How to make February more glamorous

Pictures: Hazel Hurley

Wearing: Dress: Motel Rocks, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Chanel, Jacket: Oasis, Hat: Asos

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January is gone. Yay for lot of people. I remember when I used to work in an office how people did not like January. There were constant complaints about lack of money after Christmas, lot of moaning, evenings in and beans on toast for lunch. People were saving money, eating healthy and almost stopped having fun. And social media isn’t much different however people on social media do not show the real face so it is more about being vegan for a month and dry January.

And although February still means cold weather and for some people it is still that “boring” period of the year I want to cheer you up and motivate you and show you how can you bring more fun and glam to your winter days.

  1. Throw a party – It can even be pyjama party however try to make it special. Invite your friends, bring lovely eye masks and start the evening with bubbles, good movie and nice canapés. The whole point of this to make it more glamorous and it is all about the small touches. If you can go big, throw a property party with nice food and cocktail dresses. Just keep a touch of glam whether it is nice wine glasses, good quality wine or lovely presented food.
  2. Buy something nice – Treat yourself. If you do not have big budget you can buy a nice lipstick. I am now so much into the new range of Dior Lip glow. It is for everybody as it is more tinted lip balm. I have been using the original for many years so it is such a treat to have option of new colours. Or it can be a nice treat like a cashmere scarf something that will give you a sense of luxury.
  3. Experiment with makeup – When we look good, we feel good or at least that is in my case. All of a sudden I feel more confident and I feel more glamorous. So why not to change something in your every day makeup. Who says that you cannot do more dramatic eyes on dress down Friday in the office? Put on that new lipstick or just look glam even when you have a weekday cinema date.
  4. Make your own cocktails – Even if you want to make your evening with favourite series more special this is worth it. Imagine sipping tasty cocktail from lovely decorated glass from your sofa watching Netflix. Touch of luxury and happy taste buds will make the difference.
  5. Do a cool workout class followed by a healthy brunch – Every time I go on social media or open my favourite magazine I find a new way how to work out. It is a fabulous way how to change your routine. And how about to go with your girlfriends and find the hottest spot in town for a brunch afterwards.
  6. Be part of Fashion Week season – I am not saying you have to sit front row but make fashion week part of your life. There are options how to stream the shows live and you can get the feel for new collections. You can even do it with your friends and organise a lovely afternoon in your flat and discuss the collection afterwards.
  7. Add one glamorous piece to your look every day – I love earrings and also my Chanel brooch. These things can add so much glam to your ordinary jumper. It is about making things more special, luxurious and feel good.
  8. Dine in style – If your budget does not let you to try a new restaurant or a luxurious brasserie you can dine in style at home. Find a new recipe and remember it is all about presentation. Even a simple roast chicken will look more high end if you serve it differently.

I wish you all successful and happy February and try to bring as much glam and luxury as possible. And remember luxury can be just to have time for yourself.

Leden je za nama a diky za to. Pro spousty lidi je to jeden z nejdepresivnejsich mesicu v roce. Velmi dobre si pamatuji, kdyz jsem jeste pracovala v kancelarskem kolektivu, jak lide nemeli radi leden. Porad si stezovali, ze musi setrit (to vite po Vanocich), jedli skrome, nechteli pit, ci drzeli dietu. A leden se pro vsechny vzdy tahnul. A tak nejak se vzdy vsichni tesili, az tento mesic skonci. 

A tak tu mame unor. Dalsi zimni mesic, ktery se muze nest v nudnejsim duchu. Uz se mozna nestmiva az tak pozde, ale jeste je zima, ponuro a lide se tesi na jaro. A tak me napadlo sepsat clanek s tipy, jak si tento mesic zprijemnit. Nejsem zastance extremu a proto ani uplne nesouhlasim, ze lide po obzerstvi pak proste propadnou an mesic veganstvi, jenom protoze je leden. Ocista je vzdy dobra, ale nemusi byt zrovna leden, aby jste se k ni odhodlali. A jak si teda ja budu zprijemnovat dalsi mesic?

