Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Nobody Likes You When You're 23

T-shirt: Unknown | Dress: The Reformation (old) | Shoes: Vans Old Skool

Today is my 23rd birthday.


I've been listening to What's My Age Again by Blink-182 all week because it makes me calm down about my age. It feels like last summer I turned 20... But in all honesty, I feel more like a kid than ever. Also, my mom woke me up with presents, chocolate cake, sour candy, and chocolate buttons which are all some of my childhood favorites. I'm hoping she'll do the same for me when I turn 33!


Thursday, 12 July 2018

July Wishlist

As my birthday is coming up, I’ve been asked a lot of questions about what's on my wishlist for this year. That has really got me thinking a lot about what I want. Like I mentioned a couple of blog posts ago, I’ve been trying to cut down on my consumerism, so I really had to wreck my brain for ideas. Now that I created a wishlist, I really wanted to share it with you here on my blog!

#1. Vintage, Gold Jewelry

Normally, I only wear silver jewelry. I once read somewhere that silver jewelry suits people with pink undertones and gold jewelry suits people with yellow undertones. However, while my skin tone, in theory, looks better with gold jewelry, I have always been a silver kinda gal. Now that it's summer and I've got a tan, I want to experiment a bit more with gold jewelry. As you might have seen, gold jewelry in a vintage Southern European style is very hot in the blogosphere right now. I want to give it a try. I do, however, prefer sticking to actual vintage jewelry pieces as opposed to vintage inspired items. Why not be sustainable when you can? While I will be looking at Etsy and other online vintage stores for these ‘new’ jewelry pieces, my favorite non-vintage jewelry stores are Bagatiba, Missoma, Rock N Rose, Reliquia Jewelry, and Haati Chai.

#2. War Child t-shirts 

Second on my wishlist is a t-shirt from War Child. My favorites from the collection are the ones from Vivienne Westwood, Bella Freud, and Pam Hogg. I have a lot of t-shirts on my wishlist, but this one is for a good cause. War Child is a UK organization that, in celebration of their 25th anniversary, has teamed up with a variety of British designers to create a collection of t-shirts to help support and raise awareness of War Child’s charity. All the money will go towards providing high-impact programs across war torn countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, and Uganda. The programs will offer children support with issues such as mental health, education, and protection.

#3. Swimwear 

Third on my wishlist is swimwear. I don’t really own any swimwear because it used to be my least favorite thing to spend money on. However, now that swimwear companies focuses on the person wearing the swimwear and flattering the female body as opposed to exploiting them. I'm all for it now. I’m probably gonna go for a swimsuit or a bikini from the brand Matteau as I love the cuts and beautiful silhouettes of their swimwear.

#4. Gucci loafers

Okay, so I've been smitten as well... The last thing on my July wishlist is a pair of Gucci loafers. While I can appreciate classic designs and wardrobe stables such as these loafers, I have been trying to stay away from this–in my opinion–horrific Gucci trend that has been going on these past couple of years. The classic Gucci loafer, however, is not a part of the money making tactics behind the Gucci brand like the Gucci sneakers, the Gucci hats, and the Gucci *whatever* are. I’m very aware of the fact that some of these hyped items are just trendy because you get to show off your money. It's not what the designers have envisioned for Gucci as a brand, but rather items made as a source of income for Gucci. It saddens me to see fashion take this direction, but this is just a personal opinion so please don't be offended if you are part of the 'Gucci gang'. (If you wanna learn more about this specific topic, I suggest watching Haute Le Mode on Youtube. He is very passionate about the topic and his channel functions as a type of fashion industry 101 YouTube channel).

What's on your wishlist for this month?

Image credit:
Instagram/@rocknrosegirls, /@katemossagency, & /@matteau.swim + Pinterest

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Why I Never Attend Music Festivals

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Clubmasters | Dress: H&M* | Sneakers: Adidas Gazelle*

I am a huge music fan. I love live music and summer concerts. However, when it comes to music festivals, I have to admit that they’re not really for me. In fact, I’ve never been to one either. That tends to come as a shock to some as music festivals are a pretty big deal where I’m from. Every cool kid goes to the annual, infamous Roskilde Festival just outside of Copenhagen.

Granted, music festivals look and sound amazing. Who wouldn’t enjoy music, fun, and good company in the sun?! As I keep asking myself that particular question, I have admit that I have a hard time believing that the festivals can live up to the fairytale image which is being sold to hopeful festivalgoers.

I believe that music festivals are a worldly phenomenon that has become a rite of passage for my generation. If you want to be “someone” or want to maintain a cool image, it's a given that you should be attending music festivals. While I, in theory, could be just another common festivalgoer I've decided not to because I don’t believe in that mindset when people think they're above the average millennial just because they associate themselves with a random youth subculture. There’s no way in hell I’ll ever go to a music festival just be a cool and edgy millennial and let me tell you why...

#1. The Hygiene

The first thing I have to highlight is, in my case, plays a crucial part in my opinion of music festivals;  the hygiene and ESPECIALLY the toilet facilities. That’s just a big fat NO from me. I can't wrap my head around the fact that you are sleeping in an overheated tent in a pool of mud and other people's bodily fluids. I panic just by the thought of waking up to the sound of someone vomiting on my tent which, according to my festival obsessed friends, happens quite often. Because the hygiene becomes such a huge issue, I've heard about people getting a eye infections from the evaporation of urine (because people don't want to use the toilets). I don't blame people for not using the toilets though. I wouldn't want to use a dirty, portable toilet either when the chances of someone tipping it over is that high.

#2. My Overshadowing and Totally Realistic Fear of Dying

I remember back in 2000, a few people were stomped to death at a Pearl Jam concert at Roskilde Festival. Although I would expect the safety to have been improved since that incident, the massive crows at music festivals are always going to be there. Everyone is there to listen to the same band, and everyone wants a spot where they can see. Sometimes, people behave like animals when alcohol and their favorite band is involved and I'm not ready to die just yet.

#3. The Inaccessible and Overpriced Food

You're in line for ages while you're incredibly hungover and then, to top it all off, you're being totally overcharged for a bottle of water and an average hot meal. Sometimes, you reach the end of the line you're told that they're out of that one specific meal that you have been craving all morning. I'm wiping nervous sweat of my forehead as I'm writing this. In all fairness, the price point at festivals are kind of a given as it is with any event... YAY, capitalism!!

These are the three reasons as to why I don't attend music festivals. Of course I know that the pros outweigh the cons in the long run, but I just really like to complain about stuff. If you choose to go to any music festivals bearing all of this in mind, I applaud you!
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