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This winters it-piece : the „baker boy hat“. You can find them everywhere in the fashion industry right now. I am usually not a hat kinda person, just because I feel like most hats or caps don’t suit me. But I really really liked this cord material one from Zara. As you propably noticed before, Zara is my go-to fashion store. So it won’t be a suprise for you guys that my mom jeans is also a Zara purchase.

I really like this outfit and the combination of mom jeans and my vintage DocMartens boots, even if this look is slightly unusual for me. I actually don’t see myself as this „grungy London girl“, which I think this look represents. But I feel like thats the fun part about fashion : experimenting with you style and trying new things.

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photos by : Lena Sophie railoffashion.com

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baker boy hat – Zara find here / black sweater – h&m find here / mom jeans – Zara find here / DocMartens – Vintage , new find here / bag – mango not available online

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Bullet Journal

Today’s blog post is about my newest obsession : a Bullet Journal!

Actually I am not sure about how I discovered this „trend“ first. I believe I heard a few people talk about writing a bullet journal on Insta story’s, like one of my fave bloggers Poppy Deyes. I searched online on Pinterest because I wanted to know, what it’s all about.

And what can I say, the minute I browsed through the Pinterest page I knew Bullet Journaling was made for me!!!

I LOVE stationary, pens and cute notebooks. And writing and creating a bullet journal combines all of it.

I read a article online, that I found really helpful, especially the recommendations about which pens to use and which notebook is right for bullet journaling. Because even though you can create everything you want in your journal, there are a few „rules“ you have to follow.

Here are the links to the articles I really liked :

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First things first : What is a bullet journal?

A Bullet Journal helps you to organize your daily life, it’s a personalized year planer. Ryder Caroll, a U.S Designer developed this system for over 20 years.

What do you need?

To be honest, the only thing you need is a notebook (I really recommend Moleskin notepads or Leuchtturm ones), perfect would be a dotted Notebook. Mine is a dotted Moleskin with a soft Cover. Some black pens and a ruler. If you would like to step up your creative design you can buy pens for hand lettering in different colors and styles.

My top 5 pens for Bullet Journaling :

  1. Staedler pigment liner 0.8 black (for writing)
  2. Zebra Mildliner in pastel colors (Pack of 3 a 5 pens)
  3. Stabilo Boss Liner in Pastel Colors
  4. Tombow Hand Lettering Pens also in Pastel Colors
  5. Paper Poetry Gel Pens

First of, you should start by writing down the KEY for your Bullet Journal. So you can organize your daily to-do’s, appointments etc. easily.
After this you should create your index, this way you have a nice overlook about your content.
Next thing to do, create a annual calendar for the year. You can mark important days like birthdays or other special occasions.

Now to the fun part…
Create a cover for every month (see the top first photo), design your weekly overview, create and use your imagination. Draw some doodles, use stickers and washi tape to create your personal year planer and diary. Here are a few impressions from my Bullet Journal.

You can use this journal to document everything that is important to you. Travel plans, monthly goals you wanna reach, movies you’ve seen in the theaters or books you really wanna read through out the year. There are so many different ways about how to organize your weekly overview, you just have to find out which one is the perfect one for you. To get more inspiration I really recommend Pinterest.

Here’s the link to my Pinterest Bullet Journal Inspo page : Inspo Bullet Journal Pinterest.

I hope you liked today’s article. What do you do,to keep your life organized?

Links to all the pens I use :

  • Tombow Pastel Pens find here
  • Zebra Mildliners find here
  • Stabilo Boss Marker pastel find here
  • Staedler Pigment Liner find here
  • Paper Poetry Gel Liner here

MON CHERI

Hi everyone. Just a quick update!

I know I’ve been a bit lazy with new content especially fashion whise. Which eventually is my main focus here on the blog.

But it’s actually really difficult for me to produce new blog content because my sister usually photographs my looks and she is currently away at uni. But holidays start soon and we also have some travels planned so there will be hopefully more fashion post’s here on fashionbrunch.

Today’s photos I spontaneously shoot right after my appointment at the hairdresser. I went back to shorter hair. 💘A Longbob.

I am in love with vintage photography, grain filters and photos on film. Thanks to a few editing apps, adding this vintage vibe to a photo is super easy. And I am really happy with the look of these pictures.

My highwaist mom jeans are from H&M = love the cut and especially the color. The really cute crop sweater I purchased at Primark (shocking right!!?). If you know me, you know I own at least 10 different types of striped shirts / sweaters etc. And with the cute „Mon Cheri“ stitching, this sweater actually SCREAMED my name 💘🍒

Hope you enjoy today’s content. Let me know in the comments.

giving back.

Something I really wanna talk about, is „giving back“.

The older I get, the more I realize how fortunate I am. You begin to understand that things like health, family and a home, are so much more important than any designer bag, fancy vacation or how many Instagram followers you have!

I feel like those last things mentioned have become more and more important to most people today. Which, to me, is a really sad thing to happen.

Since I started to work for my own money and I am able to buy me (almost) everything I really want and (mostly don’t) need, I really wanted to give something back to people, who don’t have the fortune / luck /possibilities to live a life with all things necessary.

