Summer blues πŸ’™

My daily luxury for June is inspired by summer blues πŸ’™ by my dream to see the blue waterfalls, turquoise sea and white and black beaches in Maui, Hawaii, and by the beautiful aquamarine and diamants bracelet from Tiffany’s Blue Book inspired by the ocean. I’ll be on the seaside in my beautiful white Liu Jo dress and havaianas, in the city with my favorite Liu jo jeans and Choo’s in sand, or I’ll be home dreaming about Maui πŸ’™ and my summer wishlist inspired by the ocean blues:

πŸ’™ Tiffany’s cute bracelet with turquoise heart and diamond earrings.

πŸ’™ Lovely white lace dress from Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, Sea, No. 21, andΒ Anjuna.

πŸ’™ Delicate turquoise lace lingerie from Andres Sarda, La Perla, and Victoria’s Secret.

πŸ’™Β Choo’s in sand, turquoise havaianas, and embellished uzurii’s.

πŸ’™ I love anything coco from Kopari’s beauty collection based on organic coconut oil.

πŸ’™Β For my white and turquoise beach home: the supersoft summer home collection Evasion by Yves Delorme.

For daily inspiration on moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca πŸ’™.Images and photos by www.nickybianca.com, pinterest, www.tiffanyandco.com, www.liujo.com and www.bijenkorf.nl

miamii ayay πŸ’™

Miamii beach is a beautiful place for ocean souls, to escape the winter blues for tropical temperatures, to explore the white sandy beaches, and to swim in the turquoise blue oceanπŸ’™. So go with the waves to beautiful Miamii and explore all the lovely beaches, island adventures, and tropical flora and fauna that this city on the beach has to offer. The only daily luxury you’ll need in your suitcase is a bikini and havaianas.

πŸ’™ A day on the beach: you can find beautiful beaches in Sunny Isles with oceanside boutique hotels, chique spas and dream apartments like Jade Ocean. In South Beach you can photograph all the colourful beach houses along the coast, enjoy a chique lunch at Nikki beach, and take a bike ride through the art deco district, to the islands on the Venetian Causeway or cycle all the way to Key Biscayne. Secondly, you can go to the tropical Miami keys (try a key lime pie) and beautiful Naples on the Gulf of Mexico (visit sea turtles on Marco island or collect seashells on Sanibel island). 

My daily luxury: a turquoise bikini from Victoria’s Secret (in photo), Kopari‘s organic coconut oil is essential to hydrate summer beauties’ hair, skin and sandy feet, Dior Bronze will give you sun protection and a delicious scent, a Bkr water bottle and Fiji water will keep you cool and hydrated from within. 

πŸ’™ Shopping: you can find beautiful shops in Aventura mall, South Miami Beach, and the Japanese inspired outdoor mall the Falls (with Japanese gardens and waterfalls). Also Naples is a chique place to shop. I love the spring-summer collections in white, sand and blue, for example Dream Angels lovely lace lingerie from Victoria’s Secret, knit dresses by Michael Kors, white macramΓ© summer dresses by Twin-Set, striped “Ocean Soul” top (in photo) and white macramΓ© tops by Patrizia Pepe, Liu Jo‘s white and blue denim collection (see mini skirt in photo), cotton off shoulder tops by Sea NY, and customized havaianas

πŸ’™ Daily luxury_food: another thing you need to try in Miamii is the South-American cuisine, the avocado spring rolls and Luau salad from the Cheesecake Factory, and a coconut milk cappuccino. Try these nice restaurants, too: oceanside Nikki Beach, brunch at Sense beach house, sushi at Samurai, Italian at George’s, Cuban at Bongo’s.

πŸ’™ Beautiful places to go on an adventure outside of Miami are the Keys, Naples, and the Bahamas. Secondly, you can visit the Disney resorts, Seaworld and Universal Studios in Orlando.

Dream and love the daily luxury in your life πŸ’™ For daily luxury, moda and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/.

