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back to black

10 Sep

hello lovelies!

with the colder seasons on the horizon, my interest naturally wanders to darker colors. i’m sure yours does too.
let me tell you why i love black. well, it’s actually quite simple: who doesn’t?
not only is black slimming, elegant, timeless and über cool, it is also one of the easiest colors to wear. outfit all in black? why not. don’t know what to wear with this shirt/pants/shoes/bag/jacket? make the missing piece black, and in 99% of the cases you’ll be good to go.
mixing various textures and fabrics in an all-black outfit gives it a stylish edge, and doesn’t give an impression of a boring uniform. plus, any accent of color in the form of jewellery or accessories will pop against the dark “backdrop”.

black beauty- via http://www.fashionising.com

black is (or should be) a staple color in everyone’s wardrobe. you can never have too much black in my opinion. got 8  plain black tees? so what. you’ll wear them.
which brings me to my next point: black shoes. how many pairs of black shoes are enough? two? seven? fifteen? 
trick question!
there is no such thing as enough black shoes. am i right ladies and gents? unless you have the same identical pair three times. otherwise, you cannot seriously tell me that a pair of black smooth leather peeptoes are the same as black suede slingback peeptoes? or that black patent pumps count as much as black textured leather stilettos? or that having three different model black ballerinas are too many?! exactly. you can’t.

you might wonder what this post is about (besides my love for black and shoes)… well, it’s about my newest purchase!three pairs of black steve madden shoes.

1. wedge sneakers- yes, i know i just got some, but these are black. and have studs. awesome by default.

model: hamlit

2. boots with a block heel. don’t have one of those, the boots i have are either flat, or with a stiletto type heel. ergo, i needed these.

model: estellle

3. classic elegant pumps. i recently discovered that i mostly have peeptoes in my closet, and that just won’t do. every girl needs a similar pair of pumps, because they go with everything- will dress up jeans and a top, and will work with more elegant or work-related clothes. essential.

model: aspire

which shoes have you bought recently? what is your favorite pair of black footwear?

ciao!

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work outfits of the days- wootd!

23 Jun

it’s time for another round of work outfits!
i’ve decided to simplify and shorten the titles and the sentences with the common acronyms ootd- outfit(s) of the day(s) and wootd- work outfit(s) of the day(s).

leather jacket: ashy london
cardigan: michael kors
t-shirt: vero moda
jeans: kate moss for topshop
shoes: blink
yes, that is a watering can in the background- had to take the pix at the office because i was late in the morning, and it was raining all day!

necklace: h&m
t-shirt: zara
jeans: h&m
shoes: wittner australia
bag: LV
jacket: ashy london

cardigan: michael kors
necklace: american vintage HB
t-shirt: asos white
jeans: new yorker
ballerinas: aldo

t-shirt: h&m
skirt: h&m
belt: h&m
shoes: chloé

tank top: fishbone
skirt: mango
sandals: bagatt

you probably noticed that the first couple of outfits are a bit warmer- yeah well the crazy european weather was rather fresh two weeks ago, then did a complete 180 and temperatures shot up to 36°C, which are still the current temperatures.
what do you like to put on when it’s too hot to wear clothes at all?

x

work outfits of the days- spring weather

6 Jun

well folks, the title says it all!

there’s a german saying, that loosely translated goes: april does what it wants. and it sure did! we’ve had some very warm spring weather, but also days where you couldn’t leave your jacket at home. even though we are at the beginning of june, the weather is unseasonably cool- i remember last year around this time, i was non stop in shorts, and had banished all my jackets to the “winter closet”.

here are my favorite outfits of the past weeks:

top and cami: market in italy
jeans: kate moss for topshop
boots: steve madden
leather jacket: bergen

top: mango
skirt: vero moda
ballerinas: zara
necklace: flea market in sydney

leather jacket: mango
blouse: love audrey
jeans: h&m
booties: mango

denim shirt: h&m
tshirt: zara
jeans: h&m
ballerinas: sfb
watch: t.w.steel

blazer: zara
scarf: mango
tshirt: h&m
jeans: herrlicher
plimsolls: h&m

tshirt: urban outfitters
jeans: j brand
belt: pieces vero moda
ballerinas: zara
bag: alexander wang

blazer: mango
tshirt: h&m
pants: sportsgirl australia
brogues: asos

parka w/ leather sleeves: zara
cardigan: h&m
tshirt: splendid
scarf: mango
jeans: herrlicher
plimsolls: h&m

which outfit do you like most?
has the weather been as unstable where you live?
what are your favorite mid- season items?

 

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?

ttt- totally tired thursday

15 Mar

i’m so tired! haven’t been sleeping very well the past couple of days, and i’m absolutely dreading waking up at 4 am tomorrow to catch a 6.55 flight… baaaah!

my brother and i are visiting our parents in switzerland over the weekend, and i couldn’t find a cheaper flight :( oh well… at least tomorrow i’ll be so tired i’ll fall asleep fast!

i spent most of the day outside today, and the weather was just divine! it was about 15 degrees (celsius), sunny and just so springy! first time wearing ballerinas this year! yay!
hope the weather in switzerland will be just as nice as in vienna- temps are predicted to reach 20°C!
my brother and i are getting my dad an iPad 2 for father’s day (in switzerland it’s on the 19th of march), so we went to town to check when the new one is coming out. turns out it will be available only end of next week, so we will make him a nice card and bought him a chocolate shaving set- should keep him busy till the iPad’s here :)

don’t have much more to report, so i will leave you with a cool/funny pic i found online

january sales steals!

17 Jan

i just came back from new york, the big apple, the concrete jungle where dreams are made- and i was overwhelmed!

it’s bigger, flashier, more glamorous and just much much more than i had expected in my wildest dreams!

needless to say, i splurged in the post-holiday sales, and i just managed to find space for my new things in my (already overflowing) closet… in the next couple of days, i’ll post pictures of my bargains, which included Hervé Leger dresses, Stuart Weitzman ballerinas, and other goodies, that are so much more expensive in europe!

on my second and third day back, just to get adjusted and overcome my jetlag, i went shopping! the end of year sale was still on, and even if it wasn’t as fresh, i still managed to find a couple of steals!

the first stop was my beloved h&m, at which i found a casual navy racerback tank dress for 1(!!!) euro, a white t-shirt to add to my basics collection… the two items i am most happy about are a beautifully colored denim shirt (i was looking for a nice one since i read Karen’s blog post), and a checkered flannel shirt from the men’s section (think abercrombie meets europe)

next stop was mango… the thing with mango, is that sometimes i find really great stuff, but other times, i really have a hard time even liking their things… i don’t know if i’m the only one with this problem- somewhat strange! in any case, this time i was lucky in finding beautiful beige suede ballerinas with black leather details, for an absolute steal!

my last destination for the day was zara! i absolutely love love love zara… i could seriously always find something there, be it just a top, shoes or a pair of pants- zara consistently delivers! i had to really control myself not to grab things left and right, and focus on what i need or don’t have… as if! my conquest was of course shoes! fabulous patent leather nude platform sandals with gold details, and black textured leather ballerinas – probably the 23rd pair in my closet :)

there, so these are my january sales steals in vienna! i should really stop buying shoes, but it’s like an addiction! i’ll take a picture of my shoe closet for you guys- you’ll know what i mean by addiction :) it’s just that i can’t resist beautiful footwear, and it’s not like i don’t get good use out of them! i made a rule a couple of years ago, not to buy shoes that don’t fit properly… “they will stretch”, “get softer” etc, are all excuses, because deep down, we know they won’t stretch or soften that much to make them comfortable!

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