Gucci Ace Sneakers.

I know, I know, I’m feeling that I am too late on this and Gucci Ace Sneakers are almost tacky  at this point,  but…   I also have a feeling  that these beauties are here to stay for a long time.  I wanted to give them a try. Because I am a sneaker girl in general, and have many different pairs of simple  white kicks, that I wear non-stop,  decision about this gorgeous, but pricey pair was somehow easy to make for me.  I ignored them for the longest time possible, but then I stopped by a local Gucci store and tried them on just out of curiosity. I wanted to know, what’s about them that makes  every fashion heart beat faster? I already knew,  sometimes curiosity might be a bad thing for my bank account ;-).  And  this was exactly the case. Not only they are very beautiful with many designs to choose from, but they are also so comfortable.., I fell in love right there. Side note: if you want to buy them online, size down at least one size.  I actually sized down one and a half size. Usually 38.5 in Italian shoes, I got this pair in 37. Mine are in the simplest, but already classic design with the bee embroidery.  This gorgeous all leather, very lightweight  pair of shoes became my instant favorite for the Month of July.  I’m making an excuse to wear them almost with everything in my summer wardrobe.  Therefore for me personally they were worth buying.  Because they are kind of a statement shoe, I like to keep everything else in my look very clean and simple. Here I am styling them with my  H&M  black t-shirt and Diane von Furstenberg White Shorts.  I am also wearing my  old Falabela  mini  Rucksack from Stella Mccartney and a Gucci Belt.  Just add some cool pair of shades and your sporty chic weekend look is ready.

 

It is not a secret that the Gucci Ace Sneakers  are an investment piece. If you like the look, but don’t want to spend too much on these, I found couple of great affordable options for you below. Much love. Peace.

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My Sale Picks from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The best sale of the year is finally here! As many of you know, this is the ultimate opportunity to get luxury labels at more affordable prices. I usually shop Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for timeless favorites (like leather jackets, coats and more pricey shoes), or statement pieces, if I don’t wanna spend the full price on trendy things.  This sale is perfect for that. Note, this is not a summer clearance sale. This sale is your opportunity to buy current pieces from the new upcoming F/W 2018 season for super-sale price, that will go up  after the sale ends..  And that makes this event so exiting as Christmas in July ;-).  If you like my style and trust my choices, I already did a huge work picking the best (IMO) items for you, that might sell out super quickly.

Nordstrom cardmembers?  Get an early access from July 12, while public access begins July 20 and ends August 5.

How can you get ready if you are not a Nordstroom cardholder? Make your shopping list now and be prepared to grab what you can before sizes and colors run out. Here’s a look at some of the deals I picked for you.

Coats. If you are thinking about this perfect leather jacket, now is the time to grab one of those.  How amazing is this Faux Shearling Moto Jacket ? I also included some of the bestsellers like this  Suede Moto Jacket from
BLANKNYC.  A great Leopard Faux Fur Jacket  is a neutral  for now and  pretty much a must have in a fashionista closet, as well as a  Classic Wool Coat or beautiful trench  . I also include couple of trendy pieces like this gorgeous Mixed Faux Fur Jacket and Lavender Star Coat .  

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Shoes.  I am loving the sale selection in shoes. Very trendy pieces like these Studded Chelsea Boot or these Glamorous Moto Bootie I totally will buy myself for upcoming season. And how beautiful are  these Over the Knee Boots ? So many good choices to restock your shoe collection.

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Tops. As we can see from the sale, balloon sleeves are going strong F/W season also. This White Sweater and Red Jacket are right up my street.  Also still going a stripes trend and here I have my favorites like this Striped Cardigan  or this Classic White Blouse  with gorgeous ribbon detail in the front.  Some classic jackets are always good idea and cozy sweaters are irreplaceable for the winter time.

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I hope you find my sneak pick of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale useful and entertaining. I’ll do some of my Accessories and Bags sale picks soon.  Stay tuned if you are interested. Don’t hesitate to leave me a comment , I’ll be glad to hear your opinion on the sale in general and on your favorite pieces.

Under Italian Sun. Amalfi Vacation.

This time our destination is the gorgeous town of Amalfi . We decided to try on the local life and rented a villa with the most picturesque view.  I can’t describe all the sunsets we were able to catch, so beautiful and breathtaking . We found a pathway that goes all the way from the villa to the town center and every turn of that walk views are breathtaking. The whole town is cozy and while slightly touristy, it managed to keep its charm.

