In a post in June I listed a few things I’d hope to do this summer and while the weather hasn’t really benefitted beach days, I’m happy to look back on the past few months and say that I’ve ticked off almost all of the things from my summer bucket list, with an unexpected city break to Warsaw thrown in there too! Fair enough, there’s still some of August left and I don’t want to be ~that person~ declaring the premature arrival of autumn, but…Continue Reading “Cosy Corners of Warsaw”

I’m aware that the title sounds like I’m in the cast of the next chick-flick 00’s film, calling my bestie on my hamburger phone and gushing over some rockstar guy, but tbh, that’s exactly what I want to do, when I find another cool band. If EDM is your cup of tea, I don’t mind if you look away now, but any indie-loving pop-rock girls, plug in your earphones and get ready! Having been to quite a few gigs this year and wishing for the…Continue Reading “5 bands you totally need to listen!”

It might be a bit past its shelf life, but I graduated from university this summer and yet, I haven’t shared one word about my graduation outfit on the blog. Which we all know, is the most important about the whole event, right? It seems to me that as the girls get older and classes higher, the outfits get more minimal. Middle school was a party of tulle and princess dresses, high school was about classier pretend-grown-up dresses and university about classic pieces you would…Continue Reading “Summer In The City”

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Being right on the border of Eastern and Central Europe, Poland is a country of contrasts and definitely a sight. I recently had the opportunity to write a travel article about Warsaw, the Polish capital, and having never been there, I had to rely on my thorough Googling skills and the experience of friends to put the guide together. What I didn’t expect to happen, was that I managed to sell Warsaw as a destination to myself also, so the better part of this summer was…Continue Reading “My Guide To Warsaw: What To See”

Hi! Hello, and welcome to my new blog. Bowtie Diary is no more and Self Made is here. On a level it’s still the same blog, with a facelift and a fancy slider on the home page, but in reality I’ve felt for a fair amount of time that bowties are better left in high school and in order to fully embrace blogging again, I needed a ~rebrand~. So here is Self Made, a blog about all things concerning a twenty-something who’s just graduating from…Continue Reading “Self Made is here!”