Monday, 2 March 2015

Life: Wanderlust

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It's always during the winter months when a thick mantle of snow lays over Austria that I get the itch to travel somewhere exotic and warm. Travelling, however, can be quite costly, especially on a student's budget, which is why I absolutely love looking at what other people experience in the sunnier regions of the world right now. Be it browsing through pictures of past holidays like the ones you can see in this post, watching vlogs like the ones of Alex Centomo, reading travel and lifestyle blogs like DearSkim (one of my favourites!) or browsing through the offers at MyDays and fantasizing about going on a short trip to one of Austria's thermal baths just to escape my everyday life for a weekend. Ultimately, I would rather go on a long journey around the world, though. I got a bad case of Wanderlust right here.

I'm longing for a change of scenery. Well, lucky me. In a couple of weeks, I will be moving flats, which should quench my thirst for change for a good while. Nevertheless, I'm wishing for the warm months to approach as soon as possible.

I cannot wait for the gloomy days to finally pass and the sun to gain strength once again so I can go out and explore without shivering!

How do you manage to keep your spirits up during this time of the year? What are your favourite holiday destinations?

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/ / Es passiert mir meist in den kalten Wintermonaten, wenn Österreich von einem dicken Mantel von Schnee umhüllt ist, dass ich mir wünschte wohin reisen zu können, wo es deutlich wärmer ist. Das Reisen selbst kann leider recht teuer werden, vor allem für eine arme Studentin. Ich genieße es deshalb voll und ganz die Reiseerlebnisse anderer Leute in mich aufzusaugen. Sei es durch die Flucht in die Vergangenheit, wobei ich mir gerne Fotos vergangener Urlaube ansehe, oder durch andere Medien wie YouTube, Blogs oder sogar durch das Schmökern durch diverse Reiseangebote von MyDays. Hierbei sind meine Favoriten deutlich die Video-blogs von Alex Centomo, der Reise- und Lifestyleblog DearSkim und das Liebäugeln mit einem Wochenendtrip in einer von Österreich's vielen Thermen. Aber wenn ich ehrlich bin, würde ich am liebsten einfach um die Welt reisen. Mich hat in den letzten Monaten wirklich die Wanderlust gepackt.

Ich sehne mich nach einem Tapetenwechsel. Nun, zu meinem Glück steht mit im nächsten Monat ein Umzug bevor, der sollte meinen Wunsch nach räumlicher Veränderung fürs Erste stillen.

Trotzdem wünsche ich mir bereits die wärmeren Monate herbei. Ich für meinen Teil kann es nämlich kaum erwarten, dass die sommerlichen Temperaturen wieder dauerhaft in Österreich verweilen und ich, ohne vor Kälte zu zittern, nach draußen gehen kann.

Wie schafft ihr es eure Laune während den kalten und wechselhaften Tagen im positiven Bereich zu halten? Was sind eure liebsten Urlaubsziele?

P.S.: Please let me know what you think of the dual-language blogging! I've been considering it for quite a while now and this is my first attempt at it so please give me your honest opinion and thoughts on how I could improve it!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Trend: Bohemian Bell Bottoms

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The 60's are back! This summer, a trend which I wasn't so sure about until recently is coming back strong: bell bottoms. Skinny at the top and flowy from the knees onwards - the casual silhouette definitely inspires a bohemian look and gives off a summer-y vibe. This summer, you'll find these beauties in all colours and textures. From velvet over lace and fancy prints to solid colours, everything will be (and already is) represented in all kinds of online boutiques. Even jeans in this cut will make a huge comeback later this year. You can either decide to splurge on a pair by Free People or Spell and the Gypsy Collective or dabble into the style by getting a cheaper pair from Forever 21 first before committing. Or maybe you already own a pair from a few years back and just shop your own closet!
I personally was very sceptical when I heard about the comeback of this trend at first, but I have to admit that they're growing on me. Especially since they're super versatile. You can either dress them up with a nice blazer for a business-casual look or wear them on a laid-back day at the beach. The different fabrics they come in make them a great transitional piece as well, especially if you consider getting bell bottom jeans instead of a pair of light cotton trousers.

What do you think of bell bottoms? Do you love them or do you hate them? 

Monday, 23 February 2015

Outfit: Fuzzy Knit and Galaxy Leggings

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Galaxy Blue Leggings - Black Milk Clothing 
Boots - H&M 
Tattoo choker and Sunglasses - eBay 

Please excuse the lack of pictures of my eye make-up but the truth is I wasn't wearing any safe for some mascara for this shoot. Since it's still quite cold in Austria, I've been fighting with dry eyes and make-up only makes it worse so I've been avoiding it like the plague lately.
I switched my usual, bright red lipstick to a brighter pink and I have to say I quite like it! The galaxy leggings are one of my favourite pair by Black Milk, which I haven't thrown out or sold yet despite the fact that they've gotten too large on me over the last two years. It's quite a shame, really, and I've meant to get a new, better fitting pair for ages, only that I always put it off.

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