Saturday, 29 March 2014

Red is the Colour

Blazer - H&M
Blouse - H&M
Jeans - Topshop
Bag - Topshop
Watch - Micheal Kors

Who said you can't mix red tones? Because I personally think it looks freaking cool! The only thing that held me back so long from a tone on tone combination was the memory of an english teacher I had long ago. She would always wear things in one colour. Everyday. And gosh, it looked awful to me..  (If she's reading this: I'm sorry). However I decided to let go of any prejudices and go for it.
I mixed my favourite Topshop jeans with my H&M Blouse in a pinkish tone which is from the Lana del Rey collection. I love how my bag and Chelsea boots build a dark contrast to the rest of my outfit and how they complement each other.

Today I've been to the city center together with my mum. We planned on going to about 3 stores but ended up staying in Topshop only. I only wanted to buy a black high waisted jeans but they had so many great things in their Sale section... I just had to try everything I liked on. If you're interested in what I ended up buying: I'm doing a Topshop Haul Lookbook soon on my blog. I'm really excited to wear my new things.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Perks of Being Sick

The perks of  being sick? Definitely not the illness itself but let's start from the beginning: Being sick is often a reaction to "too much". Too much work, too much stress, too much unhealthy food (oops), too much...
By being sick your body tells you to slow down a bit and give yourself a break. At that point I think it's important to really allow yourself that break. If you don't you'll get even worse. this happened to me recently so I know what I'm talking about... :(

I don't want to say that I love being sick because that's completely not the case! I'm rather healthy and able to run around breathing in the fresh air outside. But I have to say that being sick is an exception for me as this happens only every now and then (knock on wood!).

It's that time when it's completely okay to spend a whole day in your bed sleeping.
And it's the only time (except birthdays) when you can let someone serve you tea and breakfast while you're snuggled up in your bed.
Yesterday I also started and finished a cute book which made me really happy because I haven't had any time for reading in a while as I found myself studying a lot for my exams recently.

Now I'm feeling much better and I'm ready to rise!
But seriously: I kind of had time for regaining my energy and that's why I think everybody should allow themselves a break every now and then escpecially when you feel an illnes kicking in. Try to balance the "too much" with some free time for yourself without responsibilities.
You'll feel better and be a better you as you'll be able to regenerate your energy!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Flowery Spring Outfit

Dress - Zara
Cardigan - Zara
Nailpolish - Kiko

I really fell in love with my new dress when I first saw it in Zara. Especially because of its cute collar and flower print that instantly got me in the spring mood! It got even better when I found out it's on sale and cost only around 9€. And now I'm happy that the weather allows me to combine it without having to layer every piece of clothing I own over it, haha.

The pictures were actually taken a few weeks ago just when the first rays of sun fought their way through those constant clouds from the last months. It was still pretty cold tho. But nevertheless I enjoyed the time outside in the nature. I love the nature either it's near my own home or a two hour drive away. This summer I want to go on more adventures in the nature by bike or even roller skates! I'm really looking forward it and hope I'll find the time for it while studying for my final exams.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Roadtrip to Verona and Venice

Second to last weekend I went to Verona and Venice together with two friends. It was only a three day trip but it was great and I really enjoyed it! First of all I think all of us three deserved a timeout of school as we've been stressed out by countless exams over the past few weeks (and still ongoing). And what's a better plan than driving to Italy on our own for three days?
After arriving we took a short nap in our amazing bed and breakfast accommodation which was located 19 minutes away from Verona's city center.
Freshly energized we went to Verona's city center and looked at some sights around there. The arena there (2nd photo) is HUGE! I've already been to Verona once but the size of this still amazes me.
We went on to see Juliet's balcony (from Rome and Juliet!). There was also a wall which was completely covered in scribbles of hearts, names and quotes. Kinda messy but I think it's beautiful to know how many people from all over the world have already written something down on these walls.
We did some shopping at stores like Bershka and Stradivarius.They have quite cute clothes so I had to buy a few! 
The next day we went to Venice by train. It takes about two hours to get there but it's completely worth it.
It's been my friends' and my first time to go to Venice. I've never seen a city built on water and where else can you see this if it's not Venice? For sure it's very expensive at the touristic places but if you go ahead, exploring the small allies you'll find great little stores and restaurants. I bought two venician masks with a lot of glitter and some feathers. They are now decorating my room and maybe I'll wear one of these one day!

One of the best things about Italy must definitely be their food! Whether it's pizza and pasta or sweets from the pasticceria, you'll never be dissapointed! But of course the weather, which is so much warmer than at home, is brilliant!   
However, I must say I really enjoyed my first real holiday only with friends. It's a overall different to travel with friends and it's a fun experience.