Sunday, 29 June 2014

Sunday Edition - Blue Flats

Blue Flats

Blue ballet flats, ballerine blue, blaue Ballerinas

One of my favorite pair of shoes.

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More inspiration, a mood board for July

First selections

Yes, I've created a new one. As you see there is still an obsession with the colors mint, turquoise, pastel green, especially in combination with those that fall under the category nude. Beige in particular. I discovered this recently as a color for me.

Si, ne ho creato uno nuovo. E come vedete c'è ancora una leggera ossessione per i colori menta, turchese, verde pastello, soprattutto in combinazione con tutte le sfumature della categoria "nudo". Beige in particolare. L'ho scoperto di recente come colore per me.

Ja, ich habe ein Neues erstellt. Und wie Ihr seht, die Farben Mint, Tuerkis, Pastellgruen stehen bei mir immer noch hoch im Kurs, besonders in Kombination mit allem was unter "Nude" faellt. Im speziellen Beige. Das habe ich seit kurzem als Farbe fuer mich entdeckt.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Fashion Finds - First Strikes

Sales season is now officially on us and even tho the brick & mortar shops around here have yet to start with summer sales, online shops all over the world already did. And if the italian version of the site doesn't have the sales yet, well we just order in Germany. Besides, some companies and stores do pre-sales discounts for their long time clients. Or those on the mailing lists...

As the title suggests, I have already treated me to some new things. Among them my first purchase at Asos (can I get a background cheer from those Asos people over there?).

La stagione dei Saldi è ufficialmente arrivata e anche se qui i negozi non hanno ancora iniziato, quelli online in tutto il mondo invece si. Se poi la versione italiana del sito non ha ancora abbassato i prezzi, ordiniamo semplicemente da quello tedesco. A parte questo, alcune aziende offrono gli sconti per i clienti affezionati (o quelli sulle mailing lists) già in anticipo.

Come suggerisce il titolo, mi sono già regalata alcune cose nuove. Tra quelli c'è il mio primo ordine su Asos (posso avere un po' di sottofondo di applausi dalle persone di Asos la in fondo?)

Die Schlussverkaufs-Saison hat ja jetzt offiziell begonnen, und auch wenn hier die Ladengeschaefte noch nicht nachgezogen haben, die Online Shops sind fast alle schon gut dabei. Und wenn dann die Firma X italienische Seite noch nicht will, bestellen wir eben in Deutschland. Ausserdem gibt es ja von einigen Firmen Aktionen bei denen Stammkunden (oder halt die auf der Mailing Liste) schon vorab den Rabatt bekommen.

Wie der Titel des Posts (Erstschlag - Erstschlaege) schon andeutet, habe ich mir schon ein paar Sachen gegoennt. Darunter war auch eine Erstbestellung bei Asos (kann ich hier bitte Hintergrundjubel von den Asos Leuten dort drueben bekommen?)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Sand colored pants and plenty of mints

Funky Jungle gibt es auf auf besonderen Wunsch ab heute auch auf Deutsch.

Is it summer?

Not sure how the weather is where you are, but here it is pouring down. So I figured I would at least show you what summer looks like with this easy outfit!

Non lo so come è il tempo dove siete voi, ma qui oggi piove tanto. Pensavo almeno di farvi vedere come è l'estate con questo outfit semplice.

Ich weiss ja nicht wie das Wetter momentan bei Euch ist, aber hier schuettet es aus allen Kuebeln. Da dachte ich mir, ich kann Euch mit diesem einfachen Look wenigstens zeigen wie der Sommer aussieht.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Summer Inspiration from the Resort 2015 Collections

Alice+Olivia butterfly dress

I flipped through a couple of random Resort 2015 collections the other day and here are some of my favorite looks.

Two things I can say. Flowers and Culottes aren't going anywhere. And I had to restrain myself not filling this spread with only those. And I really like Alice&Olivia

L'altro giorno mi sono guardata qualche collezione Resort 2015 e qui ci sono alcuni dei miei look preferiti, da usare come ispirazione per l'estate.

Posso dire due cose, fantasie a fiori e culottes (gonna pantalone) non si muovono da lì. Devo tenermi in riga da sola per non riempire questo post solo con queste due. E adoro veramente Alice&Olivia.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Light, breezy & blue

Monte Isola

Around came the first really hot weekend here in Italy. We went to Monte Isola, an island in the Iseo Lake. The idea was to do the hike all around said island. Then came the first steep climb and we had to change plans because our son could not keep up. It was just too hot under the sun.

