EASY BREEZY EYELET

July 6, 2015

Found this totally twirl-worthy eyelet skirt on a recent trip to Beverly Hills. You see, I've been meaning to add a nice white midi to my wardrobe for some time now and this one is proving versatile beyond all expectations. Seriously, I'm yet to find something it doesn't quite work with:) So good with pretty much every crop top imaginable, I also love the way it pairs with simple stripped tees, denim jackets and white button downs. Basically a perfect little summer skirt to wear day or night and to dress up or down! Naturally, I love that, cause you know how I feel about items that work with everything in my closet:)


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

July 4, 2015


Happy 4th of July Everyone! Spending the day with my family in Malibu picnicking on the beach and meeting up with a few friends later to watch the fireworks! So excited!:) How about you guys, what are your plans for today?


NOT SO BASIC BLACK

July 2, 2015

PRADA retro sunglasses |

I've been rethinking my t-shirt and jeans philosophy lately... Normally when wearing those two together, I would go basic top, embellished jacket route to add a bit of complexity to this casual pairing. Yet lately, I find myself forgoing jackets in favor of t-shirt with interesting details I tend to be so fond of. The details vary from cut-outs and embellishments, to chiffon overlays and asymmetrical length, like in case of today's look for example. But whatever those details are, I love they way they  elevate  even the simplest of looks to polished ensembles! Hurray to not so basic basics!:)


SUNSHINE ESSENTIALS

June 30, 2015


As I have mentioned before, Emil and I decided to relocate to Malibu for a little while in order to escape the blazing heat of LA. As I was packing for this little escape, I thought it would be good to talk about some of my beach ready favorites and essentials. So without further ado, here is my absolute must-have list:

1. A bikini. Duh! When it comes to bikinis, obviously a good fit is a number one priority yet what I also look for in a bikini are those special little details that add a bit of drama, like scalloped edges, fringe or beading. You know me, I'm not particularly fond of plain:)


BEACH BOUND

June 28, 2015

Ah, it's been so hot in LA lately, it literally feels like you're melting every time you step outside. After spending a few days running from one air-conditined area to the next, we decided enough is enough and run off to Malibu for the rest of this week to enjoy a much more habitable weather! Malibu tends to run a few degrees cooler that the rest of the city, so it's been absolutely amazing to be able to venture outside without feeling like you stepped into a sauna:) 

It took us exactly half a day to become complete and total beach bums! I am pretty sure I haven't left the house wearing anything other than a bikini and a cover up since we got here! The cute Tiare Hawaii cover up & fringed perfection of a bikini I am wearing in today's post are my particular favorites! You know me, I love soft colors, and these water-colored pieces are so pretty and have such a relaxed and easy vibe! My poor feet are getting some well-deserved rest as well! I spend the past fews days walking around bare feet or wearing these comfy studded flat sandals! Guess I should give my heels a break a bit more often, cause this is heaven!:)


TALES OF THE TUX

June 26, 2015

Good morning and happy almost weekend everyone! Wanted to share a few images of the perfect little black dress I scored recently! Though my love for little black dresses runs deep in general, this one is definitely a current favorite! Why? Well, mainly because of the tuxedo-inspired shape but also because it's one of those pieces that could be worn in a multiple number of ways, and of course you know how much I love that! So good with a pair of strappy heels, yet equally powerful paired with black skinny jeans or a midi a-line skirt! Love that!

GORJANA Nina body chain

MEET ME IN MALIBU

June 24, 2015

CHLOE Carlina sunglasses

Hiking in Malibu, or as I like to call it, the place where it all started. It's kind of hard to imagine that it's been more than four years since Emil and I shot our very first post for VivaLuxury in this exact spot! Feeling a bit nostalgic, really... A lot has changed, but a lot has remained the same, most importantly I still enjoy our shoots with Emil as much as I did the day it all began:) It's kind of funny but starting VivaLuxury really opened my eyes and helped me to discover a whole new side of me. Switching to Fashion from Computer Science background at first seems like a 180 degree turn, but eventually I realized those two are not mutually exclusive and I am simply a computer science geek with a passion for fashion!

What has changed in the past four years is my appreciation for appropriate hiking footwear. Can't imagine why, but I went with a pair of platform, sky-high heeled boots on our first shoot! Let me tell you, comfortable it was not! So, keeping comfort in mind, this time I opted for a breezy, light-as-air cotton tunic I recently scored at Karen Kane, denim cut-offs and flat sandals! You live, you learn, I guess! Hooray to personal growth!:)