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As the dust settles

29 Jun

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Daily outfit and style tips, wearing green and white dress, ochre elastic belt, gold tights, platform sandals

 

This is the blogging equivalent of dine-and-dash, it’s more like blog-and-dash. It’s been a busy week since our return. While most of my life is back to normal, I’m still struggling to get all the loose ends tied, blogging and regular exercise being the two primary things of importance that are crying out for my attention.

It was Fil’s birthday yesterday.

I’m using that as my excuse this week. We had a lovely dinner at his favorite restaurant in San Francisco, Prospect, followed by a cocktail at Bourbon and Branch. Then we called it a night, it was only Tuesday after all.

 

Daily outfit and style tip, wearing short black dress, black tights, black boots

 

I went from demure to 80′s rocker chick for the occasion. I couldn’t help but pose next to the first layer of new curtains I put up right in front of the wall I painted last weekend. Nesting ahoy! Also, it was raining outside. Not just drizzling or misting, pouring rain!

See you later!

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Garden dress/H&M, ochre elastic belt/Anthropologie, gold sparkly tights/Urban Outfitters, platform sandals/Urban Outfitters, aqua bangle/picked up in Costa Brava, geometric black dress/H&M, black tights/unknown, black slouchy boots/Nordstrom’s, sparkly infinity scarf/gifted, necklace/gifted.

 
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Happy Pride weekend!

26 Jun

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Day Lilly

In honor of everyone’s right to love. Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend with those you love.

 
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Packing for vacation, part 2

23 Jun

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I posted the first part of packing for vacation yesterday when I found my missing Friend Friday piece. Here lies the moment of truth. If you didn’t catch my updates on The House in the Clouds’ facebook page, following is a quick recap of the last three weeks.

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Daily outfit and style tip, honeymoon in Paris

Daily outfit and style tip, honeymoon in Paris

Daily outfit and style tip, honeymoon in Paris

Daily outfit and style tip, honeymoon in Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We started our honeymoon in Paris and stayed with one of our best friends for five days. (I’m going to be writing about my observation of Parisian style on Style Pint’s blog soon and will keep you posted, check her out in the meantime.) Paris was warm, we walked a lot as expected. It was an easy city to dress for. Our schedule was nicely paced and our dinners were fantastic.

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We then flew to Barcelona, picked up our rental car and drove to Calellea, in Costa Brava. The bed and breakfast run by British ex-pats was absolutely charming, I think of this as our first honeymoon suite. The small coastal town was beautiful and dreamy, there’s nothing better to me than the Mediterranean Sea and coastline. Light rains fell intermittently though the days were still warm. We spent one day exploring a coastline trail and subsequent little pockets of beaches.

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After Costa Brava, we hit the road and spent the next week driving through the Pyrenees. The temperature cooled as most of Europe was hit with a cold and wet spell. The rain didn’t stop us from hiking twice but it did get us sopping wet! I dressed for comfort on days mostly spent in the car.

We wrapped up our northernly drive with a few days in Gascony for some Armagnac tasting. We stayed at a bed and breakfast in a former mansion. The food was divine and the service was attentive and inviting. One day was devoted to visiting a couple local producers and tasting their wares. This experience was truly unique, the proprietors were warm and welcoming, spending hours showing us around. The weather was still cool and drizzly throughout, I found it challenging to dress in my summer clothes and kept bundling up with scarves.

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Hitting the Basque country, we made a quick detour to see the Guggenheim in Bilbao before dropping off our car at the airport and returning to Barcelona. The next four days were spent walking the city, taking in the sights and being enthralled with Gaudi’s architectural genius along with staying up late. The weather was hot and the style was casual. The cool and wet spell was finally over.

After four days, we caught a plane back to Paris, had one last mind-blowing dinner with our friend and flew home the next day.

Here’s what made it into the suitcase:

  • Dresses, 3: 2 short, 1 maxi. Report: the purple stretch jersey dress was perfect for wearing alone in Barcelona and layering with leggings on a cooler day in Gascony. The lightweight orange summer dress was perfect for Calellea and Barcelona, it was pretty but casual enough for the coast. I’m sad to report the maxi dress never made an appearance. It was too casual for nice evening dinners and would have been great for Barcelona. I admit I forgot about it on the couple days it would have been perfect for.


