Thursday, July 31, 2014

Black Sandals and Chinese Food

Hello there! Yesterday night I went out on a date to one of my favorite restaurants, it's called Ba Asian Mood and it's here in Milan. They make arguably the best chinese food in town. I adore their lobster dumplings, I could eat 20 of them :). The outfit for the night was simple because, guess what, it was raining again and it was cold. So I opted for jeans and a jacket, but I wanted to wear my new black sandals sooooo bad. Do you like them? Here a few pics of the outfit and the food. Enjoy!
Xoxo, Fede

Jacket: MaxMara / Top: Banana Republic / Jeans: Abercrombie / Sandals: Zara


My beautiful and incredibly comfortable Zara sandals


The amazing chandeliers


Lobster dumplings!!!! Yum!



Me having a great time :)


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Michael Kors Watch is Here!!!

I'm so excited! It finally arrived!!! Isn't it gorgeous? I absolutely love it. This is Michael Kors Mid-Size Golden Stainless Steel Three-Hand Watch MK5160. You can see the pink version here. I prefer the gold version. I got it on monday but I had to have it adjusted because the bracelet was too large. It's pretty big for my small wrist but I like the look of a man's watch on a girl. And it's kinda heavy but I don't mind at all. The case size is 38mm and it's water resistant. I still have to decide if I'm gonna bring it to Hawaii, not sure. Probably I'll keep it safe at home Lol
Xoxo, Fede

Nails: Essie Exotic Liras / Ring: H&M

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Birthday Party!

Yesterday it was my sister's birthday! We had a big family party with a lot of delicious italian food :)
Rain was pouring...as usual this summer....but that didn't stop me from wearing sandals and a mini-dress LOL.
What do you think of the outfit? I think it's proof you can look good on a budget if you can choose wisely what to buy.
Xoxo, Fede

Dress: Forever 21 / Sandals: Zara / Necklace: H&M

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mani time with Essie

Ciao and happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I sure did. Yesterday I had some free time and I decided to pamper myself with a well-deserved manicure. Sometimes I like to treat myself to a professional mani-pedi but I usually do it myself, it relaxes me. I love Essie nail polish, it last really long, even a week with a base and top coat of course. I chose a bright pink this time, I think it's perfect for summer. It's called Exotic Liras. Do you like the color? Have a great week!
Xoxo, Fede



Friday, July 25, 2014

Curly Hair Don't Care!

TGIF!!!!!!! Can't wait for the weekend to go to the pool and swim. Unfortunately I have fine curly (and frizzy) hair and even though it's pretty it's also very difficult to manage, especially after a day at the pool or at the beach, let alone a 2 weeks vacation to Hawaii LOL. I found two very useful products for curly hair, both with argan oil, which is the best to protect from the sun and water and repair damaged hair. I also discovered that argan oil works wonders to define curls!!! You just need to use a very little quantity on very wet hair, blow dry with a diffuser and there you go, beautiful bouncy curls that last long and resist humidity! These are the products: the first one is to protect from UV rays, the second one is the one I use to define curls or as a leave-in mask.
Happy friday and have a great weekend! See you on monday!
Xoxo, Fede

Nashi Argan Beach Defence and Nashi brush




Me and my curls :)
Top: Forever 21 / Necklace: H&M

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Let's Party!!!!!

Hello everyone! Last night my company held its annual Summer Party and we had a blast! We were at a disco club here in Milan, we had dinner and then danced until 2am. You can imagine how I (and my poor feet) feel today and how difficult it was to get out of bed to go to work this morning, LOL
Anyways, I wanna show you last night's look. Since the party was at a disco the dress code for the night was not formal at all. Unfortunately it was rainy and cold but I didn't care, I didn't want to wear pants :). I chose a cute red mini dress and comfortable (but cute with high heels) shoes. And then I accessorized it with a statement necklace and a nice pochette bag. Hope you like the look!
Xoxo,
Fede


Dress: Forever 21 / Necklace: H&M / Pochette: Louis Vuitton / Shoes: No brand

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Raspberry-Banana Frozen Yogurt "Ice-Cream" Sandwiches

Hi! Yesterday night I tried a yummy recipe for summer. Raspberry-Banana Frozen Yogurt "Ice-Cream" Sandwiches!!! I found it on Pinterest but I decided to make my own version with raspberries. They are very light and delicious and the perfect summer treat on hot days.
Here is what you need to make them:

graham crackers (how many depends on how big is the pan)
125gr raspberries
1 large banana, chopped
1 cup Greek low fat yogurt (I love Fage)
1 cup whipped cream (I whip the cream myself)
1 tsp. vanilla extract


