The Moving Process

Happy Sunday-funday, Lovies!! 
If you don’t follow me on social media (@SilviaMelange), you must think I really suck and I can’t blame you. I’ve been hyping you up for months with this big secret; All I ended up saying was “I moved to Amsterdam” and then I just fell off the face of WordPress! I’m taking the time today to explain myself and to update you on what’s been going on with me. 
I don’t know if you guys ever had to pack up and move to another country. I literally had 2 weeeks to get through everything I own and make the decision what stays and what goes! I had to do this once before, when I moved back home from the US and I had forgotten how cleansing the process is. I also realized how much “junk” I have accumulated in the 3 years I was back home. From cute outfits I no longer wear to things I question my sanity about buying- the struggle was real! A lot of us swear by the “if you haven’t worn it in a year- toss it” golden rule but do we actually follow it?! I know I don’t, so this time I applied a different philosophy: 

    If it doesn’t make you happy-toss it!


It’s going to be a month since I moved tomorrow- I don’t miss or regret any of the items I threw or gave away. I advise you to try this clutter fighting technique even if you are not moving anywhere. 

Finishing up work projects and canceling all sorts of subscriptions and contracts took most of my time. I didn’t really have anything to blog about and I’d rather present you with inconsistent but quality content than pile you with 3 automated crappy posts per day like some ppl do. 

Then there was the emotional part: 

My family is used to my wandering nature by now. However, knowing I live in the same city and for the most part I’m a phone call away has been a nice change for my parents, regardless of my countless business and private trips and after 5 years of me living in the US. Between running errands I was focused on spending time with my family and going to countless gatherings organized by relatives and friends, related to my move. Where I’m from, when you move away (and every time you visit afterwards), you are almost obligated to go to every gathering your family and close relatives organize in your honor, to see you and spend time with you before you move to a new country. 

That pretty much sums it up, Lovies. Tune in tomorrow for a “My first month in Amsterdam” post, where I’ll share some adventures and insights. 

Things are slowly falling into place and this city is really stimulating my creativity. I’m hoping I’ll finally be able to get back to regular posting in July! I have so much to share with you, just bear with me! 

Love you all, Silvia Mèlange 


Sunday Brunch 

🇧🇬 below/ български превод

Astronomical Spring might be on its way but today we had a nasty 4°C weather and even snow in the early evening hours. I had an outfit ready to wear and shoot for you Lovies, but in such conditions on a Sunday it’s practically impossible to get me out of the house. Instead of being a couch potato, I decided to throw a little Sunday brunch with some german food and good friends. We also had a special guest- Cookie, the white spitz! 

You have to exhaust her with games if you want a decent shot of her cute self 😻

I also braved the cold and took a few snaps of my casual Sunday look (outfit details below): 



I’m kinda proud of myself because my face doesn’t suggest how cold I actually was, even tho the whole shoot didn’t take more than 10 minutes! 

German schnitzel with handkäse

✨Outfit details✨
Victoria’s Secret hoodie (supermodel off duty collection)

H&M light sweater in ink grey 

FishBone distressed denim

Ugg boots- Classic tall boot in chestnut 
How was your Sunday? Are you as ready for Spring as I am? Let me know in the comments below 😉
Love, Silvia Mèlange 
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Астрономическата пролет наближава, но днес бях посрещната от 4°С и дори сняг привечер! Имах съчетан тоалет, готов за носене и снимки за вас Любовчета, но в такова време е невъзможно да ме изкараш от къщи. Вместо да се сраствам с дивана, реших да организирам брънч с немска храна и добри приятели. От снимките по-горе виждате, че имахме и специален гост- Куки, бял немски шпиц, неспособна да стои мирно дори за една снимка (освен ако не я измориш с игри). 

Успях да преборя студа за няколко снимки на мързеливия ми неделен аутфит, издърпан от гардероба на случаен принцип! Леко се гордея със себе си, защото лицето ми на снимките не издава колко ми беше студено докато снимахме, въпреки че цялата сесия не отне повече от 10 минути. 
Как беше вашата неделя? Писна ли ви от студа, както на мен? 
С обич, Силвия Меланж 

My month in Instagram posts *January*

Happy Thursday, Lovies!

I’ve been so busy at work, I’m not realizing I haven’t even posted on Instagram as much as I usually do!