E' arrivato il primo weekend davvero caldo qui in Italia. Siamo andati a Monte Isola, un'isola nel Lago d'Iseo. L'idea era di fare una camminata tutto intorno all'isola. Arrivati alla prima salita impervia abbiamo dovuto cambiare piano, in quanto nostro figlio non teneva il passo. Faceva semplicemente troppo caldo sotto il sole.

Leather backpack

Friday, 20 June 2014

Fashion Find Summer Sales Top 10 - We Love Flowers

We love flowers

I can almost smell the summer sales already, can you? Infact in some parts of the world, or with some retailers, they have already begun. And maybe I was subconciously conditioned by that first sentence, because in the end I realized I had picked out an entire garden collection of flower prints.

Nonetheless, as a whole or taken as single item, this list would make a great addition to my wardrobe.

Posso quasi annusare i saldi d'estate, e voi? Infatti in alcuni paesi o su alcuni siti sono già cominciati. E forse inconsciamente ero condizionata dalla prima frase, perchè alla fine mi sono accorta che ho scelto un intero giardino di fantasie a fiori.

Comunque vada, sia che prenda tutto o soltanto un pezzo, questa lista sarebbe una grande aggiunta al mio armadio.

Top 10 Summer Sales Picks

Topshop - Tulip Print Pussybow Blouse:

Topshop Tulip Print Blouse
Topshop Tulip Print Blouse

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Going to Mantova in Blue

... and some white
... e un po' di bianco

Mantova / Mantua

Another trip together with my parents, this time we visited the city of Mantova (Mantua) which has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2008. To learn a bit more about the history, go here.

Un altra gita fatta con i miei genitori, questa volta abbiamo visitato Mantova, che fa parte del UNESCO World Heritage dal 2008. Per imparare di più sulla città e sulla sua storia, guarda anche qui.

If you've been following me for awhile you may remember me posting pics of these ballet flats fresh out of the shopping bag. Here I am wearing them for the first time. Yay.

Se mi seguite da un po' magari vi ricordate che avevo postato le foto di queste ballerine appena uscite dalla borsa shopping. Qui le ho messe per la prima volta. Yay.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Wrapped in porcelain


I've talked about how I wanted to wear more dresses this summer when I presented my latest mood board, and voilà. This one is a fairly new entry in my wardrobe, from Mango. I admit that I am something of a fan girl when it comes to that company.

Wearing this dress also gave me the possibility to debut two more things I hadn't worn until then, the rust coloured shoes and the little cross body bag.

The shirt dress is one of my favourite types of dresses. I am also becoming more and more a lover of loose, wide, generous cuts and soft fabrics.

Ho parlato della voglia di mettere più vestiti quando vi ho fatto vedere il mio ultimo mood board e voilà. Questo è un arrivo abbastanza recente nel mio armadio, da Mango. Ammetto che sono una fan girl di questa azienda.

Mettere questo vestito mi ha anche permesso di abbinare altre due cose che non avevo ancora messo, le scarpe colore ruggine e la borsa a tracolla.

L'abito a camicia è uno dei miei preferiti. Inoltre sto diventando sempre più un'amante di tagli leggeri, ampi e tessuti morbidi.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Fashion Find - LedaOtto

Well, due to commitments and other busyness once again Friday's Fashion Find has turned into a Saturday's Fashion Find.

Because of this and the because I sometimes find interesting things more often then once a week, I've decided to drop the fixation on a specific day, i.e. the Friday, make it just a Fashion Find and call it a day. This way, I can post it when I want without having to make excuses for being late all the time and even more then once a week should I so fancy.

Ebbene, ancora una volta a causa di impegni vari, il Fridays' Fashion Find è diventato un Saturdays' Fashion Find.

Per questo motivo e anche perchè mi capita di scoprire cose interessanti più di una volta alla settimana, ho deciso di non scrivere in un giorno speficico, ma semplicemente far diventare questa mia rubrica un FF e andare avanti da qui.

Così potrò scrivere senza dover accampare scuse ogni volta che sono in ritardo e se mi venisse l'ispirazione, anche più di una volta alla settimana.

Ledaotto Campaign

The Fashion Find - Ledaotto

Today I want to present you "Ledaotto" an Italian company founded by the two young designers Simona Cassai e Marta Saletti in 2010. You can read more about their history, brand philosophy and process here.

