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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Confidence & Body Image

Today I want to talk to you about confidence and body image... It's a topic that I see on more and more social media posts and blogs because people are just as tired of what society tells us to look like and not. It's actually sad that people still think we're supposed to look like the girls walking down South Beach in Miami with their bums done and fat transfers on their stomach. The superficial world out there everyone seems to be obsessed with here in London for whatever reason. What most people don't see is that it has developed an insecurity seeing those 'perfect' bodies for some of us. There are loads of Instagram accounts out here making others feel like they don't look fine, they need to hit the gym more and starve themselves or even get surgery. I even know a few people who are trying to get off IG because it's not good for their mental health. Don't let society dictate on what you have to look like and not, as long as you watch your health, you're fine. If someone is trying to judge you, they don't deserve your attention. It's mostly people who are unhappy with themselves and are trying to transfer it on you. It's sad but so true and I experienced this a few times. 


"The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence." 
Beyonce 

At the end of the day, it's about how you feel comfortable in your body and how you accept it and show it that way, that's how you develop confidence. No matter how much you weigh, what size you are, how tall or short you are, how your hair or skin looks and if you don't have abs or a nice round booty- You're still good enough and no one can take that from you! Remember that. 


'I'm beautiful, I'm strong and I'm enough!'

Outfit Details:

Jumper: River Island
Skirt: Mango
Shoes: Zara (old)
Faux Fur Coat: Zara (last season)






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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The Importance of Self-Care...


Welcome back to my blog lovelies! It's that time of the year where clocks turned backwards, it gets dark early and it's too cold to just hang out outside for no reason. Gloomy days are a regular and it gets harder to get out of bed. Nonetheless, life goes on and gloomy days can be beautiful, too! It's all about what you make out of it with what you have and it's important for yourself to feel well as it affects everything you do, from getting up in the morning to meetings and dinner with friends. 

I'm listing 4 things below that I do for self-care:

Spend some 'me-time'

I myself  find it very relaxing to put on a face mask, make myself a fresh mint tea or hot water lemon, sit on my bed, put my phone on silence and watch a series. For me this is a big part of self-care as it simply makes me feel good about myself and I can just switch my mind off. Oh, a spa weekend away is another great way to spend some 'me-time'. 

Go to the gym

Another part of self-care for me is going to the gym whenever I feel uncomfortable in my skin (not when society tells me to!) or just to relief stress. It's a good way to take your mind off stress.

Get rid of toxic relationships

If it's boyfriend/girlfriend or friend - distance yourself. You don't need drama, negativity or gossip in your life. There are more important things to do in life, we have work to do and bills to pay. Unfortunately the blogging world has loads of those people and one needs to be very careful who to trust. Staying away from negativity will change your life, I even stopped watching Love and Hip Hop to get my mind right a few years back, haha, but I'm telling you it had an impact on my life.

Social Media Detox

If you're a regular on Social Media like I am, it is good to sometimes just leave your phone alone and do something else. Take your mind off what other people do on Instagram and stop comparing yourself to someone that you're not. Acceptance is the key word girls! 

If all that doesn't help, just book a flight and go away.. Traveling is good for the soul! 

I hope you liked this post! Have a great evening guys!



Outfit Details:

Jumper: H&M
Pleated Skirt: H&M (on sale!)
Coat: Evans
Sandal Heels: Public Desire
Bag: Zara


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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Life Update // London Fashion Week


I know this post is a little late but I had so much going on in the past weeks. I basically slept on my friends sofa for 3 weeks because my new flat wasn't finished yet when I moved out of the old one. Very interesting experience as one of the housemates was a mouse that occasionally ran around in the lounge and kitchen and no one really knew where it came from, haha. Then I moved into my new flat and was there for one night before I went on holiday to Jamaica, which was amazing but I'll talk about that in another post... so when I came back everything was in boxes, still packed and I hat a jet lag for about 1 1/2 weeks after I came back and couldn't get around to anything as I had wayyyy too much work. Soooo sorry that this post is late but I really tried my best, haha. Phew! 

