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High waist: 15 outfit ideas to wear it effectively

Let’s talk about the much beloved, admired and appreciated high waist trend. We often like it, but only on other women, as we are not brave enough to wear it ourselves.

Who has never, in a moment of own brave personal confidence, bought at least one such cloth, only to oftentimes present it to her closet?

As far as I’m concerned, I gotta say: I DID!

Because, especially for trousers, oftentimes it’s difficult to feel comfortable, once we’re brave enough to wear them.

But, can we all wear high waist?

The answer, predictably, is NO.

One perk among the many is crucial: It’s necessary to have a fairly thin waist, otherwise the result will not be pleasing at all, besides, there’s the risk of looking very ungraceful, well, a recipe for disaster!

Among the many, women with an hourglass-shaped body are the best candidates for this particular look, especially for high waist trousers. But not all hope is lost, an A-cut blouse, or a balloon shaped one, or a palace trouser which doesn’t cut the sides too much: they can also be worn by those who are less thin, maybe paying more attention to proportions.

Some examples?

The beautiful women in these photos have interpreted the high waist style in their own way, playing with the softness of the tissues and the shapes and geometries of the clothes. Success!

But, how should we carry and optimally pair high waist clothes?

I’ll answer this question with 15 outfit ideas which I think are perfect and should be copied by all means!

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Diary of an atypical blogger: 10 good reasons to reenter some color into your life

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To go through a more or less dark period of one’s life, I believe it happens to everyone. It’s knowing how to come out of it, and the awareness of having left it behind that makes the difference. Today I’d like to tell you about my situation, and about how I was able to insert some color into my own life.

WHY I DARE SPEAKING ABOUT THESE TOPICS

I have to premise that I’m certainly not a psychologist or an inter-personal communication expert, and the fact that I have a blog won’t certainly turn me into either one. But I’m a woman, a mother, a girl like many others, with all of her problems and obstacles that one often happens to face in her own life.

I’m telling you this because I want it to be perfectly clear, that when I speak about certain things that go beyond the world of fashion and beauty, I do it by starting from my own personal experiences, just like I would with a friend of mine.

As I was mentioning, in my own life, I also had a dark, grey period, in which I thought I lost my path, and of which I couldn’t see a way out of. But now, after only a few years, I find myself having what I would have never dreamed of, let alone believed in!

How did I do it?

I learned, at my expense, what are the good reasons to be happy, and what really matters in life. The path has been long, and it’s a work in progress, but just being able to say out loud that yes, I’M HAPPY, repays me of all the effort

What did I learn from all of this self-improving work? Many things, among which there are 10 good reasons (crucial!) to put some color into your life.

  1.  Loved: how many times do they repeat this to us? Not enough, I believe. Learning to love ourselves is a full time job, no vacation or pauses are allowed. You’ll have to do it for your whole life.
  2.  Passion: Discover the pleasure of being passionate about something, take care of this interest, develop it, believe in it, have it grow.
  3.  Laugh: Learn to really laugh at life, at a joke, to frivolous things. No matter what, always wear your best accessory, your beautiful smile. How many times did I waste this occasion!
  4.  Love: overbearingly, infinitely, love so much it makes you sick, have love completely drain you. Find the person for which it’s worth to have your heart beating, and don’t be afraid of showing him the love you’re capable of. In my case, for example, that person gave much so much more than what he thinks, or what I ever told him.
  5.  Believe in what you do: It’s not enough to love yourself and having a passion, if you don’t truly believe in what you’re doing and in your possibilities. You have to believe in this with all of yourself, never caring about what others think, don’t think about it going south, you’ll never be able to regret something if you do it with your instinct.
  6.  Look beyond: We have to learn how to stop looking in the rear view mirror and regretting something which already happened. Looking at the past will always keep you stuck in it, instead you have to look farther, your destiny is now, it’s tomorrow. You are the one writing it. It seems like the usual recycled sentence, but heck, there’s no other truth that stings more than this one!
  7.  Don’t get caged by other people’s thoughts: Having the constant fear of what others think about you is, in and of itself, a true prison. Learn to not give a damn about it. If I think about how many years I’ve thrown away trying to please others, forgetting about myself…
  8.  Travel: When you get the opportunity and the possibility to, try to travel, to see new places, to be in contact with different mentalities. There’s no need to go very far, in order to bring home with you a new wagon of wealth and new life experiences.
  9.  Take care of yourself: Stop complaining about your body, stop saying you don’t like yourself. Workout, eat healthy. Leave excuses to others. Those who follow me know that I don’t speak only for the sake of doing it, I’d like to get to the point where I’ll feel once again 100% comfortable in my own body. 
  10. Surround yourself with positive people: Only positive vibes, they say, and it’s true! Introverted people have a tendency to infect you with their own negativity, they cut your wings because, in your being happy, they see a threat to what they represent. And for too long I’ve been like this, closed, introverted, and my life resembled my way of being and what revolved around me.

