Best of NYFW Fall 2017 Collections

This season, I didn’t have time and, honestly, much desire to go to many NYFW shows (which I regret). However, I’ve been still following this fashion week’s shows (thanks to my friends and Instagram), so I’ve picked a few amazing looks that I’ve totally felt for and here to share my personal thought on the upcoming trends and styles. 

Few quick notes: for Fall 2017, designers suggest us to wear heavy fur coats paired with more light weighted dresses, oversized pieces, leather and heavy knots. Embroideries are still a thing for gowns and night outfits, so are sequins and metallics. 

I wanna start with a bunch of dresses by Marchesa, which is probably one of my top-5 favorite brands of all times. The dresses are so beautiful, delicate, elegant and sensual that any woman will look gorgeous wearing them. Nili Lotan‘s collection reminded me of the beginning of 2000’s with all those oversized silhouettes, clear colors and mixed fabrics. When Bella Hadid modeling, everything falls into places. I’m usually not a big fan of Anna Sui, but this particular collection reminds me of my life to Arabian motives that I’ve been using on my clothes when I was about 13-14 years old. Heavy fabrics mixed with silk and rich colors – that’s my Arabian dream came true.J.Mendel collection just caught me by surprise with the amazing combination of light-weight gowns and heavy fur coats. Can I just say, I’m in love?Alice+Olivia is one of those brands that you usually think is suitable only for hipsters, Instagram bloggers and teenagers and this season it’s a complete true (lol). But I actually love the edgy glam of these clothing.When you need to look sexy, elegant and sophisticated – it’s only Zac Posen.Dennis Basso took the choker game to the next level with the collection of fur chokers paired with gorgeous silk gowns and heavy fur coats.Oscar de la Renta… I’ve expected so much more from this collection and was so disappointed to see all the same lines and styles we’ve seen many times in last few seasons. This is the only look I genuiny liked (because I’m a sucker for the oversized coats and no-shoulder tops).Badgley Mishka‘s sequined clothes are my personal sort of (oops). The Fall 2017 collection was a bit dark yet chic and gorgeous and had outfits that are appropriate for many types of occasions.This season’s Carolina Herrera‘s collection took my heart. It’s classic, a bit dark, simple and reminds me of a private school’s uniform – all things I love.Escada Fall 2017 is something I personally enjoyed because of the 80’s vibes that reminded me of old New York’s fashion and 9 1/2 weeks movie. Simple pieces, amazing fabrics and clear cuts are perfect for a cozy autumn in a city.

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Staying Healthy And Fit With Silver Fern’s Ultimate Probiotic Complex and Elevated Plan

If you guys know me just a bit, you know that I’m a restaurant food queen. However, recently I’ve started to change my eating habits and discovered the Silver Fern brand and decided to give these products a try.
As someone who loves snacking, I enjoyed that they have some great (and healthier)options for snacks I usually go for: like popcorn, chocolate covered almonds, dark chocolate flats, and bars – all highly packed with healthy nutritious. I have the biggest sweet tooth ever, so I’ve started with the baking mixes and made myself double chocolate brownies. Honestly, I can’t tell the difference as it tasted as good as the ones I usually buy at my local coffee shop but packed with high protein and high fiber.
Besides all the snacks, I really liked the ultimate probiotic supplement and probiotic drink mix. Probiotics are very important for our health (as I’ve learned), the Ultimate Probiotic complex has an amazing blend of three different classes of nature’s probiotics – spores, probiotic yeast, and acid stable pediococcus. So, what prebiotics can do and why are they good for our health?
– Improves digestion and food tolerance
– Reduce gas, bloating and digestive discomfort
– Aid in recovery of the flora after antibiotic use
– Support nutrient absorption
– Reduce inflammation
– Improves favorable immune response and supports the reduction of allergies and asthma
– Improves regularity of bowel movements
– Acidify the digestive tract to support the growth of good bacteria
But honestly, my favorite from this brand is Elevated Plan that helps with weight loss – okay, we all need to loose a few pounds, right? This plan can be used as a diet itself, or you can add it as an enhancement to your own diet. It helps to lose weight permanently (wich is the most important), improves gut health, it reduces your sugar cravings and boosts your metabolism – that leads to the weight loss.
I’ve already started with the prebiotic supplements and encourage all you guys to check these products for yourself!

