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Time for a little life update: I spend my days trying to study, I end up looking at stupid videos on Youtube for an hour straight, I regret doing so and I try to study once again, but I end up in the same cycle as before. Honestly, I know I put myself into this situation and it's no one's fault, but come on Elena when will you learn...
BUT there are perks when I try to "study" - I suddenly get so many ideas about blogging, photo shoots, outfits, blog post ideas etc. In other words, my mind focuses on everything but the thing it's supposed to be focusing on. I know I'm not the only one who gets sudden bursts of inspiration mid reading about Chaucer, right? Anyways, I got a fairly large blogger mail package from various shopping sites, so I decided to start off with this super cute T-shirt from Zaful.com. I mean come on, it's baby pink and it says Paris with an embroidered flower - what more could you want!
Photos: Angela Petrovska

Cool down

Back with a casual look, something I think I'm most known for haha. I don't know about where you live, but in Skopje, it's been too hot to function. If you are not in an air-conditioned room then you are most probably sweating out - hard. So, my idea for a chill Sunday afternoon out would be a "picnic" (in quotation marks because this can hardly be called a picnic) with your friends accompanied with a cold beverage like a Breezer. I wish this post was sponsored by Breezer, but sadly that is not the case haha.
Photos: Angela Petrovska

July Playlist | 2017

I'm finally back, after spending most of July anywhere but home it sure feels good to sit down and write what I've been up to and get things back on track. Basically, I've been trying to clear my head and enjoy time with just me as much as I can. How you ask, when you've gone to a festival this month filled with thousands of people and afterward went to a vacation with your family? Well, even though the festival part wasn't about having "me time", I consider enjoying yourself while listening to good music with your eyes closed to be a great time to reconnect with yourself. And when on vacation I realized that I enjoy nothing more than being alone in the water, floating with my head tilted back and just letting the waves carry you. It's the little moments that matter the most, knowing what you need to de-stress completely and just be present in the moment. And now after I've told you my little mantra, time to switch gears and listen to some good music.

Somebody Else by The 1975 is such a sweet song. I've heard it couple of times before but never really took notice of the beauty of this song. They have such good songs, but they certainly put you in a specific mood so this one might make you sad, might make you think about a lost love or it will make you smile. You never know with songs like these honestly.

Paralyzed is one of those songs that I have no idea how I ended up finding, or how I ended up loving and having on repeat. But can I just say how f*cking cool I think this song is?! It's unlike anything else I've heard in a while, maybe it's the beat of the song or the vocals of the singer - either way, I'm obsessed. Klyne is a dance/electronic duo from The Netherlands, they are relatively new on the music scene and I'll most definitely give a listen to their other music.

Backstory: Pain Goes Away by Refs is one of my all time favorite songs, but the struggle I was having at the time was - Refs had only one song out. So imagine my excitement when I found out they had another single out! Spotlight is a refreshing tune that intertwines synth pop with Refs' raspy vocals and I am here for it! Glad to have them back.

If my summer could have an album as a soundtrack I would want it to be Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 by Calvin Harris. Each song is 3/4 minutes of summertime and I'm loving it! But of course, I have to have my favorites, so here they are - Faking It , Cash Out , Slide & Rollin.

Dua Lipa's newest single New Rules has been stuck in my head for a year straight, and it's not even that old yet! There are just some songs that turn you into a sassy b*tch that snaps her fingers in a Z formation and needs no man in her life - this song is just that.

Astrid S. is back with a new single, I can't wait until she releases the rest of the songs from her EP. Anyways, Such A Boy is perfection, not only because Herman Tommeraas is in it (SKAM fans where you at!) or because the whole video is super cute, but the melody is so catchy and the whole point of the song is relatable af. Boys say that girls are confusing, but I beg to differ - and so does this song haha.

Rudimental have a new song out and it's everything and more! At first, I was a bit confused because I'm used to their songs having a drum 'n' bass sound, but it quickly grew on me. Sun Comes Up is the perfect summer song, it just instantly puts you in a good mood. I had the luck to see Rudimental DJ Set live, and had a blast! I've always had a lot of love for this group, I wish to someday see the full group together on stage, that would be so epic.

More Than You Know is one of those coincidental finds that you just know were meant to be. This song is best heard with headphones in on full blast. It just makes you jump around and make your surroundings an outdoor festival. A must listen!

And this last one is truly random, but I've been listening to it quite a lot so it deserves a spot here! Ever since I found out Koop were performing at D Festival I've been going through their music and I enjoy it so much! It's so chill and relaxing, and Come To Me is such a cute song! And yes, they were just as amazing performing live as you would think.

Click HERE for the whole playlist on Youtube, and till next time Ciao!

