I've got the 21st century breathing down my neck

Monday, October 20, 2014

I haven't shown my face around in any posts in a long time so I thought I'd stop by today with an outfit post. I just got a few things in my wardrobe that I basically wear every single day when the weather starts to cool down and my long green cardigan is one of those things. I wear this thing like 2-3 times a week and I'm not even sorry. I wish I could find more long stuff like this because I seriously dig it. It keeps me warm and it compliments every outfit I put together. This time I wore it with my newly purchased high-waisted black jeans and my crop top (you saw it in the turkish bazzar haul post!).  And to finish up the look I put on a headband, which is something that I have been doing quite often lately.

Oh and I'd like to mention that I used all the products that I have reviewed on my blog in the past couple of weeks when doing my make-up. I wanted you guys to see how the Amazing Lipstick Depraved and Focus & Fix Brow Kit from Makeup Rev looked on my face so you'd get a better idea. I hope the photos do the products justice :)

P.S. I know it might be cold to wear a crop top but just two days ago it was like a day left over from summer here in Istanbul so I was inspired. But of course now it's pretty chilly out.
Headband: Tally Weijl 
Crop Top: Bazaar 
Jeans: Pull & Bear 
Cardigan: Pull & Bear

Movies, Movies, Movies!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I am an addict when it comes to movies and I will not deny it. Just the other day me and my mom were talking about me as a kid and she told me that when I used to stay at my grandmas house I would wake up in the middle of the night and watch tv. I remember those days a little but you get a clearer image once someone mentions it to you. I watch movies, tv shows, documentaries etc. I think the only thing that I hate to watch is the news. Politics is beyond me and I do not want to hear how bad the world is.. I already know. Fiction is a way to escape and I like that. Anyways, here's what I watched this month.
The Cabin in the Woods: I do not like to watch scary movies (the last one I watched till the end was Saw III) because I get scared way too easily but my cousins recommended this movie to me and my sis and we said why not. This is basically a scary movie that uses most of the cliches of scary movies but that is exactly what the writers are going for in this. And that is why it's so brilliant. You've got all your typical characters and they do all their typical idiotic things that they should not be doing and they are basically in the middle of no where, in a cabin, isolated from the world. The story has a twist though but I don't want to give it away. We didn't like the ending but I was getting the feeling that it should've been that stupid but who knows.
The Maze Runner: Two of my favorite words for you: dystopian society. After a bunch of years with with vampires I think we could easily say that these two words have taken over the shelves at book stores and filled the movie theaters. The movie directed by Wes Ball, who also directed Beginners, is a book adaptation like Hunger Games and Divergent. I can say that Dylan O'Brian, who plays the main character Thomas in the movie, is not just shining in this role but every one of his other roles lately. He has potential for sure. The other actors were also very well cast. In general the movie leaves you with more questions than answers but now the anticipation for a second movie is much greater. 
Brightest Star: Even though this movie has a low score on IMDB with a little thought I could say I liked it. There is no name for the main character, he is totally lost. The only thing that is important to him is to win back the girl. That might be a cheesy motivation but if you have no clue on what to do with your life that could be the only motivation. It does get boring at times and I'm not a fan of the actors as well but the idea was okay.
Two Night Stand: There is definitely something about Miles Teller that I enjoy watching and there is also something else that I don't like watching but I can't name either one of those two. I don't expect much from these types of movies, usually I'm just looking for something to pass time or fulfill my romantic ways but this movie was cute. Analeigh Tipton acted a bit too much but I felt the chemistry between the two so I'm gonna say nice.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest: Finally finished the Millenium trilogy both in book and movie form. I am quite happy with the entire franchise but I do think that it goes downhill from the end of the first book. I guess it was the chemistry between Lisbeth and Mikael that got me hooked. While reading the third book I was dreading it until the end. So of course I feel the same way about the movie. It was just worth watching because I like the characters seperately as well and there were scenes from the book that I really wanted to see come alive.
What If: Oh Dan! It has literally been impossible to picture him someone other than Harry Potter but he's working hard to be in other roles so I'm going to go with it. Also, you wouldn't have a romantic indie movie without Zoe Kazan and her annoying/lovely ways. With a quite cheesy ending I give you a cute romantic movie that includes a bit comedy and a ton of Daniel Radcliffe that just talks fast.
22 Jump Street: Definitely not as funny as the first one but still has a few moments for laughs. These guys are great together and their bromance is just way too much to handle. There are some epic scenes in the movie and it does have killer ending scenes (which involves a bunch of possibilities for future jump street movies). If you like comedy give it a try. Oh and there is Channing Tatum so yeah.

Turkish Bazaar Haul

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Many of you might have heard about the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and maybe you even paid a visit there. It is quite big so you know where it gets the name from and it's very traditional. You can find all kinds of spices, jewelery, leather clothing, souvenirs, mosaic lamps, rugs etc. and you may even bargain the expensive price to something you can afford. But there are other bazaars that are set up in different parts of Istanbul that are outdoors and more like farmers markets and some are just mixed up. So not all of them are the same, in terms of quality and quantity.

Even though we don't go to bazaars often (maybe 3-4 times a year) they are still set up every week on their certain days and usually jam-packed (which is one of the reasons why we don't go often). But just before we went on vacation we decided to stop by to one close home. We had no intention of buying any clothes because when it comes to bazaars you just have to be lucky with the quality. So that day we came across a section that was selling all kinds of shirts and they seemed pretty good quality so we decided to check it out. I got all these tops from there and I've already worn some of them before it started getting cold. These were all under $5, including the high waisted shorts. I hope you guys like them all and I'll see ya next time!
P.S. Sorry the last photo seems a bit weird but it was getting dark so quick in the room I just had to snap. And also the first photo includes all crop tops, second is long sleeveless shirts and third is a tokyo t-shirt, guns n' roses half sleeve shirt & high waisted shorts.