Friday, March 23, 2018

Roll the Dice

"Roll the dice"
1. Literally, to roll dice, as for or in a game of chance.
2. By extension, to take some risk on the hope or chance of a fortunate outcome.
As I've never gambled in my life, and the closest to actually rolling a dice I've come to is when playing Monopoly, today I decided I'm going to talk about the idiomatic expression "roll the dice" and how often I've found myself (or not) in those kinds of situations.
When I thought about all of the times I've risked on something so far in my fairly uneventful life, I came to the conclusion that for me it's about expressing how I truly feel. I'm a very "straight to the point" kind of person, which has gotten me into some rather brash situations (and most of the time I regret it immediately) but at least I knew I had the guts to say what's on my mind. And that's how I'll continue to be, rolling the dice with every word that comes out of my mouth.
Other than that, I would say that I rolled the dice when I made this blog, not knowing what would ever come out of it. I rolled it when it came to choosing friends too, which always has positive and negative endings. With all of this being said, I know I should take more risks and try to be an "over-achiever" which is what I've been trying to do since the start of this year, but it's all about the baby steps. I would roll the dice for new experiences, new people, new outlooks on life.
What would you roll the dice for?
Wearing: jacket
Photos: Jane Nikoloski

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Where is home to you?
Personally, one answer simply doesn't exist.
Home is Skopje.
Home is the City Park in spring and summer, with a cup of lemonade from Velo Kafe and a deck of cards, soaking up the sun while sitting on the green grass with music softly playing in the background.
Home is the Congress Center, with countless editions of the music festival "Zlatno Slavejche", whose amazing songs I still sing to this day. No matter what happens to this place, the memories of the iconic round lights on the ceiling and the vibrant purple chairs will forever be with me.
Home is GTC, the place where I used to go with my mom and dad, when I was little, for our Sunday evening stroll, which always ended up with me begging for donuts from the main square.
Home is my university, with whom I have a love-hate relationship. There is love when I get lost in the mazy stairs which look like they go into nowhere and I somehow find a photogenic little corner, or when it's autumn and the large windows from our classrooms offer us an amazing watercolor-type view. But, there is hate when I have late lectures, or the cantina isn't open.
Home doesn't have to be a physical place. To me, home are my friends, whether we're having coffee on a sunny Saturday in an overcrowded cafe, or it's movie night and we end up having bizarre conversations until 2 AM.
I now know why I appreciate traveling so much because I know that at the end of the day I'll return home, in Skopje, where I'm the happiest.
Wearing: Irina Tosheva | Collection "Home"
Photos: Angela Petrovska
Location: Congress Center

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Spring Wishlist

Since it's practically Spring here in Skopje, I decided it was the right time to share some of my favorite things on right now that that will be perfect for this upcoming season. Ruffles, stripes and dainty floral patterns are well loved each season, as they will be this time around too! So, get out your favorite pink flower patterned shirts because now it's the perfect time to wear them!
Be sure to check out for more amazing and trendy inexpensive items.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February Playlist | 2018

Okay, so February is at its end and it feels like it's been a week since the start of the month. But, even though it felt like a short one, I made sure I appreciated every single minute of it - and I sure did. Reuniting with friends I haven't seen in a looong time, endless chats over coffee and spontaneous trips around Skopje were some of the things that made me love February. And now that it's over I'm starting to feel the nostalgia.

My month of February started off with Not3s ft. Mabel - My Lover (T. Matthias Remix), which isn't a bad start at all considering how badass this song is. There are times when a certain remix is better than the original, and this is one of those times. I LOVE the beat mixed with the vocals, they just blend so perfectly. Definitely, give it a listen if you want to turn your room into an EDM concert.

Coming from the same channel where I found the previous song, we have Loud Luxury ft. Brando - Body. Just like "My Lover" this one left me dancing around my room like a crazy person. I just love the chorus, it's so catchy!

One of the most positive songs of this month was Teedra Moses - Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Edition). It's the true definition of a cute song, it's got it all - the upbeat sound, the lyrics, and the lovely vocals. I found myself returning to this song more than a few times.

Continuing with the groovier songs on this playlist, I have my latest obsession - VanJess. I found these two ladies so randomly, from one end of Youtube to another, and ever since the first listen I just can't get enough of their music. Through Enough is like a happy marriage between 90s R'n'B and the electronic duo Disclosure (who you all know I looove). So, I naturally checked out their other music and I found out that they are relatively new and have just a couple of songs out. So, I decided to share another one with you that is slower and more sultry which I think suits their style perfectly. Adore is what you'll want to listen to on a Saturday night before you head out the door, trust me.

