decided to take a look at a couple of stores.
As I thought, I didn't find much...But I couldn't resist to buy this vintage-ish purse. I love it, and I love that it's a handbag (I find them so elegant and cool). Thanks to Zara sales, I can be happy for just 20 euros.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A very British wishlist

As you know, British pounds and Euros are now now buying cute and pretty clothes from the other side of the Channel is now a chance that everybody from the continent should keep in mind...especially now, sales time!

I've been searching through the most important British websites for online shopping, Asos and Topshop, and found soooo many pretty and (now) very affordable things...
And I've made a selection, which is my little British wishlist...

Lovely mini dress:Manoush, in Asos

The perfect tulle skirt:Heaven&Earth, in Asos

I love them, and I always will:Converse, in Asos

The perfect knit (that I'm definitely going to buy):Simone Shailes for Topshop

Everybody finds the perfect cape...

...except for me!
I've been searching everywhere, and I can't find a cape I really really love.
All I want for Christmas is...a cape!

Any ideas?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Project Runway...(really)

So I'm back, after a stressful month, full of stuff to do for Uni, a little depression and some health issues. Hope you are all fine! It's so good to see you again.

This has been my first totally free weekend, and among other things I have to confess that I watched the entire 5th season of Project Runway. I'm not a fan of "Reality TV" at all...but my best friend, who is quite a TV lover insisted that I had to watch it because there was a girl there whose design I was going to love. All right then...I watched Project Runway in two days. I was free but also dealing with a flu, so I had to stay at home.
I was quite surprised because the program is not as bad as I imagined. It's great that they focus on the work of the contestants and not on their personal life and the stuff they do when they are not designing. It was TV after all, a reality show, but it was ok. Also, I found a lot of creations that I didn't like AT ALL...but my friend was right. There was a unique jewel there, called Leanne Marshall. I totally loved her style, which is very unique. It was a surprise...and well, my friend didn't tell me who was the contestant I was going to love, but I knew it just from the beggining.
Of course, she won. And made a fabulous final collection that I loved. I would totally wear anything from it. And the beautiful colours, and the cute shapes, and all those waves and ruffles..
Check it out...

My favourite

Those beautiful colours!!

I did a little bit of research about the lovely Leanne on the web, and found her website, which you can visit here. And some pics of other creations by her, from which I selected these, because I'm crazy in love with them..

Sorry for abandoning the blog for a was a tough month, really. But I missed it a lot, and I missed reading the other fab fashions blogs...Thanks anyways for passing by, and it's nice to be a bit free again.

Monday, November 10, 2008

(Mary) Janes Addiction

I'm a shoe addict. But after many many pairs, I've realised that Mary Janes are probably my favourite type of shoe. No matter if they are flats, mid heels, or really high matter the colour. I'm addicted to Mary Janes!

So, when I went shopping on Saturday and saw these ridiculously pretty, comfortable and affordable black patent Mary Js I had to buy them. They are a basic that I'm gonna love wearing (although I already have other three pairs of black flat Mary Js, haha).

Black patent Mary Janes : Mango

Have you got any favourite shoe??