Val Vertova. Una gallery di immagini emozionanti ad un pass dal cielo, un mix di emozioni tra sogno e realtà con un sottofondo musicale unico: la natura.
Prendi una giornata di sole, il caldo soffocante dell’estate in città, prendi una strada in salita verso la montagna, uno zaino leggero, delle scarpe comode e un sorriso: si parte, destinazione Val Vertova!
Val Vertova: a un passo dal cielo e una gallery mozzafiato
L’ho fatto, forse per la prima volta in vita mia, ho sfidato la montagna in estate e sì, me ne sono innamorata. Ormai mi conosci, sai che amo il mare d’estate e la montagna d’inverno. Sai che ho una passione sfrenata per la neve e lo snowboard (sì, sono una ragazza e amo uno sport maschile, e allora?Qui trovi tutto sulle mie discese in snowboard) e sai anche che vivrei in spiaggia per tutta l’estate.. ma quest’anno no! Quest’anno ho voluto provare qualcosa di nuovo! Quest’anno mi sono data una giornata per scoprire una montagna a me tutta nuova. Una montagna in versione estiva fatta di ruscelli, cascate, cinguettii e freschezza.
Hey, sai una cosa? Me ne sono innamorata! Ho lasciato un pezzettino di cuore anche qui, in Val Vertova, a due passi dalla mia Bergamo (scopri tutto su Bergamo qui). La natura incontaminata mi ha conquistata, sarà per via del cielo limpido, delle risate, sarà per il cellulare che non prendeva o, forse per la buona compagnia, mi sono innamorata delle montagna in estate e non vedo l’ora di tornarci!
Ti lascio ad una gallery di immagini della Val Vertova e ad un total look My Protein (sì, camminare fa anche super bene e un completino sportivo era ciò di cui avevo bisogno!). E tu? Mare o montagna?
Bags are the most undervalued accessories on the planet. They are among the most useful pieces of fashion as they can hold everything one would need, and come in an array of sizes, designs, shapes and materials. Fashion is not always accommodating of pragmatism, but a bag is indisputably advantageous. When fashion and function meet, the results are nearly always spectacular and the sheer number of available options is staggering to think about. These fall/ winter 2016-2017 bright, bold, colorful designer handbags are a must to invest in right now if you want to instantly elevate your looks with the help of a single accessory.
1. Gucci GG 2.0 Medium Quilted Shoulder Bag
A Gucci bag is always popular and the sheer number of options provided by the brand makes it nearly impossible to not find one you like. This medium quilted leather shoulder bag is the perfect size if you do not need to carry too much and it is decidedly beautiful to look at. The bag comes in black, pink and mystic white leather with the identifiable Gucci double G icon on the front of the magnetic snap flap closure. The bright pink option is perfect for fall 2016 and is available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
2. Saint Laurent Monogramme Kate Croc-Effect Shoulder Bag
The smaller bags with a tassel always have an audience, but they are definitely on trend right now. The rich forest green of the leather along with the croc-effect appearance is embellished with the iconic YSL logo plaque in the center. The silver shoulder strap is an adjustable chain that can be set at two different lengths. The front flap fastens with a snap and is just the right size to carry your essentials. Purchase yours at Net-A-Porter!
3. Fendi ‘Mini 3Jours’ Shopper Bag
Fendi is one of my personal favorite brands, and always has been thanks to my grandmother who has very good taste. The Fendi Mini 3Jours bag is artistic in its design and capable in its capacity, although in general the size of the bag is considered to be small. The convertible strap can be taken off and the bag comes in 6 different colors. You can get yours at Nordstrom.
4. Mansur Gavriel Sun Bag
This Italian made handbag is cute and nearly dainty with a bow tied in the front. The interior is raw with two pockets; the composition of the bag is a very soft suede. The color is rich and beautiful. The sun bag is a beautiful designer bag and it is available at Moda Operandi.
