Sunday, March 26, 2017
Remember when I posted last month's playlist a bit earlier? Yeah, that resulted in me accumulating a lot more new music for this playlist than I expected. I don't think I've ever had this many songs to share with you, so I know this is going to be a mammoth to read, but stick with me!
My absolute favorite this month has to be Tame Impala's The Less I Know The Better. I've been digging the disco vibes this month, so much that I would describe them as... relaxing? I don't know what I love more about this song, the easy-going melody or the goofy lyrics, but either way I've been enjoying it way too much!
Sticking to the "disco theme", the song I've had on repeat these last few days has to be Shy Girls - Trivial Motion (PREP Remix). It's just a fun song to listen to and you'll find yourself shimmying your shoulders by the time you reach 0:30 seconds of the song.
I found Wildfire by SBTRKT over on Tamara's Instagram (her Insta is a whole playlist with cool songs by itself) and I was immediately captivated by the melody. It was unlike anything I've heard before, but it was definitely cool, dare I say a bit seductive? And that's when I had a little SBTRKT listening session and I found Hold On feat. Sampha - a very different sound from Wildfire, but you could still tell who the artist was. Check them out, you won't regret it!
And now, the attack of the Norwegian singers thanks to SKAM (a TV series I'm obsessed with for those of you who aren't aware). Starting off with Kamikaze by Susanne Sundfør - and no, this is not that super annoying song Kamikaze by MØ, but rather a ballad-esque song that grabs your attention from the very beginning with its 80s/90s melody.
Then we have Run by Elsa & Emilie, a song that is perfection for rainy days and gloomy weather. I would describe this one like this - Daughter, but instead of one amazing voice, you have two.
And ending the SKAM songs with my personal favorite - Grizzly Man by Rockettothesky. Where do I even begin with this one... It's not everyone's cup of tea. Not at all. Some would even say this song is boring, or pointless, or stupid. To me, this song represents how my happy place would sound. When I listen to this song, I close my eyes and I feel as if I am floating on air, or I'm lying on a field surrounded by green grass and daisies. This is what I want a song to make me feel, and I know I probably sounded crazy just now, but trust me on this one!
Call Me Out is Sarah Close's first single, and I've been following this lady on Youtube for a while now, so when I saw this in my subscription box I was so happy for her! Definitely check her out, it's such a cute song!
Astrid S finally released a new song and I'm on cloud 9 right now! I looove her music, and Breathe is no exception from that. I know that from the very first listen the chorus will be stuck in your heads. So, you're welcome!
If I had to describe James Arthur's Say You Won't Let Go in one word, that word would be adorable! And it's not even the lyrics that get to me, it's the melody of the song and his voice. Oh so dreamy... and adorable haha.
When I saw that Syd had a solo song I was pleasantly surprised, but then again I knew that it would be an amazing piece of music. All About Me did not disappoint in the slightest. As a self-proclaimed RNB lover, I must admit I've been avoiding this genre for the past few months. And this song reminded me why I loved it in the first place.
And last but not least, the ultimate throwback! Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. Name a more iconic song, I'll wait. Okay, jokes aside, I've been loving this song through the whole of March. I remember it all started when I was having one of those "throwback music" nights, and this song reminded me of how much I loved it as a kid, but I never thought I was cool enough to listen to a band like Gorillaz. 10+ years later, I'm still not cool enough, but I sure know how to enjoy it a lot more. And I would like to think of this as a sign of destiny, because just recently Gorillaz released new songs, just as I was having their old songs on repeat!
And that's it! What a small playlist, I know haha. Click HERE for the whole playlist on YT, and until next month, ciao!
Monday, March 20, 2017
Here is a random fact about me: I love reminiscing about the past. And the fact that I am a hoarder that refuses to delete videos and pictures from my phone even though I have the same files on my laptop just reinforces my desire to reminisce. Example - me attending Exit Festival last summer. I love to watch back shaky videos of me screaming along to an Ellie Goulding song, and I love the random "vlog" style clips I have of me and my friends. Besides the endless amount of pictures and videos, I also love to wear my "If Found Please Return To Main Stage" shirt that I bought there. What can I say, I'm damn proud that I went, and that I survived haha.
