Monday, December 24, 2018

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                            VELVET AND SNOW: “AMELIA” BY BLACKBUTTERFLY FOR COLD WINTER DAYS



 The first snowflakes start falling, an icy wind is blowing, and the nights are freezing cold – winter is here! And although I have to freeze again during photo shoots, the roads are slippery, and my feet feel like ice cubes most of the time, the cold season has something magical. I love sitting at my window and watching the snowflakes, or reading all cuddled up on my couch while sipping a cup of tea. Moreover, I’m totally in Christmas mood right now. Glamorous velvet, sparkly jewellery, and festive accessories – that’s exactly what I want to wear during this time of the year. A wonderful dress for all those festive occasions during pre-Christmas season is “Amelia” by BlackButterfly.

PERFECT FOR WINTER: “AMELIA” BY BLACKBUTTERFLY

“Amelia” has a classy cut with a tight top and slightly flared skirt, which looks even better with a petticoat underneath. The mid-length sleeves keep you warm and look very elegant. Another highlight of the dress is the keyhole neckline with it’s lovely collar.
But although the dress is quite warm, it’s ways too cold to go out without a coat by now. I’m wearing the “Angeline Coat” by Hell Bunny on top of the dress. Sparkly fishnet tights by Calzedonia are very glamorous and go so well with the outfit. Tip: It’s not that cold when you wear them on top of nude-coloured stockings. 😉
Glamorous silver and white shoes by Ruby Shoo, the elegant starlite earrings by Glitter Paradise and the festive hairflower by Sophisticated Flowers finish the Christmassy vintage inspired outfit for winter.

A GLAMOROUS RETRO OUTFIT FOR WINTER – THE DETAILS:

Retro dress “Amelia”: c/o BlackButterfly
Petticoat: similar here
Coat “Angeline”: Hell Bunny
Sparkly tights: Calzedonia
Shoes: Ruby Shoo
Earrings: Glitter Paradise
Hairflower: SophisticatedFlowers
Brooch: Vintage via Wunder-same-Vintage

FROM DESK TO DINNER WITH THE VINTAGE DOT BACKSEAMS BY SECRETS IN LACE


 Who doesn’t know this; we worked longer than we wanted and have therefore now time to change our outfit for an evening out. Just good, that it’s quite easy to transform an office outfit to a dinner look.
A simple black pencil skirt should be in every closet and is perfect for both, daytime, and evening. Instead of wearing a blouse, I chose a beautiful top with a pretty cherry pattern. A thick white belt emphasises your curves but looks still classy. If you work in a more conservative company, I recommend more discreet stockings like those.
For dinner, however, I really love wearing the “Vintage Dot Backseam” stockings by Secrets in Lace. They totally dress up an office outfit and look very seductive. In this blog post I already showed you a more classy but not less glamorous pair from the same label. White nylon gloves, also by Secrets in Lace, finish the dinner look.



Pencil skirt: old, but similar here
Stockings*: Secrets in Lace
Gloves: Secrets in Lace


WARM, ELEGANT AND STYLISH: A RETRO LOOK FOR AUTUMN WITH YOUR SILK SHOP AND BLACKBUTTERFLY



Summer is over and the warm temperatures are passé. I’m still in the countryside and won’t be back in Munich before the “Wiesn aka Oktoberfest” madness is over. Until then, I spend my time reading and walking in nature. Sometimes I combine both and search for a lovely place at the lake to read magazines and books. But as the weather is already quite autumn-like here in Germany, it’s important to choose warm clothes. Dresses with long sleeves and cosy accessories are a must.

LONG SLEEVES AND A LOVELY DESIGN: THE ZARA VINTAGE SWAN DRESS BY BLACKBUTTERFLY

The Zara Vintage Swan Dress by BlackButterfly is perfect for the first chilly autumn days. The fabric is quite thick to keep you warm, and I really love the longer sleeves. However, when it’s really cold, I’m going to team the dress with long gloves. What I love most about the retro dress is the lovely colourful print. Underneath, I wore a vintage petticoat as well as tights.


