Frayed Hem Jeans

Forget about fringes, the frayed hem is the new thing!

This trend have been there since FW 2014 with slightly undone jeans edges but this season this hemming technique took over the streets from the old skinny jeans to the loose-fitting distressed one as well as flared cuts.

Search for this trend in everything denim not just pants; shop for the frayed hem jackets, coats & tops!

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Brown or Berry?

One simple question to answer this season: Brown or Berry?

Although i’m not a big fan of brown when it comes to clothing, this fall i’m crushing over this colour in all lipstick shades (Matte terracotta, creamy coffee, deep brown, burnt brown…) giving us a throwback to the 90s. It’s suitable for every skin color & flattering for all lips shapes!

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As for the berry shade, we’ve already seen it on different catwalks but this season it would be exciting to try the darker shades of it like plum and purple. Those shades will guarantee a dark romantic touch to every winter look.

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Now tell me which of the innovative shades will upgrade your winter makeup, brown or berry?

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Potter’s clay: My pick for autumn

Temperature might be dropping down but the Potter’s Clay pantone is here to warm things up!

The color of falling leaves will add refinement to your outfit with its earthy tone and hint of orange & ochre.

Whether layered with other neutrals, color blocked or worn from head to toe, this pantone color is one of my top picks for this season on all fabrics & it’s the perfect substitute for the classic brown.

P.S: I rarely wear brown; I basically hate it…unless it’s about makeup, than you have to wait for upcoming posts 😉

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Bickfaya Flower Market

Last weekend I passed by Bickfaya to check one of their events that locals became used to “Marché aux fleurs” (Flower Market). For people who don’t know, Bickfaya a town in Metn area, is well known for – beside politics – it’s beautiful nature & yummy peaches!

The flower market is not just a place for people to meet & catch up but also for locals to display their products from flowers, home appliances & accessories, which is needed in a town that’s barely active during the weekdays.

So take a tour on what you’ve missed & have a nice day!

To check all the events & news related to Bickfaya, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BiBickfaya/

Featured handmade accessories from SHINE: https://www.facebook.com/shinebypamelazeinati/?fref=ts

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Can you resist those little ones?

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Dreamy entrance

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Handmade necklaces by SHINE

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Celebrating flowers in accessories

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LOVE Photo Booth

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Loved the lemonade/orange station!

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Food section & kids 🙂

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The main road with Bickfaya famous trees in the background

28 Lessons Learned

Yesterday I turned 28 & I can’t believe I’ll be 30 in 2 years. Although aging in Lebanon is not a really fun task but I feel quite good for growing as I feel better than yesterday & closer to where I want to be.

When forgetting all the pressure that society puts on you, for acting your age, getting married or taking that job, you can see that there is a lot of things to live, experience and learn away from the typical boundaries & that age is not a limit. I wrote this post to celebrate the years that passed by, the people that came in and out of my life & some of the lessons learned.

