My tattoos and their meanings

Hello,
In today’s post, I will show you my tattoos and their meanings. My tattoo collection is quite small. It only counts three tattoos, so far. All of my tattoos have a meaning. I am not the type of person who would draw something permanent on their skin, which is fine if you get tattoos only for the aesthetic side of it, but for me, the meaning is important, too.
My first tattoo which I got in 2014 says “Trust Your Heart”, and means exactly what it says. Surprising, right? Although the meaning might seem simple and obvious, I tend to forget that. I do not usually trust my heart but my brain instead. I am not saying that is wrong. However, the problem with me is that I cannot be spontaneous from time to time and tend to overthink literally everything. From what and when exactly I will eat, what to wear, what consequences my actions will have. And the list goes on, so I thought this might be nice and reminding the first tattoo.

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My second tattoo from 2015 is an arrow which has sort of two meanings. It is a reminder of my obsessions with Tolkien’s elves (because they are excellent archers) and archery in general. Yes, I am such a nerd. Moreover, it represents me as an arrow that is aiming for its target and just goes for it, however, also needs a bow to help with finding the direction and setting the speed. Well, I sometimes need a little push to get moving so that is why the bow is not included.

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My most recent tattoo, also from 2015, is “la vie est belle” and gave the name to this blog. This French quote placed on my forearm is the classic type of a positivity tattoo. You know, the type that reminds you that life is or can be beautiful and keeps you going. I did not want to have tattooed the usual “Stay Strong” or something so typical like that. This seemed like an ideal quotation for the purpose. It somehow became my motto and keeps me going, indeed.

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This is definitely not my last tattoo. I am certainly planning to have done more. Yes, it is a kind of addiction. Of course, it hurts. When you are having it scraped to your skin, you are telling yourself “Nevermore!”. But once you leave the studio you realise it was not that bad and it was actually worth it. Let me know what is your view on tattoos!

xoxo, S. Viktorie

Writer’s block

I was sitting in my Academic English class (class for non-native English speakers) the other day, and our teacher asked, what was the writer’s block. Of approximately twenty people (none of them studying English) I was the only one who knew the answer. Initially, I had planned to write Monthly favourites blog post, but I do not have many favourites for October, so I thought I would show you what it feels like to have the writer’s block.

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What the heck are words? I had a great scene in front of my eyes yesterday when I was trying to fall asleep, so right now I am just sitting here and staring at my computer. As my creative writing teacher says, “The rule number one is to give yourself permission to write rubbish.” The second rule sounds somehow like this, “Don’t think about what you’re writing you just have to vomit your ideas on your screen/paper. Only that way you can fully express your emotions.” Quite frankly, it seems my previous inspiration, which I’ve been fed yesterday has already been digested from my stomach, so I’ve got nothing to throw up, at the moment. Next time, when the muse kisses me at night, I’ll get up and write it down instantly.
Maybe if I hit the keyboard with my head, something meaningful will come out. jaehfgvbopgbv jdffhgaigrgbdbbfkjhgdbnfhugHRGVNJB JFKJGHAFGA ghajbvdaughbfDGHfkjbFaoIHJOERH. See? This makes much more sense than what I’ve written so far.

xoxo, S. Viktorie

Is having children selfish?

Hello,

Today I will be writing about quite controversial/unpopular opinion topic, which is having children. Personally, I do not want to have them, and this statement mostly startles the people who are asking me.
Usually, people ask themselves whether is NOT having children selfish. The fact that I do not want to have children does not mean I do not want to become a parent one day. For someone, it might seem the same, but for me, it is not.
There are 7 billion of people in the world, and this number is increasing, and is beyond the capacity of this planet, by the way. And that means, among other things, hunger and a lot of people without homes. Indeed, this is one of the reasons because I do not want to contribute to this global issue.
The second reason is related to the previous one. There are a lot of children without families, so if I ever decide to become a parent, I will adopt a child. And yes, besides biological reasons, these are a few of my main arguments. I am not saying that having children is particularly selfish, but from this point of view, it is.
I am certainly not telling that other people should follow my example. It is just my personal decision, and arguments I find appropriate.

xoxo, S. Viktorie

Atheism – a kind of religion?

Hello,

This is the very first attempt to express my kind of philosophical self. Please, do not get offended by my writing style or opinions and enjoy, if possible. 😉

According to statistics one-third of the world population are atheists. Me, as someone who hails from the most atheistic country in Europe, find this topic rather interesting. About 50% of citizens in the Czech Republic claim to be not religious, but instead of God, a significant part of them still believes in something beyond our world, myself included. The main difference is I call it The Universe because I was not brought up in the faith of God, therefore I find myself incompetent to call it that way.
While doing my minor research for this post I was quite surprised by the number of types of atheism. In the broadest sense, it means the absence of belief in deities and as far as I am concerned none of them admits that kind of faith (or philosophy, if you want) I described. Although, this all denies the headline of this post, for me atheism is kind of personal religion, or even better in this case – philosophy, only without any sacred texts and mythological figures. I mean, there must be something that influences our world from above, right?

xoxo, S. Viktorie

Life update

Hello,

It’s been a very long time since I posted my last article, but after depressed, shy and rather social anxious four months later I am back. Well, sort of. I started attending a uni a couple of weeks ago, therefore I don’t know how much time I will be able to sacrifice for the blog. But I will strive to do my best to keep up.

