A glance of Mainz Weihnachtsmarkt 

Yes, I’m one of those people who love Christmas and Christmas markets! When I’m lucky enough to be in Germany, I do my best to visit as many new Weihnachtsmarkts as time allows. This year I went to the one in Mainz and although I was hypnotized for the most part, I managed to take a few shots to share with all of you.

City square Christmas tree

Entrance

Mainzer Dom in the background

Be sure to try the glükwein- it’s the strongest I’ve ever had!

I love old school German buildings

Don’t forget to check out all the handmade chocolate and cookies in the many booths around! 

I hope your mood is boosted just like mine after seeing these shots! Let me know in the comments if you like these picture based posts and what else would you like to see? 
Love, Silvia Mèlange 

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Travel style

Greetings, Lovies! 

As I mentioned in my last post, I got to travel around for Thanksgiving. Matter of fact, I’m still exploring around but more on that later. Lufthansa chose a hell of a time to strike but were quick to rebook me with the only plane flying out that same day! I found the positive in a negative situation- I got the opportunity to take a few shots of my look while boarding the plane! 


I’m wearing a Guess knit from a few years ago, Zara skinny jeans, Ugg knits and a Nine West tote. 

I have lots of travel tips and experiences to share with you so stay tuned! If you crave daily updates, follow me on snapchat and Instagram (@SilviaMelange). 

Happy travels, Silvia Mèlange

              Стилни пътешествия 


Привет, Любовчета! 

Както споменах в последният ми пост, обикалям наоколо 🙂 Луфтханза избра ужасно време, за да стачкува, но бързо ми резервираха място в единственият друг самолет, излитащ същия ден! Аз от моя страна успях да намеря позитивното в негативна ситуация- две страхотни снимки докато се качвахме на борда! 

Облечена съм с плетена жилетка от Guess, скини дънки Zara, плетени ботуши от Ugg и Nine West чанта. 

Имам тонове съвети за пътувания и лични приключения, които ще споделя с вас съвсем скоро! Следвайте ме в инстаграм и снапчат (@SilviaMelange) за всекидневни постове!

Весели пътешествия, Силвия Меланж 

Old Town Nessebar *Fashion Explorations*

Rainy days happen. Besides, sun through clouds is the perfect light for a fashion blogger! 

Sure, I’d love to just be lazy at the beach but instead of complaining and watching movies all day, I decided to grab an umbrella and get lost in the ancient streets of Old Town Nessebar. The small island, now connected to the main land, is in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list, housing over 3 millennia of history. It’s an honor to just be able to walk on these roads and it provides many perfect backdrops for photos 😉 For today’s session, I’m using the the Old Bishopic St. Sofia church, one of the oldest Eastern-Orthodox churches in the world. 

I’m wearing a sea themed Angelo Marani top, Sisley-Benetton kaki shorts, gold wedges from Ralph Lauren and a Coach bag to complete the look. 

As most of you know by now, I love to travel and ancient cities and ruins are my weakness. When exploring places like this, it’s important to wear comfortable and reliable shoes. I prefer flats but these wedges are my feet’s bffs and current summer favorites! 

Stay tuned as there’s a special Travel entry covering the town and its fascinating history and landscapes! If you can’t wait, follow me on Instagtam and snapchat (@SilviaMelange) for daily updates. 

How’s your summer going? Did you visit a hidden gem you think I should know about? Let me know in the comments and feel free to share what do you think of this look? 

Stylish travels, Silvia Mèlange 

               Несебър-стария град

              *Стилни пътешествия*



Дъждът е нещо неизбежно. Плюс това слънце през облаци е перфектната светлина за модния блогър! 

Да, бих предпочела да се излежавам на плажа, но вместо това грабнах чадъра и излязох с намерението да се загубя сред древните улици. Малкият остров, с над 3 хилядолетна история е в листа на Юнеско за световни древни селища, карайки те да се чувстваш специален само, защото стъпваш по улиците му. Сред безбройните красиви изгледи, избрах църквата Св. София, една от най-старите православно християнски църкви на света. 