90s vibes

Back with an outfit post, it's been a while since I've done one, huh? As I was editing these photos I got major 90s vibes from this look, and everybody loves the 90s so I was all up for it. I love pairing this awesome button up skirt from Zaful.com with, well, everything. It's so versatile and a true closet staple item. 
Anyways, how are you guys? I feel like it's been a while since I've updated you on general life stuff, but the truth is I haven't been up to much lately. I know, it's not that exciting here in Skopje this time of the year, when all you can think about is escaping from the hot pavement streets to a colder retreat for a quick dip in the water. I've got quite a month planned ahead of me, from music festivals to seaside escapes - it's all happening. And then August will be just like June, unbearable heat and studying. What an exciting summer, I know haha.

Summer ready with Shein.com

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June Playlist | 2017

Hello people!
June was bittersweet for me, some things ended and others began. Actually, when I put things into retrospect I know that everything happens for a reason. If life has taught me one thing (in my ever-so-long 19 years of age), it's exactly that. But what I do know for sure is that these next few months will be filled with both work and play, which makes the "play" part much more enjoyable.
The songs this month were um, really random. Most of them are ones you've probably never heard of before (thanks to NoonPacific.com) but then you have some really old ones that sound just as amazing. Genres mix in this playlist, so I think that there's something for everybody here.

Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini is one of those songs I would categorize as "real music". Drums, a bass, a trumpet and a soulful voice. Add a meaningful message + an excerpt from Charlie Chaplin's speech from The Dictator and you have yourself one hell of a song. Definitely check it out.

Have you ever listened to a song and it opened up a whole new world to you? Yeah, that's me after listening to In A Manner Of Speaking by Nouvelle Vague. First of all, the amazing soft vocals accompanied by the equally as amazing Bossa nova style of music - butter on toast. Second of all, why do I feel like a grown up when I listen to music by Nouvelle Vague? Third of all, why haven't I been listening to this before?! I'll answer the second question myself - because I know I wouldn't have had appreciated it. But I guess now I do, so therefore that makes me an adult now?

Brought to you via NoonPacific.com (I honestly can't stop going on about this music streaming site, I've got all of my friends hooked on it) we have You by LINES and Tear You Down by La Mar.
You is from a more recent playlist of theirs, and the funky beat stood out to me, plus that chorus is super catchy! On the other hand, Tear You Down is the complete opposite. It's from an older playlist, but that's the beauty of this website - you have so much cool music neatly organized in picture perfect little playlists. This particular song is one that sounds like the music I would fall in love with from the first listen. The atmospheric sound makes this the perfect chill out song, but you still have to stop and appreciate every aspect of it. Honestly, I can go on about this for days, so I just suggest you put on your headphones for the full experience and enjoy this music masterpiece. La Mar have amazing music, I will definitely be checking more of it out.

Astrid S is back with Party's Over, a song that I've had on repeat since last month. You guys know I love this girl, so her bringing out new music makes me rejoice! Party's Over is a chill song, with a kick-ass beat drop, perfect for listening to while daydreaming perhaps?

Lauv's I Like Me Better was suggested to me every time I would listen to Party's Over, so I decided to give it a go. Let me explain to you, I've never felt so strong about an under-rated singer - Lauv is a gift from God himself. Right after I listened to this song and came to the conclusion that it's probably one of the cutest songs I've heard in my life (and sent it to my friend for a second opinion on whether this is the cutest or not) I made it my sole purpose to support this guy and his music no matter what. So, came the social media stalking and finding out if he's playing live shows anywhere near me (ofc not -.- ) and then I started listening to his other songs. That's when I found The Other, a song that I am still to this day sure I've heard prior to that moment, but I just can't put my finger on where I've heard it before. That made me furious, and I spent the evening trying to figure out where I know this song from, but alas nothing was determined.

I know I should have downloaded Halsey's album by now, but I'm just not there yet. In the meantime I've been listening to Eyes Closed with pleasure, it's such a cool song! At first I thought "Hmm this sounds like something The Weeknd would put out" and when I made my research I found his name under Writers, so that made sense.

And last but not least, There For You by Martin Garrix and Troye Sivan. I love Troye, been there since day 1, so I've been looking forward to this collab for a while now, and the final song did not disappoint at all! In fact, I'm seeing Martin Garrix live tonight, so I think it will be a cool moment to listen to this song (sans Troye sadly </3).

And there you go, another playlist, another month gone! Well, almost gone. Click HERE for the whole playlist or on the individual titles above. Till next time!

Moody June

For the ultimate mood setter I suggest listening to this while scrolling this post. 
The time and day: a rainy Saturday afternoon, around 3 pm. 
The scene: the backyard of a building in Debar Maalo. 
The feeling: indescribable awe from this hidden gem. 
Angela and I never expected to run into this place, from spontanеously deciding to go to Аcanthus Gallery and then me seeing a garage door in the back that looked descent enough for an Instagram photo, to being amazed from the coolness of this little secret spot that's been right under our noses. So, an impromptu photoshoot was a must, and funnily enough - the moody weather was a perfect fit for this place.
Shoutout to Skopje Se Nosi for using the beauty of this place for a photoshoot of their own,