Monthly Archives: July 2012

SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The Jet-set Junkie (daywear)

I plan on making it up to you (after my 12 day absence), so I’m posting on a daily basis (because of the time it takes to prepare on post, I usually publish 16 entries a month). We are just starting with our Daywear round on our Summer Getaways series and it’s the Jet-set Junkie time. In case you haven’t met Sweet’n’Raw’s favorite sibarite, click HERE and HERE to find out more about her. So if the destination you chose for this Summer is near France’s lavish, blue sea, if a glamorous beach where you plan to spend your days, sipping some bubbly while reading under your fabulous Borsalino panama, you’ll need a day ensemble to walk around, shop, brunch and all of those things people do on those lavish beach destinations. Here’s what I put together.

  • Enough with the white, in with the pastel. As we prepare to bid farewell to another fabulous season, we need to make the most out of this candy trend.
  • Printed shirts, like this polka dot one, are perfect canvases for statement necklaces. A tip: I like to match the print with the necklace, so look for similar colors, textures. It’ll look as if it’s part of the shirt.
  • High waist shorts are perfect for the Summer heat. Plus, you’ll always look dressy enough.
  • Satchels make perfect travel mates, just choose the right size. Cambridge Satchel Company has been making them for years and years and ASOS gets them delivered to your doorstep. Baby Pink is a limited edition, so RUN!
  • For a lasting vacation manicure, Chanel is definitely the way to go. One of Sweet’n’Raw’s all-time favorite pink polishes is Ballerina.

WHAT PEARL IS WEARING

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

There you go girls! If you are heading to the South of France or St. Barts or any other glamour beach, this is an day outfit idea that could work just fine!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Nasty Gal, Zara, Chanel, Asos, River Island

 

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SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The Party Princess (daywear)

Good Monday my sweet, sweet readers! As promised, I am here with a new Summer Getaways post (ok, one that I put together two weeks ago but couldn’t upload it) and we are picking up right where we left off. The swimwear round is done and now it’s daywear time. So if you are taking an August Summer holiday and need a couple outfit ideas, you are going to want to be checking back with us in the next few days. Remember Jaime, our very own party princess? If you have not met her yet, click HERE and HERE to find out more about her style. So if you are packing to go to a party central destination, if Vegas or Miami is in your plans, you are definitely gonna need a killer ensemble to wander around this fun cities during the day.

  • You need to look casual and effortless, but with a cool edge. You never know when the party is gonna start.
  • Sequin shorts and bright, simple cami tops, make perfect pairings. You will be toning down the “evening” vibe of the shorts and still get some heads turning your way.
  • Since the shorts we chose had an ethnic detail, ankle booties with fringes make a great match
  • Look for a shoulder bag or a satchel with a detail to make the outfit even more interesting
  • For the nails, candy colors complement the whole thing. It’s the cute factor

WHAT JAIME IS WEARING

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

There you go! Ready to wander around party town with a big-ass margarita in your hand? Need some shopping before dinner and drinks? I definitely hope this helps put together the perfect ensemble! Tomorrow we will continue with our daywear round, while I get ready for my second holiday round at the beach!

Have a great week and keep checking back for more Summer Getaways!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Nasty Gal, Zara, Essie, Aldo, ASOS, Dorothy Perkins

 

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NAIL FILES: Sweet’n’Raw’s Olympic Fingers

As much as I hate the classic “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve been really busy” lines, this time I’m gonna give you the “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I was in NYC and the wonderful W Hotel charges $20 plus tax for 24 hours of Wi-fi”. Anyway, I’m back and with a lot of posts lined up (that I prepared previously) and almost ready to be published. My NYC trip is something I’m gonna be saving for later, but since nowadays all we talk about is the 2012 London Olympic games, I just had to do this! It’s been a while since the last Nail Files series and what better inspiration than this huge sports event. I’m a sucker for the Summer Olympics, so here for you today, nail polish, London 2012 style!

