How is everybody doing? I haven't sat down and wrote whatever came to my mind in a while. In fact, in the last catch up I was still excited about starting university and autumn had just started. So it's about time I did another update. (I also didn't want to just plonk a few photos of myself so decided to take this as an opportunity to write a bit of a longer post)


New Yorker Shirt // Terranova Jeans // New Look Loafers // Primark Belt // Zaful Necklaces // Zaful Sunglasses // Zaful Earrings


I took quite a few breaks from blogging in the last months, as you can probably tell from the lack of activity on here. I was just not feeling like myself and decided it would be better to step away for a while than upload crappy content. At one point I thought that I would just stop as I felt like this blogging thing wasn't made for me. But during the Easter holidays I found myself having more time than usual and I thought I would give this another try. Since then I have been uploading constantly and I'm having so much fun doing it. I had forgotten how much I actually enjoyed taking photos and writing!

This time I have taken a bit of a different stance to blogging as I have been focusing more on my social media, mainly Instagram and Facebook, which I update nearly everyday. My accounts managed to reach 2000 and 900 followers respectively in the last weeks so it gave me a bit of a positive boost and motivation to keep going! Thank you again and if you don't follow yet, feel free to do so. 

This does not mean that I'm abandoning my blog at all. Since the start of this blog nearly 4 (!!) years ago, it has gone through many ups and downs but I could never have the heart to just stop! I have decided to stick to one blog post per week so I can have time to create a proper post and still have time for other things in my life.

Another thing that I decided to update was the newsletter services. The previous service was quite old looking to I decided to transfer it over to Mail chimp which looks much nicer. Click here, if you would like to receive a weekly newsletter of my latest content right in your inbox.

Today's outfit consists of these mom jeans I've been loving. Never thought that I would like anything apart from skinnies but these are so comfortable! The shirt looks really nice with these jeans and gives a bit of a professional vibe to the somewhat casual look. Since the weather has warmed up a bit I can now take out my loafers again. Although I do need a new pair because these ones look a bit battered. I finished the look with some accessories that I impulse purchased lately. But hey, they look cute.  I also like to think that these sunglasses make me look cooler than I actually am (probably not).

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Sarah x

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Spring Catch Up

Monday, 16 April 2018


Hope everyone is having a great Sunday and had a great Easter break last week! In today's post, I'm sharing some of my recent favourite products. This is similar to the monthly favourites that I used to do but it's now too late in the month for that, hence the different name. 

Loving Lately

Sunday, 8 April 2018


As promised, although a month late, here is my London photo diary! I have already shared a London Weekend Guide which seems to have gone down quite well, so feel free to check it out if you haven't already. 

In case you didn't know, my mum and I went for a short weekend break to London at the end of February. In this post, I'm going to share what we did and the photos I took. Maybe this will give you some ideas on what to do if you visit London (which  I highly suggest doing).

Day 1


After arriving at the hotel at midday, my mum and I decided to go for a walk around the area and grab some lunch. Our hotel gave us a complimentary meal at one of its restaurants and we chose Bloom & Willow. Everything was delicious and I loved the cosy atmosphere.


 

Afterwards, we headed to St. Paul's Cathedral. We used Get Your Guide to get a discount on our tickets and I can't recommend it enough. St Paul's cathedral was definitely the highlight of the holiday. Unfortunately, you can't take photos inside but I still managed to take a lot from the top and around it. If we were allowed to take photos inside, I could have dedicated a whole post to it. It's breathtaking both inside and outside! Also, the stairs to the dome may seem a bit intimidating but they are totally worth it.


I spied a Topshop from the dome, so we headed out to find it when we were done from seeing the cathedral. After finding (and purchasing) from Topshop we headed to the Millennium bridge and walked to the other side. It was absolutely freezing on the bridge and I don't think that I've ever felt that cold!


Straight after buying a coffee to warm up, we took the bus to Trafalgar square and wandered around for a bit before The Phantom of the Opera started. I loved this musical and if you ever get the chance to see it definitely do!


Day 2

We first headed to Hyde Park which was lovely to walk in during the morning. After passing by Buckingham Palace (because it's a must!), we went strolling in St James' Park. 


Next up was Westminster Abbey. We also bought our entrance tickets from Get Your Guide for a discount on the price. Westminster is beautiful, especially the inner altar area and has such a huge ground area. 


After seeing all of Westminster, we decided to go for a walk along the river bank. This wasn't the best idea as we were already tired but we did manage to see a lot of sights. 


We then headed to Covent Garden which was such a lovely place. It was Saturday so it was a bit too busy but there was a lot going on. The pho I had at Pho was the best thing to warm us as it was so cold!


By this point, we should have headed back to the hotel to have a rest but instead we went to Kensington. This was a bit of a mistake as we were a bit too tired to enjoy the rest of the evening! We went to the Victoria & Albert Museum, passed by the Royal Abert Hall and even managed to walk by Kensington Palace at sunset.



Day 3

This was our last day in London but we were determined to do everything we still had on our list. We first headed to the British Museum which is free entry. The building is so beautiful. I love the interior circular courtyard with the skylights and since it was sunny the room was filled with sunlight.




No trip to London is complete without a visit to Oxford Street! Since we didn't have that much time we only went to Primark but as you can see from the photo below, we did do quite a bit of damage!



