All is a Miracle

A personal blog is perhaps the closest thing there is to witnessing someone’s metamorphosis, which is truly a thing of beauty. If you’re anything like me, you most definitely can’t grasp the idea of settling for things as they are. I live to grow, to learn something new every day, to try and see the world through different eyes, to evolve, to constantly push myself, even if it’s with the small things.

When it comes to photography, I wasn’t always the greatest subject, not that I am today ^_^ I remember running away when someone was about to take a picture of me, I remember the awkward feeling I got right before the click (that as expected translated to an even stiffer face on film), I just couldn’t relax, a robot would have made a better job at faking an emotion. Ever since creating this blog though, I learned to let go little by little, things got considerably easier, although I still have difficulties shooting when there are lots and lots of people around. And that’s ok, we all have our anxieties and our struggles, without them there wouldn’t probably be a journey for us to go through. But wanting to overcome them is what truly makes the difference.

These pictures that we took yesterday represent all that I love about this journey of mine, about this little personal space; they reflect who I am today, the need I feel to make use of my creativity, my determination to see beauty everywhere, because if I’m committed to leaving little bits and pieces of me behind, if this is where my thoughts gather and where part of my memories will come to live, than I want to at least try and make it as beautiful as possible, for it to carry a meaning, to make you feel something and even put a smile on your face:

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Summer dress flower fields

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Summer White

As women, we go through many different stages of confidence, with days when we feel like we can conquer the world, and others when little about us actually feels right. To find a perfect balance between the two and stick with it, would be ideal. I for one, could never fake the way I’m feeling, so it’s often when I find myself losing confidence over all kinds of reasons. And clothes have a lot to do with it. I’m not superficial or anything, I do believe that it is not the coat that makes the man, but if I don’t feel good in something I’m wearing, it shows. Have you ever gotten out of the house with an OK outfit to slowly realize it just doesn’t feel right, but it’s too late to do something about it? This is something my husband doesn’t get, and I understand his point of view, after all, even I’m not able to explain how I got to wear something I don’t like ^_^, but it sure is annoying.

The entire talk about confidence is the result of yesterday’s shoot, when my husband couldn’t help but notice my great energy and the poise that was bursting from inside out. I thought about it of course, and I came to the conclusion that it was all due to the effect of wearing something that makes me happy, combined with the fact that I managed to create a pretty hairstyle in under 10 minutes, and that I got to wear my favorite perfume.

Long story short: I absolutely adore my white dress for summer & you should always wear something that makes you happy, regardless of what others believe, regardless of trends, regardless if it’s a pretty dress, a pair of ripped jeans, or a basic t-shirt. Just stay true to who you really are. Thank you for reading ♥ ♥ ♥

White dress street style

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Braids, florals and blue

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite questions to ask people around me was the following: what color would you choose, if you would be forced to pick one hue only, to wear for the rest of your life? My picks have long changed ever since, but at the moment, I would have a hard time choosing between white (which I know it’s not exactly a color) and blue, all kinds of blue, to mix and match and to never get tired of.

And speaking of blue, which at the moment kind of rules my closet, it is the main reason why I ordered this skirt from Kristine’s Collection, way back in December. While I love its shade and the cut, the skirt is kind of out of my comfort zone because it is extremely elastic and tight. After holding it in my closet for too long, I decided to finally take it out, and paired it with a fluid floral top, a braided bun and a colorful bag.

If the rain wouldn’t have followed us everywhere, I would have loved to photograph more of this look. Hope you enjoy the outfit and I would really like to know what color would you choose, if you would be forced to pick one hue only, to wear for the rest of your life? ^_^ Hugs & kisses ♥ ♥ ♥

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Something borrowed, something blue

I believe in simplicity above anything else, and that’s something not likely to change in the foreseeable future. During my busiest & most overwhelming times, it’s in simplicity where I find my balance. I just love the feeling of ease and the sense of freedom an oversized shirt and a pair of jeans give you, particularly when you’re on the run. Like we were yesterday, caught in between running errands, shopping at the farmer’s market for fresh fruits, shooting some pictures for the blog, all right before the storm was about to hit.

We actually had about 5 minutes to take these pictures before it started pouring heavily (the little Red Riding Hood adorning my phone case had her umbrella ready, as you can notice in the last picture), but somehow it was ok. My something borrowed ( which was my husband’s shirt), and my everything something blue, made things easy. Wishing you all a great weekend ahead, thanks for reading and lots of love ♥ ♥ ♥

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Bright Summer Days

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far, now that it’s starting to actually feel like summer. I for one am getting ready to join our friends for an evening barbeque just as I write this. I really need the time off, away from the computer & the TV (we just started watching 24 and it is kind of addictive) to just talk, eat & relax a bit. This means I won’t bore you too much today, but I will leave you with these bright and lovely photographs that truly epitomize summer in my eyes with all the white, yellow, gold, sunny weather & empty little streets.

Thank you for reading, I’m sending lots of love and I will see you on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest ♥ ♥ ♥

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Date Night

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while now, probably stumbled upon the fact that a little rain doesn’t upset me, quite the contrary as I feel most peaceful when its pouring outside. But after weeks of unfriendly weather, even I found myself missing the good old summer. It’s June after all, and we need some sun, warmth and some happier vibes in our lives to fully enjoy the season. This kind of unpredictable weather doesn’t encourage planning for outfits either, as I found myself totally missing the mark these past days.

But as luck will have it, I happen to build my favorite outfits right when I have no idea what to put on. I wore this all black combination of soft lace and masculine tailoring for a date night, and I couldn’t miss on the opportunity to photograph it since we walked by one of my favorite spots in town. For me, it’s sort of my a secret garden – although everyone knows about it – but I absolutely love the flowers and the atmosphere there.

Hope you enjoy the pictures, have a great weekend! Lost of love ♥ ♥ ♥

Date Night 01

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Summer Mood

For me, summer means letting go of everything that’s complicated, consuming, overwhelming. So this would be my portrait during a hot, hot day: hair allowed to breath in its natural state; as little make-up on as possible (although I’m still addicted to black eyeliner, I should definitely try on other colors); easy and breathable clothes, preferably in light fabrics and pastel shades, but I’m not one to shy away from black either; comfy shoes, if they’re pretty all the better; a beautiful hat and a pair of sunnies to top it all off.

This outfit may not be glamorous and all, but it is totally me because I love to feel at ease when I’m soaking up all the beauty surrounding me. The park is incredible this time of the year, nothing like walking it hand in hand with my hubby, talking about nothing and everything, listening to the birds chirping, reminiscing over childhood memories, making plans for the months to come.

I always believed happiness is made of small things, but during summer is when I am constantly reminded of it. Wishing you a beautiful weekend, lots of hugs and lots of kisses. Thanks for reading ♥ ♥ ♥

Summer Mood 01

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