Montag, 29. April 2019

Oman Traveloutfit Nr.4: Exploring the desert on your own


Hi guys,

After nearly three months, my big Oman travelguide will finally be online at the end of the week! This weeks post on here will give you a little glimpse and I`ll tell you how to explore the dunes of the Wahiba Sands without a guide or expensive desert camp!

First of all, you will need a 4WD car and either deflate your tyres yourself or just stop at an air shop which are located at every entrance to the desert to let them do it. When you get out, just go back there and fill them up again, the gas stations nearby all have air stations too but they are all broken, probably for profit so you have to pay the shops. Don`t bother looking for a gas station with intact air machines and just go to the first air shop you see, driving with such a low pressure on tarmac will kill your tyres otherwise. 

Fill up with gas before you leave the village, you will need more then usual driving on sand so its always better to be safe than sorry. I would highly recommend to ignore the men trying to sell you a guide, the main road in the desert is in excellent condition and you probably could drive a 2WD on it. As long as you don`t leave it and drive too far into the dunes, you will be totally fine. The dunes are on both sides of the main road, so stop whenever you want and find a place to camp but please take your trash with you, its crazy how much plastic is hidden in the sand! The Wahiba Sands are safe and there aren`t any dangerous animals, all you`ll find are tons of goats and some camels. It is likely to rain during the night, which is something I never thought of before but it will dry up really quickly. If your tent is wet, leave it in the morning sun for a few hours and you`re ready to go. 

The dunes itself can easily be explored on your own by foot, to not loose direction you can use the sun as a reference, or the stars at night.

If you got any questions, leave me a comment and enjoy your adventure in the desert!

Pantsuit: Missguided
Crop Top: Primark 








Love,

Faye

Mittwoch, 17. April 2019

Oman Traveloutfit Nr.3: The middle east as a vegetarian

Hi guys,

While I`m still working on my major travelguide about our trip over on my travelsite A call to the dreamers , I wanted to give you a glimpse into the Food variety in the middle east, or especially in Oman. 

I have been vegetarian for over 18 years, I`m used to looking through product lists, translating the words meat and fish in every language possible or eating vegetables and sides. Especially in countries that haven`t jumped on the veggie/vegan hype yet, it can still be a bit of work to get food but Oman suprised me the best way possibe! 
It literally is vegetarian heaven. They traditionally eat rice with either veggies, meat or fish and use a piece of bread as a fork. If you choose the version with no meat or fish, they will bring you curry and salad too, every place had options that didn`t include meat and even in the most remote village I got served vegetarian friendly Food. 
At supermarkets, you got a range like at Walmart in the US, mainly because Omanis import absolutely everything from everywhere, which of course is horrible for the enviroment. 

If you wanna know more, head over to A call to the dreamers or ask me anything in the comments!

Jumpsuit: Missguided
Kimono: Spell Rosa Kimono via Free People








Love,

Faye

Donnerstag, 28. März 2019

Oman Traveloutfit Nr.2: How to avoid the tourists


Hi guys,

As I mentioned in my last post, the country of Oman ( which is actually around the size of Germany! ) is currently going through some major changes. It slowly adapts to western standards, which has its pros and cons, it also means that while it is still a hidden gem 
at the moment, tourism is getting bigger every year. In my experience, most tourists stay around Muscat or Nizwa, but even there it is still extremly quite compared to other places like Iceland. If you choose to travel further, chances are high that you won`t see any other travellers for days, but if you want to enjoy sights like the Bimmah Sinkhole or Wadi Shab on your own, plan ahead is Always a good decision:

- go early in the morning, people tend to arrive at around 10 am and there aren`t many parking spots anywhere
- plan your route to avoid fridays and weekends at popular spots, locals like to visit them too on these days
- if you`re in Muscat, check for cruise ships as they tend to flood the city with tourist but they will leave all at once too
- if a group arrives with you, sit down and drink some tea. Wadis are big so you won`t see them again and have it all for yourself










Love,

Faye

Montag, 18. März 2019

Oman Traveloutfit Nr.1 : How to dress as a female traveller in muslim countries

Hi guys,


As you may have seen on my social media, this february I`ve spent a week in the middle east, in Oman to be exact. A destination not overrun by tourists yet, in the middle of big changes and inhabited by the friendliest people I`ve ever met. Despite being a quite modern country  and slowly adapting to a more western style of life, it still is a sign of respect to dress modest and to cover your shoulders, clevage and knees as a women. We shot quite a few of my outfits while we were there and I can`t wait to share them with you, maybe it will give you some inspiration on how to stay true to your style but adapt to the dressing standards in muslim countries. 

