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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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Good afternoon my sweet readers! Here it is, the fourth post of Sweet’n’Raw’s polka dot series! It’s time for the dress. I could have done the whole dressy & glamour thing, but instead I wanted to show you how I do the dress as a skirt thing: one of my favorite things to pull off these days. But first, here’s a selection of spotted dresses you can find online to start dancing polka:


THE CREAMY: 1. Sonia Rykiel 2. Topshop 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs

THE BLACK: 4. Dorothy Perkins  5. Lulu & Co.  6. AX Paris

THE NAVY & THE GREEN: 7. Topshop 8. Suzannah 9. Topshop


Using dresses as skirts is definitely a way to reinvent your wardrobe and make it more resourceful. By throwing over a jumper or a shirt over a simple dress, you can transform it into totally new and fabulous ensemble. For this post, I chose this cute and flippy sundress from TOPSHOP. Mixing summery garments with winter wear is another way to have fun with your clothes. I layered a cream cable knit jumper over it with navy details (you can also find it at TOPSHOP). For this chilly days, I chose this beautiful, double lapel, burgundy coat from ASOS. Why I love it? The fitting is perfect, so perfect it allows what you are wearing underneath to be seen as well. Since we are still on bare leg quarantine, I chose this beige tights with a velvet finish, also from ASOS. Since this outfit is casual chic but more on the cute side, I believe some t-bar shoes are in order. This pair of suedee beauties can be found on ASOS.

When it comes to accessories, we need to keep it cool and laid-back. What better way to achieve that than with this gorgeous messenger bag from purse expert, Rebecca Minkoff. We already have the cable jumper, why not add a cable knit beanie? This one is from United Bamboo at La Garçone. For your hands: a vintage looking peacock watch from ASOS, a bow ring trio, also from ASOS and last but definitely not least, from the Daphne Guiness for MAC fabulous collaboration: Blueblood for you nails!

Ready to strut your stuff in a polka dress made skirt? I sure am, that is, of course, when I get back to the cold and cruel Winter in Milan. Right now I am enjoying my last days in Mexico, with my family. Sad to be leaving, but happy for all the things that are coming my way this year!

For all the details on today’s look, CLICK HERE

Sweet kisses…

All illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool


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WANNA POLKA? The Sweater

I know, I know, it’s been a few days since my last post. Holidays are a difficult time to keep up, but us fashion bloggers know that no excuse is good enough to leave our loyal and sweet readers without reading material. Remember the Wanna Polka series (click HERE and HERE for the previous posts)? This time I’m back with the sweater, a garment that always comes in handy, specially when it’s cold outside. I have to confess that I am a sucker for knitwear, two big ass drawers are devoted to this beloved piece of clothing in my closet. So when one of my favorite trends, polka dots, meets one of my favorite items, it’s definitely worth of posting. So here for you, everything you need to know about how to rock the spotted jumper, or cardigan, whichever you prefer!

Top row: Big spotted jumper, TOPSHOP / Camel & navy sweater, Dorothy Perkins / Mini polka jumper, TOPSHOP

Bottom row: Stripes & spots, Sonia Rykiel / Pastel polka, Marc Jacobs / Navy, Chinti & Parker


I love Winter drama, and that’s exactly what I tried to do with today’s outfit. Making a simple jumper part of a sophisticated look is an easy task if you have all the right elements for it. First of all, let’s start off with the jumper. I chose this comfy and figure flattering one from ASOS. It’s black with tan spots, which allows us to play a little game I like to call matchy, matchy. I usually go for multi-colored ensembles, but every once in a while I like the whole matching colors result. I paired it up with a pair of dark and fitted jeans from Zara (you also have noticed by now that jeans are not regulars on my blog, but hey, that doesn’t mean I don’t like’em). I tucked them inside the most beautiful boots this Spanish retail giant has ever made, two tone, knee-high babies that are definitely dead-ringers for Chanel but on the cheaper side. I wrapped around a bicolor scarf, also from Zara, in tan and black. I want to keep on matching baby, keep on matching.

For the bag, classic Prada. The Saffiano tote is definitely worth the splurge. You do not want to overdo it with the accessories, since I added a touch of head. Yes, a beautiful floppy hat, also in black, from ASOS. For your hands, just one ring, this gorgeous square one you can find also on ASOS and a creamy shade from Essie’s latest collection, Brooch the Subject, for your nails.

Are you ready to take out your polka knits for a stroll? I will when I get back to that cold and windy weather. Tomorrow’s Christmas Eve, my sweet readers! Have you been naughty or nice?

Sweet kisses…

PS: Big surprise for all my sweet spanish-speaking readers coming up later!

All illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool…

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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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