5. M2Malletier Mini Amor Fati Shoulder Bag
The Mini Amor Fati leather shoulder bag features a sleek style and a magnetic snap closure in the flap. The architectural design includes a “needle” handle that is equally cool and functional. All of the bag’s hardware from the adjustable strap to the handle is silver. This fall 2016 designer bag comes in pastel pink or Ivory and features leather lining. Order yours at Saks Fifth Avenue!
6. Chloe Georgia Leather Shoulder Bag
This bag is structurally beautiful with its curved shape and claret style that is enhanced by the smooth, deeply dyed lamb leather. This bag comes in four different colors with the logo stamped into the leather in a shining gold. The interior is a soft suede that is separated into two compartments. You can purchase yours at Net-A-Porter.
7. Kate Spade New York Cami Cross-Body Bag
The Kate Spade New York Cami cross-body bag is a petit, boxy bag made of cowhide leather with a lined interior. The flap has a hidden snap closure, while the outside has the Kate Spade New York logo embossed onto it in gold. Get yours at ShopBop!
8. MIU MIU Leather Shoulder Bag
The endearing quality of Miu Miu designed accessories is that they stand on their own as much as with other pieces. This rectangular bag comes with a shoulder strap, or can have the strap removed to be carried as a clutch. There are two lined pockets. This bag can be purchased at MyTheresa.com.
9. Marc Jacobs ‘Small Recruit’ Pebbled Cross-Body Bag
This small-capacity bag comes in 5 vibrant colors with a detachable cross-body strap. The outside has two pockets – one with a zippered closure, the other an open, slip in designed outside pocket. The texture of the pebbled leather bag feels great beneath the hand. Get yours at Nordstrom!
10. Prada Pionnière Two-Tone Shoulder Bag
This is my favorite bag on this list of the best fall 2016 colorful designer handbags. The beautiful two-toned leather in a combination of mustard and dark brown is strikingly beautiful with the gold hardware. The shoulder strap is a wide, eye catching canvas, which has been called the key detail for fall 2016. The bag features a flap closure with a hidden snap. You can purchase yours at Net-A-Porter.
11. Valentino Small Lock Flap Bag
This Valentino bag has so many beautiful details against a strong color like Water Rose. The leather bag features fabric lining and pyramid stud gold tone details. The chain-style shoulder strap looks great on or off the bag. The bag has a flap lid with a push lock detail. You can get yours at Fwrd.com.
12. Marni Trunk Bi-Color Cross-Body Bag
This Marni bag has an outside pocket on the front and black matte leather on the back for contrast. The bi-color designer bag has three compartments and gold-toned sleek hardware and an overall compact design. You can purchase one at Matches Fashion.
13. Kenzo ‘Kalifornia’ Tote Bag
One of the boldest and brightest designer handbags for fall 2016, the Italian made Kalifornia tote has an overall interesting look with a removable shoulder strap, top handles, zippered and latch closure and lots of organizational pockets. The metallic hardware is interesting to look at as each of the zipper pulls spell out ‘Kenzo’. The angled front zipper pockets and back zippered pocket offer quick outer storage options. You can get yours atFarfetch.
14. Gucci GG Marmont Shoulder Bag
Gucci’s hot pink, calf leather GG Marmont bag is punctuated by vivid leather hearts on the front, flanking the antique gold-tone finished GG plaque when the bag is closed. The back features metallic leather lips on the back and the shoulder strap is a gold-tone metal sliding chain. You can soon get yours at Matches Fashion.
15. Roksanda Signature Bowling Bag
Roksanda certainly created an interesting bowling bag for the winter 2016 season with the tobacco colored, pebbled calf leather of this larger bag. The handle is a gold-tone metal loop that complements the circular cut-out on the front. Overall it is elegant and minimalist. Purchase yours at Matches Fashion!
