It’s that dress

Do you remember this gorgeous dress?

Yes, it’s that dress! It’s the dress I showed you before when I couldn’t decide if I should buy it or not. Well,  fate gave me a wink when this pretty lingerie dress was put on sale! I just couldn’t resist and ordered it online.

Here I paired it with my H&M denim jacket and my also new (don’t you just love sale?!) sandals by mango. My bag, which I just love since it has the most perfect size, is a total match with the dresses color.

I hope you like this look!

dress: Zara, sandals & bag: Mango, denim jacket: H&M

It’s in the simple things

Sometimes the most simple things are the ones you appreciate the most

By now you might have noticed that I absolutely love basic pieces. They are so versatile and make for a clean and effortless look.

As every girl I also like to dress up a lot but when it comes down my look hasn’t changed that much in the last years. I’ve always been a lover of black; simple cuts and straight silhouettes.

To add a little something to a very basic look I tend to opt for jackets or vests. So as you might have guessed this look represents my style very well. I found this white top on sale at Zara and fell in love with it. It has the perfect shape and neckline and I love the loose fit of it. Also I’m a sucker for jeans and there is nothing I love more about summer than being able to finally wear denim shorts again. To make this look a little more less basic I added this pretty jacquard vest by Mango. I don’t usually go for pink clothes but I loved the pattern here so I just went for it. What do you say?

top: Zara, vest, rings and sandals: Mango

Prague Take II

I already told you about the fabulous hotel we stayed in while we were visiting Prague. I must say I’ve really fallen in love with the city all together. It’s just such a cute place. Everywhere you look you see you’d see different house and cute turrets.

What’s striking is that it’s quite hard to find some more alternative places. The city is quite traditional and you cannot only see that in its architecture but also in the places you wanna eat something, in cafés and in most hotels. However, we tracked down some cool places just like the John Lennon Wall you see below. The background of this wall is very interesting. Teenagers wrote down their discontent with the communist regime. Today the wall stands for the ideals of love, peace and freedom.

Also we found this amazing café which is plainly called cafécafé. The brick walls and the minimalistic interior made it to a really special place.

I totally love traveling and getting to know those fascinating places and learn about a countries history. It just broadens the horizon and I always feel that it forms me as a person so much. It just makes me so more open-minded and I can’t wait for my next trip!

top: H&M, shorts: H&M, sandals: Guess

Fusion Hotel Prague

Traditional city with a  modern twist

Hey guys, sorry for the radio silence. The last days have been crazy. My schedule was and still is packed with university stuff.

However, I had two days off last week and I had to use them as good as I could. So me and my boyfriend went to Prague just for one night. This city is so beautiful and full of charm. It has such a unique character – nothing looks the same, no house, church or official building. In my eyes the city even has something mediterran but I guess that’s just me who thinks that as my boyfriend totally disagreed.

The best thing about this trip however was our fabulous hotel – the Fusion Hotel Prague. It’s rather difficult to find some ‘alternative’ place in the city since it is full of tradition. But this hotel really was something different. Entering the hotel everything would be very dark with indirect lighting and huge leather sofas. On our way to our room we would nearly see nothing. But after we opened the door our eyes grew wide. Our room was huge with big windows, a beautiful bed in the center, a desk and seating accommodation. Since all the rooms in the hotel are theme-rooms we also had some kind of old cinema seating in the room. The walls were adorned with pictures of quotes or famous people.

For us this really was a one of a kind stay and we would always come back to see what the other rooms look like.

As for my outfit I am wearing a H&M dress and necklace from my last online shopping trip.

All white

A quite common phenomenon for women: I’ve run out of clothes…

Hey guys! I’m really sorry for the radio silence. But to put it in the words of Rihanna, I’ve been running out of clothes. The only difference is unfortunately I don’t have as many clothes as she has…

However, a couple of days ago the postman got me out of my dilemma by bringing me my long desired H&M package with a lot of new stuff to push my imagination for new outfit creations.

And that’s the outcome: I’m wearing my new white skirt which I totally fell in love with. Not only because I’ve become a huge fan of  white (who hasn’t since it’s The Trend this season?!) but also because it has an amazing fabric, don’t you think? I’ve paired it with a pretty old shirt which I actually tailored myself which makes it kind of special to me. And since the pattern on  it slightly remind me of boho I had to also wear my new necklace by H&M. I hope you guys like it and stay tuned for the rest of my online shopping delusion ;)

skirt and necklace: H&M, shirt: Zara, rings: Mango

Fashion meets Art

The Fendi girl is sporty, urban and full of joy de vivre

It’s not an uncommon thing that the world of fashion and the world of art collide. Many designers have turned to the art world for inspiration. Fendi’s offering for resort 2015 is no exception here.

The designer surprises with unexpected mixing of prints and bright colors that take us back into the 70es and the world of Pop Art. The textures the designers used were very rich with soft pleats added that brought a feminine touch.

Most of the collection definitely is on the sporty side. However, there are plenty of more ladylike designs too. From structured dresses for the strong, urban woman to very feminine and romantic floral gowns. It’s this mix of femininity and sporty androgyny that make this collection stand out. Here everyone will find something.

For pictures of the collection: bloginvoga

The perks of getting married twice

The perks of getting married twice

Marriage has a lot of different faces. For some people getting married is a one time thing. They believe in the romantic thought that someday you’ll find Him – your one and only love with whom you’ll live happily ever after.

