August 29, 2013

Mykonos - Windy Island

 
Bag handmade unknown, sandals unknown, sunglasses unknown, top Stradivarius, necklace unknown, rings Ebay, gold ring Forever 21, large turquois bracelet gift unknown, two plastic turquois bracelets Forever 21, plastic and metal turquois and coral bracelets handmade.
 
As my five day adventure on Mykonos continues, I have managed to squeeze in some time for another post. Yesterday I visited Delos Island. For those of you who have not been to Mykonos or surrounding islands, Delos is an island 25 minutes from Mykonos by ferry. It is an archeological site worth exploring. Its known as a birth place of Apollo.  A whole town in ruins. Absolutely gorgeous! Make sure you bring water with you, as well as sunscreen, comfy shoes and very little clothing as it is extremely hot. If you have the energy, walk the stairs to the top of the island for an amazing view of Mykonos and surrounding islands. Mykonos is known to be very windy all year long. But somehow these few days we have been here, the sea and wind have been calm. A very rare occurrence we've been told. I'm happy about it :).
This whole outfit has been planned around this gorgeous bag. I love the embroidery and the colours of the bag. It's a hand made and one of a kind bag. I bought it here in Mykonos from an old lady with an amazing bohemian fashion sense. As the bag is pretty busy I kept everything else simple. Let me know your thoughts. Ciao!
 
Aleksandra <3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

August 27, 2013

A Ferry Tale

 
Shorts H&M, heels Urban Planet, top Winners, bag H&S Handbags, sunglasses and bracelets Aldo, watch Michael Kors, jacket Miss Sixty
 
I finally snuck in some time to prepare couple of posts for you ladies. I gave myself a permission to enjoy these 3 weeks of vacation considering this is it for vacations for the next few months. I really wanted to make the best of it. I am currently in beautiful Mykonos. It is more beautiful than the pictures and videos I watched. The weather has been really good too. Apparently Mykonos is a really windy island but these first two days we have been here, the sea has been calm. I am very lucky to have a local showing me around. My husband’s Jiu Jitsu friend is from Mykonos and he is here for the summer as well. He has already shown us a few things which otherwise as a tourist, we would not have known. Did you know that in Mykonos families have their individual churches? Main reason is because in the old times, the fishermen did not know how the weather was going to be on the sea and whether or not they would return home. The families would therefore build small private churches to pray for their men to return home. When the family member would die, their bones would be placed in the walls of these churches and a monumental stone with their name and date of birth/death engraved on it, would be placed in that same spot. Interesting fact!
I gotta say though that I am a real professional in heels. To be able to snap these pictures by the water I had to go down several rocks. As I was lazy and didn't want to take off the shoes to get down, I did it all while wearing the heels. And I didn't fall in the water! I guess after years and years of wearing then, they become your second nature; even some rocks don't present a challenge :) The outfit I am wearing here is the outfit I wore on the plane ride from Belgrade to Athens. We then took a speedboat ferry to Mykonos. These pictures were snapped as we were waiting for the ferry. I opted for a white short (probably not the best idea while travelling as it gets dirty easily), paired it with a top you have already seen here and the shoes from the same post as well. They are wedges therefore comfortable for walking, but I love the pop of colour it gives to the outfit. I wore a jacket as it gets quite cold on the plain. Big handbag to fit all of the documents and more, and sunglasses to shield from the hot sun. What do you travel in? Ciao!
Aleksandra <3

 
 
 
 
 
 


August 24, 2013

Hello From Europe


Hello my ladies. I apologize for being MIA but I have been a busy girl on this vacation. Coming back home and visiting family and friends takes up quite a bit of time. Too many things to see and do, too many people to see and too much food to try. I always need a vacation from a vacation being here. I have also not had access to a computer and internet at the same time. Usually I have one or the other but not both, so blog has been suffering a bit. Thank you to all of those who sent me nice messages on Facebook and emails telling me you miss my daily posts. I promise to make it up when I return. I will try and sneak in a post soon but not this coming week for sure. I am off to beautiful Mykonos, Greece so I will update you about my trip when I get back. I hope the rest of you are enjoying your last few days of August as well. I am leaving you with a few pictures of Mykonos to enjoy. I will let you know if it is as beautiful as these pictures when I get back. Ciao!
Aleksandra <3







August 16, 2013

Flower Power

Heels Pour la victoire (Winners), dress Smart Set old (similar here and here and here), jacket Miss Sixty, leather bag Ebay, sunglasses and bracelets Aldo, watch Michael Kors, ring The Bay 

