Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Gift Guide for the Fashion Lover

It's that time of the year again. While there's still some weeks left for the "End of the Year Holiday Season" (at my family, it's called Christmas ;-) ) I've already started to gather some gifts where I found good deals, for those where the thing to gift was clear - or the perfect thing, in cases where it wasn't set in stone.

So. As I said. It's that time of the year again. And if you've got your heads fuming from thinking about presents, let me give you a hand. With things, were the gift isn't set in stone. For your fashion concious friend. Spouse. Daughter. Mother. Aunt. Or Uncle. Not all of these (well none really, we like what we like haha) are strictly female.

And in case you are looking for a gift for me .... any of these would be lovely /wink

More Books with Style, because as a fashion AND book lover, I'm absolutely enthralled and want them all and want to show them all:

The Style Mentors - 80+ contemporary fashionable ladies are being profiled in this book, divided in chapters describing single styles such as "minimalist", "rocker", "gamine" (my personal faves)

I Love Your Style - How to define and refine your personal style

Paris Street Style - Because everyone is still obsessed with Parisian & French style

Sleeping Beauty - Christian Lacroix's take on the fairy tale, with illustrations by him

Designers on Instagram - A best of best picture collection. Eye candy galore

Of course, this is also the week of Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it, and the week of Black Friday and (sort of) Cyber Monday, which by now, thanks to the Internet has been exported all over the world.

Shopbop is participating as well, with a week long event. From November 24th until November 30th you can get discounts using the code GOBIG15 - the more you shop, the bigger the discount gets. For details, see the image and also go here for Terms & Conditions.

Wishing all of you a wonderful (Thanksgiving or not) week. If you celebrate, have a great and stressfree one full of gratitude.

*This post contains sponsored links/content but the taste is, as always, 100% Funky Jungle*

Linking up with:

Friday, 20 November 2015

The Girl At The Lake, Round Two - And More Birthday Goodies

During the warmer months, we are actually over at Lake Iseo pretty regularly. It's not horribly far from here and they often have little events at the weekend or regular markets. The day these pics were taken, along the street parallel to the Lungolago (Lake promenade), local artists showed their work. Two of them particularly caught my eye. I always enjoy art, be it as paintings, music, dance etc. albeit admittedly, not every single one I encounter is to my liking. Some I find outright horrid. A matter of taste. 

Still I enjoy the fact that it was created, that someone sat down and made this. I think we all should do that way more often. And please don't confine creativity to only include the standard arts. Creativity is way way more than just that. It's decorating your home, it's putting that final touch on an otherwise simple outfit, it's inventing a special way to prepare a meal, it's making up a new way to talk yourself out of a corner with your child (we all know those little buggers are good at cornering us...). You probably are creative in way more ways than you give yourself credit for. But there's always room for more.

View over Lake Iseo

Striped Dress, Kenzo Scarf, Brown Backpack - The Girl at the Lake (Iseo) | Funky Jungle, mindful fashion and personal style blog

Anyway, due to lucky circumstances, I'm able to bring you a second giveaway in this Funky Jungle Birthday Week. This time you can wind a gift card for Zara. I do own several pieces from them, like this dress and these skinny jeans and I find overall many of their items are agreeable with my sense of aesthetics.

Striped Zara dress, blue scarf, espadrilles and a backpack at Iseo, Lago d'Iseo

View over Lago d'Iseo from Iseo

Striped espadrilles, brown backpack; sitting at the shore of Lake Iseo

P.S. There won't be a Sunday post this week --- Diese Woche gibt es kein Sonntagspost.

Outfit Sources:

Dress - Zara
Espadrilles - H&M
Scarf - Kenzo via Shopbop c/o
Backpack - Gift --- shop brown backpacks
Sunglasses - Steve Madden via TK Maxx --- similar


- Prize: $200 Zara Gift Card -

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 12/8 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*This post contains sponsored & affiliate links. And a Giveaway. Nonetheless, all opinions are 100% Funky Jungle*

Linking up with: Rachel the Hat || Fashion Should Be Fun || Jo-Lynne Shane || Fun Money Mom || Mom's Small Victories || Still Being Molly || More Pieces of Me || Claire Justine || 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Happy Birthday Funky Jungle and A Giveaway

So like "Woah"! Another year passed. As if it were nothing. And Baby Funky is two years old today!

