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Thrilled for sales

Yummy Christmas food and New Year’s Eve crazy parties are not the only reasons why I’m inhumanly in love with winter break. If you live in Italy and you’re a woman you probably already know what I mean. SALES, baby! The first week of January is literally the best time of the year because every single store, from the biggest malls to the little vintage shops gives the opportunity to humble fashion lovers like me to buy any kind of items from this season for less. I can’t even describe how thrilled I am because I’ll finally be able to get my hands on all the things I’ve been craving for since the season started without spending a fortune.

My goals are more than clear.

  • Chunky knits and lace have undeniably been my obsessions for a while so one of the first thing I’ll be looking for when I cross the automatic door of ZARA or Stradivarius are a cozy sweater in neutral tones and a precious lace dress that I can wear on Saturday nights to go clubbing with my friends.
  • I am an unbeliavably faithful  fan of earrings (ask any of my friends: I turn into a potential killer everytime I lose one and I feel naked when I am not wearing them) and I currently need a pair of big earrings to make me shine like Beyoncè even when I am wearing my usual jeans-cardigan- boots combo. I hope I’ll find something studded or floral and incredibly beautiful!
  • The loyal purple wallet that I’ve own for over a year is literally falling apart. It’ll be sad to replace such a good investment. The first options that I’ll be looking for are lace or floral but I wouldn’t mind a new wallet in a bold color so I’m ready to see what the sales offer me.
  • I’m also looking for a pretty circle scarf  in a strong color and it wouldn’t be bad to find a long-sleeved sweater dress to wear to school with my chocolate boots: I’m looking for something simple yet chic that I can pair with oxfords and knee-high socks as soon as the weather gets a little warmer.
  • Last but not least, I want a bag. It’s been so difficult to find the perfect piece to replace the vintage leather tote that I got from a neighbor this summer! I am in love with satchels (you can infer it from my gravatar) but since I obviously can’t afford a Proenza Schouler unless I sell my soul to the devil, I need something less pricy with the same geometric shape and fantastic allure.

Cross your fingers for me!

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What are your thoughts about my current fashion cravings? Any advice?

Martina

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Cozy sweaters and hot chocolate

I AM OFFICIALLY FREE. For real. No physics homework to do. No German philosophers to study. No French poems to analyze. Nothing! Today is my first day of Christmas vacation and I’m so happy that I don’t know what to do with myself! These three months of school have been so full of work (and I think you could see it because, ehm, yeah my last post was like a century ago–sorry about that!) that really I couldn’t enjoy vacation more deeply than I am right now. It’s also a little sad because this was my last time saying “Merry Christmas” to my classmates: I can’t believe how fast these five years of high school have gone by and I don’t wanna think about how weird it will be next year when we will all be in different universities. But it’s Christmas, right? Definitely not the good time to be melancholic or sad. In my vocabulary Christmas equals energy, smiles, hugs, family, hot chocolate, good movies and cute, cozy clothes. Talking about winter fashion, may I say how much I’m in love with this season’s chunky sweaters? They are pretty, incredibly chic yet so warm and cozy. I was shopping with two of my best friends yesterday and I’m convinced that H&M and ZARA were conspiring against me and my wallet by showing me all those atrociously cute chunky knits. Here’s a small collection of the kind of warm sweaters I’m craving for this Christmas season.

There’s also another reason why I believe they embody pure perfection: they go with everything! My favorite option would be a simple sweater with a sophisticated skirt, but I also think chunky knits work beautifully with dark pairs of jeans and warm boots to go out or leggings, slippers, a hot chocolate and a Disney movie to stay on the couch on a cold day!

Are you in love with chunky sweaters? What is your favorite winter piece? ARE YOU SUPEREXCITED FOR CHRISTMAS?

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