My Big Greek Drama

I know I have kept this blog “light” and without many personal details on who I am and how I live(after all,this is a fashion blog!). But given the situation I’m now up against I wanted to share my thoughts..

I’m Greek. I’m 30 years old, i have a 3pages CV (bachelors degree,seminars,foreign languages,working experience in Greece and abroad) and I’m unemployed. The sad thing is I’m not the only one. There’s about one million people in Greece facing this. I’m considered lucky cause I have a family behind that can support me. In most cases this is not an option. There are families here that live just with the pension of an elder member. I can’t begin to describe the present situation in Greece.
When I entered university in 2003 I was like any other kid. I had dreams and high hopes.. Now I’m 30 and unemployed. I have a university degree,I’ve attended a dozen seminars,I’ve worked in several fields and I try my best always to learn something new.
When I graduated and couldn’t find a job I thought it was my fault. No,scratch that: I got convinced it was my fault. Year after year all these saviors came but things only got worse. Prime Ministers kept promising it’s the last time measures need to be taken but it was never the last time. It kinda felt like the women who get abused by their husbands. They always say it’s the last time and you always forgive them. Well that was it.

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10 under 10€ 

I have been using a lot of new products and I’ve been shopping (a lot) lately so I’ve decided to include my top 10 products for this summer in one post. Since I had so many great options I decided to have a specific budget to keep it affordable. So here it is: 10 products.100 euros total! Best 10 under 10!!

1)HM playsuit 
Simple,playful and the absolute trend this summer!

2) Korres nail polish

No outfit is ready unless you have a bright nail color to match it with!

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Kendal and Kylie for Topshop

I know what you think: why would I buy an overpriced celebrity clothe line instead of any other brand? And that’s exactly what I was thinking before checking Kendal and Kylie’s line for Topshop.
You know I love keeping it casual and not spending a fortune over outfits. But I have to say I found their line sooo good that I’m actually looking forward on trying some of these clothes. The whole collection is full with these amazing California vibes!relaxed and beachy! Shorts,overalls,tees in reasonable prices and great color patterns! I’m actually ordering the floral jumpsuit cause I simply can’t resist!!
I wasn’t that surprised with the Kardashians fashion line but with the Jenners’ .. Well,I have to say they get what’s trending and elevating it a notch!

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What do you thing? Have you shopped already?

Dress to impress : Summer music festival

On the 30th of May I went to the best concert ever(and I mean it!!). Me and my boyfriend saw The Black Keys- and with us were also 27,000 people! As I have the fashion bug it was impossible while the support groups were performing not to check out what people were wearing.
So it’s safe to say I saw first hand which outfits worked and which didn’t!
So here it is: dress to impress on a music concert!

Loose jeans/shorts and a tee

Simple and comfy it’s ideal if the concert is away the city center and it gets chilly at night. Also you have great movement flexibility.

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5 vacation essentials for a stylish trip

Oh it’s finally June everybody! May wasn’t my month (like,at all!) so I’m trying to work with whatever life brings me along the way..
Anyway, I have two more weeks of work and after that I’m planning on taking few days of and finally enjoy life! I absolutely love summer,mainly because the weather puts me in a more fashionable mood!

Dresses is my No1 choice (by faaaaarrrr!!) so this is the first thing I buy for summer and the first thing I grab from my closet!
I m totally in love with these two Zara dresses I bought last week and I feel they are the best for a morning look or a relaxed evening.
I do wear shorter dresses too if it’s very hot,but generally I prefer them for a more sexy and Vgirly evening look.

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(Zara long dresses  http://www.zara.com/gr/en/trf/dresses/long-striped-dress-c358031p2490548.html   http://www.zara.com/gr/en/woman/dresses/maxi/long-striped-dress-c400008p2734502.html 

The fedora hat is also essential. I know I’ve mentioned it a gazillion times but when you go on vacations trust me you’ll love having it!

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The gladiator sandals was the absolute trend the past year! This summer the frenzy continues with a variety of designs and most brands have added at least one version of these amazing and comfy shoes!

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(Forever21 sandals  http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=shoes&ProductID=2000130254&VariantID= )

The obvious must have is the bikini! (Dah)
This season I’m all about color! Although usually much more conservative in going for bright colors this time as It would look insanely gorgeous when I’m tanned!

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( Forever21 bikini set  http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=swimwear_all&ProductID=2000052448&VariantID= )

Now when you’re on vacation you spend a lot of time at the beach or by the pool. So your bag needs to fit all your stuff and some more! But you don’t want to bring 10 different bags for your trip, right? So one stylish big bag could do the trick: have it with you by the beach and still make it wearable for a nice summery relaxed evening look.

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(Zara canvas shopper bag http://www.zara.com/gr/en/woman/handbags/view-all/canvas-shopper-bag-c719532p2474590.html )

Pandora Summer Collection a.k.a. my current “Must Have” list

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Luxury in quality doesn’t really mean overpriced items. That’s why I’ve always loved Pandora! Their jewelry collection is always elegant and super easy to incorporate to your personal style. Romantic touches,cute charms and very summery mood depicts the spirit of the “Summer 2015″ collection.
I already have two of the bracelets’ classics (the classic silver and the brown leather one), so all the new charms are really high on my Summer wishlist!Dolphins,shells,turtles and pineapple charms are so gorgeous that I just can’t decide which one I love most!
Also, I got hooked with the new green mint leather bracelet and I’m sooo gonna buy it soon! I think it’s an absolute must have for the summer!
And if you’re thinking for a statement jewelry for this summer then the snake ring will be ideal for ya!

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For me Pandora is not just about luxury. It’s all about creating memories!

for more info stop by http://www.pandora.net/el-gr/explore/collections/summer2015

Fashion Revolution : Who made your clothes?

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Have you ever wondered who makes your clothes? Don’t care? Well,you should! Every year hundreds of people are exploited,underpaid and illegally employed from factories in order for clothes to be made. Yes,not all companies use these tactics but that’s one more reason to learn about this issue.
FashionRevolution  is asking all these questions and pushing to find out the stories behind our clothes.The idea is for a global movement to be created,people to become aware of how this industry works and if possible to make a change.
Fashion Revolution Day is on April 24th and you can easily get involved and help with this cause. But don’t just wait until next year! Make sure you check the brands you live and find out how and where your clothes are made!