Tough cold winter days

Hi all!

Yesterday was one of the toughest days during my challenge, because yesterday was ‘stufi-day’.
stufi stands for study finance. Yes, you’re hearing me correctly.
Each 24th of the month, i the beautiful day when I get my study finance for being such a loyal hard working student, cough.
Although I must say, I’ve been working quite hard last month (still having exams until Thursday, please save me!!!).
And even when I don’t work hard, I do. At least I feel like I do, which counts as well.
But leaving my opinion on stufi for now, it is also a very difficult moment, because now I’m actually able to buy the things I want.
All this time I thought coping with discount codes was hard, I hadn’t seen nothing yet. I don’t even know how to explain, but I’m sure many can compare already.
For the rest of it, I’m handling myself pretty well luckily, and once I survived this, I know I can do anything, so empowering!

day 16

Day 16: Jacket – Small local store, Vogue shirt – Dutch Vogue, Grey Jeans – Bershka, Sneakers – H&M

 day 17

Day 17: Leather jacket – H&M, Lace top – Albufeira, Grey jeans – Pieces, Heels – Mango

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Started from the bottom

And now we’re here, back at the bottom.

Strange start, I know, but trust me, this is heading somewhere. Anywhere.
Since today is day 16(ALREADY!) of my challenge, which means I’m halfway there, only 14 days left.
Time flies when you’re having fun, only I’m not having that much fun because I’m still busy with my exams, so I’ll just leave it at ‘time flies’.
Anyway, although it was going great until a couple of days ago, I’m kind of starting to panic now.
I’m not sure whether it is because I genuinely have nothing to wear anymore, or because I just want to shop when seeing the rest of the world shop. Okay, even I, in my delirium, could tell that it’s probably just the addiction kicking in, but it’s really frustrating!
You know those moments when you’ve seen so many great things, that no matter what you think of, these items will pop into your head.
For instance, I could think of a park and only seconds later I would see myself walking through that park in a beautiful new outfit.
And don’t even deny it, I know at least almost every girl has this paranormal activity going on.
So I’ll just try to ignore the little voice in my head for now and start searching for a new outfit, while I’ll show you the ones I wore the last 3 days.

xx

day 13

Day 13: Jacket – Vero Moda, Top – H&M, Short – Vintage

day 14

Day 14: Jacket – H&M, Blouse – Zara, Jeans – Bershka, Heels – Mango

day 15

Day 15: Faux fur coat – ASOS, Cow jumper – H&M, Jeans – ASOS, Boots – Steve Madden

Bags of potential

Hi dear readers!

Blue monday was not quite how blue monday is supposed to be, not neccessarily down or depressed, but about having some breakthrough moments of life.
One of which is the fact that I am writing at this moment. To make things clear: I wrote within 3 days in stead of 3 weeks (okay, slight exaggeration), so this may be called a big progress. The other one is about my age. Since I was in the mood to do absolutely nothing last evening, I thought it would be nice to start reading my new book, ‘F*CK! I’m in my twenties’. As the title might already spill, it’s about the good and bad, well okay mainly problematic bads, of being in your twenty. As the grandma that I am, turning 21 next month(!), I feel so relieved about not being the only one with these issues. So to all of you struggling with facing the pressure to act more like adults, feeling misunderstood or getting the feeling that being in your twenties should make you a responsible, fulltime intelligent, having-your-shit-together person (and you are not quite there yet), I would definitely recommend this book, it’s so recognizable!

A bit more frustrating, is called the site of Zara.
I was wandering through the online world of everything when I bumped onto this extra ordinary beauty,  as this happens to us every once in a while. I was about to ignore the desiring feelings that I felt through my body, but my mind couldn’t win, so I went to check out the rest of the new collection of Zara, and H&M, and possibly every other online department store. Seemed like the best idea, certainly wasn’t the best idea, but at least I’m having a perfectly clear image on how I want my future closet to look like, which is nice. But you could say I’m not that good at keeping up with two challenges at the same time, or I might just need some more practice, practice makes perfect after all.

musthaves musthaves acc

Shoes (except sneakers), Bags, Dresses, Bottoms, Striped top, Wool jumper, Light blue jacket – Zara
White bomber jacket, Long blazer – Monki, Black jumper – H&M, Sports t-shirt – Sheinside.com, Sneakers – Nike.com

 

And if this doesn’t work out after all, I’ll just grab my book and have some self-pity.

xx

Counting down the days

Hi all!

