BW&G Basics

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Black, white and grey – there’s seriously no easier combination when it comes to clothes. I love polyore for making these collages – and for finding some amazing deals online.

With fall having arrived, it’s time to unpack those thicker cardigans, those ponchos, hats and scarfs. Alright, the hat might not yet be needed – but honestly, how cool is it? And there is probably no easier way to hide a messy-hair-day. This hat is my next buy for sure.

This grey cardigan/light jacket is amazing and under $50. For it not even being on sale, it really is an amazing catch.

I’m really in need for some new biker boots, as my old Zara ones just don’t do it anymore and honestly, I’ve fallen in love with this pair from Moschino. What’s your opinion on it?

This tshirt is an absolute eyecatcher and gives all others an easy way to approaching you – there’s no cooler way of starting a conversation over a unicorn. Seriously.

These frends headphones are already in my collection and a go-to item when on the road. I couldn’t live without music and especially for those long fall walks I love having some music ring in my ears. Only need to be careful to not sing out loud with my favorite songs. :)

Leatherpants are a must-have in every closet, every year. You can wear them all the time, to almost all occasions (seriously, I’ve worn them in business before). They are warmer then jeans so it’s really my first grab in the morning when temperatures drop. These ones are a perfect fit.

I’m still looking for the perfect black scarf, and this one really caught my eyes. Surely a cheaper version though, as I’m still not convinced on the price for such an accessorie. Any opinions?

As much as I am complaining about the cold, I cannot wait to wear some of my thicker autumn and winter clothes – there’s just so much to combine! I’m throwing out quite a bit again to make more space for new shopping purchases. Cant wait for the next shopping runs!

I’ll surely keep you up to date on my purchases. Till then, I wish you a great continuing week. xo

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I’m totally in love with my new laptop case! I’ve been thinking about getting one for quite a while now, although I usually prefer my gadgets in its original form and look. So to speak – I always found it nicer without anything on. Now that I’ve been on planes more often in the past weeks and always took my laptop with me, I found it was the right time to protect it accordingly. I don’t think I could handle a scratch on it!

Now it’s time to work a little whilst sipping on my tea. Yup, tea – with it still being about 30°C outside. I’ve been hit by a slight cold yesterday, didn’t feel too well this morning and am praying that it won’t worsen over night again. Crossing fingers!

I hope you all a great start into the new week – there’s so much going on! Thursday I’ll be flying to Germany again for a fun festival in Kaarst (near Düsseldorf, a town where my family currently lives), which is called Kaarst Total. I’ll be working from home Friday and returning Monday evening. Until then I have a lot of stuff to do – which is why I should work on my agenda for the week now; and for the new month whilst I’m at it… (didn’t manage it yesterday).

Lots of love, xo

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Give to Get

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It’s Monday already – again. Thankfully I still have vacation this week though, I’m absolutely loving this. Not doing anything special, living each day as it comes, being with the family, staying all cozy inside if it gets cold outside (it’s freezing here at the moment). And, I guess I have been working a few hours today: I couldn’t watch my mailbox grow every hour, so I had to clean that up a bit and replied to a quite a few. I’m also starting to fill my calendar again for the upcoming weeks – so much to do, so many people to meet, so many small projects I want to work on. I’m really looking forward to 2015.

Speaking off, do you guys have or do new years resolutions? Deep down inside I always have a few, but I never really followed them strictly and then I stopped making resolutions. I want to top and exceed what I’ve managed to do the last year. I want to continue growing (sadly I can’t grow in height anymore, haha!), learn more, discover more, keep this blog going and growing, travel more, and and and.. the usual, I guess?

This post however is supposed to be, as promised yesterday, about a few presents I got from the family. I love presents – well, who doesn’t, really? But in the end it’s not about the presents at all, it’s about the thought behind it, the thought of trying to make someone happy, trying to find something worthy, writing the right words on a card to keep, making people smile and sometimes tear of joy. Jeez, I’ve become so teary – I almost started tearing when we read out the letters we received from ‘Santa’ (my grandma wrote them). The words were so loving, so warm: it made me melt.