THE RINGS

Colorful, versatile and bright, like the continents they represent. Wanna paint your nails, Olympic rings style? Here’s what you’ll need:

BLUE IS FOR EUROPE

  1. Lagoon, DIOR VERNIS
  2. Warwick Way, NAILS INC.
  3. Coastal Surf, REVLON
  4. Blagger, BUTTER LONDON

BLACK IS FOR AFRICA

  1. Nocturnelle, MAC
  2. Black Satin, CHANEL LE VERNIS
  3. 27 Noir primtie, YSL COUTURE
  4. Fade to Black, DEBORAH LIPPMANN

RED FOR AMERICA

  1. DEBORAH LIPPMANN
  2. TOM FORD
  3. Calypso, DIOR VERNIS
  4. Rouge Pop Art, YSL COUTURE

YELLOW FOR ASIA

  1. Big Yellow Taxi, CIATÉ
  2. Acapulco, DIOR VERNIS
  3. Carnaby Street, NAILS INC
  4. Sunkissed, MODELS OWN

GREEN FOR OCEANIA

  1. Posh, REVLON
  2. Green Tea, MODELS OWN
  3. Going Green, SALLY HANSEN
  4. Ditch the heels, CIATÉ

THE COVETED

They all want to win them, they all want a place in the podium. You don’t need a medal to give your nails that precious metallic twist! You just need a couple of bottles of polish and a killer top coat (hey, the shinier, the better).

GOLD MEDAL

  1. Klondike Kooler, SCOTCH NATURALS
  2. 29 Dore Orfevre, YSL COUTURE
  3. Gold Haze, TOM FORD
  4. Good as gold, ESSIE

SILVER MEDAL

  1. Fit for a Queen, CIATÉ
  2. Birthday Babe, OPI
  3. Silver Smoke, TOM FORD
  4. Charmer, SCOTCH NATURALS

BRONZE MEDAL

  1. Bronze Rage, MODELS OWN
  2. DS Glow, OPI
  3. Nails in Gilted, TOPSHOP
  4. The Old Bill, BUTTER LONDON

Well, I hope you enjoyed this NAIL FILES as much as I’m enjoying those hunky sharks (hello, Ryan Lochte) that are swimming everyday for me (at least I like to think they are swimming for me). Tomorrow we’ll resume our Summer Getaways. Brace yourselves for some killer outfits!

Happy Sunday!

Sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis (photo booth, google)
Image sources: Selfridges, Ciate, Essie, OPI, Harrods
 

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SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The City Blonde (beachwear)

Good Sunday y’all! I rarely go four days without posting, this time, I blame it on my sucky internet connection (ok, and some booze ingestion). Since time is of the essence, I’m gonna make things quick. This is the fifth and last post from our Summer Getaways, beachwear round. This next week we’ll be entering into the Daywear round and I’ll be reporting to you from the one and only NYC. Tomorrow I’m flying out to New York and I couldn’t be happier (it’s been three years since my last visit). Perfect timing huh? Since it’s the City Blonde’s turn…

So if you are, like me, planning a NYC getaway, if you are heading out to rainy London for the Summer, if you are ready to breathe in the concrete and take over the asphalt jungle, then this is the pool ensemble you are gonna need with you,

  • Bright solid swimwear always makes a statement
  • Chiffon, silk or sheer shirts make perfect cover-ups
  • Color-blocking is always more fun than matching it all
  • Satchels are the perfect alternatives to beach totes (and since your are probably gonna hit the pool rather than the beach).
  • Ray-ban Wayfarers are classics with swag
  • Make Summer the perfect excuse to buy Dior Vernis Summer Mix collection, it’s a must-have

WHAT ANITA IS WEARING

  1. Bikini top, THOMAS MAIER
  2. Bikini bottoms, TARA MATTHEWS
  3. Neon chiffon shirt, NASTY GAL
  4. Pink shorts, MONKI
  5. Studded sandals, ALDO SHOES
  6. Neon bag, PROENZA SCHOULER
  7. Wayfarer sunnies, RAY-BAN
  8. Mixed bangle set, ASOS
  9. Spiked bracelet, KARMALOOP
  10. Neon pendant, SHOUROUK
  11. Summer Mix collection, DIOR VERNIS

