Things I Liked – spending time on YouTube!

OOOh yes ! it’s warm & adorable, we can stop wearing coats & start dreaming about summer dresses & no tights …so? where were we?

♥ have you seen this week’s Top Post on Tumblr? oh my goodness. So adorable! I’m really into Disney (always) & Disney princesses – but I truly love them more when they look real…! I recently started a new board to collect all Disney-related-alternative posts…I think it’s much more fun than sticking to classic!

♥ so, talking about Pinterest, right? here’s the most RePinned Pin of the week! yesss …yellow is my spring/summer colour, yes it is. The sun, the sunflowers, lemonade, sand, the heart of daisies…there’s so much bright yellow & gold in these seasons, don’t you think?

♥ oh, & do you wanna know what I spent much of my time on, this week? Youtube! yep. Well, I love Youtube, I follow a lot of channels & I like to go through them every now & then (remember, I told you about my Ellen DeGeneres obsession..? I watch all her show’s episodes online!). & here’s what I most recently found for you: Fat Girls & Leggings – an exhilarating video…make sure you watch it & not stop at the beginning, it’s super inspiring & funny. Best Dresses for Your Body Type – interesting, even tho the girl in the video could wear basically anything on earth; but she gives some good advice. How to Dress Yourself Skinny – same as above: skinny girl giving advice…but some of them are really good: remember, we’re not size-racist!


Things I Liked – STOP! it’s SPRING TIME!

Good morning Spring buds! it’s your time to rise & shine!
Finally the calendar says it’s spring time (21st of March=Spring equinox) – the weather may or may not agree with this, but hey, I want to believe!

♥ So to start it, let’s take the dust off of some old goodies (like you do with sundresses & bathing suits!) – this post by Gala Darling is a little bit old, but it popped out on my facebook dashboard a couple of days ago…so let’s enjoy it again! 50 Alternative First Dates Ideas! I have to say, I’d love to go on 90% of them (the watch the sunrise date is my fave). Now that Spring is coming, don’t feel like …love? then I guess it’s a great idea to plan all sorts of first dates: invite your best friend out, plan a fabulous date with your lover, set the alarm to remind yourself of an important meeting you have…with your own adorable self!

♥ still in mood for dusting yourself off? see if you remember some of these old-but-good movies & the fashion inspiration within!
♥ & one more feel good thing: it may not be the top post on my tumblr, but it’s one of the posts I like the most…! there’s so much meaning inside it, so much kindness & sweetness…I think it even moves me a little.

♥ finally, it’s the big moment: Top of the Tops! Top Post on Tumblr, y’all …of course, it’s the lovely Girl With Curves! isn’t she amazing, everyone: back from pregnancy with even more style than ever, beautiful as she could be, & perfectly classy. Love her!

♥ & Most RePinned Pin on Curvy is the Way – thank you very much: neither you not I could resist to Pierce Brosnan & his wife Keely Shaye Smith, right? so I went a little further & got some gossips for you: she’s in her 50s, married to the gorgeous ex-007 & Mamma Mia! co-protagonist since 2001, a journalist, a mother, & what more…oh yes, she’s amazingly curvy! here some more pictures.

Things I Liked – a handfull of ideas!

I loooove to be inspired ! Probably just as much as I’d love to inspire others.
That’s why I constantly look for articles, blogs, pictures that ring a bell inside my brain &  make me want to share, know more, think over anything. & so I’m more than happy to be able to share a lot of inspiration with you, this week !

♥ but first, here’s the Top Post chosen by my Tumblr followers …I knew this was going to be adored! I love the quote & the image, so simple & soooo true.

♥ secondly, your Most Repinned Pin on Curvy is the Way! this week you have a thing for quotes & the so-called saying images, uh? I’m good with that! we need to grab inspiration anywhere we can, & attach positivity posters on every wall…I’m especially attached to this one, because I used it for a post I made a while ago, in which I considered all things that came into my mind when thinking “plus size”. I’d love you to take a look at the post & tell me what you think.

