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Summer Getaways: THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC

Dear sweet readers, time flies and summer is almost over! This is the last one of my Summer Getaway Series. You have already visited New York with Anita, the City Blonde. You have partied in Vegas with Jaime, the Party Princess. You also have seen the good St. Tropez life with Army, the Jet-set Junkie. Now it’s time for me, Sophie, Sweet’n’Raw’s creator and also a hopeless romantic. I was born mexican but I consider myself a little italian by choice. And since I have been living in that beautiful country for three years now and my soft spot for it keeps growing and growing, my choice for favorite vacation spot had to be the gorgeous Tuscany. So if you enjoy a glass (or bottle) of Prosecco and breathtaking views, candlelit dinners and romantic strolls, you are reading the right lines! Italy definitely has its charm, but Tuscany has the magic. So if you are planning one last summer escape surrounded by beautiful views, gelato and piazzas, Tuscany is the right place for you!

Live your tuscan experience in these two amazing outfits I have prepared for you today!

DAY LOOK

Spending some August days under the Tuscan sun calls for some beautiful and summery outfits. Flowy sundresses, flirty skirts, cute shorts and sunny tops should definitely be on the top of your packing list. A girl’s gotta beat the heat, but always in style. I chose a pair of tailored shorts in navy blue and polka dots. High waisted and very flattering for your shape, the shorts can be paired up with a cropped and silky top for a flirty and PG rated Lolita look. Green and navy is always a very powerful combo when it comes to matching colors. For the shoes, to keep on with Mr. Nabokov’s girl, a pair of vintage looking, bicolor Keds in cream and blush. You’ll need some comfortable shoes for all that walking, and sneakers do not get cuter than this!

For accessories, I chose the Mulberry Alexa Oversized bag, which will be very resourceful for your trip. Since it’s a bit far, you might want to take just one day handbag that works with all of your outfits. Tan goes with just about everything (I have an obsession with that color). A simple bangle, like this one from House of Harlow and this amazing sunglasses I fount at net-a-porter from Oliver Peoples (I just came back from a shopping trip, but I am already thinking about placing an order to get a pair of this babies).

For beauty, wear lipgloss with SPF, like this one from Philosophy. And remeber,always wear sunscreen!

NIGHT LOOK

Definitely one of my favorite looks so far. This perfectly represents my personal style. It’s sweet and perfect for a dinner date in a beautiful city in Tuscany. I paired up a short, tulle mini skirt in bright pink from TOPSHOP with a sheer, pastel coral top with a waist ruffle (big trend for fall) from ASOS. The front has beautiful baroque embroidery in white so be sure to wear a nude bra underneath so you don’t take away the attention from the top’s details. Cinch it with a metallic and detailed golden belt. Make sure it is very thin, you want to enhace your waistline, not create a distraction. For the shoes, I fell in love when I saw them online, and they are perfect for this ensemble. From modcloth.com, this precious pair of teal and gold platform heels are just the cherry on the cake.

For accessories, a coral pink shoulder bag with a golden chain and two YSL rings, the coveted ARTY ring and the FAKE CHIC crystal ring.

For beauty, an updo is the way to go. And give your nails some pink as well! This gorgeous shade is ESSIE’s Mob Square.

There you have it! Two looks to wander around la mia bellissima Italia!

Sweet kisses…

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Summer Getaways: THE JET-SET JUNKIE

In a previous post, I have already introduced you to Army, my little brother. In large families like mine, being the smallest of them all always comes with another trait, being spoiled. And he is no stranger to this, since he is also the only male son, born after three girls. Translation: Daddy’s boy. It’s only natural that among his favorite vacation spots are the glamour beaches, specially that southern french paradise commonly known as St. Tropez. Oh the good life! Spending the day on a yacht, working on the perfect tan, then hitting hard the clubs by night. And in between, shopping and splurging trips, fine dining with a view and lots of bubbly. Crowded with ridiculously good-looking people, St. Tropez is a place where champagne showers are more common than those with water.

And since St. Tropez is THE place to be seen, here I give you two looks to make it happen.

DAY LOOK

The perfect look for a stroll in the old town and the coastline. Casual and comfortable, but chic with the glitz and glamour that is St. Tropez. I chose a sequin & nude tank from ASOS. One would imagine this is a going out top, but the result of pairing it with a pair of white crisp running shorts was an absolute hit. For the shoes, I found this fabulous vintage looking, two-tone keds. They fall right into place with the outfit, plus they allow you to walk long distances without discomfort.

For accessories, a silver bangle with rhinestones  and MARC Marc Jacobs Love Edge double wrap bracelet from my-wardrobe.com to glam it up even more. For the purse, a tote is the perfect. This Paul’s Boutique striped one is a bold choice, but it works! Pair the look with your favorite sunnies, a high ponytail or a bun and some shimmery, neutral lip gloss for a natural look.

NIGHT LOOK

One of St. Tropez attractions is its nightlife. So wether you are heading to Les Caves du Roy or the VIP Room after dinner and drinks, you need to look your best. It’s your looks and the way you carry yourself that will allow you to have access. I chose, in a very Ecclestone sisters kind of fashion, a bodycon dress in blush with a mesh panel from TOPSHOP. I paired it up with this fab sandals from River Island. They are dramatic and the fact that they have many colors allows you to play with the accessories.

Add a statement necklace to the dress, I went for a light blue with gold one. A rope cuff with rhinestones and an Alexander McQueen’s nude box clutch to complete your ensemble. Sport perfectly manicured nails, I recommend Illamasqua’s Purity.

So there you have it, are you ready to cruise St. Tropez?

Sweet kisses…

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