In other news, it's finally Spring! I am so so so excited for denim jackets, skirts and Converse, with the sun calling out my name and telling me to take full advantage of it. For lovely days like these, I recommend having Miike Snow's Genghis Khan on repeat.
Photos: Fabulous Is Freedom
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
I'm back with a little mid-week post in collaboration with the website Shein.com, an affordable wholesale online clothing store that has so many cute things!
As you can see I've been having a thing with embroidery these past few months, and I think it's going to be a big trend for spring and summer. I adore the vintage feel it gives, especially if it's flowers. So, it's no surprise that I chose a denim jacket with red roses on it, as well as a denim skirt with delicate flower embroidery. Of course I would wear these pieces separately, we don't want to go overboard on the flower applique. I can just imagine the skirt with a loose cream light-weight sweater, some Converse and a cute satchel bag, or the denim jacket with black skinny jeans and some Vans.
Sticking to the vintage theme, I think the brown shoulder bag would complete any outfit perfectly, as well as the "Clubmaster" inspired sunglasses.
What are your favorite pieces for this upcoming spring?
Се враќам со краток пост вака среде неделата, во соработка со веб сајтот Shein.com, онлајн шопинг страница полна со прекјут работи!
Како што можете да забележите, во последно време сум опседната со везени детали на облеката, и сметам дека тоа ќе е голем тренд и оваа пролет. Добивам vintage vibes од парчињата кои ги одбрав за овој пост, и сериозно треба да се стопирам пред да го наполнам плакарот со премногу цветни дезени. Со вас споделувам тексасна јакна и здолниште, и двете со слични извезени детали кои ме тераат да се радувам за пролетта 10 пати повеќе. Секако не би ги носела овие две парчиња заедно, тоа е веќе премногу цветчиња за мој вкус хаха, но било кое парче може беспрекорно да се вклопи во секоја комбинација.
И кога сме веќе кај винтиџ тематиката, не може да се погреши со добра кафеава чанта, исто како и наочарите инспирирани од "Clubmaster" стилот.
Кои се вашите омилени парчиња за оваа пролет?
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Decided to bring back Monthly Moments a bit earlier this time. But it's not just a regular Monthly Moments post - it's a collab between me and two girls by the names of Marija and Teona. We've gathered to give you our recommendations for the cutest coffee shops in Skopje, London and Ljubljana. Go over to Teona's Wanderlust to see where she likes to brunch with her friends in London,and if you want to see Marija's favorite place in Ljubljana head over to Fabulous Is Freedom.
With that being said, I got to choose one place in my hometown of Skopje for this post. One of the places I always walk out of feeling more relaxed and happy is Squeeze Me, the perfect marriage between guilty pleasures and healthy delicious-ness. I don't know what I love more about this place, the uplifting interior or the dreamy Peanut Butter Cheesecake. They also have an array of smoothies and healthy juices that always catch my eye, but I always tend to stick to the sweet stuff like the cheesecake or the carrot cake. I love the atmosphere there, the quirky furniture and little details like the quote boards all around make you feel like you've entered a whole new world.
Hope you'll enjoy the post!
Monday, March 6, 2017
Happy Monday, I hope this week is a productive one for you as much as it will (hopefully) be for me. I seriously need to catch up on studying, and of course I'm just realising this now - when the weather here is gorgeous and I want to do everything but study! Anyway, the sunny weather allowes me to ditch the coats and bring out the spring jackets. And thankfully, my denim jacket from SheIn.com arrived just in time for that! I've been wearing it non-stop, I love the oversized fit it has & those patches give the jacket a lot of character. I think I'll be switching between this one and my trusty leather jacket for the whole of spring, and I'm more than okay with that.
Photos: Verica Mitreska
Monday, February 27, 2017
And just like that, we're saying goodbye to February!
