Sunday, January 08, 2012

Tree is DOWN and sales are UP !


One of the hardest things in these days for me is surely taking Christmas tree down...not only cause surely decorating the tree is so much fun compared to having to store things back to boxes, but only cause it's the sign that all holidays are over and we have to go back to everyday life. I have to say I cannot complain about my holidays, I have spent a lovely time on the mountains and still got a few outfits from there to show you, like this one ! I am sporting a new cape with my brand new baby, a lovely Givenchy studded bag I got from my mum on Christmas (to my suggestion :D).

Una delle cose più difficili di questi giorni per me è sicuramente disfarmi dell'albero di Natale...non solo perché sicuramente decorare l'albero è più divertente che riporre tutto nelle scatole, ma anche perché è il segnale che queste vacanze sono definitivamente finite e occorre tornare alla vita di tutti i giorni. Devo dire di non potermi lamentare delle vacanze, mi sono divertita molto in montagna e ho ancora alcuni outfit scattati lì da farvi vedere, come questo ! Sto indossando una nuova cappa insieme alla mia nuova borsa, una adorabile Givenchy con le borchie che ho avuto in regalo da mia madre per Natale (dietro mio suggerimento :D).


Furry cape: Loriblu
Sunnies: Rayban
Bag: Givenchy
Denims: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell - Lita
Legwarmers: Calzedonia



Bracelets: Tiffany



Nail polish: Chanel - Peridot


Another thing about this period is trying to enjoy sales without committing mistakes...sales have started in my country and since I am a big shopaholic and I buy A LOT throughout the entire year, I admit I don't have many rules about what to buy on sales, I buy what I like (if I can afford it, that is) - this is the simplest rule of all ! I just have a few "don't" about sales, here they are:

- don't buy something that is not flattering to your body just cause it's on sale ! I had found a lovely purple coat yesterday and it was my size but I prefer to see myself with a tighter kind of coat...that one was too large on the hips so even tho I wanted that coat for its lovely color and it was a bargain, I had to say "no"
- don't buy stuff that has "faults" only cause the price tag is cheaper...I see it happening more and more...even big names of fashion do sell shoes, clothes with evident firm faults such as missing studs, ripped parts, for a cheaper price. It doesn't work for me cause as a precise Virgo, I keep looking at the ruined part and it spoils the fun ! I don't think such stuff should be sold at all...at least, if the fault is really evident...and moreover the price isn't even as cheap as it should, so be aware !
- don't buy stuff that you don't really like only cause the seller is insisting to you...do as many crazy purchases you want to but the choice must be yours, if you think you look ugly with something but the seller or a friend says you should get it anyway you'll probably end up not wearing that, and you can use that money to buy something you REALLY like ;-) - remember fashion is a personal thing, it's a way to express yourself and not someone else's taste !
- don't buy imitations...inspired things yes but never go for replicas that are just so evidently cheap and tacky. I think a good no brand bag is surely better than a replica !
And now, DO buy anything you like and, most important thing, DO have fun !!! :)



Un'altra cosa da fare in questo periodo è cercare di godersi i saldi senza commettere errori...i saldi sono iniziati nel mio paese e siccome io sono una vera shopaholic che compra TANTO durante tutto l'anno, non ho particolari regole circa cosa comprare. Io compro ciò che mi piace (se me lo posso permettere, naturalmente), questa è la regola più semplice di tutte ! Ho solo qualche "Non" circa i saldi:

- Non comprare qualcosa che non sta bene al tuo tipo fisico solo perché in saldo ! Ho trovato un adorabile cappottino viola ieri, era anche della mia taglia ma io preferisco un taglio avvitato, trovo mi stia meglio e quello era troppo svasato e largo sui fianchi così sebbene il cappotto mi piacesse ho dovuto dire "no"
- Non comprare cose con evidenti difetti di fabbrica solo perché il cartellino ha un prezzo inferiore...lo vedo accadere sempre più...anche grandi nomi della moda vendono scarpe, abiti con evidenti difetti come borchie mancanti, parti strappate, per un prezzo inferiore. Non va bene per una perfezionista della Vergine come me, continuo a concentrarmi sul difetto e mi rovina il divertimento ! Non credo che alcuni articoli dai difetti molto evidenti vadano venduti...e oltretutto state attenti, in alcuni casi il risparmio non è neanche così tanto !
- Non comprare cose che non vi piacciono veramente solo perché il commesso insiste...fare acquisti folli va bene ma la scelta deve essere vostra, se pensate di stare male con qualcosa ma il venditore o una vostra amica dicono che dovreste comprarla comunque, finirete probabilmente per non indossarla mai e potreste avere usato i vostri soldi per qualcosa che vi piaccia per davvero ;-) - ricordate che la moda è una cosa personale, un modo di esprimere i vostri gusti e non quelli degli altri !
- Non comprare imitazioni...va bene articoli ispirati ma non copie che sono evidentemente tarocchi. Penso che una borsa senza marchio sia sicuramente meglio di una replica !.
E adesso, comprate ciò che volete e soprattutto divertitevi !!! :)


