Friday, August 29, 2014

Outfit: Messed up world.

Tie dyed blouse: Forever 21 || Distressed denim shorts: Romwe || Tribal necklace: Medieval market || Boots: Zara 

Things you love in summer: oversized, flowy blouses. They're like everything when there are no clouds only heat and sun sun sun and you're tired of using sunscreen every 30 minutes. I really love Forever 21 at the moment, they have some awesome festival inspired, boho/hippie clothes which aren't expensive at all. That blouse looks like one from Free People, but it wasn't that pricy. Tie Dye prints will never get boring, I real love the white-black combo. Also its batwing arms are edgy and cute. I usually combine oversized blouses with some denim cut offs, it gives your body a nice silhouette, doesn't it?  
Somehow the look is very californian like, it makes me immediately want to go to the beach, to spread out a blanket and only watch the sea and the people haha. I'm really dreaming of finally spending some time in LA. 
Wish you all an awesome weekend, loves! xx

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Outfit: Nevermind.

Nirvana tee dress: Primark || Floral kimono: Primark || Boots: Dr. Martens || Necklace: Urban Outfitters (old) || Belt: Lovestrength

If you ever wondered if someone can have enough band tees - no definitely not! I will probably never get enough band or biker tees, I simply love them and kinda collect them. Nirvana is one of my all time favorite bands and there's no week passing without hearing any Nirvana song to be honest. Somehow their music calms me down, but it also makes me sad again and again that one of the most amazing singers and artists isn't with us anymore.  Talking about the outfit it's one of the most comfortable looks ever and perfect for hot summer days! I got the kimono and tee a couple of weeks ago when I was shopping at Primark in Essen (read the post here), so the kimono and the tee are bargains! I also wear my beloved docs 1460 boots after a long time again, I wanted to keep the look grungier and comfortable. Btw loving the kimono's soft pastel colors - I love rocking those kind of clothing with band tees, the contrast is perfect.
While I'm writing this post I'm sitting frustrated at home, because it's constantly raining and so freakin' cold for August - sometimes I really hate german weather. I wish I could be in L.A. and walking on the beach and being in the sun. The sun hasn't really shown up here for quite a long time. So if you're in a country where the sun shines and the weather's hot right now - enjoy it and maybe think of me haha. Peace! xx

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shopping/Dressing ideas: The perfect layering.

Autumn's almost here, the breeze gets colder and colder and we're all confused what to wear, because it's actually either hot or cold outside. The morning's are still cold, but the afternoon's are pretty hot. Or it's cold, but we don't want to store our favorite summer clothes away. Autumn/winter is probably the best season for layering our clothes to add some edge and excitement to the outfit, to feel comfortable and to keep our lightweight clothes on. Here in Germany layering is called "onion tactics" - wearing several layers in order to keep you warm and (which is the best part) to leave the heavy weighted winter parka or coat at home. BUT: how to layer perfectly? I've been layering for more than probably 3 autumns/springs and winters now (I want to post many many many layering combos the next weeks, so check 'em out and give them some love then :) ) and here are some DO's and DON'Ts for a gorgeous looking outfit (which will definitely keep you warm, I promise!)

  • Get some flannels and plaid shirts - they are comfy, cozy and super soft. The plaids also go with many prints. Boyfriend cuts or long length shirts keep your butt and thighs warm and look better while layering. 
  • Leather jackets are THE key piece. Keep in mind you need some extra room for cardigans and shirts, so size up maybe. Furthermore it's better to invest some more money in a faux leather jacket or a real leather jacket, because good quality is way warmer and will be with you through the next years or even for a lifetime  
  • Cardigans are absolutely essential. Search for not too heavy or too thick knits and for less printed ones or prints which go with everything (e.g. lace patterns, marbled prints…). Longer lengths are better as well as asymmetric designs. There are also some with hoods!
  • Army style parka jackets with a light or no lining at all. Those are not too heavy or too warm. Keep in mind they shouldn't be too long and rather a short cut, because the layers underneath should be seen! 
  • Denim jackets are also a great layering piece. They are less warm than leather jackets, but are great with some cozier knits. 
  • Don't hesitate to wear your favorite pair of denim cut offs or skater mini skirts! You can still wear them in fall with some black sheer tights. They even increase the "layering impression". 
  • Printed tees, sweaters and tops (especially band shirts or similar looking ones) are perfect. You can still see the print.
  • Tight fitting leggings or denim pants - especially the destroyed and washed ones add some laid-back feeling to the outfit.
  • A statement necklace completes the whole look.
  • Colors like burgundy &khaki (typical autumn colors), grey, black or white - they will go with almost everything!
  • Don't zip or button your jackets - leave them open! 
  • Too tight fitting cardigans, jackets or shirts. 
  • Too many prints and too bright colors - try searching for soft prints and colors, because those are easier to combine 
  • Wearing similar kinds of jackets or materials - All layers should be different e.g. denim, leather and knit
  • Too baggy pants - rather go for skinny jeans because it's better for your body silhouette! 
In general these kinds of clothes are the best for layering: 
Tops: Biker (leather) jackets, denim or army jackets, cardigans, (faux fur/crochet/lace/knit) waistcoats, denim shirts, plaid flannel shirts, short faux fur jackets, printed tees or sweaters, printed (summer) dresses, duster kimonos or tight fitting kimonos, longline knits etc.
Bottoms: Skinny jeans, leggings, tights, skater skirts, denim shorts, maxi skirts (for a boho/hippie winter look) or in general: everything you also would wear in summer BUT with tights. Your layered tops should keep you warm anyways, especially because the longer layers will cover your butt! ;-D

