Thursday, 16 April 2015

New leather

It's no secret that I love leather jackets. I have quite a large collection (they're all different, I swear!) but I tend to have one that I wear every day. Up until two weeks ago that was my studded leather jacket, but the lining ripped completely after wearing it almost daily for about three years and I felt like it was time for a change. I wanted something a little more grown up (i.e. without studs) but still maintain that biker vibe. I ended up going for this Zara Faux Leather Biker Jacket (£60), because it's simple but has the quilting details that I really love. I had to buy it in a size large because Zara does really tight sleeves and my arms are simply too big for the medium, even though it fits better around my body. I also like to wear hoodies underneath my leather jacket so I wanted enough room for that. I am really happy with this jacket and I've been wearing it all the time! £60 seems quite expensive for a faux leather jacket but I'll be wearing it a lot and Zara normally does very good jackets so it will hopefully last a long time.

Monday, 13 April 2015

A Sunny Day in Mainhattan

A few days ago, my mum, my sister and I decided to go to the Monet exhibit at the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt. It was a sunny day so we parked quite far away and went on a little stroll along the river. Some people call Frankfurt Mainhattan because it's right next to the river Main and has a skyline like Manhattan- it's genius and I've always loved that name. I couldn't believe how nice and warm it was and I quickly took off my jacket and in true English fashion I got a bit sunburnt. Unfortunately I had left my camera in England so all these photos were taken with my iPhone, which explains the bad quality, but I wanted to share them anyway!

We sat in the museum cafe for a bit and I had this amazing iced coffee, which you may have already seen if you follow me on Instagram (if you don't, you should- my name is @livinglifeindocs). It wasn't one of those iced coffees that you get at Starbucks which are 60% ice and a little bit of coffee- this was the mother of all iced coffees. It's coffee (duh), with a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream. I am definitely planning on recreating that at home!

You weren't meant to take photos in the actual exhibit but of course I got a sneaky one. There were lots of paintings not only by Monet but also other impressionists like Degas (who is one of my favourite artists of all times) and it was amazing to see all these priceless works of art.

Here's a little sneak peak of my (not so little) sister's outfit! You can tell that our styles are not at all alike...

... and here you can see me in my usual jeans, tshirt and leather jacket uniform. My jeans and my top are from H&M, my leather jacket is from Zara and my bag is the Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel.

We also realised that no bridge is safe from romantic couples who put a lock on it. Why they would choose Frankfurt for this I do not know, but I guess not everyone loves Paris as much as I do. Frankfurt- the new city of love? Doesn't quite have the same ring to it...

Thursday, 26 February 2015

When Life Happens...

The great thing about blogs is that they're written by real people you can relate to. However, with real people come real lives, and sometimes those lives just get in the way. I love blogging, it's been a bit up and down for me but recently I've really found my 'style' if you will, and I've been producing a lot more content that I genuinely love. But right now there's a lot going on in my life, there's a lot of decisions I have to make and to be honest I struggle to even get out of bed in the mornings because I'm pretty overwhelmed with everything.
I have a dissertation to write, while planning lots of events for my society as well as somehow deciding what the hell I'm going to do with my life next year. I had it all planned out but now I'm not so sure anymore and I just have to take some time to get my life in order. While I'm going to try to still post on here, it may not be as regular as usual so please bear with me while I figure things out. If you're still interested in hearing my ramblings about life, follow me on my twitter (@livinglifeindoc), because nothing will ever tear me away from tweeting about random things in life.

Monday, 23 February 2015

A Sunday Tea Party

Yesterday my friend Bryndis hosted a tea party, for no particular reason other than she wanted to bake and needed people to eat- obviously I was happy to oblige! It was a really relaxed afternoon of eating the best brownies I have ever had (pictured above- they were vegan! Edit: the ones with the marshallows on top weren't vegan, there was a second batch that was but they were all eaten before I got there), drinking tea and eventually playing a board game! I cannot remember the last time I played a board game but it was so fun and we have already organised a board game evening for next week now! We played The Settlers of Catan, which is a strategic game and quickly got very competitive but still extremely fun. And if you love my mug as much as I do, you can get it here(it's on sale)!

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