WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

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A couple of photos from the past few weeks.  Letting you all know I still look the same haha.

Wow , it’s been a month since I posted on here and boy do I miss it. This post will be super lengthy (well not super lengthy but long enough for you to grab your favorite drink or snack and just read) . In my last post ” bad day” , I talked about kind of over exhausting myself , which was not fun, I needed a break from everyone and everything so I took a hiatus on my blog. My first year of university was coming to an end and I had to focus on final assessments, plans for the summer ( Australian winter) and plans for my second year not just academically but also personally. It’s almost going to be year since I started up this website and as much as there are over 1000 fashion and lifestyle blogs, I promise to always be as authentic as I can be and let you know if I’m having a shitty day or rather a shitty week.  Since my last post, I contemplated on a lot, a lot of things that I’ve wanted and a lot of things I’ve wanted to do and so because I was so exhausted , I was also very emotional because I am someone who likes to be in control, and when I’m not , I don’t always handle it well. I know I’ve talked about this in the past but I really did feel like my blog wasn’t doing as much of a good job as I hoped, fashion is much more than showing off what you just bought on asos or taking outfit photos because as much as that is content for other blogs, that will not be THE ONLY CONTENT ON MY BLOG. I think for anyone who is reading this and has a blog or will start a blog , compare yourself but only to a certain extent. Compare your reach to a peer, how can you improve the interaction between you and your readers but do not compare the content you want to create and the content everyone else has. Having said that, I won’t drag out and explain everything else that was going on and how I achieved that because time is sometimes the best cure and also there is no need to go back and revisit problems that held me back. Finally, I am back, and more liberal to post whatever I want, fashion , lifestyle, or just discussion based. If you guys follow me on twitter or instagram, you’d have seen a few sneak peeks for where I’m travelling to next, and I am so excited for this trip and finally getting to see my best friend! I’ll give you more details right when I’m about to leave! ALSO MORE YOUTUBE VIDSS COMING YOUR WAY!

As always let me know how you are doing and what you would love to see on my blog!

Kisses,

Petronella

BAD DAY

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My cures on a bad day, or a bad week. 

Hey loves! WARNING THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG POST. I had a completely different post that was supposed to go up today (I usually plan and pre-write my posts for the month) but I love being honest with you guys and so I have to tell you that I decided to put this post up instead because it’s coming straight from the heart and bad days are never scheduled. Oh and feel free to listen to this throwback song of David Powter’s Bad Day.On my blog I love being my true authentic self with you guys and it’s so reassuring when I get messages from you all and you tell me how you might have been struggling with the same thing I was or you can relate to a particular thing I’m going through. A lot and I mean a lot has happened over the past week and a half and I quickly found myself exhausted and emotionally drained. I love being productive and just constantly “going”, so really just keeping myself busy. I had my spring break probably two weeks ago, and it was so much fun, I met some amazing people, some even more attractive ones haha, and I had so much fun with my friends. I was partying and living it up and it felt good because I’m not one to go out to a bar or club every weekend, I like to do comfortable things over the weekend like go out for dinner , go to a friends house, stay home and snuggle up to some tea and watch a movie etc. So this felt like a well deserved break. Somehow this break seemed to end the worst way possible by me , strangely, out of the blue getting sick. None of my friends were sick, I didn’t have any physical interactions with anyone sick so till now I’m not sure how the two and a half days of me feeling really crappy happened. As soon as I got better,  the VERY NEXT DAY, I planned to hang out with my friends and we were later going to go to a bar which gives students a $50 voucher on drinks for the whole night , and I got my own voucher. I have no idea why this seemed like a good idea to me but we had a few pre-drinks at my friends place and were set to go, it was almost 11 pm when we decided to go  and didn’t want to pay $40 for an uber so we stayed home. I woke up the next day feeling really crappy and just like I really did not want to be around anybody, I still kind of don’t. The day after that ( last Friday) I packed up my stuff and headed out to my friend Zéwie’s house for a “weekend type getaway” , I had so much fun, and she gave me exactly what I needed, a lot of sleep and a chance to relax and not feel so incredibly overwhelmed. That’s when I thought, “Oh I’ve got my shit together now , everything’s gonna go back to normal”. I got home on Sunday, cleared up my room and the apartment , and then began to do my “winter cleaning”, cleaned out my whole closet with summer attire, and started putting in my knitwear and chunky comfortable socks oh and I watched Estée  on youtube’s video about being organized , which you can find here . I was sooo glad! I finally felt like hells yes , I’ve got my shit together. Then Monday came around, and there was so much to be done I slept at 5 am , and felt overwhelmed with emotions (meaning my mind wasn’t actually at rest but constantly thinking) only to wake up and have a full day of classes, still feeling overwhelmed, but now I feel behind and just insecure, feeling like something is wrong with me and contemplating the moves I’m making , the person I want to be and the person I want to be with. I woke up today and it was like I was drowned in emptiness, literally, I woke up and the first thing I said was “What to do when you’re feeling empty and got loads of responses, some helpful, some funny, some besides the point. It’s almost like it only went downhill from there. Although I woke up and had already established I wasn’t having a good day, unlike not doing anything about it. I decided to do things that will make me feel better about myself and not about my day because it’s me that’s feeling shitty, it’s not affecting anybody else. After my cousin left from visiting me earlier today, I took a nap because I’ve been exhausted this week and my body needed to rest. I then woke up and drank half a jug of cold water because I was dehydrated and I love cold water. I then got some fruits to eat and hoped into the shower and washed my hair , shaved , did everything necessary for me to feel like my true self again . I then got out, took out my face mask by lush cosmetics which you can find here , and decided to pamper myself, my skin needed it. I then sat in front of my computer, finalizing plans for the summer, well Australia’s winter ( which I will tell you about soon) and online shopped, because I love shopping and it’s been a while since I splurged ( last time I shopped was two weeks ago, new record) a little bit.  I then headed to my kitchen and made myself a “green juice” which was basically spinach, apples, strawberries and some water, I love this stuff and I have it everyday. Now because I took care of myself I felt better already but now, I needed to feel productive and intellectual again, so I grabbed my favourite magazine Vogue , this month’s Mario Testino issue and the book I’m currently reading ” #GIRLBOSS and focused on that for a while. I feel slightly better now and I know everything will be better, it’s just a bad day (well a bad fucking week) not a bad life. I think I need to put everything into perspective, my goals, my life, my current situations and perhaps my future ones. I think the past week I’ve gone through so many things at the same time and the exact same emotions came out of it , unhappy, disappointed, worthless. The rest of this week I have to work on that. Have you been off the wagon as well? If so, let me know what you’ve been doing to help you and I could take a few tips.