  • Shorts, 1: Dressy cotton. Report: I dressed up these shorts a few times, they worked well for days in Paris and Barcelona, and again on our last night’s dinner in Barcelona.

 

  • Pants, 3: Cargo, seersucker, stretchy. Report: The cargo pants were worn numerous times in Paris and through the cooler days. The seersucker pants were so versatile that I wore them in every city. The stretchy wide-leg pants were my go-to pants for the day-long drives and long flights because they were so comfortable with their four-way stretch.

 

  • Tank tops, 2: 1 plain solid, 1 dressy. Report: The casual solid salmon tank got a lot of wear, both alone and under one of the looser-fitting tops. The dressy pink lace tank top was only worn once.

 

  • Scarves, 2: 1 warm, 1 lacy. Report: I got a lot of mileage out of the warmer shawl but only wore the lacy scarf once or twice.

 

  • Tops, 3: 1 print t-shirt, 1 over-size sequined t-shirt, 1 tunic. Report: The white t-shirt with a blue floral print was a favorite. I washed it twice, it looked good with practically everything. The over-size sequined t-shirt was worn numerous times, too. Same with the tunic. I kept rotating shirts during the cold wet week through the Pyrenees, it was just too cold to wear dresses.

 

  • Cardigans, 3: 1 lightweight lacy, 1 cashmere, 1 cotton kimono style. Report: The lightweight salmon cardi got plenty of wear but I only wore the orange kimono style once. The cashmere aqua cardi was worn every day that it wasn’t hot. How am I not sick of it yet? You’ve probably seen me wear it all winter, it’s the softest, warmest thing.

 

  • Shoes, 4: 1 sandal, 1 dressy shoe, 1 flat comfort shoe, 1 flat stylish shoe. Report: The flat stylish sequined shoe gave me a blister on day one which made wearing the dressy shoe really painful, I tucked the dressy shoes away for the rest of the trip. The black Dansko sandals were my favorites, the straps across the tops were adjusted according to the heat factor and foot swelling. The flat comfort shoes were the warmest to wear during the cold spell but were too hot and binding on the hot days.


There you have it. Overall, I did very well and got a lot of wear out of almost everything. At the last minute I threw a pair of thick black yoga pants into my suitcase, I still had so much room to spare. They turned out to play a very crucial role when hiking in the rain, I had only brought a pair of lightweight hiking capris and would have been freezing all day. I also added a couple nicer dresses which I wore several times.

The winners: The purple jersey and orange lightweight dresses were tied. The seersucker and stretchy pants were tied, also. The white t-shirt won out over the other t’s, it was polyester and dried very quickly after being hand-washed which kept it fresh. Overall, the cashmere aqua cardi and black sandals took the prize.

The losers: The maxi dress, the dressy high heels and the lacy scarf were lowest on the totem pole. I wouldn’t have missed them. Not too shabby for trying to plan for so much diversity in activities and weather.

For more general and location photos of our travels, check out The Husband’s blog. He painstakingly documented regularly with a brief description and a handful of photos. It was truly incredible!

I also want to extend a special thanks to my guest bloggers, it was such a relief knowing you were in good hands in my absence. I hope they’ve made new fans out of you!

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Filip Jach

 

 
 

Packing for vacation, part 1

22 Jun

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Daily outfits and style tips, vacation outfit sketches

Guess what I just found? My Friend Friday post about packing for vacation that had mysteriously disappeared when I was traveling. I wasn’t able to post it two weeks ago but I still had the original text on my desktop. I decided to post it even after the fact because I had planned on breaking down what worked and what didn’t while in Europe for three weeks.

Here’s the original post. Check back tomorrow for the breakdown.

This topic couldn’t come at a better time. Traveling through France and Spain, I had to consider dressing for the fickle nature of spring; cool rains, thunderstorms, warm breezes and hot sun. Shopping in Paris, hiking in the Pyrenees, lounging about in Costa Brava and staying up very late in Barcelona. Would you believe that I had room to spare in my suitcase, even with hiking shoes and a curling iron? It remains to be seen but I may know a thing or two about packing efficiently.

