Lifestyle, My Work, Outfits

No elevator

April 18, 2016


Ok, ok, I do live in an old building, but it does have an elevator. Nice, old one… With an iron door and a wooden bench, charming one. I never ride that elevator. I live on the 6th floor and I always walk the stairs up, every single day, couple of times a day.

I’m not afraid of elevators ( even though I did get stuck 2-3 times in one of them throughout past 28 years ) but I rather walk the stairs up than take an elevator ride… There’s so much that “happens” on my walk up… Life got a whole another perspective. Now I know that there’s no an elevator to success… There are no shortcuts to “making it” in job, relationships… in life.

The best of times happen on your walk up the stairs. This walk… It might take longer than an elevator ride, it might make your butt cheeks hurt, you might even stop for a moment on your way up to catch a breath, reassess and then keep on walking the mountain of stairs again. True beauty and a key to success in anything lies exactly there, on the wavy and demanding way up. The journey which you decide to walk on every single day and everything that you learn from taking the longer, harder way up ( towards your goal ) is what will make you appreciate ( and cease ) your goal. Once you do reach it, it will give you the feeling and a unique life story that no single elevator ride ever could!

It will teach you survival, it will show you how to fight for your goal, it’ll give you tools and guidance in how to reach it too… Once you do, you’ll then see how the road to that goal has transformed you and opened some new horizons for you, so the road to another goal, dream… success keeps on shaping in the distance and you know that you must keep on moving forward. As long as you do keep on moving forward in life, it means that you’re alive and kicking’. As soon as you stop moving, you’ve signed your death bed papers.

I always say that no matter how much I have done ( and this doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate every single achievement ) I’m only as good as I was yesterday. I’m only as good of a mom as I was up until yesterday, I’m only as good of a photographer as my latest photo, I’m only as good of an influencer as my latest post. Get the picture? Always keep on moving, carving your own path and listen to your own gut on the way… On the way up to your success, with NO elevator ride there.

Have a wonderful Monday my friends! Much love to every single one of you and THANK you for every comment that you leave me here, I read all of them and try my best to answer all of them too. 🙂

I’m wearing: Boots – Chanel, Bag – Borsha, Jeans – Tiger of Sweden, Sweater – Max Mara, Coat – , Ring – Free People, Scarf & necklace – Zara, Coat – Helene Berman





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  • Reply Kathrin April 18, 2016 at 7:16 AM

    Wonderful post – and very fitting, as I got stuck in my elevator on Friday 😀

  • Reply evelyn April 18, 2016 at 7:20 AM

    love your outfit! so gorgeous! especially i love the necklace!!
    have a great day

  • Reply MartaBarcelonaStyle April 18, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    I really like the coat 🙂

  • Reply B April 18, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    great look!

  • Reply Tatjana April 18, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Beautifully written Natalia! I have not had any short cuts in my life either.
    Sometimes a part of me wishes for an elevator though.
    P.S Love the coat
    Cheers to you,

  • Reply Jo April 18, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    Living in a bungalow, at sea level, I always make a point of using stairs in
    Department Stores, and not the lifts. And sometimes, go up two at a time.
    I hope you had a lovely weekend with your Daughter, showing her the
    the sights of Helsinki. I know how special those times can be.

  • Reply Carrie April 18, 2016 at 11:42 AM

    so in love with your fab coat

  • Reply Faraloo April 18, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    Beautiful coat! Love that color!

  • Reply Matea April 18, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Slažem se sa svime napisanim, ni kod mene nikad nije bilo kraćeg puta ni jednostavnijeg iako moram priznati da bi ponekad voljela da mogu preskočiti barem dvije-tri stepenice 🙂

    A što se tiče stvarnog lifta, ja također živim na šestom katu, ali u zgradi bez lifta i ne mogu ti opisati koliko to mrzim. Nije mi problem ići gore-dolje šest, sedam puta u danu, ali sve je lako dok ne dođeš iz dućana sa hrpetinom hrane i pića ili je vani 40 stupnjeva, a ti stepenicu po stepenicu do svog zadnjeg, užarenog kata ili kad se Frida umori pa je treba nositi…stan nam je savršen, ali ne mogu dočekati da odem negdje gdje ću imati lift pa da barem u tom aspektu života doguram negdje na brzinu i bez problema 😀

  • Reply Shannon April 18, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    You look gorgeous! In love with that tweed coat! So chic!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply Lauren April 18, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    So chic! I love it!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  • Reply Ricmary April 18, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Love it! 😉

    Kisses, ChicAdicta!

  • Reply Amy Arnold April 18, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Love this color on you! I always take the three floors of stairs up to my office at work instead of the elevator too. You always have such a positive outlook.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Victoria Tracker April 18, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    I really love yourr coat!!

  • Reply Salome April 18, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Nice coat and bag dear , Love your accessories so much
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  • Reply Nina April 18, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Walking on stairs is good exercise of body and mind. Love you bag. xx

  • Reply Erin April 18, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Love the post babe. The hardest and most rewarding way is always up 😉 xx, Erin –

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  • Reply Gabrielle April 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    I love your analogy here of relating stairs/lifts to the journey of success. The colour of your coat here is spectacular, by the way!

  • Reply Eva April 18, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    your coat is amazing!

  • Reply nunu April 18, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    you look so beautiful with this outfit. perfect style!
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  • Reply Chichi April 18, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Love the colors going on here! And I sometimes look forward to not having elevators!!!!

  • Reply Federica Spinelli April 18, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Amazing coat i love your look! kiss
    Federica – Cosa Mi Metto???