Fall is fast approaching, and perhaps for that very reason, celebs are getting a little adventurous with their handbag choices. This roundup is pretty evenly split between classic black leather bags fromFendi, Chanel and The Row that could survive any season, as well as bling-tastic selections from Miu Miu, Bulgari and others that are very now. The majority of the latter may not be anywhere to be found by this time next year, but nonetheless, they leave a lasting impression.
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Versace Palazzo Empire Bag
As you're probably aware, Brazil has summoned all of its native supermodels back to the motherland for the Rio Olympics. Here's Alessandra Ambrosio, heading to NBC's set with a Versace Palazzo Empire Bag. The new versions with contrast piping are very hot with celebs, all of a sudden.
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Fendi Peekaboo Bag
Ashlee Simpson isn't at the Olympics this week, but she is hitting the gym in Studio City, CA, which is...almost the same, right? She's carrying a large black leather Fendi Peekaboo Bag.
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The Row Hunting Bag
Paps caught up with Kelly Osbourne walking her lil' pup in NYC. (Sort of. I know for a fact that Pomeranians have precious little stamina for walks.) Kelly is carrying a black leather The Row Hunting Bag.
4 / 8
Bulgari Serpenti Bag
Here's Olivia Culpo, leaving Craig's with an eye-catching ivory Bulgari Serpenti Bag. That little snake-head clasp always jumps out at you.
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Miu Miu Dahlia Bag
Rita Ora was recently spotted out and about in NYC with this heavily embellished Miu Miu Dahlia Bag. If you're not a fan of extravagant detailing, you might be pleased to know that there is also anon-embellished version of this bag.
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Chanel Classic Flap Bag
Here's Dutch supermodel Romee Strijd, eyeing the clasp of her Chanel Classic Flap Bag as she ambles around LA with her boyfriend. I am barely aware of Romee's existence, and yet she is already a Victoria's Secret Angel. I'm guessing we'll all be hearing much more about her in the near future.
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Louis Vuitton SC Bag
Selena Gomez wore this ensemble to the Melbourne Airport. (I so rarely long for the catty glory days of E!'s Fashion Police.) She's carrying a bright white Louis Vuitton SC Bag, which seems to be the only thing that survived her long flight intact.
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Victoria Beckham Half Moon Bag
Finally, here's Victoria Beckham, carrying a new version of a popular Victoria Beckham bag at JFK in NYC, because why would you ever miss a single opportunity to carry a bag bearing your name? Why? This is one of the smaller versions of this attractive design. An oversized shoulder bag version is also on offer.
Did you ever admire the 90’s Tommy Hilfiger aesthetic? I’m sure you did if you were a fan of anything ‘90s, as this brand was everywhere, from music videos to paparazzi shots to even red carpets! The casual wear was everywhere and now the limited-edition Tommy Jeans for Urban Outfitters fall 2016 collection is handing you some of your favorites on a silver platter (the collection is already available at UrbanOutfitters.com). The ‘90s, as many other eras before, is making a comeback from chunky heels to oversized denim favorites and crop tops.
If you miss the denim overalls with the signature Tommy Hilfiger brand logo in the center, they are coming back in both a full length and shorts version. The long denim overalls will be reissued at $179, perfect for recreating your ‘90s look.
What ‘90s era look was complete without a crop top? Urban Outfitters and Tommy Jeans do not disappoint. They are laying it out for the fans feeling nostalgia who want to rock a classic Aaliyah look. The Tommy Jeans UO (as the fall 2016 collection is being called) will meet the current demand for the ’90s aesthetic flawlessly without any crazy revamp that changes the look so much that it no longer fits.
Tommy Hilfiger was a huge part of fashion in the ’90s, and all they have to do is re-issue some of their best-loved pieces. So that is what they are doing, and many of us will certainly be glad for it.
If you are looking for a bikini, Tommy Jeans and Urban Outfitters have your covered with a cotton jersey bikini bottom with a matching racer back bralette, and these can be purchased at $20. Every item has the well-known white, red and blue Hilfiger logo as well as key characteristics of the classic ’90s look.
