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My Winter Gear

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This Asos coat with brushed, heavy wool brought me through the winter for just 70€ instead of the 140€ pre-sale: Yeay! For even more comfy warmth I added a Monki fleece jacket and either my striped fake fur scarf or my black&white checkered scarf. I don’t remember wearing much else actually. There’s a little tragic story about this fake fur scarf: I was really, really, badly craving for it, but any time of the 3 times I ordered it, they told me one day later that it went out of stock and they had to cancel my order. So my boyfriend tried to order it secretly and it surprisingly worked for him. Even more surprisingly, it worked for me too, the 4th time I’ve tried it (never give up on someone you love, ha). It was a thrilling race of two postmen I didn’t even know about until my doorbell rang: Mine was the winner. Bad luck for my boyfriend who wanted to surprise me but good luck for me either way. I’m happy with my scarf. I also sewed a big button on it to make it easier to wear over one shoulder.

What's The Dresscode Of A Modern Society? : New Work Style Kisura + Microsoft Workshop


This post is so late, I could basically wish you a merry Christmas at the same time, but I was super busy writing my exams and moving to Bangkok. So from my new apartment between palm trees and my pool (oh my god my apartment complex has a pool) I’m writing this very belated post about a very cool event back in cold ass Berlin: the Kisura + Microsoft new work style event. For all of you who might not know: Kisura is a German online style counselling website where your own stylist puts together a box with different outfits for you – individually matched with your requests and for free.

Bloggers and stylists got together, got spoiled with delicious vegan finger food, discussed the new demands of today’s job and finally got to get creative and shoot our own interpretation of future office looks. Not online the creative industry is undergoing a change: Old, hierarchical structures are loosening up, work is getting more versatile and outfits are adapting to a new lifestyle that celebrates freedom, creative new ways to define work and modern living situations. Today’s companies show a change that has to be transferred onto fashion. Who used to put on a pencil skirt and a blazer, went to work and sat at the desk all day long, may today combine a pair of pants with a loud print with a blouse and sneakers. Why? To not only express that creative thinking also means creative dressing, but even more to be ready for just about everything. You might spend the day at your desk, but you might also have a meeting, followed by a lunch with your investors and a cocktail party in the evening. 

Super Late FW Berlin Post + Outfit


The Mercedes Benz fashion week Berlin was 2 weeks ago and you could say I’m a bit late with my post about it. That’s because the lovely Academy of fashion and design which I attend scheduled our exam weeks at the same time as the fashion week takes place. I managed to see two shows and went to one party (Cropped Magazine), even though I was invited to more. Pearly Wong sported some edgy dark looks which rather were extreme street styles than high fashion – but it was perfect for Berlin, somewhat underground. Nian (men’s fashion) created some looks which looked like a fusion of lumberjacks and priests. It was fun seeing what was going on in the big tent, but I don’t get what the fuss is all about. Berlin really isn’t a place for big glamour, even though the people there obviously tried hard to make each other think that. I wish they would focus on giving unknown talented designers a place to prove themselves instead of pretending Berlin suddenly turned into New York and every wannabe babe suddenly turned into Anna Wintour for one week.

Collared

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I know somewhere out there exists this "black and blue don't go together" - rule but like most fashion rules I choose to ignore it. The knitted collar isn't a part of the dress, it's a piece for itself. And no, my grandma did not get bored halfway through knitting, I discovered this collar on Asos.com. I had never seen anything like it before and it only was about 5€ anyway. I think it's a cool and fun alternative to scarfs and would look great with a white blouse as well. Sometimes, the simplest designs are the edgiest! I've never seen anyone selling a plain collar, but hey why not?
The dress is from Trendyfine - you gotta love this simple design and the front slit.

11 Outfits I Didn't Post In 2014

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Stretch your index finger, contract your index finger, stretch, contract, stretch.. I just thought you might want to do some stretching exercises before you have to scroll through this extremely long post. I don’t want you to strain a muscle. Here come 11 looks I didn’t post in 2014 which means a lot of picture material is ahead. I have no idea how other bloggers manage posting one look a day! I’m always far behind with my posts and still have about 20 in the waiting queue and another 20 ideas for new posts in my head. All I lack is time. How do you manage that? Did all of you borrow Hermoine’s time turner? I can consider myself lucky when I have time to cook pasta instead of gorging some toast real fast. Uploading outfits more often than once or twice a week is absolutely impossible. My everyday life is so so stressful. I’m going to university, I’m working at a stylist’s office AND I have a very busy private life. I’d always choose a night out over homework or blogging. But no regrets, one fun night is worth more than 100 anonymous followers anyway.

