Life: Food, Fashion, and Inspiration

Can you believe that it's February? Well, I am very excited and bursting with motivation, having started the new year off with a scroll of ideas and new ventures, some of which that I have prepared to share with you. Stay tuned for even more style treats in the works. But, until then, here's a little inspiration to help you enjoy your fantastic Friday, sleeping-in Saturday, and your savoury Sunday moments!

Pssst ... did you hear? There's talk about spring being near ... right, at least on the runway!

I adore chunky knitwear, layering, and have actually enjoyed winter for the most part, but here are two pieces, amongst many others that have me becoming slightly distracted from colder climates. Print, sheers, and contrast seemed to catch my eye regardless who designed the garments.

INSPIRATION:
Erdem Spring 
Erdem SS2013, (Source)
Roland Mouret Runway
Roland Mouret SS13, (Source)

LIFE: Drink up!
 
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If you've been swamped with work, life, or simply worrying in general, STOP! We must not get overwhelmed with things that we cannot change, of course this is easier said than done. However, what you can change is your environment. Take a long walk. Find a peaceful spot to sit, go to the park, bring your favourite tunes or a sketchbook, and take a d-e-e-p breath inhaling your gigantic load. Now, exhale it all out so that you can see, feel, and think with a clear mind. Repeat if necessary.

BEAUTY & FASHION
Prabal Gurung Target collaboration - River Island Rihanna


Although everyone is overjoyed and anxious about the Rihanna/River Island or Prabal Gurung/Target collaboration, I was firstly excited about new makeup colours! But, don't get me wrong, I will likely be at least giving casual glances over Team RiRi and Team PG as well later on. Which one are you most excited about, if any? 

Lancome Makeup 2013 Trends

(Above) 24H Crease-Free Luminous Eye Shadow in Tremendous Turquoise, Baume In Love sheer tinted lip balm in Coral Electric-Bright Orange, and Vernis In Love nail laquer in Peach Mélodie. Photos: Lancome, edited by Fashion Tales.


Lancome's spring 2013 In Love collection features a charming palette of the romance of rosy hues, tones of tropical fruit emitting peach tints, and even a turquoise colour that will have you smiling at your computer screen before buying! There's also tinted lip balm and a "Dewy Mist" that's suppose to help you achieve a beaming complextion. Spring is in the air, and even though I cannot feel it I still get incredibly animated and delighted when I see happy hues of pastel and teal ... sometimes with yellow as well!

FOOD
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Lastly, but certainly not least of the thoughts for today, here's the Friday food choice. There's nothing like a nice homemade sandwich. Recently, we have been cooking old favourites and diving into family recipes. Aside from that, one thing that's delicious and always easy to make is this: aubergine and grilled vegetables, with roasted peppers. The inside ingredients of a sandwich is important, yes, but you know what's even more essential? The bread that it goes on! Inferior bread can ruin a beautiful culinary medley.

 


Happy weekend!

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45 comments

  1. A beautiful post full of pretty inspiration! Can not believe we are in february already! I hope you have a lovely and stress-free weekend :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  2. I'm not sure if my comment saved and for some reason my link was going to one of the blogs on creators of desire! Let me know :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  3. Okay now I can see my comment didn't save! 

    This is such a lovely post and full of such beautiful images, perfect for inspiration. I cant believe its february already and that spring is only a month away! Well I hope you have a wonderful weekend my dear :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  4. Got your comment dear. Thanks so much, Have a great weekend. x

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  5. Fabulous post!
    Love your runway selections!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. Wonderful post love!!!!
    Have a lovely weekend!!!

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  7. Sam Frills & Thrills01 February, 2013

    Awesome list, love that look and every other by Erdem. I wish we had target here, I would love to buy into the Prabal Gurung range. And the Lancome blusher looks utterly pretty!I want to specially thank you for your wonderful birthday wishes, it meant so much to me :)

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  8. Swoon at Roland Mouret - j'adore! And Prabal for Target...I am counting down the seconds.

    Happy Weekend, lady!  :)

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  9. that sandwich looks delicious haha and Prabal for Target, wow that is awesome!