Last but not least is a really chill one, Konoba - On Our Knees (feat. R.O). This song is hauntingly beautiful, from the very beginning till the end. The simple intro melts into a complex beat drop that still feels relaxed and easy to the ear. This track is a solid 10/10.

And that's it for this short but sweet month of February. Click HERE for the whole playlist on Youtube or on each individual title above. Happy listening!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Note to Self

Even though I am only at the start of Connor Franta's book Note to Self, I immediately started to soak in the words like a sponge. Written in the form of a memoir book with breathtaking images and quotable poetry - this book has inspired me to compile a small list of things I like to remind myself of ever so often. So without further ado, here are my notes to self:

Note to Self #1 - Drink more water, like A LOT more. It might magically fix all your problems.

Note to Self #2 - Stress less. I know it's hard not to worry about every little inconvenience that happens to you, but in the grand scale of things, it's so stupid and unimportant.

Note to Self #3 - Learn to live in the moment. No yesterdays, no tomorrows - just now.

Note to Self #4 - Finish your tasks on time. Whether that's studying for an exam or planning a blog post - don't leave it until the last minute!

Note to Self #5 - Be more spontaneous, no matter how much it scares you. Some of the most fun things that have happened to you before were made on a whim, and if it doesn't end up being a good experience - you'll live to tell the tale.

Note to Self #6 - Allow yourself to be sad. Wrap up in a blanket, play some sad music and just feel. Sadness is an emotion that needs to be respected too.

Note to Self #7 - Wear whatever the hell you want. Who cares, honestly?!

Note to Self #8 - Appreciate everyone around you. Every single person you know has made an impact on you, and your friends are the ones that made the most positive ones.

Photos: Marija Stojkovska (Fabulous is Freedom)
Wearing: trousers (click HERE)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Red love

It's been a while since my last post, and I have missed blogging so much! But, I think I needed a small break to clear my head in order to come back fresh and with lots of new ideas for posts and inspiration. Also, I've kinda devoted my attention this past week on my fave Slovenian girls Marija (Fabulous Is Freedom) & Lara (Mainstream Chic). Ups and downs happened, laughs and sad days, but what matters is that we'll always be here for each other, even though we get to spend only so little time together throughout the year. Long distance friendships are special kinds of friendships - they are hard to keep, but nothing can come between the strong bond that real friends feel. From 12 AM video calls, because something exciting happened 5 minutes ago, to sending postcards just to make them happy, friends are there to support you, inspire you, make you feel carefree and to not give a damn about what other people think. Or in my case, not caring about people staring while we're having a photoshoot a sunny Saturday afternoon in one of the busiest streets in Skopje. Moral of the story is - appreciate your friends and your time spent with them, there is no better feeling in the world than that. 
Wearing: sweater, I'm IN LOVE! 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Another brick in the wall

No, I will not be talking about our corrupted, dysfunctional education system (this time!) to fully correspond to the title of this post, but rather about the mishaps that could happen to a person on what was supposed to be a casual, relaxed day spent taking photos around Skopje. But, feel free to play "Another Brick In The Wall" while scrolling through this post, I find the mood of the song and the photos VERY complimentary to each other.
I guess my storytelling begins the night before the photoshoot. It was a Friday, so that meant it was obligatory for me to have a social life and party. This resulted in me going to bed at around 4.30 AM and getting up at 10 AM in order to get ready and look (half) presentable. Before Petar and I met up the weather was totally fine, a bit cloudy, but that wasn't bad. And then alas, rain started to pour down like a faucet that's been turned on full blast, so there went our ideas of shooting outside. With our problem in mind, we headed to a nearby parking building where we took some really cool shots (all hope was not lost yet!) and just as we were finishing up, the skies cleared up and there was a small window of possibility to shoot outside. So, we headed towards the municipality of Kapishtec, with a set idea in mind - take photos of the cool brick buildings! By now you must be thinking Okay, this isn't so bad. Well, you'd be right if we've had umbrellas with us because it started to rain EVER HARDER than before. And then, after hours of raining and me not being properly dressed for the weather - it started to snow. Yep, out of nowhere, we had our first snow for this winter in Skopje. I returned home soaking wet and cold, but at least I knew we had some really cool shots on a day where everything went wrong.
Photos: Petar Avramoski