4.01.2020

5 THINGS I'VE REDISCOVERED DURING MY FIRST 2 WEEKS OF QUARANTINE


I wish this post's title could be an April fool's prank, but unfortunately is not. 
These past few weeks really tested everyone's tolerance and patience. Our routine got disrupted and we found ourselves having to pick up broken pieces of our past lives.
Today marks officially two weeks of me not being at work, not seeing friends, leaving the house without a reason and not having a huge queue when shopping. The first week was definitely a rollercoaster of emotions; the second week I came to terms with this current situation and started to take it one day at the time. 
Hearing about sudden deaths of loved ones and dear friends is still a hard pill to swallow but someone we have to keep going amidst all of this chaos.

Uncertainty puts me in a funny headspace where I still seek control in my life so that I can feel more emotionally stable.

What helped we during this unprecedented times is reconnecting with activities that I put aside but are now just a breath of fresh air.

1. MY NATURAL SLEEP PATTERN
Having to work until 9pm before this lockdown meant that I always started my nighttime routine around 10pm. The issue though was that my brain was not ready to unwind and go to bed so I always end up going to sleep in the early hours of the morning.
With the arrival of spring and overall longer days, I've noticed that my body got used to the natural sun's pattern: up and early in the morning, ready for some shut eyes in the evening when is pitch black outside.

2. TYDING UP
"A tornado flew around my room before you came.." could've been easily my excuse for all of the mess that I didn't have the gut to tidy up around my bedroom.
Now that I'm spending 98.3% of the time in my room, it does annoy me to see things out of place for too long. 
Last Saturday I dedicated my whole day clearing up, recycling anything that wasn't needed, cleaning every inch of my room and getting rid of piles of clothes that wouldn't fit a child, let alone me.
Definitely a cathartic experience to find knickknacks that you completely forgot about but also an invite for new things/experiences to enter your life.

3. BE IN CONTACT WITH PEOPLE
Being always busy at work meant having few brief phone calls whenever I found few minutes for myself. 
This quarantine gave me the opportunity to be able to chat and message people that I haven't talked to in ageeeees. For somebody like me that doesn't have her family here in London, I easily forget that the whole purpose of technology is essentially to keep us closer to people that you can't physically have next to you. 
Especially now, call thy friends and loved ones often!

4. BOOKS
Most of my Italian summers were spent with a gelato in one hand and my nose deep into books. Oh how the time flies!
There's something so satisfying in starting a book and giving all of your attention to it until you read the last sentence of it.  Some publishers are giving the opportunity to download ebooks for free so make sure to search for some new reads

5. MOVING MY BODY
How many times I pleaded that I was going to join the gym again or start taking online gym classes before all Hell broke loose? Too many times if you ask me.
Because my job shifts were not set in stone, my workout had to be done just when I had few spare moments or when I wasn't too tired.
Women's Health Mag (@womenshealthmag) and Equinox (@equinox) are few pages that are having live IG workouts and plenty of IGTV exercises pretty much all day, every day.
Grab yourself some water and join in! Moving my body definitely helped me release some built up tension and sleep a lot better in the end.

When you can't see a way, it means time has come for you to make a way - Nara Lee

12.23.2019

HOW TO WEAR ALL-BLACK: THE ULTIMATE STYLISH STREET STYLE WITH PINK CLOVE

London, UK

 I absolutely love colour, to be vibrant and out there most of the time.
Sometimes you just need a staple black co-ord to get through the day!

Pink Clove is a fabulous brand of plus size clothing that specialises in sizes from 16 to 28. You can have a look at my last look here with this beautiful brand.

I'm not going to share to much today because I've got food waiting for me.

All I have to say is enjoy your holidays, stuff your face until you drop and I hope you get to spend some real time with the people that you love the most.




Black Jumper & Skirt: Pink Clove (size 16)
Jewellery: Accessorize
Shoes: Pink Clove (size 7)
Belt: New Look (old)


12.18.2019

My go-to outfit

London, UK

We are fast approaching Christmas and the end of the year at this point. 
I don't have any particular plan in place for this holidays, but I definitely booked enough time to relax and recharge for an amazing start in 2020.

Christmas came a bit early for me since a very exciting collaboration with a plus size brand called Pink Clove came about unexpectedly. I had the pleasure of working with Pink Clove before and I absolutely loved the dress that I received so I jumped on the possibility of creating new outfit ideas.

Pink Clove is a fabulous brand of plus size clothing that specialises in sizes from 16 to 28. 

They are definitely every curvy girl dream turned into reality!

Because I always wait the last second, I still had to run some errands and buy the last Christmas presents for family & friends. My imperative for the day was to be absolutely comfortable running around town. I decided to wear these gorgeous wide feet Western boots, a very stretchy high neck jumper and mom fit jeans.
To add a bit of sass, I paired this casual look with a leopard faux leather jacket and gold statement jewellery. 

This is probably one of the go-to outfit that I will carry with me in the new year and will never be tired of showcasing.

So many things happened to me during this year alone and I am quite excited to see what the future will bring. One major thing that I want to master in 2020 is completely being in charge of my life and feeling comfortable in my own skin. I made the conscious decision of sharing more of my life with you guys and I'm so happy to have received so many positive feedbacks.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me x

 


Black Jumper: Pink Clove (size 16)
Jewellery: Accessorize
Shoes: Pink Clove (size 7)
Jacket & Bag: Shein

10.31.2019

YOUR INVITATIONS MADE EASY - PAPERLESS POST


The holiday season is just around the corner and is about to hit us right in the face if we don't get ready.
Every single year I'm always organising some sort of lituation & gifts exchanging right at the last minute. 
I keep telling myself that I work best under pressure so I leave everything right at the end, but I'm just tired of being stressed out all the time. 

Since I turned 25, I had a whole revelation about how my life should look like. 
I feel the need to be more organised and to start adulting for real.

That's when Paperless Post REAAAALLY comes in handy!

Paperless Post is a wonderful online platform where you can customise online cards, invitations and flyers that reflect your personal style - for weddings, holidays, birthdays and other meaningful events.

I wanted to throw a lil something-something before everyone is too busy drinking eggnog and wearing embarrassing sweaters with reindeers on top so I decided to use Paperless Post to organise the whole event.
It took me quite a while to decide which flyer I wanted to use for my housewarming/Christmas party. 
All of the flyers are animated, incredibly detailed and beautifully decorated.
There's something for everyone!


The site is extremely simple to use! All you have to do is to decide what flyer or card you would like to send to your friends and family, edit the card with all of your informations and send them via email. In editing the invitation, you could add your own favourite photo, add gif texts and choose your favourite fonts.

I think this is the best new environmentally conscious formula to organise event in style.
Most of the digital cards are being created by world-famous designers, including Rifle Paper Co., Kate Spade - New York, Oscar de la Rents, Jonathan Adler and more.

One of the best feature that I found while using Paperless Post is the RSVP option.


This is the main screen that you will have once you've sent all of the invitations.
You can clearly see who's invited, if they opened the invite and if they replied already.
This system really helped me a lot in keeping track of who was going to come to my party. 
This is such a great way to handle my guests for my party and I would definitely recommend it to everyone!


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