Thursday, January 31, 2013

Plaid and stripes ...

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                                                                                      shoes: mango,
                                                                                      pants: bershka,
                                                                                      shirt: zara,
                                                                                      blazer: zara,
                                                                                      scarf: koan,
                                                                                      beanie: zara man,
                                                                                      sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                      belt: h&m,
                                                                                      watch: michael kors,
                                                                                      ph. Maja

Okay, I know it's not so interesting to look at the same background but two more posts made for Elle, and we will continue with the regular outfits! :)
In this one, it's all about stripes and plaid, which mix I adore!
Do you like it?

p.s. don't forget to join the Giveaway post Here!



Banks Mis-sell 90% of Rate Swaps

In an unsurprising revelation it appears that banks have yet again been fingered for selling another "dodgy" financial product that was totally unsuitable for the hapless customers onto whom it was foisted.

This time the offending products were complex interest rate derivatives, sold to SME's.

The FSA is of the view that around 90% or more of these products, which did not comply with one or more regulatory requirements, were mis-sold.

Seemingly the banks structured these products in such a way that escape from them was prohibitively expensive.

Martin Wheatley, chief executive designate of the Financial Conduct Authority, accused lenders of selling businesses “absurdly complex products” and said many customers could now expect compensation from their banks.

Mr Wheatley is quoted in the Telegraph:
This marks significant progress in our review of these products. We believe that our work will ensure a fair and reasonable outcome for small and unsophisticated businesses.”
Lenders have seemingly set aside over £700M against potential swap mis-selling claims, with Barclays making the largest provision of £450M. Whilst it is expected that the provisions will double, the final cost may in fact hit £10BN.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sheinside Giveaway ...

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Hello lovely people! I have great news for you today! New Giveaway thanks to Sheinside.com!
You have a chance to win $100 gift card to spend on their website!
Here are the rules:
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4) Follow my blog in the easiest way for you (Bloglovin', Facebook page or GFC ) .
That's it! 

You have seven days ('till next Wednesday, sixth of February) to join and participate!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hide&seek ...

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                                                                                    boots: zara,
                                                                                    tights: calzedonia,
                                                                                    shorts: new yorker,
                                                                                    shirt: new yorker man,
                                                                                    sweater: non branded,
                                                                                    coat: h&m,
                                                                                    gloves: terranova,
                                                                                    scarf: koan,
                                                                                    hat: zara,
                                                                                    watch: michael kors,
                                                                                    ph. Maja

Lately, I'm having a huge aspiration for jumping. That's why you seeing me flying in almost every post. Or it was only because of the cold weather.
This look is fourth in the row for Elle. I paired olive shorts with plaid shirt and studded boots. Hat and checked scarf were cherries on top.
What do you think?

p.s. if you are fan of Romwe.com here are some great news about their discounts:
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Happy Bonus Season!

As a bleak and gloomy January draws to a close, the banksters are looking forward to awarding themselves some fat bonuses for all their "hard work" last year.

Sadly for the banksters not everyone is happy at the prospect of their self awarded largess. Step forward Unite which has demanded a meeting with UK Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI), which manages the government's (ie the taxpayer's) investments in RBS, Lloyds and UK Asset Resolution, over RBS's expected bonus payout of £250M.

As if things were not already bad enough for RBS, the Wall Street Journal reports US authorities are pushing for a settlement of LIBOR allegations that would result in the bank not only paying a fine of £500M, but also pleading guilty to criminal charges. Barclays and UBS got away with criminal charges, because they co-operated with the authorities.

RBS executives don't want to plead guilty because they fear that it will cause clients to cut off activity with the bank, and that it could increase exposure to ever more litigation.

Maybe then they should hold back on paying out a bonuses this year, lest the money be needed to pay for ongoing litigation?

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Great Green Loan Rip Off

The government has announced today, with all the usual fanfare and razzmatazz, that those wishing to improve the energy efficiency of their homes will be able to borrow money to buy energy efficient boilers and to insulate their homes etc.

However, what the government doesn't tell you is that the interest rates charged on these "green loans" will be relatively high, and that the "green assessors" (doubtless trained at taxpayer expense) who will visit your home to asses its "green needs" will charge for their services.

In other words it is a rip off!

She Doesn't Mind ...

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                                                                                               shoes: zara,
                                                                                               pants: bershka,
                                                                                               shirt: mango,
                                                                                               sweater: non branded,
                                                                                               trench: mango,
                                                                                               gloves: terranova,
                                                                                               sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                               watch: michael kors,
                                                                                               ph. Maja


Third outfit from Elle series brings a little bit serious look which can be worn at work. Because of that fact, my strong personality just popped up and decided to act silly just to break those strict company rules. Would you hire me now? ;)

Like it or not?

 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Week(s) through Instagram 9 ...

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Sundays are made for Insta posts. You are already familiar how much I adore this app, and here is one more with brand new photos. Cute snap shoots of daily life.

1. collage - mornin' look with heavy make up (cause I went to Models Inc cocktail after work); gossiping with Jelena; lovely Coin Casa windows; look of the day; toast and yogurt; my adorable Fifi.

2. collage - look of the day; NY'S Eve in Novi Sad; home made pizza; junk food at Saturday night; Stilbook feature; look of the day.

3. B-day cupcake close up. ;)

4. collage - cake time with my friend Sonja; Elle feature; Belgrade; 'new in' New Yorker t-shirts; bored at home; gossiping with Jelena at Belgrade Art Hotel.

5. collage - NY's theme at the office; little pig as a snack; breakfast at work; look of the day; NY's celebration at the office ;) ; hot chocolate break with Milica.

