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Showing posts with label Style. Show all posts

Monday, 10 April 2017

The perfect travel bag from Longchamp

I love Geneva. I love it enormously and call it home. But, no matter how much I love it... I also love a little getaway.

I don’t know about you, but for my part, I am a meticulous lightweight packer. My family always laughs at the fact that my bag is ready two weeks in advance... I swear it’s true!! The only “finishing touch” I put to my packing is my toiletry bag.

When it comes to my choice of hand luggage, I have been loyal to Longchamp for as long as I can remember. Why? Because I love their bags.

Longchamp bags are lightweight, practical, pretty, stylish and timeless. I have had these two bags for ages (15 years, if memory serves me well), but they still look brand new. For me, a Longchamp is truly the best travel handbag for a long weekend or for a lightweight traveller like me.

Longchamp tote bags are practical because they can be folded to fit in your luggage or in your wardrobe when not in use.

As the trip season has started with the arrival of spring (at least for me), I thought I would write a little post on these multi purpose bags that have been great companions to me for so long...

I had Sweetheart take a few photos of me before my trip so that you can see the two bags.

The large size (orange).

The smaller size (I take this green bag when I go swimming: it holds everything I need).

Finally, the good news…These bags are not costly, they are pretty reasonably priced, considering their great quality.

Spring has definitely sprung!


It goes without saying that this post is not sponsored, like all my blog posts. It’s just me sharing tips... You are welcome!


Friday, 6 January 2017

Carla G. Nyon

One of my favourite clothes boutiques is Carla G. In fact, over the years, it is here I come when I want designer clothes. I cherish quality fabrics and well tailored clothes that I wear both for work and everyday. I like the discreet elegance of the clothes that I find here and the fact that they have a little touch of originality.

So, you can imagine my joy when I stumbled across a branch of Carla G. in the Old Town of Nyon. And, guess what? - 40% off! I simply could not resist this beautiful grey/blue imitation fur short coat. I was really over the moon! It was another unplanned Christmas gift for Number One. Hahahaha...

Since I am nice and kind, here are their contact details.

Carla G. Nyon
Rue de Rive
1260 Nyon


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

The Belle of the New Year’s Eve Ball

The party season is in full swing, with much joy at lunches and dinners with friends (my family lives abroad).

I have already taken my festive outfit for the New Year’s Eve party out of the wardrobe. I will wear this beautiful green tulle skirt by Julia Gloor (purchased in November) and an old (so, so, so old!) black pullover, which still looks brand new.

And, for one night, I will trade my ballerinas for these high heel ankle boots.


To finish off the look, I’m going to put on these gloves and this faux fur coat by Carla G. to keep warm when we stick our noses outside to see the fireworks.

A hint of perfume for that final touch.

I have decided that I’m going to put on make-up. After all, it’s not New Year’s Eve every day! As luck is on my side, my Lancôme Advent calendar came full of make-up and beauty products. Since I am not skilled in make-up, I have asked my beautician and friend L. to give me some tips for using what I have in my make-up bag.

I’m buzzing in anticipation of New Year’s Eve.




Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Boutique suggestion for NYE outfits

If  you ask me, I’m not someone who is super trendy and I am especially not the first one to jump on new fashions. Moreover, shopping is not something I do frequently.

However, I do like to pay a visit to gorgeous fashion shops that offer quality items and limited editions without having to spend a fortune at the same time.

This is why I want to suggest an exquisite boutique to you where you can find something special to wear for New Year’s Eve.

From a beautiful dress to a nice blazer, a gorgeous blouse or even accessories, one nice piece is all it takes to make the difference. You don’t need to buy a whole wardrobe. Do we agree?

Here is my suggestion (you can find more info on the shop’s Facebook page or website).

Happy shopping my dears!!!

Julia Gloor is one of those stores, or rather showrooms, full of treasures! - It offers a dream range of clothes and accessories. If you don’t know it yet, you will love it! I advise you to take a peek at this store.

Julie Gloor
Showroom Mode & Accessoires
8 rue Pictet-de-Bock
1205 Genève
(Plainpalais)
Open Tuesday to Thursday from 9:30 to 19h00
Otherwise by appointment on +41 78 788 18 68


Friday, 13 May 2016

The essence of my style

I love writing my book reviews and lifestyle blog and I enjoy occasionally sharing my outfits and beauty products too, but I’ll never be a fashion blogger.

I'm not a fashionista, I'm just a girl who loves to dress up. I particularly like comfortable, timeless and feminine clothes. I adore walking in ballerinas, wearing boots and putting on my all-time favourite jewellery...





I feel a little uneasy posing for fashion shots, but I sometimes let sweetheart take a few photos... It has to be fast and without much preparation... That is why vacation time is perfect for doing this.

These pictures were taken in April and, of course, I'm late sharing them. It was our first holiday abroad this year, just after Easter. We decided to take a break from our home town to go and explore the exciting cultural city of Berlin.

In my suitcase I had packed evening wear for dinner out - nothing over-the-top, just elegant. For the daytime I took casual wear: jeans, warm sweaters and my new Reeboks.

My greatest ally is my magnificent Coach bag. It is lightweight and spacious enough to hold everything I need: water bottle, tour guide, camera and lipstick.

I wish you all a good weekend!


Outfit details:
Red skirt: Helena Sorel, Sleeveless turtleneck pullover: Gerard Darel, Bracelet: accessories shop in Lagos

Floral pleated skirt: Adolfo Dominguez, V neck sweater: Alberto Bini, Red belt: Julie Gloor boutique, Ballerinas: Zilian

Jeans: Levis, White t-shirt: Mango, Woollen cardigan: Au-Top boutique, Sneakers: Reebok, Roll neck jumper: Boutique L'Effrontée, Grey sweater: Boutique L'Effrontée, Bag: Coach, Watch: Michael Kors