Author: I am an ALFa

8 Affirmations to express your gratitude in life

It’s my birthday today! Currently I’m in London celebrating yet another year of life. Living my best life; exploring, eating and enjoying a drink or two. Tho, no lager for me. I ain’t about that life. But you best believe that I’m super excited to be here, even if it isn’t a bounty vacay like I wanted in the first place. I’m still grateful to be here. Especially today. Whenever I reach my birthday, a particular feeling of gratitude overcomes me. Because tbh, I tend to take days for granted. I tend to forget that every day is a gift and that it’s not guaranteed. Getting to experience another birthday is not a sure thing. There are so many people who don’t get to see my age. Yet, here I am and in London. Ticking off another place I wanted to visit off my bucket list. Feeling ever so blessed. Which is why I want to share my  8 affirmations of gratitude with you. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and …

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7 Maxi dresses to be all kinds of extra for Virgo-season

If you’ve been following me on Pinterest, you might have noticed a sudden flood of dresses coming by. It’s because unbeknownst to me, I sorta kinda started a tradition. Last year I chose to celebrate my birthday in Malta, as I didn’t really saw the point in celebrating my birthday back home. The whole, people are coming over and I have to take care of their foods and drinks isn’t my thing. I’m not a very hospitable person tbh. Can you believe I almost graduated in International Hospitality Management, tho? Anywho, as I’m not feeling that idea I choose to celebrate my birthday on my terms (as anyone should) by going abroad on my birthday. Last year was Malta, and this year it’s London. When I told some people about my trip, they immediately asked me: do you already have a dress? When I went to Malta last year, I got this beautiful off shoulder gown sewn by an old schoolmate of mine and apparently it was to their liking as I’m expected to have …

Fabulous Findings for August

Can’t believe we’re already in August. It feels like New Year’s eve was only yesterday. Yet, here we are.  And just like any other month, I have a little list of things I would love to have in my home. Or in this case, visit. Gymshark Utra Seamless Set Since I started running, I got myself one pair leggings and one windjacket. I didn’t want to buy more because knowing myself, I wasn’t sure I was gonna enjoy it. I had already bought a pair of somewhat expensive sneakers due to my knees, we had to limit the spending somewhere. But I’ve been running for 2 months now and I think I deserve some new additions to my running gear. Reuseable waterbottle For my new (ginger)water addiction. Stay hydrated in style. Related: My newfound guilty pleasures Organza balloon sleeved blouse Estare just snatched my edges with this blouse. And not just mine, but apparently everyone else’s. If you scroll through the comments, you can see people repeatedly asking where she got her blouse from. Including …

5 Pink blazer dresses to die for

Almost 2 months ago I attended the wedding of my lovely cousin. I had been looking forward to her wedding for quite some time, but I hadn’t prepared my wardrobe for it. I had no clue what to wear and to be honest, I wasn’t gonna spend too much money on a dress because it would just end in the back of my closet and probably never be worn or even seen again. So, my first idea was to borrow a dress from my sister. Problem is: we have entirely different body types and entirely different tastes. I knew this was a risk, but she has sooooo many clothes. Something had to work out. It didn’t. As always, I ended up looking like Cinderella’s stepsister trying on the glass shoe. Only one of the dresses was a meh, but it wasn’t a full on yasssss. It was a blazer dress in dusty pink. Dusty pink is perfect for my doll-like sister. Not so much for me. The fit was good tho. So we made it …

Oh, so The Little Mermaid got you pressed?

Whew! After years we are finally getting a black Disney princess in a live-action movie and it seems like a big part of the world is pressed. In case you missed it, Halle Bailey -not to be confused with Halle Berry- has been cast as Ariel for the live action movie The Little Mermaid. When I saw the news, my little Joey started dancing in circles. Even tho The Little Mermaid was one of the last Disney movies I got to see, the mermaid feeling was real. And now, somebody is realizing the dreams many of us had as little girls. All princesses I got to see when growing up were white except Jasmine. When Pocahontas came along, she instantly became my favorite until I grew up and got to hear the real story. Childhood ruined. Then we got Esmeralda, but she wasn’t much of a princess. And then finallyyyyyyyy, we got princess Tiana. By the time she came along, I was already believing that girls like me could never be a Disney princess. The …