Long time no see … AGAIN!

Slowly it annoys me to begin every blog post with “long time no see”. Although my favorite blogger baby is very grown up after 11 years now it still doesn’t publish on its own. Whereas years ago I’d put a lot of pressure onto myself when I didn’t post for weeks, this has totally changed. And guess what, funnily enough today is another one of those days where I greet you again with “long time no see“. One more time or maybe the last time. I’ve just realized that it’s Friday today, which usually would have been a restaurant recommendation. But better a new look than no post!

Flare Pants Style Inspiration Edited Blouse
Flare Pants Style Inspiration Edited Blouse

THOUGHTS on how to proceed here….

The last few days I reminisced a lot in these old post entries and reflected on how to continue here. More importantly, how to get my energy back on here! I was triggered by the blog relaunch of some “OG Blogger” (yes apparently that’s how our blogger generation is called), who miss their own platform and relaunched their blogs. Fed up with Instagram pressure with its algorithms and the desire for more freedom in posting. I think it would be nice to see our platforms come more to the fore again. Back to more personal content and not photo productions not according to the requirements of Instagram with hideous filters. Taking more time to write articles again instead of scrolling for inspiration on Instagram in the same amount of time.

However, my motivation has been like a roller coaster ride. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has had an additional negative effect on this. Luckily, you’ve never seen the crash of the roller coaster here. Last year e.g., I tried to take the on-ramp very often. Content was shot and then saved in drafts since then and never published. I still have at least 20 articles in the drafts where merely the text still needs to be published. I’m just currently lacking in inspiration. Also, I am someone who needs a little push from others every now and then. Another “problem” is also that I no longer have my independent daily routine like I used to. Consequently, my “inspiration time” is also no longer flexible. Especially when it comes to writing texts I can’t just switch on that inspiration. Same for the photo ideas.

On top of that, Corona and its restrictions restricted my favorite topics – food & travel. Traveling is not recommended. Restaurants are still closed. Yes, I could have done posts about restaurants and their pick-up meals or home deliveries. But honestly, my articles include not only the food, but also the ambiance and design in the restaurant. On the other hand, I’ve also been taking advantage of the pandemic to become a chef in my own kitchen, which I really enjoyed instead of ordering food. I promise once all of this is over you’ll get a lot more restaurant recommendations here.

Flare Pants Style Inspiration Edited Blouse

more secondhand shopping!

Enough the complaints – let’s talk about todays look! Despite the fact that I currently have no special occasions to wear my Spring/Summer wardrobe I had the need to completely change my wardrobe. I’ve enjoyed shopping a lot second hand shopping. On the one hand, I’m a big fan of the circular economy, and besides, you really save a lot of money. A new pair of Guess jeans for only 25€ in perfect condition, a few blouses for everyday wear for 10-20€. A very nice find was also this Hallhuber coat. At the time only borrowed for the shooting, I have now re-bought instead of the original price of 130€ (!!!) for a measly 25€. The next step is now just to put my parts online and get rid of my packed wardrobe.

In this look I wear my new blouse from Edited to the Flared Pant and sweet little bag from Inyati. Completely in Berlin or Corona style combined with white sneakers from Noname (my absolute favorite sneaker brand!!). But the look can also be combined just as well with pumps.

Flare Pants Style Inspiration Edited Blouse
Flare Pants Style Inspiration Edited Blouse
OUTFIT DETAILS

Edited blouse (second hand via girls flea market).
Colorful Rebel Noa Flare Pants here
Inyati bag here

Flare Pants Style Inspiration Edited Blouse Flare Pants Style Inspiration Edited Blouse
Flare Pants Style Inspiration Edited Blouse
Flare Pants Style Inspiration Edited Blouse

Before I write you too much now, I’ll save a little more for the next posts. And they will be coming really soon.

Happy Friday & have a wonderful weekend!

Personalized city maps – bringing our homes to your new home

Phew, the winter was long! But I’ll believe it when it finally stops snowing and cold here. However, I have made good use of the cold days to redesign a lot of corners in the flat. After my boyfriend left most of the decorating to me (except for his sanctuary of the TV and couch), I recently surprised him with these personalised posters. Two posters with our hometowns – Bolzano/Uberretsch and Cologne.

Positive Prints city map poster personalised poste positiveprints.com The Golden Bun

CITY MAP POSTER as personalized gift

When I moved away from Munich, my friends also gave me a city map, which is still hanging at home. Also, for our architecture studies, we always had black plans, which then made a great gift. Thanks to the latest technologies, this has become much easier. I ordered the city map posters from Positive Prints.

You can order the city map posters in various designs – in classic frames, on cushions, printed posters, canvas or simply as a digital version to print out yourself. I especially like the fact that you can mark exact addresses on the maps. But if you don’t like this option, you can leave it out.

I have never shown you our flat in its “finished” state (although when are you ever finished decorating?). The last weekends I walked around the flat with the drill and moved all the pictures. But I couldn’t decide where to put the new posters yet. I’ll leave them on the dresser for now. Picture frames are especially good as decoration!

Positive Prints city map poster personalised poste positiveprints.com The Golden Bun
Positive Prints city map poster personalised poste positiveprints.com The Golden Bun

The company also offers the Golden Maps, which I unfortunately saw too late. Such posters are definitely eye-catchers for the living room, but also for the kitchen.

