Saturday, 26 July 2014

White Not Quite

“Pride is a funny thing; it can make what is truly worthless appear to be a treasure.”
— Alice Hoffman

Hello, hello. 
I've been very active on the "outfit' department recently *yay*. That's mainly because it's summer, I've got some free time on my hands; hence inspiration comes. Winter is too gray and dull to dress up sometimes. Ok, most of the time for me. So brace yourself for a couple more looks.

The trousers were bought to be worn now but I decided they'll be suitable for chillier weather too. We'll see about that. The only problem is that the white stripes are a b**ch to pair with other clothes... they are white but not quite (I should make a song about it, huh?). There does not exist a white or even champagne top to match them. In the end I bought the basic navy blue top form Zara and was done with it. But the scarf came along too... it was a sales purchase inspired by my friend (<3 H.). I knew it would be a chilly evening so I brought it along. Well, it doesn't quite match the pants either but I was soooo over it at that point.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Dress Like it's Friday

"We teach girls shame; close your legs, cover yourself, we make them feel as though by being born female they’re already guilty of something."
- Chimamnda Ngozi Adichie

A kimono and a pair of leather shorts. What else can a girl ask for?    

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

All White + Furla Candy Bag

You can drink too much and forget the night before but I’ve learned you can never drink enough to forget the people you’ve loved and lost.
 - Beau Taplin

This Furla bag is a "love it or hate it" piece. I think the whole candy collection is awesome for summer but you need to be careful with the colour combo you pick. That's why I went all white and wore the bag as a statement. I'd also prefer the big size Candy to avoid the "Barbie bag" moment but it still looks quite nice, no?

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Monday, 14 July 2014

Summer Through Instagram

"Maybe home is nothing but two arms holding you tight when you’re at your worst."

Laid-back days, beach, summer clothes and a bit of Arctic Monkeys. It's been really nice being home...

 Loving: Am I allowed to say summer? I know it's cheesy (and a bit weird) but I do enjoy the hot and humid weather in Varna. Even the moments when all I need is air conditioning are precious. 

Hating: Having to deal with trivial necessities when all I want to do is relax. I guess one can never escape from things like that.

Craving: More hours in a day. You know how everyone wants to meet you at once and when you're actually free no one calls you and all you can do is communicate with the dog? Yeah, that's me at the moment.

Listening to: Not exactly a summer song but Eminem - Echo. I am still gutted that I couldn't go to his Wembley concert... One day, Eminem, one day.

Reading: I am mentioning this in every post. How annoying am I? We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

Secretly Hoping: That the summer will never end and I can stay here, stuck in a moment forever. And secretly dreading the moment I will have to return to London.

Regretting: Not taking my hair oil with me. I need a good hair oil, now I am absolutely convinced. The difference it makes is so obvious now. I need to buy a new one which seems quite expensive here (everything seems expensive, actually). Any recommendations?  

Thank you for reading, guys. Stay tuned! 

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Friday, 11 July 2014

Summer Lovin' Tag

"You can’t just make me different and then leave. You can’t. You can’t change me and make my whole life centered around you, then leave."
 - John Green

Today I came across this tag and it seemed quite interesting so I decided to do it, too. Summer is simply the best season: holidays, long nights, days on the beach... a dream.
 So let's get down to it, shall we?

1. Summer lipstick you're loving?

I'd say Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Orange Punch. It's a very nice orange-y chubby stick with sheer and glossy finish. It was created to be worn in the summer, combined with tanned skin and wave-y hair. The other colours from the range are perfect for summer, too. Orange Punch is usually my everyday choice and at night, I'd pick up a bold lipstick again in orange or red. 

2. Summer nail polish you're loving?

This is a tough one because I'm so lazy with my nail polish no matter the season. I always go for red for the toes and either the same for nails or a coral neon. I don't have a particular one I use, but Essie has an awesome summer collection out at the moment which I am dying to try.

3. Favourite fake tan?

I do not fake tan. I am naturally dark and even when my skin gets lighter during the winter I don't mind.

4. Favourite summer song?

I'd say this changes every season. You know how there's always this summer hit which is stuck in your head for three months and then every time you hear it, it reminds you of that particular summer. Maybe this summer it's Ice Cream - Zahir (Bulgarian). Not quite sure though...

