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Mothers Day is here and most of us are cooped up at home avoiding the virus - and therefore avoiding people. One of the many negatives is that we won't get to spend any quality time with our mums due to various circumstances, however, Mothers Day doesn't have to be just once a year. With that in mind, if you don't get the chance to see your mum tomorrow, there will be plenty of days when all of this blows over to catch up and make up for the time lost. this gives you extra time to shop for any last minute presents!

Whilst I usually say that experiences are better than materialistic gifts, sometimes I think having a nice object you can unwrap and cherish is amazing. There's almost a thrill when you don't know what you've received and equally seeing someone open a present you've got them.

I decided to look into timeless pieces we can gift our mums which will stay in their closets or lounges for a very long time - and what better place to look for bargains than TK Maxx?

Clothes 
When looking at clothing items you can gift, I suggest opting for what they will wear often. You know your mum best, so perhaps make a list of what she likes to wear, add brands she likes or items she may have mentioned she needs. 

Are they into lounge wear? Do they walk a lot and need new boots? Are they into smart wear? Are they about to start running to get fit for summer? 

In my case, a nice striped blazer fit perfectly as I know she can wear this out in spring for a coffee, lunch, or shopping, or even at work. 
Blazers are such a staple piece in anyone's closet, especially my mum's, so I am confident she will love styling this and wearing it for years to come. I had a quick peek at her closet and whilst she owns a few already, there was no design similar to the above - win!

Equally as timeless, the good old denim shirt
Now, this is a marmite piece for many however I truly believe denim shirts are always going to be on rotation. I think the love for double denim was passed onto me from my mum in the first place so I know I can't go wrong with it - and this particular wash is perfect as it's not too light or too dark. 

Jewellery 
Jewellery is always a great option and trust me, it doesn't have to be expensive to be good quality. One of the many reasons I shop on TK Maxx is because you can get unique designs at a fraction of the price, from massive brands as well as companies you may have not heard from before. This is great as instead of getting the same accessory everyone else has on the high-street, you may be bagging an item that will be unique. 

When I shop for jewellery for any important female in my life, I think of them, their style, their aura, what they like to wear and what will suit their lifestyle in general. 

For my mum this year, I picked a gorgeous simple necklace which is sterling silver (therefore will not tarnish). The design is dainty and easy to style with other pieces as well as leave on its own. It had to be silver as she's not much into gold however as it isn't chunky, she can definitely get away wearing this with different toned pieces. 


Home Accessories 
This may be an unusual pick however there are some truly unique home accessories you can gift, from gorgeous lamps, soft cushions, warm throws to quirky frames. I loved the look of a leopard print frame to fill with a fun memory from one of our past sunny vacations. 

My mum is very much into patterns however, as mentioned above, it's all about knowing the sort of style they like. I find Tk Maxx caters for everyone - any style, any size and any taste, which is what makes it so fun and a great destination to shop for anyone at any age. 

Lastly, I prefer purchasing online these days - avoiding queues and having the luxury to stay in my pjs while snacking. It's also easy to narrow down exactly what you like to have a look at and seeing all the available options right in front of you. 

What do you like getting your mum for Mothers Day? 

Do let me know in the comments - I'll be home-bound replying to everyone - and stay safe! 


AD - Timeless Mothers Day Gifts 2020

Mothers Day is here and most of us are cooped up at home avoiding the virus - and therefore avoiding people. One of the many negatives is that we won't get to spend any quality time with our mums due to various circumstances, however, Mothers Day doesn't have to be just once a year. With that in mind, if you don't get the chance to see your mum tomorrow, there will be plenty of days when all of this blows over to catch up and make up for the time lost. this gives you extra time to shop for any last minute presents!

Whilst I usually say that experiences are better than materialistic gifts, sometimes I think having a nice object you can unwrap and cherish is amazing. There's almost a thrill when you don't know what you've received and equally seeing someone open a present you've got them.

