August 26, 2015

Low Budget Bride // Styling Ideas

Top // ZARA TRF (old), similar here
Bag // vintage, similar here
Sandals // Nine West (very old), similar here
Hairband // H&M, similar here

I am aware that many of you have postponed your weddings or changed the venue (the town hall option is cheaper) and the number of guests due to the financial instability. But, trust me, there is no need to spend a fortune to have a dreamy wedding and your outfit is the one of the things where you can minimize the budget without missing the fun!

This bridal outfit* costs less than 150 € - hair styling included. I know it is not that inexpensive, but I am pretty sure you are aware that there are no wedding gowns in that price! You probably have a simple white t-shirt and a pair of flat sandals in your closet and you can replace the flower headband and the flower pouch with real flowers from your balcony (or your neighbor's). All these are -75 €! Last but not least, you can always do your hair by yourself. When there's will, there's always a solution.

*Would also look lovely on your bridesmaids

It seems so long ago since I posted an outfit, but I am back again, with new ideas and inspirations and projects on the works. Stay tuned!

Oh, I have missed you so much 

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke

August 24, 2015

Elafonisos Island // Photo Diary

About. Elafonisos is a very small island in the Aegean Sea, between the South-Eastern part of Peloponnese, named Lakonia, and Kythira island. It is in a driving distance of approx. 4,5 hours from Athens and there are ferries that take you from the mainland to the island where the trip takes less than 10 minutes!

Beaches. Simos, the small one. Period! Yes there also other sandy beaches lika Panagia and Big Simos, but none of them can compare to small Simos. You have to walk a 10 min. distance on the sand, which is annoying sweating under the sun, but you will be rewarded by the serenity of the scenery and the crystal clear waters. I have visited many sandy beaches but this one, small Simos, is like you are in Paradise! Just like DiCaprio's The Beach, but without the sharks!!

August 18, 2015

Paolo Sebastian Spring 2016 Couture

I have never heard of Paul Vasileff work before although it seems he's been around since 2007. Never too late to discover talented people! Paolo Sebastian specialises in custom-made couture tailored to accentuate the beauty of the individual.

Totally my style, which I totally CANNOT afford.

|barefoot duchess|

All Photos via Paolo Sebastian

August 11, 2015

Ios Island // Photo Diary

About. Ios is an island of the Cyclades complex in the Aegean Sea, Greece, between Naxos & Santorini. It was love at first sight for both of us, the Duke and I. We have been visiting this island every Summer since 2010, 6 years in a row, and as long as we breathe we will keep returning. And it is amazing how many tourists from around the world, from Italy, Spain and France to Australia and Canada, come to Ios, so it must be worth visiting at least once, right?

Where to Stay. Although it was the first time in six years that we stayed here, Island House was the best thing that could happen to us. Our regular accommodation raised the price too high so we had to look for something more affordable. From a faceless large resort we ended up at a cute family business, with friendly people, making us home-made personalized breakfast every morning, keeping the rooms clean, with adorable interiors and a gorgeous swimming pool area. If you decide to stay there, you will love it too!

Island House Rooms & Apartments

August 10, 2015

Dove Purely Pampering Oils // The Winners

Αρχικά να σας ευχαριστήσω όλες (και όλους) για τη συμμετοχή σας και για τον ενθουσιασμό με τον οποίο ανταποκριθήκατε και σε αυτόν το διαγωνισμό! Ήταν πραγματικά πέρα και πάνω από κάθε προηγούμενο με πρωτοφανή αριθμό συμμετοχών, πάνω από 800!! Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ!!

Μετά από ηλεκτρονική κλήρωση που έγινε σήμερα με το app του Rafflecopter, οι 5 τυχερές είναι οι:
1. Aggelikh Christodoulou
2. Stefania Georgiou
3. Βασιλική Βερντζαγια
4. Marina Xrysidi
5. Ξενια Δασκαλακη
από ένα σετ προϊόντων Dove Purely Pampering Oils* + μια λευκή πετσέτα μπάνιου από το Dove!

*Φιστίκι & Μανόλια, με διακριτικό άρωμα γεμάτο φρεσκάδα, και Βούτυρο Καριτέ & Ζεστή Βανίλια, που εκτός από ενυδάτωση χαρίζει και μια ιριδίζουσα λάμψη σε όλο το σώμα!

Συγχαρητήρια κορίτσια!! Θα επικοινωνήσω μαζί σας με μήνυμα στο Facebook για τις λεπτομέρειες, οπότε να έχετε το νου σας! Μπορεί να παει στα Other...

ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ! Σε περίπτωση που οι νικήτριες δεν ανταποκριθούν σε διάστημα μίας εβδομάδας, θα γίνει νέα κλήρωση.

|barefoot duchess|

UPDATE 20/08/2015
Η Aggelikh Christodoulou δεν ανταποκρίθηκε. Έγινε λοιπόν νέα κλήρωση και τη θέση πήρε η Stamatia Stergiou!

UPDATE 27/08/2015
Δυστυχώς ούτε η Stamatia Stergiou απάντησε οπότε έγινε νέα κλήρωση και η Athina Faraklou παίρνει τη θέση της!

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