Monday, August 28, 2017

COCKTAILS & POPCORN ft. SkinnyPop ♡

Hello my loves! How are you feeling now that summer is coming to an end? I am obviously really sad and I feel that it went by so fast but, at the same time, I am so happy for all the experiences that I had and all the memories. Also, I am particularly excited for fall, because September is when we start getting back in schedule and everyone is around again and the weather is nice.

Speaking of nice weather, there is nothing I enjoy more than outdoor celebrations. Fall is the perfect time to do such a thing since it's not too warm nor too cold and it's very befitting if you want to celebrate new beginnings or just see your friends again after the summer break. 

Now, there are numerous things you could do, from picnics to game nights to cooking mexican food with friends-which is my favorite. But, they all most certainly include alcohol. I don't particularly enjoy any booze other than wine (yay for rosé ♥), so cocktails really save the day when it comes to drinking something else. They are also much more boujee, fashionable and ladylike ;)



If you are like me and you can't quite understand those people who drink whiskey neat, then I am sure you are going to love the cocktails that my friends from SkinnyPop put together. I think there is one for every taste and they also propose some pairings with their uniquely flavored popcorn! I think the White peach Sangria one would taste divine!

I don't know about you, but I am dying to try out these cocktails and combinations at my next get-together with friends! What about you guys? What is your go-to drink for occasions like that? Let me know in the comments below ♥

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

BLOUSE SHIRT WISHLIST ft. ZAFUL ♡

Hello my darlings! Are you enjoying the last days of summer in your trendy blouse shirt from Zaful? I'm just trying to relax and recharge and get some vitamin D before I get back to my hectic everyday schedule. To be honest though, I'm kinda excited to see what the new season has to offer ♥

One of the reasons I like the early fall is the weather. It's not too hot nor too cold (most of the days) and you can do a lovely mix and match with your summer and your fall clothes and be stylish af. I feel like one key element in most closets this time of the year, is the shirt. Not only it is very classy and, without a doubt, a timeless staple, but it's also quite versatile.

You can wear it in so many different ways, with jeans, shorts, chinos, skirts and even on it's own as a dress. You can layer it with a sweater or a stylish jacket or use it as a cover-up for the beach. The possibilities are endless and you could say that a shirt is a safe bet when you are in doubt.

Thus, I teamed up with Zaful to share with you some of my favorite shirts from their website! 
(click on the images to visit the website and buy the items)

They also have a big Back to School promotion and I would totally advise you to check it out! 
Let me know your thoughts on those shirts in the comments below and don't forget to visit www.zaful.com ♥
And check out their blog:
Stay tuned for more! ;)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

EVENT PLANNING ft. PAPERLESS POST ♡

 
Good morning loves! How is August treating you so far? I've been sick for days but my cold is slowly subsiding and I am ready to seize the last days of summer!♥

Here, in Greece, summer equals a long pause when it comes to parties and events since everyone is pretty much scattered across the country on vacation. But, as fall approaches, people start making plans again to welcome the new season. Thus, I teamed up with Paperless Post, a company that helps you create online and paper stationery that reflects your individual aesthetic, to share with you some tips regarding events and planning.

If I am invited to a certain event, I always like to plan ahead. You need to check your schedule, RSVP (check out some lovely stationery here) and make any necessary purchases. The invitation will usually state the dress code (casual, formal etc.) and you must stick to it. I start by browsing my closet and checking to see if I have any outfits appropriate for the occasion and, preferably, something that I haven't worn to an event before. If I don't, I will go out and buy something and I will choose some pieces from my mum's recent jewelry line to go with it. If it's a birthday, a baby shower or a wedding, you must also take the gift into consideration.

If I am hosting the event (which I love to do) I like to pay attention to every little detail. Date, guests, food, music, decorations... As for the invitations, it depends on the type of the event. If it's something informal and I'm only inviting close friends, I will probably design the invitations by myself and send them via email. If it's more formal and the guest list is larger, I will order my invitations online and send them the traditional way.

Lately, online invitations have been extremely popular and for good reason. It's a fast, easy and very millennial way to communicate with your guests and friends and there are so many different options to choose from. Take Paperless Post, for example. They have collaborated with designers such as Kate Spade and Oscar de la Renta to provide you with stunning online cards and invitations. They have so many beautiful designs that I find it difficult to pick a favorite.

I will definitely use them the next time I'm planning an event, especially if it's related to fashion. In this business, looks matter more than anything else and you need to stay true to your style and manifest it in any way possible. From your clothes to your work and even your invitations. In my experience, a good invitation can make it or break it for any event.

If you are interested in digital cards and invitations, I highly recommend you to visit www.paperlesspost.com and check out their amazing stuff! 

