Now when the semester is about to come to an end I can really start to feel the pressure. We only have two weeks left until graduation and a million things to do before then. On top of that I am working on my entrance assignment for KEA (Copenhagen School of Design & Technology). It’s a lot of things going on at once. It’s not a pressure that someone else puts on me it’s just myself. I am sure a lot of you know the exact feeling. I just want to do good. Not for others but for myself.
Sometimes putting a lot of pressure on yourself can be your own worst enemy. I have learned over the years that taking a mental as well as a physical break from things can be really beneficial. Just to think about something else for a moment. Do something good for yourself. Usually I go for a long walk, go to the gym or meet a friend for a coffee. Today I decided to take a little time to myself. I went for a short walk and then grabbed a coffee and a croissant at my local bakery. There I just sat for an hour reading in my favorite magazine and forgot about the rest. You leave feeling energized (not just from the coffee) and motivated to go back to work.
I was actually reading an interview with Allison Janney and I just found her career and life story very inspiring. “I’m so proud to be able to say it, and I’m going to say it right here: I’m Allison Janney, and I’m an actress. She tells me it was her first time she truly felt comfortable claiming her profession out loud.” Don’t be scared to dream big and be proud of every achievement you reach along the way. Small victories are also victories. We should all remember to be proud of ourselves and praise ourselves a little more often.
I can’t believe it’s already a new month! Soon it will be Spring and I’m really longing for some sunshine and a little bit of warmth. This look has plenty of warm tones and I especially fell in love with this yellow Simon Miller bag. Isn’t it just beautiful? If the sun doesn’t show soon this would be the next best thing to shine for me.
Earrings Nina Kastens
Shoes Acne Studios
Bag Simon Miller
It feels so incredibly good to be back in London. The drive and vibe here constantly get me excited about things and this city just keeps inspiring me. I couldn’t dream of a better place to be right now (though it is a bit cold from time to time). These past few days I’ve used to get back into things here, reunite with some friends and get to know others. I was in Hackney the other day having lunch with Hannah (one of the sweet girls I met last semester) at the newly opened café Sans Pere in Broadway Market. Such a cute little spot with amazing decor and great food at reasonable prices. It was lovely to just sit and chat and we had a lovely time.
I can’t deny that I’m a bit impatient for my studies to begin on Monday. This semester I am going to focus more on the business(y) things and I’ve got subjects like Fashion Marketing, PR and Trend Forecasting on my schedule. I am very curious and excited (as you can probably tell already). Bring it on!
Skirt Filippa K
Shoes & Other Stories
After my recent ‘move’ to London it comes naturally to me that moving away from home and getting my own space will be one of the next phases of my life. I feel more ready than ever to take the step and I can’t stop looking at interior pictures on Tumlr and browsing all the interior stores I can find. I know that when you are 20 years old and decide to move away from home the budget is quite tight – but you can still dream right?
One of my biggest dreams has always been to get a bathtub in my home. Ever since my family and I moved from a tiny apartment to our current house this has been something that I have wanted (which clearly isn’t achievable as many Copenhagen apartments don’t even contain a proper shower) as our apartment had a bathtub. I was devastated to leave that bathtub behind (I was five years old at the time). Other than a bathtub a huge bookshelf has also been on my wish list for my upcoming apartment for a long time. It would be amazing to actually have an overview of the books that I own and I think I would read much more books then (a soft armchair would definitely also play a role when it comes to making me read more books!).
I am also madly in love with everything velvet at the moment (at least when it comes to home stuff). I would love to have a velvet sofa. Not necessarily a pink one (as the one pictured above) but maybe a dark grey or blue would be nice? But I must admit that a pink sofa would be great to get some color in there too which is another priority of mine.
Last but not least I dream of high ceilings and big windows that allow a lot of light into the apartment. Light is probably my number one priority mainly because of my huge obsession with cactuses but also for a million other reasons that I just can’t explain. Everything just looks more beautiful in lots of sunlight.
I have felt a bit empty on inspiration lately, but you know what always safes me? Tumblr. These pictures inspire me a lot. They are very simple and minimalistic, but there is still something very interesting and fascinating about them.
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