Archive | May, 2012

copenhagen distortion and circus confetti

30 May

i hate that work takes all my blogging energy away. i’m left in the evening with no strength to do anything anymore. i literally hurl myself onto the couch and don’t move except for getting food. the last tidbits are spared for transferring my exhausted body to the bathroom for the evening routine, and finally- propel myself into my bed.
so so sad.

not today! today, my dearest readers, i will stay up late! for what? packing!
i’ve taken thursday and friday off work, to attend the wonderful copenhagen distortion – a block party so awesome, it lasts four days. set smack- right in the city center of wonderful copenhagen, this party is epic. my best friend and i went already last year, and promised eachother we’d do it again. and again.

last year we were blessed with fantastic weather- sadly, the forecast for the following days doesn’t look so nice, but whatever! fuck you weather, we don’t need your cooperation to party!
that’s right.

my biggest dilemma right now is the ever-recurring, perpetual question of: “what will i wear?”  
ok… so there is a 30-50% chance of rain for pretty much all four days, and the temperatures will be in the mid-high-teens (celsius) during the day, and around 8°c at night. not toasty, but not fuck-i’m-freezing either.
the plan is to take one pair of jeans (ripped), and one other pair of pants. i think it’ll be my gray jeans. a pair of tights, jeans-shorts or skirt, and a bunch of t-shirts and sweaters/hoodies. footwear has to be practical: black wellies and my black-and-gold reebok high tops. i don’t know yet which jacket or coat i will end up taking… it has to be something that won’t get me wet… maybe i’ll stop by h&m in the morning and scout for wind/rainbreakers.
what are your suggestions for bad-weather festival/party/concert attire? what are your favorite clothing items you always take with you to an event?

i have a special plan for my nails. while in bratislava i bought a very cool nailpolish from essence, 02 circus confetti – a multicolored and multi-shaped glitter top coat:

circus confetti!

 as a base coat i used the clear polish (colour&go, dries super fast) and the gel-look polish as a top. it looked really cool, even on natural nails. the vision for my distortion nails is circus confetti over either a white base, or the light bluey-minty catrice sold out forever. which do you think would look better? white or blue-mint?

 

bratislava and big apple red

25 May

last weekend i was in bratislava visiting my best friend.  we were so lucky with the weather, it was gorgeous!

the main reason i went is the nightlife. not for nothing bratislava is dubbed partyslava– the alcohol and entrances are so cheap! the city is crawling with international people (many big international companies have their european hq in slovakia), but everywhere you go you mainly hear british english. thanks to ryanair and their airfares, bratislava is a super popular place for bachelor/ette parties (as the brits call them: stag and hen nights).

we went to about 4 places on friday night, and ended up at trafo, a fun and crazy club right in the city center. we were home around 4 in the morning, and when we woke up at 1 pm on saturday, we were both nursing a slight hangover. my bff suggested we go chill in the sun, and drink some lemonade (very popular) at leblon, a brazilian churrascaria right by the river. i had lemonade joe, a deliciously refreshing lemonade with cucumber slices, elderflower syrup, limes and soda.

me and my lemonade joe

we then walked around town, and ended up strolling by the blue church– or as we call it, the disney church:

disney church facade

by sunday our nails were a mess, so we went to get them done. i fell in love with opi big apple red! such a striking red shade with fuchsia undertones- the perfect red for summer! needless to say, i wanted to get it. when i got back to vienna i looked online for it, and because i was curious about the much acclaimed seche vite i was browsing for that too. i stumbled upon micky nail studio, a new store in vienna that also has an online shop. what makes micky nail studio special is that not only do they carry most collections of opi, they also stock essie, china glaze, seche vite, orly and zoya! if that wasn’t enough, opi and essie are cheaper there than anywhere else i’ve seen. before i knew it, my fingers started clicking, and i checked out a basket of 5 nailpolishes. it happens, right? when the haul arrives, you’ll know it :)

opi big apple red

 

having a “meh” day

22 May

today is one of those days where i wish i didn’t have to leave the comfort of my bed. the weather sucks, it’s early, my mood is not awesome, and my cats were being just too snuggly for me to tear away easily.

i can think of at least 10 things off the top of my head that I would rather be doing right at this moment, instead of sitting at my desk having to listen to an annoying colleague blabber on the phone:

  1. sleep.
  2. catch up on the big bang theory.
  3. have an awesome breakfast (I’m thinking of the bird) in bed. While watching the big bang theory.
  4. cuddle with my cats. The whole day. I know they’re up for it.
  5. online shopping (everything is blocked here… thank god wordpress isn’t!).
  6. go for brunch with friends.
  7. go to the movies and watch the avengers, bel ami, the dictator, and a few others that I’ve been meaning to see.
  8. get a massage- one of those two-hour long full body heaven-sent relaxing shiatsu ones.
  9. spring clean my closet, bathroom and makeup.
  10. watch other shows I’ve been neglecting because of work.
  11. blog about my wonderful new, freshly arrived alexander wang bag.
  12. finally get to post another round of outfits of the days.
  13. sleep.

see? 13 things I came up with on the spot, that I would much rather enjoy than boring spreadsheets and the like.

what would you rather be doing than sitting at work?

