Valentine’s Day Fine Touch

Lingerie is the maximum expression of a woman’s femininity. –Dolce and Gabanna

As much as we employ time looking for our outfit for Valentine’s Day, we should also care for our underwear, baby doll and sleeping outfit, even if no one will see it. We should dress to feel well with ourself, no to impress anyone. You will have the option to choose a very comfortable underwear or sleeping outfit or you can go for a more sexy and provocative idea, all depend of your style and taste. Do you remember the controversial movie Fifty Shades of Grey, well the preview of  underwear I will share here with you it is very similar to the one Anastasia wore on the film, and I have also included some of the pieces from the movie by Stella Mc Cartney and Coco de Mer.

All the design are from Cosabella, Coco de Mer, Journelle and Stela Mc Cartney.

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Ah, remember the final touch, the perfume selection, which will give that extra note of you according  with your personality and style…Here some ideas from my list of fragrances. I truly recommend Poison, Extrait de Parfum, you can get it from Sack Fifth Avenue, Poison is a skin scent like no other. In the Extrait de Parfum, François Demachy revisited the legendary accord by enhancing its sensual character. Highlighting the strength of its spicy notes, he created a floral elixir with a deep, lingering trail of scent. With raw materials like Coriander, Vanilla, Tuberose Absolute and Rose de Mai Absolute.”

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Spa at home on Valentine’s Day

“Relax, indulge, enjoy, and love yourself, take time to refresh and refocus, renew and be revived, there is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”

Are you planning a date night on Valentine’s day? Will you spend the day alone? Does not matter what are your plans for this day in which celebrate love and friendship, you can pamper yourself and relax at home. What can be better for relaxing than Spa day at home?

My bathroom is not as fancy as the pictures I will share, but if you have at least a bathtub we can make the best out it with some ideas. If no you can also have a warm and relaxing bath. The bathroom can be decorated with candles, there many options in the market, from less expensive to more expensive, Marshall’s always have different brands of candles to a very good price. Select you favorite fragrance, keep in mind that you will be using some other beauty products, try no to mix many brands or fragrances, be consistent. I love vanilla and coconut fragrances.  Put as many candles as you want, but always be careful. Place some rose petals on the bathtub, I love the white petals with a little pink color. You can add to the water a bath bomb from Lush cosmetics, I love the butter bath bomb, it has a vainilla scent. Have ready the best towels, for me the ideal are white towels. Also remember to bring your bathrobe, put some soft music, Moonlight sonata from Beethoven, Water music from Handel or other. To keep yourself hydrated prepare a lemon water or pomegranate-berry water. Make this time perfect, only for you or for you and your special someone.

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Bathrobe from Plusnecessities.com for $100

Candle from Chesapeakebaycandle.com for $30

Candle from Nordstrom.com for $50

Towels from Allmodern.com for $57

Rose Petals from Save-on-craft.com for $7

Rose Bath-bomb from Lush Handmade Cosmetics for $8

Butter Bath-bomb from Lush Handmade Cosmetics for $5

Pomegranate-berry water from Wellgal.com

1 quart filtered or spring water
1 cup of ice
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
4 – 6 sprigs of fresh peppermint or spearmint (or 1-2 mint tea
bags)
1/4 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup red raspberries
Directions

This beautiful spa water is quick and easy to make. First, wash the mint, discard any unsightly leaves, and cut off any excess stems. Then add the mint (or substitute tea bags) and berries to a pitcher of water and chill for a couple of hours or overnight, so that the flavors are fully infused.

Options

Have fun modifying this recipe with other ingredients you may have on hand, such as blackberries, cranberries, and blueberries. Ice cubes made with fresh herbs, such as mint leaves, are especially pretty if you have the time to make them in advance.

