to my 22 year old self…

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I’ve thought about celebrating my yearly successes and reflect on the lessons I’ve learnt each year for a while now.

this is a reminder to myself and all watching about how fast things can change but also, that everything happens for a reason.

with love and gratitude, Karolina

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My Favourite Nature Spots #1 | The Netherlands

Topic for another time, but long distance relationships come with their perks. Discovering more of the Dutch land every other month is just one of them!

It seems that disconnecting and plunging into nature isn’t hard to do in NL, with the abundance of parks and forests. Do you wonder where to bask in the tranquility, even if only dropping by Amsterdam? Here’s a word or two about some of my favourite places I’ve visited the past year.

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A Month in Sweden | Linköping

Living in Sweden. Yep, this isn’t just me frantically telling everyone about my 2018 vision board (THIS HAS BEEN ON IT!). Remember how I told you it’s going to happen this year? Well, let me tell you – a little bit of law of attraction blended with visualisation and a good-old, last-minute letter of motivation can go a long way honey.

Buckle in for a thing or two about what your girl learnt and loved about this kick-ass experience (because unforgettable is not strong enough, and a lil’ basic) *pretends she ain’t basic*.

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What’s in my Food Cupboard and Fridge | Plant Based

One of the questions I always get from non-vegans is

“So… What do you eat?!”

This blog post is for you all who are curious about what are some of the things I eat on a daily basis. My food isn’t always the same, and I sometimes buy more junk than other days. Nonetheless, if you’re as nosy as I am, you’re sure to enjoy this post. Can you spot a few things you think you could swap for today?

My relationship with a plant based diet started back in my second year of uni (2015). I transitioned from being vegetarian to vegan (or, at least a very aspiring one) after watching a compilation of the controversial Freelee The Banana girl videos, in which she critiqued YouTube personalities and celebrities. Not only were they shocking, but simultaneously educating and informative. I then tried out veganism on and off for months until I finally took control over my diet completely and took it seriously in August of 2017. And, here I am, months earlier, with no cravings for my beloved cottage cheese and liver (which I absolutely used to love).

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most beautiful places I’ve seen (so far…) | top five

If you’re a fellow travel fanatic, you often might ask, or get asked the question “what’s your favourite/most beautiful place you’ve been to?”… After that question sneaking into conversations often, I thought the best way to answer would be through a post. So here they are, five of my favourite and most beautiful places I’ve seen in my twenty one years of life (in no particular order).

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48 Hours in Luxembourg

A local friend, £15 return flight tickets = weekend of catch ups and discoveries in the city of Luxembourg. Having friends scattered across the globe is a real perk. I didn’t think I would get to travel much during my final year, but thankfully I was wrong. An invite from my Lux babe came my way, so I didn’t think twice about discovering this [very] little European gem. Here is what my quick weekend away consisted of (and it’s more than counting how many banks I saw across the city… ;)). When in Luxembourg, make sure you do the following… Continue reading

blush bomber & navy velvet

I’ve been experimenting with my style a lot the past year – did you know I used to HATE wearing jeans? I was hooked on dresses and skirts and thought jeans made me look masculine, later realising I just wasn’t confident in pairing tops with bottoms, in an effortless manner. In the Fall season, the UK experiences a little roller-coaster of weather phases, once it being sunny and bearable, then extremely freezing and wet. This is one of those outfits I’d wear no matter of the weather, as it can be layered while still looking put together.

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monochrome in fall | look of the day

I have been living in this white off shoulder top. Since downsizing my wardrobe in June, I have started to gravitate towards a capsule wardrobe goal and have been investing in basic, clean cut, earthy-toned statement items. Fall is in full bloom, but I still dig the monochrome, minimalistic wardrobe. Check out how and why I styled it the way I did in my first ‘look of the day’ post.

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