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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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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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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