Autumn in Old Aberdeen

wearing: Parka, c/o Target Dry, backpack-Primark, denim-Topshop, top-Topshop, belt-vintage, Adidas StanSmith-Office, hedgehog necklace, c/o Misty Aurora, earrings,c/o The Purple Balloon

A crispy cold morning in the campus of the University of Aberdeen heralded the re-appearance of my most favourite purchase, the Georgia blue parka from Target Dry, that you have seen me wearing back in July, during the music festival season.
This parka is the most worn piece of my wardrobe during the cold summer evenings and fall days but sadly (and unfairly), the most underrated in terms of blog appearances.
 Old Aberdeen felt so autumnal today with the various leaf colour changes, lower temperatures, gloomy atmosphere and the golden sun finding a way to shine through the tree branches.
Time has a way to stop in this place and autumnal days like today in particular make me feel blessed to work in this area.
Changing of seasons demands new shoes, right? Right! I couldn't resist but get me another pair of Adidas shoes, the infamous Stan Smith this time and let me tell you that I haven't stop wearing them since I got them the past weekend. New season also means time to get my cute hedgehog necklace and autumn leaves earrings back on the game. I couldn't put this all together any better to create an effortless outfit.
Currently listening to Coldplay-Strawberry Swings-it has been voted as one of the Top songs to uplift your mood-and somehow it really works for me. This month has been really stressful as I am catching up with deadlines and projects so I hope you are still reading this blog despite the absence of regular posts. One day...

Happy Tuesday!

Packing with Boden #BodenDiaries


So my bags are packed and we are leaving for Edinburgh tomorrow night with Steven for some much needed time in the Scottish capital.
First we will drop to St. Andrews for some hot chocolate and browse around the beautiful University area and then its a week of shopping and relaxation in Edinbraaaa.

You may wonder how's this has to do with my wishlist, well I was asked to do a packing with Boden wishlist, including all my favourite pieces that I would take with me.
Despite the fact that I am often dressed in black and white, I do LOVE colours and preppy prints.
In a magical world where I wouldn't have to lecture or ride a bike I would most certainly wander around in pretty, cute, colourful dresses and skirts. 
But until then this wishlist and dream will do...

I am ready for you Edinburgh!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I have received compensation for writing it but all views expressed are mine.


10 Reasons to cycle to your work (and not take the bus/car)

As in today I have been cycling back and forth the office for three months and it has been a great experience!


The Body Shop // Drops of Youth Review

Last week I was invited at The Body Shop in Aberdeen to get a preview of their new organic collection and try some of the products. Naturally, I fall in love with most of the skin care products, including this gem. I didn't have in mind to get myself anything when visited but if there is one product to save my skin then it is this one. Tested and approved!
This product prevents the first signs of ageing and it has helped my skin a lot by making it smoother and healthier looking. I apply it on my face daily and it is instantly absorbed leaving me with a silky sensation/texture. I loved it so much that I got the big bottle-hopefully it will keep me going until Christmas :)

Have you tried anything from the Organic Products Collection?

Autumn wear


Moments #1

I have been contemplating lately whether I should start a new blog section, showcasing a moment I captured with my camera that summarizes my day, and here's the first one.
Woke up early in the morning to bake a chocolate cake that I would later on devour with my friends at the new Starbucks coffee shop in the Aberdeen University campus. Lately we are experiencing glorious, sunny days with even more glorious blue skies, I see this as a compensation for the non-existing summer this year. This picture is the view I had during the whole time this evening, the Rapunzel towers, as we call them, a beautiful gate in the middle of the campus. Let's pray for more days of joy like this.
Happy Sunday!



Fitness October

This week has been so hectic, long hours in the day job and then working as a blogger promoting local events and festivals up until late, all I can say is that I'm knackered....
...and then today it was the tip of the iceberg when I collapsed because I was so busy so I forgot to drink water and eat good food, so here I am now lying in bed struggling to even type this sentence.
While cycling back home-with whatever power and energy I had left in my body-I made a promise to myself; let this month be the time I take REAL care of myself.

Let's this be the time....

I drink 2 litres of water per day
I eat regularly and only nutritional food
I have me as my priority instead of my day job
I keep up with my fitness routine, even though I cycle an hour per day to and from the office
I have my body as my temple

Now, who's with me?
Let's all stick together and comment on our progress under my weekly update posts, the more the merrier!



Kotryna Bass

If you are an avid reader of this blog then I am sure you have noticed a change going on for the past weeks or so, a new blog design and a fresh look for the new season.

Kotryna, from the Kotryna Bass blog contacted me sometime ago if I would like her to do a new blog design for me. Having seen her amazing work at various blogs and at one of my favourite's, the Beauty Crush, I knew she was the right person to discuss about my blog's design.

I picked the Classy Lady from the pre-made templates  and did the installation myself, which I have to admit was a piece of cake, courtesy of Kotryna's very detailed instructions and installation plan :)
On top of this, Kotryna was always happy to help and online answering my questions before, during and after installation.

I am delighted with the new design and very satisfied with Kotryna's services. Not to mention that I got a new blog friend in my cards, haha :)

If you wanna follow Kotryna's awesome blog then visit her here and if you are looking for a new blog design then this is the place to go :)

Blog design by KotrynaBassDesign