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Antoinette Pepe by Antoinette Pepe - 8M ago

  I have always wanted to escape from my city. To go live abroad. To prosper somewhere else. Find my happiness there. The one thing I seemed to oversee was the beauty of my city. It’s hidden wonders that were just before my eyes. I conceived of the street signs as pointless, the communist buildings as ugly. I  just didn’t get it.

Until that day… I told my dad: Could you imagine Philip’s reaction when he first visits Sofia? He would be shocked at the sight of our old-school airport!
Dad: It’s much more difficult and impressive to succeed in an environment like this… Be proud of your surroundings. They made you who you are!

Does this have anything to do with our moving to Bulgaria? Maybe.
And he was right. Philip fell in love with Sofia. He sees the beauty where we see lack. He gets it. The history. The art. The never completed construction sites. You need to get out of here to come back and see that city with new eyes. To take away what you love about that place rather than judge it based on what it lacks.
I love you, Sofia. xoxo
A.

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Antoinette Pepe by Antoinette Pepe - 9M ago

It’s been a crazy period. Wake up, change a diaper, breastfeed, get one ready for the kindergarten, help the other fall asleep.
Get ready for the day; work, breastfeed, diaper, eat something…. – repeat.
I woke up on Monday – next thing I see it’s already 10 o’clock on Sunday.
The time is seriously flying and I’m doing my best to be positive about it.
I want to grow as a person while also be there for my girls.
It’s been pretty tough to achieve the perfect balance, but it’s been also as exciting to go through those hectic times.
Positive attitude goes a long way in every aspect of life.
You need to work for your positive attitude – fake it till you make it.
Wear bright colours; seeks entertaining moments; embrace yourself with positive people; sing to that cheerful song.
I sometimes feel like crying too; I sometimes feel like giving up – but then I remember that my positive attitude has attracted everything I have today.
Smile. 

Outfit: 
Bag Like by Furla /here/ from MDL Group
Outfit by MarcCain /here/
Shoes by Reebok




xoxo
A.

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Antoinette Pepe by Antoinette Pepe - 9M ago

There’s something about October that I just adore.  The way that the sun’s shining – not too bright, but still bright enough. The way the leaves are falling… but are also hanging onto the trees. The colours, the cosiness, the smell of that freshly baked pumpkin spice cake…
And this autumn my style is all about the sporty retro vibes.
My look of the day is fully inspired by Philip. Loose fitted jeans, casual tee, cool sneaks…and a quilted bum bag. 
Thoughts about my outfit?

Jeans by Stradivarius (here)
Sneaks by Reebok (here)
Tee by Review
Quilted Bum Bag by ASOS (here)
Bvlgari Sunglasses from Leonardo Optics (here)

Love,
A.

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Antoinette Pepe by Antoinette Pepe - 1y ago

  
In two months I will be a mother again and while I’m crazy excited to meet my Siena-Philipa, I’m also a little bit anxious. I won’t be able to be all by myself for quite some time… and now whenever I get the chance I  do exactly that – spend quality time with myself. Why?

  • Because my concentration immediately improves and I tend to come up with the most creative ideas when I’m strolling down the streets;
  • I get the chance to actually hear my thoughts and make better decisions without getting distracted by everyone else’s opinions;
  • It helps me appreciate my relationship(s) more + helps me figure out who I want to spend my spare time with – especially now that I will be even busier working from home and taking care of a newborn.

Do you like to spend time all by yourself? Do you find it useful and it what ways?

A.

Reebok shoes from Deichmann 
Outfit by Shein
Bag by Leowulff

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Antoinette Pepe by Antoinette Pepe - 1y ago


As a mother I spend way too much time cleaning, cooking, doing the washing… The completion of chores take so much of my spare time that I just had to find a way to use it more effectively. I’m just NOT born to be a housewife and while I have to get going with those stuff, I most certainly do NOT enjoy them.
So I have found a way to feel productive even when I’m mopping the floor.

Listening to podcasts 

I just love podcasts. I use literally every opportunity I get to listen to something motivational/educational – be it while cleaning, taking my morning shower, or walking to the store.

I opt for podcasts that I can learn from rather than simply get entertained. Not that I don’t get entertained while learning. That’s me. Book(podcast worm). If you are a podcast newbie start with

TIM FERRISS | LISTEN HERE           and           GARY VEE | LISTEN HERE

and I will be putting together a list of some of my favourite podcasters in an upcoming blogpost. Until then – hit me with your faves.

I’m also using wireless headphones just because it’s easy to stroll around and get on with the chores while listening to podcasts… or music. Mine are by Panasonic (here) in my fave colour. :))

And what is your tip of the week?

Love,

A.

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