Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday Outfit

Hello lovelies! How was your weekend? Hope you had a great time, mine? the only venture outside are these photos here! For real! All I did, was relax, read, eat, speak with old friends, relax again! Overall a very good weekend after a long and tiring week. I'm wearing heels! I bought these patent yellow Louboutin some months ago at The Outnet for a fraction of their normal price. They are well too high for me but I couldn't resist them! I'm sure you all understand me. 

Jeans: River Island
Top: Topshop (the short sleeved version here)
Jacket: J.Crew (very old-thrifted)
Shoes: Louboutin 
Earrings: Dorothy Perkins

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekly links

Hello lovelies! How is your weekend going? 
I realised that, like most of you do, I go around the blogosphere and internet during all week and star/bookmark/save many favorite posts, sounds familiar, right? So, like also many of you do, here are my weekly links!

If my wedding looks like this one, I will be a happy bunny. The video is amazing.
Many fantastic Alt recaps this week. Some of my faves, only some.
I want to be here, now! and wear this dress {spotted here}
I've been trying to make more soups. This one is amazing and now I want to make this one.
I might do this. A bit overwhelmed. 
Rue, Matchbook and next week High Gloss. We are spoiled! 
Did you have a chance to take my survey? Thanks to all of you who have taken it!

Friday, January 28, 2011

New Franklin by Jess LC

Have you all seen the new Jess LC Franklin collection? I LOVE YOU is engraved in braille on small gold plated disk. I have the dream bigger from the previous collection and love it terribly. Actually I love anything Jess LC does! And did you see the new lookbook? I love that Jess uses bloggers t model and this time, 3 fabulous ladies! Crystal from Rue and Plush Palate, the cutest than ever Naomi from Rockstar Diaries and Dana from the Broke-Ass Bride.
Did you have a chance to read the new Rue? Isn't Jess's apartment beautiful?
Any exciting plans for the weekend? I feel like... TGIF!

Girls Night

Ah well some times it's difficult to beat a girls night out, and Need Supply seems to know it. I know this one is a bit old (and festive) but it applies really for any big night one. Girls like to have fun, being dressing up, dancing, or chatting and these shoots below are THE way to celebrate. Now, what girl doesn't love a bit of pampering and pretty girls? Plus everything at Need Supply is spotlessly chic. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Boden in bloom

I received the spring Boden catalogue not long ago and it SO caught my eye. Beautiful settings (Greek island included!), full of pink peonies, gardening tools and pretty Hitchcock-esque blondes. Plus I really want that chambray dress on my closet asap! What do you think about Boden? is the Brit brand doing it right in the States?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Stuff Series **Sterling Style**

Who is this lady today? Taylor from Sterling Style, the one and only, uber fashionable and extremely chic Californian girl. She is kind of perfect, like really! Her wardrobe is probably the big envy of many so her My Stuff is definitely a must. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Favorite Discovery: Meeting a new friend and falling in love
Favorite Place in the World: As much as I love to travel my favorite place is always home
Style Icons: My mother, Brigitte Bardot, and Olivia Palermo
Favorite Designer: Stella McCartney, Chloe, and Christian Dior
Favorite Movie: Amelie

Jeans: J. Brand
Underwear: Victoria's Secret and Gap
Watch: Michael Kors
Day dress and day bag: J. Crew striped shirt, J. Brand dark skinny jeans, French Sole black ballet flats, Bebe trench coat, and black Rebecca Minkoff Mab Mini bag
Evening Dress: Ideally Adam folded-sequin silk-organza mini dress with black Christian Louboutin pumps and a bright colored Miu Miu clutch
Shoes: Realistic: Topshop, Steve Madden, and Loeffler Randall Dream: Christian Louboutin and Chanel

Where do you live: Los Gatos, CA
Favorite Art: Drawings by my nephews and nieces and love notes from my boyfriend
Bedding: Anything cotton or linen and in white
Stationery: Pretty and feminine prints from Paper Pastries
Coffee table books: Anything fashion, travel, home decor, and cook books
Flowers: peonies, tulips, and rhinoculous

Perfume: Chanel Chance
Moisturizer: Kate Somerville Goat Milk
Mascara: Dior DiorShow
Shampoo: Ojan Shine and Protect
Blush: Nars Orgasm
Lipstick: M.A.C Hellraiser

Thanks Taylor!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A home that was a hostel

This central Madrid apartment was an old hostel with 11 tiny rooms and look at it now! This gorgeous family home now boasts 3  bedrooms and plenty of natural light. The kitchen is probably my favorite part, light and rustic with pretty Anthro details and gorgeous open shelves and white furniture. LOVE.

Via: Mi Casa

Melissa Shoes

I noticed last week you really like the shoes the bride of the wedding I posted about was wearing. Remember? The sky blue plastic shoes with a big red heart? Gorgeous right? They are Melissa and most specifically a collaboration between Melissa and Vivienne Westwood. 

All these brides look amazing, not sure if I would go for them on my big day (I dream of Louboutin) but absolutely adore them and would definitely wear them for any other occasion!

And did you see how Betty wears them? This girl, rocks pretty much anything!

Wedding photos via: 1|2|3

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday Outfit

aaah the lady wears red! Red jeans remind me of my youth, well my teenage years. I used to wear red jeans all the time, wasn't sure if I could wear them more than 10 years later but hey why not! oh! ok, these are NOT those red jeans btw. So yes, red jeans happiness. 
What else? The weekend was good, a girls afternoon, N cooked on Sunday and finally discovering Spotify, the very best way to download/listen online music, and so legal too! Unfortunately not available everywhere for now. In the US it should be released at some point in the year. If you like music, be excited. 

Red Jeans: Blanco
Belt: Blanco
Top: Zara
Cardigan: Zara
Necklace: Jess LC, Diversey collection
On a different note: THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to compete my survey, overwhelmed! If you haven't and want to answer some questions it's here. I'll definitely post the results soon. Much love really! You are pretty much amazing!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Survey and giveaway winner

Done and done, the survey is here! Can't believe it myself to be honest but I really really want to know more about you and what you want, and what you like around here and what you don't. You make my world rock, literally. Blogging has definitely shaped my life and for that I have all of you to thank. But I am sure there is a lot more to do to make this little blog a better place for all of you.So, if you could answer these questions I will love you forever and ever! And please, be honest, let's make this really count :) xoxo
There will be a giveaway for one chosen among all the answers, please don't forget to add your email in the last question box. The giveaway will be something from London with love xo

The winner of the Shabby Apple dress giveaway is Hannah from Hannah and Bryan. Hannah, please, drop me an email. Thank you all for entering!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jason Wu goes bridal

If I was looking for bridal wear I would definitely take a very close look at the just launched capsule collection by Jason Wu for Net-a-Porter
iconWhat? You didn't know? Well, me neither, but here it is, and it's delightful. I'm a bi big dan of Jason Wu, and I'm one of the many *many who swooned over Michelle Obama's precious inauguration dress. The Net-a-Porter collection is small but clever, and the Audrey-esque short dress has me dreaming of a very very sophisticated bride! 

{And the prettiest beginnings}

Sketch Via: Merci

A Mission apartment

Crazy crazy about this incredible apartment in San Francisco's Mission neighbourhood featured in Apartment Therapy recently. I'm crazy about the floors, the natural light and the amazing black grey wall. I'm crazy about the book shelves, the art and the beautifully arranged bedroom. I'm crazy about the most amazing entrance and the beautiful checked kitchen floor. What's not to love?

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