Photos and images by www.nickybianca.com and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/ .

Il dolce far niente in Italy πŸ’™Β 

Il dolce far niente in Italy πŸ’™ beautiful places in Italy to be lazy_

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes, between summer sadness and winter blues, I need some days to sleep and chill a little. Some lazy days in a beautiful place in Italy would be a good idea! In Italy, il dolce far niente, the sweetness of doing nothing, is a lifestyle. It is about living on a Mediterranean rhythm and loving the daily luxury in your life. The daily rituals have become a form of art in Italy, from a beautiful pizza margherita, the perfect cappuccino to raspberry icecream, from spending time with family, l’amore to dressing well. La dolce vita is celebrated in the little streets, boutiques, restaurants and homes of each Italian city. These are beautiful places in Italy to be a little lazy:

  1. Milano and il lago di Como. Even though Milano is known as a busy city, it is a nice place to visit the beautiful white Duomo, and to shop in the monumental Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, la Rinascente and in Via Montenapoleone. For a day away from busy Milano, you need to go to Como at only half an hour distance. The view over il lago di Como is beautiful and you can go to romantic places across the lake, like Bellagio. Il dolce far niente: you can sit on the rooftop of il Duomo to read a book and enjoy the view, visit Armani Casa for some home inspiration, taste the delicious mozzarella dishes and pizzas at mozzarella bar ObicΓ , and try all the icecream you can find in Como.
  2. The lovely, little places on the 1920s beach in Viareggio all have nice entrances with wooden names. This is where the local Italian families go for a day on the beach. The place has a sweet scent that comes from the orange and pine trees. Along the seaside you will find the chique boutiques from for example Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, Intimissimi, and Atos Lombardini. In a two hour walk along the sea, you can go to Forte dei Marmi, another lovely coastal town in Lucca, Toscane. il dolce far niente: don’t miss all the boutiques in Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, go to a spa, and try all the icecream at gelateria Grom.
  3. La bella cittΓ  di moda_ Firenze is a beautiful city and home to many boutiques, musea, and restaurants. In Via Roma, Via dei Calzaiuoli, Via de’ Tornabuoni and Piazza della Repubblica, you will find the boutiques from Liu JoTiffany and co, Luisa via Roma, Patrizia PepeFratelli Rosetti, la Rinascente, and you can visit the Gucci museoil dolce far niente: drink a cappuccino or cioccolato at CaffΓ¨ Gilli, visit the Liu jo store, visit il giardino di Boboli, try the mezzelune pasta at Fuori Porta, and pizza a taglio at Pugi.

For more inspiration on daily luxury, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.wordpress.com and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/ πŸ’™πŸŒΊ  For more beautiful places, follow evantures!

Daily luxury s/s 2016: off shoulder

An essential daily luxury for the summer is definitely the off shoulder dress or top. 

A beautiful blue (Sea), striped (Patrizia Pepe) or cool white off shouder top (Liu Jo, Tibi) in soft cotton on a dark blue denim Liu jo jeans creates a casual-chique outfit Γ  la Olivia Palermo. Lovely lace lingerie in white, blue and soft turquoise by Victoria’s Secret and Intimissimi will look beautiful on bare shoulders. Secondly, a cotton off shoulder dress by Thakoon or ChloΓ© is both beautiful and cool πŸ’™. A soft cotton dress or top with bare shoulders has a beautiful and casual look, as it looks both dressed and a little sexy. You can wear your beautiful heels by Choo or Valentino, and still look casual, or dress it down with espadrilles, sandals or Choo trainers. You can’t miss with this summer essential!

For daily inspiration of beautiful daily luxury, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.wordpress.com and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/ πŸ’™.

Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Summer love πŸ’™

My daily luxury for summer days in June:

πŸ’™ Lovely lace_ soft turquoise dream angels lace demi bra with a beautiful back, unlined demi bra in coconut white, and blue lagoon white lace swimsuit with straps on the back from Victoria’s Secret.

