| Blush Pink | Beat that C

30 October, 2014

This outfit was inspired by this month's Breast Cancer Awareness, as well as to honor my aunt Mimi who fought breast cancer many years ago and beat it, and my other aunt (her sister) Tia Nena who a year ago was diagnosed with lung cancer and was told she had only 3 months at most to live, but has beat it and is on remission. Nothing makes me feel more empowered and joyful than to see anyone, especially loved ones defy this illness that has been ravaging bodies and breaking many families hearts. I have lost a few loved ones from cancer and it has to be one of the hardest things to go through, more so for those who have to suffer for a long time with it. Frankly, I am so angry that we keep loosing so many people to this illness, that finding a cure is not just a priority but essential to the livelihood of those we love and ourselves. Taking care of our bodies is also a crucial and very important factor that can help us minimize the risk, so trying to eat less sugar, less hormone -induced produces and meats is a good start. My husband and I have pledged to ourselves that no matter what, we will always buy as much organic/raw/unrefined foods and ingredients as possible, giving up on other things to make it work in our budget is something I am willing to do for the sake of our health because in the end what matters is how long you get to live with the ones you love, rather then anything else.

I encourage you to do the same, to pledge to yourself (even if it's a small step) to reduce foods that are carcinogenic foods and or to buy more fresh and organic products. Also, very important is to reduce stress, stress is one of the leading causes of cancer and many other illnesses, so be HAPPY, life always has its good things even under harsh circumstances. 

| WEARING | Zara Jumper (last season), Sunnies (new), Faux Leather Skirt (last season, similar x similar) x Boots (old), Vintage German Made Hat via the Frankfurt Flea Market (DIYed, feathers added)

Violet

28 October, 2014

Sometimes a girl just needs a violet colored faux fur scarf to make her feel luxurious and that is exactly how I felt, but I also felt warm and fuzzy as if I was carrying my favorite blanket/pillow around my neck. I paired it with one of my favorite pair of jeans I purchased at Cos Stores a few months back and for which got DIYed, I added the ripped jeans look to it myself, which you will see the post tomorrow on how I did it. Anyway, it's getting colder in Frankfurt and finding cool but warm pieces to layer has been my focus, because sometimes f/w can get so dull, you need things that will cheer you up and make you feel good. This has to be one of my favorite pieces thus far that I have in my f/w line-up, I actually got it back in early summer and I was itching to wear it ever since, I wish they had other colors as I would have purchased 4 more, but I just checked and this model is sold out (sad face). I actually found a similar one in dark green from ASOS on a super sale and I am looking forward in getting it in the mail. 

What pieces do you find essential to have in your f/w wardrobe to add that chic and cool touch to your outfit? 

| WEARING | DDSSLL Girls Faux Fur Scarf (sold out, similar), Zara Basics Top x Zara Coat, Cos Stores Boyfriend Jeans (DIY rips), Pixie Market Bedford Buckle Sandals (seen here x here)

Halloween Home Decor Inspiration

24 October, 2014

Every year I always say the same thing "this year I am going to decorate my home for Halloween," and each year that passes I never do. This year is no different, only because well it all crept up on me so quickly, I have been planning trips through out the year, and other things that are major important at the moment that, time seems to be moving so fast. Although, I am not going to decorate my home, I still wanted to get some inspiration, maybe to be more prepared next year, as well as to help all of you who need last minute ideas. These are a few I collected via my Pinterest that I found to be so different and fun, what do you think? are you one of those that is prepared months in advance or waits until the last minute to gather your Halloween goodies? I am always a last-minute girl (yikes).  Hope this helps to give you that little push to go out there and get the decor and supplies to make your home an enchanting Halloween. To find out the links to these photos go to my Pinterest likes.


| PHOTOS via | Pinterest