Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Night sparkles


 LONDON

Literally cannot wait for longer, brighter evenings and warmer days!

Fully working on finishing off some past travel videos for you and should start packing for another, first 2018 trip later this week! 

Just to keep you up to dates with what I am up for, apart from creating the posters that I have mentioned in my previous post (if you have a city in mind, message me or comment, as I will be launching with only few and limited ones), I am working on couple of outstanding videos from my last travels and will be soon working on refreshing the look of the blog! And what are you guys up to? Hope you are all having a productive start of the year!






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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Color Psychology: Learn How To Mix Patterns In Outfits

Color Psychology: Learn How To Mix Patterns In Outfits

Patterns are very popular right now. Just take a look at the runways and you'll be swept away by how good they look. However, mixing patterns is not something everyone finds attractive, but those who do simply carry it as though they were born with it. Fashionistas often like to emphasise that patterns are more appealing for those with dramatic styles.
Nevertheless, even if it’s not your style, consider trying it out. It’s a great way to create diversity in your clothing. In addition, it will make your combinations personal and help you create your own individualised style. Therefore, in order to do it right and not create disastrous outfits, here are some tips for how to keep it fashionably amazing.

The scale of the patterns

When it comes to patterns, it’s all about balance. Therefore, if you mix smaller with larger patterns you will create harmony. This will bring balance to your outfit and you won't have to worry that you’ve made a mistake. For example, pairing up a white blouse with thin black stripes and a black skirt with floral motifs, you will create a sensible and balanced look. Adding simple black flats will give you an outfit you can wear on several occasions, even work if it's suitable. 

Use patterns of the same colours

To avoid being too colourful, use the same shades of patterns on your whole outfit. For example, if your top is beige, green and blue, you should wear the bottom with some of those shades, too. Of course, you don’t have to wear the exact colours, but shades of them. That will help you avoid tackiness. For example, a white shirt with splashes of red and blue will go great with a paisley patterned skirt including the same colours. The perfect way to separate the two would be with a black belt.

Color Psychology: Learn How To Mix Patterns In Outfits


When to use a solid colour

It’s good to use a solid colour to break the patterns. This will make your outfit trendier and more balanced. Adding Palmaira sandals, a Benetton belt or Zara scarf in a basic and solid colour can help you calm down the patterns while still looking modern. If you are not overly confident to wear patterns, try this trick with adding the basic colour. It will be more subtle to wear and will give you confidence to try out new combinations.

Black and white stripes

Black and white stripes are probably the only exception which can be matched with any other pattern. If you're not sure that you'll be able to create an appropriate combination, choose stripes. Besides black, you can also choose brown, grey or navy blue with white. Stripes are simple, but you can have a lot of fun with them, too. For example, three-way stripes on an A-line skirt can flatter your figure and turn the pattern into a more interesting combination.
You can even go minimal with the stripes. There isn't a rule which says that striped patterns have to have many lines. The stripes can actually be so minimal, that they resemble decorations. For example, a white line around the bottom and neckline of a navy blue dress can be an elegant addition.

Don’t use the same patterns head to toe

Wearing identical patterns on all your pieces of clothing is not good for your fashion sense. It is boring and uncreative. The most common mistake of this type is done with polka dots. Being dressed in the same polka dot combination even if it’s a one-piece garment is still a fashion mishap. Although it may tell the story of a very fashionably confident individual, unfortunately, it’s too uneventful to look at. Different patterns create not only diversity but also an interesting and exciting outfit.

Color Psychology: Learn How To Mix Patterns In Outfits

Finally

Patterns usually have two sides. One that helps you create an exciting and interesting look and the other which can spoil the outfit. However, even though it may seem difficult, using patterns is easy if you follow these simple rules. Be bold and discover a completely new patterned fashion by experimenting and trying out different looks to find which ones suit you best.

                                                       A guest post written by Helen Bradford

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

It is a feeling



 LONDON

Hope you are dealing with January blues well! The mood we are getting in after Christmas is always horrible and it seems even endless, as January seems to be such a long month! But let's take it from a positive side, and let's plan this year to be full of success, new people and adventure!

If you are following me on my Instagram, I have added polls on my stories and that can give you a hint on what I am preparing. I love interior decorations and design and wish to have fully own place to make it as I vision it. Can't at the moment. Therefore I have decided to do some posters for you. What it comes to wall decoration, I like crafted, minimal and artsy style. The rise of zoomed maps with popular favourite cities been a significant increase last year and instead of going with the flow, I decided to create my own map, with my own zoomed chosen city, with my own vision. I was thinking, that I don't want Paris map or New York map hanging on my wall, as I don't have anything connected to it. I want a city, that reminds me of something. A city of my childhood. A city of my experience.

Because in the end, home isn't a place.It is a feeling. It is a love.

Therefore, stay tuned for the finalized posters! Thrilled to hear your feedback and what you think of wall art and especially maps wall art! Also comment, any cities that you wish to hang on your wall!