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

I’m off to run some errands, then some packing, then some post planning. See you tomorrow New York City.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday, sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, River Island, Monki, Polyvore, Farfetch, Dior
 

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SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The Hopeless Romantic (beachwear)

It’s Tuesday and I’m just five days away from leaving rainy Mexico City for a sunny New York one. We are almost done with our Summer Getaways, beachwear round. And today it’s my turn, the Hopeless Romantic. Girls like Sophie (that’s me, by the way) usually love quiet and visually stunning destinations. We like to pack the same amount of books as we do clothes.  There’s nothing we enjoy more than a Tuscan villa with a pool (surrounded by Lavender, of course). Oh well, there is something we enjoy more, a bottle of wine under the Provence sky. So if your Summer vacation is all about romantic strolls and discovering Parisian hidden gems, if you are up for some major views and some major wine tasting, if you are ready to take all that French Country in, then you’ll need a pool (or beach, if there is one) ensemble worthy of a romantic escape.

The Hopeless Romantic doesn’t compete with the view, she likes to be a part of it. That is why we love all things floral and all things cute. The color palette I used (soft pink, teal, ivory and lilac) will make you look like the ultimate Tuscan garden goddess.

  • Balconette bikini tops always have that air of romance and old school glamour, great for this type of destination.
  • A floral kimono is the ultimate cover-up for a day at the pool and garden.
  • Go for a pair of tan, leather strap sandals
  • Leather shoppers are the perfect companions on a trip, you can take them with you all day: to the beach, to the pool, to lunch, to run errands…
  • For the nails, go with bright but cute colors (pink, teal, lilac, peach, coral)

WHAT SOPHIE IS WEARING

  1. Bikini top, JACK WILLIS
  2. Bikini bottoms, PRISM
  3. Floral kimono, RIVER ISLAND
  4. Tan sandals, ASOS
  5. Leather shopper, ZARA
  6. Sunnies, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
  7. Friendship cuff,  BIBI BIJOUX
  8. Leather bracelet, SELECTED
  9. Green & gold bangle, FOREVER 21
  10. Heart ring, TOPSHOP
  11. Pearl ring, TOPSHOP
  12. Cascade Cool nail polish, ESSIE
  13. Go Overboard nail polish, ESSIE
  14. Playdate nail polish, ESSIE

Four down, one to go! Tomorrow I’ll have the perfect rooftop outfit for all of you city girls. So if you are a New York lover or a London (let’s hope you catch some sun instead of some cruel rain) Summer camper, be sure to check back tomorrow. I am gonna start early with my packing process, in an attempt of making things more organized and efficient (let’s see how that goes). If you want a glimpse of that and of my NYC trip, be sure to follow me on Instagram.

Sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, River Island, Zara, Polyvore, Topshop, Essie
 

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SUMMER GETAWAYS: The Free Spirit (beachwear)

Rise & shine, my sweet readers! Monday, Monday, bloody Monday. A new week is just starting and we are halfway through with our Summer Getaways, beachwear round. Today I have for you the perfect beach outfit for the Free Spirit. So if you are the kind of gal who is all about relaxing on a deserted beach, if you enjoy spiritual cities and vacations are a synonym of finding peace and balance, then this ensemble is just the thing you need. If heading out to India, Thailand or a virgin, Mexican beach, keep on reading baby, keep on reading.

  • Printed bikins are so hot this season, go for bohemian graphic prints and paisley.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match, it always adds that special touch.
  • Ethnic shorts were among the most coveted items, so you won’t have any trouble finding a pair on sale
  • Nothing says “Free Spirit” better than a pair of tan sandals with chunky straps
  • Even if it sounds like the biggest clichè, fringed bags are always a free spirit’s best friend
  • Beach waves and a headband? Hell yeah!

