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Hearts & Leather

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Jacket & Skirt - C&A | Socks - Calzedonia | Sweater & Bag - Wholesale-dress | Wellies - Jumbo
This was the first time I wore wellies! Very strange feeling, It seems they reduce mobility, however, found them comfortable, they didn't hurt my feet. Still don't find them particularly flattering to the female figure, but when you have to walk a lot and It's rainy, it's necessary. Many of you liked this sweater, it's from Wholesale-dress and it's very comfy and does not  shed, which is a very good thing. I'm been wearing it a lot, along with my new bag (finally a red bag for my collection!)
Esta foi a primeira vez que calcei umas galochas! Aproveitei o facto de o Jumbo lançar estas galochas com um preço muito convidativo para experimentar. Estranhei muito, parece que me reduzem a mobilidade por ficar mais volumosa, no entanto, achei-as confortáveis, não magoam os pés. Continuo a não achar as galochas particularmente femininas nem favorecedoras, mas quan…

Giveaway - Pearl Necklace

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Don't know what's your opinion about purchasing second hand clothes, but I'm all in, as long as they are in good condition and the price is fair (it means not costing as if they were new).
Do not care for brands, if a piece is cute and I like it, I'll wear it and that's it. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Zara, H&M and so on, but the clothes are getting so expensive (for such low quality), I prefer to find more affordable options and more exclusive, since I'm not apologist of wearing the same thing everyone's wearing.
So, I'm here to let you now about a project a friend o'mine: Hand To Hand is an online page where several people sell their clothes at very attractive prices. Now I've a giveaway for my readers, but only for Portugal, sorry girls, next time I include you!

Não sei qual é a vossa opinião acerca da compra de roupas em segunda mão, mas eu sou totalmente a favor, desde que estas se encontrem em bom estado e o preço pedido…

Must-see blogs // Coeurs de Foxes

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The best word to define Katie, from Coeurs de Foxes, is lovely. She has a very unique style, a combination of both preppy and girlie: She mixes a large variety of influences and she's not afraid to wear something different. The blog has a cute layout, the photos are fantastic and the girl, apart from being beautiful, is a treat, all good reasons to go visit it!
A melhor palavra para definir a Katie, do Coeurs de Foxes, é adorável. Tem um estilo muito próprio, uma combinação entre girlie e preppy: Mistura uma grande variedade de influências e não tem medo de arriscar.  O blog tem um layout muito giro, as fotos são fantásticas e a rapariga para além de ter uma beleza singular, é uma simpatia, tudo bons motivos para irem visitar!

DETAILS - necklace, creams & nail polishes

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This crazy weather is making me nuts, sometimes warm like a summer day, other times really cold and rainy. This instability clearly interferes with my routine, which is why I haven't taken many photos. That and the fact that now at 6 pm daylight is already fading away. Oh well. You see those creams? They were offered by Rosie from Terrible Rosie and the orange body butter is being used extensively, when finished I will definitely buy a bigger one, the scent is divine. At Joana from Viver num T0, I have to thank the varnishes, I needed more autumnal colors and these have fantastic colors and excellent durability.
Este tempo maluco está a dar comigo em doida, ora está um calor digno de um dia de verão, ora está frio e a chover torrencialmente. Esta instabilidade interfere com a minha rotina, razão pela qual não tenho tirado muitas fotos. Isso e o facto de agora às 18 horas já escurecer. Oh well. Daqueles cremes, oferecidos pela Rosie do Terrible Rosie, a body butter de laranja está a …

Yummy! // Brigadeiros (chocolate fudge truffles)

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Today when I came home I had the pleasure to have this surprise awaiting me. My boyfriend is brazilian so he can do the best brigadeiros (a brazilian sweet that's like a bonbon) I ever ate. So we have a deal, I make the cakes and cookies and he make the brigadeiros. Try this, it's an easy recipe!
Brigadeiros Ingredients: - 1 can sweetened condensed milk - 2 tablespoons Nesquik powder - 1 tablespoon butter  - chocolate sprinkles or grated coconut (frosting)
In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine cocoa, butter and condensed milk. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it rest until cool enough to handle. Form into small balls and cover with chocolate sprinkles or grated coconut.

Hoje quando cheguei a casa tive o prazer de ter esta surpresa à minha espera. O meu namorado é brasileiro por isso sabe fazer uns brigadeiros mesmo bons, dos melhores que já comi. Então temos uma espécie de acordo: Eu faço bolos e bolachas, mas brigadeiros ficam semp…

Halloween Ideas for DIYs

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See the tutorials here: Spider sunglasses | Bat headband | Bat bow tie | Spider loafers
Don't know about you, but I love Halloween. In fact, I support any excuse to wear clothes and accessories that normally wouldn't. When this date approaches, I spend many many hours on the internet, finding inspiration.
These four images caught my attention: small DIYs easy to do, I think they're creative and appealing. With a mere accessory, we can get into the spirit, without the need to spend money on costumes.
Now I want to know: Do you celebrate Halloween?

