Happy New Year!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Darlings, thank you for the fantastic year (you don't even know how many times your comments made me all giggly from happiness) and I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring our way. What are your plans for tonight? After a fun (and a bit chilly) week in the snow, Balazs and I are looking forward to a low-key Italian-food night. From Monday morning, exPress-o will be back with the regular schedule, and I can't wait to catch up with you all! (Missed you tons). Happy New Year and see you on the other side! Cheers! xoxo

Ps: Hope to catch You on Twitter for midnight wishes:)

Looking Ahead

Thursday, December 30, 2010

For the past few weeks I have been making tiny notes about my New Year goals, and beside the usual stuff (dress more like French women, eat healther or read more books), I'm going to mix it up a bit! The plan is that each night before going to sleep I'll make a list of about 5 "things" that made me happy and gave me a warm fuzzy feeling that day! I read it somewhere that if you keep this up, it will chance your whole outlook for the better. Dears, how does that sound? Wanna join in? What are your plans for 2011? xo

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(photo via that kind of woman)

Pretty Pretty

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Oh my! Aren't those wedding dresses by Saja graceful and full of charm? They feel so breezy and perfect for a summer wedding (red hair + bang = love). To see more amazing gowns check out the oncewed boutique. xoxo

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(photos by oh darling photography)

Homemade Nutella

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Still got appetite for a sugar rush after the holiday eating fest? Then let's start the New Year with this delicious homemade nutella! I have a feeling my life just got so much yummier! (It would make a sweet party gift too). xoxo

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(via simplesong)

Girl Crush

Monday, December 27, 2010


One of my biggest girl crushes ever is the beautiful Sofia Coppola! The first time I learned about her was while watching "Lost in Translation" (one of my favourite movies ever!). I've seen a few interviews with her and she seemed so passionate, creative and totally approachable. I'm totally for her relaxed yet elegant style that I can see myself wearing too. If you are interested to read more about her, check out this interview. How amazing are those photos? Do you have a girl crush? xoxox

Ps: Thank you for the sweet Christmas wishes! Darlings, hope you all had a jolly good time over the Holidays. Sending warm hugs from the snowy Austria!

Merry Christmas and Thank You!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My darlings, Merry Christmas! Balazs and I will be spending the Holidays with our family (we are hosting both days) and on Sunday we are planning a trip with a group of friends. How about you? Are you staying home, traveling or visitng family? Wish you a magical time wherever you will be and thank you so much for making this year so brilliant and fun with your amazing comments, emails and your great enthusiasm. It means the world to me! Happy Holidays! Love, Diana xoxo

Ps: Please, feel free to browse through exPress-o for the rest of the week and also, I have a few cool posts scheduled for next week so if you are in the mood for a read, please pop by!

(photo by Jeongyun Lee via you are my fave)

Cool Scarf

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hannah makes sweet scarves that are totally versatile and you can wear them in four different ways! I'm swooning over this one!  Dears, would you wear it? xoxo

(via steep street)

I'm A Parisian Lady



A French photographer created a series called I'm a Parisian lady where he only photographed 100% born and raised Parisians and the results are incredible! For me, those photos not only represent each girl's personal style but also a way of life. Darlings, what do you think? xoxo

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(thanks, Mandy)

Cliffhanger


As soon as I saw this fascinating photo of Preikestolen in Norway, I got goosebumps all over, because I'm terrified of heights, so there is no way I'd go anywhere near that rock - and certainly not so close to the edge. Yikes! But from the safety of my couch, I'm totally jealous of people who can enjoy that extraodinary view and that free feeling you must have when you are up there! Dears, are you scared of heights? xoxo


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(thanks Julie)

Gingerbread Fun!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oh my word!! How cute are these gingerbread-yogis? What a fun spin on the ever-loved Christmas cookies and a perfect dessert for a Christmas party (great ice breaker). I'm dying to try them!

P.S: Wondering about what I would like to find in my Christmas stocking this year? Hop over to Jaime to find out!
P.P.S: More fun cookies!

