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Learn how to love yourself first

There are many beliefs in life, many religions, theories and philosophies and although I am not an expert or anything I started to be more interested in some of them. Purely as I want to feel happy, I want to become a person that has got ability to control their thoughts, I want to be able to feel love no matter what, I want to be able to always see the positive even if negative things are happening.

And the reason why I want to do this is to achieve what I want to achieve in life and help others. Yes help others. It is said that you cannot help others unless you help yourself first and love yourself first. That seems to be tricky right but there is definitely some truth in that. I realised after looking more in to this I was doing things wrong in life for a long time. I simply was not introduced to any other way. Everybody deserves to be happy, everybody deserves to feel love and be loved and do whatever they want to do. And so do I.

So I am on a mission to love myself, to put myself first, to build up a positive energy around me and aura that shines miles and miles around me.

Imagine I have to now forget the things I thought all my life, things I heard, I was told, I read. Things that may become beliefs. Changing these beliefs may not take a day or week or a month. It is a process and you have to practice and not give up. I have noticed huge change in one month in my behaviour, reactions and views on certain things however yesterday I had a crisis. So yes, I  can tell it will be a long journey.

Here are some things I am planning to work on:

Don’t care about how you look –  Easier said than done especially in the age of digital world where we see perfect images from thousands of sources. It does not have to mean you stop caring it means you do not take it as seriously. It also means you stop beating yourself up for not being skinny enough, have super long legs, great teeth and so on. I know what I like the most on myself and I will treasure it. I will focus on things I like about myself.

Don’t Compare yourself to others – This is one thing I have to work on probably the most. And I keep saying to myself – comparison is the thief of joy and it could not be said better. You are unique and there is nobody like you. That is already a huge plus right? Why to be like somebody else when you are such a unique jewel? Look at you how many amazing things you have others don’t and how many things you can do that others can’t?

Know your worth – This is a key in relationships, work, life and anything really. You are worth it and you should realise this at all times. Set your value in life. Nobody’s life, value or time is bigger than yours. Do not undervalue yourself just because somebody is trying to do it. You stand behind your beliefs and put yourself on pedestal. That does not mean putting yourself above other people as I believe we are all equal but just do not put yourself down.

Say yes to yourself and learn to say no to others – I am still working hard on this but I guess the last year or two were much better than in the past. I wanted to please everybody. I worked for free on the blog, I met friends even I knew I should rather rest, I did lot of favours when I knew there will be no return and I was just being used. You have to say YES to yourself more. Listen to your body and your intuition. It does not mean you stop seeing your friends or compromise it purely means you say YES yourself more.

Look after yourself – Your body is your temple. Look how much it does for you daily, your legs carry you, your brain functions, it gives you so much joy in life and yet we don’t treat it well. People eat badly, stretch themselves, work too hard and long hours, put lot of stress on their mind and soul and body. Why? It is OK to have a glass of wine or eat bad food at times but why to turn it in a regular thing? I think for me stress is one thing you work on and improve. I slowed down so much in August and I can see how much better I feel. I meditate and spend more time in the parks where I feel recharged. I workout for fun and health but If I do not feel like it I just do not go. I listen to my temple.

Do what you want not what others want – I am trying to get better with this. There is so much expectations from us based on other people. Your parents, your boss, your friends and people around you constantly force something on you. Stop thinking things like “What would mum say if she saw me doing this now”? We constantly do what the society expects from us. I am now not saying to go and become an “outsider” I am talking to do more things you want to do at the time you want to do. Even if it is small things like eating soup for breakfast which I did last week almost every day. I feel that people in UK were always surprised by my breakfast choices LOL and so what. If I feel like missing out on an amazing party I will do it and happily swap it for a cosy evening at home. Just do what you want and trust me you will feel more free than ever.

I simply decided to go with Love. Perhaps it is because I do what I love for living, perhaps it is because I am a mother and I managed to escape the wheel of tiring lifestyle and craziness of two jobs. Who knows? I just feel happier and better and I want to feel like that at all times.

