Maxi dress and straw bag

Love the look of maxi ruffle dress with a trendy straw or wooden bag. My snake print ruffle dress is by Roberto Cavalli and I have it for years and a blue dress is by Zara from last season, but I like these ruffles dresses from Free People for a similar feel, I actually want to buy all three :

Wrap ruffles blue dress / White midi dress / All day Maxi dress

Round straw bag I bought in Cartagena at the local boutique, but I sound a similar here and here and Cult Gaia bags in many colors here.

See my other post for the looks with this bag.

Rosario Islands, Columbia

While in Cartagena we stayed at Movich hotel in the center of old town with the most magnificent view of the city from its rooftop with the pool. We also rented a boat for two days to do island hoping. Rosario islands are about 45 minutes from the city port by boat. The water is amazing and clear, the sand is soft and warm. While on islands we were offered the most delicious snapper, shrimps and langoustines caught and cooked right in front of our eyes. They were served with coconut rice and fried plantains. What a treat. Also on islands we got a great message and shopped for beautiful pearls, sea shells and other beauties that the nature offers on these islands. We didn’t want to leave, everything was so good.  As I was sitting on the beach half of my legs in the water I felt so happy and wished I could put that feeling in the bottle and bring it with me to New York. But as I am writing this, the feeling is still there in my heart and I have pictures for the memories.

PS to shop my outfits go these links : Red ruffles swimsuit / Black onepiece / Cross-over onepiece / Leaf print beach dress / Embellished bikini /

Cartagena

I love to travel and see new things and places, but what travel most importantly offers me is a new way of seeing myself. When I am surrounded by unfamiliar setting I become more mindful and this trip was no exception. As I was going through the pictures to select the ones I want to share here, I was mesmerized once again how beautiful, unique and in a way, untouched Cartagena is. It’s not as grand as Paris or Florence with its art and history but it is as romantic. It transforms you to another era with its vibrant architecture, colonial style heritage buildings, intricate balconies adorned with blooming pink flowers and the doors, those colorful doors that invite you to sit by them on the footsteps, to pause and to take it all in.

PS To shop my look: Black Jumper / Ark Bag / White outfit (old)

NYFW 2017 – Shopstyle

One of the most exciting events I love to attend during New York Fashion week is the fashion blogger mingle by ShopStyle. So thankful for them for getting all these beautiful creative women together to meet, to shop, to share inspirations, to enjoy NY skyline and to toast this beautiful life.

Few pictures from the event.

To shop my look: Sweater / Skirt / Chanel Shoes (similar here) / Clutch / Shearling coat is vintage Versace (not available anymore)

Best of 2016

Year 2016 has been an amazing year for me. I am grateful for my loving family and beautiful kids, for having laughs and good times with my husband, for all inspiring destinations I traveled to, for new people who entered my life, for all friends who I enjoyed the company with. I am grateful for all internal realizations and discoveries, for all opportunities and adventures that Life grants me.  I see beauty in every day life and I want to do it all in style that is true to myself, whether it is walking the streets of a busy New York or relaxing at the beach with my kids, seeing the sunset in Tulum or running the lavender fields in Provence.

I am grateful to be able to share it and I’d like to thank you all for following along. Here are some of my favorite fashion moments in 2016. Cheers to 2017!

 

Blanket Scarf

Feeling festive for the holidays with these plaid scarfs. Use it as a blanket on a cozy day at home or as a scarf over turtleneck or leather jacket to keep you warm and stylish. It makes a great travel companion and became a staple in my wardrobe.

My picks: COS / JCrew / ASOS / Nordstrom

Magic of Coffee

Morning is my favorite time of the day, and a weekend morning especially. I like that my mind is still clear and uncluttered from the busyness and tasks on the day. I like to make myself a nice cup of coffee and sit with the coffee book or just sit without doing anything else but simply enjoying the coffee. What I find magical in drinking coffee in the morning is that it brings me to a present moment.  What I also found over the years is that I like to drink if out of “my” cup. Over the years we all collect cups and mugs that someone gifts us or it’s part of some tea set.  If you don’t have your own cup, I suggest you get one. Whether it’s monogram one or it has an inspiring message written on it or just in the color or style that reflects you. This morning ritual of drinking coffee from your own cup will make it that much more magical. Enjoy! Happy Sunday!

Monogram Mugs from : Nordstrom / Anthropologie /

Fashionable mugs: Stripes mug / Gold dots mug /

But if you really need to run and have a coffee mug accompany you through your busy day, consider these travel mugs:

“But First Coffee” mug / “Chic Happens” mug / Boss Lady /

To complement: Coffee Books / Trays / Notebook

Office Holiday party

Holiday party season is on and it’s my favorite time of the year. For me it all starts with office holiday parties, followed by Christmas celebration at home with my family and then New Years party with my friends. I’ll share with you some of my looks and where I shop.

For office holiday party you can always wear a classic black dress and accessorize it with a nice necklace and a clutch, or you can try wearing different textures like velvet and metallic pleats.

Shop the look: My velvet blazer is vintage by La Roc and maybe too open for the office but similar from Jcrew and TopShop

Pleated skirt from Asos  or NastyGal or Zara