Let me know your thoughts on event planning and invitations in the comments below ♥

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MORE SUMMER ESSENTIALS ft. ROSEGAL ♡

Hello my precious darlings! How are you this lovely day? Are you ready to discover more summer essentials? This time, I teamed up with Rosegalthe intimate fusion of endless possibilities that vintage and modern apparel has to offer. Their website is simply amazing and you can find a wide variety of stylish stuff to drool over. They even have a plus-size section which I think is amazing (even though I don't fall into that category). Everybody deserves cute and affordable clothes no matter what size they are! ♥

Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite pieces from rosegal.com . Believe me when I say it was really hard to narrow it down and only pick a few things.
I wanted to create a wishlist for Summer 2k17, even though August is the last month of summer. We still have plenty of sunny days ahead of us and, for some, summer is just beginning.


As for me, summer is one of my favorite times of the year for many reasons that I believe you all understand. One thing that I really love about it though, is fashion. I feel that it's so much easier to look cute during the summer, when you don't need to wear puffy coats and thick sweaters that hide your figure. Summer is the time to play with colors, patterns and embrace lightweight fabrics. And, of course, to enjoy life by the water in your favorite swimsuit.

For my wishlist, I picked some of my favorite swimsuits and rompers for summer time. In my opinion, rompers are the ish. Not only they look extremely cute and are very trendy atm, but they are so easy to pull off. Most of them are not too tight, thus allowing you to breathe and not sweat a pig, and you just throw them on and you are good to go for any occasion. You can wear them at the beach, to go shopping, to go grab some coffee, to go to a summer party etc. 

The first bikini that I chose is not the most practical, but it is super cute, without a doubt. I love the blue and white, the off the shoulder style and the lacing.

The second one is baby blue and scalloped, aka ideal for chic summer looks. You can find it in many other colors, even though I doubt that it will be a good fit for you if you are a bit more busty.

I feel like the third one that I chose is probably the trendiest this summer. It gives me serious Kourtney Kardashian (and maybe Baywatch?) vibes and I think it would look really sexy with a tan.

Lastly, I chose a one-piece that is white and chic. I think it would be perfect for some stylish Instagram pics #goals

As for the rompers, I chose two. I simply adore the red one with the floral pattern. Can't you tell that I'm a sucker for off-the-shoulder designs? 

The strapless striped one is also really cute and it has kind of a formal feel to it. Perfect for nighttime strolls. 

You want some new clothes, why not taking a look over here?
Summer sales ongoing, all from 33% off. Use code RGEN for another 10% off!
Time for a new outfit!

Let me know what are your favorite pieces from my wishlist in the comments below and don't forget to check out www.rosegal.com for more amazing clothes and accessories! ♥

Stay tuned for more ;)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

WEDDING GUEST STYLE GUIDE ♡

Hello my loves! How is your summer going so far? Mine has been crazy. Extremely busy, full of unexpected events and some amazing experiences that I can't wait to share with you. If you care for a glimpse, you can go check out my Instagram account (@helena_tsk). I really do hope that August will be good to us all. ♥

Anyway, as you may know, wedding season is still very much on. I mean, what better time to celebrate your love for your s.o. than now that the sun is shinning so bright? Being only 20 years old, wedding isn't currently in my short term bucket list. Nonetheless, I can still offer you my style advice.

In my previous post, we discussed the do's and don'ts of wedding gift giving and today we're going to talk about your clothes. Aka I'm trying to make you the best and most stylish wedding guest ever 😂 First, let me give you some tips that will help you survive a summer wedding. 

Choose lightweight fabrics

In my book, being Greek and all, summer equals some serious amounts of heat. Hence, you need to be dressed accordingly. Pick something airy and flowy and, preferably, stay away from anything too tight. The last thing you need is everyone staring at your sweat stains. You want to breathe properly and be comfortable for the long evening that awaits you. 

Be careful with the patterns

It is well known that summer wakes our inner flower child. Yes, bohemian vibes may be your ish, but for a wedding, you may want to consider toning it down a little bit. You don't want to look like a hippie or overdo it with crazy patterns. If you want your outfit to be more summer appropriate, you could opt for a monochromatic look with a nice color (not too bright).
If you are into color-blocking, stick with the pastels. Baby blue and rose quartz look a lot classier than hot pink and vivid turquoise.



Consider your poor feet

Some women can walk on stilettos with swag all day and others can't make a single step without tripping. Maybe you can practice or maybe that's just how things are. But, when it comes to a wedding, you need to be very thoughtful about the shoes that you pick. 
First of all, keep in mind that many summer weddings take place outdoors. While I want to think of myself as very skilled when it comes to walking (and dancing) on heels, I can't even stand the thought of doing that on grass, sand or anything other than solid ground. So you may want to keep that in mind before choosing sky high heels.
Luckily, fashion has evolved enough for us not to be required to wear heels to look formal or stylish and you can find amazing flats for any occasion.

Other than my tips, I highly suggest you take the following style guide into consideration:


And if you don't own a suit appropriate for the occasion? Worry not. You can always check out the tuxedo & suit rentals that The Black Tux has to offer! (hint: Christian Grey would approve)

Anyway, these are just some guest style suggestions. At the end of the day, keep in mind that you need to stay true to your personal style an aesthetic and simply adjust it to fit each event. Just be you boo ;)

What are you planning on wearing to the next wedding you're invited to? Let me know in the comments below ♥

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