The Tommy Jeans for Urban Outfitters fall 2016 collection includes 10 pieces for women with retail prices that range from $45 to $199. The $199 item is the oversized denim boyfriend jacket. There is even a pair of vintage Tommy Hilfiger patchwork jeans available in this collection that will retail for $129.
The different options will practically wrap you up in the ’90s look, as the style of the time was not particularly overwhelming, but it is definitely distinct. Resurfacing old favorites, like the overalls, is just the beginning. These 10 pieces deliver the blast from the past so well that we can definitely expect more, both from Tommy Jeans and Urban Outfitters.
This is the first time that Urban Outfitters will have Tommy Jeans available in their stores, and fortunately a men’s collection will be coming up in a few months with another women’s and men’s collection scheduled to come out in spring of 2017.
Planning ahead to fill your wardrobe with pieces you thought you left behind can be a bit tricky, but not impossible and Tommy Jeans and Urban Outfitters are more than happy evidently, to help you stock up.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming to an end, and prices will go back up come August 8th. With only three days left in the sale, I've been shopping up a storm. I found a bunch of baby clothes for Baby Girl Dusil and bought plenty of oversized tops that will fit with my maternity jeans as well!
When the sale first launched, I shared the 20 items I wanted from the Nordstrom Anniversary Saleand Amanda shared 15 of her favorites as well. Truth is, there are so many items you can browse every day and still wind up finding something new. With prices returning to "normal" after Sunday, August 8th, I thought I'd help all of you last-minute shoppers out by putting together the 20 items you don't want to miss! Happy shopping!
Shop the entire sale here now!
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MCM Visetos Coated Canvas Shopper
This MCM bag is available in white as well and I love it in this hue of grey! The price is amazing and this bag can be used for daily wear and beyond.
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Bony Levy Liora Diamond Tennis Bracelet
I really want a diamond tennis bracelet and this one has a great amount of diamonds and is marked down greatly. There are plenty of other diamond items if your heart chooses!
3 / 20
Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer
I really like Dior polish and this color is all sorts of pretty and pink.
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Zella Live In Leggings
If there's anything you buy from this sale, buy these leggings. Actually buy anything from Zella. The prices are truly amazing and they hold everything in while being super comfortable. I love all of my Zella pants!
5 / 20
Veronica Beard Cutaway Jacket with Removable Knit Dickey
This jacket is the perfect tailored look to take you into fall and beyond. There are only a few sizes left, but I'm totally obsessed!
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Fendi 51mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
I love a great pair of cat eye sunglasses and this pair from Fendi offers a great color combo with brown and blue hues. There are quite a few other options also marked down if you're interested!
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Dior Intemporalle Blush Palette
I love a good blush palette and maybe it's because it looks so pretty and says Dior, but I love this one.
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rag & bone Kinsey Bootie
I have these booties and not only are they super stylish but also they're super comfortable! These will easily become go-to shoes in your wardrobe.
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Yigal Azrouël Drape Front Merino Wool Blend Cardigan
This looks so comfortable and cozy, I want to sit by a fireplace wrapped up in this cardigan and never take it off. The price now is really good, so don't miss out!
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Soft Joie Lilyana Roll Sleeve Shirtdress
This dress might be too short on me, I'd have to try it on, but it looks so incredibly comfortable. You could easily pair it with leggings as well.
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Burberry Brit Craysmoore Toggle Closure Short Gabardine Peacoat
This coat is available in this perfect ruby hue and navy as well. I love a good peacoat and Burberry is known for its outerwear. Price is $500 below typical retail, so grab it fast!
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Illesteva Leonard II 50mm Round Mirrored Sunglasses
Almost all of my sunglasses are black or brown, so when I saw this pair I immediately fell for them! I love the idea of pink sunglasses and Illesteva makes some of the best sunnies around.
