Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Goddess Dress.

Well, the idea of this blog was mostly fashion and style, so it is definitely time for an outfit post.
Let me introduce my favourite dress for now, which I like to call "The Goddess Dress", because it does make you feel like a goddess. May be it is the extremely lightweight material, or a flowy skirt, or a little lacy "lingerie" touch, but from the moment I first put it on, I want to wear it all the time.

First goes a complete outfit:

Dress: Free People
Cardigan: Juicy Couture
Sandals: Donald J Pliner
Bag: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

And now a few photos showing the dress by itself:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Black Currant Yougurt.

Okay, this is a quick silly post highly relevant to the whole nutrition quality improvement campaign!

One thing I am crazy about is ice-cream. And in summer I love to have it with berries. Just to take half kilo (1 lb) of vanilla or chocolate ice-cream, mix it with any seasonal berries - and to eat it right away.
But ice-cream is no good. I don't want to sound boring, but it has a lot of fat, chemical colourings  and flavourings, and it might contain some bacteria as well. So if I decided to eat healthy and natural food, ice- crem has to go!
Still yesterday I was facing a small bucket of black currants from my mother-in-law's garden, and suddenly decided to make a yoghurt. So I just put those currants in a blender together with kefir (this is what we have here in Eastern Europe, in USA and other countries it is nonfat youghurt).
After blending for a minute, I put it throught a sieve to get rid of the skin from the berries, and here we have a tasty, refreshing and highly nutritious drink!
My ice-cream craving is solved!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Steps to improve the quality of life.

As I previously mentioned, myself needs a serious makeover. Here is in general what needs to be done:
1. Improve nutrition. This means our family shall only eat healthy and natural products, nothing chemical or processed.
Which leads to point number 2!
2. Organize my budget planning. No more spending everything I have and borrowing money. No more thoughtless online shopping. Everything that has to be spent must be on the list. This may sound boring but not in my case. I need to grow up. I have a family.
3. Improve my home. First of all is naturally cleaning. Then sort out all the mess. No more clothes around the house, cups and empty plates everywhere, and so on. And finally, something I've never done before, not even once in the 4 years we've been living in this apartment - decorating. No pictures, no photos, no flowers, just the supplies needed to survive. And that is not a way to treat a Home!
4. And now my favourite point! My appearance, of course. This point hasn't really been neglected, I do care how I look, may be a little bit too much, but it is all messy and unorganized as well! I spend too much on the wrong stuff, especially on makeup and skin care, and also clothing which doesn't fit me or my wardrobe.

I could mention another point about working on my psychological condition but if I follow all the above, I am sure there will be no need in that.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy Birthday!

My husband is finally back from his long business trip, and I have myself a fotographer!
As to the outfit, I know these pants don't really flatter my hips, especially after a month of skipping workouts and eating like a pig. But I needed a fun, bright and optimistic outfit! If was my birthday after all! And it was dulled by certain family drama. And those are the times I run to my closet for an antidepressant ... I almost forgot to dress up that day which I don't usually do, but that is due to hard depressive feelings I've been feeling recently, as my entire inner world seems to be messed up right now. My nutrition has been a mess, my diet has mostly consisted of bread and ice cream. My finances have become out of control, with no planning of any kind and spending too much on clothes online. My panic attacks are back after a 6 month break, and this time they've overwhelmed me completely: I became scared even to leave the house, to enter shops and drive the car. How did things  turn so ugly? How did the 2 things that I enjoy the most in life - shopping and driving - became a torture for me? Why do I wake up in the morning feeling already tired an dreading the day ahead of me? I was waiting for some miracle to happen, for something to come and resolve all these problems. But they are all inside me, so I guess I am the one to have to be dealing with them. And looking to those birthday pictures of myself above, I see in that face of mine that there is still that naive, romantic, open-hearted but incredibly strong girl somewhere inside of me.

Blazer: J Crew
Top: Loft
Pants: J Crew
Shoes: Tamaris
Bag: Michael Kors