  • God is bigger than all the highs & lows. Trust him at hard times & thank him for the good ones.
  • Mistakes are OK so don’t be so hard on yourself. It’s ok to fall; you’ll stand up stronger.
  • Live with less. Life is like a hike so take off objects & people that bring you down. Keep it simple & lighter. Don’t buy stuff buy experiences instead.
  • Don’t try to be someone else or try to copy everyone else. Each person is unique; each person is amazing in his own way with all the traits & flaws even if they don’t see it. One of the greatest things is making people see the good in themselves.
  • Follow your passion. Find the things that make you feel complete; they are your calling, never let go on them.
  • Take risks. Because sometimes you just have to get out of your comfort zone to improve.
  • Start loving yourself before loving anyone else. We usually search for someone to love us & to love back, but we end up forgetting to love ourselves.
  • Love is not a fairytale; it’s about hard work. Don’t let go on the person you love because of some troubles or because things are not the way they are written in books. Try harder, communicate, compromise, sacrifice, forgive, show support, do all the things that should be done if you believe in it.
  • Love should grow with you, or it will die with time.
  • For a successful & balanced life, you have to give back. Don’t close yourself off, give from your time, give your ideas, give guidance, give more than you receive, give without expecting to be given in return.
  • Heartbreaks & disappointments get worse with age.
  • Compromise on what you want not what you need.
  • Your time is one of the most valuable things you have. Don’t waste your time; it is a waste of life. Pick well the people you spend your time with, you’re giving them a part of your life.
  • Always give a second chance never third.
  • Don’t judge people based on past experiences. Open a blank page with every person you encounter or you’ll miss the good things.
  • Always trust your instinct, deep inside you know.
  • Space is essential in every relationship. Taking some space from people doesn’t mean you don’t love them anymore or that you’re pushing them away, it is just a way to be closer to yourself. Taking some time alone might be the most revealing experience.
  • People love differently & they express their love differently. Some will pamper you, but others will push you away. Don’t judge them over that; try to understand their signs instead.
  • Never hurt people, especially the close ones. Be careful on your words & actions, some things are irreversible.
  • Show people that you care. Don’t assume that people already know that, remind them that you care every now & then. Might be with a gift, a phone call or a simple hug.
  • Family comes first. They are the ones that were here when you were born & the ones that will stay next to you until you die. Spend more time with them & make them happy.
  • Speak out loud. We live in a crowded world, to be seen you have to speak out loud & clear. And be smart because sometimes silence is louder than words.
  • Limit the sharing. Over sharing might confuse you, people don’t always have the right advises. Some might try to help but in fact they’ll only make things worse.
  • You learn at yoga classes the importance of a breath so take those deep long breathes & relax!
  • Embrace & understand your fears or they will make you vulnerable. Try to overcome them; it will definitely make you stronger. If you can’t overcome them, accept them, no one is perfect.
  • Treat your body & mind right. Eat healthy, sleep well, move often & learn something new every day. A healthy being is a source of good energy & you can’t do well to the world if you’re not feeling good.
  • Get lost in nature & enjoy the outdoors. Nature is the best therapy. Sea or mountain person, you’ll always find yourself in it.
  • If you want it, do it yourself but don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t depend on anyone for doing your own work. No one will do the things you should do for yourself instead of you, no one will do them the way you want to. But a lot of people care enough to help so don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed.

Lexus and the city

Yesterday Lexus introduced their new car line-up. The collection includes fancy cars & SUV models with breathtaking interiors. As i’m not a big car expert, i took a lot of pictures for you guys to check & enjoyed the event that was really well organised, from the welcoming & setting, to the catering & art stations.

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Blended shades for 2016

For the first time the Pantone institution has chosen not one but 2 colors for 2016. So say Goodbye to Marsala and welcome Rose Quartz & Serenity this year! The combination of the two shades creates an unusual harmony i can even say romantic! So here’s a some items i gathered to start the new year with inspiring colors.4231

After the holidays: The survival kit!

It’s almost a week after the holidays are over & people started to lose that positive spirit they had during the joyful season. That’s why i made a small list to keep those happy vibes last longer & push stress away.

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Souk El Akel – Jbeil

1- Remember. Remember all the love you shared on Christmas with your family & friends. Remember all the things they gave you out of love. Remember that their love & support will be there all the time, whenever you need it, not just during the holidays.

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2- Give back. There’s such a joy in giving back & it doesn’t have to be limited to the holidays. Choose something your passionate about & a way to share what you have with others. You can help children old people or animal shelters. You can give money, food or art lessons. It doesn’t matter how big or small your deeds are as long as they last all year long.

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3-Keep your resolutions. We all know that new years resolutions are a one night stand resolutions! But i think that if you want to keep the positive holiday spirit with you than you should keep your resolutions alive. Start living by them from the first day of the year, don’t postpone anything, keep chasing your goals, keep them written on your walls if you had to! Resolutions are a light of hope & never ever lose that!

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4- Avoid. The thing about the holiday season is that we work on avoiding negative vibes & enjoy positive feelings, so i bet you can keep your negativity shield on for after the holidays! Avoid drama, avoid negativity, avoid people who make you feel bad, avoid places that make you feel uncomfortable, avoid food & habits that make you feel sick.

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5- Take care of yourself. This is the only tip that you should be doing in contrary to what you where doing during the holidays. We all know about the food, the wine & the extra sleeping hours, therefore the most important tip to survive after the holidays is to take good care of yourself. To stay positive & keep moving, you should stay healthy, physically & mentally. Don’t neglect yourself or make compromises over your health. Find your own way to keep your body & mind at it’s best state!

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Cinnamon & Red fruits cupcake – Magnolia Bakery ❤

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Christmas in  Action – Trainstation