Monday, February 27, 2017

Monthly Moments | February


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

February Playlist | 2017


Hello!
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!

Monday, February 13, 2017

L'inverno



Hello!
Another Monday, another outfit post! I've been dying to style this skirt from Zaful.com (check it out HERE) ever since I received it I've been staring at it with ultimate heart eyes. It''s one of those pieces that can easily be styled for both day time with a plain white T-shirt and Converse, & night time with heels and a shirt. I'm more excited to style it for day time, so can Spring come quicker please!
I was reunited on a cold February morning with Biljana Klisarova, and we had so much fun walking around searching for cute garage doors to take photos in front of.
Hope you enjoy!
Photos: Biljana Klisarova

Monday, February 6, 2017

Voyage


Hello!
Just like I've promised, I have a ton of posts prepared for the month of February! I hope you enjoyed last week's post, it was a different one for me, but that's why I enjoyed preparing it for you so much. Anyways, how are you? I'm kind of nervous right now, I'm starting my second semester at uni and I'm hoping it goes a bit better than the last one. I generally feel better when the weather is warmer, so maybe that will affect my outlook this time. I'm so over the cold weather, all I want is to wear my mom jeans with Converse and have picnics in the park. The temperature seems to be getting higher as we speak, but when we shot this post it definitely wasn't warm AT ALL. I froze my butt off, so hence why I kept the coat on, but I'm sure you won't mind. I wore my new favorite backpack from Zaful.com (check it out HERE), it's very different to what I've seen in the stores and that makes it even more special.
Me and Irina shot in this empty bus and I am so happy with the outcome. The pictures are moody and slightly dark - perfectly representing how I felt this winter.
Photos: Irina Krstevska

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Bag Diaries


Hello!
Time to talk about bags, or in my case - my obsession with backpacks. I can't imagine myself wearing something else, I find them both charmingly cute and necessary at the same time. Plus, they can hold all of the things I'd ever need & more. Yup, this is the part where things get a bit OTT. I think it's time to have a look through my bag and see all the things I don't need to be carrying around. I'm guilty of having random things in my backpack, lots of loose change, empty gum wrappers and a bunch of receipts that need to be thrown out. But for the sake of this post showing you that I'm *a bit* organized, I'm going to spare you from them and show you just the "necessities".
Also this was made in collaboration with Fabulous is Freedom, so check out her blog on Sunday to see what she likes to carry in her bag!
Photos: Angela Petrovska