September 30, 2013

Inspirational Quote: Time is precious

Happy Monday!

The internet allows us to access almost all the information we want, talk to people from all over the world and virtually visit every corner of the planet. However, instead of using that sea of knowledge to enrich ourselves we often spend time just mindlessly browsing the web or pointlessly stalking people ... or watching adorable cat videos (oh how guilty I am). We live in a constant time-crunch but we still waste our minutes on earth. We constantly need to be reminded how precious they are because ... 
"You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen yo, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. you are what you take from these. You are the sounds of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colors fill your mind."
Have a week filled with color!



September 29, 2013

Homemade: Sweet textile hearts

DIY pincushion

When we travel, even just for a week, I miss some little things. To book a nice hotel or rent a well-equipped apartment is not enough. I need the cozy feeling of my home. It is like a mug of hot chocolate in a foggy day.

September 26, 2013

The Best Birthday Gifts

For my birthday this year I've received some of the best gifts I could ask for - beautiful clothes that I can't wait to wear and another book to read and to my collection! The dress and hat, along with the velvet jacket from my last outfit post are my favorite pieces from H&M's fall collection. I am so excited to style them in different ways! The gorgeous Sisley coat is so cozy I almost wish for the colder days to arrive so I can snuggle up and enjoy the crisp air! As far as the book goes ... I can never have enough books or know enough about fashion! 

September 24, 2013

The Wardrobe: Birthday Outfit & Short History of Velvet

Sunday was my birthday and I spent the day my favorite way - shopping! I wore a simple, yet eye-catching outfit pairing some of my favorite pieces together. You've seen my black heeled oxfords about a thousand times, just as well as my red Zara bowling bag. The both have been absolute staples in my closet for quite a while. I feel the same way about this quite H&M dress that I just cannot get enough of. I dress it up and down and wear it all the time! 

The star in the outfit, however, is the velvet biker jacket from H&M's fall 2013 collection. The moment I saw it I knew I had to have it! The velvet is a great spin on the classic leather jacket and I've always been fascinated by the richness of the lavish fabric. 

September 23, 2013

Inspirational Quote: Take Time

Good morning! Today's not just the beginning of a new week, it is also the beginning of  new year of my life. A year of changes in which I hope to find my dream job and start the career I've been preparing for, a year in which I hope to be healthier and finally make it a habit to exercise daily, a year in which I hope to be happier and wake up with a smile every single day. But most of all a year in which I will learn simply to take time ...

Take time to figure yourself out. Take time to realize what is it you want. Take time to forget, to forgive. Take time to take risks. Take time to love. Take time to be afraid. Take time before it is to late. Take time.
Have a wonderful week and always remember to take some time ...



September 22, 2013

Homemade: Birthday Eclair Cake

Homemade Eclair Cake

Today is  special day. It's my lovely daughter's birthday.

Happy Birthday my sweet girl!!! Be happy, smiling and full in colors and emotions!!! Follow your dreams with passion and persistence and they will come true for sure.

September 19, 2013

Guest Post: How to Work Your Summer Pieces into Your Fall Wardrobe

Susan is a blogger for Beauty and the Beach--a swimwear blog by For the hottest styles in the designer swim and resortwear industry, visit today and get your beach babe on!
Work Your Summer Pieces into Your Fall Wardrobe

Perhaps you are one of the lucky few who can afford to completely empty your closet from one season to the next and restock with totally new, totally “of-the-moment” looks, but for the majority of us it’s all about making pieces flow seamlessly throughout the seasons for as long as possible. With a few style tips and a little know-how, it’s easy to take fashion-forward summer pieces and work them into your wardrobe during the cooler months of autumn.

September 18, 2013

Revlon's Fire & Ice and Cherries in the Snow. Lipstick shades with history.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks Fire & Ice and Cherries in the Snow

Among the thousands of lipstick shades there are a few that I consider more special, a few that fascinate me with their history, with the thought that may be a beautiful lady wore the very same one back in the 50s. Revlon's Fire & Ice and Cherries in the Snow changed the beauty industry forever. 

September 16, 2013

Inspirational Quote: Choose to be strong

Happy Monday!

In the beginning of my birthday week I've decided to share with you the best resolutions I believe I can make for the next year of my life. Although they seem obvious it's easy to consciously or not make the poor choice and let other people or momentary moods shape my own life. Instead, I choose to take control, I choose to pave my own path and create opportunities. I choose to be strong.

I choose to live by choice, not by chance to be motivated, not manipulated, to be useful, not used to make changes, not excuses, to excel, not compete I choose self-esteem, not self pity I choose to listen to my inner voice, not to the random opinion of others


September 15, 2013

Homemade: Golden pears in caramel glaze cake

The long and lazy Sunday mornings have always been my favorite time of the week, especially when I am home. There's nothing I love more to begin the day with than the cozy scent of freshly brewed coffee and my mom's delicious homemade recipes.

