Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The 70s revisited

I know that fashion and trends repeat. But why ooh why, did we have to go back to the 70s? I don't know if you love the 70s trend in shops right now or if you're in the same boat as I am.
I'm not going to the shops as regularly as I did before. But last week I got that spending feeling again and went inside to look at new collections and maybe buy myself something nice. I ended up living empty handed, which is something totally new for me. I'm not saying that  I'm really not buying anything at all, there still are pieces and looks from the 70s that I'm gladly incorporating into my wardrobe. I don't like yellow as a colour and it took me a while to become more open to wearing different shades of yellow (more toned down), but now the high-street is just overflowing with the "diarrhea" yellow (which in fact isn't such a bad colour, but it's everywhere). Diarrhea there, diarrhea here! I remember when I was young and the coolest thing was if you wore a wide-legged jean. If it started to rain the jeans would get totally soaked to your knees but that still didn't bother us. Then when I got to high school, we tossed all of our flared jeans away and adopted "the skinny jeans" trend and we all couldn't imagine going back to the wide-legged jeans again. Well I still can't! Some women just pull them off so well, but I just can't seem to have a body type for the style of them. Having said that, I just don't feel like the 70s trend suits me, as I said the yellow colour makes my pale skin look even yellower. Wearing flares, would be the last thing I would go for. The fringed jackets just make me look like an out of place hippy. The only thing that I've noticed and is really starting to grow on me is the bohemian side of the 70s. The long blouses and shirts, the maxi-s, and the over the shoulder peasant blouses. A-line skirts can also be very flattering for my body shape. So don't you worry, I'm still spending money for clothes. I haven't changed just yet. Whatever fashion throws at me, it seems I can still find something I like. Even though I don't feel like dressing as Annie Hall tomorrow, a little bit of a modern Jane Birkin is the look I'm  going for. You wish, Nina!
My love for Zara is never-ending <3
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Things I wish I'd knew before I moved out on my own for the first time

This title actually isn't right. It should have been something like: Things I wish I'd knew before my parents moved out. In my case at least. For those of you, who have been reading this blog, or those of you who know me, this probably makes sense, since you know that my parents moved away when I was sixteen. But just now, I'm actually thinking about, what that had taught me about life and me in general. Since moving to Canada myself and again living at someones place, I can't help but think that I would prefer living on my own again. Don't get me wrong it's a great to live with someone you like to hang out with and it's great for you financially (shared expenses), but once you get the freedom of living totally on your own and just minding your own business, you can't really go back.  Snacking whenever you want, wearing whatever you want, even if that means wearing pajamas to buy groceries, because you just felt like it. Watching whatever you want. Talking to yourself, if necessary of course. Listening to music as loud as you want and singing. Going out at weird times and basically not caring about a thing. Cooking whatever you want, eating burnt food from you lunch experiment. Obscenely crying when watching a movie about dogs or babies. Having your friends over even if just for five minutes at the time, throughout the whole day - that is some quality time. Not bothering to pick up snow in front of the driveway in winter, and just lifting your knees more for three months. That actually benefits you and makes you do some cardio work before going anywhere. Doing whatever weird thing you want and then acting normal when you live your house and run into neighbors. Because in your world that is just how it is.

Back to the point. Here's what I learned living on my own:
1. I am not normal - this probably doesn't stand for everyone. I'm not saying that when you're going to move out on your own, you'll realize your weird too. But with some people, including me, that will definitely be the case. If you start acting like a freak when you are alone, your probably the same.
2. I will never ever again be able to live with your parents - even if you were able to leave with them for your whole life, the moment you step outside the door into the freedom of your own being. You will never, EVER, be able to adjust to their way of living. Everyone as their own routine and you will soon develop your own.
3. Learn new skills - from pluming, wifi restarting, cooking, cleaning, ... I learned a lot of valuable skills, that I can use in real life situations.
4. Know your money - knowing your money is soooo important. Saving your income for necessary things like food and toilet paper, becomes something totally normal.
5. Don't forget the keys - unfortunately everyone learns this the hard way!
6. Don't buy everything - i had to learn this the hard way, thank you to my sister, for always being so organized with her money, that I could borrow from here in those early months of independence.
7. Cleaning supplys are freaking expensive - go to number 4.
8. Steal, beg and borrow - metaphorically of course ;)
9. It's not a movie - no it's not like an episode of friends, but it still is so much fun
10. When your sick you still have to go shop grocerries - no one is going to get you a blanket and a cup of tea, you will just have to stand up and do it on your own, lazy!
11. When your not feeling yourself outfits don't matter - I would love to see a collection of outfits that I wore when feeling sad, sorry or just funny. It came to a point where I took the garbage out wearing a S.W.A.T. helmet, just because I felt like it.
12. Motivate yourself to go to school - maybe you are a wonder-child like some people I know and just love going to school. But believe me at sixteen the last thing I wanted to do was go to school. The best advice I can give you is ... I'm sorry, thank good I'm not in your shoes anymore.

Didn't know exactly what kind of photos would fit this theme, so I just decided to go with some home decor photos from my Pinterest page. For all of you who don't bother reading this crap and rather skip to the photo material, here you go:
I know, I know, but a girl can dream!
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Autumn fever or why I love fall


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Cooler weather which means longer sleeves, cozier sweaters, scented candles and a bunch of spices that give our lattes flavour and make our days sweeter. The fall is finally here! My favourite season, not just because of my birthday but also due to the fact it is like a second New year. The year turns (at least for me) when the trees drop all of their leaves, which always translates as me releasing all my worries in autumn and starting to plan new adventures. Okay, enough of my melodramatic thoughts,..., let me focus more on what I was actually trying to say.
After trying to adjust to my life here and finding my MOJO, I'm finally settling down and getting excited for upcoming things. I can't wait to start school, I'm loving my job and enjoying the city. I have so many ideas and plans now, that I don't even now what to do first. Even though I'm quite busy, and am only off Wednesdays and Thursdays, keeping busy always puts me in such a good mood. Being productive with my time is something I always strive for.
In fall I usually get in my zone. Summer really isn't my thing. I mean who likes excessively sweating, showing of their legs and always looking like a burnt weirdo with a body that is always in "getting ready for summer" mode, but never actually gets there? No, thank you. Autumn, yup, autumn is when come in my own. Cover my body with cardigans, layers and, blankets and give me a cup tea, turn on my favourite TV series and let me be. The nature gets prettier and autumn walks are the best. Baking and eating get the attention that they need. Though this year I'll really try and not to eat too much (never ending resolution). This fall my focus will be on still trying to find the perfect shade of berry read lipstick, that isn't to red nor to purple. To master the cozy/homeless layered look that some people just rock. To possibly by a hat (again) and wear it without worrying, if other people are looking at me. To really join the gym for autumn/winter and going at least twice a week. To save as much money as I can. Please my money gods be good to me! Last but not least important - to do as much new things and learn something new.
I hope that all of you are as excited as I am for fall, even though I don't know who all of you are, since the only one I know who is reading this is my mum. So mum I hope your excited. If there's anyone else, I hope you enjoying it too. If it's just mum here, I'm fine with that too!

Have a nice day!

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