12 Easy Ways To De-Stress After a Long Day

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Every day, we humans are consumed by stress: it has come to the point where stress is so common in our daily lives that we pretty much have learned to live along with it. On some days though, stress hits you so hard that it becomes extremely difficult to do anything of any sort. When those days take place, the best thing you can do is trying to relax while doing something you enjoy. Here are 12 easy things you can do to de-stress after a long day/ week.  #lifestyle #stress

Every day, we humans are consumed by stress: it has come to the point where stress is so common in our daily lives that we pretty much have learned to live along with it. On some days though, stress hits you so hard that it becomes extremely difficult to do anything of any sort. When those days take place, the best thing you can do is trying to relax while doing something you enjoy. Here are 12 easy things you can do to de-stress after a long day/ week.

  1. Read
  2. Watch your favorite show
  3. Have a bubble bath
  4. Do yoga/ meditate
  5. Cook your favorite meal (or just order in)
  6. Spend time with your loved ones
  7. Journal
  8. Exercise
  9. Let go of your phone
  10. Have a pamper night
  11. Go for a walk
  12. When all fails, just sleep
What do you usually do to de-stress after a long day? 

24 Ways To Fill Up Your Empty Notebooks

Saturday, November 02, 2019

 If you're reading this, it means you are someone like me and you have at least three or four notebooks laying around your house that you haven't figured out what to do with. That's completely normal: you see a pretty notebook and think 'I have no use for this notebook but I'm gonna buy it anyway because it's pretty.' Well, what about you never run out of ideas for what to do with your notebooks? Here's a list you can save to your pinterest /phone of things you can do with your empty notebooks.


If you're reading this, it means you are someone like me and you have at least three or four notebooks laying around your house that you haven't figured out what to do with. That's completely normal: you see a pretty notebook and think 'I have no use for this notebook but I'm gonna buy it anyway because it's pretty.' Well, what about you never run out of ideas for what to do with your notebooks? Here's a list you can save to your pinterest /phone of things you can do with your empty notebooks.


  1. Bullet journal
  2. Sketchbook
  3. Pen swatches
  4. Recipes journal
  5. Braindump 
  6. Just a plain old diary 
  7. Blog planner
  8. Book notes
  9. Finances journal
  10. Scrapbook
  11. Foreign language practice 
  12. Workout log
  13. Event journal
  14. Morning pages
  15. Travel journal 
  16. Online course notes 
  17. Contact list
  18. School notes
  19. List journal
  20. Collage journal
  21. Gratitude journal
  22. DIY planner
  23. Project planning
  24. Movie reviews 

Make sure to pin/ save the image below so you never forget these ideas

 If you're reading this, it means you are someone like me and you have at least three or four notebooks laying around your house that you haven't figured out what to do with. That's completely normal: you see a pretty notebook and think 'I have no use for this notebook but I'm gonna buy it anyway because it's pretty.' Well, what about you never run out of ideas for what to do with your notebooks? Here's a list you can save to your pinterest /phone of things you can do with your empty notebooks.




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How to Stay Cozy Yet Stylish

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Cold weather has officially arrived and with it also comes the need to wear warmer and cozier garments. I know a lot of people prioritize being cozy and warm during winter instead of focusing on looking on-trend and fashionable, but what if I told you can be stylish AND cozy at the same time?  #winterfashion #fashion #style


Cold weather has officially arrived and with it also comes the need to wear warmer and cozier garments. I know a lot of people prioritize being cozy and warm during winter instead of focusing on looking on-trend and fashionable, but what if I told you can be stylish AND cozy at the same time?

Yep, that's possible. 

And it's actually a lot easier than people think. The key here I would say is layering. Wanna wear that beautiful satin dress to a cocktail party but just the thought of having to walk to the party venue in that causes your body temperature to drop? Layer! Put a big long coat over the dress, maybe even a warm scarf. Once you get to the party, just take those off and show off that amazing dress!

Here are a few ways you can stay cozy yet stylish this winter.

