Checked Top and Green Velvet Culottes


Hello, lovely people!

Almost in a blink of an eye we are reaching the finish line of November, and with that Autumn itself. Although, this Autumn in Scotland, like any other Autumns here, has been like out of a story book, I am excited for December to come with all the magical things of Christmas. With the year coming closer to  its end, it is nice to reflect on your choices and actions, both fashion and life, haha. This Autumn, I was obsessed with velvet, and I do not think I am coming out of that obsession any time soon, either. I was joyful when berets became a thing, because we all know a girl loves a hat. And then, as a cherry on top for a very fashion Autumn, it was tweed and check everything. 

Even though, I never fully boarded the check train, I absolutely fell inlove with this top on my trip to London from Stradivarius. Inditex brands (Zara, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Massimo Dutti etc) are very popular back home, mainly dominating the high-street, however in Scotland and Edinburgh specifically, the most you will get is your trusty Zara. Which is where the green velvet trousers are from, of course! So, imagine my excitement when I was re-united with my past loves. 

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(Culottes - Zara (similar), Top - Stradivarius (similar), Boots - H&M, Earrings - Forever21)

As for reflecting on my year, there have been some days of this year which I want to bundle up, pack them neat and nice, and carry within my pocket only to bring them out when I need to make the day brighter. There have also been some, which I want to throw so far away in the distance they are barely visible and soon even forgotten about. But through those moments and overall, this year has reminded me of the importance of friends - the family we choose. 

I have been very lucky to be surrounded by lovely, talented, ambitious, kind people throughout my life and even more so this year, who have raised me up and motivated me to keep going through everything. Even though, my opinion on myself will not change if someone thinks otherwise, my closest people have actually helped me to see myself in a different, better, healthier way. The way I would have never seen myself 5 years ago, or even this time last year. That is not to say, that those closest to me will only tell me lovely and nice things, they will also tell me when I am wrong and it will be honest. 

I think even more so when you are away from your family, you seek people you can depend on, your inner circle. And I have certainly had my fair share of struggle with putting my trust into people who have not valued it. Nevertheless, I think what to learn from this is to be more careful, but still remain brave when someone good comes around. Adding to that, I am also grateful for all my friends far away, those who I might not see or speak with often, but who are there for me, and know I am there for them. Whether that would be back home or any other corner of the world, who follow my journey and write to me out of the blue something so extremely nice that I would be walking with the biggest smile on my face for the rest of the week.

To end, I think there is no truer saying about this than - "Show me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are". And I truly hope, that everyone here reading this have their lovely inner circle, whether that would be five of you in this circle, or two.

Always yours,

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