It sure has been a glorious time so far. I am actually quite giddy and excited about the fact that my little blog made it to the two year mark and is by all effects continously growing. Maybe not as fast as others, maybe not always as fast as I would have liked, but I've learned that we all have our own pace and timing and once you accept yours, things just flow a lot more easily. Also, I fully do believe we all could profit from slowing our lives down and not always go quite so fast.

Anyway. To celebrate and say thank you to my readers who have stuck with me through ups, downs, highs and flakes, I am co-hosting this awesome Giveaway that comes right in time for Christmas/the Holidays. You can win either 500$ as a giftcard for Amazon, or alternatively as Paypal cash.

Good Luck my Dears!

Prize: $500 Amazon Gift Card or Cash (via Paypal) - winner’s choice
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 12/14  and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? 
Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Linking up with: Katherines Corner || Honest Mum || Happiness at Midlife || Fun Money Mom || Mom's Small Victories || 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Wake Up And Live - Graphic Sweatshirt & Thoughts

I choose my graphic t-shirts or sweaters, according to whether the message or picture on them speaks to me in some form (and who doesn't, really?). Well, actually, I do that for jewelry too, but today, we are talking about printed on tops.

Wake Up And Live. An edgy, slightly rock, but fairly casual look with graphic sweatshirt and faux leather pants || Funky Jungle - Mindful Fashion & Personal Style Blog

Wake Up And Live. It is astonishing, to what extent we can sleep, even when our eyes are open and we are seemingly wide awake. Yet our mind is so trapped in endless thought chatter, endless tasks, endless distractions, endless comparison and the rat race of ever faster, higher, further that in reality, very few are living fully. In the present moment. We are often either in the past (as also Zaz pointed out this week) or in some hypothetical future, when we finally can start to live because we arrived at having achieved "X". Whatever that may be for you.

So this sweatshirt is my reminder, for myself and anyone who reads it, to wake up. Stop. Smell the flowers. Feel the sun, wind, rain, snow on your skin. And life. Your life. Now.

Ich kaufe meine sogenannten "graphic print" T- oder Sweatshirts wenn mich entweder die Nachricht oder das Bild darauf ansprechen. Okay, ich mach das auch mit Schmuck so, aber heute reden wir ueber bedruckte Oberteile.

"Wache Auf Und Lebe". Es ist erstaunlich, wie oft wir schlafen, selbst wenn unsere Augen offen sind und wir scheinlich wach sind. Und doch ist unser Geist oft so gefangen in endlosem gedanklichem Geplapper, endlosen Aufgaben, endlosen Ablenkungen, endlosem Vergleich und dem Rattenrennen das uns nach immer Schneller, Hoeher, Weiter eifern laesst, dass wenige wirklich leben. Jetzt. In diesem Moment. Wir stecken oft in der Vergangenheit (ob gut oder boese) oder in einer hypothetischen Zukunft, in der alles Gut wird, wenn wir doch nur endlich "X" haben.

Dieses Sweatshirt ist eine Erinnerung, fuer mich, aber auch fuer alle die es lesen, aufzuwachen. Halt. Rieche die Blumen. Fuehle die Sonne, den Wind, den Regen, den Schnee auf Deiner Haut. Und lebe. Dein Leben. Jetzt.

Edgy, slightly rock, yet casual fall look with graphic print, faux leather pants and puffered vest || Funky Jungle - Mindful Fashion & Personal Style Blog

Wake Up And Live. Graphic Sweater, statement necklace, little black bag, vegan leather pants || Funky Jungle - Mindful Fashion & Personal Style Blog

Mama and Son Hug. Big Love.

