I kind of knew that this would be coming, I just hadn’t expected it to be this early. University is now consuming the majority of my life. And by consuming I mean basically eating it up without even chewing. The issue isn’t my official schedule of lectures or seminars, it’s my own personal schedule in between all those events, that is filled to the brim with studying, reading, practicing and summarizing chapters for hours and hours and still feeling it’s not enough. Nothing is unplanned anymore. Time is money and I can’t afford to loose any of it. Whenever I intend to actually have some free time I have to ask myself “have I really accomplished enough this week to allow myself this luxury? When can I squeeze in a couple of hours of work to make up for it so that I don’t feel that guilty?”. Ironically, enjoying free time like meeting friends keeps me away from studying, but without those highlights of my week, I wouldn’t be able to function at all.
I feel like I have been complaining in a lot of my recent posts. Not being the optimistic type is one of my weaknesses and I have always struggled with not letting my insecurities bring me down. There are days where I can laugh about it and brush it off and then there is days – like lately – where things just really get to me. If I had to describe myself I would say I am cheerful person with a lot of sadness and a really dark sense of humor. My moods come and go in waves, and I don’t know if that is ever going to change. I try my best to lift myself up as much as I can in that moment, and I am not gonna lie, a lot of times I fail miserably. But at the end of the day, good times replace the bad ones even if it’s just for a limited amount of time and the spiel starts all over again.
If you look at the posts that I have done over the year, you might notice that I prefer clean backgrounds or usually any type of urban situation. I am not a huge fan of anything that is too distracting, especially when there is some color going on that could potentially clash with my outfit. This is the reason why I have stayed away from any type of greenery in my photos, even when there is just a little bit of weed I either correct it later on when editing or I simply – believe it or not – rip it out. For today’s post I decided to ‘step out of my comfort zone’ and basically into the woods by going for an all green background. I thought with fall coming up it would match my thick suede coat and overall cozy vibes perfectly.
Since the last post’s outfits have been rather on the casual side, I wanted to do something more chique for this one. I find the easiest way to make it seem as if you have put a lot of effort in your styling is throwing on a nice summer dress. It’s probably because people associate them with special occasions when in reality you don’t even have to worry about matching the top to the bottom half of your body. For some reason I used to hate dresses when I was younger, but reorganizing my closet I realized I have accumulated quite a collection over the past years. However, this pinstriped baby blue piece from Zara is new to my wardrobe and I am completely in love with it. I decided to pair it with my biker boots from Pull & Bear to make it a little more edgy and everyday appropriate. But I can also see myself wearing this with white sneakers or even high heels for the ultimate dress up. The possibilities are endless.
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.