Batik

IMG_5136As promised here is my next outfit. I really love dresses in summer. It’s so convenient to simply throw over a nice dress and it’s all you need in this heat out there. If it’s a little flowing like this one it’s even more perfect. And I totally love this batik print.

I shot it during the weekend as I was laying in bed all week with a heavy migraine. Whom of you ever had a migraine knows that it is impossible to go out with it let alone to go to work. So the only thing I could do was to sleep. I don’t even know how many hours I was asleep but finally on saturday I felt like myself again.

Concerning the migraine I wanted to see a Chinese doctor now and see if he can help me. I read so much good things about it that I really want to try it out myself. If it gets me any help with my headaches, which almost come every week, I would be the most thankful person in the world. Have you guys made any experiences with traditional Chinese Medicine or with acupuncture?

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dress: old (but another batik dress I love), shoes: Superga, what else 😉  bag: old (& other stories)

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Less but better

IMG_5058You made have noticed me not posting as regularly as I used to do. And that has a reason: I simply don’t have enough clothes in my wardrobe to show five outfits a week. As much as I would like to post more, I still want my content to be unique and interesting and I don’t think that would be the case if what I showed you were the same jeans and t-shirt every day. Don’t get me wrong, I think you can create wonderful outfits with the same piece of clothe, but there are limits. And let me be honest, it’s also not only the clothes, it’s also the time. I have a full-time job and when I get home from work at around half past six pm all I want to do is to sit on the sofa and watch some serials or read a book. It’s pretty hard to be creative when you’re tired out.

Some time ago I read a book called Essentialism by Greg McKeown and I must admit that it had quite an impact on me. In this book the author teaches how to focus on the essential and get better results with it. He introduces tactics of how to be more focussed and how to better know what you want and his key learning is Less but better.

This quote, although of course it’s not a new one, stuck in my head and I thought about how in the past I tried to do it all. I wanted to learn french, I wanted to learn how to code, I wanted to be good at my job and I wanted to keep my blog running. But it has been exhausting. I just can’t do it all. So I tried one of Greg McKeown’s techniques of how to find out what’s essential to me. The question I need to ask to find out about it is: Do I love doing what I am doing? And if I had to rate it on a scale from zero to 100 per cent, where would the questioned activity be? Would it be at least a 90? If not, it’s out. By the way, this is also a great technique to declutter your wardrobe 😉

My answer to the question was yes, I love writing my blog. But at the same time I also know that I don’t want to publish stuff just for the sake of getting a post up here. It stresses me and it ‘s also not really interesting for you. So I guess until I have some more time to get my creative juices flowing, you’ll probably see a little less of me here. I still try to post at least once a week, probably mondays, but I can’t promise that. What I can promise is that when you find new content here, it’s content that I am satisfied with myself at least 90 per cent 😉 Less, but better. I hope that you’ll still be reading my blog and enjoy my content maybe even a little bit more. My blog is my baby and I want to keep it running, but of course I also want it to be good. I hope you understand.

As for my outfit, I am wearing a skirt from French Connection, Superga sneakers and a shirt from H&M

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In Paris

IMG_4993 Hello everyone, I am so sorry for the lack of postings these last weeks, but I was really busy. I basically lived in hotels and Airbnb’s these last days.

Last weekend I visited Paris, my favorite city in the world. I just love the parisian way of life. Sitting outside, drinking coffee or a glass of wine whilst eating cheese. Ok, I know that’s really cliché but don’t you feel the same way?

Just two days later I went on a business trip, first to Barcelona and then to Bilbao. It was my first business trip ever and I was so nervous. In the end I have to say that it was quite cool, but so exhausting. Unfortunately I didn’t really have time to see the cities at all, still I was a little bit closer to the ocean and had palm trees around. That’s something too :)

I shot this outfit in Paris, in my favorite quartier – Montmartre. It felt really 90s with the cami over the shirt, but I really liked it and I hope so do you.

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jeans: Levi’s, shoes: Superga, cami: Asos, shirt: H&M, leatherjacket: Minimum

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Overall denim dress

IMG_4939Hi guys,
as said last week, I am super sorry for the radio silence. I had a really nasty flu which is still not over, but it’s getting better.

