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Little Striped Dress

This is officially the longest it's taken me to write a blog post - ever. One writer's block and a two and a half hour "nap" later, I think I can do this. I never do things "just casually". I've never been that kind of person, I guess you can call me a perfectionist to some extent. This is just an example, I've been racking my brain about what to write for the entirety of my morning because I wanted things to be done quickly, and this was getting in the way. I seriously need to chill down, so if you have any tips leave them in the comments below. 
Anyway, the thing that I wanted to grab your attention was NOT me "not knowing to take things easy" but this super cute LSD! Before you go and think, wow I never thought I would read a post about a psychedelic drug on this blog, I am here to inform you that LSD can ALSO mean Little Striped Dress! Haha, gotcha there. I found the perfect one over on Zaful.com, so if you like what you see click HERE to order yours!
Photos: Angela Petrovska

August Playlist | 2017

Um, August is over. And I don't know how I feel about that. It's weird knowing that I still have September until university starts again, and for the first time EVER I'm excited about September being so close because I may or may not be going on a little trip. Not spoiling anything, you'll just have to check out the blog for new exciting posts coming soon.
Anyway, I found myself in a music rut this past month, nothing sounded exceptionally interesting to me. So that's why the playlist is a bit short but hey, the songs that are on here are golden.

Gavin James - For You (Bearcubs Remix). I stumbled onto this song randomly on Instagram and can I just say, I think it was destiny. This is my favorite song of the month hands down, I have it on the second I wake up, when I'm getting ready for something, when I'm editing photos - it's just my go-to song because it's so easy to listen to and it lifts me up. The original version, on the other hand, Is very (veryyy) depressing, it's a beautiful piece but the fact that it took me one listen for me to start crying by the end of it... I think that it was a combination of the lyrics + the video itself. That's some sad stuff man...

Far East Movement is SO underrated, I genuinely enjoy their music and it pains me that they don't have any new music out. That resulted in me trying to find something I haven't heard from them yet and so I found Don't Speak ft. Tiffany. I think they need to make a comeback and bless us with some awesome EDM music.

Astrid S. is back on the playlist with two songs: Just For One Night and Does She Know.
Just For One Night is lighthearted and fun, with love as the main theme. Sometimes this is just what you need, to sing your lungs out and dance around your room like an idiot. Does She Know is slower, but the tempo still keeps the song upbeat.

I think I'm not the only one who's been obsessed with Kaleo's Way Down We Go these past few months. That voice, oh my god. It's the perfect moody/chill out song that lets your mind wander. For me, when I listen to this song all I imagine myself in a forest, with trees surrounding each corner my eye can catch. It may sound a bit silly, but that's the beauty of music, it has the ability to transport your mind to another place.

If you've ever wondered what Britney Spears' Toxic would sound like if it was produced by Disclosure circa 2012, then Eden Prince - Toxic ft. Marco Foster is the song for you. Such a cool song, vibes for days!

As always, click here for the whole playlist on Youtube. Until next month, bye!

Monthly Moments | August

Monthly Moments is here! Sorry for missing a month, but this time around I'm back with a really cool event that takes place every year in Skopje. Makedox (according to their website) is a young and avant-garde festival celebrating the creative documentary film. Every year since 2010 KurshumliAn has been the home to this lovely event which is the perfect surrounding for all of the films, workshops, live performances and doc-talks (under a fig tree I may add). It is truly a magical experience, and I and my friends decided to go to the screenings scheduled for last night, Tuesday. 
These photos don't compare to the calm atmosphere in Kurshumli, so if you are in Skopje I strongly suggest you check it out for the last couple of days. 


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.