Wednesday, March 21, 2018

👗Jaime King vs Christine Evangelista

Self-Portrait is a brand I grew fond for in the past years and its Resort 2018 collection is very edgy and more chich compare to the playful and girly vibes we're used to: ruffles and stripes, the label's signature laces inserts and strategical cut-outs. Today's piece is a balanced mix between soft feelings and modern design and the two ladies who wore it were both pulling it off so well!
Actress Jaime King wore it first back in July, last year, while attending a garden party for the Luna Petunia Season 2 premiere. She matched the dress black belt with black suede mules and completed the look with off-the-shoulder wavy hairstyle and red lipstick.
Christine Evangelista wore the same dress a few days ago, while attending the Farmhouse Grand Opening. She opted for a ore chic look and matched the dress with black embellished pumps, a white bucket shaped bag and, like Jaime, a loose hairstyle.

Who do you think wore it better?
Jaime King or Christine Evangelista?

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

👗Margaret Qualley vs Skai Jackson

Christian Dior is one of celebs go-to brand when it comes to both famous red carpets or social/promotion events...and a #WWIB abitué!
Today's contentasts are two young and fairly new actresses, who donned a very particular short dress from the maison Sspring 2018 collection.
Margaret Qualley wore it first, back in February, as she attended Dior Spring-Summer 2018 collection show. She completed the look with black tights and matching Dior anke boots. She choose a low and preppy ponytail hairstyle and barely-there make up.
Skai Jackson attended the Dior Addict Lacquer Plump Launch (hosted by Bella Hadid) a few days ago. She wore the sequin dress with some black ankle strapped sandals and a mini red Lady Dior bag. She made the look stepping up with her gorgeous long braids hairstyle and added a girly red ribbon on the top.

Who do you think wore it better?
Margaret Qualley or Skai Jackson?

Ph: &

Thursday, March 15, 2018

📖 Novel of the Week: To Conquer a Scot by Tamara Gill

I had this book on my  TBR since it was published and finally I got the chance to read it...I'm a huge fan of Outlander (both of the books and Tv series), I couldn't miss this one!
How cool is the cover?!!
Abigail Cross has been saving and longing for her Highlands trip for so long, attracked by its history and folklore and took the opportunity of her stay for reconnect with her Scottish heritage...what she didn't expect was that she would experience it in the most literal way possible: time-travelling to 1600 Scotland!
While visiting Druiminn Castle, Abby enters a little cottage and start to feel dizzy all of a sudden: when she wakes up, she finds herself in the same cottage, but something isn't quite right: what was a bare and dusty cottage, now is full of herbs containers and seems someone is currently using it...that's when Abby first meets Gwendolyn Macleod, who's the responsible for ther travel through time. Gwen is the sister of Laird Aedan Macleod and brought Abby here with a very specific goal in mind: to make the two of them meet and fall in love!
Abby is obviously furious and wants to get back in the 21st century as soon as possible, but is stuck in 1600 for a while, due to Gwen's need to regain her magic in order to do so...

Aedan Macleod is very aware of the responsabilities that come with his role as Laird and is seeking for a wife from a powerful clan in order to revenge the horrific treatment reserved to his sister Jinny by the clan O'Cain and with the Highlands Games schedules within a few days the last thing he needed was his younger sister Gwen to interfere by bringing a very stubborn, yet beautiful and intelligent lass for the future...

👍👎My Thoughts
The author's writing style is smooth and runs immediately to the point, making the reading enjoyable and engaging; I really felt the need to keep on with it to know what was going to happen next! 
The weakest point to me was the fact that Abby doesn't doubt for a sec she's been travelling throught time: she's described as a serious young woman, with her head standing firmly on her shoulder and a difficul past behind her, so what I would have expected from her was that she would at least argue with Gwen about the nonsense of a time-travel posibility.
Beside this, the book is really nice and it's evident the research work behind it: the Highlands Games and landscapes descriptions as well as the dialogue filled with Scottish accent made the entire book a jump in the past.
If you think this is just a copy of Outlander, think it twice and read it: the situations and characters are completely different as well as the epilogue!
Highly recommended!

My vote: 8/10

I'm so looking foward to read the next book of the "Time-Traveler's Highland Love" series - 
To Save a Savage Scot!