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87 comments

  1. I like the Givenchy bag, it´s really great!

    Fashion&Chocolate

    Elle ღ

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  2. I love that cape, it's so chic and unique.

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  3. I agree with everything you said regarding the sales
    shopping, people do tend to get carried away, but I have mastered myself from making any of these mistakes :)

    Love your bag and shoes, so gorgeous!!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. Gorgeous Christmas present! Your mom rocks ;-) Good luck with the sales, already curious to what you will buy!

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  5. Your Givenchy bag is fabulous and I definitely can't wait to see your new purchases! The rules you mentioned are very wise and important, I feel exactly the same.

    Just by the way, what camera do you use to take those pictures? :)

    http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com

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  6. I agree with everything you say about purchases during sales. I have made many similar mistakes in the past ending up with cloths & stuff that never really wear or use. Your bag is absolutely stunning!
    Wish you a wonderful Sunday,
    kisses

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  7. Mi piaci molto, sei davvero raffinata!
    Ti aspetto da me e ti seguo ovviamente.
    Vale

    http://glitter-i-t-a.blogspot.com/

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  8. I tuoi consigli per lo shopping sono azzeccatissimi, e sono d'accordo con te nel dire che durante i saldi si vedono dei capi evidentemente problematici, rotti, sgualciti e per quanto il prezzo possa essere basso, è sempre troppo alto rispetto al valore del capo: non andrebbero nemmeno messi in vendita!

    Bellissima la borsa e splendide le Lita, stai benissimo :)
    Kiss e buona domenica!

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  9. Oh my, the Givenchy bag is great :) I can´t agree more about sales. I worked in a clothes shop so I know that sales don´t help you but the shop or seller.

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  10. Really love the bag! Stunning post :D

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  11. Love that bag!

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  12. wow yes...sales!!!!can't wait!!!love your bag!!!!

    kiss,
    cocobloggers

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  13. amazing shoes! love the entire outfit

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  14. grazie per tu commenti.

    i love the bag,it's amazing

    i follow you
    baci

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    P.S Mi piace tanto Italia :-)

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  15. nice sweater ;)


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  16. I totally love the bag, it's amazing:)

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  17. You look absolutely gorgeous!
    your handbag is stunning :)))
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  18. the bag looks good on you!
    We all love sales!
    xxx
    Miss Starshiny

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  19. Love these photos darling!
    Simona
    www.life-is-a-change.blogspot.com

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  20. Love the bag and of course, the Jeffrey Campbell Litas! They are amazing :) I'm following you now!
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    xo -A

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  22. great outfit and great post! Love your bag!

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  23. Hello!

    It was time not visit you as soon as I had time ... Now I'm here!
    I loved the look!
    Saying a good Sunday to you! ♥

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  24. vale you look winter warm. i dig your purse. you're right, if something isn't it right for you it's definitely NOT a value, & it isn't worth purchasing.

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  25. LOVE your outfit darling!
    *
    HF

    http://www.the-hf-blog.blogspot.com/

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  26. I absolutely hate taking down the tree! I always feel so defeated afterwards. I tend to leave it up far too long, because I cling to the idea of the holidays! Love this outfit. That bag is gorgeous.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  27. Belle foto, la borsa è molto carina! Oddio io non ho proprio voglia di disfare l'albero.

    kisses
    Mimma

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  28. your outfit is lovely! i especially love your bag!

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  29. bellissima la capa e la borsa!! baci cara!

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  30. You look fab! Love the cape and your bag is amazing!!
    ~Anne

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  31. amazing bag!!

    There's a giveaway on my blog currently:
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  32. Vale, You look gorgeous in that furry cape! Love your chic winter look!

    Thanks for the sweet words on my blog!

    xo, sam

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  33. wow! I think this has to be my fave look for you! I love the mix of the textures from the fur scarf, sweater, and studded handbag!! and the colors are all simple and pretty together!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  34. OMG I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT!!

