Monday, February 18, 2013

The look - dusty rose cap

Happy Monday and President's day! Although not a day off for me, I wish that you guys that have that day for yourselves: Enjoy it!
We had a beautiful weekend here in San Francisco, lots of sunshine and the temperatures rose quite a bit during the daytime. Nights were chilly (as always) and did require sweaters, jackets and for those cold-handed even gloves.
Saturday night me and my girls went out on a sushi night girls-only quest. What a fabulous time we had! Girl talk is the best, isn't it?
So here is the look I wore:

I combined the dusty rose of the wool cap, with a traditional yet fun button down shirt, a grey cozy sweater, leggings and a good pair of walking boots.
Also, very light make-up with focus on the lips: I am wearing Chanel's number 23 lipstick.

Shirt: Anthropologie
Sweater: Zara
Leggings: Hue
Boots: La chausseria (old)
Cap: Mango
Watch: Gucci
Bag: Coach

Friday, February 15, 2013

A taste of Valentine's

Happy Friday! I am so glad this week is coming to an end, specially given the fact that I do need some rest from all the eating and celebrating of last night.
My Valentine's day was quite low-key, intimate and supposedly relaxing. We decided to avoid the restaurant crowds (bad service, packed, hard to get - call 2 months ahead reservations) and to do something at home that we would both enjoy.
First, we thought about doing a dinner box, just like last year. For those of you who don't know, there are certain restaurant and catering businesses that offer a pre-prepared dinner (appetizers, entrees and desert) all wrapped up with a pretty pink or red bow, oh the joy of a lazy Valentine!
However, the fondue idea was far more appealing this year. So it was settled! Cheese fondue, cold cuts and cornichons paired with cider and colored macaroons for dessert. Flowers and candles spiced up the atmosphere (who care that I was wearing PJ'S?).

Yummy, isn't it? Thank you very much for reading and have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Navy blue and hues of fuchsia

Happy Valentine's day! I wish you all lots of love and that you are able to share this day with your respective other, friends or family.
I know we often say that Valentine's day is a commercial event and that love should be celebrated everyday. Well, that doesn't really happen (or am I missing something?), so Valentine's day is a great reminder to reach out to those special people in our lives and tell them how much we love and appreciate them.
So take the time today, and let people know that you are thinking about them, treasure them, can't live without them.
On another note, here is my latest work look where I wore a combo of dark fitted jeans, high heel cobalt stilettos and a hot pink scarf. I was going for a more sophisticated yet feminine look.

Scarf - Hermes
Jacket - Sinequanone (not sold in the US), similar here
Jeans - Diesel (old), similar here
Shoes - Jean-Michel Cazabat, available in Red here
Purse - Coach (old), similar style here
Sunnies - Tiffany & CO

Thank you for dropping by and hope you've enjoyed the post!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NYFW - Ralph Rucci (Chado)

New York Fashion Week is almost over. I did see quite a few collections I liked and I was pleased that the snow and snow storm did not take away from this special event (I'm sending you guys my love from San Fran - where it's currently around 60 degrees - please don't hate me!).
A collection that I've particularly liked from this season was Chado Ralph Rucci. For those who don't know, Ralph Rucci aka the American couturier is a world-known high fashion designer and artist. His collections and paintings are absolutely magnificent.
For his Spring 2013 collection, Ralph showed his savoir-faire through an array of beautifully made garments. The mix of materials, plisse, color blocking and embroidery techniques made this season very special. The transparent shoes are a must and the clean, elegant hair and make-up compliment the looks perfectly.
Here are some of my favorite looks:

What do you guys think? Amazing, no?
Thank you for reading and I really hope you've enjoyed it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The "REAL" scrub

Exfoliating your skin is very important. It's the key to keep it free from dead cells, moisturized and glowing. It should be done at least once a week, but some people may prefer to do it twice or maybe even three times a week.
Now onto the next subject: finding the perfect scrub. There are so many products out there that it becomes challenging finding the one that suits you. I've tested many and there are a few that I really like, such as the Pate delice from L'Occitane.
However, this scrub is different, it's entirely organic and maid with local Hawaiian ingredients. I picked it up during my last trip to Kauai at the Koa Kea Hotel. They actually sell the entire line at their SPA inside the hotel.

It's by Malie organics and it has this delightful vanilla and coconut scent. It leaves my skin very smooth, nourished and radiant. I am totally in love with this product!
What about you guys? What's your favorite scrub?
Thank you for reading and I wish you a happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Look - San Francisco's winter

Hi all, the weather has been beautiful here in San Francisco. Blue skies and beautiful sunshine days, but they have been a little chilly. This morning while dressing up for work, I had the idea to do a little edgier and modern look.
I paired a leather skirt with black sweater tights, red pumps and a set of black sweater and cardigan. If you ask me to define it, this is how it would go: Sassy meets biker, meets Dorothy, meets goth , minus the make-up (of course!).

What do you guys think? 
Thank you for reading and a special thought to my readers in the east coast dealing with the snow storm, specially in Connecticut. May God bless you all!

Skirt - Zara
Sweater - DKNY (sold out), similar here
Cardigan - Zara
Sweater tights - Hue
Red Pumps - Via Uno (old), similar here
Watch - Gucci
Bag - Longchamps