Sunday, 20 March 2016


This month it marks one year since I moved to London and it has been a great experience so far. Not knowing what I will get myself into looking for a job in this big city, I just randomly applied because I didn't wanna go back to Germany after I finished my masters in Cardiff. I didn't really think further about it until I actually got a job and it was time to move. I got a little nervous and asked myself what I was even thinking, lol. I really didn't know what to expect from London and my job and it turned out as a great experience. The first months I felt like a tiny fish in a huge fish tank, there were so many new impressions to take in and I had difficulties to understand their accents, but these are all things I've gotten used to very quickly. My first impression was that London is really busy and LOUD! During the week there's noise everywhere and to be honest, I still haven't gotten used to it. Cars, people on the street, the tube or DLR, construction works and you hear sirens of Police cars or the ambulance everywhere. It gets more quiet at night obviously but living in central London is just something you'll have to get used to. I got the hang of everything quite quickly and got into a routine. Also, it is very expensive here. And I'm not generalising because literally everything is expensive! The rent, groceries, shopping.. the whole London lifestyle! I wouldn't recommend living here without a well paid job because you need to be able to afford to live here and to really enjoy it. There is so much to explore though, London is HUGE and there's always something new to do. 
Anyway, London is full of opportunities, you just have to make use of them. It's kinda like New York, if you wanna be crazy, you can be crazy, if you wanna try something new, do it, no one will judge you! There's always gonna be someone who will like it. I also noticed that people here are very open-minded. They speak to you even though you don't know them and are very helpful. And they loveeee their drinking culture! After-work-drinks is a must and not only once in a while, every week, sometimes 2 or 3 times per week. Eating out is very popular as well, people love buying their lunch every day instead of preparing it and the go to restaurants a lot! 
What I like the most about London is, that there are a lot of cultures in one place. You get to know so many people of different nations and they all have a different story about their experience in London. I actually have only met one person yet that was born and raised in London because so many people come from outside London or as I said from different countries. Another thing that caught my attention is, that London is bubbling over with interracial couples and this is a big plus for me! It's a beautiful thing to see how different cultures merge together and I missed seeing that in Germany. 
This journey has taught me a lot about people, a new culture and work experience so far and London also made me grow as a person and helped me to take the next step to follow my dreams.
I don't know how long I will stay in this city but I'm definitely not moving anytime soon!
Let me quickly come to my outfit. If you follow me on Instagram, you should've noticed by now that I'm currently obsessed with grey and pink. Guilty! LOL. I'm so into the colours these days, can't help it! Unfortunately this lace-up bodysuit is not suitable for my everyday look at work but I LOVE wearing it anytime time when I'm off work or at the weekend to meet friends or for a dinner date. Paired it with one of my stretchy midi skirts and my fav sneakers at the moment. I almost wear them every day and they're extremely comfortable. I don't think I have ever worn more comfortable shoes than these Reebok Classics. So that I won't get too cold in this not so warm weather, I threw on my Zara coat, which I purchased in Dublin. I love buying clothes in different cities or countries, it always brings back memories when wearing them. Find the details below, lovelies!

Love, Drea

Outfit details:
Lace-up Bodysuit: Topshop (Similar here)
Skirt: Boohoo (Shop here)
Coat: Zara (Shop here)
Sneakers: Reebok Classics (Shop here)


  1. I miss london so much. i ant wait for the perfect job opportunity which will allow me to move back.


    1. Awww I'm sure you'll find something soon Hun!!! Can't wait to have you here xxx


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