Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lines I Love!!! ♥

Lines I Love ♥

Hello Dears,

I've missed you :) This time on "Lines I Love" I want to share with you about: ZARA.

So, this store has been one of my favorites for many many years, first time I visited this store was in 1991 (please DO NOT DO THE MATH! ;)) an addict was born! and since then, their garments have rotate in my wardrobe with lasting grace and endurance ha-ha...I kid you not, I have skirts and blouses I bought literally 10 years ago and I still get compliments about them! That is the beauty of ZARA, they very successfully achieve collections that are current and very "NOW" and at the same time deliver items that can last you a long time without looking dated.

Now, quality and budget wise it is important to point out that my beloved has different lines within the brand: ZARA WOMAN, ZARA BASIC and TRAFALUC also known as TRF. WOMAN has the most exquisite cuts with more of an adult appeal and it is easy to figure that it's meant for the career woman that has a a bigger wallet if you know what I mean...BASIC has the garments that are a "must" for all kinds of styles and appeals to a wide range of tastes, this include both essential layering pieces and also the "off the moment" items that are affordable and very often mimic what we've seen on the runways but for a much more affordable price and in a "toned down" interpretation :) Last but not least TRF, which is the younger face of the brand, on this one the hems are much more shorter, the cuts are way more edgier and it is dedicated to a younger crowd...which means that on terms of cost this is the "low end" option but in no way less fabulous than the other two ;)

As you can see I'm a Lover and if you have questions about this brand please let me know, I consider myself an expert and I proudly can say that I've been in ZARAS from 7 countries and I spent most of my 20's income in them!! I think that if shopping was like the army...this would make me...a ZARA LIUTENANT GENERAL!! At the very least!! :D

Thank You as always for stopping by!!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Damage Control

Damage Control

Hi Dears!

So, let's face it...In the next couple of weeks we will surrender to a sea of yummy holiday foods, desserts and more :), this is the one time of the year when we look forward to visiting our love ones and taste all the wonderful delicacies that are part of our cultures :) The one thing though, that we don't look forward to, is the aftermath ha-ha meaning the few pounds that we will probably be gaining, and I say if it's in the name of the holidays SO BE IT! :D But, while "things" go back to normal and we can fit into our skinny jeans again, we need some "Damage Control" Options to look cute and pulled together and here are two that will give us a comfortable fit while still showing we care ;) 
I don't know about you but a floral dress and well manicured hands always make me feel good and pretty no matter what :D

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Office Toast & Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party

Hey hey! :)

Time has come for the Office Christmas Celebrations and depending of the seriousness and formality of the event I have thought of the typical scenarios that could present:

1.-Small Toast held at the office; for this you just need to be appropriate to transition from work day to celebratory elegance, this is probably the trickiest one because obviously you are not showing up at the office at 9AM wearing sequins! ha-ha, but if you keep your outfit sleek and just add a distinctive touch of shine (in this example the signature necklace) you will be just fine ;)

2.-Christmas Dinner with the colleagues at a fancy restaurant; this calls for a little more glamour but without overdoing it, I thought of this all-creme option because it screams Winter Wonderland and it will definitely set you apart from the other 15 girls from your office who will be wearing "the little black dresses"...

3.-Christmas Party at a Ballroom or Venue; this is a great opportunity to pull out the big guns, showing up looking stunning! and if you are pretty conservative with your office wardrobe and normally live in slacks and button-downs, this is the chance to shock everybody at the party with an ultra-feminine ballroom-worthy dress!!! In the one I've chosen you could dance all night long and literally be the Belle of the Ball!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ESSENTIALS #1: Leather Pencil Skirt

Essentials 1

Hello Dears!

This is the first of a series of posts I'll be doing with specific garments that can kick any wardrobe up a notch ;)  We all have heard about “The Basics”, you know black blazer, white button down shirt, etc, my intention is to bring you "The Essentials" (wonderful items that add ESSENCE! to our closets) things that can take us from Basic Girl to a Fashionable One! :) Sometimes we want to stand out but we are also smart about our budgets and obviously we want to optimize our clothing as much as possible so I am showing you 3 ways that today’s item can serve many purposes, that way you are not buying a “one occasion garment” :) 

The LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT it’s a wonderful alternative that adds edge and personality to an outfit, not to mention that it's so NOW since we've seen the leather trend all over, since last year. There are different options and price ranges and here are a few options if you decide to give this Essential a try ;) :
$ Sears $29 USD
$$ ASOS $86 USD
$$$ Nordstrom $137 USD
$$$$ Net-a-porter $1533 USD

Let me know if you like it and Thank You for stopping by!


Monday, December 2, 2013

New Yorker

New Yorker

Hi Dears,

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am NYC obsessed, on a past post I shared with you how would I go to work if I lived in Rome...Well, today I am showing you how would I do it in my beloved New York. I think anyone who has been in this majestic city cannot help this thought: Would I live in NYC? How would my life be here? There is just something about the Big Apple that makes you want to be a part of it!!! Sinatra was right on spot!!! ;D

Obvious to say, the start of my inspiration for this one was the quintessential NYC Cab.

Thanks for stopping by!