5. Favourite summer accessory?

As I mentioned in a previous post, I've been quite light on the accessory department recently. However, I never go out without my sunglasses and a watch

6. Favourite summer fragrance/ perfume? 

Hmmm, right now it's my new one - Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. I think with perfumes it's the same as with music. A particular one always reminds you of the time you wore/ listened to it. So for me DKNY Be Delicious Classic will always be my favourite summer scent.

7. Summer book you're loving?

My beach read as you probably saw, is We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I don't have a 'summer book', it's whatever seems interesting at the moment.

8. What are you most excited to do this summer?

Just relax, go to the beach, have a bit of fun with my friends and family. I really need to dedicate some time to myself even if that means doing nothing and watching movies. Of course, I won't say no to beach cocktails and party nights but hey, whatever. As long as it's summer...

I tag whoever wants to do it, too. And make sure you let me know, I'd love to read it!

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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Summer Casual H&M Kaftan

“Everything is nothing with a twist.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut

 I bought this kaftan and the cami top a few weeks ago and finally got a chance to wear them. I think it's a great summer combo, quite laid-back and light but still pretty. I'd wear the kaftan on the beach too but I love it paired with jeans. Its pattern gives a twist to a simple look. My new summer unifrom...

The jeans I've chosen are perfect for summer but a bit tricky. The light dual colour and ankle length are likely to make every bum out there twice as big. Of course, while buying them I was euphoric (pay day, you know how it is) and disregarded their obvious drawbacks. They are not my favourite or most flattering garment but there is something about them that I really like. I wear these jeans a bit rolled up because I'd rather go all in. It's a hate it or love it thing. 

And if you're looking for the perfect flats I absolutely recommend H&M's. They have a variety of colours, great quality, really comfy and affordable. I am on my second pair now (second year loving them) and I got amazing value for money.  

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Beach Essentials

“It’s easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” 
— William Blake

I am back. Back to normal functioning and regular writing that is. I moved houses so I have a small project of my own called "Make your new room feel like a home" and you will be taken on the journey along with me. I am renting but this doesn't mean the space shouldn't feel mine. So get ready for IKEA trips, clothes rails and wardrobe arrangement drama.

Until then, I am spending some quality time at home, relaxing and finding strength to deal with real life after the end of university. I needed a bit of disconnection from the world and time to count my blessings and find my path... Sounds very Dalai Lama of me, no? Well, it's just the normal recharging period that we all need from time to time.

I am home now and enjoying the sun and the beach. So I thought it'd be a good idea to share the few things which never leave my beach bag.

Starting with sunscreen, of course. When I was a kid, growing up by the sea meant I was invincible and the sun never caught me. No sunscreen at all (I blame my parents for that!) and the whole day spent on the beach. I guess I will reap the fruit of my stupidity later in life. The story at the moment is quite different. The weather in the UK has made me weak and sunburn is quite familiar to me now. Needless to say, we all need some sort of UVA protection and this year I picked up La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 30. It has typical sunscreen consistency, no smell whatsoever ( I am not sure how I feel about that) and very good protection given that you apply properly i.e. generously. I got it from the airport along with a gift- the Posthelios (very clever name, kudos for that) after sun lotion. To sum up, I like them both, they're a good choice.

Next up is a book. I always have a book with me when I go to the beach. Obviously, I won't read if I am surrounded by friends and we're goofing around but the mere thought of immersing myself in another world while I can hear the waves and the seagulls, is just beautiful. I love reading on the beach. This year I've picked up We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and it's an interesting, quite easy to read novel. So far so good.

I always have my sunnies and a hat too. I always need sunglasses, no matter the weather. Some people may think I am weird for that but it's more than an accessory. Sunlight really irritates my eyes so it's a must. Quite obvious one for the beach, too. Same goes for the hat. Preferably a girly, floppy hat but that's just me.

What I don't wear on the beach is makeup. I get it that sometimes it's nice to look like a normal, healthy person on the beach but it makes no sense and it's just no fun. I'd rather put on my huge sunglasses and hide behind them than risk my face slipping away from me. I also never take my wallet with me. Just money hidden somewhere in the bag. I guess this is something I learnt from my mom. Not that I don't have precious belongings worth stealing, it's just a habit.

So stay tuned, I have some summer outfits in mind, maybe some bikini to discuss and other similar important existential topics.

Thank you for reading and sorry for disappearing yet again. 

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