Instructions:
Line a pan with foil. Be sure the ends of the foil extend over the sides of your pan.  
Arrange the graham cracker pieces along the bottom of the pan.
Mix raspberries and banana and blend well until it becomes a puree.  
Mix fruit, whipped cream, yogurt and vanilla extract.
Spread over graham pieces in pan and top with remaining graham pieces
Place in freezer for 4 hours.
Lift from pan and let stand for 5 minutes.
Cut between grahams into bars and serve.
PS. If you keep them in the freezer for days you will have to let them stand outside for at least 45 minutes before eating ;)
Enjoy!!!
Xoxo,
Fede

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Casual Date-Night Outfit

Ciao! Here in Milan the weather has been very bizarre lately, it's cold and rainy. Not the typical summer weather! So when I have a date night I usually spend half an hour staring at my open closet, and still can't decide what to wear. Is it gonna be cold? Is it gonna be hot? Well, yesterday night it was definitely cold! Lol. So I opted for a pair of leggings and a jacket. But I still wanted to look cute for my date and so I chose a nice Coach wristlet my lovely sister gave me for Christmas. She knows how much I love Coach!!! Do you like my outfit?
Xoxo,
Fede


Leggings: Zara / T-Shirt: Banana Republic / Sweater: Abercrombie / Shoes: Steve Madden / Leather Jacket: No Brand / Wristlet: Coach

Monday, July 21, 2014

Basic Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Hello and happy monday!
This blog is called Fashion & Cupcakes and I still haven't posted my favorite cupcakes recipe. What a shame! LOL
So now it's time to share it! Be prepared, they are really delicious!
For the Cupcakes:
150 gr butter room temp
150 gr sugar
175 gr flour
3 eggs
1 tablespoon baking powder
vanilla extract
Mix everything well and fill the cupcake liners about 2/3. Put in oven at 180°C for about 14 minutes. Check with a toothpick if it's cooked inside. Let them cool really well.
For the frosting:
30 gr butter room temp
80 gr cream cheese room temp
190 gr confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Mix everything and decorate the cupcakes. Enjoy!
PS. When I need inspiration I always look on Pinterest, it's fantastic, I have found a lot of amazing recipes. Visit my Pinterest personal page

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fedora Hats

Happy Friday!
I love fedoras for spring and summer, I got mine at my beach town market for 15 euros lol! Isn't it cute?



But now, for my trip to Hawaii I wanna buy Tory Burch Classic Grosgrain Fedora . I love it and it's on sale! It has to be mine! I will keep you updated ;)
Now the day is almost over and I'm leaving for the weekend, going to the beach in Tuscany! So, see you next monday, and have a great weekend!
Xoxo.
Fede

PS. Update: I bought it! Tory Burch Classic Grosgrain Fedora is mine!!! And there was an additional 20% off on the sale price, amazing! I will post pics as soon as I get it, it should be here in a week ;)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Green Zara Dress!

Hi everyone! This is today's office look. How do you like it? The green dress is perfect for a hot summer in the city, it's very light and comfy and I adore the emerald color. The shoes are really comfortable to walk in but still very cute. I have to walk a lot to go to work, take the subway and a tram, and these are perfect. The bag...well, what can I say about it...it's a Vuitton Palermo, enough said! Lol
Dress: Zara / Shoes: Castaner / Bag: Louis Vuitton Palermo
Xoxo,
Fede

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today's Look!

Ciao!
Who says you can't look good on a budget? I wanna show you my office look of today. I usually like to splurge on accessories like handbags, shoes or watches but with clothes I try to stay on a low budget. I like to mix but still keep it chic and classy! This look is no exception, hope you like it.
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Necklace: H&M / Blouse: H&M / Skirt: Zara / Handbag: Prada / Shoes: Zara / Iphone 4 cover: Accessorize
Xoxo,
Fede

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My new Victoria's Secret bikini

Hi everyone! Since I'm going on a beautiful trip this summer (Hawaii!!!!!!!) I decided to stock up on new bikinis ;)
And in my opinion the best of the best is Victoria's Secret swim collection. You have a lot of colors to choose from and different types of tops and bottoms that you can mix and match, based on your body type.
I chose this triangle top and bottom with gold toggle details, and I love the color, it's called Bali.
I will post pics of my trip to Hawaii wearing this bikini!
You can find many more on Victoria's Secret , check for discounts or free shipping offer code, they always have some promotion going on.

Xoxo,
Fede

Monday, July 14, 2014

Micheal Kors Runway Three-Hand Watch

I am happy to introduce my newest obsession: Michael Kors Mid-Size Runway Three-Hand Watch.
You can find it in many colors but I prefer the all gold version. It's perfect to add glamour to any outfit. I have a small wrist but the round case is 38mm and it fits me well, I just tried it at the store. It costs 195 USD and you can find it here at Macy's: MK Watch
Hopefully I will get one soon and I will post the picture of me wearing it ;)

Xoxo,
Fede
PS: Update: I bought it! It will be shipped soon, I will post pictures ASAP! I'm so excited!