Spring Tulle Skirt: Thumbs up or down?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

If you’re not into all that silk glossiness, why not try one of those ballerina-inspired tulle skirts this spring instead! Yup, tulle is said to make this upcoming season incredibly feminine in that wearable type-of-way. My inner ballerina-wannabe wants to wear this sassy maxi skirt on repeat. Isn't it pretty?

What do you think? Could you pull it off?

P.S: Let's tutu...
P.P.S: Real ballet shoes for the street?

(Photos by/via Atlantic // Pacific, Fashion CooltureNadiaThe New York Times, The Sartorialist, That Kind of Woman and Art In The Find)

Kenya’s Slum Ballet

This melts my heart! Every Wednesday after school hours, the Spurgeons Academy located in Kibera transforms into a ballet studio where students sweep the floor in preparation for their class with Mike Wamaya. This wonderful guy teaches those local kids the beauty of movement, the art of dance and enriches their imagination like no one else! It’s mind-blowing to see that in places with so little resources, wonderful things like this can happen too...

P.S: The power of ballet and ballerina's legs.
P.P.S: Where children play.

(via Messy Nessy Chic via Al Jazeera. Photo by Fredrik Lerneryd)

Sushi Doughnut

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Have you heard of sushi doughnuts? Recently, Sam brilliantly came up with a nifty way to create doughnuts out of sushi rice! Here is a beautiful video (and a recipe) of how-to make them happen in your own kitchen.

Will you try it? I definitely will!

P.S: Also, sushi burgers.
P.P.S: What women really want to do when they are alone:)

(Photos by/via La Petite XuyenRhi RhiSamRuby and ELLE France)

Minimal Striped Nails

Here is a top tip for those of us who love sporting a fancy manicure, but are hopeless at it.

Go the easy (yet totally genius) route of painting your nails with your favourite base coat, then apply some striping tape on top and finish it off with a top coat to keep everything in place. It truly doesn't get easier than this, plus the end result is totally impressive. Here is the full how-to if you fancy giving this manicure a go.

P.S: Sassiness on another level.
P.P.S: Plus, this nifty trick to prevent your nail polish from chipping.

(Photos by Savannah Wallace and Jon Wallace via/for A Beautiful Mess)

Weekend Jollies

Friday, February 17, 2017

Cheers to the long weekend! What are you up to? Tonight, I'm indulging in some much needed self-care in the form of a hot yoga class and an aromatherapy massage afterwords. Wishing everyone a beautiful next three days, I will see you back here on Tuesday morning, but before you go, how about diving into a few awesome links below? Enjoy!

Simple ways to survive and thrive in troubled times.

Fancy a delicious dessert this weekend? Try those mini strawberry lemon tarts!

What makes your life meaningful?

The secret life of time...

Should I have kids?

Ha! A sweet way to get your coffee fix.

In praise of 'Lagom'.

Wow, have you seen those tattoos?

The five personality traits that make for a better life.

How being bored out of your mind makes you more creative.

Drugstore secrets of a fancy facialist.

Seven reasons moms need minimalism.

What a brilliant little doormat project.

Five simple ways to manage stress on your own.

A birth story of sorts...

Feminist books for teenage girls.


Sounds delicious, doesn't it?

How to stop wasting money on clothes.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Six years ago today.
- Five years ago today.
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago today.
- One year ago today.

P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on InstagramFacebook and even Pinterest.

(Photo by Milko Marchetti)

This Week's Gems

The 'it' tee for spring...

Those hoops are so sassy!...

Wow! How is this sunrise for the perfect bedroom art piece?...

That flat band is all kinds of amazing!...

Swoon! It doesn't get any better than a linen tumeric throw...

Hello there, beautiful:)...

Those pants look totally comfy, don't they?...

Stunning personalized necklace for the awesome man in your life...

The coolest way to grow herbs at home...

Totally smitten with this black tassel necklace. Such a gem!...

Oh how I love this print - power to women!...

The loveliest earrings to wear with top knots this season!...


Swoonworthy bracelet right here:)...

Speaking of greenery, how cool is this necklace?...



Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more?

(1st image by Sustainably Chic and 11th image by Reading My Tea Leaves)

Skin Deep

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wow! To say that Steve Rosenfield's photo series is powerful is an understatement!

This rather brilliant photographer has an ongoing project where he captures individuals as they reveal their innermost insecurities and tell us their deepest desires. Over the past 7 years, Rosenfield has taken thousands of images in hopes to empower people and remind them that one's happiness should not be dictated by others' impossible standards.

Thought-provoking and important, don't you think?

P.S: Healing soldiers.
P.P.S: We are lucky.

(via My Modern Met)
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