Sunday, 29 July 2012

Fashion dilemma resolved: Knee-length sleeveless dress in chiffon

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you can possibly remember the fashion dilemma I was struggling with a while ago. In this post I asked you to help me choose between two dresses from the same H&M collection: the mint and the black one. I would like to thank you all for your comments, since I enjoyed reading every single one of them and they were actually really helpful. Now that I have already placed my order & received the package, I decided to show you what was inside...


Yes, since I still found it hard to part ways with one of the dresses I decided to order both of them. Of course I couldn't resist & have already worn both of them when I was shopping and running errands. Much as I love the black one, I am still unsure whether mint is my colour or not... I think I'm gonna have to give it another try and see if it grows on me!

What do you think about these dresses? Have you bought anything interesting lately?

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Friday's Fancies: Euro Trip

Yes, I do realize that I'm posting this a day late, but I hope that the lovely outfits I put together will make up for it. This week's challenge involved presenting an outfit you would gladly wear while exploring what the most interesting European locations have to offer. I have already been to a total of 12 European countries (including my own and Vatican) and I swear I can never get enough. Travelling is what keeps me going and spending too much time in one place makes me cranky. Hopefully, next year I'm going to move to one of the biggest European capitals so I will have no reasons to complain. 


Euro Trip



On this year's travel wishlist of mine are France, Italy and Spain (even though I have already been to the first two) so while creating the set above I kept those in mind. Maxi dresses are one of my favourite trends, since they are perfect for walking down the sun-drenched streets in the summer. Also, when you have the whole day of sightseeing ahead of you, comfort plays a huge role, so I decided to exchange heels for comfy thong sandals. Being dressed like this, you are ready to rock... and turn heads all the time!

What is on your travel wishlist this year? What would you possibly wear during a Euro trip? Sound off in the comments!

Monday, 16 July 2012

My week through Instagram

Even though I got an Instagram account ages ago, I am still trying to get used to documenting what's going on in my life on a regular basis. I have to admit that some of the photos were taken earlier than a week ago, but since I'm such a procrastinator I found it hard to get round to writing this post.
On the 6th July, we organized a little get-together to celebrate my name day with lots of cake and champagne. I finished the day with a stroll on the beach accompanied by my best friend.

1. The light, summery dress from New Look I wore that day.
2.  As I have already mentioned in my previous post, I changed my hair colour and here's the final result.

The day after, they organised a concert on the beach and naturally- how could we miss it? The weather was absolutely muggy the whole week- it was getting up to 35 degrees and going out even for 5 minutes without melting away was virtually impossible. During the third song, me and my best friend noticed the storm coming straight towards us and without much thinking, we ran for cover. A few minutes later, all hell broke loose and we were caught in the biggest storm I have seen in the past few years. We hid under the roof with a dozen of other people and for the next couple of minutes, we were constantly being hit by walls of water. We kept laughing and joking the whole time to keep our minds off the whole downpour and it actually worked. When we finally came out of hiding after over half an hour, we spotted a fire brigade and an ambulance and came to notice that the stage collapsed. Column speakers went tumbling down like a house of cards- thank God nobody was seriously injured!

3. That's what the stage looked like after the huge storm.

On Friday, the 13th I had my third dental surgery. I left the office with a bunch of stitches and I took the whole recovery thing really seriously this time. I spent the whole Saturday afternoon watching Rules of Engagement and nibbling on some sweet treats to ease the pain (is there anyone who loves David Spade as much as I do?) Since half of my face is swollen and on top of that I have a big bloody bruise, I decided that the best choice would be to avoid going in public until I stop looking as if I got in a fight with Mike Tyson.

4. The TV show that got me through the day.
5. A delicious cupcake with caramel and hazelnuts- my personal medicine.
6. Me with a half-swollen face.

