Donnerstag, 28. September 2017

AFTER GRADUATION - WHAT'S NEXT? NEW CHAPTER IN LIFE: BEING AN AU PAIR




Hey Loves, 
it's been a while. You could say i was in summer break, but actually i was writing my bachelor thesis so i took a while off to finish that the best way possible. I mean finishing my bachelor thesis equals finishing my studies, so a big mark in my life. 
But now it is done and what next? 
I had it on my mind for a couple of months i guess, but it was a goal far ahead so i didn't take my thoughts really serious, but now that this part of my life is finished i really had the liberty to think how i would spent the rest of it. 

Of course the first thought was i am going to be an adult and start working. But for the people who know me, they know i am not really ready for adulting just yet...

And with our economy at the moment and because i actually enjoy studying it was clear for me i want to do my master's degree, preferably abroad. I think about sweden or denmark. University is for free there and i like the fashion scene up there. 

BUT there is a big but: My boyfriend and i spent the last years quite a huge time separated due to our semesters abroad, so we would like to do our masters together. 
And because of the fact that he has to study another semester i had a gap i needed to fill. 

Again the adult in myself (yes, there is one) said:

"Girl, you got your BA so work!" 

But well i had this dream: 
I was an au pair after my A-Levels in the US. Back then i was 19. And well, as all the 19-year-olds i though: "OMG, i am soo grown up, i can handle everything!"
Well as you can imagine, it wasn't like this. I had a complicated relationship at that time with a guy, who fucked me up pretty much during this time plus in the US you are only allowed to drink when you are 21. But try to tell that to someone, who is allowed to drink in their own country since the age of 16 and on top who thinks is soo grown up. 
So pretty much i spent a magnitude of my time abroad being heart broken, angry and eager to try to pretend i am so grown up. And as you can imagine i couldn't fulfill the duty of being an au pair in the way i wished i did now. 
Don't get me wrong, i had an amazing host family and i loved the kids dearly. I still sometimes dream of them and think a lot about them. It was such a great time, even though the previously mentioned things, so i really wanted to relive that again. 

So i talked it through with my bf and researched online. And so the dream was born and finally coming to life. I'll be an au pair!

Some might say you are already 26, be an adult and get your shit together. And i totally get that opinion. 
But on the other side, you are not forever young. You gotta do things, while you can! For me i see myself with 30 working and enjoying life, but right now i want to experience things which i can't later on. I don't want to say with 35, i wished i could have gone somewhere far, but didn't. 
And the timing for me couldn't be better. I want to wait for my bf to finish his studies anyways. And wanted to be an Au Pair again. So why not use the gap until he is finished? 
But everyone has to decide this for him/herself, what fits there situation and needs most. For me, this just was the one! 

In the next post i will go into detail how i got the Au Pair job and what qualifications you need! 


There are some other paths you could take after you finished your studies: 


1. Obviously find a job and start working.

 But my dear, you are working for the rest of your life. So live a little!


2. Continue with your master's degree.

Without a break. Sure, but you have to be really committed.


3. Doing an internship. 

You can never have to many internships! This would have been my next choice. But to be honest, there was this thought in my head: "You got your degree, why work without getting fully paid. 


4. Being an Au Pair.

Caring for children, being a big sister, free board and free accommodation plus pocket money - so a very cheap way to live abroad and not being alone.


5. Work & Travel.

A cool alternative, though nothing for me. Not because of the work, like i would be to picky, but just to unsafe for me.


6. Travel. 

if you are rich - you are in luck!


7. Taking a practical year. 

Working for social organisations like the Red Cross is a nobel way to spent a gap year. But you have to be very social and willing to work for not so much money.  


8. Doing another bachelor's degree.

If you for example studied fashion management, but you want to do economics also.



9. Be a Trainee. 

This is a special mostly one-year jobs, where you work for a company and get to have a look in different departments. 




To finish, it doesn't matter what path you take, it should simply suit you. Remember you are still young and you have the freedom to choose. There are a lot of options for us these days. Maybe you'll do a mix or have another path? Whatever it is i am all about reading it in the comments! 


xx, Nad


Dienstag, 25. Juli 2017

72 HOURS IN BERLIN: WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO EAT IN BERLIN (TIPS & NOT SO MUCH MAINSTREAM STUFF) - BERLIN TRAVEL DIARY






In May I spent a couple of days with my boyfriend in the capital of my home country. 
Berlin - well ich have to tell you guys, I wasn't a big fan of Berlin before and I have to confess I wouldn't want to live there forever. But I could imagine myself living there for a couple of years. To explain that - I come from the south of Germany and in Bavaria EVERYTHING is clean and ordered. You could say it is a bit conservative. 
So being in Berlin, can be a challenge. You have corners where it is just dirty and the people don't care about the rules and sometimes in certain corners people are a bit scary. 
BUT - Berlin has a certain charm and being the capital of Germany it is so diverse and so many beautiful things happen. 
Here comes a full itinerary of my 72 hours in Berlin - what to do & where to eat.


