December 30, 2017

WHERE HAVE I BEEN? | An explanation



It’s been a tough couple of weeks and Blogmas was a disaster. I really didn’t see that coming….
A lot of things have happened that made me stop doing Blogmas. I know, I know, shame on me.
But please have the patience, get yourself a drink, sit down and read my explanation.

First of all, let’s blame school again. We had so so many tests and exams which were very difficult. I really tried my best to be a good student (ahem…no…) and I got a comment saying ‘’Sad that you didn’t know that’’ on my corrected test. Great! What a good way to motivate your students! But not to completely complain about everything, I got good marks, too. That’s, however not the point. I want to give you reasons why I went offline for such long time. Everything just got out of control and too much. The school, my friends, family etc.
Like the incurable illness of my dog. It had cancer and there was no way to cure it. We actually did some operations, e.g. taking the whole tail off but unfortunately, they didn’t help. So, it passed away. I know this may sound stupid to some of you but this wasn’t just a dog for me. I mean, I grew up with it and almost spend my whole childhood with it.
Another reason why I only wrote 5 days of Blogmas is that I got ill too and when your head and stomach heart so bad you can’t even stand up properly and you have nausea all the time, you probably don’t want to go out shooting in a new outfit and write about it. The only thing I did was sleeping. I also had a big argue with a friend I barely see anymore and it seems like everyone around me gets ill. So does my grandpa, he has cancer…
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not writing this to show you how crap life can get but to kind of explain this situation. Trust me, my life has been more shitty than this.

But after all I want to give thanks to you. I appreciate that you read my posts and leave me sweet comments. I am glad you like my work and are such loyal followers. I wanted to write a post about being one year a blogger (yes, my blog’s now one year old! Can’t really believe it…) and celebrating my blog’s first birthday but with the explanations above I think, you get why I didn’t do that. I 'll however, do it someday, I just don’t exactly know when. I always promise you things but 50% I break it. Being a student nowadays where I live is very time consuming. So, I hope you understand that. Although it’s difficult as I said before, I am trying to post regularly like once a week. I actually have some written and finished posts on my laptop waiting to be released.
Who knows what 2018 will bring us…



A happy new year and cheers to good upcoming posts in 2018!
Lots of love as always,
Victoria xx 




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December 04, 2017

AN HONEST WINTER TO DO LIST



Winter has arrived and I am so not into it. I hate the cold and the temperatures falling to -8 degrees. It’s just not my thing. I can’t really wear what I want to wear since it’s too cold. The only thing keeping you warm are jeans and hundred layers of jumpers and most of the time I am just being lazy and doing nothing inside the warm house escaping the snow storms outside. But this winter I want to be more productive and have made a to do list. So, why not spend Blogmas day 4 with my list for the coldest season of the year that isn’t really my favourite?



  • The first thing isn’t particularly for winter but I am trying to get tickets for Harry Styles. His concerts are in spring 2018 (in my near) and I am already a bit late.
  • Get done with Blogmas and post good content. This is more of a goal actually that I really want to achieve.
  • Bake festive cookies with effortful designs on them for Instagram. But not eat them.
  • Plan and buy my Christmas gifts earlier. I've written a post about 30 gift ideas under 10£ Click >>here<< to be forwarded to it.
  • Don’t stress me too much out because of Christmas.
  • Find a way to stay fashionable while not freezing.
  • Make a big clear out before spring.
  • Host a Christmas movie night.
  • Take care of my cacti.
  • Find the perfect jumper on Asos.
  • Pretend one day it’s summer if I am depressed about winter.
  • Read blog posts about escaping the good old winter blues.
  • Shop summer clothes online for my upcoming vacation. Well, maybe I am still too early…
  • Last but not least, study, study, study. There are loads of tests and exams in December and January I have to be prepared for.




Do you have any plans for winter? I’d love to know some of your points from your to do list!


Lots of love,
Victoria




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December 03, 2017

30 GIFT IDEAS UNDER 10 pounds



The shops are overfilled with stuff, everywhere you look are reduced products that are still way too overpriced and for us students who are well known for being on a budget, the nightmare of buying Christmas presents has begun. That’s exactly the reason why I’ve been searching about three hours for affordable presents on the internet, to show you the best purses, books, clothes etc. that are currently out there (all under 10£ !).
Note: click on the image to be forwarded to the product's site.




#1  polar bear socks £3 €5 $6
Make giving socks non-boring with cute polar bears on them!


#2 sleeping mask  £6 €8 $9
'Cause everyone needs a good beauty sleep. 

