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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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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.


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.


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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