CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET RAIDER

July 30, 2016


I have a confession to make. I've been shamelessly raiding Emil's closet for years, and he... well, he's been pretending he is ok with it. At first, it was a few t-shirts here and there, I'd borrow them to wear around the house and to sleep in, but with time, I started making full use of his sartorial splendor by borrowing everything from shirts ( this used to be his favorite plaid shirt, and now it's my favorite plaid shirt ), sweaters, jackets ( asked to wear this cute varsity number once, and now it proudly hangs on my side of the closet ), and even jeans. Actually, especially jeans, because some of my favorite boyfriend jeans used to be his... he he

GIRLFRIEND JEANS & PRETTY TILE MOMENTS

July 26, 2016

The pair of jeans I am sporting in today's post is the end result of a very long search for that elusive perfect-fitting pair of girlfriend jeans. Why am I so obsessed with this particular pair? Well, first of all, I love the idea of girlfriend jeans in general. Not quite as loose fitting as boyfriend jeans, but also not as tight as skinnies, basically, girlfriend jeans are a fine example of a perfect balance between the two fits.


MY NIGHTLY BEAUTY RITUAL

July 25, 2016


My mom is definitely one of my biggest beauty icons. In fact, almost everything I know about beauty, I've learned from her. How to make a simple at-home face mask to help calm down my sensitive skin, what to do if my nails became dry and brittle, how to brush my hair so that it would grow longer faster, she just always knew what to do and was a constant source of some of the best beauty tips and tricks I now use on daily basis! Though she's given me quite a few wonderful tips over the years, the one beauty advice I adhere to religiously is the nightly ritual. Every evening, before I go to bed, I take care of my hair, skin and body.


MAXI MINT

July 23, 2016


I don't normally wear maxi dresses, yet... every once in a while, if I happen to come across something particularly special like this off the shoulder mint dream dress for example, I don't mind making an exception! Perfect in every possible way, I really can't decide what it is that I love most about it, the color, the off the shoulder factor, or the movement ( you know how much I love dresses that move  - another twirl-worthy favorite here & here ). Perhaps, it's the combination of all of the above, but whatever it is, I am completely and utterly obsessed with it at the moment!


CHANEL BLUES

July 21, 2016

Well, my obsession with vintage and hard-to-find designer favorites has reached absolutely astronomical proportions recently! It all started a few month ago, when I spotted a Chanel canvas tote in an old magazine and fell in love with it the moment I saw it! I looked for it everywhere, I think I called every Chanel store in US hoping they could find one for me, but alas, I got the same response wherever I called. The bag was no longer available, and my chances of finding one were pretty much slim to none.


LITTLE RED DRESS

July 19, 2016

I think I've always loved the color red... I don't know what it is really, but something about wearing this particularly vibrant hue makes me feel like me the most! I also noticed that whenever I shop for something, my eye naturally gravitates toward this color, which is probably why my collection of red pieces is always expanding:) Today's little red dress is my latest find and newest obsession. Flirty and fun, it has this incredibly easy, summery vibe, yet it's oh so très chic at the same time! Love that!


TAKE ME TO THE BEACH

July 16, 2016


Though I love Palm Springs ( our last two visits here & here ) and always look forward to spending a few relaxing days indulging in some pool time fun, when the temperature climbs up all the way to 117 degrees ( 47 degrees celsius ), even I, a person who normally loves the heat, find myself wishing for a slightly cooler weather:) Thankfully, out of the 4 days we spent in Palm Springs last week, only Thursday was this hot, and the rest of the time it was really quite lovely, so we've had ample opportunities to work on our tans!