Existuji ruzne formy viry, ruzna nabozenstvi, teorie a filozofie a prestoze se nepovazuju za zadneho experta, zacala jsem se o nektere vice zajimat. Zacala jsem delat veci jako meditace a jsem odhodlana poznat vic sama sebe a poslouchat sama sebe. Chci se stat vyrovnanym clovekem, ktery dokaze kontrolovat sve myslenky, chci citit lasku at se deje co se deje, chci se divat na veci ze spravneho uhlu, i kdyz se to mnohdy zda nemozne.

A pokud si rikate, ze jsem se zblaznila, nezblaznila. Clovek ma dat na sve pocity a je mi dobre, kdyz se pomalu vydavam na cestu sebepoznani a lasky a navic, komu tim skodim? Rika se, ze dokonce pokud chcete pomahat ostatnim, tak musite zacit mit nejprve sam u sebe. Existuje spousta duvodu a teorii a myslim, ze do jednoho clanku se vsechny me myslenky a postrehy v zadnem pripade nevlezou. Kazdy z nas ma pravo na krasny zivot, zivot plny lasky, naplneni, poznani a radosti. A techto veci se dosahe lepe, pokud se mate radi, najdete pozitivni zpusob zivota. 

A tak mam pred sebou misi. Chci se mit rada, chci sebe davat na prvni misto, chci byt ztelesnenim pozitivnim energie a chci aby moje krasna aura zarila na mile daleko a mela pozitivni dopad na vsechny kolem. 

Ale takova mise neni jenom tak. Predstavte si, ze cely zivot vam nekdo neco rika, az tomu zacnete verit. A kdyz to nekomu trvalo roky vam urcite myslenky a nazory dat do hlavy, nestane se prece ze dne za den, ze se jich zbavit a budete se milovat a videt vse ve spravnem svetle. 

A tady je par veci, ktere se budu snazit dodrzovat.

Nereste vzhled do takove miry – Ted se asi pousmejete a reknete si, je to blogerka. Ta by mela brat svuj vzhled v potaz. To ano, ale nehrotit to. Myslim, ze za posledni rok jsem se konecne naucila chodit ven i bez makeupu. Kdyz nechci, nedam si ho. A je mi dobre, citim se hezky i tak. Prestala jsem resit vahu a vycitat si, ze si dam neco “zakazaneho”. A prestala jsem se psychicky trestat za to, ze nejsem dost hubena, dost krasna, nemam dokonalou plet. A vite proc? Protoze mam dalsich x veci, ktere mam dobre. A soustredim se na ty. Jsem za ne rada, delam z nich sve prednosti a ucim se mit rada sama sebe. 

Nesrovnavejte se – S timto porad hodne bojuju a to hlavne v dnesni dobe digitalniho sveta. Vsude na me cihaji dokonale fotografie, dokonale tela, dokonale vse. Ale pomalu si uvedomuju, ze ja jsem unikat. Nikdo neni presne jako ja. Nikdo nema takove vizualni citeni jako ja a najdou se lidi, kterim se libi presne to co ztelesnuju ja. Ti ostatni zase nemaji to co vy. A to ze se srovnavate vam akorat ubira radost z veci kolem. Predstavte si, ze jste treba na dovolene a prozivate absolutni extazi na plazi s koktejlem v ruce a projde kolem vas super fit kocka a vas to zaboli u srdce, protoze ma treba o cislo mensi velikost. No a co? Ten moment vam prave vzal radost z momentalni situace. A pritom treba vubec nevite v kolika vecech jste mozna lepsi nez ta zena. Mate jine prednosti a talenty a tak nedovolte, aby vam nejaka srovnani ubrala ani spetku radosti. 

Vazte si sebe a drzte si svou cenu – Znat svou cenu je velmi klicove ve vztazich, v praci a vubec obecne. Neponizujte se, nedelejte veci zbytecne zadarmo, nenechte se vyuzivat. Ja jsem leta delala na blogu zadarmo, delala lidem otroka, protoze jsem se chtela zavdecit. A k cemu? Pokud pomuzete to je normalni, delat veci z lasky protoze chcete. Ale musite si neustale hlidat svou cenu. Vsichni jsme si rovni a tak se nenechte ponizovat tim, ze vasi hodnotu nekdo nerespektuje. 

