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Razlozi da se radujete praznicima

OOTD & Razlozi da se radujete praznicima!

Nakon mog prethodnog posta rešila sam da elaboriram temu Razlozi da se radujete praznicima!

Nova godina je vrlo blizu, i shvatamo da toliko toga još nismo uradili… Ja sam se konačno malo opustila posle stresnih nedelja na poslu, ali i dalje sam nekako pod stresom… Tako da je ovaj post tu da oraspoloži i mene i vas. Mislim da je u pitanju taj pritisak da se toliko uživa u praznicima, da ne stignemo da uživamo ni u čemu, i stvarno nije zabavno! Ista stvar je sa Halloweenom, nikad ne stignem da uradim ono što sam planirala.

Photo by Tamara Životić

Razlozi da se radujete praznicima

  • Novogodišnje rasveta, lampice za jelku… ja sam neko ko kači lampice cele godine, pa se ljudi nekad iznenade kad udju u moju kuću, ali činjenica je da lampice možete da kupite svuda samo par nedelja oko nove godine. Samo ću reći hvala Bogu na LED lampicama, jer su za razliku od običnih u stanju da traju godinama!

  • Trg otvorenog srca – znate o čemu pričam- srpska verzija Christmas marketa, ili neki od božićnih marketa u inostranstvu su svakako posebno iskustvo

  • Šljokice – praznici su period godine kada je prihvatljivo nositi šljokice na sve strane – na slave, žurke, kod frizera, na kafi…

  • Novogodišnje kolekcije – obožavam kada novogodišnje kolekcije stignu u radnje jer opet – šljokice. Doduše obično sačekam rasprodaje posle Nove Godine, jer meni šljokice trebaju cele godine!

  • Topli napici – ne znam odakle da počnem, ali moji favoriti su kuvano vino sa vanilom, ginger bread latte, liker od jaja i bela topla čokolada

  • Mirišljave sveće – ne zaboravite da prazničnu atmosferu u vašem domu upotpunite mirisom cimeta, vanile ili jabuke

  • Kolači – kao i radnje, tako i poslastičarnice uvek imaju posebne praznične kolekcije. Ako ne želite da kupujete, još zabavnije jje praviti domaće medenjake!

Čemu se vi najviše radujete za praznike?

Throwback: Devojacko vece – Restoran Toro i Bitef Klub

U maju ove godine moja sestra se udala, a izabrale smo za devojacko vece restoran Toro i Bitef klub.

hrana Restoran Toro

Znam da sam inace vrlo azurna, ali kad su me pitali kada će biti slike sa svadbe ja sam svima realno rekla u oktobru kad zavrsim faks. 🙂 Ja ispunjavam moja obecanja, makar i pola godine kasnije, a i ima previse lepih slika da bi mi samo stajale tu u kompjuteru, i previše je bitan dogadjaj da ga ne bih zabeležila ovde. Tako da sledećih par četvrtaka ću postovati stvari koje do sada nisam stigla.

Restoran Toro

Razmišljala sam da li da slike sa svadbe i devojačke večeri stavim u jedan post, ali ipak bi to bilo previše slika za obradjivanje odjednom.

vino Restoran Toro

Dakle, devojacko vece smo organizovale u tajnosti ja i nekoliko Marijinih najboljih drugarica na fejsbuku (mada nije bilo baš potpuno u tajnosti jer smo morale Mariji da kažemo gde da se pojavi jelte, a i ona je naravno i sama planirala nešto da organizuje, pa da nam se ne podudaraju planovi).

Devojacko vece

Nismo želele tijare, lente, andjeoska krila i ta neka čuda (ok, ja sam želela), ali sam ipak mojoj mladi morala da kupim diskretnu tijaru, jer mora da se zna ko je bride to be!

Takodje smo organizovale da svaka od nas napiše anegdotu, sećanje ili bračni savet da je raznežimo. 😀

tegla crna cipka

Devojacko vece Restoran Toro

Naše veče je počelo ou svima omiljenom Toru. Ja sam već pisala o ovom restoranu na mom blogu.

Kao i svaki put, na meniju je bilo “mešano meso”, od svega po malo, od morskih plodova do takosa. Pošto ja to uglavnom smatram sve predjelom, rešila sam da uzmem nešto konkretno – burger koji vam toplo preporučujem ako hoćete da se najedete.

burger Restoran Toro

Piće u Toru funkcioniše po principu – konobare, smućkaj mi nešto slatko, ili kako već po želji, tako da im ne znam definitivno imena. U svakom slučaju znam da se nećete razočarati.

koktel Restoran Toro

Jedino što se meni nije svidelo to je što je bila subota veče i ljudi su maltene sedeli jedni drugima na glavi, tako da ne iznenadjuje da im nije radio wi-fi.

dezert Restoran Toro

 

Provod – Bitef klub

Zatim smo otišle u Bitef klub – koji nije tamo gde biste ga očekivali na Dorćolu već negde dalje. Ja malo imam otpor prema živoj muzici, ali ovo je bila prava klupska svirka, devojke su stvarno odlično pevale aktuelne house hitove.

mlada tijara

Tako da – šampanjac i “djuske” muzika i ja sam zadovoljna! Bonus poeni za pevačice koje su imale roze kosu!

bitef klub pice

Da li vi imate iskustva sa devojačkim večerima? Gde ste bile i kako ste se provele?