Cold weather has officially arrived and with it also comes the need to wear warmer and cozier garments. I know a lot of people prioritize being cozy and warm during winter instead of focusing on looking on-trend and fashionable, but what if I told you can be stylish AND cozy at the same time?  #winterfashion #fashion #style

Cold weather has officially arrived and with it also comes the need to wear warmer and cozier garments. I know a lot of people prioritize being cozy and warm during winter instead of focusing on looking on-trend and fashionable, but what if I told you can be stylish AND cozy at the same time?  #winterfashion #fashion #style


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The Best Black Boots For A/W + 10 Ways To Style Them

Thursday, October 24, 2019




Black boots are the staple winter shoe everyone should have in their wardrobe. No matter the style, if it's heeled or flat, black boots are the kind of shoe that can go with pretty much every outfit. Here are some of my favorite black boots at the moment as well as 10 ways you can style them for this autumn/winter. 












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12 Easy Transitional Outfits

Thursday, October 17, 2019

We're at that time of the year where the weather is pretty unpredictable.You'll feel cold in the morning and look like a sweaty mess by 2 pm. Well I'm here to help: here are 12 easy transitional outfits. #fashion #transitionaloutfits #autumnfashion


We have come to that time of the year again: the time where we leave the house in the mornings and the weather is cold but as the day goes by, it starts getting hotter and hotter to the point where the warm clothes you're wearing are making you sweat profusely.

RELATED: 10 TRANSITIONAL OUTFITS 

Honestly, here in Portugal, we kinda skipped that phase this year. We went from super hot weather to pouring rain and cold in seconds. But I'm sure in other countries people are going through transitional periods right now. If that's your case here are 12 easy transitional outfits anyone can recreate.



We're at that time of the year where the weather is pretty unpredictable.You'll feel cold in the morning and look like a sweaty mess by 2 pm. Well I'm here to help: here are 12 easy transitional outfits. #fashion #transitionaloutfits #autumnfashion

We're at that time of the year where the weather is pretty unpredictable.You'll feel cold in the morning and look like a sweaty mess by 2 pm. Well I'm here to help: here are 12 easy transitional outfits. #fashion #transitionaloutfits #autumnfashion



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"Conversas Da Moda: Reutilizar Roupa Usada''- O Impacto da Indústira da Moda No Ambiente

Wednesday, October 16, 2019



No passado sábado, tive a oportunidade de liderar uma conversa, juntamente com a Fátima do blog Watermelon Clouds,  acerca de roupa usada/ em segunda mão e como esta pode ser usada para criar looks modernos e dentro das tendências.

Esta conversa estava inserida no âmbito da Semana da Juventude, logo foi uma conversa dirigida a uma audiência mais jovem, mas a verdade é que o que foi discutido deve ser interiorizado por toda a gente, não importa a idade.

Em Paços de Ferreira, 2019 é o ano municipal do ambiente, então eu e a Fátima decidimos forcar-nos mais no impacto que a indústria da moda tem no nosso planeta, e o que nós, como consumidores, podemos fazer para reduzir esse impacto.

Foi uma bastante elucidativa e sobretudo divertida. A Fátima e eu também montamos 3 look cada, usando apenas roupa que foi doada ao balcão social da nossa cidade.

Quero agradecer à Câmara Municipal de Paços de Ferreira pela oportunidade e também dar os parabéns por esta iniciativa.

Deixo-vos com algumas fotos do dia. 














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How To Style Lilac For A/W

Thursday, October 10, 2019

How To Style Lilac For A/W
image credit: www.stylesnooperdan.com

If you ask me what is THE color of this season my answer would be automatic: lilac.

Lilac is such a pretty color that we often associate with spring but this year it has become the it color of Autumn/ Winter. I actually really like the idea of wearing pastel colors during the colder months: everything is so grey and depressing already so why not bring back some spring joy with our outfits?

Here are 8 ways you can rock this trend.



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How to Put In Practice What You've Learned

Tuesday, October 08, 2019


How to Put In Practice What You've Learned


Learning something new is always very exciting. You feel super knowledgeable and you just want to share the information you've recently acquired with everyone. At least that's how I am.

Learning something new is super easy nowadays: you can easily access books, podcasts, oh AND GOOGLE! Tons of info at the click of a mouse. But you know what the hard part is: actually taking the information you've learned and apply it to your life.

