Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! (Pumpkin Cake Recipe)

Happy Halloween everyone!!! I made a pumpkin cake and brought it to the office!  Do you like the decoration I made on the cake? Also I wanna show you my look ;), I wore my new favorite shoes and a faux leather skirt that I adore.
Thanks for reading!
Xoxo, Fede

Here is the recipe:

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg *
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
1 and 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 can (15oz) pumpkin


Sift dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & soda) and set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients, gradually. Mix well.

Spread batter in a greased 15x10x1 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.

Sweater: Zara / Faux Leather Skirt: Zara / Booties: Nine West Gemeza / Watch: Michael Kors

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Office Look

Hi! I want to share today's look with you. The skirt is very elegant, it's a date-night kind of skirt, but if worn with boots and a cardigan it can be perfect as a day look. What do you think? The manicure is Halloween inspired :)
Thanks for reading!
Xoxo, Fede

Skirt: Banana Republic / Top: H&M / Cardigan: Banana Republic / Boots: Lauren by Ralph Lauren

Watch: Michael Kors / Ring: H&M / Nail Polish: Essie Angora Cardi

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Beautiful Skin

Hi everyone! I'm 33 so I really have to start taking good care of my skin. I was looking for a good anti-age night cream but didn't want to spend too much money. A friend of mine told me that Sephora makes good face creams so I decided to give it a try. I went for the Age Defy Night Moisture Cream by Sephora Collection, it's just 30 dollars. It's a rich night cream, but it absorbs easily, it's non-comedogenic and it has no sulfates nor parabens. The next morning my skin looks bright! See it for yourself!
Thanks for reading, Xoxo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DIY Mani with Essie In Stitches

Ciao! I love to do my own mani from time to time. This time I chose a color that is good for fall because it's not too summery but it's still bright and fun. It's Essie In Stitches, do you like it as much as I do? It lasts a Whole week if I put on a base and top coat.
Thanks for reading!
Xoxo, Fede

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Boots for Fall and Winter

Last fall I decided I desperately needed a pair of classic black boots by Ralph Lauren. They are so beautiful and so classy, I've worn them so much last fall and winter and now that the weather is getting colder here in Milan I can't wait to wear them again. I think everyone should own a pair of leather boots, they go with everything and give a special touch to every outfit. Hope you like my Ralph Lauren boots, they don't make the exact same pair anymore but they make similar style like this one. Thanks for reading!
Xoxo, Fede

PS. None of my posts are sponsored, I personally buy every product I talk about

Friday, October 17, 2014

Love L'Imperatrice

Ciao! Today I wanna tell you about my new favorite perfume. It's D&G L'Imperatrice. You can find it at Sephora. I first smelled it on a friend of mine and it was love at first smell. It's really heavenly, makes-head-turn kind of fragrance, fresh and fruity, but not too sweet. And it lasts pretty long on my skin. Give it a try if you are in search of a new perfume.
Thanks for reading!
Xoxo, Fede

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Booties or Shooties?

Hi everyone! I finally found the shoes I was looking for so desperately: Nine West Gemeza. I love that they are halfway between a bootie and a shoe. They can go with pants and skirts, very elegant and classy yet comfortable. You can wear them in the office or for a night out on the town. If you like them I suggest ordering half size up. You can find them here: Nine West Gemeza, but they only have the suede version.If you want the leather version you can find it here: Amazon. I will post new pics as soon as I wear them, I can't wait!
Thanks for reading, Xoxo

Friday, October 10, 2014

Home Renovations

When I moved into my apartment more than 6 years ago I had no money for fancy furniture. My bed had no headboard so I got 3 pictures from Ikea and put them on the wall above my bed. Now I decided it was time to have a proper headboard and I had pretty clear ideas on how I wanted it to be like. I post before and after pics, hope you like the change. It's hand-made and faux leather. I love it very much, it's very feminine and pretty.
Thanks for reading, Xoxo

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Black & White Kind of Night

Ciao! Yesterday night I went to a party to celebrate some of my coworkers' promotion. It was that kind of informal event where you don't need to dress up too much but still wanna look cute and classy because all of your coworkers are there. This was my look of choice, hope you like it!
Thanks for reading, Xoxo

Shirt: Zara / Faux Leather Leggings: Calzedonia / Shoes: Steve Madden / Bag: Coach / Watch: Michael Kors / Necklace: Francesca's

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blackberry Cake with Greek Yogurt

Hi everyone, last sunday I wanted to make a yummy cake so I looked on Pinterest for inspiration. I found a recipe for a blueberry cake with greek yogurt, it looked really good. So I went to the grocery store and....bummer!! They had run out of blueberries. But they had blackberries so I thought why not give it a try! And I was right, the cake was soooo good! Here is the recipe:
- 1 cup (125gr) all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 stick (57gr) butter
- 2/3 cup (133gr) sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg or 2 small eggs
- 1/2 cup (122gr) greek yogurt
- 1 cup (125gr) fresh blackberries
Mix well (add the blackberries only at the end) and put in oven at 375°F (180°C) for 30 minutes.
Here is the final result!

Thanks for reading, Xoxo