I decided to look into timeless pieces we can gift our mums which will stay in their closets or lounges for a very long time - and what better place to look for bargains than TK Maxx?

Clothes 
When looking at clothing items you can gift, I suggest opting for what they will wear often. You know your mum best, so perhaps make a list of what she likes to wear, add brands she likes or items she may have mentioned she needs. 

Are they into lounge wear? Do they walk a lot and need new boots? Are they into smart wear? Are they about to start running to get fit for summer? 

In my case, a nice striped blazer fit perfectly as I know she can wear this out in spring for a coffee, lunch, or shopping, or even at work. 
Blazers are such a staple piece in anyone's closet, especially my mum's, so I am confident she will love styling this and wearing it for years to come. I had a quick peek at her closet and whilst she owns a few already, there was no design similar to the above - win!

Equally as timeless, the good old denim shirt
Now, this is a marmite piece for many however I truly believe denim shirts are always going to be on rotation. I think the love for double denim was passed onto me from my mum in the first place so I know I can't go wrong with it - and this particular wash is perfect as it's not too light or too dark. 

Jewellery 
Jewellery is always a great option and trust me, it doesn't have to be expensive to be good quality. One of the many reasons I shop on TK Maxx is because you can get unique designs at a fraction of the price, from massive brands as well as companies you may have not heard from before. This is great as instead of getting the same accessory everyone else has on the high-street, you may be bagging an item that will be unique. 

When I shop for jewellery for any important female in my life, I think of them, their style, their aura, what they like to wear and what will suit their lifestyle in general. 

For my mum this year, I picked a gorgeous simple necklace which is sterling silver (therefore will not tarnish). The design is dainty and easy to style with other pieces as well as leave on its own. It had to be silver as she's not much into gold however as it isn't chunky, she can definitely get away wearing this with different toned pieces. 


Home Accessories 
This may be an unusual pick however there are some truly unique home accessories you can gift, from gorgeous lamps, soft cushions, warm throws to quirky frames. I loved the look of a leopard print frame to fill with a fun memory from one of our past sunny vacations. 

My mum is very much into patterns however, as mentioned above, it's all about knowing the sort of style they like. I find Tk Maxx caters for everyone - any style, any size and any taste, which is what makes it so fun and a great destination to shop for anyone at any age. 

Lastly, I prefer purchasing online these days - avoiding queues and having the luxury to stay in my pjs while snacking. It's also easy to narrow down exactly what you like to have a look at and seeing all the available options right in front of you. 

What do you like getting your mum for Mothers Day? 

Do let me know in the comments - I'll be home-bound replying to everyone - and stay safe! 


'Friends are the family you choose'. 


Friendships are just like any other relationship - they require work. The older I get, the more I realise it. In primary school, you learn the foundations of a good friendship, in middle school and high school you step it up a notch and reinforce those basics while facing new challenges sprinkled with hormones, so once you leave university part of you does believe you pretty much have it nailed down. Aren't you wrong. 

Leaving the bubble of education brings you a whole other learning curve - adulthood. Jobs, taxes, bills, stress and to top it off, you need to excel in a career, drink your 3 litres of water a day and never forget to text anyone back. 

Every friendship is different, just like the people in it, and that teaches you many lessons when it comes to keeping things tight and working out any obstacle along the way - from communication, distance and changes through years. 

I've learnt a lot especially after graduating and starting 'life' and I've got to admit, sometimes the most valuable lessons have come from a place of pain and disappointment. They somehow help you open up your eyes are realise you cannot view the world through rose tinted glasses. 

With this in mind, I thought I would share some pearls of wisdom I collected in recent years which I am sure will grow in number as I get older. 