Today I'll show you a few easy steps you can take to make sure the things you learn are things that will actually help you and will be easy to implement into your life.


Learning Filter

Learning things is a natural part of our life, and while many of us say we don't like learning new things, that's not actually true. We just don't like the things we are currently learning. They don't resonate with us. That is why you should filter what you learn.

Let's say, for example, there's a really popular book out right now all about how to create an entire new wardrobe with less than 200 dollars. Everybody is reading it, everyone is talking about it. But think to yourself: is this something I will actually do or do I want to read this because other people are reading it? The answer will most likely be no. So don't. Choose to consume information that resonates with you and while you're at it, choose to consume less information as well. Less is more in this case.

How to Put In Practice What You've Learned

Learning to overcome your struggles

Find out what you're struggling with at the moment and learn things to help you with that. Do you have an oral exam soon? Maybe you should read about public speaking, how to overcome the fear talking to an audience, how to structure an oral presentation, etcetera.


One Source

When learning something, choose one source of information. Having too many sources will just end up making you confused and much more likely to give up on it completely.

I'll give you my example. I've been learnign Korean for about a year now. When I started out I was looking through four or five different Korean-learning websites and ended up kind of giving up on it for a while. The websites has completely different strcutures, the order of the topics to learn was different and tha just made me feel extremely overwhelmed and my motivation kinda dropped. I then decided to stick to one single source and let me tell you, it has made a huge difference.

With that being said, I'm not saying you shouldn't look elsewhere when there's something you didn't understand on your primary source. You should just make sure that source is the top one, the one you will turn to every single time before venturing into other sources.


What are your favorite subjects to learn about?

Best Bags Under 100 € for this A/W

Thursday, October 03, 2019




Trends don't only apply to clothing. Accesories also have trends. Especially bags. As fall settles in, a new batch of bag trends has just come out of the oven and today I'm here to share my favorite ones with you - all under 100€ of course!


I'm Hosting my First Ever Workshop!



Dia 12 de Outubro (sábado) haverá um workshop onde eu (juntamente com a Fátima) iremos falar sobre aproveitamento de roupa usada e como esta pode ser usada para criar looks modernos.
Apareçam!!



How To Get On Top Of Your Sh*t

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

How To Get On Top Of Your Sh*t


I think all of us have felt like everything is out of control at some point in our lives. Not being on top of your sh*t feels terrible, not gonna lie. But you know what? Not everyone has their sh*t together all the time, and as silly as it sounds, that's kinda comforting.

There are gonna be times where you will be able to get everything you want done with time to spae and there are going to be times where the complete opposite is going to happen. Again, completely normal.

For those times though, it's good to have some sort of system in place so that you know that if things start to get out of hand, you can have the comfort of knowing what to do. Here are 3 simple things you can do to get your sh*t together:

RELATED: Productivity Hacks That Actually Work 

BRAINDUMP 

The first thing you should do when you're feeling too overwhelmed with life is to braindump. Get yourself a piece of paper, open a word document of the notes on your phone, whatever you prefer, and just start writing down every single thing that comes to your mind. 

I know for a fact that having a bunch of things in my head keeps you from being productive and get sh*t done. For example, I'll start writing a blogpost and then I remember that my literature professor sent me a bunch of documents to print for the next class, and I abandon the blog writing because I'm afraid I'll forget the documents if I don't print them now. 

Having everything written down means you won't have to worry about forgetting anything and will be able to tackle one task at a time. Don't forget to revisit that list regularly and jot things down as soon as they pop into your head. 


HAVE A SET TIME FOR THINGS 

Have a set time for them so that when you skip them you know you'll get back to it next time. It doesn't matter if you weren't able to finish that task because you know that there will be a time set for you to complete those tasks the next day or week. 

RELATED: How To Plan Your Week In Less Than 1 Hour

DON'T CREATE DEADLINES FOR LITTLE THINGS 
Deadlines are a great way to keep you accountable for things but you shouldn't have a deadline for every single task on your list. This should be reserved for those really important tasks, like for example a school essay. Going to the mall to buy a skirt does not need to have a deadline. That will only stress you out a lot more. Those kinds of things should be done when you can, not on a certain day and time.  


What do you usually do to stay on top of your sh*t?




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