♥ & now, something to read & think about: Fashion Psychology.Have you ever thought about it? Fashion is a lot about the outside…but also very much about the inside! how clothes make us feel, of course, is important; but at the same time, do you always feel clothes-worthy? do you not wear certain clothes ‘cause you don’t feel skinny/smart/brave/pretty enough? oh, I do, I do.

♥ How about the Girl Code? do you believe in it … & first & foremost, do you believe there is one? I have to say, I believe in People Code – meaning, things you do or don’t with people in general, not only with girl friends or females in general. Obviously, I also have a certain Best Friend Code – rules like you have to be there when I call, you don’t ask questions, you give free/unrequested compliments, you walk that extra mile, etc… which are all the things I do in the first place. Do you have a specific behaviour code that you use with a specific kind of people? do you believe in female solidarity?

other things I liked this week … ♥ having a post on my tumblr liked & reblogged by two of my fave bloggers! uhuh! I’m all fangirling right now. ♥ my new fave board/nerdy game: Krosmaster – aaahrr ! I’m gonna defeat my (cute as hell) enemies & win the battle! ♥ playing games with my hubby, instead of watching stupid-boring TV: so much better, & so much more fun. ♥ planning nights out with girlfriends I haven’t seen in a while – no matter where we go & what we do, I can’t wait to see you!

Things I Liked – i giorni della merla

Hello friends & folks, & welcome to the days formerly called “giorni della merla“! the last days of January (the coldest days of the year, they say) are so-called because of a legend: back in the days, a female blackbird (merla) sheltered her chicks & herself into a chimney, to hide from the extreme cold…they say blackbirds were white back then…but when they came out, in spring, they had become all black because of the soot. & here’s the story, why blackbirds are black & these days…I’m totally freezing my booty!
( PS. does any of you remember that cheerleading movie…? that’s the song I keep repeating myself lately, ahah)

So my friends, it’s about time for another ” best of the week “ !
What have you been up to?
I’ve been planning (evil planning? ahaha no don’t worry) or at least trying …we’ll seen how it gets!

♥ I’m gonna start with the Top Post of the week, on Tumblr! which is always a good idea. Oh, I love my followers! in this cold weather, they manage to bring back up a post from April…& a summery sailor dress! so cute, but seriously..? are you guys already planning summer vacation? oh my gosh, I wish I could too! meanwhile, I’ll just take long dreamy looks to this outfit.

♥ & how about the Most RePinned Pin on Curvy is The Way? there she is ! Eli, from Barcelona…I’m telling you, she’s got great style! very fashionable, with a little extra touch. I love this outfit: versatile, so you wear it for a casual work day or to go out; classic, but with a twist, given by the leopard print of the shoes. Still, it’s a spring look … I get it now: all my followers are dead tired of winter & the’re all starting dreaming about spring wardrobe! I’m with you darlings!!

speaking of Pinterest & spring looks…I have a crush con pastel colors, you know? & it’s getting worst, ahah! I recently got 2 pairs of pastel skinny jeans (coral/pink & mint – like the ones you see here – adorable) & I never have enough of inspirational pictures in all those cute little soft colours … so here, have a selection of pastel love, just for you!

I also have to say, I’m pretty proud of this post I made, Shop With Me. I tried to be as exhaustive as I could…& I think I made it! of course, I’m open to any comment & request. & speaking of requests…I am fully available to help you with your Outfit Requests ! remember !

♥ This week …I’m totally loving burgundy – another one of my winter’s signature colours! burgundy & white is my fave match, above all others; I can’t remeber if you’ve already seen me wearing this dress; it’s really soft cotton, & the colour is lovely, but the elastic part around the waist makes it a little weird-looking on me. Anyway, since I’m never discouraged after the first attempt, I noticed that wearing a blazer on top (& I have the best one, from LIST! same exact colour!) makes everything looks nicer …ow, & yeah, I’m sorry about the white shirt underneath – it doesn’t look classy to me either, but it’s freezing cold & I have no intention whatsoever to catch the flu just to look perfect. whatevs.


Shop with Me .

So I noticed, I’ve been asked many many times to give advice on where to shop … on-line, obviously (I’d take all of you with me of course, but most of the times we can’t!).
Well, maybe it’s about time that we go through a quick overview of where I like to shop !
For now, I’ll try to summarize all my fave web places in one post only …in the future we’ll see if we need more!

