Monday, January 31, 2011

Today I'm loving...

... this lovely pink Kenneth Jay Lane necklace.

As I have mentioned before, I am totally into baby pink right now, and I think it looks great on jewelry too!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Today I'm loving...

Nicole Richie's floral maxi dress. So sweet! I want one of these for summer!
(click on the pic to enlarge it)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Always dreamed of a Hermes bag?

But couldn't quite afford it? Why not try the Together bag, the next best thing?

I love the idea! But I doubt I will be getting one of these, I have way to many canvas grocery bags already.

Delicate china

This has to be one of the most creative ways to design a dress I have seen lately!
A Chinese designer called Li Xiaofeng has created a whole collection of dresses made of one of China's oldest and most valued exports: china, porcelain.

Isn't it amazing? I am mostly impressed by the fact that you can actually wear the dresses too!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'll have this, please

I really need to find a clever storage solution for my shoes. Right now, I have a huge drawer (intended to be used for storage of household items, I think, because it is close to the laundry room, but I use it to store my shoes), but as my collection grows... I need to think of something better.

Don't get me wrong or anything, my shoe collection is not huge by any means. I mean, everyone knows I am a bag girl, not a shoe girl! But I still have over 40 pairs, so that does add up.

The dream would be of course, a room like this:

(Jessica Alba's closet)

Or like this:

(Oprah's closet)

Or maybe even like this:

(Christina Aguilera's closet)

But I think I will have to make do with a piece of furniture or something. For now anyway....

(the pics are from Luuux, see the pages here and here. You can click on the pics to enlarge them!)

I got a Stylish blogger award!

Lovely Tamera from Tamera's take has been kind enough to award me a Stylish Blogger award, how flattering! (Especially since I adore her blog!)
The rules of the award are as follow:

There are 4 duties to perform to accept this award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award
Here are my very random 7 facts about myself:
1. I am fluent in 5 languages, and I know the basics of 2 more.
2. I have a brother and sister who are very dear to me.
3. I have 2 dogs, a black one and a white one. If I would have known I would have 2 in the end, I would probably have called them salt and pepper or something like that, but the second one was not very planned.
4. I am obsessed with handbags, and have a huge collection of them.

5. But at the moment, I am not buying handbags. I know I have way too many, and I need to save anyway.
6. Because I am getting married in a few months!
7. But the thing I am most excited about is actually the honeymoon! I am not quite sure where we will go yet (we are still discussing it), but I am sure it will be fab, where-ever we end up.

The bloggers I would like to award the award are:
Coco and Vera
Luisa Fernanda del Mar
Diamond Cat
See you in Sweden
Inspire me happy
A girl a style
Blondes on a budget

Those are really the new bloggers I have discovered recently. I am quite bad at finding new bloggers, I tend to stick to the old favorites I have been reading for ages instead. So my list is a bit shorter than it should be... oh well, at least I tried!
(pics from The English Muse, Fashion for Lunch)

What I bought today

Some Jelly Belly beauty items (bath and shower gels and lip glosses) from ASOS. ASOS are having a huge sale right now, and since I have several friends who love Jelly Belly and their different flavours, I decided to get these as a present for them.

I think this is a great thing to do, all year: if you see something your friends or family members would like, no matter if Christmas was just a few weeks ago and if their birthday is still months away: Get it! This way, you can surprise them with a great present they will love when they least expect it, or save the items and be prepared once their birthdays or other special occasions DO come up.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Long time, no see

Doesn't Emma Bunton (better known as Baby Spice to some, I guess) look incredibly happy in this pic? That is what getting engaged does to you, after all! (I should know, having been engaged for over 6 months now!)

And I love her ring! Gorgeous!
(click on the pic to enlarge it if you need to)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Today I'm feeling better and loving...

... the crochet blankets on this couch. They make me want to crochet a whole quilt on my own, even though I know I kind of suck at it...

The pic is from the gorgeous blog Inspire me Happy.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Today I'm sick, but still loving...

... these adorable, feminine outfits, worn by Morgana.

I am totally into baby pink now for some reason, but I like looks where the baby pink is worn with something rather contrasting, such as black so the overall look does not turn too sweet.

But to be honest, having had a high fever for a couple of days now, I am mostly into sleep and resting as much as possible. Oh, and drinking tons and tons of green tea! I am not sure it helps me get better, but it is very refreshing for sure!

Friday, January 14, 2011

My latest Ebay buy

I love pink. I don't know why. I think it just lights up my life when it is used for boring, every day things, such as a computer (I have a pink one, as some of you know), sneakers, pens and so on.

This is why I knew I had to get a pink gym bag when I needed a new one.

And luckily, finding a nice and cheap one on Ebay was not that hard! I ended up getting this one, from Neiman Marcus originally for a really great price.
It is really perfect for me: very light, rather big, but not too big, and in nylon, so it doesn't get too dirty either. I am pleased to have some more pink in my every day routine!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Missing the snow...

I grew up in a place where there was lots of snow, and now I live in a place where there is none. So pics like these really make me miss the snow. A LOT!

(pics from coco+kelley)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Today I'm loving...

... the cooperation between Kartell and Moschino, both companies I love, so how could the result be anything but fabulous, if you think about it?
The colors are stunning, and a pop of color like that is exactly what I am looking for in summer shoes, so I seriously think I need to get a pair!

(pic from the adorable Hulda)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Today I'm loving...

... this cute Talk pendant, designed by Eero Hintsanen. I have never been a comic book buff, but I love the reference to comic books anyway! (and I think it can symbolize other things than just comic books as well)

(the pic is from the Finnish Design Shop)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Today I'm loving...

... the Jaeger by Jaeger summer 2011 pieces in this pic:
The color combinations might not seem very interesting and original, but they are to me! I am not very big on wearing green, but these pieces make me want to! (I especially love the look in the middle and the one to the right)

(pic from Catwalkqueen)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Today I'm loving...

... this total, utter gorgeousness, as presented by Monique Lhuillier in her Pre fall 2011 collection.

(the pics are from

Monday, January 3, 2011

Today I'm loving...

... another gown. I guess I just have a thing for gowns lately (it might be related to my obsession with maxi dresses I guess...).
This time it is a Valentino ruffle front silk gown.

Isn't it gorgeous?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Today I'm loving...

... this gorgeous gown from the Vera Wang Pre-fall 2011 collection.

Am I crazy to think that this would actually be a great gown for a wedding party? (you know, the party after the actual marriage ceremony, not the actual wedding dress. Where I live, it is quite common to get two dresses for a wedding...)

(the pic is from

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A good start to 2011

I get a nice present every New Year's Eve. Last year I got a pink laptop, that I absolutely love, and this year I got this:
Stella is a Golden Retriver, named after Stella McCartney and a whole 1.5 months old (she was rescued from a shelter). So I guess I will have some work to do for the first few months this year. (I already have a black Labrador, so I guess one of the biggest challenges will be to get them to get along)