These are the first 10 reasons, but there could be many other reasons and stimuli for being happy. In the end, life is a rainbow of many different shades, and even when it seems gray, there’s always some color in the horizon.

A kiss.

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Ph. Alvise Busetto

Dress: Zara

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2016 hairstyles: The Bob, here’s the best 20 looks that have to be copied

If we have to discuss 2016 haircuts, how could I forget to talk about the long bob? You probably noticed, while reading many different fashion magazines or by looking at red carpets, that the long bob is establishing itself as autumn’s most copied, and popular, haircut!

It’s been vastly revisited over the years, but it’s always a pleasure to see it get trendy again, as I think it gives the face a very peculiar shape, as well as being a very modern and avant-garde hairstyle.

BOB AND LONG BOB

Let’s take Olivia Palermo, one of America’s (and the world’s) most famous socialites and it girls. She made an absolute icon out of this haircut, and when we think about a long bob medium hair cut, we often find ourselves thinking about her.

There are many kinds of bob cuts, from medium to moderately long, the bob can be worn as long, smooth, curly, scaled, or even. Therefore, there are many variants, and it’s important to find the one which suits you the most.

And today I decided to help you, showing you what I think are the best hair looks to copy, for either medium or long hair.

Ever since I decided to try this haircut, in my case with even hair, I have to tell you that I have never regretted this decision even one bit, and for a girl who always has the desire of changing looks, I’d say it’s a great feat!

I’m wearing a long bob, with dark base and clearer ends. But this cut is perfect with all hair colors and styles, the only thing you’ll have to pay attention to is: The shape of your face.

If you have a very long visage, or with very evident features, the ideal would be a long scaled bob, in order to soften them, while a bob with even length would end up emphasizing them, even in the front part.

Enough with explanations now, if you’re still not sold, here’s the haircuts you really have to copy!

 

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Copying the look: Jessica Alba, simplicity and elegance

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I‘m aware of the fact that actress Jessica Alba is not as trendy as she once was, these days, but in a space in which I discuss and comment the looks of the world’s most beautiful women, I couldn’t help but mention her…

What can I say about Jessica Alba, only good things as far as I’m concerned. I follow and admire her as an actress, but mostly as a woman ever since the early 2000’s, when she acted in the tv series Dark Angel. I remember I got enchanted by her face with perfect features, and consequently by her beauty.

And the latter is not casual at all, Jessica is a (perfectly executed!) blend of many origins, among which are Mexican, Danish and French. I’ve always stressed that crossbreeds are way more succesful!

As I was saying, Jessica Alba ended up a little far away from the spotlight over the last period of time. She created a family of hers, she had two beautiful little girls and a husband. But, even though her appearances on the big screen or in various mundane events are becoming rarer and rarer, she keeps delighting us with her minimal looks, because she doesn’t need all that usual frippery to look her best.