Облечена съм с топ от моряшката колекция на Angelo Marani, панталонки от колаборацията на Benetton и Sisley, обувки Ralph Lauren, завършвайки визията с чанта Coach. 

Както вероятно сте забелязали, обожавам да пътувам и древните селища са ми слабост. Когато посещавате подобни места, удобните обувки са ключови. Обикновено предпочитам плоски обувки, но тези платформи са най-добрите приятели на краката ми това лято! 

Абонирайте се за блога ми, следва статия фокусирана върху Несебър и богата история и гледки. Ако сте нетърпеливи, последвайте ме в инстаграм и снапчат (@SilviaMelange) за всекидневни постове. 

Как прекарвате вашето лято? Някакви тайни места, които смятате, че трябва да посетя? Оставете ми коментар или изкажете вашето мнение за днешната ми визия 💋

С обич, Силвия Меланж

Beach Monday 

Few things measure up to the feeling of waking up on a Monday, knowing the toughest decision you have to make today is which beach to go to and where to have dinner! Not trying to brag but yours truly is on a much needed vacation, exploring the Bulgarian seaside. I haven’t visited since 2007 so I have a lot of catching up to do! 

One of my favorite things about going to the beach, besides going, is getting dressed for the walk there. I miss the days when I lived a block away from the beach and my wardrobe was consistent of 80% coverups, beach dresses and over 50 pairs of flip flops. I still manage to include coverups and see-through dresses and blouses in my urban wardrobe with the inevitable black top underneath but it’s just not the same.  

Today I paired up one of my favorite pieces from Macy’s with shorts from Zara, Guess flip-flops and shades from Oakley. 


I’m not going to reveal exact details of my location. I’ll just say it’s a beach in Old Town Nessebar only locals know about ;] Empty beach and clean water- what more can you want?! 
Love from the Black Sea, Silvia Mèlange 

                   Плажен понеделник




Малко неща могат да бъдат сравнени с чувството да се събудиш в понеделник сутрин, знаейки че най-трудното решение за деня ще бъде къде да отидеш на плаж и къде да вечеряш! 

Не се опитвам да се хваля, но моя милост е на заслужена ваканция, наслаждавайки се на българското Черноморие. Не съм посещавала от 2007 г. така че имам много да наваксвам! 

Едно от любимите ми неща (освен самото плажуване), е избора на облекло за разходката до пясъка. Липсват ми дните, когато живеех на една пряка от плажа и гардеробът ми се състоеше от около 80% плажни шалове, рокли и над 50 чифта чехли. Все още успявам да вмъкна прозиращи блузи и материи в градският ми гардероб, но не е същото благодарение на неизменния черен потник отдолу. 

Днес комбинирах една от любимите ми плажни туники, флорален десен от Macy’s, с къси черни шорти Zara, джапанки от Guess и очила Oakley. 

Няма да разкривам детайли от точната ми локация. Само ще споделя, че е таен плаж в старата част на Несебър, за който знаят шепа местни хора. Пространство и чиста вода, какво друго е нужно?! 

С Любов от Черноморието, Силвия Меланж 

Stylish travels 

Happy Tuesday- Shoesday, Lovies! 

As I promised, I’ll keep you up to date on my adventures frequently this month! So far, my seaside trip has been absolutely epic! I finally have decent wifi and enough peace and quiet to share a travel outfit with you. When you know it’s gonna be a long trip, it’s important to be comfortable. Style doesn’t always mean walking 10 cm off the ground with perfect hair and make up. As seen below, sometimes a tinted moisturizer, hair in a bun and a basic look is where the charm is! 

This is me after going to bed at 1 am, waking up at 330 am to catch a train at 5 am, spent a day exploring Burgas on foot (a detailed entry on the city coming soon), and switched two buses to get to my final destination- the beach! 

Outfit details: 

Jean Pascale cardigan, Zara basic top, Guess denim and flip-flops and Michael Kors bag


Jewelry details:

My Name Necklace, LiveLokai bracelet and mini pearl earrings from Swan

More to come very soon, so stay tuned! Add me on snapchat and Instagram (@SilviaMelange) for sneak peaks and daily updates!

