This awkward feeling when realizing summer is coming to an end and it’s time to get back to school or back to work. One the one hand I’ve always been super excited to see my friends and colleagues again, on the other hand it was the end of one of these summer breaks which often are the most memorable parts of your life.
I still remember every summer crystal clear. My summer memories are definitely my favorite ones. Still, going back to your normal day life after a breakout period is something exciting. Even though it’s getting back, it also feels like starting a new chapter. A feeling I absolutely love. My favorite back to work experience was when I just started to work as a strategy consultant. I was the youngest one in the team and they gave me a hard time, as I was a young blonde woman with a loud and lively voice and after the first month I had my first holiday. The day before holiday I had to finish all my projects and they didn’t let me leave the office until it was in the middle of the night. I arrived home crying, feeling totally soaked out and almost to powerless to pack my luggage for the early morning flight. But after one day in Asia, my soul felt right again. I wasn’t talking or even thinking about the job anymore. It was one of the most beautiful getaways ever, traveling to Malaysia and Thailand with my friend Anna. Coming back after this trip was a game changer. I had a visible henna tattoo all over my hand and I was not a tiny bit afraid of my surrounding anymore. I was full of energy and quickly proved them to be wrong. It didn’t take me long to finally feeling accepted and appreciated in an environment which was clearly the hardest I ever had to adjust to. The power of taking time to find yourself and coming back to every day life… Something which truly makes coming back easier is to also treat yourself a little. Even as a strategy consultant I loved to add a special twist to a rather boring work outfit. I had to stick to a pencil skirt of black tight pants, but I loved to add some killer heels or a cool bag. When thinking about treating yourself with a statement piece, Monnier Freres is definitely a cool place to find the latest shoes, bags and accessories. My latest find to start into autumn is a little studded golden Valentino bag. The bag somehow matches everything and I love to spice up a casual outfit with it. Did you ever bought yourself a little something for a fresh start after school or work break?
Today’s pictures were taking during my Havana trip. When I saw the first pictures of Havana, I was keen on finding similar cute places. Well, truth be told: there are hundreds of cute houses in Havana and you just need to stroll around a little to find hidden gems! I was wearing some One Teaspoon shorts and a blouse I bought for less than 30€ on Capri. Such a good deal for a blouse with such huuuuge sleeves! 🙂 Also I was wearing my garden print Gucci slipper. Honestly, I’m so happy about all these beautiful slippers and ballerinas you can find at the moment. They are just wayyyyy more comfortable than high heels. 🙂
*In cooperation with Monnier Freres <3