Blue Light Glasses Review

Hello everyone, now let’s talk about something very important: Glasses, especially blue light glasses. I’m wearing glasses about 3-4 years now. My eyes are not that bad, thank god, but I have definitely had some issues with headache and tiredness throughout the past years. I work with a laptop and my phone every day, which is really bad for my eyes. This summer I experienced my headache getting worse, like having a really bad headache after working for 4-6 hours. After some research, I decided to invest in some new glasses containing blue light technology.

Blue light technology

Even if it has not yet been proven that the screens of modern computers, tablets and smartphones emit enough blue light to harm our eyes. It is certain that blue-violet radiation affects our eyes, depending on the duration or intensity with which we look at it.

Glasses with blue light filter technology let you relax your eyes. A coating ensures that short-wave blue light is filtered. And this also reduces the so-called stray light, which worsens our focus and makes our eyes tired.

You can use blue light glasses with or without prescription.

My experience

After browsing different opticians to find the perfect frame for me, I decided to have a look at the Mister Spex Store in Bochum. They have a big variety of different frames from different designers and a very competent team. My personal fave was a frame from their house brand Ultralight Classics by Mister Spex in a transparent colour. Then I had a quick eyesight test and specified some other extras I wanted. The glasses were then sent to my home a few days later and I could have them adjusted at any time in the store or a partner optician.

All in all, I am very happy with the way the glasses look and the blue light filter. Because of the lightweight frame, I can wear them all day without noticing and the blue light filter definitely helps with my headaches. I really recommend Mister Spex if you are looking for a new pair of glasses!

My favourite frames

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The Perfect Black Coat

Welcome back to the blog! How’s your week been so far? Mine has been a total disaster, the only good thing was probably the weather. We had sunshine nearly every day, which is really unusual for Germany. But besides my awful week, I have already started with some Christmas shopping. Which is awesome because I also buy a lot of presents for myself. I am definitely going to do a little “what I got this month”- blog post next week, so stay tuned. Are you still looking for the perfect Christmas presents? Check out my small Gift Guide here.

Finding the perfect wool coat is a real struggle. It has to be the perfect length, perfect colour, good quality, with or without buttons, with or without a belt, and so on. So you see, finding a good coat can actually be very difficult. I definitely wanted a long coat, they just look extremely chic and go with everything. Especially looking for a coat which has a good oversized fit can be tricky because you don’t want to get lost in it. A month ago I found this extremely cool coat on Zara and I absolutely love it. For me, it really has the perfect length (I’m about 1,73cm). It doesn’t look bulky and has great quality. And of course, I love the double row of buttons on the front. This makes the coat more masculine. I highly recommend having a look.

Shop the coat here.

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Small Gift Guide

For Her

Shopping presents for a girlfriend, a sister, the best female friend or a mother can be quite frustrating. But there is always the perfect present, for every price range. The most simple gift idea is always jewellery. I am eyeing these pieces from Ariane Ernst quite a while now, they are such classical pieces, fairly priced and of course we love supporting small businesses. But let’s be honest, the real star here is the Mejuri Diamond Ring. Just overall perfection, especially if you are planning to purpose to someone. This Ring is a true yes!

The Pangaia Hoodie, The Pangaia Track Pants, Espadrij CLAQUETTE FURRY, Casio Watch, Aleyole Travel Case, Ariane Ernst what’s your lucky number necklace, Ariane Ernst minimalist no.1 bracelet, Mejuri Pavé Diamond Slim Signet, Mejuri Croissant Dôme Ring, Aleyole HERRINGBONE GOLD BRACELET.

For Him

This one is for all the dads, boyfriends, uncles and guys who didn’t get a PS5 this year. Music always cheers us up, so why not go back to the roots of music and gift someone a Record player and their very first record. This makes music much more appreciatable than listening via Spotify or Apple Music. Not a fan of the classics? No problem, the new AirPods are really good as a gift idea because you can personalise them.

Moving on, I found these incredible Birkenstocks with fur inside of them. They are definitely on the pricier side, but they are worth it.

Record Player, Wooden Speaker (RÖTH & MYERS), Bohemian Rapsody (Vinyl LP), AirPods Pro, Arizona Shearling Birkenstock, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1 [Vinyl LP], H&M Pyjama, Zara Scarf, LED Shower Speaker.

The Homebody

Homebodies are definitely an easy category, giving them a vase from their favourite designer makes them beyond happy. But have you heard of Sculpd before? They make pottery kits for at home, this way you don’t spend a ton of money and the person you are gifting can make their own vase or decor piece. Do-It-Yourself presents and Games are definitely important to survive staying at home with your family over the holidays.