Love, Silvia Mèlange 
P.S. If you made it till the end, here’s a snap of me on the 5 am train. This is the fastest speed it would go 🙀

imperfections are totally okay!! Mornings suck!

My month in Instagram posts *July*

Hello, lovies! 

Lately all I do is apologize for delaying posts, so I want to start off by thanking you for your patience and for the instalove I keep getting ❤️ Now to catch you up on my month!

July was amazing! It started off with a virtual reality test and a crazy night out and it ended with an epic trip across the country, blending into the peak of tourist season by the Black Sea. I celebrated the forth of July, then got right into work mode, sneaking shoefies (and getaways), while preparing for the epic trip I’m currently on. For live action and details, follow me on Instagram and snapchat (@SilviaMelange). 

Brace yourselves as August is going to be all about catching you up and sharing experiences from all the amazing places I am exploring as you are reading this post. I’ll have some extra travel tips and ideas for you and as per usual, fashion advice and inspiration for these long hours on the road. 

How was your month? Any vacation ideas or stories to share? Let me know below!! 

Last but not least; July was my first blogaversary! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I started sharing my life with the world! A lot has changed and all of it for the best, I’m happy to admit! Looking at old pictures, I can’t help but notice how much my personal style and art has developed and continues growing. You guys continue being my inspiration and motivation and I’d never be where I am today without all of you! 

May your August be as epic as mine! 

With all the Love in the world,  Silvia Mèlange 

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: The time traveling entry

Ancient and Eternal- the city’s motto fits perfectly. Also known as “the city of the seven hills” due to its location, Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and in the top five oldest cities in the world. 

It’s one of my favorite cities and last time I was here was the day after my 18th birthday; the day I fell in love with the way ancient and modern history blend in like it was meant to look this way even 5000 years ago. 

The city consists of two parts: old town and modern day Plovdiv. As you guys should know by now I’m a sucker for history, so I was quick to put on my walking shoes and “get lost” in the most ancient part of the city. 

Starting at the East gate which still has the original pavement from over 6000 years ago when the area was part of the Roman Empire. The East gate was the shopping district, housing only the wealthiest families with the road, leading to the amphitheater and the coliseum up the hill. 

Crossing the modern day road, I climbed my first hill, a gorgeous blend between the ancient roman road(5000 yo), Turkish Empire castle walls (built in the 15th century) and the 150 year old post slavery houses. 

Continuing up, I have to note my favorite feature about post-slavery houses from the beginning of the 20th century. You will notice on the pic below how one part of the house is constructed outward- a traditional Gossip room. What is that you ask?- after about 500 years of slavery, the Bulgarian aristocracy was fast developing. The socialites spent their days drinking tea and coffee in said rooms, keeping track on everything happening below them on the then Main Street of Plovdiv, who was spotted with whom, the works. A whole room designed exclusively for a vintage (or maybe original is the word), Gossip Girl! 

We reached our destination- Nebet Tepe. 

Believed to be a magical place, not just because of the view. This hill is said to be a sacred ground for ancient Thracian tribes, who enhabited Bulgaria 7000-8000 years ago. It’s believed the goddess Hekate preformed rituals here so the place is loaded with positive energy. Another theory states that’s the whole reason ancient Romans chose it as the main fortress in the area.  


Tunnel entrance, dating back to Roman times, believed to be a part of an underground tunnel system, spreading throughout Europe

Just a few blocks up another hill, one can find the magnificent amphitheater, still performing over 5000 years after it was originally built. The entrance is only €5 per person and it’s an absolute must-see! 

Our guide was a local ❤️

Another fabulous street down before the majestic Coliseum:

The original Coluseum remodel: just thinking that 5000 years ago, real gladiators walked these roads, sacrifices took place, people walked, preparing to face or possibly meet death itself… 

the original Coliseum

Such a small part remains, yet it’s still so easy to feel the excitement as you walk the tunnel passage leading to the battle grounds. Even the bravest warriors must have paused for a second, hearing the crowd’s roars louder and louder. 

Once you are up the steps and you look ahead, you get an instant “slap” back into present day times. Welcome to downtown Plovdiv, the shopping district! 

