Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter blues

Hi guys,

After an entire month of damp, gloomy days, the sun finally showed its face (or teeth :P) yesterday. It was such a bright and beautiful sunny day! Such a mood-lifter, I might add! I was beginning to show signs of that seasonal depression that everybody is talking about...

We took advantage of that beautiful weather and took some pictures before meeting our friends for brunch. It was a nice change of scenery, considering the fact that last weekend we didn't even get out of the house. As much as I enjoy the coziness of my home during this season, I must admit that I missed the sun and that smell of cold winter air while taking a nice walk on a relaxing weekend day.

I wish you all a wonderful week!

Hugs!

Mamalina

Skirt & Shoes: Zara
Shirt: Mango
Hat & Necklace: Accesorize












Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Deck the halls

Hi guys,

How funny is it that it actually snowed on December 1st, the first day of winter? I'll tell you! Very funny! I laughed my ass off (excuse the language) when I had to get out for some groceries and the white hell had already taken over our otherwise beautiful (:P) city. Sure, snow is great, if you're in the comfort of your own home, drinking hot chocolate, counting crystal snow flakes on your window.

But when reality strikes, and you have to wake up early in the morning to go to work, in your rubber boots, through mountains of wet snow... now that's the image of the saddest person on the planet. Well, this was me, yesterday! And then I thought to myself: hey, isn't this the season to be jolly? So the hell with snow and wet roads... and work! It's time for cinnamon rolls, and gifts, and carols, and sparkly decorations, and winter-sports...

All jokes aside, winter came and let's keep our fingers crossed for a white Christmas!

Fa la la

Mamalina


IE: Mango
Skirt: Fairytale Collection
Scarf: Mango
Shoes: Humanic









Sunday, November 30, 2014

Paint me a story...

This dress was handmade in the late 70's by my mother in law, for my grandmother. She was actually Alex's grandmother, but I've known her since I was a kid, and I love her truly. Sadly, she passed away last spring, she didn't get to see us on our wedding day, which was something she had dreamed of for so long... I was deeply saddened by her passing, my heart still hurts when I think about her! Aside from many beautiful memories, she also left me some precious, special gifts! Her gold medallion, her rings and... this gorgeous dress!

A few months before my wedding, as I was trying to cope with an amalgam of different emotions and find my balance, I felt like looking through old family photos. It is something that always seems to relax me... I found a particular photo, from my in-laws wedding and told my mother-in-law that I really loved the dress Grandma wore that day! Her face lightened and she said the dress was still in Grandma's old house and that she could get it for me! I can't explain how happy that made me!  The day I put it on, and realized it fits me, was the most special day! Grandma was a bit shorter that I am, but I did't want to alter the dress. For me, it's the most beautiful thing in the world, it has a history, it tells the story of the most amazing person! I'm very humbled, honored and thankful for the chance of wearing it!

Mamalina

Dress: vintage
Heels: Massimo Dutti
Headpiece: Zara






















Sunday, November 23, 2014

'Tis the season...

Winter is coming!

Hey, don't shoot the messenger, but there are only 31 days until Christmas! It's getting colder, and some regions have already experienced the first snow of the year :D. It's time for copious amounts of home cooked food, carols, mulled wine, winter sports, presents, family time. It's going to be exhausting, but boy... I can't wait for all that craziness!

For now, I'm looking out my window for first signs of winter, and try not to think about snow in our chaotic city... Instead, I try to imagine our beautiful mountains, those breathtaking landscapes and that feeling of absolute freedom and pushing one's limits that snowboarding and other winter sports offer! Then I add that sweet, precious time with my loved ones for Christmas, and welcoming the new year with my best friends, and I get the exact image of a perfect winter season!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Hugs,

Mamalina

Sweater & Necklace: H&M
Skirt: Koton
Boots: Mango
Hat: Pimkie