πŸ’™ Liu Jo_ the summer collection from Liu Jo is beautiful and cool, for example the lovely Liu Jo denim collection in dark blue and white, and the safaric chic summer essentials in white, beige and khaki.

πŸ’™ Patrizia Pepe_ I’m in love with the cool spring-summer collection from Patrizia Pepe, with beautiful pieces such as the cotton and linen off shoulder top with stripes, silky shirt in white/light blue stripes, and the ‘ocean soul’ striped top. 

πŸ’™ Choo’s_  Choo’s summer collection is perfect for tropical temperatures with its palm printed bags, beige and khaki trainers, and sunglasses with flowers.

Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Liu Jo, Choo, Patrizia Pepe, www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Cool winter chic

O baby, it’s cold outside! The winter can be a beautiful season, too πŸ’™. It is the season for snow, xmas, hot chocolate, comfy nights at home, and winter collections! Dress in beautiful and warm, winter chic clothes and love the daily luxury the winter has to offer:

1. Liu jo_ I love the Liu jo winter collection: dark blue and black Liu jo jeans combined with cool white, khaki and beige knitwear and tees, www.liujo.com

2. Shoes and Choo’s_ Shoebaloo has beautiful pieces in the winter collection: for example Choo trainers, Valentino heels and Givenchy backpacks and bucket bags in beige and black. The winter sale has started in Shoebaloo’s stores and online boutique ayay, www.shoebaloo.nl

3. Down jackets and winter coats_ Be warm and comfy with the beautiful overcoats and down jackets from WoolrichMaxMara, and Liu jo’s les plumes collection in beige, black, night blue and khaki. On Winkelstraat.nl you’ll find these warm winter coats and more.

4. Cashmere and knitwear_ Chic and warm cashmere knitwear you’ll find in the winter collections from Repeat Cashmere, Patrizia Pepe, MaxMara, and Maje. A knit dress and pencil skirt are also beautiful knit items for winter. 

For daily inspiration on chic winter collections and daily luxury, you can follow me on https://nickybianca.wordpress.com/ and http://www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/    

 

Photos and images by Shoebaloo and Nicky Bianca.   

sleepy day πŸ’™

A day at home sleeping and dreaming is a beautiful daily luxury and can be sometimes all you need πŸ’™. For a sleepy day at home these are my daily luxuries: illy cappuccino, croissants, fresh berries, beautiful lace lingerie in light blue or turquoise (La Perla, Intimissimi, Victoria’s secret), a long, warm bath, Dior nude and sorbet cream, Acqua di Parma, mini dresses in white or beige, a warm cashmere or knit sweater (Repeat Cashmere, Liu jo, Twin-Set, Patrizia Pepe), a lovely and cosy bed (Zara home, Riviera maison), a mozzarella or burrata salad and pizza, the Vogue Italia, EspaΓ±a or Paris, my Nicky Bianca blog, Pinterest, listening to my music (Aaliyah), reading my books (from Maya Angelou and F. Scott Fitzgerald), watching my favorite movies (The Great Gatsby). A sleepy day at home can make all the difference in the world. Dream and love all the daily luxuries in your life πŸ’™.

 

Photos and images by Nicky Bianca and http://www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Winter luxuries πŸ’™

This winter is going to be a cool season. The beautiful winter luxuries that are in store now make you forget about summer and long for the snow. My wishlist of winter luxuries is a long one. First of all, I would love to have the lovely, winter beige Choo high top trainers and beautiful, black Valentino boots with decorative studs (Valentino, Choo, Shoebaloo). A beautiful backpack or bucket bag are the coolest bags of the season (Valentino, Liu jo, Patrizia Pepe, Paul Warmer). Secondly, the lovely Liu jo jeans and the Liu jo down jackets from the Les Plumes collection are beautiful basic items for all your winter looks (Liu jo). The warm and comfy cashmere dresses and sweaters in winter white and lovely beige are essential winter luxuries (Repeat Cashmere, Liu jo, MaxMaraTwin-Set, Patrizia Pepe). For beautiful, dewy skin you need the delicious soft Dior sorbet cream and Dior serum sorbet against the winter cold. A lovely winter makeup in beige and brown tones, inspired by the nineties look, can be created by a little Dior nude air foundation, Dior bronzer and the Dior sunkissed nailpolish (Dior).

