Go-To (Summer) Uniform

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Uff, how are you dealing with the heatwave? Are you staying cool?

For the past couple of days (even weeks) I've been living in loose, flowy, easy-to-wear linen dresses. They are the perfect thing to slip into during days when you feel like you're about to melt - as linen has this incredible ability to keep you cool-ish, while still making you look the part.

Just add a bit of lipstick, entice your senses with a dash of your favourite fragrance and finish the look with a few minimal, yet sassy jewelry pieces and you're ready to go. Ta dah!

Would you wear it?
1. A caftan-style linen dress (or this one or that one)  - 2. Panama hat - 3. Lovisa Moon in Taurus earrings - 4. Snake cuff bracelet - 5. Soft coral red lipstick - 6. OLO Fragrance in Valens (my absolute favourite) - 7. Edor's rose gold initial charm bracelet - 8. Lace-up bootie sandals.

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Tangerine summer and my little guide to an understated summer in style.

(Photo of Rachel Craven by Jacqueline Di Milia via T Magazine. Layout by exPress-o)

Old Meets New

I've always had a soft spot for retro ideas. Oliver Hihn took his dad’s old camera that was unused for ages and went on a hike to snap a few photos and get a feel for analogue photography. Knowing that developing film is pretty expensive, he improvised by taking photos through the viewfinder of his analogue camera with a digital camera. The result is breathtaking - old meets new in the best possible way :)

P.S: A grown-up gap year?
P.P.S: I looked up and there you were.

(via Bored Panda)

Top Tip For a Smoother Morning Routine

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mornings can be hectic, so to make them a bit easier, here is a great tip to make sure you leave the house with everything you need for the day ahead - like food, books, papers, bills to pay and other bits and bobs.

The night before, leave all the things you need to take with you by the front door, so you’ll have no choice but to remember them. If it’s food that must be refrigerated, just leave an empty plastic box there to serve as a reminder. In the morning, as soon as you spot everything patiently waiting for you by the door, you’ll feel at ease that everything is under control.

It's a huge time-saver. Try it!

P.S: The 15-minute rule to a less distracted life.
P.P.S: 2 minutes or less...

(Tip and photo by Brigette Muller for/via Free People)

Rosé Gummy Bears

Ha, who said that gummy bears are just for kids?

A little under a month ago luxury candy-maker Sugarfina came out with a line of rosé gummy bears. They were so popular that within 2 hours they were all sold out, leaving tons of people on a waiting list. Admittedly, I was tempted to snatch a box myself!

Now, fast forward to a few days later, and Heather created a recipe for similar rose gummy bears you can make yourself with a bit of rose, a dash of granulate sugar and some gelatin.

Just imagine popping a few of those pink boozy bears into your guests rosé glasses during your next dinner party. What do you think? Would you make them?

P.S: The summer of rosé.
P.P.S: Plus, 6 more summery and delicious takes on rosé:)

(Photos by Sprinkle Bakes and via The Fold)

Geometric Summer Manicure

Bright colours and angular shapes go hand in hand - and not only in the world of design. So when I spotted Kelly's sassy take on manicure, I literally swooned. Admittedly, it takes tons of practice to achieve such fun design, but just imagine sporting it with a simple tee and jean shorts - summer uniform perfection! Now go on and practice, I know I will:)

P.S: Nails and fashion...
P.P.S: Plus, a dash of metallic shine.

(Photos by Michael Persico for/via Urban Outfitters)

Cheers to a jolly good weekend

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cheers to Thursday and an early weekend to me. I'm signing off a day earlier so I can spend tomorrow catching up on...pretty much everything - from emails, laundry to phone conversations and all that shebang. Life has been busy lately, so sometimes I just need to stop and get things done. What are you up to this weekend? I'll see you back here, as always, on Monday morning but in the meantime, here is a bunch of awesome links for you to dig into. Ta da!

The truth about not good enough.

11 things your boobs are trying to tell you.

Put on your comfy sandals and let's go:)


New York and Paris style: what's the difference?

How food became a matter of morals.

Life after vacation...

'My (occasionally) half-assed kitchen.'

This Brownstone is magical!


Be still my heart...

Feeling stressed? This might help:)

Do you check your phone first thing in the morning?

Solving all the wrong problems.

The ins and outs of GMOs.

'I'm tired of being told to be the best possible cook.'

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Five years ago today.
- Four years ago yesterday.

- Three years ago tomorrow.
- Two years ago tomorrow.
- One year ago today.

P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on InstagramTwitter, Facebook and even Pinterest.

(Top photo via Killian and Co.)

This Week's Gems

That shirt is exquisite...

Those sandals and summer dresses are the perfect match!...

This must be the most beautiful engagement ring I've ever seen!...

The sassiest and comfiest caftan around!...

Adorable and tiny - exactly how I like it!...

I can hardly wait to dig in:)...

Wow, gorgeous bee glass drop earrings!...

The whole set, please!...

I can't get enough of those raw crystal necklaces - so pretty!...


A statement bracelet at its best!...

What a great summer bag...

This amazing chunky knit scarf makes me long for colder weather...


A beautiful 'self love' kit...

Amazingly soft...

Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more gems?
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