Winter Stripes

Hello everyone 🙂

I love my striped tops, and reall enjoy rocking them in the summer time. However I think that they are also very nice to wear in the chiller months as they can immediately brighten up an outfit.

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How would YOU wear them?

All the best,

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Lacoste Live Faves <3

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. As some of you may know I absolutely love Lacoste brand. They had me way before their ad featuring Disclosure (oh that ad.. let’s go back for a sec here) that let’s be honest was pretty much DA BOMB. The staging and the idea are absolutely wonderful and the message is deep and beautiful.

Anyway, today is not for me to go back on that ad but to share how much I loved Lacoste Live FW14 collection. What I loved about it in a few words? It has the right amount of prep and sport chic. I mean come on, what could I want more than this?

All pics are wether from the website or from the shooting of the lookbook. I think they’re absolutely stunning and highly recommend you to pop onto Lacoste website because they really have amazing items and wonderful gift ideas for the Holidays.

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Look how cool this behind the scenes pic looks:

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I also loved their Pinterest Christmas Board that looks delightful. I shared it on my facebook page. Make sure you follow me over there to be the first informed about everything I’m loving at the moment.

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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.

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Hoping you are having a nice week,

Cheers!

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January Favorites!

Hi guys! I hope you are all doing fine!

I am so excited for this post because it is my first “favorites of the month”!

I discovered this when more active in the blogosphere and youtubesphere – Christmas 2012. I love reading, watching them. Most of the time, people chose to share their beauty favorites. As you may have noticed, beauty is a very discrete (but present) topic on P&F. I really like beauty products but it is not the field where I get completely crazy and want to buy everything. 

So my favorites are going to be really really random things that I’ve be enjying (obsessed) during the month. I hope you like seeing those and that you can discover some things you did not know about and get crazy about it too! 

Don’t hesitate in telling me what you think of all the items that I post on my month favorites! I’m curious to see if we agree, if you had different experiences with those items etc. I’m so excited!

Let’s go!

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1. Thermal Spraying Water by Uriage
I have been loving this since I bought it around Christmas. I spray it all over my face in the morning after I washed my face and apply my lotions. It feels so fresh and definitely wakes you up in the morning. After it dries, I apply my make up 😉

2. Fuzzy socks
Hmm… Do I need to say anything? These are the best for the winter time. I knew they existed but never purchased them for a certain reason… A few weeks ago, I decided to finally buy them and – oh dear – now I understand why everyone is crazy about them. 

3. Thought Catalog
I shared many times on my blog some post by Thought Catalog. I follow them here on wordpress and also on facebook. They are the best. If you don’t know this website you should definitely check it out. Basically they write posts about random things for people in their 20s (like me). It goes from lifestyle to love… it covers many different topics and I love reading it! It is written in a very fun way!

4. Stumble Upon
Best discovery ever! I discovered this while watching a vlof by Nikki Phillippi. This site is amazing. For those who don’t know it yet, check it out. Basically you enter all your interests and then everytime you click “Stumble”” you get to a website that is realted to your interests. But not a random website.. THE COOLEST SITES EVER! They are so so amazing. Really, check it out 😉

5. Juices!
My juicer has been my best friend during this month. As I already told on my blog, I started playing with it lately. And really, it is the best thing ever, fun, good for your health… Who wants more? 
Okay, I have to say my juicer is a bit less fancy but who cares! hahaha

6. Maple Syrup
Less healthy, I know. But I have also been obsessed with maple syrup after Christmas. It had been a while since last time I had some (here in Europe – at least in France and Portugal it is not the most usual thing to get on your pancakes/bread). 

7. Bath and Body Works Winter Candle
A candle that I have been burning during this month. It is amazing how smell can remind you of something. Now I am so in a February mood and when I smell that candle i feel so January! haha

Last but not least:

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XOXO,

P&F

Random Stuff

Hello everyone! As you may know, I’ve been super busy with all my college exams and finding some cool ideas of posts, have been a very tough task. However, I did not want to stop posting! So, here goes my most random post ever! YAY (-_-)

Let’s start with a nice DIY,

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You may not know this, but the major part of my clothes is very sobre and plain. I’m starting to buy more colorful stuff now and some cool crazy pattern, but until this point it was not what I would buy. As a consequence of that, most part of my closet is very basic and dark. And during the winter, I like to add some pop of color, because the days are already not very bright so, I think you should add some color to your outfits! 🙂

For all these reasons, I’ve been cra-zy looking for some big bold colorful necklaces! So when I saw this DIY, I absolutely fell in love! I think I will try this next week end and may post about it. You can follow all the steps in this website.

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You may know yesterday was Epiphany, and from what I know countries have all sorts of different traditions. I think it is really interesting to get to know the different ones, so feel free to share what’s yours! I was born and raised in France. There, the tradition is to eat the Galette des rois (name of the cake, see above). In this cake there is a hidden “bean” (I did not know how to translate the actual word but Google Translate told me that was the best one.. There is a link attached in case the word is not explicit enough – haha). The person who finds that bean is the King and gets to wear the little gold crown! Cool, huh? 😀

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Well, and this date marks the end of Christmas so I took all the Xmas decorations down! I found this adorable wreath on Pinterest and I thought it was really really cute. I guess the fact that it is squared don’t give that much of a holiday effect and it’s okay to have it in your house all year long. I think the white and grey give a very nice Winter effect which I think is really cute for the season! 🙂

Hope you liked these small random stuff and I’ll talk to you very soon.

XOXO,

P&F