Work life balance

My working life is hectic but extremely rewarding. I work in a fairly conservative environment and I would not dream of wearing a pair of ripped jeans to work. Occasionally, I will try to add more casual item to my everyday look just to stir things up.. When I shop for clothes I always ask myself could it work for both my professional environment as well as time off.. If the answer is yes, it is usually a winner.

As I will be on a meeting all day next Sunday, I thought I will give You a sneak peek of what I am going to wear that day.

The dress is by Tommy Hilfiger I got during my recent trip to Abu Dhabi. It was reduced by 50 % and the design is so classy yet modern. I love the colour combination and the simplicity of the cut.

I wanted to add a little bit of colour to my look and nothing seems to work better than a beautiful shade of red. I have been trying new thing lately and the red lipstick is definitely here to stay.

The rests are the pieces I had in my wardrobe for some time. Classic coat and pair of heels comfortable enough to wear all day. Handbag is the one I wanted for ages and hhave never been brave enough to take a plunge. Luckly for me, my husband was the one that pulled the triger !

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Coat Joseph, Dress Tommy Hilfiger, Shoes L.K.Bennett

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Many thanks for all the likes and lovely comments !!

Love,

Aggie xx

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Bangkok

Traveling is something that excites me greatly ! I love that feeling when I am going somewhere where I have not been before. It does not really matter if the destination is 50 or 5000 miles away from my home. Adventure and taste of unknown is the same..

I had an enormous pleasure to visit Bangkok for our first wedding anniversary. It is difficult to say why we chose that city for that occasion but I have no regrets. It is such a vibrant place, never in my life I have seen so much street food, traffic, taxis and life going on…

We visited Bangkok in September and the weather was very hot and humid. Even traveling from one spot in the capital to another seemed like a proper challenge. Transport wise taxis are available anywhere and they are cheap but be prepared to be stuck in traffic !! You can also travel by boat (public or private), Skytain, tuk-tuk, motorbike taxi or bus.

There is so much to see in Bangkok that spending a week there is not enough.. My personal favourite attractions include:

  • Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha is enormous and absolutely breath-taking..)
  • Grand Palace complex a must even if You in Bangkok for a day
  • Floating market (we visited Taling Chan Market- real experience…)
  • Jim Thompson house and shop- simply beautiful !
  • Blue Elephant restaurant- real institution in Bangkok, Thai cuisine at its best !

Be my guest and enjoy Thai hospitality which is one of the best I have ever experienced..

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Our beautiful hotel The Peninsula

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Bangkok traffic
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Grand Palace complex
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Grand Palace complex
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Wat Pho
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Best view in Bangkok
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Jim Thompson house
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When you discover that you are popular in Thailand..

I feel that every time I travel I benefit not only from amazing memories and pictures. I change and grow as a person and that is something that keeps me going until I have the next chance to escape my daily grind.

Please let me know if You liked traveling with me and let me know where would You like to go next ?

Love,

Aggie xx

Date night

I am not a romantic person and my idea of the date night is staying at home and watching House of Cards with a cup of earl grey. However, from time to time it is nice to make an effort and dress in a more feminine way. I had a pleasure of staying overnight in Lincoln this weekend as a part of a treasure hunt (I will keep You updated on that..) and we decided to spend the evening in town.

I tried to keep my romantic spirit going by putting on this dress but wanted to add a twist with a military style coat. The dress is my newest purchase from Topshop– very delicate piece that will see You through the wedding season as well as those special occasions date nights.. The coat is a real treasure from Zara that looks like a million dollars, worth every penny I paid for it..

My shoes and handbag have been staple pieces in my wardrobe for some time. I got my handbag as a wedding gift from my awesome husband and shoes were the sale purchase. By creating this look I wanted to prove that high street has as much to offer as designers. The pieces can be equally beautiful and well-made. What matters is the quality of the material and how versatile they are.

I hope You will like what I put together.. please let me know !!

All the pictures are courtesy of my lovely husband.

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Dress Topshop, Coat (similar) Zara, Handbag Chanel, Shoes Jimmy Choo

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Many thanks for stopping by !!

Aggie xx

Wedding day

I am not a girl who dreamed about getting married since my childhood years. When I met my future husband we started building our relationship from scratch and it slowly developed into livelong partnership. After nine years together we decided it is a time to tie a knot and I would not change a thing.

