OOTD - Dressed to Daydream

Monday, June 1, 2020

Summer is almost here, and I have been day dreaming of travel. There are a handful of outfit combinations that I gravitate towards when I travel, but my favorites are flowy pretty midi dress with a fun detail. This dress is super comfortable, works for both exploring during the day and evening dates, and feels very summery. I typically prefer dresses void of pattern or subtle prints, which is why I love this pattern with a baby blue base color and white lines – feels very Summer in Greece to me. To keep things from getting too simple, I paired it with a nude shoe and a pop of color. 

Best Chicken Pizza

Friday, May 29, 2020

Pizza is life if you live at my house. It's one of my favourite things and for a long time I was super intimidated to make my own pizza dough. So I did as what every adult Bosnian women does, I called my mother for her go to recipe haha.
What you will need:
For dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil + additional
  • 1 cup warm water

For rest of the pizza:
  • Chicken breast
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup garlic Alfredo sauce
  • 6 mushrooms sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese shredded

 How to make it:
  • Put yeast into 1/4 of warm water and stir.
  • Combine flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add olive oil and 3/4 warm water and yeast water mixture and use a wooden spoon to stir well very well.
  • Add any additional flour as needed stirring until the dough is forming into a combined well. The dough will still be slightly sticky but still should be manageable with your hands.
  • Allow dough to rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

  • Preheat your oven to 425F (215C).
  • Once the dough has risen, use your hands to gently deflate it and transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead briefly until smooth (about 3-5 times).
  • Use either a rolling pin to work the dough into 12" circle.
  • Drizzle additional olive oil (about a Tablespoon) over the top of the pizza and use your pastry brush to brush the entire surface of the pizza (including the crust) with olive oil. 
  • Use a fork to poke holes all over the center of the pizza to keep the dough from bubbling up in the oven.
  • Cook chicken with seasoning to taste. Combine alfredo sauce and buffalo sauce, add desired toppings and bake in a 425F (215C) preheated oven for 13-15 minutes or until toppings are golden brown. Slice and serve.

OOTD - A Killer Jumpsuit, Made for Having Plans

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Being single in your thirties means that on any given night, dinner can either mean casual activewear or an opportunity to get fully dressed up. Last night, I opted for the latter in an uncharacteristic move for date night, and wore this jumpsuit to dinner, It's an updated twist on the classic coveralls, with crop-leg pant, that will be easy to dress up or dress down. I completed the looks with simple sandals and a straw bag but can totally see this with converse and oversized sweater.

jumpsuit: Dynamite
shoes: Le Chateau
purse: Amerii 

My Favourite Beauty Tools

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Beauty is so much more than just make up, for me it takes bunch of tools to keep my skin and body looking and feeling well. You guys already know how much I love my Michael Todd beauty soniclear, and today I rounded up few other favorites. Here are my go to beauty tools of the moment and why I love them:
The Soniclear Petite.
I love this little powertool if you will, it gently works to remove impurities and dead skin. I use the Soniclear Petite couple times a week because it leaves your skin feeling refreshed, cleaner, softer, smoother and healthier-looking.

Finishing Touch Flawless.
Yes, this kinda looks like a vibrator but it's actually a hair removing system.  It works to trim and cut down hair and you can sue it on the most sensitive parts of your body - I use it on my face, and it's never irritated my skin or made my hair grow in faster or spikier. 

Jade Roller.
I protested getting one, but I received one in a subscription box and man, was I missing out. Amongst feeling great on your face, there are ton of benefits of using a jade roller include a brighter complexion, increased blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and smaller fine lines. I put my jade roller in the freezer for like a minute, apply and oil and massage it into my skin, and roll in an upward motion from your neck up toward forehead, and sideways and upwards from the nose.

