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Friendships die

   frienPlease excuse the hipster photo, but it demonstrates the sentiment perfectly.

 

They say all things must come to an end.  I don’t exactly agree with that.  But as time passes, and I am getting older (and wiser, hopefully) I see people go out of my life all the more often. Sure, that’s the way it goes: people come and go in and out of our lives all the time. But as I am becoming more mature I realize that there are some people I simply can’t hold in my life anymore, people with whom I used to spend the majority of my time. If you are in your 20s or over 20, you will understand what I’m talking about: that defining moment when you realize that you want to do something that is meaningful to you and act towards a better life, but your friends are not on the same page as you. As a matter of fact, they are 100 pages behind you. So what do you do? You try to show them how you have changed, how you wish to live a more fulfilling life, but hey don’t understand, or in the worst case scenario they keep trying to pull you back. Then it is only a matter of time before one of these three things happen: your friends become inspired by your change and try to imitate you so they become better people as well. Your friends don’t understand how you changed, but you stay friends, which may be difficult for now, but your friendship will come out stronger after some years. Or your friendship dies because there is just nothing to keep you together anymore.

FRIENDS, the show, has convinced me that the friendships you develop in your 20s will last forever no matter what. Sadly, it is not always true in real life. Some people will want to progress and grab life by the balls. Other people, like someone who I considered a very close friend of mine will just watch idly as life passes them by.  I don’t want our friendship to die, but I cannot let it hold me back.

Grey palette

       Grey is the color I often reach out for when dressing and now that fall is here it is even more appropriate. It may strike some people as a dull colour, but I believe that when worn right it can make a pretty fashionable statement.

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A metallic gray mini bag

Over the knee socks to achieve the effortless school-girl look

Ballet flats perfect for stepping on crunchy leaves

A cape, that is on sale!

My dream grey pumps

A fun grey sweater

Sunglasses for the sunny days of fall

A perfect hand chain.

Splurge or Save

This week: the battle of the pink coats.

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Splurge:  RED Valentino

Save: ZARA

Get the look: VMAs 2013

2013: the year when the VMAs became relevant again. A lot of things took place that night, things we will remember for quite a while. However, celebrities didn’t fail to impress on the red carpet. Here is how you can get looks similar to those worn on the VMAs’ red carpet.

 

Jemima Kirke

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Black lace dress

Red slip

Hot pink heels

Ariana Grande

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Floral dress

White heels

Floral dress

Allison Williams

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Lace dress

Black high heels

Black heels

Lace dress

Zara coats infactuation

     Zara has upped the fall-winter game with an array of coats for every taste. Obsessing over the pink one in particular.

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The perfect pink coat.

The combination parka.

The trench coat.

The military inspired.

The colorful coat.

The hooded coat.

Home(mint) bound

I recently discovered HomeMint, a site curated by Justin Timberlake and Estee Stanley which focuses on home decor items.  I browsed it and was smitten by the choices available, so I present you some of my favorite items.

 

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Lighting fixtures in unique fabrics.

A brass skull to update a monochrome space.

Pillows with a subtle hint of color.

Trick or treat candles for a seasonal feel.

Guest books that are a perfect addition to any coffee table.

A palm trees print in black and white.

Woven baskets that add an ethnic note.

Things I won’t miss about summer

 

Summer

     Ah, summer. The season most people (yours truly included) consider as their favorite. The season of sun, tanning, the tastiest fruit, BBQs, days spent lounging on the beach,warm weather and longer days. With only a few days left till summer waves buh-bye and in order to defeat the approaching depression associated with summer’s end, I present to you that things that will (universally) won’t be missed about summer. Those things that we overlook as we reminisce past summer days.  Please feel free to let me know in the comments if something slipped my mind.

  • The boiling heat (obviously). Summer is hot and perfect, but only when you are at a temperature regulated (indoor) climate or by the pool or the beach. If you try to do something outside, well be prepared for a lot of sweating. Which brings us to:
  • The insane sweat amounts produced. I know that there is a limit to the amount of sweat the human body can produce, but when temperature reaches so high that you can fry an egg on the sidewalkm no matter what you wear, no matter how breezy your sundress, you will sweat.a.ton. Sweating is uncomfortable when you are in a public setting. Sweating is bad. Sweating should stay in the gym. Thanks to summer you can get that gym-sweaty look the minute you step outside your house. Thanks, summah. Thanks a LOT.
  • Bugs. Bugs everywhere. It’s summer! It’s time for a picnic! Wait do you hear that? Oh yeah, WASP ATTACK. You manage to survive, yet you go home to find out a cockroach is currently residing at your place, because it is so hot in the sewage system. Yeah, bugs find their way out of their winter holes and into the world everytime summer comes. So nice!
  • Make up melting off your face. I love my make up. It makes me feel all nice and happy and confident. Nobody can make me take it off. Oh, well scratch that, actually summer can. Summer, with its extremely high temperatures will make my make up melt off my face in no time.  So, my face is a sweaty, smudged mess. Summer will ruin your gorgeous make up look. In the end, it makes you feel like it was not even worth it in the first place.
  • Going to the beach? Surprise! Sand everywhere! Expect to find sand in the most inexplicable places even two weeks after you first went to the beach.
  • Crowded beaches.  Some people like them. I personally go to the beach to relax. Too much people on the beach=complete turn off.
  • Doing well…nothing. If you are coming home from college, and can’t get a job or internship, you will get tired of the inactivity. In the end, you will just find yourself longing for autumn’s arrival.

Blazers for fall

I am a big fan of blazers. They are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, and they can upgrade even the most basic look.  With fall just around the corner, blazers will be a part of my day to day wardrobe again. Here are my favorite picks for this fall.

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1) Zara

2) Pencey Standard

3) Topshop

4) LAVEER (splurge-one day hopefully)

5)LAVEER (on sale)

What makes you beautiful

 

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     Why are we constantly bringing ourselves down? Why do we keep picking on our flaws? I realise that often, I will bring myself down for not looking like a magazine model, and I know how ridiculous that sounds. We have been conditioned to worship what is unachievable: perfection. We, myself included of course, have been made to believe that flawless-ness is a real thing, because we are exposed to it constantly, via the media. We will never achieve perfection, because of the imperfection of human nature. But we will not learn to truly love ourselves if we don’t admire the parts of us that make us beautiful. I am way too harsh on myself. I can spend one second in front of a mirror and I will find about fifty flaws.  I present to you the list about the things I believe make me beautiful, and I encourage you to do the same in the comments below.

 

  • I like my eyes, which are dark and soulful.
  • I like my straight, white teeth
  • I like my breasts, which are nature’s gift to me
  • I like my small, straight nose
  • I like my arms, which are starting to get really toned, thanks to constant exercise.

Please share what you like about yourself, and don’t forget to remind yourself of your list next time you are about to blow your confidence!

Layering dainty necklaces

When it comes to jewelry, I am pretty specific about what I like. Jewelry for me has to be simple, delicate but also noticeable, because I believe dainty pieces can have a definite impact on an outfit. Given my love for necklaces, I couldn’t just pass on layering dainty necklaces. Below,  I give you some interesting demonstrations by ladies who rock it.

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My picks:

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1) Shy by Sydney Evan

2) Jennifer Zeuner

3) Kristine Lily

4) Madewell

5) Gorjana

6) ginette_ny

7) Gorjana