Today I want to show you my latest buy which is a beautiful overall denim dress from Topshop. I paired it with my favorite shoe of the season, the Espadrilles. I hope you like it!

dress: Topshop (here & here), shirt: Mango, shoes: Asos (similar here & here), sunnies: Ray Ban

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Sick

Hey guys,

I am so sorry for the radio silence the last two weeks. I have been lying in bed with a really bad flu and I am still not completely recovered. Anyway, you can expect another blog post on monday :) In the meantime I wish you all a happy weekend!!

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Home Sweet home

IMG_4882Those of you who don’t live at home anymore and maybe live a little farther away know the joy of coming home. I am always so excited many days before coming home already with a feeling of total happiness. To me, coming home is like – well, coming home 😉 There is no place in the world where I feel like myself so much and get the feeling of total clarity.

This weekend, I flew home again for an extended weekend and it was just what I needed. The past days, or rather weeks, were filled with self-doubts, questions and bees in my head. I felt as though I couldn’t think straight anymore. A walk and talk with my mum however totally cleared my head and made me realize what I really want and what I should go after. There’s no arguing, mum is the best :)

Today I am wearing: Levi’s jeans, Moves by Minimum blouse, Superga sneakers and a Warehouse jacket (via Asos)

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Trend Alert: The body

IMG_4849Apart from the huge off-shoulder trend right now, there is another trend that can be seen everywhere right now: the body. When I first saw it, it somehow reminded me on 90s sports gear. Paired with the right clothes however, it can actually look really cool. One great way to wear it is with a boyfriend jeans. Since the body is really tight you’d want to go a little loose downwards. I paired my body with one of my favorite A-line skirts and simple sneakers. What do you think? Do you like this summer trend?

I am wearing: skirt (Mango, similar here & here), body (Moves by Minimum, similar via Zalando), sneakers (Adidas via Zalando)

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And suddenly it’s here

IMG_4826Unbelievable how quick the weather can change. Last week I was wondering if spring is even here and then pufff, it’s summer! And I love it! I can finally make room in my closet for dresses, shirts and skirts and get rid of all these space robbing thick sweaters!

Today I am wearing: dress (old, similar here & here), wedges (Marc O’Polo), jacket (old, similar), sunnies (Ray Ban)

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Birds, birds, birds

IMG_4764If you’ve been following my blog long enough now, you know that I am not someone who goes for bold colors. I like it monochrome. However, somehow this bomber jacket caught my attention. Maybe it’s because finally spring is in the air that I am suddenly looking for a few colors in my outfit. What do you think of the jacket?

I am wearing: bomber jacket (Asos), jeans (Levi’s), top (H&M, old), heels (Schutz), watch (Nicole Vienna), sunnies (Ray Ban)

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Rethinking Fashion

IMG_4810I’ve been blogging for more than two years now and I’ve definitely had my ups and downs. Sometimes I am full of passion and inspiration, then there are times when I am wondering, if it is worth the time, the money and the effort. As I don’t really agree with fashion doctrines such as “You have to have this bag” or “Don’t wear anything twice” I’m sometimes putting in question the whole fashion industry and thus my status as a blogger, too.

I have a huge problem with immoderateness and waste and very often when I want to shop for a new outfit, I ask myself: “Do I really need this?” and since I cannot complain myself about an empty closet, the answer is “no” most of the time.

As you guys might or might not know I am working in fashion PR. I am super happy to be working together with a brand called Skunkfunk. They stand up for greener, sustainable fashion and manufacture it in an environmentally friendly way. Also, they work with organic cotton, lyocell and linen and support fair wages for everyone involved in the process.

Now they have a new dress: The zero waste dress. Doesn’t that sound like the solution to my problem?! Zero waste refers to items of clothing where every piece of fabric is being used, nothing is wasted. Thus there is zero textile waste in the production. I think that’s an amazing concept and one that I can relate to very much.

And of course the dress is super pretty, don’t you think?

I am wearing: dress (Skunkfunk), jacket (old), shoes (Adidas), watch: *Nicole Vienna, glasses (Ray Ban), necklace (Selected femme: similar)

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