Just like most things in life - quality is better than quantity. 
My nan told me that you can count your best friends in one hand. It is very rare that you have more than a handful of people you can classify as 'best mates'. You know, the type who will pick up the phone to call you, check up on you, help you any way they can, find time to lift you up from any foul moods and rough patches. 
I can certainly say that is true, at least for me. You will go through tough times in life and those will be the people who will have your back. In friendships it's not always about grabbing a drink on a Friday night or getting your nails done together but wiping your friend's tears while they ugly cry on your shoulder or brining them over home-made soup when they're ill. 

Understand people have less 'free' time. 

Don't take it personally if people don't text back straight away or make plans to meet by the end of the week. Life's a rollercoaster and sometimes anyone can have shit going on. We all need to grow and understand that each and every person has a life, has feelings and whole lot of stuff to deal with - whether they decide to share it with you or not. It won't harm to just check in and see if they're doing ok when you notice someone's not been their usual self with you lately. 

I miss the college and university days, when in between lectures you text your friend to grab a coffee, go for a cheap lunch somewhere or meet at the end of the day to rant about the classes and the obscene amount of work you have to do - yet postpone doing. 


As much as your schedule might have been packed with coursework and a part time job in some cases, you still had time for the weekly drinks (multiple times per week I should say..). Sometimes it was just nice to get together because both of you were doing nothing particularly exciting, so you would simply sit, chill and do nothing together. Even finding someone to take photos for my blog was a lot easier back then! 


Now, fast forward a couple years, it's different. The weight of responsibilities, jobs, bills and life in general simply leave you a little too drained to constantly schedule seeing people every day. Sometimes I feel guilty for not being always free but after a full day at work, I just want go to the gym for some me-time or get home to my dog, my boyfriend and get in my comfy pjs to watch The Office. You know what I mean? 


People will get back to you in due course and trust me when I say, the ones who are keen to stay in your life will certainly make the effort


This brings me to my next point...


Those who give a shit, will make the effort. 
Friendship, like any relationship, requires work. As much as people may be busy, they will find the time to at least text back or get in touch to catch up with you when their headspace is right. 

Every friendship is different as well, there's good friends I see once a year due to distance and speak to every couple of months but the vibe between us never died through the years. Every time we meet and catch up, it's like no time has passed. 


Other friendships with local gal-pals require more focus as we're all within walking distance so those are the people you text weekly and make the effort of seeing every other week for a drink, a takeaway, a gym class or a night out. 

No matter the length of time I've known someone, if I am the one who keeps chasing to meet, I eventually stop and call it a day. 

You need to learn to value your time and your efforts. If what you do isn't reciprocated then move on and you'll find the right people for your circle.


Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice...

It's good to forgive but never forget. If that person makes another mistake that greatly effects you and impacts your moods/wellbeing/ aura/ happiness then you should drop them. No one is worth your peace; whether that's a 10 year friendship or a newly formed one. Always surround yourself with people who will support you, encourage you, motivate you, push you further and those who are a point of security and joy. Trust your gut if you don't get good vibes from someone, don't bother forcing to be friends. 

Learn to set boundaries and protect your energy. 
Part of being more mature is also setting boundaries and letting people know when they've hurt your feelings or when you're not happy with the way something has been done. This is not meant to set an argument, but more of a healthy way to let someone know you're not comfortable with their actions or words so that they can be mindful of that. I find it so much better than bottling up an issue and then brewing it in for months until you eventually explode after a minor inconvenience. This has probably been a great lesson I learnt in recent years. 

Pay attention to who's cheering for you when you're doing great. 
As much as on the internet we bang on about women supporting women, it happens all too often that jealousy and bitterness take control and ruin something you thought was good. When you share any exciting news with a friend, pay attention to how they react. This will tell you lots about your friendship and their personality. Jealousy is toxic, and if someone cannot be happy for you then you don't need them in your life. 

Find friends who will call you out on your shit. 
I love to get hyped by my girls, but I respect and like even more when they're able to sit me down and call me out on something they think I should not be doing. I cannot stress enough the importance of accountability and honest feedback. As much as it may be annoying at first, I like the transparency and I respect them for looking out for me and highlighting things I may blind to. 