 Photos and images by www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/ and www.shoebaloo.nl

Daily luxuries for the cool seasonΒ 

Even though the summer has ended, you can still wear your lovely summer dresses, skirts and tops with a denim or leather jacket in the in between season. You can wear those beautiful winter cashmere dresses with bare legs, or a soft tee and Liu jo jeans with a down jacket. The in between season is very cool, as you can wear both summer and winter items in lovely combinations, and be inspired by both the winter collections that are in store now and the spring collections on the runway in New York, Milan and Paris. It is the best of all seasons 🌺. These are beautiful daily luxuries for the cool season to come πŸ’™. 

πŸ’™ Winter white and lovely beige dresses in cashmere, cotton, lace and silk (Patrizia Pepe, Twin-Set)

πŸ’™ Blue denim and black leather jackets (Liu jo, Twin-Set)

πŸ’™ Blue down jackets (Liu jo) and beige cashmere overcoats (MaxMara, Patrizia Pepe)

πŸ’™ Warm and luscious cashmere scarfs (Repeat Cashmere)

πŸ’™ Beige suede or leather trainers (Jimmy Choo, Twin-Set, Hogan Rebel

πŸ’™ Lovely chic heels to wear with your Liu jo jeans and dresses (Sergio Rossi, Choo, Acquazzura)

πŸ’™ Beautiful leather bucket bag (Mansur Gavriel)

 

Love her style πŸŒΊ

Some women own a naturally beautiful style 🌺 You may find them within your family and friends, in magazines, in old movies, in fashion blogs, and in the streets and boutiques of beautiful cities like Barcelona, New York, Milan and Firenze. These beautiful, classy women are truly an inspiration to me. And also the cool kids, models, Brooklyn babies and fashion bloggers inspire me with their casual coolness. I love the mix of classic elements with my own casual and cool style. The new chic is presented by cool and comfy clothes in beautiful silhouettes, soft fabrics and textures. For example, a beige cashmere dress, a soft white tee with a Liu jo jeans and Valentino or Acquazzura heels, a white knit dress from Twin-Set or a beige silk dress from Patrizia Pepe with a denim jacket. A sporty cool style is upgraded by the softest materials and chic designs. While classy pieces are dressed down with a tee, denim and sneaks. For your daily inspiration of beautiful daily luxuries and classy and cool collections, you can follow me on wordpress (www.nickybianca.wordpress.com) and pinterest (www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/).

These are my sources of inspiration:

  1. The Vogue Italia, EspaΓ±a and Paris, these beautiful and inspiring magazines are classics and all about beauty and fashion.
  2. The lovely boutiques of Liu jo, Patrizia Pepe, Twin-Set, MaxMara, Maje, Isabel Marant, Dior, Bulgari, Valentino, Acquazzura, Sergio Rossi, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Tiffany’s, la Rinascente, De Bijenkorf, Shoebaloo.
  3. The fashion blog by Olivia Palermo, the Zoe report by Rachel Zoe, The Blond Salad by Chiara Ferragni, The Fashion Fruit by Veronica Ferraro, Damsel in Dior by Jacey Duprie, Theyallhateus, Sincerely Jules by Julie Sarinana, Rachel Bilson, Jennifer Aniston, Nina Garcia, Emma Watson, Blake Lively, Alessandra Ambrosio, Sara Sampaio, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevigne, Alicia Vikander, and Carine Roitfeld.

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