Montag, 20. Oktober 2014

my last days in Düsseldorf - a little update

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Hello loves!

Only three days left until I'll go to Australia!
Here is a little update on what's been going on lately. I thought it would be nice to simply use my Instagram pics because I've been on Instagram nonstop anyway.

Follow Bad Taste Toast on Instagram if you like! :)

So, what have I been doing? Well, first of all I moved out, painted and cleaned my apartment and returned the keys to the landlord. I've sold a lot of my furniture lately and eventually managed to fit all of my belongings into a 5 sqm trailer (that's what will be stored in my dad's basement).

I've also been enjoying the beautiful autumn we have here this year. I'm staying at a friend's place at the moment and he lives right by the Rhine so I can see the pretty riverside everyday - love it so much!

Oh and then there's the food, right? I've been trying to work off my food bucket list for Düsseldorf. Visited old and new favourite eateries (Kaffeepiraten, Ugly Deluxe, What's Beef) and tried out new things (Yomaro, Stier Royal). As I quit my job at the frozen yoghurt shop I am now finally allowed to try our competitor's products - mmhh yumm it was so good!

What have you been up to lately?
Hope everyone's having a lovely start of the new week!

Dienstag, 14. Oktober 2014

wear it pink challenge

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Hey loves!

The other day my blogger friend La Bohème tagged me for a fun project: the Wear It Pink Challenge, which was started to raise breast cancer awareness in breast cancer month October.
It was perfect timing because when I had been sorting out what clothes to take to Australia, I rediscovered this pretty pink dress in my closet. I purchased it on Ebay some months ago, it was a total bargain and I had totally forgotten about it. Well, now here it is! It's Pins and Needles by Urban Outfitters by the way and cost me something around 10 €.
I can imagine not many people bid on it because pink is a really hard-to-style colour - at least that's what I think. I've never been a fan of pink, I don't own many pink pieces. But maybe it's time to stock up on pink clothes? I kind of liked wearing it. What do you think?

Oh and I would also like to tag people for this Wear Pink Challenge, namely: Missy's World, Gems - Fashion Well Done and By Woods And Water.
Hope you'll have fun styling something pink ladies!





What else has happened? Not much, I'm still selling my furniture and this Friday I'll move out and crash on a friend's couch until next week - and then I'll fly to Australia, crazy!
Apart from preparing my departure I've been listening to Ed Sheeran, Passenger and Regina Spektor in turns. I'm a sucker for singer/songwriter music and these three have kept me company on cozy evenings at home lately. Just awesome voices and piano or guitar, good music doesn't need more.




I'v also started Weight Watchers again last week to finally tackle the 10 kilos I gained while writing my bachelor thesis and recovering from my broken foot earlier this year. I want to be fit for the Australian summer and need to get back to my feel good weight. After the first week not much has happened weight-wise because my body has to get used to the new diet again, but I know it'll get better in the course of the next weeks. Last time it started working after 2-3 weeks and I eventually lost 15 kilos, so I'm sure I'll see good results again soon this time.





That's what's been going on in my life lately. I hope you like the Wear Pink look?
Feel free to take part in the challenge too and post me a link to your outfit in the comments so I can see it, okay? :)


Happy Tuesday!

Donnerstag, 9. Oktober 2014

favourite accessory: coffee

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Hello loves!

Yes, you hardly ever see me without coffee at the moment because there is still so much to do and only two weeks left until I go to Australia for a year. Waah, feels so unreal to write it down. I only work two days a week and have the rest of the time off but it's not all easy breezy relaxing in bed.
I'm trying to get rid of most of my furniture, so different people pick up the stuff they've bought at least two or three times a day. Furthermore it's a pain in the a** to cancel all my contracts (internet, mobile fone, insurances) - German bureaucracy is a real bitch! And don't even get me started about opening hours of the places I have to go...
BUT I can see progress. I'm getting there. Just need to tell myself not to forget breathing every once in a while.






I wore this cute little number to run errands on Wednesday. Nothing better than a good old polkadots and denim combo for October. I also really had to wear the cardigan because wine red is one of my favourite autumn colours ever!
As you might have noticed, my hair is freshly dyed again and shines in a bright warm copper tone - I love it! So perfect in the golden sunlight we've been having plenty of lately.






