Plants, Life and Design

EN

Hello everyone,

For today’s post I wanted to share some pictures that I have been collecting over the last weeks and that all have one thing in common: they evolve leaves (& you might have guessed, I’m quite the fanatic here). Hope you enjoy this little dose of inspiration.

FR

Salut à tous,

Aujourd’hui je voulais partager avec vous quelques photos que j’ai récolté par ci par là ces derniers temps et qui ont toutes une chose en commun: elles contiennent des feuilles (oui mesdames, messieurs, on l’aura compris, une fanatique est en train de naître). J’espère en tout cas, que cette petite dose d’inspiration sera de votre goût et vous donnera des idées.

PT

Olá a todos,

Hoje gostaria de partilhar com vocês algumas fotografias que tenho posto de lado nestes últimos tempos e quem têm todas um tema comum: folhas (pois, vão se apercebendo que estou a tornar-me um grande fã!). Espero que gostem desta pequena dose de inspiração e que vos dê algumas ideias.

sundaysuppers

*By SundaySuppers HIGHLY recommend
Am I the only one who thinks that this wreath is completely appropriate even for non-holidays time?

jukavo tumblr* By Jukavo (tumblr) <– I think this is brilliant, an amazing DIY to customize your notebooks and cards, a super easy way to express that creativity (I think a huge canvas full of these little branches would be pretty cool) & the perfect doodle for when you are bored!

amelabo

*By Amelabo <– Not a huge fan of that big wooden cross as a holder, but I must say, I love the idea of that very plain and minimal calendar with all the energy focused on that green pic.

Cheers!

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Loving on Instagram #2

>>While you read (click)<< 

A few posts ago, I shared with you some of my favorite instagram accounts, and you seemed to like it very much.
So I decided to share some others pictures that I have been loving while scrolling down on my instagram.
I kept a very natural palette for this selection. Hope you like it :)

_caroline_gomez_

*By_caroline_gomez_

20KV*By 20kvadrat

20KVADRAT

*By 20kvadratamerrymishap

*By amerrymishap

COULDIHAVETHAT* By couldihavethat

I highly recommend you check out these artists. Amazing pages.

Have a good one!

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My long lasting flowers

Hi everyone,

As I am sure the most part of you is experiencing right now, weather is getting colder and sunlight is getting shyer. THIS CALLS for happiness, colors and life into our houses ladies and gentlemen.

I have been getting many plants and flowers that I wether buy, that I am given as gifts or even that I pick yp in my own garden.

If some of you are still struggling with poor lasting in flowers, let me give you a quick tip or two.

#1: CHANGE THEM: Change the water of your flowers regularly.

#2: TREAT THEM: Trim the stems of every single flower diagonally

#3: FEED THEM: If you are not against some chemicals here in there, try to get those little bags of “flowers food” – a type of powder that make them last longer. & hair spray the flowers!  If you are against the use of chemicals I am no expert but I know that you can add to your water a little bit of soda, vinegar, vodka, coins, sugar,

Oh those funky babies.

francesafloripa.tumblr*francesafloripa.tumblr.com

planete-deco.fr*planete-deco.fr <<– Highly recommend for the deco lover over there

remodelista*remodelista.com

Hoping you are having a nice week,

Cheers!

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Suits for All

>>While you read (click)<< 

I don’t usually post picture of myself neither OOTDs (maybe I’ll start that soon – let me know if that would be of any interest for you).
But my staples are a good pair of jeans, nice flats/sneakers and some kind of blazer (polished, oversized, boyish – according to mood ;) ).

However I love a good suit. Wether it’s mismatched or regular – for any occasion, really! I love wearing them and I love seeing other people wearing them (men and women) because come on, the gents look damn hot in those and we just look gorg and sophisticated.

I have been wearing them a lot and also pinning like crazy anything suit related. That’s why I decided to write this post. I decided to share with you 3 ways that I would wear a suit and the versions that could suit (see what I did there?) men for a sexy yet classy look for different occasions. I am no fashion expert, that is only the way I would personally style this beautiful ensemble.

#1 The Polished Look

#1* By IamGalla.com (#mancrush) and lacooletchich.tumblr.com

When I’m referring to this polished look, I’m referring to all business-y occasions and some formal parties. I would say this look calls for a tie, a single color, and a good cut. We are looking for the very sharp look here.
Then according to the context, you can play around with the materials of the suit and accessories.

#2 The Daily Look

*#2 By homme-models and matchbookmag.tumblr

I would wear something like this for a special occasion but not too formal, a fancy brunch for example, a date. It is also appropriate as a work outfit in many industries among other occasions. For this look I would play with colors, maybe mismatch the blazer and pants, and maybe switch the button down shirt for a blouse or a nice sweater. For men I would definitely skip the tie, and for the ladies I would pair this with some more casual yet fancy flats, like oxfords or loafers.

