In the Rush

December 14, 2017

Can you hear it? It’s ticking. The timer reminding me, that yet another year has passed, and I still haven’t become that perfect human being. I don’t exercise every day, I haven’t learned a new language, didn’t give up my bad habits…The list is endless. If I had ever smoked, I could surely say I wouldn’t have quitted. Not even this year.

That voice in my head uses Tina Turner’s words singing  “The time, time is not on your side”. I feel like a bride standing in front of the altar, not knowing how the hell she got there. I just want to say: “I’m not ready yet”. In other words, it all goes way too quickly, without me giving the permission.

 The world loves to remind us, what we haven’t done yet, while we have become older, again. I’m suspicious that’s the whole point of this every-year-repeating circus. You haven’t done ENOUGH, hurry up, you will miss it! 

streets of ViennaSkirt SheIn outfit

It regularly puts me into consideration, whether I should just move to the farm and live with a horse, a dog and a cat, not giving a shit about what year it is. Who cares?

My cat has never seemed to be bothered by the New Year, birthday, anything, And, she apparently thinks she is awesome, young and naturally more than ENOUGH. So, I’m rather learning from her.

 Instead of joining the madness, I booked a ticket to Spain with my man, for the last trip of this year. I postponed the dates of the feasts and will enjoy the time with my family, in my own pace. I wish you the same.


the first outfit  PLAID BLAZER / SHEIN styled with little black dress and JEWELLERY/ ALEXA K, BOOTS / STROLL, BAG / ZAFUL

the second outfit LEATHER SKIRT / SHEINSheIn blazer

© Creative direction and editing: DANIELA RIFAI  Photos: DANIELA RIFAI, MARTIN JESNY

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  • Reply heather noire December 15, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I think it is human nature to sort of assume we would have accomplished a lot by now. Or as you say “the perfect human” I honestly think if we were less hard on ourselves. We wouldn’t feel the need to have that pressure. I think your doing a lovely job in general. Especially, with your blog. I just love your style posts. You look amazing in that outfit. The blazer is gorgeous and don’t even get me started on how lovely those boots are. I hope your having a great holiday season 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/12/the-dos-donts-for-christmas-shopping.html

    • Reply Daniela Rifai January 23, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      I don´t know how, but I ovwrlooked your lovely comment before. Thanks so much for your supportive words! I really appreciate that!

      Wish all the best this year!


  • Reply David Hall December 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    It’s all mindset Daniela, just change the title to In the Spirit 🙂 Great photos always!

    • Reply Daniela December 15, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      I was just a bit sarcastic, because that’s my personality. ☺️ It doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy Christmas, I’m only slightly tired of all the pressure we face weeks before- in work, in all the commercials, articles. I start to focus to Christmas day before and I love it that way.


  • Reply Mercy December 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    We don’t need to be perfect because we cannot be hehe. We just need to be happy and be the best we can be, so that’s why i like your words. This is a very classy look, the plaid outfit is chic. The shot in front of Prada shop is classic!!!


    • Reply Daniela January 7, 2018 at 10:39 am

      You are right. We cannot be perfect and we don’t need to be. Thank you for your comment!


  • Reply Konstantina Antoniadou December 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    This blazer looks absolutely amazing on you!!

    • Reply Daniela January 7, 2018 at 10:39 am

      Thank you! 🙂


  • Reply Kara Aragon December 17, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Such a chic look. You look amaziiiiing!! I love this post & the cat analogy. So true!
    I hope you have a wonderful time in Spain!

    Kara Aragon

    • Reply Daniela January 7, 2018 at 10:40 am

      Thanks so much! Glad you like it. 🙂


  • Reply ANGELEBABY December 18, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    you look amazing!! love love that bag 🙂

    • Reply Daniela January 7, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Thank you! 🙂


  • Reply Jen December 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Oh wow! This is such a clean ahd chic outfit, I need to recreate it right now ♥

    • Reply Daniela January 7, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Thanks so much Jen!


  • Reply Rita Gallech December 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Great outfit! I enjoyed the reading too.


    • Reply Daniela January 7, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Thanks a lot Rita!


  • Reply Deven January 3, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Daniela, I like the way you have put out your feelings ! Live Life King Size and at Your Terms ! Best Wishes for a Great 2018 !

    • Reply Daniela January 7, 2018 at 10:44 am

      Thanks so much for your support Deven!


  • Reply Justyna Lafayette January 10, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I wish you all the best in new year! 🙂

    Greetings for all from France!


  • Reply Heather Rowland January 26, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    I love this post – it’s so relatable. And oh my goodness your outfit is stunning – you look absolutely gorgeous!

    Heather xoxo

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