Friendships are a good investment. 
Living abroad in UK, away from family, means I had to create my own little bubble of trustworthy people, and in this case, it's been friends having my back and giving advice on the day to day basis. With that in mind, it's been a give and take process. Like I said earlier, it's not all about the fun drinks on a Friday night sort of vibe, sometimes it's about being on the phone for a few hours or ditching a peaceful evening in doors to spend time with them and support them through drama and heartbreak. To grow a better friendship you need to invest in it. This doesn't mean buying them out but it's nice to take time out of your day to meet up or travel to see them and find any way you can to keep up a friendship when you both live on opposite sides of the country. 

Last but not least..
Don't lose yourself and forget to make yourself a priority. 
One too many times I have focused on other people's problems so much that I neglected dealing with my own. Always find time to have take care of myself. Don't drown and get too absorbed in your friend's problems. Be there for them but also know when you have responsibilities and hobbies that require your attention. It's all about the balance and knowing when to step back and look after YOU. 



What I Learnt About Friendships Lately

'Friends are the family you choose'. 


Friendships are just like any other relationship - they require work. The older I get, the more I realise it. In primary school, you learn the foundations of a good friendship, in middle school and high school you step it up a notch and reinforce those basics while facing new challenges sprinkled with hormones, so once you leave university part of you does believe you pretty much have it nailed down. Aren't you wrong. 

Leaving the bubble of education brings you a whole other learning curve - adulthood. Jobs, taxes, bills, stress and to top it off, you need to excel in a career, drink your 3 litres of water a day and never forget to text anyone back. 

Every friendship is different, just like the people in it, and that teaches you many lessons when it comes to keeping things tight and working out any obstacle along the way - from communication, distance and changes through years. 

I've learnt a lot especially after graduating and starting 'life' and I've got to admit, sometimes the most valuable lessons have come from a place of pain and disappointment. They somehow help you open up your eyes are realise you cannot view the world through rose tinted glasses. 

With this in mind, I thought I would share some pearls of wisdom I collected in recent years which I am sure will grow in number as I get older. 

Just like most things in life - quality is better than quantity. 
My nan told me that you can count your best friends in one hand. It is very rare that you have more than a handful of people you can classify as 'best mates'. You know, the type who will pick up the phone to call you, check up on you, help you any way they can, find time to lift you up from any foul moods and rough patches. 
I can certainly say that is true, at least for me. You will go through tough times in life and those will be the people who will have your back. In friendships it's not always about grabbing a drink on a Friday night or getting your nails done together but wiping your friend's tears while they ugly cry on your shoulder or brining them over home-made soup when they're ill. 

Understand people have less 'free' time. 

Don't take it personally if people don't text back straight away or make plans to meet by the end of the week. Life's a rollercoaster and sometimes anyone can have shit going on. We all need to grow and understand that each and every person has a life, has feelings and whole lot of stuff to deal with - whether they decide to share it with you or not. It won't harm to just check in and see if they're doing ok when you notice someone's not been their usual self with you lately. 

I miss the college and university days, when in between lectures you text your friend to grab a coffee, go for a cheap lunch somewhere or meet at the end of the day to rant about the classes and the obscene amount of work you have to do - yet postpone doing. 


As much as your schedule might have been packed with coursework and a part time job in some cases, you still had time for the weekly drinks (multiple times per week I should say..). Sometimes it was just nice to get together because both of you were doing nothing particularly exciting, so you would simply sit, chill and do nothing together. Even finding someone to take photos for my blog was a lot easier back then! 


Now, fast forward a couple years, it's different. The weight of responsibilities, jobs, bills and life in general simply leave you a little too drained to constantly schedule seeing people every day. Sometimes I feel guilty for not being always free but after a full day at work, I just want go to the gym for some me-time or get home to my dog, my boyfriend and get in my comfy pjs to watch The Office. You know what I mean? 


