Sunday, 3 April 2016

Spring Mood With Fancy Leo Legs

I finally got around to wearing the tunic top I got from New Chic together with the bag you know from this post. It was still necessary to wear a tank top below, which I think takes away a bit from the criss cross cut out on the back. The back part is why I chose the tunic in the first place. Looking forward to style it just with a bralette. Talking of which, I'm declaring this to be the year of the bralette for me.

The top was true to size, I've ordered an S, which is my normal top size and it fits. As it is intended to be oversized you could eventually size down if you like a more narrow fit. 

These biker booties have been with me for 3 years now. Still loving them like on the first day. They work all year round, including for festivals, if you are so inclined. This summer, I want to combine them with emrboidered dresses. Here's a pretty good budget version. And these leopard leggings always make me feel very Funky Jungle when wearing them.

Ich konnte am Wochenende endlich das Tunika Oberteil, welches ich zusammen mit dieser Tasche von New Chic bekommen habe, anziehen. Es war trotzdem noch notwendig ein Traegerhemd darunter zu tragen, was meiner Meinung nach das Rueckenteil nicht so richtig zur Geltung bringt. Freue mich schon es nur mit einer Bralette anzuziehen. Uebrigens erklere ich hiermit 2016 zum Jahr der Bralette.

Das Oberteil stimmt groessentechnisch. Was ich damit meine ist, ich habe ein S bestellt, und ein S bekommen, was ja nicht immer selbstverstaendlich ist. Das Teil ist gewollt "oversize", wenn Ihr also lieber eine engere Passform habt, kann man auch gerne eine Groesse runtergehen.

Die Biker Boots habe ich jetzt schon 3 Jahre und liebe die immer noch wie am ersten Tag. Die machen alles mit, das ganze Jahr ueber, auch Festivals, falls Euch so etwas interessiert. Diesen Sommer moechte ich sie mit besticktern Kleidchen kombinieren. Und mit den Leo Leggings fuehle ich mich immer ganz besonders Funky Jungle.

Outfit Sources

Leopard Leggings - Calzedonia (old) --- funky but priceyfunky budget option
Tunic Top - New Chic --- exactly this
Cardigan - Mango (old) --- similar Yo - Or this
Biker Booties - Bagatt (old) --- fancy silver heel - close call - say budget?
Bag / Tasche - Urban Outfitters (old) --- similar - fancy bucket option - similar
Sunglasses / Sonnenbrille - Mango Outlet --- similar deal & pretty close steal

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

A Sunday In Between

A Sunday trip in between capsules. It was still fairly chilly during the day in general and that Sunday in particular wasn't all that great weather wise, but sometimes you just need to get out anyway.

Outfit Sources

Coat / Mantel - Beatrice B.
Skinny Jeans - Mango
Sweater / Pullover - H&M
Wedge Booties - Buffalo London
Crossbody Bag / Umhaengetasche - Foley + Corinna

Thursday, 24 March 2016

What to Read on the Internet #20

How Key Pieces Made a Comeback

Iconic Wedding Dresses - Illustrations of famous wedding dresses

Worn Wear by Patagonia (The Stories We Wear) - Collection of stories of longterm loved clothes

How to Pose for Pictures - 10 little tricks every fashion blogger should know

7 Strange Questions to Find Your Life Purpose

Procarastination & the Love of Letting Go - Zen Habits

Quick Guide to Every Herb & Spice in the Cupboard - Not sure if it is indeed "every", it sure is many

Why it is okay to be weird on the Internet - Embrace the Weird. Totally reminds me of the book title by Felicia Day "You are never weird on the Internet". There's always someone out there who absolutely digs your weird.

If You Pay Crap, Expect Crap in Return - About sponsored posts & the worth of a blogger

39 Stupid Things You Probably Should Stop Doing

Monday, 21 March 2016

Capsule Wardrobe #10 - A Hint of Frost & Goodbye Winter

This is the last set of pictures from my winter capsule. It was the only day I experienced this year where it really looked like winter. And so this, one day after the Equinox, is my goodbye to Winter 2015/2016. Hello Spring. I welcome you with open arms.

Das ist der letzte Satz Bilder von meiner Winter Capsule Garderobe. Das war der einzige Tag den ich im Winter 2015/2016 erlebt habe, der wenigstens etwas nach Winter aussah. Ja ich weiss, viele von Euch hatten Schnee. Aber ich war irgendwie nie zur rechten Zeit am rechten Ort. Also nehme ich diese Bilder um mich, einen Tag nach der Tagundnachtgleiche, vom Winter zu verabschieden. Hallo Fruehling, ich heisse Dich mit offenen Armen willkommen.

Outfit Sources:

Coat / Daunenjacke - Mango --- similar & similar & similar
Skinny Jeans - Mango --- exact
Plaid Shirt / Karohemd - H&M --- exact & similar (both on sale)
Boots / Stiefel - Thrifted --- similar & similar
Crossbody Bag / Handtasche - Foley + Corinna via Shopbop --- similar & similar & similar
Scarf / Schal - Oasap --- similar & similar & similar

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Funky 8 Piece Wardrobe

When you start reading about capsule and minimal wardrobes, sooner or later you will come across the so called "French 5 Pieces Wardrobe". And it's not what you might initially think. It just means that, starting from your base wardrobe, you are only allowed to add 5 new and/or trendy pieces "per fashion season". Which amounts to 10 per year if you don't count "Resort" and "Pre-Fall" as fashion seasons.

At first, that sounds truly drastic, doesn't it? 10 new pieces per year only? Yikes, there have been months where I went over that mark. But then you read on and see that it actually excludes a lot of items. For example, replacements. Or essential basics that are part of the core of your wardrobe. Which you get to define what they are.

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