Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stocking up on some basics

I think I mention this every time the sales roll by, so sorry for repeating myself, but it really is an excellent habit: stocking up on any item that is not so fun to buy, during the sales.

Since I recently discovered that French La Redoute ships to me (oh the joy!), I decided to take advantage of their sale in order to stock up some useful, yet unexciting basics:

A black blazer

And a black cashmere cardigan with mother of pearl buttons.
La Redoute has several all cashmere items on sale, as well as real silk pieces, not to mention merino wool pieces etc., so their sale is really well worth checking out!

Friday, January 9, 2015

What a great way to start the weekend!

My weekend started in a great way this week, since not only did my husband return from a business trip he had been on, he also brought presents, both for me and the little one. Some of those presents were eatable, and sadly now gone, but the present from Furla I got still remains:
It happened to be a very simple and very chic black handheld bag from the brand, which happens to be a brand I adore anyway. (So much so that my husband has given me presents from this brand in the past as well, including last year)

I don't know if it's because of the season, but I am really into dark, simple pieces when it comes to accessories right now, as opposed to the colorful and trendy versions that I usually go for. They just seem more timeless somehow. Or maybe I am just growing up?

Hope everyone will have a great weekend, no matter how it started for you!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Online store I am loving right now: Next

Another online store, that I was actually not so familiar with, that I recently discovered delivers worldwide FOR FREE is the amazing Since I discovered that, I have been getting quite a few things from there, so I was pretty surprised now that I noticed that I haven't blogged about almost any of them, with the exception of my Adidas Black Orchid set, that I also got on Next.

Some of the other things I got lately are:
 A Paris themed sweater. Not really so surprising, considering what a huge Paris fan I am...

This black and white pajama...
as well as a matching robe (sooo soft! I really love this robe, let me tell you!)
and the matching slippers.
 I also got a similar pajama in grey...
again with the matching robe...
and the matching slippers!
(You know how I love matching sets, even if only me and my family are the only ones to see these particular sets. So I just couldn't resist getting the whole set each time...)

(on top of all this, I also got tons and tons of stuff for my son, Next is even better for kids than it is for adults, so if you happen to have kids, I totally recommend checking out!)

And I still have quite a long "to get" list left! (Living outside the European Union, I can't order everything I want in one go, sadly, as that would mean paying a lot of tax whenever the stuff gets here, so I have to order a few pieces at a time)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Shopped: Sweaters at La Redoute

When I lived in my native Sweden, I used to shop at La Redoute, a French mail order company, quite often. I am a big fan of the French and their sense of fashion, so I actually really missed being able to shop at La Redoute after I moved away from Sweden. This is why I was thrilled to see that La Redoute actually do ship to the country where I now live these days (I am pretty sure this did not use to be the case), so of course I had to order something immediately after noticing this.

I settled on some sweaters, having noticed recently that I simply do not have enough pretty ones, so I really needed a couple of new ones anyway. I liked what La Redoute themselves call a fisherman sweater, in grey and navy blue, so I got that.

I think this will look great with blue jeans!

I am also a big fan of owls, and my sister in law actually has the cutest owl sweater, that I would love to get as well, but by the time I discovered that I wanted her sweater, it was long sold out, so that is just not going to happen. That is why it was great to see a cute owl sweater over at La Redoute too:

They have this sweater in both black and ivory, but I decided to start by getting the black one. If that one is nice, I might get the ivory one too.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

My new maxi dress

At the moment, I am desperately trying to catch up with the Black Friday deals that are still running (there are quite a few place where you can still get good deals, during the entire weekend), so I think I will have some finds to post soon. Meanwhile, Modcloth has pretty nice discounts on a lot of nice stuff, so I just got this maxi dress (you all know how I love my maxis, right?) in forest green over there:

This color just speaks to me, and the shape looks flattering too, so it was really a must have, for under $27 and all!

Monday, November 17, 2014

A trend I am really loving right now

(although I actually think it is something pretty timeless, and less of a trend)

... is all the polka dots you see everywhere right now. Without even thinking too much about how many polka dot items you can find these days, I managed to buy two different pieces not very far apart.

One sweater that pretty much looks like these:

And one tank top that looks like this:
(I didn't actually buy the items on these two sites, but the stores I did buy them in don't have websites and I didn't have a chance to take pics of them yet... and they are currently both in the laundry...)

I am also really in the mood to get some more polka dot pieces, like maybe a pair of polka dot leggings?
Or why not a polka dog bag? That could be pretty nice as well!

As long as one does not wear all the polka dot items together, I think there is no harm in owning a few of them.

(pics from Wholesalermart, WeHeartIt, She Knows and High Street Couture Blog)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The saddest news today...

... for any fashion lover, at least (I am by no means trivializing what is going on at the moment in Syria, Iraq, Western Africa and other very troubled spots, where the suffering is no doubt immense, not only today, but for a long time now), has to be the news that Oscar de la Renta, one of the true gentlemen of modern fashion has passed away.
My admiration for this amazing designer is well documented in this blog, in fact, even my last post was about his latest collection (read it here, or just scroll down a bit), and I am sure many others feel the same, so mr de la Renta and the magic he created over the years will be sorely missed, not only by me and those close to him, but also by the entire industry he worked in.
R.I.P Oscar, the world of fashion will not be the same without you, just like it turned a bit more boring and mainstream when another one of my favorite designers, Alexander McQueen, passed away. You truly made women look like ladies and had an eye for details like no other. We will always remember you.
(images from Popsugar here and here and Living Dee Life)