Sunday, September 29, 2013

Things to do on an easy Sunday

I just love an easy weekend filled with easy moments where I can reconnect with myself and feel the joy from within.

So for an easy Sunday:
  • decorate, re-arrange things at home, buy lots of flowers and spread them around, feel their energy and the sweetness of a cozy house
  • go out for a small picnic with those things that you like to indulge the most
  • bake something sweet
  • take out those knits and wrap them around you for colder moments!

But most of all take time just for yourself, sit and get in there where you have all your dreams, thoughts, desires. Make peace and love to yourself. It is the best thing we can all do to maintain balance in our otherwise hectic lives.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weekend style #1

I am sharing today my idea of a great and sweet weekend wear for day and evening. This particular board is not mine, I am sharing it from one of my favorite blogs - Sequins and Stripes, but I love it  and it is exactly what I would like to spend my days in.
Easy and cute during the colder days and chic but comfy during evening strolls or diner al fresco with friends.
It inspired me and this is exactly what I will try to combine during weekend. I hope it can inspire you too.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mixing few fall favourites

I have been doing some window shopping online and got on my list few items that I truly like and see mixed with a lot of things that I already own.
During colder days of autumn and winter I tend to gravitate towards very comfy sweaters, tees, shirts etc and more edgy (dressier) pieces for the bottom part.
I found on h&m's site few staples that I believe every one should have: leather skirt (it can be mixed literally with almost everything all year long), neutral cream colored bag and a fedora hat to take you from autumn to spring. 

These are on my wishlist at this point and will try to add them to my wardrobe in the near future.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Books I read lately #1


Let's talk about books shall we? Yes? Yes.
I am an avid reader so this section will be very common on my blog. I will put here all the books that I read, loved, been inspired by.
So lately I have read the 3 volumes of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.
I am still in awe for the way this written blends real life with imaginary. I loved every page of these 3 books, devoured all of them and when I finished them for few days I didn't touch any other book so that I grasp all the happenings from the story.
The story is actually a fine line that shows a love story between Aomame, which is opening the book with a murder, and Tengo, a math teacher. They have been colleagues in elementary school and shared together a life changing moment that was deep engraved in both their hearts.
The story is built from this and shows their evolution separate and how the real world easily fusions into an imaginary world with 2 moons on the sky.
I am not going to reveal the end. All I am saying is that these books were the best read from this summer.
And as I have just discovered Murakami I immediately bought and read After Dark - again I loved loved loved it. The entire action happens during one night in which several characters apparently with no connection between them start to show the fine lines that are build between each and everyone of them.
It seems to me I have anew favorite and I was totally sold after this book as well so I went in a book store and bought everything I saw from Murakami. So I have 5 new books from him that are waiting for me to dig in.

My advice - read them - it will take you out from your reality and you will find yourself in an amazing carousel.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Splurge/save #1

                                Celine                                                                                                   Zara

I just love the checked pattern very much, in all colors. They are on my top prints list for this fall and I am almost sure that I will be prancing around Zara and snag this little beauty. This sort of print is just coming back once in few years and I love how it looks each time I see it.

What's your fall print?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fall pieces #1

Fur coat& cream sweater from H&M fall collection; rest of clothes from Zara new collection, Shoes Aldo Vanhoy, baubles and bag Accessorize.

I am just mesmerized with all the fall trends that are now flooding the stores. I must say that from the Fall presentations I loved the Celine, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang ones. They are just amazing. And I am super happy to see how Zara is showcasing very Celine-ish pieces that I am just craving for.

In my book, fall statement pieces are always:
- a great cashmere cream sweater
- checkered pants
- great cotton skirts
- grey coats
- amazing baubles to make each outfit pop

These are the main picks on my wishlist. I may have also thrown in a black/brown/grey basic sweaters, some colored stretchy pants and cool cream fall booties. But more on that soon, as some of them already made it to my wardrobe after some quicky on the shops.

What are your most favorite fall items?

Starting the morning right

I had an interesting morning start.

At home I had an interesting discussion about things that continue to hunt us even long after we believe we have put the behind us. The process of accepting and integrating an experience seems to be more deep that just facing an experience and dealing with it. We seem to need to be entirely conscious of the meaning of it, try to integrate the learning and the experience as a whole. Fighting with it will only part us from ourselves even more and still we will get to the point where we need to face it again and take it in.

When I got to the office, I had my girl out on the terrace for a small sip of coffee before we dig into work. Stress seems to surround us more and more be it in the office, at home or in different aspects of our lives. We seem to be living more and more complicated and even if we know that the most simplest things in life, and just being peaceful with oneself is what will balance our world, we still force ourselves to dive in the course of the river without our safety measures. 

I found a great quote today, I find it very fit: "Sometimes it's difficult not to get lost in one's own story. A sure sign that we are doing that, is when we start suffering from stress. Let's press the pause button for a few minutes and see what happens".

This is exactly what I am planning to do and its the same advise I gave my friend  Just stop and be. Within myself  I am always finding the answers, the happiness and the strength to tackle life and just soak it in and enjoy it.

So cheers to that friends! And to a great morning coffee!

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