Me and fashion

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So, a few days ago I watched a documentary about the recent fashion industry with all the fashion blogger involved and all the changes happening, like fast fashion. And it was reallyyyyy interesting.

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I mean, I love fashion, but to be honest, that was different when I was younger. It all started when I got in touch with the social media, especially tumblr. It changed my life and the way I looked at and thought about fashion. So yeah, this post is about the relationship I have with fashion.

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I think the first time I thought it would be cool to work in the fashion industry and for a fashion magazine was when I got to see “The Devil Wears Prada” for the first time. I loved everything about it. The fashion, the outfits, the story, the characters and the way it gives the world an insight of this fascinating industry. I immediately sympathized with Andy and the fact that she wants to be a journalist. The only difference between us is that she didn’t have the goal to work for a fashion magazine and I do completely now.

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For me, fashion couldn’t be more fascinating. I love the way you can show who you are or who you want to be by wearing certain clothes and putting together certain outfits. When I was younger I never cared about my looks. I mean, I looked at outfits of others and didn’t want to look like I just stepped out of bed, but I didn’t really care. But now I do. Not in the “oh my god, I need to wear 4 layers of makeup and someone tell me where the next mirror is NOW” way, but I still check if my outfit works. As I already said, I think the social media brought me and fashion together. I started looking up outfits on tumblr and twitter, checked my favourite stores and slowly built up my own personal style, which I’m really proud of now.

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Also, you have to know, and I think I already talked about this in some other post, that I live in the middle of nowhere where nearly everyone is wearing the same styles of clothes because all the new styles get here reallyyyyy late. So we just wear the same, the clothes we see all the other people wearing and the ones we feel safe in. And that’s something that gets really boring after some time and started bothering me the more I got into this whole fashion world. I didn’t want to look like everyone else in my school, so I just stopped that and bought the clothes I dreamed about while being on holiday in fashion metropolis like New York or London. And I wore them with pride. And slowly but surely I noticed that people started looking at me.

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True story – I was the first girl in my school to wear jeans that are ripped up at the knees. And I even ripped them up myself, because I saw people on the internet wearing jeans like that and also some guys of my favourite bands. So I just cut them up myself and went to school and you know what happened to that little trend. There were two reactions:

The first one was like “Hey ummmm, your jeans are ripped and destroyed, you may want to throw them away and buy new ones”. This one ended up with me telling them desperately that the jeans are meant to look that way.

The second one was “Hey Laura, cool jeans. Where did you get them from and did you rip them up yourself?”. This much better reaction led me to telling them that I did it all myself and grinning proudly at them and then turning around and hearing them whisper “I want jeans like her” quietly, not knowing that I could hear them.

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It made me sooo happy to be some kind of trendsetter. And I was proud, like, seriously proud. And I liked the attention. Because I have always been the quiet girl you would never really notice in a crowd. But through my outfits and my style I can show my personality, which isn’t quiet at all, which you notice quite fast if you get to know me better.

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Personally, I would say that I have some kind of rock-chic, band tshirt, ripped jeans, backpack and Doc Martens kind of style. At least when it’s cold outside. And when it’s warm, I turn into this festival-like butterfly wearing dresses, crop tops and skirts. And I love both phases and all the small ones inbetween.

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Today, I love going shopping, at least in big cities and on holidays because I can be sure that I will always find something extraordinary. And to be honest, I think at the moment like 80 % of my whole wardrobe are from different countries. And the funny thing is that I always know where every single piece of clothing is from. Like for example, right now I’m wearing Converse sneakers from New York, next to me is my backpack from Madrid and so on. Everyday my outfit feels like a small trip around the world and I couldn’t be happier about it and more in love with fashion.

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You may ask why I’m not a fashion blogger like thousand of other people out there if I’m so in love with fashion. I think it’s because I still wear cheap clothes and nothing that could be called designer ware. And most fashion bloggers show off their amazing designer pieces and I could never be able to afford that. I mean, my favourite store is Forever 21, so that should describe what I mean. But I’m more than happy with this blog and it has brought so much happiness into my life, so I’m not keen on changing anything.

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Anyway, that’s my little story of fashion and me. I’m hoping to spend most of my years as an adult working with and for fashion, hopefully at a fashion magazine and I can tell you, I will do anything to turn this dream into reality. And until then, I’ll work on this dream and plan and enjoy the world of fashion as much as I can.

I hope you enjoyed this post and if any of you want to talk to me about fashion or anything else, I’m here. And until then, as always, thanks for reading. x

The 1975

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Soooooo, it finally happened. I finally saw The 1975 again after 3 years and seriously, I couldn’t be happier. Really. I don’t even know what to say or where to start. I’m just sooo happy, I still have a bright smile on my lips and my voice still hasn’t recovered completely. That shows how amazing it was.

