Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Gucci Love

Gucci has had a lot of hype surrounding it as of late, and I'm definitely part of that hype. Every since the genius that is Alessandro Michele took over and totally rebranded Gucci flocks of fashionistas have been moving in and taking on every item he creates; from the totally swoon worthy embellished Dionysus bags to the fur lined Princetown slip-ons that look like they have the comfort of the infamous ugg slipper but with the style factor of, well, a Gucci shoe!

Gucci have done a total 360 going from being a bit of a no go brand, to a luxury must have. It's this idea that makes me really respect Alessandro as he was able to take the brand, modernise it and completely transform it's image.

Now, I don't tend to like being a sheep - following the crowd and all that - but in this case i'll happily give in to following the wooly crowd (hooves and all) as I have without a doubt caught the Gucci bug - and it's getting dangerous!

For my birthday, my lovely parents got me the Gucci sneakers with the hearts on the toes... so cute!! Ever since I got them back in October, I have been completely obsessed with them and have been wearing them every chance I get - minus in the torrential rain that has been pretty frequent recently - I've just found that they match the majority of the clothes in my wardrobe, which is very convenient!

Then just the other day, after months and months of lusting, I also made yet another Gucci purchase (told ya I'm obsessed!) which was the Gucci 'GG Marmont matelassé mini bag' in the colour hibiscus red... isn't it just so dreamy!!

Yet another new accessory I'm sporting in this look is my GigiXTommy baker boy/sailor hat from Gigi Hadid's first collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger. I got it for christmas a couple months ago and have only just managed to style it with an outfit!

I really love this look, and think it is very representative of my style as of late; easy to throw on but still chic! The blazer and hat transform the simple jeans and knit look and create a stylish look worthy of fashion week (if I do say so myself!)

Jumper - Topshop (last year)
Jeans - Topshop (petite moto jeans)
Blazer - Zara (last season)
Shoes - Gucci
Bag - Gucci
Hat - GigiXTommy (Tommy Hilfiger old season)

The gorgeous embroidered blazer (courtesy of 'Mummy's wardrobe') really pulls together the look with accents of red to tie in with the shoes and bag.

I know, I know I haven't posted a blog is such a long time - and it really does kill me to say that - but I really wanted my next post to be an outfit post yet every time I had a chance to shoot, the heavens would open and all chances of taking photos of an outfit went out the window! So I'm so happy to get this up and am really going to try and keep up regularly posting blogs. 

Also, a bit of an update! I've started writing for 'Debut Magazine' - which is super exciting for me and definitely a nod in the right direction for the career I hope to go into - so if you ever have a spare moment it would be great if you checked out some of my posts which I've written for their online site!

How is everyone? Wishing for some Spring weather I'm sure, I'm currently battling a relentless cold that just seems to want to linger so all I want right now is a bit of sun, haha !

Maija Lily Xx


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Starting the New Year with Goals

New year new me.

You know the drill, the clock strikes 12 on the 1st of January and suddenly, like magic the promise of diets and workouts are made. You wake up in the morning to see so many people jogging past your house you're half convinced there's a marathon taking place and you were the only one (in the country) who didn't get the memo. 

"I will go to the gym 3 times a week"

"No more carbs for me!"

"I'm going to wake up at 5 every morning and go for a jog"

New years resolutions, gotta love em. Everyone makes em, no one keeps em. 

New years resolutions have become less and less effective every year. People no longer trust new years resolutions and instead laugh at people who do. For some, they need the new year to fully commit to something with the promise of a new start/a fresh beginning. Whilst others are more hardcore and can (cut chocolate cold turkey style) any time they want. And so, New years resolutions have become a little bit of a joke around the dinner table and no longer hold the same meaning they once did. 

You know how it is... "So, what's your new years resolutions this year?"

"Cutting out chocolate" she says whilst eating chocolate cake.

Now, don't get me wrong, I don't disagree with New years resolutions as I think it is so important to go into the new year with goals and aspirations, however I disagree with the stress that new years resolutions can bring. 

New years resolutions last for only a few weeks, maybe a month if you're really lucky because you work yourself up over the strictness of keeping the resolutions, so much that you fail. However goals and aspirations instead make you feel as if you're not cheating on yourself when you fail but like you just have not reached your goal quite yet. It is important not to pressure yourself with unrealistic goals - don't tell yourself you're going to go on a juice diet on the first of jan for two weeks if you know very well you're not - because that'll only end with you feeling disappointed in yourself.

Instead, try setting monthly goals. For January, you will slowly start exercising at home twice a week. By February, exercising every other day. By March, you'll be doing short exercise routines every day. It's all about building yourself up slowly rather than starting with unrealistic expectations that'll only knock your confidence.

What are my goals for the New Year? 

Professionally, I'd like to get a job as well as some work experience in the fashion industry. I'd like to write for a magazine, maybe even intern at a magazine. I'd like for my blog to grow in success and to grow a larger following so that my work can be seen by more people. I'd also like to start making connections in the industry, and grow confidence in my own work telling myself "you can do it!"

Personally, I'd like to get better nights sleep (no more staying up to gone one in the morning - just the thought makes me tired!), I'd like to start up jogging again as it is a hobby that I felt made me healthier but also gave me a breather from schoolwork and technology. I'd like to travel more - whether that means to Paris for the day or to somewhere hot and tropical. I'd like to focus better on my school work and really put my 100% effort into all that I do. 

All these goals (not new years resolutions) don't have me running to the gym on the 1st of Jan with a scowl on my face wanting to be anywhere but on a running machine but rather I'm excited with the prospect of achieving my goals at some point over the year - no rush, no pressure. 

Comment below, what are your goals and aspirations for 2017? 

Maija Lily Xx

© Green Tea, Vogue & Me. All rights reserved.
Blogger templates by pipdig