I did manage to change my hair a little bit and visit an art gallery on a work related event. I can’t share much else at this time, but soon I will reveal what I’m really up to! And it’s good!

In other news, we are six to seven weeks away from Spring and I don’t know about you but I’m ready for this snow to be gone-zo!

As we enter “The month of Love” that’s all I wish for you- Love! Love yourself- that’s the most important Love before any other. Whether you are single or in a relationship, you have reasons to celebrate this month!

With all my Love, Silvia Mèlange

Fashion Week Sofia 2016 

Sofia Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2016 wrapped up this last Friday. It was a glamorous event, I highly recommend you visit if you happen to be in town.

This was the first Fashion Week I’m attending that not only has a dress code, but it’s strictly formal! What happened to self expression and street style?

A little bird told me this is only the second year Fashion Week Sofia is officially happening! They clearly have a lot more to learn and I have to admit, I went in with no clue what to expect! Despite the fact the organizers think of it more as a beauty contest and I’m fairly certain some “fashionistas” recycled their HS prom outfits (I got the pics to prove it), the actual show was glamorous and not over the top. I only wish there was more fashion and personal style, compared to showing off and posing…

Now the positive parts:

I loved the variety of people I met and their views on the collections and fashion in general! It was a great insight of the fashion scene in an “irrelevant”country, getting its first taste of fashion in general. I couldn’t have thought of a better location to set the mood for the event.


With a few exceptions, most of the models were actually models and could have walked Marc Jacobs in New York just as well ( miss whatever of whatever, love handles are unacceptable and for God’s sake, either learn to walk in heels or just request flats!). So here’s a few fashion NO-NO- JUST-DONT’s:




Aside of the why- the- f#ck-did-you-wear-that and do-you-own-a-mirror girls, there was some form of fashion:

I’m not gonna fail to mention the catastrophic closing of the first night (International designers), with a tasteless display of animal cruelty; a pair of the newest Dior sunglasses, modeled by the most “famous” local h0es (yes, the zero is purposely put there), modeling with a sphynx cat who was mortified!


Although, copy-cats make me sad, I am happy to report, a few designers actually do posses creativity and originality! All is not lost and I’m looking forward to seeing more IDEAS! 

The after party on closing night was awesome with FashionTV’s very own Ania J and we danced on the runway with the models. 

With that being said, Fashion Week Sofia managed to pleasantly surprise me with glamour and fabulousness!

Love, Silvia Mèlange

            Седмица на модата в София: 

                       Есен- Зима 2016


Седмицата на модата Есен-Зима 2016 приключи миналия петък! Блестящо събитие, което препоръчвам да посетите ако сте в София.

Това е първата Седмица на модата, на която присъствам, не просто със съществуващ дрес-код, но задължително Официален! Какво, за Бога, се случи с личния експресивен и уличен стил?!?

Едно птиченце ми каза, че това е едва втория сезон на Модна седмица на София! Определено имат какво да научат, но трябва да призная; не знаех какво да очаквам! Освен факта, че доста “модни блогъри” определено са рециклирали тоалетите си от бала (имам снимки, доказващи твърдението ми), самото шоу беше бляскаво и красиво! Просто ми се искаше да видя повече личен стил, вместо позьорство и парадиране..
По-горе може да видите няколко Защо-за Бога-облече това и Ама-вие-имате-ли-огледало композиции!

Сега за позитивните страни:

Хареса ми разнообразието от хора, които срещнах и тяхната преспектива върху колекциите и самото  шоу. Беше забавно да чуя и видя гледната точка на държава, едва прохождаща от страна на модната индустрия.

С няколко изключения, моделите бяха истински модели, достойни да ходят шоу на Марк Джейкъбс в Ню Йорк (извинете, паласките са недопостими на подиума), или се научете да ходите на токове, или поискайте балеринки!

Ако игнорираме Защо-за-Бога-облече-това момичетата, имаше модели, които ми взеха дъха:

Въпреки, че копирачите ме разочароваха, гордо заявявам, че съществуват български дизайнери със собствени идеи! 

Афтър партито последната вечер беше страхотно! Госта на вечерта беше страхотната Ania J от FashionTV, а гостите танцувахме направо на подиума с моделите. 