FBFF: When it comes to packing for vacation what’s your mantra?

FJ: Be prepared

FBFF: What are your must packs?

FJ: Comfortable shoes, at least one pair of stretchy pants, items that are easy to layer and a few good accessories. It’s likely that I’m going to do a lot of walking, I don’t want that compromised. Having lived in San Francisco for most of my adult life I’m very familiar with the concept of layering. It has always served me well under most circumstances. Lastly, a girl’s got to look good. A few nice accessories and a touch of lipstick does wonders.

FBFF: What are you happy to leave behind?

FJ: Anything that requires ironing, might be uncomfortable or is a one-time use item.

FBFF: Any packing secrets that help you get everything into one suitcase?

FJ: Plenty! First, I chose a primary and secondary color for the outfits. Immediately everything can mix and match. That problem is solved. In the case of the trip I’m on now, I had to pack for three weeks. I packed seven outfits that can be mixed and matched to create at least 21 variations. I plan to hand-wash certain items such as t-shirts, tank tops, socks and underwear. See my complete breakdown at the end of the post.

I measured out the toiletries I needed and used the right size containers, no need to carry full size products. By measuring out a little more than I would need I avoided the situation I got myself into last time I traveled for three weeks, when I ran out and had to buy full-size items which I lugged around the rest of the time. Costly and wasteful, especially since they weren’t my favorite products.

I take all the medication and pills I need and put them in a re-sealable plastic storage bags. No need for a bunch of separate containers, I know the difference between my ibuprofen and my allergy medicine. In fact, re-sealable storage bags are my favorite way to keep like items together. It makes it easy to find socks, underwear, accessories.

FBFF: Beach reading… what are you taking with you to read in the sand?

FJ: Geez, I grabbed an unread book off my bookshelf but I just don’t see myself reading much. I’m usually out and about or socializing. That’s not to say I don’t try each time, I’ve never gone on vacation without taking a book but to be honest, I hardly ever end up reading on vacation.

  • Dresses, 3: 2 short, 1 maxi
  • Shorts, 1: Dressy cotton
  • Pants, 3: Cargo, seersucker, stretchy
  • Tank tops, 2: 1 plain solid, 1 dressy
  • Scarves, 2: 1 warm, 1 lacy
  • Tops, 3: 1 print t-shirt, 1 over-size sequined t-shirt, 1 tunic
  • Cardigans, 3: 1 lightweight lacy, 1 cashmere, 1 cotton kimono style
  • Shoes, 4: 1 sandal, 1 dressy shoe, 1 flat comfort shoe, 1 flat stylish shoe

 

Add a couple belts, a bikini, flip-flops, some hiking pants and shirts, a lightweight outdoor activity jacket and a puffy jacket to squooshes down to nothing and voila! Plenty to remix.

Take a guess at what worked best and check back tomorrow to see how you did.

 

 
 

My tribe

20 Jun

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Daily outfit and style tips, wearing coral ruffle tank, sage green shorts, blazer
Smiling with the flowers

 

I recently went back to the town I grew up in for lunch on a weekend. We were seated and served. All the while I couldn’t help but fixate on the faces around, familiar and strange at the same time. I recognized familial facial features and could take a guess at which families of my childhood they belonged to. How odd to consider that we can look so much like our parents and siblings, our cousins and aunts and uncles that we can be identified by strangers as belonging to our tribe.

Daily outfit and style tips, wearing coral ruffle tank, sage green shorts, blazer
These colors are perfect for spring

I walked into a Lower Haight street bar years ago to have the bartender ask me if I had a sister, proceeding to then describe my sister. We didn’t even live in the same city let alone run in the same circles. She was referring to my youngest sister who’s seven years younger than me, has slightly lighter skin and very long curly black hair.

At the time, I had very short blond hair.

I know we look alike but it’s because I know we’re about the same size, I know her face and her expression as intimately as I know my own. But how does a stranger know? Do we look so much like family in a poorly lit neighborhood bar that we give it away that easily?

I’m always amazed at the similarities between my sisters and I; the same smile, the same exact reactions and facial expressions to what someone said. What a precious thing it is to experience bits of myself in the mirror of my tribe.

