All Aligned

All Aligned

Good morning, my darlings! I am a strong believer in the fact that everything happens for a reason. I also believe that things happen at the time they are meant to happen but also that you have to work your a** off to get to your goals and dreams. See how these two are not always aligned? Like do I wait for things to happen or do I go for it? It’s been on my mind lately as it’s something that has always confused me. However, I think I have recently reached my conclusion. No one will ever be able to tell me that if you work hard, you don’t succeed. In one way or another. Sooner or later. Just as planned or completely different. But you succeed. Listen to any successful person you admire and you will see the word ‘WORK’ will come up in their speeches, A LOT. Now about the other side where you wait for things to happen, I think we should see it more like we look forward to things happening rather than we wait around, because that ‘looking forward’ thing does not mean you stop working until that happens and literally just wait around. One of Oprah’s inspiring interviews came up on my feed the other day and she was saying that you have to be ready for when your opportunity comes along. And I completely believe in that! Wait but know your breakthrough is coming, so that you don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s and wonder why yours isn’t as successful, because if I learnt something, is that you are not...
Are you working on your dreams?

Are you working on your dreams?

Hello dear, How’s life treating you? How are you treating life? Through this windmill of rushed events and emotions that we call life, have you stopped to think about your dreams lately? Have you done a little step towards them? Have you checked how your resolutions are going? I am asking you all these things because a few weeks ago I suddenly stopped and asked myself the same. And I was disappointed to find out that I have put some dreams on hold, that I have slowly stepped away from my self care routine and that I have left procrastination get the best of me. And after I realised that, I took a break and went home to relax. You must be laughing at me right now, but hear me out. I went home and I was filled with love, peace and a reassurance that it will all be fine. And while my batteries were being recharged, I started looking at my life and at how I can include some small steps towards my dreams in my schedule. And so when I came back, I was refreshed, I started planning out my weeks in advance so there’s no risk for (too much) procrastination. And most importantly, I started dreaming again. My creative self was given a boost of energy and now I am back at working on myself and on my dreams. Why am I telling you this? Because more often than not we found ourselves drained by the daily life, we feel like we don’t have the time or the energy to do anything else anymore and so...
The London Life

The London Life

If there’s one question I kept getting in the past few months, it has always been ‘How’s the London life?’ and it seemed like more and more people, both from the UK and from abroad, kept asking me the same question with either a very wishful smile of hope that they’ll soon live in London as well or with a scared look for London’s renowned rush. And since the topic kept coming up, I thought I’d share an article with my thoughts on that. I have actually been thinking about it for a while now, trying to ask myself this question over and over again – on the good days and on the bad days so that when I finally sit down to write the article I have an answer that embodies it all. I have always loved London, and you’d think ‘duuh, who doesn’t?’ but not everyone does, London is that one of a kind city, that you either love or hate, there’s rarely any in between. However, before living in London, I used to fall for it every single time I visited it, and I was always drawn in by its unique vibe. So living in London seemed a great idea, even if some deemed it scary or overwhelming. I knew, though, it’s something that I feel in my soul I’ll always want to experiment, so doing what I love – fashion – in the city that has drawn me in over and over again seemed the ideal combo! And it is – oh, dear, there’s not a single day where something new doesn’t happen, a new...
Checking In

Checking In

Hello my dear, As you’ve probably noticed on my Instagram I have been checking in and out of airports and hotels lately so I thought I’d check in here as well and give you my latest updates as I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for a bit. As much as the blog is on my mind every single day, I had to move it further down my priorities list so I haven’t posted as often as I would have liked to. However, I have been shooting outfits, brainstorming content ideas and I have some concepts so good that I just know you’ll love them! But as you probably already know by now, I’m quite self critical and so my work has to reach a certain standard – mine! Which is probably the harshest of them all! So it’ll be a while until I implement all the changes, but when I do, they’ll look just how I want them. Until then, while I (try to) stay on top of my busy lifestyle, I thought I’d share with you this outfit that goes easily from day to night, allows you to run around doing errands and ticking things off your to-do list, all while looking well put together, and when the night comes, just take the blazer off and you’re ready to catch the happy hour! In all seriousness now, I’ve found that living in a busy city while being a busy girl really means that your outfits need to be very versatile, especially when working in the fashion industry – you never know what event you might end up to after...
Game Time

Game Time

Hey dear, I cannot believe how time flies and it’s already February as I’m writing this. And at the same time, January felt like a year in itself. Mixed feelings. Either way you look at it, if you think January took its sweet time or that you basically rang NYE straight into February, I think we can all agree with the forever going around quote – January was a trial month, February is game time. So, how’s the game going? With the Super Bowl just gone and quite a few good football games this weekend, it seemed appropriate to ask. However, I am not talking about them, we all know football/soccer game reviews can take pages, so I’ll stick to my subject. How’s the resolution plan going? Did you manage to start ticking things off the list? Well, let me tell you my status. I started January very motivated, like damn, this is my year. And that mood hasn’t changed, I am still on track to making it my year although, I did spend most of my January in the library, breathing and dreaming about my assignments only and the rest of the time, recovering. So, my motivation was there, but somehow, I was lacking time. So I used this trial month to reflect and decide I need my planning to be even more specific and timely. It’s all about SMART goals, peeps aka Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and in a Time frame kinda goals, in case you missed the Marketing class, I explained it all when I set my resolutions – see them here. So now that January...
Hometown Spell

