Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wise girl

Last time, my very affectionate friend Flo, commenting on my post said that she didn't feel steady on high heels anymore 

Reflecting on her words I had to admit that I have been sharing  the same feeling recently...

A quickly glance into my closet ( which really includes everything)
Provided a solution that I considered a compromise between ( beloved ) high heels and ( cute) flat shoes ...

A pair of platform sandals! ( old, already posted last year)

Wise girls have to accept compromises, right? 
Do you feel the same or have different solutions? 

Platform shoes and long dresses seem to work well .
Here the summer heat  has arrived in advance this year and we are enjoying ( suffering ) temperatures over 30 degrees.
Hence I made up my mind for  white colour ...

... and coral jewelry.

( A touch of ochre colour for my bronze bag today).
I  am surely feeling more comfortable on platforms but ... am I steadier too??
I will tell you. 
In the meantime ...

... Have a smiling week!  

Sunday, 14 May 2017

On heels again ...

Wonderful weekend for me. I am just back from the seaside where I I have been sunbathing on the beach!  
When back at home, I immediately changed my  clothes and went out for the photos. 
Unfortunately I am not very good at planning and didn't have any stored photos at handy! 

Luckily, in my small city there are nice places which provide good backdrops! 

The only problem is represented by cobblestones that are not the best if you are wearing heels! 

Never mind!  I have been posting flats very often recently ...
 High heels remain my very favourites shoes so, I decided to take the risk!!

Silk black and white shirt 

And a big velvet heart decorated with coral beads as a necklace

A last photo and then I can go safely home! 
( when a comfortable sofa is waiting for me )

Have a joyful, high heel week! 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Some different shopping

Are you wondering if I left the Eternal City without doing a bit of shopping? 
Well, the answer is no ...
But you will probably be surprised to read what my purchases  were! 

  Here you see St. Peter cathedral in Vaticano.
I went there because I had in mind a very special kind of shopping
( even though the beauty of the place would have deserved a visit in any case)

I bought a Sacred Heart ...

... And a small gypsum angel!!

Well, many of you know that I like making my jewelry 

( These coral earrings are the ones which I had prepared for my journey to Rome )

At the moment I am trying something like the DG 2014 jewelry collection...

Of course I am not sure at all about what is going out of my Sacred Heart and my small  gypsum angel, but I can predict...a lot of fun!!
( I always have fun when making my stuff )

Finally, talking about jewelry, this is what my husband bought me.

The silver ring  ( Gerardo Sacco ) is part of a set  of 12 , called " The Months" .
In each one, the face of a woman has been matched to a fruit or an element which represents the  month ( the golden part )
Mine is November and it   reproduces the pomegranate fruit. 

Here it is how it looks on my hand.
It will remind me my Roman holiday...

Monday, 1 May 2017

From Rome again

From Rome again 

Here there is a second outfit for another day  in the city. I opted for a denim skirt and a light grey skirt .
With mild temperatures I didn't need anything else. 

I shot in the public garden of Villa Borghese : an enormous park where people  can enjoy nature and some fresh air during the hot Roman summers ...

I decided for a  short rest  at The Pincio : the panoramic terrace overlooking Piazza del Popolo. 
Again I wore flats...I knew I had many km. walk before sunset  !

I crossed less famous streets
( but not less beautiful! )

And visited delightful little squares
( with cafes in the open air for my cappuccinos! )

Every corner was a charming place where to fall in love with the city ...
( and where to find a nice shop and get a present from my beloved husband! ) 

Traces of past History , strong light aroundI , dear friends to meet.
Have you noticed? It seems that happy  days fly away faster ...

I am very for long skirts at the moment...and for flat shoes too!!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017


I had planned to spend some days in Rome hence a fortnight ago I packed my things .
I  don't like to carry big suitcases and so ...don't expect to see me wearing special clothes!

The bridge

I chose  one of  my white bags

a long dark skirt and a Linen t-shirt with flats 
( I packed  long skirts because they don't require tights and flats because they are the best shoes with very long skirts ).

August's temple 

 I went through the wonderful city

Trevi fountain 

 In which I used to go  often many years ago.
 There, I have been living the love story with the man who is my husband now .

Bernini's fountain ( la barcaccia)

The journey brought to mind a lot of happy memories....


And I have been walking for many hours a day ! 
( as you can see too many for my small dog)

Rome is a fantastic city and not only for its beauty. There is something so special in it!
When you are really tired  there is a magic place where to have some rest : Trinita' Dei Monti 

and we three were sooooo tired! 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Thank you

Last week I asked for some help. 
I couldn't find a good translation from Italian and many of you suggested me the correct one....
( I should have said rubber or waxed cotton instead of gum ).

I know I have much to learn yet in order to make my English-speaking  fluent and I sometimes think that my followers are very kind to keep on reading my posts...

So today I want to thank you for your patience and  for your help to improve my English ...

To my look now! 
I am wearing a linen cardigan with a blue pencil skirt.
The cardigan has been made adding a metallic fibre
for a most creased look...

No matters how long you iron  the cardigan : you can never ever produce a different look!!
Funny, isn't it ? 
It's a sort of...shabby chic style perhaps...

In spring with sudden  changings of weather and temperatures,  I need smart ( and stylish ) ideas to stay comfortable!
Today it's chilly here and I am wearing leggings to keep my legs warm ...

Have you ever worn  leggings with a pencil skirt? 
I added my small handbag for a most grown-up style.

Afternoon at home today and some time for taking photos on the balcony where my plants are blooming! 

The sun is shining inside me despite the rainy day...