I also think my job as a nurse changed my mind a lot. If you’re always confronted with so much pain, sadness, loose and death, you probably start appreciating life and especially the little things so much more. I really try to worship every day that me, my family and friends are healthy and happy. I am thankful for my home, a full fridge and a healthy body.

Honestly it isn’t always that easy, everyone has bad days where everything is just not enough and you feel bad about your life, which is normal. But we all should really try to remember, that there are people who have to go through so much more bad things in life.

I try to give back in different kind of ways. So in today’s post I like to introduce you to a few organizations I support.

Plan International
I have a godchild in Africa which I support with a monthly amount of money (which you can actually set yourself). You get a regularly report about your godchild, receive photos and letters from the family. I feel this godparenthood via Plan International is such a easy way to support children who are not as privileged as we are. And I love receiving photos of my godchild, learning about her life, seeing her going to school and receiving the education every child should get.

If you want to learn more about the organization visit there website here :

Plan International

 

  • DKMS

I have to admit I am a really new member to this organization. But isn’t it so easy to help people save a life with something you carry around in your body?!!

If your not familiar with this organization, the DKMS is „a international organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders by (…) recruiting bone marrow donor’s to provide a second chance at life;(…)“.

It’s really easy to get involved. Just follow the steps on there website to register yourself as a bone marrow donor.

DKMS

 

  • Organspende / organ donation

The following text will be in German because the organization mainly works in Germany. But I am pretty sure that there are similar organizations in each country for organ donations.

Für mich als Krankenschwester ist ein Organspendeausweis ein Muss. Natürlich sollte und muss jeder selbst entscheiden was mit seinem Körper passiert nach dem Tod. Ich bin jedoch der Ansicht, wenn ich nach meinem Tod jemandem mit meinen Organen ein Weiterleben ermöglichen kann, ist das für mich eine Selbstverständlichkeit.

Ob ihr nun Organspender werden wollt oder nicht, solltet ihr jedoch so oder so schriftlich auf einem Spenderausweis festhalten.

Mehr Informationen findet ihr unter der Website :

Organspende Info

 

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The easiest way to give back without having to register or subscribe to a organization : open your eyes while walking through a city or your neighborhood. Maybe there is a local organization you can support. Donate some of your clothes or talk to homeless people. (I had a lovely conversation with a homeless man and his dog last week! I smiled hours later about this meeting and felt so happy about our little conversation!!)

As you see, there are many ways of giving back. I know this subject is really different from my usual one’s here on the blog, but it is really important to me!!!

We should never take anything we have for granted!!!

Let me know your thoughts about this subject down in the comments. And thank you for taking the time to read through this whole article!

 

all pictures used, belong to each organization mentioned ×found via google image search×

2017.

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Since there is only one day left of the year, I really wanted to do a 2017 Recap 🎆🎉. This year had been really great especially travel whise. As you may know I LOVE traveling. So these are the places I’ve been visiting this year:

  • 2017 started off with a weekend trip to Hamburg together with my friend Christina💜👭 We saw the Musical „Aladdin“, had great food and went shopping 🙌🏽. We stayed in a really cozy AirBnB and felt right at home.💘💘

 

  • In March my sister Lena and I traveled to Venice. And I can definitely say this was one of our favorite trips E V E R. The beauty of this city is just breathtaking 💘 We enjoyed every minute we spend there and I would definitely love to come back. If you would like to read more about our trip to Venice read my Travel post Here.

 

  • In April we spend a few days in Prague. I actually didn’t had any expectations and I was more then surprised about how pretty this city actually is 📸. There are so many pretty streets and corners. I also really liked our boat ride on the Moldau river. And the food was definitely a highlight 😱 If you need some more inspo you can find my travel post HERE

 

  • In July my boyfriend and I enjoyed a week in Ischia / Italy.🍋 I absolutely fell in love with this island. It is just sooooooo pretty. We also visited Neapel (briefly) and Pompeii. I would really recommend Ischia for a summer vacation.🏖️ For more inspiration check out my Travel Diary HERE !

 

  • I also stayed a weekend in beautiful Munich with my friend Alexandra 💜🛍️. We visited the „Glamour Beauty Convention“ which was really fun. We had some nice insta food 🥞🍓and totally made the most out of the 2 days.📸👭 Link to my Munich post HERE

 

  • Next one on the list : Breslau / Wroclaw. In September my sister and I traveled together with our grandfather to his birthplace in Poland. We really enjoyed exploring the city where my grandpa and his family used to live. And by the way we discovered that Wroclaw is a really pretty city. Find my Travel Diary HERE !

 

  • October was all about a weekend anniversary trip to Cologne. We stayed at a really fancy hotel (read my article HERE), went to the Ludwig Museum (really recommend this place, lovely art and the interior is amazing) and had a really great breakfast with some French toast, Pancakes and more😍🙌🏽

 

  • Last but not least : Amsterdam in November together with my sister. We’ve both been to Amsterdam before but we really love this city with it’s cute cafes, shops and streets called Grachten. I’ve wrote a couple of posts about Amsterdam so feel free to follow these links if you just want to read about our Amsterdam trip in general HERE , about where to eat HERE , or my favorite shopping areas HERE.

 

I really hope you enjoyed my travel recap of 2017. And I can’t wait for all the things coming in 2 0 1 8 🎉🎆Where have YOU been this year and what was your favorite trip?