Happy Wednesday Everyone! Last time I visited Gothenburg, Sweden was back in Easter with Axel for a  weekend. This time, I was super excited and glad to be back again for a one day trip with Stena Line and Stena Danica. If you read my blog religiously, then you know that Gothenburg has become a favorite city.  I can’t get enough of its beauty and charm in every corner.

I love Swedish people as I find them very friendly, the architecture of the buildings and some of the old neighborhoods. It’s super easy to get around with buses and trams, but, I do like to walk a lot. This way, I get to experience and have a connection with the city and its surroundings. I travelled with my friend, Helena and although we did not get to see everything, I was happy to show her some of the places that I like to re-visit. It was a great experience to have her with me.

The purpose of this trip was to discover the new outlet shop that was launched in one of the Stena Line ferries; Stena Danica. It offers a broad range of clothing, for men, women and small kids too. The best part of onboard shopping at Stena Danica is that you will find some of the famous brands. If you are afraid of using all your money on shopping at the outlet, worry not.  The prices are super good and affordable compared to the street prices, which are usually exceedingly high. In my experience, the people working there are super sweet. They are also helpful if you have any questions and have a great customer service. This makes the shopping experience even more fun.

My trips to Gothenburg will not feel long and boring anymore. Normally, I like to sit at one of the corners and end up taking a nap. Now, I can do some shopping even before I land in the city. If I need to grab something for my stomach, I can try their restaurant which has an excellent buffet. Their café is a nice place for a relaxing and cozy atmosphere. Aahhh so much to experience in Stena Danica!

 

Thank you so much, Stena Line and Stena Danica for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

Talk to you super soon..xx

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During my last visit in Gothenburg, Sweden, it was so sunny, windy and cold. When I was packing for the trip, I knew I wanted to bring this pleated skirt with me. Though, I was not sure how to style it, as I find it tricky to pull off with pleats. I decided to pair it with a red top and sneakers and turned out to be a perfect and comfortable outfit to run around in town. Two days later, because the skirt has a lot of movement and the silver shine on it, I paired it with a white long-sleeved blouse that has the cutest romantic ruffles on the neck and the around the sleeves. These Zara velvet boots added some color to the outfit.

If you are planning to invest in a pleated skirt, go ahead and do it. There are so many ways to pair this flirty and sophisticated piece. For instance, you can pair it with a tee and a pair sneaker for a more casual look. If you want a more edgy look and vibe, throw on a black leather jacket and boots. A silk cami top, heeled sandals, a small purse all paired together with the skirt are suitable for a night-out look. What do you think?

 Are you interested in wearing the pleated skirt? I’m curious to know how you style it.

PS: I am traveling to Gothenburg this Thursday for a day, and I’m super excited.

 As always, Thank you so much for reading.

Talk soon..xx

Pictures by Axel

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Top: H&M

Skirt: H&M

Boots: Zara

Bag: Topshop via Zalando

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Aahhhh!!! Another blogger event that I attended last week. I am always excited whenever I get invited to this kind of events. While it is fun to be part of, they give me the opportunity to build a relationship with brands, get to know other bloggers, and expand my network. I also find it an excellent way to create awareness for my little blog.

For this particular event, I got to discover Carre Jewellery brand which has a beautiful and amazing collection on jewellery. In my opinion, some of the jewellery has an antique touch with fine-looking coloured stone.  I’m the type of woman who likes minimal jewellery, but I must admit that I fell in love with their collection. The small details are a perfect finish to each piece, which makes them so unique and feminine. The great thing about Carré Jewellery is that they do not limit you. You can play around and create different looks. You can also mix and match for a more sophisticated look that can suit any personality.

It was a great evening and event filled with great moments. Karma Sushi delivered top quality sushi. My most favourite are the Karma Crunch and the Sizzling Tuna that tasted so amazing.

For my outfit, I opted for this flowy and asymmetrical off-shoulder dress with florals. I am obsessed with the fact that it exposes my shoulders and it comes with a belt to cinch my waist. Alternately, I can wear it without the belt and use it as a scarf or as an accessory for by handbag, which I can’t wait to try.

Thank you, Aalborg Bloggers x Carre Jewellery for a great event and evening.

And, Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Talk to you super soon

Love..xx
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Hello, everyone! On today’s post, I am sharing with you some things that made me proud and happy the last couple weeks. So, let’s get to it.

Copenhagen Marathon

It is a few weeks now since Axel, and I ran the Copenhagen Marathon.  We both wanted to accomplish something that was challenging. The thing is, I had not planned it to be so soon until, on my birthday 1st December, which also happens to be out anniversary date, Axel gave a ticket to the marathon. Although I did not tell him right away, I got mad because I knew that preparing myself and training at least three times a week was going to be the most difficult part.

There were moments when I could only run once a week due to the amount of work I had. It scared me, and I was afraid I would not make it to the end of the race. Throughout the last month before the marathon, I started to have an internal conversation with myself.  I focused solely on the positive things and kept on reminding myself why I should not give up, and that time did not matter. The most important thing was to get to the finish line.

Copenhagen was full of energy with big crowds that fully supported the marathon runners. It was amazing to hear someone call out “Michelle” or “Axel,” you can do this. Only a few kilometers till you home”. I’m glad we saw one of our closest friend Sara and her fiancé. It was a great feeling to see someone we know. It felt like an energy booster. Every single exchange and cheering from the crowds was encouraging and meant so much to us.

The hardest part of the race, was when I hit 34km. I was totally beat, and I felt like I was going to die. I started to focus on my inner dialogue that I had before the race, screamed out loud to my aching legs and kept on encouraging myself that I can do this. We gave it all and made it to the finish line at 4:51:00.  Thanks to everyone who supported us and a huge Thank you to Axel for being by my side.

Smelling flowers.

We are so lucky to have a small front yard garden that has the most beautiful rhododendron flowers. They have a variety of colors and only blossoms during spring or even the early summer season. I have enjoyed the view these past few weeks before the flowers withered. It’s a shame they don’t last so long considering how beautiful they are.

Capturing moments

I have been capturing more pictures lately, and I love seeing how much have grown since I started my photography journey. Photography is like therapy to me, and I enjoy it. It has introduced me to many people, and it has helped me capture some moments in my life that I like to sit and look back at them.

Biking and taking walks in town.

I have always loved the idea of biking or walking around in the city. It is refreshing and an easy way to clean out my mind. I also get to experience the city and find some hidden corners that I don’t get to see very often. Just the other day, when we were out for a walk, I noticed so many changes. New café’s that I am looking forward to trying during my summer vacations.

Thank you so much for reading..xx

 

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