People will get back to you in due course and trust me when I say, the ones who are keen to stay in your life will certainly make the effort


This brings me to my next point...


Those who give a shit, will make the effort. 
Friendship, like any relationship, requires work. As much as people may be busy, they will find the time to at least text back or get in touch to catch up with you when their headspace is right. 

Every friendship is different as well, there's good friends I see once a year due to distance and speak to every couple of months but the vibe between us never died through the years. Every time we meet and catch up, it's like no time has passed. 


Other friendships with local gal-pals require more focus as we're all within walking distance so those are the people you text weekly and make the effort of seeing every other week for a drink, a takeaway, a gym class or a night out. 

No matter the length of time I've known someone, if I am the one who keeps chasing to meet, I eventually stop and call it a day. 

You need to learn to value your time and your efforts. If what you do isn't reciprocated then move on and you'll find the right people for your circle.


Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice...

It's good to forgive but never forget. If that person makes another mistake that greatly effects you and impacts your moods/wellbeing/ aura/ happiness then you should drop them. No one is worth your peace; whether that's a 10 year friendship or a newly formed one. Always surround yourself with people who will support you, encourage you, motivate you, push you further and those who are a point of security and joy. Trust your gut if you don't get good vibes from someone, don't bother forcing to be friends. 

Learn to set boundaries and protect your energy. 
Part of being more mature is also setting boundaries and letting people know when they've hurt your feelings or when you're not happy with the way something has been done. This is not meant to set an argument, but more of a healthy way to let someone know you're not comfortable with their actions or words so that they can be mindful of that. I find it so much better than bottling up an issue and then brewing it in for months until you eventually explode after a minor inconvenience. This has probably been a great lesson I learnt in recent years. 

Pay attention to who's cheering for you when you're doing great. 
As much as on the internet we bang on about women supporting women, it happens all too often that jealousy and bitterness take control and ruin something you thought was good. When you share any exciting news with a friend, pay attention to how they react. This will tell you lots about your friendship and their personality. Jealousy is toxic, and if someone cannot be happy for you then you don't need them in your life. 

Find friends who will call you out on your shit. 
I love to get hyped by my girls, but I respect and like even more when they're able to sit me down and call me out on something they think I should not be doing. I cannot stress enough the importance of accountability and honest feedback. As much as it may be annoying at first, I like the transparency and I respect them for looking out for me and highlighting things I may blind to. 

Friendships are a good investment. 
Living abroad in UK, away from family, means I had to create my own little bubble of trustworthy people, and in this case, it's been friends having my back and giving advice on the day to day basis. With that in mind, it's been a give and take process. Like I said earlier, it's not all about the fun drinks on a Friday night sort of vibe, sometimes it's about being on the phone for a few hours or ditching a peaceful evening in doors to spend time with them and support them through drama and heartbreak. To grow a better friendship you need to invest in it. This doesn't mean buying them out but it's nice to take time out of your day to meet up or travel to see them and find any way you can to keep up a friendship when you both live on opposite sides of the country. 

Last but not least..
Don't lose yourself and forget to make yourself a priority. 
One too many times I have focused on other people's problems so much that I neglected dealing with my own. Always find time to have take care of myself. Don't drown and get too absorbed in your friend's problems. Be there for them but also know when you have responsibilities and hobbies that require your attention. It's all about the balance and knowing when to step back and look after YOU. 




I think we're all aware to some degree that shopping fast fashion isn't good for the planet, for many reasons, however the extent of this has only come to surface fairly recently. I remember when I just got into blogging, it was all about the hauls. Endless posts and videos showing more than ten items at a time - which most likely were only worn once and then disposed of, as we never see them resurface  again. 

I never necessarily jumped on that bandwagon as I was a student at the time and funds weren't limitless, but even now that I have bills to pay and saving up to do, I simply can't picture myself spending thousands every few months on new clothes. 
I am still guilty of sales shopping, however I have certainly changed the way I think about it when I buy clothes and I see it as a personal work in progress for 2020 to be more conscious of my spending habits, as mentioned in my previous post where I was setting goals. 

