Monday 30 December 2013

I guess I am the only Italian who prefer a full cup of American coffee rather then an espresso....
And I drink tons of flavoured coffees and teas while travelling abroad.
This is a Xmas spiced speciality I am drinking now while in Germany.

Getting ready

Saturday 28 December 2013

I am about to leave for a few days road trip to Switzerland, France and Germany.
On new year's eve I'll be staying in an amazing 4 star hotel by a lake
I have my camera ready for these fabulous days, maps, warm clothes and much happyness and love inside my heart!

Cosy weekend

Monday 16 December 2013

My weekend in two words: low-key. After a period of busy schedules at work and trips, I was looking forward to a quiet weekend at home, spent cooking, catching up with my magazine reading, make those calls I kep postponing and simply enjoying the little things.

I hope you had a beautiful Sunday!

white on white

Friday 13 December 2013

Do you wear white in Winter?
I don't but in the past couple of years I fell in love for this colour.
I may reconsider my fashion statement and start wear something immaculate instead of dark, borings shades.


Wednesday 11 December 2013


I do believe happy people are contagious
a positive mind, an optimistic person will bring you joy
start being positive, happy and grateful for what you have
Life will change unexpectedly

Christmas wishlist #2

Saturday 7 December 2013

Dear Santa,

One gift I am expecting to get this Xmas is Advanced Night Repair from Estée Lauder.
You can’t say no.
And mind you, I want the 50ml bottle.

If you are running out of ideas for extra presents, here is a reminder of what else I’d like to receive.

With much appreciation
Ylenia xoxo

le sport très chic #1

Tuesday 3 December 2013

As you probably know me by now, I do lot of sport. But sporty gears are only used at the gym.
Thinking at my busy life and seeing myself always running errands, I have been considering the idea to wear my sporty clothes outside the gym.

Definitely a way to save some time by putting the right combo of elegant and jog pieces and maybe a lovely accessory. So I came across this outfit of Kim, a stylish blogger I follow religiously and LOVED her idea of a casual and dressy look.

I may give it a try myself.....

My November in pictures

Sunday 1 December 2013

1. I took a day off and spend it in Milan | 2. Trying a vintage inspired dress from & other stories

3. (still receiving) Wedding present! [an amazing diamond] | 4. Sweet pizza! never tried before....

5. Undo soup @ myshusi | 6. my fabulous Moschino shoes

7. What a scary restaurant! but food was fab! | 8. Attended a art gallery opening MA*GA


Friday 29 November 2013

I love nude nails and I came out with this idea.
Do you like it?

Shake it!

Tuesday 26 November 2013

I barely publish outfit posts but days are getting shorter in light and it's difficult for me to get my pictures taken.
In fact, this was taken inside, with my phone, before going dancing.

Dancing? yes! aside from Zumba I am taking salsa y bachata classes and I love it!!

Declutter = happiness

Sunday 24 November 2013

I like my house to be neat and tidy, things in its own place and a fresh smell of...cleaness.

But I've realised that with my busy life and with my wedding this Summer, I still have piles of wedding presents in every corner, some stationary becoming permanent resident on my desk and shelves covered with ...stuff.

That's not me.

I am not very sentimental when it come to objects, I am not a junkie, yet I quite enjoy decluttering and getting rid of stuff.

A tidy house, with basic yet practical things, gives me a piece of mind, happiness and joy.
I love a bright room, just a few pieces of fornitures, basically, the essencial for living.

It may be because my house is not that big so I need not to be overwhelmed of memories and unuseful pieces.

How does your house looks like?

an extension of Ikea?

a museum full of clutter?

an empty place?

Autumn shades

Thursday 21 November 2013

bag and shoes Charles and Keith | scarf New York and Company

That thin line

Monday 18 November 2013

The eyeliner is making a come back.
the only reason that stops me using eyeliner is I am not very good at drawing a proper line.
tough, I prefer some kahal or a eyepencil.
still, eyeliner is one of the greatest (beauty) weapon a woman can wear

Slow-Braised Green Beans

Friday 15 November 2013

This is a healthy, easy and so delish recipe, perfect for this crisp season. Thanks mummy for teaching me so much about cooking!


makes 4
• 500 gr green beans, trimmed
• 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 large, ripe tomatoes (or canned)
• 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
• 1/2 lemon, juiced
• olive oil
• salt + pepper


Place a large, wide pot over medium/high heat. Coat the bottom of the pot with olive oil and add the onion. Cook for about a minute until soft and translucent, then add the garlic and cook for another minute until soft.

Add the green beans and the stock. Using your hands, crush the tomatoes into the pot and mix. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and turn heat down to a medium-low heat. Cook for about 2 hours, until beans are very tender and beginning to fall apart. Serve warm or room temperature.

