My summer’s to do list

I say this every year but it is crazy how quickly time flies! I remember setting my New Year resolutions and we are now almost halfway into 2015. Summer is by far my favorite time of the year – I think London, while beautiful in the usual gloomy weather, really wakes up during the summer months. Watching the River Thames catch the first rays of the summer’s morning sun and glimmer with golden light is one of the most stunning sights I have seen to date.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good list and this year I decided to write down all the things I want to do this summer and slowly tick them off. I am a big believer that, if I write things down, I am much more likely to accomplish them (a topic for a different blog post, perhaps) and this year, I am determined not to let my full time (and a half) job from making some wonderful summer memories.
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Casual consumerism.

I had an epiphany today browsing the isles of TK Maxx. And it’s a big one.
A couple was (I can only presume) buying some accents for their home and they were on a lookout for a vase. To be honest, the vase selection was iffy to say the least (they looked like something my grandmother had in the 1980s in Lithuania). Anyhow, I overheard the conversation the couple was having and it was essentially along the lines of ‘Well we need a vase, so let’s just pick one from here and be done with it’.

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Soho Saturdays

So this morning I woke up dying to see some animals. The weather in London is still rubbish so London Zoo was out of question and it would have been a five hour of wait for the aquarium (damn you Bank Holiday weekend!) so we ended up going to Soho instead. Not to see animals, obviously, just grab some lunch and dessert.


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5 out 1 in – Ripe Peach by Mac

So there was a bit of a blog hiatus this week as I struggled to combine my day work and blogging but I expect that the posts will go back to normal in the coming weeks.
Anyhow, I am very excited about this post as it’s a first in my ‘5 out 1 in’ series. If you didn’t read my introductory post, the idea is that in the coming months, I am trying to use up as many products as possible (to declutter my already cluttered teeny home).
I have been working my way through a number of products over the last couple of weeks and wanted to share the first ‘victims’.


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Fur all year round.

Faux, to be precise. But yes, unfortunately it is still cold enough in London to wear one of my favorite jackets. I wore this outfit to a date in Brixton on Sunday. It had a nice casual vibe (teamed with my obscenely loud New Balances) and I really enjoyed wearing it. I do think the fur jacket pulled the outfit together and added extra oompf. What do you think?


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10 facts about me.

As my blog is in it’s very very early stages (I think I am in week 2 of blogging), it might be fun for you to get to know me a bit better. So, here it goes, 10 random facts about me:

1. I am originally from Lithuania but have lived in the UK for almost 10 years.

2. I am a chartered accountant.

3. When I am sad, I watch Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone.

4. If Harry Potter does not do the trick, I put on Relentlessly Red by Mac, which is my favorite lipstick.

5. My first designer hand bag was Chloe’s Padlock bag.

6. I have always wanted to see the northern lights and went to Iceland last year to do so. It was cloudy the whole time and I saw nothing.

7. I am addicted to Serial podcasts. Did Adnan do it? Didn’t he? Why would Jay lie?

8. My favourite TV show at the moment is ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’.

9. Peonies are my favorite flowers.

10. McDonald’s applie pie is still one of my favorite desserts ever.


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Clash of the prints.

So a couple of blog posts ago, I mentioned how I was enjoying clashing different prints in my outfit. I was going through my Japan pictures and realised that the shirt and dress combo wasn’t the only outfit where different prints clashed/matched.
I wore an old Zara skirt (probably one of my most worn items) with a Uniqlo checked shirt.
The brogues were purchased in the Greenwich Market and sadly met their death in Japan (replacement pending).
I love the look – I am trying to branch out from the boring black outfits (and just purchased an amazing red dress – stay tuned).


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5 out 1 in. Starting a series.

So, I got myself in a bit of a pickle… Let’s be honest, I love clothes and beauty products, but tend to go overboard sometimes (5 different types of body lotion at any time, anyone?). I live in a rented 1 bed flat with my fiance (we got engaged on Saturday. It is not relevant to this post but I am incredibly excited so have been mentioning it in any conversation I have. With anyone. Anywhere)) which means the place gets cluttered easily. And at the moment, the situation has reached critical levels. My bathroom shelves are stuffed and clothes are all over the place as we do not have enough storage.
In an attempt to declutter and organise, I am introducing a ‘5 out 1 in’┬árule for beauty related products i.e. I can only purchase a new product once I have used up 5 old ones. And no cheating by throwing away half finished products.
It’s more complex when it comes to clothes – I don’t want to just start chucking things to make space for new purchases. I think for clothes it will be more the case of 1 out 1 in (although it does not help me with the cluttering problem at all). Scrap that, 2 out – 1 in. The key is to donate or throw away things I don’t wear anymore or don’t fit me anymore and get my mess under control.
Anyhoo, the point is, I am introducing a first series in the blog ‘5 out 1 in’. The idea is that the blog posts will do a mini review of the beauty/skin products I have used up and introduce the 1 product I purchase. For clothing items, I will give some background to why the item is leaving my wardrobe and also introduce it’s replacement.
Expect the first post in the series in the next couple of weeks!
City Girl