I've been doing more research on the effects of fast fashion on the planet as well as the people behind it all, and I thought I would spread a tiny bit of that knowledge on here so that any of you who may be in the dark, perhaps learn something new today. 

6 Facts about fast fashion...

  • Fashion is one of the most resource intensive industries - and it is estimated that the fashion industry emits more green house gases than all world air travel.
  • The UK alone buys more clothing per person than any other European country, with the next door average consumer purchasing easily over 26 kilos of fast fashion items alone per year. 
  • The textile industry uses 98 million tonnes of oil globally.
  • It takes 80 years for clothes to break down in landfills.
  • 700 gallons of water are used to make just one simple cotton T-shirt.
  • 80% of people who work in the garment industry are women and only 2% earn a living wage. Most of them have no rights or protection.

What we can do to help...

1. Shop Less. Seems pretty obvious, but this will be key as many of us are certainly guilty of purchasing things we don't need for one-day events or nights out - me included. In certain cases some garments end up in the closet, with tags still on, and they never see the light of day. 

2. Buy from more sustainable brands. For me this is still a new area, but I'm doing more research on companies who are transparent and focus on ethical trade and production. 

3. If shopping fast-fashion, look at 'conscious' ranges. More and more high-street retailers are now releasing clothes made of recycled materials and what they call 'eco ranges'. This is not to say they're totally environmentally friendly, however it is a step in the right direction. 

4. Donate! If it's just sitting in your closet, unloved and you're not the type to sell online, then please donate it. There are plenty of places who will take your unwanted clothes. 

5. Start thrift shopping and buying second hand. Whether that's vintage pieces or high-street pieces of current trends that are re-sold online. There's many people out there who buy items, wear them twice and decide not to keep them (like mentioned above). Shopping pre-loved has been my favourite as of late, especially thanks to Depop. You can score some serious deals and still wear trendy pieces. My latest addition has been the below blazer, from River Island. 


Now, I'm aware that these changes cannot happen over night, as it's modifying your lifestyle. This is why I am going to work on sharing more of my journey on becoming a more conscious shopper here on the blog, starting with my main focus which is avoiding super trendy pieces and anything I can't see myself wearing in at least five different outfits. 

If there's any particular areas you'd like me to talk about, do let me know in the comments or email me and I will make sure to delve into it deeper in the near future. 

Basic Facts on Fast Fashion and Why I am Changing My Shopping Habits


I think we're all aware to some degree that shopping fast fashion isn't good for the planet, for many reasons, however the extent of this has only come to surface fairly recently. I remember when I just got into blogging, it was all about the hauls. Endless posts and videos showing more than ten items at a time - which most likely were only worn once and then disposed of, as we never see them resurface  again. 

I never necessarily jumped on that bandwagon as I was a student at the time and funds weren't limitless, but even now that I have bills to pay and saving up to do, I simply can't picture myself spending thousands every few months on new clothes. 
I am still guilty of sales shopping, however I have certainly changed the way I think about it when I buy clothes and I see it as a personal work in progress for 2020 to be more conscious of my spending habits, as mentioned in my previous post where I was setting goals. 

I've been doing more research on the effects of fast fashion on the planet as well as the people behind it all, and I thought I would spread a tiny bit of that knowledge on here so that any of you who may be in the dark, perhaps learn something new today. 

6 Facts about fast fashion...

  • Fashion is one of the most resource intensive industries - and it is estimated that the fashion industry emits more green house gases than all world air travel.
  • The UK alone buys more clothing per person than any other European country, with the next door average consumer purchasing easily over 26 kilos of fast fashion items alone per year. 
  • The textile industry uses 98 million tonnes of oil globally.
  • It takes 80 years for clothes to break down in landfills.
  • 700 gallons of water are used to make just one simple cotton T-shirt.
  • 80% of people who work in the garment industry are women and only 2% earn a living wage. Most of them have no rights or protection.

