Nov 20, 2010

J'adore: Poppies

When I was little, my Mom used to have a patch of poppies in her garden. Oh, how I loved them! I used to "cook" them and always ended up with my clothes and hands dyed in shades of red, purple and pink, getting my Mom super angry, of course. When I was 8 we moved, and we never had poppies again, but my love for them remained. They’re so fragile, beautiful, and almost transparent. And also versatile! Take a look to all these lovely poppy options:

Cuando era pequeña, mi madre solía tener un cantero de amapolas en su jardín. Ah, cómo las amaba! Solía "cocinarlas" y siempre terminaba con mi ropa y manos teñidas en tonos de rojo, púrpura y rosa, haciendo que mi Mamá se súper enojara, por supuesto. Cuando tenía 8 nos mudamos y nunca tuvimos amapolas de nuevo, pero yo seguí amándolas. Son tan frágiles, hermosas, y casi transparentes. Y tan versátiles! Miren todas estas adorables opciones con amapolas:

Lulu Chair from  thisnext 

Poppy Art Dress from ModCloth

Vynil Wall Decals Stickers from this Etsy shop 

Cranberry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake from Coconut&Lime  
 (I've actually made this cake, and it's delicious!)

Oh! And have a great weekend! Next monday is a National Holiday here, so we're going to the countryside the whole weekend... sooo relaxing! Hope I can show you some pics next week. Bisous!

Nov 14, 2010

Fashion discrimination

I know this blog is supposed to be about the things that make me happy, but this time I'm posting about something that makes me a little angry... I just felt I had to talk about this.

It's not easy to follow fashion trends in Argentina, you know. The other day I was determined to get a few Spring/Summer "essentials" (the shirts and shoes in the previous post) to kick off the warm season in style... When I realised that we're not only one season behind the North Hemisphere, but TWO seasons behind! Looking at the windows of the most "affordable" shops I saw all the trends from 2009 (!?) beautifully displayed, so I was headed to the shopping mall thinking at least Zara would give me what I was looking for. Unfortunately, after almost one hour of checking every single rack in Zara, I came home with the hypothesis that they don't bring down here the clothes I see in the European and American blogs (I spent the whole winter saying: "I'll get that blouse/skirt/pair of shoes this spring"), it seems they just bring what they don't sell up there.
Beautiful Zara outfits I'm sure I won't be seeing next year in any of the 6 stores they have in Buenos Aires

SO dissapointing! I mean, I know we're the 3rd World, but do we have to wear what they want instead of what WE want?? I think a proof of that is the trip The Sartorialist made to Buenos Aires a few weeks ago. He did'nt take a single street style picture! Of course there's a lot of people who go to Europe and the US and get their clothes there, but what about the rest of us?? And what's wrong with our own designers? Nowadays, they have a lot of tools to be "on trend", we don't have to wait months to get a Vogue magazine delivered in a ship anymore! Anyways, what was the only thing I bought at Zara that day? A pair of trousers for my boyfriend :S
Hope you're having a great weekend. xoxo

Nov 6, 2010

Old Year Resolutions

First of all, sorry for being away so long. As I said before, the last couple weeks have been crazy, too much work, too much "homework" (had to write a paper and a PR plan), too little sleep and quality time at home. But, now I'm free (well... kind of), so I made a few "Old Year Resolutions", things I want to do before the end of 2010. Here they go:

  1. Get a silky blouse like this and a denim shirt like this.
  2. Go on a spa weekend with my sisters (had to postpone it a month ago)
  3. Spend a weekend here, where my boyfriend's family has a house.
  4. Get a pair of shoes like this
  5. Clean up these messes:
                                                                                                Pics taken by me

Do you think I can make it in less than two months?

Nov 5, 2010


I didn't mean to be away soooo long, but I've been so busy with school, and life, and everything else! And I didn't want to do a meaningless post, just to post something. So... that's why I'll be posting something nice tomorrow, promise. I'm almost done with school for this year, and I'm getting my life back!!

See you later,