  • Usporadejte vecirek – a muze to byt pyzamovy vecirek s kamaradkama, ale udelejte si ho lepsi. Kupte si treba sampanske ci prosecco, prineste si krasne ocni masky, udelejte si nehty u hezkeho filmu a udelejte si dobre jidlo, ktere taky hezky vypada. A pokud je vas rozpocet vetsi, klidne usporadejte poradnou party, kde urcite dress code – coktail party. A proc ne? Je sice unor, ale jde o to udelat neco takoveho prave v unoru.
  • Kupte si neco pekneho – Ja jsem se zamilovala do nove kolekce Dior Lip Glow. Originalni lip glow pouzivam jiz nekolik let a prijde mi skvele, ze si muzu poridit nove barvy. Muze to byt ale treba nova kasmirova sala, zkratka neco co vam doda pocit luxusu.
  • Experimentujte s makeupem – Nemusite si na sebe nalepit flitrove rasy, ale staci mala zmena. Co treba v patek do prace udelat vyraznejsi oci, ci si dat sytejsi rtenku. Staci mozna zmenit jednu vec. Ja kdyz mam hezky makeup, tak se citim uplne jinak.
  • Namichejte si koktejl – Jak si udelat normalni vecer doma u televize trosku jiny? Co tak si namichat nejaky dobry koktejl, sklenicku si nazdobite a prece jenom vecer u oblibeneho serialu nabyde trosku vice luxusu. Je to tak jednoduche.
  • Zkuste nove trendy cviceni a pak si zajdete na zdravy brunch – Pokazde, kdyz otevru Instagram ci oblibeny casopis, najdu nejake nove trendy cviceni. A myslim, ze je to prijemny zpusob jak trosku zmenit rutinu. A muzete si na hodinu zajit s kamaradkama a po te si rezervovat brunch v krasne restauraci ci kavarne. Udelejte si proste radost tim, ze vyzkousite veci a mista, ktera jsou “IN”.
  • Zucastnete se tydnu mody – A nemyslim tim, ze musite zjistovat jak se to dela. Muzete proste k vam pozvat kamaradky a podivat se na par prehlidek v primem prenosu. A po skonceni, muzet probrat, co se vam libilo. A samozrejme to muze byt u dobre kavy ci vina. To zalezi na vas. Jde o pocit, udelat neco jineho a prinest trosku mody do vaseho zivota.
  • Pridejte nejaky glam ci luxusni kousek k vasemu outfitu – Ja rada nosim svoji Chanel broz, ale opet to nemusi byt zavratne drahy kousek. Co treba bizuterie z retezce, ktera pusobi luxusne ci jinak uvazany satek. Jde o to neco zmenit a citit se dobre.
  • Jezte stylove – Ten kdo me sleduje delsi dobu, vi ze casto pisu i o dobrych restauracich. Rada zkousim novinky, restaurace, ktere jsou vyhlasene. Ale kdyz vam dam tip, at jite stylove neznamena, ze tim myslim jit do restaurace a utratit tam penize, ktere treba potrebujete na neco jineho. Ale muzete si napriklad vyhledat dobry recept a hlavne i kdyz veceri varite doma ji hezky presentovat. Hezka presentace a jak je jidlo naservirovane totiz udela hodne.

A tak vsem preju prijemny mesic unor a hlavne si ho uzijte. A hlavne si pamatujte, ze luxus muze spocivat i v tom, ze si udelate vice casu sama pro sebe.

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The Dress Edit

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I have had a little bit of more time on my hand when staying in Czech for winter holidays in the last few weeks and that could mean also one thing….creating wish lists and browsing on favourite on-line shops. Yes, you are reading it correctly. I love to procrastinate in this way.

And because I am counting days until first spring and summer days I am also dreaming about beautiful dresses we get to wear so here is a little selection of beautiful dresses. Whether you love luxury or your budget is more high-street hopefully you find something in my latest Dress Edit.

Ted kdyz jsem na dva tydny v Cesku tak mam o dost vice casu nez doma v Londyne a to taky znamena hodne prokrastinace. Prichytala jsem, ze travim hodne casu na ruznych e-shopech a tvorim si wish listy a prohlizim si veci, co se mi libi. Co uz se mnou, ze? 

A nejak me to chytlo za srdce a taky si uz snim o jaru a leta o tom jak budu nosit vice satu. A tak jsem udelala vyber krasnych kousku. Snad si kazdy vybere, zaradila jsem do vyberu levnejsi i drazsi kousky.

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Outfit: Another reason why you should do what you love

Pictures by Hazel Hurley 

Wearing: Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Stella McCartney, Shirt: System of Motion, Skirt: River Island, Sunglasses: Celine, Earrings: Lipsy via Asos

I go through phases when I am shopping like crazy and then through phases when I do not. My intuition (that is actually very good) tells me that this year I will be shopping a lot. (haha) Good news for the economy right and actually good news for me as I will just ticking of items from my wish list that gives me lot of satisfaction.

Of course I am also very lucky that thanks to this job I get gifted lot of amazing items from the most amazing brands. I have go the best clothes, skincare, designer items and that it thanks to this wonderful job I do. It is just such a dream.

Looking back at those years when I blogged and also had a full time office job I must admit I shopped a lot a lot just to compensate how stressed and overworked I was in my old job. It was getting something to cheer myself up because I had a hard week or conflict with clients. A bit like when people compensate troubles with drinking or food. Well, last year when I went full time blogging I really felt that I was thinking more about spending money as I did not have the inner pressure or something that was pushing me to do it. I just enjoyed days and what I do for living.

So my message to you is that you should do what you love as it can really make a difference in the areas of your life you would not even expect.

And also if you feel like it you can watch my latest Get unready with me video. 