I'm sure you've followed my London Fashion Week experience on my feed and insta story, so I really just wanted to show you guys my favourite outfits and link where you can get them. LFW is just a great occasion to meet other influencers and people you haven't seen in a while and it's always so much fun to watch the new trends and young designers evolving. It's personally my event favourite event but also a little stressful as you'll be running from one show to another show, haha. I'm linking my outfits below for you guys.
I promise a travel blog post about Jamaica and there's also an interior decoration post coming up somewhen soon to show you guys my new flat.

Love, Drea
xxx

Outfit one:

Block Heels: Primark
Bag: Zara (in store)

Outfit two:

Pleated Skirt: H&M
Sweater: H&M
Blazer: Zara
Bag: YSL
Sandals: Steve Madden (sold out)

Outfit three:

Two piece: Lavish Alice
Heeled Sandals: Asos (similar)
Bag: YSL











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Saturday, 14 October 2017

The Last Days Of Summer

Summer is coming to an end and I'm crying with one eye, or even two. I'm a sun child and colder days make me a little bit sad from time to time but I'll embrace it as much as possible and enjoy the new season, especially in terms of fashion. I said I won't buy any autumn clothes until I come back from my holiday but I've already seen so many amazing new trends, it'll be hard to resist. 

If you haven't visited Kew Gardens yet then you definitely missed out! It's a great place to unwind, relax, go for a stroll and explore the attractions and beautiful gardens there. You can literally spend the whole day there with your family or friends. It's even nice to go there on a date! 

I used this beautiful space to shoot this amazing maxi dress from Missguided! You guys know I will probably die in a dress but they're just for me and super comfortable. If you're ever looking for a dress, I'm your girl! 

I hope you like the pictures! 

Love, Drea
xxx

This post is in collaboration with Missguided.
Photos by Zoe Griffin Photography


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Monday, 4 September 2017

My Posts Disappeared | How To Grow Your Following On Instagram


Hey guys!

I don't know what's going on with Instagram at the moment but I heard that I was not the only one yesterday, who almost had a heart attack when 200 of my photos just disappeard. Can you imagine?! All the hard work you put in and all the amazing memories of my holidays were just erased from my feed and I was so upset. I tried to contact Instagram but as they don't have a customer service I wasn't very hopeful that they'll fix the issue. I heard that even people's accounts were deleted๐Ÿ˜ฑ Imagine!!! After this shock, I woke up this morning and all my pictures were recovered!๐Ÿ˜Œ Listen, this almost gave me a heart attack๐Ÿ˜‚ but then I realised that at the end of the day it is Instagram and if it goes down one day, life still goes on. If something like this happened to your account and you have a solution, please comment below and help a sister out. Lol

Anyways, I've been asked so many questions about blogging, tips & tricks and how I grow my following so I thought I'm gonna put everything in a blog post for everyone to read and hopefully take something away from it. 

Engagement is key!

I can't stress enough how important engagement is. We have this saying Germany, which basically says that if you don't put in work, you don't get anything out of it - this could not be any more accurate. If you don't communicate with your audience, why would they bother following you or trying to engage with you?! I know it can be a pain because really if blogging is not your full-time job then you need to find hours in a day to actually do this and it takes way more time than people imagine. My dear followers, if I don't reply to all your comments, I'm deeply sorry and I'll try to catch up! Bare with me! 

Follow back

Don't be that girl who has 30k followers and only follows 100 people only because you think you're too cool to follow people back. Just don't, lol✋๐Ÿฝ I understand if you don't want to follow as many people as you have followers but why not follow your main supporters back?! They love you content and they're the ones who hype your pics - Give them a follow girl/boy! 

Follow Friday/ Instagram Story

Shout the people out you like to follow or visit their profile on Instagram stories. If it's a big influencer or just a any person, they might return the favour, which will get you exposure to their followers and if they like you they might give you a follow.


