October 25, 2016

Casual Shirt & Trainers

Ralph Lauren Shirt (similar) | Zara Jeans (similar) | Asos Trainers | Bag (similar) | Bijou Brigitte Necklace (similar) | Asos Sunglasses (similar)

I really like mixing smart or dressy with casual, mainly because my lifestyle doesn't require me to dress up much, even though I often wish it did. You have probably seen I re-wear my clothes a lot (hello student budget), but I always try to pair things differently and create new looks. This blog has definitely inspired me to shop more inside my own wardrobe and challenge myself with fresh looks. This is a perfect outfit for a day of travelling or running errands, staying put together but still very comfortable. 

I have my exam tomorrow, so I will keep this short. Hopefully it goes well, because I can't wait for some days off from studying. Have a great week!

October 18, 2016

Poole Harbour

Zara Dress (similar) | Zara Faux Leather Jacket (similar) | Pavers Faux Fur (similar) | H&M Boots (this years version) | Asos Sunglasses (very similar

This is one of my favourite type of autumn outfits. Over the knee boots with a basic dress and then accessorising with some fluffy faux fur. It was a beautiful sunny day, so much I ended up not needing the jacket, although the previous day it was extremely windy. A good outfit caters to quick temperature changes. I really loved being by the harbour, as we used to have a boat when we lived in England growing up, and someday I would love to have one too. Waking up to this kind of view definitely falls into the #lifegoals for me. 

Thank you so much for your comments on my previous post. I'm really starting to look forward to the new chapter in my life once I graduate next year. I was asked why I don't want to move back to Tenerife, and instead want to go the States. There are several reasons, Tenerife is beautiful but still a small island from which every holiday requires a plane ride. Also, being that I will be working as a vet, I want to work in a country where people will go above and beyond for their pets, and Spain unfortunately doesn't fall into that category. The weather and coast is of course a big factor, which is why England isn't a final destination.  

This week I am spending at home, inside, studying all day long. Hibernation in full swing, only I would much prefer the sleeping kind. Hopefully it will be over soon and my exam goes well next week. Thanks for reading!

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October 14, 2016

Dealing with Homesickness & Life Dreams

New Yorker Top (similar) | New Yorker Shorts (similar) | Asos Trainers | Mango Bag (similar)

Growing up on a beautiful, tropical island just off the coast of Morocco was a dream. So when I had to move to central Europe and start veterinary university, it was more of a struggle than I initially expected. My mother also moved, so I no longer had a home there to return to during the holidays. The hardest part was adjusting to the climate change, and no longer having sea views from almost anywhere. In fact there would be no more sea views at all. 

I have been back a couple of times since I left, first a year after and then just last year. It helped, and in some way made me miss it more. The lifestyle is very different in the Canaries to the rest of Europe. It's very relaxed and everyone (and I mean everyone) is so incredibly friendly and helpful. 

This last summer I think I really started to enjoy myself here, without wishing I was back in Tenerife. When the hot weather rolled around, I took to studying by the pool everyday, much like I used to before. This was huge for me, since the water is what I truly miss the most, along with warm weather.  And now that it's getting colder again, I am actually looking forward to frolicking in the snow and embracing my last year here (my full winter wardrobe helps too).  

If you know me personally, then you know my dream is to one day move to the States. Either the East or West coast, somewhere not far from the sea, and where the sun shines most of the year.