Tuesday, August 28, 2018

I tried the sporty look...

We've seen them dress ugly, sparkly, remodeled and in sports wear that slays for a night out, so I thought why not give it a try for one of my nights out and about with friends.. I tried the luxurious sportswear trend & this is what happened.

I I was very comfortable (and that all night).... Nothing to think or even worry about, as soft as my favorite sweatpants and the cycling shorts even made my legs look good. But what took a bit longer to figure out was the make up and hair situation. After consulting the number one guru out there (Google duh!), KKW served the ideal inspiration. You want texture, you want it long and you want to wear it down (I mean the hair). So playing with it on your own or putting in relaxed curves with a straightener or curler will do the trick (now this second thing is already advanced, not even I have mastered it completely)

II Instead of neon, I went for red accents... I kept it classic, like in the most famous pictures we have seen, black & white, but with a relaxed over-sized jacket in red on top. Another way you can add color is with the right bag, and if you are into neon lately, like the rest of the famous family, time to look at the newest blogger trend, the Prada bags...

Some of their new models I like, via Prada

III Let;s talk about how other's look at you... Since this was tested out on the grounds of my home town , there is a lot to tell. The craze has reached us too here in Serbia. While a few years ago you would have been looked at a bit worried and weird, now it is completely normal, more so, even seen as the standard of the fashionable & rich. Many are trying to imitate this style, some fail, some succeed, but what matters is wearing something you are comfortable in.

After testing this out, I have to say I was glad I chose to test out such a relaxed trend. My sneakers are my favorites, the most comfortable thing I own, so I didn't really struggle much. But,I know that some people almost get suffocated by their to tight leggings/shorts or compression wear, so watch out, we are human after all, not sausages. 

Will I wear it again? Most likely yes, I am very relaxed in my private down time, my friends and I enjoy casual nights, as much as we do going out to a club, so for me it isn't a momentum, it is a standard used often. Let me know in the comments below if you would like me to try out any other trend you are unsure of! Lots of love


Sources: @aleks.tomasevic (all rights reserved); Prada website (all rights remain to their respectful owners)

Outfit: Blouse & Shorts - Vintage finds; Shoes - Converse

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Being Aleks

In the meantime, I turned into a meme
 Closing Coke Summership

Is also about facing realities. Somehow, I often trust in the not so visible force that is cosmic karma, you know, give and receive, believe; achieve and all the other sentences so often quoted by gurus, wannabes and well even sugar babes (this example really does exist in nature). It actually gave a lesson back to me two weeks ago, a glimpse into people & the work environment we all want to be Constantine the Great in...

This was my summer, I claimed it for myself, spent endless numbers of flights, but I finally had it, my big opportunity to work in a multinational company (and it indeed was hard work). I do believe it was a class I had to attend, in today's world, where finding a job, beating the competition and working on oneself are climbing new peaks and putting us in front of even greater challenges, it sure helps to clear the myths and question the reality that surrounds us.

So I decided it was a good time to reflect on the lessons I've learned. Rejections, senza feedback or even not accepted, but please try next year, welcome to the four wisdom you will most likely need while on the hunt for a job/experience in the real world...

I It doesn't always go smooth...Was the exact sentence I thought of when I got rejection letters (a tone of them), at first very shocked, sometimes even sad. You know how easily I got attached to an idea, it made it 10x harder, because for some of the offers, I could truly see myself working there. Others were due to the Passport I possess, and the climax of it all, due to reasons that will forever be unknown, (which brings us to another point)...

II It is better to stay in the dark when it comes to certain things (and you most likely will, without your consent at first...)... Curiosity, a trait of us people, what killed the cat, however you may want to call it, for me: A BIG BLESSING. Although having a clear analysis of what went wrong before your eyes is a helpful factor for self-improvement, what really turned out to be a good practice for me was introspection. You might say now: There is no way I know all the answers. When actually you were consciously ignoring them, seeing them, but not reacting.  Stay positive, think, but don't overthink, just give yourself the manager talk you deserve!

III You can broaden your search (it doesn't bite back!)... I used to say, there was one work environment I can see myself working in. Two years later, I see that what is in one, translates into other areas easily. Values, tasks, teams and deadlines, exist in various sectors, but what makes it special is that through today's hectic work environment your position collaborates, explores and mixes & matches. Cross-functionality is the key, so I say, go for it, or the offer that sounds fun to you, mine did to me, and it brought a lot of joy throughout the whole experience!

IV Prepare yourself( and I don't just mean your CV document XD)... It is maybe the biggest conclusion I've come to so far, but impressions matter (and I don't mean just clothes). What I am trying to point at is the way you express your opinions. Writing a CV, cover letter, or filling in a questionnaire online is just the first step. In interviews, there is no right or wrong, there is you, your opinions, values, critical thinking and work ethic. Be open, don't brag and do practice, ask your friends about their experiences and opinions, it helps, it will bring you into your comfort zone way faster!

I worked in Coca Cola HBC, learned about new things, useful in everyday job activities and well, got to take on responsibility, lead (smaller projects), got to collaborate, but not all are fortunate enough to get such a grand chance and mentor. I hope that cosmic witch will help you just like it did me! What is left to say is, do whatever is in your power, that you should push forward, question & think max. 2 steps ahead. Be it just an internship or a fixed position, attack it full force! Now, have a lovely weekend my dears and don't forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below or to address them via mail @!


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Photo credits: Goshke Photo

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Song Of The Day

Crooked Colors - I'll be There

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Source: Youtube

Monday, August 20, 2018

Bucharest Calling!

Welcome to Romania!

I didn't lie about the chandeliers... 

A very relaxed Aleksandra...

Linea closer to the Moon

Linea closer to the Moon - a nice place, for a even nicer evening

Another trip of mine I am very proud of! Even tho it was end of exam season, with only a few left (a few stressful ones that is), I managed to sneak in a bit of quality time with a person I hold dear, for exactly two days we left Italy behind us and escaped to the land of Dracula's, beer, and well, a Serbian border on one side XD... By now you might know which country I'm referring to, but of course the caption already gave it away!

Although, the overall impressions might be somewhat different from a town worth a visit, it did have it's charms and there are things worth seeing. The parliament is a building you cannot miss (and I mean literally), it is one gigantic building, with even grander chandeliers in it, not to mention that you should definitely take a picture from the balcony, you actually get to feel like a victor. The streets are almost endless, so especially in the heat it was intense to walk around. Luckily, my dear friends recommended a few places worth visiting, and they indeed did not disappoint. Linea closer to the Moon, a bar/restaurant, partly self-service (the food part that is) is an ideal location to spend an evening! Now, you might wanna go on google and see for yourself the beauty that is SARMALE, and then when you come there, straight to Restaurant hanul berarilor (casa soare) to get the best one out there!

When it comes to hotels, I shall dare to say the Marriott was fine, but beware and don't accept advance-payment requests for mini bars in your room (in our case, that was even before we had seen it)! Internet might also not be included in your room bill, so be sure to double-check that as well! Now, when it comes to people, although at times a bit difficult to approach, you will most likely experience good service (not to mention good food!)

What;'s  left to say is that in less than two weeks, I will be live broadcasting again from my seconda casa, yep, and you might just also get a glimpse of my new apartment there, it actually makes me already so excited, that I will finally experience the perks of having your own place!

I wish you all the best moments of an ending summer, and may your new work period start with only successes!


My looks in the pictures: Zara ; Pull & Bear
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