FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT NEW to my blog, you probably already noticed and digested all the changes that happened to it. If not, let me summarize. For starters, I packed all my baggage and migrated from Blogger to WordPress. The transition was everything but smooth, but I managed to get to a point where I can brag about officially owning a space on the Internet. Owning a personal domain name is a small step for humanity {heck, high school kids probably did it before I did}, but a big step for me because it provides a solid foundation on which I can continue building content that aspires to inspire others.

I don’t know about where you are at, but after years of mild winters, this year the snow and cold really stunned us. Unbeknown to me, when you are walking on slippery ice and moving with the speed of a two-hundred-year-old tortoise, you tend to take in your surroundings more than when walking at your usual pace, however slow it may be. Doing so, I realized that walking through life is no different than walking on ice. It’s slow, scary, and beautiful at the same time. You take small, careful, and calculated steps to protect yourself from falling, because you know that if you are careless for even one second, you risk of falling down and hurting yourself.

But sometimes you end up falling even when you are being careful and that makes it all the more frustrating. But then again, all you have to do is find the strength to pick up and brush yourself off, and continue walking towards your destination. Some…of course, fall so hard they might visit a hospital or two on their way there, but that happens in life too. You meet some obstacles that set you back from your goals, and at the time, they appear to be greater than they really are. In the end, imagination defines the size of your fear, and it’s a shame to let fears keep you from doing what you really want to be doing.

Take us, for example. It was -17°C on the day we took these photos and boy were we afraid. We were afraid that we would slip and fall down. We were afraid that we would catch a cold. We were afraid that if we postponed it for another day, the snow would be gone. In retrospect, these worries sound minuscule as I type them, but their proportions sure appeared a lot bigger that day. But we really wanted to capture a winter wonderland experience, and probably we wouldn’t have succeed if we just decided to go back home. Furthermore, this new gray coat I made deserved a fabulous backdrop, if I can do so say myself.

I hope you like the new blog. I partnered up with Stefani to bring great content down your way. I really hope you like the coat. I also made the dress underneath, but we shot it separately. Stick around to see it in a future post. Until then, tell me what you think in the comment section below!

Outfit details:

Coat & Dress: by me // Ankle Boots: Bershka // Bag: Carpisa


  1. Patty
    February 14, 2017

    It never ceases to amaze me how talented you are, Dilek! Your craft is amazing and looks so professionally made. I can barely button up my shirt correctly (sometimes I misplace the correct hole the button goes through and end up with an asymmetrical outcome) let alone sewing one on another piece of clothing I’ve also made. I looked forward to seeing more of your designs and waiting for them to pop up on a runway. You rock!

    1. Dilek Asanoska
      February 14, 2017

      Aww thank you, love! I am so glad you like my designs! Hopefully in the future that will happen! <3

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