WHAT TO DO IN BERLIN


This is not a typical sightseeing travel guide. Here you can find cool things to do in Berlin (yup, you're welcome.) 


1. The flea market at the Berlin Wall 




Every Sunday they host a beautiful flee market at the Berlin Wall. You can find everything from clothing to jewelry, bags, design and vinyl. There are also very yummy snacks ( read more at where to eat in Berlin.) I bought a beautiful Levi's jacket there and a vintage diesel high waist jeans. Definitely recommend to go there!



2. Berlin's Mauerpark 








The Mauerpark is as you have guessed a park at the historical wall which once divided Berlin. As you walk through the park you hear all different types of music. People are just chilling around with a beer. At some parts of the wall you are allowed to paint so sometimes you see artists just working their magic. It is a very nice place to spent a chill day. 


3. Karaoke at the Mauerpark


Guys this is my tip you definitely have to do when you are on a Sunday in Berlin and the weather is good. It is basically a dude with a bicycle, a computer, a microphone and boxes. People from all over the world come here and wait in line to sing. Some are very talented and some are just cool people who sing Backstreetboys or Britney Spears. At the end everyone is at the dance floor and just dancing like crazy. The atmosphere is great there. All kinds of people come together and you can chill there and buy a mojito or a beer. Perfect for a fun sunday. It is at the amphitheater in the Mauerpark. It starts around 2 pm. Check out some pics here.


4. The Airport Tempelhof




Airport Tempelhof is a shut down airport and now it is a park where you can do all sorts of sports. There is a section for air sports, like kite surfing and one for riding your bicycle or your roller blades. There is also a chilling are where you can get something to eat and drink. You can get there easily by underground tram. 


5. CdV



Club der Visionäre is not a typical club in Berlin. But then again what is typical in Berlin. It is one of the prettiest open air bars/boats in Berlin at a little river. You have to love electro though, because that's all you get. During the afternoon it's mostly background but at night there is always a live DJ. Opening hours are
 Mo-Fr: 2 pm - open end
Sa-So: 12am - open end
You are not allowed to take pictures in there. They have a great pizza. 
The address is: 
Club der Visionäre
Am Flutgraben 1
12435 Berlin
Germany




The Bikini in Berlin is a really cool mall, with lots of concept stores where you can find very cool stuff. I love the whole mall. It is not your usual mall it is very modern. I love the vibe. The ODEEH Store is in there too. I did an internship with this brand. It is not the cheapest but looking doesn't hurt right? ;)


7. Kurfürstendamm


Some people say that the Kurfürstendamm is so mainstream Berlin and Berlin hates mainstream. It is a pretty street with shopping so far you can see. All the big brands are there. 


8. Strolling around


Mostly i can just recommend you strolling through Berlin. I really liked the quarters Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte. 


2. WHERE TO EAT IN BERLIN

In this Travel Diary we have been eating a lot I just want to share with you my most iconic experiences or the places I liked the most. 







This is probably the cutest and pretties coffee in the Kreuzberg neighborhood (check it out here). I mean it has swings. And the coffee is sooo good. If you are ever in the Kreuzberg area make sure to check it out! 
The address is: 
Yorckstraße 60
10965 Berlin, Deutschland



2. Flea Market at the Mauerpark 



There are so many great food stations at the flea market. We had the all vegan gyros wrap. And it was heaven in my mouth. And it was all vegan. It was under 5 Euros. 


And if one isn't enough we had the pulled pork burger. I am a little bit spoiled by pulled pork because i worked at a catering company where we had pulled pork on weddings and I can tell you pulled pork is everything.






I looked this one up on the internet (here) and it was so worth it. In my hometown we do not have any acai bowl or anything like it. It was so yummy. But it is also very crowded at this food heaven. A definitely must eat ist the matcha cake. It is in Prenzlauer Berg and in the street are a couple of nice food locations. 
The address is: 
Weinbergsweg 23 
10119 Berlin, Deutschland


4. Späti


This is a typical Berlin thing. You have them all over the city, basically at every corner a Späti. It is a little shop where you can buy drinks or little foods. They are open very late and on Sundays. That's where the Berliner gets his beer from. Try it and you'll love it. 
I am more the Radler girl, wich is beer mixed with citrus lemonade. My tip is the Gösser!

Hope you liked my Berlin Travel Diary. Even though it just has been 72 hours! 
Would love to hear Berlin Tips or your opinion in the comments! 

See you soon, Berlin!
xx, Nad







Sonntag, 14. Mai 2017

TOP 5 YELLOW LENS GLASSES





Hey people, 

there is no bigger trend at the moment than colored lens see-through sunglasses. 
It gives every look the edge. I am especially in love with the yellow glasses! What about you?


