When thinking about the perks of living in a popular city, the first thing that comes to mind is the abiding sensation that you’re on continuous vacation whenever you’re venturing for a long walk on the narrow streets, particularly if that walk happens to take place on a perfect Sunday evening. And although you may come to believe that you know the city by heart, there will always be one beautiful door, one window brimming with flowers, one little corner with its colors slowly fading away, that will make it all look new and exciting again.

And I can’t help but to blend in with the tourists, take it all in with hungry eyes, and allow myself to have that liberating holiday experience, even if it’s only for a couple of hours, and even if I am just minutes away from home. The outfit for such evenings: a delicate lace top, a pretty skirt and a pair of comfy flats, all simple, all feminine, all me. Walking hand in hand with my love, I put an end to a beautiful week. Now it’s time to open new doors, write new stories, make new memories. Happy Monday, beautiful people!

Minimal chic weekend outfit

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Easy, breezy

I’ll make this a very quick post to let everyone know that I am very much alive ^_^ but have entered what is another crazy busy month, with new projects, new plans, new time-consuming activities. In my spare time I’ve been living with my hair tied in a messy bun, with no make-up on, trying to keep away from the phone, reading Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, eating too much ice cream and drinking too much lemonade. I’m fully enjoying this stage of summer, dressed mostly in easy, breezy garments, much like the ones building today’s outfit.

Hope August is treating you amazingly, hugs & kisses everyone ♥ ♥ ♥

Easy, breezy summer outfit

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All is a Miracle

A personal blog is perhaps the closest thing there is to witnessing someone’s metamorphosis, which is truly a thing of beauty. If you’re anything like me, you most definitely can’t grasp the idea of settling for things as they are. I live to grow, to learn something new every day, to try and see the world through different eyes, to evolve, to constantly push myself, even if it’s with the small things.

When it comes to photography, I wasn’t always the greatest subject, not that I am today ^_^ I remember running away when someone was about to take a picture of me, I remember the awkward feeling I got right before the click (that as expected translated to an even stiffer face on film), I just couldn’t relax, a robot would have made a better job at faking an emotion. Ever since creating this blog though, I learned to let go little by little, things got considerably easier, although I still have difficulties shooting when there are lots and lots of people around. And that’s ok, we all have our anxieties and our struggles, without them there wouldn’t probably be a journey for us to go through. But wanting to overcome them is what truly makes the difference.

These pictures that we took yesterday represent all that I love about this journey of mine, about this little personal space; they reflect who I am today, the need I feel to make use of my creativity, my determination to see beauty everywhere, because if I’m committed to leaving little bits and pieces of me behind, if this is where my thoughts gather and where part of my memories will come to live, than I want to at least try and make it as beautiful as possible, for it to carry a meaning, to make you feel something and even put a smile on your face:

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Summer dress flower fields

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Summer White

As women, we go through many different stages of confidence, with days when we feel like we can conquer the world, and others when little about us actually feels right. To find a perfect balance between the two and stick with it, would be ideal. I for one, could never fake the way I’m feeling, so it’s often when I find myself losing confidence over all kinds of reasons. And clothes have a lot to do with it. I’m not superficial or anything, I do believe that it is not the coat that makes the man, but if I don’t feel good in something I’m wearing, it shows. Have you ever gotten out of the house with an OK outfit to slowly realize it just doesn’t feel right, but it’s too late to do something about it? This is something my husband doesn’t get, and I understand his point of view, after all, even I’m not able to explain how I got to wear something I don’t like ^_^, but it sure is annoying.

The entire talk about confidence is the result of yesterday’s shoot, when my husband couldn’t help but notice my great energy and the poise that was bursting from inside out. I thought about it of course, and I came to the conclusion that it was all due to the effect of wearing something that makes me happy, combined with the fact that I managed to create a pretty hairstyle in under 10 minutes, and that I got to wear my favorite perfume.

Long story short: I absolutely adore my white dress for summer & you should always wear something that makes you happy, regardless of what others believe, regardless of trends, regardless if it’s a pretty dress, a pair of ripped jeans, or a basic t-shirt. Just stay true to who you really are. Thank you for reading ♥ ♥ ♥

White dress street style

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Braids, florals and blue

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite questions to ask people around me was the following: what color would you choose, if you would be forced to pick one hue only, to wear for the rest of your life? My picks have long changed ever since, but at the moment, I would have a hard time choosing between white (which I know it’s not exactly a color) and blue, all kinds of blue, to mix and match and to never get tired of.

And speaking of blue, which at the moment kind of rules my closet, it is the main reason why I ordered this skirt from Kristine’s Collection, way back in December. While I love its shade and the cut, the skirt is kind of out of my comfort zone because it is extremely elastic and tight. After holding it in my closet for too long, I decided to finally take it out, and paired it with a fluid floral top, a braided bun and a colorful bag.

If the rain wouldn’t have followed us everywhere, I would have loved to photograph more of this look. Hope you enjoy the outfit and I would really like to know what color would you choose, if you would be forced to pick one hue only, to wear for the rest of your life? ^_^ Hugs & kisses ♥ ♥ ♥

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Something borrowed, something blue

I believe in simplicity above anything else, and that’s something not likely to change in the foreseeable future. During my busiest & most overwhelming times, it’s in simplicity where I find my balance. I just love the feeling of ease and the sense of freedom an oversized shirt and a pair of jeans give you, particularly when you’re on the run. Like we were yesterday, caught in between running errands, shopping at the farmer’s market for fresh fruits, shooting some pictures for the blog, all right before the storm was about to hit.

We actually had about 5 minutes to take these pictures before it started pouring heavily (the little Red Riding Hood adorning my phone case had her umbrella ready, as you can notice in the last picture), but somehow it was ok. My something borrowed ( which was my husband’s shirt), and my everything something blue, made things easy. Wishing you all a great weekend ahead, thanks for reading and lots of love ♥ ♥ ♥

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Bright Summer Days

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far, now that it’s starting to actually feel like summer. I for one am getting ready to join our friends for an evening barbeque just as I write this. I really need the time off, away from the computer & the TV (we just started watching 24 and it is kind of addictive) to just talk, eat & relax a bit. This means I won’t bore you too much today, but I will leave you with these bright and lovely photographs that truly epitomize summer in my eyes with all the white, yellow, gold, sunny weather & empty little streets.

Thank you for reading, I’m sending lots of love and I will see you on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest ♥ ♥ ♥

Bright Summer Days 01

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