Archives for July 2015

9 things I’ve learned in 24 years

A homemade life Morning Light Paris (1)

  • Be genuinely interested in others. This is simply the best way to build new relationships and friendships and it will definitely help you in your career path. Make the effort to get to know the people you’re working with by inviting them for coffee or dinner.
  • Champagne is always the answer (so is pizza by the way).
  • ‘Life can be romantic without having a romance. I’m very attracted to how happy I am right now’. This is something that Taylor Swift said and to be honest, I couldn’t agree more. Fall in love with yourself first: find the perfect career path, enjoy drinking wine with friends, find a home that makes you happy, learn how to be on your own for a while and travel as often as you possibly can.
  • If you have to wait for more than a day for him to text you back, he’s not worth your time and effort. Never settle for anything less than you deserve.
  • Being a good listener is one of the best skills you can have.
  • I will always prefer Italian pizza’s, French croissants and wine over green salads and superfoods.
  • Wear sunscreen. When I was a teenager, getting the perfect tan was the mode du jour. I wanted to get the sun-kissed glow sooner rather than later and never thought twice about the skin damage caused by UV rays. Nowadays, I’ve learned to embrace my natural skin tone in the hopes that it will mean less wrinkles and a lower risk of skin cancer as I get older.
  • Life is not always fair. It’s as simple as that.
  • When it comes to your career: go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.

Weekend Reading

A homemade life Weekend Reading June

  • Do you want to have a glowing and flawless skin? Then you cannot miss this post with the best tips on how to take control your skin naturally (think beauty sleep and lots and lots of water)!
  • The smart girl’s guide to meal planning that will save you time, money and stress and it’s also a lot healthier than the take away Italian pizza (which I’m a big fan of as well to be honest).
  • This post helped me a lot the last few days as I feel a bit lost sometimes. At the moment I have literally no idea where I’ll be in a few weeks as my internship has almost come to an end and I don’t know what I’ll do next which is pretty terrifying to say the least. That’s why I was so happy I stumbled upon this incredibly inspiring blog post: 10 ways to lift yourself up when it all falls down. Definitely something I can relate to at the moment!
  • Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman, the British beauty who started her fashion journalism career at The Tatler while she was working for the Sunday Telegraph, Vogue, and GQ, where she later became an editor. During the Vogue Festival in 2014 she happily shared some of her best career tips that are not just fashion related. I especially loved this one: ‘Be prepared to do the most basic tasks cheerfully when you start out and accept that it takes time to move on to the next step.’
  • The cutest ways to wear espadrilles this summer.