Since we still had some time to kill, we got some lunch at Wasabi next to Primark and then walked through Leicester Square, went into M&M World and ended up in Picadilly Circus.


This was the end of our short break and we headed back to the Hotel to collect our suitcases and headed to the airport to catch our flight.

I hope that you enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it! These types of posts are my favourites because they are filled with memories and always look back on them.

Where are your favourite places in London?

Sarah x

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Saturday, 31 March 2018 London, UK


Adding further to my last post, I'm longing for Spring weather and the weather is still all over the place. Just this morning my friends and I went for a walk, and half way through it started to rain. After getting soaked we had to go back home and resorted to curling up in a warm blanket and watched Narnia!

Weather talk aside, a few months ago I met up with the lovely Intan Galistri after having a chat on Instagram (@intangalistri). Intan is an Indonesian visual artist currently living in Malta who creates beautiful and intricate accessories such as pendants, necklaces and earrings. Besides making hand made accessories, she also paints and draws, mostly working with the human figure. 

Intan gifted me these two gorgeous handmade chokers to feature on What Sarah Writes. The two chokers were packaged in a pretty blue box and wrapped inside a gold pouch. Both chokers have a unique handmade pendant hanging on a ribbon, one sparkly white and another on purple lace. 


I was very impressed when I opened up the boxes to see the chokers. As you can see from the photos, the pendants are definitely a show stopper and they are so intricately made. The faces seem lifelike, almost like they are taking a nap! The daisies around the faces and the gold details all add to make the pendants even more beautiful. I'm so in love with these chokers and I think that they are perfect to wear during spring. The flowers really give off a sunny and warm feel!

Giveaway


Intan was kind enough to gift me two chokers, one for me and one for a lucky reader! Head over to my Facebook page to enter the giveaway and be in the chance to win the white choker necklace. The giveaway will close on the 3rd of April and is open to residents of Malta and Gozo. There will be more international giveaways in the future, don't worry! Good luck everyone! 





Once again I thank the lovely Intan for the chokers and for giving me this opportunity. Don't forget to follow her on Instagram and check out her work!

Sarah x

Blooms, Faces & Chokers | Giveaway

Tuesday, 27 March 2018





We are the point where we're Spring has just started and we are fed up with wearing your winter clothes. Unfortunately, the weather is still not agreeing with our plans and we have to keep our t-shirts and dresses in the wardrobe until the rain decides to stop. But...this doesn't have to stop us from doing a bit of Springtime shopping!

Yoins is an online retail shop that has a range of affordable clothes and accessories to choose from. There is a great range of lovely fashion t shirts online and party dresses to get you in the holiday mood. For today's post, I picked some items from Yoins that I feel like everyone should have as a Spring-time staple.

Stripe-y t-shirts are easy to wear and look great with nearly everything, especially when styled with a pair of jeans and trainers. A lot of people might not agree with me on this one but I'm pretty sure that mom jeans are the new skinny jeans. They are so much more comfortable than regular skinny jeans and that for me is a winning factor. A sweatshirt is perfect for when you want to wear something comfy yet not look like you're wearing PJs! When you're feeling a bit fancier, why not put on a nice collared shirt or maybe a dress? Yoins have a nice selection of fashion dresses. This dress is perfect for when it's still a bit chilly but still want to feel the Spring air. Obviously, don't forget to finish off your outfits with a denim jacket or bomber jacket.

What are your Spring wardrobe basics?

Sarah x

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Spring Wardrobe Basics

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Firmoo Optical, Firmoo glasses, Round Glasses, Glasses Review

About a month ago, I decided that I wanted to buy a new pair of glasses. I had been coming across these round thin-framed glasses for quite a while but I was never too sure if they would suit me. 

When I was scrolling on Facebook I came across an ad (one of many!) for Firmoo Optical that had these really affordable frames. I was sent a pair of Firmoo sunglasses to review about 2 years ago which I really liked, so I said why not buy from here and see what it's like purchasing for myself.

Firmoo Optical, Firmoo glasses, Round Glasses, Glasses Review

The frames that I went for are the YSL356 in Gunmetal. I originally wanted the gold ones but they were temporarily out of stock so I went with these. Gunmetal is basically a darker, less shiny silver. 

In total, the glasses came up to €32.12 which I think is a very good price for the frames, lenses and shipping. The frames come in a pretty case (the same as the one I had before) and the package also includes a cleaning cloth, a pouch and a tiny screwdriverAnother thing to mention is that the shipping is really fast and they arrived in a week. 

The glasses fit me really well and the metal is very light so it doesn't feel heavy on my face. I've been wearing them pretty much every day since I got them and I've never had any problems. I was mostly concerned about the prescription being wrong but I didn't need to as it's fine. All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase and I would definitely buy again from Firmoo.

Firmoo Optical, Firmoo glasses, Round Glasses, Glasses Review

Firmoo Opticals frequently have special discounts, offers or codes on frames, so you can actually save more money. My frames also arrived with a special code that can be used 5 times until the end of March. If anyone is interested the exclusive 50% off code is: d4a2b

Do you purchase your glasses online?

Sarah x


*This post is in no way sponsored and I bought everything with my own money*

Firmoo Glasses | Review

Sunday, 18 March 2018

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