Monday, 4 May 2015

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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Tokyo Rock Love - Quite Casual Layering

This is the sweater I've talked about a lot on social media recently. Love the baby blue color. The writing on the front says "Tokyo Love", which, unfortunately, isn't entirely clear from these pictures. Next time I take outfit photos with this sweater on, I'll make sure I'm in the shade. The tank dress below has been bought, I admit it, because of its capacity to be a kick ass layering piece. It also is a kick ass layered piece, as it has a chiffon layer under the jersey one.

Baby blue sweat shirt, tank dress, scuba leggings, biker boots || Tokyo Rock Love - Quite Casual Layering | Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog

I wore this get up for an "any normal day" where I was out and about running mundane errands, including getting new shoes for my son, as he had - of course - outgrown last years spring shoes.

Comfort is Queen here, the pictures however don't do the outfit quite justice.
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Questa è la felpa di cui ho parlato molto sui social media nell'ultimo periodo. Adoro il colore baby blu. La scritta sul fronte dice "Tokyo Love", anche se sfortunatamente non è molto visibile in queste foto. La prossima volta che scatteremo foto di questa felpa, mi assicurerò di essere in ombra. Il vestito sotto è stato acquistato, lo ammetto, per la sua peculiarità di essere semplicemente un pezzo fantastico per vestirsi a strati. È anche un pezzo ottimo da portare sopra, poiché ha uno strato di chiffon sotto quello di jersey.

Ho indossato questo look per "un giorno normale", dove dovevo semplicemente sbrigare le solite incombenze, le quali includevano anche acquistare nuove scarpe per mio figlio, che ha ovviamente superato largamente la misura di quelle dell'anno scorso.

La comodità è regina qui, sfortunatamente le foto non rendono giustizia al look.
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Das hier ist das Sweatshirt von dem ich letztens auf verschiedenen Social Media Plattformen gesprochen habe. Ich liebe die Farbe, Babyblau. Vorne steht "Tokyo Love" drauf, was man auf diesen Bildern leider nicht so gut erkennt. Das naechste Mal wenn ich es fuer Outfitbilder anziehe, achte ich darauf, dass ich beim Fotografieren im Schatten stehe. Das Traegerkleid, dass ich darunter trage habe ich mir ehrlich gesagt nur gekauft weil es sich bestens fuer Lagenlooks eignet. Ist auch schon selbst ein guter Lagenlook fuer sich, hat naemlich eine Chiffonschicht unter dem Jersey.

Ich hatte dieses Outfit an einem "ganz gewoehnlichen Tag" fuer ganz gewoehnliche Erledigungen an, Darunter an dem Tag auch neue Schuhe fuer meinen Sohn kaufen, da er aus seinen Fruehlingsschuhen vom letzten Jahr - ist normal in seinem Alter - herraus gewachsen ist.

Komfort ist Koenigin hier, leider werden aber die Bilder dem Look nicht so wirklich gerecht.

Baby blue sweat shirt, tank dress, scuba leggings, biker boots || Tokyo Rock Love - Quite Casual Layering | Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog

Baby blue sweat shirt, tank dress, scuba leggings, biker boots || Tokyo Rock Love - Quite Casual Layering | Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog

Baby blue sweat shirt, tank dress, scuba leggings, biker boots || Tokyo Rock Love - Quite Casual Layering | Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog

Baby blue sweat shirt, tank dress, scuba leggings, biker boots || Tokyo Rock Love - Quite Casual Layering | Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog

Baby blue sweat shirt, tank dress, scuba leggings, biker boots || Tokyo Rock Love - Quite Casual Layering | Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog

Baby blue sweat shirt, tank dress, scuba leggings, biker boots || Tokyo Rock Love - Quite Casual Layering | Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog

Baby blue sweat shirt, tank dress, scuba leggings, biker boots || Tokyo Rock Love - Quite Casual Layering | Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog



Outfit Sources

Sweater / Felpa / Sweatshirt - H&M *exact* *short sleeve option*
Tank Dress / Abito / Traegerkleid - Mango Outlet *similar* *similar*
Scuba Leggings - Zara (old) *similar* *similar*
Biker Boots / Stiveletti / Stiefel - Bagatt (old) *similar*






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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Mother's Day - What to get your Mother

Well. really, I wouldn't know. I've never met your mother. But here are some things I would love to get from my son. In a few years maybe. Right now I am happy with smiles and huggles... Ah, come on, who am I kidding, I'll always be happy with smiles and huggles. And then there are some things my mother would love to get.

I am a huge fan of thoughtful gifting, original gifting, but I am also a fan of gifts that are actually making the receiver feel all warm and fuzzy. So sometimes, original isn't the best idea.


