Casual Friday at the mall 

TGIF, Lovies! As some of you count down the minutes until the clock hits 5 pm, this lucky gal has the day off. What better to do when everyone is working, than to catch up on one’s fall shopping?! I’m at the mall today, slowly but surely checking things off my list. 

The summer holidays are almost over, most people are already back to work, which is perfect for browsing stores and taking your sweet time in the dressing room.  Now, what does one do when the mall is almost empty?! I don’t know about you, I love taking silly pics!  

When I go shopping-shopping, one of my main rules is to wear comfy, easy to take on and off clothes and minimum accessories. Nobody wants to risk ruining a statement earring while trying on countless sweaters! For today I just slipped into an oversized flannel shirt from the male section of Pull&Bear, Banana Republic leggings, Geox flats and s.Oliver bag in deep chocolate brown. I couldn’t leave the house without my favorite name necklace and my new obsession- classic pandora bracelet in vintage silver tone. 

Who else is enjoying a summer-ish September? What is on your fall shopping list? As per usual, I want to know everything in the comments below! 

XoXo, Silvia Mèlange 
                     Петък в мола 

Честит петък, Любовчета! 

Докато някои от вас броят минутите до заветният 5 следобед, аз се наслаждавам на свободен ден. Какво по-подходящо от пазар докато всички са на работа? Летните дни са към своя край, което прави мола почти празен и удобен за наваксване на есенното пазаруване, в съчетание с фотосесия изпълнена със забавни кадри! 

Едно от основните ми правила при сериозен шопинг: удобни дрехи и минимални аксесоари. Днес съм облечена с широка риза от мъжката секция на Pull&Bear, клин от Banana Republic, плоски сребърни обувки от Geox и чанта s.Oliver в дълбок шоколадов нюанс. Никой не иска да оплита дълги обици докато пробва пуловер след пуловер! Все пак не пропуснах да сложа любимата ми верижка с името ми и класическа гривна от Пандора в нюанс състарено сребро.

Кой друг може да се похвали с топло септемврийско време? Какво има във вашият шопинг лист тази есен? Както винаги, искам да знам всичко в коментарите!! 

С обич, Силвия Меланж 

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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 

Coachella dreamin’

TGIF, Lovies!

Unfortunately, I won’t be making it to Coachella this year. However lately I’m noticing my style is getting influenced by the whole festival/chill/gypsy/hippy vibe the fashion world has going on. The flirt with the 90’s trends with just a hint of the 60’s is absolutely fabulous! I cannot wait to see what The September Issue has in store but I hope it’s just as refreshing.

 I even managed to come up with a look that’s appropriate for casual Friday! I fell in love with this pattern last month, meaning my top is custom made. Spicing it up with my favorite pair of distressed denim from JBrand (I added a few extras on my own), comfy flats from Bershka and a Dior inspired bag I found a few years ago. I completed my look with layered necklaces from Zara and custom made vintage silver bracelets. 

I can’t wait until Summer festivals in my area begin!! Until then, it’s Coachella dreamin’ baby!

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

 
 
  
  

Mushroom-cheese Risoni

TGIF, Lovies!!!

I was so busy this week; I had no time or energy to post anything! To make it up to you, I’ll share another favorite recipe. Risoni is rice shaped pasta, pairing amazing with all kinds of veggies and cheese! It’s quick and super easy. The risoni recipe I’m talking about tastes rich and could be used as a Valentine’s Day meal if you chose to spend it at home. I have noticed my nieces always ask for seconds, so it’s one of these Perfect-for-every-occasion-recipes 🙂

 

You will need:

A pack of risoni noodles

For the sauce:

400 g mushrooms

2 white onions (cut in cubes)

200 ml cooking cream

100 ml beer (light)

200 g smoked cheese

200 g shredded cheese (gouda, ny style cheddar)

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1 t.s. fresh rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, v. oil

Freshly grinded parmesan to taste

 

 

How to make it:

 

Boil the risoni in salted water and a drop of virgin oil like you prepare all noodles.

The sauce:

In a sauce pan, heat up the oil, flavoring it with one of the garlic cloves and the fresh rosemary. Once your kitchen starts smelling amazing, remove the rosemary and add the mushrooms, onions and beer, sauté lightly, reducing to medium heat. Once the beer is mostly evaporated, add the cooking cream, smoked cheese and the rest of the spices, reducing the heat to low, stirring every 5 minutes or as needed. Once your mixture begins to blend and look creamy**, add the shredded cheese and continue stirring until it melts, fully blending it in.

By that time, your risoni should be ready as well. Drain them and rinse with cold water. Add the risoni to the cheesy mixture and stir until it’s blended. Serve with parmesan up to taste.

It pairs up great with green salads and dry white wines.

** If your cheese sauce is too thick, add 50 ml of milk or more as needed.

 

Cheers, Silvia Mèlange

 

risoni

Friday night gallery opening

Fall means chilly weather, cozy clothes and art events every weekend. What better way to spend an October evening than to visit a gallery opening?! I’m wearing a handmade knit dress, H&M butterfly belt and open toe Guess stilettos. The flower in my hair is a custom made Swarovski and it was a brides maid gift. 

xo, Silvia Mèlange

  
  
Есен означава хладно време, топли дрехи и арт събития всеки уийкенд. Какъв по-добър начин да прекараш  октомврийска петък вечер от откриването на нова галерия?! Облечена съм с ръчно изработена плетена рокля, колан с пеперуда от H&M , отворени Guess стилетос и фиба цвете  Swarovski (изработена по поръчка) в косата, шаферски подарък 🙂 

  

TGIF!!!

It’s Friday night and I’m headed to a end of Summer pool side party (or whatever excuse to party 🙂 I’m wearing a very light beach cover up from Friendtex as a dress. I love how the gentle creamy flowers are placed just right! The material is slightly see through so I’m wearing black shorts and a low cut tank underneath. I can tell it’s going to be a long night so I’m wearing my trusted shoes from Bianco Footwear. The shades are Armani eye wear 2013 and the bag is my Jessica Simpson,

Cheers, Friends!

IMG_8011IMG_8012Петък вечер е и аз съм поканена на парти край басейнпо случай края на лятото ( или каквото и да е извинение за купон). Нося плажна туника от Friendtex като рокля. Обожавам тази нежна материя и начинът, по който цветчетата са  поставени точно на правилните места! Тъй като е плажна туника от леко прозиращ шифон съм с черни панталонки и потниче под нея. Ще бъде една от тези вечери за това избрах обувки, на които мога да се доверя 🙂 Очилата са от колекция на Армани от 2013, а чантата е Джесика Симпсън.

          Наздраве, приятели!

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