Não sei quanto a vocês, mas eu adoro o Halloween. Aliás, eu apoio qualquer pretexto para usar roupas e acessórios que normalmente não usaria. Festas temáticas, Halloween, Carnaval... Todas dão azo a muitas horas perdida na internet para encontrar inspiração. Aliás, tenho pena que em Portugal não se dê muita importância ao Halloween, lentamente começam a surgir festas nesta noite, mas não há a tradição do trick or treat a que tanto ac…

Leather jacket & Blue skirt

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Jacket - C&A | Skirt - Primark | Shirt - Vintage
The cold weather is here for good. When I'm home, my blanket follows me everywhere.  My beloved leather jacket, already worn in previous years, returned to the day light. Like it so much, when I look out the window and see it's raining, this jacket is my first choice. Although the leather is synthetic, it still looks brand new. It's a must-have in any closet indeed! 

O tempo frio já se faz sentir. E eu que sou uma friorenta já ando por casa enrolada em mantas.  O meu leather jacket, já tão usado nos anos anteriores, voltou ao activo. Gosto muito dele, quando olho pela janela e vejo que está a chover, é ele a minha primeira escolha. Apesar de ser em pele sintética ainda está como novo, pena é ser um tamanho acima porque fui emagrecendo. É mesmo uma peça essencial no armário, é inegável!

Fashion Review // One Day

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Emma and Dexter meet each other on July 15, in their graduation day at the university. After this first meeting they'll develop a friendship that will last for many many years. Over the next twenty years, the movie shows moments of their lives, on the 15th of July each year. Sometimes they're together, sometimes apart. During the years Emma and Dexter take different directions, meet other people, but never lose contact. As this movie shows the course of several years, it's interesting to see the changes in the characters over time. You can see in these pictures that Emma goes from a naive girl to a sophisticated woman. One Day is about friendship, love and missed opportunities. It is a beautiful movie with a beautiful story.
Emma e Dexter conhecem-se no dia 15 de Julho, no dia da graduação  na universidade. Após esse primeiro encontro, vão desenvolver uma amizade que durará por muitos anos. Durante as duas décadas que se seguem, o filme mostra momentos da vida de ambos, no di…

DETAILS - Pearl hairband

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As usual, here I am again with pearls! This time with a headband from Sammydress, ridiculously inexpensive and so damn cute. Can't stop wearing it. By the way, If you usually participate in giveaways, maybe you'll wanna follow Sammydress Promotion on Facebook, they always have some giveaways and coupons, maybe you'll get lucky!
Para não variar, eis-me aqui com pérolas de novo! Desta vez com uma bandolete da Sammydress, ridiculamente barata e muito fofinha. Tenho usado e abusado dela. Já agora, se costumam participar em giveaways, aconselho a seguirem esta página da Sammydress, pois é inteiramente dedicada a esse propósito e pode ser que tenham sorte!

BEAUTY - Hair Care

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My hair tends to curl although I really like it straight, but lately it's been dried and frizzed, so decided to invest in some products to see if they could make my hair look better.
Decided to try these Garnier Fructis products (shampoo, conditioner, mask and straightening spray), to continue to straighten my hair, minimizing the damage. Saw the differences right after the first application: my hair looks healthier, less frizzed. However, the straightening spray seems to do the opposite of its function: instead of helping to smooth, it helps showing the natural waves of my hair.
Anyone here tried these?

O meu cabelo tem tendência para ficar ondulado mas eu gosto de o usar bem esticado, só que ultimamente ele andava com um aspecto seco e frisado, por isso decidi investir em alguns produtos para ver se remediava a situação. Decidi experimentar a gama da Fructis Hidra Liso 72H (shampoo, condicionador, máscara e spray termo-alisador), para poder continuar a esticar o meu cabelo, minimi…

Fashion // Cat prints

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Cats are beautiful and adorable creatures, going from there I think we can safely assume that clothing and footwear with cat prints are equally beautiful and adorable. Whether the designs are more realistic or just figurative, they give the opportunity to those who wear them to show their love for felines. To wear these prints I leave the usual tip: balance them with simple pieces to let the print get all of the attention.
Gatos são criaturas lindas e adoráveis, a partir daí acho que podemos extrapolar que roupas e calçado com prints de gatos são igualmente lindos e adoráveis. Sejam os desenhos mais realistas ou apenas figurativos,  dão a oportunidade a quem os usa de mostrar o seu amor pelos felinos.  Para usar estas peças deixo a dica da praxe: balançar com outras peças mais simples, para o destaque ser todo do estampado.

