Today I want share with you a shopping trick my friend Dominika told me about recently: Shopping for three seasons. I really love it and hope you do too! It’s actually the easiest concept: When you buy something new, consider if you would be able to wear it for at least three seasons of the year. This might actually be a concept our moms and grandmas would love as well, ha!
I used to hardly ever think about the season when I was at the store. Now that I do though, I’ve already noticed a difference about which items I actually end up buying. For example, I don’t buy flimsy summer dresses anymore, because they only look good on the hottest days of the year, not with a cardigan for example.
In Germany, there are about 5 really hot days each year – definitely not three whole seasons. On my journey of buying only fair fashion pieces that I actually love wearing, this is super helpful. This means there are no more pieces collecting dust in the back of my closet. To help you with this concept, I have listed a few tips on how to actually shop like this.
It’s almost been a month since I returned from Uganda and it’s finally time to share some pictures and stories! Before I say anything else: We had the most amazing time. It was interesting and relaxing, challenging and beautiful. The minute we arrived at Entebbe airport (the only international airport in Uganda I think), we felt like we were in another world with people living such a different life. The curvy unpaved streets, the smells, the colors, everything. A lot of my memories from Kenya 2012 came back!
One of our lovely hosts, Rose, picked us up at the airport and we continued our way to the project. On our way we even passed the Equator! Travel Tip No.1: find someone to pick you up! Getting a taxi or worse the bus is really overwhelming if you’re not aquainted with the culture and only speak English (especially after hours of flying!).
It’s officially spring time! Well, at least according to the calendar – looking outside I won’t say good-bye to my winter coat anytime soon. Either way, it’s time to think about freshening up my wardrobe – with ethical fashion, of course! Looking back at the fashion pins I pinned recently (anybody else does that?), there are a few common themes running through. So here goes, my favourite spring trends 2016:
Let’s be honest: This is more of a spring, summer, autumn, winter trend for me. I’ve included them anyway because there’s always new (and slightly different) pieces each season. The People Tree collection is especially gorgeous and I have my eyes on this dress and this shirt.
This is one of those “trends” that I kind of hated when I saw it in the online shops for the first time, but after seeing so many stylish girls on the street (and on Pinterest) rocking a great metallic shoe, I can’t wait to get my own pair! I’ll probably get these Veja trainers in silver soon (also available in gold) and I’m picturing myself wearing them with black office trousers and maybe a white blouse.
This however is a shoe trend I’ve loved for years – and again, Veja has the best pair: Get in my closet real soon!
The ethical jeans market is getting better every season! Armed Angels has some lovely dungarees that I might just be brave enough to try this year and there’s also some nice mom jeans (!) out at the moment. I’m so sick of skinny jeans at the moment and really craving some alternatives, what about you? Btw, did you know that you can also ‘lease’ jeans from Mud Jeans (if you don’t want to invest in one more pair right away) – pretty cool!
What about you? What’s on your (ethical) fashion wish list this season?
Picture of me by Helena Rae/Newfound.
As I’ve told you in my last post, I’m moving to a new city really soon. It’s ging to be the first flat, that I’ll get to decorate exactly as I wish and I’m excited! I got the keys to the place yesterday and it’s so b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l – hardwood floors, lots of white, lots of natural light to have fun with (above is one of the first snaps of the living room). I’m really looking forward to decorating everything and making it Pinterest pretty, hehe. Of course I’ll take most of the furniture I already own with me but I just ordered this rug yesterday which is kind of the colour scheme and vibe I’m going for (along with this). I hope that I find the time to take you guys along on the decorating journey because interior/before-after blog posts are the ones I enjoy the most at the moment. Some DIY’s, some shopping guides, some ideas on how to live energy-sufficient and (almost) waste-free. There’s gonna be lots of blogging opportunities again :)
Do you have any favourite online interior sites at the moment? Or tips for simple living?