July 20, 2015

Guess Who's Back

Shorts One Teaspoon, top H&M, bag Rebecca Minkoff, wedges Aldo (old), sunglasses Spring or Aldo, gold bracelet Alex & Ani, bead/charm bracelet Joe Fresh

Hello my dears! I am back. At least partially. I have received numerous inquiries and emails asking me if I had stopped blogging. I had stopped. It actually started with me taking a break around Christmas holidays. As it is for everyone else, this time of year is crazy busy for me, and juggling between my work, home, friends, family and blog, became quite a task. Photographing outfits in the winter in Canada, is also a work in itself. Being able to catch enough light, avoid a blizzard, etc, it has become very hard to accomplish. I decided to take a break for a month and dedicate it to my personal life. I also decided to turn off all social media. And what started off as a temporary time out, became a little journey of self discovery.

First few days were quite difficult for me, not being constantly tuned into social media and the blog. Very quickly did I realize how addicted I had become. I had actually never been big on social media, not even as a teenager. I always figured that if there was anything I wanted to share with my friends, I’d rather do it in person, over drinks or a coffee. I never needed to keep everyone aware of what I did every second of the day. Nor did I ever consider that everything that comes out of my mouth, is a pure genius and absolutely needed to be shared with everyone. But, having a blog meant being connected to all of the social networks. After a month of being in “rehab”, I realized how much calmer and happier I was. I learned that being tuned into the online world from AM to night, made me somewhat enxious. I was also always worried about not being able to respond to everyone on Twitter, email, blog, Instagram, etc.

This time also gave me time to reflect on my blog. I remembered why I actually started to blog. I have been a huge fan of fashion blogs for many years before I actually got the courage to start my own. What I loved about them is that the bloggers shared ideas and gave inspiration on how to get the most out of your wardrobe. Yes, they did inform us of the fashion trends for new seasons and give us updates on fashion weeks. But, what I loved about them the most is that they were intended for us, average Joe, with average incomes and regular lives. Not to say that our lives are not fun or interesting. Quite the opposite. I find regular people’s lives very interesting, deep and real. We all dream and get to live out our dreams little by little. But we also have to go to work, take public transportation, walk outside in the winter, run after our kids, spend time in casual setting with our families, work in an office where you never know how the temperature is going to be, and so on. We’re not always in front of cameras waiting to attend a high profile event.  I loved that fashion blogs used to cater to that crowd. However, I am finding lately more and more, all bloggers are promoting the same bag, the same brand, the same desert, and so on. A lot of the blogs I used to follow, which used to promote more accessible and budget friendly brands, are now promoting more and more designer items. And don’t get me wrong, I am the first one to go nuts over designer items. I love my designer shoes and a few designer bags I have. I also however work in a financial industry, and know to control my urges and stay within my budget (for the most part LOL). I understand that bloggers earn their incomes by promoting brands that approach them. However, I just wish they still had more of their original authenticity rather than appear more and more like a fashion magazine.

Some of my still favourite blogs have stayed just that, my favourite, because they have stayed true to themselves. These women wear accessible clothes and for the most part, splurge on designer items when it comes to their shoes and bags. One in particular that I am fond of is Lovely Pepa. I love her style because it’s actually what she wears when she is out and about. You may have noticed that us bloggers share some outfits that are beautiful, but not necessarily practical. I can specifically relate when it comes to winters in Canada. I did my best to share with you what I actually wore on a specific day, but looking back, I also shared quite a few outfits that are not the best suited for the day to day life, or our climate.

Due to these reasons, and a few others, which I will not mention as this post is already very long, I debated whether to continue blogging. I was leaning more towards quitting, but then I changed my mind, and only recently. I received a lot of good feedback from people that follow my blog and those who know me. They helped me get back the courage and the will, to start blogging again. Though I have decided to do it differently this time around. I have decided to post blogs only when I have something to share and talk about. I also will only post when I have had time to photograph my outfit. I will not make it a chore or a job, but rather a pleasure. I do have a busy life and a busy job which I love. I also love spending time with people that surround me, and have realized that no matter what, I am not ready to jeopardize that time with them for anything. I chose not to be tuned into social media when I am with them. I have also turned off all social media except for Instagram. I really love Instagram as I am a visual person. Picture speaks sometimes louder than words. I will be posting outfits here on the site when taken with professional camera, but those who follow me on Instagram, know that I also share my outfits there, less formally of course. This blog from now on will just be my creative outlet. It is meant for me and those who like following it, with all its good and bad sides. You can follow me on Bloglovin and get notified once I have posted something new. It may be weekly or it may be monthly. If you are interested to follow me on this journey, come aboard!

