Sunday, February 19, 2017

APPLESAUCE DELICIOUSNESS...






















I made The Anna Edit applesauce recipe and I loved it. It's one of those recipes that are quick & easy. Once you have a batch in the refrigerator you suddenly feel like it'd be a good idea to pair it with every dish, savory or sweet!

A warning: I cannot be trusted when it comes to cinnamon. You may want to add only a few teaspoons like normal people do.

The video is short, it's snappy... and I hope you like it!

Alina





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Starting My Own Business: Conducting a Leather Handbag "Research"

































I may have met with a friend at the mall and may have enjoyed a cup of coffee but, we did put in some hard work.  

Actually... it didn't feel like hard work AT ALL. All right, it wasn't exactly research ...I went to the mall to have a look at what the brands are offering. Phew! 

Now that we made it clear and I got it out of my system. Here's the second Vlog SAB (Starting a Business) where I talk about friendship, protesters, and nail polish. Very eclectic, if you catch my drift...





Thank you for watching!


Alina


P.S. VlogSAB #1

Sunday, February 12, 2017

WHAT'S IN MY BAG - AIRPORT EDITION & PLANNING A GIVEAWAY



As you may know, I came back from the US last month. So I thought I'd show you a recreation of the things I took to the airport with me. I was surprised by the capacity of this bag. It fits a lot. Please excuse my craziness in this video and have a look! :D



The Real Deal

Below you'll find the pics I took before leaving the house, the day of the actual flight, and the progression of what I was adding to the bag as minutes flew by.

I'm selling a bag just like this one in black. Here's the link If you are interested to see more details of this gorgeous leather bag, click away. 

As you may know from my last vlog, I'm testing the waters regarding e-commerce but I'm starting a line of my own. This bag was made by "Casa Lopez" here in Argentina, a brand that is very well known for its great quality and craftsmanship.   

I'm making my own line of bags as we speak, and I will be so excited to share them with you when they become available. My main concern with the making of these bags was finding the best leather in the market and the best craftsmanship I could find. I'm also planning a giveaway so stay tuned for that!



































See you next week!


Alina



P.S. Starting my Business




Sunday, February 5, 2017

New Vlog Series: Starting My Own Business




Care to join me on this journey? Follow me while I navigate the troubled waters of entrepreneurship and create my own e-commerce business, in a country where things don't usually come very easy. 

I'll vlog every week, or every other week...or whenever there's interesting content to share. Of course there will also be lots of new leather bags to see, beauty, motherhood, and life. Very eclectic and fun. What's the point otherwise, right? 

This time there's a a bike ride included! 

Pssst! Click the "Follow me on bloglovin" button on the right to never miss a blog post or subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave a comment. YES! Do leave a comment! :D  I will be needing your support for this you know? Ideas, suggestions...EVERYTHING will be appreciated!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Back from the U.S.





























We went, we visited...






and we had fun,




































Barnes and Noble-ing all the way...




There's something to be said about making the most of your vacations. If you manage to have a good time and really, really, really wind down, rest, and enjoy your days away, then, whenever you go back home you will find yourself rearranging your kitchen cabinets, cleaning the fridge and de cluttering your closet. 

Oh yes. Yes I did. 

So here I am. With a clean kitchen and a happy heart! Can't wait to film new videos and write new posts. See you around!

How have you been?

P.S. At this point I can safely say that Barnes & Noble is one of my favorite places on earth. Books and coffee? Unbeatable!








Monday, December 19, 2016

Outfit Conversations:#15daysofdresses-Week 2




































As I write this blog post I'm getting ready to leave to the US, tonight! We are spending the holidays over there and my posting schedule will resume to normal back in mid January.

Getting closer to the end of 15 days of dresses I think it's safe to say that I'm thankful for not choosing to do 30 days of dresses. 

Why? Well, after reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up my wardrobe has been reduced to a healthy amount of clothes, where I only keep what "brings me joy", and donate the pieces that no longer fit or bring joy!

Bottom line is, the skirts and dresses that you saw during these two weeks, are everything I've got. And I'm so happy about that. Having a capsule wardrobe, or and aspiring capsule wardrobe feels so liberating and light. Not having to scroll through numerous dresses that you don't really enjoy wearing is re-energizing.

This is why my last picture shows my orange sandals and the dress you saw in previous pictures and on this video.





































The first dress is the one I like wearing for fancy parties and celebrations. Silver and black is such a nice combo, if you ask me.

Also, the elegance of cream and pink is timeless. What do you think?



Now, onto 34 degrees Celsius and pool days.



Definitely my favorite dresses to wear. Swimsuit cover ups! They feel like t-shirts and are oh so soft. 

How did you like these series? I'm planning on doing one with bags when I get back. What do you think?


I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy and blessed New Year!













Friday, December 16, 2016

One Dress Four Looks






















I've been wanting to film this video for a few months now and it's finally here!

My favorite spring dress styled four different ways. I also paired it with bags that will be involved in my next business endeavors, hint hint...(more on that later).

Which look is your favorite?








P.S. Outfit conversations with Tanya Dawn, October Favorites, 15 days of dresses 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Outfit Conversations:#15daysofdresses-Week 1




I spent the past week wearing dresses and skirts and updating the outfits on my Instagram account under the hashtag #15daysofdresses. 

It's been very hot and summery here so I was very grateful for my skirts and dresses during the first week. 

However, I must say that by now, day 10, I've had enough of the no pants life. I need my jeans back! Only 5 more days to go.

The first dress, I think, is the one you wear when you don't know exactly what to wear but you still need to be comfortable and look presentable.




The second one requires more commitment. This is not a comfortable dress to wear but it looks so good with matching flats and bag that the high maintenance side of it is worth a muffin-less day. 








































On the other, hand this one is my favorite. It's loose and free! Muffins, banana bread and any kind of delicious food is allowed while wearing it!


Day 4 was a chilly one, so I was able to pair this red and white dress with my 
jean jacket. 




































Day 5, happy Friday. This black and white skirt can be dressed up or down. In this case, I dressed it down with a Gap tee and Merrel shoes for extra comfort. I will be dressing it up soon on my Instagram, stay tuned!







































Saturday ended up being a pool day so this bathing suit cover up saved the day. My favorite wash and wear kind of dress. Plus the colors of the pattern match my pool, ha ha!





































The weekend was spent by the pool, as you can see. The next day I wore my 6-pocket skirt which doubles as a bathing suit cover up and, as a going-out-for-groceries-kind-of skirt. It's a win win. More on that later.

What is your favorite thing about summer? What type of dresses do you like to wear?




Outfit Conversations: 15 days of dresses, Outfit Conversations with Tanya Dawn.