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Marc Jacobs Pike Place Leather Hobo
A black hobo is a wardrobe must-have and this option from Marc Jacobs makes for a great option.
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La Fiorentina Wrap with Genuine Fox Fur Collar
Clearly, I am planning to bundle up this fall and especially being pregnant a wrap like this will fit no matter what!
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SK-II Anti-Aging Set
I really love SK-II products and this is a great set at a great value.
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UGG® Nash Genuine Shearling Boot
I know a lot of people are against UGG boots, but when it's freezing out and the ground isn't stable from ice and snow, these are the best.
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Free People Crossover Sweater
I wear so much Free People clothing it's crazy. I love a soft oversized top and I own this one, it's great!
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kate spade new york spencer court lavinia leather and suede crossbody bag
This bag is compact and stylish and the Mousse color is really pretty!
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AG The Legging Ankle Jeans
I am officially in maternity wear and am not trying to make my pre-maternity jeans fit (they don't even if I try). But I do love AG jeans and a good pair of jean leggings works well with pretty much everything else I've picked!
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BLANKNYC Easy Rider Faux Leather Moto Jacket
I own a lot of BLANKNYC items. The prices are so low and the quality is actually really good. This faux leather biker jacket has the right look and for only $65, it's a no brainer!
I go through phases where I don't buy that many new beauty products and phases where I buy a ton. The past couple weeks have been the latter, and in my shopping adventures, I've found a handful of products I really like, covering everything from hair care to trendy lip color. I've enumerated the good stuff below, including mini-reviews of how the product worked for me.
Pick up anything new lately that you love? Let us know in the comments!
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Amika Nourishing Hair Mask
I picked this up for two reasons: First, because the bottom third of my curly, dryness-prone hair is bleached, which means I try and try again with a lot of hair masks. Second, because I had heard tons of friends rave about how good it is. I slathered some on my extremely parched ends overnight last night, and all of the positive things I had heard were correct. Even with the long application time (It's intended as an in-shower deep conditioner, but I needed extra help.), it hydrated my hair without making it heavy or greasy and I was super pleased with the results when I washed this morning. Also, it smells great.
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First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Intensive Peel
After a friend who I consider something of a beauty guru told me she does only chemical, not physical, exfoliation on her face, I've been trying basically every peel I can get my hands on. This month it's this one, which worked really well, really quickly. I love First Aid Beauty because I'm prone to sensitivity and dryness, and the brand's products are formulated with those things in mind. Strong peels can exacerbate the specific problems I have with my skin, but this one was intense without making me feel dry or tight. The instructions say to spot test the mask and then leave it on for one to five minutes, but I didn't spot test and lost track of time playing a game on my phone, so I had a slight burning sensation for a couple minutes after I washed it off, but no redness or other ill effects.
3 / 5
Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
Liquid lipsticks have huge upsides and huge downsides, as a product category. They provide enormous color payoff and very long wear, but many suck all the moisture straight out of your lips and feel heavy and chalky once they've set. A friend in the industry told me Lolita is Sephora's most popular lip color right now, and I can see why--it's the lightest, most comfortable liquid lipstick I've ever worn, and the pinky-brown color would flatter tons of different skin tones. I wore it all day and it only needed a quick touch-up at the corners after lunch.
4 / 5
Milk Makeup Holographic Highlighter Stick
I'm not nearly as into makeup as I am into skincare, but after seeing a beauty editor friend get a pre-release tester of this product and demo it on Snapchat, I have been very impatiently awaiting its in-store arrival. It's still not available at any brick-and-mortar locations near me, but I picked it up in a recent website order and it is so cool. While most highlighters are pink, gold or bronze, this one has a silver-lavender flash that's unique without being difficult to wear.
5 / 5
Sephora Pearl Sheet Mask
I used this mask after doing a peel and it did exactly as promised--my skin looked bright and even and it felt well-moisturized.