So today’s outfit was photographed with my Iphone.I was on my way to a salsa festival in Toronto, and this is what I wore. This is also the moment I had made up my mind to start blogging so I decided to photograph just what I wore then. Comfortable wedges for a few hours of walking and dancing (and eating), shorts for the hot weather and this gorgeous H&M top for some flare.

Thank you my dears for checking in and taking the time to read!

Aleksandra <3

December 2, 2014

Surviving the Cold Weather Through Layering

How to layer, layering clothes, how to layer in the cold weather, cold weather outfits, fall outfits, blogerke, jesenja moda, fall fashion, toronto street style, canadian fashion blogger
It's December 2 and the winter is here. I know it won't officially be here till the 21st, but the weather is certainly saying otherwise. And before we get all snowed in and bundled up, let me share with you all of my November fall outfits. You can definitely tell I am a fan of layering. I have said it time and time again, this is the perfect way to stay warm and stil look stylish. Just opt for thinner materials to layer on top of each other so you don't end up looking too bulky. Layering gives your outfit fun dimensions, textures and colours so go! Go to your closet and start playing with your clothes and have fun trying out different outfits.
I am going to be absent this week as many things are going on in my life, but will be back again next week. I'm also working on a little project, which I hope to share with you soon enough. Wishing you all a wonderful first week of December! Ciao!
Danas je prvi decembar i zima je stigla. Znam da po kalendaru nece biti tu sve do 21og, ali vreme napolju govori suprotno. I pre nego napada sneg i budemo se zamotali u debele jakne i kapute, dozvolite mi da sa vama podelim sve jesenje outfite iz Novembra. Definitevno se da primetiti da volim slojevito oblacenje. Znam da zvucim kao papagaj i da se ponavljam, ali slojevito oblacenje je savrsen nacin da se obucete toplo a opet izlgedate doterano i interesantno. Ne zaboravite da birate tanje materijale da ne bi ste izledali pre natrpani i nekoliko brojeva veci nego sto jeste. Slojevit nacin oblacenja daje vasem outfitu nove dimenzije, mesanjem razlicith tekstura, sara i boja. Idite! Idite do vaseg ormara i poigravajte se sa vasom odecom, isprobajte nove nacine da nosite vasu garderobu.
Zelim vas samo obavestiti da cu biti odsutna ove sedmice jer imam previse obaveza i dosta stvari se dogadja u mom zivotu. Znate vec kako biva pred praznike. Takodje radim na malom projektu koji cu nadam se uskoro podeliti sa vama. U medju vremenu, zalim vam prelepu prvu sedmicu decembra. Cao!
Aleksandra <3
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How to layer, layering clothes, how to layer in the cold weather, cold weather outfits, fall outfits, blogerke, jesenja moda, fall fashion, toronto street style, canadian fashion blogger
How to layer, layering clothes, how to layer in the cold weather, cold weather outfits, fall outfits, blogerke, jesenja moda, fall fashion, toronto street style, canadian fashion blogger

November 28, 2014

How to Layer Long Sweaters

Jeans Zara, ankle boots Aldo, tank top H&M, sweater Vero Moda, jacket Zara, bag unknown (Winners), rings Forever 21, bracelets unknown, watch Michael Kors

Hello lovelies! Happy Friday! What a perfect time to share with you this casual chic weekend outfit. I have been lusting over long cardigan sweaters for some time now (ok fine, I have been lusting over any style of a sweater, heheh) and was ecstatic to find this gorgeous, soft, luxurious looking coat cardigan from Vero Moda. It’s on sale for just $55 at The Bay, so don’t miss out. You would think that coat cardigans can only be worn on their own or under a longer coat. But why not mix it with your favourite leather jacket? You just have to make sure that the textures complement each other. It’s a great way to layer and create visually interesting look. What do you say? Ciao!

Cao drage moje! Srecan vam petak! Savrseno vreme da podelim sa vama jedan casual chic outfit za vikend. Vec neko vreme sanjam o kaput dzemperu (ok, u redu, priznajem, sanjam o svim stilovima dzempera, hehehe). I odusevila sam se kada sam naletela na ovaj prelepi, mekan, dzemper marke Vero Moda, koji deluje vrlo skupo I kvalitetno. Pomislili bi da se kaput dzemperi mogu nositi samo sami ili ispod dugackog kaputa. Ali zasto ne biste ga obukli ispod vase omiljenje kozne jakne? Savrsen nacin da stvorite jedan visuelno interesantan outfit. Sta kazete? Cao!

Aleksandra <3

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