If you are taking a bath there are many beauty products that you could use, I am sharing here some of them. I truly love to use the collection of products of the same brand instead of match different brands and products, but I will share here some of my favorite options, then you can decide what to use. The Victoria Secret collection with a vainilla scent is fenomenal. ty.jpg

Vanilla Body Wash from Bad and Body Works for $9

Sexy 9 Vanilla and Blackberry Body Cream from Nordstrom.com for $63

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Body Collection from Macy’s for $75

Aerin Body Cream from Nordstrom.com for $58

Estee Lauder Pleasures Body Wash from Nordstrom.com for $42

Victoria Secret Body Collection from Bonanza.com for $39

Ambar and Vanilla Body Cream from Jet.com for $50

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day (plus sizes)

“I love the idea of embracing your curves and loving yourself while expressing it through fashion.”~ Hayley Hasselhoff

A reader of my blog liked all the outfits for Valentine’s Day, but she mentioned that she would like to see some outfits for plus sizes. Immediately I started working on her request, fashion is equally important for all sizes and shapes, what is important is to wear the clothes that best fit our body type. I wish you like these outfits.

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Dress from Kiyonna.com for $164, Shoes from Macys.com for $110, Handbag from 6pm.com for $40, Earrings from LordTaylor.com for $18

Dress from Jcpenney.com for $35, Shoes from Stevemadden.com for $60, Handbag from Macy’s.com for $34, Necklace from Macys.com for $115, Earrings from Macy’s.com for $38

Dress from Saksfithavenue.com for $261, Shoes from Payless.com for $25, Handbag from Nordstrom.com for $39, Necklace from 6pm.com for $103, Earrings from Thepearlsource.com for $103

Dress from Macy’s.com for $100, Shoes from 6pm.com for $85, Handbag from Tradesy.com for $23, Earrings from Macy’s.com for $59

Dress from Rosewhosale.com for $35, Shoes from  6pm.com for $51, Handbag from Walmart.com for $16, Earrings from Opensky.com for $28

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Skirt from Yoursclothing.com for $24

Top from Yoursclothing.com for $27

Tights from Modcloth.com for $13

Earrings from BingJewelry.com for $33

Booties from LordTaylor.com for  $52

Handbag from LordTaylor.com for $107

 

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Jeans from Jcpenney.com for $48

Top from Dhstyle.com for $7

Scarf from Walmart.com for $7

Shoes from 6pm.com for $51

Handbag from Walmart.com for $16

Earrings from LordTaylor.com for $18

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Blouse from Jessicalondon.com for $20

Skirt from Eloquii.com for $60

Earrings from Macy’s.com for $27

Shoes from  6pm.com for $25

Sunglasses from Frameshub.com for $161

Handbag from Coach.com for $147

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Dress from Kiyonna.com for $164

Earrings from Ross-simons.com for  $39

Shoes from Stevemadden.com for $80

Handbag from Macy’s.com for $73

 

Valentine’s Day

“This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls.” ― Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I have started to think in the best outfit for that day. I will share some of my ideas with you, trying always to keep the price as low as possible. Sometimes it is really hard not to go the extra mile. This is a very arduous work, I am moving from one store to the next and always trying to find quality and a good style too. I will add some outfits for the the little ones too, for if you are the kind of mom that like to dress your babies for the occasion.

My dear readers, wishing all of you all the best, love and laughs…❤️️

Please could you share your pictures with me? if you wear any of these outfits I am sharing here with you. If you decide to do so, you could send your pictures with a little note about your day at Allurelively@gmail.com,  I will share them on my Facebook account. Thanks.

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Dress from Asos.com for $280

Shoes from Zappos.com for $88

Clutch from Zappos.com for $30

Earrings from Tiffany.com for $175

Bracelet from Macy’s.com for $25

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Outfit 1

Dress from Bebe.com for $129

Earrings from Jet.com for $253

Ring from Ross-simons.com for $150

Shoes from Lulus.com for $25

Clutch from Lighinthebox.com for $16

Outfit 2

Dress from Bebe.com for $110

Earrings from Ross-simons.com for $169

Ring from Ross-simons.com for $56

Shoes from Zappos.com for $80

Clutch from Etsy.com for $19

Outfit 3

Dress from Bebe.com for $110

Earrings from Ross-simons.com for $168

Shoes from Stevemadden.com for $100

Clutch from Kohls.com for $74

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Skirt from Walmart.com for $18

Tights from Asos.com for $6.50

Lipstick from Shopspring.com for $29

Shoes from Bloomingdales.com for $195

Handbag from Bloomingdales.com for $112

T-shirt from Jcrew.com for $45

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Dress from Lulus.com for $20