Why I Don’t Believe In Feminism

Okay, I’m expecting something like “unfollowing you everywhere,” “you’re stupid b*tch” and so on, so on. Whatever. Recently, my Instagram feed got taken over by posts on feminism walk (march, whatever) and I seriously got tired of all these crap. I won’t even tell how ridiculous was old slut, Madonna, fighting for her right to stay a slut (okay, that’s harsh).
So, why I’m not a feminist in any case? I don’t believe we’re equal – not the way feminism reclaims it to be. I believe that we all are equal as human beings, we all deserve love and happiness, but not in social life. Maybe it’s my genes that tell me that social equality has never existed and won’t ever exist in future. There will always be servants and masters, and there always will be inequality. The same goes for women and men equality: we are different, why should we act and be treated alike? I’m a woman, and I want to be treated like a one.
It’s cool that I can vote (I never voted). It’s cool I can work as engineer, mechanic or locksmith – I never will. All of these I’ll trade for the society, where men offer a woman a seat, carry her bags and where there are no such things as Dutch dates.
Feminism didn’t bring anything that worth losing the chivalry as a way of life: home abuse – here; rapes – checked; disrespect – already here. Yes, a woman can sue her husband for beating the shit out of her (unlikely, considering the statistics) but it won’t change that fact that he actually put his hand on a woman.
And, honestly, I’m fine with my 79 cents until I feel like a woman when I’m with my man.

signs of toxic relationships. screw it. how it feels to be in a toxic relationship

Honestly, I’ve been hesitating to sit down and write this post for months. It’s not only a deeply emotional topic for me to talk to – it’s also something, that most people don’t want to hear (read) about. But if there is something that I’ve learned throughout these years – is that you need to share, you need to talk and not to keep everything yo yourself. I can’t say exactly when and how (and even why) it started, but for many, many years I just couldn’t talk to people about what was bothering me. Moreover, sometimes I even didn’t want to share what I’ve been up lately. I knew, it wasn’t right – but that’s just how it was.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m a true believer that personal things should always stay private. No photos of you cuddling your partner on social media, no whipping to your girlfriend about how your partner doesn’t buy your flowers or how you didn’t have sex for weeks. These should stay between you and him (her). What I mean when say “share” is that you need to tell someone that you’re unhappy. That someone or something hurts you. Actually, you have to tell somebody that there is a person in your life that hurts you – emotionally or physically.

But the reality behind the toxic relationships is that they gradually take you away from people, from those, who could somehow help you.

At some point, you just realize that there is no one you could talk to, there is no one to call when you feel that you can’t bare it anymore. Things can be even worth: after months and years that you were keeping your pain in secret, you don’t know how to start telling people the truth. You think that no one will take you seriously because they don’t know that you’ve been suffering all these time – for many of them, your life might even seem perfectly fine. But not for you.
When I first realized, that the relationships that I was in weren’t normal, I started doing researches. I read forums, articles and watched so many videos about different sorts of dysfunctional relationships, which in the end I was even more confused, scared and powerless than I was. I took many many (many) years to get out of the relationships that almost crushed me. I didn’t realize it then, but my eating disorder and bpd went so crazy because every single day I felt like I’m standing by a volcano. Every single day I would wake up, and my first thought was “please, may this day end faster.” I lost all my friends. I lost myself. I became one of those people that I always despised: weak, dependent and pathetic. I lost everything good that was in me; nothing interested me, and there weren’t a single thing that I cared about. I became an empty shallow.
But you know what? Everything ends, and these relationships have ended, too. Even though I’m not even close to being fine, the recovery process has started.
Anyways, I don’t want this post to be my autobiography. But there is a thing, which I want to share with you because my researches (in the end) helped me a lot. If you’re not sure if you are in toxic relationships – or just unhappy ones – you might find these common signs of not healthy relationships handy. Just make sure you’re not overthinking it: as soon as you realize that your relationships are toxic, just quit. And only after you quit you can cry, breakdown or whatever.
1. You always feel bad
You feel bad about yourself, your life, the world around you – but mostly, you feel bad about your relationships. You’re feeling unhappy being with this person – but for some reason, you can’t just walk away.
2. You’re dependent on that person
You’re suffering, you promise yourself: this is it, I’m just done. I won’t call/text him. And here you are: dialing that damn number already knowing that no one will answer – or that you will feel worse after the conversation.
3. You feel abused
Physically, verbally, emotionally – abuse is abuse. This person doesn’t respect you; he doesn’t give a shit what you want, and will never step out of his way to make you happy. You’ll say to this person “please, stop doing this, you’re hurting me.” And he won’t ever stop. Ever.
4. You have no one beside this person
You can’t tell anyone that you’re not okay. All you friends (if any even exist) think that you have great relationships and that makes it even worse. But most likely, you have no friends, no social life, no hobbies… No nothing. You are alone. And that toxic person is the only one who you have at the end of the day.
5. You always come back for more
You’ve tried to break up many times – but here you are, still stuck in this relationships like in quicksand. You know that all that awaits you in future is suffer, but you can’t walk away. Just can’t.
And last (should be first), you’ve lost yourself. You became a person you would never want to become, every time you see your reflection you see a stranger – a disgusting stranger that you never want to meet again.