Hope you appreciate all the honesty.

Kisses,

Petronella

 

THE CITY

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Shot by Uncoura Photography

// Jeans- H&M / Shirt – H&M / Shoes – gift ; find similar HERE / Bag – Bought in Paris / Leather Jacket- Jay Jays  /

Hey loves! Been a while since I put up an outfit post (been a while since I’ve actually posted lol) and as soon as I got my pictures to this shoot, I just had to share with you guys! How are you? I was sick at the start of the week and have been really off for some reason, I’ve just been emotionally and physically exhausted and I almost just feel like all my motivation went out the window this week , it’s the weekend now so hopefully I can get back into my mojo and keep it movin’!  But in all honesty, I am so in love with these photos,hank you to Atanga from Uncoura photography for the beautiful shots! I love shooting in the city , I think I just love busy cities and so sometimes shooting in the city is a kind of fun , adrenaline rush for me , and I love the stores there too (Yes I’m talking about Prada haha)! I Absolutely adore this look and I think the leather jacket just does it for me, it’s what pulls the whole outfit together! Not to forget the beautiful bag my mom got for me in Paris, the beautiful mustard colour that stands out  which is fantastic when paired with such a simple pieces!

What do you guys think of my look?

Kisses,

Petronella

 

 

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY | SIMPLE MEALS

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Hey loves! I haven’t posted a video on my youtube channel for a while, and I will film a video explaining why soon but I wanted to share with you guys a video I uploaded last night on what I eat a day, it’s a quick video and it’s got all simple meals I absolutely adore! This will be the first of many since I’m always switching up foods, and love to play around with different styles. Let me know what you guys think about this video!

Kisses,

Petronella

THROWBACK | I’M BACK

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My mama and I , I was a laughing baby!IMG_2726

Bestie of 10 years, Cornelia and I waiting to get into a J Cole concert almost 2 years ago! Sakna dig älskling! (look at the girl in the back tho lol)

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My favourite fragrance 3 of  years, ” Love etc…” from the body shop , loved this stuff when I was 14! 

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Cornelia and I went out to get some Starbucks and then she ended up hating her iced Mocha and I loved my iced vanilla latte!

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3 years ago at a random festival in Zimbabwe! 

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Me n my girls, missing my high school friends! 

Hey loves! Guess who is back?! It feels like forever since I’ve written to you guys, but I’m glad I’m back! I just wanted to write a quick post for you guys just letting you know I finally got a new computer, I loved my Macbook Air so I just got the exact same one, since the pro is so heavy and I carry my laptop everywhere with me which wouldn’t be too good for my bad back. I was going through old twitter photos the other day ( follow me on twitter here ) and I found the photos above with such amazing memories! I love throwback pictures!

Anyway, that’s all from me for today, I’ll make sure I have a new blog post up soon!

Kisses,

Petronella