February was the month of reconnecting with friends for me, and I loved every minute of it. Marija from Fabulous Is Freedom came back from university in Ljubljana and I wanted to spend as much time with her as I could, so when she asked me if I wanted to go to Thessaloniki with her for a day of course I said yes. Our last trip to Thessaloniki was quite a rushed one, so I made it my responsibility to make things go as smooth as possible. One of my most favorite things to do is search for cool coffee places to visit online, so that we don't regret not going somewhere afterwards. So, in my quest to find the perfect spot, I narrowed down the decision between two places: Piece of Cake & TOMS Flagship Thessaloniki. We were planning on visiting the first place, but when we found out that TOMS was easier to find (and closer) we decided to go there instead. And boy, was that the right thing to do! As soon as we entered in the venue our jaws dropped and I knew we were in one of the coolest places I've ever been to. As you probably guessed by now, this is a store/art gallery/coffee shop that sells TOMS shoes and accessories. And what's even more amazing is that for every pair of shoes that's bought a pair is donated to a person in need, and for every bag of coffee that's finished 140 l. of clean water are also donated. I read that here there's always something new to see like an exhibition, workshops etc. When we walked in we were greeted by an amazing atmosphere, the perfect lighting due to the open dome rooftop and a stray dog lying between the tables. We ordered our coffee and sat down to take a break, but I knew that I needed to get to work. So I took Marija's camera and went full-on-tourist-mode. I tried to capture the atmosphere as best as possible, but I guess you'll have to visit this place yourselves to experience it the best.
Monday, February 20, 2017
I know, it's too soon for a playlist Elena! But, I have another post planned for next Monday, so I wanted to fill this week's spot with something, so a playlist was the reasonable answer! Guys, this month has whizzed away and I feel like I spent it either laying in bed or running around like a headless chicken - there was no in between! That's why the songs I gravitated towards this month were chill songs that put my mind on "Airplane mode", if you know what I mean.
Let It Happen by Tame Impala has been on repeat on and off for about two months now, so I thought it was about time to include it in a playlist for those of you who haven't heard this song before. The catchy chorus will be stuck in your head from the very first listen, so you're welcome for that.
Brand New Moves is probably the only song here that would make you stand up and dance, so I was conflicted on whether to mess up my perfect chill pill playlist. But, I want to be honest, and February wouldn't have been what it was without this song. I featured Hey Violet's other song (Guys My Age) a few playlists ago, so this song was like a little reminder that they are an amazing band!
From one end of the spectrum to another, I present to you this month's obsession - Aventine by Agnes Obel. Actually, Agnes Obel in general is an obsession, how have I missed her music?! The whole album called Aventine is a masterpiece, but the song of the same name and Dorian are my two favorites. Obel's sound is giving me Daughter vibes, but instead of guitar we have haunting cello and piano. Her music is an actual experience, and I've been watching live performances of these songs in awe. When I was listening to Aventine for the first time the animated movie Coraline popped into my head, and this song would have been a perfect fit for it. Definitely check them out!
My other obsession has been Khalid, can I just say how fricking amazing his songs are! Totally different vibe from Agnes Obel, but still in that "chill" category. If Obel's music makes you feel feel a bit crept out, Khalid's will make you miss the boyfriend you've never had. Two songs caught my attention after last months Saved, and those are Shot Down and Location. Shot Down is slower and more of a ballad, while Location is the initial song that made people take notice of Khalid. Location is like an ode to the Millennial love, where relationships are ruled by sending locations and subtweets. Genius lyrics if you ask me.
And last but not least, If You Let Me by Sinead Harnett ft. GRADES. This song was one of those "love at first listen" types, and I've had it on repeat for a week straight. I was captivated by the style of the song, and it reminded me of another artist but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. And when I googled GRADES (he's a music producer) I found out that he made some of my fave songs by NAO. And that's when it all made sense, this guy was producing the kind of songs that intrigue me the most.
Hope you'll enjoy my picks for this"chill vibes" playlist, click HERE for the whole playlist on YT.
Until next week!