Sunday, 24 September 2017

First Week In Halls

A whole week in London! and basically living of jaffa cakes. 

I haven't actually started my course yet so this first week was just more about exploring the city and getting to know everyone in the halls of residence at Uni. My mum and sister drove up with me to London last Sunday to move all of my stuff in my room. (2 boxes full of make up because I am only supposed to take the necessities) 
It was so strange when they left, it did not feel like I was moving out because I was just so excited to meet everyone! I am so glad that everyone in my flat is really nice and we all get along well, that could have been so different. I briefly met the people on my course as well and some of us went out for pizza together after the induction, everyone I met so far seems great and it has all been so positive. I was lucky to get a transfer to Oxford Street for my part-time job and I start next week!

Although my first week in halls has been going exactly the way I was hoping for, it has been so hard at the same time. After I had lunch with two of my friends from home I had a little breakdown. It was just the thought of everyone being home together, they were both leaving together and I was still here, by myself. It also was a combination of being on the phone to my mum at the same time and the thought of not being on a short holiday but actually staying, living in London. I am sure every new student that moved out has had this feeling but it is just something that no one tells you before you go Uni, the teachers will only talk about the course and studying but not about how you will feel and how the massive changes will influence you. 

I know these moments will happen once in a while and that is completely fine and normal, but I don't want to share how amazing it has been when in reality it didn't feel like that all the time. I have heard that London can get lonely sometimes and I guess I will see for myself, as long as I will keep busy I am sure it will be great!

The cooking and washing is going alright so far, (haven't done any washing yet) I had a lot of risotto but also some salads since going to the gym is really not for me oops. It will be more difficult the longer I'm here to think of something different to make for dinner so hopefully Pinterest and my mum will be my survival team once again. 

It is so exciting and scary at the same time! I have been visiting different parts of London every day and there are sooo many good places that I never would have seen if I  didn't live here now, I also know there will be many more so hopefully after a few months I can do a complete guide to London!

Marlinde x


Monday, 18 September 2017

10 Quotes To Live By

I honestly spend too much of my time on Pinterest adding quotes to my boards just because I find them so inspiring. I always go back and look through them when I am demotivated or just not feeling my best and it is just a little reminder of what you're worth and what's important in life. Maybe some people find it unnecessary but I actually think it is good to live by some quotes, or standards. Just to help remind yourself what you think is important and what mindset you want to take on. 

Now I apologise in advance for not including all the ''live, laugh,love'' ones but here are some quotes to live by that I personally find so important and that you don't see on all the home signs everywhere.

1. ''If there's even a slight chance of getting something that will make you happy, risk it. Life is too short and happiness is too rare.''

2. ''Whoever brings you the most peace should get the most time''

3. ''Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn't give you credit''

4. ''Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it'

5. ''Seek what sets your soul on fire''

6. ''Don't forget to fall in love with yourself first''

7. ''Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most''

8. ''Don't assume a door is closed, push on it''

9. ''Sometimes you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn't jump puddles for you''

10. ''Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice''

There are so many more and it is difficult to choose but these are my top 10 at the moment! These quotes are so important to me, I want to be hardworking, kind and happy , and you should too! However most of all I think it is important to love yourself first, always. As much as you should be there for others, It is okay to choose yourself. There are some books I have read recently that were so inspiring and motivating as well, the main one being ''How to be a Bawse'' by the gorgeous Lilly Singh.
You can always follow my boards on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Love, Marlinde x


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Blush Pink Coat

AAAH you have no idea how much I wanted a pink coat and now I finally got one! I have been looking everywhere for the perfect one and then I came across this blush pink coat and I absolutely loved it! It was not expensive at all either! It is not extremely thick so it is perfect to wear in the upcoming autumn months!
The skirt I am wearing is from Boohoo, (linked below) and it is just such a good skirt to have since it can be worn during all seasons and it goes with pretty much every top I have! I love how simple the top is with the eyelashes, it was only £5! 
The bag is such a classic model by Ted Baker, I love how it looks so chic with this outfit!
I really have been holding myself back to not spend all my money on handbags because I have seen sooo many amazing ones lately! The shoes are more simple to leave the focus on the coat and handbag, the colour matches the coat perfectly! I wasn't ready to put on those tights yet but couldn't wait to show this outfit! 

Coat - Stradivarius
♡ Top - Stradivarius
♡ Skirt - Boohoo
♡ Shoes - Schuh
♡ Handbag - Ted Baker (On sale now!)

Love, Marlinde x

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