Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Casually Grey with Ruffles

These pictures are from at least 2 weeks ago. I haven't done any new ones in the last couple of days (since Friday to be exact) because it has been raining during the times it would have been theoretically possible.

Now I just hope that the rain gives me a break for tomorrow afternoon when I am going to meet my friend D again with the intention to do another "pro" photo shooting. And coffee. Or ice cream. And chatting.


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Monday, 28 April 2014

Update from the Balcony Garden

A couple of weeks ago I showed you the beginning of my balcony garden project. The goal is to have an array of fresh herbs at my disposal. I mainly use them for cooking, and I am quite the creative with that.

Here are a couple of pictures taken yesterday to show you its progress. It looks like things will go better this year as we've already had more sunshine hours.


Aloe
Aloe

You can see how the plants (or pots) looked like here.


Saturday, 26 April 2014

Funky Jungle - The Artsy Edition

Yesterday was a holiday here in Italy. My husband went to a meet up so I spent the day chilling with our son. Originally I had not planned to have a post up regarding the day, this was a spontaneous decision whilst already being out and about.

And since there was no one else at hand for taking pictures, the following post consists of a lot of selfies and some pictures taken by my son, like this one:




Friday, 25 April 2014

Closet Find



I've talked about my last closet/wardrobe purge here. In the last couple of days, I've been contemplating on having another go, first because the season changed, second to further refine based on what I wore and what I learned about my style in the past months.

Monday, 21 April 2014

The Olive Green "Supersteal"

Add some purple and a dash of orange and voila, here is another outfit I wore last week, pictures taken quickly during lunch break.



You can clearly see that I am lazy in regards to changing bags, because I am using the same backpack as in the "Outfit Quickie" post. I usually go 3, sometimes 4 days with the same purse and then change unless it absolutely does not go with the outfit I have in mind. Maybe I could get used to carrying less little things so changing is less of a hassle.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Friday's Fashion Find - The Parka

It has been awhile that I've done a post in this column and even so by now it is Saturday morning already, I did the research and bulk of the post yesterday.

Research for what?

My old parka has reached retirement age/condition so I've been looking around for a new one that accompanies me loyally through cooler spring days (like today) and the autumn period.

Here are some of the options I found browsing various websites:




Mango

Max&Co

Urban Outfitters

French Connection

Pinko

Michael Michael Kors via Net-a-Porter



What do you think of my picks? Which one is your favorite?



Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Black & White Splash

Met with a friend for coffee last Tuesday. She was very nice and gave photo shooting a try (thank you again D!), using my Nokia Lumia 1020. It makes really good pictures, but it isn't a professional camera (we'll get there in time) and it takes a bit to get used to how to work with distance and angles, as you can see in the following pics.

When you look at the difference between standing and sitting photographs I think they also show just how much you can change/distort body shape before even going to Photoshop with distance, angle and posing position. I am a posing newbie. But you can learn from my mistakes ;)

In the standing pictures, the sun is at 1-2 o'clock, in the sitting ones at 7 o'clock.

It is a quite fascinating learning process.




Oh look, it's "the bag"!




Not sure I would wear the denim shirt under the sweater again. I liked the color and texture combination, but it didn't fall very nicely on the back side.



Wearing my new Puma sneakers with purple socks from Calzedonia.


The denim button down is from H&M, the black&white splash sweater is from Mango, the pants from Artigli.



I bought the sunglasses at last years winter sale, the earrings are with me since a long time.



Sincerely,  Love & Kisses

Funky Jungle
The blog with the reeeeaaaaal professional photography.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Outfit Quickie - Military Style & Backpack



I am constantly jumping between a more tomboyish casual style and a more "ladylike" one, wondering whether one day I will settle for one way or the other...

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Spring Flats



So nude colors are all the rage now and ballet flats have been fairly in style for ages. Considering that, it was very hard for me to resist these, especially considering that they were the first ballets I tried this year that didn't start tight-shoe-torture on the first step. I don't have feet that make it easy to find shoes, not even sneakers. They are very particular, my feet. Selective. Can't just put any old thing on them.

Also, there wasn't an adult sized slide within miles.




I think they are cute, do you agree?

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Stripes for Sunday

Last Sunday we were at an open BBQ held at a local farm not too far away from us.

It is a really nice structure that is used as housing/workplace for youth in/post rehabilitation.

They have a lot of animals which the children can observe/interact with, plus a big playground, my son was in heaven. Me a little less as this time of the year my allergies just love for me to be in nature and around animals





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