So here they are: 

MY TOP 5 YELLOW LENS GLASSES



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Hey Leute, 
heute mach ich's mal kurz: 

Es gibt zur Zeit ja keinen größeren Trend als farbige durchsichtige Sonnenbrillen
Sie geben jedem Look das gewisse Etwas. Am Besten gefallen mir die gelben Brillen! Was ist mit euch? 


Und deshalb gibt es hier jetzt: 

MEINE TOP 5 GELBEN BRILLEN 






(6,99 € - shop here



2. Yellow Glasses - Jeepers Peepers over asos


(picture:  asos.de)
(32,99 € - shop here



3. Yellow Glasses - Pull&Bear


(Photo: Pull&Bear.com)
(9,99 € - shop here)



4. Yellow Glasses- Mister Spex



(photo: misterspex.de)
(45,95 € - shop here



5. Yellow Glasses - Ray Ban via Mister Spex


(photo: misterspex.de)

(126,95 € - shop here



and for all the dreamers out there (including me) - Dior


(photo: dior.de)
(350 € - if you can shop definitely here






xx, Nad 











Donnerstag, 27. April 2017

OUTFIT: MARGELISCH BACKPACK, FLORAL DRESS & ARMY JACKET





Hey Loves, 
i am so fed up with the weather situation. 
I bought this beautiful flower dress by asos a while ago and never got the chance to wear it because of the weather situation in Germany ( last week it was snowing).
That's why I just thought "what the hell ... I don't give a s*", put the dress on got my newest backpack by Margelisch and sat on a meadow. 

I really love my new backpack.* It is handcrafted in India and made out of vegetable tanned, chrome free leather. I chose the color mud green because I wanted something different. It has a perfect size for school or work. Plus it matches the green in my floral dress, which was a lucky coincidence. 

What do you guys think? Leave me a comment! 


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backpack: Margelisch ( shop here ) 
floral dress: asos (shop similar here

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Hey meine Lieben, 
ich habe so die Nase voll von diesem Wetter zur Zeit. 
Dieses wunderschöne Blumenkleid von asos besitze ich schon etwas länger. Ich konnte es nur noch nicht tragen wegen dem Wetter in Deutschland (Letzte Woche hatte es ja sogar noch Schnee bei uns). 
Deswegen dachte ich mir "i don't give a s*", habe das Kleid angezogen, meinen neuen Rucksack von Margelisch eingepackt und mich als Trotzreaktion auf eine Wiese zwischen Gänseblümchen gesetzt. 

Mein Rucksack* wird in Indien hergestellt und ist aus pflanzlich gegerbtem Leder. Ich habe mir mud green ausgesucht weil ich mal was anderes wollte. Das Model heißt Almo und hat eine super Größe. Mein Laptop passt perfekt rein und es bleibt noch viel Stauraum, daher ist er gut geeignet für die Schule oder die Arbeit. 
Außerdem passt das grün perfekt zu dem grün in meinem Blumenkleid, das muss also Schicksal sein. 

Wie findet ihr den Look? Schreibt es mir in den Kommentaren! 














*sponsored by Margelisch

xx, Nad 

Freitag, 14. April 2017

OUTFIT: GOLA CLASSICS HARRIER, LEVI'S VINTAGE MOM JEANS, CROP TOP & FAKE BABY BLUE LEATHER JACKET




Hey Loves, 
Spring has finally sprung and summer is right around the corner. So i thought it is definitely time for a little summer update on my wardrobe. And what better way than simply putting sun on my feet with this ball of lights by Gola

I chose the Gola Classics Harrierin sunshine yellow and built my outfit around this beauties. 

Normally i am more the black type of girl, but this color just brigthens my day and screams 'i want summer, right now, please.'
Do you guys have an item that resemblance summer for you? I'd love to hear them in the comments


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#whatiwore


sneakers: Gola (shop here
mom jeans: Levi's (shop here
crop top: ZARA (shop here)
fake leather jacket: ZARA (similar here)
glasses: H&M (shop here)




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Hey meine Lieben, 
Der Frühling ist endlich da und der Sommer steht auch schon in den Startlöchern. Man kann ihn schon fast riechen. Deshalb dachte ich es ist höchste Zeit, dass meine Sommergarderobe ein Update bekommt. Und wie ginge das besser als sich einfach die Sonne anzuziehen in Form dieser  gelben Sneakers von Gola

Ich habe mir die Gola Classics Harrierin sunshine yellow ausgesucht und mein restliches Outfit drum herum gebaut. 

Eigentlich trage ich sehr viel schwarz und mag das auch so gerne, aber diese Sneakers machen so gute Laune und schreien einfach: 'Geb mir Sommer, sofort!'

Habt ihr persönlich auch ein Kleidungsstück, dass für euch Sommer bedeutet
Schreibt es mir in die Kommentare!  























*sponsored by Gola

xx, Nad 






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