Les Empreintes

I am super excited to introduce "Les Empreintes"! This wonderful jewelry brand whose concept has just amazed me offered me to try their lovely idea: I was sent this silver bracelet and a kit to personalize it with the design I liked. As Maxce means "Maxime and Cécile", me and my love and photographer, we decided to give our digital prints the shape of a heart, aside the name of our blog :). And here is the result: a cool and unique jewel, the perfect gift for Mother day, Valentine's day or just a way to say your love. The down side is the price having it graved makes it quite expensive...
The engraving was super fast and well made after we sent back the kit with the drawing and prints we had made (we had quite a lot of fun doing this ^^)! Mine is the zen silver pendant, find it here!


Last days of summer, last days of shorts (without tights)! I stumbled across these while looking for school supplies (you know what it's like, you always end up doing something that wasn't planned at all, feeling the irresistible need to visit a shop ;p) Anyways, I tried the on and really liked the contrast white bands, it would be perfect for going sailing someday... I really like sailor-inspired looks, it's fresh, cute and relaxed. Especially wearing my DIY espadrilles (see the post here!) and my cap, but if you'd like to do a bun and replace these lean back shoes with more sophisticated sandals, this would also be perfect for a weekend in town or a getaway on a bike in Amsterdam ^^


Printed clothes like this dress are really feminine pieces, but these days I like to pair these with more "rock-ish" accessories like this boyish hat and this zipper belt, I think it gives some interesting contrast in an outfit: change the accessories for some glamorous or bohemian ones and you could utterly change the feel of the outfit ;)

Couleur d'automne

My first week at university is almost done, and this Master year seems to be extremely dense from what we learned! Looots of things to know to be a teacher, I've got to be a know-it-all in so many disciplines and of course know how to build a lesson to teach and interest my students, with very specific vocabulary to get. I had no idea that there would be so much! :p 
I am happy to escape from atoms and grammar now to show you my favorite fall outfit a black and white graphic outfit with embellishment, (you know I can't do without them) made to stand out by a pop of one of the greatest fall colors: burgundy! Cool booties, printed bag and ready set go for running in the leaves!

Caprice vintage

This is kind of a bonus post from my French Riviera trip! While visiting Nice with my Mum and brother, we discovered a tiny vintage shop in the old town, called Caprice Vintage, full of lovely treasures. We were about to go out when we spotted this stunning 50's dress. You guys know how much I am fond of this style, I think it's extremely feminine and flatters any woman's body. I tried it on just for fun and the lovely lady from the shop allowed us to take a few pictures. I wanted to share it with you, and as I didn't buy it (I would really have needed one or two extra centimeters to the bust and waist to breath comfortably and I am a little too tall :p)  It's still available! I would definitely see it as a gorgeous informal wedding dress. I am SO sad I could not get it, I loved it so so much and will most likely try to copy it and perhaps even make a DIY here ;)

DIY embellished espadrilles

Did you also watch with interest the massive espadrilles trend taking over the blogosphere this Summer? Chanel and Vuitton luxury'a take on this classical hot days and beach shoes from the Pays Basque definitely brought it back in trend. I would definitely have purchased a good pair of Vuitton's ones but I'm not sure my banker would have been happy with it. I had forgotten about my frustration until I went on the French Riviera and bumped into a small shop in old Nice, selling dozens of different colors for only 10 euros. I didn't hesitate for a second and picked this denim version, handmade please. I decided later on to customize it and make more urban appropriate. Follow the steps and get your own personal design ;)


Last pictures of my trip to the French Riviera! On the third day, we decided to go to Beaulieu-sur-mer and visit this amazing Greek villa, built in the early 20th by and Hellenist, based on the model of antique villas in Delos. The decor is stunning, there are lovely mosaics and what is interesting is a little modern touch, like electricity or piped water. I can totally see myself living there, at the end of a rock over the sea! Again, I decided to pick an outfit whose colors would match the scenery, safran, brick red and beige. Do you like it? :)