The jewelry of Ledaottto is nickle free, non allergic and completely Made in Italy. Each piece uses the floor plan/blueprint of a famous building as main component.

Oggi voglio presentarvi Ledaotto, un'azienda italiana fondata dalle due giovani designers Simona Casai e Marta Saletti nel 2010. Potete leggere altro sulla sotira dell'azienda, la filosiafia del marchio e il processo di produzione qui.

I gioielli di Ledaotto sono senza nickel, anallergici e completamente Made in Italy. Ogni gioiello utilizza la pianta di un edificio famoso come parte principale / forma di partenza

Thursday, 12 June 2014

On the road - Soncino & Lady Hawk

"Do you know that hawks and wolves mate for life? The Bishop didn't even leave us that... not even that. "

No no, this isn't turning into a travel blog. But whilst my parents were here during the first week of June, we visited Soncino, a small town in the province of Cremona with several medieval buildings, among them a castle which was used as location in the quite famous film "LadyHawke" with Michelle Pfeiffer, Rutger Hauer & Matthew Broderick as well as for outfit of the day pictures staring Alex B.

The movie is about a man (Etienne Navarre) and woman (Isabeau) in love with each other. They get cursed by a bishop who also wants the woman. It's a great film and if you haven't seen it, do watch if you like love stories & the medievals.

Bishop: There is a woman.
Cezar: Your Grace?
Bishop: A beautiful woman with alabaster skin and the eyes of a dove. She travels by night, only by night. Her sun is the moon. And her name is... Isabeau. Find her and you find the wolf. The wolf I want. The wolf who... loves her.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Under the Pomegranate & Olive Tree

Hello! It seems Summer arrived two weeks ahead of schedule. Since Saturday we are having temperatures over 30°C and lots of sun. I even picked up a tiny tan on the upper body, arms, etc. Let's see if this year my legs will follow suit.

But today I am showing you an outfit I wore exactly 1 week ago.

Ciao! A quanto pare l'estate è arrivata due settimane prima del previsto. Da sabato abbiamo temperature di 30°C and molto sole. Mi sono anche abbronzata un pochino sulle spalle, sulle braccia, eccetera. Vediamo se quest'anno anche le gambe faranno lo stessa cosa.

Ma oggi vi faccio vedere un outfit che portavo essattamente 1 settimana fa.

Legs and feet
The obligatory black&white photo

Friday, 6 June 2014

Friday's Fashion Find - Let's talk Summer Nights

Nothing like Summer Nights. When the warm air caresses your skin. Cocktails (with or without alcohol). Friends & Lovers. Pool Party or Beach Bar. Walking along a promenade. Sitting and watching the boats at the Marina. Holidays, or simply a night out.

That was my inspiration when I surfed the waves of the web for this weeks Friday's Fashion Find.

Here is what I came up with, starting with these two dresses from Mango.

Non c'è nulla come le notti d'estate. Quando l'aria calda ti accarezza la pelle. Cocktails (con o senza alcohol). Amici e amori. Feste in piscina o al bar in spiaggia. Passeggiare sul lungomare. Sedersi a guardare le barche al porto. Vacanza o semplicemente una serata fuori.

Questa è stata la mia ispirazione quando ho cavalcato le onde del web per scrivere Fridays Fashion Find di questa settimana.

Ecco quello che ho trovato, partendo da due vestiti firmati Mango.
Maxi Dress & Short Chiffon Dress Mango
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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

When the sun comes out on Sunday

When the sun comes out on Sunday, we are heading to some nice place for the afternoon. This time, we had a walk along the promenade in Salò at Lake Garda.

I felt daring so I went for a print mix, but not too daring as I kept it within two colors, the easy and always a winner combination black & white. Instead, I added some color with the shoes and the bag.

Blue flats, emerald bag, printed skirt
Looking down

Monday, 2 June 2014

May - Untold Stories

And it's a wrap! May has come and gone and here are the pictures of what didn't make it onto the blog this month nor will as full story.

I did a major decluttering round this month, I've become so sick with stuff being stuffed in every little corner in the house. Suddenly I felt like being suffocated by all the things I never use nor will with much likelyhood ever use. At one point I just wanted to take everything and toss it down the balcony, hahaha. Mad woman.

New bracelets in mint

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