#3  Star Wars notebooks £6 €8 $ --- 
For the geeks under us!

#4 Inside Vogue book £10 €13 $16 
This isn't under 10 but it was just too adorable not showing.




#5 card holder £6 €8 $9 
To hold your oyster card.

#6 cross body purse £5 €7 $9

#7 rose gold stud earrings £6 €8 $12


#8 Wonka for the love of nerds sweets  £2 €2 $4 



#9 pyjama cami top £7 €8 $14 

#10 frill hem pyjama shorts £7 €8 $14 

#11 bath infusion tea bags £5 €6 $10 

#12 pink compact mirror £5 €6 $10 

#13 polar bear sheet mask £4 €5 $6 

#14 monogram mug £8 €11 $ --- 



#15  tree-topped bar soap £7 €10 $ --- 



#16 hand cream cracker £5 €6 $8
#17 lip tint moisturising balm £4 €5 $8




#18 nail art tool kit £5 €7 $10 





#19 pom pom slippers £5 €7 $10 





#20 rudolph mug £6 €8 $13 





#21 festive dessert plate £9 €13 $ ---

#22 melita coaster £8 €11 $ ---

#23 London notebook £3 €4 $6





#24 emroidered purse £10 €14 $19(!) 






#25 pushlock closure handbag £12 €13 $15


#26 velvet bucket bag £8 €9 $11




#27 grey box handbag £9 €10 $12

#28 London hand cream trio £6 €7 $10


#29 Blossom birds cath to go set £9 €11 $15







#30 liquid lipstick £8 €8 $13





Have you already bought all your christmas gifts or are you still planning what to go for?
I hope this guide has helped!

Love,
Victoria






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December 02, 2017

VOGUE'S 73 QUESTIONS



Instead of doing the christmas tag which I've seen on so so many blogs before I decided to do something different, Vogue's 73 questions. Before we start, I know I'll never be asked by Vogue to do this but it's fun pretending and to be honest, I am sick of reading the same questions and tags over and over again.



1.  WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE FILM?
It’s only the first question and I already don’t know what to answer. Well done!
There are way too many good films out there to only pick one. Can I say more than one?
I choose Harry Potter (of course), Jurassic Park, Star Wars and (you would have never guessed it) Legally Blonde.

2.  FAVOURITE FILM IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS?
Omg to many options again… Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Yes, let’s take that one.

3. FAVOURITE HITCHCOCK FILM? 
I had to google this, so you probably know why I won’t answer this question.
I really like psychological films though. 

4.  A BOOK YOU PLAN ON READING?
The fault in our stars! No, just joking, there is no way I am going to read this book.
I think, The Devil wears Prada. It is a shame I haven’t read it yet.

5. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Yes, maybe.

6. FAVOURITE TV SHOW THAT'S CURRENTLY ON?
It’s not currently on TV but I am obsessed with Full House! I just can’t get enough! Also, can we appreciate the fashion? I find it so interesting to watch TV shows etc. that were made in another century or decade!

7. ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN HOW EXCITED ARE YOU ABOUT LIFE RIGHT NOW?
7 and it is the seventh question!

8. iPHONE OR ANDROID? 
My phone is Android, I have an iPad, I’ve never had an iPhone…let’s say Android.

9. TWITTER OR INSTAGRAM? 
Instagram. Always.

10. WHO SHOULD EVERYONE BE FOLLOWING RIGHT NOW?
Fashion Mumblr, she does some really good content and puts much engagement and effort into her blog.

11. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
I don’t have one specific dish, but I love Italian food (and Bavarian ‘Weißwürste’ à my mom is from Bavaria) which isn’t ideal since I have a histamine intolerance and histamine is included in tomatoes, pizza-pond, Balsamico and literally any other Italian ''ingredient''.

12. LEAST FAVOURITE FOOD? 
Mustard.

13. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ON YOUR PIZZA? 
As I said before I unfortunately, can’t eat it but I like cheese.

14. FAVOURITE DRINK?
Water. Yes, water. It's not even a drink, is it?

15. FAVOURITE DESSERT? 
Tiramisu which is again Italian. Great!

16. DARK CHOCOATE OR MILK CHOCOLATE? 
I can’t eat that either. Omg I am laughing and crying at the same time as I can’t eat anything!
But I prefer milk chocolate.

17. COFFEE OR TEA?  
Tea, especially fennel tea.

18. RED OR PINK?
Pink.

19. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE FASHION BRAND?   
Chanel but can’t afford it.
So, Zara and Topshop.