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  10. I'm most excited by your sandwich, it's crammed with all the things I love and you're right, inferior bread is the pits! x

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  11. Thanks CC. I love Erdem so much. :)

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  12. francesca romana capizzi01 February, 2013

    I am starving to death, I'd love to have a chunk of that sandwich!
    Don't Call Me Fashion BloggerFacebookBloglovin'

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  13. Absolutely love Roland Mouret and these life inspirations are amazing.  I agree so much!

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  14. I love those first two dresses, SO gorgeous.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. Mademoiselle Mode01 February, 2013

    So cute inspiration ^^
    I love chlothes ^^

    Sweet weekend

    New post - Kisses http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  16. I was going to talk about how much I love the Roland Mouret and Erdem looks.... but then you showed that sandwich and now I can think of nothing else!  My mouth is watering!

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  17.  Thanks Rachel! Hope you enjoy your weekend. xo/M

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  18. Thanks Sam! I agree Erdem has been a long time favourite of mine as well. xx

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  19. Haha, I know, so delicious! I totally made one for lunch. :) Have a great w/e.

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  20. Viktoriya Sener01 February, 2013

    Can't wait for spring too!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  21. Oh to Be a Muse02 February, 2013

    Roland Mouret...sigh! It's so pretty! And I'm interested in the Prabal Gurung for Target collab. So many bright, spring colors!

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  22. "we must not get overwhelmed by things we cannot change" -- i am really going to keep this in mind. thanks for sharing that with us! :)

    p.s. love the erdem dress!

    <3, Mimi

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  23. SACRAMENTO Amate02 February, 2013

    Great inspiration. I love, love breaddddddddddddddd
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  24. I actually prefer winter clothes to summer ones, but as soon as February rolls around, I can't help but start looking at the runways and feeling anxious for spring. That Erdem dress - like all of their pieces! - has me swooning :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  25. Happy weekend doll, I hope it's been going lovely so far!! That food looks amazing, love sandwiches like that :) I am ready for spring wear, I was outside today as it was sunny and dry. The wind is still cold, but it couldn't stop me from enjoying it. Here's hoping it will continue to get better for everyone coming out of winter :)Love that first outfit, stunning! xox

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  26. So many pretties.  Thanks for reminding me to slow down and relax. <3

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  27. Hi dear, I love the second look! have a great weekend! kisses chris

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  28. Das ist ein schöner Post :) Die Fashion Inspirationen sind ganz toll! Ich liebe Erdem und Roland Mouret! Beide sind großartige Designer! Und so ein Vegetable-Sandwich wäre jetzt toll <3
    Liebe Grüße

    http://lola-finn.blogspot.de

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  29. You took the words right out of my mouth when it came to the food part. It is all about the bread, the right bread can make the difference. I also love the Roland Mouret shot you posted :-).

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  31. Bravoerunway03 February, 2013

    I've been seeing the Lancome ads as well and the river island and rihanna collab is going to be out of this world.  Too bad river island is not availalbe in the uS!

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  32. omg!!! lurvn your post, i wrote something similar lol, great minds think alike :) i love that red pencil skirt, that's hot!!!
    rock4less.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I absolutely adore Erdem's SS13 collection. If only I could actually afford one of his designs... 
    Your grilled aubergine and red pepper sandwich looks delicious - not unlike the lunches I make myself early every morning for college. My friends are often envious when they compare their canteen-bought lunches with mine!

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  34. Maria bastida Guinea04 February, 2013

    OMG I need to make that sandwich happen! AMAAZING!! ;P

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  35. SO excited for spring clothes and spring weather! That sandwich looks delish :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  36. I'm excited to wear certain things as it gets warmer but I'm still dreading the hottest days. Ugh! Thank God for dresses and chiffon!

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  37. I can't believe February is here... Have a great month!

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  38.  Yes, I am not a fan of too hot of weather. Hope your week has started off great! :)

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  39. Yes, do make it! It's so easy and very delicious!

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  40.  Yes, Erdem has been a long time favourite of mine as well ... but yes, the price is a bit too steep for me! :)

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  41. Exactly, great bread is everything, haha! Mouret had pretty a few great contrasted and wonderfully bold pieces that I loved.  Thanks!

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  42. I love bundling up and layering most days so I understand! Thanks for your comment Cee. x

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  43. Aww, Dankeschön, ja, diese Designer sind wirklich meine favoriten. x /M :-)
     

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