Then there are those people who seem to see marriage as a hobby. They get married, get divorced, maybe get drunk or not and marry again, get a divorce and so on. Just think of Demi Moore who has been married (and divorced) three times. J.Lo too can count for three weddings.

Some others believe that if they just renew their vows often enough their marriage will survive longer. Latest example: Heidi Klum and Seal. How often did they get married? I didn’t count it. In the end it didn’t help anything – they are passé too.

The last group of marriage would consist of those who do the hen do twice but to the same person. Just like Poppy Delevingne did this weekend.  For the first marriage in London she wore a beautiful Chanel couture for a traditional wedding in church. But one time didn’t seem to be enough so she married a second time. This time in Marrakech with famous guests just like Sienna Miller, Alexa Chung or Jessica Hart. For her second, more boho inspired wedding she wore a fabulous Emilio Pucci dress which has been created especially for this occasion. And let’s be honest: who wouldn’t wanna get married a second time if you could wear Chanel for the first and Pucci for the second wedding?! Who could decide between those two amazing gowns? I certainly couldn’t. So let’s just say it: Well done Poppy! Now that were two fashionable weddings!

See Poppy’s fabulous second wedding gown here: http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10857501/Poppy-Delevingnes-spectacular-second-wedding-dress.html

Boxy white top

My  safe haven would be black and white

 I’ve never been one to push the boundaries, not in real life and not when it comes to my outfits. I like it safe, predictable. That might sound boring and it sometimes is but that’s just who I am I guess.  Don’t get me wrong, I also like the thrill of something new, the unknown appeals to me a lot. But only if I can appraise the consequences. I sometimes wished I would give less on other people’s opinion but at some point I think we all ask ourselves what the others think of us. 

Anyway, away from my philosophical thoughts ;) I found this beautiful white boxy top on Mango and I fell in love with it immediately. Aren’t the shape and pattern beautiful? I paired it with my Zara pants and 3Suisses shoes. I hope you guys like it!

top: Mango, pants: Zara, shoes: 3Suisses (old), necklace: Zara (old), bag: Vintage

Five (business) women to admire

Who run the world – these girls
and what we can learn from them

These women could probably rule the world. They are smart, confident and they go for what they want. They are a real source of inspiration and we can all learn one or another thing from them. These are five totally different women but they have all achieved great things and worked their way up. For that they deserve our full admiration.

Heidi Klum: The supermodel’s got it all: she is smart, tough and sexy.
We all know that  famous Sports Illustrated cover that made Heidi famous. Afterwards everything seemed to run by itself: she became a Victoria’s Secret model, smiled from the most important magazines and became the face for many brands just like Braun, Astor Cosmetics or Schwarzkopf.  Now, being in her forties, she is busy as ever hosting TV shows, designing sportswear and on top of that being a full time mum.
With all that success she always kept her feet on the ground and never took anything for granted. She has worked very hard to establish the brand Heidi Klum and now she is more successful than ever and there is no end in sight. So what we can learn from this power woman is that discipline is the key. If you really want something go for it and don’t let anybody stop you!

Angelina Jolie: This woman is gonna save the world. Her aid for the unprivileged people in the world is infinit. For that she also puts herself in danger and travels to the most hazardous countries in the world where she meets with refugees or victims of natural disasters.
Jolie first became aware of the misery while filming Tomb Raider in 2001. Eventually she became a UN goodwill ambassador. Since then she has tried to sensibilize the public for the poverty and misery of others. She shows us that it is important to raise the voice and talk about what’s going wrong in the world. Everybody can make an impact!

Waries Dirie: Waries Diries has suffered from a hard fate. With five the woman born in Somalia became the victim of female genital mutilation. This procedure usually involves cutting off the clitoris and some of the labia.
At the age of 13 Waries Dirie was supposed to marry  a 60-years-old man. But she wasn’t the typical daughter a traditional father would dream of – she was headstrong and willful and so she fled from Africa to London. She made a living working as a housemaid and doing several other jobs. At that time she was spotted by a photographer who saw her potential as a model. Modelling though wasn’t her passion so the brave young woman took the attention she got for modelling as a springboard to talk about what she really cared about – female genital mutilation. Eventually she set up her own foundation called “Desert Flower Foundation” with which she wants to sensibilize people for female genital mutilation and help those affected. This courageous woman has used her opportunity to empower and liberate others who suffer from the same fate. So however bad and unfair your fate seems you got the chance to make it better and even help and inspire other by talking about your story.

Kate Middleton: She is the Duchess of Camebrige and married to the heir of the british throne. This surely isn’t an easy job especially when she has to fill someone’s shoes just as big as Princess Dianas. However since her marriage in 2011 to Prince William she handles all her given tasks with grace and charm. She has won the hearts of everybody in the shortest of time. Now she is very socially commited and has always appeared as a kindhearted strong woman. So however difficult a task can be, handle it with grace and charm and you will win the hearts of everyone!

Oprah Winfrey: From rags to riches – or the american dream, is a story written for Oprah. She rose from being unimaginably poor to the world’s first self-made billionaire. However she has never forgotten where she comes from. Consequently her charity work is beyond impressive and inspiring. She’s founded the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls where underprivileged girls from South Africa are educated. Then there would be Oprah’s Angels and she also personally donates for the good cause. It’s outstanding what she has achieved by working hard and always believing in herself. She shows us all that the american dream really exists and that everybody can make it by working hard and being disciplined!