Shoes from Nordstrom for $80

Wristlet from Thingsremembered.com for $42

Bracelets from min15.nl

Earrings from Kay.com for $60

Watch from Macy’s.com for $125

Necklace from Etsy.com for $10

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Skirt from Etsy.com for $50

Top from Macy’s.com for $68

Shoes from Lulus.com for $31

Clutch from Guess.com for $70

Earrings from Fwrd.com for $292

Bracelets from Bloomingdales.com for $125

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Cardigan from Neimanmarcus.com for $137

Top from Bebe.com for $69

Jean from Macy’s.com for $55

Heart bag from Rosegal.com for $23

Shoes from Rockymystilettos.com for $52

Earrings from Kendrascott.com for $65

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Skirt from Dresslink.com for $12

Blouse from Lulus.com for $36

Sunglasses from ezcontact.com for $145

Shoes from 6pm.com for $106

Clutch from Etsy.com for $45

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Shirt from Jet.com for $23

Skirt from Macy’s.com for $42

Shoes from Shoebuy.com for $63

Sunglasses from Therealreal.com for $145

Watch from Luxchoice.com for $95

Earrings from Ross-simon.com for $145

Clutch from Solesociety.com for $40

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Coat from Nordstrom.com for $179

Booties from Shoebuy.com for $100

Turtleneck sweater from Jcpenney.com for $20

Pants from Macys.com for $80

Coat from Makemechic.com for $34

Handbag from DSW.com for $40

Watch from Macys.com for $148

Sunglasses from Ezcontacts.com for $102

Underwear from Adoreme.com for $40

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Shirt from Brooksbrothers.com for $73

Pant from Nordstrom.com for $124

Shoes from Lulus.com for $14

Underwear from Adoreme.com for $40

Handbag from Target.com for $30

Watch from Macy’s.com for $138

Necklace from Etsy.com for $21

Earrings from Jet.com for 76

Sunglasses from Visual-click.com for $202

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Coat from Makemechic.com for $40

Shoes from 6pm.com for $40

Jean from Express.com for $48

Top from Macy’s.com for $10

Purse from Glamourholik.com for $27

Sunglasses from Ezcontacts.com for $125

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Dress 1 from Bebe.com for $129

Dress 2 from Bebe.com for $140

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Coat from Matchesfashion.com for $546

Booties from Rebelle

Pump from All Saints for $402

Handbag from Coutureusa.com for $180

Top from Target.com for $15

Necklace from Tabots.com for $20

Earrings from Ross-simons.com for $40

Adidas

Are you thinking in some hiking, walking, a little exercises, in having a comfortable day, here you have the perfect outfit.

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Jacket from Academy.com for $50

Leggings from Gilt.com for $52

Sneakers from 6pm.com for $50

Sport bra from Yoox.com for $50

Perfume from Notino.com for $13

Sport handbag from Us.takemore.net for $50

Shirt from Footlocker.com for $30

Dolce Gabbana

“Style is personality. It’s the ability to look at things beyond fashion and the self-confidence to transform even the simplest thing into something special.”

Have you on mind a travel to Italy or to the Greek Islands, I have the perfect outfit for your trip, this Dolce Gabbana dress will match with the environment and cautive the world around attracting many compliments.

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Dress from Net-a-porter.com for $1500

Shoes from Net-a-porter.com for $550

Handbag from Net-a-porter.com for $2000

Perfume from Net-a-porter.com for $139

Lip gloss from Net-a-porter.com for $32

Sunglasses from Net-a-porter.com for $70

When I searched for the outfit above  I tried to find the better prices, but it was almost impossible, many of those pieces already have a discount and they are still really expensive. Many of you, like me, no always we can have access to what we like if the prices are so high. For that reason  I continued looking for a similar outfits that could have a more reasonable price for all of those like me that love Dolce Gabbana clothes but we cannot wear them. Hope you like it.

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Dress from Ebay for $23

Lipgloss from Jet for $6

Perfume from Jet for $50

Shoes from Aldoshoes.com for $25

Handbag from Ebay.com for $90

Sunglasses from Amazon.com for $25

A Rose…

“Maybe there’s a whole other universe where a square moon rises in the sky, and the stars laugh in cold voices, and some of the triangles have four sides, and some have five, and some have five raised to the fifth power of sides. In this universe there might grow roses which sing. Everything leads to everything.” ― Stephen King

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Be the rose of the garden wearing this velvet red dress from Asos for $37..

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