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Anyway, I think it would be best to start with the history I share with this extremely special band. Three years ago I went to my first real concert, the Two Door Cinema Club concert I already told you about. The funny thing is that I didn’t know much about music at that point, my knowledge began and ended with Justin Bieber. So I had no idea who the support acts of TDCC were. And guess what? It was The 1975. And even better, when I first heard their music, I didn’t like it all. Like for real. I thought that the second support act, Dog Is Dead, was better. And when the concert was over, the two bands got in the main area so that people could talk to them. And being the crazy girl not knowing anything in music, I just walked past Matty and went over to the other band to talk to them. How crazy is that? I mean, I could have taken a picture with the whole band, talked to Matty and whatelse. But nope, not with me.

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Actually, I laugh about it now. The band I didn’t like three years ago is now one of my most favourite bands and the singer who I thought was REALLY weird because he was half naked and smoked on stage is now one of those guys I tell other people about that they have the most amazing voices ever. It’s just crazy. So crazy and unbelieveable.

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Soooo, the concert. It was uuuuunbelieveable, really. First of all I need to say that I’ve never seen someone who is like Matty, seriously. He literally LIVES the music and his band. And he smokes and drinks wine out of a glass while singing, how crazy is that? And he acts like a model on the runway, doing one pose after another, with that typical model expression on his face. Besides that his voice is extraordinary amazing. I really love his voice. And they are all so good live, it’s breathtaking.

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Thank god my friend Hannah and me got there early, especially Hannah who waited outside for over an hour. Now we had amazing places really close to the stage. The crowd went crazy when they finally got on stage and the beat of Love Me started playing. I felt like I was in heaven. But the most amazing moment was when I heard the music of Robbers and got goosebumps everywhere. I nearly started crying while screaming the lyrics of this song. And of course the last moment when they played Sex and everyone was going completely crazy and was screaming out the lyrics. It felt like we were in another world, our small world full of happiness, far too hot weather and amazing music. And oh my god, their stage was sooooooo beautiful. It was pure aesthetics. The colors and the lightening and everything, it was so amazing. Hannah and me were starstruck.

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Overall I’m soooooo damn happy that I went to their concert and it couldn’t have been any better, really. I loved every single moment of it. And I can’t wait to see them again in summer when my mum and me will hopefully fly to England to go to Reading festival.

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If any of you visited one of their concerts or love the band as much as me, I’d be happy to talk to you and exchange memories and fangirl moments. And until then, as always, thanks for reading. x

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Reasons to be happy

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As you know, I’m a happy person. I’m optimistic, always try to enjoy life as much as I can and focus on the good aspects and sides of something.

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In the past few days I’ve been thinking about moods and depression a lot, probably because Will uploaded a video dedicated to that topic. But besides that, I had some great past days with a lot of happiness, also because of this very blog here and all the feedback I get. I know it’s probably not much compared to the amount it could be, but I’m grateful for everything. Every comment, like and so on. So thank you guys.

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And also everything is going so well right now and I’m just really really happy so I thought why not make a list of all the reasons to be happy and the things that make me happy. It’s partly personal, but also for you guys out there. So please enjoy.

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  • Family and friends
  • The feeling you get when you cuddle with someone you love
  • Looking at pictures and also taking them
  • Writing
  • Music
  • The feeling you get when you find a new band that you are completely obsessed with
  • Watching a good movie
  • Love – any love, also between you and a pet for example
  • Fangirling
  • Going to the cinema
  • Watching the sun set/rise
  • Dancing
  • Laughing until tears stream down your eyes
  • Going for a walk
  • Hugging someone
  • Drawing and doodleing
  • Crying happy tears
  • Looking at the sky
  • Closing your eyes and feeling everything
  • Coming home
  • Staring out of the car at night while your favorite song is playing (I recommend The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather for that scenario)
  • Buying new clothes
  • Getting out of the airplane at the beginning of a holiday
  • Looking at the stars
  • Going for a small adventure
  • Staying up late and feelibg the whole world go calm
  • Meeting your friends
  • Concerts and festivals
  • Going to a themepark/funfair
  • Knowing the lyrics of your favourite songs
  • Smiling
  • Making new (good) experiences
  • Waking up in your bed with your pet next to you (or your partner)
  • Having a biiiig, nice breakfast
  • Traveling and visiting new places
  • Hearing one of your favourite songs being played somewhere public and freaking out because of it
  • Making other people happy/smile
  • Feeling sand between your toes at the beach
  • Hearing the waves break in the evening
  • Puppies and kitten
  • Pets and animals overall
  • Walking into your favourite store
  • Eating your favourite food
  • Reading books
  • Staying in bed
  • Meeting new people
  • Passing an exam
  • Living life

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Ummm, I think that’s it. I know, it’s guite a lot, but that just shows that there are so many reasons out there to be happy. And I think it’s important to focus on the good parts of life and all the things that make living better, funnier and easier. Because those are the things that matter.

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Oh and I forgot one point, which is prette recent, becauseee I’m going to a The 1975 concert tonight and I’m soooo excited, oh my god. And of course I’ll tell you everything on Friday. And until then I hope you enjoy my list and stay happy and enjoy life. And as always, I’m here if any of you want to talk about anything really. Thanks for reading. x

Milan haul

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As you all know I’ve just been in the shopping city in Italy, in Milan. And of course I went shopping (duh). So as I was thinking about my post for today, I thought why not integrate some fashion and shopping aspects in my blog and post some pictures of all the things I bought in Milan. Here we go.