A RETRO OUTFIT FOR AUTUMN – THE DETAILS:

Zara Vintage Swan Dress: c/o BlackButterfly
Scarf in burgundy by Your Silk Shop: available here
Pink scarf by Your Silk Shop: available here
Earrings: Glitter Paradise
Shoes: Deichmann, similar here

NEW HAIR, NEW LIFE? WHY I CUT MY HAIR INTO A BOB




 A new haircut is often associated with huge changes in a woman’s life. This is maybe why I received a lot of questions after my visit at the hairdresser, if some parts of my life have changed. Well, acutally not. I’m still very happy in my relationship – even after more than six and a half years, I’m still studying, and also nothing else has happended. I just wanted a change on my head.
On that point, I have to mention that my hair is quite difficult to handle. Curls hang out pretty quickly, if I straighten my hair, the first waves come back after about half an hour, and I need a ton of hairspray to get my baby hairs under control. This is why I wore a huge bun or ponytail most of the time. But after more that twenty years with the same hairstyle, I wanted something new. In the end, it was a quite spontaneous decision and I chose a hairdo which even the ancient Egyptians liked: A classy bob.

THE BOB AND IT’S HISTORY

The bob became popular in our world in the 20s. Back then, not only the dresses but also the hair got shorter. The most favoured cut was a style where the hair ended at the ears and contained bangs. One of the most popular bob wearers back then was definitely actress Louise Brooks. This drastically cut can be seen as a part of emancipation and a sign of modernity.
In the 50s, the bob was worn a bit longer and normally ended at the chin. But only in the 60s the bob became very popular again, thanks to hairstylist Vidal Sassoon. Nowadays, the bob can be worn in a lot of different variations and lengths. The best part about this haircut is, that it so versatile: no matter if straight, curly, or wavy – a bob always looks stylish.
I chose a length which ends between my chin and shoulders. Therefore I’m still able to put my hair into a ponytail but profit from all the advantages short hair has: Washing and styling my hair is much quicker, and I’m still amazed how easy it is to brush my hair now. I also feel freer and really enjoy this new feeling of shorter hair on my head.

A SIMPLE RETRO LOOK

To match my new hairstyle, I chose a simple but elegant retro outfit. The key piece of this look is my beloved red swing skirt by The House Of Foxy, which I already showed you here a few weeks ago. It’s definitely one of my favourite skirts ever, as it can be teamed with so many different tops. Find more examples here as well as here.
This time, I chose a black top with lace details on the sleeves. Sparkling statement earrings, the Moss Garden Heels, and a leather jacket finish the retro look.
It’s a perfect outfit for a lot of different occasion just like a coffee date with friends, dinner with your love, or after work party with the colleagues.

A SIMPLE RETRO OUTFIT – THE DETAILS:

Top: Morgan, similar here
Skirt: The House Of Foxy, similar here
Leather jacket: Review, similar here
Shoes: Moss Garden Heels c/o Blue Banana
Earrings: similar here
Tights: similar here
Handbag: similar here

FOR EVERY OCCASION: THE RIBBON SKIRT BY LENA HOSCHEK


 Every wardrobe needs some basics since they go so well with a lot of different clothes and helps us if we just don’t know what to wear.  That basics don’t have to be plain and boring, necessarily, proves the Ribbon Skirt by  Lena Hoschek. Since the skirt is so colourful, it’s very easy to combine it with a lot of differnt tops and sweaters.

LENA HOSCHEK RIBBON SKIRT: COLOUR AND CUT

The Ribbon Skirt is made of – surprise – a lot of different ribbons. There is a huge variety of lengths and colours available, mine is a short one. The half circle skirt keeps its A-line shape even without a petticoat.
 I wear the skirt from summer to winter optionally with opaque tights, sweater and boots, or a top and pumps. At the end of the blog post, I show you different outfits with the Ribbon Skirt.

