Afternoon date

31 Jan 2015

Afternoon date

Chemise colletée
blackfive.com

Topshop patterned pants
$25 - nordstrom.com

Dune chaussures oxford
$105 - johnlewis.com

Lip gloss
$11 - superdrug.com

Beauty product
$22 - illamasqua.com

Words can hurt too

25 Jan 2015


The absolute thing that REALLY gets on my nerves is when someone completely strange comes up to me and says "You are really short". Do I know you? No, so why the first thing you say to me is that? Even my own friends joke about that and although I don't show it, it bothers the crap out of me. Imagine when a complete stranger says that to me?! I literally want to punch them in the face. 

I still do not understand why people think saying things like that is acceptable...Get on my head for a second and think like me: It is the absolute equivalent of saying to a fat person "oh hi! You are so fat". That doesn't sound nice now does it? Well, news flash! Neither saying "you are too short" to a short person! 

I've always been the shortest person in my grade, you know that typical form-the-line-with-the-shortest-to-tallest, guess who was the first kid? It didn't really bothered me since it wasn't a thing to be bothered with, after all being a kid is so easy and one of the things you worry about is where your crayons are and buy ice cream and candies, not about your figure. But when you hit around middle school, you start to realize things you did not before such as boys, diet, and self-esteem, in my case my height. 

In South America there are short and tall people, its like evenly distributed, so I did not realize it that much either, but when I moved to Africa, to an American School where the cultural diversity is huge, I, for the first time, lost completely my self-esteem. Senegalese are already like models, they are good looking people and very, very tall. In my school too, there were mostly Europeans and they too are very tall (actually everyone is very very tall compared to my height). So I hit rock bottom pretty fast, since I am already short, get it? ha-ha (not funny, ignore this).

I'm still looking for my self-esteem but slowly, taking baby steps I'm picking up the pieces. This year I started with a more positive mindset of everything and of myself, and just when I was in a point in my life that I was almost "getting there", a person comes up to me and says that I am really short. I never ever saw this person in my life, it was the first time we met and he says that about me. It ruined my entire Sunday, maybe my entire week. It was a bit ironic since it was in church and we were just talking about anxiety and negativity, I thought to myself that I was in the right track for starting to accept myself for who I am and realize that I do have so many blessings in my life that do matter more than my height, is not even debatable. But then, out of nowhere, this guy comes to me and says that. Honestly, I felt hurt, very, extremely hurt. 

Some of you may be reading this and think that I am a drama queen for making a fuss out of something little but the thing is that my height is a very delicate issue for me. It breaks my self-esteem and with that my confidence, and you all know that without confidence you lose yourself and start performing extremely poor in everything you do in life. 

Im writing this post to just make you guys, or some of you, to think twice before you say something to somebody else. It may not have been a malicious effort from this guy who said I was short this morning, but it really hurt ME, so it may seem just a word for you but to the other person who you are saying it to may be the biggest weapon you are using towards them to break the little thing they have of self-image.

So please, don't say anything like "you are too short", "too skinny" or "too tall" because these words too can hurt. 

A day at the park with Lua

23 Jan 2015





My Outfit

Coat- Aeropostale
Jeans- Aeropostale
Boots- Primark
White Blouse- Primark
Scarf- My dad's closet


Lua's Outfit

Collar- Petco
Pink Bow- Her Vet

Random pattern combo

14 Jan 2015

Random pattern combo

Black crop top
chiarafashion.co.uk

Bottes bass
£43 - blackfive.com

Kate Spade gold bangle
£22 - nordstrom.com

Zeal optics sunglasses
£115 - nordstrom.com

Betsey johnson scarve
£16 - betseyjohnson.com

Forever 21 wool hat
£11 - forever21.com

Lip shine
£15 - stilacosmetics.com

Creamy concealer
£7.90 - sleekmakeup.com

Versace on a roll

13 Jan 2015




Lately I've been a bit off in catching up with things (my blog for example) and catwalk shows. I might, uh, be far behind on this but I must make a post about it, the collection is way too perfect not to. As I previously mentioned, my favorite brand is Valentino, but in the second place comes the other V brand known as the one and only Versace. They both are complete opposites but reflects perfectly my way of style.

Last morning I was watching Fashion TV and the Spring/Summer '15 collection of Versace came up. Sure Versace is known to use a lot of black so of course the first ensembles were black/black&white. I particularly noticed the shoes first, the heels were transparent! They showed up on black first but then the color ones showed up. Also the cut of the skirt with one leg showing was really cool.





After the black ensembles, it came a combo of black with some pop of color, such as with the use of "fish net" (I think thats what is called). I really really enjoyed that outfit since it was a black fish net on top with a top and bottom underneath of a vibrant color, matching accessories as the same color as the ensemble underneath.


The "fish net" was also used in color or incorporated as a homogeneous ensemble with all same hues. This element, I think is very innovative, chic and most importantly for summer/spring weather? Forget about those unnecessary and unwanted sweat (ew).


So by now, the runway was presented by colors, fish net elements, transparent heels... lets not forget about the accessories! Versace is known for its bold and sexy reputation so bold accessories couldn't be missed off of the equation. My personal favorite? The rectangular handbag!


 Colors colors colors, it was all about an explosion of colors later on.. and metallics with bling bling on them. Another super duper important element of Versace is the use of its greek pattern as it can be seen in some of the dresses and shirts.





All pictures from Vogue.com

Silver glitter

THE scarf of the month (season maybe?)

11 Jan 2015


We all know the one thing that gives out Burberry, its classic squared, line pattern. Since I visited my family here in London for the holidays I started seeing here first that everyone suddenly were wearing a Burberry scarf.. or thats what I thought it was.

My naive self kept wondering why all of a sudden everyone was wearing a Burberry scarf, Burberry! I can't even afford target sometimes. We took a three day vacation in Italy last week and I saw A LOT of the "Burberry scarf" too. And thats when I saw some men on the streets selling scarves, mostly the Burberry knock off. Of course they wouldn't be the only ones selling, you can find knock offs everywhere, its the cycle of fashion.


I honestly hate when something becomes too common, but I got to admit that this scarf looks great in a variety of looks. You can either match it with a fancy, well put outfit and at the same time with a casual, jean type of look. I wish I had taken some pictures of the street style of people with the scarf but I still got to figure out how to be cheeky instead of creepy when taking pictures of other people on the streets...

It was fun too to try to guess which ones were the original Burberry and which  one was a knock off, which made me wonder also how much knock offs do people wear? What are the actual designer brand products they do own? Knock offs are a rather natural force in the fashion industry but I think it got to be controlled in certain cases just as this particular situation. The pattern is way too obvious that it belongs to Burberry and having a knock off out of this product is an offense to the company in my opinion.


A la Charli XCX

8 Jan 2015

A la Charli XCX

Uniqlo black socks
€10 - uniqlo.com

Versace sacs à main en cuir verni
€1.755 - farfetch.com

Tiffany & Co. earrings
€1.185 - tiffany.com

Timex accessory
€59 - timex.com

Frend
€230 - avenue32.com

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