I am so thankful for all my readers who support me, so I decided to organize a giveaway where one lucky reader/Instagram follower will win a Carpisa bag! Read the post on www.dilekaspires.com to find out how!

CARPISA BAG GIVEAWAY: FROM ME TO YOU

BEING A CONTENT CREATOR IN the over-populated digital space we call the internet, is not always easy. Most of us start blogging/vlogging because we love what we do and we want to share it with the world, but unlike almost a decade ago, just creating quality content is not enough. Continue reading...

When designing clothes, I often get inspired by fabrics themselves, but this time around, the design inspiration for this coat came from another place. Read more to find out and to see the coat up close!

FOLLOW THE LINES

I HAVE TO MENTION THAT I have always been very appreciative of good interior design because I believe that spending time in a visually satisfying space can greatly influence your mood and your creativity. It’s almost synonymous to wearing an outfit that makes you feel good about yourself. However, when it comes to fashion...

In a half outfit post and a half social media rant, I am both sharing this casual Monday #ootd and my thoughts on the fast-changing landscape of social media which has influenced our ability to engage in genuine conversations. Click to read more on www.dilekaspires.com!

THE GOOD OLD DAYS

What I strive to create is lasting relationships that breathe life into the comment sections. Things are never going to be the same as the good old days, but algorithms or no algorithms, we still have the chance to connect with wonderful individuals from all over the world. Continue reading...

Winter can be a tricky season for outfit planning so in order to help you with your "what to wear when you have nothing to wear" problem, I wrote 6 tips that can guide you through that creativity block! Read more on www.dilekaspires.com

6 TIPS ON WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR IN WINTER

WE’VE BEEN HAVING A VERY schizophrenic weather this winter that one day stuns us with bone-chilling cold, and pricks us with hot sunrays the next. Although we all love warmer winter days where we can skip going out wrapped up as Eskimos, the constantly fluctuating temperatures have seriously been hindering my outfit-planning process.Continue reading...

A London-inspired outfit that can work perfectly both for casual weekend brunch with friends or for dressing up on hurried Mondays.

LONDON RED

I LOVE THE CHANGE-DRIVING ENERGY that accumulates as the New Year approaches, but it also tends to dissolve quickly within the first weeks of January. We are onto our fourth Monday of the year, and most of us have seamlessly fallen back into our routines.Continue reading...

For my last post of the year, I wanted to share with you how I managed to learn Korean by myself and offer you some day-to-day tips on how to improve your Korean in the New Year! Head over to www.dilekaspires.com to read more about it!

LEARN KOREAN: WHERE TO START

LET ME START THE LAST post for this year by wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! I really thought hard about what to write in my last post for the year, and I decided that I didn't want to make it the conventional 'New Year outfit ideas' or 'New Year resolutions' or 'Looking back...

I marked this autumn with a new trench coat I recently made. Go to www.dilekaspires.com to see it and read about how I learned to make my own clothes.

NEW TRENCH COAT

MY STANDARDIZED ANSWER to the repetitive question “How did you learn to sew?” is “I was taught by my mom, who was taught by my grandma, who was taught by my great grandma etc.” Continue reading...

A classic black and white outfit, and a behind-the-scenes story of a person who is {almost} never late. Read more on www.dilekaspires.com

ON OR OFF TIME?

Disclaimer: This post may contain exaggerations for comic effect. Please take it with a grain of salt. Or a bottle of whiskey. Whatever rocks your boat! Have you heard the story of those who are rarely late? You think they are almost never late because they take less time to prepare in the morning?...

FWSK 2017

#STOPTHETRAFFIK - people should not be bought and sold. PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS: Stefani {PS VISUAL ART} | Erina Bogoeva {ERINA} | FWSK {FASHION WEEKEND SKOPJE}.    THE 16th EDITION OF Fashion Weekend Skopje {FWSK} took place last month, but only recently did I find the time to create this visual diary for you. As every year, this year...

My idea was to make a very ethereal dress with a feminine touch that would give off a very pure and delicate vibe. So I designed this white floral dress. Read the story on www.dilekaspires.com

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

Mom: “You look like a butterfly!” Me: “Aww that’s cute!” Colleague: “You look like a French girl!” Me: “Oh, really? Cool! Thanks!” Friend: “You…you look like you are not from this world!” Me: slightly worried “Okay…don’t tell NASA that.”Continue reading...

PINK AND WHITE KNIT

Photography by Natyra Xharavina IF THERE IS SOMETHING I have never been then it is a procrastinator. Approaching deadlines tend to materialize in my head in the form of huge black shadows which I imagine standing behind me and poking me every time I decide to do something else. When I start something I...

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