Daily outfit and style tips, wearing coral ruffle tank and rose necklace
Delicate rose necklace was a gift from the hubby

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As you’ve probably noticed by now, I’m hooked on this whole notion of dressing up shorts. These soft sage green shorts poof and pucker out like a little skirt. The high paper-bag waist redefines the waistline. To offset the bottom half, I chose a more form-fitting top and a simple fitted blazer. Platform sandals, (my favorite new shoe), and sandy beige flower pattern tights elongated my legs. I exchanged the sausage-effect causing DKNY tights that I had worn earlier for Nordstrom’s own brand. The House in the Clouds recommends them!

Last time I wore shorts I seemed to have piqued your interest. Have any of you given though to how you would execute this? I’m curious at how you’re thinking of putting an outfit with shorts together. Now that I’ve come back from vacation I’d like to put a “Show me your shorts” blog event together! Who’s in? You know you want to!

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Soft sage green shorts/ModCloth, coral ruffle tank/Urban Outfitters, sandy beige flower pattern tights/Nordstrom’s, platform sandals/Urban Outfitters, blazer/Nordstrom’s, rose and sparrow necklace/gifted, vintage kimono cuff/Re4m.

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Filip Jach

 

 
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From me to you 6.19

19 Jun

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sunset of the San Francisco bay
A view of the San Francisco Bay from my window

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 
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Guest blogger: Fashion For Giants

16 Jun

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While I’m away on my honeymoon in France and Spain until June 17th I’ve lined up some very special guests for you. I wrote a little intro about what makes them so special to me here. I hope you enjoy their company in my absence. Keep checking back to see which guest will be making a special appearance next!

I’ll also be uploading picture to my facebook page whenever possible and hope to catch at least a few inspiring photos of French and Spanish style. Don’t forget to “like” The House in the Clouds to stay up on the latest news.

À bientôt,

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Pleats Please

Hello, my name is Gracey:

Daily outfit, style tips, guest blogger Fashion For Giants

The absolutely fabulous Fabienne has invited me over from my blog, Fashion for Giants, to do a guest post for her.  I adore both Fabienne and her lovely blog so of course I jumped at the chance:

Daily outfit, style tips, guest blogger Fashion For Giants

After accepting Fabienne’s invitation, I realized I had no idea what to talk about on someone else’s blog.  I mean, I barely know what to talk about on my blog.  Then, in a stroke of what I think we can all agree is genius, I decided to talk about something I love; pleated skirts.  I have been wearing a lot of pleated skirts lately and I think they are absolutely fabulous.  They are comfortable, good for riding a bike in, and one of the most appealing things about them for me; they are remarkably easy to thrift.

I mean, sure, you could spend $245 and get this Trina Turk pleated skirt:

Daily outfit, style tips, guest blogger Fashion For Giants

Or, you could take that $245 and get this pleated skirt from THEORY instead:

Daily outfit, style tips, guest blogger Fashion For Giants

Or, and I suggest you strongly consider this option, for under $10, you could head to your local thrift store and get a very similar skirt to the Trina Turk skirt:

Daily outfit, style tips, guest blogger Fashion For Giants

Or one very similar to the THEORY skirt (with the added fun of polka dots!):

Daily outfit, style tips, guest blogger Fashion For Giants

Or you could go out on a limb and find a fantastic poppy red pleated skirt:

Daily outfit, style tips, guest blogger Fashion For Giants

I bought all of these skirts for under $8 at various thrift stores and I’m willing to bet (a small, nominal sum of money, don’t get excited) that your local second-hand store has all sorts of lovely pleated skirts too.  I’ll even give you a few tips to make it easier to find the perfect pleated skirt for you.

  • You want the pleats to begin well above your hips or below. Pleated skirts with drop-waists can be difficult to wear if you have any sort of booty at all.  If the pleats begin in the middle of your heinie it can add a lot of volume.
  • Skinny pleats (knife pleats) are easier to wear than larger pleats (such as box pleats).  A larger pleat will, once again, add volume to your frame.
  • Synthetic fibers keep pleats remarkably well.  A polyester skirt holds pleats like nobody’s business, so if you can stand unnatural fibers, go for polyester.
  • If you’re tall, like I am, try petite length skirts, they end up being the perfect midi or knee length.
  • You don’t have to wear midi or knee length pleats – there are plenty of pleated mini-skirts available at thrift stores too.

