Spring lookbook | Age and cultural pressure

I would like to start today’s blog post quoting Aimee Song: “(…)  maybe age shouldn’t matter, we’re all on our own timelines. There shouldn’t be a certain age when you need to get married or have kids.” It is a fact women have been put through different age and cultural pressures.

 

Mind the Shoes city girl

 

Spring outfit | Floral dress & leather jacket

One of the things I enjoy the most about my spring days in London is exploring new hidden spots and streets in London.

I have, in fact, recently solidified a new spring tradition with my best friend, Marietta. Every Sunday, we will grab our Cannon cameras and so we will wander around the streets of our favourite areas. It gives us the feeling of being two Alices in Wonderland.

One of our favourite spots is fairly close to Victoria. I absolutely love the peaceful streets, the little cafes and the London style white houses.

 

Leather jacket

 

Spring look | Casual in the city

It all happened very quickly: I quit my toxic job, I flew to Istanbul, I spent a week in Spain, I started a new job and I moved in to a new flat. All of this happened in a record time of 1 month. I do genuinely look forward to sharing about this process with you on the blog as soon as I settle down and I go back to my one post per week routine.

 

Mind the Shoes - London fashion look

 

With all the packing and the changes, I have just finally managed to give myself a little two hours break at the new flat, while I am enjoying a very inspiring view of London from my new living room with a hot chocolate.

How do I find inspiration for my blog posts

In order to start this post I’d like to hold your hand and take you with me back in time, when I was a student at university. My major was translation and, as young little apprentices, my classmates and I had to translate quite a few scientific articles during our second and third year at university. It was at some point then, that I was reading some random science article that stated our best ideas come to us when our minds are relaxed. Call it in a pub surrounded by friends, during bath time, before falling asleep or even while practising a sport.

 

This was a life changing moment for me. Why? Because ever since that moment I always carry around a notebook everywhere, just in case. You can call me crazy notebook lady all you want, but I never ran out of ideas ever since.

Rome and its 7 wonders

Hi everyone!

 

I hope you’re having a nice week so far.

I think we all go through that moment in life when we close our eyes and we imagine how our lives would be if they were perfect and everything worked the way we wanted to.

I felt like that in Rome. All four days I’ve spent in that city were exactly how I imagined my perfect life would look like. As a matter of fact, I would define my trip to Rome as the perfect way to escape reality and surround myself with beautiful art.

 

The absolute must have for this fall season

Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are having a great week so far!

Checked blazers have become a must have this autumn: there is not a time I’m scrolling through Instagram and I don’t see at least one blogger wearing the classic topper. Celebrities such as Cara Delevingne, Kourtney Kardashian and Bella Hadid have decided to embrace this trend and have, indeed, been spotted with this fall’s must have piece.

A little pause

Hi everyone,

How are you? I hope you are having a nice week so far!

I have so much to share with you this month, especially after reorganizing my photo-shoots and spending an entire weekend taking photographs of Rome.

 

So far, November seems to be a happy month, full of inspiration. And if I’m being completely honest with you, it has been an exhausting month too. I have travelled, I have been studying quite a lot, I kept working at my full time job, I’ve been working on Mind the Shoes’ side projects and, of course, I had my sister visiting for a week.

 

I needed to take a little break this week, have a rest and enjoy some London alone time. (By the way, have you ever thought of going to the cinema on your complete own? I feel like dating the city, just like Carrie Bradshaw did in Sex and the City.)

 

Today’s about a very basic outfit I wore for a Sunday brunch in South Kensington, about two weeks ago.

 

 

Autumn outfit of the day inspiration

Hello my beautiful people,

 

I hope you are having a nice week so far!

 

A lot has happened since Halloween: I just came back from a visit to Rome which I will be sharing with you next week (can’t wait!), I have a special guest visiting London for the next few days and I am working on a couple of small projects on the side for the blog. Sadly, my hands -and time- are a little bit tied up these days. I wish my days were longer or, at least, I wish my weekends lasted a bit longer (let’s say 3 days, is it a lot to ask?).

 

With my running up and down to strike every item of my daily to-do lists, and in order to save myself some time, I have created a small fall look book: a turquoise mole skin sketch book where I draw all of my outfit ideas and plan my closet per season for the blog.