Sunday Special – Ode to my mom

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Hello loves,

It’s mother’s day today and therefore I would like to tell you all something about my mom. Or maybe something about how I love my mom and how I adore her! An ode to my mom…. As you can read in the quote above (from Carly Fiorina) my mom taught me about inspiration and courage. At the moment of writing this blog my mom is actually living one of her dreams, travelling through Peru for a good cause.

My mom stayed at home for a long time of me and my brother’s childhood and was always there. When we grew older she had the opportunity to start working again in something which she loved. She began her career and grew up to do more at the school she works at and she started working more hours. I think it gave her a bunch of new self-esteem and I saw how much she enjoys her work. So much that sometimes when she is suffering from migraines she still tries to go to work.

Read on for more!

Baci,
Saranda

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Sunday Special – To do in May

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Ciao dearies,

May is here and I have a pretty big to do list and a list with goals for this month. So today I want to share my ‘To do in May’ with you all! I have a lot of things I am planning to do and I hope that by sharing this list with you all I have an extra push to really do the things I have on my To do list!

In March I submitted my blog to the chamber of commerce. Because I wanted to do more with all the things I have learned from having my own blog / little online magazine for which I do everything myself (except for making photos of myself ;)). So in this month I want to do more with the fact that my blog is my own business. I already have two companies which whom I will be working together. For one company (BL’QE Geneve) I will be doing sales and for another company (within 3D printed jewelry) I will do various things. Good things are coming! 🙂

Besides work and my own business I would also like to learn new things starting from this month. I am going to pick up my Italian language learning again and I hope to do some online courses within marketing, SEO and journalism.

Read on for the other things on my ‘To do in May’ list!

Baci,
Saranda

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Personal: Occupied thoughts about my dream job

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Ciao dearies,

I always hear a lot of people talking about their dream jobs, the things they want to achieve and other dreams. People with a clear aspiration, a goal in life. But for me at the moment I don’t know exactly what I want, and it’s a pain in the ass.

To be honest, I am kind of jealous sometimes of people who know precisely what they want. People who know how to get it and sometimes already have their dream job or are well on their way for their dream job. People my age, 24. I am a quiet ambitious girl and I have always thought of myself to be working in a corporate environment, in an office, right now, at this age. But then I had an internship at a corporate company and I started doubting, is this what I wanted?

I was studying psychology and my internship wasn’t a whole lot of fun. And then my love for fashion also came peeking around the corner. Ever since then I have been wondering, what to do with my career?

Baci,
Saranda

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Insta-Sarandipity #7

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Ciao dearies,

It is Monday again so time for a personal blog, this week it’s time for a little Instagram update. Enjoy this weeks Insta-Sarandipity! I have been instagramming a little less lately as I am pretty busy with work. And sometimes I just don’t have a cool photo to share haha. I am thinking of maybe doing more throwbacks… What do you think? So last two weeks I didn’t do a lot of things outside of working very hard, shooting new looks and visiting the opening event of the MIPACHA store in Amsterdam!

At work I am having a lot of fun though! Sometimes me and my colleague’s try on items from the shop and 2 weeks back I wore a whole outfit with items from the store! (Photos 3 & 4) Ever since trying on the Isabel Marant sneakers I want them super badly, so that is something I am going to put on my wishlist! Besides my work in the store I also started some freelance work and I have some cool new collaborations on the blog these past couple of weeks! I started working for BLQE geneve (photo 1, bracelets on the right) and had a collab with Flux Universe (bracelet on photo 2 and 6) and a collab with Daniel Wellington (photo 6 and 7)! (Use discount code ‘SarandaAdriana’ before the 15th of April to get 15% discount on your order at Daniel Wellington!)

Of course I also celebrated easter and around easter I shared the outfit of photo 8 with you all. I am still so much in love with this look. I am showing some new items like my scarf from I’ll Make You Famous (a dutch brand which we sell in the shop I work) and my sunglasses from TOMS* (via UPR). Also I visited the store opening of the first MIPACHA store! I have always loved the shoes from MIPACHA’s and I am super excited to tell you that in the store you can also buy handbags and belts from MIPACHA. You should definitely visit the MIPACHA store in Amsterdam or the Hague soon! 🙂

Lastly I have a little question for you all. I discovered a new way of making pictures of my accessories like bracelet and watches for my blog. What do you think of these new styled detail shots of my wrists? (Photo 1 & 6) Please let me know as I personally really dig this style of showing you my bracelets and watches!

Have a happy week!

Baci,
Saranda

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Personal: No inspiration, then what?

Personal: No Inspiration, then what?

Ciao dearies,

It happens quiet often and it happens to the best of us. Moments where we don’t have inspiration or just have that ‘Today I don’t feel like doing anything’ feeling. Well today is such a day for me, but than I figured, why not write about it and tell you what I do to get happy and inspired on days like these!

One of the first things I do when having a day like this is that I clean. I will do some laundry, make sure my environment is tidy enough to work an do stuff. Because in a way, cleaning and doing things in my home makes my head a bit more cleaned up as well. It makes room for new ideas!

And then it is time to get some positive energy and inspiration flowing! What always helps me is to just take some me-time and relax. Pushing never helps in my personal opinion…

Read one to find out what I do on a day like this.

Baci,
Saranda

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