(via Marvelous Kiddo)

Noteworthy


I'm a self-proclaimed note-taker. I'm not sure if it's a bad (or a good) thing, but I find great comfort in jotting stuff down for myself. (Is it just me?) How brilliant are those wish and goal clipboards? Darlings, did you start planning your New Year's resolutions or goals? xoxo

Ps: Also, check out what's written on the pencil :)

(via seesaw)

Crown Braids


Tonight Balazs and I are going for the last pre-Christmas party of the season and I will be wearing this dress and (hopefully) a crown braid. Our very skillful friend offered to teach me how to make my hair into crown braids this afternoon, so I can't wait! (I will let you know how it went). Darlings, have you tried this hair style before? Would you wear it? xoxo

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(photo of  Ali via pinterest)

Paris After Dark

Monday, December 20, 2010

Smita went to Paris a few months ago and she recently posted these photos of this romantic city after dark. How special would it feel to take a walk through those lit little alleys right now? xoxo

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(photos by Smita)

Bow Tie (for girls)


According to my friend, bow ties are the new IT thing and I have to agree. I find the tomboyish look very charming and feminine. My loves, would you wear it? xoxo

Ps: Here is a fun how to!

(photos via that kind of woman)

Snowflakes


Aren't those snowflake photos by Yuji Obata beautiful? As a I child I remember spending hours catching snowflakes and admiring their beauty. I have to say that last night I caught myself doing the same. Dears, what are your plans for Christmas? Are you hosting or traveling? (only 4 more days left). xoxo

Ps: Fancy a chit-chat? Join me on Twitter!

(thanks Abbey)

Giveaway Winners

Drum rolls, please!!!
The winner of our $75 Belvedere Designs gift certificate is A La Mode et Plus.
The winner of our Ande Monster sheer white floral scarf is vintch.

Thank you all for playing and wish you a great Monday:) xoxo

Christmas Just Around The Corner

Friday, December 17, 2010

My darlings, I can't believe that this time next week it's Christmas Eve already! What are your plans for this weekend? We are going to finish up on gift shopping, wrapping and cards. (Have you sent yours already?). Also, on Sunday we are going for a Holiday party and I'm really looking forward to having a glass of wine and spending the evening with a group of our friends! As always here are a few great links from around the web. Enjoy!

Best friends! (gives me a giggle each time I see it)

This beautiful family melts my heart!

I could move in here in a heartbeat.

Beautiful wintery photos.

I have a thing for botanical posters.

Morocco and Spain in 4000 photos. Amazing!

That is one cool skirt :)

If I had those chalkboard labels I would be much more organized. Aren't they fantastic?

Dots dots dots...Which one to choose?

I need a new hoodie for those cold winter walks...(so cute)

Polarn O. Pyret has some amazing stripy pieces on sale!

Hope you had a chance to enter both of this week's Giveaways: $75 home decor gift certificate and sheer white floral scarf!

Darlings, stay warm, laugh a lot, treat yourself to something special and I will see you all Monday morning! Love. xoxo

(photo via two ton manta ray)

Rudolph On My Back!


Hey, Rudolph, quit sneaking up on me! :) What a sweet cardigan, don't you think? xoxo

Ps: Have you entered this weeks giveaways? (here & here)

(via blue moss)

Movie Posters


My love for movie posters continues with those cool pieces from Minimal Movie Posters tumblr. I would love to frame the Inception for Balazs as a Christmas gift. They are brilliant! Darlings, what's the last good movie you saw?  xoxo

Ps: I watched Life as we know it last night (such a heartwarming story).

(thanks Mary)

Draped Jacket

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Draped wool jacket + striped dress + cool necklace =  brilliant outfit! xoxo

Ps: Those pyramid earrings would look great with it too:)

(via blue moss)

Home Inspiration: Quilt


I was looking for a super sweet quilt for our bedroom and stumbled upon this geometric one that looks pretty perfect and it's reversable! (so you can change it up depending on your mood). My dears, how do you feel about having quilts in your home? Any recommendations? xoxo

Ps: Doesn't this bedroom look totally charming?