Edgy, rock, but still casual  autumn look with graphic print, pu leather pants, funky socks and really high python heels || Funky Jungle - Mindful Fashion & Personal Style Blog

Outfit Sources:

Graphic Sweatshirt - Spiritual Gangster via Shopbop c/o --- *exact* / shop graphic sweatshirts
PU Leather Pants - Zara (old) --- *similar*
Puffered Vest / Stepweste - Random (old)
Heels / Pumps - Buffalo London
Socks / Struempfe - Nur Die --- *similar* / *similar*
Necklace / Halskette - Happiness Boutique c/o
Earrings / Ohrringe - *Accessorize*

*This post contains affiliate & sponsored links. 
All opinions & taste are 100% Funky Jungle*

Follow me! 
And never miss a Funky post.

Linking up with: The SITS Girls || Mom's Small Victories || Fun Money Mom || Style Nudge || Still Being Molly || More Pieces of Me || Not Dead Yet Style || Not Dressed As Lamb || Mama & More || Garay Treasures || Elegantly Dressed & Stylish || The Pleated Poppy || Shopping My Closet || Katherine's Corner || Happiness at Midlife || Rachel the Hat || Fashion Should Be Fun || Fun Money Mom || Mom's Small Victories || 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

A Bit Witchy, A Bit Goth - Funky on Halloween & See You Later

I am going to take a brief leave of absence. There'll be a post next week as I have a giveaway planned, but other than that, I'll be gone until around the 18th/19th November.

I leave you with a couple of photos from my Halloween "look". It wasn't really a costume, but I felt like dressing the samhain part a bit. Am wearing a black hooded knit dress over a knitted burgundy maxi dress. Added a fancy but slightly old fashioned hat and my what I call "witch shoes".

Whilst I'm gone, feel free to peruse the archives. You could take a look at all "Funky Jungle Looks" or read all articles from "The Closet Conundrum".

Wishing you all a wonderful time till then!

Ich werde fuer eine kurze Weile abwesend sein meine Lieben. Es wird naechste Woche zwar einen Artikel geben, da ein Giveaway geplant ist, aber ansonsten sehen wir uns um den 18. November herum wieder.

Ich lasse Euch ein paar Bilder meines Halloween "Looks". War kein richtiges Kostuem, hatte nur Lust mein Outfit ein wenig dem Samhain anzupassen. Trage hier ein Strickkleid mit Kapuze ueber einem Maxikleid, ebenfalls Maschenware. Dazu ein schicker aber leicht altmodischer Hut und meine, wie ich sie nenne, "Hexenschuhe".

Waehrend ich weg bin, duerft Ihr gerne in den Archiven stoebern. Ihr koenntet Euch z.B. alle "Funky Jungle Looks" anschauen. Oder alle Artikel aus dem "Closet Conundrum" (auf Englisch) lesen.

Wuensche Euch allen eine tolle Zeit!

Outfit Sources:

Hooded Dress / Kapuzenkleid - H&M (old from last year)
Long Knit Dress / Langes Strickkleid - H&M (old)
Tights / Strumpfhosen - Calzedonia --- *similar (on sale) | a more opaque option | crazy option
Witch Shoes / Hexenschuhe - Flea market / Flohmarkt --- *similar | very cool option
Hat / Hut - C&A --- *love this cloche | bow tie cloche (on sale)
Long Necklace / Lange Halskette - D.I.Y.

*This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions & taste are 100% Funky Jungle*

Linking up with: Honest Mum || Katherine's Corner || Stylin in St. Louis || Happiness at Midlife || High Latitude Style || Rachel the Hat || Fashion Should Be Fun || Jo-Lynne Shane || View From in Here || Fun Money Mom || Mom's Small Victories || Kremb de la Kremb || Not Dead Yet Style || Style Nudge || Still Being Molly || Not Dressed As Lamb || More Pieces of Me || Mama & More || Garay Treasures || LouLou Girls || The Pleated Poppy || Shopping My Closet || 

Let others know

Real Time Analytics