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Holiday Suitcase

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

In less than a week, I am going away for a five days holiday in Northern Italy and Italian Switzerland, by the Lake Major. Hence, I have to start packing, and thought it was a good idea to share with you what I will pack to go. I will not list you everything, since most of the items I'll pack would have been already mentioned in earlier articles, however I will talk you through the content of my suitcase. 

Fashion wise, my Summer Capsule Wardrobe will be packed away with me. My gingham trouser will be one of my essential, the perfect evening piece for a stroll along the lake, once the sun would have set. With that, I will obviously pack several tops, and many from my collection of white tee-shirts, with a details such as this Mango one I have ordered few days ago. The coton material and the light colored fabric will be perfect to survive under this Southern sun. Yet during the hottest day, my new favorite sundress will be the prefect ally, to let my body breath while staying stylish. Linen shorts and denim skirts will also be needed, to add with any top, such as this Free People bohemian top, now on sale! Last but not least, a bikini. This year, I went for a stripy number, with a rather flattering shape, that I am sure to love bathing in when by the lake!


Accessory wise, my beloved woven bags and beach basket will obviously come with me, as, I have realized, I cannot leave without them this Summer. My straw hat will also be needed to protect my face from the agressive July sun, and on the beach, I won't bring my heavy coton towel, but a fouta, a very light weight and easy to dry thin towel, a traditional Tunisian piece that I love to use for its practicality. Last but not least, a my pair of sunglasses, that I got in Amsterdam few years ago from Komono, and obviously my Zara slides and Superga sneakers

Apart from fashion, I will bring in my suitcase a notebook, where I will, everyday, write about my feelings, adventures, and impressions during those holidays - a post will also be up by August! A guide book can also always be useful, even though we love to get lost. My camera will also be here, to immortalize the most beautiful landscapes. Finally, a good read, certainly one of the few I have listed in my Summer reads, that you can find here. Concerning my vanity case, an another article about my Summer makeup look will be online in a week or so!

Now that my suitcase is ready, I cannot wait to leave and enjoy a beautiful holiday!

xo

Amy

Superga: the Summer Sneaker

Saturday, 7 July 2018

I recently told you about my Summer love for slide shoes. However, I also told you that I was a real sneakers girl, and I could not live without them. This is also accurate for Summer, even though sometimes this type of shoes are hard to stand in the heat. Nevertheless, when I'll go on holiday in Italy and in Spain - really soon! Keep your eyes pealed for some city guides! - I will walk all day, be the perfect tourist, and spend a lot of time standing on my explorers' feet. Hence the utility of a good pair of sneakers. And my perfect ones are the Superga. 
This Italian brand has been a favorite of mine for several years already, but every Winter I forget about them to fall in love again during Spring. This style of shoes is extremely versatile, and can go with my beloved gingham trousers, a pair of jeans, denim or tailored shorts, and even dresses and skirts of every length. There is no limit to the possibilities of associations. But more than their amazing style, those shoes are also the comfiest. I wear mine barefoot and I never had any blister or pain. Their fabric composition also makes out of them breathable numbers, sneakers that won't keep your feet from living their comfy life. 
In other words, the Superga is a comfy chameleon shoe, a little number that you must have in your wardrobe!

xo

Amy

Le Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Paris

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Fashion museums are becoming more and more popular and more and more numerous. The universe of fashion has always fascinated, and interested, no matter the gender or the age. Fashion makes us dream. And figures such as Yves Saint Laurent only participated in the construction of this myth. Hence why, as a fashion lover, I am also loving the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, in Paris. 
This museum is more than a space to show the French designer's models and methods, it is he orignal spot where he built his brand, the apartment where he got inspired, met his clients, designed his dresses. We then have the chance to see the fabrics, the tables where he cut them, the drawings hang on the walls, here to guid every of his employees gestures. More than simply showing the public Saint Laurent's atelier, this museum perfectly matches the dreams of all fashion lovers. The Parisian style, in this Haussmanian apartment, only nourishes this ideal we have of the fashion sphere. The dream meets the reality. More than a museum, it is an open door to the wonderful universe of Monsieur Yves Saint Laurent, na the Parisian haute couture world. A museum you won't forget, and that will leave you with sparkles in the eyes and dreams on your mind.




xo

Amy









Summer Lip Obsession: Dior Lipglow

Saturday, 30 June 2018
Summer is not the season for heavy make up. All we are looking for when it is hot and toasty, is a light feeling on the skin, and in my view, two products can be really hard to stand in Summer: foundation, and lipstick. As for the first one, I never wear foundation in Summer, only concealer under my eyes and on blemishes, and eventually a tinted moisturizer if I have a really bad skin day. Yet for the lips, I always struggle to find light formulas. Creamy lipstick melt on your face, while matte liquid lipstick are extremely drying. The best option is then the lip balm. But a transparent color can become boring, and that is where one of my favorite product, since last Spring now, comes in to play: Dior Lipglow.
This product is both a lip balm and a tint. It just stains your lips, and does not feel heavy, nor look heavy. The colors of the range are very natural, and not that outstanding, yet that is definitely a quality for a natural Summer makeup look. What I love about this product is the combination between Dior'a amazing lip balm, Crème de Rose, and their talent to come out with the prettiest neutral yet noticeable shades. This very nourishing basis is a plus for Summer, when the sun and the water are constantly drying our lips out. It is moisturizing, yet light, and long lasting. This range is a favorite for all year round, yet in Summer it is almost the only lip product I reach for. Something light and comfortable, but also nourishing and so pretty. The magic formula for a perfect Summer smile. 

xo

Amy

June Favorite: The Slides

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Fashion is changing. Now the most important thing is not anymore the outer appearance, we also start thinking about the inner well-being. I read a very interesting article in the latest Vogue Paris, and learnt that now being healthy did not mean anymore solely "eat your green", but also wear comfy clothes, and walk barefoot to recharge your batteries. This healthy trend does not touch only our food habits, and has now been spread throughout our whole lifestyle, and is put forward by fashion brands and media. Every item of our wardrobe, every bit of our vanity case, every aspect of our daily life is entitled to make us feel good, and not a part of our body or mind is forgotten. Not even our feet. Heels are out, now health girls are all about sneakers. And to be fair, I am pretty happy about this trend. I always hated heels and been a sneakers kind of girl. Comfort and style, the perfect combination. However, in Summer, even though I stay faithful to my sneakers, I need to let my toes breath, and then the slide comes to play. I have never really been a slides type of girl, much more a sandals one. But fashion changes, and we do too. This year I cannot stand to wear sandals, and all I want to do is to slide into my Zara tanned numbers and go out to enjoy the sun, feeling comfy and stylish. 


This type of shoes is this month's favorite for one first obvious reason: it is Summer and those are stylish open toes shoes. But what I love the most about them is how you can wear them with every outfit. From the denim short to the sun dress, even the gingham trouser, you can put them on and they will always add some elegance, class and trend to your outfit. An accessory which is body and fashion friendly. And the fact that there exist so many different styles and types of slides only add to the possibilities. I have included them into my Summer Capsule Wardrobe, and I must say this was a smart purchase. They literally go with everything and gives a laid-back yet chic touch to your look. A June favorite that will last me all Summer, eventually for years. 


xo

Amy