Social distancing will be our new normal for the next few weeks along with working from home. Keeping some normality in our personal lives is very important to prevent isolation and depression.
The world as we know it has changed quickly in a matter of days. So many of us have had to cancel everything because of the outbreak. Life as we know it has come to an unknown halt.
We had to cancel our Spring and Summer trips to Europe to meet with our parents. So quickly has this pandemic taken over our daily routine. But staying at home and practicing social distancing is our best line of defense of protecting ourselves and our loved ones during this uncertainty.
What we can do to keep our mind, body and soul healthy?
Try to keep your usual routine. It suddenly seems that we have so much time. Do not try to manage everything at once. There is a risk that you won’t be able to finish each project, which can bring depressive mood. Instead, start with one small project and go on. (Organize your closet, clean kitchen cabinets, dust your chandeliers – that’s a fun one, do some gardening, only few to think about…).
Make every day video calls with your family and friends. With the situation changing every minute, be sure to stay in contact with your loved ones.
Keep working out. If you never did – now is perfect time to start. There are many great routines on YouTube, that are worth trying. I’m sure you’ve heard that it’ll make you feel happier, so release those endorphins 😊 .
Watch your old time favorite movies and finally finish this boring but very smart book you started to read in 2015 😊.
Show more love to your family and pets. They need it as much as you do. A little more attention to their needs doesn’t take much time while making the social distancing more bearable, because you have each other.
Learn something new online. Take Photoshop lessons, cooking classes, watch make-up tutorials or how to do your own mani-pedi (very important right now 😊). You also can go back to school and finish your MBA, it’s up to you. Just learn something!
And last, but not least, try to look presentable while staying at home. It really helps you to stay more focused and organized, and feel better in general.
I hope you are doing well. Stay healthy and fabulous.
Today I want to introduce you to another ethical brand, that creates gorgeous leather bags and accessories for men and women. I am a bagoholic (yes, guilty as charged) and time to time I saw Fount bags mentioned on Purse Blog and pinned on Pinterest boards. So when they were sending me bag as a part of our collaboration, I was very intrigued. It arrived beautifully packaged, with high-quality hand-book (gorgeous photos, btw), extra business cards, hand written note and dust bag (of cause). Everything and more I would expect from the high – quality leather goods. I ordered THE COVENTRY BUCKET BAG that has this modern bucket shape, that I didn’t own in my collection before. When I first saw it, I thought “bohemian chic”, that’s the kind of bag I would love to wear to festivals / concerts (when we are back to normal from this coronavirus hysteria, oh well…). Anyways, it has this gorgeous patina, that you can see on highest grade of leather and solid brass hardware, that looks amazing with any color they offer. The color palette is very earthy and includes rich beautiful natural colors that suit anyone. I really was impressed with the bag. And I can easily style it for going out on the weekend or for everyday wear. This particular bag is in petite size, wich I prefer anyways, but they have a bigger version here. My first look is down below:
SHOP THIS LOOK
A bit information about brand. FOUNT is a design and production house based out of Cleveland, Ohio, with a focus on fine leather bags and other accessories. The company began in early 2014 as husband and wife creative team, Phillip and Jackie Wachter, began to pursue their passion to create quality products that are ethically made. What started simply as a side project, making handbags and accessories out of their home, quickly turned into a bustling creative studio in downtown Cleveland, now employing 46 team members and counting. Btw, all products are made to order, crafted in small batches made by hand. Very impressive, if you ask me…
Here are some reasons why you can decide for these bags without any doubts:
I know, I know, I’m feeling that I am too late on this and Gucci Ace Sneakers are almost tacky at this point, but… I also have a feeling that these beauties are here to stay for a long time. I wanted to give them a try. Because I am a sneaker girl in general, and have many different pairs of simple white kicks, that I wear non-stop, decision about this gorgeous, but pricey pair was somehow easy to make for me. I ignored them for the longest time possible, but then I stopped by a local Gucci store and tried them on just out of curiosity. I wanted to know, what’s about them that makes every fashion heart beat faster? I already knew, sometimes curiosity might be a bad thing for my bank account ;-). And this was exactly the case. Not only they are very beautiful with many designs to choose from, but they are also so comfortable.., I fell in love right there. Side note: if you want to buy them online, size down at least one size. I actually sized down one and a half size. Usually 38.5 in Italian shoes, I got this pair in 37. Mine are in the simplest, but already classic design with the bee embroidery. This gorgeous all leather, very lightweight pair of shoes became my instant favorite for the Month of July. I’m making an excuse to wear them almost with everything in my summer wardrobe. Therefore for me personally they were worth buying. Because they are kind of a statement shoe, I like to keep everything else in my look very clean and simple. Here I am styling them with my H&M black t-shirt and Diane von Furstenberg White Shorts. I am also wearing my old Falabela mini Rucksack from Stella Mccartney and a Gucci Belt. Just add some cool pair of shades and your sporty chic weekend look is ready.
It is not a secret that the Gucci Ace Sneakers are an investment piece. If you like the look, but don’t want to spend too much on these, I found couple of great affordable options for you below. Much love. Peace.
The best sale of the year is finally here! As many of you know, this is the ultimate opportunity to get luxury labels at more affordable prices. I usually shop Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for timeless favorites (like leather jackets, coats and more pricey shoes), or statement pieces, if I don’t wanna spend the full price on trendy things. This sale is perfect for that. Note, this is not a summer clearance sale. This sale is your opportunity to buy current pieces from the new upcoming F/W 2018 season for super-sale price, that will go up after the sale ends.. And that makes this event so exiting as Christmas in July ;-). If you like my style and trust my choices, I already did a huge work picking the best (IMO) items for you, that might sell out super quickly.
Nordstrom cardmembers? Get an early access from July 12, while public access begins July 20 and ends August 5.
How can you get ready if you are not a Nordstroom cardholder? Make your shopping list now and be prepared to grab what you can before sizes and colors run out. Here’s a look at some of the deals I picked for you.
Tops. As we can see from the sale, balloon sleeves are going strong F/W season also. This White Sweater and Red Jacket are right up my street. Also still going a stripes trend and here I have my favorites like this Striped Cardigan or this Classic White Blouse with gorgeous ribbon detail in the front. Some classic jackets are always good idea and cozy sweaters are irreplaceable for the winter time.
I hope you find my sneak pick of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale useful and entertaining. I’ll do some of my Accessories and Bags sale picks soon. Stay tuned if you are interested. Don’t hesitate to leave me a comment , I’ll be glad to hear your opinion on the sale in general and on your favorite pieces.