The return of the leggings and lunch with my favorite Italian

My beautiful and delicious coffee art with a message from April's cafe Boutique 1 in London

Last week I had the pleasure to enjoy a lunch with my Italian friend Ilaria at the fabulous restaurant April’s Cafe just next to the shop Boutique 1 (Shops and lunch places together truly are the best!). It was my day off and I couldn’t have had a better lunch date, and where else would you get a coffee with “Bela” written in the foam (Hey one L missing but it’s the thought that counts no?)

Anyhow, let’s change subject to the outfit.

I'm loving the new trend that are bringing back the leggings. Here worn with a oversized shirt from SJYP, slingbacks from And Other Stories and tote from Jigsaw.

Leggings tights or what ever you may be calling it, it is back! Now you can happily wear leggings even if you are not on your way to the gym. I must say I embraced this trend right way, can we talk about how comfy they are? Since I will be taking a four-hour flight to Turkey in ten days, these leggings will definitely be a part of my airplane outfit. Like a pajama but not.

I'm loving the new trend that are bringing back the leggings. Here worn with a oversized shirt from SJYP, slingbacks from And Other Stories and tote from Jigsaw.

And the best part is that it really doesn’t have to cost a lot, I gathered my favorites in the shop right now below. I would style them with a shirt like above, or a big chunky knit for colder days.

Leggings/ COS

Slingbacks/ And Other Stories

Bag/ Jigsaw

Shirt/ SJYP

My everyday (almost non existing ) make-up routine

My makeup must have for a natural makeup. Balm dotcom from Glossier, lipbalm from lipstickqueen, blush from Bobbi Brown, foundation primer from Laura Mercier and conceler from Ysl touche eclat.

I have never been a big makeup fan, sure I have done throughout the years the usual blush, mascara, eyeliner kinda thing, but I always been more of a skincare fan rather than covering up my face. Even times when I have got my makeup done professionally I never really felt comfortable or beautiful in it, true story. I still put a little bit on just to feel more fresh and awake when showing up at work, so I though I walk you through my favorites right now. Let’s go!

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I am not very dark under my eyes so YSL Touche Eclat number 1 is really perfect for me, it covers but not too much and gives a kind of see through feeling and just light up the skin slightly. A must for my sometimes tired eyes. HERE

If it’s something I love on the skin then it is glow, the more the merrier. This miracle primer gives you a healthy glowy and smooth skin, perfect for me who avoids foundations. I don’t use it too much during summer as the sun kissed skin already gives you a glow but during winter time this is a life saver. HERE

My makeup routine must have for a natural makeup. Creme blush and lip from Bobbi Brown.

I don’t know what it is but I have this thing for liquid makeup, especially when it comes to blushes. I feel like a powder variant can sometimes dry out the skin while a creme one makes it look more natural and glowy (again I LOVE glow). This one does the job perfectly! HERE

My makeup routine must have for a natural makeup. Balm dotcom from Glossier that I use as a eye shadow for a wet look and as a highlighter on the cheek bones.

I heard a rumor that Glossier will come to London (anyone who has more info on that please comment and tell me more!?) For now you can buy this multi balm at Net-a-Porter so already that is good for us Europeans. This balm is a must. I personally use it as a highlighter on my cheekbones and as an eyeshadow when you want that dewy look, but you can use it on your lips and hands as well. HERE

My makeup routine must have for a natural makeup. Lipbalm from Lipstick Queen that last forever and give you the perfect tint and gloss for a natural look.

Last but definitely not least I finish up my makeup with this lip balm, It gives you that natural and glossy shade without being too much or too little. And it’s last for a very long time compared to other balms. HERE

That was my everyday make-up, as you can see it’s all very natural, just the way I like it.

If you have any questions at all feel free to comment below!

xx

 

We will always have Paris – About my new found love for my old city

Parisian buildings and architecture shot in Marais this summer

Last week I was back in what most people refer to the City of Love, Paris. I lived there two years ago and even though I have been back a few times since moving, it has always been for the work and only for the day. This meant seeing Paris through the taxi in between the station and the showroom. This time was different as I stayed for two days and spent the night in Paris, still for work but more time for pleasure this time.

Parisian buildings and architecture shot in Marais this summer

When walking from Garde de Nord ( Yes luckily Londoners can take the train to Paris) to Marais it stroke me how beautiful the city is, I had forgotten about the Parisians buildings and how charming the city is. Funny how sometimes you need a bit of distance in able to see things clearly again.

Picture of the interior decoration department in the french store Merci in Paris. Love the minimalistic and nature colored deco combined with the green plant wall outside.

My visit didn’t get any worse when I meet up with friends for dinner and breakfast and that I managed to squeeze in a visit to one of my favorite shop Merci, see picture above. I would really recommend this store if you are into design, my favorite department is the interior design floor. Oh, la la as you would say in France. If you interested in visiting the store but can’t go to Paris check out their online store HERE

Parisian buildings and architecture shot in Marais this summer

I must also fill in that it was nice by Thursday night to come home to London and my life here, home is where your heart is. But I will always have Paris…

xx

When life gives you lemons (oranges) etc. and my new net shopper

off white net shopper from ebay with oranges inside

Ebay, let’s talk Ebay. What an amazing marketplace, almost anything you want you can find there, for a better price. I have been looking for a net shopper like this for a while on the high street and shops all over London with no luck. Only to realize that Ebay has them for 1,39 pound!

off white net shopper from ebay with oranges inside

I didn’t take a lot of thinking before clicking home the little beauty. Perfect for a day at the park or beach, to bring your groceries and for a day in the city running errands.

Get your own HERE

xx

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