what i would look like today if i were a raccoon

work outfits of the days- the delayed ones

17 May

without further ado, here are the promised work outfits:

poncho: h&m
jeans: pepe jeans
shoes: converse hi-allstars- leather

cardigan: michael kors
top: mango
jeans: zara
shoes: reebok

dress: h&m
belt: louis vuitton
shoes: nine west
(not shown accessories: melissa agnoletti necklace and thomas sabo bracelet)

cami: asos
jeans: h&m
shoes: zara

top: asos
jeans: asos
shoes: mango

leather jacket: mango
scarf: kookai
top: asos white
jeans: h&m
shoes: asos
bag: louis vuitton

leather jacket: kookai
top: h&m
scarf: h&m
jeggings: bershka
boots: mango
bag: louis vuitton

blazer: h&m
top: ella moss
scarf: kookai
skirt: varga
shoes: zara
belt: market in italy

these were my favorite outfits from the past 2 weeks… hopefully tomorrow i’ll find time to show you my favorite outfits from this and last week!
here are two detail shots of the mango wedges (that i had told you about in this post) and the asos cami, which i love!

oh and this is a pic of one of my favorite tshirts, it’s from mango. i’ve worn it with a very unimpressive jeans and sneakers combo, that’s why it’s not with the previous pictures (cardigan is from review):

isn’t it cool?

which are your favorite (or not favorite) outfits i’ve worn? which would you wear to the office?

*sunshine award nomination*

15 May

holy moly!
was my reaction today, when i saw that the lovely julia from my fashionable day nominated me for the *sunshine award* !

this is my first nomination ever since i’ve started blogging in december, and i’m so honored and happy!

i know the work outfit posts are long overdue, but i’m just so excited, i have to do this one first!

these are the steps to follow:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post on your blog
  • Answer 1o questions about yourself
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you

step 1:

sunshine award logo

the 10 personal questions are:

1. Favorite Color? (all shades of) pink, mint and black.

2. Favorite hobbies or activitiesfashion, movies, shows, reading, hanging out with friends, writing, horsebackriding and basketball.

3. What kind of pet do I have/favorite animal? i have 3 adorable cats, and my favorite animals are cats, dogs and horses (the list goes on, but these are top 3).

4. Why do I  love fashion? because fashion is a form of self expression, of beauty, creativity and freedom- what’s not to love?

5. Favorite drink? water, grape juice, tea, milk and bubble tea. mojito, gin n tonic, asti and red wine are my favorite alcoholic drinks.

6. Favorite food? salad, pizza, steak, egyptian food, sandwiches (including burgers).

7. Favorite number? 4

8. Favorite pattern? leopard (in all colors), aztec and lace.

9. Facebook or twitter? both, but facebook is my favorite.

10. Favorite cupcake flavor? red velvet, vanilla and my awesome cocoa-white chocolate chip-raspberry.


the bloggers i nominate for the sunshine award are:

love and a six-foot leash

kitties + couture

chocolate and raspberries

into mind

julia’s styleutopia

hungry hinny

don’t ask me to smile

sally’s baking addiction

out damn swatch

the modern man


all these blogs are amazing in their own way. some are purely fashion, some strictly baking, others are about animals, many are a vivid mix- but one thing is for certain- they all are a beautiful, inspirational, informative and entertaining read!

thank you again julia for this great opportunity and honor!

work outfits of the days – nails and accessories

9 May

from the title you can deduce that i decided to break it up into two posts, so that it doesn’t get too long.

without further ado, i give you the nails:

model’s own polishes

these are the colors that i was telling you about in a previous post – i couldn’t wait to try them one by one,  so i did them all (but the blue, i opted for turquoise because i wanted to see what it looked like). my favorites are the yellow and the pink, they are the two that are pastelliest… the orange is pretty, but normal, like i wouldn’t call it pastel orange, same with the lilac and turquoise- very pretty, but not light enough to be truly pastels.

the rings:

arabic calligraphy ring

got this in egypt at one of the many silver jewellery stores.

cameo brooch ring

what makes this cameo ring special is that even though it has rhinestones, it’s not tacky!

feline face ring

this was an awesome find at american vintage, a thrift store in huntington beach.

thomas sabo butterfly charm

a gift, so pretty and filigrane!

LV belt, Melissa Agnoletti necklace

this belt is actually the belt part of a vintage louis vuitton fanny pack (like the one the employees wear in the store, but vintage). i wear the bag part as a clutch, and the strap as a belt. the necklace is by melissa agnoletti, an italian accessories designer that is all the rage at the moment.that’s it for the accessories part, stay tuned for the outfits!

*smirk*

8 May

since i’m at the office, and share the room with 4 people i can’t really laugh out loud (lol), because i should be, in fact, working.

but i like taking little fun breaks!
there’s actually a few studies that prove that employees who take small breaks and use facebook, check their personal email, or do other stuff, perform better, because they are more balanced out! so there.

i really wanted to lol at this

i’m sorry, but how true is this?? i can’t be the only one (well, me and the author of this picture) that cracks myself up, can i?

i often catch myself talking out loud- especially when i need to do things… i think it helps me remember things better when i say and hear them out loud. has anyone noticed talking to themselves?

on a different note, i’ve reaaally neglected the work outfits post, i know! i’m very sorry, but in my defense, i’ve been taking the pictures but just haven’t found the time to post them yet… it’s a shitty defense argument but it’s true!
thing is, when i get home from work i rarely turn on my pc anymore, because i’m already staring at the silly computer at work all day long, and i feel like my kitties appreciate my undivided attention and cuddles :)

i’ll try to get them done tonight! would you rather see the different outfits as single entries, or as one big post? what is easier for you, my darling readers to read/look at?

 

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