The Ladybug love declaration to Catania (and to her granny)

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Wearing green means wearing hope. I couldn’t find a better outfit to explain how hope is living inside of me these days: hope to see the light at the end of the tunnel; hope of living healthy and full lives; hope of enjoying the world again; hope of ending soon this war against the virus.

When I wore this outfit I couldn’t even imagine what was about to happen in a few weeks. I was enjoying some time at home with my family and celebrating my sister’s graduation in one of the most beautiful cities of the world: my beautiful vintage Catania.

I cannot explain the beauty of this city, the richness of its decadent buildings, the history, the cultural vibes…it is one of my favorite cities in the world. I have memories of Catania since I was a kid and I used to take the bus to Catania to spend time with my grandmother there: her world was so amazing to me. African prints, vintage pieces, homeware from the east of the world, she introduced me to a world that now is exactly mine.

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I think of her a lot when I am in town and I miss her so much but she still lives in me, in my way of dressing, in my African prints and in my many vintage pieces and homeware that I find during my travels.

That day I went for a total green outfit to share my hope with my sister, the hope that she will start a new life after her graduation, and that she will feel proud of what she did.

The beautiful green 50s coat is one of my best finds ever from London Vintage at the Pop up vintage fair in London almost one year and a half ago. I paired it with a more recent find: a velvet long dress that I found at the Vinokilo event in Milan in February.

Snake-print shoes are from Carmens (one of my best winter finds this year!) and the cute 50s velvet black bag with the golden chain is a vintage find from A Rebours Vintage in Milan. Golden bamboo and snake earrings are from Giovanni Raspini.

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The Ladybug stays warm and cozy

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As the temperatures get lower it is time to stay warm and cozy in our favorite winter pieces.

Soft and warm scarves and sweaters are on top of my list especially since I live in Milan! I can get out without gloves or hats in winter but I cannot make it without a scarf!

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The checked one I am wearing here is from Momonì and it is possibly one of my favorite winter scarves as it is incredibly warm and soft. I wore it on a navy jumper from & Other Stories and denim culottes from Massimo Dutti.

Camel ankle boots are from Carmens and handmade brass earrings are from Metalica Creazioni.

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The Ladybug and the (flower) power of a 70’s inspired dress


There is a joy that only women can understand. This joy is called “finding your favorite dress at a ridiculous price during the sales”!

This is exactly the kind of joy that I felt at the beginning of the winter sales when I stepped into H&M and not only I found the long bomber that I told you about last week but also this beautiful flower dress: only one, my size, 7 euros! Can you understand the joy?

I first saw this adorable 70’s inspired long dress in beautiful autumn colors and with lovely frills on the shoulders on Internet and I decided to look for it in town. At the third H&M that I visited without finding it a lovely salesgirl told me “Listen, you will never find it again. It totally flied off the shelves in a few days”.




I came back home very sad and I started to look for it on Ebay but, as usual when something  is very coveted, the prices went crazy! I gave up my search and I forgot about it until that day: I literally grabbed it and I left the shop with this wonder and my long bomber for 37 euros both…I couldn’t start my winter sales better than that!

To complete the hippy look I wore it with Carmens 70’s inspired camel ankle boots.


The Ladybug stays warm and cozy in this freezing weather


It is too cold these days to take pictures outside! I must confess that I go around covered head to toe with multiple layers and I don’t feel fashionable at all!! I really hate winter when it’s so cold…I’m constantly freezing, I cannot run and I just dress to be warm!

When I read comments and articles on how to stay warm and fashionable in winter I really think that it is not for me…and what about bare legs in winter? I could NEVER EVER do that!! Warm and cozy sweaters are my uniform right now, even at work! I’m a girl from the South after all!



While waiting for the temperature to get higher again I took advantage of my friend’s house (and beautiful cat…he really wanted to be part of it and he was obsessed with my shoes!) to take some pictures while staying warm at home with my cozy green sweater from & Other Stories that I paired it with thrifted camel culottes from Topshop (they were longer but I cut them knee-lenght) and my new ankle boots from Carmens. It is the first time that I try their shoes and I fell in love with them: lovely 70’s shapes, warm colors, incredibly comfortable and fair prices.