Another fabulous day brought us to these Ancient Greek Temples. Paestum is an often overlooked archaeological site in the southern Amalfi Coast. To say it’s breathtaking isn’t an overstatement. Paestum is located just south of Salerno, and it easy to get to by car. The Greek temples are so massive, and in such good condition, it’s staggering to know how old they are (dating from about 600 to 450 BC) and that they’re still standing.
It was an unexpectedly peaceful site to visit. There were very few tourists around, and we truly felt as though we had the place to ourselves. We will never forget this incredible experience!

‘Come back to Sorrento’ is on my mind when I look back at our pictures from Sorrento. This citrus-blossom-scented, southern-Italian town celebrated for millennia. Sorrento is a picturesque place with a spectacular cliff-top setting facing Mount Vesuvius across the glittering Bay of Naples. It’s the place where locals go when Amalfi Coast starts getting busy with tourists. Fantastic restaurants, shops selling lemon-themed souvenirs and perfect beaches – everything around just calls to relax and have a lazy day. And that’s exactly what we did with a bit of shopping and a lot of eating ;-))). Felt in love with this town.

We decided that the gorgeous Amalfi coast line has to be experienced from the water. So we caught the boat from Amalfi to Positano and enjoyed a spectacular views all the way to our destination. It was one of the highlights of our trip and we truly had fun exploring and getting lost in this ritzy “one-street” town.  Btw, famous Lemon Sherbet is a must to taste! Delicious.

Vacations can’t last forever and our last day in Ravello was very sweet with a bit of lemon 🍋in it . We walked around Villa Rufolo for hours, had some coffee at the cutest little restaurant at the Piazza Duomo before going back to Amalfi.
Our trip was amazing and we are so happy that we were able to share this precious experience with the most important people in our lives – our lovely parents. Amalfi will be always in our hearts 💕.

One short walk trough the Rome before heading home… Arrivederci, Italia 🇮🇹😘😍, hope to see you again soon…

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Gucci Vibes

Hello, my darlings, here is another style tip for you to make your outfit look more… let’s say “upscale” or “fashionable”.  With all these Gucci Vibes going around for the past couple of years, you just can’t ignore it anymore. We love crazy stripes,  bold colors and statement details that brand has to offer. The only thing is not all of us can spend a small fortune for a top or pair of shoes.  And you don’t have to. Here is the simple way to achieve this desirable Gucci look without breaking your bank account.

We all have a simple (or maybe not that simple) white shirt or blouse. If not, check out links down below for some options.  The secret is this beautifully done striped bow tie. The easiest way is tying a bow  from striped ribbon, that you can find at any craft store. If you are a DIY girl, it can be a fun and very cute project (or an awesome gift idea) for you and your girlfriends. Add some kind of brooch, pin crystals, even bee decorations and you have your own, original “designer inspired” jewel, that you can use on many different occasions.  Etsy also have some fabulous styles to offer. Linking couple of them as well.

Now you can style it as you desire. I am wearing my old Zara navy blue sailor shorts with golden accents and red heels from Prada.  Again, there are some options for you, feel free to check it out.

Last but not least trow on a fabulous pair of black shades  and you are good to go. @foster_grant_sunglasses kindly sent me a small collection of great shades  and let me tell you, I was really surprised how chic,  glamorous but really affordable they are.  Check them out if you love sunglasses as much as I do.

 

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Black and White .

Do you love the black and white combo as much as I do? Spring is here and so is this fashion trend for 2018. Or is it a trend? Looks more like a timeless statement to me. So elegant, classy, yet very easy to create and to wear. I started this look with a long shirt-blouse and added a black tie from my old Zara jacket. My leather pants are from Alice and Olivia and rather an investment piece. But I wear them non-stop, so it was worth to bite a bullet ;-). It was a bit chilly and I decided to put a white short-sleeved knitted vest on just to feel comfortable on a windy early spring day. It was a perfect occasion to rock my baker boy cap, that having a significant style moment. Mine was from Forever 21 and sold out, but I’ll put some options down below. My white boots were my obsession this winter and they totally making the spring look complete too. My favorite black leather jacket wraps this edgy and chic outfit. Voilà ;-). Love the total look, to me it’s anything but basic and you can adapt it to your personality and comfort level. Have a fantastic day, loves.

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New York Weekend.

