Gut Feeling

Gut Feeling

Hello my dear, It’s September, the only time of the year apart from New Year’s Eve when people see it as a new beginning, school either ends or starts or there is a new job, a new place, a new opportunity that is being taken and a new chapter that opens. But with all that comes the doubting for the right decision, the doubting in your own powers, in your capabilities and in your chances. Not today. So to to that I have only one thing to say: you have to go with your gut feeling. I’m in a period of my life where I cannot doubt myself or overthink (mainly because my dissertation deadline is way too close for that but also) because this is it. University is over, trial is over, it’s time to step into the real world, take my inner child with me and find my way as an adult while going confidently in my direction and building a life that I love and that I will be able to say I am proud of. It’s that time when we all ask ourselves if we’ll make it, if it’s all worth it, and we start second guessing our gut feeling which got us here in the first place. But to solve this, I know I only have to say one thing: YES, I do trust my gut feeling. Yes, there will be a lot of trial and error, yes, sometimes I will need people to see the best in me while I won’t, and yes, sometimes I will change paths unexpectedly and start over, but...
September

September

Well hello there, How is the weekend going? I finally came to terms with September and we agreed that it’s fall now. So unless it decides to be all indecisive and really sunny and pretend it’s summer, we’re good. We’re back to sweaters and autumn colours (inspiration here). So let’s start it off with this cozy and comfy sweater that got everyone talking! No, really, everyone loves it. And I would tell you where to get it from, but it’s actually the result of one of my mum’s old talents, she’s the one who knitted it a good while ago. So of course, as I do, when I found it, I thought it’s a keeper and couldn’t wait to wear it! You’ll see more of it around, for sure, because I’m obseeeessed with it! I am still looking for new sweaters to bring to the collection, but this one holds a special place. It’s one of those things that reminds you that near or far, your family is besides you. And we all need that. So, like this, whenever I get a bit homesick, I got a trendy healer! Thanks, mum! Again, it’s impressive how fashion keeps going back to old trends, and how something that faded a couple of decades ago comes back strong and makes a statement. I love that because I am a natural vintage lover. But somehow makes me think that it means less space for originality, which means we’ll always be finding inspiration in something that was already created. I think that’s alright until one point, when we start recreating the same thing, rather...

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Hi darlings, How’s your week going? Getting excited for the weekend? I say today we take things slowly, one thing at a time, step by step, and try to enjoy the journey. Every time I see that quote “People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness” it just haunts me, because if we get carried away, we might actually get to spend our lives like that, waiting for better times, and I refuse that. Ever since I have come to England I have pretty much been on my own in my spare time and so it gave me a lot of time to think and of course overthink so many things. And I will be honest with you, all this thinking did not always have a good outcome. Yes, I usually am positive and confident, but, as all human beings I do break down sometimes. Because I am tired, because things don’t work, because, because… There will always be something. Or sometimes, my case really, it’s just little things that won’t work or that get me worried and so, make me put my life decisions into perspective. And that’s when all the questions start rolling in my head: did I take the right decision? should I have done that? or that? And I start getting my head around all these until I put myself down. And it’s not ok… I am all for encouraging yourself and giving yourself the courage and the determination to go for it and make bold decisions, but then, when does that empowerment ┬áturn into self-criticism? My friends always...

Yellow Daffodils

  Officially, spring is here!! I have waited so long for this moment that I am extremely excited for this!! I can hide away my coats that kept we warm during cold weather and enjoy some blazers before the warmth fully kicks in and it’s summer time! And what better way to celebrate spring than a bouquet of yellow daffodils to brighten my day and give me the right state of mind for sunny days! That and spending the day with my best friend, as I did, chatting the day away while shooting these pictures! As a tip, she had no idea that I was going to come home for the holidays, which is why I kept my trip incognito, so that I can truly make it a surprise for her, and I did! She was, as me, delighted for our encounter and we went straight on to some catching up accompanied by a good laugh! As for the outfit, I chose a pretty shirt-dress all denim which made a greta contrast with my daffodils, some black heels and purse and silver accessories! The way flowers bloom and everything comes to life, and people start spending time on terraces and you can hear laughs all the time and see how nature embraces the warm days is really inspiring for me, and I already have so many ideas and so many outfits created in my head, that I cannot wait to wear them and shoot some pictures to share them with you! I started easy, with blue denim and black thigths, but I am looking forward to brights colours and...