For me, autumn is the perfect time to cosy up inside with a fresh, new book and read. My favourite evenings are those without any commitments, some hot tea and a book I can get lost in. Preferably with the rain pouring down outside. Those evenings don’t happen too often, but when they do, I always cherish them.
Now that the colder part of autumn and the rest of the year is coming around, there’s no better time to stock up on some new books. After reading much non-fiction this summer, I’ve included some more fiction on my autumn reading list.
Some of you might know Trevor Noah as the really funny stand-up comedian who hosts the Daily Show. You probably don’t know (at least I didn’t) that he had a pretty rough childhood in South Africa before becoming a famous comedian. He grew up in the townships of Johannesburg to a white father and a black mother – at a time, when such a union was punishable by a couple of years in prison.
Trevor Noah tells the stories of being born a crime, living with a violent stepfather and actually going to prison one time. Between all the horrors and hardships, it is still a light-hearted book. I cannot recommend it enough, as it is such an enjoyable read and you actually learn more about the absurdities of the apartheid regime.
I’ve talked about it on this blog (and on Instagram) millions of times, you all feel it in the air: autumn is here. Naturally, I am very excited about that! One of the many reasons why is probably, that I truly love autumn fashion. I have been on a little shopping fast this September, but I have already started planning what I might buy for the season ahead. I’m looking for beautiful pieces, that I will wear throughout winter and probably our cold German spring as well.
As inspiration, I really loved reading Lisa‘s post on her summer key pieces this year, so I thought I’d share my favourite pieces with you as well. I want to get new items that go well with each other and I think I’ve managed to find a great autumn capsule wardrobe.
I am always cold. Thus, I am very excited about the fact that turtlenecks are back in fashion. I really love them styled with a small gold necklace and a low ponytail. I will probably get this one from JAN ‘N JUNE. Btw, their current A/W collection is absolutely beautiful, I could probably get every single piece.
Apart from the turtle neck sweater, I currently have my eyes on this turtle neck dress. What do you think?
I actually already found a really great one on Kleiderkreisel last year. I just haven’t worn it yet because it’s a little big on the shoulders and does. not. look. great. So, I simply need to get around to taking it to the tailor! That shouldn’t be to difficult, but as I said, I bought it last year. I can’t wait to pair it with a white t-shirt and jeans, such a simple yet elegant look.
So, I need your fashion advice. I definitely have my eyes on a great pair of wide legged trousers this seasons, maybe these ones. But! How do you actually style them? What kind of shoes do you wear with wide legged trousers? In all the pictures I see they are worn with summer shoes, without socks or anything and that’s simply too cold. Any autumn wear fashion tips?
What inspires you? For me, it’s listening and talking to women who decide to go their own way. People who – despite being young and at the very beginning of their career – are willing to fail and go new ways. One of these women is Kim Gerlach, a fellow fair fashion enthusiast and blogger over on Kim goes Eko. When I read on her blog that she’s decided on a career change to dare and try something new, step out into the unknown, I was interested immediately.
Today, we’re talking about her journey towards sustainability, why she decided to go her own way and how you can move towards change as well. Enjoy reading!
A few years ago, while studying a rather unsatisfying bachelor of economics, I started to blog about sustainable fashion. Why? Because I wanted to document my experiment of not buying fast fashion for one year. This was the starting point for most of what I’m doing today. I’ve joined the start-up VinoKilo, have continued blogging and at one point decided to study again. These studies gave me new insights into leadership theories and sustainability.
My studies also “taught me” about Scandinavia, because I had to moved to Sweden. Now I’m continuing to live here and decided to start a career in Sweden. I’m stepping into social innovation, sustainability and the entrepreneurial eco system of the city of Malmö.
Sometimes, especially around this time of year, I dream of living in the country. Being surrounded by nature, a life that’s slow and heavily influenced by the seasons. I dream of going on long morning walks along secluded corn fields and having coffee on my porch. There would be chickens roaming around and most definitely a huge vegetable garden. I would eat seasonal food from the backyard and have dinner with the village folk.
I love being in the city as well, don’t get me wrong. I like having coffee shops around and the hustle and bustle of people around. But I wonder…
The other day, I picked up a book that sparked that dream even further. It’s called “Raus aufs Land” by Niklas Kämpargard, a journalist and country kid from Sweden (imagine living in the Swedish countryside!). I probably can’t use most of the tips in there since you most definitely need a garden. Still, it gave me a lot of ideas to get more country living into my daily life.
Today I am very happy to introduce you to Anna and Esther from Kunstkinder Mag! They are a super-fashionable duo from Hamburg and also know quite a lot about fair fashion. If you ever think that ethical fashion is out of style and just hoodies and t-shirts, head over to their site. They actually just launched a new and exciting project, die konsumentin, an online magazine for stylish yet sustainable women. It’s beautiful, you’ll see.