After my last post about shaming myself for not posting enough, I should probably just go and bury myself now, because I certainly wouldn’t be able to handle this amount of shame.
But luckily for the world (and myself) there is no reason to stress, I wouldn’t do that. It would be a pity if I’m not even capable of finishing my challenge.
Speaking of, I must say that I’m handling myself quite alright these days, the temptation to shop has gone down. Though you never know, this might be the calm before the storm, but I’m really satisfied with the results so far.
I should do this more often, and by that phrace I mean: I should do this also when I don’t t need to save money, because it will help me in the future anyway. Unfortunately I know, as the poor student that I am, that that moment will not arrive soon, especially since I transfered the money for my skiing trip today. Which is already a joke by itself, knowing that I’ve never even attempted to ski before.
But anyway, it’s nice to know I CAN save, and a lot better than expected.

Nevertheless, I decided I should probably also give myself a challenge to write a little more often. Because this whole ‘I think I will do this, or I will do it in an hour, or maybe another day, or we’ll see’ is not working for me. I should have known this, since I seem to do this more often in life. (I can’t be the only one) And besides, challenges are making life so much more fun, only the sound of it makes me feel so adventurous already, challenging. So let’s start this today!

ps. My sincere apologies for not having a picture of day 10 yet, it was a busy busy day without electronic devices.

day 8

Day 8, Blazer – Mango, Jumper – H&M, Leather trouser – Zara, Necklace – Primark, Bag – Modemusthaves

 day9-1

Day 9, Jacket – Pull and bear, Shirt – Zara, Leather skirt – H&M, Shoes – Zara

day 11

Day 11, Jumper – Cheap Monday, Skirt – H&M, Shoes – Topshop, Bag – Modemusthaves

day 12

Day 12, Blazer – Zara, Peplum top – H&M, Leather trousers – H&M, Shoes – H&M

The challenge continues

Hello all,

Today is day three of my challenge and I must say, it’s challenging. Not in ways that I have nothing to wear, but I already want to shop so badly!
No, luckily I’m not running out of outfits yet, I mean, I am a women, we own clothes, a lot of them.
But as a lot of females out there, I have an urge to shop for new things very often. And where I would normally go through all the stores, getting my hopes up about buying a new shirt or some beautiful heels. I now have to sit at home and resist going anywhere, because karma seems to have a habbit of handing you tons of great shopping items whenever there is a time when you’re either broke, or not allowed to buy anything. Only this time even ASOS let me down when I found their ‘10% extra off’ email in my inbox this morning. I can only hope there comes a day during this challenge (or in life) when I can open my inbox or go outside like an independent young woman, resisting all these temptations, but untill then I will just have to sit around and writing about how miserable this is. And maybe write some essays for uni in the meantime, it is exam period after all.
For now I will just show you the pictures of the first three days of my challenge.

(Oh, and I’m sorry in advance for the bad quality of the pictures, my camera let me down, so untill I have fixed that, I am depending on the crappy camera of my mobile phone.)

  Image day 1
Learther pants – H&M, Blouse – second hand, Necklace – Primark

Imageday 2
Shirt – Zara, Jeans – Nudie Jeans, Sheepskin – Monki

Imageday 3
Vest – Pieces, Jacket – H&M, Jeans – ASOS, Shoes – Topshop

Losing my blog virginity

Hi all!

Today is 6 januari 2014 and today I’m losing my blog virginity. And as this is a blog, I’m sharing this with you guys.
I’ve started this blog because I really need to shorten my spendings and enlarge my savings now that I’m living on my own. Why am I doing this online? Simple, because doing something together is Always better then doing something by yourself. And although I might not be doing this litteraly with you, I am giving you notice on how I’m doing so I cannot fail! But i mean, seriously, I can’t.

If you’re wondering what I’m saving for, my trip to South Africe that will hopefully take place in two years. I would love to study abroad in South Africa, but this does not come for free. Luckily, I have some time left, but unfortunately this is not a lot. And admit, how awesome would it be to stay in Cape Town for half a year?!

To accomplish my great goal, I’ve come up with some challenges for myself. Or actually, I’ve searched the web for my first challenge: it’s called the ’30 day OOTD fashion challenge’.
This means that, for 30 days, I am not allowed to wear the same outfit twice, but I am also not allowed to shop for anything new. This means I have to be creative with what I have, a difficult task if you consider that I’m bored with most of my clothes already. After with 30 days I will start with a new challenge that will also have to save me some money.

If anyone is up to join me in my battle against shopping, or knows a great challenge, please let me know!