Hello ladies. No don't worry, you are not losing your mind, it is not Thursday still. The post is a little late. I was running around town finishing errands and packing as I am leaving today to Europe for 3 weeks, so I lost track of time. And then had some technical difficulties so it made no sense to me to post in the middle of the night. Yes, I was up till 3 AM this morning and am up again and it is only 7AM. I guess I will sleep like a baby on the plane :). You know those days when you are already busy as it is, and then a whole bunch of new things have to come up or you encounter problem after problem. Well yesterday was that kind of day for me. But it is a new day today and so far it has been good :). Even pictures yesterday would not come out right. It was a bit later in the day when we went to my usual location to shoot them, so after I reviewed them none of them were good. I was about to give up on the post for last night but decided to give it one last try. So we shot a few pictures in the basement of my building (I'm sure you can tell) because it had gotten dark outside. They came out ok. Those of you photography experts don't give me hard time :). So here are the results.
As for the outfit I chose to wear this fun bright floral dress. I actually bought it year and a half ago. I wore it a few times and then never again. It was actually knee length so I would usually wear it to the office or a more serious event. But to freshen it up, I had it hemmed and it is now great for the summer. I am in a love/hate relationship with floral pattern. I either love it (like this dress) or really hate it. It's a tricky trend for me. I don't like looking too girly/romantic and also don't like to look matronly, like an old woman. And florals, depending on the pattern and colour can do just that. I think I will stick to wearing them on a dress only and shoes too. Jackets and jeans, not my style. How about you, do you like floral trend? Ciao
Aleksandra <3









August 14, 2013

My Obsession


Manolo Blahnik

Tonight's post is a little different. I am sure all of you shoe obsessed readers will enjoy this one. Main reason I am posting this tonight is because I am a little short on time. (I can just hear my friend Alexandra telling me its just lazy of me, I should have taken pictures regardless hehehe).Two days before my trip and so many more things to finish, that I wonder how I will accomplish it. At least I purchased gifts for all the little ones back home that I have not seen in way too long. In view of this I didn't get a chance to snap any new pictures of outfits. Outfits worth posting anyway. This post I prepared couple of weeks ago and for some reason never posted it. I guess it was not the perfect time for it, but tonight it certainly comes in handy. I will be back tomorrow with a new outfit but tonight I am off to pack, and so on :).
I have been thinking now how to transition into the next paragraph, but I came back with nothing. So please try to ignore this abrupt transition :)
Usually, I am a very level headed person. I don't have an addictive personality. I have a good self control when it comes to food (for the most part), alcohol and so on. I'm not a smoker. But I do have to admit that I am OBSESSED with shoes! I don't care what their price is, who makes them (though I would not mind having a pair with a red sole hehehe). If they have a high heel, if they are comfortable, have a fun colour or pattern, I will love them! I would be walking down the street having a full blown conversation, and all of a sudden, as if attracted by magnet and glued onto the store window, I would stop and stair at shoes and forget what I was talking about. It takes a lot out of me, or for my husband or my sister to get upset with me to stop me from entering a store to try and buy a pair. I probably look somewhat pathetic staring and drooling in front of a store window. Once I am in, I'm like a kid in a candy store. I just want to try all of them. And if you get me a pair as a gift, you are permanently going on my Good list, hehehe.  One of my hobbies (ridiculous I know) is just browsing shoes online. It's a hobby and at the same time practice of self control :). These pictures are just some of the few styles that have made it so far to the blog. What is your obsession? Let me know! Ciao!
Aleksandra <3
 
PS. For those of you following me on Instagram and Facebook: I did buy them. And those of you who have no idea what I am talking about...well I guess you have to check and follow Instagram and Facebook page for explanation :)

Kate & Mel for Town Shoes

Choies
Sam Edelman
Gucci

Can you tell I love a T-strap style?
L.A.M.B.
London Trash
Call it Spring

Some of the collection
Unknown
Urban Planet
Unknown Ebay
Steve Madden
Jessica Simpson
Walmart
Stradivarius
Gucci
Zara
Aldo

August 13, 2013

Another Short Day

Shorts Forever21, heels Gucci, white shirt Zara, chambray shirt TNA from Aritzia, scarf Bershka, clutch unknown from Winners, sunglasses Aldo, cuff and elephant bracelets Forever 21, black/gold ring The Bay, belt Danier men, black/gold bracelet Joe Fresh, gold ring H&M, other bracelets Ebay 

Another day , another short. For a change this one is not denim. This pair I bought in Forever 21. I liked the fit but mostly I liked the pattern. It reminds me of the Aztec print. And you can't beat the price: $19. Who would say no to that? Wear it dressed up or dressed down (which I already did) and you have yourself a multipurpose piece of clothing. As the weather in Canada has started to get a bit cooler (not that this summer overall was very warm), layering comes in handy. I love layering as it gives more depth and interest to an outfit. I wore here a shirt over a shirt, chambray shirt over a white linen shirt, and made sure to put a belt on it, otherwise it looks pretty bulky. As you already know I love patterns so I chose to mix the Aztec print with the leopard scarf. A scarf somehow always gives a more finished look to an outfit. I would love to hear your thoughts. Ciao!
Aleksandra <3