Last but not least: how do you like my new blog design?
On Wednesday I suddenly got so sick and tired of the old design, especially because the old template I used was really chaotic. I had changed so much in the CSS/HTML over the past years, I didn't even know where to adjust the simplest things anymore.
Now I've started from scratch and built up everything on a structed and easy-to-use template with a replaceable background and all the info no longer all over the place. Everything is in its spot again and I feel much better about the blog now.
Hopefully you guys like it too?

Happy Thursday dolls!

Dienstag, 7. Oktober 2014

liebster award

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Hello my dear readers!

I'm back and ready to dive into the blogosphere again!
I'm almost unemployed now and will leave the country in two weeks, so until then I'll try to enjoy autumn as much as possible. That means I'll post some lovely autumn looks before I leave for sunny Australia.

One of my former co-workers from my marketing internship is a blogger herself at Lass-mal-Reden and was so kind to tag me for the Liebster Award.
I have to to answer 11 questions and tag 11 other bloggers - this'll be fun!

1) Why do you blog and when did you start?

I started blogging in 2010 because I felt so inspired by websites like Chictopia or Lookbook and wanted to see if people would like my outfits too. Over the years, however, blogging has become so much more for me. It's a huge motivation for me to try out new looks, discover new brands, places and people.

2) What's your favourite topic to blog about?

Hm actually I just like to empty my head here, no matter if about fashion, daily life or whatever else goes through my mind.



3) Cookies or crisps? Coffee or tea? Movie or book?

Cookies! COFFEE!!! Book!

4) What would you never blog about?

I think I would never do a "worst dressed people" post or something like that. I hate it when magazines do that. Let people wear what they want!

5) If time travelling was possible, what historical person would you meet for coffee?

Wow, that's a good one! I wouldn't have to travel back in time too much because I would choose Frank McCourt, an Irish/American gentleman who is my favourite author in the world. He wrote "Angela's Ashes" for example. He passed away some years ago, but I've seen his readings on Youtube and I bet it would be so interesting to talk to him about his life!

6) Which book should be read by every person in the world?

The dictionary would be a good start for most people...

7) Where would you like to travel to?

Well, even though I'll go to Australia for a year, the top three on my bucket list are Scotland, Iceland and Canada.


8) What was the most embarrassing moment at school?

Haha definitely when I ripped my pants around the crotch area once in music class!

9) What would you give the shirt off your back for?

Hm, something important like getting rid of my annoying allergies for example.

10) What's your absolute favourite food?

Simple. Pizza! Always!

11) Describe yourself in 5 words.

Sarcastic, melancholic, egoistic, pessimistic, thoughtful.


I'm not a fan of tagging certain people because half of the ones I tag never care anyway.
So please everyone feel free to do this q&a on your own blog and post me the link in the comments so I can read it! :)

Happy Tuesday!



Donnerstag, 25. September 2014

autumn is here

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Hello!

I'm celebrating that autumn is finally here! I love it, it's my favourite season! I really couldn't wait to wear my boots and scarves again, so I took the chance when it was the first one of these lovely crisp sunny autumn mornings this year. It's the best to wrap yourself up in a cozy scarf and on the way to work grab a hot coffee to keep you warm from the inside. Fallen leaves in vibrant shades of red and yellow on the ground frame the pavement on my walk to the bus stop now. Autumn is such a beautiful sight!



It was the perfect occasion to wear my new dress! Well, it's not exactly new because I bought it second hand at the flea market some weeks ago for only 4 €, such a bargain. I'm a sucker for empire dresses and fell in love with the quirky floral print and button-up style on the spot.
Add boots, the beloved faux leather jacket and a cozy scarf and voilà: one of my new favourite autumn looks! Simple and cute.



As for life lately: It's my last days at the office now. Next Tuesday my internship and job as a student worker will be over and I will officially not be a student anymore, yay! Also I have lots of people here for an apartment showing everyday after work. My landlord asked me to find potential next tenants for him, so despite the stress I already have, I'm doing him the favour.

What's been going on with you guys lately?

have you already found some favourite autumn pieces for your closet?


Happy Thursday!

Mittwoch, 17. September 2014

the melancholic adventurous thinker

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Hello!

