Monday, June 20, 2016

White: Elegance of heart

Hello Ladies! I know that I probably talk about this color too much, but white is a must topic on my blog. The reason number 1. is because it involves too much things on today's life, not only on the fashion term, but also aesthetics.

Classy and simple things are always cherished. This is the finest example of the color white, since decades this color has been the protagonist into millions of runways, speaking through new collections, but besides everything establishing that this is the color that leads and inspires elegance the most.

White makes working, travelling and shopping so much easier, the fact is you can never go wrong with a piece of this pigment. Actually, I consider that this is the color that defines my style the most, is so simple and sophisticated  that is always my first option when I get to open my closet, with white you are able to create anything for any occasion like from going to a meeting or going to a party on a Friday night. 

White has been part on most collections of every fashion designer.. white lace, white satin.. white everything! and  have you heard white is the new black? Well.. Yes, 2016 has been a year of neutrals and pastels, but also a boom in every white piece.

They call white the color of perfection, the empowerment of true elegance.. its all about white! You can never go wrong with it.

So planning on going out in a white everything look? Here are 5 tips you need to read before you go and seek your closet out!

1. Start by Matching your whites! If you find a skirt and a blouse try to mix all your whites in order to play with your look, sometimes you can fall into the mistake of getting your outfit to look boring.

2. Accessories are a must, but don't exaggerate.. In this case I've always said that less is more, if you want to stand out your outfit do in a delicate way, extravagance is a big no no.

3. Mix textures! I love seeing people getting creative with their looks, having fun while you are getting ready is essential so you can try your closet a billion times! haha, please make sure you are getting the outfit that you are proud of matching, imagine a white canvas and start playing out!

4. Shoes and clutch are decisive! I love all white everything between my clothes, but no between these two, adding neutrals in this case will give your outfit a positive twist.

5. Your hair, make up and specially your lips needs to stand out too! Waves are my favorite when I decide to wear white, the reason is because when I wear this color I try to be the most versatile as possible.

Trying to look different and breaking monotony is so possible whenever you wear white, so go and set up your all white everything look and you will find it out.

Keep in mind that white is a classic color that you can combine with every single piece so try to play with your imagination!

Wishing you all an outstanding and positive week!!
xx, Laura

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

5 main destinations you need to visit

Rise and shine Loves! As you all may know vacation season is getting closer, summer is heating up and so are your plans to travel the world! Today I want to share with you my favorite 5 destinations that you need to visit as soon as possible.

These recommendations are all from those special places that have left a mark on me, so let's get straight to the point

1. From America to the world.. New York city has it all!

I could say that the #1 reason of why I love New York so much it's probably because this city has everything, mostly no one will ever be able to say that they know entirely New York, you could go over and over again and always plan a different trip, just because the versatility out there is enormous! a fun fact is that you could go out for dinner every night for 54 years and never visit the same place twice! Yes, I'm like Wow too.

One of my favorite things about summer time is planning picnic's at central park as also going to the 5th avenue or just going out for a walk, to go grab a coffee, visit the library and then sitting at the Bryant Park ... this is like heaven to me.

If you are planning to visit and it's your first time, tourist tours could be very fun  too!! I recommend you the second floor of the bus because the first one is just too boring!! you will sit there to meet all around, specially those gigantic buildings fulled up of advertisements.. well this is so New York!! and that is what I love the most. So just like Alicia Keys said, the light and the streets.. Yes, they will make you feel brand new.

2. My dear Paris!

To me, this special city will embrace you only to big things. Paris is very different than America, everything there is so classic and antique that makes you remain to the very old times, the arquitecture is very distinctive, but yet very beautiful. 
My recommendation is to: please go to Café de Flore on the morning and then stop by a boulangerie,  buy french bread, take nutella with you and then go to the Eiffel Tour of course with some champagne and have a blast!

After that you could go to Champs Elysées do some shopping, then stop for lunch at l'entrecote and after that go sit on a bench while you are in Jardin des Tuileries and very important don't ever forget Montmartre, is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been in my life.

3. Favorite warm and tropical city: Cartagena

As a Colombian girl, my best getaways are always there. Is actually very common that you always want to remain longer because this city is magical!! From the story that it has to the spectacular beaches as Baru and those streets that will stole your heart like la Ciudad amurallada and the most delicious gastronomy, this city has so much to offer!.. A very touristic charm to keep you delighted for always coming back.

My recommendation is to get to know amazing restaurants, this is what I always do when I'm with my family; try Vera by Silvia Tcherassi, Harry Sasson and El Gobernador, these are my current favorites. Also if you stay on the beach order Caribbean typical food as fish with coconut rice, which is my favorite by the way and don't forget to try a well done coctel de camarones with a cold coke in your hand and if you still have place try some coconut water to refresh and by night go for a walk around La ciudad amurallada and after that don't mind to visit Mila, she has the best desserts in the city. 

4.  Romantic and unique as Venice is!

This City is way better from what you could ever dream, like when you are there.. pinching yourself it's mandatory, believe me.. it totally takes your breath away. 

Besides of the fact that it keeps you eating pasta and ice cream 24/7 like really what is better than that?.. Well you could find the cutest Italian corners fulled up of local mask stores that are beyond!

As you may know the gondola ride is a must, take champagne with you and off course your camera! The rule is that they should be a maximum of 4 to 5 people by gondola.

All your plans basically depends on the people that are going with you, I think that half of people that visit Venice are on their Honeymoon, obviously that was not my case, I went with a Russian friend on the autumn break and was a very fun trip.

5. The amazing Prague

After a fun week in Oktoberfest at Germany my friends and I decided that Prague was the proper destination!

Prague it's totally different than the other cities in Europe, first is way more cheaper and second they don't have the Euro currency, they manage Czech Crowns so try to exchange your money at the airport or special companies in charge, this the safest way to avoid other people rob you outside.

In Prague you are going to find the most beautiful crystal stores, they have everything in Swarovski elements as also the chiquest cafe's you could ever meet! Don't forget to go for a stroll in all of the most historical cathedrals from all times as you pass by, please mind to have your own Trdelnik!! One of the yummiest pastries I've tried in my whole life!!

Thanks for reading and always remember: to travel is to live.
Bisous, Laura.

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