A blog about one's journey, written by Mira

Tuesday, 15 November 2022


It's already reached that time of the year where we are now pulling the big woolly coats out from the closet, followed by scarfs, hats and anything knit related. 

So it goes without saying Autumn & Winter favourites! I sometimes find it a bit overwhelming picking pieces for the this season as there is a huge variety to choose from. This year I thought I will try something different to what I usually gravitate towards, which is to only purchase pieces that are a staple and that my wardrobe is lacking. Rather than focusing on what is trending, to do the latter and think 'is this item timeless and needed for my current and future wardrobe?.' My bank account has most certainly been thanking me since putting into drive this way of shopping!

There are some great staple items currently which does the job of elevating your current closet. As always saving you from spending countless hours looking for the right pieces, I have linked them all below pieces I currently have or wish to have. 

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Long Crinkled Dress - Light Blue

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Knitted Mohair Jacket - Black

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Pure Cashmere Scarf - Beige

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Bouclé Wool Coat - Mole Melange 

Gallagher, Chocolate, medium

Gallagher Burgundy Loafers

Zoey Buckle Patent Tote | Tan

Zoey Buckle Patent Tote - Tan

Clarence Puppytooth Jacket | Brown

Clarence Puppytooth Jacket - Brown

Handmade oversized wool coat - Medium plane

Oversized Wool Coat

Transformer Trousers With Braces

RE/DONE 70s Cigarette high-rise straight-leg jeans

Ecru 70s Cigarette High-rise Jeans 

FRANKIE SHOP Suzanne belted wool-blend felt trench coat

Black Suzanne Belted Wool-Blend Trench Coat


Nora Wide Leg Jeans Open Blue

FRANKIE SHOP Lui organic cotton-poplin shirt

Blue Lui Organic Cotton Poplin Shirt

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Double Breasted Short Coat- Dark Grey

LOEWE Leather-trimmed fringed mohair-blend scarf

Camel Fringe Mohair Scarf

Black/Multi Tangle Wrap Skirt


Shearling Coat

Black Paige Stretch Sock Boot

Leather shoulder bag - Medium plane

Leather Shoulder Bag- Tan

Black/White Herringbone Coat

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Wide- Leg Tailored Wool Trousers

SPORTY & RICH Embroidered cable-knit cotton vest

Navy Embroidered Cable Knit - V- Neck Sweater Vest

Checked pleated skirt - General plane

Checked Pleated Skirt

Fitted handmade wool  - General plane

Fitted Handmade Wool Coat

Faux-leather bag - Details of the article 5

Faux Leather Bag


Monday, 10 October 2022


Who doesn't like a good knit?! They are the realm of comfy and cosiness, and the only piece of clothing you will be reaching for consistently during much cooler months ahead. Personally, I think knitwear is an area where you can become a little experimental and adventurous with, making it the focal and statement piece for your outfit during Autumn/Winter, without the scary thought of it being too much. 

I have listed a few knitted bundles below, a mixture of statement and capsule pieces that I already own or on my wish list, to add to your own wardrobe. 

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Alpaca Blend Cardigan

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Cable-Knit Wool Jumper

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Merino Wool Roll-Neck

LOULOU STUDIO Ratino wool and cashmere-blend sweater

Gray Ratino Wool and Cashmere Knit

Orange Boyfriend Wool Sweater

CO Oversized mélange cashmere sweater

Dark Green Oversized Melange Cashmere Knit

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Slim Fit Merino Wool Turtle-Neck

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Knitted Alpaca Vest

ACNE STUDIOS Wool-jacquard sweater

Wool - Jacquard Sweater

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The Double - Faced Wool Cardigan

ALLUDE Ribbed wool and cashmere-blend sweater

Red Ribbed Wool and Cashmere Knit

LOULOU STUDIO Eike striped cable-knit merino wool and cashmere-blend sweater

Black Like Striped Cable-Knit 

Cashmere Cardigan

GANNI Graphic-print V-neck recycled wool-blend top

Graphic Print Vest

Bouclé sweater - Details of the article 2

Bouclé Sweater

Merino Gem Button Vest

Merino Gem Buttoned Vest

Betty Cardigan- Navy Crochet

Striped jersey dress - General plane

Striped Jersey Dress

Merino Cashmere Fair Isle Vest + Snood

Fair Isle Print Vest

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Alpaca & Merino Cardigan


Sunday, 2 October 2022

Évora Portugal- Octant Hotel {Press Trip}

 A little roundup on our trip to Évora Portugal with Octant Hotel and Sauce Travel. Évora is a little town nestled in the countryside outside of Lisbon, allowing yourself to freely embrace and truly relax in world's nature and farm animals. Buried within is the beautiful modern and luxurious hotel, Octant Evora. The perfect oxymoron, offering the luxury of both worlds, to reside within their modern and contemporary facilities or the option to escape into simple countryside nature.  

Octant Évora thought of every aspect, providing you with multiple options whether you are after an adventurous vacation or a more relaxed stay they have you covered. Leaving no one behind, children and pets are more than welcome, providing facilities for children to also kick back and relax (or the latter!).

Overall, I had the most tranquil vacation staying in one of their most luxurious villas. Allowing the flexibility to have days to truly unwind and days to be a little more audacious and explore the outside town. Listed below are a number of things we got up to and my experience of each activity as a whole. 

1. Spa Treatment 

Once every while we all need those tensed and twisted knots to be massaged out, bringing us back to our true zen state. I had never felt so refreshed after a full body massage!  

2. Horse Riding

Truly terrified of the thought of being on a horse and trusting their tepermantel nature, after a lot of encouragement I finally plucked up the courage to get on the horse and experience the most stunning countryside horse ride for the first time in my life. Breathtaking views along the way and spending time with such majestic animals was most definitely a pivotal part of my trip here. 

3. Farm Visit

Sunflower the goat was the highlight of our farm visit, a very lovable creature but a tad aggressive with the love. All animals at their farm are cared and loved for immensely!

4. Evora Town Centre - Tour Guide

The most eccentric and small traditional town, with so much Arabian, Roman and French history residing within their architecture. Unique, bold and intricately painted ceramics and pottery scattered all over the town in little narrow shops, which you can't miss and stop yourself from taking home. We also tried 'Pastel de Nada' (traditional Portuguese pastry) for the first time and tasted of delicious custard delights. It is definitely a place where you can truly immerse yourself in rich traditions, culture and history. 

5. Food 

Octant Evora have their own restaurant called the 'A Terra' offering seasonal menus based on sustainable food that is sourced from local suppliers, products from the region and from their own 'green corner' which includes fruit trees and organic vegetable garden (growing their own veggies and herbs). 

I had the opportunity to try Octopus rice for the first time, a very unique dish to say the least! They had a wide range to select from and was very fond of their fish dishes and in particular their egg and potato starter. The food specialties/experience doesn't stop there they offer an option to book a picnic on the estate to your own acquired taste and liking. You can also experience the chef's tables outside within their vegetable gardens. 

Book your own luxurious relaxing or adventurous (whichever you're after) stay at the Octant Evora here.

Further experiences available: Hot Air Balloon, Animal Yoga, Pottery Classes, Harvesting as a Family, Hiking, and Star Gazing. 

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