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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Camilla Franks

I know Summer has just started, but in my mind I'm already thinking about my fall/winter collection. All big designer launch their next seasons collections months before, but I like to keep it a secret until the new season almost starts. I've been designing and looking for inspiration for weeks now. One designer who really inspired me is Camilla Franks from Australia. I love her vibrant, playful and signature colourful graphic prints and free-flowing designs. I wanted to share her fall/winter 2013-2014 collection with you today. The lookbook is kinda busy, but you should see all pieces separatly at www.camilla.com.au, you'll love it!

Love,
Lucia

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Yoga: Relax your mind before your busy day

Sometimes everything just gets a little crazy in your mind: too much work, too many thoughts, not enough balance of the right things that make you feel like you. Your heart starts pounding and your head aches and that’s not a good way to be for anyone. It leads to less productivity and less passion and no one wants that.

I have an overload of work and with that obviously comes stress. There are a few things you can do to have a busy day without any stress! Before your day starts being hectic, listen to some calm and relaxing music and make a conscious effort to carry out deep breaths every 10 minutes or so. When the diaphragm is fully engaged it triggers relaxations; it calms the mind and slows down racing thoughts. If you’re having a stressful day, practice these easy steps to help you along and leave work feeling a better person. Promise!

Also you can do some yoga before work, it makes your mind drift away from any tension you may have that you usually have starting your work day. Practicing yoga in the morning shifts the mind from distraction and it frees your mind. Be in “the now”: This is a very effective technique for relaxation. Focus on who you are ‘now’ and take note of your surroundings in the ‘now’. Stay still and notice whats around you — it forces you to slow down and simply observe and be present. Deep breathing exercises: Move your focus to the breath: the sensation of contracting and expanding the diaphragm calms the mind and slows down your heart and respiratory rate. Just half an hour before work and you'll feel way more relaxed during that day.

For any of you who are having stressful jobs, try this! It really helps!

Love,
Lucia

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Free People June Catalog 2013

A little later than normal, but never too late: the new Free People Catalog! The June catalog is yet again out of control gorgeous. Really love what they did with the mood of this months catalog. I get a little grumpy lately viewing their website... too much I want, too much I can't afford, yuck!! Anyways, want to share some of my favorites with you girls as always! Gorgeous right!?

Love,
Lucia

Visit the Free People for the full June catalog.

My favs:

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New In: The Bohemian Dream 6-2013

Hey everyone!

Just a short post for today. I barely have time to blog lately and I really don't like that, boohoo! And oh my, I miss it! I haven't forgot about you girlies, I just need to cut back my daily visits to all your lovely blogs to weekly visits due to a crazy amount of work. Also my Upcycling project is going pretty well, which gives me even less time. The vintage store which provides me clothing to upcycle is selling my creations like crazy! This project is really growing into something good. Also my international online store via Etsy is getting more and more attention each day. Me = happy!

I want to share some of my new pieces for June. Let me know what you think! If you appreciate upcycled vintage and love Boho style, you should check out my collection via Etsy :) www.etsy.com/shop/TheBohemianDream.

Love,
Lucia

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

June Inspirational Quotes

Hello June! I know we are in June for over a week hehe, but still I want to share my quotes for this month :). It's so crazy how fast the time flies lately. Hope you girls like the quotes I picked for June. They really inspire me a lot! If you want to know where I get all these beautiful quotes from, see my ridiculously big collection of almost 900 quotes at my Wise Words Pinboard.

Wishing everyone an amazing month, full of love and many exciting experiences!

Love,
Lucia

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Outfit Post #15: Maxi & Stripes

Hey everyone!

I wanted to start this month with something different than the usual "quotes post", since I haven't posted an outfit in weeks. I wore this outfit last Sunday. I finally ordered some gorgeous skirts and dresses from BooHoo.com, which I told you girls about some weeks ago. I have to say, these skirts are one of the best I ever bought. They are cheap (15 euros, can you believe that?) and the quality is ridiculously good. I really didn't expect such a good quality skirt for this money. Really satisfied. I totally recommend ordering something at BooHoo, you will not regret it!

Wishing everyone a lovely week!

Love,
Lucia

Sunday, June 2, 2013

And the Winners are.....

Hey everyone!!

Finally I can announce the winners of my Giveaway today! I'm very excited to start designing some gorgeous one of a kind bracelets together with the winners. Thank you SO SO SO much everyone, for your participation! I'm very grateful for all your support, I deeply appreciate all the lovely comments and emails...and of course not to forget, all the blogs and websites that featured my giveaway, THANK YOU!!!! I love you all!

So, I will not let you wait any longer! Some of you entered via email, others via a comment. It took me a while to get everything sorted and contact the winners.

And the winners are::

1. Bree from The Urban Umbrella

2. Michelle Larouge

3. Irena Malek

Congratulations to all!!

I'm sorry for those who didn't win :(... the good news is, is that I will be arranging another giveaway in a few weeks! Just remember that with your participation you supported hand made, my work.. I'm forever grateful!

Lots of Love,
Lucia