Devojacko vece - bitef klub

My Alternative Fashion Story and How I Got My Dream Job

You know when you write a ton of texts for other people, but then when you have to write one for your own blog you get nervous? No? Well, that’s me right now. Maybe because this story is personal, and on other websites I’m just a fashion reporter (which is also fine, I like to expand my knowledge).
First I should let you know how this post came about: our little Alternative Fashion Bloggers FB group has reached 100 members, and Steffi of Anti.Muse suggested a blog parade, and who am I to turn down a blog parade?!
The suggested theme was how we got into alternative fashion, and what we like and dislike about it, so let’s jump right into it!
This post is essentially an epilog to my Blogiversary story, so check it out here!
About Alternative Bloggers’ Scene…

Now, I said I wasn’t gonna talk about other bloggers and what they do. I’m still not gonna mention any names, numbers, phone number, links… But the thing is, back when I started following blogs 5-6 years ago, I just felt like the bloggers’ world needed a bit more glamour. And today I feel like it needs a lot.
You see: on one side we have the classic goth bloggers, and on the other side the hippy-dippy/boho vegan bloggers. Then we have the minimalist/normcore bloggers who wear nothing but white shirts and jeans, and the grungy hipster Tumblr kids. And all of them are doing REALLY well. So basically when I started blogging I accepted the fact that I’m never gonna be one of those rich bloggers, and  I wanted to remain true to myself at all costs. But as it turns out, fortune favors the bold, which we’re about to see later…
Besides the above-mentioned styles, we have a somewhat smaller group of rockabilly/pinup and Japanese style bloggers. Now don’t get me wrong, of course there are more and less original people among goths etc, and also people I like to follow, but I just feel like the alternative world needs more “alternative”, or – diversity.
What I dislike about the alternative bloggers world is that there’s a certain level of elitism – I remember when I started out and wanted to make connections, most of them didn’t even bother to reply, let alone show interest in your blog, or, I don’t know, God forbid, like your FB post! 😮 The whole point of the Alternative bloggers’ group was for people to find new interesting blogs, but no one seems to give a damn.
My Story…

Now back to myself, I wouldn’t know how to describe MY style, but I’ve been called everything from cyber-goth to pin-up. My best description would be glam punk/rock/metal. All in all – glamorous and full of details. 
The weird thing is, although I’m mostly wearing skirts and dresses, my fashion icons are actually mostly male: shock-rockers, glam rocker and modern glam metal/industrial bands like Deathstars, Negative, Escape the Fate and don’t forget the Marilyn Manson! The point is – I like people who are not afraid to experiment and incorporate for example “fancy” details such as glitter and animal prints into a classic metal/goth wardrobe, I like the element of surprise.

The one video that probably defined my fashion taste – Mr Manson
About My Work…

Now comes the second (motivational 🙂 part of my story. I feel like I owe you an explanation why I’m not around so much anymore. Well it’s because I finally found a career that I love, and it’s in social media and writing. 
One day an opportunity knocked on my door that I wasn’t even aware existed. Literally, I didn’t have to go and find a job – the job found me, it was so strange! But when there’s a will there’s a way, and it’s not up to you to know how that perfect opportunity will come.
The thing is, we were all raised to believe that you can’t make a living doing what you love, but deep inside obviously my faith was stronger than my doubts. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not all fun and games. Working in social media is an everyday all day job, although it qualifies as “part time”. But as long as it’s something you love and are passionate about, it doesn’t really matter.
Also, writing for someone else is both a blessing and a curse – it takes incredible courage to write 2000 words and not know if someone’s gonna like any of it. But that’s the risk of working in a creative field. I still take it a little personally when someone says “Change that sentence”, but I hope I’ll get used to it.
Now, I do my best to share my story, not to brag but to inspire others around me, but unfortunately, not everyone will see it that way. A lot of times I see that people just don’t understand. That’s probably because 90% of them don’t know what they want to do with their lives. But if you’re reading this you’re probably not one of those people. I’ve even recently been called a freak by a “friend”, which had never happened to me before. That’s the price of success I guess, and by success I mean the freedom (and courage) to do what you love.
Luckily, you don’t need humans’ approval – why would their opinion be more relevant than your own? You only need Universe’s approval, and the Universe knows what you want and who you are inside. Not to get all metaphysical here, but yours is only to decide what you want and the Universe will find the best way. The key is only not to feel pressure and not to put any deadlines! In fact, the things that I wanted the most had come to me even before I planned it!
So, what’s the recipe for success?

I’m not gonna tell you do this, or eat this, or share this and this on social media, because none of that crap really matters! The only thing that matters is your state of mind, the rest are just insignificant details.
      1.  Decide what you want 
      2.  Don’t listen to ANYONE (I mean anyone, not your friends, not your family, not the people you live with…). 
      Stop analyzing. Stop making statistics. Forget the laws of probability (probability is for basic people anyway :p). As soon as you start thinking “what are the odds of this happening?” you lose. In other words, stop being “realistic”, whatever that means, since everyone’s reality is different.
      3.Take the first step, even if you don’t know what you’re doing and what you’re doing it for, the path will unfold itself
      4. Relax and wait and the right people will come along and recognize your talent and potential
      5. Don’t sell yourself short (money is energy, and so is your work!). Celebrate every little success, even if nobody else sees it as a “big deal” – one day it will be.
      There you have it – started from the bottom now we here. I can honestly say that since I’ve chosen my career my life has radically changed, I’m a different person, I value myself and don’t really need anyone. I have a career that I love – and what could be more important than that right now?         

      What do you think? Do you have a success story to share? Do tell!

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P.S. Don’t forget to check out other alternative bloggers’ stories! As soon as I saw Steffi in a band tee and leopard fur, I knew she was my girl, her glam-punk style is really a breath of fresh air!
Go like her FB page as well!
Check out goth blogger Sarah’s story here: