Sep 16, 2016
So I had this idea to write something about feminism and its current popularity in the media as well as the fashion and music industry. But when I actually got around to doing it, I felt like everything I wanted to say really had been said before.
Like how feminism being a fashion trend might be dangerous because of the latter's fleething nature. Or how Chanel's SS2015 show trivialised and commercialised women's rights. How Queen Bey dissing her husband publicly for cheating on her may seem like a feminist act, but in fact has nothing to do with it. To quote Azealia Banks: "You been singing about this nigga for years and he still playing you. That's not strength that's stupidity. This heartbroken black female narrative you keep trying to push is the Antithesis of what feminism is". How highstreet shops that sell T-shirts reading 'feminist' are being cruelly ironic (since said T-shirts are made by poorly paid and exploited women in Bangladesh - so much for equal rights, right?).
So wondered, what is the use? Who's waiting for yet another opinion of yet another angry woman?
But then I realised that it doesn't really matter that so much has been said and done about it before. Because until we have reached a point where all men and women are equal, there can not be said enough about it. So yes, I'm going to rant some more.
Jul 18, 2016
When it comes to making sartorial choices I'm always torn in two. The fashion girl part of me wants to put on Man Repeller-esque outfits that involve bralettes over shirts, socks in high-heeled strappy sandals and possibly ruffled shorts. The lazy girl part of me just wants to jump in a pair of sweatpants and a white oversized tee.
Most of the times I end up somewhere in the middle, building my outfit around a nice pair of jeans. Comfortable, yet fashionable. If you choose the right fit, that is.
Jun 24, 2016
Do you like drooling over perfectly styled food pictures on Pinterest just as much as I do? Well, then you must recognise the feeling of thourough dissappointment when you click through and find out that the recipe is waaaaaaaaay too complicated for your taste. Now, don't get me wrong, I like cooking as much as the next girl (certainly when there's a glass of red wine involved), but too much of a good thing is still too much, which is why I like to keep my cooking short and sweet, and easy, and with not too many dishes to wash afterwards.
Luckily I was never the type for following recipes anyway (how very rebellious of me, ey?), and over the years I have become quite the pro in hacking 'em and turning them into a lazy-cook approved version. Like this pea, herb and mozzarella pie by Nigel Slater for example.
Jun 6, 2016
Idle hands are the devil's workshop. The saying might be over a thousand years old, and even sound very outdated, but the idea that being lazy is just no good is still widely accepted. Every day new articles, blogposts and books about how you can increase your productivity pop up like mushrooms. "Just do it" and "Get shit done" seem to be the prime mottos of our decennium. But while we're all busy making highly effecient colour coded to-do lists, a burnout seems to have become the prime illness of our time. Time for simply doing nothing seems like a long forgotten luxury, something we simply can not afford, because it doesn't help us to "reach our goals". Well, here's what I say. I say, screw productivity. I say, get less done. I say, enjoy life more. I say, be lazy without feeling guilty. And should you need a little help in that department, check out my 5 tips.
May 20, 2016
Since changing job location a few months ago (which made my daily commute a tad longer), I have been a firm fan of a tight morning schedule. I used to always need about an hour and a half to get ready in the morning. But when that suddenly meant getting up at 5.30 am, I realised drastic changes needed to be made. Because there was no way José that I would be giving up on a good hours' sleep in the morning, right? So, if you feel like snoozing that little extra with me, read on!
Apr 8, 2016
High five fellas, it's fri-YAY! We've made it through, the weekend is upon us. Time to do a little happy dance.
But first and foremost, time to load up our batteries. Something that can best be done by treating ourself to something nice. By which I don't neccessarily mean going on a shopping splurge or booking an expensive weekend retreat. In fact there are a lot of small and cheap ways to give ourself a little extra care. Things we can do on the daily. And today, I'm sharing 10 of my personal faves. Go ahead, read on, you're worth it!