    The bag and the top and the shoes

    <3 <3 <3

    J xx

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  35. looove the bag! xo
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  36. Oooh love the fluffy furrr :)

    (first time i finally see your posts update in my dashboard :D)

    xoxo
    ♪ Vernissage and Cream ♫

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  37. Thank you for visiting:). cute bag:) and styling;)

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  38. siiiii saldi! domani pomeriggio all'outlet di Seravalle per dare fondo ai miei pochi averi!!!

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  39. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your outfit is fabulous and great for the mountains! Perfect tips for shopping. I only purchase things that fit perfectly, otherwise I will never wear the garment.

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  40. thanks for ur comment! loved your look :) I would be glad to follow each other Im on the mobile phone and cant follow so follow me and put me a comment later and I swear to follow here!!! www.raisaland.blogspot
    seriously, fantastic outfit ;)

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  41. Lovely look! I love your bag very much :) xoxo

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  42. Gorgeous! I am in love with your bag and boots :)

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  43. That bag is fabulous! and you look very chic in a cozy outfit. Happy 2012
    xoxo julieta

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  44. i love those shoes, I have the same pair ♥ and the bag is amazing too.

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  45. WOW! Love your bag! And weather, what you have :)

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  46. I completely agree with the sale shopping tips you've given. The sales have started in my country too! I just some stuff over the weekend too :)
    xx
    http://junebiswas.blogspot.com

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  47. Fun outfit! Adoring your purse - its gorgeous :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog <3
    Tasia
    http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

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  48. Che bello il poncho!
    Mi sa che quest'anno, con i pochi soldi che giravano, la gente si è mossa secondo le tue regole. Non ho visto la solita ressa da H&M e co attorno al mucchio della roba più scadente. Chissà che finalmente abbiano capito che i saldi convengono solo se si compra con attenzione.

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  49. Hi Vale!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I LOVE your bag!! The leather and the golden studds make the bag just perfect!!

    XoXo

    Miss Dakotta ++

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  50. You look sooo amazing :) Love it all!

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  51. You pull off that outfit beautifully :)

    vonnie <3
    ohsovonnie.blogspot.com

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  52. Your cape is beautiful!

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  53. Hi! :)

    thank you for your comment on my blog :D I like your bag, it's very classy yet simple :)
    I'm following you now, please do follow me too!

    Thanks
    Lizzy

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  54. Che borsa stupenda, e come stai bene nelle foto! Stavo pensando, che io sono una tua follower da tantissimo tempo, che ne diresti di ricambiare?

    Vinci un fantastico vestito partecipando al Free People giveaway sul mio blog!

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  55. Great photos and outfit! :)

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  56. your fur cape is just so pretty, love it!

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  57. I like your blog a lot :) Follow me http://www.istheperfectday.blogspot.com/
    kisses!!

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  58. Nice Outfitt, i like your shoes!
    see at my blog too <3

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  59. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I just started following your Facebook page. :)

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  60. I love your outfit! I feel the same about taking down our christmas tree, its not any fun to take it down. :(

    Come visit my blog : www.sweetsurrenderart.com
    See you there!

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  61. Gorgeous bag! I'd looove to do a follow exchange. (:
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  62. I love the outfit. It looks so cozy. and I am in love with that bag!!

    Thanks for dropping by my page. I am now following you.
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  63. Great pictures!! :)
    I am now following your blog, so you follow me back? :D
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  64. I got a blog award and I passed it on to you! :)

    You can check it out on my blog:
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  65. I love your sweater! Now I want to go sweater shopping!

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  66. I really love that shoes ! nice outfit ;)

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  67. hey thanks for your comment on my blog !

    your bag looks lovely ! :)

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  68. i like your blog..!!
    u look stunning.. :)

    i am new to this blogging world..
    maybe we can follow each other?

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  69. Cute winter look, I love it! I'm now following you hun, you got a lovely blog.:D

    xo
    Cymone

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  70. hello ... thanks for being gone, really good pictures, cute bag * _ *

    really new followers with great pleasure ^________^

    http://dollyrockerstyle.blogspot.com/

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  71. Amazing look!! Love bag:)
    I like your blog

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  72. Love your shoes!
    Thanks for your visit, if u want we could follow each other ;)

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  73. I absolutely love this look! The heavy sweater is wonderful, not even to mention de Jeffrey Campbell boots :)

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