I am officially a member of the GUCCI GANG!

"Maren, it is time to treat yourself"

Nothing to be proud of, I know. But I am happy nevertheless. I have a little piggy bank, where I save all the money, I get in my hands. Every time I borrow someone money and I get a 10-€-note or something back, I put it directly in my little piggy. When the money is in there, I forget it and I don't spend it. When I opened my poor little piggy a few weeks ago, I was more than happy to find a lot of 10-€-notes in there, so I said to myself: Maren, it is time to treat yourself. So I convinced my best friend to come to Hamburg with me to shop some luxury. To be honest, it is not really like I run around and decide out of the blue what I spend 300 € plus on. No, I don't have that kind of money. I knew for about a year that I really want a black and gold classic leather belt and some chic but comfortable black flats.


Why I am a Feminist and still watch Germany's Next Topmodel

"The last few weeks another sin began to flicker on my TV"

A few weeks ago I told you everything about why I am a feminist and still watch the bachelor. I just can't help myself with these trash TV shows, I love them even though I don't want to support them due to moral reasons. The last few weeks another sin began to flicker on my TV. You all know it, you all hate it and love it. I am talking about Germany's next topmodel. I think there is one in almost every country and it is the same distasteful thing everywhere. But every Thursday I find myself lying on the sofa at exactly quarter past eight in the evening waiting for the show to come on like a child lustering after presents on Christmas morning. I'm ashamed, but at least I'm honest. And I can already hear you screaming: "And you call yourself a feminist?" Guess what, yes I do. 

How to inject colour into your wardrobe

"If you are not willing to walk around in black, white and beige your whole life, you need to find your personal classic colour"

When you are like me and you want to build a classic wardrobe, it is always hard to mix in some colour as well. Most colours are limited to different seasons, hair colours or skin tones. Not to say you can't wear peach when you are pale as a ghost - please do what you like and wear what you feel comfortable in - but there were certain colours I didn't like to wear anymore when I dyed my hair blonde. Also this super cute yellow denim shorts were a good idea when I bought them on holiday in Thailand, but now... My point is, there are certain things, which will never be a classic. But if you are not willing to walk around in black, white and beige your whole life (which I am certainly not), you need to find your personal classic colour(s). The obvious choices are navy blue and red. It seems they are the staples when it comes to colourful clothes. But let us take a step back for a minute. The most important thing with fashion is, that you like what you wear and you feel confident in it. So to find your classic colour, the first question has to be: which colour do I wear the most and matches most of my non-coloured items?

How to mix sporty pieces into your classic wardrobe

"I just feel my best if I have some kind of high heels on"

My style has never been really sporty or casual although I love sporty clothing on other people, especially on guys. But for me I just feel my best if I have some kind of high heels on and a skirt or dress to give me that extra nice hourglass shape. But I always had hobbies which were pretty athletic, I almost tried every sport there is to be honest, where on first place will always be hip hop dancing and on the last definitely being horse riding - gosh I hated it (I should write an own post about my 5 best and 5 worst hobbies, I'd have a lot to write. Trust me). So naturally I collected a lot of sports clothes over the years. Most of them I wear for dancing or to the gym but there are a few beloved pieces I like to wear properly once in a while.


How I wear my Hermès Twilly

"Such a little thing can be so expensive"

The sun is out, yeeeyy! I mean, I really like Christmas and stuff but every year I remember how much winter sucks. It is freezing here in Germany, you have no idea how hard it was to do some photos without having my coat on (It's a hard knock blogger life). But enough moaning, now it is  (hopefully) getting warmer and sunnier soon and I can't wait to get my spring wardrobe out. So today I wanted to give you three tips how to style your twilly. But at first let me give you a little story how I got mine from Hermès. Since I bought my Pochette Métis I really wanted something colourful to switch it up in the summer. I still think black is the best option for a bag but with my light dresses in the warmer months it might look a little harsh at times. So I came up with buying a little twilly to wrap around the handle as a bow. But such a little thing can be so expensive, I had a hard time justifying spending that money for 30 cm of silk. Luckily my boyfriend and his family were willing to gift me one for my birthday, happy me! And I think it is such a good investment. I decided to get a neutral light coloured one (light yellow, green and blush pink) and over the last months I discovered so many ways to wear it. So here are my top three:


How to deal with stress when you're studying

"That time of the semester where you have to reduce Netflix to only 2 instead of 8 hours a day"

I'm sure you are absolutely stoked about finding out how you can go through exams without feeling stressed what so ever. And I would love to know the secret as well, believe me. Truth is, you will always be stressed in some way. So who am I trying to impress here? I am a total wrack when it is that time of the semester where you have to reduce Netflix to only 2 instead of 8 hours a day and actually learn for your exams (or at least pretend to and tell everyone how much you have to do). But for all of you guys going through hell at the moment, just like me, here are some thoughts on how to deal with it all (without losing your mind). I also just want to put in perspective, what really matters and why being stressed out isn't worth it.


How to do fashion photography when you're on a budget

"How can I start blogging without investing too much?"

With all the people saying bloggers are talent free people who are just trying to avoid having a real job and getting up at 7 am, it is easy to believe that blogging is not that hard. If you are a blogger yourself or someone who actually thought about all the work going into creating content you know it better. When I started blogging about 8 years ago (feeling pretty old here) all I did was snapping a quick pic with my Sony Ericsson mobile (feeling even older now) and write a few sentences about my day or describing what I was wearing in the photo. Nowadays the blogging industry is way more professional. But if you want to get started now, a big question - if you are not one of the happy ones where money is no problem - is popping up: How can I start blogging without investing too much?


The Apple vs. Samsung struggle

We all know about the constant fight about which brand you support when it comes to mobile phones.  Or technical stuff in general. Scrolling through my Instagram feed I certainly feel like the fight is over and apple won. But when I talk to my friends and family I get mixed reviews. My Dad works as a computer scientist and doesn't like Apple at all. As soon as he got an iPhone as a work phone his complains started. He doesn't like that you can't program the thing as you want. Which is obviously a problem only computer scientist would have. Also the fact he is not able to get the battery out or expand storage with an additional micro SD card is a no-go for him. My best friend on the other side is absolutely in love with her iPhone 8 plus. It's the only thing she loves more than me I think (no jealousy here). And I have to admit I really like the design and I have always been a fan of big mobiles. Also the portrait mode is GOALS. You can see it in full action in my last three posts.


Why I am a feminist and still watch "The Bachelor"

Some things in life are a match made in heaven. Like strawberries and ice cream, Eminem and Ed Sheeran or my baker boy hat and my Pochette Métis. But being a feminist and watching "The Bachelor" is definitely none. But here I am and I bet I'm not the only one. I love watching "The Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" of course. But how could a young woman, who wants sexism and discrimination to end, be into a tv show which is basically about degrading women (and men as well) to sex objects and presenting them in the worst way possible?


Why I hate New Year's Resolutions

I hate New Year's Resolutions. 

Don't get me wrong, I am happy for anyone making plans and setting themselves goals, but I just do not understand, why everyone needs to wait for a new year to do so. You can make resolutions every month, week or day. You can set yourself goals whenever you want. So instead of thinking about resolutions on New Year's Eve, I have my goals set up all the time. But because it always feels like a new start for many people (and I get that, too), I wanted to share my goals for the next months with you. Maybe it helps you get motivated as well.


My Highlights of 2017: What I learned and regretted

Welcome to the obligatory blog post about my 2017. Everywhere bloggers are sipping their Starbucks and getting their highlights of the last year ready to be up just in time for the new year. As I am no exception at all (Am I special for not drinking Starbucks though?) here is my personal review of 2017. I have to say it was a tough year for me. But I somehow managed to accomplish a lot of really great things and stayed happy throughout everything. I find it quite motivational to read how others experienced their year and what they learned or regretted, so I decided to give you little overview of my 2017.