Pointed Toe Booties, YES!


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Hey guys! Today I want to show you my new pointed toe River Island boots. Seriously, they make every outfit look classy and dynamic. They are the perfect match for almost all types of looks, and in this case they make my very basic black and white look super chic and casual. My last touch was the double color scarf that I recently received as a Christmas Gift from my secret Santa. I know, Christmas was 2 months ago, but like I said in a previous post, Italians like it to last for a very long time! Let me know your thoughts..

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the frugal mix, Francesca Navarro, pointed toe booties, river island booties, fashion blogger, black and white outfit, street style 2015, fashion trends
the frugal mix, Francesca Navarro, pointed toe booties, river island booties, fashion blogger, black and white outfit, street style 2015, fashion trends
the frugal mix, Francesca Navarro, pointed toe booties, river island booties, fashion blogger, black and white outfit, street style 2015, fashion trends
the frugal mix, Francesca Navarro, pointed toe booties, river island booties, fashion blogger, black and white outfit, street style 2015, fashion trends
the frugal mix, Francesca Navarro, pointed toe booties, river island booties, fashion blogger, black and white outfit, street style 2015, fashion trends
the frugal mix, Francesca Navarro, pointed toe booties, river island booties, fashion blogger, black and white outfit, street style 2015, fashion trends
the frugal mix, Francesca Navarro, pointed toe booties, river island booties, fashion blogger, black and white outfit, street style 2015, fashion trends
the frugal mix, Francesca Navarro, pointed toe booties, river island booties, fashion blogger, black and white outfit, street style 2015, fashion trends
the frugal mix, Francesca Navarro, pointed toe booties, river island booties, fashion blogger, black and white outfit, street style 2015, fashion trends


STRADIVARIUS cardigan
FOREVER 21 jeans
VINTAGE belt
RAY-BAN sunglasses
CELINE bag


WARBY PARKER: Half-Decade Collection


Hello guys! Today I want to start out with a video. I would love for you to watch it first and then read my post. Enjoy...

Today, after five years from its foundation, Warby Parker launches its Half-Decade Collection. The collection consists of five and a half shapes of glasses re-released in a limited-edition from their signature hue, blue, and engraved.

As you may have noticed from the video, Warby Parker caught my attention with its motto: 
"For every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need."

This brand of glasses found the best way to combine the fashion business with charity. Indeed, Warby Parker sums up all the sold eye-wear and donates the same number of glasses to nonprofit partners every year. The nonprofit partners are then in charge of training men and women in developing countries to give basic eye exams and sell eye-wear to their communities at super affordable prices. Basically, Warby Parker gives the opportunity to both earn a living and afford glasses to the people in need. Isn't this amazing?

The glasses are also very inexpensive, as the founders come from the idea that glasses should meet all types of wallets and not only the richest ones. You guys should definitely check their prescription glasses here!



And remember, buy one pair and make someone happy! ALWAYS PRO CHARITY!

Suit Up Like a Boy!

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I haven't really showed you my city or at least a part of my city before and I will take the opportunity to do so with this post. This is one of the most peaceful corners in Bari: windy and full of natural noises, yet so infinite. On those white rocks, you feel so isolated by the daily chaos, that you forget you are actually in the city, surrounded by buildings, cars, people, and most of all, problems. Seriously, life CAN slow down when you are not put in the middle of daily routines. It only takes a few minutes of walk and you could escape your life for a little. Who wouldn't want to escape? I mean problems trail our life uninterruptedly and sometimes we tend to forget who is the real pilot. We need to find our inner peace, maybe stop sometimes, and enjoy freedom. We were born free, so why let the problems take that away from us? Never chain yourself to the jails you create. I would recommend everyone to find a place like the one in the photos. There has to be a place that creates similar feelings, feelings of freedom, in every city. Find it and you will find your salvation, at least for a few hours!  

Coming to today's outfit, I always leave this for last because I let the photos tell you about it for me. I prefer telling you my thoughts and story first. I chose a monochrome combo: I love how black and grey create that elegant yet boyish look. To give it a little color, I decided to wear a green clutch that I paired with a gold chain. Sometimes, it feels good to suit up like a boy!

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boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place
boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place
boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place
boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place
boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place
boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place
boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place
boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place
boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place
boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place
boy look, suit, monochrome grey, elegant look, street style 2015, trends 2015, peaceful place


VINTAGE trousers
SC COLLECTION jacket (bought in a market in Dallas)
TERRANOVA shirt
EBAY clutch

The Perfect Fringe Jacket

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Hello guys! Three days ago was the first anniversary of The Frugal Mix. So many things have changed in a year of blogging. I have to realize I haven't spent enough time working on my blog, but I am quite satisfied with the direction the blog is taking. In one year, I moved from the United States to Italy; I saw people walking in and out of my life; I temporarily had to suspend college; I had three different photographers; I learned the basics of "html" and internet marketing on my own; Who would have thought a year ago that I would have been in my house in Italy writing this post! I could have given up a long time ago because maybe I am not getting the results I wanted immediately, but I didn't. I have good expectations for this year! I will keep working hard because I know I will have my satisfactions in the end, my successful end. Cheers The Frugal Mix! To a new and exciting year!

White Fur in the Wind


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Hey Guys, Happy New Year! Wish you all a great 2015 with many opportunities on your way. I was not able to write a post during the holidays because here in Italy winter holidays take over a few weeks of your life starting from the 24th of December and ending around the 6th of January. It is not a secret that Italians love to celebrate: any day is an opportunity to eat, laugh, drink, dance, and play card games. Well, as a perfect Italian, this is all I have done during the holidays! Today's post is about my fur coat (not real fur of course!!!) that in these days of winter is perfect for a casual, comfy, chic look. 

The Camel Coat is a Must

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Today's article is about a must for this season. It is the perfect classic match for so many outfits. It is an evergreen piece that gives that classy/casual final touch to any style. It is a piece that you definitely want in your wardrobe this year. You all know what I am talking about, right? The camel coat. I got mine a few weeks ago and I could not wait to share it with you guys (and I bought it for only 59 euros!). I paired it with a vintage top, leather shorts and my favorite boots! What do you guys think?

Feel the Night!

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The night is like a magnifier: everything seems bigger, everything seems more valuable. When the dark comes down, what is good feels better and what is bad feels worse. Affection turns into love, anger into hatred, beauty into perfection, passion into obsession, bad mood into depression... 
Our thoughts become louder to the point where we cannot ignore them like we do during the day while absorbed by our practical life. We begin perceiving surroundings and ourselves ten times better than usual, which makes us more sensitive to stronger emotions, which makes us more alive.
So, if at night, you feel angry, you feel depressed, you think you desperately need something or someone, you feel your obsessions pressuring you, you think things are all against you, STOP! Maybe you are over-perceiving the situation. Maybe what you feel is only under the magnifier: it looks big but it is only an illusion. Just hold on a few more hours and it's morning again!

Spotted at the Supermarket!

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Hey guys! My look for today is a casual chic one. The main focus is definitely on the long cardigan, which is making my winter in Italy way easier. Besides the cardigan, the outfit is very simple: a black oversized T-shirt and a lace pencil skirt with black and silver slippers. To finish up I decided to wear a black hat and an embellished clutch.

At the Park

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As I feel Fall coming, I walk towards it. I love the park in this season: no crowd and just enough people to make you feel part of a larger prospective in your isolated world. I have a new photographer, an old friend of mine, who has made me really happy with her first photos. For this post I picked a casual, comfy, yet chic outfit in two fresh colors to say goodbye to the sunny days. As always, there is a vintage piece. Can you guess which one?

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