H&M stripe top
1. Stripe top. I can't get away from varieties of sailor chic at the seaside, probably because it doesn't require any complex renditions. The city inspires (challenges, provokes ...) me to dress up, seaside not so much. I think the secret of sailor chic really is that it's so versatile, it doesn't look out of place on the beach nor when you're out on the town in the evening. It saves you when you don't want to spend too much time getting dolled up in the heat, but you still want to look nice. And it's neutral enough to suit everyone, though it's up to you to decide whether that's good or not.
2. Books. I've read more than 200 books in the past 2 months for university, but after I had taken my last exam, I went straight to the library to borrow more. Summer vacation is always the perfect opportunity to catch up on those books you didn't have time to read through the year. Currently on the menu: The Picture of Dorian Gray for the nth time.
Alain Mikli sunglasses
3. Sunglasses. My love for sunglasses stems from the fact that you can use them for so many occasions, out of which their primary purpose - protecting your eyes from sun - is actually the most boring. Sunglasses are for when you don't want attention, when you want a ton of attention, when you want to cover up the consequences of last night's partying, when you're too lazy to put on make-up, when you'd prefer somebody doesn't find out you've had your eyes on them all day, when you feel like a celebrity and wear sunglasses indoors.
With this particular Alain Mikli pair, the uninitiated always tease me I'm wearing them upside down.
... explained on an example aka my "video about how I didn't make a video":
What did I learn from my failed video book review that can be useful for you too?
- If you're a blogger and you don't really feel a connection with what you want to blog about, you probably won't be able to present it to your readers well.
- If you're ever in a dilemma whether you should post something on your blog or not, see if you can sense that connection. However, even more important is that your readers feel it too!
Maybe some other book will work better. :)
P.S.: I'm in Elle Slovenia this month. Thank you, Urša.
P.S. 2.: Next giveaway coming on Monday!
We have the winner of Dressful's first giveaway! True Random Number Generator chose comment no. 34 by Katarina Mandarina. Katarina, congratulations and I hope you'll love the book. :)
I read all the comments you guys and girls left for this giveaway and it made me very happy to see that so many of you were interested in the book. I'd never hosted a giveaway before, so I had no idea what kind of response I was going to get. I can now say that your participation far exceeded my expectations. Thank you!
Your next chance to win something magnificent on Dressful will be in November. I have to keep the prize secret for obvious reasons until the giveaway is announced, but I can tell you that it'll keep you warm in winter. My plan is to host a giveaway every other month, so if you like them, keep checking back!
Lastly, reading your comments I noticed that a lot of you said you have been my readers for quite a while (following me here from my old blog), but we haven't been in touch before at all. I'd love to hear from you more often! Leave comments, drop me a message on Facebook or Twitter or email me. Interacting with you is very important to me, so don't be shy to say hi. :)
To everyone who participated in the giveaway, thank you again for your time and interest. It means the world!
Dear friends, I'm super excited to announce Dressful's first giveaway:
In celebration of Dressful's first month and bright future I'll be giving away a copy of The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman to one lucky reader. With 512 pages of Schuman's best portraits of stylish people from all over the world, you're bound to find something delightful to your eyes and mind every time you open it. If you follow fashion blogs, chances are The Sartorialist is among your daily reads; this book is a stunning selection of photos from the blog and Schuman's GQ page, many of which are accompanied with comments and little stories written especially for the book, giving insight into Schuman's approach to photography, fashion and his subjects.
"Everybody loves being photographed by Scott Schuman. If he spots you in the crowd, whether in New York or Paris or Milan, it's a kind of validation. And everybody likes to see who he has photographed for The Sartorialist, because it's proof of his critical eye." ? Cathy Horyn, The New York Times
Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on midnight September 29 (Slovenia time).
How to enter:
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Choosing the winner:
I'm going to choose the winner via random.org's True Random Number Generator. Please use your real email address when you submit the comment(s) so that I'll be able to contact you if you win. The winner will be announced in a new post on September 30.
May the force luck be with you and thank you for participating! :)