WHAT FLORA IS WEARING

  1. Bikini top, ZIMMERMANN
  2. Bikini bottoms, J. CREW
  3. Cotton twill shorts, MAJE
  4. Sandals, STEVE MADDEN
  5. Bucket suede bag, ZARA
  6. Tortoiseshell sunnies, OLIVER PEOPLES
  7. Leather bracelet, FOSSIL
  8. Red braided bracelet, ETTIKA
  9. Beaded wrap bracelet, M. COHEN
  10. Ring set, ZARA MARTIN
  11. Sand Tropez nail polish, ESSIE
  12. All Tied up nail polish, ESSIE
  13. Bobbing for Baubles nail polish, ESSIE

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

There you go, my sweet readers! Three down, two to go and then we will be stepping into DAYWEAR. My NYC countdown has officially begun so I’m starting to get into an Empire State of Mind.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, Net-a-porter, Zara, Polyvore, Endless.com, Essie
 

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SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The Party Princess (beachwear)

Rise & shine, my sweet readers! The Summer Getaways are still happening and we are in the middle of our Beachwear round. I’m sure that if you are not on vacation already, you are planning the escape. Party Central destinations can only mean one thing: the fun is never over! And that’s definitely what our Party Princess is all about (click HERE to find more about her and the Summer Getaways). So if you chose a city where the party goes on all day long, if all you’ll be doing is sip cocktails and attend pool parties at noon, if you need to rock the pool party scene, if you are heading out to Ibiza, Miami or Las Vegas, then let Jaime show you how to do it! Here’s what she would wear and how she would wear it:

  • Mixing and matching a leopard bikini top and a scarf print bottom can be a bold move, but it certainly works.
  • Silk, boyfriend shirts are an alternative to your classic kaftan or beach cover-up
  • A pool party look will never be complete without a killer pair of sunnies
  • Paint your toes and fingers with colors as bright and as bold as your ensemble
  • PVC totes are great beach companions: chic, practical and obviously, plastic!

WHAT JAIME IS WEARING

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There you go! Ready for the pool party and the umbrella cocktails? I hope this was useful to you and if you are into groovy holiday destinations, tomorrow the Free Spirit will be on the spot!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Net-a-porter, Nars, ASOS, River Island, Endless.com, Romwe
 

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SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The Jet-set Junkie (beachwear)

Greetings from Mexico City, my sweet readers! Summer is sizzlin’ and what better way to kick off our Getaways series than with the beachwear round (if you still have no clue what the Summer Getaways series is all about, please click HERE). We are starting this one with our lovely and snobbish Pearl, the Jet-set Junkie. So if you are the kind of girl that needs some outfit ideas for a day at the beach club, sipping some Dom, I whipped this up just for you!

This beach babe is all about the glitz and glamour. Nothing’s more glamourous and glitzy than mixing white with metallic shades and textures. An embellished kaftan or kimono can be the perfect item to make you stand out from the crowd.

  • Look for white bikinis with golden trim or with a silver detail (beware, white swimwear can betray you when wet).
  • Kimonos are great beach companions, you get to wear a cover-up and still show your bikini.
  • Detailed sandals are the way to go: chained, studded, embellished (just choose a delicate pair)
  • Keep your mani/pedi as neutral as possible.
  • For the glamour touch, square or round frame sunnies

WHAT PEARL’S WEARING

That’s it for our glam beach girl, tomorrow we will visit Jaime, the Party Girl! Be sure to check back!

Sweet kisses…

PS: NYC is two weeks away!

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Net-a-porter, OPI, ASOS, Zara, Farfetch
 

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MÉXICO LINDO Y QUERIDO

Good Morning from my gorgeous Mexico City! After almost 20 hours (airplane, stops, gates), I’m finally home with my family. My Summer just began and I couldn’t be happier, not only because for two months I won’t have to make my bed, do my laundry or wash one dish, but also because let’s face it, Mexico is the most, wait for it… awesome country in the world (yes, I’ve been watching How I met your Mother re-runs). In three days I will be heading out to my little piece of heaven called Acapulco (my skin is in serious roasting need) and then, wait for it… NYC, the second most awesome city in the world (hey, I’m a proud Mexican). Let the July games begin!

Desde México, sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis (except sombrero)
 

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