Sunday, 24 July 2016

Lovely Trend: All I Want is a Jacket Full of Enamel Pins

pins, trend 2016, the best enamel pins
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Recently my Instagram feed is full of cute pins teasing me to get them and they succeeded. So oh yes, a jacket full of enamel pins is what I see in my dreams!

When it comes to pins, there are only two options: Either you don‘t own any or you have a whole bunch of enamel awesomeness in your life. Do you remember collecting pins at school back in the 90s and don‘t know the reason why you ever stopped? Then now is the time for a new start! Instead of collecting Pokémon, go for pins! More fun, no balls and better graphics for sure!

Many cool independent designers and artists started do design pins, and I bet everything cute you can think of from unicorns to flamingos, ice creams, and pineapples come as a pin by now. All you need is to start a collection and basics will be no longer boring when they get customized with pins. Even big fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, and Dior have fallen for pins and helped to elevate the former childish accessories to a whole new level of fashion item. So there is no question: We all need them in our life!

Do you join the league of pin lovers and which pins do you like to get?

Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Dictate of Novelty in Fashion

blogger, streetstyle, summer
blogger, streetstyle, pink hair
blogger, bicycle, pink hair
fashionblogger, handcandy, candyclutch
Vivienne Westwood x Melissa, bicycle, elegant look
velotto, bicycle, Zurich
pink statement necklace, mermaid hair, Alexander Wang sunnies
fashinblogger, pink and yellow, summer look

LM Lulu, print skirt, candy clutch
pink statement necklace, bead necklace, collar
Vivienne Westood x Melissa, jelly shoes, jelly high heels
girl with bicycle, fashionblogger, skirt with print

"I have nothing to wear" I sometimes hear myself say when I stand in front of my wardrobe. Every girl might know this problem, but as a fashion blogger, the pressure to have something new all the time is especially significant. After all: What outfits shall I shoot if I don't stock up my wardrobe consistently?

But where is the sustainability in this behaviour, where is the sweetness of wearing something you love for years till it looks so worn you have to give it away? Among fashion people, only the new is chic. Fashion is less about personal style than about a dictate of novelty. Labels and designers constantly tell their customers what's hot right now and what you bought a few weeks ago will be "so last season" in the blink of an eye.

So what shall we do: Join the run and cheer for the new month after month or step away and just trust our taste? At the moment, the answer is a mixture of both, just like this look: One new piece (the skirt), everything else oldies but goodies from my wardrobe. This is all it needs for an entirely new look. My advice: Experiment with what you have in your wardrobe and style it new again and again!

My Outfit:
Skirt: LM Lulu bought at Big Zurich, Top: Vintage, Necklace: From Spitalfields Market,
Bangles: Besksöndergaard, Bag: Maison Martin Margiela 2012,
Shoes: Melissa x Vivienne Westwood, Sunglasses: Alexander Wang

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Lovely Shopping: Splashing Swimwear

shopping, beach wear, swim wear 2016
Striped Swimsuit  –  Neon Sign Swimsuit  –  Flamingo Swimsuit
Holographic Croc Swimsuit –  Long-Sleeved Swimsuit  –  Rainbow Swimsuit
Kaleidoscope Swimsuit  –  Pink "Weird" Swimsuit  –  Purple Bloom Swimsuit

Finally, after nearly endless rain, summer is here, and we can all make a splash at the pool. Until now I was not in the mood of thinking about swimsuits, but the sun changed my mind, and I discovered some super duper colourful swimwear for you.

Even if the bikini has its 70th birthday this year, I plead for choosing a swimsuit, because more fabric means more room for awesomeness, don't you agree? If I go to the beach, I wanna do so as a walking rainbow and relax in my giant flamingo floatie (in case you haven't noticed yet: inflatable beach toys are THE object of desire at this moment, no matter if donut, melon, shell or swan, they rule the beach).

The most fashionable beach queens wear long-sleeved swimsuits this year. While they used to be made to protect surfers from cold water temperatures, this year they are hot for the less sporty too. Beyoncé has already been spotted rocking one in Hawaii, so what are you waiting for? I think you can top Queen Bee's look with the stunning piece from this post.

Which swimsuit do you like best and do you have holidays planned soon?

And here you find your inflatable love to go with your new swimsuit:

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Don't Dream of Being Human, Little Mermaid!

valfre phone case, shell phone case, pink look
bomber jacket, mermaid look, valfre mermaid jacket
mermaid look, shell phone case, pink hair
mermaid dress, mermaid necklace, disney
disney mermaid dress, blogger look, kawaii style
shell phone case, valfre, cute phone case
Yru boots, glitter shoes, david bowie shoes
mermaid satin bomber jacket, valfre, blogger style
Mermaid look, disney dress, blogger style
baby g, mermaid outfit, pink hair
mermaid outfit, disney dress, cute blogger look

Once upon a time, there was a little mermaid, her name was Ariel. While she was charming and had a happy life under the sea, it couldn't stop her from feeling she was missing something and dreaming of being a human. All she ever wanted was having legs to dance and walk. While her sisters thought this dream was a rather weird desire, I wonder if other mermaids shared Ariel's dream.

I experience strange stories while I sleep as well: A few days ago, I encountered myself in a dream. I had long hair in an unremarkable dark blond colour (my natural one), was wearing ugly glasses, no makeup at all and my outfit was a combination of denim trousers with a plain white t-shirt. I worked in a pharmacy, was very shy and could blend into every crowd without being noticed.

