The in-between season










Wearing:

Dress - Mango
Backpack - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - ASOS


Exams are over and the spring is (more or less) here! These pictures are from a sunny day a few weeks back. I'm so excited for the warmer winds but at the same time I am experiencing wardrobe troubles, as I have nothing to wear for this so called in-between season (admittedly a hyperbole to the max but still). It's not cold enough for me to wear a jacket but it's also not warm enough to wear a top alone. It makes me want to pull my hair and run screaming to the nearest clothing store every single morning. The thing is, for some this may not be a problem, but for those who are like me and are trying to aggressively save up for the summer's travels and other shenanigans, this becomes a problem. That being said, this semi-maxi dress with long sleeves is probably the best thing to wear for this weather. Also, it's comfy AF and works with any type of shoes you could think of. So basically if you see me wearing this dress everyday then there you go, now you know why. It's because I'm smart.


Kisses,
J

Waiting to be done (OOTD)

 








 Wearing
Sweater - Sfera
Trench & loafers - Zara
Hat - H&M

 2 out of 3 exams behind. I wanna bury myself under covers and never get up again. Resilience, my friends, resilience.

XO,
J




STRESS HEAD







 Oh god, only two days until exams! Who else is a major stress head? If you are, do not be afraid. I have the perfect stress hair tip for a stress head. It is called a pull-braid-going-fishtail and even though it sounds ridiculously complicated, it took a braiding noob like me only ten minutes. I obviously did not come up with the idea but I found a tutorial for it by the Cute Girl Hairstyles. (What a cute name also.) I will put the the link to the video below. 
Since it is an exam season for a lot of people, I took it upon myself to find 5 ways to reduce stress. (You're welcome. Now you don't have to buy that expensive wrinkle cream. See? Coming here was the right choice.)

1. Visualise success

This tip was given by Dr. Mike, in his advice video for NowThis. According to him you need to concentrate and picture yourself succeeding in whatever stresses you out (his idea was a date but fuck that who needs a love life when you can have exams, am I right??). This will create positive signals in your brain and reduce your stress levels. In my opinion watching this beautiful man is already enough to reduce stress levels. Anyone else suddenly feeling sick?!

2. Blow cool air onto your thumb

... Yeah... this one is definitely a bit tricker, especially if you are out in the public and do not want to look like a lunatic. No worries though! Public stalls are not only good for a good old stress sob. You can do other things in there as well, such as blow air on to your thumb. I saw this tip on the Buzzfeed body hacks but I think I'll definitely let you guys try it out first... 

3. A Good Old Stress Sob

No description required. We all have done this. Don't lie.

4. Meditate

"Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain's neutral pathways, making you more resilient to stress" - Robbie Maller Hartman, PhD 

5. Look constipated

Just kidding. This is an old trick my aunt taught me. You have to inhale until you feel like your lungs will burst. (Don't be a sissy this is a badass inhale I'm talking about here, it won't work otherwise.) Then hold your breath and count to 5, after which you can exhale. This is particularly useful right before exams if you tend to blank out due to stress. This has to do with the body's reaction to stressful situations due to the survival mechanism ingrained in our DNA. For example, if you almost get run by a bike, your body enters into this stress mode that is vital to survival, but not so nice in the long run if you are trying to get work done. Taking a long-ass breath signals to your body that everything is ok and  therefore breaks you out of the stress mode. 

+ 1 - Have your hair on fleek

It obviously reduces stress when you can look fabulous while stressed the F-out. This way you  know that you will always have the back up option of finding yourself a rich spouse.



Ok that was it. I hope you have a great (stress free) day. 

Kisses,
J






On a quest to find my Greek Chill



Wearing:
Skirt & Shoes - Zara
White fur collar - Vintage 
Jacket - NLY































Greetings from Greece! During the winter holidays I decided to make a return visit to Thessaloniki, the home of my fellow fashion enthusiast and my forever-partner-in-crime Grigoria. I could lie and say I went for the travel experience and to spend time with her but nah. In reality I just went for the food like a true student. See, it's good to have a Greek mom as your second mom because they feed you very well. (And it's not that my own lovely mother won't feed me its just that along the Mediterranean sea, they tend to feed you to a point where you have to start worrying about whether you should have booked two seats for your return flight instead of one.) Ok, ok, in all seriousness, delicious food or not, I had so much fun and was so grateful that Grig agreed to have me tag along. We stayed a few days in Thessaloniki, but we also visited one of her best friends from home in Xanthi, a small but beautiful student town surrounded by Mountains. They had the cutest little local caf├ęs, which would turn into a pub by night, and great lively restaurants. Also, surprisingly (as we were visiting during the Greek exam period) the night-life was great. We ended up staying out until the next morning. Something I've learned during my travels is that everyone should learn the ways of the Greek on their level of chill. They don't care about mundane things such as exam stress. Every night should be celebrated, at least in Xanthi.

In regard to my outfit, I'm still obsessed with mustard yellow. I don't know where this is coming from but if it's mustard yellow, I'll take it. The Zara skirt I'm wearing on the post is the one I was talking about on one of my previous posts. Also, I was so glad to finally get a chance to blog my shoes, as they're my new favorite pair (I got them only for 15e in the sales). As everyone else in the fashion world these days, I love myself a good pointy toe. I can't get enough of it. At the moment I'm on a hunt for the perfect pair of ankle boots with a sharp extended pointy toe. On the other hand, I keep praying that I won't find one, as I'll have to wait for the next payday. I will seriously have to start looking for a summer job...

On that note, I wish you all a productive week. May you all know what you want and have the ambition and discipline to go and get it. And may I find the wisdom to listen to my own advice. 

Kisses,
J