Thursday, July 31, 2014


July is my birthday month, and this year it was a big birthday: I am now 40 years old. It feels so grown up writing this, I think I should feel old, even, but I actually don't.
I have been thinking of how much has changed in the last 10 years. I moved back to my Country, moved a couple of times to different cities, switched jobs (and found one I love), got married, and had a beautiful little girl. 
But I also feel I have grown up so much, through the good, the bad, the sad and the ugly. I am happy I haven't lost my trust in the human being - when I meet someone new, I still think he/she is not going to harm me, and if it happens, oh well. But I think people are basically good.
I have learned to say yes to unexpected experiences, such my trip to Barcelona in 2011 (the picture above is from that trip), and to not be afraid of people I don't know. I am very shy and love routines, so doing that does not come naturally to me.
I have read hundreds of books, seen beautiful art, spoke to awesome people, some of which appeared for a moment in my life and were gone in a blink of an eye, but came to say just the right thing I needed to hear in that moment.
Probably the next 40 years won't be as interesting. Then again, I am so eager to see my little one grow, and re-learn the world again through her eyes.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Weekend readings... on a weekday!

 Image source: A house in the hills

I am a bit late on this one... perhaps I was having too much fun on the weekend!
So here are last week's favorite links:

Friday, July 25, 2014

One dress, three ways.

I was perusing the JCrew catalog, and found this very pretty dress. I think something like this could be very versatile, so I decided to try to make three outfits for three different occasions using this dress, trying to incorporate some pieces I already own, too!

The first outfit is something I'd wear to go have a coffee with a friend or to the farmer's market. Easy, simple and comfortable. I actually own the sandals, and they are very easy to walk in.

1dress3ways:to the market

The second outfit is something I'd wear to a wedding or to an elegant dinner. Unfortunately I don't own anything from this set...


The third outfit would be great for a brunch with a couple of friends, or even for work, with a cardigan. It incorporates my new Geox shoes, and a Pupa nailpolish I own.


This was a very fun exercise - I should do it more often!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Links for your weekend!

A bit late... Somehow I really can't find some kind of routine with a 2 month old baby.!


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