Less is more

Greetings Lovies! 
This past Friday I attended the closing night of Sofia Fashion Week SS17. My schedule is so busy, that’s the only night I managed to grace with my presence. I won’t go into detail about my disappointment in the organization of the event and I’m not sure I’ll be writing a post about the clothes. Today, I’ll just share my look with you:


While I was going through my closet, searching for an outfit, I caught myself craving simplicity and comfort. In the sea of recycled prom dresses and heels one simply can’t walk in, I went for a Tommy Hilfiger dress, a statement piece worth remembering. After some deliberation, I decided to stick to comfort and paired it up with cute kitten heels from Esprit and minimal jewelry- a Pandora bracelet in old silver and my favorite name necklace. Wavy hair and a pop of red on my lips from Mac to finish the look: 

Keep it classy, ladies! 
Love, Silvia Mèlange

        Когато по-малко е повече



Привет, Любовчета! 
Този петък посетих последната вечер от седмицата на модата в София пролет-лято ’17. Графикът ми се пука по шевовете и това беше единственото събитие, което успях да вмъкна тази година. Няма да навлизам в детайли за разочарованието ми от организацията и чалгата, последвала ревюто на Валентино. Не мисля, че ще има пост за ревютата, които гледах. Миризмата на пот и задуха в залата победиха дори правостоящата тълпа по дънки и джапанки (?!). Днес ще говорим само за моят тоалет (на снимките горе). 

Докато преравях гардетоба в търсене на тоалет, усетих че жадувам нещо семпло и удобно. В морето от бални рокли и токчета, на който не можеш да застанеш камо ли да ходиш, аз избрах семпла, но открояваща се рокля от пролетната колекция на Томи Хилфигър и ниски токчета от Есприт. Минимални бижута: гривна от Пандора в цвят старо сребро и любимата ми огърлица с името ми. Добавяйки чуплива коса и малко червено на устните ми от Мак, съм готова да покоря света! 

Класа, момичета, там е разковничето! 
С обич, Силвия Меланж 

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Summer dreams in February

Happy Wednesday, Lovies! 
It’s been a minute since I shared an outfit with you. To be completely honest, I felt kind of uninspired; when it’s -20°C I don’t care even if my shoes are different colors, as long as they keep me warm! 

I miss summer and I’m not the only one! Recently, one of my lovely readers told me she’d love to see me with some baby blue accents, as she is also bored with the endless black, grey and brown parade that seems to be an unofficial uniform here throughout the winter months. Well Maria (@freshcutsoflife), I haven’t found anything suiting yet, so here’s a sea themed look, I wore last weekend, the first day temperatures reached 9°C this year! 

Esprit sweater, H&M skinny jeans, Betty Barclay boots


While I was shooting in a small but gorgeous gallery in downtown Sofia (it was closed), I realized how much I miss sharing outfits with you so here’s a few extra shots from the coffee shop I was hanging at 😊

As we are expecting temperatures to steadily increase in the next few weeks, I dare saying I’ll be sharing more looks throughout the month of Love. 

Follow me on social media (@SilviaMelange) for daily updates and occasional snapchat recipes and be on the lookout for a special Valentine’s Day at home recipe and some outfit inspiration. 
Xo, Silvia Mèlange 

A warm October Sunday 

Happy Monday, Lovies! 
Yesterday was the last Summer day for the year and I took full advantage of it! If you have been following me for a while, you know I love nature so I couldn’t think of a better place than the park to celebrate the end of Summer 2016. 

88° F in October is a rare gift in this corner of the world, so I soaked all the vitamin D I could. I wore a drop top from Gap, military green shorts from H&M, Esprit flat sandals and a Nine West leather tote. 


As much as I love Summer, I’m excited for sweater-weather! Follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (@SilviaMelange) for daily updates! 
Love, Silvia Mèlange

     
            Топла октомврийска неделя




Честит понеделник, Любовчета! 

Вчера беше последният топъл ден за годината. Ако ме следвате от известно време знаете, че обожавам да прекарвам време сред природата. Най-подходящото място за изпращане на лято 2016 е любимият ми парк в града. Облечена съм с блуза от Gap с падащо деколте, дънкови панталонки от H&M, сандали Esprit и огромна чанта Nine West.

Колкото и да се радвам на температурите, нямам търпение за половери и горещ шоколад! Следвайте ме в Инстаграм и Снапчат (@SilviaMelange) за всекидневни постове. 
С любов, Силвия Меланж 

A to JaZZ festival: the return of the maxi dress

Festivals of all sorts have been dominating the last few summers as the It thing to do. I know I can’t be the only one who is sick and tired of denim cut offs and a faded *insert 70’s band name here* tee. If you plan on spending the day and/or night on a blanket in the grass and sipping wine from a plastic cup, a cocktail dress and heels ain’t gonna cut it. 

