Fashion

It has been snowing a lot these past few days, and with temperatures being around -6 it has been almost too cold to spend any time outside and the snow has been turning to slippery ice very quickly but finally there was a day of sunshine. It was absolutely beautiful, I went for a long walk around the local park close by to me and watched people walk across the lakes and dogs play in the snow. It was the perfect start to my week before I start working almost 13hr days this week.

Yesterday I had some time before I started work so decided to refold everything in my wardrobe, do you also find no matter how hard you try to keep things tidy it just starts unfolding and becomes bundled into random drawers very quickly. No, just me? Well it means I have to organise my wardrobe far too often. Anyway, I was deciding what I wanted to wear to go for my walk and then work but kept thinking about the fact that since I decided to only buy sustainable clothing, I have bought very little. This isn’t so much about the fact I can’t find it and more that I am trying to save as much money so it has been a huge help in some ways. I have stopped walking through random shops and impulse buying and instead looking at what I own and seeing what is in season and making better decisions on what items of clothing I want to buy.

I can’t wait for the every day shop like Zara or H&M to be more conscious so that I can have wider choices on where to buy my clothes but whilst I am trying to save, it is really a god send. For today’s blog I thought I would do my wish list for right now. All the beautiful sustainable items I have been looking at and saving my money for.

Handbag!

The handbag of my dreams that is not only stunning but also made from an incredible material is by Happy Genie. They are ethical bags made from apples, yes you read that right, APPLES! Tanja Schenker (CEO) wanted to make the perfect handbag which has beautiful prints that reflected the beauty of nature whilst also being Vegan and ethical. It turns out that apple waste can be made into a leather like material which incredible. You can also change the patterns on the main handbag by attaching the clutch which is literally the most genius design I have ever seen. This is definitely on the top of my wish list!

Shoes

I have been dreaming about a pair of loafers in the colour pink for ages. I saw some super cute ones in Vagabonds as I was reading their new initiative to help the recycling of shoes and how their materials are all sustainable but I want vegan too. I realised too many of my bags and shoes have come from some sort of leather/suede produce and I don’t want to be a part of that anymore. I recently found the company Beyond skin, they are PETA approved vegan shoes and super super cute! As they say they want to bring style and quality to those who care and I really care!

Jeans!

I love jeans, they are my most warn item of clothing in my wardrobe. They are easy, fit with everything and comfortable so when I found Monkee Genes I was very excited because they have made the perfect comfy jeans that are made from 100% organic cotton and are fair trade. They have a real heart and loved looked to their page and so a pair of greys jeans (missing in my jeans colour spectrum) made it to the wish list.

Shirt!

A girl always needs pretty shirts (or blouse) to feel professional and sassy at the same time. I love putting on a shirt as I feel it is a simple but very effective piece of clothing. Amour Vert do the most beautiful shirts that really encompass that stylish and smart look but are completely sustainable too. They use non/toxic dyes, sustainable fabrics and have a zero-waste philosophy. Just the right kind of mix of things I want in my wardrobe, so onto the wish list it goes!

Dress!

Okay maybe I am a little obsessed with pink but can we talk about how beautiful this dress is from Residus­? They make the most beautiful dresses out of leftover fabrics which they source from other fashion companies. This means that they reduce their water intake when producing their clothing and always try to source locally first. I love the idea, I love the clothing and I love that its on my wish list!

I hope you like my wishlist, there are of course a lot of other things that I am dreaming of and thinking about what I can pair it with but these are on the top of my list right now and I feel like everyone should have a chance to see their beauty! Which is your favourite? I would love to know which sustainable companies are your favs.

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Conservation

I wonder sometimes, or maybe more often than not if I am too naïve. Often it is a good trait to have, where I see the positive sides to things and always try to see the best in others but sometimes it leaves me feeling hurt and very confused. Now this rant or reason that made me feel like this isn’t something really personal, no one has hurt me through love or done something to intentionally bring me down but how I see it, people have done things that let everyone down.

