Saturday, January 20, 2018

Overall Obsession


Reasons why overalls are THE BEST piece of clothing a girl can have:
1. They make a complete outfit. Sometimes a pair of regular jeans just doesn't capture the look you are going for today, you wanted to stand out but was too lazy to actually put additional effort into your outfit this morning. That's where this magical piece of clothing comes in.

2.They can be dressed up too. It's easy to make a black pair of overalls "night-out" friendly, just add a pair of snazzy heels, a cool clutch bag, and a fitted top. The fit of the overalls doesn't determine where you can or can't wear them, but if you wanted them to be more versatile I'd go for a pair in black. 

3. They are a blank canvas! This is my favorite part, personalizing and making a pair feel like "you". You can add patches and different pins and badges to spice up your plain look, just like I did with this donut pin (P.S. Doesn't it remind you of Homer Simpson's beloved donut? It makes me chuckle every time I wear it.). Another trick I like to do is to roll up my overalls, especially if the fit is looser. 

4. Overalls can overall (hehe get it?) contribute to having a better mood. This is not scientifically proven, BUT I can vouch for this. Every time I wear them I feel more pep in my step and I just feel cooler than usual, and everyone likes to feel cool am I right?

So, what are you waiting for? Happy shopping!
P.S. My pair is from Shein.com, click HERE
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Everyday Winter Makeup Routine




Hello!
Happy New Year, it's 2018! I hope this year brings everyone joy and happiness, passed exams (for those still in school/uni) and lots of laughs and love. 
Each year I tell myself "Elena, you have to come out of your comfort zone a bit more this time" and I try my best to fulfill that promise. That's why I decided the first blog post of this year should be something I've never done before but have wanted to for a long time - a makeup routine. 
I'll start off by saying I'm not an expert, you will see throughout this post that I'm missing a few *key* steps, but that's just because of me being afraid to experiment with new products. This could most probably be a 5-minute makeup routine because it's fast, simple and easy. So, if you are interested in seeing what products I love, keep on reading. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Winter Wishlist feat. Romwe

Hello!
With just a couple of days left in 2017, I decided to collaborate with Romwe.com and bring you a wishlist with so many trendy pieces you can rock in the new 2018! This website is so affordable and there is something for everyone, so don't forget to check it out yourselves.
And now, here's what I would die to have in my wardrobe from Romwe.com :



Long Sleeve Eyelet Detail Jumper - a super cute oversized sweater that can easily be worn as a dress as well as a top. The color is so vibrant and it can be used as a way to bring a breath of fresh air into every winter outfit.

Lace Up Waist Wide Leg Pants - I have been loving palazzo pants so much these past few months, when I saw these on the website I fell in love, both with the style and the color!

Plaid Asymmetrical Front Layer Skirt - everybody loves plaid, so why not have it in a skirt form as well. I really love the pattern and the style of the skirt, the overlay adds a special touch to an otherwise ordinary skirt.



Faux Fur Trim Hoodie Drawstring Coat - I am a sucker for pastel colors, especially baby pink and baby blue. So when I saw this parka jacket I gasped. So cute!

Ring Detail Beret Hat - Beret hats have been a hit this season, and this one is a bit more special than the other basic black ones due to the hardware details.

Pale Blue Patchwork Print Sweatshirt - This sweatshirt screams 90s to me. I adore the colors together and the overall vibe of this top.

Don't forget to check out Romwe.com for more stylish pieces! Have a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

December Playlist | 2017



Can you believe 2017 is almost over?! I felt just like this last year when I was writing the December 2016 playlist, just pure disbelief that another year has gone. 2017 has been generous to me, I've made a lot of new friendships and traveled to different cities and countries, but it's also been quite challenging. I learned the hard way that mental health comes first, so fingers crossed things are going to get better this upcoming year! I'm not planning to set myself any "New Year Resolutions" like most people do, I'll just try to do my best with everything I set my mind to. Anyhow, time to talk music!
If you came here expecting to see Christmas songs, I'm sorry but it's just not happening haha. The songs I've been listening to most this past month are slower and moodier than usual, but perhaps it's the gloomy weather rubbing off on me and making me enjoy songs like that even more. But you'll see how the songs tend to get more upbeat as the month passes, maybe that's the New Year's euphoria doing its thing haha.

