Gifts from the Philippines

My mom recently came back from three months in the Philippines! She’d attended an huge family reunion she’d organized with a few cousins and renovated her late mother’s house. Even though she was busy as a bee, she still took time to find some beautiful gifts to bring home to us. We’re so excited about…

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Travel Diary: Vienna, Once More (Coffeehouses & Shopping)

Welcome to the second part of my Vienna travel diary! You can find the first part here and the post with my initial plans for this trip here. This post is about cake, second hand shopping and two huge splurges! LET ME HAVE CAKE If you visit Vienna, you obviously have to go to the…

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Shopping for summer shoes

It’s been a while since I wrote about my shopping adventures, right? I haven’t really bought many items of clothing since then to be honest, but I did add to my shoe wardrobe. It was sadly lacking in summer shoes to the point where one of the children in my class asked if my black…

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In which I buy jeans (and a cape)

If there’s one thing I – a short-legged person with a big butt – hate with the passion of a thousand fires, it’s trousers shopping. Alas, all three of my jeans gave out during the past couple months! (I’ve had them for years, so I got my money’s worth. I’ll try to mend my black…

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Travel Diary: Vienna 2019

I’m back from Vienna! I spent most of the time in the archive doing research, but I tried to make the most of the time I had left to explore the city. This was important to me because I had felt rather lonely and depressed during previous research stays there, especially in winter. I made…

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So what’s new?

I’m super excited about celebrating Christmas season in our apartment together! Technically, we already had Christmas in our apartment last year, but we had moved in only in November and pretty much everything was still a construction site! Now we’re settled in we can actually enjoy the holidays here and start some traditions of our…

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Shopping round-up: the ready-to-wear question

For years, I didn’t really go shopping anymore. I had grown increasingly uncomfortable with the negative environmental impact and exploitative working practices of fast fashion and didn’t really want to spent money on something so problematic. Also, I might as well make clothes myself! Over the years I realized: I can make some clothing for…

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Oh, What to Buy: The Coupon Conundrum

Guys! Look what I got! A few weeks back, I filled out a survey on the Wolle Rödel website. I usually don’t do surveys, but the promise of a 10€ coupon give-away amongst the participants was too tempting to resist. To my great surprise, I actually won a coupon! Wooooooooo! Of course, this is a large-scale, long-term…

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