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??