… Of course it's also important that YOU feel comfortable in those clothes which should also match with your wardrobe and style in general. Usually your "layering" pieces will be amassed through the years. I personally have many flannel shirts from past collections and comfy cardigans which are my favorites for many autumns/winters now. I also have leather, denim and army jackets from the past few years, so it's really worth buying jackets you REALLY like and which are timeless. I searched through some of my favorite online shops in order to give you some shopping ideas and to help you finding the best layering pieces (tops only), you definitely won't regret having bought them! :-)

… These are my favorite online shops where you usually find great layering pieces which aren't too expensive! Others are: Free People, Missguided, Boohoo (great vintage fashion!), ROMWE, OASAP, Beyond Retro and NastyGal and Forever21

I've already been looking forward to showing you my layering looks in the next weeks! xx

Monday, August 25, 2014

Outfit: Dreamcatcher

"Dreamcatcher" kimono: Spell Designs via Free People || Iron Maiden tee: H&M || Denim shorts: Missguided (old)

I guess you all know that this kimono is SO me, I needn't explain why right? Feathers, western inspired prints, a buffalo skull, flowers AND dreamcatcher. I mean is it possible for a kimono to get any better? I don't think so. The kimono's warm peachy brownish colors go with everything and look beautiful. I wish I could wear this combo forever,  but autumn's coming and it's getting colder and colder already… (today I definitely would add some tights and a leather jacket to the look ughhh...). I was so surprised when I saw the iron maiden tee at H&M lately, but I decided to get it because I love metal music and band shirts as y'aaaaalll  know and iron maiden is definitely one of my favorite 'classic' rock bands. But to be honest I'm still hoping that there are no 10 years old kids who just want to be cool (or like the print) and buy an iron maiden tee at H&M without having ever heard a song by them… 
Wish you loves an awesome new week! xx

Friday, August 22, 2014

Outfit: Final masquerade.

Crochet crop top: Somedays Lovin' via ASOS || Lace split maxi skirt: Romwe || Concho belt: Vintage found on eBay || Navajo rings and ethnic necklace: All vintage findings || Platform Heels: The White Pepper 

I wanted to shoot the outfit for such a long time, finally I can show it to you. Actually I've already owned most of the clothes I wear quite a long time like the crochet top I got around March. The only thing which I recently bought is my new stunning necklace from a secondhand website. It's really indian arts looking what I love! The white crochet bralet is probably the most beautiful crop top I have in my wardrobe, it's perfect for summer and can also be dressed down. The whole outfit is quite bohemian chic, also probably darker than my usual boho looks. Sometimes I love to get totally dressed up even if I usually wear more laid-back outfits like my favorite combo: kimono-tee-shorts-booties you know. Even if maybe it's not obvious at first, the skirt can be worn in so many ways. I already have so many ideas how to combine it with my beloved flannels, some tights and to grunge it up in autumn. Hope you all have an awesome weekend even if the weather isn't very 'summer like' at all at the moment (at least here in Germany…). xx

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inspiration: Spell & The Gypsy Collective "Bohemian Royale" collection

The Spell girls from Australia nailed it again this season: So many beautiful mind-blowing clothes have just dropped on their website and I honestly can't tell how much I love the prints, designs and colors. Somehow it seems to me they get better and better! Every time I see a new Spell lookbook I'm like "oh my god, this is SO me!" and especially this one could describe my whole wardrobe and the way I usually dress. No wonder I'm obsessing over 4 pieces right now I really must have in my life, you'll hopefully see me wearing them very soon. (Maybe you can guess what I've planned to buy? ;-D ). Here I picked some of my favorite pictures with the stunning and beautiful  model Anja Konstantinvoa and probably the most beautiful clothing and room EVER. Simply inspiring. Not forget to mention the gorgeous jewelry. Can I have a wolf, too please?
Photographer: Graham Dunn
Source: Spell Designs