Support each other

In the influencer world it is so important to support each other as there's so much competition out here and people might pretend they want to help you but they actually don't and they only help people in their circle. It's sad but be sure that you and your influencer friends support each other in comments, likes, photo credit or shout outs. 

Hashtags

It's good to switch up hashtags on a regular basis to what's trending and is most popular to get your account noticed by as many people as possible. Be careful, if you use the same hashtags over and over again and just copy paste them you can get shadow banned, which means that your post is banned from those hashtags and the won't appear when someone looks for it. 

Instagram is trying all kinds of stuff to make us pay for ads by changing their algorithm or getting us shadow banned. Don't give up though - You got this!๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

Love, Drea
xxx


Outfit details:

Dress: H&M (Sold out)

Photos by the lovely Zoe Griffin

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Friday, 25 August 2017

My Life in London | Ice-Watch

If London isn't the most amazing city then I don't know... It was never my dream to move here,  I always wanted to move to Paris, but that's where fate took me, I guess. I don't regret moving to London one but though. London is an amazing city full of opportunities for everyone and what I like most here is the cultural diversity, which is quite limited in Germany where I grew up. London has been a real experience for me coming straight from Uni moving into the concrete jungle. I changed jobs a few times, I learnt about what I really want to do in life and especially on how to be a grown up in a big foreign city without my family. I believe these are experiences you have to make in life to grow as a person, achieve your goals and always be grateful for everything life throws at you, if it's something good, that's great, if it's something less good, it's a lesson. 

Loads of people have been asking me what I do for a living besides being an Influencer/ Blogger as I don't really show it much on my IG - I'm a Social Media Manager. It is a great feeling to do what you're passionate about and I don't want to be one of those people who hate their jobs. If you're in your last year of Uni and you suddenly don't know what you actually want to do in life, don't worry! You'll find out when it's time. I applied for a job in London and they offered me a Social Media Marketing position yet I applied for a Buyer position - don't really know how that happened tbh, lol, but that's how I found out what I would really like to do in life! Take it onesie at a time. 

London is also the city of fashion and I teamed up with Ice-Watch to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Their most recent collection of watches are stylish and elegant at the same time and will go perfectly with every outfit. I know you all are not surprised that I chose a rose gold one, haha! I'm super happy with the watch and quality and it really goes with every outfit. They have a range of different colours and styles, here's the link to their website to check them out. 

I hope you guys liked this post and have an amazing bank holiday weekend!

Love, Drea
xxx

This post is in collaboration with Ice-Watch.
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A Vision in Red

If you've been following me for a while, you know how much I shop at Missguided and how much I love their variety of clothing. I've actually been chasing this dress, first I wasn't sure of the lengths, then it was sold out, then it was back in stock but I was waiting for pay day (let's be honest, who else is waiting for pay day refreshing the page 24\7 ๐Ÿ™„), then it was sold out in my size again and then found it on Missguided Germany finally - What a procedure but every second of it was worth it!๐Ÿ˜… When I saw it on the website I just thought it's the perfect summer dress and since I'm obsessed with maxi dresses, it was just a MUST! Also, I saw myself walking along the beach with his gorgeous dress blowing in the wind on my next holiday, haha. Stay tuned where I'm traveling to! 
Now guys, you can call me crazy but you might have noticed that I got the exact same dress in nude and blue as well๐Ÿ™ˆ Don't judge me! Lol! I just think you can't go wrong with this type of dress as it is suitable for every type of occasion and you can dress it down with sandals for a casual chic day look and you can wear it with heels for dinner or drinks. Also, I think it is quite reasonable for a dress like this, the quality is good and it's not a dress you only wear once even though it is quite a statement piece. 
I hope you liked this post and I've a got the link to the dress and 
a few more pictures down below for you.

Love, Drea
xxx


This post is in collaboration with Missguided
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