Must-see blogs // Playground Love

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Playground Love is a blog I visit quite regularly. Belongs to Ana Sardo, a portuguese design student. Love how she's able to find amazing basic pieces that can be worn in many different ways. Her outfits are always feminine and have a well balanced vintage inspiration. But there are so many blogs, why am I recommending you this one? I've had the pleasure to know her personally and I can say that she's a cultured and interesting person, and these features also stand out in her blog, this being a differentiating factor. Recommend it!

Playground Love é um blog que eu visito muito regularmente. Este pertence a Ana Sardo, uma estudante de design portuguesa. Gabo-lhe o bom gosto e o olho que ela tem para adquirir peças básicas fantásticas (sim Ana, estou a falar da saia preta!) que dão para ser usadas de mil e uma maneiras. Os coordenados são sempre femininos e têm um toque vintage na medida certa.  Mas blogs há muitos, porque é que eu vos estou a recomendar este? Já tive o prazer…

Oh, so lovely! - Retro kitchen appliances

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One of my favorite places in my house is the kitchen. Having a coffee machine and a fridge like these in my kitchen definitely would make ​​this division even more appealing to me! Never liked modern and minimalist kitchens, I prefer them more feminine and this retro decoration is just adorable. And you, how do you like your kitchen?
Uma das minhas divisões favoritas na casa é a cozinha. Ter uma máquina de café e um frigorífico iguais a estes na minha cozinha definitivamente tornavam esta divisão ainda mais apelativa para mim! Nunca gostei de cozinhas com aspecto moderno e industrial, gosto delas femininas e considero esta estética retro adorável. E vocês, como gostam da vossa cozinha?

Leather dress & Oversized coat

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Dress - Primark | Coat - Sammydress | Boots - Seaside
Jackets are undoubtedly the piece to have this season, so I'm investing in them. Was contacted by Sammydress to try their products so I looked for a coat. It was a difficult choice, 'cause the store has a lot of amazing coats. Decided to opt for this one for it's sober and neutral color (so it's much easier to combine it with the rest of my clothes). Another decisive factor that was the fact that it's an oversized model. Most jackets I have when used with large sweaters, make me feel two sizes above mine. That was the reason of wanting to experience an oversized coat, so everything is hidden and I feel more comfortable and less aware of my body volume. Felt good wearing it and liked the way he fits me. It has a very reasonable quality, already used it several times and so far the fabric remains unchanged, even in areas with a higher friction (under the arms). The buttons have a beautiful pattern. The only flaw I f…

Fashion Review // Down with Love

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Romantic comedy with a strong visual component, which portrays the early 60's, in a satirical way.  Feminism and the battle of the sexes are the main themes. But the star of the film is the costumes. If you're a vintage fashion lover, this movie is for you.  Down with Love makes a fashion statement: fashion is used as a form of demonstration of feminine power and celebrates the woman. The main character, played by Renée Zellweger, is a bubbly blonde who never repeats a pair of shoes, gloves or hat. The whole movie is a non-stop fashion display, filled with bold colors and amazing fabrics, a feast for the vintage lovers eyes. This retro look is extended to their homes, that portray perfectly the aesthetics and frivolity of that time. A must watch.
Comédia romântica com uma forte componente visual, que retrata o início dos anos 60 de modo satírico. Feminismo e batalha dos sexos são os temas abordados. Mas a estrela do filme é mesmo o guarda-roupa. Gostam de moda vintage? Então vão ad…

Red skirt with pearls

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Shirt - unknown | Skirt - Oasap | Shoes - Foreva | Belt - Wholesale-dress | Ring - C&A

This skirt is probably my best purchase fromOasap. The length of the skirt is pretty much ideal, size as well, the fabric is tough and the pearls aren't just glued, so I think it will be a durable piece. It was really difficult to choose between black and red, usually play it safe and always choose the black version, but decided to take a risk because I wanted a skirt to contrast with my numerous black tights and sweaters.
Must warn you that during this season these two colors will take over many of my posts, they are my favorite and I take advantage of the cooler weather to use and abuse them.

Esta saia é possivelmente a minha melhor aquisição da Oasap. O comprimento da saia é o ideal, o tamanho também, o tecido é resistente e as pérolas não estão apenas coladas (estão presas por grampos de metal), por isso penso que vai ser uma peça durável. Estava muito indecisa entre o modelo preto e o ver…