We said minimal, due to the fact that Jessica is famous for her non-flashy, elegant and simple style. She doesn’t give the idea of being a person that is always looking for attention, on the contrary, I find her very much discreet and secluded. And I really like this thing about her!

HER STYLE

We’ve already said that she likes to dress in a simple, therefore practical, way. I would define her outfits as perfect daily or office looks. She really loves jackets, soft cardigans, jeans, total black, but she doesn’t dislike a touch of color in order to give life to her look!

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Looking perfect in this Total black outfit, but with a little bit of color on shoes and purse. She keeps on showing us how to be feminine even with a little sweater and very simple trousers. I decided to revisit this outfit by also using the red color, which is perfect as a contrast to black as much as orange is.

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I couldn’t help but insert this outfit that Jessica Alba exhibited a while ago, first because I’m a fervent lover of navy green, and second, for the fact that, once again, her simplicity keeps standing out, and I love it! I’d say that this look is perfect as an office outfit, elegant yet sober at the same time.

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DENIM DENIM DENIM. I love this look, jeans shirt paired with simple tinted jeans turned in at the ankle. Casual, yes, but with an hyper feminine touch that only white necklines can give. In this outfit Jessica chose a simple black shoulder bag, to copy as an everyday look, maybe during a shopping session.

What about you, do you identify yourselves in the casual look and the simplicity of Jessica Alba?

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Bikini Body Challenge: 6th Week

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Good morning ladies!

Did we or didn’t we get to the middle of the road? Week 6 of the Bikini Body Challenge is over, my body is beginning to get modeled, it’s getting more toned, and I’m so happy!!

I have to tell you about a few things, but where should I start? I would start by saying that this week of mine hasn’t been chaotic, it’s been even more than that!

But then I wonder: which isn’t?

Keeping myself in shape is like a full-time job to me, not because it’s complicated, but because it’s not always easy for a working mother to get some time for herself.

But slowly every piece of the puzzle of my days will be sorted out, and it will get easier and easier for me to organize myself.

Last time we were discussing objectives, right?

Besides my final objective, this week my mini-mission was to finally see the number 7 after number 5. I wasn’t asking much, but I really committed to it.

Last week we said bye with a great 58.1, a weight that I reached slowly, and not with a few sacrifices! I kept watching my weight as it oscillated of a few grams, but, as I was saying: The slower the fat loss, the lengthier it will be!

Don’t trust diet plans or programs that promise you a weight loss of several kilos in one month, I followed them for too long, they work, but it’s a conquer that comes with an expiration date! That’s why we have to learn not to hurry, to assess some objectives that make sense, and to stay motivated!

My motivation this week?

In ten days I will visit one of my best friends ever, in a place that’s a bit far from here. This means a mini-bathsuit test for me, and this made me try even harder while training with the Bikini Body Challenge!

Besides this, I’ll leave you with this week’s progress summary, soon it will be overdue that I post something where I’ll talk about my diet, not as a diet specialist, which is something that I’m obviously not, but as someone who really tried a lot of different weight loss plans.

That’s how it is in the end, training and a healthy diet are allies, and both of them have to be there in order to get the results you wish.

Greetings and have a great weekend!

 

INITIAL WEIGHT: 61.2 kg

WEIGHT AT 6th WEEK : 5.,7 kg

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HOW TO OBTAIN THE TRAINING GUIDE (BBC ITALY): If you still don’t know what the Bikini Body Challenge is all about, HERE you can find my post with all due explanations, and for those who follow me I’d like to remember you that it is still possible to get the food and diet guide for free by buying the 12 weeks program with the code —–>THELADYBUGSBEAUTY <—– in the website of BBC ITALY

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Ph. Andrea Mangoni

Tank Top: TEZENIS

Leggings: Calzedonia #CLZFITNESS

Shoes: DECATHLON

Purse: Calzedonia #CLZFITNESS