Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fancy Rooftop Lunches: Hotel Forum

So today  decided to take myself out to lunch. I ended up at Hotel Forum, located very nicely behind Piazza Venizia and in front of the Collosseo.
 
This place is just what I needed. Hotel Forum has a rooftop restaurant with a lunch buffet. Open from 12-3 for lunch, 25€ buffet, and absolutely worth it because the food was delicious and the service was wonderful.

The view accompanied by the 28 degree temperature and breeze made my solo lunch date perfect. Mainly because I was under the shade :)


Don't mind my finger lol
I ended up in the elevator with a woman who worked at the hotel from Greece, very pleasent woman. LoL so naturally i told her about my recent travels to Greece and how much i enjoyed it. She told me she loved the view from the restaurant; she felt it was the best in Rome. I disagree on that point but the view was nice. I could see the collosseo in the distance, some ruins (but where cant you see ruins in Rome), and the wedding cake building from my seat.
 


The wait staff was sooo nice. I thought since it was in a hotel they might be kind of snooty but they weren't. The waitress noticed I was taking pictures and looking around and at the view so she suggested I go up to the terrace where the American Bar was. And that was
another cute spot. She said it was very nice at night and that I should come back around 7 when it opens. I sat up there for a while and enjoyed the sun and the flowers.
 



Overall this is definitely a place I would recommend and  I will definitely be back. Whether you live here or you are on vacation you should definitely make the Hotel Forum rooftop restaurant a place you visit for lunch, diner, or a drink.

View coming down from the bar terrace
I miss doing fancy things with my fancy and fashionable friends; follow them on Instagram @beautyan_dbudget, @themrscolemanshow, @bamiles89, and @tvalion.


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Monday, July 22, 2013

Instaspiration of July : @DSSAAKSSS

So I am starting something new today called INSTAspiration of the month. Instaspiration are those I follow on instagram who are fashion inspirations, plain ol inspirational, or both!

INSTAspiration for July is Dssaaksss my friends!

She is DEFINITELY a fashion inspiration and I absolutely adore looking at her pictures when they come across my instagram timeline.

Everything about this woman is fabulous! I don't think there are enough wonderful adjectives to describe her!
I love her hijab; that is actually my favorite part of her fashion. She stays true to her belief but also to herself. Just because something is a part of you it doesn't have to be boring.

I love that she takes fashion risks. I am not there yet in my outfits; I tend to say with solids and one pattern. I am slowly adding colors and patterns in different ways. She is showing me the way lol.
















My other favorite part of her is that she mixes and matches designers. She will wear KK or H&M with Chanel or Balmian or Giuseppe Zanotti (my favorite).

I like her so much because she is so positive and sets out to uplift people; even through Instagram I can see the beauty of her spirit.




Just Fab!
I wonder what she does because I would love to work for or with her so I could see what she wears all the time lol.

If you want to add her to your favorite bookmarks, like I have, here is her website, @Dsaks.




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Friday, February 8, 2013

First Look: Spring 2013 Fashion Week

Though the 2013 Spring Fashion Week just started I already have favorite looks!

I had a prediction of what was going to come, fashion wise, for the spring. My prediction was flowy and sheer things... BOY! Was I right or what!?!  I love anything girly and I love flowy things, so if you're like me Spring 2013 shall be lovely for us!

The Spring 2013 collections so far have been a mix of flowy, sheer, and frilly with many neutrals & floral prints (brought to my attention by my oh so trendy Funky Feminine friend). Eeeeooooo white is a go for spring also! -- I adore white and I think it looks great in any season. I noticed that the Aristocrat theme from 2012-2013 fall/winter collection carried over to spring. I love the Aristocrat look! It is quite fabulous DAAAAAHHLING.

Below are 12 of my favorite looks (and why) so far:

**check the captions for the designer




Diane von Furstenberg you have done it again my dear! I can't tell you how much I love this jumpsuit! This has the bright yellow for spring; I love bright colors. You can see the flowy movement on the pant and the frill comes from the belt area. For everyday wearability I would close the neckline but honestly I would wear the jumpsuit as is.



Donna Karan went flowy to the max with this dress; the movement is amazing! I love it most because it is very girly and looks like a tulip :) This dress looks great and did you notice the neutral grey? It almost looks metallic. Give this to me in black or royal blue...or white :) and I would rock this!



I would call this business chic and definitely rock this at the office or to lunch meetings. Juan Carlos Obando kept it frilly and feminine. The neck frill reminds me of and updated and very modern ruff that was worn in the 16th and 17th centuries. He continued the frill at the waist and the knee. I am glad he kept the frill light because with that pattern it could get overbearing quick.



Zuhair Murad!! I love him! A lot of his work is classic, chic, and very feminine-- everything I love! Zuhair went frilly on top and bottom with the peplum and added a grand floral print. Very beautiful and not overpowering at all. Sometimes floral can be too much be he did a fantastic job.



This my friends is from the Armani Primavera collection! eeee! I love this dress so much! She flows like there is no tomorrow! I feel a bit of Aristocrat coming through also! I completely adore this dress and cant wait for someone to invite me to a gala so I can wear it!!!



Oscar De La Renta you are such flirt! This gown is amazing and so marvelous! The architecture and the lines are simple but that is really all this dress needs. I love the statement bracelet! You should either do a statement necklace, as pictured, or a statement earrings. (or that's what I would do lol)  



Here we go with the floral, sheer, flirty, and flowy. This Erdem Moralio─člu dress is the epitome of feminine with the lace and flowers. The rest of his collection is just like this super girly! I would never wear this but I love it though :)
I think this dress is first-class fantastic! It is so classy, has clean lines, and fabulous frill. Can you imagine how this Giambattista Valli flows oh so gracefully as she makes it down the runway of life!?!! The rest of his collection has an abundance of structure; pair that with the dainty sheer aspects and you've got a line intended for the high-class bourgeoisie individual. I LOVE IT!  Giambattista's spring line is all me... well mostly me lol.
Now this beautiful Elie Saab dress says dignity and royal pedigree, as does every other dress in his collection! I love his collection so much and it speaks to me 9maybe because I believe I am a descendent of royalty... or that I should marry into it) but I digress. His line speaks to the woman who commands attention, isn't afraid to make a statement, and exudes class and elegance in every aspect of her life. Truly amazing! The detail, the floral with the baroque print and the sheer fabric. The way this dress flows you can's help but watch.


When I look at runway looks I tend to drift between reality and daydreams about where I would wear the fabulous outfits. When I am in my reality stage I look for things that I could possible wear to work that are fashionable, interesting, and show my personality. I believe I have found all of those things in this Max Azria bodycon dress. It is very interesting because it has the zipper down the middle, texture, and an interesting pattern. Even though it contours the body the length is acceptable and it has complete coverage. It doesn't really follow any of the trends I listed but those listed aren't the only spring 2013 trends.  
This dress is so classy! I love the sheer and the layers in this dress. Having the two colors merge into a 'V' shape help shape the body and I think it would look great on anyone. I would have so much fun moving in this dress! I would move like I was in the Sound of Music or in an old movie from the 50's. (all the women's dresses had dramatic yet dainty movement) That is exactly how this dress looks to me. I cannot stand grey but I definitely love this dress and would wear it without question. I actually like it better cause it looks kind of like silver. Plus I think J. Mendel is great!


I can't wait to see what the rest of  Spring Fashion Week holds!
 2013 has great things in store for us all!!




 
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