Sonntag, 31. März 2013

Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule Wardrobe ist ein kleines Projekt, das Sam vom Blog Sam is Home vor einem Jahr gestartet hat. Ich hab immer mal wieder daran gedacht und jetzt ist es irgendwie soweit, es selbst mal zu versuchen. Das Experiment ist schnell erklärt. 15 Kleidungsstücke in 30 Tagen.

Die genauen Regeln:
- 15 beliebige Kleidungsstücke aus meinem Kleiderschrank in 30 Tagen
- Accessories, Sportkleidung, Schlafanzug, Socken etc. sind nicht in den 15 Teilen inbegriffen
- Einen Monat lang nicht shoppen gehen
- Do It Yourself an den 15 Teilen ist erlaubt
- Dokumentation nach belieben

This is a little project Sam, from Sam is Home, did about a year ago. I still rememer it and I think it is time for me to just join the experiment.
It's easily explained. 15 pieces from your wardrobe in 30 days. 

The rules are the following: 
-Any 15 garments from your wardrobe X 30 days
-Accessories (incl. hats, scarves) /gym clothes/pyjamas/socks are not included in the 15 pieces
-No shopping for 1 month
-DIY on the existing 15 pieces is permitted
-Document any way you wish

Warum ich das mache: 
1. Aufgrund von Haushaltsdefiziten empfiehlt es sich, kein Geld für Kleidung aus zu geben
2. Sich ab und zu daran zu erinnern, dass das Wort "Nachhaltigkeit" nicht nur was mit Energie und glücklichen Kühen (und Pferden*) zu tun hat sondern sich auch im Hobby-Shoppen widerspiegelt. 
3. Papa sagt immer "Wir haben kein Geld für billigen Ramsch. Ich denke jedes mal an ihn wenn ich wieder eins dieser komplett verzogenen, ausgeleierten und verwaschenen H&M T-Shirts aus der Waschmaschine hole und mich ärger, dass ich mir die 5€ nicht gespart hab und dafür mit mehr Geld was ordentliches gekauft hätte... Qualität statt Quantität!
4. Ich wette ich kann locker einen ganzen Monat lang nur 15 verschiedene Teile tragen und keiner merkts. 
5. Man kommt ja langsam in ein Alter, in dem man nicht mehr jede Mode mitmachen muss und sollte. Vielleicht finde ich ja schneller heraus was mir wirklich gefällt indem ich erstmal nur 15 Kleidungsstücke zur Verfügung habe. Wenn ich langsam feststelle, welche Teile es nie bis auf die Straße geschafft haben, kann ich ja mal versuchen Fehlkäufe zu vermeiden.

I am joining/doing the experiment because:
1. I am out of money and no shopping = no money spent!
2. Try to remember that living conscious is not only about saving electricity and only eating happy cows (and horses*) but also about fashion related shopping behaviour!
3. My dad always says: "We don't have money to buy cheap crap!" Which is true, because this 5€ H&M shirt I just got looks totally out of shape and color after only two weeks. Should have saved the $5 for something better! Quality, not quantity! 
4. I bet I can look good every day with those 15 pieces and nobody will notice I am wearing the same stuff every day! 
5. Trying to find the "style" I like to avoid buying things I don't wear. By limiting the choices I will find out fast which pieces never got a chance to go out in those 30 days...

Zur Zeit ist meine größte Sorge an dem Projekt die Frage, wie ich meine Waschmaschine füllen soll mit fast nix?!
Und das Wetter. Bei den Schwankungen kann es ja schnell mal vorkommen, dass ich doch den Wollpulli rausholen muss, oder vielleicht doch die Shorts? Hauptsache es hört mal auf zu schneien bis April...

Also eigentlich ist das hier ja kein fashion-blog sondern eher so ein Sarah-blog-reise-Ding. Die letzte Prüfung ist rum, vielleicht findet sich dann ja ein roter Faden für meinen Blog,... mehr Reisen, mehr Essen, mehr Stuttgart.
Das Capsule Wardrobe Projekt startet für mich am 1. April, kein Scherz! Ich versuche alles was ich trage zu fotografieren und zu posten, ich hab etwas bedenken, ob ich mich wirklich daran halte, deswegen... je mehr Leute es wissen, umso mehr fühle ich mich gezwungen es einzuhalten. Hausaufgaben hat man ja auch nur gemacht, weil man sie vorzeigen musste...

My biggest concern about this project: how do I fill a washing maschine with almost nothing?!
And I am a little afraid of rapid weather changes. Hopefully the snow is gone until April...
So, this is not a fashion blog, but a "Sarah"-blog-travel kind of thing. Maybe after my exams  I will blog more again, find a good red-thread to follow... More traveling, more food, more of Stuttgart. 
I am starting project capsule wardrobe on 1st of April, no joke! And I will try to post everything I wear! Because I am afraid I might cheat, so I make it safer by telling everybody I know about it... Who will join me?!

Samstag, 16. März 2013

Ski Diary

My blog is dying, so I will try to update more frequently! It's already march! Crazy, I know...
So since I learned how to ski 2 years ago I took the chance to practice a little more. First stop in Italy! 
In January we went skiing with my university homies. A couple hours in a bus with 30 ppl and lots of beer later, we arrived to see NO SNOW! Good thing we went up hill a little more...

To get to the house we stayed you have to ski from one ski-lift to the next. It's a super nice hostel on the top of the mountain!

There is this thing about skiing, this special atmosphere with all the super yummy food, the cold snow, laying in the sun, having lazy evenings with drinks and staying up late even though you want to be the first at the lift the next morning. Well, I never stay up late, cause I'm the sleepy type, but I still love it!

Crazy weather! The last day you couldn't see a thing! It got better though...

The last day is always the best day! Starting really early with skiing, having the biggest lunch you can get (Haxn) and going sledding the whole afternoon. 
For lunch I shared "Haxn" with a friend. It's basically translated as "pork knuckle", it's pretty fatty but super yummy! It was my first time eating one so I was super excited about it. And let me tell you, I am the master of meat cutting! 

Going sledding in a large group is the biggest fun ever! It's all about who's in pole position! And it's a bit dangerous, since the boys don't care if they make you spin in circles or make you go down off road!

Skiing in Austria
The more you ski, the more you get addicted! I already had my own ski boots (got them for christmas) and in February I got my own ski! No way I would not go skiing again before summer takes over! So somewhere between Germany and Austria there is a nice place to go skiing. We stayed a friends uncles appartment. First time I went skiing and didn't have to share a bathroom with 15 other girls... very nice for a change! 

Good company! Miss Snowbunny and Th.

My new ski! They sparkle in the sun! And I ski so much better with them! Never renting ski ever again...

The boy not even wearing a jacket! It was super hot, we were all sweating and during lunch everybody was wearing t-shirts. Not normal. But I would say, rather die of heat than freeze to death... Not everybody will agree with me on this.

I really wish those pictures had better quality... but I guess thats what you get when you only take pictures with your phone...

I decided to do a little experiment, it's called capsule wardrobe. I'll blog about it soon :-) Trying not to let my lovely blog fade away!