Има още много за учене в сравнение със световната модна седмица, но съм горда да обобщя: Седмицата на модата в София ме изненада приятно с бляскавостта си❣

Office morning to a Saturday morning: the walk of shame

Saturday morning, 8 am and yours truly is third in line at Starbucks.. In Friday morning’s casual office look! The only difference between me and the two ladies in front- I didn’t look like it! No heels over my shoulder, no smudged mascara. Ignoring the voice of shame in my head, I was kinda proud of myself. 

The naked truth is, I wasn’t going planing on a crazy night. The original plan was a double date at the end of a long week. Somehow it turned into a quick visit to my favorite bar. It wasn’t one drink and two hours later, I found myself posing in the middle of the street on the way to my favorite club. 

top: Mango denim: Zara shoes: Bianco footwear bag: Guess

I had so much fun, ended up dancing the night away and for a first time in a while, I closed the club down at 7 something in the morning 😂

I thought my walk of shame is leaving the club at such an hour in yesterday morning’s attire. Then I realized, I don’t blend in with the parade of pale faces in tight dresses and messy hair! I managed to leave the house looking perfectly acceptable for a casual Friday at the office, partying all night and still looking like a workaholic on Saturday morning! 

 On the way to Starbucks I took another pic, just to have a base of comparasent:

The secret to my look: a good concealer and the right tinted moisturizer, combined with a waterproof eyeliner and mascara. Don’t forget to drink 200 ml of water for every drink you have throughout the night! 

Cheers, Silvia Mèlange 

Midweek shenanigans 

Wednesday night and your best friend who you haven’t seen (Skype doesn’t count) since 2013, is in town for two days. What do you do?! You get online and you find the most fabulous place having a “Ladies night” and get ready for an adventure. It’s the middle of the week and your head is up in your work projects so you need a plan of action:

 A quick shower upon arriving home, followed by a strong iced coffee can do miracles after even the roughest work days! After you are all pampered and refreshed you have a totally different outlook on life! 

The following tip never fails me: even if you are exhausted and you feel kinda down, dress up and before you know it, you will feel just as glamorous as you look!

 Go ahead, slip on that gorgeous JLo Collection dress, put your favorite almost-summer heels (in my case an open toe Guess stilettos), pair it up with a cute clutch (faux fur) and add some statement jewelry. 

My “theme” for this summer?! Flirt❣ Flirt with colors, lengths, fabrics and boys if you are single ;] But focus on the top part of my statement! 

Your cab’s here!

Xoxo, Silvia Mèlange 


speaking of flirting



 Channeling my inner Olivia Pope (fall edition) 

Happy Friday eve you guys! Channeling my inner Olivia Pope in my office wear today! Who doesn’t have a girl crush on Kerry Washington and her onscreen persona?! Olivia Pope has a mind bending career and impeccable style: ever noticed how she is at the bar looking fabulous and 5 minutes later she has to give a press conference at the White House, wearing the same outfit and looking amaze balls?! Adding the way she carries herself and her love for wine factors and she is officially crowned  My spirit animal or “goals af” as they say. The best part- When I looked at my pictures that same night, everything reminded me of her and it wasn’t intentional! I also learned you cannot go wrong with a pencil skirt 😉

Stay stylish! With Love, Silvia Mèlange

coat and skirt: Zara low cut sweater: H&M boots and bag: Guess

Scroll past the funny looking text for more pics 🙂

Честито петъчно навечерие, приятели! Излъчвам моята вътрешна Оливия Поуп в този офис тоалет. Кой не си пада момичешки по Кери Уошингтън и телевизионната й самоличност?! Оливия Поуп има шеметна кариера и безпогрешен стил. Забелязвали ли сте как седи в бара, изглеждайки зашеметяващо и пет минути по-късно дава прес-конференция в Белия дом със същия тоалет, изглеждайки безупречно? Добавяйки класата й и любовта й към виното, Оливия Поуп е моята муза! Когато погледнах снимките от обедната ми почивка, автоматично се сетих за нея 🙂

Бъдете стилни! С любов, Силвия Меланж

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My Quarter life crisis and The Big 25

Back in January, I started thinking about my birthday this year. I love my birthday so I always get excited when June hits but never six months early… I was feeling weird, couldn’t pin it down. Maybe I was stressed from my crazy schedule or just generally tired. As the winter months were turning to spring, I was actually getting excited- after a turn of events for a first time in my life, I was moving to my very own place and had the opportunity to create my personal little Nirvana. Still something felt unsettling, I wasn’t happy.

