Dec 7, 2012

Fake It




        In Europe, we have Saint Nicholas day. It’s based on the legend of a saint, named Nicholas (surprising isn’t it?), who was a bishop and performed all sorts of miracles, but is nowadays mostly celebrated because of his ability to secretly give people gifts when they least expected it. The American Santa Clause was modelled after him, for example, but this isn’t supposed to be a history lesson, so moving on.

       Saint Nicholas day was yesterday and since my boyfriend has been a good boy(friend) this year, he got a small present from me, just as an overture of the holiday season and of the bigger and better gifts to come. It didn’t cost much, less than 15 euros, but it was something he needed. When he first saw it, it was written all over his face – he didn’t like it. Well, he did to some extent, but wasn’t completely happy with it.
       “You don’t like it,” I said.
       “No, no, it’s fine ...”
       “It’s ok, I’ll just return it or something.”
       “Well ...”
       “What?”
       “I do like it, but not 100 % ... You don’t want me to say I do if I don’t, do you?”
       “Erm...” I shouldn’t want him to lie to me, should I?
       It got me thinking, we all kind of want people to at least pretend to be happy with the gifts we get them, don't we? You make the effort, you think about what you're going to get, you get it, possibly wrap it yourself and then you want to see some teeth. So show me the teeth, damn it. Isn't this how it works? 
       Once he bought me a ring as a spur of the moment kind of decision, it was inexpensive, 5 euros or something, but it was gold. I'm not a fan of gold, far from it. The farhest from it actually. But I faked a smile and was genuinely happy, because it was a sweet gesture, when all of a sudden he remembered: “You hate gold! You’ll never wear it!” But I did, I wore it. Only once though, but that’s not the point.
       In the spirit of the forthcoming gifting season, my message would be: Fake it. Fake it, like you’ve never faked before. Fake it, till you can’t fake no more. So to practice what I preach, I’ll wear that gold ring for the second time tomorrow. Not because I suddenly like gold, but because I love what that shiny yellow thing stands for – love. How corny am I ...


I'm wearing:
Pants: H&M
Top: H&M
Coat: Zara
Necklace: C&A
Boots: Pittarello

49 comments:

  1. totally love the colors, bright and suit yo so well!! thanks for yr sweet words :)

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  2. awesome coat dear! you look so chic and stunning xx

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  3. Thanks for your comment dear !
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  4. Thank you for comming by :)

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  5. The last picture is kinda amazing :)

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  6. Looks great!
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  7. Love your red trousers! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. I like you necklace :) Futhermore you look soo good in this outfit :)

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  11. Love the red colora ! Great outfits :)
    Sweet blog

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  12. Thanks for commenting on my blog,loove the necklace!
    And I must say your hair is amazing!! Great outfit :)
    xx

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  13. Thank you very much for your comment :)
    I know the dialogue between you and your boyfriend just so good. Finding the perfect present is not always so easy ;)

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  14. I agree with you- fame t! There's only one tome I ever said I didn't like a gift. I'm a little hot afraid of sequins (I the they will bury into my skin) and my surer bought me a lair of sequin leggings. I couldn't hide it I hated them I couldn't even touch them. Fortunately she was ok with it.
    I love tour red jeans they're fantastic! An thank you for the comment on my blog
    X

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  15. Really inspiring post dear.
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  16. great outfit+ I love your colour of hair

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  17. Nice outfit ! wanna follow each other on GFC and bloglovin ?

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  18. your outfit is super cool!
    and your hair too

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  19. you look super fierce in fire red hair!
    would you like to follow each other?
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  20. Wonderful post and blog, darling! Do you want to follow each other? Just let me know! If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest outfit :)

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  21. Hello lovely,
    I just 'follow' you, Love the overall outfit,
    the pants contra with the shirt, thats make you looks so awesome =)

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  22. great colours

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    xxx

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  23. My boyfriend told me about St.Nicholas day too and I think it sounds amazing to gift and be gifted. Wish I had such experience of such a wonderful day.

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  24. greeeat outfit i love the pants!!! Maybe we follow each other on GFC & Bloglovin!? let me know - if yes follow me & i´ll follow back :) greetings www.yuliekendra.com

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  25. That pics are great and I like zpur red pants. Have a nice day.

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  26. Following back ! darling !
    Nice outfit !

    Kisses
    Hannah
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  27. Hello, doll! Thank you for your lovely comment in my blog! I just followed you, let's stay keep in touch!

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  28. Very nice pics! Like that red trousers. Greetings, Silvi fashion-beauty-zone.blogspot.de

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  29. Looking fabulous!

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  30. great look! :)



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  31. Agree with you ! Somethings are more important than the real present !
    That shows that person really care enough to buy you a present ! :)

    and your hair is so cool ! Love your coat !

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  32. Love the location of these pictures!

    xo Jennifer

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  33. nice shot!great pants :D

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  34. Lovely outfit!

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  35. Love the trousers! I have similar ones and am plucking up the courage to wear them - you've given me inspiration thank you :) xo

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