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How to avoid the flu if you work with people

10:55 AM
It's funny, but this post was inspired by my current sickness. Normally, I am a small hermit that lives in this house and never leave when it gets cold. It is the only way to avoid getting sick in the winter season. But last month, I started a small job where I am supposed to work with a lot of people that causes me to catch bugs like the flu or something else. I have been sick several days with heavy coughing and throat pain. I was so naive and thought that my flu shot would protect me from getting sick, well here I am, with my running nose, writing this post to help you be careful.

How to avoid the flu in winter if you work with people:

- wash your hands, no matter how often you have to wash them. Always remember to disinfect, because eventually, you will touch your face/nose, which is how you will get sick;

- change your clothes as soon as you arrive home. I started to do it after I realized that it was too late and I was already sick. Still, I will continue to do it until it turns into a habit;

- drink a lot of fluids like orange juice, ginger tea and plenty of water. It will help you to get a stronger immune system and clean your body from toxins;

-get a lot of sleep. Since I changed my normal sleeping routine to working routine, I think it is also weakened my immune system. This Saturday, my sickness caused me to crash in bed. I ended up sleeping an entire day and couldn't believe how tired my body was;

- wear a face mask, if it is needed. I know it might look weird and people will give you dirty looks, but I think it is the best way to protect yourself from germs. I use public transportation on a daily basis, which is where I encounter many people coughing without covering their mouths;

-eat a lot of veggies and fruits. I love vegetables and usually, we include them in our diet, but sometimes it is not enough to have a stronger body. I would advise eating plenty of broccoli because it has vitamin C, A, and E. Garlic and onion also boost your immune system;

- air out the room where you are. Fresh air is good for your sleep;

-disinfect your house. Basically, whatever I use or touch, I clean right away so as to not spread germs to other healthy people (like my hubby).

 Geometric Earrings | Mango

Laveer Blazer | Shopbop

Denim Dress | Topshop

MSGM Fold Boots | Shopbop

Black Blazer | Topshop

Wayf Turtleneck | Shopbop

Mini Bag | Topshop

Sunglasses | Topshop

Why you should consider buying a puffer jacket for next winter

10:37 AM

How to wear beige on beige

10:52 AM

Fashion Week is always an inspiration for me to create some outfits for my blog even if I don't plan to attend any shows. Normally, I participate in FW season because the weather is always nicer and I'm definitely not gonna catch a cold. But if I don't go myself, I always read the latest news and watch stories when other bloggers rock Fashion Week. This time, I noticed that a lot of people have been wearing sandy hues and thought that it would be nice to style it myself had I attended some of the Fashion Shows. When we visited one of the thrift shops in Seattle, I was so happy to find a cashmere sweater in camel color. I'm still in the hunt to purchase more sweaters in beige, camel or tan colors to complete my collection for next winter. I already purchased a long camel coat that I've wanted since 2015. I couldn't find another one that I would wear, but I saw an alternative in Shopbop and purchased this Madewell wool blazer that works perfectly as a coat. Don't you agree? As for the bottom, I decided to wear the new skirt that I found in the previous collection at Zara. I hope you get your hands on this pretty pleated skirt that is going to be stylish for many seasons. To complete my outfit, I wore one of the favorite baker hats that my husband bought for me from Ukraine. My Mango statement earrings and Mango plastic bag were a great alternative to a trendy Staud bag.

Would you wear beige colors to Fashion Week? Btw, Shopbop is still running SALE!
Cashmere Sweater | Shopbop

Madewell Blazer | Shopbop
Pleated Skirt | Italist

 Baker Hat | Shopbop

Dolce Vita Boots | Shopbop

Geometric Earrings | Mango


The Secret to Having a Positive Mind

8:23 AM

In my country where I grew up, a positive mind is a very rare gift. Most people in the northern part of the country are either negative or always unhappy. I'm not exactly sure of the reason. Maybe it's because the winters are always cold or people just lead depressing lives. I love my country, but I didn't feel happy there. I can't say that I don't have sweet memories, but I feel happier where I am right now. The first time I left my home country to Germany, I realized that you can live differently and find something positive, even during the worst times of your life. After living for over 10 years overseas in different countries, I've learned and experienced a different lifestyle. I have seen other cultures and been exposed to new perspectives that result in me having a more healthy outlook. If you are reading this post, I'm going to share my secrets to have a positive mind:

- start your morning with positive thoughts like, "how beautiful it is to wake up for a new day and have a fresh start";
- look at the mirror and say positive words to yourself like, "I'm beautiful, smart and I love everything around me";
- be thankful for what you have, especially when it comes to your health, your beauty, and your house;
- surround yourself with positive things that bring you happiness. If flowers make you feel better, buy flowers for your house or post up motivational images and quotes; 
- read inspiring books or watch inspiring speeches. I watch TED talks very often, not only to help me to learn the language but also to get some motivation from these talented presenters;
- meet people that have a positive mind. I've noticed that when I'm around negative people, I start to feel very depressed or aggressive, but people with a growing mind help me grow too;
- exercise is key to getting a clear head;
- share something good with other people around you; doing something good not only makes you feel better about yourself but also you might make somebody's day better too;
- practice enjoying every single moment of your life... Sometimes, we forget how wonderful it is to live, learn and exist on this planet.

Try to use a few of my techniques to maintain a successful mind and you will see a change. Please, share with me your secrets to positivity in the comments below. 

Btw, Shopbop is having SALE and to find more details click here.

Madewell Blazer | Shopbop

Cashmere Turtleneck | Nordstrom

 Kate Spade Bag | Nordstrom

 Schutz Boots | Shopbop

 Anine Bing | Revolve

Fendi Stockings | Nordstrom

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