First blooms

Will you please “stand” for these gorgeous floral flats by Massimo Dutti

massimo-dutti-limited-edition-floral-print-leather-ballerina-flats

massimo-dutti-limited-edition-floral-print-leather-ballerina-flats

Can you imagine them with a pair of humble jeans or a simple dress? Love at first sight!

E.

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Pretend it’s Spring

Let’s pretend it’s Spring! images Because it really isn’t yet, is it? But we all want it to be, some of us because they don’t like the cold and most of us just because we want to wear something different! I love winter clothes, don’t get me wrong, but even I am fed up with wearing them, my mind screams for something new!!!!!

The problem is the temperature just doesn’t let us fulfil our fantasies…so, what’s a woman to do? Well, we can cheat!! While keeping warm, we can at least look like we have a Spring look.

Make-up: surely you can start using fresher colours rather than wintery ones like grey and black, your eyes are asking for brighter shades. Your nails too, but enough with those bold colours, use a nice off white, pale pink, something chic.trucco-occhi-ombretto-celeste

Hair: perhaps a new haircut? Something a bit more daring?! Shorter?Cute-haircuts-really-short-hair Don’t you just get fed up looking at the same image in the mirror day after day? Change! That’s what needed!! Anyway, after a certain age shorter hair makes you look younger..

 Clothes colours:

do put away all of those brown, dark green, grey and black (well.. some of it!). Use instead lighter shades like pearl grey, navy,  blue, beige, a touch of white or pink (nice pink, not girly pink though) etc. Have a look at Filippa K to see the colours I am talking about: http://www.filippa-k.com/en/woman/new-arrivals

Brights in your accessories perhaps?!

Fabrics: even though your favourite tartan/tweed skirt doesn’t keep you that warm, it looks terribly warm, so away it goes. Quilted always looks wintery, so does fur, camel coats, velvet, corduroy, etc. Bring out your short leather jacket instead (better if not brown or black) or, if you can take the morning chill, your raincoat. Otherwise a lightweight coat, in a nice shade though.

Obviously it is time for denim, gorgeous with suede:

 Scarves: away all the however beautiful woollen scarves and out those colourful silk square scarves! Terribly nice used as belt for your jeans too.

Hermès

Hermès

 Tights & socks: NO, it’s as simple as that. Bare legs only. So I suppose that means trousers for now…

Shoes: Ooohhhh, my favourite subject!!! I don’t particularly like boots during winter, so I suggest you put them in a nice box in the garage. Ankle boots have been in fashion even during summer in the last few years but I think that’s daft! I would start with ballerinas or mules.

Pretty ballerinas slip-ons aqua

Pretty ballerinas slip-ons aqua

 

Handbag:  suede?

Zara Suede bucket bag with braided strap

Zara Suede bucket bag with braided strap

 

 

Or my new love?!?!? It doesn’t really look very Spring like, does it?! Actually, it’s better than that, it’s an all year around bag…as it should be for that price, a few years’ worth of bags!

Gucci Lady web original GG canvas shoulder bag

Gucci Lady web original GG canvas shoulder bag

 

E.