One day I was sharing my frustration with a friend over coffee when she mumbled something about how she didn’t end up being where she was supposed to be by her age (24). Later that day I remembered a recent conversation with another friend, we’ll call him Joe. Sunny and kind, a combat veteran who traveled half the world and is one of the most intelligent and involved people I have ever met. He shifted the conversation toward how he feels incomplete and wants to find the One, settle down and have a few children. He felt like at his age (38), he was supposed to look for preschools somewhere in suburbia and gush over yearbook pictures. Supposed to and expected by whom? Aren’t we supposed to draw our own map, chose our way?

The following morning while doing yoga it dawned on me: 25. My problem was that this year my birthday was different: I was turning 25 and it wasn’t just another party. Somehow there was no more college and worrying about homework. It seemed like I woke up out of nowhere and I was late for work, about to put my razor in my mouth and my toothbrush on my leg, while debating what day it is and what am I going to make for dinner tonight. I was nowhere near where I was supposed to be by the time I hit the big 25. As I proceeded to make coffee, I started getting my answers. “Supposed to” is a synonym to “Expect to” so the question here was expected by whom? By that 18 year old girl on prom night, thinking the world is just waiting for her to conquer it? The one that was sure she had it all figured out because every move was carefully planned out? Was I still the same person I was 6-7 years ago? How could I have possibly known about all the twists and turns, the peaks and lows on my then spotless map? The adventures, the people and explorations along the way that influenced and shaped me and helped me discover things I never knew existed?!

Yes, I’m not some hotshot Psych profiler, living somewhere glamorous on a six figure salary and I can’t afford everything I want. I don’t have a bunch glamorous friends and every now and then, I end up having too much month at the end of my money. But I have discovered something else; the confusion, the discoveries, fears and doubts, the mistakes are all okay! As much as I would like it to be, the answer is not always 42.. Gestalt philosophy claims: What it is Is. So simple and right in front of us yet so hard to truly comprehend: reality is what it is, not what we would like it to be, not what it was last year, not what it would be next year. Our reality simply is what it is. The only way one can change that is by acknowledging the current situation. That is directly linked with another “in your face” yet hard realization: I am who I am! Not who I thought or would like to be, not the one I used to be: I simply am who I am. Jorge Bucay adds that all our neurosis begin when we try to be someone we are not.

It never crossed my mind that my love for animals would make me become a vegetarian or that I have a passion for cooking and experimenting with different cuisines. That just with one summer of frequenting the city, I’d not just fall in love with art but create my own. That being a bartender could be so much fun, that I would get the chance to meet so many different people and learn about many colorful cultures. That my fondness for fashion would grow into an Instagram page with a little over a 1000 followers (I love you so much guys!) after six months of me sharing what I wear, eat and where I go.

I read somewhere that the best way to ruin your twenties is to worry how you are not where YOU expected to be. So I realized: I was sitting around feeling sad over a half way fantasy future, I could never be certain would even happen. Over something that simply wasn’t my calling. I took a deeper look at my life so far: I’m what seems like galaxies away from that adorably naive 18 year old girl. I have traveled and seen so many amazing things, I have learned so much about culture and life but most importantly, myself.  Life is a journey and sometimes, you have to close a door shut in order to have a sunny window open right in front of you. So what do I do now, where do I head next? After making the scary decision to ditch the path I carefully drew when I was 18, I took some time off. Spent my days reading, painting, meditating and just letting my thoughts wander. I didn’t have to let my knowledge go to waste, just take a different approach. I’ve always been an inspiration seeker and it’s time I give back! That means coming out of my comfort zone, doing things I’ve never done, visiting new places and most of all- learning and sharing my journey with all of you!

This is how the idea for this blog was born. Here I will be sharing my life experiences. My thoughts and adventures from what to wear today/night and what to make for dinner to life changing decisions and personal experiences. Wander, explore and learn while experimenting with clothes, food, events and countries.

Welcome to my journey to reaching the best possible version of myself!

                                                                                  Xo, Silvia Mélange