Wide is the new skinny?

For the past two years I’ve been wearing skinny jeans – even though they don’t fit every body types. And let’s face it, I’m no Kate Moss, so the skinny jeans weren’t the most flattering pants I could’ve worn.

Every year we see wide-legged pants on fall/winter fashion shows but it’s hard to see someone wearing them on the streets, but this year I bet things will be slightly different. With the menswear-inspired styles taking over the runways, those pants are a must have.

They’re more elegant, of course, but they demand the wearer to slip into heels – which is not so comfortable for those who have to walk around the streets a lot, like me. But they can make you look much more sophisticated and fabulous, so it’s worth the sacrifice.

What do you think? Would you buy it and wear it?

Bikini shopping fever

Summer. Downtown storefronts. 40°. Other than buying “just” a few pairs of sandals I’ve to go shopping for the perfect bikini.

Window shopping is the word and the ritual that belongs to the past. When debit, charge, credit or all the other types of card were not in use. Plastic will get me a bikini today.

bikiniSent from heaven, in all its splendor, on a perfectly shaped plastic doll. That ’s the one I want! Frantic like sensation that tingles inside of me. Like in case of shoes, I’ m willing to spend a small fortune. I enter the store, quickly grab my size, as if some lady is going take that exact pair. The last one, of course.

I must try out these two little patches ’cause it’s THE piece of clothing for this summer! How ridiculous can that be? On that perfect sunny day, on your favorite beach, will your male be interested in what you have on or will he just look at the best bottom he can spot on that beach?

Completely irrelevant in this moment.

So, I find myself sweating, in a hot, stuffy changing room without air conditioning. Suffocating in a parfum stench of at least 200 women that were in there before me. Trying out bikinis. I don’t fit in size 3 or 4! My upper patch should be size 4 and the bottom size 3 (how lucky am I or what?)

“I wish could combine those sizes…”

How many times I wished I could switch sizes of bikinis, pay and run out of the store without anyone noticing? I’m sure some of you girls did that, right? This year’s hit is a tailored bikini – a combination that best suits your needs. Define your style, colors, shapes and sizes.

Here’ s a tip: Calzedonia Mix and Match.

There are other producers on the market too but for that you’d have to explore the downtown area.. ’cause there is no better way to relax then shopping on +40°.

Shoe-aholic

pura-lopez-pumpLast time I counted my shoes they were over 120 pairs…. I’ve bought a few pairs since then so I don’t know how many they are now, I’m afraid to check. Still if I had money I’d probably have at least three times that.

I don’t know what it is, I never feel like I have enough shoes. My hubby rolls his eyes everytime we go out and I say “I don’t have any shoes…”

When I see a pair I like I get butterflies in my stomach, similar to the ones you get when you have a crush on someone. I get that feeling and I just HAVE to buy them. If I don’t, I’ll feel restless for the next days. I have that feeling in my stomach that just doesn’t go away untill I buy that pair…if not that pair, then just any pair…!!!

Have you ever had that feeling? Well then I hate to be the one to break the news but you have a problem. You are a shoe-aholic!

But what a wonderful problem to have…