Naucte se rikat NE a rikejte ANO sobe – I dneska obcas citim vinu, kdyz nekomu reknu ne. Ale vzdy si reknu, ze v tom pripade sobe rikam ANO. Neznamena, ze jste spatny clovek, kdyz urcite veci odmitnete, ale nejde vsem porad dokola rikat ano na vsechno a vsechny pozadavky. Zatezujete tim sve telo a svou mysl. Tim nechci rict, at se z vas stane sobec, ale jenom vice zvazujte situace. Pokud jste unaveni a reknete kamaradce, ze s ni nepujdete na vino, tak to nevadi. Myslim totiz, ze lepsi spolecnik budete az na pristi schuzce, kdyz budete odpocati. 

Starejte se o sebe – Nase telo je nas chram a presto se k nemu tak nechovame. I kdyz vime, ze je lepsi jist zdrave, dobre spat a zit bez stresu, tak se k nasemu chramu chovame jako odpad. Ja nerikam uplne vypustit vino a nedat si uz nikdy nic smazeneho. Jenom rikam, ze je dobre se o ten nas chram starat. On nam to vrati ve forme energie, zdravi a stastneho pocitu. Uplne nejvetsi jed dnesni doby je stres. Lide jsou prepracovani, nechaji se vytocit a nedaji telu ani moment kvalitniho odpocinku. A to si ten nas chram nezaslouzi. Ja zacala trosku meditovat a cvicim pro pocit. A take chodim na dlouhe prochazky a po kazde z techto cinnosti je mi opravdu dobre. 

Delejte co chcete ne to co se od vas ocekava – “Co by na to rekla maminka/sousedka/sef/ucitelka”? Znate to? Vsichni v nasi spolecnosti maji urcita ocekavani a za ta leta se clovek nauci jakoby delat veci, ktere se spolecnosti jevi jako “normalni”. Zena pripravi cele rodine veceri, i kdyz se ji nechce, je nemocna ci unavena….! Prijde vam pozvanka na party a nechce se vam a stejne jdete, abyste potesili ostatni. Proc? Myslete vic na sebe, mejte se rada a kdyz vas neco ucini v ten moment vic stastnou tak to udelejte. Tim opet nerikam prestat svym dete varit, ale kazdy z nas ma mit urcitou svobodu. A lide by si meli delat co se jim chce. Ja jsem treba minuly i predminuly tyden snidala porad zeleninovou polevku, i kdyz to neni uplne tradicni snidane. No a co? Mela jsem pocit, ze mi v ty rana proste nejvic prospeje. A pak jsem se dovedela, ze je to vlastne jedna z nejlepe zvolenych snidani, jenom to neni rozsireny zpusob. Britove jsou hrozne udiveni pokud clovek snida “trochu jinak”a  bylo mi to vzdycky jedno. LOL

Ja jsem se proste rozhodla se mit vic rada, chovat se k sobe hezky, ke sve mysli a svemu telu. Proc se zbytecne zatezovat spatnym a cernotou. Mozna je to i tim, ze jsem zacala delat praci, kterou miluju, ze mam dite a ve spravny cas vyskocila za prokleteho kolobehu dvou praci a unavneho zivota. Kdo vi. Ale je mi urcite lepe. 

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Transfer the basket bag trend to fall and winter

Picture source : Pinterest

Basket bags have exploded and they are everywhere I go. Try to scroll down your Instagram feed without finding at least one cute basket bag…hard task. And as a lot of people I fell in love with this trend. It is somehow that old but new trend that will never go out of fashion. These bags have been around forever but this season there is a huge hype about them. I mean what a good move from Prada made to include them in their collection.

Anyway, if you like me fell in love with this trend you do not have to cry the summer will be over in few weeks as they look cute with warmer outfits too. Imagine chunky knits, coats all kind of colours and materials, fur and cool sneakers or boots. You can even bring to live that cute summer white dress as with basket bag and cute knitted long cardigan you will bring it all back to live.

So it is never too late to get your basket bag and rock it all year round.