#3 The Casual Look

*#3 By sty.lk and elle.com

Well, for this everyday look it is basically about playing the effortless card. Go for a baggy blazer, sneakers, your call – as long as it shows off your personality it’s all good.

I hope you liked this post and that it was interesting. Let me know if you’d like more of these.

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#SMART –> Soia & Kyo

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing well and you liked my previous #SMART post where I praised Whistles marketing on their website.

Today I wanted to share Sia & Kyo creativity on their last fashion show during the World Master Card Fashion Week #WMCFW that took place in Canada from October 20th until Octber 25th.

I personaly did not know Sia & Kyo very well but they have some amazing outerwear collections that I highly suggest you to check out.

(PS: Personally not a fan of the music but the rest is flaw-less)

You may not know this about me but I am a big fan of theatre and I love to stage things, whether it is a play , a dance routine or just day dreaming. As I also love fashion very very much, I love for example the Victoria Secret’s fashion show because they do combine a little bit of staging, acting games and fashion. So everytime I watch a fashion show I always think about ways I could stage it, invent a whole story around a single collection make the models interract with eachother etc. I hope I will get the opportunity of doing such a thing one day!

Meanwhile, I praise creativity in fashion shows. That’s basically the message I want to share.

PLUS as you know already, I love my “greenes”. SO, when I saw this fashion show that incorporated grass onto the runway. It was enough to make me want to see the whole show and the collection was truly beautiful. In fact, I think you do not need to add a lot of details in your fashion show. With this single element (+ the openning with the dog) you were already picturing spring out of the city which was exactly the designer’s intention. Love it.

Once again, if I may, congratulations Soia & Kyo.

Cheers,

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Happy November + Chatting Time

EN

Hello everyone, I hope you all had an amazing Halloween night – I personally did not do much but had a very pleasant cosy night in.
Let me know about your Halloween costume this year and your plans, I would love to know!
Meanwhile, don’t forget that you can now follow me on Instagram @preppyandfunny where I share little moments of my daily life that don’t appear here on the blog.
See you there!

FR

Bonjour à tous! J’espère que vous avez tous passé une excellente soirée d’Halloween et que vous êtes d’attaque pour le mois de Novembre! De mon côté je n’ai rien fais de spécial mais j’ai profité d’une bonne soirée au calme car j’en avais bien besoin. Si vous avez fêté Halloween cette année, dites moi quel à été votre déguisement, j’adorerai savoir!
En attendant, n’oubliez pas que vous pouvez me suivre sur Instagram  @preppyandfunny où je partage des petits moments de ma vie quotidienne qui n’apparaissent pas forcément sur le blog.
En espérant vous y voir!

PT

Olá a todos! Espero que tenham passado uma excelente noite de Halloween e que estão todos preparados para o mês de Novembro! Pessoalmente não fiz grande coisa, fiquei por casa a descansar o que até foi melhor visto que tenho andado muito cansada. Se festejaram o dia das bruxas, digam-me como foram disfarçados – adoraria saber!
Entretanto, não se esqueçam que me podem seguir pelo Instagram @preppyandfunny onde partilho alguns momentos da minha vida de todos os dias que podem não aparecer no blogue.
Espero ver-vos por lá em breve!

PINTEREST/INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK

SUNDAY SOURCING*Instagram @preppyandfunny <– For sneak peaks of my daily life

 *Facebook @preppyandfunny <– Sharing exclusive finds on the web and infos about the blog

PINTEREST*Pinterest @preppyandfunny <– My main source of Inspiration

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#SMART –> Whistles

As you figured, P&F is mostly a sharing spot. I love browsing through clothing and decor shops, streets, restaurants, magazines and blogs.

I wanted to share some of the nicest branding/marketing ideas I have been seeing all over the web during the last week. Some brands have beautiful ideas and are really inspiring. Today I decided to share one part of the Whistles website.

It has this “Inspiration” tab that is very VERY nice. Over there you can find some collabs with artists and other models, some ideas on ways to wear their clothes, and mostly you have the “neighbourhoods”. The latter is the best to me. Basically they take you to the neighbourhood of their stores (mainly in Britain but also internationally) . Examples: Whistles in Notting Hill, Cambridge, Berlin, NYC, etc.

It is genius marketing and branding for Whistles and their partners, but also, reading these small posts offer a beautiful moment to the reader that gets to see amazing pictures and also learn a little bit more about these cities and companies that are featured. Those reader who will likely become consumer-to-be ;)

If I may – Well done Whistles.

Hope you enjoy it!

 

Bath
*Bath

Cambridge*Cambridge

Manchester*Manchester

NottingHill*Notting Hill

NYC*New York City

 

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