  • Reply Toks April 18, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    Interesting words and definately something to think about. Great post. Great look, love the colour of the sweater. Thank you for your lovely comment. xoxoxo

  • Reply sahara April 18, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    nice outfit! I love your coat!

  • Reply Jill April 18, 2016 at 11:49 PM

    Love the color of your coat!

  • Reply Monet Rhoden April 19, 2016 at 12:53 AM

    Gorgeous. Just gorgeous <3
    Hearts from XOX

  • Reply Jessica April 19, 2016 at 3:44 AM

    I’m loving your coat and necklace!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Vera April 19, 2016 at 4:59 AM

    You look AMAZING!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Reply sofia biffi April 19, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    Nice look…this coat is very glam, especially for the color! have a nice day!

  • Reply ana April 19, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    This coat is lovely, so pretty!!!

    have a nice day

  • Reply Kadi LV April 19, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Great article ! I really love your coat, the color and the texture look so gorgeous !


  • Reply Konstantina Antoniadou April 19, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    you look soo chic

  • Reply Meghan April 19, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Loving this coat and outfit so much! Such an inspiration!

    Meghan |

  • Reply aniaanaa April 19, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Your style is amazing! Great post 🙂 Boots wow! Love it

  • Reply raquel April 19, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    I love the jacket. Nice post and outfit.

  • Reply Adi April 20, 2016 at 12:55 AM

    Such a stunning look!!

    Adi xx

  • Reply Trang Do April 20, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    Love your coat! You look amazing!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Reply gail April 20, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    your coat is so pretty!

  • Reply Alyssa Renee April 20, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    Great coat! =)

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  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath April 20, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    So stylish! You look great!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Reply Ivana April 20, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Moram biti iskrena i priznati ti jednu stvar… nikada nisam shvaćala one “životne trenere” iliti life coach persone koji su super popularni i zarađuju hrpu love na osnovu glupih kakti “mudrosti”… u biti, nisam shvaćala ljude koji kupuju te knjige i gutaju takvu literaturu iako je često više riječ o kratkim aforizmima… uglavnom, mene takve persone i takva literatura ne može pretjerano inspirirati ili me potaknuti na promjenu UKOLIKO ne znam tko je osoba koja stoji iza tih riječi. Mogu vjerovati na riječ jednom Nicku Vujiću ili par ljudi koji nešto izjave a da im isto nije profitna profesija već su nešto rekli onako “iz života”… Uglavnom, shvatila si poantu… NO, tvoji tekstovi toga tipa me baš uvijek onako dirnu na dobar i kvalitetan način… ne znam iz kojag točno razloga… možda jer te znam nešto privatnije i jer znam da govoriš iz srca… Još jedan inspirativan post a o kombinaciji da i ne govorim. Kaput je pravo osvježelje i divno ti ide uz tvoju svijetlu put. Preljepa si mi na svakoj fotkici i baš sam uživala.
    ps Nije me strah liftova generalno, ali ne volim one minijaturne u starim zgradama i u takvima redovito pješaćim… 🙂

  • Reply Sophie April 20, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Your coat is so beautiful, that color is so unique <3

    xoxo, Best Bags 2016

  • Reply Cara April 20, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    You look amazing! Love the coat xx

  • Reply Kelsey Bang April 20, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    that jacket is fantastic! great look!

  • Reply Veerle Scheutjens April 20, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    Really like your jacket!!


  • Reply Bekleveer April 20, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Draga, jako lijep blog.
    Ako zelis mozemo da zapratimo jedna drugu, ako hoces zaprati me i ostavi komentar,kako bih uzvratila. 🙂

  • Reply Elements of Ellis April 20, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Love this! We all need to take the stairs in life (figuratively and literally). I don’t run into too many elevators on a daily basis, but there’s one at my doctors office and I always take the stairs to the third floor 🙂

  • Reply The Fashion Folks April 20, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    That coat is golden! Xx

  • Reply Francesca Giagnorio April 20, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    Totally in love with your outfit <3


  • Reply Jennifer Rand April 21, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    That coat is perfection!

  • Reply Silvia Rodriguez April 21, 2016 at 6:56 AM

    Nice pics and beautiful coat

  • Reply RumelaDey April 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    Such a lovely outfit. You look awesome. Love that coat.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

  • Reply Viktoriya April 21, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    This burgundy coat is everything! You’re stylish casual combos in brilliant way!

  • Reply REBECCA SULLIVAN April 21, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Thanks for sharing – that was awesome! And the coat is so chic! Don’t forget to check out my latest collab with EXPRESS and let me know what you think about the romper! Have a lovely weekend!


  • Reply Naelle - Once in Paris April 21, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    I just had a serious crush with your coat! perfection!
    xxx from Paris!

  • Reply Sarah Simonsen April 21, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Wow girl! You are rocking that jacket! I just found your blog and I’m so glad I did! Your style is effortless! Have a wonderful week! Xo.

  • Reply Béatrice April 21, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    I really love your positivity and your take on life Natali! I always look forward to reading your posts because they inspire me so much and motivate me as I go through the week. Thanks for such an awesome blog!

  • Reply Anna April 21, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Love your jacket. The color blend is gorgeous.
    Fash Boulevard

  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath April 21, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Love your jacket!!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Reply alice April 21, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    Amazing pics, I love this post!

    Alice Cerea,

  • Reply Vittoria April 21, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    love that coat x

  • Reply Barbara April 27, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Nice outfit! You look beautiful 🙂

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