Going To Prom With Myself

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Okay, my prom is already over but if it was still ahead and I hadn’t found a date in time I could definitely play the double role dressed like this. One me in that mermaid dress and the other me in that elegant overall for the masculine part. I would make the most awesome lesbian couple.

I was wearing this dress when I attended an elegant birthday event with my family. Right after I spontaneously went to some kind of wild home party at the other end of the town where I already looked.. let’s say “a bit out of place” next to the punks who organized it. A friend of mine lent me his XXXL sneakers because me feet hurt – I’m not really used to high heels.  Fancy like that we went to a club here in Berlin. I didn’t even bother putting on my wedges in front of the bouncers, I don’t know why but they actually let me in like that.

3 Three Floor Dresses - Toss Or Keep?

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I’ve a huge label crush on Three Floor. The style is cleverly seductive and each and every one of their pieces so far has caught my eye immediately. There’s just something about the cuts, the colours, the lace, the wild mix of everything.. And somebody at this label doesn’t seem to like symmetry. They’re mostly selling party dresses and I wish I had a fancy occasion everyday so I could be sporting a different Three Floor dress each day. Their designs usually cost 100-200€, which is a great price for those unique pieces actually. It’s totally affordable! When I saw that the prices of some of their dresses dropped from over 200€ to 50€ in the sale my heart started beating twice as fast and my finger magically clicked on “Buy”. You can have a look at the sale at Asos (where I bought them), right at the Three Floor page or here at Styligion.

The only problem now: They look too similar to justify buying all three of them. 

The Coca Cola Ugly Christmas Sweater With Flashing Lights

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Most other people probably planned to wear something like a nice black dress on Christmas eve to convince the aunties and uncles they only meet once a year anyway that they have transformed into halfway decent grown ups. I however decided to show my family my true embarrassing self by putting on an awesome ugly Christmas sweater with real, flashing lights. Yes, they are flashing. It’s from the Coca Cola x Primark Christmas collection: I usually don’t buy at Primark and I’ve actually sworn to myself I’d never go there again, but when one of my colleagues casually mentioned they sell flashing Christmas sweaters I knew I had my Christmas outfit ready. So with a little bit of shame and guilt I rushed to the nearest Primark store and purchased this beauty. It has cost me 22€ and some nerves but I couldn’t be happier – even though it’s not possible to wash it due to the electricity inside. I guess sweating means game over. But the best about this is: My boyfriend bought the exact same sweater. And of course we have worn it together. When you decide to go full retard, never go full retard alone.

Win a Minga Berlin Giveaway + My Minga OOTD


First of all: Merry Christmas! Santa is bringing you an extra present this year because I have something for you too: Thanks to the super cute label Minga Berlin you can now win one of their colourful gift boxes! More details are waiting for you at the end of this post but first you’ll have to scroll through lots of epileptic seizure triggering outfit photos featuring Minga Berlin socks – your patience will be rewarded.

Minga Berlin is a sock label. You read right: They are selling nothing but socks. Very cute socks! The colourful eye-catchers are all high-quality, unisex and made from certified organic cotton. The label just won a PETA fashion award so you can even have the certainty that you supported something good while making your everyday looks more playful with these little splashes of colour. If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I’m crazy about cute socks. I was close to calling my blog Socks&Scandals, honestly. The Minga Berlin styles I loved the most were Pixelate - Quartz Leaf and the Two Face -Yellow Power. I had fun putting together two Pop Art inspired outfits with lots of bananas and bright colours:

Christmas Meets Addams Family

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It’s nearly Christmas (yeay!) and even I finally managed to buy almost all of the presents (double yeay!). Now I hope it will be over soon: One more “Last Christmas” while I’m just peacefully trying to find a new scarf and I’ll strangle myself with it.

Dressing Christmassy means to me digging out everything made of velvet, sequins or something fluffy – as long as it’s somehow dramatic and “festive”. I have to admit though, the second outfit looks more like an Addams Family reference instead of something you could be wearing next to the Christmas tree (maybe next to a cemetery). The black flower crown is DIY, by the way – everyone but my grandma’s dog liked my creation.