Train of thoughts: My blog as a diary

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another train of thoughts where I am letting my thoughts take over control of my typing. See it as a form of rambling, but I’ll try to stay on topic!

Check out my previous train of thoughts about Pokémon Go if you are curious 😉

For today I want to talk to you about my view on my blog at the moment. From the beginning I think the main focus of my blog has always been fashion. But as I am growing older, yes I turned 26 last week, I want my blog to grow with me. I am getting more mature and I want my blog to mature as well. So at the moment I am thinking a bit about changing it up a little. To ensure that my blog can grow further.

Because sometimes, as a blogger with a main focus on fashion, I feel like you can only get really big if you have a lot of money to buy clothes. Or for example if you can borrow designer stuff at PR firms / friends / family etc. Let’s just be honest, I lost my job and will be unemployed starting November if I haven’t find my next challenge by then. So I just don’t have a lot of money to spend. And in my opinion, if you want to grow your blog, you really need to invest, at least a little. For example as a fashion blogger you need to be able to show nice on-trend outfits or at least, very diverse outfits. And as a beauty blogger you want to be able to review new products to create new make-up looks with.

My blog as a diary…

Therefore I am thinking that perhaps I need to transform my blog a little bit. At the moment I am just not able to share a new outfit every week and I also want to share more than just my love for fashion. Not only do I think sticking too much to fashion limits my blog a little bit, I also feel like I just have so much more to offer!

I would love to be able to share more personal stories, but it would also be great to share more magazine types of posts, posts where I can show of my writing skills. I always shared some more lifestyle related posts once in a while but I think I should share more of these. From posts about my latest travel adventures, inspiration posts, trend reports, must haves et cetera.

Basically I want my blog to become more ME, more Saranda. I am still working on the exact changes and how I want to do everything. But let me just assure you, it’s not all going to change! As mentioned earlier I just want Serendipity to evolve and to grow with me. What this means, hopefully, is that this blog will not only grow mature with me, but also with you as my readers… So please also let me know what you would like to see more of on the blog and I will keep it in my mind!

Let me hear your train of thoughts on this topic and stay tuned! 🙂

XO
Saranda

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Away from keyboard

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A lot has happend since I went AFK – Away from keyboard. The last couple of months I have been to awesome events inside and outside of the Netherlands. From Milan Fashion Week to Paris Fashion Week, press days and more, today I am sharing some of the things I did while I was offline with you all.

I’ll just give away some little hints about Milan and Paris Fashion Week as there is sooo much to show and tell about these major events! So stay tuned for more on these two subjects!

Read on for some photo footage and story telling of my time being away from keyboard!

Baci,
Saranda

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Personal: Saran-diary #2

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Ciao dearies,

Oh my this blogpost should have been published yesterday already… oops! You might be wondering what I have been up to this summer and I can tell you it is a lot! Not only have I been working at the store, I have also been on holiday to Texel and more!

Read all about it in todays Saran-diary #2 blogpost where I will try to catch up a bit and tell you what I did during the summer! 🙂

Let’s just start at the beginning. We had a lot of hot days early this summer and so I have spend a lot of days in the pool. When I got this hand-me-down-camera-from-my-dads-work I figured out it was waterproof and tested it underwater! Pure fun I can tell you! Of course I also went to fashion week, where I wore this totally french style outfit and I visited the modefabriek. Together with my boyfriend I went to Extrema Outdoor as I was invited by MAC and UPR. Ah well deserved day full of partying, yay!

At the end of July it was time to go to dutch island Texel 🙂

Baci,
Saranda

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Personal: Saran-diary

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Ciao dearies,

Sorry guys, I have been offline for a pretty long time. I know….

For a while now I wanted to come to a sort of rhythm within my blog, like I used to have when I was still studying. But somehow I can not find it, not yet at least… any tips?

Also I am having a lot of cool stuff to share with you all so I really hope I can find my blog / writing rhythm ASAP! There are a bunch of new outfits coming up, and some cool new collabs. But let me start blogging again by sharing what I have been up to lately. Not really an Instagram diary but a more real diary with some snaps, called Saran-diary… I can tell you this is a pretty long blog post, I hope you’ll love it!

Don’t forget to share your scheduling / planning tips and tricks with me, ok?

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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