Just a couple of clarifications, before we get started:
° I don’t receive any compensation from these websites; in case this situation will change in the future, I’ll specify it.
° I only write about e-shops where I actually shopped, or periodically shop at. Same as before, if this doesn’t apply in certain cases, I’ll specify.

Ready? comfy shoes on? shopping bags on hand? let’s go!

Of course, I need to start with one of stores I visit more. I like Bonprix because it has a good range of products, at medium to cheap prices. I generally use it for basic items of my wardrobe – everyday blazers, shirts & Tshirts, jeans, leggings…these kind of plain, simple clothes. But you can also find some very cute items, looking with care. The size chart is quite accurate, but you’ll have to be very careful to the description of the item: it always says if it’s tight fitting or loose, elastic or not, etc. They have a plus size section, but most of the items in the general store are also fit for bigger sizes. Delivery is within 15 working days …sometimes a lot less, sometimes a little more: it depends a lot on the time of the order, so you’ll just have to be ready & see.

 ★ La Redoute
Also a big fave of mine. As I often said, it is expensive – sometimes a little too much for me. But one thing you can be sure of: the clothes are worth it. Great fit, great materials, great variety…goes from super-classy to country girl without losing its stylish touch. As for the previous shop, they have a plus size section, too; but most of the clothes fit big sizes as well. The size chart is a little messed up, as far as my measurements are concerned…but I figured how/what/what size to order in a pretty quick time, so I’m sure you’ll do too (ex. I’m an apple shape – small butt, big belly – so to order pants I rely more on the measurement of my belly rather than my butt. simple uh?). I ordered almost anything from them; I never ordered shoes tho, so I have no idea about how they would fit. Delivery time is not as precise as I’d like it to be: they give you a span of time, but if the item is not immediately ready they tend to “forget”…meaning, you never know when you’re gonna get it. It happened to me more than once; I never had problems with the ready-to-ship items, anyway.

 ★ Asos
I love the variety, the style, &  the “air” at Asos. I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked that shop…even before shopping there. To be true, I have to say I haven’t shopped at Asos as many times as I have at the other places…but in my experience so far it is as reliable as the others. The range of products is huge, as you all surely know already – I never bought shoes here, either. I got clothes & accessories, & never had problems, even before they had an italian version of the the e-shop (I used to buy at the .uk one! lovely!).
 ★ Irregular Choice
How do I even explain Irregular Choice?! my heaven on earth (ehr…on internet, sorry) for shoes. I love them – crazy, beautiful, silly, incredible (& a little expensive, but I guess it depends on the £ rate!). They’re always a little uncomfortable at the beginning …but they become amazing after a while. & they are sooooo beautiful! have I mentioned it already? sorry. I love them. They take ages to deliver, sometimes – true; even 3 weeks, which is a long time considering that I live in Italy & they’re based in the UK…it’d be quicker to me to go & collect them by myself, but oh! who cares? they have pretty boxes, too! I’m literally head over feet (ehm, yeah) for these shoes. Oh, let me just show you one of the first pairs I got … & then that’s it.
 ★ Kiabi
First of all, let me say that I’ve only shopped at their “real” store, never online. But since I like the products, & they also have an e-shop, I thought I could drop it here anyway. I consider Kiabi my “cuter Bonprix”! I know, it sounds silly, but I’ve got my reasons: first of all, there I find all the current/most recent trends (thing I can’t say about Bonprix); I also find cute, original items that I only saw online in other shops…but at lower prices! too bad they don’t always have my size – this pisses me off a lot, especially ‘cause their plus size section is ugly, most of the times. oh & by the way, they use the french sizing, which I still don’t get, so…I know, it sounds complicated, & sometimes it is: but I have to say that I got many treasures out of my Kiabi hunt! so I’m gonna leave you with my most recent purchase, & you can make your own decision!

Please remember that I’m fully available to provide advice & help on all of this!
I am also available for Outfit Requests – you found an item, but don’t know how to match? you want an outfit with things of a precise brand? you have an occasion & you don’t know what to wear? drop me a comment & we’ll talk about it!

Goodbye for now, love you all