Friday 26 September 2014

autumn is here



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!

Thursday 18 September 2014

the melancholic adventurous thinker



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!

Wednesday 10 September 2014

on transformers and idc



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 wait, I still would!

Anyways, enough nerddom for today.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Bad Taste Toast End of Summer Giveaway


Hello my dear readers!

Today I have a special giveaway for you to say thank you for following along and supporting my little blog here!
I have sorted out lots of clothing, accessories and shoes already because I want to get rid of everything I don't need anymore before I go to Australia in autumn. When I looked through my hair accessories box I found these two lovely headbands and couldn't remember if I have ever worn them at all. They are so pretty but I rarely ever wore headbands before I got my bangs and I definitely have never worn any with bangs so these two must still be brand-new (at least that's what they look like).
Very cute pieces but I don't need them so I thought why not give them away to my readers?!
A not sponsored personal giveaway from me to you!

Okay, I admit I put them on to take these pics for you guys. But despite my egg head they still look like brand-new. The floral one is Primark and the braided one is H&M by the way.

One lucky winner will receive both headbands!
This giveaway is open for international entries
and will be closed on September the 14th 2014.

Enter here:

Happy Tuesday!

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