Re-losing my blog virginity

Hi guys,

It’s been ages since I last wrote something here and I feel bad about not being present for so long. It feels as if I’m losing my blogging virginity all over again.

Again with a goal of traveling the world, yet again having a hard time to save up for it.
However, some things did change, I’ve moved to Amsterdam, tried to become better at balancing everything out and therefore being more capable of continuing to write. Overall, I tried to become better at life.

I think I’ve succeeded in this a fair bit, so please feel free to join me on my journey through the rough and expensive city life of Amsterdam, and my ways of avoiding and transforming this.

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Lots of love,

Chantal

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Bad blogging period

Hi everyone!

As you might have noticed I’ve been going through a bad blogging period lately. And by ‘bad’ I mean terrible, in this sentence bad is the understatement of the year (cheers tot that). This isn’t for no reason though. Mainly it’s because I’ve been lacking time, but also because I’ve been lacking the energy and enthusiasm to write.

I’ve been dealing with studying and working moreover, but next tot that I’ve been thinking what it is exactly that I want to deliver on this page, besides giving me more reason to save for South Africa of course.

I’m still not exactly sure, but I’m getting there. I’ve been spinning my head around what it is that I like and what parts of my life I want to be on the internet. Because even though I believe everything is pretty fascinating, I can totally imagine not everybody thinks of a trip to the supermarket as an adventure. I must say though, it keeps life interesting, so I can definitely recommend this way of seeing things.

But I’m wandering now. Anyway, I’ve been planning on buying an actual personal page to work my way through this blogging life and maybe follow a course on how to become a better web designer, so I can develop and become better at what I want to do. So don’t worry, or do, see for yourself, I won’t quit writing, I’m getting ready to be back!

As for my challenge, it has been quite difficult, but I haven’t shopped yet. So that makes a week, yay! I’ll try really hard to continue, even though it is becoming more and more difficult with my birthday coming up. BE STRONG.

Speak to you soon! xoxo

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!