Thursday, December 5, 2013

Autumn Statement 2013

Today is Autumn Statement day, when the Chancellor of the Exchequer (George Osborne) outlines spending plans and related matters for the coming years.

By happenstance, Iain Duncan Smith has slipped out a statement that the Universal Credit programme may not meet its 2017 deadline. Ironically, in September, IDS had told MPs that the 2017 deadline remained in place.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New in: DKNY bag ...

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And if you wondered what I brought with me from Stockholm (besides lovely memories and tons of photos) here is a small report! ;)
Lace dress from Zara (which never arrived at our stores), some TBS facial creams that I already use and this beauty from DKNY in gray.
Do you like it?

Eight Banks Fined For Rate Rigging

As per the BBC, the European Commission has fined eight banks a total of 1.7bn euros for forming illegal cartels to rig interest rates.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Week(s) through Instagram 12 ...


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                                                                                             ph. via instagram.com/vanjaam

Before I start publishing photos from beautiful Stockholm, I wanted to share some posts from my drafts.
First on the list is the one with photos from the Instagram. :) You know how much I love this network.
So, let's start!
1.collage - some details from my homeworking office :), favorite hat from INES atelier and some new make up from NYX (which I'm planning to show you in separated post);
2. photo - fresh flowers
3. photo - Trussardi My name perfume, its gorgeous!
4. collage - enjoying the weekend with macaroons and Vogue Spain, testing Samsung Galaxy Gear during the fashion week, work time at Usce Shopping Center, beautiful Belgrade, Svet & Style features;
5. photo - grocery shopping at night, favorite penne, snacks and of course Ariel (cause I'm a super woman ;));
6. photo - yummy Bruschetta from lovely place Smokvica;
7. collage - photo for Lifestyle Serbia project (check Here), look of the day, featured in Textil funzine magazine, great day with lovely blogger from Croatia Ivana (better known as Make it blonde).
8. photo - the best whipped cream ever is definitely in Pozarevac ;) .



Monday, December 2, 2013

Weekends ...

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                                                                                              ph. me


Where to start? :)
Enjoy in the photos from this weekend that I made and read the story bellow. :)

Well, last three weeks were more than crazy and I have pretty good excuse for not updating this little place.
My mom broke her arm at work and two days after that, my boyfriend broke his Achilles tendon during the basketball game. Two bad things at once. Luckily, they are feeling good now but their recovery will be long. So, during this period I've became some sort of nurse/cleaning lady and master chef, three in one. :) Just for the record, not complaining!
Besides this, good thing happened too, I was in Stockholm for several days with my dear friend Jelena (you know her from our trip to Paris and other hangs out) and can't wait to show you all the photos. This time, we made some sort of outfit post on our trip. :) And if you are impatient, you can check some photos on our Instagram profiles @vanjaam and @jelenakarakas.
And I almost forgot, last Friday I celebrated my 28th birthday! Big girl!
Now, are you forgiving me? :)

Things to notice/read:
- my New Year's resolution in December issue of Elle Serbia
- my Instagram photo (with the interview that I made in November issue) also at Elle
-  interview in Serbian Here (if you wanna know something more about me :))
- featured on Fashion.hr Here
and that's it.

New look will be soon, stay tuned! :)


Thursday, November 21, 2013

UK Grows Whilst Eurozone Stagnates

According to a survey of 350 manufacturers carried out by the CBI, Britain's manufacturing sector is growing at its fastest rate for nearly two decades. The Telegraph reports that total order books relative to normal levels were at their strongest since March 1995.

The CBI survey's total order book balance rose to +11 this month to from -4 in October, well above expectations of 0 and the long-run average of -17. 

Meanwhile in the Eurozone things are somewhat different. Markit Economics said that its Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for November (published today) fell to a three-month low of 51.5 points from 51.9 points in October.

France, the Eurozone's second largest economy, is dragging the zone down whilst the other smaller economies are all but stagnant.

Such is the effect of using one economic policy (via the single currency) for multiple economies that face different problems.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Houndstooth coat ...

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                                                                                                shoes: mango,
                                                                                                pants: pull and bear,
                                                                                                sweater: h&m,
                                                                                                coat: thanks to sheinside / here,
                                                                                                bag: mona,
                                                                                                watch: michael kors,
                                                                                                bracelet: morellato,
                                                                                                ph. Masa



This classic textile pattern is one of my favorites when autumn arrives. It reminds me of my mom's old blazers and skirts. Because of its retro vibe, I decided to pair it with faux leather pants to achieve more modern look.
Do you like it?