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SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The Hopeless Romantic (evening)

And so the end is near, we are entering the Evening round on our Summer Getaways series and 5 posts away from wrapping it all up. To kick this round off, the Hopeless Romantic. As I told you before, this Sweet’n’Raw character is completely inspired by me, my style and my likes (just take a look at today’s outfit). So if you are packing your suitcase for one last Summer escape and you are heading out to the land of wine and romance, if you need the perfect ensemble for a candelit dinner followed by drinks with a view, if Napa Valley is that final destination, if a midnight stroll in Paris is what you’ll be doing in the next few days, then this look is just for you!

  • Pulling off a monochromatic look with a detailed top is more fun and the result is even prettier.
  • Nothing says romance more than a lady in blush
  • Belts are a girl’s best friend when it comes to enhancing the waist
  • Add a touch of color with the shoes. Teal and blush are a match made in heaven
  • Add more sparkle with statement bracelets (just the right amount to make everything fall into place)
  • Dark, berry nails will give the whole ensemble a dramatic twist


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

That’s a wrap for today! Let me remind you, Sweet’n’Raw just joined Tumblr. It’s not a blog, it’s just a visual summary of what goes on here and on the FB fan page. If you wish to follow and recieve my updates, click HERE.

Tomorrow’s Friday! Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, Net-a-Porter, Matches fashion, Essie, Forever 21, Topshop

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Wear me out and dress me up: CROCHET SHORTS

Finally Friday, my sweet readers! It’s really hot out there, Summer has arrived and it definitely shows. What are your plans today? Are you gonna go out for some drinks with the girls? Dinner date with the boyfriend? Housewarming party at your best friends home? How about wearing some crochet shorts tonight? I have for you the third and last part form the WEAR ME OUT: CROCHET SHORTS series. And since it’s Friday and we usually wear of best clothes for the evening, I dressed up some burgundy crochet shorts. To dress up this pair of beauties, you can add a blazer, a cropped jacket, a silk blouse and some fabulous, sky-high heels. I went for a textured ensemble, but first, the crochet shorts selection.


TOP: Miss Selfridge / Romwe / River Island

MIDDLE: Valentino / Haute Hippie / Opening Ceremony

BOTTOM: River Island / River Island / River Island


All lace and crochet with a statement necklace to make it more interesting for today. The burgundy, bottle green and blush combo is definitely one of my favorites. A more is more look that manages to keep that delicate and sophisticated vibe.



  • Scarlett O’Hara nail polish, ESSIE

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

Just 8 days to hug my Mommy and Daddy! Can’t wait! Have a lovely weekend and see you on Sunday with this month’s NAIL FILES (yes, it’s that time of the month again WOO HOO).

Sweet kisses…

lllustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, Zara, Mango, River Island, Harrods, Topshop

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Pretty Pastel Pants: VANILLA

Good morning my sweet readers! It’s rainy and gray here in Milan, that’s why a little cheer-me-up is in order. And do you know what can cheer you up besides a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough? A pair of pastel jeans, no calories included. And while I drink my morning coffee covered in a ginormous, feather duvet (eventually I’ll have to go out and face the cruel weather), I give you sweet and sugary Vanilla pants.


1. Current/Elliot / 2. Mother / 3. Victoria Beckham

4. Notify / 5. Citizens of Humanity / 6. TOPSHOP


We can’t always play dressy, dressy. Those days in which running errand after errand seems like the endless task, dressing down with style is just the right thing to do. Cute top + skinny jeans + casual wedges = comfortable fashion.




All the details on today’s look can be found at FASHIOLISTA.

We still have one more Pretty Pastel Pants post to go, baby blue! Have you read Sweet’n’Raw’s article on Chictopia? Click HERE to do so. It has had a great response so far  and this really makes me happy. Next one is coming up on Monday, can you guess what I’ll be writing about?

Sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 
All texts and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post them without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site.

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Pretty Pastel Pants: POWDER PINK

It’s Saturday and Easter’s coming up tomorrow, got your egg basket already? And since Easter is all about powdery and sugary colors, why not add some pink pants into the mix. The second post from our PPP series is here and rocking it wild style. If you have not got your pair of pink skinnies yet, here’s a selection you can find online. Whether is cropped, cuffed, distressed or smart, run out the door and get your own.


1. River Island / 2. Current/Elliot / 3. Elizabeth & James

4. Current/Elliot / 5. Vanessa Bruno / 6. MiH Jeans


Mixing in leopard with pink has been an obsession of mine for so long. To make the whole ensemble a bit more interesting, I splashed a little bit of color on it. Poppy red, powder pink, plum and tan make a great color combo.




There you go! Mixing animal prints with pastels is a bold move, but when done right, it’s bound to be a total hit. Try it out and let me know how it went.

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 
All texts and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post them without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site.


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NAIL FILES: It’s Getting Hot in Here…

Summer is on and hotter than ever. The beach is the place to be right now. Picture yourself in a stunning and flashy bikini, your best sandals, a sheer and chic coverup, your classic Ray Ban aviators, holding a giant Mojito. What could be missing in this fabulous equation? The perfect mani-pedi. And since Summer is a synonym for fun, let your paws look like a beach ball! Bright colors and a killer tan are a match made in heaven. Wearing a hot pink tank top over your perfectly roasted skin (alway wear sunscreen) will always make you pop, and will make a lot of heads turn. So with your nails, same effect. Plus, bright hues are always much more fun and happy than a classic beige (leave that for a wedding) or the too serious crimson (leave that for a work meeting). Here at Sweet’n’Raw, we took the task upon ourselves to find the best nail colors of the Summer. So here they are:


  • Come to Poppy, OPI
  • Collide, Ilamasqua
  • Super Bossa Nova, Essie
  • Steamy, MAC
  • Rare, Ilamasqua
  • Lightening, Sally Hansen
  • Yellow Brick Road, Deborah Lippman
  • La Laque Surreal Yellow, YSL
  • Braziliant, Essie
  • A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find, OPI
  • Gamma, Ilamasqua
  • Lara’s Theme, Deborah Lippman (with Lara Stone)
  • La Laque in Utopian Turquoise, YSL
  • Sephora by OPI
  • Bermuda, Forever 21
  • Neon Blue, American Apparel
  • Lickety-split Lime, Sally Hansen
  • Radium, Ilamasqua
  • Gargantuan Green Grape, OPI
  • Neon Green, American Apparel
Sexy, fun and flirty fingers & toes, for a sexy, fun and flirty kind of girl!
From the lovely beach and hoping you are having a Summer blast,
Sweet kisses…
Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis Background: unknown


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