Oldies At the risk of sounding like the Antichrist, I have to admit that Facebook isn’t really my thing anymore. Apparently, today’s youth doesn’t use Facebook at all. Can somebody under 20 confirm, please? I have no idea what is and isn’t hip among teens these days.

Anyways, I’m going off topic. There’s one thing left I love about Facebook. It allows us to stay in touch with friends from all over the world. Phone numbers change, but most people I know have kept their Facebook profiles alive over the years.

Oldies When Jan-Oliver, an old schoolmate of mine, saw that I had moved back to Germany, he decided to get back in touch on Facebook. After writing back and forth a few times, exchanging numbers and ending up in the same town over the Easter break, we decided to finally meet up again – after 9 years of not seeing each other.

And once you can say that you haven’t seen somebody for 9 years, you sure as hell know you’re getting old 😀 Ahh…time is a funny thing. You’d think that seeing somebody for the first time in 9 years would be awkward, but it really wasn’t. It was so natural, like we never fell out of touch.

Oldies Jan-Oliver and I not only used to be schoolmates, but also dancing partners for a year or two before I moved to London. He never minded my abnormally sweaty hands. I think that deserves a big fat chocolate medal.

Anyways, if you’ve been wondering what some of your old schoolmates are up to now, why not drop them a private message on Facebook and meet up for the first time in 10 years? You’re not getting any younger, so what are you waiting for? I, for one, have gained a new old friend in the process, and couldn’t be happier about it 🙂


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(Pics by Jan-Oliver)
  • fashion doctor

    beautiful outfit! love!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • Belén Klockare Sarzosa

    I love facebook I get in touch with everyone and is such a good working tool =D


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Facebook is indeed a fantastic tool to get back in touch with old friends 🙂 xx

  • mrsadventurer68

    I’ve been looking for a white blazer for a while now and so far haven’t found one I liked in stores. hahaha but this one looks really great on you!! 🙂
    I can totally relate to your story because I met up with an elementary classmate of mine after constantly chatting on facebook and not seeing each other for a decade. Thank you technology 🙂


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Regine! I feel the same way about blazers in general. It’s so hard to find the perfect one. This white one was relatively expensive, but I’m so glad I bought it anyway 😉

      Awe…I’m so glad you made the same experience with your friend from elementary school! xx

  • http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen

    Haha my brother is 18 and he confirms that FB is out! Apparently, it’s all about Instagram now. I still love FB to idly spy on people (hehe) but I definitely don’t like it to follow people, like stores or blogs. I feel like half of the stuff doesn’t show up on my feed!

    And that’s so nice you met up with such an old friend. It’s so cool how connections don’t really fade. And definitely chuckled over your sweaty hands, haha!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha..thanks for checking. Yeah…I’ve also been spending more time on Instagram than on Facebook lately, although I stand by my claim that FB is still fantastic to stay in touch with friends from all over the world. xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    Hehe, I really enjoyed your story about your old friend! Time is truly a funny thing! As always, your outfit looks sharp and stylish, the white blazer in stark contrast against an all black number, how very Jasmin! <3 Kisses :*

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much for your sweet words Shanaz 🙂 xx

  • http://www.mahryska.com officialmahryska

    one of my favorite combinations 🙂

    kisses from dubai ♥

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Mahryska 🙂 xx

  • http://365hangers.com/blog/ 365hangers

    We do love that about FB and sounds like such a fun little meet up with you two!! So adoring your outfit by the way, that blazer is everything!

    xx 365Hangers

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you! It was an amazing meet up…possibly life changing (not in a romantic way though :D) xx

  • Elena Dal Maso

    What a lovely re-meeting after so many years :)))
    I’m not a teen any more 🙁 , but I’d like to meet again my old school mates…!
    Your smile is always wonderful…


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      I’m actually quite glad I’m not a teen anymore 😀 Although I wish I was still in my early twenties…oh well..Facebook is a great tool to find and get back in touch with people you haven’t seen in ages. Try it 🙂 xx

  • http://twoward.com vivian

    Haha I’m not quite sure, but I’ve heard rumors that FB is indeed dropping among teenagers..I’m not a minor anymore (sadly haha), but I have to say I no longer use FB! But I’m glad your meet up with your friend went well! Love you B&W outfit btw! I’m a huge fan of the monochromatic trend! Happy Wednesday! xo Vivian

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks dear! Glad you like the look. Apparently, Instagram is all the rage now among teenagers 😀 xx

  • http://www.perceivedstyle.com/ PerceivedStyle

    That crisp white jacket over or the casual all black look is so chic!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you! Glad you like it 🙂 xx

      • http://www.perceivedstyle.com/ PerceivedStyle


      • http://www.perceivedstyle.com/ PerceivedStyle

        You are very welcome!