Last. but not least... The day after that misfortunate concert I mentioned above, yet another one was bound to take place. Ever since I found out that Ray Wilson was going to perform, I couldn't hold my excitement. To those of you who have never heard this name before, you must have heard of Genesis, an English rock band famous for songs such as 'I can't dance' or 'Land of confusion'. After Phil Collins left the band in March 1996, Ray Wilson became the new lead singer. I've been wanting to see him perform for some time now and I decided that no storm could possibly stop me from doing so. Luckily enough, the weather was wonderful and so was the concert. I enjoyed every single minute of it! After it finished, I managed to make my way through the crowd and quickly take a picture with Ray. Having done that, I was about to join my friend and go home when I heard someone behind me say 'thank you very much!' You can only imagine how surprised I was to turn around and notice it was him, since he hasn't really talked to the others and first of all, I should be the one thanking him for the opportunity! It totally made my day.

7. Ray Wilson performing one of the songs.

If you ever get the chance to see him live, please do- it's worth every penny!
For a little sneak peek, here's my favourite Genesis cover.

Sorry for this longish post, but I decided that I should treat my blog as a personal diary and an outlet for emotions. I want to look back on my old posts in a few years' time and see what the teenage me went through and felt like. If you actually read the whole thing instead of just looking through the pictures, thank you!

xoxo, Dominika.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Modern fashion icons: Selena Gomez

Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer, best known for her portrayal of Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place and 3 platinum certified singles: Naturally, Who says and Love you like a love song. Her style ranges from casual tee and skinny jeans combinations to her outstanding red carpet gowns. What really deserves appreciation is the ease with which she makes transitions between those two, never failing to amaze us. With two weeks left until Selena steps out of her teenage years, I decided to present my list of her best style moments.


In November 2011, Selena was spotted walking down the streets of Paris holding hands with her boyfriend, Justin Bieber. She paired her short black skirt with a black and white heart scarf and a pair of thigh-high Pretty Polly House of Holland tights to keep herself warm in the Parisian autumn weather.


In October 2009, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift spent the evening together at Maggiano's Italian restaurant Little Italy and then Menchi's Frozen Yogurt for dessert. Gomez was rocking high street fashion- a red Urban Outfitters dress with a zipper in the front paired with an Urban Outfitters leather jacket, Shoe Bungalow boots and patterned tights. It goes without saying that red & black are her colours.


Last year, the Texan starlet hit the stage of Good Morning America to perform a few songs from her CD, When the sun goes down. She opted for a sleeveless top from Barney's in a trendy powder pink colour. If you open my closet, it does not take a genius to figure out that this colour is a must-have in my book. I have always loved its girliness, but now that I went back to being a brunette, I am pretty sure I will rock it even more often.


Selena was lighting up the red carpet at the 2008 Teen Vogue party in her black polka dot dress from Luella. The look was completed with a black sash tied at the waist and a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo slingback shoes. The combination of sheer fabric and polka dots is what totally won me over- it's the definition of 'classy', if you ask me.


At the 2011 People's Choice Awards, Selena stepped out on the red carpet wearing a high-low hem dress by Irina Shabayeva. To add some glamour, she accessorized it with Polki Allure Hoops by Isharya and gorgeous nude Christian Louboutin heels. It's a perfect choice if you want to stay chic and avoid being overdressed.


To say that Selena is a pretty girl is an understatement. The photoshoot for Elle Mexico totally took my breath away, as the 1970's inspired cover and sepia toned photos gave her a wonderful vintage feeling. Regardless of what she's wearing, Selena keeps turning heads- I can bet you that even if we made her go out in public wearing a potato sack, she would still look fabulous and put us all to shame. I have already expressed my love for beige and powder pink items multiple times- suffice it to say that I would more than gladly snag those pieces to stay in my wardobe forever.


On one of the shots from the newest Elle photoshoot, Gomez is seen laying on the beach wearing a pink bustier dress by Jil Sander paired with Jimmy Choo heels. The combination of pink & red looks simply amazing on her and I swear there's 'vintage chic' written all over this outfit.


Selena wore a Faberge-designed sweater from Balmain and paired it with a mini skirt by Mugler. While I absolutely despise the way it looks on the model, Selena's version immediately caught my eye. When worn as an oversize tunic by a beauty like Selena, it's a really sophisticated look.

For more outfits worn by Selena Gomez that I have been swooning over, go here.

What do you think about Selena's style? Which are your favourite outfits?
By the way, I have just put up a brand new poll on the sidebar, so you can vote for the next icon right away!