not quite ready

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comfortable with where I am

special thanks to LOCANDA VIVALDI

I stepped into 2017 with all these exciting goals and plans for my business and this blog and there’s nothing more exciting than seeing things coming together ever so quickly. speaking to my parents yesterday was very gratifying after my trip to Venice. I made the “mistake” of telling them that I felt very comfortable with where I am in life, where I live now, and with my new life. This is a very new feeling for me as I have always been working towards something, striving to fit in or striving to sort out my life in some way or another.

They saw the little twinkle in my eye that suggested that I was finally… content. My parents, incredibly proud, looked at one another in complete awe. I’m one that never settles, never stops to run on that hamster wheel. And at that very moment, my dad asked: “so what’s next?”

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the last 2 decades

Not gonna lie, the last 2 decades of my life has been about acquiring knowledge to apply to everyday life so it everything connects seamlessly. I’ve finally come to the point in my life, for the very first time, where the waters are smooth and I can set sail without a single concern. So, I’m not quite ready yet to throw in another curveball as I know life is just about to begin.

I’m going to take this opportunity to make more travel plans, enjoy a cheeky night out, stay up late to watch the sunrise, buy and drink an expensive bottle of wine, and do something I wouldn’t even dare to do. I’m not quite ready to make a list of goals that bring on new challenges just yet. So let’s revel in this for a moment…

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what I’m wearing

blouse c/o KALEIDOSCOPE trousers c/o KALEIDOSCOPE faux fur stole c/o KALEIDOSCOPE shoes c/o KALEIDOSCOPE
earrings c/o J.LAUREN lipstick c/o MAXWELL by ZOYA NAIL POLISH nail c/o DEBBIE by ZOYA NAIL POLISH

It was very natural for me to collaborate with Kaleidoscope again to promote their Cruise collection as it embodies exactly what I was thinking when I booked my trip to Venice (to be enjoyed even after a 2 week holiday). Effortless, chic and ready to celebrate the easiest moments of life… Let’s pause life at the moment and enjoy that feeling contentment for once, shall we?

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  • Sarah

    Wow, looks like a magazine! This was a pleasure to read. So happy you are enjoying life at the moment, you are young so take your time : ) xxx

  • Love that you are stepping back and enjoying the moment. I haven’t had the same issue when it comes to career- so not type A and it took me forever to figure out what I wanted to do. And there’s a steadiness to teaching versus other careers I think because I’m not getting any promotions or making drastic changes! But I do relate to the what’s next mentality in my personal life. After I got married it was buying a house, then there were a few years of enjoying the moment but the when are we going to have our first kid was looming. After the first kid it was when is the second kid. I think personal milestones have been my equivalent and even though it wasn’t a pressure, it did stall other things in my life. Now that I have no plans for a third child (yikes!) and we’re in our longterm home, there isn’t a huge “next” for me. It’s really nice!

    • Yes! This is exactly what I was talking about. I had some major changes in the last 5 years alone with moves to different countries and cities. Starting a life essentially all over again is challenging and learning to live in a new country is not easy. I think I’m still “settling” to a certain degree, or adapting, but it’s at a pace that I can handle quite easily. For you, it’s the same I’m sure-no two days are the same with the kids and everyday there is something you learn!

  • What a beautiful outfit and I love that you just keep moving forward and reflecting so well on where you are now and where you want to be! I’m sure 2017 is going to be a fabulous year full of milestones!


  • Ula

    Wow, these photos are so beautiful! It’s so great that you feel good with your life, that’s the most important thing and also the hardest to achieve. All the best for you in 2017!

    • Thank you so much, Ula! I think you’re totally right, it is very challenging to achieve and yet it is incredibly rewarding once you get there! Wonderful way to put it! x

  • Roberto Dazzo

    Great story and great pictures! And thank you for mentioning us. Hope to welcome you again, ciao!
    Roberto – Hotel Locanda Vivaldi

  • Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}

    I bet I know what your dad was thinking when he asked that question. 😉
    Love the white on white. It’s such a classic and timeless look. And that stole is gorgeous!

  • What a great feeling it must be =o) And I love that you shared it with your parents and that they are proud of you. That is so uplifting to read =o)

  • Paige Allison

    You said “cheeky night out” – you’re so British now! Isn’t it the best feeling in the world to make your parents proud?

  • Catherine Claire

    These photos are absolutely stunning. I am in love with your style! Thanks for sharing! xo

    Cathclaire | The Crystal Press

  • Good for you, friend! I’m so glad you’re happy where you are now.

    Also – you continue to floor me with beautiful photos and outfits.

  • Omg these photos are so amazing!! Love that fur

    Enclothed Cognition

  • love your lipstick color! you look so chic!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Really good Photos! So amazing!


    Mónica Sors