My husband contacted truly amazing wedding planning agency Perfect Day and they helped us organising our day. The whole credit should go to Monika the wedding planner from that agency. We got married in Poland in beautiful city of Krakow. It was a small church wedding with our nearest family and friends. I still remember the happiness of the day and how beautiful and sunny it was. We had our reception in the most intimate and private hotel Copernicus with every detail planned to perfection. Everyone that was invited to the wedding stayed overnight with us so we could celebrate together.

Wedding planning agency was a true live saver. As we both work full-time and the wedding was taking place in Poland it took some organisation and team effort to put everything in place but what we got in return is far more valuable… Beautiful memories and pictures that make us truly happy.

Be our wedding guest !!!

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Hairdresser Roman

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My eighty year old grandma is my best friend. I think she was more stressed that me as if it was her own wedding day…

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With my proud dad… This beautiful dress I am wearing is by Polish fashion designer Gosia Baczynska. She is known for her unusual fabrics, beautiful laces and visible cuts.

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I was really pleased with my choice and I still stand by my decision. My dress was made out of wool which is seems like a strange choice for a wedding dress. But it did work !

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As I mention before the wedding reception took place in the beautiful Copernicus Hotel. We stayed there all weekend I cannot fault anything. It makes me truly proud to have that quality of service in my home country !

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All of the pictures shown here were taken by extremely talented Adam Trzcionka.

I cannot imagine anybody else taking our wedding pictures. They are everything and more I could have asked for.

I hope You enjoyed reading this post as much I have enjoyed preparing it !

Thanks for stopping by…

Aggie xx

Shoe business

My shoe obsession started some time ago… cannot remember when ? Maybe with the first pair of good quality, nicely finish pair of high-heels ? I still have then and they are in very good condition.. The pair I am referring to is L.K. Bennet pumps, about four inches high, very comfortable.. After this pair, there was another pair, then one more and so on.

As the obsession developed my desire for a new pair every month seems difficult to control. I can go a long time browsing and looking for a suitable addition to my collection but my favourite ever purchases are related to a special occasion, people I share my memories with and travel.

Let me take You to a trip round the glob for my best shoe-related moments !

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London Anya Hindmarch boots

 

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Karkow Wedding Day (similar) Sophia Webster

 

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Nothern Ireland Converse

 

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Abu Dhabi Chloe

 

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Dubai purchase Alaia (sold out)

 

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Best ever bargain purchase Paul Smith

As everyday life can get hard it is easier to have something to come back to Your loved ones, Your home and a closet full of shoes.. I love mine for the joy and memories they bring to my mind every time I wear that special pair. Don’t save them for that special occasion that may never come.. Enjoy them daily !!

Love,

Aggie:)

Harrogate

Harrogate is a very special place for me. Whenever we go there, we always have amazing time with good food, beautiful surroundings and amazing atmosphere.

Last weekend was my birthday celebration weekend and we decided to take a day trip there. My husband managed to book a table at the newly open restaurant Restaurant 92 .

Food was really good and I also managed to do a little bit of shopping so all in all it was a very good day.

Please be my guest and enjoy some of the pictures taken that day.

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Outfit of the day: Coat JOSEPH, Jumper JOSEPH, Jeans PAIGE, Shoes STUART WEITZMAN, Handbag CHANEL

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Many thanks for stopping by !

Aggie xx

 

 

 

 

Trip to the desert

I had a chance to go to Abu Dhabi lately and take part in a safari trip going deeper into the desert.

The experience is unreal and I would highly recommend to do it given a chance. Combination of the sun, sand and jeep ride allows You to experience something very different and it helped me to reflect on my everyday life and goals for the next few months.

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Outfit of the day: T-shirt ALL SAINTS, Trousers (similar) NLST, Belt (similar) COS, Sunglasses (sold out) CHANEL, Flats CHLOE

Choosing the outfit is not a priority but I tried to be comfortable and dressed appropriate to the occasion. I went for very neutral colours and my favourite, extremely trusted and bought on sale NLST pants- worth every penny..

The view is breath-taking and the sunset to die for..

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The whole experience was very healing, no everyday luxury, no media just the view..

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Traveling is something that enjoy so much that I could imagine myself giving up my everyday life in order to be able to do it for a living.. Maybe one day !!

I hope You enjoy looking at the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them..

See You next time !

Aggie xx