September 10, 2009

Sick (Don’t Share Water)


Thought I’d share a picture I took today when I got home. My house is covered (outside) with huge, juicy spiders and this is one of the small ones, but I thought it looked pretty cool with the sunset in the background. Just thought I’d do a short update; school is alright, hard, but worth it. Friends are amazing; we talked in Theory of Knowledge (T.O.K.) the other day about whether or not someone can know you better than you know yourself. My answer is yes. Basically, I’m really happy. Although a good damper on my mood is the fact that one of my dear friends got me sick. I have a “phobia” of sharing drinks.. I just really don’t like it, and I let him drink out of my water bottle. The next day he’s dying and now I am too.. Hopefully I’ll feel better for my mushroom picking adventure this weekend.

September 6, 2009

Books To Read


The Women’s Murder Club Series: 1st to Die – James Patterson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

The Unbearable Lightness of Being* – Milan Kundera

Crude: The Story of Oil – Sonia Shah

We* – Yevgeny Zamyatin

In the Woods – Tana French

* – required for school

I just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and it was one of the best books I’ve ever read. It was originally in Swedish and translated to English by Reg Keeland. It addresses the issue of sexual assault quite a bit which isn’t common in murder mysteries I’ve read, but it was clear that the author feels strongly that so many women in Sweden are assaulted and don’t report it/feel like nothing can be done. The book is about a journalist (Mikael Blomkvist) who is hired by a withering industrial giant (Henrik Vanger) to write a family history while secretly solving the mysterious disappearance (assumed murder) of one of his family members. It was an incredibly well written book, full of genuinely surprising turns. I had no way of predicting the ending, which is exactly how I like mysteries :) I also liked how that names of people and places were kept Swedish and not “American-ized” as with many translations. I can’t wait to start the sequel; The Girl Who Played with Fire.


So, I've clearly not been blogging recently, and I'm considering coming "back". If I do though, I think my focus won't always be fashion, just because it seems a bit conceited to only talk about my clothes. I'll include posts on topics that I find interesting; whether from school, the news, just pretty much anything that I think is important. I also will include restaurant reviews and posts on cool places I've found for anyone who's in or visiting Warsaw :)

That all said and done, I just started the IB program along with all my friends and we're seriously short on time. Even if I do start blogging again, this is just a forewarning that I might not be updating too often ;)

Hope everyone is well, and that you'll keep reading even with the new changes.

June 6, 2009

Summer 06.06.09



So, as I mentioned before, the weather in Warsaw recently has been horrible. I went out for sushi last night with my friend C, who’s moving back to Montana for the first semester of next year, A who moved to Kansas two years ago and I saw for the first time again, and KR who is moving to California in a few weeks. It was a bit sad, but we had a lot of fun, but on the way home I swear it was literally freezing outside. This morning when I got up though, it was sunny so I went into my yard and took some pictures of all the beautiful flowers we have :)

Plans for the weekend include helping my mom with a going away party for her best friend, shopping for an outfit for the last day of school, cleaning my room, and just relaxing. Speaking of which I have a huge list of books to read over summer vacation so I’ll try to pick some of those up at the bookstore.

June 4, 2009

Just in Time for Summer

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So, school ends on Wednesday, which is insane and summer will officially start. The weather here has been horrible although I’m hoping that since it is sunny right now, it will continue to stay sunny and get warmer! This week is exam week and yesterday I had Bio and Math. Math went really well, but Bio I’m not so sure about.. Tomorrow is Government, which I haven’t started studying for yet (procrastination by blogging). Anyways, I thought I’d write about three of my must have skincare products. The first picture is of The Body Shop’s Whipped Shea body lotion and body butter. I have ridiculously dry skin and the body butter is amazing to put on before bed! I always wake up with super soft skin. Then the body lotion I put on in the morning because it’s a little lighter, but still lasts throughout the day. I know the body shop is known for the scented body butters, but I like the Shea one because it’s really plain, so I can still where my perfume and not feel like a walking fruit salad. The toner on the right is Dior Matifying Toner, which I absolutely love! A lot of toners have that super drying effect because of the alcohol, but this one does just as it promises and makes your skin very matte without drying it out (and an added bonus it smells amazing). Thought I’d just post a short update, but I have to get back to studying :)

May 17, 2009

1st Place

IMG_0397 Wow, I have been so incredibly busy these past two weeks it is ridiculous! First off all, I got my braces off and it still feels weird smiling. I guess I’m more conscious of when I smile because I actually looked good with the braces :P (weird, I know). Yesterday and Friday there was a softball tournament and we played teams from Budapest, Bucharest, Prague and Moscow. On Friday we beat Budapest and Moscow and lost to Bucharest and Prague, so on Saturday we were seated third. Yesterday we had to play Bucharest to get into the final and we won a really clos game 8 - 7. Then for the championship we played Prague in the pouring rain, for two and a half hours and won 16 – 9. It was a lot of fun and today I’m sore and tired, but it was worth it. Last night I also had a dance performance which went really well! Our shortstop E got a pretty bad cut on her lip and had to get stitches so I missed the first dance because she was my partner. And I also missed another dance (happily.. I didn’t know it well) because I messed up my knee. The picture is of the amazing makeup that M did for the show. I was lucky because I know her so she used her nice makeup on me ;) Thought I would just update with what I’ve been up to :) I’m in for another busy week so don’t expect many updates :P Fashion .. well I haven’t had time to look at shows and I haven’t been shopping in forever. (Although I did manage to snag a few pretty awesome shirts from the guy's section of H&M the other day)

April 15, 2009

Officially Spring!

Sorry for not updating a lot, but the weather has been so incredibly nice recently, I’ve been incredibly busy and I kind of don’t really care.. Nice attitude I know. Anyways, I think I can safely say that it is officially spring. The weather has been sunny and warm and we are having spring break. I’m cleaning out my closet today and I realized that I have a lot of winter clothes (it’s Poland so I do need them) but not very many Spring/Summer clothes. So that is my mission this break; but some nice warm weather clothes. And while cleaning out my closet I found the perfect color palette to try and stick to (hopefully semi-successfully):




This last picture is my favorite :) The flowers are on the shoulders of a silk tunic/blowy shirt. It kind of looks like a pajama shirt, but the flowers make it ‘normal’. Anyways, these very basic pastels are what I’m going to look for, also some black and white though because I always wear those colors.

March 22, 2009

Zara Saves the Day


So, I believe I have mentioned before that I was on the lookout for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans. I have had a picture of Alexander Wang boyfriend jeans hanging on the back of my bedroom door for about a year, reminding me to look for the perfect pair. Well, I was shopping with C yesterday downtown and these jeans at Zara practically jumped into my arms. They are exactly what I was looking for; worn, ripped, faded, and slouchy and they are so incredibly soft its as if I’ve had them for years. I even fell asleep in them last night :P I can’t wait to wear them! Also, sneak peak at my room. I’m kind of redecorating, so all the boxes are to help me organize myself and keep all my junk off of my desk/floor/nightstand. I’m crossing my fingers that the sun comes out soon, because this grey Polish weather is getting really old, really fast.