New Patent Leather Loafers

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My love to black and gold in combination seems unstoppable. Now, how amazing are these new patent leather loafers I got myself from Zara? I’m a huge fan of loafers. Little do I own any ballerinas – I believe I do have 1 pair, actually. Ballerinas are too cute, too feminine – for my taste. I like adding a boy-ish look to my outfits, a boldfaced twist of some sort. This can be done with different materials, patterns, images, colors or what the piece represents in general (patent leather, leather in general, gold, or in my case feminine skulls such as my necklace out of gold).

I was actually in Zara to look at the last end of summer sales they had on stock. Guess what? I found nothing. As much as I love clothes and absorbing fashion in all possible ways, I am quite picky when it comes to actually buying the pieces. Instead, I was drawn to the new collection immediately – I found several pieces, I’m sure will land in my wardrobe with time. Not just at Zara’s, but several different stores. These loafers were actually quite well hidden somewhere on the bottom of a rack. Honestly, I barely look down – maybe I should more often! Only by chance did I see these beauties when I was about to leave the store. My luck, they had exactly one pair left in my size – or at least in store. Doesn’t that scream BUY ME, already? It surely seemed like it. To my favor, I really do not own that many shoes for that period of transition between seasons. That way it made perfectly sense to get a pair that would be easily combined with my wardrobe colors – as I mentioned before, almost all is black. At least that is the color I wear more often (yes, I know, it’s not a color officially).

Have you had a chance to look at the new collections in store, already? What’s your must-have from Zara (or any other store)? I’d love to hear all about it – maybe it’ll be something I would need with time, too. For now, happy Wednesday everyone!

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My World of Magazines

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Two weekends ago I was in Hamburg and upon buying some necessities, which are cheaper in Germany than Zurich, I couldn’t resist but buy a load full of magazines at the airport. I love diving into my perfect little bubble, which I call my world of magazines. I can spend ours flipping through the pages, looking at the pictures and then taking the next one. After I flipped through all of them, I start going to the first magazine to actually read some of the articles. I used to read so much more magazines, though nowadays barely do I have the time for it. I could, I guess, read before going to bed. Though  most of the evening, after work, I love doing absolutely nothing – and I mean nothing. I can stare at a wall for 1 hour and relax, calm down and enjoy the quiet peaceful moment. Weird, I know.

These magazines are actually a perfect example of it, I have bought these two weeks ago and at most, I have gone through 3 of them fully. The good thing about it though, they last – so long! I used to read them all at once and then was annoyed for having to wait a whole month for the next ones to come out (for most magazines). Now it’s perfect – after about 4 weeks I have read most of them, or hopefully all, and can buy the next stack. The only one missing here is the Vogue – though – my mother has taken on a subscription on it, for me. Thank you!

Which is your favorite, must have and fully read-through magazine?

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Now We Are One

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Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have been able to enjoy this past week and taken advantage of the amazing sale, which has once again hit us. Obviously it’s been around a little longer now, but only now are things down up to 70%. My heart literally skipped a beat this past week. I finally bought some new shirts and can now throw out some old ones. Also, I finally found an amzing one-piece (photos will follow!).

I did not only buy clothes in shops this time, but also online. One of my favorite online shops (basically the only one, where I ever order things) is surely BestSecret. If any of you  need access by the way, drop me a quick comment with your e-mail and I’ll be more than happy to invite you. Living in Switzerland it makes it harder to order some things. Thankfully, my mother still lives in Düsseldorf (Germany) though, so I can always order my stuff to her place. Since my dad also flies over every weekend, I get my clothes way faster. Also, BestSecret normally only takes 2 to maximal 3 days to deliver the products. Usually I’m much more into feeling the materials before buying things, though this online store always has massive sales on great brands. During sale season, and now during the WorldCup, there is even more sale. I especially fell in love with 4 shirts, which I bought straight away. I also bought a fifth one, which I gave my sister as a present for finishing tenth grade – Congratz again!