I've always said that Majid Jordan have such good music, and this next one proves that statement right - "Warm" is a slow and sultry track that goes perfectly with the smooth vocals. All that I recommend is to listen to these songs with headphones in, it truly adds to the experience, especially with songs like this one where there are so many different layers that one can easily miss.

This next one is probably one of the smoothest songs I've ever heard. "Get You" by Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis is a song that EVERYBODY has to hear, it's just that good. I originally heard a remixed version that I became obsessed with (click HERE for that one, it's also amazing!) but I decided to give the original song a go - and I realized what I've been missing out on. 10/10

Ever since the new version of "Come Through and Chill" by Miguel and J.Cole came out I've been OBSESSED with it. I loved the original version, but I mean come on, J.Cole is such a cool artist! Plus, the fact that he mentions Macedonia in his verse...#blessed haha.

Bastille & Craig David were two names I never thought would make music together, but here we are with "I Know You" and I have to admit, it's so fricking good!

And last but not least, I'd like to shine a light on two young ladies that are very new to the music scene, but I've been loving their sound and songs so far.
The first one is Charlotte Lawrence with her single "Sleep Talking". It's got a pop sound to it, quite catchy and the lyrics are super sassy.
And the second one is Sigrid with her song "Strangers". There is something so pure about this girl, I can't explain it haha. Just watching her dance to this super catchy tune will make you stand up and jump around your room, I adore her energy!

And slowly but surely we're getting further away from the moody songs and into the more "dance vibes" part of this playlist. For the ultimate dance party, I suggest playing Jax Jones' "Breathe" ft. Ina Wroldsen. Jax Jones has had some great hits over his career, and I'm sure this one will be as well.

And that wraps up another year of Monthly Playlists! Click HERE for the whole playlist on Youtube or on each individual title above. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


Saturday, December 16, 2017

This little thing called Love



Date: 10.12.2017
Location: Cafe Ljubov (English translation: Love)

What is love (baby don't hurt me.mp3) for you?
Is it to be surrounded by your friends and laugh until you can't breathe at the most stupid and random things / To be alone with a cup of hot tea and an amazing book as your only company? Or perhaps the feeling of Christmas and the start of a new year? To me, it's all of these things and so much more. I appreciate the small mundane things that make me feel loved & all I want is for everyone else to feel the same.
Sometimes there's no need to say "I love you" or to acknowledge that you love a certain situation out loud. We throw the word "love" around without looking at its true meaning, so perhaps it's better not to say it but to feel it.
Photos: Irina Krstevska
P.S. Wearing a sweater from Romwe.com (click HERE).

Friday, December 8, 2017

Budapest's Must-See List


I know, I know! This post is looong overdue, but I've come to the conclusion that this was more work than expected. So, after doing some "investigative journalism" & choosing the best of the best that Budapest had to offer, I present to you Budapest's Must-See List, or in other words, places I loved that I know you will love too. From art galleries to coffee shops - I've got you covered. 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

5 Years SBSF!



Yep, 5 years. It's been 5 amazing years since I started doing this "blog thing" and every time I pinch myself - Yes, I did this. I am doing this. I will be doing this for years and years to come. And to commemorate this special occasion I came up with an idea...

I've always said that I'm a photo hoarder, and I guess that has finally come in handy. I decided to take a trip down memory lane & go through my old photos, not only to reminisce but to pick out a few that I've deliberately avoided putting on the blog. Some would call these photos candid, but most of them are just me not knowing what to do with myself anymore. Some also carry funny stories behind them, which I am also"oh so kindly" sharing today. It's not as glamorous as it looks guys, I've had my fair share of cringe situations but I know it's always worth it in the end.