My e-book about health and happiness is planned to be launched by the end of the year.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Pimp your sneakers

One of the most seen Nike sneakers on blogs, Instagram and in magazines are the ones from the Nike Free collection. If you ask me, their popularity is not surprising since they are available in so many fun colors, which makes them appealing to many of us. You could see me wearing them on the blog a couple of times before (for example here, here and here) and even though I recently purchased sneakers with a different fit, I still love my Nike Frees. However, the title of this post is Pimp your sneakers so let us get to the point. How did I decorate my sneakers in a subtle way? By using bright colored laces! Maybe it seems a minor modification to you, but results are huge. I mean, if you looked at the outfitposts that I suggested above, you can see that this 'version' of the shoe looks totally different only because of the eyecatching blue laces. It is a DIY project that is characterized by little effort, big results. And that is what we all want, no? ;-)

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Top - Under Armour; Tights - Nike; Shoes - Nike via here

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Recharging body and mind

Work never stops. Whether it is cleaning the house, shopping for groceries, doing homework, your full-time job, your own business or keeping up with the private financial administration, there is always something that can be or have to be done. And I even did not mention social obligations, which can take a considerable amount of time too.. We are always busy and we often forget we are not machines that can work on high-intensity 24/7/365 a year. To remain feeling good, it is crucial to slow down and recharge yourself every now and then. Not only the body but also the mind has to get rid of tensions that we build up on a daily basis.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wishes and desires

In life, everyone has desires. Desires come in different forms but we all have that powerful feeling of wanting something more than anything else in the world every now and then. It could be the longing for something that is easy accessible like a particular piece of clothing, food or a kiss from your lover (who is sitting next to you and is more than willing to provide it to you) but you could also constantly yearn for a certain thing with the knowledge of never being able to obtain it. You probably get me if you love someone that is unreachable, for example. The point is, however, that if you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will be always no. So if there is a chance that your desire can be satisfied, go to make it happen! Even though chances of succeeding might seem slightly to you, you should give it a try if it could theoretically happen. Anyway, that is my advice. You are only once on this planet called earth, so I believe you need to get most out of it.

I have wanted to get my hands on this Adidas by Stella McCartney sweater for a long long time. With the thought of You Only Live Once I decided time has come to go get it last week. I simply view it as an early Christmas present to myself. Do you currently have wishes and/or desires?

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Sweater - Adidas by Stella Mc Cartney via here; Shorts - Nike via here; Socks - OASAP; Shoes - Nike

Monday, November 24, 2014

Minimalism

Minimalism is something I consider quite important in my life. Do not get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy luxury and I do not live the minimalistic lifestyle in the sense of living out of a suitcase with hundred items or less so I cannot (and I do not want to) be defined as a minimalist within the traditional meaning of the word. However, I believe abundance is useless. You would not catch me wasting any food or water and even though people often think my wardrobe consists of dozens of items that I only wore once, nothing is less true: I try to purchase clothes if and only if I expect to wear it a couple of times each month. I opt for quality instead of quantity and if I notice something does not satisfy me anymore, I sell it so that someone else can be happy with it.

Minimalism and simplicity also attract me if it comes to art, interior design, fashion styling, etcetera. I prefer clean, white rooms and even though I sometimes deviate from this, I usually choose using a minimum amount of colors and accessoiries in my outfits. Black and white are my favorite colors when it comes to styling and design, and even though I love to go crazy with bright and eye-catching sneakers, I feel perfectly comfortable in a practically duotone workout look  like the one below.

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Top and tights - Nike via here; Shoes - Nike via here

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday season

Holiday season is getting close so that means I become more and more attracted by everything festive. I usually prefer minimalistic clothes and shoes. I commonly opt for a beautiful dress in a plain - and maybe even neutral - color instead of a fancy cut-out dress with different patterns on it. However, my mindset seems to change when December is around the corner. My eyes suddenly get caught by embellished shoes and sequined dresses. If it sparkles, I want to have it! It is therefore no surprise for me that these goooooorgeous booties by Emilio Pucci are on top of my "party month wishlist" right now. I think they are beyond amazing and you know what they say: if you cannot stop dreaming of something, go after it. ;-) What is on your wishlist for the holiday season?

ps I am currently very very busy with among others the writing of my e-book about health (being fit) and happiness which is scheduled to launch before the end of the year, so my apologizes for the lack of posts yesterday and the day before. I promise I will make it up to you by publishing lots of articles upcoming week!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Playing outside

Spending time in nature nurtures mind, body and soul. I love the outdoors. Freedom lies in the wilderness, miracles hide themselves among trees, rocks and even tiny blades of grass, and I am always amazed by the ridiculous amount of beauty that can be found all over the globe. In a way of speaking, I soak up nature when I am outside. During hikes and other journeys through the natural world, I breathe in the fresh air and I consider myself a privileged human. Luckily for me, I grew up in a country in which you can go out safely and in which there are lots of places with little traffic and exhaust emissions. Even though I personally prefer more tropical flora and fauna, I feel ultimately favored that my parents raised me here. Other parts of what nature has to offer can be experienced by travelling. And that is exactly what I am planning to.

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Top - Under Armour; Shorts - H&M; Shoes - Nike; Socks - OASAP
Running bracelet - Adidas