Monday, 19 June 2017

Plaid for Days

Okay, I know this outfit is very autumn-ish but I couldn't resist. Last week there was a such a chilly day and I had to go all out on it since its the only one I'll get for the next few months. If you couldn't tell, I'm much more of a Winter girl than Summer, but sunny weather has it's perks too so, oh well! 

But now about the outfit, I'm completely obsessed with this vintage plaid jacket that if I could, I'd wear it with everything. Literally. And as you can see, it's basically the highlight of the outfit, along with the mules that finish off the look with an effortlessly chic touch. It's definitely one of my go-to outfits for any season (well, um, except summer but you get what I mean), truly so comfortable, classic and slightly sophisticated but still cool. 

Vintage Jacket (similar here - couldn't find any others) 
H&M knit jumper
Asos white t-shirt
Asos zip jeans 
Mules (faux leather option here)

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Indie and Harper

It's been incredibly hot these last days here in London, so it's been the perfect time to break out my loose tops and shorts from hiding in my wardrobe. Just like summer clothes, it's been perfect to take advantage of beautiful accessories, exactly like the ones from Indie and Harper

Chokers have been a huge trend so far, and one I love, so I couldn't resist but fall in love with the seashell one that also constantly reminds me of dreamy beaches (which equals infinite love). The white opal ring is one of those pieces that are charming and delicate, and that seem to hold a little mystery inside and I absolutely love that. Both items are very versatile and go with almost any outfit, but obviously look amazing with something a little more bohemian. 

Shop choker // ring

Indie and Harper store // Instagram

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Urban Farmacy

Two weeks ago I met up with some of the loveliest friends as a good-bye lunch since I'm leaving Brazil and heading back home to London (but by the time you guys are reading this I'm already getting settled in). We went to a beautiful plant-based slash vegan restaurant called Urban Farmacy. The menu was to die-for and I seriously took about 5 minutes just to choose a dish. I ended up getting the Mediterranean which is black rice, avocado and almond puree with lots of toppings and seeds. It was truly amazing and the flavour of it all was so so delicious. It was completely organic and fresh and I seriously left in utter bliss (and wanting an extra serving to take home haha). 

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Advice: Confidence

There comes a certain age or time when you suddenly become aware of the social pressure put upon women to act, dress, or look a certain way. In my opinion, the harshest pressure is the one that revolves around the beauty sphere so that's what I wanted to write about in this little advice section. Beauty standards are something that's constantly revolving, and in most honesty, it's not something that applies to every single person. We all have a unique perception and different likings. So, you'll have to agree with me, it makes no sense in changing who you are to please anyone or especially a minor percentage of society and brands.

But of course, confidence isn't something that just comes out of the blue. It's a consequence of self-happiness and appreciation. Let me explain a little better: The secret is to invest in yourself (not that big of a secret but you get what I mean!). Confidence is a feeling, and like all feelings, it is provoked by something. So it's a game of trial and error, and the goal is to discover yourself. Dedicate some time to try out new things, a different style, the cousine you've always been curious about, a fun sport, a new makeup look, basically whatever triggers your imagination. Pursue your old passions too - for they are also a part of you. If you like dancing, do dance classes, if reading's your thing, join a bookclub. Go after what you like and make new friends along the way. You'll discover new parts of you and your confidence will build naturally and eventually.

A few other things that are helpful is to think positive, blast on happy music, exercise, face a fear you have, and meditate. It's a consistent and time-taking process overall, but if there's one thing I can assure you it's this: know who you are and know where you stand, and the world is yours.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

My favorite pancake recipe

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfasts, it's super quick to make and so so yummy, fit to make any morning an amazing one. Whilst my dad is the best pancake maker I know, I didn't earn his skills. My recipes never turned out right, they always burned, the batter got too thick, or didn't cook evenly, and that is, until this one. I literally tried every recipe I found, and suddenly, one random night I mixed a few ingredients in a bowl out of the blue and my pancakes turned out right. Heck, was I excited!! Excited enough to want to make them everyday and of course, tell you guys all about it!

This recipe is: 
- vegan
- soft & sweet
- cinammon flavored
- perfect with any topping

- 1.5 cups of oat flour
- 1 cup of oat milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup for topping

- Add all the ingredients into a blender
- Blend until batter is slightly runny
- Heat a non-stick pan on low heat
- Pour the pancakes and wait for bubbles to rise
- Flip over and wait another 2 mins until done