Kosiky jsou mega hitem sezony. Prakticky je to takovy ten nestarnouci kousek. No vzpomente si, ze kdyz jezdite na dovolenou at uz letos ci pred deseti lety. Vzdy najdete nejaky ten stanek, ktery tyhle kabelky prodava. Ale jak uz to tak v mode byva, tyhle veci jsou jednou na vrcholu a pak to zase odezni. Tohle leto na me na Instagramu vyskoci kosiky snad kazdych pet minut. A jako spousta lidi jsem se i ja do tohoto trendu zamilovala. 

A pokud jste na tom stejne, nemusite plakat, protoze jak koukam, daji se nosit i na podzim a v zime. Ja jsem na Pinterestu nasla spoustu inspirace. A uz me honi jako pokazde ruzne vize …. hunate svetry, kabaty, kozacky ci tenisky a vysneny kosicek. Myslim, ze Prada to docela vychytala zaradit podobny kosik do sveho repertoaru. 

A tak neni nikdy pozde si poridit dalsi kosicek.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream

So last night a late night message from one of my best friends…I need your help. OK, I had a feeling it will be nothing serious but fun and yes! She said I am going to a Midsummer night’s dream party and I need to find a dress that is in that theme. I want to look good but not feel hot as the temperatures have been crazy here. Dolce & Gabbana had a whole collection around it but it will be impossible to source.

What was going through my mind? Dolce headbands and tiaras, flower crowns and lot of romantic vibe style dresses. First names that came to my mind Dolce & Gabbana, Zimmermann, Ermanno Scervino, Temperley and some others. If it was up to me based on what she said this one would be the winner.

So when I turned off my laptop I thought what a great inspiration article this would be. I am so glad I can share these beautiful pieces with you as well. Nothing better than Shakespeare and lovely garments.

Vcera pozde v noci mi prisla zprava od kamaradky … potrebuju pomoc. Hned jsem nejak tusila, ze to nebude nic vazneho, spis zabava a taky ze jo. A ona me poprosila at ji pomuzu najit vhodne saty na party ve stylu Sen noci svatojanske. Dolce & Gabbana meli celou stejnojmenou kolekci, ale to sehnat takhle rychle by bylo na nadlidske sily.

A hned mi zacaly vrtat hlavou napady…Dolce celenky a koruny, koruny z kvetin a hodne romantiky, rozevlate lehke saty a hedvabi. Prvnich par jmen ktera me napadla Dolce & Gabbana, Zimmermann, Ermanno Scervino, Temperley a par dalsich. Kdybych mela vybrat jedny jedine na zaklade toho co mi rekla, budou to tyhle

No a tak me tak v noci, kdyz jsem vypnula pocitac napadlo o tom napsat clanek. Je to prece tak krasna inspirace. Shakespeare a krasne obleceni…nemusite mi rikat dvakrat. LOL

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I designed a dress! Such a surreal moment!

If you told me few years ago I was going to be asked to design a dress I would tell you NO WAY. When I was approached last year by maternity shop Mayarya to be one of the bloggers  to design a dress I still did not believe it. You know with big and long term projects it can be tricky and lot of things can go wrong. It was a long journey however I knew straight away what I wanted. And I am now at the end and the dress is available here. It is honestly such a surreal moment and such an important point in my blogging career. I could not be more grateful.

I knew what I wanted to design straight away. I wanted multifunctional dress you can wear during pregnancy and after and also at all stages but I did not want anything too plain or boring. I wanted a dress that will work for evening and day and you can change quickly just by different styling. That is why I am styling it in two very different ways to show it works with biker boots as well as long line blazer and heels for more formal occasions or an office job. And to explain everything even more I will share the interview I have done for Mayarya.

What/Who inspired the design collaboration with Mayarya?

A while back I came across a stunning dress worn by Miroslava Duma who is a huge fashion icon and a mother. I loved everything about the dress – the colour, the cut, the shape, the material and how versatile it was. And when I was asked to design a maternity dress I knew that dress was going to be my starting point. I wanted to create chic, versatile design that pregnant ladies will get lot of wear out of. I wanted flattering dress and cape dresses are a perfection option in pregnancy. Women gain weight and this dress covers your arms but still gives you some air on a hot day. I chose green as it is my favourite colour but it is also the colour for 2017. It will compliment lot of skin tones and will be a nice change from traditional black.