Sunday, March 11, 2018

📺 Korean Tv Series Review: High Society (상류사회)

It has been a while since my last Korean Drama review and I'm so happy to restart with this 2015 TV Series named "High Society", also known as The Priviliged
Beside being the funniest KDrama I've watched so far, it's a revisiting of the well kown tale "Prince and the Poor", money and love are the main themes and you'll eventually end up waiting for the supporting couple scenes more than the main couple one, they're so cute and completly opposite!
Jang Yoon Ha is a chaebol's daughter (meaning she comes from a whealty family), but isn't interested in the family business and is seeking for her indipendece from them by working part-time in a food market with her friend Lee Ji Yi, who thinks she's of a poor family just like Ji Yi is.
At the same time their lives cross path with the ones of Yoon Ha and Ji Yi’s manager, Choi Joon Ki (portrayed by Sung Joon, which was also in another KD I've been watching and reviewed, "Lie To Me"), a very ambitious young man, and his close friend and boss Yoo Chang Soo, heir of the food market where the two girls work.
Yoon Ha goes to a blind date with Chang Soo, but isn't interested in marry somebody to strengthen her social position, so she rejects him, witnessed by Joon Ki as well.
Eventually the four of them meet again at the food market; Joon Ki pretends not to know who Yoon Ha is and start to get close to the same time Chang Soo shows interest in Ji Yi, whom, on the other hand, isn't impressed by his wealth and that's new to him...
Jang Yoon Ha lives a difficult situation at home: her mother blames her for her unhappiness, her father's has a bad temper and Yoon Ha's older sister and brother are fighting over the company's Vice President position. 
Yoon Ha starts to rely on Joon Ki and eventually falls in love with him; him as well begins to feel something, but the young man has also a secret agenda...

My Opinion👍👎
This series has been real fun and enjoyable to watch, the screenplay is very well written, it mixes love and family/business problems equally so that you never get stuck too much on the same theme. It is difficult to say which couple I liked the most, because their troubles, doubts and funny dialogues make it hard to pick a side. 
The female protagonists outfits are stylish, elegant but young and very eye-catching. If you want something fun, but not foolish and with some great love declarations, well...this is KDrama is want you need to watch!

Raking: 5

Ph: AsianWiki & screenshoots from SBS

Thursday, March 8, 2018

🗾 What to visit: Sakura Shrine in Setagaya, Tokyo

If you decide to visit Japan during springtime, very likely you'll find yourself sorrounded by blooming cherry trees and belive me when I say that wondering around with your nose up, just doing "hanami" (watching the blooming trees) is something incredible, an experience that allows you to relax and free your mind from problems for a while.
If you, like me, would like to combine hanami with shrines touring, then what you need to visit is Sakura Shrine, in Setagaya district.
Entro la circoscrizione
To reach it from Shibuya station, all you need to do is to take the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi line to Sakura-shinmachi Station, then head to the North exit and, once out of the station, go straight for a 2/3 minutes walk, you'll find the shrine on your left.

Even if the shrine itself isn't big, it is definitely worth a quick visit, expecially during this time of 

the year, to appreciate its full beauty with the two bloomed cherry trees on both sides of the temple. 
Sakura Shrine EMA

The shrine shop offers pink ribbons where you can write your prayers and wishes and tie them on the tree's branches. 
Different kind of EMAs and omamories are sold here, as well as specific omamories based on your own zodiac sign.

Last but not least, Goshuin notebook and stamp: of course they had to be sakura related and they both didn't disappoint me. The goshuin is a very pale pink background with different sakura's flowers of different sizes and colours; the stamp design has red flowers and petals on it and I absolutely adore it!

I reccomend a visit to this place anytime of the year, but it's a not-to-miss if you're here in spring, it would be criminal not to!

Shrine maps pic courtesy of

All other photos and collage are mine own.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

📖 Novel of the Week: Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster

Driving Whiskey Wild (A Sexy Standalone Romance) by [Foster, Melissa]

A captivating new sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. 

Special Forces veteran and Dark Knights Motorcycle Club member Bullet Whiskey lives to protect his family, their bar, and the residents of his small hometown. He’s rough, unapologetic, and haunted by a secret, painful past. He’s also a master at keeping people away, and when his sister hires gorgeous and sweet Finlay Wilson to help expand their biker bar, he knows just how to get rid of her.