To me sustainability is a simple idea, it is changing aspects in your life, changing a way something is made or finding new ways to produce things that doesn’t hurt the environment. It isn’t something that we can choose, like whether pineapple goes on pizza or whether you use butter and marmalade at the same time but instead it is a way of life that everyone has to encompass to save the world. Isn’t it a no brainer? Bring your own shopping bags so you reduce the amount of plastic consumption or use less polluting products in your house. No one is asking people to make dramatic changes or to give up their lives its just about being more conscious. Of course, the larger companies are the ones that need to make the big differences so that we can see a real change straight away, they are the ones that actually have to give things up or adjust to be able to save the world. But I am not talking to them, my blog isn’t designed to stop the oil business or bring down the plastic industry but instead to share and help the individuals, the families and myself make a difference in our lives so that it all adds up to one big change.

The word selfish has been coming up a lot when I have been having this discussion. I personally think that people who think that making small changes in their lives is stupid and pointless because its slightly inconvenient or can’t be bothered and say its ‘not their problem’ are selfish. Maybe that is too strong a word, maybe people don’t like that because it offends them or makes them think about their actions and get worried that I am right so say I shouldn’t use that word. I get told that being sustainable is a choice like being religious or supporting a team and I can’t decide that because they don’t want to do it, it is selfish. But how can making little changes to help the planet and give our future generations a better chance at saving our world be a choice? Tell me, explain to me why I am wrong if that’s what you think, teach me your way of thinking so that I can understand. What I will do with that information is use it to learn, to adapt and to keep making a difference so that I can influence you too. I don’t want to guilt trip people, I don’t want to make people live the same mundane life and feel like they can’t do anything, its not about reducing our lives and being the same. This is about finding ways to change and adapting them to everyone’s lifestyle, to be more conscious and still live the beautiful lives we do and enjoy the amazing planet we live on today.

I am not an angry person, I am the worst when it comes to confrontation and if I feel like I have done the smallest thing to upset anyone I feel terrible. However, this makes me mad, it makes me wake up in the morning with a sinking feeling in my stomach, it makes me feel like I just want to scream and throw a tantrum in everyone’s faces who don’t care about helping save our planet but I am not a child anymore. I can’t run home and cry to my mum because the big mean people didn’t agree with what I said, but what I can do is go out there and share, teach and learn with you all. All you beautiful people who actually care, who actually want to make a difference and then together we can show those selfish people that this is our planet and we are going to save it!

I love my planet, I love what I am doing and I thank you for being a part of this amazing journey!

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Fashion

I would like to introduce you to my very stylish Oma (Grandmother), as I have been growing older and getting more and more into fashion she has been the push showing me that you can wear what you like, match any colours and look sassy every day. As I got old enough and tall enough to borrow her clothes my mum and I would rummage around in her closet and find all the beautiful different items she has.

As time has gone by and I am old enough my Oma has started giving me some of her amazing clothing. So I decided that I wanted to do a look book of the 5 beautiful bags that she gave to me. Each looks just as new and amazing as they must have looked when she bought them in Germany during the 1970/80s, I have matched them with some outfits that I think they go well with and they are used every single day. I hope you enjoy the different pictures and I would love to know which is your favourite.

Saturday lunch time

Summer dreams

Buissness meetings

Classy nights

Red on Red on Red

I really hope you liked this look book, I had so much fun creating it and would love any feedback! I am glad I have such a stylish grandmother and glamorous mother, I can't wait to share these tips and tricks to my children one day. Here is a picture of my Oma and mum together to finish off this new way of sharing some of my favourite second hand outfits in my wardrobe!

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Fashion

Adi and I were meant to go to lunch after I finished work today, but we ended up just not enjoying the places we visited or it was too busy so we just headed to the shops bought different ingredients and made enchiladas at home instead. Its nice to be home on a Sunday evening so I can get things done, cook my meals and get myself ready for another very busy week.