My go to were maxi dresses and kimonos, they are light so you don`t overheat but cover everything necessary in a few seconds. For sleeveless dresses, I just wore a crop top, a kimono or a light sweater over them. Many omani women like to dress themselves either colorful or black, so you will fit in no matter if you want to go with a more grungy black or combine your favorite gypsy pieces.

 Some easy styling tipps:
- wide pants with tops or sweaters that cover shoulders and clevage
- maxi dresses, wear a bralette under them or cover the clevage with a loose scarf or crop top , if its sleeveless combine it with a kimono or cardigan
- choose light fabrics, many muslim countries are in warmer regions so it can get hot but make sure they aren`t see through
- crop tops are great to cover clevage over jumpsuits or maxi dresses
- Always have a kimono or cardigan and a scarf with you in case you feel uncomfortable and need to cover up a bit more, or if you want to visit a mosque and need to cover your hair


Dress: Lotus Maxi by Spell & The Gypsy Collective







Love,

Faye

Samstag, 9. März 2019

Festival Outfits 2018

Hi guys,

Its already march. And here I am, welcoming all of you that are still around or recently found my little space on the internet. I barely was able to keep up with all the effort blogposts require but now, finally, there are nearly a dozen posts waiting to get published and tons of amazing plans for the year being finalized! This blog will mostly concentrate on fashion, an alternative lifestyle and a deeper discussion of topics I talk about on social media. If you want to see everything travel related, head over to A call to the dreamers and if you`re interested in my photography portfolio, click here.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I attended Sziget Festival in 2018 and 2016, but this time I decided to take my camera with me and shoot some of my Festival looks. This is the place where I feel fully myself, putting on all the fancy clothes, drowning myself in glitter and leather with no judgement. Its all about love, freedom, art, self expression and music, thats why I`m so in love with festivals and have been attending so many over the last few years. This year, we will take it all on another level and if you liked this post, you got all rights to be excited of what is to come! 

Day 1

This was all about that alternative grunge x country vibe, a floaty dress perfect for dancing but not too hot for the high temperatures in Hungary during August. 

Dress: Spell
Shoes: Dr.Martens
Bag: Hollister





Day 2

What`s one of the very best parts of a festival? All the glitter! I could dress like this all day, ist just the perfect outfit in so many ways and how awesome is the Teddy?! 

Shorts: Blackmilk
Jacket: Dollskill
Teddy: Dollskill




Day 3

Back to  my roots and another look where I just feel like myself. A bit of punk, a bit of extra but a whole lotta me.

Bandana: Primark
Top: Dollskill
Shorts: UNIF




Day 4

Sziget is all about dancing, different styles of music and tents all over the Island. So why not dress like a raver for a day and raise a beer in the middle of a tent city that never sleeps? PS: That triangle blinks to the music rythm!

Top: Blackmilk
Shorts: Blackmilk
Backpack: Dollskill





Day 6

For the last day, I decided to wear something comfy, to dance to Lana del Rey and be that classic flower power festival girl for a day. We ended up dancing in a sandstorm that turned into rain a few minutes later until the sun nearly started to rise again before we head off to the Airport, what more could you wish for?

Top: Blackmilk
Skirt: Spell




I really hope you enjoyed this little recap and are as exited as me for the upcoming festival season 2019, can`t wait to see you all on the site!

Kisses,

Faye =*

Montag, 30. Juli 2018

It`s only the beginning of it all

Hey guys,

Long time no see. Once again…

Life is still extremly busy, a mess, we got so much to do and to handle work, university, a court trial and being a stepmum all together allows not much time for my photography and writing passion.

 That doesn`t mean that I haven`t worked on quite a few things!

First of all, all my travel journeys were moved over to www.acalltothedreamers.com. From now on, everything travel related will be based there, and this blog will be used for fashion, ethical topics and education/discussion about female needs. I even thought about music, what do you think about it? I`m open for any suggestions on what you would like to read and see =) 

Thank you for still being here <3 p="">








Shorts: Blackmilk
Love,

Faye