What was most important factor to you when designing this piece?

I wanted to create a day to night dress that will be suited for different occasions. Women that are pregnant sometimes do not want to spend too much money on totally new wardrobe so I wanted to create a dress that I could wear to the office with a blazer but when I take it off in the evening it will look glamorous with the right shoes or necklace. This dress is also the type of dress you can grow in to. You can wear it after you had a baby, at early or later stage of pregnancy. One thing I really missed when I was pregnant were pieces I could wear in the office but could use after work. I had so many fashion events a week and wanted to look good with the bump during the day and evening as well.

Tell us why you collaborated with Mayarya and what is special about your piece.

I worked with the brand when I was pregnant and I really liked their selection of dresses. Maternity wear can be lacking style sometimes however every time I checked new arrivals on Mayarya there was always something chic and interesting I found. And it is absolutely amazing I can add a piece to their already great selection of clothes. And it is an absolute dream to be able to design a dress. Definitely one of the goals I have always wanted to achieve in my blogging career.

How would you style this piece? Where do I start? There are endless options. When I was shooting this dress I decided to present two very different stylings to show how easy it is to wear it. I would wear it with a longline blazer to the office and pair of heels, flats, lovely brooch and chic sunglasses. I would also wear it on my holidays for dinner with nice gladiator sandals, scarf in my head and some gorgeous earrings or necklace. What I love about the colour is that you can wear it with accessories of different shades. I can see it with gold or silver, nude, black or tan. And as you can see from my styling you can even try more edgy styling like biker boots,more striking silver hard wear and denim. This is so good for hanging around some cool places in London.

What advice would you give to first-time mothers?

Listen to your heart. There are so many opinions coming to you from everybody but you should always listen to your heart and your baby.

Share your maternity and post-pregnancy must-have item.

Oversized white shirt.

Tell us about your beauty regime. How do you retain an effortless healthy glow juggling baby/kids?

I am very lucky that as a blogger I get access to lot of great products thanks to different collaborations. I feel I am more into beauty since I got pregnant as you really have to start to look after yourself when you are a mum. I would use good products in the morning and evening and also try to eat healthy as much as possible. I would love to say it is due to sleep but at the moment I do not sleep. LOL And I discovered Skin Laundry which is amazing and even after a sleepless night it sorts my skin out.

How do you maintain a healthy balance between family, friends and time with your husband?

It is not going to sound very romantic but definitely due to good planning. I live in London but my family is in Czech Republic where I was born so I have no baby sitting. I take the baby to as many fashion and blog related events and meetings as possible. I bring my friends to events as plus one so we get to see each other and always make sure I spend at least one day a week with my husband. There is lot of going on and I am busier than ever but at the same time I love it.

Kdyby mi pred par lety nekdo rekl, ze navrhnu saty, tak bych si asi klepala na celo. Ale minuly rok me obchod s materskou modou Mayarya oslovil, jestli bych pro ne nechtela navrhnout saty. Za celou dobu procesu a navrhu jsem si to moc nepripoustela, je to velky projekt u ktereho se muze spousta veci pokazit a proto jsem o tom moc nemluvila. A ted se porad musim stipat, jestli je to pravda ci se mi to zda, ale jsem ve finale a saty se daji koupit tady. 

Od sameho zacatku jsem vedela, ze chci multifunkcni saty, ktere se budou dat nosit na vecer i den a hlavne se budou dat nosit behem tehotenstvi a i po porodu. Sama jsem nesnasela utracet penize za veci, ktere si uz pak nikdy nedam. A jak vidite, tyhle saty mam na sobe i ted a vypadaji dobre. A hlavne jsem chtela ukazat, ze se daji na hodne zpusobu at uz s kotnikovyma kozackama a dzinovou bundou ci s prodlouzenym sakem do kancelare. Takoveto tehotenske modely mi opravdu chybely. 

A abych vysvetlila vsechny myslenkove pochody, ktere staly za timto navrhem, podivejte se na vyse uvedeny rozhovor, ktery jsem poskytla prave pro online stranky obchodu Mayarya. 

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