I've talked about my talented mom and shared her creations numerous times so I thought it was about time to create her own little corner here. The weekly feature we called HOMEMADE, because of her passion for creating beautiful things, will suitably be published on Sunday morning to give me and all of you the warm homely feeling I love about it and inspire a spark of creativity.

Golden pairs in caramel glaze cake recipe

It's autumn here with morning chill and afternoon sun. I love it! The golden shades of the trees remind me of the hot summer days. It is a special feeling when you are impatient to say hello to the new season and already missing the summer mood and long days at the same time.

Pairs, apple and grapes

The farmers' market is a beautiful and inspiring place this time of the year - fragrant herbs, plenty of fruits and vegetables. The right recipe to cure summer nostalgia. A tempting pile of golden pears was the reason for the homemade cake I'm going to share with you. I know it from my mom and have made it in plenty variations according to the fruits available. It is and easy and quite simple one - you need only a few ingredients and half an hour.

Recently I've been trying to cook healthier and thus chose a combination of brown sugar and Muskovado, dark wheat flour, and no artificial flavors.

September 12, 2013

Wish List: Put a HAT on it

For the first time this rainy morning I could feel Fall's cold breath coming trough my open window. As much as I love my summer dresses there's a lot I love about Autumn too. Oxford shoes and booties, cozy sweaters, soft velvet, rich deep moody tones and of course my biggest obsession - felt hats. Currently I have six in my collection, with the latest addition brought in just yesterday. It might sounds like a lot but it is my favorite way to accessorize and I can never have enough! My ever-growing wishlist contains more than a few beautiful expensive and not so expensive felt fedoras, boaters and floppy hats. These are only a few of them that I found randomly browsing ASOS

ASOS felt hats fall 2013, fedora, floppy hat, boater, asos collection, Ted baker, Catarzi
ASOS Collection Felt Fedora With Metal BandTed Baker Torla Felt Colour Block TrilbyCatarzi Exclusive To ASOS Classic Fedora HatASOS Collection Roll Brim Felt BoaterASOS Collection Felt Studded Floppy Hat

What makes you excited about the new season?

P.S. How do you feel about a daily inspirational quote? :)



September 11, 2013

Couture Beauty: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Shades of Brown

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2013 Couture show beauty. Smoky makeup and leopard hair

Jean Paul Gaultier, famous for his spectacular catwalks, stayed true to himself to the last detail. The collection celebrating the Woman as Predator was inspired by lioness and cougars, tigresses and cheetahs. The bold animalistic theme was strongly reflected in the hair and makeup.

September 10, 2013

The Wardrobe: Carefree Maxi

Thrifted colorful maxi skirt, Fishbone white v-neck T-shirt, Primark pink tennis shoes, pink HM straw fedora, red Zara bowling bag, Le Specs Revolver sunnies
This past weekend I ran away with my family to a Historical resort in the South of my country called Zlatograd. It's a magical place that preserved the warm spirit of old Bulgaria where we witnessed local crafts and arts and bought some handmade treasures. It was a lovely, carefree weekend that helped us escape the real world for a day and relax.

September 9, 2013

Inspiring Quote: A Compliment

Happy Monday!

Sometimes a simple compliment can make your day. And if one needs a compliment that's definitely on a Monday. To start your week with a smile ...

Please take a compliment


September 5, 2013

The Wardrobe: The Perfect Dress to Transition into Fall

Fall is almost here. The mornings are chillier, the days are shorter and the leaves started changing colors. With the arrival of a new season the question "what to wear" gets harder to answer. I'm not ready to part with my summer dresses and sandals (which I didn't get to wear all that much anyway spending the majority of summer in the UK) but once in the shadow I start getting cold and irritated (that's a thing now). 

September 4, 2013

Couture Beauty: Christian Dior’s Metallic Lips

Christian Dior Couture Fall 2013 Beauty (Makeup and Hair)

“The basic idea for me is that I like the idea of freeing up couture,” Raf Simons said to WWD before the beginning of his Couture 2013 show. “I think that psychologically, emotionally, it can be approached the same way as ready-to-wear: out there for women to enjoy and to wear. It’s a psychology of how clothes can look in relation to a modern woman and the way she is living her life and experiencing the culture.”

September 3, 2013

The Wardrobe: Firmoo Eyewear Review

Firmoo Eyewear Review by Plamena Zahova on Fashion Thrill (fashionthrill)
If you're a long time reader you'd know about my eyewear addiction. I love experimenting with shapes and colors and wearing all kinds of glasses not only to protect my eyes from the sun or the computer screen, but also to accessorize my outfits. 

September 2, 2013

Inspirational Quote: September. A month to remember.

September days are here. H.H. Jackson
Every minute of every day of the new month and every other month is a chance for a new beginning, a chance for a change, a chance to make the best of it!

It's never too late or too early. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Have the best month of all that have been and the worst of all to be! :)



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