Things I Liked – inspiration galore & so much more.

I know…it rhymes!! there’s nothing like a rhyme to cheer me up (galore-more, in case you didn’t notice).
I spent my time this week talking about English & other languages – how hard can they be? or easy? & how about Italian? I know, right -, reading books from my childhood (& my parents’! so moving, to have those 1950s books in my hands), & enjoying the amazing sounds of Shakespeare’s poems. I sound like a school nerd; but who cares. There’s something, in the words I read & hear, that always enchants me…I created a Pinterest board for that, just so I could make absolutely clear how nerdy I am! ahah!

♥ ok so, let’s start with this week’s delights …talking about Pinterest, here’s your usual Most RePinned Pin! love it? I do!

♥ & then it’s surely time for Tumblr‘s Top Post! delicious!

♥ so I’ve promised you inspiring ideas, & I’m gonna keep that promise; but first, let’s read together this awesome Dear Person Who Just Left a Negative Comment About Something On the Internet letter – an open letter to all internet haters! no need to say it, I LOVE IT.

♥  Because you can: make ‘em look is an amazing article on Rookie Magazine that strongly affirms our power to ignore any comment at all, about our looks & behavior & the outfits we choose to rock.

♥  it’s easy to go from self-confidence pro to The Ultimate Cheat Sheet from Re-Inventing Yourself: a guide to start a-new every time you wish to, or whenever you feel you need a make-over. It happens to feel stuck, either emotionally or working-wise; this list truly goes in deep, talking about all aspects you should take into consideration when you want a brand new start. Useful (& by the way, it is also funny)!

♥  & since we touched the subject…here’s an interview to one of my fave inspirational people in the world; a woman that truly re-invented herself from scratch, & spends all her life creating & dreaming: SARK! there’s not much I can say about her, just do this for me: read the interview, & then if you’re interested check her website, & then come back to me & we’ll talk about it. Ok? love ya.

♥  did you have enough already? just one more thing! you look like you need an Emergency Compliment, right now. go get it dear!

 

 

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 – Spring & Scrapbooking !

Hello people ! I’m quite busy at the moment, planning my life & trying to work with what I’ve got now. Not always easy but…hey, c’est la vie.
Anyway, just saying this ‘cause I noticed I’m a little of a slow blogger… but let’s not talk about it anymore! let’s go see what I found around the web for you, & for me, during this loooong week past!

♥ I want to start with the Top of the Tops this week ! first of all, let’s go see the Top Post on Tumblr ! For a while I thought that my Honey Boo Boo/complete self appreciation post was going to win – but no! my followers are so into spring time, that of course they faved one of the prettiest floral dresses ever …too bad I can’t get to the real source, ‘cause I’d really love to know where this dress is from!

♥ secondly, the Most RePinned Pin on Pinterest ! well, of course ! again, a little touch of spring ..but still remembering that it is not really spring yet. I love yellow & black together, have I ever told you? so nice, good for every occasion.

This post on galadarling.com made me think of two of the things I really really love in life: inspirational notebooks & scrapbooking ! have you ever tried ? well, it doesn’t take much, but let me explain (of course, you could also go & enroll directly in the course offered by the above mentioned blogger, if you wish). I strongly believe that we all need inspiration, everyday, & almost every minute of our lives; sometimes we wake up extremely brilliant & full of ideas & motivation…but sometimes we don’t, right? there’s periods in my life when I never wake up happy. Yep. In all kinds of situations, I turn to my inspirational notebook, that’s what I do! I draw, I stick pictures, I cut out glittery paper & glue it to to the pages, I write down my thoughts & my weird night dreams …& the result is this wonderful, succulent, shiny & colourful notebook of my life! I love to go through it every now & then. Sometimes I cry, sometimes I take further inspiration to make something new. I think you can benefit of this, too!

♥ you may need some further inspiration for this, I presume…sure, sure, no problem! I’m not gonna leave you alone at the beginning of this journey! you can obviously find tons of ideas on Pinterest, but that can be quite messy (I suggest you pick a couple of boards you like, & follow them). But the easiest is to go along with the Wreck This Journal style…you know what I mean, right?! & this is exactly the meaning of an inspirational notebook…you open it, & do whatever your mind tells you to! the good thing is, you don’t need to follow anyone else’s directions to do it, & you can also pick your own fave notebook. I only follow a couple of simple “rules”, which I’m gonna give to you too, ‘cause they could be useful (in creating some of your own!): 1. stick to one journal style – meaning, I only buy a certain type of notebook, I know it may seem like I’m a maniac but…yeah, I kinda am. I don’t mind. I love Paperblanks. 2. cut anything that tickles my mind from magazines & coloured paper! you never know when it could be of inspiration. I cut out pics of shoes, places I like, clothes, flowers, words…anything I like. I keep them, & then I glue them on the pages when I feel like it. As simple as it sounds!

Things I Liked – spring wishes.

You Are Gorgeous.
No matter what – what society says, what other people say, what the TV makes you believe – you are gorgeous to me.
I want to write this down because of many reasons: I receive messages on Tumblr, where I get thanked because I offer inspiration & plus size role models to girls who don’t have any; I read about girls who don’t know how to love themselves, or where to start; I am myself constantly looking for my self-esteem.
Of course, I am not perfect, nor the most self confident person in this world: but I’m trying really hard, & that’s why my web spaces exist. I want to share my journey, my research, my inspiration & my findings …with you.
Because You Are Special. To Me.
You read me, comment me, follow me, pin my pins, re-blog my posts.
You look for inspiration, research to find self confidence, want to see more outfits that may look good on you.
You are like me. I am like you.
& I love you, as much as I’m trying to love myself.

♥ well, well, well … I have added enough sugar to this Friday, I think! weren’t we talking about Tumblr? then let’s talk about it seriously – with this week’s Top Post! I think my fellow tumblers must be missing hot weather, like me (at the moment, I’m seriously shivering; & it’s about to rain – told you!) ‘cause look at what they mostly favored this week …

♥ & let’s not forget about my beloved Pinterest! what’s this week’s Top Pin? rise & shine, & get ready to go out ! this pin makes me feel like that, I swear. & it also has a certain Great Gatsby touch…I think it’s the headband. Anyway, the entire outfit (it’s Macy’s, btw) is totally special … I wonder if I would rock such a dress & where & when … but then I think: who cares? it’s too pretty to miss!

♥ all this (bathing suits & shiny things & so on) makes me think about spring more & more …so I want to share two pretty spring-y videos I just watched: DIY Minnie Mouse Ears (pink & sparkles time!) & Spring Favourites both by the super-cutie Charisma Star. There’s nothing better than surround yourself with sequins, pastel & florals to get you in a spring mood…& I just can’t wait for it to happen!

♥ & then there’s me …grey frills (thrift shop skirt! lucky find), my all time fave galaxy leggings (ebay!), & a little teal + floral ! (Bonprix & lace-up boots by Manhattan, for these last days of rain). The pictures are not exactly good; but well, I hope you won’t mind!

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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.

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