weekend morning in bed

Ever since the sun started to come out more often and it’s starting to get a bit (just a tiny bit) warmer I’ve transitioned to the “fun Spring mood”. Maybe it’s because the day is getting longer, I know for sure that soon it will be warmer and I can finally rock all of my shirt dresses and culottes. Or it might be because I finally got my braces removed after 2.4 years wearing them. I literally can’t stop smiling and staring at myself in the mirror. Anyhow, I just wanted to share with you this amazing picture, which makes me dream about the weekend, breakfast in bed and a full room of morning light along with the singing birds and fresh breeze of air from the balcony. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Source: Pinterest | Image credit to: Li-Chi Pan

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lace bow top style

Today’s post is more of a happy mood one! First of all it’s Friday, secondly, it’s finally getting warmer again and lastly, I’m finally recovering from a terrible flu that I’ve got from my husband 🙂 Those photos were taken a week ago, when it was very pleasant outside and it motivated me to dress up nicely to the office! To me this style is kind of office chic. It’s elegant, dressy, includes lace, bow and heels. There is no other way to be dressier for the office sometimes if you’ll ask me.

I try to stick to the items I have in my wardrobe and mix and match them in all possible ways. First of all it’s fun and creative. If Parisians can do it, why not to try?
Secondly, it’s a great way to review your closet and start investing in your items in a smart way. For example, this lace bow top was used in following looks: with summer pleated skirt | with pink wool sweater | with long grey cardigan and those were outfits that I did blog posts on, not mentioning how many times I wear it on an everyday basis.

How many clothing items do you multi-use?

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Sweater: Asos | Lace bow top: Banana Republic | Jeans: Zara | Boots: Asos | Watch: c/u Daniel Wellington

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monday morning breakfast

Ever since I’ve upgraded my camera I can’t stop taking pictures from every corner of our condo! Today’s post is short, but I really like this photo so I’ve decided to share it with you. Never mind the cold weather (-9 Celsius), never mind the flu we are all having, when it’s sunny outside everything looks and feels better! I hope you are all surviving the daylight savings time and your second cup of coffee is hot and strong! I’m cheering up with my weekend leftover breakfast and a nice cup of tea!

best red lipsticks

Over the past year I’ve tried many red lipsticks and came up with my own chart of the best and favorite ones!
Most of the colors I’m using have blue undertone in them to visually whiten up the smile, plus they look better with my skin tone.

best red lipsticks

Starting from left to right I’ll review each lipstick.

best red lipsticks

Too Faced La Crème

in 9021 Ohhh:
Has an orange undertone on my swatch, but looks incredibly beautiful on my lips. I’d call it natural “lips red as the rose” Snow White color. It’s semi-sheer, creamy, very hydrating lipstick/balm, which won’t stay on your lips the whole day, but it does hydrate and give you that natural bright red lip.

Real Her Cosmetics

in I Am Powerful:
A perfect fall/winter dark red/plumy lip shade. It’s classic lipstick for all occasions and has long-lasting, high-pigmented color.

Mary Kay

in Midnight Red:
Plumy red color, which can be worn not only for the fall/winter time, but also in the middle of spring. Goes well for coffee break & dinner date as it stays on your lips through the whole eating/drinking process.
best red lipsticks swatch

Bourjois

in N34 Cherry my cherie
This gem was repurchased 3 times now. It’s matte, non drying and long lasting lipstick. Having full lips I tend to stay away from all the glossy colors as it makes my lips look too big (or maybe I just didn’t find that perfect glossy color). To me, it’s the perfect shade of red.

Real Her Cosmetics

in I Am Fierce:
Has a rich bright red color, well pigmented and doesn’t dry your lips. One of my must-have reds.

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For the past few weeks I was revising everything in my life and came up with a decision to start living a more minimal lifestyle. Once we bought our condo last year I’ve changed the whole style of our interior. I think you can call it modern minimalism or something.

Since then I’ve been slowly, but surely transitioning to a minimalist style in my wardrobe. It still needs a lot of work, but hey, at least I have a direction!

As for the condo, there are still some empty spots in our interior, which I’m trying to fill out and Pinterest inspiration helps a lot! I’ve created a workspace/home office board on my Pinterest account and here is one of the office space at home idea I absolutely love. Clean, airy and modern!