Move over cocktail slip on , there’s a new dress in town! 

They say maxi dresses and skirts are making a comeback this year since they dominated the Spring runways. But did they ever really leave? From the 90’s when maxi dresses became every beach babe’s must-have till now, dominating the street style scene. The perfect length is around the ankles or gently touching the floor, as middies can be unflattering. You can’t go wrong with a daring slit or a flirty back, in a bright statement color or a gentle pastel. My personal obsession; colors and patterns mixed at random but matching perfectly. 

This last weekend I had a blast at the A to JaZZ Festival here in Sofia. I wore a gorgeous Charlotte Russe maxi dress with rose gold Nine West sandals and earrings, Esprit bag and my favorite name necklace in white gold. 

Put your hair up in a bun, relax and enjoy the music. Clean, bright or gypsy chic, the maxi dress is here to stay! 

Love, Silvia Mèlange 

Bright colors and ancient ruins

Happy Monday, Lovies! 

Yours truly had a four day weekend last week! I went on a little get away in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It’s the 4th oldest city in the world so we did a lot of exploring! I’ll be sharing my experience and restaurant recommendations this week, so be on the lookout for that. I did a lot of traveling this last month but I also had some free time to walk around, so I’ll be catching you up on that as well! 

Old town Plovdiv is a truly magical place but Nebet Tepe Hill took my breath away! It’s the remains of an ancient castle (over 7000 years old!), and it reveals a gorgeous panorama of the modern part of the city. I chose to use it as a back drop for my outfit pics for you guys! 

We had a lot of climbing to do and most of the roads in the old part of town are the authentic or reconstructed Roman stone roads. So I did something every fashion blogger does, whether they admit it or not- I wore my comfy orthopedic Geox flats for the long explorations, and only brought my heels for the outfit shots! Originally I was only going to post the pics shot for the blog, but Plovdiv’s scenery is so beautiful, I feel like I would be unfair to you guys if I don’t share some random favorites 🙂 

The path up to Nebet Tepe Hill


The view from the top where the fortress once stood


You can see why this is my favorite spot in the city 🙂 

Now some pics and details from my look:

I wore a kimono inspired dress, a flawless color blend from H&M, Banana republic leggings, Guess (Confidential cross body bag in rose pink), and Oakley shades. My heels are from Esprit and the adorable silver flats are Geox, as mentioned above. Details are the classic Lokai bracelet, Swarovski earrings and a custom made name necklace. 


For more shots from the city, follow my Instagram and snapchat story (@SilviaMelange) and keep an eye on the blog! I wish all of you a fabulous week and let me know in the comments what you think of my pics 🙂 Are you into History, legends and ancient civilizations? What’s your favorite part of History? I’d love to have a discussion and see how many of you are travel junkies like moi?
Xoxo, Silvia Mèlange

Denim Spring

Happy Friday, Lovies! 

I had a half day at work so I used the extra time to enjoy this gorgeous Spring day and of course took a few shots for you 🙂

It all started last year but this season denim is back full force! It’s one of the most comfortable, universal materials out there and I love styling up a casual denim look with a little silky twist. Today I’m wearing a Gap denim jacket, Esprit hoodie and bag, Miss 60 denim skirt I have from my teens, Triuph stalkings for a silky feel and comfy American Eagle flats. I have a handmade silk Striessing scarf in my bun and I’m wearing H&M shades I got because of the frames 😂 Jewelry is my favorite My Name Necklace from white gold and basic earnings from Zara. 

Be on the look out for a tutorial on how to do a “Scarf bun” coming up on the blog soon! I hope everyone is going to have an epic weekend!! 

Xo, Silvia Mèlange

 
 
  
  

Winter coats

Happy Wednesday, Lovies! Today I’ll be sharing the coats I’m currently wearing the most.Winter coats are an investment and an essential part of every woman’s closet, so there is no room for cutting corners. It’s something I usually wear more than one season so I don’t always follow the current craze, trending out on the streets.

A few weeks ago I realized I need a new coat! I wasn’t sure what I’m even looking for, just knew I need one. Upon inspecting my closet, I realized I’m a fan of solid, classic colors and designs, black being the dominant color. I also discovered a few pieces I had forgotten all about but I have to wait for temperatures to get a little above zero before showing you. Cold weather sure has its limits!

