Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cavalli Dress for a Second Time... and a Questionaire.

Hello All and Happy Thursday!! I am filling a questionaire out today that "I stole" off of Megan's Page.

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice-cream?
-First of all I love GELATO of any kind, any flavors. Secondly I really love Spumoni Ice-cream, which is an Italian ice-cream that the original recipe has strawberries, chocolate and pistachio. Since this combines my three favorite flavors, I absolutely love it. A tie with Spumoni is Butter Pecan flavor, rich, creamy and yummy. Last but not least I also like plain Vanilla (French prefered) and Cookie-Dough Ice Cream. I am not much of a cookie person but cookie-dough in cold ice cream is so yummy, I can't help myself. 
2. If money was no object, where would you like to travel most?
-All over the world but if I had to choose 5 places they would be: Japan, Australia, England, Italy & France. All these countries have amazing cities (some of which I have seen) and rich history I would love to see and learn more about.

3. Describe to me your perfect day off.
-Sleep-in till at least 11.00 AM (to wake up without an actual alarm clock). Have a long, leisurely breakfast consisting of French Toast, Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice with some sprinkles of Cranberry Juice in it, and some fresh fruit like berries, melons, green apples and grapes. Then relax by watching a nice, romantic comedy. Go with my husband on a nice lunch date. Come back, take a nap. Wake up and have a nice glass of red wine while reading a book. Have a little chat with my husband about everyday things. Then prepare and eat dinner together. Take a walk together. Last but not least, watch a movie with husband and make love before going to bed. =) 

4. What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
-Pretty Little Liars and Dexter. I love these two little shows. Also, lately I loved the first season of Revenge so looking forward to that, this upcoming Fall. In a more silly, reality-way, I have always loved "The Bachelor/Bachelorette" despite the fact that they are ridiculous and pretty fake. 

5. What is your favorite season?
-I love each and every single season. They all have their atributes. But if I had to choose a favorite, probably Fall. Especially Fall in Michigan where I lived for 15 years. That part of the world has the most beautiful Fall season ever: every color possible of leaves, beautiful trees, different birds, ducks, geese, etc. I love Fall colors in the Nature. I also love Fall fashions, the layers you get to wear. Boots, blazers, flyaway cardigans, leggings, skirts with tights and cute little sweaters are some favorite items for me to wear. And, I like rain and thunder-storms, except driving in the rain. It is not too cold in the Fall, the colors that surround you are gorgeous, the air is crisp and fresh and those autumn rains clear up the sky and beautiful rainbows pop up.

6. Top 5 Favorite Movies. Go.
-This is a tough one. They really change yearly. LOL I love all Julia Roberts movies especially "Pretty Woman" & "Steel Magnolia". She was amazing in those movies in the beggining of her career. Some movies that also remain my favorites despite the years are: "A Beautiful Mind", "Closer", "Dirty Dancing", "Ghost", "Basic Instinct", "Avatar" &"The Proposal". "Perfect Sense" was a movie I saw recently I absolutely loved. It makes you see life in a complete different light.

7. What is your least favorite household chore?
-Probably Ironing. It takes so much time and effort out of me. I hate ironing with a passion. I rarely iron my clothes. I try to buy/have clothes that don't need a lot of ironing. Too bad most of my husband's shirts need it, though his work is pretty casual and he can wear non-ironed dress shirts as long as they are clean. Also, as long as they don't look very un-ironed. I also don't like vacuming that much. At times I like it, at times I hate it, mostly due to how heavy and uncomfortable vacum cleaners are and thay they are so loud. One of my favorite things to do on the contrary is washing dishes. Even though they are kind of gross, washing them by hand in the warm water with soap, gives me pleasure and I find quite relaxing. I usually use soap that is good and soft on your skin and moisturizing for your your hands, too.  

8. Coffee or tea or neither?
-Tea, 9 times out of 10. I am very much a tea drinker, despuite the season, hot or iced. I love all kinds of flavors though prefer stronger, black herbal teas. I am not much a coffee person. I love the smell and how it looks, but I am not much of a coffee drinker. I have to have my American coffees with lots of creamer or milk and some sugar, preferably a Vanilla creamer. I prefer to have my European coffee, like a Machiatto or Latte style with a pack of sugar in it. Also, coffee doesn't sit so well with my body, maybe because I am not used to it, my head cannot tolerate it mostly or just that I don't like the taste so much. Tea is my friend, however.

9. Last book you read? Do you recommend it?
-I read an Albanian Novel by a great Albanian writer Diana Culi. It is titled (I translate) "Sun at Midnight". It was a real nice book, yes I reccomend it and I reccomend the author, too. Actually some of her books have been translated in English too and can be found in USA. She currently lives in the States.

10. What was your favorite childhood toy?
- I don't think I had one. Yes I had a couple of dolls I liked and a Stuffed Dog (similar to Lassie) in an outfit. Those were favorites, pretty much.

11. Do you have any bad habits?
-Biting my nails, it is such an awful habit. I wish I could get rid of it. I have had it ever since I was a toddler and it is such a tough habit to kick. My nails look disgusting and not girly at all. That's such a contrast as to how I appear daily, how I dress and keep myself up, because I would like to think I am an elegant woman, otherwise. I am also a procrastinator, not for everything but for many things. I work good under pressure and that's when I produce some awesome results. 
And here is Today's Outfit. I have worn this dress, previously here during Last Month's Challenge. I think I wore it a little bit differently this time around. Which time do you prefer? This is quite a statement dress. That wild, fun print and those Kimono-inspired sleeves definitely make me stand out in a crowd, in a good way I suppose. I also think the jewelry I paired with it this second time, matches perfectly. =)
Kimono-Style, Purple & Plum Dress in a Bold, Wild-Flower Print w/ a Tiny Gold Brooch by the V-Neck: Roberto Cavalli.
Stretchy, Baby Pink, Crystal Bracelet : Beadz & Bagz.
Stretchy, Multi-Colored, Pastel, Crystal Bracelet: Beadz & Bagz.
Clear, Purple & Pink Crystal Necklace Featuring a Heart w/ a Rose Inside: Beadz & Bagz.
Dark Silver, Thong-Wedge, Beaded Sandals w/ Black, Gray & Silver Beads: Nine West.