20. LAST FILM YOU WATCHED?
Christmas with the Kranks.

21. FAVOURITE SONG? 
Drag me down by One Direction. It really is very special to me and there’s a story behind it which I am not going to talk about for now.

22. IF YOU COULD SING A DUET WITH ANYONE; WHO WOULD IT BE? 
I am not good at singing at all. Let’s pretend I am and say Niall Horan.

23. ONE THING YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT? 
Food.

24. DO YOU LIKE FLYING? 
Yes! I am always so excited for the airport and can’t wait to go on the plane and visit a new country. I also like the food that is served. Yes, call me crazy!

25. TO BE OR NOT TO BE?  
To be.

26. DOGS OR CATS? 
I have a dog and in general like them more than cats, I say dog.

27. BIRD-WATCHING OR WHALE-WATCHING?  
Whale-watching.

28. BEST GIFT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
My friends and family.

29. WHAT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN'T DO? 
I can’t do a cartwheel or a handstand.

30. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE? 
Beach house although 70% of the country’s land area I live in are alps.

31. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE BOARD GAME? 
Mastermind.

32. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE COUNTRY TO VISIT? 
The USA.

33. WHATS' THE LAST COUNTRY YOU VISITED?
England.

34. WHAT COUNTRY DO YOU WISH TO VISIT? 
Australia.

35. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR?
There are way too many.

36. LEAST FAVOURITE COLOUR?
Neon colours.

37. DIAMONDS OR PEARLS? 
This is too difficult…pearls(?).

38.  HEELS OR FLATS? 
Flats. Much more comfortable.

39. PILATES OR YOGA? 
I have never done Pilates but I quite like Yoga. So, Yoga.

40.  JOGGING OR SWIMMING? 
Depends.

41. BEST WAY TO DE-STRESS?
Make a plate of pesto noodles, load Netfilx and you are ready to go.

42. IF YOU HAD ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 
The ability to eat as much as I want without gaining weight.

43. WHAT'S THE WEIRDEST WORD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE? 
Benzodiazepine. Don’t even know what it means.

44. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE FLOWER?
Frangipanis.

45. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Two weeks ago. I better not talk about it.

46. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? 
Sometimes it really upsets me but most of the time I am happy with it.

47. DO YOU BAKE? 
Yes, but not very often.

48. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
That I am thinking and worrying way too much about such unnecessary things and in general my shyness.

49. WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
Being loyal and always there for my friends and family if they need something.

50. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PET? 
A guinea pig named Elisabeth.

51. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Kiwi about the twentieth time today.

52. FAVOURITE SMELL?
The smell of old books and the summer evening’s air in the city.

53. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My friend.

54. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU SENT A TEXT TO?
To the same friend again.

55. A SPORT YOU WISH YOU COULD PLAY?
Badminton. We played it in PE a few days ago and my shuttlecock was always falling on the floor. So, I had to pick it up every two seconds till my hips started aching.

56. HAIR COLOUR?
You can’t really describe my hair in only one colour. It’s more of a darker blonde to light brunette at the hairline and then it’s getting lighter and lighter. Just like an ombré, actually, but I’ve never dyed it and it is all natural!

57. EYE COLOUR?
Dark brown with green sprinkles.

58. SCARY FILM OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
The happily ever after.

59. FAVOURITE SEASON?
I like all of them but my least favourite one is winter. Don’t get me wrong I love when the trees are covered in snow but in the last few years we haven’t had much snow anymore and it is just cold.

60. THREE PEOPLE ALIVE OR DEAD THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH?
Audrey Hepburn, Louis Tomlinson and J.K. Rowling.

61. HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs.

62. ROLLING STONES OR THE BEATLES?
The Beatles

63. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
In a city that no one knows.

64. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
I think, Florida.

65. SWEET OR SAVOURY?
Savoury.

66. IF YOU COULD GO TO ANY CONCERT PAST OR PRESENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The last ever concert of One Direction (yes, there is slightly going a red thread through these answers).

67. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Geekerella by Ashley Poston.

68. FAVOURITE BEDTIME STORY?
I can’t remember what bedtime story I liked the most as a little kid as I was literally laughing at any story, but I think, it was Mother Hulda. Although it’s more of an fairytale…

69. WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY?
Stop thinking.

70. FAVOURITE SOUND?
Waves crashing down and the wind breezing through the cornfields.

71. WHAT'S YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?
Hare or rabbit.

72. WHO IS YOUR GIRL CRUSH?
Camila Cabello

73. LAST PHOTOGRAPH YOU TOOK?
A picture of my little sister playing on the xylophone.



Do you fancy a go yourself? Let me know in the comments!