2017 lifestyle essentials

First blog post of the year… sounds unbelievable. It means It’s been almost a year since I first started this blog. I’ve been thinking a lot what to write about and decided to share with you a few things that I got during this Holiday season and planning on using in the upcoming year.
Daniele Wellington Watch
I don’t usually wear watches (as I don’t use them) but I like the simple design and good quality so I couldn’t say no to this duo with a cuff bracelet. Plus, you can use code XXRAI to get additional 15% off your order. 
Jose Eber
The straightening brush is something that I have only recently tried and fell in love ith. I don’t have unruly hair, but I like how it makes my hair thicker.
Moshi Powerbank
Having an iPhone means a necessity always to have a charger with you. I had a lot of portable chargers, but this one is my favorite so far as it has built in cables that won’t tangle up in my handbag.
Coloring books
I first discovered an anti-stress coloring book two years ago, but this year I want to use it more often. I chose this Harry Potter one – for obvious reasons.
52 lists project
I was doing in in 2016, and now I will be doing next version, 52 lists to happiness. This is a yearly book with each week’s lists that help you to reflect, unwind and live mindful.
Happy Socks
I just recently started wearing socks at home, and have decided to wear something fun and colorful just to cheer up a bit.

Tell me now about your choices for 2017 in terms of everyday life essentials.

5 things to do on lonely christmas/new year

Let me just say: my idea of a perfect Christmas/New Year’s Eve is a small village house with panoramic windows surrounded by snow covered evergreen trees and mountains, a huge Christmas tree, a fireplace with a sheepskin in front of it, and a person I love right by my side. However, this year I only have a Christmas tree that has already dried out pretty much and BBW candles. My first thought was to curl up and cry the night out, but then I thought: what the hell, I’m gonna have a nice lonely Christmas. Image result for scandinavian family christmas
If you’re spending this Christmas or New Year alone, here are my 5 things to do on Christmas on your own. Let the lonely Christmas begin!
Cook a nice dinner
I don’t cook myself, and in mine, you can find anything from paper towels to extra light bulbs, but I do believe that cooking yourself a nice Christmas dinner is a great ay to appreciate yourself. Start with the easiest dishes like salad or mashed potatoes with cranberries.
Go for Holiday shopping
It doesn’t have to be something big and expensive – but it has to be for our only. Figure out, what you want to treat yourself with and buy it on December 25th or 31st, whichever lonely holiday you’re celebrating. This day most of the stores will be open until 4-5p.m. and it’s a perfect chance not to spend the whole day alone. Also, after spending a couple of hours in a hectic atmosphere, you’ll be feeling excited to get back home. Image result for macy's christmas
Dress nicely but don’t overdress
If you’re spending the whole day wearing your old pajama pants, you won’t feel any holiday spirit. Opt for something less comfortable but more cheerful: a pair of jeans and cute holiday sweater will do the job and lift up your mood a bit. Don’t overdress as in the end; you can find yourself all dressed up in front a single plate in an empty apartment – and that won’t make your happy, right?
Go some place crowded
Even for an hour or so, go to Starbucks or your local coffee shop to just spend some time with other people. Take your laptop or a book, so you’ll have something to keep you busy. If you’re an artist, try to draw a picture of someone and give it to this person – or write a short story about any of those people.
Make it a spa day
You don’t have to go to an actual spa: make yourself a warm bath with sea salt, do yourself a pedicure and manicure and do a deep hair mask or facial.Image result for spa day

This day doesn’t have to be perfect – just nice is enough.

17 things to do in NYC on Christmas

I’ve meant to do this blog post since the end of November, but who I’m kidding; I’m the greatest procrastinator. However, There is still some time until Christmas, and New Year, so you might finish this list if you’re sassy enough. Myself, I like reading what-to-see lists (I never follow them though), so I’ve decided this one may be useful for some of you who’re planning to visit New York this Holiday season.
Without further ado, here are 17 things to see and do in NYC this Christmas.
1. Visit Santa’s Village at Macy’s Herald Square and say hi to Santa
2. Check out 5th Avenue Holiday Windows
3. Shop at Union Square Holiday Market6565595805_ac306fedb4_o
4. Take a selfie under Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and Swarovski Star
5. Go to Brooklyn to see the real fairytale aka Dyker Heights’ Holiday Lights
6. Walk through the life-size gingerbread houses in Madison Square Park
7. Watch Austin McCormick’s erotic reimagining of Nutcracker – Company XIV: Nutcracker Rouge
8. Shop at Aerie’s holiday pop-up storeImage result for Wollman Rink
9. Ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park
10. Go to FAO Schwarz, and try to tap toes on the giant floor piano keyboardImage result for palace hotel nyc christmas
11. Stay at Lotte New York Palace on Christmas night
12. See a holiday train show at the New York City Transit Museum in Grand Central Terminal
13. Go to New York City Ballet to watch The Nutcracker
14. Visit Bryant Park Winter Village Image result for metropolitan museum of art christmas tree
15. Do the museum’s spree: Met’s fashion exhibition and Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History are must
16. Go Christmas caroling – on Christmas Eve, go to Washington Square Arch where all gather to sing traditional holiday songs at 5 pm
17. Eat at The NoMad – and check amazing Christmas Tree and Decor