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Clothing

I went to Milan hoping to find a new spring jacket, thinking about those new light trench coats that are trending right now. And to my luck, I found the perfect jacket. It’s a dark red-orange jacket from Bershka and I love it soon much, although it’s not a trench coat. I especially love the color, because it brings some life into my wardrobe, as I’m mostly wearing dark colors.

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My mum and me also went to Brandy Melville, one of the coolest stores at the moment. And of course I found something. I got a grey alien t-shirt, that is, I think, almost typical for the brand, and a black light dress which is perfect for summer. I think one of the best aspect of the brand are the materials they use for their clothing. It’s so damn comfy.

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Accessories

Actually, I’m not sure what my relationship to accessories is. I love them and I buy them, but I only wear like 2 or 3 and those are always the same ones. But I still love them. I love wearing necklaces, bracelets, rings and so on. And looking at them. Feeling beautiful wearing them. It brings some kind of magic touch to every outfit. And of course I looked out for some cute little things in Milan and found them at the seriously last minute. They all have some kind of hippie-boho aspect to them, so they are perfect for summer and the festival season. Oh and if you’re interested, I got them at Pull and Bear, which is another amazing store I always enjoy going shopping to.

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This and that

As I knew that Milan is such an important fashion metropolis and as I felt it as soon as I stepped out of the door, I thought of buying something that screams fashion. As we walked past a bookstore, I saw a Vogue book in the window and asked my mum for a little shopping spree in the store. The staff members told me that the store had it’s own department for fashion and I was starstruck. I rushed there immediately and quickly found the place with every fashion magazine you can think of. First I thought about buying the Vogue, but then I saw a cute little grey book with pink letters on it and I knew that this one was the book I had been looking for. It’s a little fashion dictionary by Christian Dior, so it describes every characteristic of fashion. But I think even looking at it makes you happy, it’s just too cute.

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The other thing I bought is a journal wrapped in a fabric cover with a boho pattern. I saw it at the end of a Pull and Bear store next to the checkout and fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for cute and unique journals, although I  look at them more than I use them. But I know that they all once will be full of my writing and until then I enjoy looking at them as much as I can.

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The last things I got – and always a must for me – are two little postcards, one from Milan, the other one from New York City. Whenever I visit a new city or country, I always buy a postcard with the name of the country on it for my wall in my room. So the wall is like a place where I pin all of my memories onto and it makes me very happy to look at it everyday and remember all the experiences I’ve made and all the places and people I’ve seen in my life.

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So, there it is. My haul in Milan. And as you probably see on the pictures, my cat enjoyed taking the pictures and enjoying all of the new things too. She’s such a cutie. Oh and if any of you want to talk about shopping or anything else, I would be happy to talk to you. And until then, I hope you enjoyed this post and, as always, thanks for reading. x

Milan

Hola everyone.


As you probably know from my birthday post my parents and me were in Milan for the past days and god, it was amazing. Seriously.

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First of all you need to know that I’m completely obsessed with fashion. I love reading fashion and lifestyle magazines, look for the newest trends on the internet and always check out my favorite shops for some new styles. And Milan is THE fashion metropolis of Italy. And also one of the most important fashion metropolis of the world and that’s something you notice the moment you step out of the door, for real. I’ve never been to a city where both men and women are that well dressed and care that much about their looks, never. It’s crazy. I was both shocked and completely in love from the first second on.

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There are hundreds of fashion shops around every corner, so there’s really never a way to get away from fashion. The kiosks are full of fashion magazines and have “VOGUE” printed on their tops and let’s not forget that the book shops have an extra department just for fashion. I felt like I just stepped into my dream fashion land.

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Oh and onto that, my birthday was amazing too. We went shopping, spent some time in a beautiful park in the sun, I had my first ice-cream of this year and of course we had an amazing Italian dinner (Italian food is the best, seriously). It was really a dream day. And  I’m pretty sure my parents enjoyed it as much as I did.

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And of course I took pictures. A lot, to be exact. So, here you go, enjoy. And as ways, thanks for reading and I any of you want to talk, I’m here. x

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Hola 20s

Hola everyone.


Tomorrow’s a really special day. It’s my birthdaaaaay. My 20th birthday, to be exact.

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And god am I excited. Actually I’m also a little bit afraid, because suddenly there will be a 2 instead a 1 and it kinda seems like the start of a whole new chapter of my life for me and I’m not sure if I’m actually ready for that. But I guess I don’t make the decision here.

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I’m pretty sure that my 20s will be as great as my 10s (???), and yeah, they were reallyyyy amazing. I’m already looking forward to all the amazing adventures and experiences coming up. Actually, my parents and me are currently on our way to Milan to celebrate my birthday and get away from the cold and I’m reallyyyy excited (although this long drive is a pain in the ass, literally). We even took Molly with us. I already can’t wait to go shopping and to wander around in the city and take pictures whenever I can. I really can’t wait. And of course, I will post all the highlights of the trip next week and tell you all the amazing things about Milan.

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But until then, as always, thanks for reading and I guess happy birthday to me. x