I woke up feeling confused. The dream-me was so unlike I see myself, but yet the same. What an awkward feeling! She seemed to be a canvas that didn't catch the attention of an artist: Plain, unremarkable and –forgive me for saying – ugly. Unfinished. I feel grateful for not being that girl when I could have.

You might say the difference between real-me and this dream-me is just a question of style, but I have to disagree: I bet this girl wouldn't meet the same kind of people I do, would not have this blog and probably not even spend the life with the same man. Influenced by her surroundings, she would develop other interests and in the end, become a person unlike all what defines me.

So mermaids, better not dream about having legs and be grateful the way you are! There is a reason your life turned out just the way it is and every single decision you take, every outfit you wear and every smile that lights up your face brought you were you are, step by step.

My Outfit:
Dress: Napo Shop, Jacket: Valfré, Sunglasses: Rockit, Necklace: FABcessories,
Watch: Baby-G, Earrings: Tatty Devine, Shoes: YRU, Phone Case: Valfré

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Lovely Shopping Finds & Rainbow Thoughts

rainbow, fashion, shopping wish list
Rainbow Shoes  –  Cocktail Clutch
Pink Glitter Sunnies  – Eyeshadow Necklace  –  Rainbow Stripes Dress
Rose Watch  –  Sequin Cape  –  Eye Backpack

Time for another wish list post! I thought we all need a new dose of colours in our life. As you know, I always loved rainbows, not just since what happened in Orlando, not only at Gay Parade and not just after I discovered how many narrow-minded and intolerant people we have in the world.  Therefore, this wishlist is bright and packed with all colours; this is what the world needs more!

I wholeheartedly agree with all the rainbow stands for as a symbol: Yes to peace, yes to diversity and another yes to equal rights for everybody, no matter what gender or sexual orientation!

Wearing rainbow is the ultimate colour decadence: Why choosing if you can have them all? It's like meeting all of your friends together, like eating a whole cake instead of restricting yourself to a single piece. Why do other people have difficulties to decide if they want to go for marble gray or elephant gray? I just don't understand and overtake them with full rainbow power. Rainbow is not just fashion; this is a philosophy!

Be inspired to wear the most colourful piece you own today and please let me know what you like best from my shopping finds.

Monday, 20 June 2016

The Adventures of the Mighty Mermaid Cats

pastel look, mermaid outfit, lilac cardigan
Miu Miu sunglasses, pink hair, blogger look
pastel outfit, blogger look, baby blue dress
Kate Spade, pale pink Maise, handbag
Mermaid cats, cute collar, miss patina
Kate Spade bag, pastel look, blogger outfit
Pastel look, mermaid outfit, blogger street style
Kate Spade, pale pink Maise, shoulder handbag
blogger look, cute collar, mermaid cats
Kate Spade, pastel handbag, shoulder bag

I am mermaid-crazy, not just since they are super-trendy, but it already started in my childhood. I can still sing a few songs from Ariel the Little Mermaid (my first CD ever) and have the movie on my shelf and don‘t care if anybody thinks this is childish. I believe we should never stop dreaming about fairy tales, no matter how old we are.

When I found this cute pastel cardigan it was like a jackpot: If there is anything better than mermaids, it must be mermaid cats! Imagine a bunch of fluffy cats with fish tails having adventures in the sea. Their mighty mercat-king is always swimming ahead with its trident; others play the underwater harp and catch mer-mice. I make strange sounds whenever I see a cat, just thinking about their fish-tailed fantasy relatives makes me giddy.

The baby blue top/dress (not so sure how to call it) is like made for a mermaid outfit: Doesn‘t it look like a siren‘s tail? I shopped this look when I was in London a few weeks ago, and therefore it reminds me of the beautiful days I spent there. I even had a bath in a bubble pool wearing those clothes at the Galeria Melissa (see post here). I was so excited I even lost my sunglasses in the pool. Luckily it was a cheap pair, not my Miu Miu glasses.

Life under the sea isn't without dangers; every mermaid needs to know...

My Outfit:
Cardigan: Miss Patina, Blue Top: Twist x Turn, Handbag: Kate Spade,
Pompom: The Goodhood, Sunglasses: Miu Miu, Earrings: Kanokkorn Lamlert,
Bracelet: The Goodhood

Monday, 13 June 2016

Lovely Fashion Finds: Oh My Cactus

cactus, fashion, trend
Silky Playsuit  –  Earrings  –  Make Up Bag
Triangle Bra  – Swimsuit  –  Necklace
Bucket Bag  –  Dress  –  Cowboy Shirt

The three icons of fashion and home accessories of the moment: The pink flamingo, the juicy pineapple AND…THE SPIKY CACTUS! 

From Dolce & Gabbana to Topshop, a lot of labels have been inspired by the Wild West and took a new fresh take on it. It‘s been too long since the cactus has been treated as a not very desirable plant. Finally, he has his big moment to leave behind roses, sunflowers, and hydrangeas. This summer's cactus items are bright and colourful, just right to bring desert vibes into your wardrobe. You don‘t have to be a cowgirl to fall in love with them.

While high street fashion jumped very recently on the cactus trend, a few forward thinking labels started to bring the spiky plant from the shadows into the spotlight years ago: The green plant was one of the stars of the Jeremy Scott SS12 season and many labels from Kenzo to Markus Lupfer went cactus crazy since then. The D&G man AW16 collection stirred the attention for the spiky green fellow even more, and I say now it's the right moment to bring some cactus into your life too for a tropical style party.