Xx,
Victoria




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December 01, 2017

CULOTTES IN DECEMBER



The temperatures are falling, the trees are covered in snow and it’s that time of the year again.
The Christmas countdown has officially started and that’s why I am here with the first day of Blogmas!
I’ve decided to do Blogmas since I don’t post very often and want to challenge myself a bit. I would post more regularly but school just doesn’t make it always possible. So, you’re probably thinking now ‘’Then why would you do Blogmas where you have to post daily?’’. I don’t really know either…I guess because it might be fun!
Now, let’s just forget about that and move on with this post. 



I’ve been shopping quite a lot lately (oops…!)  and found some gorgeously comfortable culottes which look like straight out of the seventies and are worth mentioning. If you’ve read my last blog post then you’ll probably know that I want to stay away from jeans as often as I can and as I am not a skirt kind of girl…the last option are trousers. They look Parisian too…and seventies-ish…if that makes any sense…



I paired it with a classy black short-sleeved jumper from the one and only Zara. This comes in very handy when it’s cold outside but you want to get that certain look that only a short-sleeved top will do and since it’s wool it keeps you (most of the times) snuggly and warm.



For accessories, only these Chelsea boots came in my mind ‘cause the trousers are really outstanding. I mean, though black loafers would have done a good job too, the boots are much warmer and it was totally freezing. The wind was blowing and I didn’t even wear a jacket (thanks to my closet for only owning one proper jacket that just doesn’t go with this outfit)!




The bag is just a not so fancy one (again) from Zara. You can actually flip it over so it has another colour which is tbh the only reason why I bought it. It can be used for many different outfits and was very affordable. After writing this it doesn’t seem that non-fancy anymore…
Last but not least, jewellery. I chose my day-to-day Tiffany & Co. necklace, my normal and boring pearl earrings and my beloved ring with my birthstone on it.

If you’ve made it this far without falling asleep, I am very thankful! The upcoming posts will definitely be more interesting. I promise! Creating good content isn’t that easy if you only have half an hour to write a whole entry! I have so many ideas and too less time! I will however not always be that busy so, just wait two days until you are able to read great content (in my opinion).


Love,

Victoria






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November 12, 2017

HOW TO BE CONFIDENT WITH FASHION


I’ve always struggled with self-confidence. I don’t know why. Maybe because of some bad incidents that had happened in the past or just because of my nature. However, not with fashion! I feel self-confident when wearing statement pieces and don’t care what others may think about my fashion sense or appearance.
But I know that some of you don’t feel the way as I do and still aren’t "brave" enough to wear really outstanding pieces of clothing. So, I want to share some tips on how to be more confident with fashion!
Now, I am not saying I am the most confident and bravest human-being on earth! I still hate to speak out in class and can’t even do a proper presentation BUT I’d say I wear clothes that are more eccentrically than the average “leggings-and-plain-top-look”.



#1 Don’t care what people think about you

Last Friday was the first time I wore my favourite Culottes (damn comfortable trousers with wide legs) to school. It was actually quite difficult at first as literally everyone wears jeans if they don’t feel like putting on a skirt or dress. I am A-OK with that since I am a jeans-lover myself. But it can be a bit boring tbh. This is why I want to stay away from jeans at least two days a week. Coming back to what I was saying, you stand out with that trousers and I do got some “What-is-she-wearing?” kind of looks but I don’t care because they don’t understand fashion! I however, got some compliments from friends too which I didn’t expect and made my confident grow.



#2 Just do it &
wear what you wanna wear!

If you really like a certain piece of clothing just wear it! You can do what you want! If you feel comfortable in it and if it gives you a good feeling then wear it! As I said before don’t care about others. Care about you and your “needs”. If you don’t want to put on those same boring outfits day after day again, well then just not do it! Fashion should be fun! (Count how many times I've said ‘if’! Hahaha...)



#3 Pretend you’re confident

Although this one isn’t particularly about fashion it has helped me a lot. Just play your confidence and others will actually believe you’re. After some time as you have done it more often you will see the amazing results. With this technique I’ve gained more confidence than I thought I would, especially with fashion. 



Are you confident with wearing statement pieces? Do you feel comfortable with your current style?
Let me know in the comments below! I'd love to hear your thoughts!



Xx,
Victoria







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