I took a stroll around town to check out a few of my favorite stores and I even picked out a few pieces. I was reaching for my wallet when it hit me- I had two black coats on my arm! Black! Again! I quickly returned them and left the store. I know black is easy to style up and it’s a classic but come on now! On the way home I decided I’m going to create a little “gallery” in an attempt to figure out what to “hunt” for next time I get out there.

As I’ve said before, you can’t pass on a good camel coat! It’s chic and feminine, fits both skirts and trousers, even the right pair of denim! Below is my favorite one from Zara, worn as a statement and as a fabulous finish to my office look.


Next on the list are my can’t-stand-it-cold aka, the cockroach jackets. I only wear them layered up on days like today (-12°C). I’ll start with the Benetton and how in love I am with this color: pink, red or a gorgeous mix between the two, it’s all about the light, baby!


Next is my Gina Benotti- an Italian designer with many affordable pieces. This cozy light-grey jacket with a pop of color is my current favorite and it never fails to keep me warm. The design compliments the body in a new way, making a cockroach jacket acceptable to wear to the office ❤

My classic black Guess trench coat can be worn as a statement piece because of the gorgeous buttons but also, semi-casual with chunky heels and designer denim (last year’s Gucci, pictured below). Styled up with a scarf or a wool dress, it’s one of my go-to’s:


My cream Zara wind-stopper never fails when it snows! The classic black Calvin Klein adds glam to the urban cold and Esprit does the job even up in the mountains!



Another black one, this time a wool coat. My beloved Jessica Simpson bell-sleeve. Sometimes a girl needs her statement coat and others, just a scarf does the trick.


We all have that one transition coat! You know, the moment when all of your winter gems make you sweat but it’s too early for a cardigan? Well, this gorgeous Zara is exactly what you need in your life!


There are the times when you can’t wait so you have to trust a wool sweather or a dress, in order to wear a Spring-ish Banana republic (black) coat but it’s all worth it!

Can’t help but mention my favorite transition coat- a custom made grey wool awesomeness:


I believe it’s now clear what I need- colors!!  Stay tuned on my coat situation as I’m also doing the 100 Happy Days challenge on Instagram (an explanation material on that is coming up) so you just know a new coat will make it up on that board ;]

Xo, Silvia Mèlange

Hessische Staatskainzlei and Kochbrunnen Wiesbaden

When I’m a tourist, I’m a tourist! I wear comfy clothes and I try to experience everything truly local as much as possible. While visiting Germany, I stayed at the NH hotel, a 10 minute walk from downtown Wiesbaden. It’s one of those things you have to experience for yourself but here are some of my impressions:

Wiesbaden is a magical city, specially around Christmas! The architecture everywhere is a flawless bland of old, traditional and new buildings and even the most random pic you take is post card worthy! Stay on the lookout for an article about the places you MUST visit if you ever find yourself in the area.

One of them is the Kochbrunnen Wiesbaden, some of the healthiest mineral waters in the world! I’m obligated to warn you the water is really hot and it kinda smells like rotten eggs but I filled a bottle up and once it cooled off, it tasted absolutely lecker (delicious)! It’s located near a playground with some really cool graffiti art. Right across the street from Hessische Staatskanzlei, the Hessian State Chancellery. Formerly Grand Hotel Rose, this building is a piece of art on its own. I could not take a close picture  of it because the day I visited there were barricades and someone important arrived. You can see it behind me on some of the shots below 🙂 I always wear comfy clothes when I have a long day of walking ahead of me and in Germany at this time of the year, you just have to stay warm! My outfit details:

A simple thick black sweater from Mango, Zara denim, necklaces and earnings. Tall chocolate brown Bailey button Uggs and last year’s Esprit bag.

Let me know in the comments if you would like me to upload some vlogs from my trip as well!

Xo, Silvia Mèlange




Monday Flow

It’s Monday again! This morning I found myself needing a blazer and in my book that means fall is right around the corner. Before we get into daydreaming about over sized sweaters and crispy Sunday mornings with Vogue, here’s a 9-to-5 end of summer outfit I put together for my first day at a new job!

My favorite Zara blazer

My favorite Zara blazer

blazer: Zara top: Abercrombie pants: Michael Kors shoes: Ralph Lauren bag: Esprit

blazer: Zara
top: Abercrombie
pants: Michael Kors
shoes: Ralph Lauren
bag: Esprit

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Отново е поеделник! Тази сутрин имах нужда от връхна дреха, а за мен това означава, че есента чука на вратата. Преди да сме се размечтали за големи половери и неделни утрини с Вог, ето една  “от 9 до 5” визия, която избрах на първият ми ден на нова работа!

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