Casto si prochazim obdobim, kdy mam obrovskou chut nakupovat a pak treba zase ne. Minuly rok to nebylo s tim nakupovanim az tak hrozne, ale moje intuice (a tu mam hodne vyvinutou) mi rika, ze letos to rozjedu asi vic. (haha) No pro ekonomiku je to dobra zprava a pro me asi taky, protoze miluju hrozne moc, kdyz si muzu z mych wish listu odskrtavat.

Samozrejme tady nebudu psat, ze si kupuju naprosto vse. Dostavam od firem, se kteryma spolupracuji diky teto praci naproste uzasne veci. Mam opravdu stesti, ze delam, co me bavi a diky tomu dostavam luxusni kosmetiku, obleceni a dokonce uz i designerske kousky. Je to zkratka sen. 

Kazdopadne mam pocit, ze jsem casto nakupovala hlavne v dobe, kdy jsem jeste pracovala v kancelari a vedla tento blog a nakupovala hlavne v dobe, kdy jsem mela tezky tyden ci den ci se citila prepracovana. Jakobych si kompenzovala stresove situaci novym trickem ci kosmetikou. A to se opravdu zmenilo v dobe, kdy jsem zacala blogovat na plny uvazek. Nebyla uz potreba, protoze jsem delala denne to, co me bavi. Ted urcite pracuju vice a stale mi nestaci cas na vse, co bych chtela, ale i tak nemusim zahanet konflitky v praci nakupovanim. Delam zkratka to co me bavi. 

A tak vam chci rict, ze pokud je to mozne, zkuste delat praci co vas bavi, protoze nikdy nevite, jake jine zivotni sfery vam to obohati a vylepsi. 

A taky kdyz se vam bude chtit, muzete se mrknout na me posledni video a vecerni rutinu tady v CR. 

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Outfit: Share the love on social media

Pictures: Hazel Hurley

Wearing: Belt: Gucci, Shirt: Shein, Coat: Armani Exchange, Bag: Chloe, Shoes: Gucci, Sunglasses: Celine, Jeans: Topshop

I have not slept since 3:30 AM and it is becoming more and more common when my little Liam wakes up that I cannot go back to sleep (I still love him guys though). I am writing this from my home town where I am visiting and I kind of have more time here than in London. I have time to reflect, think, work, workout and enjoy the company of my family.

And so then I started to scroll down my instagram feed in the middle of the night and going through tweets of my favourite people and just cannot believe how much love is missing from social media. Influencers offending each other, bloggers talking about people hating them, rude messages they get. I believe the more attention you give this the more it will stick.

Social media should be for spreading positive energy, spreading love, motivate and support. Life can be stressful as it is so when you tune on your favourite platform after work you should feel good and not read negative things. Or am I wrong?

And sadly even articles on blogs talking about negative things happening in the blogosphere are driving a lot of traffic. I just cannot get my head around it. I could sit down and write something similar but I chose not to as I really want my space to be positive space. I want people come here and feel good. Even writing this is a bit controversial as I am touching that topic but I simply want to tell you to share more love where ever you are and whenever. Give that like for another nice picture, share love in the comments and support each other. Good things will keep happening then.

And if you want to know more about my trip to Czech and more about me in general you can watch my latest video and subscribe to my channel. Thank you.

Od 3:30 od rana nespim, v posledni dobe, kdyz se Liam vzbudi v noci, nemuzu uz usnout (nebojte, mam ho rada porad stejne). A tak jsem uprostred nudy zacala prochazet Instagramem. Jsem ted na 2 tydny v Cesku a mam tak vic cas premyslet, pracovat, tvorit, cvicit a taky koukat na Twitter a Instagram.

A nemuzu tohle proste nenapsat, ale pripada mi, ze z Instagramu a socialnich siti se uplne prestava vytracet laska a pozitivita. Ja jsem vzdy chtela vest tento blog positivne, nestezovat si, motivovat druhe a inspirovat. A samozrejme i ja mam sve dny, ale neprestavam se divit jak na sebe lide utoci na socialnich siti. Blogeri urazi druhe blogery, mluvi o tom jake sokujici zpravy dostavaji a moje jedina rada jim zni, proste to ignorujte. Cim vic afektu tomu budete venovat, tim vice se to na vas bude lepit. 

I tento clanek je pro me trosku kontroverzni, ze to vubec zminuju, ale moje zprava vam zni spise at se mate radi. Moje predstava je takova, ze kdyz clovek prijde domu, ma sam sve strasti behem dne, tak snad nechce cist jak se nekdo hada na socialnich sitich at uz je to o volbe prezidenta ci o tom, ze jeden bloger urazi druheho. Ja chci cist hezke veci, ktere me daji do klidu. 

Takze se mejte radi, davejte dal liky a hezke komenty a drzte se zasady (pokud je to mozne), kdyz nemam rict co pekneho, nerikam radsi nic. Toho se drzim ja. A to se teprve budou dit veci. Pozitivni mysleni a chovani prinasi jenom to dobre. 

A pokud chcete vic vedet o me navsteve CR, mrknete na posledni video a prihlaste se k odberu. Dekuju.

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