LENA HOSCHEK RIBBON SKIRT: QUALITY AND PRICE

The quality of the Ribbon Skirt is really amazing: All seams are perfectly finished and the fabric keeps its shape. Of course such delicate garments aren’t made for the washing machine so it’s best if you wash the skirt by hand.
The prices of the Ribbon Skirts start at about 380 Euro which is quite a lot. But since its a handmade item, it’s and investment for me. 😉 Maybe also a wonderful gift idea?
 My version is called “Ribbon Skirt short worker” and unfortunately no longer available. But at the Lena Hoschek online shop you will find a huge variety of different and very beautiful models.


Resumé: The Ribbon Skirt by Lena Hoschek is made of many colourful ribbons and goes very well with a lot of different outfits. The price is with about 380 Euro quite high, but since the quality is amazing and the skirt handmade it was a good investment for me.



FOR A GLAMOROUS AUTUMN: CARDIGAN BY YUMI AND STOCKINGS BY SECRETS IN LACE






Autumn came abruptly this year, don’t you think so? While I was swiming in the lake in the middle of September, the for Munich typical golden October never happened. Unbearable heat on the one day, freezing cold temperatures on the next. But before everything will be grey and monotonous, I decided to make the best out of the last October days and walked through the rustling, colourful leaves. At this time of the year, I especially love dark, warm shades. A wonderul companion therefore is the corduroy pencil skirt in burgundy by Von 50′, which I already showed you here and here. Since I didn’t want to freeze, I decided to wear a warm but glamorous cardigan by Yumi, which I bought at Maison Chi Chi in Munich.
Golden stitches and see-through details make it a real head-turner. Under sheer garments I highly recommend beautiful, non-transparent underwear – we don’t want to show everything, right? A wonderful bra for tops like this is the “Sophisticated Strapless Bra” by Secrets in Lace Europe, which comes with removable straps – I decided to wear it without them. If you prefer a not-so-sexy but still stylish look, you should check out the Secrets in Lace “Strapless Longline Bra“.  This one looks more like a top as you can see here.
If temperatures are low, warm stockings are a must. A very elegant pair are the “Shiny Seamed Full Fashion” hoses with a red seam by Secrets in Lace. They go so well with the skirt and are simply perfect for the cold season. I’m sure I’m going to wear them for Christmas.
If you venture outside at this weather, you definitely shouldn’t forget a cozy jacket. Mine is a bit older, but I linked a similar one below. By the way: A cute umbrella is a very good idea as well. 😉




PURE ELEGANCE: THE IDDA VAN MUNSTER 50’S WIGGLE DRESS FROM MISS CANDYFLOSS

 What I like most about the 50s? The glamour, of course. I love looking at old pictures of either my grandma or Hollywood movie stars. A dress that brings this glamour and elegance into our time is the striped version of the Idda van Munster 50’s Wiggle Dress by Miss Candyfloss.

A PENCIL DRESS DESIGNED BY IDDA VAN MUNSTER

Just like the Wie das 50’s Tartan Swing Dress this pencil dress is another piece designed by the one and only Idda van Munster. I especially love the gorgeous details like the stripes, the black taffeta rose, and how the flaps over the tummy accentuate the waist.
To add even more glamour, I teamed the outfit with a sparkling vintage bag, vintage seamed stockings, and nylon gloves by Secrets in Lace. Rose earrings by Glitter Paradise matching the flower on the dress finish the 50s inspired retro outfit.





COMFY AND CUTE: A CARDIGAN FOR EVERYDAY BY COLLECTIF CLOTHING



 Cardigans are perfect for the colder season. They are cute and cozy and if I don’t know what to wear a cardigan in combination with a dress or skirt is always a good idea.
One of my favorite pieces is a black cardigan with some cute cherries on it from Collectif Clothing. I teamed the cardie with a simple red dress, tights and boots. This outfit is perfect for a walk in the autumn sun.


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