Earlier this week a friend of mine who is way more internetfähig than me (I swear sometimes I feel like I have no idea what the kids are up to these days), brought under my attention that the 'Lazy Girl' has been a thing around the web since, well, about a year ago.
And here I was thinking I was doing something quite original and unruly, shamelessly promoting laziness like that. Turns out the net was flooding with all sorts of Lazy Girl beauty hacks, Lazy Girl memes, Lazy Girl fitness routines, Lazy Girl sex positions and whatnot. If my quick google sesh taught me anything, it was that I am certainly not alone in my quest for a life that leaves more room for doing nothing.
But the more I scrolled and clicked through my search results, to more an uneasy feeling creeped over me.
Nov 18, 2016
Putting together a decent outfit can sometimes be quite a tuff nut to crack. Especially when you're battling with the mirror on an I-don't-know-what-to-wear-day. You want to exude effortless cool, and not look too put-together, without looking overly scruffy either. But everything you try on just doesn't feel right.
To avoid this quest deteriorating into a messy pile of clothes and tears of despair on the bed, I have developed a few handy guidelines for myself. You know, just a collection of stuff I've learned while travelling along the sartorial path. You're free to profit from my experience should you whish so.
Nov 11, 2016
In the hustle and the bustle of the average work week a healthy breakfast often ends up dangeling at the bottom of my priority list. A quick round of surveying amongst my co-workers tought me that I am not at all alone in this. One of them contents herself with a cup of coffee and a slice of whitebread with jam, another swears by coco pops with soy milk, I myself eat peanut butter toast with a cup of earl grey most of the days, but I must say the one that opts for nothing but a nasty smelling sugary energy drink is probably the worst off.
Quite sad, since not only is our breakfast our most important meal - or so we are told - , it can also be a source of sheer joy when well executed. So, not only for myself, but also for those of you who tend to lack inspiration in the morning: I made a list of 5 easy, quick, healthy and tasty breakfasts to get us through the working week.
Nov 4, 2016
If you're looking for an #idle style weekend getaway (read, one that has all the perks of the big city life such and great coffee bars and creative shops, without being too big, busy and overwhelming) Maastricht is definitely a go-to. I've visited it on numerous occasions and have really grown to love the place.
Now, this city guide was supposed to be divided into 3 neat categories. You know, the usual: 'eat/drink', 'shop', 'see/do'. But then it turned out Maastricht's best places aren't the kind you can easily put in boxes, and I do believe that that is actually what I like best about this pretty little city.
Oct 28, 2016
Earlier this month I read an article on Man Repeller (so erm, could I be referring to this site any more often? I think not.) about how we are on our phones all the time, and how some of us are feeling quite fed-up with that. As per usual Leandra Medine's musings on this subject were completely in sync with what is happening right now in the world. But was actually struck me most was something I read in the comment section:
"Every single time I am on the subway or in an elevator or in the waiting room of my gynecologist’s office I look around only to see everyone with their necks bent, eyes down, thumbs hammering at their screens like mallets in a game of whack-a-mole. And my first thought is “What have we turned into? Is it really so impossible for us to sit idly while waiting for a pap smear? What is wrong with these humans!?!!” But then what do I do next? Reach into my bag and grab my phone." This got me thinking: Where do I stand in the phone debate, as a firm promotor of idle time?
Oct 7, 2016
When thinking of investment pieces, a pair of pyjama pants isn't likely the first thing to come to mind. But just because we are more inclined to spend the bigger part of our pay-check on daywear, doesn't mean it is the right way to go. I mean, think about it: how often have you worn those classy heels that seemed such a bargain when they were on sale at Net-à-porter? And how often do you wear your grey joggers and that old sweater with holes in it? Now do the math when it comes to the cost per wear of each of those items and you'll quickly know what I'm talking about. And if you haven't got you convinced just yet, read on for 4 more reasons to invest in stylish loungewear.
Sep 30, 2016
Maria Grazia Chiuri's debut collection as Dior's Creative Director, shown in Paris this week, stated yet again what has been clear for the last few seasons now: fashion and feminism are about as inseparable as a pair of happy newlyweds. But where does that leave the latter? Has feminism delapidated into nothing more than a fashion trend, a marketing move, a cheap shot? Or should we embrace the fact that the female cause is now totally on fleek?