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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Summer Trends

Although we’re not actually feeling it here in Berlin, summer is due to arrive. That’s why today I wanted to present you the latest summer trends for summer 2016.

  1. One major trend, though it feels like it will never be out of style in summer anyways, is the hippie maxi dress. There is just something magic about putting on bold colors and a maxi dress to wear it for a garden party or to the beach.
  2. The carmen top is definitely here to stay. The romantic top continues its successful course which has already started in summer 2015.
  3. See-through tops are the perfect mix of sexy and sporty. Sporty-chic is not going to vanish anytime soon.
  4. In summer we wear the bomberjacket in bold colors and with prints. That looks especially great with summer dresses.
  5. Plissee is another major trend in summer. Skirts and dresses in summery colors look ultra-feminine and are easy to wear.
  6. Slip in and you’re good to go. Slip on sandals are chic and easy to wear.
  7. Bold stripes will put us in a good mood immediately. It doesn’t matter if they are horizontal or vertical, even a mix will do.

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Is it spring yet

IMG_4708Looking at my outfit, the answer would be no. And looking outside the window while writing this blog post the answer is, unfortunately, still no. I am really wondering when we’ll have the first real spring days. Until then I will cosy up in my favorite oversized turtleneck and add layers.

I am wearing:
jeans: Mango turtleneck: H&M (old, similar here & here) shirt: selected femme heels: selected femme

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Pinstripes and sneakers

IMG_4730I have always been a huge fan of pinstripes. They look sophisticated yet cool. I also have a thing for pencil skirts. Combined with pinstripes however, they can easily make you look like a secretary which is something I wanted to avoid, at least for an everyday outfit. That’s why I dressed the skirt down by adding sneakers instead of heels and a leather jacket instead of, let’s say, a trench coat. I also added my new Nicole Vienna watch. I honestly don’t know how I survived without a watch for so long 😉 I hope you like the look!

I am wearing:
skirt: Selected femme (similar) shoes: adidas shirt: H&M jacket: H&M (old, similar here & here) *watch: Nicole Vienna

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Easy like sunday morning

IMG_4622You could say that this is my uniform for a relaxed sunday. Jeans, white blouse and sneakers and I am good to go. I hate to feel dressed up or not like myself and this outfit is 100 percent me. Nothing too fancy, nothing too loud, just a casual look that you can actually wear on the streets without people turning their heads. What do you say? Do you like it?

Jeans: Pull & Bear, blouse: H&M (old), sneaker: H&M, necklaces: Etsy

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Listen to your gut feeling

IMG_4542If you read guidebooks on how to start a successful blog, there is always one advise telling you how important it is to blog on a regular basis. Having a successful blog means blogging at least three times a week, so they tell. I’ve tried that since three weeks and I must say, it works.

On the other hand it also puts a lot of pressure on the blogger to produce good content. You don’t want your quality suffer from the quantity you’re posting.

I’m very picky when it comes to my outfits. I don’t feel good in every outfit and I feel like you can tell that from the pictures. This week was a rather busy week with easter and traveling home. I didn’t really have the time to think of what I wanted to pack for home so I just grabbed something thinking that it will be ok. When I wanted to take pictures for my blog I looked into the mirror and didn’t quite feel comfortable. The first thing that came into my mind was: “Shit, you need to have three outfits!”  The more I looked at the outfit the more uncomfortable I felt. And that’s when I thought: “What happened to quality before quantity?!”

That’s when I changed into todays outfit and I feel very good about that even though it means that I cannot show you three outfits this week.

With more competition the pressure on bloggers has increased a lot. You need to post as often as possible but please don’t wear anything twice. And don’t forget to always incorporate at least an It-bag. When you do that, you have climbed the blogger olympus. Brands will get interested in you and sponsor some more outfits.

But what about all those bloggers who can’t afford that? Or don’t want to? What about those who want to be creative and also wear some things more than once? Well, it feels like blogging is no longer a creative outlet but a business and I think that’s very sad. A lot of good, creative bloggers have vanished from the blogging world because of that. And with Instagram, who does read blogs anyway? Are blogs dying out? What do you think? What does the future of bloggers look like?

By the way, after two years also I have given in to the pressure of using Instagram. You can find me here. I hope to see some of you there to also get a better picture of you :)

Today I am wearing my new Levi’s jeans, H&M sneaker, my H&M turtleneck that you know very well by now (similar) and an old cami top (similar).

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Spring trends

Hi guys, for today I created a moodboard to show you what my perfect spring outfit looks like. Despite the fact that I love black, for spring I like to go lighter and opt for the opposite. Most of the time my outfits are either black, grey or white. To get a little color into this look, I chose a denim jacket with patches. I think this spring trend is so much fun. However, as with every trend piece, I wouldn’t invest too much money in it as I am probably only gonna wear it this season.
Another trend that I really love is the netting trend. Those tops and skirt look so sporty especially when paired with a pair of sneakers.

What do you think of this look?

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Running out of time

IMG_4524Time is such a precious thing. Never in my life have I been so aware of time running by so fast. Since I’ve started working full-time the weeks seem to fly by. I leave the apartment in the morning and return to it in the evening. I must admit that most of the time I am so exhausted after a long day at work that I can’t even start to think about after-work-activities let alone sport.

With the time flying by I have also realized that there are still so many things I want to do in my life. I have always been enthusiastic about sport and health, I even wanted to study medicine. Lately I have thought a lot about studying again in this field. I would also love to live some time abroad again, even if it is just for a couple of months. As you know I was in New York City the other week and I absolutely loved it. I would like to challenge myself and live in this vibrant city for some time. And of course I also want a baby eventually and be successful in my job.

I am 27 now and I already feel like I am running out of time. How can that even happen? I am only in my late 20s but somehow society has given me the impression that if I don’t succeed now in terms of both, professional and personal life, I am too old to still make it. It’s ridiculous, it’s always all over the news that people get older and older nowadays. Still we have to rush through our lives and make everything happen as fast as possible. And I am feeling caught right in that trap. If I want to go to New York or if I want to study again, I have to do it now, or I am too old. However, I have just started my new job and it is not so easy to find a decent job here in Berlin. So if I quit, when would I find a new job? Besides, in the eyes of society I am already too old. “What about your pension when you’re old?” is something I get to hear a lot. Or “If you ain’t earn nothing you’ll get nothing from the state for maternity leave.

As a woman there is a lot of pressure on us to make everything in time. We have a biological clock ticking when we’re getting older and instead of getting wiser, sexier, and more successful just as men do, we simply get long into the tooth. And it is really hard to not let that pressure get to you. I’ve been planning my future my whole life and I thought that with 27 I would have everything figured out. Instead I feel more confused than ever.

I’m sorry, I didn’t even want to write such a feminist piece here, but it just happened and now I don’t want to hit the backspace button. What do you think about this subject?

In terms of my outfit: I am wearing my new Levi’s, an old Asos top and an old H&M sweater (similar: love this one, but also this and this). The shoes are from Tamaris, but I guess you know them pretty well by now 😉

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College

IMG_4405Happy monday everybody! In this outfit I honestly feel like I am going back to college today. I love the current 90s vibe, somehow it gets me really nostalgic. So does this ripped 501 Levi’s. My dad used to wear them all the time and I never thought that they would look just as cool on women or even cooler. The only problem I have with those jeans: when I am not wearing heels with them I feel even smaller than I am. What do you think about this trend? Have a good start into the week!

I am wearing:

  • jacket: Converse (similar also from Converse here)
  • jeans: Levi’s 501
  • sweater: Zara (old)

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