What we can do to help...

1. Shop Less. Seems pretty obvious, but this will be key as many of us are certainly guilty of purchasing things we don't need for one-day events or nights out - me included. In certain cases some garments end up in the closet, with tags still on, and they never see the light of day. 

2. Buy from more sustainable brands. For me this is still a new area, but I'm doing more research on companies who are transparent and focus on ethical trade and production. 

3. If shopping fast-fashion, look at 'conscious' ranges. More and more high-street retailers are now releasing clothes made of recycled materials and what they call 'eco ranges'. This is not to say they're totally environmentally friendly, however it is a step in the right direction. 

4. Donate! If it's just sitting in your closet, unloved and you're not the type to sell online, then please donate it. There are plenty of places who will take your unwanted clothes. 

5. Start thrift shopping and buying second hand. Whether that's vintage pieces or high-street pieces of current trends that are re-sold online. There's many people out there who buy items, wear them twice and decide not to keep them (like mentioned above). Shopping pre-loved has been my favourite as of late, especially thanks to Depop. You can score some serious deals and still wear trendy pieces. My latest addition has been the below blazer, from River Island. 


Now, I'm aware that these changes cannot happen over night, as it's modifying your lifestyle. This is why I am going to work on sharing more of my journey on becoming a more conscious shopper here on the blog, starting with my main focus which is avoiding super trendy pieces and anything I can't see myself wearing in at least five different outfits. 

If there's any particular areas you'd like me to talk about, do let me know in the comments or email me and I will make sure to delve into it deeper in the near future. 


Here we are, page one of 2020, new decade and the chance to start fresh. It's hard to think that you're a different person from the day before - because that's not the case - however, the start of a new year somehow gives you the opportunity to leave toxicity behind and improve on yourself, so perhaps, you are a different person? You're ready for change. 

I'll be honest with you, 2019 has been a rather strange and challenging time for many reasons, however on the flip-side, I've had the chance to see who really is here to stick around through thick and thin and if anything, it's given me a chance to grow, mature as a human and learn how to fend for myself in the big scary world. The downs gave me strength and taught me that hey, sh*t happens and you gotta deal with it as it comes. Welcome to adulthood, Kris, and the ups were great and reminded me time and time again to be thankful for the people around me. As Kylie Jenner would say - it was the year of realising things. 

Now that things are - dare I say - more stable, I won't be sitting back and playing lazy, I am ready to challenge myself further and make 2020 an unforgettable year. As cheesy as it sounds, I am determined to work hard to make it as good as I can. I will carry on healthy habits, cut down on the bad ones as much as I can (sorry caffeine!) and work hard on myself. 

The two week break from work has given me time to think and look back on life lessons as well as look forward for what's to come. I'd like to use this opportunity to share on here what I will be focusing on, now that 2020 is here and it would be great to see by December what I've accomplished. 
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Keep up the Gym!
The last couple of years (since January 2017) I have gone to the gym regularly. For the most part, I try to squeeze 2 - 3 workout sessions per week, however this will vary depending on holidays/work/social engagements. I would like to keep this up and perhaps improve even more my fitness levels. I find working out brings me joy and peace of mind - and it's the only real "me time" I get. 

Learn a new skill.

I genuinely love learning new things and in 2020 I would like to add something new to my skillset. Whether that's improving my photography, learning InDesign or driving. 

Get back into blogging more often!

Man, I miss blogging regularly. I find it very difficult to fit into my daily schedule due to work/commute and a mix of keeping up with friends and working out. I also fell out of love with it due to the design - and I'm currently looking into getting a fresh new template, so keep an eye out for a new look soon. 

Travel more. 