There are still quite a few places I didn’t manage to cover in this visit but I’ll definitely be coming back here! 

There are cats EVERYWHERE! Adding a little extra to the Roman vibe ❤️

outfit details: H&M kimono style dress, Banana republic leggings, Esprit heels, Guess bag, Oakley shades

Focus on creating memories, invest in experiences, not material possessions! 
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

Tsari Mali Grad

IMG_8265Last Sunday I went on a little getaway with my significant other. We visited Belchin; a small town in western Bulgaria, about 40 minutes out of Sofia. The village stands since Roman times and back then it was called Tsari Mali Grad. There’s a cabin lift that takes you to the top of St. Vlas hill, revealing a breathtaking panorama of the whole town.

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Church entrance and a plan how it used to look like in the 4th century

First we visited a gorgeous little church St. Petka that was built in the 15-th century. It’s a very unique place due to the fact that it’s foundation is the remains from a 4-th century Christian church. Right next to it with three towers still standing, is the Tsari Mali fortress built between 2-nd and 4-th century. You can walk through the grounds and even look down from the towers, daydreaming of how it once was. The main part is turned into a museum full of coins, ceramic dishes and weapons discovered on the grounds, some of which date all the way back to 4-th century. The whole place is surrounded by nature. I strongly recommend taking a stroll on the Eco path next to the fortress. Enjoying the pure air and spending some time around the centuries old forests. It’s an amazing place for picnics, meditation and reconnecting with nature. There’s also a very nice mineral pool and spa complex just a few miles down in town if you are in a mood to spoil yourself. With population of less than 500 people, the locals resemble one huge, happy family. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful (of course we got lost!) and eager to let us sample local organic fruits and vegetables and various kinds of homemade cheese. We had an amazing day and came back refreshed and inspired for the new week, glad we discovered another amazing place somewhere in the world! Don’t forget to ask which road to take on your way back so you can check out the 22 stork nests, homes of about 100 white storks annually. To the Bulgarian people storks are like shooting stars so make a wish if you see one! XO, Silvia Mèlange

View on the way up

View on the way up

Vintage weapons

Vintage weapons

Inside the chapel

  Inside the chapel

Coin collection with Roman emperors heads found in the ground

Coin collection with Roman emperors heads found in the grounds surrounding the area

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Inside the fortress

Миналата неделя, с моят любим решихме да избягаме от града за ден. Посетихме Белчин- малко селце в западна България, на около 40 минути от София. Селцето съществува от римски времена, когато е носело името Цари Мали Град. Кабинков лифт ни качва на хълма Св. Влас, разкривайки невероятна панорама на градчето. Първо посетихме църквата Св. Петка, построена през 15-ти век. Уникално място поради факта, че основите й датират от 4-ти век, също от църква. Точно до нея с три от кулите все още използваеми, е крепостта Цари Мали, строена между втори и четвърти век. Човек може да се разходи до наблюдателницата и да си помечтае как е било някога. Част от крепостта е превърната в музей, помещаващ монети, керамични съдове и оръжия датиращи около четвърти век. Цялото място е заобиколено от природа! Препоръчвам разходка по Еко пътеката,за да се насладите на вековни гори и чист въздух. Страхотно място е за пикник, медитация или за приятно прекарване сред природата. На няколко километра надолу има страхотен спа център с минерални басейни ако сте в настроение да се поглезите. С население по-малко от 500 души, местните са дружелюбни и отзивчиви (разбира се, че се загубихме) и предлагат домашни органични плодове и зеленчуци и домашно сирене. Прекарахме си страхотно и се върнахме освежени и вдъхновени за новата седмица, щастливи че открихме още едно невероятно местенце на света! На тръгване не забравяйте да попитате по кой път да тръгнете, за да видите 22-те гнезда, подслоняващи около 100 бели щъркела годишно! За българите щъркелите са като падащи звезди, така че си намислете желание ако ги видите! С обич, Силвия

The Eco path

The Eco path entrance

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Chillin’ in the tree

We made a few wishes

  We made a few wishes on our way out