  • Rafaela

    Love your outfit as always!! you look so classy!!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks a million Rafaela 🙂 xx

  • AF

    I was never a huge FB fan, yes its true we can stay in touch with people that probably we wouldnt know anything about before FB, but most of the times they are just there. You know what I mean?


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      That’s true for most of my Facebook friends, but about once a month there’s always that odd one I reach out to just because 🙂 xx

  • K.

    I am so loving this combo with the white blazer and the all black look. It just looks amazing. And I loved your story, glad to hear your meet up went great.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Kay. That’s incredibly sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • http://www.stylevanity.com/ Alyssa Martinez

    Cool look! 🙂


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks girl 🙂 xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    Aw i love this combination. I will try to put my white blazer with all black outfit too. I wore white shirt with black blazer usual, but this looks really elegant. Thanks for sharing!



    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much Cvetina. Either way is great 🙂 xx

  • http://www.swankxtar.com/ Tanaka

    That blazer is PERFECT! Can you really go wrong with monochrome!? Loving it
    x Tanaka

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…EXACTLY 🙂 xx

  • shareasecret
    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks 🙂 xx

  • mostefaoui

    Great Post awesome style Love it!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much! That’s very sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • Fashion in the streets

    I love this b&w look!! Beautiful blog, btw!!


    Have a great day!! xo – Susana

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Susana! That’s incredibly sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • http://www.hashtagbylily.com/ #byLily

    Aaah that is fantastic dear!! Plus you have a new photographer hihi.. You look black and white stunning as always! I can tell you are doing well back in Germany 🙂

    X Lily

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks dear! I’m definitely getting there 🙂 xx

  • Dominica

    Hi there babe, how isit going?

    Great post though, i love it, thank you for sharing this with us..

    Follow back if you don;t mind.

    New post on my blog if you’re interested.

    Meet my boyfriend – Girlfriend tag.


    Anyway have a lovely week!

    Stay in touch.

    Kisses! x

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Dominica! xx

  • http://www.felinecreatures.com/ Feline Creatures

    You always look so chic and polished Jasmin! I’m glad you were able to reconnect with Jan-Oliver via Facebook! It’s a great medium to meet new friends while connecting with old ones! I have to reach out to my friends now that it makes me reminisce on the good ol’ times 🙂 xo~ Lena http://www.felinecreatures.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Lena! You absolutely have to. I hope you manage to reconnect with an unexpected old friend too 🙂 xx

      • http://www.felinecreatures.com/ Feline Creatures

        Thanks dear I did actually with my friend in Paris!! Thanks again for this lovely share! 🙂

  • Bianca

    Adore your blazer! You styled it wonderfully! xx


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Bianca. I’m happy you like it 🙂 xx

  • vanessaah92

    I just LOVE the blazer, the complete look and your blog, definitely I need to follow u now!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie! That’s so kind of you 🙂 xx

  • http://www.bonaupetite.com Marina Ingvarsson

    Great look! Love Black and White!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Marina 🙂 xx

  • Vanessa Troset

    Nice outfit! I love your shoes.
    Kisses from http://www.vanedresscode.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Vanessa 🙂 xx

  • Carina Ž

    Great look!
    It`s always good to see old friends, I`m happy that you saw your old classmate again!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Carina! That’s very sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • life is a shoe

    you look great !loving your look!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie 🙂 xx

  • http://elineous.blogspot.nl/ Eline

    I’m 19 years old and still use Facebook, I’m sorry! Haha 😉 I don’t post regularly, but I love to see posts of others and post pictures of my internship in Paris now and then. My friends and family at home love to see those and it’s a great way to stay in contact! I also use it to promote my photography. It’s a great social media for that too!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…either the information I received (I can’t even remember the source) was wrong, or you’re just not young enough 😉 xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    you look so lovely! such a perfect white blazer…very sophisticated outfit. Casual chic at its best (super cute sneakers btw).

    It’s great that you reconnected with an old classmate of yours! I don’t use facebook but I didn’t know that it is supposedly not used by the teens anymore. There are things about fb that I don’t like but it is surely useful when it comes to keeping in touch with friends

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie! You’re always so kind to me 🙂 yeah…if it wasn’t for all of the people I know all over the world, I’d totally get rid of Facebook! xx