Wednesday, 29 October 2014

October wishlist

With this post I confirm what I said about the renaissance of my teenage wardrobe. Yes, the plaid skirt, too, is back. However, today I'd like to wear it as a longer, more feminine, less school girl skirt. And definitely I need a pair of heavy, boyish loafers to go with it. From top to bottom: sunglasses by Miu Miu, opal ring by wwake (I am obsessed with opals! Aren't they the most beautiful stones on this planet?!), jumper by Tibi, plaid skirt by Steffen Schraut, bag by Saint Laurent, and shiny tassle loafers by Mellow Yellow

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Teen spirit

In my early teens I used to own a black suede and shearling coat (anybody remember H&M's brand "Rocky"?), while my preferred boots were black Doc Martens. It seems like fashion history is repeating itself on a personal level, too. 
Above you can see one of my favourite looks of the moment. I feel so comfortable in my new lace up boots (a Zara bargain!) and that H&M shearling jacket (I'm so in love with its oversize egg shape. ... I'm afraid I'll have to ignore my boyfriend's opinion here. Men don't seem to understand this look). The colour block jumper is by Hush – I've featured all of the named pieces before here –, the jeans are old Baxters by Topshop and the bag is Proenza Schouler.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

New season favourites

If you've seen my September wishlist you will know that I am very much in love with black and grey basics (yet again). So it's no surprise that the items I added to my wardrobe this season make a perfect monochrome ensemble. These are my current favourites (preferably worn with skinny black leather trousers): oversized shearling jacket (or rather: coat, if you're about my height) from H&M's studio collection, block jumper by Hush and Proenza Schouler PS1 wallet on a chain, chunky silver bangles and rings, lace-up boots by Zara, and handmade scandi style wool jumper (Danke, Mama!).

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Instagram diary

Lately on my Instagram account: feel in love with the crystals over at @crystaltonic, tried a new restaurant in town, found new love (again) at Zara, still fig season (it's always Vogue-season), heavy metal, and a sartorial blue phase. 

Monday, 6 October 2014

Boys boys boys

 ... because it's Monday and you might need something to cheer you up (you're welcome).

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Jewellery edit

I believe that jewellery plays an important role for personal style (as I'm sure I've made clear in this blog). I'd feel naked if I ever left the house without my carefully selected - and personal favourite - pieces of jewellery I wear every day. Which is why I thought it's time for another round of a jewellery edit. 
Voilà a selection of outstanding – and quite affordable – adornments. From top to bottom: diamond earring by Stone Paris (I love this brand, one of its pieces is very high on my wishlist), Axis ring by Pamela love, stud bracelet by Eddie Borgo, bow ring by Balenciagaear cuff by Ca&Lou, lightning bolt earrings by Aamaya by Priyanka, diamond ear stud by Jacquie Aiche, and bow bracelet by Balenciaga

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Postcards from Sardinia

I've already shared some photos from my holiday on Sardinia, but there are some more places I need to tell you about. Firstly, the "Agriturismo" B&B "Cà La Somara" (pictures 2, 3, 5, 8 and 12) which is perfect for anyone who has a soft spot for the romantic countryside (donkeys, cats, a vegetable garden, a quiet swimming pool, very friendly hosts, ...) - we had a great time! From there it's not far to the beautiful beaches along the northeastern coast. We especially liked the secluded beautiful bays around Capriccioli (pictures 7 and 13). If you stay in the area make sure to have dinner at La Vecchia Costa (which was recommend to us as an insider's tip among the locals), we actually went there two times because we liked the food so much.
What I'm wearing in the above photos: kaftan by Seafolly, sandals by Emu, sunglasses by Illesteva, clutch bag by HandmadeSSW, and sun straw hat by & other stories.
More about my travels.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Girls who are boys (shoewise)

This season we can steal our footwear from the boys. I feel most happy and confident in my black ankle boots anyway (in the many different types that I own - Acne Donna, Chloé Susanna, Acne Pistol, Topshop Arson, ... I'm looking at you!) ... but I also believe that everybody should own a pair of classic gentleman's brogues. And nobody can mind some lace-up combat boots (especially not if you like grunge or punk looks - or need a pair of fashionable water-proof boots for autumn). These are my current favourites (from top to bottom): "Type 22" boots by Adieu, "Fargo" brogues by Topshop, "Vivia" Boots by Michael Kors, classic brogues by Church's, formal brogues by Valentino, and Dr. Martens

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Holiday outfit in black and white

I am back from my holiday on Sardinia. Such a beautiful island! I will tell you more about it - and share some travel tips - soon. Two things I need to share with you right away: the beautiful Petra Segreta resort, which is located in the mountains overlooking Sardinia's paradisiacal coast Costa Smeralda. We loved it there! Not just the view but the pool, the spa, the food (the resort has its own gourmet restaurant) and our private terrace. I felt so relaxed after only two days there - heavenly! 
Number two is my new favourite holiday dress by Roughrugs. It's so simple and I guess that's what makes it perfect for a holiday in hot southern realms. I wore it with my Ibiza straw bag, Espadrilles by Even & Odd, "Leonard" sunglasses by Illesteva, Bandana pouch by HandmadeSSW, and my summer bracelets (by anni lu, vonhey, Monica Vinader and Bohomagpie).

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Ciao, Bella!

Ah, bella Roma, how lovely it was to see you! Such a sweet taste of summer! A long weekend of la dolce vita! Okay, okay,  I'll stop already. But I need to share some of the amazing things you need to enjoy (watch out, pun!) when in Rome: have ice cream at Giolitti - it's the best! Every flavour is amazing (I tried coconut, watermelon, pistachio, caramel and dark chocolate and every one was to die for). Have espresso in a coffee bar for 90 Cent a cup. Walk everywhere (no bus, metro or subway necessary). Come Aperitivo hour make sure you find yourself on a rooftop (with a bar). Appreciate the architecture and art.
By the way, we stayed in this Guesthouse (which we can highly recommend).