For everyone who loves cooking or just loves their kitchen, I would always recommend a cookbook. This Japan cookbook just looks absolutely yummy and it even includes sushi recipes! For a vegan alternative, I heard that the Bosh! cookbook should be really good.

Under 50€

Books are always a no-brainer, I listed three informative books at the top and some novels below. If you are considering shopping books for someone, maybe don’t order them online and rather support the local bookshops.

Besides books, gifting some skincare or cosmetics can be a cool idea too. I heard so much about the Gisou Hair Oil that I will definitely buy this for me. The travel size is even under 50 bucks, which is great!

Referring back to do-to-yourself presents, knitting is a huge trend right now. Have you heard of Wool And The Gang before? They sell knitting-kits for different products. You just pick the item you want to create and the colour of the yarn and the whole set is being delivered to your door, including knitting needles, a Made-by-Me label and the pattern. What a cool present to give to someone living in the colder regions.

Top row: Factfulness, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Rework, Malfy Gin con Limone, Pouch “love letters”, Socks (Women / Men). Middle Row: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Gisou HAIR OIL TRAVEL SIZE, Nars Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette, Beard Buddy, KeepCup, Bulldog Skincare for Men. Bottom row: Normal People, Love to Share, Untamed, Moleskine Notebook, Wool and the Gang scarf, Coffee Maker.

Just not personal enough for you? Maybe gift your loved ones an experience rather than an item. When COVID is over my Mum and I will definitely try these incredible cool ArtNights. Drinking some wine and painting can be very relaxing. Perfect for a girls night.

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DIY: Tie Dye

Hello everyone, I hope you are well. Right now we are having a “light lockdown” in Germany. That means I hardly leave my home because I’m in the home office too. So what to do with all this free time? Besides watching Netflix, I try to start new hobbies or read a lot to educate myself.

I first started tie-dyeing in spring, after I watched Danielle Bernstein’s (@weworewhat) Story. She tie-dyed a sweatsuit herself. I knew I wanted to do the same. So I ordered a plain white sweatshirt and some dye. Some months later I already dyed some sweatshirts, socks, and t-shirts. Because everyone is always asking about my self-made pieces, I thought I’d do a blog post about this.

What you need:

You need a bucket, something to stir, textile dye (here: Simplicol textile dye expert), and the thing you want to dye (here: Gildan Men Sweatshirt in white).

How to dye:

To get that “all-over-the-place”- and “i-don’t-know-how-this-works”-Look, I just crinkled up different parts of the sweatshirt and tie them with hairties. Then I poured 6 liters of 60 degrees hot water (this equals 2 liters of cold water and 4 liters of boiling hot water) into a bucket and mixed in the dye. I left the shirt and the sweatshirt soak in for about 30-45 minutes (not 60 minutes as the manual said). Then I washed out the dye and let both soak in a mix of water and vinegar, for about 15 minutes. After that, I packed them into the washing machine at 40 degrees.

Be careful when you are washing your DIY dyed items, the dye might transfer onto other clothing pieces. So only wash with the same color.

How to crinkle:

crinkled sweatshirt by using hair ties
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Fall/Winter ’20 Wishlist

Here I am, with a ton of new fall and winter favorites for you. Germany is having a small lockdown by the beginning of next week, so right now the only thing you can do is online shopping and working. I’m back in home-office right now and the main thing I am wearing is joggers. But this is no reason for us to get into a bad mood. Now we have to hold on to the positive things, like the big black Friday Sale at the end of November or my perfectly matching jogging set from Zara. We made it through the first lockdown in March and now we are going to make it through this one. Stay strong everyone!

The coolest Knitwear

Knitwear is definitely essential for the colder days. This year cable knit sweaters are literally everywhere. The grey sweater has a nice fit and falls loosely, just perfect for wearing it with a pair of leggings. I think it would even be approved by the Olsen twins. The white one is more figure-hugging and would clearly look amazing with the pinstriped suit below.

The Pinstriped Suit

I saw this power suit been worn by a new yorker influencer. She looked stunning and I immediately knew: I NEED THIS SUIT. I had to wait for ages for the pants to get back into stock, but it was definitely worth the wait. Just imagine all the ways this suit can be styled: with a hoodie and a pair of sneakers or with a turtleneck and some boots. Especially with the pinstripes, this suit is absolutely timeless. Follow my Instagram to see how I will style it in the upcoming seasons.

The perfect Jogger-Set

Can you tell I am going to live in this the next few months? Jogging Sets are a huge trend this year. Especially because our couch and Netflix are our best friends in 2020. I saw many influencers styling them extremely chic, so I will try my best to do the same. Probably my best purchase this year!

