Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Magenta & Black + Some thoughts on blogging

(Orsay top and sunnies, Dorothy Perkins skirt, platform shoes and chevron clutch, Koton necklace, Bizuteria snov cuff, Bijou Brigitte hair clip, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails polish in Ruby Stilettos, Dior Addict gloss in 686 Outrageous Fuchsia)
Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments on my previous post! It´s so rewarding to know that not only my photos, but my writing as well can strike a chord with you!

And this morning when I read Vanessa´s post about blogging (be sure to go an check it on her fabulous blog Decadence for Divas), it´s got me thinking. What´s so special about blogging? Why are we willing to sacrifice our free time just to share our thoughts and pictures with countless people in the blogosphere?
For me, the answer is quite simple: it´s discovering. Discovering new things, getting to know new people, getting outside of my comfort zone. If it weren´t for my blog, I´d never get to know so many wonderful women out there (like Vanessa, like Jenna, like Jessie). I´d never have thought of myself as a model. And here I am, making fool of myself in front of the camera. The best part? I LOVE it! :)

When I started my blog several months ago, I was unemployed and didn´t know what to do with my free time. I´ve always loved fashion, beauty and reading books and magazines, and this blog seemed as a perfect way to channel my interests. It has made me pay much more attention to the things I love, to the things that make me happy.

In what way blogging has changed me? I´m a little bit more adventurous. Inspiration drawn from the blogosphere enrichs my life in so many ways: my style has evolved, I read and enjoyed so many new books recommended by my fellow bloggers, I experiment not only with my beauty routines but with my cooking and baking skills as well. To sum it up, blogging has made me much more conscious about the beautiful things and beautiful people around me. And now, each day I want to make my life more beautiful, more fulfilled, more magic.

What, at the beginning, started as a "simple" lifestyle blog, is now a sort of personal diary recounting my journey to a stylish, glamorous and happy life. What more can I add? 


  1. I love these outfit photos! you look so pretty :) and I totally agree about everything you said about blogging! it really enriches my life and makes me happy :)


    Fashion Fractions

  2. Love the skirt, clutch and the shoes!


  3. I love the outfit! Blogging has also made my life so different in a wonderful way!

    Mimosas n the Morning

  4. I love magenta and black together, firstly. It looks great on you! Second, I have been blogging a short time and it's very rewarding to find people reading it and commenting and leaving me notes on facebook etc. It's like a runnign journal of my life but it inspires me to do interesting things so I have stuff to write about! It's given me a hobby i'm passionate about! I will be following you! I love your work!

  5. Awwwh! thank you so much for the lovely mention. Yes, great minds do think alike. What a coincidence we should both write about the same thing on the same day.
    Love the new header also xx
    p.s you look gorgeous.

  6. You look fabulous! What a great shirt and background choice. I want that clutch!!

  7. Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Mingle over at Momtrends. The outfit is fab and I agree my blog is like my journal--and then it turned into a biz. It's really a hobby and a lifestyle.

  8. Beautifully said hun and you look beautiful too : ) xx

  9. What a well-written and insightful post! My favorite part is about discovering the beauty in other people, things...essentially the world! :) I also think that blogging is an amazing experience for any person who is simply interested in other people and how they live their lives. I love it!

    Thanks for the shout-out too!! I think you are just as wonderful!

  10. love the chevron stripes in your clutch! i love blogging because i've met many friends through it and i love looking at other blogs that inspire me to try new things


  11. POP goes your amazing skirt!!!

    I Love your Blog



  12. So much creativity shown in just one outfit! Love it!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

  13. Looking very lovely, Ivana! Adore your clutch and your pink skirt, both are so pretty! Thanks for the shoutout, Ivana. You are one of the sweetest and most wonderful people I have met in the blogland! :)

    Have a great week ahead!


  14. I forgot to mention about your header. I think it looks fabulous! :)

  15. Love the necklace and shoes.


  16. I love your clutch!

    Yours Truly,

  17. That clutch is simply fabulous!

  18. I love the clutch! The bold blue stripes are really fun! The bracelet is simply beautiful!Could I ask where you got it? I would love to get one! Your posts make my day! Keep up the lovely work!

  19. adorable heels! xo



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