This year for Alex’s BD we decided to revisit NYC again. Our last visit dated back to 2007. A lot happened since and we are pleased to rediscover this amazing city. We stayed at @TheRenwickNYC (Curio Collection by Hilton).  We were staying at the John Steinbeck Suite and we loved every minute of it!
Flying, visiting Museum of Modern Art, walking Times Square and Shopping – our day was awesome and full of emotions.

The weather next day (Alex’ BD)   was sunny and  just perfect, thanks to that we were able to make the most of it. The Empire State Building , Grand Central Terminal, Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo, NYC Ferry, 9/11 Memorial to name just a few sightseeing… My love  for New York grew to the next level.

Our last day in NY was rainy, but mild. So we went to Guggenheim Museum and took a long romantic walk through the Central Park back to our Hotel to catch the taxi to the airport. It was an amazing walk! The park was literally empty except some locals, who obviously enjoyed to have the park for themselves and definitely consider a rainy day as a good weather day 👍😉.
Our weekend was unforgettable and we will be back again to the Big Apple, because there is so much more to see and rediscover. I hope some of these pictures will be able to tell our story…  Love this city, do you? Have a fantastic day, my friends!

 

Rethink Your Gym Wardrobe. The Glam Workout Clothes for Every Women.

Three years ago I hit the gym for the first time in my life. I’ve been hooked ever since. 5 days a week you can find me there. It helped me to get stronger and more disciplined. Now for me exercise is not just physical, it’s therapeutic too. So if you wanted to start exercising, just do it! Don’t wait until the New Year, or next month, or next Monday! Find your motivation, create your play list and do it today! I know for sure, that cute flattering active wear helps a lot to build confidence and break through self-judgement. And my friends from K_DEER are always there for you. Their leggings and active tops are so comfortable and fun. Totally recommend! Have a fantastic day and remember that it always seems impossible until it’s done.  Much love…  #kdeer #kdeergivesback #nopainnochampagne #strongisthenewsexy #collaboration #ad #madeinUSA

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Fall Trend: One Shoulder Vibe

Yes, this trend is not going anywhere soon.  Open shoulders that we rocked all summer are perfectly transitioning into fall 2017.  And I am glad it does. I just love how it’s flattering to any body type, and still look sexy and elegant at the same time.  I found one of my current favorites at Nordstrom and it’s under $50. Love everything about this top.  Especially its statement details – from the oversized bow to the shoulder-baring neckline to the single split sleeve, that keep this cotton top on trend.

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Meet My Lady Dior with Lucky Badges

This gorgeous bag  was recently gifted me by my darling as our 10-years Anniversary Present.  And I am obsessed. The Lady Dior was on my list as long as I started my collection about 4 years ago.  But at the time I didn’t purchase it because I wasn’t  sure this classic piece fits my personality.  I’m so glad, I waited for My Lady Dior.  Now the House of Dior  came out with a new version of its iconic design.  A bag that can be customized to your personality and taste. It’s playful, fun and most importantly, forever-mine.  The small adjustments I love about this classic statement: new My Lady Dior reveals a re-worked shape, an easy open flap closure and a wide, adjustable and removable shoulder strap offering three ways to carry it: on the shoulder, across the body or in the hand. It adorned with the iconic leather cannage motif and can be personalized with 3 Lucky Budges of your choice right at the store.  I am a big believer in Lucky Charms and this bag  definitely meets my aesthetic and style. Stay tuned for the review I’m planning to do in a month.  Love. Peace. 

 

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Grand Cayman Vacation

Kimpton Seafire is so much more than a hotel. It is The Destination. As awesome as Grand Cayman Island is by itself, it was the Kimpton Seafire Resort that made our anniversary trip so very special!

This place just clicked from the moment we walked in! Brand new, gorgeous contemporary hotel on the Seven Mile Beach with the great attention to detail inside and out.

We felt that “contemporary chic boutique” is the best way to describe the place. We spent countless hours on the grounds checking out all outdoor seating areas, then pop in for evening reception to cool down with the wine, and admire gorgeous minimalist decoration and, of course enjoy a conversation. Beach is just picture perfect and dining at the Coccoloba (that happens to sit right on the beach) can not be beaten!

And above all, we can not thank all the folks that work at the Seafire enough! And JP Gorley, from the bottom of our heart very sincere thank you for extremely professional yet so personal special moments we enjoyed so much.

Before this trip we were torn between Curacao, USVI and PR if we were asked about a perfect Caribbean place, but now we know the answer: Kimpton Seafire Resort, Grand Cayman.

P.S. We have not been asked to write this post nor we are being compensated in any way by the resort — these words are from our hearts.