A not entirely serious gift guide || Mother's Day - What to get your Mother | Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog



An Amazon Gift Card

Both my mother and I read a lot. But she has an absurd amount of books and not living close there's no way I could keep track. Heck even she doesn't always remember. This is where the *Amazon Gift Card* comes in. This way I am gifting something she'll love (a book, in a round about way) without risking that she already has it or won't be interested in reading it.

The latter happened once with my father. I don't think he ever touched that book even tho it was on a topic he loves and is very passionate about. But you see, he's a magazine beholder, not a book reader. So just in case a book isn't what they want, Amazon has a huge, okay, endless selection of other products. It's also something I make them (my family) gift to my husband on Christmas. They are happy because they are gifting something and he's happy because he can pick for himself and doesn't have to pretend he absolutely loves what is going to die of boredom and old age in his closet.


Something that tells me you know me very well

For me that would be something nerdy most likely. Star Wars (20% Off till May 4th - just in case you have a nerdy mum) is good. Star Trek is almost better. And I've been havng a Soft Kitty shirt on my wishlist for the longest time.

For my mother, that could be ehr a book, or a cat something (however I don't think the Soft Kitty T-shirt would fly). Or something cooking related. An interesting cook ehr book, or special raw ingredients. I could create a little basket with typical Italian specialties, for example. That's always welcome at Casa FJ Mom.

Talking about cook books, when amazoning "cook book" the first result was: Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck - Best name for a cook book ever! And it's a Bestseller! Even Gwyneth Paltrow seems to love it. 


Something Cute

I am, we all know, not the most girly girl but even I like cute stuff. In appropriate doses of course. So you could get me something cute, but not too cute.  A simple pastel striped pillow case  would be fine. A pink one with lace & ruffles right out of Vintage Barbie's town house wouldn't be. And the chevron striped one in Funky Jungle colors just wasn't sweet enough.

A cute new cat figurine is always a fall back option to gift my mother, although I try not to use it too often because she already has so darn many! 

Not into house decorations? Well, if she likes journalling, some cute stationary might be an idea. If she likes cooking, how about a cute new apron instead of another cook book? And if you have to ask whether something is cute, it probably isn't.


Something to make me feel pretty

Could be something overlapping with "something cute" of course. Could be a scarf or a necklace or a pair of earrings, but it could also be something more along the line of bath, body & beauty products, like a gift card to the beauty salon or a gift basket full of make-up articles if she likes this kind of thing. Note of advice here, don't gift bright pink lipstick if she's not Dolly Parton wearing none or only nude colors. I kind of think that this is not the time to go too much "outside of the box".

And talking about necklaces, some years ago we gifted my mother a pearl necklace, which I think she maybe wore once. It is now used to decorate one of her favorite cat figurines. I guess that's just as well, what do you say?


Something that makes us spend time together

Living far away from my mother, time spent together is always far and in between. If for some reason you cannot spend a lot of time with yours, this could be a valid option. A trip to the cinema, a lunch date, a visit to the Spa just to name a few. Get creative in accordance to what your mother likes to do. If she isn't very much into movies, a trip to the cinema might not be the best thing since sliced bread (which, by the way, isn't the best thing) but there really is no shortage of alternatives. For example, my mother likes art, so a trip to an art exhibition could be a good idea.


Flowers

If all else fails, flowers are a good fall back choice. Personally I prefer planted ones that I can then tend to and make grow and prosper instead of cut flowers.


What I'll get my mother? I send a postcard. The real present will follow end of the month when my parents come down here for a visit. Because no need to adhere to "rules" about gifting when we talk about people we love. Unless your mother is totally into rules. Or you don't actually like her.


And to all you mothers out there: Have a wonderful Mother's Day!







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Friday, 1 May 2015

Sparkle and Mirrors - Sequins for Sunday

We had a wonderful Sunday about two weeks ago and we used the occasion for a little Sunday family trip to the Lake. This was the first time this year I wore short sleeves, with sequins nonetheless, for some extra sparkle in honor of the sun. Unfortunately by now, adhering to April's un-predictiveness, we are back to long sleeves and jacket. Brrrr. 

Sequin Shirt, Grey Skinnies, Black Bag, Mirror Sunglasses at Iseo, Lake Iseo | Sparkle and Mirrors - Sequins for Sunday, Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog

Thursday, 30 April 2015

9 Ways to Make Your Boring Fashion Awesome

I've been talking already about doing a little nip & tuck and sprucing up of clothing in various threads, for example here under "Think outside of the box". Today I am going a bit more into detail with the topic and am giving you a little list (well it's more like a collection of spreckles) of ideas & resources. Take old, plain or boring clothes and give them a second awesome life. Now, I was mainly thinking about what you already have in your wardrobe, but of course, it also can apply to those thrift finds.


Ideas on how to spruce up & refashion old, plain or boring clothing plus links to lots of tutorials || 9 Ways to Make Your Boring Fashion Awesome | Funky Jungle, fashion and personal style blog


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