I've been happy and sad at the same time a lot lately. On the one hand I'm looking forward to exploring a new city, meeting new people and doing new things soon. On the other hand I'll miss my apartment, my friends and the places I've been frequenting for two years or longer now.
I'm not the happy-go-lucky kind of girl, I'm a melancholic thinker. I associate places with the good and bad memories I made there.
Eight years ago I moved here without knowing this city or any people at all. And look what I made of it: I have found some of my best friends in life here, shared beautiful and sad moments with them, have lived in lovely apartments,...
This is my homebase now. I have a network of friends and acquaintances, a variety of places I like to go and I have these little daily rituals that make you feel like you're in the right place everyday. In the course of the last two years I've started frequenting the bakery around the corner every morning to grab a coffee and now I chat with the lady who works there everyday and we have our little insiders. I know where my favourite products are in the supermarket shelves. I know the baristas at my favourite cafés, the shortcuts when I walk home from the old town at night.
All this is what makes me feel at home here. I love this place and will always feel at home when I return from wherever life takes me.


However there is another part of me. It's not such a big part of me, but it exists: I'm also an explorer. That's why I'm looking forward to going to Australia. I love to explore new places, find the cute little cafés, the street art pieces, the quirky little shops, meet interesting new people and accept new challenges.
I can't wait to roam new streets and get lost because that'll be such a nice change. I know all the streets and shops in my neighbourhood but I won't know any of this there. I want to go to the national parks of Western Australia and see the beautiful landscape. I want to go sightseeing. I want to go shopping in shops I've never seen before. Have coffees in new places. I want to send postcards home to let everyone know I'm having the time of my life.
I really hope it's all going to be like this. Life can come up with nasty surprises sometimes and I really hope it'll spare me and just let me be happy for once.


As for the outfit: it was really cold that day! You guys must think I'm crazy because I keep posting summer outfits and autumn outfits in turns but that really is the current weather here.
I wore this last week and it was cold and rainy, I even had to turn on the heating at night. This week it's the complete opposite again, warm, sunny and without a cloud in the sky.
I've put my scarf and boots back in the closet or now, but only God knows if I'll have to take them back out next week or not.

Happy Wednesday!

Dienstag, 9. September 2014

on transformers and idc

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Hellooo!

How have you been?
I have been working a lot and my life has been pretty stressful - but there is an end in sight! Only three weeks left until my student job and my internship will be over. After that I will only work at the frozen yoghurt shop and finally start to pack my life into boxes. I'll be leaving for Australia so soon, it's unbelievable!

Working seven days a week without a break has sucked the life out of me. I felt tired and tetchy because of work and of course this also influenced my private life. I felt bad about myself because I had an unhealthy diet, couldn't find the time or motivation to work out, had to go to bed early instead of meeting friends for a drink and had strenuous skype fights with the boyfriend. The world can be a bitch when you feel like that.

At some point I was so fed up with all of this shit that I decided something had to change. That's when I decided to go for the method of IDC. Sounds like a disease but actually is a really good way to tune out the bullshit in your life. So simple: I don't care.
No healthy diet? I don't care. There'll be the right time for that in the future but right now it's just not possible. No time or power to work out? I don't care. I will work out whenever I feel good enough and have the time to do it but I'm not Wonder Woman, so there's that. No time to meet friends because I have to go to bed early? I don't care. I'll stay up and have a good time anyway.

Life has been much better since I stopped caring about all the little stressful details and about other people's issues too.
I might come across a bit defiant with this attitude, but: I don't care!


As for the outfit: this is a cute casual number I put together last week.
I stopped caring about my legs not being in shape and decided it was time to wear this skirt again.
I also really wanted to sport my Transformers shirt! It was not my favourite TV show when I was young - that was Power Rangers of course! - but I used to be a little tomboy and enjoyed watching big robots which could transform into cars. Against the majority who regarded Optimus Prime as the coolest of them all, I always preferred Bumblebee because I loved the yellow/black combo on his robot body. My favourite Power Ranger also was the yellow one.
Can you imagine Trini the yellow Power Ranger, her Megazord the Sabertooth Tiger and Bumblebee together in a show? That would be yellow comic power overkill! They could go on yellow adventures together! I would have loved that as a child...no wait, I still would!

Anyways, enough nerddom for today.

Happy Tuesday everyone!


 

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