Last year I went back to Milan a handful of times to sort out my passport and squeezed in mini breaks to Palma, Bristol and Plymouth. This year, we are going big - we are going to San Francisco in July and I couldn't be more excited. We may also have other smaller trips in the pipeline - but more of that to be revealed.

Shop more vintage. 

I really want to start shopping more second hand and vintage pieces - I've been living on Depop and saving many items that I want to purchase. As much as I can't stop the occasional purchase from Zara or River Island when a deal is too good, I would like to get more and more into second hand pieces, to you know.. help save the planet!

Home makeover! 

My boyfriend and I live together now and I am excited to start re-decorating the flat and potentially sharing some of the interior decor and home updates with you all - if that's of interest?

and some random ones...

Of course I needed to add random things I would like to do such as getting a nose piercing (finally...after years), getting more tattoos and going to more spas for facials!


I would love to know more of your goals below and I hope 2020 will be an amazing year for anyone reading this. x 


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Ready for 2020 - Setting goals


Here we are, page one of 2020, new decade and the chance to start fresh. It's hard to think that you're a different person from the day before - because that's not the case - however, the start of a new year somehow gives you the opportunity to leave toxicity behind and improve on yourself, so perhaps, you are a different person? You're ready for change. 

I'll be honest with you, 2019 has been a rather strange and challenging time for many reasons, however on the flip-side, I've had the chance to see who really is here to stick around through thick and thin and if anything, it's given me a chance to grow, mature as a human and learn how to fend for myself in the big scary world. The downs gave me strength and taught me that hey, sh*t happens and you gotta deal with it as it comes. Welcome to adulthood, Kris, and the ups were great and reminded me time and time again to be thankful for the people around me. As Kylie Jenner would say - it was the year of realising things. 

Now that things are - dare I say - more stable, I won't be sitting back and playing lazy, I am ready to challenge myself further and make 2020 an unforgettable year. As cheesy as it sounds, I am determined to work hard to make it as good as I can. I will carry on healthy habits, cut down on the bad ones as much as I can (sorry caffeine!) and work hard on myself. 

The two week break from work has given me time to think and look back on life lessons as well as look forward for what's to come. I'd like to use this opportunity to share on here what I will be focusing on, now that 2020 is here and it would be great to see by December what I've accomplished. 
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Keep up the Gym!
The last couple of years (since January 2017) I have gone to the gym regularly. For the most part, I try to squeeze 2 - 3 workout sessions per week, however this will vary depending on holidays/work/social engagements. I would like to keep this up and perhaps improve even more my fitness levels. I find working out brings me joy and peace of mind - and it's the only real "me time" I get. 

Learn a new skill.

I genuinely love learning new things and in 2020 I would like to add something new to my skillset. Whether that's improving my photography, learning InDesign or driving. 

Get back into blogging more often!

Man, I miss blogging regularly. I find it very difficult to fit into my daily schedule due to work/commute and a mix of keeping up with friends and working out. I also fell out of love with it due to the design - and I'm currently looking into getting a fresh new template, so keep an eye out for a new look soon. 

Travel more. 

Last year I went back to Milan a handful of times to sort out my passport and squeezed in mini breaks to Palma, Bristol and Plymouth. This year, we are going big - we are going to San Francisco in July and I couldn't be more excited. We may also have other smaller trips in the pipeline - but more of that to be revealed.

Shop more vintage. 

I really want to start shopping more second hand and vintage pieces - I've been living on Depop and saving many items that I want to purchase. As much as I can't stop the occasional purchase from Zara or River Island when a deal is too good, I would like to get more and more into second hand pieces, to you know.. help save the planet!

Home makeover! 

My boyfriend and I live together now and I am excited to start re-decorating the flat and potentially sharing some of the interior decor and home updates with you all - if that's of interest?

and some random ones...

Of course I needed to add random things I would like to do such as getting a nose piercing (finally...after years), getting more tattoos and going to more spas for facials!


I would love to know more of your goals below and I hope 2020 will be an amazing year for anyone reading this. x 


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