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The adventures of Anna, an Italian girl feeling alone in her “nearly” home country! Friend-dating anyone?

13 Apr

A few days ago I found an interesting article in Grazia, my favourite magazine, and I recognized myself straight away while reading it. This article is titled Er, will you be my friend? And it explains the story of Rachel, New Yorker born that at 25 years-old moved to Chicago to live with her fiancé, now husband, and how she struggles to meet new friends. I thought I was reading my story, just set in the US instead than in the UK!

The only difference between me and Rachel is, I have not started yet to friend-dating…I do struggle so much with meeting people in England, in over three years I have been here I have met amazing people, thanks to the wives and girlfriends of my husband’s friends (it does sound a bit like WAGs), I met an amazing girl here that I can consider my British best friend to whom I wish all the joy of this world on her engagement…but still, sometimes, I struggle, I want to meet more people, and make friendships. I notice that when I go shopping (on my own) I even try to chat up the person who works at the cashier in Zara, H&M, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, male or female does not matter… today I even did at Steamer Trading cook shop in Brighton, I bought a kitchen scale and when I was about to pay the girl at the cashier asked me if everything was ok, if I found what I was looking for etc, I thought How nice! So I started to chat her up saying Yes I found the scale I wanted but I wanted to buy the vintage style one but my husband does not like so I am buying this one…the girl very nice went blank for a few seconds, probably thinking:

WHY are you telling me this? And she replied politely…I mean what did I do wrong with trying to do a bit of conversation? I was not going to ask her out anyway!!! Is it the language barrier, is it the different culture or is it something else? It cannot be the language barrier, my strong Italian accent we all know is strong but it’s very understandable when I speak, it is not only the usual stereotype that British people are not friendly and Italian people are…because thinking about Rachel Tutto il mondo e’ paese (all the world is a town, everywhere is the same, like my good old grandmothers would say) because it happens the same ANYWHERE, Chicago, Brighton and Hove and God knows where else! WHY grown up people do not want meet new people and they just want stay in the circle of known friends instead than expand new horizons? Sometimes I could do with another British friend or a couple more….you know just fancy to see my best friend for a coffee in my situation could be an expensive double espresso… flying to Italy just for a quick meeting! Or I could do with a friend while shopping instead than use an imaginary one…luckily I learnt how to control myself from my compulsive hysteric lonely shopping : I try anything that gets my attention, go to the changing room, try all on and think about … what would someone else say about? Today as you can see I tried a pair of orange faded skinny jeans with zip on the ankles and a pair of Chanel inspired mint green shorts in Zara…luckily my imaginary best friend said no!

But luckily he/she did not say no to my Versace style or sofa cover inspired tops from H&M!!!

Going back to the article on the friend dating…if anyone feels lonely like Rachel or Anna, in the south east of England area….please let’s meet up!!! 🙂

xxx

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Feeling the spring, love the warm temperature….and I can’t wait to wear my new bikinis! H&M swimwear collection

23 Mar

I was still in vacation last week when my best friend Anna texted me: Dear friend, you must go to H&M, I just bought two amazing bikinis, pictures to follow! This week when I finally had a bit of time to sat down with my laptop, I thought: I’ll go to have a look and of course, I liked the swimwear collection immediately and I ordered 2 bikinis straight away, still waiting for them to turn up but there is no rush, I need them in 38 days! Do you want to have a look? These two are the one I bought

And this one is in my wish list…so pretty!

Going to hit the high street again today, lovely gorgeous day so why not go to the seafront and have a look at the shops? Have a great day everyone! And a great weekend too!

xxx

Versace and H&M…my Christmas will start the 17th November!

20 Oct

I arrived in office this morning at 10am as usual and the first email I got in my inbox was the Vogue newsletter with the first pictures of the Versace for H&M collection, I got so excited that I started to think, well what shall I get when the collection will be available in store?

Here you can see my favourite pieces:

 

 

PS: I think it’s going to be fun to fight in store the 17th November, the day before I will come back from Miami and 100% I will have an hell of jet lag affecting me…well hopefully I could start to buy online at 00.01! 🙂

Reading the Daily Mail online today I discovered that Jimmy Choo celebrate 15 years in the shoe business with a book….well something else to add to my shopping list, after I got my wedding shoes I fell in love for it

Right…I’m going to feel a bit lonely, my husband is away for 10 days and until Sunday night when my parents will arrive from Italy I will be a bit lonely…hopefully I’m going to manage to organise something or to go somewhere nice to keep myself busy…I will start to enjoy my ME TIME tonight with a glass of rose… I’ll drink to that!

xx

Ready to go, thanks high street!

22 Sep

 

I’m ready, I can’t wait to get rid of my boredom and I can’t wait for a glass of wine!

My outfit comes from the high street, got this Diesel jeans in April (the model is called Matic, size 26 but after Miami they are a bit tight!). The white shirt came on my Tuesday shopping spree at H&M, only £ 12.99! Love this Benetton shoes I bought last February, shame I risk to kill myself every time I wear them, well…I don’t have to walk tonight! And god bless my lovely 4 years old Louis Vuitton speedy 25, I love it!

Well if someone delays, I’m going to start to open the bottle of Prosecco, have a good evening everyone!

Totally obsessed with green

20 Sep

Today has been a boring day, I’m not feeling my best right now, I feel I’m just about to get a cold or a flu, the weather doesn’t help, today in Brighton the sky was miserably grey and it felt so windy, I haven’t been that busy at work so during lunch time I thought to go for a walk to fight my boredom and tiredness, thanks to the High Street I felt so much better! I went for a walk in H & M and I saw a dark green kimono dress…it made my day! I don’t know why I love the colour (or color depends which side of the Atlantic you are), I started to like it last year when I bought a Karen Miller bright green dress for a wedding (I couldn’t actually wear it for the occasion because my husband – my fiancé at the time banned me to wear it…well I worn it for my bachelorette’s party in Miami instead!).

I couldn’t believe how low cost shopping could make me feel so much better, a dress, a white shirt, three t-shirts and some socks made me happy and not bankrupt today!!!

I have an evening wedding invitation for Saturday night, what shall I wear? Help!!!! Still summery dresses or shall I go for something more fall-winter with darker colours? Or maybe something GREEN!!!


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