6. Gorgeous empty Belgrade in the morning.

7. collage - Cosmpolitan feature, 'new in' boots; desperately wanting to become popular ;) ; girls night out at 'Osmeh na dar' party; homemade pizza; cute gifts thanks to Avon.

8. Leather and stripes for work.

9. collage - on Thursday, thanks to Avon, Jelena and I spent lovely day at Hotel Metropol's presidential suite, chatting with great ladies and enjoying the sweets.


p.s. don't forget to follow me: http://instagram.com/vanjaam

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Got me good ...

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                                                                                      boots: zara,
                                                                                      jeans: bershka,
                                                                                      sweatshirt: new yorker,
                                                                                      coat: jovana markovic,
                                                                                      scarf: zara,
                                                                                      sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                      bag: thanks to Oasap (here),
                                                                                      ph. Maja

Short break between looks made for Elle, with regular outfit post.
You already know how much I love total black combos, so here is another one. This time with burgundy winter scarf and well known studded coat to match perfect with my new crossbody bag.
Do you like it? :)



Friday, January 25, 2013

UK Economy Flatlines

The UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the final three months of last year, and posted zero growth for the year as a whole.

Many now expect the UK to go into a triple dip recession.

Conclusions of Forthcoming EU Summit

Here, courtesy of the FT, are the draft guidelines for the conclusions of the forthcoming European Council summit to be held on 7th and 8th of February.

At the end of the document, to be added later, is the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) ie the European budget!

Get out of my way ...

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                                                                                      boots: zara,
                                                                                      tights: calzedonia,
                                                                                      skirt: koton,
                                                                                      sweater: zara man,
                                                                                      coat: h&m,
                                                                                      brooch: gift,
                                                                                      scarf: pashmina,
                                                                                      hat: nike (since elementary school).
                                                                                      ph. Maja



Today, I'm sharing with you the second post made for Elle. In this one I'm wearing, guess what? A skirt, which I paired with Zara man sweater and some blue accessories.
Sporty on heels! Do you like it?

 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Diamond Geezer In The News Again

The Telegraph reports that some of Barclays’ most senior executives, including former chief executives Bob Diamond and John Varley and current head of investment banking Rich Ricci, are among 104 people who unsuccessfully attempted to keep their names private ahead of the UK’s first trial related to the manipulation of Libor.

The list of 104 individuals comes from a case brought by Guardian Care Homes, which is seeking about £38M in damages from Barclays over interest rate swaps it claims it was mis-sold by the bank.

Guardian Care Homes says that the swap product it was sold was tied to Libor, which it argues was set dishonestly.

Barclays was ordered to give lawyers working for Guardian Care Homes the identities and emails of staff that it passed to regulators investigating the manipulation of the key interest rate.

Peekaboo ...

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                                                                                           boots: zara,
                                                                                           pants: thanks to queen's wardrobe (here),
                                                                                           sweater: zara man,
                                                                                           jacket: zara,
                                                                                           hat: h&m,
                                                                                           bag: thanks to V73 (here),
                                                                                           rings: non branded,
                                                                                           bracelet: stradivarius,
                                                                                           watch: michael kors,
                                                                                           ph. Maja



First post in a row from Elle's february issue is here. Total black with gray bag and some of the accessories on my hands.
What do you think?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Featured in 'Elle' ...

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Quick post to update you about the latest 'featured in' section on my blog. :)
New issue of Elle Serbia is bringing a 24days of style with bloggers, where I showed six outfits together with other girls. Huge thanks to Elle for making me once again part of their cool ideas, and super huge thanks goes to my sister Maja for taking the photos on a very cold day during December! ♥
Day by day, I will show you all the looks from this February issue, hope you will like it! :)

Good night!







Davos 2013 - The Grischa Hotel


The Grischa Hotel, where the "great and the good" of the world of finance are staying in Davos this year during the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Davos Live

Davos 2013

Davos is hosting the annual gathering of the "great and good" in the world of finance, more commonly known as the "World Economic Forum" (WEF).

It seems that all and sundry are worried about David Cameron's promise of an "in/out" referendum on Europe post the 2015 election if the Tories win.

They should not worry, this is political posturing designed to put UKIP's nose out of joint and to buy Cameron more time wrt his EU discussions.

There is absolutely no guarantee that the Tories will win the next election, nor that Cameron will be leading them; hence the "promise" of a referendum is a meaningless as the oft repeated assurances emanating from Eurozone finance minsters that the "crisis" is over.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Checked ...

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                                                                                          boots: zara,
                                                                                          jeans: diesel,
                                                                                          shirt: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                          blazer: thanks to Choies (here),
                                                                                          scarf: koan,
                                                                                          hat: koan,
                                                                                          bag: mona,
                                                                                          bow tie: VT masne (here),
                                                                                          watch: michael kors,
                                                                                          ph. Maja


Masculine trend is one of my favorites for years. Tuxedo blazers and pants, strict shirts, leather gloves, doctor bags, ties and many, many other pieces will make you stand out. There are special occasions where you can were this type of style, but also, you can make it work on a daily base by taking one of the accessories that are predicted to be worn by guys before we stole it! ;)
So I decided to make a strange mix of everything. Flare old jeans, ankle boots, tartan scarf with gorgeous hat from Koan, and as a cherry on top I decided to add a cute polka dot bow tie which I got from VT (click here to view their page).
At the end, I really liked the final look, which can't be categorized. Still can't decide am I a hippie or nerd on heels! ;)
What do you think?