Social distancing will be our new normal for the next few weeks along with working from home. Keeping some normality in our personal lives is very important to prevent isolation and depression.
The world as we know it has changed quickly in a matter of days. So many of us have had to cancel everything because of the outbreak. Life as we know it has come to an unknown halt.
We had to cancel our Spring and Summer trips to Europe to meet with our parents. So quickly has this pandemic taken over our daily routine. But staying at home and practicing social distancing is our best line of defense of protecting ourselves and our loved ones during this uncertainty.
What we can do to keep our mind, body and soul healthy?
Try to keep your usual routine. It suddenly seems that we have so much time. Do not try to manage everything at once. There is a risk that you won’t be able to finish each project, which can bring depressive mood. Instead, start with one small project and go on. (Organize your closet, clean kitchen cabinets, dust your chandeliers – that’s a fun one, do some gardening, only few to think about…).
Make every day video calls with your family and friends. With the situation changing every minute, be sure to stay in contact with your loved ones.
Keep working out. If you never did – now is perfect time to start. There are many great routines on YouTube, that are worth trying. I’m sure you’ve heard that it’ll make you feel happier, so release those endorphins 😊 .
Watch your old time favorite movies and finally finish this boring but very smart book you started to read in 2015 😊.
Show more love to your family and pets. They need it as much as you do. A little more attention to their needs doesn’t take much time while making the social distancing more bearable, because you have each other.
Learn something new online. Take Photoshop lessons, cooking classes, watch make-up tutorials or how to do your own mani-pedi (very important right now 😊). You also can go back to school and finish your MBA, it’s up to you. Just learn something!
And last, but not least, try to look presentable while staying at home. It really helps you to stay more focused and organized, and feel better in general.
I hope you are doing well. Stay healthy and fabulous.
Today I want to introduce you to another ethical brand, that creates gorgeous leather bags and accessories for men and women. I am a bagoholic (yes, guilty as charged) and time to time I saw Fount bags mentioned on Purse Blog and pinned on Pinterest boards. So when they were sending me bag as a part of our collaboration, I was very intrigued. It arrived beautifully packaged, with high-quality hand-book (gorgeous photos, btw), extra business cards, hand written note and dust bag (of cause). Everything and more I would expect from the high – quality leather goods. I ordered THE COVENTRY BUCKET BAG that has this modern bucket shape, that I didn’t own in my collection before. When I first saw it, I thought “bohemian chic”, that’s the kind of bag I would love to wear to festivals / concerts (when we are back to normal from this coronavirus hysteria, oh well…). Anyways, it has this gorgeous patina, that you can see on highest grade of leather and solid brass hardware, that looks amazing with any color they offer. The color palette is very earthy and includes rich beautiful natural colors that suit anyone. I really was impressed with the bag. And I can easily style it for going out on the weekend or for everyday wear. This particular bag is in petite size, wich I prefer anyways, but they have a bigger version here. My first look is down below:
SHOP THIS LOOK
A bit information about brand. FOUNT is a design and production house based out of Cleveland, Ohio, with a focus on fine leather bags and other accessories. The company began in early 2014 as husband and wife creative team, Phillip and Jackie Wachter, began to pursue their passion to create quality products that are ethically made. What started simply as a side project, making handbags and accessories out of their home, quickly turned into a bustling creative studio in downtown Cleveland, now employing 46 team members and counting. Btw, all products are made to order, crafted in small batches made by hand. Very impressive, if you ask me…
Here are some reasons why you can decide for these bags without any doubts:
With Spring and Summer approaching, I’m constantly looking for some versatile layering pieces to refresh my wardrobe. When Wooden Ships company contacted me, I was really happy to collaborate with them. Their lightweight, high quality knit pieces were just what I was looking for. With so many beautiful themed designs to choose from, this particular sweater got my attention. If you know me well, you know that I’m a strong believer in Karma, I believe that things happen for a reason. That’s why I decided to get this gorgeous KARMA CREW COTTON sweater. Can’t wait to style it many different ways. But for now when it’s still chilly here, I styled it with my white distressed Rag&Bone slim boyfriend jeans and white Franco Sarto booties. The round RayBan glasses add just a bit more boho touch. Back to the brand… The other reason why I was very exited to work with this particular company, because they care about our planet. And I am a big supporter of that. Here is some information about Wooden Ships company, that make them stand out. This family-owned company started 25 years ago by Paola Buendia and Mark Donovan. They fell in love with Bali, where they opened an eco-frendly facility, that produces all of their knitwear and accessories. They believe in no-waste approach, each piece is made to order. 85 % of their factory runs on solar energy. They also make sure to give back by raising the money to help protect our environment.
We all must think more about our clothing and fashion choices partially by supporting brands, which are owned by people who are just as passionate about the environment and doing their bit to help reduce the impact of fast fashion.
Please take a look at their entire collection of beautiful knits here.
Use the “myazurelife15” discount code to get 15% off of your Wooden Ships purchase.