(via see saw)

Zucchini Fritters


Since it's freezing outside, Balazs and I crave comfort food more than ever! So, last night we made zucchini fritters (second time this week). They are delicious veggy pancakes with a bit of feta cheese and mint. Perfect quick meal for a busy day. I highly recommend it! Dears, what's your go-to comfort food this winter? Have you made fritters before? xoxo

Ps: The lovely Samantha asked me the other day what I am thankful for this year. Here is my answer!

(thanks, sweet Heidi)

Wednesday Giveaway

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today's giveaway is from the lovely Rachael and Kylie, the owners of a beautiful shop with charming vintage clothes and accessories called Ande Monster. They are offering you a chance to win this sheer white floral scarf. Isn't it beautiful? Scarves are a perfect accessory to dress up any outfit, especially around the Holidays!

For a chance to win you should be a follower of exPress-o (extra entry for Twitter), please visit Ande Monster (let me know your favourite item) and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday night. Good luck! xoxox

For extra entries:
follow It's Simple Love blog or tweet about the giveaway and please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

Ps: Also Ande Monster is offering a 15% discount to all of you, darlings. Just make sure to enter "iheartexpresso" code at check out!

Good Read

 
My darlings, what are you reading this winter? I just finished this cool thriller entitled Perilous by Tamara Hart Heiner. I usually go for lighter reads but this chilling tale about a group of teens who were kidnapped and their journey of escape was so captivating that I couldn’t put it down because of all the amazing twists and turns. This suspenseful tale is for people who like to be kept on the edge and it's truly a page turner as you want to know more and more about the teens. So, now I am ready for a new book. Any recommendations? xoxo

P.S: Stay tuned for special GIVEAWAY Wednesday...

Bag Love

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yesterday while running errands I noticed a few girls carrying bold colour handbags! What a clever way to brighten up a winter outfit. It totally makes sense and now I want to carry this sailor boat tote around my gloomy city. Darlings, how do you add a splash of colour to your winter wardrobe? xoxo

Ps: Dame Jolie has a 12 day pre-Christmas sale right now! For all the info go here! (they ship worldwide)

What Do Parisiennes Wear In The Snow?



Remember those basic French style tips by Badaude? She was kind enough to draw the second installment of her Parisian Guide to Style with the "snow edition" (Are you jumping for joy? I know I am!). So, here are all the outs and ins of  le négligé étudié! Darlings, would you try any of those tips? xoxo

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(thanks Marie, via Hip Paris)

Cozy All Winter Long



I would like to spend this winter wearing my skinny jeans, one of my favourite tees, all bundeled up in this cozy cardi and make my feet happy with Keller NY shoes! (Let's not forget about red lipstick!) Sounds like a plan. My Dears, is there something you fancy wearing this season? (Santa, hope you are reading this:) xoxo

(thanks Mary & Michelle)

Monday Giveaway

Monday, December 13, 2010


Today's giveaway is from Belvedere Designs, a shop with custom wall quotes, vinyl wall art and wall sayings. The amazing Belvedere Designs is offering you a chance to win a $75 gift certificate to their shop. Isn't that fantastic? I would love to have one of those quotes on my bedroom wall or this Paris skyline wall art in my office or just imagine having vinyl headboard stickers above your bed! Perfect to add an extra personal touch to your home.

For a chance to win you should be a follower of exPress-o (extra entry for Twitter), please visit Belvedere Designs shop (let me know what would you choose) and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random on Friday night. Good luck! xoxox

For extra entries:
tweet about the giveaway or like Belvedere Designs on facebook and please make sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry.

Hair Crush

There will come a day when I'll be brave enough to chop my hair all off but till that time, I'm going to dream about a choppy-bob-do like this one! Darlings, are you adventurous with your hair? xoxo

P.S: Stay tuned for special GIVEAWAY Monday...

(via pinterest)
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