Falling behind?

Falling behind?

My dear readers,   This is my first post of 2019 and it comes right after Blue Monday so well into January! But that’s because this year I wanted to really gather some thoughts before getting back to posting. A slow start doesn’t always mean one is falling behind now, does it? I hear this phrase a lot lately – “make sure you’re not falling behind” – and it’s being used to talk about many things really – career, personal life, buying a house or a car, travelling, having kids and the list can REALLY go on. It’s like everyone’s rushing to fit into this timeline. And now don’t get me wrong, I am a very organised person that goes by to-do lists, has a (quite old school, paper version) diary and ticks things off as she goes, so it’s not the ticking off that triggers me, it’s the pressure to do it in time. In time for what? And to a timeline set by who? For a person that has finished her masters a few months ago and has been on a job hunt since, this hit close to home. Because if you’ve ever been on a job hunt you’d know that some days it gets really demotivating, frustrating and all that waiting for a call or an email makes your life plain boring sometimes. Add the fact that I am used to being very busy and useful and I am…ahem…slightly impatient (okay, cut the slightly, but I’m working on it, okay?) and you’ll get why hearing that I’m falling behind is not my favourite catch phrase. I...
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...
Checking In

Checking In

Hello my dear, As you’ve probably noticed on my InstagramĀ 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...
Tourist in Oxford

Tourist in Oxford

Hello beautiful souls, How have you been? I’ve missed writing to you, but I hope everything is going well! Another month has passed us by and look at us strolling straight into May in a few days! I told you about a couple of weeks ago that I went on a 2 days trip to feed my wanderlust and I shared with you on Instagram pictures from the places I’ve visited. However, it was about time to sit down and tell you more about the trip and my outfit choices and so on. So, let’s start with the beginning of the trip. Oh man… So if you know me, you’d know I’m not exactly a morning person which makes me a late person lots of times, which is also something that I am working on. But if you know me well, you know I hate being late for important things and more especially for things where other people depend on me/ on me being there. So on the Friday before the trip I scheduled my alarm bright and early for Saturday morning. I was going to tidy up the room too and have breakfast and put on some make up and so on. What actually happened was – I woke up completely disoriented on what, where, when and looked at the time and tried to wake myself up and remember where I was supposed to be. And it turns out I woke up 7 minutes after the time I was supposed to leave the house. Great, huh? Turns out I set my alarm on weekdays only and of course,...
Fall

Fall

Hello darlings, How have you been? As I told you last week, I am not posting that often these days, but truth is, I am always coming back here, regardless if it’s after 2 days or one week of absence. Ever since I started the blog, I promised myself that my posts will be honest and that I will write because I enjoy writing. So, now, with my busy diary, keeping a posting schedule would mean me writing meaningless posts, just so that I keep posting. And I never wanted it like that. I looove writing my thoughts here and I would also love to do it more often, but I’d rather come back here after some days when I lived new experiences and I worked hard towards this and million other small dreams to become bigger, so that when I get the chance, I can share everything with you! So now I can. I am living hectically, I’ll admit. But I am trying my best to keep a balance. A balance between work and sleep (which is the hardest thing), a balanced lifestyle, I have been trying to stay as healthy as possible (while indulging myself with some chocolate – duuuh, life is made to be enjoyed), and I have tried as much as possible to still squeeze in some social life (an actual one, outside Social Media). And I will be fair with you, it has not been easy. I am a passionate person, so everything that I get involved in, I do it with passion, so I either give in my all, or I just don’t...