Straightening Iron.
Most time I am mess and don't do anything with my hair but on times I do actually get ready I use my straightener to straighten and curl my hair. I had a brief relationship with a curling wand that tried to burn me so I went back to curling my hair with my straightener. I love this one because it doesn't pull my hair or snag and it leaves my hair shiny and smooth.

Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hairbrush.
Since I leave my house with my hair wet most of the time, this brush is something I use every day, most days multiple times. The brush will glide smoothly through even the toughest of tangles; better still, it works the minute you step out of the bath or shower and won't damage your hair.

What are your go to beauty tools?

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OOTD - Casually Chic

Monday, May 25, 2020

I love versite clothes - like this yellow trench I am wearing, it is actually a dress! I love how it looks on like a dress but it’s so cool that I can get away with using it as a sort of trench to layer! It really gives my outfit an extra touch. I feel like this is a cool and chic look that you can definitely wear to the office or just on a casual day. I layered it with a simple beach dress and trainers but could easily be elevated.

trench: Target (borrowed from Z!)
dress: H&M
shirt: Asos
purse: Amerii

4 South American Countries You Must Visit

Friday, May 22, 2020

The landmass of South America is one of the most - if not the most - intriguing and diverse continents on the planet. Part of the reason for this is the sheer length of the place; in the north, there are hot, sunny countries like Bolivia and Ecuador (the latter specifically named for the Equator which runs through it). Further south, some areas of Argentina and Chile are the closest parts of the world to Antarctica, and more appropriate for ski chalets than beach huts. However, wherever you go, South America will have plenty to offer, as the four countries highlighted here go to prove

Seldom talked about as one of the continent’s jewels, Uruguay has - perhaps as a result of this oversight - remained refreshingly unspoilt and unpretentious. Don’t be put off by its lack of reputation, though, because this verdant country has got plenty to be proud of. The capital, Montevideo, is perhaps the pick of the destinations for a worthwhile holiday; a former Spanish citadel, it is now home to splendid Art Deco architecture and the Mercado del Puerto; the latter is a seafront market area with more excellent restaurants than you could hope to visit. The historic Palacio Salvo is worth a visit, too, particularly for dance buffs who will delight in its Tango museum.

The nation of Peru is dripping with history, as the country (along with neighboring Bolivia) is home to the territory of the Incan civilization. The ruined city of Machu Picchu is an essential visit; depending on how much time you have you might choose to take the scenic four-day hiking route of the Inca trail. The canyon at Colca is also worth a stop - here you will see the majestic condors in all their glory against a stupendous backdrop. If you feel the cities are calling you, then the capital Lima is a surprisingly sedate and charming place to stay; the more touristy charms of Cusco are your best choice if you want some nightlife.

It’s hard to make a case for South America as a tourist wonderland without talking about Brazil. It is, by some margin, the continent’s largest nation, and whereas Spanish is spoken in almost every country around it, Brazil was colonized by Portugal, so Portuguese is spoken here. Beach fans and party-lovers will gravitate to Rio de Janeiro, especially around Mardi Gras for its famous parade. The true beauty of the country is more likely to be discovered on one of the many available Brazil nature tours. This is, after all, the home of the Amazon rainforest and much more besides; a conservation tour is highly recommended.

A long, thin strip down the west coast of the continent, Chile is a nation that perpetually punches above its weight. On the field of sport, its national team holds its own against the much larger Brazil and Argentina - no small thing, on this soccer-mad continent. It’s worth checking out whether you can get tickets to a game; the country’s most successful club, Colo Colo, plays in the capital Santiago. While in Santiago, you’re well advised to try out the street food - empanadas, sopaipillas and the fresh fruit juices for which the nation is famed are all worth sampling. So, too, is the city’s main square, the Plaza de Armas, which is framed by intriguing museums and shops.

OOTD - Office Chic

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

I love a good LBD and a trench coat look. This dress cinches at the waist and is office length appropriate. 

dress: Nordstroms
jacket: Aritzia
shoes: Just Fab
purse: Chanel