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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2018 travel destination picks


My 2017 resolution was to travel every month and I guess same resolution applies to 2018 again! I enjoy having weekend breaks and discovering new or old places. Travelling is such a great pleasure for me that I am getting anxious if I haven't been out discovering places for long time.
2017 was a great travel year, have a look at all the places where I have been and read through the diaries and guides. Hope it will inspire you for new destinations!
Even though I have not managed to tick off all destinations from my 2017 bucket list. However, they are still ongoing dream destinations!

With year 2018 slowly approaching, here is my 2018 travel destinations picks! Make sure to visit Travel section on Bridge of Memories for more destination inspiration and information!



Portugal, Porto

Porto is a coastal city in northwest of Portugal known for its bridges and wine. Porto is Portugal's second largest town after Lisbon. The old town, centered at Ribeira was build on the hills overlooking the Duoro River and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thi city's age-old city with an industrial touch has many narrow cobbled streets, merchan'ts houses and cafes. Lisbon is pretty through its colourful buildings and patterns. Porto is definitely worth of visit for more then a good wine.


Spain, Canary Islands

Visit Canary Islands for more then just a recreation on the beach. Looming volcanoes, prehistoric natural sites, mesmerising landscapes or miles of sandy Sahara-style dunes. There is much more to discover on the Canaries. Canary Island are Spanish islands located on the Atlantic Ocean, 100 km west of Morocco. The seven main islands under Canaries are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.


Italy, Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is centuries-old seaside village on the Italian Riviera, close to Pisa. Nowadays, it is under UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cinque Terre is an area of 5 villages with colourful houses, steep terraces or harbors filled with fishing boats. It is considered as a romantic coastline with iconic highlights of villages, which includes: Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso, Riomaggiore. It is suggested that day trip to there is not enough, allow like 3-4 days to discover all villages in here.


Sweden, Stockholm

Stockholm is cultural, media, political and economic capital centre of Sweden. The city itself carries a name as "the beauty on water", because the city stretches across 14 islands where Lake Malaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside of the city, you can go for trips to the nordic nature or other cities such as Malmo or Goteborg.


Latvia, Riga

Riga is Latvia's capital located near Baltic Sea at the mouth of the river Daugava. One of the three Baltic Sea countries that is being always overlooked is known for its medieval Old Town, wooden buildings and art nouveau architecture. Did you also know that a short drive from the city you can get to Jurmala, a sea resort with stunning white sand beaches?


Cuba, Havana

Spanish colonial architecture in its 16th century and old fashion vehicles on the streets, that is a vision of Cuba's capital city. Old Havana brings a vibrant architectural mix as well as a different culture immersion. Havana city can be divided or described into three sections: Old Havana, Vedado and the new suburban district. Travelling beyond Havana is also a must do while you are there. Discover the tobacco, the villages, beaches and nature around.


Turkey, Istanbul

Istanbul is a place describe as where the magic meets the East and West. Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that sits in the middle of Europe and Asia border across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects the cultural influences, differences and highlights the empires that once ruled here. The colours, spices, mosaics and variety of culture will make your eye and heart open in here. Did you also knew that Constantinople in 330 CE is an imperial capital for almost 16 centuries during Roman/Byzantine and it is located where Istanbul currently is?


Vietnam

Vietnam is a magical country in Southeast Asia on South China Sea. It is known for its beachers, river, Buddhist pagodas, Ha Long bay as well as the yummy Vietnamese cuisine.
Vietnam is beautiful as a whole and can have lots to offer. Depending on what you are looking for and what is your time frame. Hanoi, the capital brings the cultural and historical icons of Communist-era. On the other hand, Ho Chi Minh city known as Saigon has much multicultural and metropolitan vibe. With French colonial landmarks and modern buidlings.


Cambodia

Cambodia is another Southeast Asian nation overlooking landscape as Mekond Delta, mountains and Gulf od Thailand coastline. Phnom Penh is a capital city, it is a home to the art deco Central Market, Royal Palace as well as various museums and exhibits. The country's well known Angkor Wat is located in the northwest of the capital and it is a massive stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire. Again, the country brings variety of landscapes and scenery for different taste.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Homebound


 BRNO

Going back home is always such a good feeling. Being surrounded by siblings and by memories is pleasing and yet very nostalgic.

As every year, we are all promising to our future self tons of hopes and resolutions for the new upcoming year. I cleared up my mind and wrote down my realistic resolutions for my 2018. Let me share with you my goals for this year.

I intent to keep healthy relationship with my soul, mind and body.

I will be focusing on the positive vibe around me and stress less.

I will invest in flourishing friendships with people I care.

I intent to surround myself with people who will help each other to grow further.

I am planning to study "new language" at least half an hour every day.

I intent to invest more time into blogging and work on a new design.

Planning to travel again each month to either new places or re-visit places to discover further.

I will find my inner happiness and love.

And few personal ones which I will kept for myself. And what are your resolutions?




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