Weekend Photo Journal: All That Glitters

 

glitter, sparkles, twinkle. all that

I genuinely love this time of year. The only thing I miss out on in London is snow! I mean real blizzard snow, not the 12 drops that fall  and causes all transport to stop because no one knows how to deal with it.

To get me in the festive mood a ton of sparkly yumminess really does the trick. Especially on New Years, don’t you think? Therefore, since it’s that time of year, it’s only fitting that I do a weekend photo journal about everything that glitters, sparkles and shines. I normally send this out on a Saturday but seeing as this weekend is Christmas I’m posting it now. Either way, who knows you may get some inspiration for New Years Eve, if you haven’t sorted everything out to the tiniest detail already!

So without further ado… May I present everything that’s deliciously sparkly and twinkly.

*Warning: I might have gone slightly overboard with all that glitters….

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All the images were found through Pinterest. You can see my board  for all the details.

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Weekend Photo Journal: Everything Velvet

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Let’s talk VELVET!!! It’s delicious isn’t it? It reminds me of decadence, regalness and opulence. It’s a sensual material that elevates any setting; whether it be your attire or home decor. It’s that of kings and queens and when done right brings out even the elegance in simplicity. I really do love velvet, as I’m sure you can already tell!

When I was little I had this emerald green velvet dress with black bows on either side of my short sleeves that I paired with black patent-leather mary janes. It was my church dress (Sunday best attire) and special occasions dress. Every time I wore it felt like a little princess emerged from a sleeping cocoon.  I would pretend that I was waiting for my royal family to come and get me. Sorry mom and dad for my elaborate imagination. I love you nonetheless. To be quite honest, it would seem that I loved Sleeping Beauty a little too much.

Anyway, velvet made me feel just a little more special. The softness would sooth me and the deep expansiveness of colour reeled me in to be a lover of velvet for life. Luckily for me, Velvet has finally made a comeback. Therefore, you will see velvet everywhere this fall/winter. I’m literally jumping for joy right now!

So without further ado….. may I present my favourite weekend photo journal to date…. VELVET!!!

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Weekend Photo Journal: Everything Copper

Copper

My oh my! Copper is fabulous isn’t it?! I’m obsessed with it! If I had all the money in the world (ok enough to make me comfortable) then I would buy lots of copper! Copper for my home, copper for nail polish, copper for make-up, copper for food…. too much? Well, you get the idea. Accented copper decor in the home can really make any room pop.

I won’t keep you waiting. Here’s everything you could dream of for copper inspiration…

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By the way if you want all the info on each photo then scroll down to the bottom and click on the link that will connect you to my Pinterest board on Copper.

Pinterest Board: Copper Inspiration

Weekend Photo Journal: Marbleous

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Ok pandas, it’s that time again! This week I decided to start stepping away from summer. Sad as it is, it’s almost the end of August! Ahhh…how I’ll miss it so. Anyway this weekend’s photo journal is everything on MARBLE! I’m not going to lie I’m slightly obsessed. Well, with that and copper, which will be next weekend’s photo journal.

So…. without further ado, may I present everything marble!

 

For all the details of each photo, see my Pinterest Board: Marvellous marble.

Weekend Photo Journal: Mmm, Minty Green

Minty Green

There’s something about certain colours isn’t there? For me… mint green is one of those colours. Just like royal blue and emerald green. They are delicious. I chose mint this weekend because it’s still summer, in most countries. It’s supposed to be summer in the UK but I don’t think bouts of sun here and there counts as summer.

Anyway, without further ado….Here’s some mint green inspiration.

For all the details/credits please see my pinterest board Minty Green.

 

 

 

 

Weekend Photo Journal: Fantabulous Flamingos

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Since it’s summer and I’m not back home in Cyprus (booo!) I decided that this weekend’s photo journal will be dedicated to the bird that visits my country… FLAMINGOS! I mean, why not! They’re funny, funky and majestic all in one go. And let’s face it, having flamingos around with their coral-y pink hues really does make for happier times.

So without further ado, my montage of everything that has to do with flamingos…

 

If you want to know the details/credits of these photos, I’ve created a pinterest board, so click through to Flamingo Fabulousness now.

Weekend Photo Journal: Lusting Over The Balmain for H&M Collection

Balmain and H&M Collection

Pandas, all I’ve been seeing over and over again is the beautiful Balmain for H&M collection. Suffice it to say, it’s been officially imprinted on my brain until it comes out on the 5th of November.

Normally, my weekend photo journal posts have been about colours, eras, and places. They have been generalised because, I tend to lust over many things. What can I say, I’m a woman of many loves. But I decided to make a tiny exception this time round. Reason being, I will finally be able to afford an earring from Balmain and not a tiny bead off one of Olivier Rousteing creations.

Let’s be honest, most of us common folk will never be able to buy a belt from a Balmain Paris collection, let alone a head-to-toe outfit. So when they announced this pairing, it was like listening to a silky smooth verse being laid down to a beautifully hard-hitting hypnotic beat. I think it’s safe to say, it’s put most of us into a trance that won’t be broken until the 5th of November. I for one, will be on my computer clicking away trying to fight the urge not to murder my computer as I stare at the inevitable crashed  H&M site because everyone and their cousin’s friends will be on it at the same time! Here’s hoping I get one bracelet or something. I still can’t afford the lavishly detailed-driven beaded jacket that has an intoxicating grip on my soul. It’s said to be £299.99 (roughly $459.40) which is something that I wouldn’t be able to throw money on. Even though I do have a credit card and I could just make one purchase. One tiny, itty-bitty purchase. But, I know me, and if I purchased it, my guilt of buying an extravagant garment would hinder any pleasure I would receive from wearing it. Winning the lottery in the next week would certainly help my situation tremendously. But seeing as I have yet to be lucky in the money department, I won’t be holding my breath.

Either way, there’s something so captivating about each piece. And sometimes, women get distracted by detailed beauty. There’s no harm in that. Granted it should not be the end all or be all. Because as I’ve said, time and time again; There’s so much more to life than materialistic things. However… there’s certainly no harm in lusting and admiring over such creations.

Keep a lookout on the streets if you’re in one of the H&M stores. If I can’t get online then I will definitely be the sad wide-eyed lady frosting up the glass while drooling as I peer inside looking at all the things that I can’t have.

So without further ado, here is the upcoming collection…

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** All photos are courtesy of Racked.com and The Telegraph (the latter has what each garment and accessory will cost)