London Calling 

I’m coming London!! Oh I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed London. I have a huge list with all the places I’ll go and of course a shopping list! And you know I still have to be true to my capsule wardrobe so the only things I can buy are the items missed from my summer capsule wardrobe and presents (I think I’m gonna bring a lot of presents back!!). So for now,I will share with you my packing tips and my signature vacation styles for great casual looks! 

My number one item is my faux leather bikers jacket. It’s a great must and goes with everything! Mine is from forever21 but similar styles you can find in most stores.
Plain t-shirts are also a must in my luggage. In white and black I love wearing them with many necklaces and a laced bra under them, to give a more girly and stylish vibe. They are also super comfy and I want to be stress free on my vacay.
A dress always comes in handy!Since I’m not gonna be partying or anything I decided not to include any formalwear. That’s why I’ll only bring a nice spring colorful dress for my everyday walks and I’ll pair it with black tights and heels in case I decide to go for a drink! 
Shirts are great both for everyday looks but also for night outs. I’ll pair them with my boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt in the mornings and with nice jewelry and tights at night.

Is Nivea’s aftershave the new primer?

Now when Kylie Jenner has a certain beauty routine that says it’s working you have to try it out! I read somewhere that her makeup artist is using this men after shave balm from Nivea as a short of primer. My primer is quite good but I feel it heavy for everyday use. So I thought to give this wired trick a go.I have been using it for two weeks now and I think it’s working guys! I only use little,as I don’t want my skin to have that “man sent” . But I think my skin looks vivid and it feels really light! I was afraid I might end up with blackheads or that my oily skin will break but I have no problems so far! I definitely recommend this and I will keep using it!

  

AXDWeek 

Who can say no to 4 days full of fashion and style? We’ll certainly not I! Although having a crazy busy schedule I found the time to attend few of these amazing shows and see all these great bloggers too.
So here are just few of my favorite shows! 
Topshop by Sotris

One of the best shows by far! And it wasn’t just the great clothes but also the amazing and talented Greek bloggers who walked the runway like pros!! Congrats to all talented ladies who had this great opportunity! 

   
    
    
 
Kathy Heyndels 

Amazing gowns,crystals,sheer fabrics and gorgeous one pieces were they key pieces of this amazing show! 

   
    
 

Funky Buddha 

Great street wear brand (and you know how much I love street style!!) and great show!

   
    
   

H&M conscious exclusive event 

I had to face great temptation today at HM conscious exclusive release party. As you know during my capsule wardrobe attempt I cannot do any shopping. Image how hard it was for me to see all these gorgeous clothes and not be able to shop! Thank God my sister decided to buy me an early Easter present so now I can sleep tonight! 😂😂

Take a look at some of the amazing items!

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“Designer Lights” by Creaid

For the second time I need to state my full support and admiration for Mrs Marina Vernicos and Creaid. For those reading for the first time about it,Creaid is a non profitable organization dedicated to help those in need and raise awareness in order to relieve weak social groups.

Each action of Creaid has an artistic side too. Their second fundraising event is called “Designer Lights” and all the funds raised will be used to create a playground for Athens General Children’s Hospital.

Greek designers,architects and artists were invited to design their own light. All items will be auctioned online and will be presented in an exhibition until April 10th in Athens.

Best of luck to Creaid’s second event! Please visit the website and make sure you bid on your favorite (I personally cannot decide which I love most!) item and support Creaid’s work!

http://www.creaid.com

 

 

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Spring Capsule wardrobe : One month update

Unveiling little bit more about my capsule wardrobe today I’ll share few more pics and tips and I’ll focus a bit more on the shoes, as I hadn’t shared any pics in the original post.It’s officially the 32nd day of the project and oh what a surprise(!!!) I haven’t bought any clothes! So far it all works smoothly, I haven’t gotten tired of my outfits and in fact (due to a terrible cold that kept me indoors for few days) there are plenty of lighter clothes that I haven’t even worn once! That means I still have at least another month of exploring my wardrobe before getting bored.

As you might remember, I preferred fewer shoe options just to keep 3-4 more tops for my wardrobe. I’m not a shoe addict (😳😳) so it wasn’t a very tough decision to make. I kept 2 pairs of booties for the office or a night out and also kept the most comfy,trendy, “me” shoes I had.

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Spring capsule wardrobe 

Ok, raise your hands if you don’t believe I can do it!! 🙂 I’m a shopaholic,to the point of psychosis, so giving up my fav thing in the world for the next 3 months (the ultimate goal is 6,but let’s start with baby steps!) is a pretty hard thing to do! But I have decided to give this capsule wardrobe thing a go! 

I have been planning since January my capsule wardrobe, donating few things every week and cross checking all items I want to keep. It has been a very emotional journey as more than half of my closet has somehow been gone. But let’s take things from the beginning: 
What is a capsule wardrobe? 
For those hearing it for the first time, a capsule wardrobe is a wardrobe of approximately 35 items in total – and for the Jedi masters around 20 items- which you wear for an entire season! This includes shoes too but of course jewelry don’t count! 

To be fair, most women,no matter the size of their closet, tend to wear the same clothes over and over again. So this shouldn’t be so hard,right? 
The trick is to remove all extra items from your closet and create a more “relaxed” way of putting outfits together. 
All these sound great but there is of course a catch: once you decide on your capsule wardrobe of a season you can’t shop until next season!! So in my case, I have come up with my capsule wardrobe for Spring and this means I’ll be able to shop again in June! 😱😱
But I’ve made my mind so I’m gonna try it! The first thing I did was to chose clothes from my closet that are brand new. Some of them are up to two years old but since I kept buying more I never got to wear them. So I made them now key pieces for my capsule. To be honest, I only spent 120€ for the entire wardrobe as I bought 4 items! The rest were already in my closet – including the two Ralph Lauren pairs of shoes that were still in the boxes! 😳😳

For my capsule I have chosen …

  
3 pairs of jeans in blue,black and white (playing safe here!) 

3 pairs of trousers (mainly for work but I’ll try to incorporate them in my weekend looks too)
15 tops,blouses and shirts: of course the simple one colored tee that goes with everything, casual but colorful tops and some more sophisticated shirts for the office. 
3 Blazers jackets: the classic black(Not just good for the office but also great with casual wear), a light pink one (totally a spring classic) and a long oversized blazer in blue ( cause a capsule wardrobe doesn’t mean not following the trends!!).

4 cardigans: It’s still chilly out there but it’s also a nice way to create a look! I kept two long sleeved for now,as it’s still cold, and two with no sleeves for April and May when it’s gonna get warmer! 

One dress and one long skirt: it is still chilly so I won’t be wearing dresses all the time. But I wanted to have the option of a more girly look for the warmer days! 

5 pairs of shoes: I know they sound few but I preferred to have more clothes than shoes, as I end up wearing the same shoes anyway no matter how many I buy! 

For the next month I’m gonna be wearing my winter coat( and only that!!) but in April im gonna be using 3 pieces of outwear: a short trench coat, a light parka and a faux leather.Obviously my winter coat is not gonna stay in my capsule wardrobe,as I can’t have them all! 

My one trick to avoid panic attacks,and of course the impulse to shop,is to keep few tops hidden in my drawer for a rainy day! So, although I will be wearing only my capsule pieces,if I get super grumpy over this I will pick one top from the drawer and wear it just once, to convince myself it’s something new! I know it sounds silly,but even the idea is very comforting! Of course this doesn’t mean I get to do that every week, but once ore twice in the entire season! Hopefully I won’t have to do it at all if all goes well. 
What I’m mostly excited about is the fact that I’ll have to be more creative and work with what I’ve got. I would have to accessorize more,do my hair more often and try combinations I wouldn’t normally try! 

So I’m gonna need your support on that guys and of course your thoughts and ideas on the capsule wardrobe!!

Konjac sponge review

Ok, all Asian related beauty products are always high in my shopping list! I have been using Chinese beauty masks over the years and I always find them helpful for my prone skin complexion. So obviously a MEGA beauty trend from Korea could not stay untested!!

The Konjac is a sponge that when dry is hard as rock. Its use is quite simple: you add warm water and your favorite cleanser and you massage your face. I have been using it for few weeks now,preferably in the shower to use the steam from the hot water to open my pores, and I do find it quite good! I find my skin more light,more clean and more vivid! I actually think that I tend to have less blackhead breaks around my nose! 

This is definitely one of the products I’ll keep using! Thanks Sephora for bringing it to Greece!! 

 

 (This is not a sponsored post. The review is based on true opinion of the blogger)