This post represents well how we usually spend our weekends and by WE, I mean my boyfriend and I. We've been together for nearly 10 years and although we sometimes argue like crazy and been through some difficult times I can still certainly say he is my most favourite person in the world to spend time with. 

So there is only one Sunday. That's a fact. The time on Sundays flies faster than during any other days. This is a personal opinion but I think lots of you will agree with me. One Sunday. So little time. So we need to compromise (which I do not find hard at all) and divide the hours between both of us. 

His part is ALWAYS the same. We go somewhere to look for some old records. If it's spring or summer, we usually go to car boots and other vintage fairs which I LOVE a lot. When it becomes colder, we stick to indoors record fairs. The one in Olympia Central is my favourite because they have a lovely cafe that sells fair trade coffee, where I can sit down, drink a beverage, watch the streets and read books. 

My part often differs and depends on my current mood, friends' recommendations, ideas etc. It might be going to a cinema, visiting a gallery or going to a new vegan restaurant and this is exactly what happened this time. I've been wanting to visit 222 Veggie Vegan for so long since I read so many good reviews and they offer our favourite option, a buffet that has a wide variety of tempting dishes. It's a pretty small spot and it was very busy when we arrived but the staff working there was doing everything to keep everybody happy and there was no delays etc. What's more the food was delicious yet healthy. They state on their website that they use only natural ingredients, everything is freshly prepared and they never deep-fry or microwave. Sounds good, doesn't it? The place is definitely one of the best vegan/vegetarian restaurants in London I've been to so I highly recommend it.

I am wearing MONKI coat, ASOS jumper and shoes, Topshop skirt and Matt&Nat bag;



So, yup, as you can guess from the title, I went to Birmingham last Saturday to visit my friend Magda
I think we can say that the adventure started on a bus, or a minute before when I was running late because I had had to go wee so once I got on the bus, the only place left was at the back, next to a Welsh lady. I cannot sit at the back because I suffer from a motion sickness and I was a bit scared cause I find it a bit difficult to understand Welsh accent. But as usually, there wasn't any reason to be so anxious because the lady appeared to be so lovely that she was giving me a mint each time we were going through a bumpy road and I was starting to feel sick. 

Between feeling like I wanted to puke and sucking the mints, I read some interesting facts about Birmigham and I thought I might share some of them with you.

1) So did you know that Brum is the greenest European city, with lots of parks?

2) Apparently, it's also the youngest city in Europe. People under 25's make up 40% of the population of the city.

3) The city has more canals than Venice!

4) Tolkien wrote Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit in Birmingham.

5) And the most interesting one left, as usually, at the end: it has more lap dancing clubs than any other city in the UK.

I probably should had already known that before but Magda also informed me that Birmigham is the second biggest city in England. Pardon my ignorance.

We met with Magda in front of St Martin in the Bull Ring church, which apparently is the main point of the city and where friends usually meet. Then we had a not-that-short lunch in Pret where I had a chance to try a new vegan sandwich with artichokes, roasted red peppers and spinach which was scrumptious and I challenged myself, rather my shyness to be precise, and asked strangers to charge my phone. We also talked, talked and talked - this is what usually happens to us when we meet, we basically cannot stop talking. Then we took a stroll through some random streets, soaking up the real feel of the city - the way of sightseeing I like the most. 

coat, jeans - asos, shoes - nike, bag - matt&nat, tee - zara;

So, as I already mentioned before, we might have talked a bit too long cause we found ourselves with very little time left to explore the city fully but we found a few real gems. 

One of them was Braderie, a vintage shop with a great selection of clothes, nicely segregated into categories and with some very kind and helpful ladies working there.

Magda also took me to the Jewellery Quarter which is apparently the biggest European concentration of jewellery shops and traders. We didn't buy much jewellery though.

There were much more plans. Magda wanted to show me the canals and the library... but you know what? It's ok because it means I will have to visit Brum again soon and that's also ok because I really liked this industrial city.

photos of me were taken by Magda from Zycie i Kropka



Isn't that ironic that I have just mentioned I am not that into fashion anymore and today I am taking you with me for a little trip to a pretty show room where SS16 Black PR Press Day was held? But AGAIN, there were three good reasons why I decided to go. Firstly, an email, with the invite I received, sounded promising and interesting. Secondly, it was a great opportunity for Aga and I to have both some "me time" and a proper girls' date. Last but not least to get some FREE popcorn. I do not regret my decision AT ALL. I saw many pretty things, drank a lovely yet mysterious drink and had a great time with a friend.

. When it comes to the presentation, I fell in love with Victoria Irving (minimalist elegance with a creative touch) and Beau Homme (contemporary and aesthetic menswear) collections. And jewellery, ohhh JEWELLERY... Mirabelle (beautiful crystal stones pendants, talismans, lots of gold and vintage style jewellery) and Only Child (stunning, eye-catching statement pieces) instantly stole my heart and swept me off my feet. I could take nearly each single piece back home with me.

photos of me were taken by Niesia25
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Animal Instinct

Yes, I know, I haven't been here for a while but wait I have a few good excuses for that.

1. When I was starting the blog (over 6 years ago!!! ), the plan was to keep it fashion related but you know what, although I still love pretty clothes, it's time to admit I am not into fashion as much as I used to.

2. I wear the same clothes all the time. Yes, I still wash them.

3. I haven't been buying lots of new clothes lately, even the ones I am wearing in this post has been with me for a while now and if you follow me on Instagram - THIS IS a shameless advert of my instagram account - I am sure, you've already seen them.The coat, for example, is over 3 year old and I still love it. But I still spend much, too much time on Asos, scrolling through the pretty pictures of the even more pretty coats etc. I LOVE AUTUMN FASHION!

4. I am getting old. That's a fact. I am 29 and I started spending more money on a pretty home decor stuff.

5. I am getting old. That's a fact. I am 29 and unfortunately anti-ageing creams don't cost as much as the ones I used to use when I was a teenager. THIS MEANS LESS MONEY ON CLOTHES.

6. It's the time of the year when the things, I love to do the most, are snuggling with my cats and reading books. So, if I don't have to work, I find it difficult to leave the bed.

7. I dropped one of my camera lenses. Now, if someone wants to take picture of me, needs to step backwards 20 meters.

But I am still going to blog, hopefully even more often. Sometimes maybe about different things... just thinking out loud.

And I really wanted to upload these pictures, because I often get comments that I am a person of one face expression. Look, I can pull at least four! :)

Have a lovely evening guys!

coat, jeans, jumper - asos, bag - matt and nat, shoes - superga;