June 29, 2013

Black and White in NYC

Shirt- Manteau/ Pants- American Eagle Outfitters/ Shoes- Target/ Bag- Forever 21/ Necklace- Forever 21/ 

Ever since I got this new Manteau blouse from TJ Maxx I can't take it off! If I could I would really wear it 24/7! No kidding! It's just perfect for me! My fitness plan starts this friday and I'm more that determined to get in shape and loose those extra pounds I gained in the states. I'm thinking of doing youtube videos again and I want to do my first video about my excahnge year and all that so if guys have any questions about that I would appreciate it that you right them in the comments below! Additionally to that I want you to tell me some ideas for more videos! NYC haul? How about that? Thanks in advanced for that! Pictures of New York City will come in the next post.. they're pretty awesome not to brag haha!

'see' you guys soon!
Paula

June 23, 2013

Back in Germany!

It took me a while to really realize that I'm back but now it truely feels like I've never left the country. I came back this friday around 11:00am and it was the most awesome thing ever to walk out of that airport gate and see me family standing there waiting for me to finally come home. I started crying like a baby and didn't even realize what was going on around me but my sister was the first one that hugged me and wouldn't let go. Everyone was there and it meant so much to me. The same day my family planned a party for me and most of my friends and loved ones were there. That's were the pictures were taken. My sister and my step-brother made the banner for me which I think is super adorable. My friends and I are in the picture on the left and for everyone who is wondering who the old dude in the right picture is, just kidding, that's my dad! I had a great time back home so far and I have millions of pictures to edit from New York City to show y'all! There coming up!

xoxo,
Paula

June 7, 2013

ShopStyle Festival Challenge


Dress- Asos 63,62 €/  Flats- Vila 21,90€/ Bag- Mango 14,12 €/  Bracelets- Asos 10,20€ & Asos 13,26€/ Necklace- Mint.  12,95/ 


I'm super excited to publish my entry for the ShopStyle Festival Challenge! If you are interested in participating or you just want to know more about the project click here.


I really like the dress because it is casual but it still gives the outfit a very special touch and bohemian vibe! Western boots would go with the outfit very well too but I changed  my mind about those and went with casual flats instead. Being at a festival is about having fun, spending quality time with friends and you don't want to wear uncomfortable boots and want to burn up. Open sandals are the best to go with. The focus with the accessories is definitely on the wrist! Gold goes very well with the outfit and makes everyone look tan! And who doesn't want to look tan? The bag is a little brown bag with fringe to support the bohemian theme! All in all the Outfit is a real eye-catcher and you will surely feel special! 

Hope y'all are having a great weekend! I'm enjoying my first day of summer break in the sun!

Paula

June 6, 2013

Counting the Days

Just now I realized that I am exactly where I started about 9 months ago: I’m counting…Counting the days until I am going to leave a life to live another one. Drawing a black cross over each day passing on the calendar hanging over there on the wall, looking at that big red circle around the day.; the day I will leave; leave a whole life I have built up behind, trying to solve the chaos in my head if I should laugh or cry about it. Faster than I had expected those 90 days suddenly turn in to 60, those 60 quickly in to 30, and before I even start to notice, I can count the remaining days with two hands; on my fingers; 10.........9……...8…….7…… 6…..5….4…3..2.1.
I left home neither knowing what this year will bring, nor what I had to expect. I left my friends, family and everything else, except a small bit of my life packed up neatly one bag, with tears in my eyes, hoping everything would be exactly like I hoped it would be. After leaving the hardest part behind, saying goodbye to the people I love, I sat in the plane struggling between fear and excitement knowing this flight would take me to the other side of the world, away from everything I know and was familiar with and also facing the frightening fact, that next time I would cross the Atlantic was going to be a whole school year away. 
Well, it turned out to be everything I had hoped for, if not even more. Looking back at all the things I got to experience make me so thankful towards all the people who made it possible for me to leave, always stood up for me and encouraged me to go and take my chance of spending a year abroad when I was struggling with my decisions. Thank you so much. Most exchange students live 2 lives, one completely different from another. Each one of them was and is special and unique in their own way and I don’t feel any regret. I have the feeling that in the last 10 months I have learned more than in the whole other 15 years of my life. I learned how it feels to start a new life, starting off without knowing anybody, learned to appreciate everything I have more than I ever did, learned to make my own choices and fix my mistakes, learned about 2 totally opposite lifestyles and cultures, learned to take care of myself and be independent and learned twice that fitting in is not the easiest part of life, but you should never give up. You will find your way and place where you belong. Also, I learned that even in hard times, don’t let things come in your way: Enjoy every second of the life you are living…. Live it the way YOU want to… Don’t waste your time worrying….Travel the world….!!! Although my high school year was like a ride on a roller coaster, with its ups and downs (and trust me the downs were deep!), I obviously don’t want to look back at the boring way up the hill where I was struggling, I will remember and look back at the awesome way down and the exciting loops it made: I will remember the lovely people I got to meet, the amazing friends I made, all the new places I saw, the delicious food I ate (and made me fat :P), the feeling of having a new family, the terrific trip to Chicago I had the chance to go to, and most of all I want to remember the person who this exchange made me become. Honestly, I miss my family and friends a lot but I don’t want to leave, but what can I say? Home is wherever your family, friends and loved ones are waiting for you. And I guess I can honestly say that I have a second home in Texas and a caring second family even though they are short they have big hearts! 

It’s time to say Goodbye, pack up my things and wake up…

DREAMS ARE NOT MEANT TO LAST FOREVER!