After losing her boyfriend and her father, Finlay moves back to her hometown to be closer to the little family she has left. She needs her temporary job at Whiskey Bro’s to get her catering business off the ground, and she’s determined not to let the gruff, arrogant mountain of a man Bullet Whiskey scare her off.

Finlay is everything Bullet has never wanted. She’s afraid of his dog, afraid of motorcycles, and sweet enough to give him cavities, but as she weaves her way into the hearts of everyone around him, he’s powerless to resist her charms. Passion ignites, but trust doesn’t come easily, and when their pasts collide, Bullet finds out the true meaning of protecting those he loves.

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My Review
Brandon "Bullet" Whiskey has been living his civilian life for a while now, but still he's hunted by the remorse and nightmares of what he had suffered while on tour, when he was in the army...That's why he feels the need to protect his family and his beloved hometown, Peaceful Harbor. 
Finlay Wilson moved back from Boston to stay with her sister and to finally realize her dream: having her own catering company, and she's on the right track to have it come true!
The two previously met at a common friends wedding and Finlay's first impression of Bullet wasn't, let's say, positive...but now they are "forced" to spend time together, as Finlay is in charge of helping with the renewal work that Dixie, Bullet's sister, wants to have for the family bar.
Finlay surely isn't a damsel in distress and will manage to keep up with Bullet's flirty, yet sometimes disrespectful behaviours...Is just when she finds out that Bullet is way more kind and selfless that he'd like to show, that she can't help but to fall in love with him, right at the same time as he falls for her...
The best part of this novel is the beginning, where you get to know the protagonists and one of the aspects I particularly loved was the siblings bond that Bullet and his brother Bones share, it was moving to see how the two rely on each other, while teasing and joking.
The strongest point (and weakest at the same time) of the entire story is that there's no 'great' plot twist or event that everybody would expect while reaching the ending...
Strong because it gives to the story a 'reality' vibe, it makes people empathize with little life situations that don't necessarily have to be astonishing. 
Weak because there actually is an unexpected event, but you can spot it at the very beginning, so it looses the surprise factor.
The overall story is fast reading, engaging and I really (really!) liked it. Another point in its favor is the fact that it can be read as a stand-alone as well as part of the series. 

I'll be continue reading Melissa Foster's books, I'm specially excited about the new "Wicked Whiskey Love" about my favourite Whiskey Brother,Wayne "Bones" Whiskey!

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He wore the skin of a killer, and bore the heart of a lover... 

There's nothing Truman Gritt won't do to protect his family--Including spending years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. When he's finally released, the life he knew is turned upside down by his mother's overdose, and Truman steps in to raise the children she's left behind. Truman's hard, he's secretive, and he's trying to save a brother who's even more broken than he is. He's never needed help in his life, and when beautiful Gemma Wright tries to step in, he's less than accepting. But Gemma has a way of slithering into people's lives and eventually she pierces through his ironclad heart. When Truman's dark past collides with his future, his loyalties will be tested, and he'll be faced with his toughest decision yet.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm’s length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She’s a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey’s midnight fantasies. She’s also one of his closest friends.  

Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.

The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there’s no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Fall in love with Bones Whiskey in WICKED WHISKEY LOVE, an emotionally riveting, sexy new standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. A magnificent love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, families, bikers, babies, and more! Full details coming soon!

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About the author
Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big-family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, Wild Boys and Bad Boys After Dark, and the Montgomerys. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented-- perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Academy Awards 2018: My Best Dresses

On Sunday, 4th of March took place the 90th edition of the....OSCARS! It has been quite a little hectic evening, between mistakes and political speeches, but I'm here to talk about the second most important thing of the event: the gowns we've seen on the red carpet! 

Here's to you my personal best dressed of the 2018 Academy Awards.

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Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein by Appointment & Gald Gadot in Givenchy Couture
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Emily Blunt & Samara Weaving (both in Schiapparelli Couture)
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Nicole Kidman & Sally Hawkins (both in Armani Privè)
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Leslie Mann in Zac Posen & Ashley Judd in Badgley Mischka Couture
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Jennifer Garner in Atelier Versace & Zoey Deutch in Elie Saab

This year the gowns were outstanding, but my favourite one is Saoirse Ronan's! I think it's perfect in its simplicity and works so well on such a young actress. I love her new haircut and the natural make up has been a good choice, to not overwork the look. 

So, these beautiful ladies are my choices for the title of best dressed at the 2018 Academy Awards. Do you agree? Who is/are your favourites?