Animal bracelets: here’s mine!


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Animal bracelets: here’s mine!

Animal bracelets. If there’s a shop where I love to spend half an hour getting lost inside, while I’m wandering through the streets of my gorgeous city of Florence, it’s Giovanni Raspini (here’s the link to their website and store locator to find out where is your nearest shop… it’s not just in Florence!). Amongst all the furniture and jewellery, silver is the main material on offer, made into wonderfully unique shapes. The animal collection, that I’m wearing in this look, is one of my favourites. Lions, crocodiles, leopards, parrots and… chameleons!

Animal bracelets: a chameleon on my wrist… and leaves on my fingers! When jewellery is the main focus of your outfit…

Yes, you heard me correctly! I have a chameleon on my wrist: it’s a lovely little animal that’s both bold and original. I love it! I decided to wear it with a ring of leaves, also in silver. The look continues with a pair of high-waisted jeans, elegant accessories and an unexpected t shirt…

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bracciale a forma di camaleonte | bracciale a forma di animale

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Cruise through Northern Europe and around the Baltic with Costa Cruises


Crociera del nord crociera del mar baltico (15)Cruise through Northern Europe and around the Baltic with Costa Cruises

Cruise through Northern Europe and around the Baltic. It’s so true that when you come to the end of a cruise with Costa Cruises, you honestly don’t know how to get back to your normal routine back on land. The amazing experience, entertainment, sense of being part of a big family, the magical sea and its incredible sunsets, the food (varied and delicious) at all hours, the chance to get to know new countries and cities… it’s marvellous, ladies!!

Cruise through Northern Europe and around the Baltic with Costa Cruises: Saint Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Tallinn

Let’s start at the beginning. It was my very first cruise: so I’d never tried it and I was a bit sceptical of this kind of trip. What if we get bored? What if we don’t have time to explore all the cities that we visit? But now, sitting in front of my laptop back in Florence, let me tell you this: you feel SO weird being back on solid ground after a week of walking around on a moving vessel! The Costa Luminosa, the beautiful Costa Cruises ship that was our home for a week, is incredibly elegant, and designed in the Italian style (you can see all the photos of our suit below!). On board there is a huge spa with a pool, sauna, Turkish baths, and all kinds of spa treatments, plus 4 restaurants and 11 bars, where there is an infinite choice of food and drink. You can go from the buffet to the focacceria, pizzeria, formal restaurant (where there are also themed dinners by the chef Bruno Barbieri or gala dinners) to the Samsara restaurants (asian fusion, our favourite!) and the Club Luminosa (on the top floor of the ship, with an incredible view of the sunset!. Costa is also very entertaining: there’s a disco, a cinema, a theatre on 3 floors, a casino, shops, indoor and outdoor swimming pools with hydromassage, a gym and an outdoor running track. The ship is beautiful and very welcoming (and also organised to make sure everything runs smoothly and you have a stress-free holiday), with friendly and personal staff who are happy to help (like Alex, our cabin manager and Carlos, our waiter), who organise everything so that when you arrive at a new port for excursions (you can choose to go in a group or stay on the ship), and it’s almost a shame to leave them onboard…

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Green Parka Jacket and Extra-Long Pleated Skirt


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Green Parka Jacket and Extra-Long Pleated Skirt

Green parka jacket. This is one of my favorite outfit, that I’ve ever worn, did you like it on Instagram (You can find me HERE or look for @ireneCCloset). I love it! I like to match army green, such a casual and boyish color with baby pastel shades, delicate and super feminine colors. So today I put on an oversize army green shirt, a green parka jacket (with a cool back) and a powder pink skirt.

Green Parka Jacket and Extra-Long Pleated Skirt

The skirt is suuuuper long! A floor length maxi skirt. Since the outfit looked a bit too wide, I decided to add a waist skinny belt over the green parka jacket, to enhance my body shape and for during the latest fashion shows I saw lots of belts over the coat! Well, what do you think about this look? Comment below I want your opinions! :) Hugs and kisses!

Read my previous post about outfits…

Bomber Jacket and Oxford Lace-ups: casual and cool!

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Post-Holiday Detox Plan: No Diet, Just My Personal Detox Rules!



Post-Holiday Detox Plan: No Diet, Just My Personal Detox Rules!

Post holidays diet plan. During this Winter Holidays, I started eating on the 21 and I haven’t stopped yet. I’m not complaining, I love food and eating with friends and family makes me happy ;) But, with Epiphany, Christmas Holidays are over (and leftovers are over too! LOL), so it’s time to go back to our routine, follow some rules and maybe loose a couple of kilos that we put on during holidays. If you’d need to loose some more weight I recommend you to see a nutritionist or a personal trainer: it will be good investment for your health! If, like me, you only need to detox your body after the overindulgence of these past two weeks, in this post you can find my detox tips… but remember that I’m not a doctor! :) To be continued…

If you want to learn more about this topic… 

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Happy Birthday… to Me! From the Mountain High!


Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday… to me!!

Happy birthday. Hello my friends!!! I’m writing from the mountains where I’m having a great time during these weeks, with my mates and surrounded by nature. I’m simply and completely happy! (Have a look at my photos on Instagram @ireneccloset!)

But today is a special day for me: it’s my birthday! Yaaaay! It doesn’t matter how (very) old I am, when my B-Day comes, I’m always happy like a child. I’m the birthday girl, ahaha!! :))) I can’t wait to see the cake that Giova made for my birthday party! :D

But now, I’d like to thank you all for constantly following me, even in August, even if your on holidays, on the beach, in a big city or on the mountains like me. You’re amazing!!  A big hug beautiful ladies! :))))))

P.S. I’m 28, for those who are wondering . But don’t tell anybody! Ugh,I feel so old! Heeelp!!

P.P.S And if you’ve missed them, read… :)))

My Birthday in 2014

My Birthday in 2013

My Birthday in 2012

My Birthday in 2011

My birthday in 2010

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