Look Update: April 2017!

Just a few dresses I tried on… All pics by Franzi.

The last four weeks I was on the hunt for dresses! Honestly, I tried on at least 300 dresses. The reason: The wedding season starts. The first wedding of 2017 in my circle of friends is on Thursday. Obviously, I had nothing to wear for such a special event. It really was not easy to find something in this jungle of different dress styles. And once more I realized that I hate changing cabinets and this awful light. But finally I was successful and found three great dresses!

The three dresses I finally bought.

…And no, I will not reveal which dress I will wear at which wedding. By the way: There are more than ‘only’ three weddings in the line this year :D.

Moreover, I participated at a clothing swap party! Now I have a LOT more space in my wardrobe and got three nice cardigans and a pair of sunglasses! Such a great idea to refresh your spring wardrobe without much money (and eco-friendly) :)!

With regard to my shoes, there are also news: I trashed my old sneakers and bought these new beauties. Since I also ruined my sandals last summer, I also bought two new pairs of sandals:

My new sandals – brown leather by Keen, black leather by ZIGN.

Then, as an after-effect of last month’s look post, I bought a pastel colored blouson (by H&M):

My new blouson.

And I also spotted a new trend: BODYSUITS!

I saw some girls, who have gone really crazy about this distinct piece :)!

Would you wear bodysuits? For me they feel a bit too much 1980s… But on the other hand, they do look quite elegant on some women.

Have a beautiful April week! With lots of sun and dress-compatible weather :)!

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He Says/She Says… Pocket Squares, a Yes or No?

Pic by Franzi.

There are some fashion trends men and women seem to have completely different opinions about. – Ballet flats for example. Women think they are cute and girly (and comfy), but I realized that most men I knew wouldn’t agree. They clearly prefer high heels (no surprise, I guess). So let’s talk about fashion. Funny enough, we start today with men’s fashion. What do you think about pocket squares?

She says (Franzi):

When Stephan told me that he would like to wear his suit with a pocket square my first reaction was a clear: “No! Why?!” In my opinion pocket squares are old-fashioned and should be worn by old, elegant men or snobs, not by young, confident men. Okay, it’s possible that the pocket square adds a touch of color to otherwise grey/black/dark blue suits. However, it also looks a bit like a tissue that peeks out of the suit jacket pocket, and not like an expensive accessory for men… But let’s hear Stephan’s view:

He says (Stephan):

When Franzi reacted with a “No! Why?!”, I was a bit dumbfounded why she would bother. Let me give you a couple of reasons a pocket square is amazing, imho. First of all, old-fashioned is a very similar word to classic. And timeless, affordable classics are hard to come by when you do not have a black Amex in your wallet. A pocket square is very affordable, but at the same time does not make you look cheap at all. It is a good way to jump out of a grey mass of people wearing navy-blue or grey suits without going crazy in the color of your suit. Furthermore, how many accessories can a man really wear? Watch, (bow-)tie, … pocket square! And finally, ladies out there, James Bond and Ryan Gosling don’t wear suits without one. I think those are the best example for confident, classy, young men.

So what do you think: Does a pocket square remind you more of James Bond or more of an old man/snob? Let us know!

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

Pic by Franzi.

And another summer skirt – wooly cardigan  – heavy boots combination of mine…

Skirt: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Wooly Cardigan: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Black Shirt: H&M old collection  (new alternative).

Shoes: Timberland.

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

outfitPic by Franzi.

Another wild combination of mine: My favorite summer skirt plus a comfy sweater (plus wooly thighs and thick boots). For the memory on warm summer days!

Skirt: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Wooly Sweater: COS old collection (new alternative).

Loop: Armedangels old collection  (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

outfitPic by Franzi.

This week’s look is something like my signature style: A flower dress, plus a wooly cardigan, plus a cotton cardigan underneath, plus a scarf :). What shall I say? I just like it the girly comfy way!

Dress: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Wooly Cardigan: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Grey cotton cardigan: H&M old collection  (new alternative).

Tights: H&M.

Scarf: A gift, made in Syria (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

outfit1Pic by Franzi.

New week – new look. Today with a little sensation: A jeans! Since I nearly never wear trousers, I always have to get used on it before I actually feel comfy. But this combination with a wide feminine top and a yellow splash of color made the adjustment process quite easy ;).

Jeans: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Cardigan: edc old collection (new alternative).

Belt: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Sweater: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Scarf: A gift, made in Syria (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

outfitPic by Franzi.

Another look of the week – a handmade summer dress combined with a warm wooly sweater and a cuddly scarf. For a slight feeling of summer during wet and grey autumn days :).

Dress: DIY (alternative).

Sweater: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Scarf: Heirloom (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

lookPic by Franzi.

It’s time for a new category: My look of the week! Now that I counted my whole wardrobe I would like to show you why I need all those items and how I combine them. Today I start with a warm autumnal look (There was the first snow in Hamburg yesterday!).

Shoes: Timberland.

Top: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Skirt: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Men’s shirt: Second hand (new alternative).

Hand cuffs: DIY (alternative).

Tights: Nur Die.

Scarf was once a present (alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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New Hobby: Sewing!

sewing1Colorful yarns. Pic by Franzi.

I have a new flatmate. Actually, she’s quite old already – my sewing machine! I got it from the belated mother of a friend’s friend. The same day it moved in with me, my father called and told me that he planned to give me a sewing machine as a Christmas present. He was devastated when I told him that he was too late. So, it seems that the universe wanted to give me a sewing machine right now. Despite the fact that I have no time and nearly no experience I really would like to learn it. Thank god, the web is full of easy tutorials. My first goal is sewing these baby trousers for all the little ones in my live. Wish me luck!

What about you – do you have a sewing machine yourself? Any tips how to start?

sewing2My new (yet quite old) sewing machine.

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Inventory: My Wardrobe in Total Numbers!

wardrobe3The door is my wardrobe – loaded with dresses, cardigans, bags and scarves! Pics by Franzi.

It all started with finding out about the Project 333: Every 3 months you choose 33 items from your wardrobe (including shoes, coats, accessories – excluding underwear and sportswear) and those are the only 33 items you will wear during the next season. Since I am a big fan of sustainable ways of living, I asked myself if I would dare to live with only 33 pieces for 3 months. Then I realised that I had no idea how many items I actually have in my wardrobe (or in the accessories box)… and started to count:

23 buttons,

20 necklaces,

45 earrings,

9 bangles,

24 scarves,

10 jeans,

12 T-shirts,

7 coats,

22 skirts,

11 belts.

10 dresses (I just bought a new one),

22 cardigans,

9 blouses,

24 shirts,

36 shoes,

6 bags,

11 sweaters.

This makes the enormous sum of 301 items!!! …And I didn’t count my tights!

Okay, I don’t dare the Project 333. But it was a real eye-opener to actually count my jeans, earring, scarves… Do you have any idea how many items are hidden in your wardrobe? Let me know if you count an equally high number! Fun fact:  I always think I have nothing to wear (who does?).

Have a beautiful day!

wardrobe1A glimpse into my drawers.

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