Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Money For Nothing || Outfit

The title is a Dire Straits song title, and this post will be related to money (somehow).
I wore this outfit one day, and then I noticed something- all the clothes I'm wearing are affordable, available to all, and still make a colorful outfit with a vintage vibe.
So I decided that will be the post topic! I don't mean this outfit is very cheap, but it is definitely available for everyone, as of it's pieces are mostly from Ebay, Aliexpress, Sheinside (now SheIn).
I think thrifting is the best way of saving money and getting the cutest and most unique outfit, but as a fashion blogs reader apart from being a fashion blogger, I know how looking at others' amazing thrift finds may be sometimes frustrating.

This denim blouse was altered by me to an almost crop-top length. I trimmed almost 10cm (it was LONG), hemmed the bottom, and left ties. I was inspired by the wonderful Annika, whos blog I have recently found, and her DIY Cactus Shirt.

I was very surprised of this skirt's good quality. It is from aliexpress, made of cotton (lightweight cotton, but who needs more than that in summer?), has pocket, sewn well and has a nice print. I love the stye and length, and the only thing it is maybe missing is a lining, whoch I did not expect for that price (which is not so low, but at least I didn't have to pay high shipping fees- as I pay when I buy from U.S online stores).

I admit, this bag is the only part of the outfit that would probably be hard to get. I got it from a clothing exchange event, which also included shoes, bags and even CDs! It look new and I wonder who was the one who didn't want that treasure.

blouse: SheIn (re-hemmed) || skirt: Aliexpress || flats: Caligula (similar) || earrings: Ebay ||
lipstick: Rimmel London Kate collection #110 || backpack: clothing exchange event


Sunday, June 14, 2015

My Top Three Vegan Breakfasts - Part #2 || Health & Food

Good morning to you all! (or whatever time it is in your country).
I guess the last post was a bit long time ago... I have been busy lately preparing myself for Uni, looking for an apartment, etc.. (as you heard was my decision in the last post).
I also worked many morning shifts, and so had mostly the part #1 breakfast which is great for times you don't eat your breakfast at home- I just prepare myself my "breakfast kit" and I'm ready to leave the house!

Today I'll be bringing to you the part #2 of the series -

Oat Porridge!

What you'll need:

  • A banana (kind of a must in my mornings)
  • A handful of walnuts and pecans
  • 4 tbsp of thick oats
  • your favorite berries - I used frozen (we don't really have fresh ones in Israel)
  • cinnamon
  • about half a cup of non-dairy milk (I combined three sorts)
  • some goji berries 
  • A bowl
Of course you can replace the fruit and nuts with whatever you like...

Here's how I do that-
Prepare a small cooking pot.

Cut the banana(it's better to cut into rather big pieces because you'll cook them), add the berries (the fresh/frozen ones), add the oats.

Then pour your desirable amount of milk into the pot. As I said, I combine three sorts- regular soy milk, vanilla flavored soy milk and almond milk- I think it tastes the best with that combination.

That's about how much milk I use.

Now you have to boil water.

And add to the mix in your cooking pot.

Now for the cooking! Bring the water to boil again, then reduce the heat and cook. You'll know when it's done depends on how thick you want your porridge to be.
My method is- when I try to take only liquids from the pot with my big spoon, and I can't because there are always some oats getting in the way, then I know it is the desirable thickness for me.
I'll demonstrate-

As you can see, my spoon caught both oats and liquids- so now I turn off the heat.

Pour in into your bowl (this one is my favorite, and is also vintage- it was my grandma's).

Add nuts and the goji (to add vitamins).


Mix it all- and that's it!

I assure you- it tastes better than it looks ;)
It is actually my favorite breakfast of all three...

Hope you'll enjoy :)


Monday, June 1, 2015

Just Around the Riverbend || Outfit (and life decisions)

Hello darlings! This time me and my Nadav (aka boyfriend) visited this small park near a stream. And of course- took some photos on this lovely bridge above it ☺

I used a Disney quote (Pocahontas, to be specific) for the title as well as a Disney top in this outfit post. I love Disney, and this song is one of my all-time Disney's favorites (and I feel is a bit underrated, probably because "colors of the wind" has stolen all the spotlights), but today it is here to convey a message.

I'll explain- lately I've been very busy making life decisions (and boy, how this consumes one's time!). I had to decide what to do with my life now, after I graduated from high school, and was done with serving in the army- now I am a grown up and have to choose my path.
Maybe it shouldn't be as dramatic as I make it sound, but I just had to figure out what my dreams are, in terms of career- what do I see myself enjoy doing 10 years from now? I mean, I know what I like to do, and what are my interests, but to pick just ONE? Sounds impossible!
And another thing I have to take into consideration, sadly, is the money,
So like Pocahontas said- should I marry Kocoum? Should I pick a practical profession, that will give a good job for sure? Or maybe just flow with the river...

Should I become an artist? Musician? Maybe a scientist? Should I study fashion design? English literature? Art history? Mechanical Engineering? Physics?
Or maybe I should postpone the university for now, stay at my job, travel the world, until I I'll know for sure what is right for me? Those are the questions I asked myself lately.

Something that I've learned from all this uncertainty is that I can never know FOR SURE what is right for me, Because there isn't just one thing that is right. I choose it and it becomes the right thing.
My father said to me- "Make a decision, and believe in it without looking back", and so I did.

But that wasn't very easy too. My conclusion was that I want to study now, I love studying. I first signed for an Art&Design college for two courses- Patternmaking and Advanced Sewing Technics.
I thought I'll study that this year, and keep my day job as well, and then we"ll see.
But when the signing up period for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was over, I then started to doubt my decision- I don't have a chance to sign for there any more!

Then something had switched in my mind- I have always wanted to be a scholar, a university students, I love science. I want to know about how the world works, I want to move to Jerusalem- It will be an adventure! That, at least, what I want to do RIGHT NOW- who knows what will happened?

That day I canceled my registration for the college, and signed up for Physics and Classical Studies for the next year at the University.
I"ll be moving to Jerusalem very soon! Wish me luck ;)

top: Fox (very,very, very old) || skirt: Sheinside || belt: hand-me-down from sister
bracelet: gift || shoes: Asos (the closest to vegan Swedish clogs I could find) : cardigan: Modcloth
hair pins: a dollar store || cloth bag- was supposed to be Little Prince but there is just a half of him now : I got it from the public library of my city || lipstick: Rimmel London -Kate collection #110 (thanks for the advice, CiCi! - apparently it is a dupe for  Lime Crime Velvetine in Suedeberry which she wrote a review about)

 And thanks for the photos! You are really getting good at it :)