Hometown Spell

Hi there, Hope you’ve managed to get back into the rhythm with work, school or any other cool stuff you’re doing and that your January is all smooth sailing! Because let me tell you… I thought mine would be, but clearly it isn’t. Not sure if I need to learn a lesson this month or if I have just purely forgotten how to adult, but maaaan it has not been easy to be back. I haven’t been home for such a long period of time for a couple of years now so of course I jumped at the opportunity to be home once I had it. But if you’re like me, you know that being home is nothing like your usual life. First of all, I always announce my family that when I am back I am the child of the family and I should be treated as such. I hang up my independent lifestyle as soon as I step into the house and from then on I am doing as told or being as playful and childish as I wish, because it’s the place where I can be that and nothing bad will happen aka I’ll miss uni or won’t pay attention at work or do the – oh so boring – household maintenance such as laundry and shopping for cleaning stuff and so on. Okay, I’m joking, I’m still acting as an adult, but I’m just taking it easy, you know? But this time, when I got back I just forgot how to switch ‘home mode’ off and I stayed it that easy mood as if someone...
Back to Business

Back to Business

Hey you, How’s 2018 so far? Did you get back into your rhytm after holidays, lots of food, sleep, parties and family time? Don’t worry, it takes a bit, take your time, you’ll get there. That’s what I’m telling myself as well, I had a slow start to the year, but it allowed me to really think things through and figure out what I want to focus on this year. It also allowed me to spend more time with my family, my close friends who recharged me and gave me plenty of energy to last me a while, hopefully until I see them again. I did less work that I had set myself to do because I thought spending time with them and all this recharging is more beneficial and it will also allow me, when I get back to things, to start again strong and go full speed ahead! So now that slow motion start is going on fast forward and I’m ready to get back to business and go make 2018 my year. I’m currently at the airport, ready to board, and I must say, this is my favourite place to write articles. I’m in ‘no man’s land’ with a destination ahead and hopes and dreams that need some work done for them to come true. Also, this is the airport where I’ve had the saddest departures and happiest arrivals, so it kinda became my place where I think about my life, make plans, set goals. Hope you’re ready to work your way through this year and make it your best yet! Don’t forget to also enjoy...
How to Set Resolutions

How to Set Resolutions

Hello darling, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and/or your time off and you’re now ready to leave 2017 behind, to learn from it and to set your goals for 2018. As I’m sure I’ve told you before, I always see December as a reflective time, and I often think about how my year has been, what I have achieved, what I could have done better and what I have learnt throughout. And then I sit down and write my resolutions based on that. I know a lot of people see resolutions as a cliché, so let’s call them goals. Following my past year’s reflections, setting goals seems the natural next step. I have always written them down on NYE or on the next couple of days, but I have learnt a lot throughout the years so they have also changed significantly. To share with you my wisdom and help you set goals that you will achieve and that will make you proud of yourself, I put together a little guide. These tips are all from my own experience and my own point of view so please, do let me know if you have any further add-ons! 1.Set goals that you can truly bring to life. So many people see their resolutions as wishes instead of goals, so they end up writing down ‘I want to fall in love’ or ‘I want to be famous’ etc. and then, if they don’t happen and they can’t tick them off at the end of the year they just assume they failed and end up saddened by their incapability to achieve their dreams....
A White Christmas

A White Christmas

  Hello my darlings, It’s Christmas Eve and after I’ve finished decorating the house and cooking all the Christmas food, I’ve decided to share a little blog post to wish you a Merry Christmas and show you how a white Christmas looks, in case you aren’t having one where you live! Summer has always been my favourite season, but despite that, December has a very special place in my heart and over the years, it has slowly become my favourite time of the year. And can you blame me? It gives me so much joy because it brings together all my family, spoils me with all the traditional food I’m missing all year and everything around me looks sparkling and full of lights. Regardless if you’re celebrating Christmas or not, I’m sure you all love to see the cities coming to life and having all  kind of events that bring people together for laughter and hot drinks, because at the end of the day, it’s a holiday season for everyone, we all travel home to see family and friends and end the year in a festive way! As I am typing, it doesn’t look like I will be getting the white Christmas I have been hoping for, but luckily, I got to see some snow a few days ago, because (if you grew up with snowy Decembers, you know this) it just doesn’t feel the same if I come home for Christmas and there is no snow around. In a minimalistic manner, I dressed in all black and a touch of colour. The accesories were a bit of faux...
Slow Motion

Slow Motion

Hello from home, I have finally got a bit of time to sit down and write some thoughts. Being home is always great, and I often don’t realise how fast time flies – I can’t believe I have been home for a week now. Being home for a limited time, especially for the holidays, always adds a pressure, like you want to do/see/eat everything that you have missed while being away, while also spending 100% time with family, friends and let’s not forget you brought yourself a list of to-dos from school. work etc. And all of a sudden what was set to be a holiday, is a scheduled time frame, but oh wait – you are actually here to relax. A paradox, right? When you have been doing this for a few years, like me, you become a pro at handling these things, and by that I mean prioritise, because let’s be honest, you can’t possibly do them all if you have the least amount of sleep in mind as well. So slowly, time spent at home or with my family has become the most important thing, even if that means missing out on social gatherings, events etc. I guess it’s the best way to feel that you are actually at home. So I’ve been slowing it down, spent time baking for Christmas instead of wandering around the city and I became more realistic with the amount of work I’ll get done before heading back. Also, I have been dressing much more casual, wanting to feel comfortable and cozy, and even if there hasn’t been any snow here,...