December Vibes


December Vibes |

With 2015 coming to an end, the December Vibes are bittersweet to me. I enjoy reading other bloggers best of the year but while everyone´s claiming that this year rocked, I feel like I didn´t get the memo. I don´t want to sound ungrateful but 2015 was definitely a year of hard work and learning the lessons, and hopefully 2016 will be the year to reap what I sowed! Scratch that! 2016 WILL be my year :)


With the New Year just a mere six hours away, I thought, I´ll check in one last time and share my faves – not only from December but in general. Ready?


Deciding on my favorite read this year would definitely be not an easy task. I feel like I really got back into reading something other than health-related books and plan to give you a full run-down asap. Browsing GoodReads as well as following a few bookish bloggers didn´t disappoint. Still, I feel like my favorite book in a very long time is Kristin Newman´s What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding. I just can´t get over the hilarious stories and the serious travel bug that bit me while reading!


December was all about a long overdue Kindle read, I finally finished Eleanor + Park by Rainbow Powell and have mixed thoughts about the plot and characters, to be honest. The whole we have to be broken to fall in love and only be able to feel complete because of someone else sentiment kind of rubbed me the wrong way… What did you think?


Look-wise I am still proud of myself for participating in the Otto Blog Award Challenge and sharing the very first look post of yours truly over here. I definitely plan on getting more comfortable in front of the camera for 2016 and meanwhile GabiFresh will inspire me with her amazing looks. She´s just always on point!


What many of you might not know about me, is that I used to be quite the music geek. For whatever reason that stopped a few years ago and besides my Sunday Mixtapes, I didn´t care so much for new artists, getting tickets for live shows in town or anxiously waiting for a new record to be released. I owe it to lil sis who invited me to see Death Cab this Fall and somehow ignited that spark again. Now, we already snagged tickets to Kodaline and Joshua Radin for January and February. I am so psyched!


I am as thrilled as everyone else, that Adele is back and I was surprised to dig the latest Justin Bieber record that much, it´s just insanely incredible. Other than that, I think The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Tori Kelly and Florence And The Machine did amazingly well this year, and I am happy I found new tunes that I will happily share with you in an upcoming mixtape. Stay tuned, as they say.


Until now, I thought there is no quote to share with you or an overall favorite that stood out to me this year, but I just realized there´s one saved on my phone from Glamour´s Woman of the Year, that´s pure gold…



“The ability to grow is directly related to the amount of insecurity you can take in your life!”

– Caitlin Jenner



That´s it, 2015: It was nice to have you, but I am ready to let you go :)

Happy New Year, lovelies! ♥





(Image via Dream Create Do by Rachel Gadiel)




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  1. Hi Martina!

    You’re not alone- my 2015 didn’t exactly “rock” either. I mean, it wasn’t bad or anything, but it wasn’t as good as some people’s that I’ve read about. That’s okay with me though- a new year is beginning. Hopefully it will be my year this year- and yours, too :) What are some things that you feel you missed out on or didn’t accomplish this year?

    I haven’t read Eleanor and Park but I’ve wanted to! I’ve heard such good things, interesting to read a contrasting review about it. I’ll have to check it out. One of my resolutions this year was to read at least 5 books (not a lot, I know, but I rarely read, so it’s something for me!) Maybe I’ll make Eleanor and Park on of them!

    I’ve never seen GabiFresh before, but so far her blog looks awesome! She definitely has style. Thanks for the introduction.

    I’m liking your blog and your honest and down-to-earth writing style :) Looking forward to more! Following you on Instagram!


    1. Hello and welcome, Amber! Nice to have you :) I am glad I am not the only one who is quite happy 2015 is finally gone. 2016 is totally going to be OUR year!
      I liked reading E+P, it´s just that parts of it rubbed me the wrong way – no spoilers here, go read it and let me know what you think! And don´t worry about how many books you read or didn´t read – I mean life happens, right? I sometimes read a few good ones in a row and then non for a couple of months. It happens.
      Thank you so much for the lovely comment and for following along, girl!