Bags and accessories to brighten up winter outfits

How many bags and accessories are there in my closet! And how many bags I would like to buy! And if my friends would like to give me a gift … well, they certainly know what to do. The fact is that I like them, for daytime or evening outfits, large or small, they all give a touch of personality to your outfits.

And how many scarves, foulards and belts are there in my closet too! It’s really true, I have to admit it. I really love, I’m practically crazy about accessories and bags and scarves are at the the top of my wish list.

I collected some posts where you can find interesting ideas to brighten up your winter outfits with my favourite bags and accessories. Enjoy the reading!

Christmas presents to keep smiling this year too

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Xmas presents to keep smiling this weird year too

Have you already thought about the Xmas Gifts? This year, we are receiving messages from everywhere, that there will be smaller celebrations, but unwrapping gifts and boxes brings joy, it wipes the worries that this weird 2020 has given us. This year, we could have a great chance to make our Christmas gifts more precious. We could start thinking of the small local businesses. What we all should do is dressing up for a nice stroll and do some shopping, stop and greet the shopkeepers who have always been there. It will be a great opportunity to discover the beautiful decorations of the shop windows, the enchanted atmosphere of Christmas scents and music, the smiling faces inside the shops who know how to greet with their eyes also when a mask hides emotions. Keep on reading this post at the page dedicated to the Xmas presents to keep smiling this year too.

Cheap Christmas gifts and something more

cheap Christmas gifts and something more
cheap Christmas gifts and something more

(Picture by Jill Wellington from Pixabay) Today is a day of celebration, my “children” of 12 and 17 years have decorated the tree, the Christmas crib is ready on the chest with some more injured personages. “Mom there’s something missing!” I make the appeal to be sure that the main characters of the Nativity are all there, including an ox without a right ear. Even the angel with the smaller left wing flutters happily among the Christmas balls decorated by me when I was pregnant. Then I understand … the gifts !!!! Now I can realize what that empty space under the tree was for! But I have everything in my head. I can see all the Christmas gifts spinning around even if I’m used to buying them at the last moment. So among my good deeds for today’s celebration there is also a list of tips for me and you, ideas for cheap and inexpensive Christmas gifts, to snatch a smile from the best friend and renew that inestimable value that connects people all over the world. Happy reading dear readers!

How to make your cheap clothes look fashionable

how to make low cost clothes fashionable
how to make low cost clothes fashionable

Do you ever go to street markets and rummage through the stalls in search of a special bargain? How many low cost garments have you bought and never worn? Well, it happened to me, because the cheap prices often invite and the opportunities should not be missed. But it’s not always like this.

Low cost clothes could really prove to be a small failure, due to the bad seams or to the shape which is not always perfect. Fortunately there are accessories like scarves, belts, bags, which, if well paired with the whole look, can turn the most simple and anonymous piece into a unique and really trendy item. Do you want to know how? Well, discover it on the dedicated page of the blog, the one about low cost clothes!


The Valentine’s Day gift you really deserve

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the Valentine’s Day gift

Valentine’s Day gift … woe betide those who believe that, after 40, women do not need any more gifts, flowers, presents and so on! Rather, now more than ever! Do not convince yourself that because of the many years that you and your sweetheart are together you do not need any kind of surprises. It takes very little to make someone smile and unplug from everyday routine and life, full of duties and tasks. But some shared moments make life easier, so today’s post seems written more for those wide shoulders where you shelter during the storm, rather than for you. Why? Because I’ve tried to interpret your wishes and inspire your mate! You just have to find a way to convey my tips through your hubby’s favourite social network. Maybe he really needs some gift ideas! Follow me, then, and share the post on the most strategic channel, the one which he really follows! … Discover, then, the Valentine’s Day gift you really deserve, at the dedicate page!

Four sporty chic looks you won’t miss

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sporty chic outfits

Good morning, dear readers! Here I am, after the two operations that have changed my life in the last 10 days. I missed you, but I was very weak and couldn’t write any posts. Now, after the tagliatelle and the special dishes by my mother, the cappelletti by my friend Gra, I’m no longer a zombie and finally I’m here, sitting in front of the computer, to torment you with what is blowing in my head. Sporty chic, this is the topic of today, a comfortable and elegant style that for me in these days is a real necessity, since my belly does not get along with my beloved, shrink to fit, faux leather pants. This style is truly unique, perfect for the over 40 woman who is always running and splashes every day like a rocket towards a super-challenging day. And if there is a way to do it with a suit in a refined and special fabric, with fantastic sneakers, well, we are all happier. … Discover the sporty chic looks at the dedicated page.

