Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On Repeat

There are so many things on my mind right now. I have, as usual, a ton of things I should be doing. But instead it's like I'm in hibernation mood. Literally. I just want to lay in bed with hot sweet tea reading my favorite books and watching the LBDs. I'll be honest and admit that I skipped school on Monday, luckily a class got canceled yesterday and today I stayed home because I was feeling very under the weather. So yeah, I've spent the day reading but instead of reading books I've been swept away by fanfiction.

And it's gotten me thinking about relationships. And what people expect out of relationships. And why real life can never really be like the fairytale versions that we can only dream about. I mean, I'm in a relationship that I'm quite happy with. We have become more than just boyfriend/girlfriend, I think we've become best friends. But the point is, and yes, there is a point, as "perfect" as it is or as it can be, there will always be ups and downs. We're human, we're real, we have misunderstandings. For instance, we don't agree on the pig. He thinks I should get rid of Dracul because Dracul destroys our rented flat, whereas I would hate myself if I got rid of a helpless animal that I myself acquired.

But what I wanted to talk about was fanfiction. Yes, fanfiction. I think I might be addicted. Remember when I mentioned the Lizzie Bennet Diaries? Well, the show is ending tomorrow (although there will be another season based on the Pemberley miniseries) and I've grown very attached to it. With Lizzie and Darcy finally getting together, it's nice to read some romantic fluff stories about when could have happened and could in the future between my favorite couple. Yes, I am a bit obsessed with Pride & Prejudice okay? But to keep face I must mention that I am centering my BA thesis all on Austen's P&P and all the various adaptations :) (and there are loads! Did you know there's a Bollywood version?! Yeah. And a pretty good Dutch version...)

Anyways, here's to my favorite fictional couple & long live fanfiction, xoxo, Miss V

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hey It's Still Winter Over Here!

Dear Readers,
whoever has Spring-like weather already - I'm entirely jealous! It's bloody winter over here, with the freezing nights and the snow we'll be getting tomorrow. I'm basically wearing various versions of the outfit pictured below - warmest coat, thick shawl, hat, gloves, jeans, trusty boots. Plus multiple sweaters. Seriously, no fun. I mean, don't get me wrong, I LIKE outerwear and layering and all that and I adore cute boots too but after a while it gets old and you just want to put on a cute dress and a pair of sandals. Or wedges. Or ballerina flats. Man, I miss those the most right now!

Pictured above: Zara coat, Zara jeans, Zara boots, Stradivarius bag, Pull&Bear shawl, thrifted sweater, Roma gloves, Gate hat

Actually, I had some fun outfit wise on Saturday. The boy & I & some friends went to a pub and then for cocktails. I threw caution to the wind and wore a cute dress and AMAZING shoes, with a V-neck sweater and a thinner coat. I felt gorgeous, but I did almost freeze to death. All-in-all it was worth it (especially since we took a taxi home!) and surprisingly my feet weren't killing me at all.

H&M dress, Bershka sweater, Asos mustache watch, Stradivarius bag and Maison Martin Margiela for H&M boots with plexi glass wedge (it's looks like I'm walking on air - perfection!)

Sorry that the picture isn't better but it was taken via my phone cam and was posted on instagram, follow me here.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Yaddy Ya Ya

Sorry it's taken me ages to write. But life has been wintery and boring. We went to see the house - it was not what I was expecting. Way too close to the road, in need of a LOT of renovation and the garden wasn't too pretty. So now I'm thinking maybe it's better to buy a flat. Somewhere relatively close to the city center. Or maybe right smack IN the center? That would be pretty cool.

The boy found a really awesome flat right in the center - but of course it's not in my budget (it's about a million crowns over the limit). So that would be a no. But darn it, I don't want to settle! I want to LOVE the place I will live. I want it to be the home of my dreams!

Okay, I'll stop whining now. On a plus note, an Asos order I had been waiting on arrived.
The boots are gorgeous BUT the fit isn't right. They're a tiny bit too small and I can't get the zipper to close. I'm debating with myself if I should keep them/ return them to Asos or try to sell them. It's a hard decision. Because I hate returning anything and I'd have to pay for shipping which is super annoying. So I think I'll try to sell them via aukro or just keep them. Maybe I can wear them without the zipper closed?

Anyways, I'm off to a work seminar and then have a very busy weekend planned full of boring studying, going to the pub and family lunches. See you soon, xo, V

Friday, March 8, 2013

Adding to My Plate

Besides worrying about uni and my career, I am also worrying about where we're going to live. The lease on our flat is slowly ending and it's definitely time for an upgrade. Though I do like it here, it's way too small for us and I'd rather pay a mortgage than pay rent. Sadly, buying a home can be very stressful (all that paperwork! And most importantly, finding the right place...).

My dream home would definitely be a house. I grew up in a house and I'd want my kids to do the same. And it would be perfect for Mr. Pig as well. I'm not completely against an apartment, but it would have to be huge to make me happy. And apartments in Prague are expensive!

So the boy obviously wants an apartment nearest to Prague center and I want a house and wouldn't mind commuting a bit. We've been to several apartments so far and nothing has been a match to our requirements. But next week we have two possibilities: on Tuesday we go see a house in Radotin that I have VERY high hopes for and Wednesday we go see a flat. I'm really hoping that the house will be IT. Now it just depends on the condition of the house and if the owners will be willing to down the price by a little bit.

I'll let you know after Tuesday how it turns out. Perhaps I'll be calling this place home, sweet home! As always, wish me luck, xo, Miss V

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


 Life lately has been revolving around the same old same old. School, work, daily life. Worrying about school, work, daily life. Also house-hunting but that's a story all of its own. Because of all the mundane, there has been no time or opportunity for photo taking. This has left me with only instagram photos to share...

Firstly, a morning photo with my favorite magazine (the UK Glamour). Gosh, I love Glamour. Too bad it's quite expensive to buy it here in dreary Prague. But whatever.

 Second, my two passports. They make me feel like a spy. And they make me want to do on some exotic adventure oh so badly. And maybe color my hair... Black or blonde?

Aww, Starbucks. How I love thee. Hot chocolate almost makes it okay that it's still winter over here.

Lastly, instead of reading all those books I need to for uni, I'm thinking of rebelling and reading something different, you know, just for fun. I saw these two books in the book store and am deciding between them. Any suggestions? (*Oh, also thinking of getting Silver Linings Playbook but they didn't have it in store!)

Time to start getting ready to go out. Need to walk Mr. Piggio and then it's movie night tonight (the Shockproof Film Festival). See you later!