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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.


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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Hello, hello from Modena my sweet readers! As I promised yesterday, this is the first of six posts on polka dots, one of my favorite trends of the season and an all-time obsession of mine. For the first one I chose the blouse, one of the most resourceful garments a girl can have. Blouses and shirts have the power of twisting any outfit, they always add a chic and classy effect to an ensemble. As an avid blouse collector (I have a closet that’s bursting with tons of these babies, my favorite are the ones in chiffon with a little bit of sheer), I am always looking for that special one that makes it stand out from the others. And when polka meet blouses, it’s a match made in fabric heaven. That is why I made a little selection of the ones you can find online and at rather affordable prices and of course, I have the look of the day! Keep reading, it’s getting kind of spotty in here, and I kind of love it!

Top row: Laid-back top, TOPSHOP / Bow blouse, Oasis / Pussybow top, Sonia Rykiel

Middle row: Red and navy, TOPSHOP / Mustard sleeveless, Dorothy Perkins / Pussybow navy, Alexon Black

Last row: Peter pan collar top; TOPSHOP / Peter pan collar long sleeve, TOPSHOP / Burgundy tee, TOPSHOP


It was all inspired by this beautiful and cute as a button cropped blouse from Nasty Gal. I paired it up with a high-waisted burgundy skirt from asos. I love the whole burgundy-pink combo. I added a heavy coat Oaxfor coat made out of wool, you can find it over at Nasty Gal. Since a little of leg flashing is always in order (if it’s to coold try out nude tights, but please, and may I say pretty please, chose a natural color, if you choose the “tanned” ones you might end up looking like an ice skater or a hooters waitress). I placed some over the knee socks, also from ASOS. For the shoes, it’s all about the platform booties. This ones in tan are also from ASOS (seriously, what did us girls do before ASOS?). The heel is pretty high, the platform makes them very comfortable and the price makes them even more beautiful.

For accessories, we have already thrown burgundy, cream, pastel pink and grey into the mix, why not add some beautiful green. This stunning piece of leather arm candy is from Chloe and can be found over at Colette.fr.  Since I think an updo is perfect for this ensemble, a pair of tiny pearls are perfect! For the hands? Two rings, a deer skeleton one and a green stone one from Max & Chole. Since it’s X-mas time, Essie’s Scarlett o’Hara for your nails!

That’s it for today! You likey? I do and can’t wait to get all spotty! See you tomorrow for more polka action, shorts anyone?

Sweet kisses…



Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis (if you wish to use one of my illustrations, it should be rightfully credited and link back to this site)

All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool

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