Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Me. Different Day.

It's been a while for some dutiful outfit posts, so what I did during testshots with hubby, was wear some fine ensembles so I could put them up one day (& that day is today) on this blog.

This time I am posting only 3 photos.

All Pink!
 Torn jeans purchased from a China shop here in Uzice. Pink long sleeves is a Zisuki Collection (80% wool), pink infinity scarf from Bershka, and brown low cut boots with stripe details. 

Photo was taken with my daughter one fine day a few weeks ago.
Gray with a hint of yellow.
Gray with lace top from NewYorker, gray Zara jacket, black tights, and yellow scarf. I know that yellow is not a popular color for winter but sometimes it is odd to wear just all-gray so I added this scarf for a little versatility. We all need that burst of color during this time of the year, right?

AND It's true what they say: Everything is a bit better with colors.

White still works.
Brown & gray long-sleeve top from Legend (a Serbian brand), a pair of white pants from Manila, a brown cardigan that is 100% wool, and my favorite faux fur vest from NewYorker. I like this outfit the best, not that I am quite analytical on how I have put my stuff together, but because when I dress up it's totally random, this last look I find well-balanced. 


Lastly, returning to my quest for winter shoes... I finally found 2 after months of search. 'Just thought for now that I would share the photos and If I get the chance, I will create some outfit posts.

This pair is a Chinese brand. About 18 euros and the comfiest thing ever!!! So far, this is my most favorite shoes! Just 'cause it's waaaaaaaaay toooo good!
This pair is a Weinbrenner in lilac. About 65 euros. Cheaper than the rest I have seen, since this is the biggest size in the junior section.  This, I hope, will save my feet during the worst of winter.

Autumn may be at its end, it is getting colder day by day where we are. Days are getting shorter, and it gets dark by 4pm :( sadly! My crazy days and weeks are failing me miserably from posting here often, but hey, let's see... I hope you are all well. To my friends in Manila, I miss our all-year hot weather & I hope you could send me some sunshine. 

Much love,


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Beautiful Autumn. Ovcar Banja.

Something in my head is saying: "Make a Wish"

Perhaps the most magical season.
I have some shots from our day out today in Ovcar Banja, a town 40 minutes from Uzice, but I feel like not saying much 'cause the pictures are already so powerful. 

We went to this little neighborhood, which Ivan described as "Italy-like". Our plan was for me to get a massage but the spa center was not open till late, and good thing that I had my camera with me & Lili was up, so finally-- we got all 3 of us in one photo (we don't have a photo together until today). Hurray!  We are still hoping we could get some more photos with us 3 lying on the gorgeous autumn leaves before winter comes. 

Anyhow, here are some snaps from today...

Tata & Stojanka
Lili, still a little grumpy here.

a little friend trying to get our attention

this guy a little elusive
Here, was once a location of a prenup shoot that Tata did, I was pregnant during that time so he showed me this place
I LOVE red leaves so I particularly asked for this shot
My family.

I am glad that I have picked up this European ritual of going for daily walks (really, our main square & plaza are filled up with families going for walks everyday in the afternoon), a rare occurrence in Manila... it's not so much about going out to eat and shop, but going out to see nature, feel the breeze, relax, and making sure that you're able to spend time with your family. It is not easy everyday, I am still learning the ropes of motherhood, there are challenges sometimes. Sure, we have hiccups every now and then, but then life seems to be going just fine.

How about you? How do you spend time with your family?




Palačinke (Serbian pancake)

Hello, all!

I am recovering from particularly tiring days (like always, & even with enough sleep I can't seem to recover) so this will be a short post. Let me introduce a new category called "EATS" in this blog, which will showcase some Serbian dishes or treats. 

 Palačinke (palachinke) or what they call as "Serbian pancake" 
'Definitely one of my favorite Serbian desserts-- really good during the summer while enjoying the sunshine or during the autumn days like today cozy-ing up inside our home. My mother-in-law loves making these at home, and even with just sugar or any chocolate syrup, it is to die for. Basically, you can add all sorts of things for the topping; it's pretty customizable. I just like it plain most of the time.

Palačinke. Simple to make + ooohhhhhh-so-good
What do you think? 

Now, time to stop writing before I give in to this craving :) 



Friday, November 2, 2012

The hunt has begun.

Me, Stojanka & my hubby going around town checking out winter shoes!

Which style do you think should I go for? I am honestly more inclined to pick something "rugged" as snow last winter here in Serbia was terrible. I definitely have learned my lesson and right now, I am all for comfort. 

Suggest, if you can. As I am still undecided w/c one to get.