Its been interesting working at 'normal' daytime job where I have more time in the evenings, I find that I make a lot more plans when that is the case because I feel like I have time to spare in my day but I don't get the weekends to rest so that is probably what makes it so much more tiring. All I keep thinking is about how much content I could get done if I had 2 free days every week with light included, I managed to get some outfit pictures even in the 3 hours of light I had free.

It has been snowing all day, a non stop not completely settling snow which would be nice if I wasn't craving the sun now. Today I have been wearing my favourite second hand jacket that was given to me from my mother, my second hand hat and then a cute turtle neck and tight skirt that were both gifts from different people. I am a big fan of this simple yet stylish outfit, its warm with a pair of tights (I also have an extra pair of long socks on top) and then the usual wrap up winter attire of hat, scarf and gloves.

What do you think of the outfit? I have been thinking more about how many pictures I want to share with you and if I want to add writing to every picture, but personally I like reading the text and then scrolling through the images so thats what I will be doing more of too.

I have been learning so much recently with blogging every day, it has allowed me to see what posts people read the most and what makes people react. I have had the chance to increase my reading count and work with my Instagram to create more content and create a more interesting and ascetically pleasing page. I would love to have your feedback on what you enjoy the most and any advise or ideas on what you would like to see more of.

These pictures were taken at Centralbadet in Stockholm, it is one of the larger spas in the city that has a cute little eco cafe in the back. It wasn't something for me as I wanted a larger meal but if I every want a smoothie and raw cake then this is the perfect please to go. With the Swedish colourful buildings that I am a big fan of, it was a great place to take pictures and find a nice small haven inside the middle of the city. I remember in Sydney I visited a small Chinese garden in the middle of the city called the friendship garden. It was a beautiful place where you felt like you had escaped to a new place, these are the times where I feel at peace and calm when I am surrounded by nature and feel like I have been transported to a new world.

I hope you like the pictures, I will hopefully have a lot more exciting content and a new idea that I am going to try create this week. I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and enjoy the pictures!

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Conservation

Today I started the day off with Adi’s family, there are two new additions to the family, a 4 month old puppy and a 2 month old baby, both super adorable and cuddly and so so wanted. Baby fever is running high right now, although it is not happening yet (don’t worry mum) but its always an extra though when seeing other people’s babies and puppies because I think they are almost just as much commitment as a child.

Which do I suit better?

The baby question is still a little further away in my life, I want to study or start working a good job so that I can be more settled, having good savings and then be mentally ready to have a child. I have been working a lot with children recently and it has got me thinking about what I want to teach my children, what principles I want them to have and how I want them to treat others and the environment. When I was little I used to get really upset when people would throw their trash on the ground (It is still one of my biggest hates and I do point it out to people) but I used to pick up my school friends rubbish and put it in a bin or tell my friends off and make them pick it back up. I am not sure what the reason for me behaving that way is but my parents always taught me to have a loving relationship with the environment. I would often find injured animals and take them home to look after or be very careful not to step on flowers when walking through fields and I think that is one of the main reasons I have such a strong opinion on what we are doing to our environment and want to make a difference.

At the family gathering today one child was celebrating her second birthday, I bought her a little gift of two t-shirts, one said ‘little but fierce’ which is always nice to throw a little Shakespeare culture in and the other said ‘I’m going to change the world’. I thought these were both relevant and perfect to showcase what I think is important to teach our next generations and help them flourish in. I want to teach my children to love all, to be strong, to fight for what they believe in and to think about their actions. I know a lot of people have the same views and if we all implement more sustainable actions into our lives and teach those to our children it will give the next generations a fighting chance to make a difference and help our planet.

I thought I would share this incredible collection of photography images from down in the deep blue sea. It is the Underwater photographers of 2018 for the BBC. It shows some of the most incredible pictures of life down below and for me is the very reason we should do everything we can to save our planet, reduce our waste and save the beautiful animals here! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I would love to know what you want to teach your children and what is important for you?

By Grant Thomas

By Abdul Rahman Jamaludin

By Shane Gross

By Greg Lecoeur

For more infroamtion about the compertition and for a lot more beautiful pictures, here is the link!

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-43044592

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