Monday, January 30, 2012

Stuff I am planning on buying in the US

Soon, very soon, I am off to the US (before going on a cruise in the Caribbean, how exciting!) and some of the things I plan to buy while in the US are some Yankee Candles. I have heard so many good things about these scented candles so I would really like to try them out. And don't the scents sound so wonderful?
Cherry Blossom
Spiced Orange
Clean Cotton
Lemon Lavender

Have any of my readers tried these candles? If so, I would love to hear about your experience! Are they really as good as people say, or do you recommend another brand instead?
(Currently my favorite brand for scented candles is L'Occitane, if that helps)

(All the pics above are from House of Fraser)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Today I'm loving...

... the new Spring 2012 Haute Couture line by Christian Dior.

I love the full skirts, and even more so when you keep in mind that this is coming from THE company that created the "New Look" in the 1950's. This style still looks beautiful and relevant today, how amazing is that?

And the detailing on all the pieces is so gorgeous too! I guess that's why they call it Haute Couture...

(all the pics are from

Friday, January 27, 2012

Today I'm loving...

Cameron Diaz's dress that she was spotted wearing to the Valentino Haute Couture show in Paris this Wednesday.

The pattern is really cute, and I love her nude Louboutin shoes as well.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Today I'm loving...

... the M Missoni for OrphanAid collection over at Yoox.

Part of the proceeds of the sales of these products will go to the charity organization OrphanAid Africa, so this is a great opportunity for all lovers of Missoni to get some gorgeous pieces AND do a good deed at the same time!

I love the coral tones too, so perfect for summer and spring!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Quote of the day

Gossiping is just so unattractive. If you do nothing yourself, you gossip. So why not try to work on yourself, instead of spending your time judging others?

I have always disliked gossiping a lot and I can honestly say I change the subject when someone tries to gossip about something with me. After a while, people get it that I am just not into that kind of thing and stop. Highly recommended!

(pic from Carin)

Today I'm loving...

... designer dog toys. I actually had no idea they made stuff like:
Christian Loubarkin shoes,

Sniffany & Co,

and Koko Chewnel for dogs. That is so cute, and as a dog owner I would totally consider getting a few of these things.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today I'm loving...

This amazing woman, Ms. Henderson, who was recently featured in the Style section of New York Times (another thing I absolutely LOVE!). Not only does she have an amazing story and home but she also does a lot of good by adopting animals of all kinds who live with her.

Read the article about this admirable woman here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today I'm loving...

... this studded Burberry jacket.

I am a huge fan of Burberry's trenches in general (and even own two!) but this is something completely new for them. And I think it rocks!

Quote of the day

Just thought I would share an insightful quote with all my readers:

Have a great and productive day everyone!

(pic from Rebecca)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Photos from Another Mag

I read a lot of fashion stuff online, but one of my favorite sites is Another Mag, since they both feature stories that are a little bit different, really good lists and recommendations, and most importantly: Gorgeous photos.
Here is just a small selection:

(Yes! That's Liz Taylor! Wasn't she gorgeous?)

See Another Mag for more visual goodies like these.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Today I'm loving...

... neon pink. Normally I don't like neon colors that much, they are a bit too in your face for my taste, but lately, I have come to think they can be okay in small doses. This is why I recently bought this neon pink star patterned tank top:
And this neon pink clutch bag (from ASOS).
By no means do I think more than one neon pink piece should ever be worn together (that's just pushing the whole thing a bit too far, and I am still taking baby steps here!), but one small piece at a time, with a neutral simple background could work I think.

Anything to brighten up the mood during the winter, I say. And neon pink does that really well!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Today I'm loving...

... these Charlize Theron shots for Vogue with all the gorgeous water and the stunning dresses:

I have always been intrigued by water, and I love the sea, as well as rivers and lakes... everything with tons of water in it basically.

I also think the dresses fit this shoot really well, the stylist did an amazing job here!

(pics from Chic and Cheap Living)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Today I'm loving...

... another dress worn by Duchess Kate. I know that is such a predictable thing to do, since EVERYONE seems to absolutely love her style at the moment, but she really is the best dressed celebrity by far at the moment, so what can you do?

Either way, she wore this Temperley London dress to a movie premiere for War Horse in London recently and I think it looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

(pics from Just Jared)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Today I'm loving...

... these cool photos of Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw in the Chanel Spring 2012 campaign.

I think it is because I actually work out on the beach myself. (Yes, the models are supposed to be working out in their Chanel gear)
You see, where I live, the city has placed a lot of excercise equipment on the beaches, so everyone can work out for free. I love that idea, and while the places where all this equipment is placed can get pretty crowded during the day, it's really nice to start your day by going to some of them in the morning.

As for the photos from the Chanel campaign, I love how they somehow create a vibe of calm, even though the models are supposedly working out. A very cool contrast!

(pics from Fashionista)

My day in pictures

I love the end of the week. It's always more relaxing for me than the beginning of the week, which is why I take the time to go shopping, strolling on the beach and whatever else I may feel like that day come Friday and Saturday each week. These are some random photos I took during a long walk today:

I hope everyone else has a relaxing and great weekend too! Happy weekend!