Here are two of the four I got myself on BestSecret. I felt like bringing a flash of color into my closet, since I usually only wear black, and think summer is always a good time to wear some colorful statement pieces. What’s your favorite online shop, do you have one?

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NOW WE ARE ONE tanktop BROADWAY NYC FASHION

LEOPARD by Monkey Business

Ray-Ban: They never get old

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There are so many brands out there that sell sunglasses, reading glasses and fashionable (no-sense) glasses. One brand that truely never gets old, are Ray-Ban. I have a few pairs already, though cannot get enough of them. My first Ray-Ban sunglasses I bought are actually glasses with corrections, as well. I barely use them anymore (maybe I should more often), though I still do love them. After having bought my second Ray-Ban’s, the green-mirrored aviators, I have almost forgotten about my first pair. Now after I have moved to Zurich, packed and unpacked boxes, I found them again & fell in love, once again.

I love being able to switch between the retro-style and the aviator, which have a modern touch due to the mirroring. Although I love the green lenses, I am now looking for a more down-to-earth pair. One, I can wear with a more casual business style and one that doesn’t look too much like summer. I think sunglasses are great accessories, not just in summer. Sunglasses look great in winter too, and speaking of winter: I have never understood that weird face people make, when talking about sunglasses in winter. Does the sun stop shining, just because the season has changed? I highly doubt it. Especially in the winter, when out in the mountains or when you have snow on the streets, the light reflects even more. Sunny winter days are surely my favorite days in the cold season.

The next Ray-Ban’s on my wishlist: the gold-framed aviators with black lenses. I love the contrast that black and gold create. In general, gold is surely my favored metal from all. After having to wear corrected glasses again (while using the PC, reading or driving – the general activities, which require concentration), I decided to go with statement glasses. I have become a huge fan of the nerd-glasses, previous to getting my own. Once I was told, that I would need to wear glasses again, the decision to get nerd-glasses was taken immediately. I tried on several glasses from several brands, but ultimately the Ray-Ban’s were the ones that really made me feel most comfortable. One thing is clear: If I do need to wear glasses, at least have them be an accessory to complete the whole outfit.

As much as I am now praying towards the brand, there are, of course, so many other great brands out there. Once I have saved up a bit more and will be able to spend more on shopping from time to time, I will surely find myself to other brands. Which brand is your favorite? I’d love to get some more inspiration, as I do know there are so many other great ones out there. For now, I wish you all a great rest of the day. I cannot wait for tomorrow, as it’s been raining most of the day today and finally it will brighten up tomorrow again. Time to get my sunnies out – once again!

 

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Power Breakfast & Vogue

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Good morning everyone! I hope you had a fantastic week so far and a wonderful sunday to end it! Sundays are my lazy days: literally, I do nothing really other than read my magazines, play around with some photography (I really need to practice my skills), cook, sometimes bake, and read. Today I will most likely do exactly that, paired with some tanning in the sun – the weather in Zurich is great currently – and catching up with some friends over the phone in Germany.

To start my lazy sunday I love having power breakfasts. Power, because I actually take time to make them, try to have them rich on vitamins and minerals and of course it should be yummy. Today I chose scrambled egg whites with red peppers added previously, some red peppers raw on the side and a large glass of my green juice. The juice was way too much, I made about one litre, so I will just sip on that during the day as well.

My bible for the day: the Vogue. It’s a cliché, I know. It’s always amazing to get some inspiration out of it and read the articles. Otherwise, I love reading my InStyle, Harpers Bazaar, and some other magazines I find during the week. This year my mother actually gave me the Vogue as a present. I get it every month for free now – yes, I’m a lucky girl. Here’s to say: Thank you Mama!

Do you also do lazy sundays or are they packed with activities? I’d love to hear all about it. Have a great lazy sunday, everyone!

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Magazine: Vogue (German edition; 7/2014)
Glasses: RayBan

Rings: Inherited (all gold ones); Tiffany (silver)
Watch: Jaques Lemans (gold)