Rio de Janeiro

Last August I had the opportunity to go visit one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been to - Rio de Janeiro. It felt incredibly surreal. I never imagined I'd be so lucky as to be able to visit all these amazing places in one year. When my amazing mother asked me if I wanted to come with her on her business trip to Rio, I did not think twice.

If there was anything I'm really sure of, that would be my love for traveling and taking pictures. Yes I did have my reservations about going to Rio nearing the trip with everything that was going on over there. All over media I saw news about kidnappings, unrests, et cetera. But I thought, if the company that was taking my mom was so confident about it, why shouldn't I be?

And it indeed was the right decision to go. In 5 days, we managed to squeeze in some Olympics games, sightseeing, picture taking, and one cheeky visit to a local Sunday market near the hotel we were staying at.

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The city was absolutely beautiful. Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. As it was technically winter in Brazil, the weather could get a bit unfriendly from time to time - heavy wind and rain on some days - but it was nothing to complain about. If winter was like that everywhere, I doubt that seasonal affective disorder would even be a thing! It was still quite warm - the lowest temperature when I was there was around 15/16 degrees Celcius.

But not only was I impressed with the scenic beauty of the city, their overwhelming amount of street art also drew my attention. I saw graffitis all over the city, and they were simply stunning. I guess to say that Brazilians are creative would be a little bit of an understatement.

I did feel like 5 days was not enough, but all good things come to an end. This trip has inspired me to create new designs for my prints using the pictures I took during my stay. Check out my new stuff here! I really hope you like them as much as I do! And I'm already thinking about coming back to Rio one day...

Jess x

Dainties

Over the years, I've come to notice that jewelries do help make your outfit look more put together and polished. Years of experimenting with big statement necklaces and chunky rings led me to decide when it comes to jewelries now, I've definitely preferred small dainty ones.

  Gold choker necklace:  Amarilo

Gold choker necklace: Amarilo

I do try to change it up every now and then, but for now I'm pretty happy with my collection. I've been loving my Amarilo necklaces stacked together. Because they're so dainty and delicate it doesn't look too much when you wear them together.

  Chain necklace:  Amarilo

Chain necklace: Amarilo

Having said that though, I feel like I'm on a neverending quest to find the perfect rings. Yes, plural, I don't think one ring will ever be enough. I find myself constantly perusing through Sarah and Sebastian website, because they just have the most beautiful jewelries.

 Big pearl ring (index): vintage  Pearl drop ring:  Sarah and Sebastian

Big pearl ring (index): vintage

Pearl drop ring: Sarah and Sebastian

I have a slight obsession with pearls... But these are my absolute favorite, they go with everything I wear, and make it look more elegant.

Let me know what your favorite jewelries are!

 

Jess x

Australia

I'm definitely not complaining that my first blog post on the website is about my recent trip to Australia. I just came back from possibly one of the best experiences I've had by far. One thing that stood out the most? Avocados are so freaking expensive in Australia. Why?! I don't understand. But other than that yeah it was all great fun.

I went to Perth to have a long extended sleepover at my best friend's. That is exactly what the trip was - a long sleepover. Exactly what the doctor prescribed during this tedious revision month. And not only did I get to explore Perth, we also went on an amazing road trip to Albany which is about over 4 hours away from Perth. The pictures shown here were mostly taken there. It was just the perfect place to get away from all the noise and pollution of the city. 

If you haven't heard of the Blowholes and is planning a trip to that part of the world, I suggest you look it up and pay a visit. To say that it is breathtakingly beautiful is an understatement. We got there around 9 in the morning and there was nobody but us. The force of the wave against the rocks - I'd never seen anything quite like it. I knew it was gonna be stunning, I just didn't know how much. Things like this really make me appreciate nature more, and how lucky I've been to be able to witness such beauty. 

I could go on and on and on about how amazing the trip was and how much I enjoyed myself, but that would probably bore you. One little thing though - Perth has such cute little cafes. They sure know how to make their food look pretty. The best cafe/restaurant I went to? Hands down Gordon Street Garage, and not just for their out of this world decor, but also for the food (and dessert especially). Must check out!

But anyway, I hope this hasn't been a boring read! If it has, then hopefully the photos will mitigate that, because yes, if you haven't noticed, I love taking pictures. And I'm so excited because I've created new print designs with one of my photos as a background! I'll leave the link here - hope you like them as much as I do!

Swimsuit: Zara
Skirt: Karen Millen

Jess x