 

So, there you have it.  Wear pleated skirts.  Thrift them, don’t buy them.  And read Fashion for Giants.  But only if you want to.

Thank you all for letting me visit you here at The House in the Clouds!

- Gracey, Fashion for Giants

 
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Guest blogger: My Intended Life

13 Jun

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While I’m away on my honeymoon in France and Spain until June 17th I’ve lined up some very special guests for you. I wrote a little intro about what makes them so special to me here. I hope you enjoy their company in my absence. Keep checking back to see which guest will be making a special appearance next!

I’ll also be uploading picture to my facebook page whenever possible and hope to catch at least a few inspiring photos of French and Spanish style. Don’t forget to “like” The House in the Clouds to stay up on the latest news.

À bientôt,

f

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What Inspires You To….

I wore skirts all week and I was asked by a co-worker what is going through my mind when I decide to put my outfits together?

Sometimes it’s just that they are the only articles of clothing that require no ironing. Other times it’s a particular designer, a book, a movie heroine (Annie Hall), music, food….

However most often it is my surroundings and my girl’s opinions.

For example, I just went to my daughter’s Drama Club Banquet. I wanted to wear some white lace gloves with my outfit but my daughter insisted that “it’s too much Mami”. So not to embarrassed my very fashion-knowledgeable kid I wore a very busy purse instead!

My love of colors, flowers and our amazing weather; greenery and blue skies does influence me as well. Here are some of my outfits and some of the inspiration from my every day life….

 

I was into a Spring-like (more like Summer-like) mood all week.

Shirt and Cardigan from Target.

American Rag, made in India skirt.

Italian sandals.

 

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens entrance’s fountain surrounded by a variety of bougainvilleas.

 

Squared by Sandra Roberts purse purchased at Marshalls many moons ago.

 

Both necklaces and earrings from Steinmart.

All Bracelets purchase at two local Indian stores.

Rings were presents from my ex-husband family to me on my birthday.

 

Cardigan from Marshalls. Audrey Hepburn shirt and Isaac Mizrahi skirt from Target. Thrifted belt.

My very old and very comfortable Easy Spirit mary janes.

 

Right before sunset in Miami Beach behind The Delano Hotel.

 

The larger necklace is from an arts and crafts fair at The Broward Mall in Plantation, about 4 years ago.

The smaller necklace was a thrift find the same year.

Bracelets and larger ring from Steinmart. Smaller ring from Dots.

 

My very pink New York & Company bag.

 

Shirt and cardigan from Target.

My Persaman New York skirt is quite old and I don’t remember where I bought it.

Penny Loves Kenny sandals.


Some of my market shopping for the week’s cooking and right next my Jim Shore’s Angels.

 

Both necklaces were presents from my close friends.

 

Shiny and nicely spacious, Tommy Hilfiger purse.

 

Another of my old and very versatile Target shirts.

Chemistry New York skirt, thrifted many years ago.

Impo sandals.

 

My Shirley Novak paint.  Love her poppy seed paintings for their color and tranquility.

 

The necklaces are from my favorite Salvation Army store.

The red bracelet was a present from a co-worker back in ’05.

The other bracelets are from JCPenney’s and from a local Indian store.

 

Talking about spacious and enchanting: this Liz Claiborne purse is both.

 

Have a lovely, well dress and inspiring day!

- Ofelia, My Intended Life

 

 
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FBFF Q&A: Summer fab five

10 Jun

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This week on Fashion Beauty Friend Friday we’re talking about our favorite summer trends. Mine were a no-brainer. I’ve been obsessed with exactly five things. Maybe I made that up but here are five things that I can’t get enough of, just ask anyone who sees me daily. Or you could take my word for it.

 

Daily outfit, style tip, Chanel Monte Carlo lipstick
Lipstick

 

I’ve become obsessed with this lipstick from Chanel. It’s a nicely glossed tint of the most perfect pink with a light scent reminiscent of roses. Gently hydrates my lips, never feels heavy.