The wool coats

Fall has arrived, even if it doesn’t look like it. We actually have 17 degrees right now, in November. Despite the warm temperatures, a black wool coat is an absolute autumn must-have. I found this incredible chic coat from Zara a few days ago and immediately bought it. A black coat simply upgrades any outfit, even pairing it with a jogging suit would look stylish.

The Puffers

In 2-3 weeks this is probably the most important item in our wardrobes. Winter is coming and we all know that it’s going to be really cold soon. Puffer coats are going to be our best friends. The bigger, the better. Just anything oversized, to stay warm and cozy. The Arket ones are around since forever and let’s be real, they are just the best puffers on the market. But I also really liked the khaki one from H&M, I own a similar one from last season, and it’s definitely the warmest thing I have in my closet.

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Boot-Trend: Wellingtons

Jung Girl wearing knee-high wellington boots in khaki, short black fake leather shorts and a grey tshirt.

Hello friends, is everyone alright? I’m actually having some days off at the moment. Just relaxing a bit and creating content. Some weeks ago I found these incredible cool Wellington boots at Zara. They remind me of the Ganni “Recycled Rubber Country Boots”, but in better and cheaper. So it’s actually no surprise that I see these boots all over Instagram now. Like 60% of all the Influencers I follow own these cool wellingtons. They are so easy to style because khaki just looks good on everyone. I prefer to pair them with some shorts and a chunky knit or black skinny jeans and a black turtleneck. Other than that wellington boots are the perfect addition for every closet in the colder months, nobody wants wet feet.

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Fashion Week S/S21 Recap

Yet, another Fashion Week has passed. Despite Covid-19, many people found their way to Milan and Paris, even tho many shows and presentations where held digitally, like MiuMiu. I must say I really liked their concept of editing the audience into the digital show. It’s like everyone was there but no one had to be afraid of being infected. What quite shocked me actually was the Chanel show at Grand Palais. Not only did they forget the 1,5-meter distance between the chairs, but also did you notice that they only booked like three black models? A little lame to be honest.

This season was different from the seasons we used to know. The focus right now is on being safe and easy. We are still having a global pandemic, we need easy everyday styles that look chic. And this theme really went through most of the shows.

Louis Vuitton S/S 2021 Ready-to-Wear

Louis Vuitton was by far my favorite show this season. The oversized fits and the wide color palette nailed the design part. But not only the collection was a big success. I really loved the concept of the show, by seating live and digital audience right next to each other and installing cameras between the chairs. If you watch the Show online you can see different clips being played on the greenscreens, such a cool idea to incorporate these as a kind of storytelling.

Can we please have a moment and talk about the fantastic tailoring? have you ever seen such well-made pants? They are just the right kind of oversized. But my favorite piece from the collection is the beige jacket below. Like wow, this piece literally screams my name. Having this oversized men’s vibe with the relaxed details at the bottom and on the sleeves. Well done Nicolas Ghesquière!

Watch the Show here.

Source: Vogue Runway

Sportmax S/S 2021 Ready-to-Wear

I watch the Sportmax show every fashion week season because I’m just generally a big big fan of their designs. They are very easy and sporty but also super chic. This season the atmosphere was amazing, with the high windows and the incredible light coming in. In the first few seconds of the show, you can see someone looking impatient at their watch and I just thought “if you don’t want the invitation, I’ll take it”.

Just look at this all-Black look below, her silhouette is just hugged perfectly and the material mix makes it look extremely chic. This reminds me of a mixture between the film Matrix and fashion parties in the ’90s. The blazer down below is also one of my favorite looks this fashion week. I liked the tailoring with the cut open bell sleeves in comparison with the long fit. And definitely be prepared to see me wearing one of these wonderful jumpsuits, they look incredible comfy!

Watch the Show here.

Source: Vogue Runway

Isabel Marant S/S 2021 Ready-to-Wear

I think Isabel Marant is a true legend. Her collections are always on point and extremely entertaining. This season Marant knew what her audience needed: Hugs and Love. After COVID-19 took over our lives, we need social life more than ever, but this is still a faraway dream. The collection was presented while acrobats accompanied the models on the runway, running around and hugging themselves. Marant has color-coordinated the simple outfits of the acrobats with those of the models, without these distracting from the collection.

In my opinion, Isabel Marant often has a strong western theme going on in her collections, but she matches this with rich colors and trendy cuts. The best example is probably the model on the right wearing a dark blue blouse with folklore embroidery, jeans shorts, and western boots: a typical Marant look!

Watch the show here.

Source: Vogue Runway
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