Living Coral, how to wear the colour of the year

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Living Coral the colour of the year

Living Coral … get ready for the colour of the year, dear readers! Pantone, the American Institute specialized in the cataloguing and definition of colours, announced the Living Coral as the colour of the year, a bright colour that inspires joy from the first sight. It is vibrant and warm, very close to the coral orange, a colour, in short, alive and cheerful, which also wants to be a hymn to life and to the protection of nature and sea life. So many reasons, therefore, to welcome the Living Coral. From the next days we will see this colour in the shop windows of downtown and together with it all the shades that tend more to orange or pink. Discover how to wear the Living Coral, keep on reading at the dedicated page.


The Christmas gifts to do and to receive

Christmas gifts
Christmas gifts

25th December is really so near and I have not bought the Christmas gifts yet, therefore, today’s post seems more thought for the late ones like me than for you. Who knows, how many beautiful surprises you have already wrapped! Or maybe not, maybe you really need some last-minute advice about the presents to put under the tree of your best friend, of your mother or aunt, or simply of yours. I’ve been looking around to find out items for any budget, nice gifts that can be good for women with the most different tastes. …

Discover the Christmas gifts I’ve chose for you!


How to wear long and short necklaces

long and short necklaces
long and short necklaces

Did it happen that you were going to wear your preferred necklace and then you abandoned the idea because it didn’t pair the dress you had chosen? Maybe it did to you too. And perhaps you have started thinking that necklaces, as well as clothing and accessories, should follow some rules to better enhance your outfits and characteristics.
The time has come, therefore, to talk about them, the lovely and good friends of your outfits, to wear during the day and in the evening, providing that you follow some important tips that make you look at your best! … Keep on reading at the dedicated page to necklaces.


The perfect bag for the office

Boston Bag
Boston Bag

One day it arrived at home. An unexpected surprise for my 50th birthday. The bag of my dreams, in my favourite colours, black and beige. It’s great to go to the office, you can really put everything inside. I put also a pair of shoes in, for those days I do not find a free parking space near the office, so that I can have a nice walk, which is good to begin the whole day and when I arrive at destination I wear the beautiful pair of shoes that is in the bag, which matches perfectly the outfit and my good mood. … keep on reading about my perfect bag.


Autumn Winter 2017/18 colour trends

autumn winter 2017 2018 colour trends

Red, yellow, blue and green are some of the autumn winter colour trends, in the brightest shades that seem to contrast with the grey of the colder days. Like they’ve came out from the palette of a capricious painter, who is anxious to use deep and bright colours and leave the shades we were used to, like brown, black, white and grey, behind. I must admit that at first, I was really shocked, I didn’t like at all those colour trends, especially in this time of the year when I usually behave like the natural light, in a more softly manner, that leads me to look for pastels or faint colours. And I couldn’t bear the idea of changing a whole wardrobe. Thus, I finally decided to follow a more moderate way, the one that doesn’t waste all my savings and leads to smaller investments, those in accessories which are closer to my idea of colours in full winter. It could be a bag, a scarf, a belt, or a jewel… Keep on reading at the dedicated page about the colour trends.


Animalier spotted, yes or no?

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animalier spotted

When I was about 20, 25 years old, my friends and I used to criticise those women who wore anything similar to the coat of wild animals and we sentenced them to the circle of hell for “those who liked excess and were over a certain age”, that is to say the women that began to adorn themselves with showy accessories at every new lit candle on the cake. On my 35th birthday, a spotted foulard by D&G came out of a present, whose wrapping was spotted too. … Keep on reading at the dedicated page to animalier prints.


A beautiful hat

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a beautiful hat

There’s a department store in the town of Rimini, where I used to go with my schoolmates, when the lesson finished before due time because the teacher of the last hour was absent. Among the departments we couldn’t miss there were the makeup and the hats. The last one was my favourite because I found it funny: as a volleyball player I used to wear sports outfits all days and the only makeup item I liked wearing was a lip gloss. My dear friend Nico, who has always had good taste in clothing, would bring me to the hats department and there we usually enjoyed ourselves, trying on any type of hats. … Keep on reading at the dedicated page to the the hat.


The foulard, how to wear it without strangling yourself

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I love the foulard. I really go crazy about everything that wraps my neck … maybe you’ve already read it in one of my posts. It’s the touch of personality that signs the outfit. And I’m very sensitive to the cold. That’s why I need foulards and scarves… but also the countless colours and fabrics they are made of!!! It really seems that beauty has the upper hand over health. Who would have thought it? And unfortunately, in my closet, there’s always one missing … the Perfect one. Maybe it’s hidden under the huge stack of its brothers, maybe I’ve not met it in any shop windows yet. But when I find it, I’ll have to be able to wear it with style. Yeah, but how do you wear a foulard? I hope you won’t think of turning it simply around your neck! To avoid any strangulation of style and instead to give the right respect to the features of that object of desire, including the unique printed design and the precious fabric it is made of, which drove you to squander a part of your salary, I thought I could share some useful tips with you. Keep on reading at the dedicated page to the foulard.


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