December 5, 2016

Happy Girls Wear Pink

Shoes // MIGATO
Bag // ASOS (old), similar here
Headpiece // ZARA (old), similar here

I am a happy person, ever since birth one could say. Although I don't remember it (haha), my mom and other people who knew me as a baby and toddler always say so: A happy and smiling kid. Feelings, seasons, relationships, news and other things are the reasons I am happy about. If I don't find them at once, I am working on it and there is always a fruitful outcome. 

If the weather is bad, I am happy I have a roof over my head. If the weather is nice and for some reason I cannot go out to enjoy it, then I am happy because, well... the weather is nice! I am never jealous, I don't envy others and I find inspiration from their happiness. Of course, there are times that I can be sad, but that's rare and only if there is nothing that I can do about it. 

Pink is my happy color and when I am very very happy is the one I choose to wear. 

Do you have a happy color?

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke

November 26, 2016

Travel Diary // Paris - Part II

View of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero

It's been too long, I know, but eventually the time has come for the second part of our Parisian trip this past September. There are two important things that I would like to share with you which I did not mention in Part I: 1. we got the flu on the 4th day of our stay, but we kept on going according to plan and visiting as many places as possible; 2. we walked 25km daily, rain or shine, in order to see everything we had pinned on our (digital) map, but still didn't make it, so, many places were left out for our next trip. Let's hope that this will happen soon!

Trocadero is the best place to take magical photos of the Eiffel Tower. It is close but not too close. The tower looks huge but not overwhelming. But, that's all. I didn't like the architecture of the building, the Palais de Chaillot, too modern for my taste, haha, and I hated that it was so crowded with people, birds and souvenirs sold on blankets... The only reason to go is to take advantage of the view.

November 18, 2016

London Calling

Shoes // thanks to SANTE SHOES
Purse // CHOIES
Top // ASOS (old), similar here

Now that we visited Paris, London is next on our "European Cities We Must Visit" list. It will not be the first time for me, since I did my MSc in Guildford, Surrey, but it will be the first for my Duke. It will be our first together. I am aware that London is not one of the most romantic cities in the world, but is a must-visit and I think everyone will agree to that. The city's unique character, the moody weather, the bright red buses and phone booths, the buildings, the arts and crafts, the old and modern mix, the museums, the long and glorious history are some of the reasons someone has to visit London at least once.

There are two things I need you to do for me: 1. Give me tips, where should I go, what must we avoid, where to stay, eat and drink in London and 2. Suggest me more European Cities to Visit and why

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke

November 5, 2016

La Petite Robe Noire*

Dress // Lindy Bop
Petticoat // Chicwish
Bag // ALDO
Shoes // New Look
Necklace // Vintage, similar here

*Translation in English: The Little Black Dress

When in doubt, all you need is my "Go Classic" recipe. You will look confident and all the good feelings you can imagine will flood your stomach (similar to the one with the butterflies). Trust me, you can never go wrong, whatever the occasion (weddings are excluded, unless it is stated otherwise on the invitation).

"Go Classic" Recipe

  • The Black Dress. There is nothing as chic as a midi dress. You need to pick the one that is right for you, your personality, your body type. Never go for something uncomfortable, like too tight or too revealing. Same goes for something too comfortable. Well-fitted is all you need to have in mind. It is your key piece, so pick wisely
  • A pair of Fancy Heels. A simple dress is automatically elevated by a pair of eye-catching shoes. The safe choice is black, but ANY other bright or nude color matches perfectly. I would avoid dark brown and dark blue. 
  • A Necklace. I choose pearls, but you can go for anything your heart (and personal style) desires. You can match it with a ring or a bracelet, but don't wear earrings. It is going to look too crowded around your jaw and neck. 
  • A show-stopping Purse. Last but not least, a statement purse can spice up a look in an instant. 

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke

October 29, 2016

Fall In

Hat // BENETTON, similar here
Skirt // BENETTON, similar here
Shoes // Stradivarius,  similar here
Backpack // Stradivarius, similar here
Jacket // ZARA (old), similar here
Scarf // ZARA (old), similar here

Fall is definitely NOT my favorite season. I would dare say that it is my least favorite... But, first, let me explain why.

Ever since I was a kid, I was dreaming that Summer would never end and that I would stay by the sea forever, under the sun in the morning and counting stars at night, wearing flip flops and bikinis and stay up late without worrying about school and homework. I was feeling depressed the very first day of September and my mood wouldn't cheer up until before Christmas. Growing up and after finishing high school, life seemed much better, so entering Fall didn't feel as bad as it used to, however, it remains my least favorite time of year.

Now, in my late 30s, I have learned to love and cherish, every moment in my life, even those ones that wet my clothes, make my hair frizzy and don't let the sun kiss my skin. I have learned to Fall in love with Fall.

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke

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