Flu and rainy days

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all doing well in this cold autumnal weather. Here in Cologne there has been a flu epidemic during the past weeks and just when I thought it had skipped me, I woke up this morning feeling like shit. With a cold, a headache, throat ache and everything else which is flu-like.

So I’ve been trying to recover today by taking a lot of vitamins, drinking some lemon-ginger-honey tea and taking it slow. I even borrowed some nice bath oils from my roommate so I can take a nice warm bath and go to bed early tonight. And then all I can do is hope, pray and keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll be a lot better tomorrow, because I really don’t have time to be ill. Especially since I’ve found out I have to write 4 papers and prepare 3 presentations before the end of the month, one’s gotta love studentlife!

But I must also admit that having a decent excuse to not do anything and sleep feels kindof okay if it’s just for a day, finally a reason to do what I always love to do, haha. I sound a bit too lazy now I guess.

Anyway, I hope to be able to get back to you soon with some nice and healthy updates! Oh, and if you guys have any anti-flu tips, PLS SHARE!!

PS. The book I’m reading -hearing vision, seeing voices, is a very interesting book and I can definitely recommend reading it! However, I bought it in South Africa, so I’m not completely sure if the bookstores elsewhere sell it as well, but here’s a link to amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hearing-Visions-Seeing-Voices-Mmatshilo/dp/1919931511

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Getting older

Hi all!

outfit bday
Leather dress – Zara, Heels – Mango, Lipstick – Revlon

I am so frustrated about my age, last wednesday I turned 21(!!) It feels so mature grown up old-ish.
I know I have said this before and it still isn’t true, but still.
Anyway, yesterday I had my birthday bash, which was not so much of a bash and more of a dinner and a drink.
But I had a lovely evening though.
And now that that has been done, I finally have time (okay, technically not, but I have time to not do other stuff and write blogposts instead) to choose a new challenge! Exciting!
I’m not 100% sure yet, but I’ll decide tomorrow. Procastination is kindof my thing.
Maybe I should start something which involves me not buying clothes again, as I have bought a new dress and two tops since the last one ended.
And yes, I should probably be ashamed of myself, but I  really love the new things, especially the dress, so I’ll be forgiven. (It was my birthday after all..)


Victory is close

Hi all!

My sincere apologies for not writing for so long. I’ve been very very busy last week. I’ve had my last two exams for this period, which I’ve hopefully passed, or at least one of them.
And right after that my grandparents had their 50-years wedding anniversary. Isn’t crazy how you can spend so many years together with one person. I know this sounds so wrong, but trust me, I don’t mean it like that. It’s more that when I look at myself, I can’t imagine that anyone could spend so many years with me without going mental. But who knows.

Anyway, that wasn’t my point of today. The point is that I almost completed my challenge, only one more day left!
30 days of not shopping and not wearing the same outfit twice. As I think I can handle that last day as well now that I’ve completed the other 29, I can consider this done!
Nevertheless I cannot say I’m totally satisfied with the result. I mean, I did not shop nor wear the same outfit twice, which is nice. But my whole point of doing this in the first place still isn’t accomplished. I honestly thought that not spending all my money on clothes would provide me with much more savings, but instead I’ve probably wasted it on unimportant sh*t. (I know myself well)
So for the next time I’ll be doing this I’ll implement a new rule: save the money which you’d normally spend on clothes. I believe that will pay off, since I tend to magically make money appear out of nowhere whenever I want to buy something. Saving all this miracle cash will hopefully actually get me somewhere.
But I don’t want to do the same challenge again right now. Even though I’ve already looked up some other fun challenges, I’m not quite sure yet what my next challenge is going to be. So if anyone has an excellent idea, please let me know! (actually any idea will due)

For my before last outfit challenge outfits: (I’m sorry, the jacket of day 26 is missing, so I don’t have a picture of that day) (And again for being lazy and busy and not making proper photos)

day 22 day 23 day 24 day 25 day 27 day 28 day 29


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.


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.


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


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