Thursday, January 31, 2013

Plaid and stripes ...

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                                                                                      shoes: mango,
                                                                                      pants: bershka,
                                                                                      shirt: zara,
                                                                                      blazer: zara,
                                                                                      scarf: koan,
                                                                                      beanie: zara man,
                                                                                      sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                      belt: h&m,
                                                                                      watch: michael kors,
                                                                                      ph. Maja

Okay, I know it's not so interesting to look at the same background but two more posts made for Elle, and we will continue with the regular outfits! :)
In this one, it's all about stripes and plaid, which mix I adore!
Do you like it?

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sheinside Giveaway ...

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A Different Take On Window Rods

Three or four years ago while trying to save money at every turn we got a little crafty when hanging cafe curtains in the kitchen and bathroom.  I simply had rods cut at Home Depot out of hollow tubing. I also found the cups they sit in at Home Depot as well, but it has been so long I can't remember what department they were in.  Probably near the pipes.  The clips were super inexpensive from I believe Bed, Bath and Beyond.  In fact, now I am not sure they are even meant for window purposes but they worked for us and I like the simple, industrial feel of it all.
 I still liked the look so much that when we did the bathroom I did not change it out for a proper rod.  As they say, "if it ain't broke don't fix it".

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hide&seek ...

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                                                                                    boots: zara,
                                                                                    tights: calzedonia,
                                                                                    shorts: new yorker,
                                                                                    shirt: new yorker man,
                                                                                    sweater: non branded,
                                                                                    coat: h&m,
                                                                                    gloves: terranova,
                                                                                    scarf: koan,
                                                                                    hat: zara,
                                                                                    watch: michael kors,
                                                                                    ph. Maja

Lately, I'm having a huge aspiration for jumping. That's why you seeing me flying in almost every post. Or it was only because of the cold weather.
This look is fourth in the row for Elle. I paired olive shorts with plaid shirt and studded boots. Hat and checked scarf were cherries on top.
What do you think?

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Bathroom Re-Do Part 2

Yesterday I posted the progression of our bathroom up until this past Fall when we finally got around to taking the next step.  Part of the delay was the debate of how much to put into the bathroom since we really don't know our future with this house.  We might move in the next year or two, we might add on and then who knows what will happen with this space, we just don't know.  So we didn't want to do too much knowing that a lot could change.  Again the before- dated speckled tile and all...
During...
 So what we did decide to do was change the tile and the hardware in the shower.
The walls received white subway tile (good for resale here) and on the floor I used Carrera Marble in a herringbone pattern.  I contemplated using something less expensive on the floor given the uncertainty of everything, but in the end I just went for it since it isn't a terribly huge space.  I also darkened the gray of the walls and changed the ceiling color to a blue/green/gray.  I am not really sure these pictures can show what a big difference these changes made.  It feels so good now.
The light fixture and vanity remained the same as before.  The previous mirror and frames that were once on the wall were needed in other spaces so I decided to do essentially a wall to wall mirror which is actually from Ikea.  I have to say, I love it.  It makes the space feel so much bigger.
Detail of the marble floor and antique rug...
I hope this gives you an idea of the bathroom redo, it is an almost impossible space to shoot.  
Wall color: Sherwin Williams Grizzle Gray 7068
Ceiling Color: Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray 6205
Rug: Antique from Scotts
Curtain fabric available through Marianne Strong Interiors
Hardware coming in another post

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bathroom Re-Do Part 1

Our hall bathroom, which actually serves as our main bathroom, has undergone several changes over the years.   Here it is before we moved in.  In these pictures it does not look too bad, but trust me, it was.
The walls were covered in some sort of texturing technique gone wrong.  The vanity was old with a scary interior and a heinous top. The tile was old, cracked across the floor and in need of serious TLC inside the shower.  The lighting was, well you can see that for yourself.
When we moved in our budget was tiny but we were able to scrape the walls, change the vanity and lighting and paint the tile- a temporary fix.  So this is basically what it has looked like for a few years.
This fall we finally got around to making some more permanent changes and the tile was ripped out and replaced along with new hardware in the shower.  
Our new bathroom pictures coming tomorrow!

She Doesn't Mind ...

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                                                                                               shoes: zara,
                                                                                               pants: bershka,
                                                                                               shirt: mango,
                                                                                               sweater: non branded,
                                                                                               trench: mango,
                                                                                               gloves: terranova,
                                                                                               sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                               watch: michael kors,
                                                                                               ph. Maja


Third outfit from Elle series brings a little bit serious look which can be worn at work. Because of that fact, my strong personality just popped up and decided to act silly just to break those strict company rules. Would you hire me now? ;)

Like it or not?

 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Quiet Time

Week(s) through Instagram 9 ...

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Sundays are made for Insta posts. You are already familiar how much I adore this app, and here is one more with brand new photos. Cute snap shoots of daily life.

1. collage - mornin' look with heavy make up (cause I went to Models Inc cocktail after work); gossiping with Jelena; lovely Coin Casa windows; look of the day; toast and yogurt; my adorable Fifi.

2. collage - look of the day; NY'S Eve in Novi Sad; home made pizza; junk food at Saturday night; Stilbook feature; look of the day.

3. B-day cupcake close up. ;)

4. collage - cake time with my friend Sonja; Elle feature; Belgrade; 'new in' New Yorker t-shirts; bored at home; gossiping with Jelena at Belgrade Art Hotel.

5. collage - NY's theme at the office; little pig as a snack; breakfast at work; look of the day; NY's celebration at the office ;) ; hot chocolate break with Milica.

6. Gorgeous empty Belgrade in the morning.

7. collage - Cosmpolitan feature, 'new in' boots; desperately wanting to become popular ;) ; girls night out at 'Osmeh na dar' party; homemade pizza; cute gifts thanks to Avon.

8. Leather and stripes for work.

9. collage - on Thursday, thanks to Avon, Jelena and I spent lovely day at Hotel Metropol's presidential suite, chatting with great ladies and enjoying the sweets.


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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Got me good ...

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                                                                                      boots: zara,
                                                                                      jeans: bershka,
                                                                                      sweatshirt: new yorker,
                                                                                      coat: jovana markovic,
                                                                                      scarf: zara,
                                                                                      sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                      bag: thanks to Oasap (here),
                                                                                      ph. Maja

Short break between looks made for Elle, with regular outfit post.
You already know how much I love total black combos, so here is another one. This time with burgundy winter scarf and well known studded coat to match perfect with my new crossbody bag.
Do you like it? :)