I lasted exactly 7 days until I broke my promise to not buy any clothes in the month of May. I remember passing by H & M and figuring just having a look wouldn’t be against the rules. Well, it isn’t. But falling in love with a pair of lace-up jeans and buying it two days later definitely is. Looking back, it was naive of me to take the risk of entering the store in the first place. Once I like a piece, I have no self control. I should have known that my stubborn self wouldn’t rest until it left the shop with the item in question. To my defense, these jeans are remarkably unique and I haven’t seen anything alike anywhere else. You could think that this kind of a statement piece is hard to style, but it actually isn’t. Just throw on a basic T, some sneakers like I did and you have a casual outfit that will still turn heads.
Sorry for being M.I.A. for the last few weeks. This was definitely not intended since I had planned to upload at least once a week. But somehow whenever I try to plan things everything turns out to be different anyway. First, the weather wasn’t cooperating at all and it was still raining and freezing in April. Then, scheduling an ‘appointment’ was not easy either. I got a lot of free time on my hand for possible shoots, but taking photos of me by myself doesn’t really work. Finally, we were able to not only find a free day, but also one with perfect weather conditions. I was super stoked to see how the new camera lens I bought would perform and it didn’t disappoint. It was recommended to me by two photographers I met on Bali and is 100 % worth the investment. I look forward to playing around with it and see its full potential.
"This black hole's pulling me inside Of this black heart, this black soul Underneath this black, black sky"
I would consider myself being fully back home for about one and a half weeks. The 1 day I had between Bali and Amsterdam doesn’t really count in my opinion. Having been away for so long and then coming back is weird. I feel like as if I had been on another planet with a different time, a different life, different people and a different me. Here, nothing really has changed yet everything seems unfamiliar familiar. Walking the streets I still feel like a stranger in my own home. Memories come back, happy ones but also ones that I have been trying to forget. The emotional roller coaster continues
I didn’t even have two full days at home until I left for Amsterdam again. Enough time to unpack my back, get the job that I wanted so badly and get my roots done. The reason why I just had this short “layover” was the Ed Sheeran concert in Amsterdam. When he announced his tour dates about two months ago, I was super bummed that he would perform in Hamburg shortly before my return. There is just a couple of artists that I would travel out of the country for and he is certainly one of them. So I decided to get tickets for his concert in
The Gilis are a group of three islands, actually closer to Lombok than to Bali. Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno are really popular for their white beaches and turquoise blue water. I decided to go to Gili Air because it is not as party-ish as Trawangan, but still more busy than the honeymoon island Meno. In total I will have spend a whole week here. I am soon going home anyway, so I just went from lazy to the ultimate level of relaxation. The only adventurous thing I did was
You might be wondering why I don’t post as frequently as I said I would. After Koh Tao I continued traveling through Thailand, but somehow I wasn’t really inspired to take pictures nor to write about my experience. To be honest, I was just being lazy and the last time I had used my big camera was for the post about the animals in South Africa. However, I made it my resolution to get out of this creative funk for my last stop of this journey, Bali. I knew that especially Ubud would be good material
It was part of my tour from Livingstone to Johannesburg to visit the Kruger National Park. I initially had planned to write a post about the whole experience. Indeed, we were lucky to get to see all of the Big 5 (leopard, lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo). Plus cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras and lots of impalas. The whole crew. However. Yes, there is a big however.
Traveling alone can be challenging. When you get lost, you get lost alone. Is there an issue, you usually have to deal with it yourself. All in all, being alone can get lonely sometimes. Moreover, as a fashion blogger, who likes to include a good of picture of herself here and there, I had to face another problem: who takes the photos? Of course, you can
When I was browsing through the selection of safaris on the internet I wanted to see something that I had never seen before. I had already been four times in South Africa by then and ticked off most of the animals on my list. Nevertheless, I ended up choosing a tour that would let me revisit the Big Five in the Kruger National Park in combination with seeing one of the widest waterfalls on earth.
I had had this outfit post planned out in my head for quite some time until I finally got around to do it. Faux fur and those ‘diamond’ chokers that to be honest kind of look like dog collars have been trending lately and I completely jumped on the band wagon. I feel like especially the big and colorful fur coats really