Tweak your daily uniform!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

I get many emails from you, wonderful ladies, asking about my likes and loves. So, here is a little glimpse.

Years ago, my mom told me that the misconception is that if you want to make a statement, you should go with something bold, but in reality things in small packages make the biggest impression, so since then, I've been a big believer of less is more.

Since I am a creature of habit, especially with my daily "uniforms", I find that simply adding a tiny little necklace to my daily rotation makes for the best accessory. Pair it with a saucy lipstick and a messy hairdo and you're ready to go. Above is my newest favourite piece (triangle and dot necklace) that I haven't taken off since early December. It goes with everything from simple tops, foxy date-night dresses to even chunky sweaters.

So, if you fancy adding a dash of minimal chic to your wardrobe, here are nine dandy and tiny necklaces that just might do the trick for you.

1. Morse coded necklace with a word that is truly dear to you - 2. Serpentine necklace - 3. Hammered baby circle necklace - 4. Tiny gold hexagon necklace - 5. Tiny sliver heart necklace - 6. Best friends bar necklace - 7. 'Make a wish' necklace - 8. Gold tube necklace - 9. Rustic heart necklace.

Which one tickles your fancy?

P.S: The perfect nail polish for this dreary weather.
P.P.S: And speaking of all things understated, don't miss our GIVEAWAY this week!

(Photos by Balazs. Layout by exPress-o)

The ultimate avocado toast.

Have you ever had dukkah before? It’s a native Egyptian spice mix made of seeds, nuts and herbs. In Egypt it is usually eaten for breakfast and as an appetiser. Each mix is very personal and varies from one family to another. If you want, you can get it in gourmet and ethnic shops, but according to Jessie, it’s cheaper and easier to just make it yourself. I’ve heard tons about this magical spice before, but now after spotting it on an avocado toast, I’m finally giving it a go. Supposedly, it’s so delicious and full of flavour that when you make it once, you will want to eat it on everything - it's that addictive. So with Jessie's tip, my lunch today (and probably tomorrow as well) will be this incredibly scrumptious-looking dukkah avocado toast. Wanna join in?

P.S: Also, miso and avocado 5-minute egg cup.
P.P.S: Plus, fancy winning a beautiful golden bar necklace?

(Thanks, Katie. Photos by Faring Well)

Golden Bar Necklace Giveaway!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Today’s giveaway is from a beautiful Colorado based jewelry shop, SimaG Jewelry. Sima's boutique is full of meaningful, unique, personalized and hand-stamped everyday jewelry pieces that will make you feel special each time you wear it.

Today, Sima is offering one lucky reader a chance to win her beautifully understated and incredibly elegant golden bar necklace. I promise you, in no time, it will become your go-to accessory!

For a chance to win you should be a follower of exPress-o, please visit the SimaG shop and tell us which piece is your favourite from the shop. As always the giveaway is open worldwide. The winner will be chosen at random next Monday morning. Good luck! xo

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A New Addition.

Remember Harlow and Indi who stole our hearts over a year ago? Well, those two rascals have a new family member and her name is Reese. She is a tiny little miniature dachshund who makes my heart skip a beat. I’ve been following Harlow’s adventures for a while now and each time I see this sweet soul caring for her two little sisters, it makes me feel all fuzzy and warm inside. It’s incredible how caring, gentle and accommodating she is. Do you have a pet or two?

P.S: A chance encounter.
P.P.S: A sassy GIVEAWAY is coming up!

(via My Modern Met)

Dancing Moments

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Are you a good dancer? I have no rhythm whatsoever, so naturally I admire people who move to the music with ease - like those gymnasts and dancers above. As I, Dimitry Roulland is fascinated with this beautiful art-form, so he spends his days capturing dancers in their natural element. Ah, so graceful and expressive!

P.S: Also, NYC ballerinas and new beginnings.
P.P.S: Never too late...

(via InspireFirst)

Snow Days = Pyjama Days

Snow days are made for lazy mornings, coffee in bed and rocking your pyjamas all day long. Who is with me? So, if by any chance, you are having (or hoping for) one of those rare blissful mornings, here are 7 takes on pyjama-goodness that might just convince you to change your plans, lock the door and stay in...

Which one tickles your fancy?

1. 'Pyjamas all day' top + woven pull-ons - 2. Hepburn set - 3. 'Catnap' set - 4. Striped shorts + dotty tee - 5. Plaid flannel set - 6. Lorient block print set - 7. Nightshirt.

P.S: Also, 9 takes on toasty tootsies.
P.P.S: How cozy is this nook?

(Top photo by Scrawnysumo. Layout by exPress-o)

Wedding in Maasai Mara - Kenya

Where did you get married? Nina and Sebastian wed in Maasai Mara in Kenya. Since Nina spent a long period of time in the area working on a project about the world’s last wild lions, it was only natural for her to celebrate her special day by including all the new friends who welcomed her into their lives with such generosity. The local Maasai community treated the couple to traditional jewelry that Nina wore on the day and to a special stick that Sebastian carried with him. As a gift from a close friend, they also enjoyed the company of real warriors from the Maasai community who sent Sebastian and Nina into their wedded bliss. How special is that?

I love when cultures collide and when a group of amazing people come together on such a special day. Plus, that mixed with those breathtaking views, makes for one spectacular event, don’t you think? Wow!

P.S: Plus, this picnic-style wedding in Australia and this Shinto-style bride in Tokyo.
P.P.S: Ah, the decorated bride...

(Photos by Jonas Peterson)
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