 

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Long beaded necklace

 

I just picked up this long beaded necklace and want to throw it on with everything I’m wearing these days. It’s very long and light and feels nice to the touch. Being tactile by nature, this is pleases me to no end. The multitude of colors either match or offset pretty much everything. It hangs effortlessly and adds a nice touch to the most basic of t-shirts.

 

Daily outfit, style tip, Papaya "love" water bottle
Love water bottle

 

I bought this water bottle because I liked the way it looked, it was that easy. It’s got a bird, cherry blossoms and “love”. What more could I want? I needed a lightweight water bottle for my trip, I know I paid the “style” tax on it but I’ll use it for years. It’s pretty and it’s a water bottle. What’s not trendy about being healthy and hydrated in summer?

 

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Platforms

 

I love platforms! Must I say more? I’ve previously professed my love for the platform here. Added height, minimal discomfort. I hope they never, ever go away. Ever.

 

Daily outfit, style tip, white cotton eyelet shorts
Shorts

 

Shorts are new to me and now I’m hooked. To be fair, I could never wear shorts in San Francisco. I can in Oakland. You know what I’m talking about, Oaklanders.

 

Thank you Katy of Modly Chic for crafting this topic. Friend Friday is an opportunity for fashion and beauty bloggers to share their thoughts on a specific topic and read what others have to say on that same topic. For more information, check out Modly Chic and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!

 
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Guest blogger: Anika

08 Jun

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While I’m away on my honeymoon in France and Spain until June 17th I’ve lined up some very special guests for you. I wrote a little intro about what makes them so special to me here. I hope you enjoy their company in my absence. Keep checking back to see which guest will be making a special appearance next!

I’ll also be uploading picture to my facebook page whenever possible and hope to catch at least a few inspiring photos of French and Spanish style. Don’t forget to “like” The House in the Clouds to stay up on the latest news.

À bientôt,

f

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Ode to Fabienne

Daily outfit, style tips, guest blogger by Anika

Hi sweethearts!

My name is Anika and I blog over at By Anika. If we haven’t met before I would love to introduce myself to you. I am a regular Norwegian-English woman that speaks Bosnian at home, I am a budding designer and self worth activist with a love for printed dresses and scarves that I mix without fear but with a big sense of humor about myself. At By Anika I blog honestly and playfully about my own life and my voyage towards self confidence. I am determined that my readers should feel good about themselves after reading my posts.

It is my great honor to do a guest post for the wonderful Fabienne, who I adore. In fact, I am taking this chance to proclaim my love for Fabienne. (Fabienne, I don’t know how you feel about odes to you, but here comes a shower of love from me to you.)

The first thing that struck me about Fabienne when I first found her blog was her sincerity and her sense of fun. I love a woman with brains and style (hello, hot white pants!), who is funny and not afraid to invite others into her life. Basically, Fabienne had me at hello.

You know when you meet someone and immediately feel curious about that person, wanting to know more about that person, feeling that that person could very well be a friend you have not yet met? Fabienne is one of those people for me.

That gaze, that smile – don’t you just wish you could transport your self into her living room and hear what her laughter sounds like?

Daily outfit, style tips, guest blogger by Anika

I love that Fabienne is not afraid to voice her opinion. She continuously produces content of such high quality and writes wonderful posts that are both funny and touching.

Reading Fabienne telling it like it is in her recent Friend Friday post on the importance of blogging with purpose, and then proclaim that she was folding her soap box away and going back to being gentle was an epic blogger moment for me. Spunk! Love it.

A post of Fabienne’s that touched me deeply was her moving and honest account of her wonderful sister Ingrid’s battle with cancer, and Fabienne’s own voyage trough the experience. Such integrity, such bravery, such commitment, such love. Be still my heart.

Darling Fabienne, thank you for being you. Thank you for making the blogosphere a more interesting and warm place to be. Thank you for allowing me to give you a small ode with a lot of love.

Tell me sweethearts, what do you love about hanging out at Fabienne’s House in the Clouds?

http://byanika.com/

 

 
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