So... I graduated from the University of Surrey last week and it feels utterly amazing! I woke up super early to put on my kimono with the help of my mother and graduated with some of my best friends (photo here). My university's grad ball had put on a funfair along with a Great Gatsby themed ball - I was so impressed with it all! It was strictly black tie but I managed to get away with wearing sneakers the whole night. It was such a busy and fun weekend but of course it all had to come to an end. We all said our see-you-soon's.

As soon as I was back, I had to start packing again but this time from Japan - a long awaited trip with my boyfriend and his family. It has been a while since I've spent a hot summer in Japan as in the previous years, I have taken advantage of my inter-semester break around February. I cannot wait for all the food and festivals!

I'm actually writing to you from Schiphol Airport waiting for our connection to Kansai International wearing my comfy new slip on sandals that I found in the sale at the Mano store in Auchan. They are from a brand called Blink Shoes which are also available on ASOS (similar style here)! I didn't fall in love with this style of shoe when it first hit the trend radar but I'm glad I waited out on buying a pair because I adore the jewelled design on this one!


Bag - Zara
Shoes - Blink

embellished and jewelled slip on sandals


When Luxembourg was hit with that intense heat wave, all I wanted to wear were short or loosely fitted clothes. I came across this random store on the Avenue de la Liberté down by Luxembourg City's central train station one day and while some things were far from what I would usually having hanging in my wardrobe (think leopard print and rhinestones. Combined) I found this gorgeous printed top that reminded me of the Alhambra which the boyfriend and I saw during our trip around Andalusia (see the post here). I love it when clothes spark a memory even if it does turn you into a perpetual clothes hoarder... but that's a whole other story. I decided to steer away from dark colours and opted for blues in different shades and textures which seem to work quite well together! I'm not sure why I'm so surprised but I wasn't expecting the Bershka denim shorts to fit that well with the top. But HOORAY!

I tend to prefer cross body or over the shoulder bags because of the problems with my elbows. I'm not sure if I've addressed this on the blog before, but basically I can't fully extend my arms. They are always a little bit bent, which you can see in the first of the side-by-side photos below. Yup - that's as far as they will extend. So if I am not careful, I can sometimes look like I'm standing with an invisible bicycle pump which cracks both Christine and I up. This is why I love strappy bags like this one from marc b and multiple compartments/pockets are ALWAYS a winner for me. I like be able to access little things like eye drops and lip balm without having to zip open my valuables as well. I also prefer having the bag over my left shoulder as well as having the zips face forward when closed so this one is a win-win-win! Does anyone else have these weird little criteria when picking a new bag? 

blue marc b cross body bag

Bag - Marc b
Sunglasses - Quay Australia
Shorts - Bershka

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blue marc b cross body bag


pandora store luxembourg
A couple of weeks ago, Christine, Kristiana and I met up to go the Pandora summer event together. We of course had to snap up a couple of outfit photos before heading there so we took to the sunny streets of the Grand Rue. I decided to wear something brighter by adding a pair of patterned trousers from H&M with a simple white blazer and grey t-shirt. I have also been LOVING my white velcro trainers again which are way too tattered for a close up shot but are still as comfy as ever. I was super excited to check out what Pandora had in-store as just over a year ago it was Christine who got me one of their charm bracelets (see here) for my birthday a just over a year ago. It's safe to say I spotted a few adorable charms which I may just have to go back for. Meanwhile, scroll down to the end of the post to see a set a couple of charm sets we fell in love with. I'm really liking the mix of silver and gold!

summer outfit with black floppy hat
print trousers summer outfit details
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With Kristiana

pandora store luxembourg 
Browsing through the charms
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pandora summer event with janette magazine
pandora summer event luxembourg
pandora belgique jewellery charm bracelets