I use this recipe as side dish with meat or with some French cheese such as brie.


Tuesday 12 November 2013

I was looking for an incredible pair of shoes for my wedding and this was one of my favourite choice.

But as I got married in July and temperatures would be quite high here in Italy, I thought a pair of rubber shoes would not be so comfortable to be wear all day.

Neverthless, they are amazing! Don't you think?

More of me

Saturday 9 November 2013

Hey! I am on Instagram, follow me @ylenialessio

Get inspired

Friday 8 November 2013

Great style inspiration for an Autumn look. Total look by Ralph Lauren.

How to wear...

Saturday 2 November 2013

...animal print shoes

I am not so sure I would be able to wear animal print shoes...
The fear is looking too aggressive.
Once I had a pair of ballerinas but because no heels were involved, it was fine for me.

But I made a quick tour on Pinterest searching for inspiring looks and these are the most interesting ones. Not too agressive tough. I guess I should give the animal print shoes a try!

What do you think, are you comfortable wearing aggressive shoes??

Office looks inspirations

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Three looks for the office.
I am mad about ankle cropped trousers as I am wearing FAB shoes and I want it to be seen ;-)

A cape, what a great idea for this not-so-cold season.

Neutral tones are always preferred when it comes to corporate profiles yet certain roles.

Those clutches are amazing but definitely too small for holding all my belongings (so the third option is preferred).

As per the shoes? This pair is fantastic!

All looks are from Coach


Sunday 27 October 2013

Attraction is not a matter of being beautiful.
It's the way you walk
the way you smile and gesture
it's a dress
or just your attitude

But if attractiveness comes along with being beatiful, well,
that's the most intoxicating combination!

Flower Power

Thursday 24 October 2013

I have never quite tried to wear flower patters over the dark season and now I am asking myself...why?
I love flowers, no story, but I felt they were more appropriate to wear on their blooming season, not when leaves fall.
But I have chenged my mind and embraced more darker shades, soft tones and smaller patterns.

What about you, are you a flower girl?

Dress by Dries van Notes

Colours by Anne Vie

Friday 18 October 2013

One of my favourite colour combo for this season is dark blue + mustard.
This is the designer's inspiring look that perfectly represent what I mean for style.

Blouses by amazing Anne, more colours available here

Little effort

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Sometimes just a couple of pieces can be enough to create an amazing, stylish look.

you'll find me in the kitchen

Sunday 13 October 2013

I love making jam.

It's also a perfect gift to a friend who invites me for tea.
A little jar of an handmade (by me) figue, oranges, strawberry or cherry jam.

Not only her

Wednesday 9 October 2013

There are people that I miss in the Music sphere. They are no longer with us, are too old, or just doing something else.
One singer and outragious lady I miss so much is Grace Jones.

Michael Jackson, Amy Whinehouse, The Doors, would be amazing to have back either.

Is there anyone you do miss?

christmas wishlist #1

Friday 4 October 2013

ok, ok, is way too early to think about Xmas but I am sure once the day approaches I will forget about the iteams I am dreaming of....

So, Sweet Husband (aka Santa) this is the first gift I'd like to receive :-)



Monday 30 September 2013

Shoot in a fashion shop in Hajin Lane, Singapore

Love Moschino

Friday 27 September 2013

This is one of my birthday presents by Sweet Husband. <3

here comes the new season

Tuesday 24 September 2013

I've already started buying my Autumn clothes. Just a few pieces, with shades that are new on my wardrobe such as military green and orange.

What about you? Did you already buy some pieces from the new season? Which ones and from which brand?

Shoes and bag by Charles & Keith bought in Singapore during honeymoon

best time ever

Friday 20 September 2013

Mine was definitely a Summer of love.
How was your season?
Something magic happened in your life?

on becoming a wife

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Something make me believe (or maybe I was just trying to convince myself) that I would put much more effort into cooking once married.
Not that things have changed in our relationship and for your record, we have been living together for the past 8 years.
It was just a sort of commitment I was telling myself.

But with a job that keeps me busy, travelling, fitness routine, blog, social life, well.....cooking is something that often comes at the end of the things to do on a regular day.
I do like cooking and I am quite good at it. I just lack in time.

For example, I cannot remember the last time I've bake a cake. That's remind me that Sweet Husband asked when I was making him my delicious raspberries cake!

Do you have any quick cake recipe I could try?

Let's jump!

Monday 16 September 2013

I cannot wait to go back to my fitness routine!
My Zumba classes are starting today and I am ready to rock!!!!

What kind of sport are you enjoying as much as I am enjoying Zumba?


Friday 13 September 2013

I have received 2 very cool pair of shoes recently, yay! (pictures soon)

Yes, it was my birthday :-)