Monday 9 June 2014

plaid, moccasins and financial dependance

plaid, moccasins and financial dependance outfit post title


How are you my dear readers?
I am enjoying a really lazy Sunday at home in pyjamas with documentaries on Youtube and yummy delivered Asian food. No make up, undone hair and I don't care because I will not leave the house.
I've been working a lot lately in my two jobs (office and coffee shop) and at the moment I can feel that it sucks the life out of me. I've been tired, unmotivated, cranky and on top of that PMSing over the last days.
I'm not completely unhappy with my life, it just feels like I've been really discontent with my situation lately.

I am 28 now and I'm trying my best to be financially independent but I still need my parents' support to some extent and that annoys me. I am finally able to make a living with these two jobs I have now and it feels good, but it is hardly enough to get through the month. I still need my parents' support for anything extra, that is unexpected things like replacing a broken washing machine and such.
Furthermore I'm still planning to go to Australia in autumn and that also is something I wouldn't be able to do without my parents. I've saved up my own money for the visa already and I will save up for the flight over the next months, but for the first weeks in Australia I will need some money to survive until I get a job and that's where my parents will support me again.

I'm really thankful and I'm lucky to have such supportive parents, but it still bothers that I am not able to really stand on my own two feet yet. I really hope I will be able to take this last step away from the parents' money into a completely independent life in the course of the next months. 

Another thing I've been worrying about money-wise is my future home: Perth.
As some of you might know my boyfriend is Australian and went back home to Perth in February after an au pair year in Germany. Now it's my turn to go over and the timing is perfect because now that I've passed my 
Bachelor degree nothing keeps me here anymore. 
However due to mining companies around the city and their employee's pretty decent wages Perth is Australia's most expensive city.
My boyfriend keeps assuring me that I will be fine once I work a normal full time job but there are still enough worries left in my head. When I hear about the rents and prices for groceries over there I can just shake my head. I always thought living in Düsseldorf would be expensive, but in comparison to Perth it's a fucking dollar store here.
Well, eventually all I can do is wait and see, but yes these are things which have kept me thinking lately. I can't help it, I'm a worrier.

What about you guys? What do you think about receiving financial support from the parents at the end of your 20s? Or maybe you are already financially independent and enjoy it?

Oh and has anyone of you been to Perth before and would like to share their opinions about the prices there? Or just leave me recommendations about places to visit? :)

By the way, as for the outfit: based on my last post about thrift shopping, this outfit here mainly consists of second hand pieces (except for the necklace and bag). The jacket and dress are from my last flea market visit and the moccasins are bought second hand from a swapping and reselling website.

Happy Sunday!

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  1. Carina, this is a post after my own heart. And girl do I ever feel ya! My mom actually helped my partner and I move (a lot - both financially and mentally, haha). I think in this day and age we have this idea that we're supposed to be so independent and financially stable, but I don't think that's reality for the majority of people. It can be a harsh world out there! Good luck with your move as well... sounds like a REALLY big one. I've never left my country, so I can't imagine that! Haha. I wish you all the best :)

    And I absolutely love your plaid dress! Adorable mocs too!

  2. You're so beautiful ! I love your shirt :)

    Bisous !

  3. Things wll turn out just fine!


  4. Beautiful! Love your shoes and necklace <3


  5. Wunderschönes Kleid und ich liebe diese Minnetonkas. Wow du wanderst nach Australien aus!Ich war noch nie dort und kann dir leider keine Tipps geben, aber vielleicht machst du dir ja auch zu viele Gedanken, was das Geld anbetrifft. Die Leute in Perth verhungern ja nicht, oder? Wird schon werden und außerdem ist es ja auch eine tolle Sache :D

    xx Mira

  6. Hi dear, this is such a terrific way to wear a checked shirt, love your dashing styling and I want those moccasins, too too cute!Thanks for stopping by, its always great reading your opinion!

  7. Great outfit!!


  8. Kudos for working two jobs and for at least having had a relaxing Sunday in pyjamas. I does seem frustrating that it's so difficult for hard working people to earn enough money to cover life's needs. It's very hard getting money saved up and avoiding debt. It's nice that your parents are helping you out. I looked to my parents for help when I was younger like you myself.
    Your dress looks lovely on you and your necklace is pretty too.

  9. Really like your dress!!!


  10. I think that if you are lucky enough to have parents to support you than that's great. If you're working two jobs, it shows that you are more than willing to work for a living but are struggling finding something that pays well enough.

    I hope you feel better soon and I love that shirt dress!

    Corinne x

  11. Honestly if I wasn't married, I'd still be living with my parents. I'm just not very good at being independent. Sad, I know.

  12. hübsches outfit!
    xx Lia

  13. I'm loving this plaid look paired with the moccasins! Good for you for having two jobs girl!!
    xo TJ

  14. I've had to be financially independent since I was 18, (almost 15 years, yikes) which meant I had to sacrifice any post secondary education :( I'm sort of ok with this now though and I can't imagine ever going back to school or returning to a student lifestyle. Also somehow lately it seems more and more that a degree isn't so unique to prospective employers since its become so common for people to have them. Maybe not really, maybe that's just how I feel. Not sure if its the same way in Germany? I'm sure it also depends largely on the field you work in.


Thank you so much for your comments, I really appreciate every single one! <3


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