Positive Prints city map poster personalised poste positiveprints.com The Golden BunPersonalised posters as city map posters
Positive Prints city map poster personalised poste positiveprints.com The Golden Bun
Positive Prints city map poster personalised poste positiveprints.com The Golden Bun

If you are curious and would also like to order a personalised poster, take a look at Positive Prints.

Have a great day!

Gift ideas | Giving memories with photos – always a good idea!

I have no idea what came over me that made me order all my photos as prints. Prints of the last three years with all my travels I have made through blogging. But also photo prints from trips with my friends. But the best idea is still to come…

www.albelli.de Photo calendar photo book The Golden Bun

PHOTO BOOKS as memories

The best idea was to stick them all neatly by hand into these beautiful sketchbooks (which we always bought for our studies). A great plan, which would have been a great occupation for the first lockdown… also for the second lockdown light. But guess how many albums I finally made? Maybe three or four… of at least 10-15 trips! I would have saved myself a lot of time by simply ordering a photo book online. Of course I hadn’t calculated the hours of work.

  • A good supplier here is Albelli, for example, which offers not only photo books, but also many beautiful photo products.
www.albelli.de Photo calendar photo book The Golden Bun
www.albelli.de Photo calendar photo book The Golden Bun

… and also perfect as a Christmas present!

Photo books are particularly suitable as Christmas gifts. This year, however, I unfortunately did not take many trips with my friends and family. But I will order a small album with our conversion online. As you have noticed on Instagram (@thegoldenbun), we have started to extend our attic in spring. I also find it very exciting to record the conversion as a memory.

www.albelli.de photo calendar photo book The Golden Bun

Two years ago I ordered a photo calendar for my grandfather, which I can definitely recommend to you. I will do this again in the coming days. Next year, I absolutely have to take more photos again, so that I have more photos to choose from.

www.albelli.de photo calendar photo book The Golden Bun

Do you still make “old school” photo albums or do you prefer to order photo books online?

I wish you a nice day!

Maxi cardigan & a light blouse

Here I am again! You didn’t get any new looks for a long time here on the blog. Winter is coming sooner than I thought, so I’ll provide you with a round of autumn looks. My wardrobe also needs an update. I can’t see half of my pieces anymore. My maxi cardigans and I have a little love-hate relationship. There is probably no more comfortable garment for the transition period. In winter, however, I find the long cardigans especially annoying to wear under coats or down jackets. I am simply not a fan of onion looks. Luckily, the sub-zero temperatures are not yet there (and relatively rare in Berlin), so you can also wear an airier blouse underneath.

Ivy Oak wool cardigan coccinelle arlettis bag Ivy Oak wool cardigan coccinelle arlettis bag
OUTFIT DETAILS

IVY & OAK cardigan
b.young blouse
Replay jeans
Coccinelle Arlettis
Anna Field beige boots

Ivy Oak wool cardigan coccinelle arlettis bag
Ivy Oak wool cardigan coccinelle arlettis bag
Ivy Oak wool cardigan coccinelle arlettis bag
I wish you a nice day!

Beauty love | I couldn’t deny any longer that I love serums…

After my beauty disaster last year, I am happy to have my skin care well under control. Looking back on the past year, it was especially the serums that did it to me.

I couldn’t deny any longer that I love serums…

Facial serums are particularly popular for their high concentration. At a young age you hardly think about it. As I’m approaching 30, I’ve been gripped by it and I always think that one or the other product could do me more harm in my beauty routine. My skin is always very good except for a few PMS-related impurities. For some months now, I have noticed the fineness of the pores and suppleness, especially in the morning.

My SERUM FAVORITES so far

When I bought the products I blindly trusted my beauty blogger colleagues and reviews. Currently I use five products alternately. The notorious products of The Ordinary can be easily ordered at Douglas. I always order the Paula’s Choice products directly on the site (every now and then there are discount codes, which are definitely worthwhile if you order several times a year like me).

The introduction to serum INgredients

… an oily serum with antioxidants and vitamin C for anti-aging, which reduces fine lines and sun damage

… Retinol has a stronger effect against anti-aging

… “low-molecular” hyaluronic acid for natural elasticity and firmness of the skin

My current products in use couldn’t be more different, so it is also difficult to choose a favourite. The Ordinary’s serum is super fluid and light, which is why I initially found it best to apply. Before that I had also used the Skin Recovery Serum from Paula’s Choice, which is now in daily use again in autumn due to its oily and firmer consistency. I also like the Vinoperfect Serum from Caudalie, which I find great because of its fragrance and lotion-like consistency. It is also supposed to reduce pigment spots. The Night Repair Serum by Estée Lauder is probably the most expensive one in the group, which I only use under the eyes. It is super rich and, with its high concentration, is intended for more mature skin.

serum favorites
  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% (Price 8,80€ for 30ml) here
  • Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Serum (37€ for 30ml) 
  • CAUDALIE Vinoperfect Serum (Price 47€ for 30ml) here
  • Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster (Price 48,45 € for 20ml)
  • Estée Lauder Night Repair (57€ for 30ml) here

On the Wishlist:

  • Jinx Vitamin C Serum (22,90€ for 50ml) here
  • MERME Berlin Facial Hydration Serum (34€ for 30ml) 
Have a nice day!
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