Happy one year

Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are having a nice week so far!

 

Many thanks for supporting me and for all the reads I had on the blog over the past few posts. It seems that we are growing here. How exciting is that?!

 

Those who follow my IG stories already know, but for those of you who don’t, this week Mind the Shoes is becoming 1 year old.

 

 

Blogging is one of the best things that’s happened to me so far this year and I feel really thankful and blessed for it.

About being a real badass

Hi everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.

This is my first weekend posting on the blog. After the unexpected popularity of my latest blog post, I am quite excited about posting twice a week, and I look forward to do this more often. Let’s give it a try and see if we can make it work together, you and I.

 

Recently, I found myself reading “You are an awesome badass” by Jen Sincero, for the third time. Before you start judging me by the title of the book, I would like to clarify the below:

 

Dans le noir – Dining in the dark

Hi everyone,

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

 

I once met a stranger who was moving to Australia in just a few months. Since I can’t stop my imagination and impulsivity, the first reaction I had was building up a list of things I could do with a stranger in London to make the most of the city before my new stranger friend moved away.

 

Sadly, we never made it. But I kept the list, and being as stubborn as I am, I continued striking items out of it. This post corresponds to the episode of “dining in the dark”, which would be item number 3 of my list.

 

London, city of dreamers

Hi everyone,

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

I must warn you today’s post is utterly selfish and rather personal.

I’ve always LOVED hearing about these inspiring stories about different people who have overcome themselves, turning their lives completely upside down in London.

 

In between seasons

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all having a nice week so far!

It took one blog post saying the weather was lovely around here for it to turn grey and rainy.

Don’t get me wrong. I like rainy London as well, even though the city is covered by clouds, it still remains beautiful and stunning.

While I still love every moment of late summer, I’m looking very forward to Autumn.  The leaves changing colors, the sound of the rain,  the cool breeze, my hot chocolate and blanket evenings and all new fashion designs ready to be displayed in the city. London’s Fashion Week is around the corner and I genuinely can’t wait for it!

 

 

A dress and the sea

Hi everyone!

I hope you all are doing great and you’re having a nice week so far.

Not like I am feeling homesick. But I must confess, with the glorious weather we’ve had in London for the past few days I found myself using the words “seaside”, “beach” and “Spain” rather frequently over the past 48 hours.

It was yesterday, while I was wearing this very summery dress, that I became aware of this fact. I couldn’t help but remember the last time I wore this floral silk piece in Spain, during my last summer holidays.

 

Polka dots – Outfit of the day

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all having a nice week so far!

I have a confession to make today: I absolutely love LISTS. Some of them include: “things to do with my (future) boyfriend”, “things to do with a complete stranger”, “things to do when I move in my own flat”, “crazy things I want to do and try before I die”, “places I want to travel to”, “ideas to help make other people’s life better”, “birthday present ideas” and “things that make me happy”.

I wanted to concentrate on the latter: “things that make me happy”. One of the items from this list includes taking a relaxing bath, right after lighting vanilla candles around me. I like playing cheesy music in the background and go through the  month’s Vogue magazine issue to find inspiration. I like to think of it as “me quality time”. In addition, I absolutely love watching beautiful photographs. And fashion magazines have quite a few.

There was one special article I found on last month’s issue about polka dots and it absolutely inspired me to dress up to see a londoner friend in South Kensington for a brunch.

A day together in London

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a nice week so far!

As every Wednesday, I am excited to be back with a new post for you.

Before we start, and as mentioned in my Instagram stories, I wanted to thank you for your kind support. I know there are a few of you genuinely reading my content. Also, thanks for noticing I am back and for those very few support messages. This really touched me and reminded me of the reason why I wanted to start a blog.

Today I wanted to take you with me through London’s streets. I’ve wanted to share with you the places I love to go to on my days off. In order to carry out this mission, my friend Patricia kindly agreed on documenting a day together in London during her stay.

 

If you haven’t met her yet, please, take a look at my previous blog post to know more about her!

Two different people, two different personalities

Hi everyone!

I hope you are doing great and you are all having a nice week so far.

A few days ago, I was putting some order into my chaotic underwear drawer. My flatmate (also one of my dearest friends) came in and witnessed this moment where I was classifying everything with extra care and by colours. I remember her reaction being “I find it really funny that you have a lot of pink and white going on in here. I rarely wear pink. I really like that people who are so close and have so much in common have different preferences with these kind of small personal details”.

Today’s post is about friendship and about contrasting personalities. For that, I used the kind help of a very classy close friend of mine who popped by London for a few days. (No, not my flatmate).

Let me introduce you to Patricia.

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Outfit ideas – timeless fashion

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful week.

I found myself surrounded by many thrilling new beginnings in my life: I just started a new job that will allow me to have free weekends to spend more time with my baby (that is my little blog, Mind the Shoes), I happen to have met new wonderful people, I just acquired new pieces for my closet and I have set new -and quite ambitious- life goals for myself. It is in moments like this very one that I realise how exciting life can be.

Today’s look is inspired by my mum.

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