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

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cold-adapted

What to wear on weekends when the weather becomes colder? Something warm and comfortable! When you compare the outfit below - that I wore yesterday - and the outfit that I wore on the last Sunday of November, it is evident that I associate comfort with knits. I - love - knits - for - the - weekends. I paired this patterned cardigan with the draped front with a tight fitting bodycon dress and knitted tights. As for footwear, I opted for UGG boots. Opinions about these type of boots are highly controversial but I think this low version of them are actually rather cute when it is freezing cold outside. And in addition to this.. Why would you suffer from having cold feet when there is a solution available?

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Dress - Sutherland; Cardigan - Sheinside; Boots - UGG via here; Bag - Manfield

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Comfort to the max

I wrote about the importance of taking a day off every now and then in one of the previous posts and I obviously have to follow my own advice. Hence, I did not schedule any business appointment last Sunday. I even did not write a single word for the e-book that launches by the end of the year. In this way, I created the opportunity to do everything I wanted to do without taking into account any commitments (even though I love writing the e-book, of course). Anyway, I felt it was needed to adjust my daily look to the 'type of day'. Wearing a business suit or a skirt with sequins all over it seemed a little overdressed, even for me. I therefore opted for an outfit that possibly ranks as one of the most comfortable outfits that I ever wore. Knitted sweater, a beanie, no jewelry, and my most comfi heeled ankle boots.. Yeah, this is what you van call comfort to the max. How does your outfit look like when you have scheduled a day off?

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Sweater - Mango; Beanie - Hoodboyz; Tights - OASAP; Ankle boots - Invito; Bag - Tommy Hilfiger

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Morning dances

I always make my own sunshine so my mood is not particularly dependent on weather circumstances but I have to confess I foolishly jump around across my bedroom when I wake up and the sun is peaking through the curtains. I directly associate sun with summer and since summer is related to all things good (for me, as a true beach bum who would rather wear swimwear every single day of the year), I feel like a little kid in a candystore on such mornings. Yesterday morning was one of such mornings (I dare you to try picturing me dancing through my room at 7 AM without laughing!!!) and I truly had to suppress the urge to have breakfast outside, which would be completely insane since temperatures were no higher than zero degrees. Anyway, a big smile appeared on my face and my energy levels raised to +1000 immediately after I opened my eyes. Or maybe that was not because of the good weather.. Maybe it is actually daily business for me..

ps what do  you think of my new chelsea boots? They are AMAZING, no? I am so so so happy with them!!!!

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Sunglasses - Giorgio Armani; Scarf - V&D; Sweater - Mango; Coat - VilaShoes - Bullboxer by Invito

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