Sales are here!!!!!!!!!! Oh, God give me the strength

As summer is here, or at least on the calender, because we still experiment cold and rainy weather, sales are here. So what do you do to keep you mind straight and keep yourself from buying the whole damn store, and keep focus on what you really want and need?

I am a bit of a "Scrooge" when it comes to shopping, I go cray-cray especially when having to spend my hard earned money, but occasionally  I let myself go wild and indulge in a couple of sales buys.

I am a closet freak, I absolutely love arranging my clothes every other weekend, trying to come up with outfits I could wear during the week days, but never do, color coordinate my T-shirts or dust my dresses.

As you read these lines you probably shake your head in disagreement, and say what do you mean you don`t like spending money?

But I do love-me some shopping, just that in time I learned how to prioritize my buys or how to be smart around sales. Below I will give you some of my tips and tricks, but beware it`s a bit of Spartan regime.

1. Always buy your size

Never, but never buy something hoping that you will lose some weight, or something to big thinking baggy is your thing and already a "classic". But no, you will never be able to anticipate how your body will look after losing some kilos, and a big blouse will always look big no matter the belts you wear or jackets you put over. So be sincere to yourself, even try going shopping alone at first, and buy your size.

2. Clean you closet

Always before sales, clean your closet. See what you`re missing, what you would need, what pieces from the last season crept in your dreams, and you could never afford them till now. Make a list, or why not use the Wish list feature you can find on almost any site, and come back during the sales and see what you can buy.

3. Buy what you need and then what you want

I am a woman, and sometimes I do crazy when it comes to the sales. But I always try not to let myself be influenced by the good offer, and think a little bit if I really need it and if it`s really me. If I can incorporate it in at least 3 outfits with clothes I`ve got at home, that piece will definitely have a place in my closet.

4. Invest , invest, invest

Sales are good for investing in good quality pieces which usually you couldn`t afford.  There was a saying I got from my grandmother when she was telling me all about her silk gowns, and leather shoes always matching with her purse, "Honey, I was too poor to dress cheap". And I understand, I rather invest in a good quality piece, when I can afford, than go all my life in plastic. So  take a chance and go buy those leather stilettos you wanted or that silk dress you have been dreaming of. Go, you deserve it!

5. Stay calm and keep your eyes open.

Be calm, but be aware for things around you. When it comes to this crazy period, you can never say you are fully prepared. So keep your mind open, and always ask yourself do I really need it, and if there is only one bit of doubt, don`t buy it.

What do you do to survive this period?

A little bit of colour never hurt anyone

I love color! Maybe I do not wear as often as I would like, but I will always appreciate a nice colorful outfit.
Lately I`ve seen people adding  delicate pop of colors in their everyday ensembles and moving more boldly towards more colorful items. A lot of this, I think, is happening thanks to all the wonderful style blogs which appeared, and through their choices have inspired people, women, to think that it`s OK to wear red, it`s OK to be creative and wear pink and red. Maybe I am wrong, but it`s just my opinion. What do you guys think? Have we started wearing more colors due to the influencers or just because we all got tired of the white and beige in our lives?

With this is my mind I`ve put together some outfits ideas for these days. Hope you`ll enjoy!

Friday rush!
Chill Saturday!
Light Sunday!
Do it all over again Monday!


The begining of summer

It has been a rather strange weather, not something we are used to have this time of year. Incredible heat during the day, frightening storms in the evening.

I don`t think I can remember a time when dressing up was such a diffcult task.

Oh decisions, decisions, decisions!

I used to think that dressing up is fun and you can do it anytime anywhere. You are never too upset or too tired to try a new pair of shoes. But now having to reach every morning the other part of the town, where I swear if you`d go 5 m further, you would fall out of the face of the earth, has made me change drastically my morning ritual.

If I used have about 30 minutes in the morning to think of what I will be wearing to work that day, now my brain can only resonate to T-shirts and jeans, and really I am kinda over it. So instead of scrambling in the morning, every Morning, I started putting together some outfits, based on what I have in my closet, and try to stick to those as often as I can. Who know maybe you find a little bit of inspiration.

This week`s to dress through bipolar weather.

It is no secret I am a big fan of the Jumpsuit. It`s cool it`s versatile it`s easy to put an outfit around it.

When in doubt wear a dress... to paraphrase an old saying. 

Pants can never let you down...Well maybe only after you ate a lot and they don`t fit and you start crying. 

What are your remedies for the mroning when you don`t feel like dressing up?