5 Perfect Spring Dresses & A Giveaway!


One of my latest ambitions is to up my personal style game, refresh my wardrobe and buy some feminine dresses.

Now, if you know me, this may come as a surprise as I wear black 95% of the time and I'm guilty of wearing my basic uniform - I usually wear shirts, black jackets, black skinnies and black wedges / flats / sneakers. 

I really admire fashion bloggers who can pull off new, amazing outfits everyday. No wonder fashionistas and trends are kinda intimidating for me.

I've had a good look around the web and picked 5 beautiful spring dresses from eShakti - you should definitely hear about this gem of a website.
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eShakti is an international fashion design company providing beautiful clothing for ALL sizes and shapes. 

The best thing about them is that you can customise each and every piece to fit your shape and style, all at affordable prices.

I've partnered with eShakti to give away a 50$ gift card so you can have yourself a little spring shopping as well.

The gift card can be used over and above any other promotional offer / gift coupon in the same order.

All you have to do is to follow their social media channels and follow me on Instagram. The winner will be selected randomly on the 20th of April. Good luck! xo

*Unfortunately, the giveaway is only open to USA / Canada residents at this time.

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April Wishlist


Hello April! Birthday month, spring, what's not to like? As my birthday is on Monday, I put together a small wishlist (of things I'll probably buy myself haha).
1.  Primark floral skirted swimsuit - what a beauty!

2.  Black statement necklace (this one is Kate Spade)

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade - everyone seems to love this product and I so want to try it!

4. MAC Angel lipstick

5. Primark lace detail belted black dress

6. Nikon DSLR camera - because bloggers

7. Organic Colombian coffee - perfect gift for a coffeeholic like me, rich, low acid Colombian coffee. I just love its nutty flavour!

What's on your current wishlist?

Life Lately According To Instagram


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I've visited my beautiful London and took lots of snaps. Never seen so many selfie sticks in one place...

It was freezing cold, also probably should've taken better shoes for walking (looking at you, ridiculously uncomfortable H&M boots!).

Being in London makes up for everything though and now I'm suffering from London withdrawal. Counting the days to my move!

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Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Anna (@annamarie_bl)

Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Anna (@annamarie_bl)

I've also done some exploring closer to home, including local ZOO.

I might or might not have spent way too much time at lemur exhibit. Are there pet lemurs??

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Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Anna (@annamarie_bl)

Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Anna (@annamarie_bl)

Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Anna (@annamarie_bl)

My Valentine surprised me with these beautiful roses and made my day! (I kinda look like a psychopath in this pic...)

Not a bad V Day ��❤

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Obligatory winter flu, was stuck in bed for a week.

Not that I really mind, Broadchurch and Grey's Anatomy wasn't going to watch itself, right?

What have you been up to?

5 Things That Want To Be Your Valentine


Ah Valentine's Day. A day of love, red balloons and pink kitsch.

Whether you're in a happy relationship (I can see that smug smile) or a singleton, make this a great Saturday.

Who needs a boyfriend when you can get with these?

1. Luxurious spa in your own bathroom.

Relaxing bubble bath, your favourite music, essential oils, candles, a glass of bubbly and sweet, uninterrupted 'you time'.

I love me some Lush bubble bars in my bath!

2. A cute cuddly kitten (or a puppy).

Why not visit a rescue centre and adopt one of these little guys? They'll love you forever! 

3. This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo Crust (recipe here) *drools at the screen*

Sharing with loved ones optional.

4. Your Amazon wish list - treat yourself!

When are you going to buy these gorgeous heels if not today?

5. TV series marathon - oh hello there, new season of Broadchurch. 

Wrap yourself in blankets, grab a cuppa and catch up on your favs, My kinda night ;)

How are you spending the V Day? x

Warsaw At Night


Last night I grabbed the camera and went for a walk around the city.

Warsaw is truly beautiful at night. Even more beautiful around Christmas, with all these lights, baubles and trees.

The city looks very festive this time of the year, even though this winter is nearly snowless.

I take lots of photos of Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science almost every time I pass it.

The Palace is the tallest building in Poland and the eighth tallest building in the European Union (and was gifted to Polish people by Stalin!).

The lightning changes at night and the place looks magical.

Having read many blog posts on stunning Christmas markets, I've decided to see one myself in Warsaw.

While it may not have been as splendid as Christmas markets in London or Berlin, our little market was adorable. 

With hot chocolate everywhere and the best mulled wine - what's not to like?
After shopping, chocolate tasting, picking gingerbread for the family, mulled wine drinking and even being Santa for 5 minutes, I headed home. 

Warsaw, I think I'm falling for you.

Merry Christmas!

Mood Board - All I Want For Christmas...

“One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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