Wednesday, 27 May 2015

look ahead

I've never understood why almost everyone has problems with Monday, with the beginning of the week and why they seem to be living only for the weekend. I, personally, am more of a Monday person (but still, not a morning one). I enjoy that a new week has begun, new things are ahead. Even if it's the same old routine, it still has this fresh feeling of something new, of new possibilities, maybe new routines, new pace through the whole week and even new chances of surprises. I love Mondays and I've been that weird kid in school, who in classes, if asked who their favourite weekday is, wouldn't raise my hand for the Friday or Saturday (or Sunday, for that matter). I stood out because I loved Mondays, because a lot can happen on Mondays (and any other underrated weekday). For example, I was born on a Monday. So, the planets and the universe maybe are naturally influencing me on loving Mondays and I'm not against it, at all. In fact, I embrace the love of beginnings because I like to take advantage of it and actually be more creative and productive. And weekends always leave a sad nostalgic feeling inside of me and I can never wait for the Monday to come. Maybe it's because I'm not a party animal and don't "zombie" through the week just to get to those eleven discos, parties and bars in two nights. I can't bare the idea to be grumpy for 5 days straight and then unwind and turn up drunk af.
But if we're talking about weekday lovin', I must say - the best things happen exactly on underrated weekdays. Like today. Just a regular humpday, Wednesday at it's finest. That's where you're wrong. It's another day, a new day, that you can make the best day of your week, month or year. Or you can just feel super good about yourself, like you should (every day!!). Take my today as an example: I finally forced myself to the gym after months of whining that I need to get in shape. And it felt so good!!! Of course, I'm wrecked now, because that was my first ever gym visit, but those 2 and a half hours were pure bliss for my body and soul. I will not feel bad about the aches and sore muscles of tomorrow because that is a different day. And I also booked my plane tickets to see my boyfriend. At this point, life couldn't get any better! Well, OK, it could, but in this moment here I feel good, I feel happy and that's what every new day should bring also to you. Nurture your soul as you wish, fill your heart with love and your mind with happiness. Just be good to yourself and take care of your needs, and you'll see that every new day, is it a Monday or a Saturday, will the best day ever.

P.S. I know this is such a different post from what I've done until now, but this is how I express myself. I hope you do too. Love.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Summer favourites from ASOS

As you may already know, ASOS is my go-to online store. The products are updated almost every day so the site is never dull. The selection of brands is impossibly huge and their own collection rocks my socks off. I can always find there everything I need for a special occasion or just when I want to refresh my closet with something new. As for the prices - they are wallet-friendly for every pocket. And the price-quality correlation is spot on! All in all, it is "the prince on a white horse" of online shops. In a majorly good way, of course.
While thinking about when to book my plane tickets to spend beautiful time at the sea with my boyfriend, I clearly spent way too much time looking for the perfect outfits to match the vacation vibe. ASOS really has it all, from boho vibe dresses to gypsy tops, lace-all-over everything and the now-in 70's trend pieces. So I gathered some of my absolute favourites, with price range going from low to really high too, as in the case for the Wedding Guest picks. Enjoy!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

travel diary: birthday weekend

It's been too long since I wrote my last post on the blog. I could say that I was kept super busy and that's why I couldn't get anything written but that would mean I'm lying. Many things did happen though and I was just too lazy or too tired to scrabble something. And I didn't want to "just" write something as I wanted to tell you all something. So after getting all the photos together from my birthday trip to Amsterdam, I'm finally putting it down in words. If you follow me on Instagram (@otterly_me) or Snapchat (otterlyme), or even Facebook (Otterly me), then you definitely already saw what we were up to.
The photos aren't many because I decided long ago to take it all in through the eyes and not through the lense. Of course, it's heart-warming to scroll through photographs later on and remember everything, but even better is to have that memory in your head as it is easier to relive it when it's inside your head rather than your smartphone.