I utterly and completely abandoned this little space of mine the past couple of months, let's call it winter hibernation. But now that spring is just around the corner I coming back with a nice little wishlist: nude tones & fresh vibes. Some of the items have been on my list since forever (hello Valentino pumps in nude that I can't find anywhere in my size) and I'm slowly working my way towards them and others are just seasonal trends that caught my eye - sleeveless trench? kimono? yes please. Let me know which one's your favorite and check the links at the bottom of the post for each product.
I've got the blues!
Finally took the plunge and tried the cape "trend" - the lovely people at Blue Vanilla were kind enough to send me this über cool cape. Very much out of my comfort zone, still this mix of blues really gets me waiting impatiently for spring. Did I mentioned is super warm?
Here you can find the cape.
On a totally different not, I just redid my bedroom and living room and I couldn't be happier - arhhh much explained lack of posts overall. Though is still work in progress you can find some snippets on my instagram:
Blue Vanilla Cape / Dune UK Bag / Stradivarius Hat/ Zara Laced Up Shoes
Hey hey! So I'll skip intro and start with a little story. I went shopping the other day, and believe me Berlin has some really amazing places for this; from über high end to mass marketed stores, you name it. So my plan was to buy a suitcase (which I did) and usually I like to go to TK MAXX for these (they have Swiss Army, CK & co. always on sale). So while there I started browsing the isles a bit and found one pretty IRO jacked discounted from 490€ to a mere 23€. Yes, you read that well 23€. And then I though, well that's a steal; checked it out, no defects, a gorgeous Marsala (yeah, another word for burgundy, oxblood & co.) color, simple, chic, my taste. Then I checked the interior label (the one with all the material info, washing temperature and all.) and guess what 100% Polyester made in China. What!? Safe to say I left it exactly where I found it and left the store with my new suitcase. Don't get me wrong, I like to believe that I do understand fashion and to some extent I know that sometimes when buying high end you pretty much buy the brand but to get the same quality (or even lower) than you would get in H&M or Zara, is beyond my understanding.
Now I've always been a bit reluctant to buy or collaborate with Asian companies because of my perceived lack of quality in their clothes but I decided to give it a try. Much to my surprise, this warm, chunky knit, oversized sweater from Sheinside turned out to be quite a steal (65% cotton). Otherwise, my outfit is plain and simple, just as I like it. On another note, next week I'll be back home for a couple of days and the week after my home redecoration process begins *excited*.
Sweater - here (on grey also)
Pants/boots - Mango
Bag - Dune
Sunglasses - ASOS
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you're all enjoying the holidays, you've been good and got all the pretty gifts you wanted. Today I wanted to show you 2 outfits incorporating these pretty over the knee boots I got just in time for Christmas. I'm not a big fan of sparkling outfits in general, so I give you two toned down but still festive Christmas outfits suitable for a lunch/dinner party with friends no matter if you're a skirts or pants kind of girl. Let me know down in the comments what you think and Happy Holidays again!
Breath-taking views, gorgeous architecture, and amazingly yummy food! I promised this post over a week ago and just now I managed to find some time to look again through all the photos we took in Venice. Honestly I was a bit reluctant when my boyfriend told me he just booked a trip to Venice for our birthday since I was already there twice in the past (during Summer) and I could only imagine millions of tourists everywhere, crowded cobbled streets and stinky water.
But I loved it 100%! Mild weather around 15° (at the end of November), few tourists, complete change of scenery compared with Berlin, charming and romantic - truly a pleasure to get lost in Venice. Here's my travel experience!
We traveled by plane from Berlin Schönefeld to Venice Marco Polo Airport and in almost 1 1/2 hour we landed and the improvement was quite visible: 10°C more, joyful noisy happy people having casually an espresso and a glass of wine at 11AM everywhere - I'm quite fond of the la Dolce Vita Italiana, and 600 years old breathtaking views. From the airport we took the vaporetti and 40 minutes later we were in San Polo, where our hotel was - needless to say we got lost in a 300m walk from the water bus stop to the hotel.
We spend the entire 4 days walking the city, getting constantly lost, visiting the popular attractions like San Marco Square, the Rialto Bridge and Ponte dell'Accademia but also cute hidden streets around the lagoon walking non-stop all day. As per some of these images, we also ate a lot (arhmm.. maybe a bit too much) but you literally can't say no to cicchetti, pasta, seafood or any of their sweets. Try Cantine Do Spada - for delicious cicchetti, Dal Moro's - fresh pasta and n°1 on Trip Advisor, or Muro Frari for a bit of fancy dining.
Our hotel with a gorgeous view. We were starting the day with breakfast in bed, followed by a second espresso around 11, then wondering the streets, having lunch in cute Osterias', then some more walking and visiting, having the casual glass of Spritz at 6PM followd by dinner and then some more glasses of Spritz. Note to self: go freelance and move to Italy! Please!
I should be very very ashamed of myself. It's been almost a month with no update here, occasional updates on social media and I can frankly say I've quite missed it. Truth be told, I moved again (what's wrong with me?!) and I was out of internet for 3 weeks and then between work, the weekly visits to Ikea and complete darkness outside at 4PM it really leaves me little time to take pictures & work on posts.
Random things that happened/will happen lately:
- we moved (you can see the neighborhood in the images) in the quiet/posh-y side of Berlin
- saw Gone Girl the movie & read the book - of course, the book is brilliant
- queued for 3 hours at the Embassy to vote for Romania's President & I'm looking forward to seeing Romania catching up with the rest of Europe politically and economically speaking
- I'm starting to like Germany more and more, especially during fall - still don't speak the language though
- is my birthday next week and we're leaving for Venice for an extended birthday weekend
- planning to start redecorating after we come back
- I'm super excited for Christmas & everything winter-y
Ok, that's all. I'm going to bake a Tiramisu, to prepare myself for all the delicious Italian dishes I'll have next week. Follow me on Instagram to see what I'll be doing in Italy.
I'm wearing: Vitage coat/ Mango boots/ Zara bag/ Primark scarf/ Asos sunnies/ H&M earings