In the meantime, I moved to the UK, where I am no studying English & Creative Writing, and I must admit I have changed over these months. A lot, quite frankly. And it means that also the blog will change, kind of. I am no more so keen on fashion, so expect the content to be more about random topics which simply come to my mind and will appeal to me at the time, perhaps fashion included.

So I guess this is everything for today’s short post and see you soon.

xoxo, S. Viktorie

Travel essentials

  So summer is finally here again! The season which we all have been patiently waiting for the whole year.  The season when we all are looking forward to travelling to some distant places, and I have a couple of things you should add to your packing checklist.

I am personally not travelling to anywhere this summer because I am moving to London. However, I have to pack my suitcase lightly because the first month I will spend attending a language school, and then I will eventually move to a flatshare, and of course, I do not want to scare the flatmates with the enormous amount of my stuff.

I will not talk about clothes a lot because it depends on the type of trip, and I suppose you would not forget to pack a swimsuit to a seaside vacay. So let’s get started!

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Large tote bag

To keep all your belongings there. In case that you are travelling to the seaside, it might be a beach bag perhaps, too. But you should definitely also pack some clutch for dining out or evening walks on the beach or parties in the city.

Comfy flats

Yep, most of us are not made to travel in high heels. Anyway, it does not mean you should not have them packed with you. Sandals to the seaside, classic pumps would be perfect for the city.

Large hat

Will keep you stylish while travelling and save your head from the sun at the beach.

Sunglasses

These will cover your sleepiness on the day of travelling and will protect your eyes from the sun the whole during the vacay.

Warmer clothes

I do not know how about you but I am always so cold while the flight, so definitely wear some cardigan and usual trousers. The weather can suddenly change during your trip as well, you never know.

Entertainment

Phone, tablet, laptop, kindle, whatever you want. For me, it is a good book, iPod and headphones.

I’m back!

   Hello everybody! I hope you enjoy the beginning of summer, and I am finally back. This month I successfully finished my education here in the Czech republic so I have more free time for writing and doing things I like and missed during studying in general.

Related to celebrations, me and my girls we went to Prague for shopping, chatting, and you know just to treat ourselves.

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Of course, I have to show you what I wore that day. I was dressed in my black fake leather jacket (Takko), white blouse (Tally Weijl), black fake leather trousers (Pull&Bear), ankle boots (Deichmann), and my this month’s favourite – black tote from H&M.

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And my Pandora jewellery.

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Due to the huge reduction of part of my stuff (including some fragrances) which I will write about later, I kept splashing myself with Lady GaGa’s Fame perfume.

Photos by Libby, me, and WeHeartIt

Third day of finals outfit

   So I survived the last day of these important tests, and of course, you must know what I wore.

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The lace little white dress is from House. The tote (H&M) has become my go-to for these couple of days.

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FullSizeRender (6)Because of the weather which gradually gets colder and rainier, I had to warm myself up in my trench coat from Zara.

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My peach-toned suede spiny pumps are from Deichmann.

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This minimalistic necklace and bracelets (H&M) have recently been my favourite jewellery.

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Same as this perfume which I already bought for the third time, and it is a record for me, indeed.

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Photos by Libby

Second day of finals outfit

   Hello everybody, today  I would like to show you the outfit which I wore for the second day of finals. The outfit was quite the same style as the yesterday’s one but different at the same time. Mostly in black with some gold details.

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My LBD is from H&M and the blazer is from New Yorker.

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The t-strap style pumps are from Humanic, and the tote which you could have already seen in my latest post is from H&M.

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The necklace is from Tally Weijl, and the bracelet and rings are from Pandora.

 

 

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And the last one is the perfume, today it was Girl Belle by Guess.

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Photos by Libby

 

First day of finals outfit

  Recently I have been so inactive because I have to study for finals, which are really important for me, and today is the first day of the finals, so afterward I had to find some time to write and show you what I wore.

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I wore my favourite lace little white dress (Tally Weijl). You will soon find out how I love LWD (and lace things in general) because this is definitely not the last one.

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My fake leather tote is from H&M and pumps from Marks&Spencer.

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And of course, my beloved and kind of talisman-ish accessories because I needed some support to write the essay. The necklace is from Tally Weijl and the bracelet and rings are from Pandora.

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The headband is from Claire’s and the flower earrings are from Pandora.

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As well as accessories are important for the outfit I feel like the perfume I use makes it more complete and put together. So as a fragrance maniac I am going to show you what perfume I used, and today it was my go-to spring Roses de Chloé.

Photos by Libby