Now, here are some pictures of my lovely presents I received.

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I got a lot of stuff for the kitchen and interior in general – my family knows me too well. Living in ‘Style’, i.e. feeling cozy, is super important to me at home. The wooden board for cutting and for taking pretty pictures (yep, that was the aim) is hand-made by my mother. How great is that?

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The fur is amazing – I also received a second one. It’s for my balcony in Zurich, so that I don’t freeze my ass off (excuse me) when sitting outside in the winter. I love it.

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Are those socks not the cutest thing in the world? Can’t wait to wear them! Thank you to my lovely sister (also for the book and the amazing tea).

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Oh, and isn’t this watch so pretty? I love it! I The pictures are not the greatest currently I admit, but I’m sure I’ll be showing the individual things sooner or later in different posts were appropriate.

Now I’m off to preparing dinner. Wishing you a great evening. xo

I’ll have a Latte, please!

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Good morning everyone! Once again, the week has passed so, so incredibly fast! I’ve barely had a chance to relax, nor write anything on here. After last nights business dinner I sat down and got inspired by a few items on Polyvore before I went to bed. I love creating and finding inspiration for new outfit ideas – and exactly knowing where everything comes from.

Last night I decided for a winter-y outfit. Cosy, yet chic. I’m in love with the idea of owning an outfit like the below, even though, for once, it’s not all black! So I might really look into this, haha. When I plan outfits, I usually have a location in mind. This time, I actually thought of a Parisian Café, sitting outside wrapped in a fur, drinking a Latte. Random? Maybe so!

Now off to continuing work. I’ve got a 5h event in front of me today and another business dinner afterwards. Lucky me: I barely have to cook this week!

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Live. Love. Leopard.

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It’s no secret I am in love with the color black, that I love pairing it with gold and it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that I absolutely love leopard prints – especially on fur. I am usually not the person that is much into prints, especially not those majorly colored ones. However, animal prints have had me hooked since forever. Be it snake, tiger, crocodile or leopard – though leopard, in my opinion, beats it all.

Leopard prints have been in style (if one can say so!) since forever. Leopard coats have been seen on almost all influencing women known, from Madonna to Kate Moss. Since the blog hype started a few years ago, it is a must-have item in every closet. Now not only do I love the print on coats (I am still looking for the perfect one, which I can semi-afford), but on almost everything: from shoes, over bags, to iPad/iPhone cases, on bracelets, to my beloved and most-wanted coat. Today I want to show you some of my favorite pieces, most of which are on my not-so-secret wishlist.

I am a shoe-lover. Be it flats, loafers, heels, wedges or ankle boots. Since autumn is coming up and my beloved loafers will be getting too cold and some of my boots are still too warm, ankle boots are the way to go. Leopard ankle boots are surely on my wishlist this upcoming fall. Paired with a black jeans (ofcourse), a black cashmere sweater and some gold rings, these boots are the perfect round-up to a simple outfit.

chloe ankle bootsThese above beauties are found here. Similar ones are to be found here, here or here.

Another item on my top wishlist regarding leopard prints is the perfect fur coat. Perfect, of course, is different based on each individual definition. Personally, I would prefer the fur to be quite short – I’d rather not look like a teddy-bear on the streets. I do not mind it being faux, though also do not want it to look too fake, making it possible to tell from a 2 mile distance. Preferably, I would want a longer arm to it and I would rather have it going into a natural beige/brown color than a yellow tone. Complicated much? I think so!

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I have been looking online a lot lately and here is my find to some similar ones: here, herehere and a more affordable one here. Have you seen any great ones?

Handbags are one of those accessories that have the power of changing a whole outfit. They can make an outfit become more elegant, more edgy, wilder, younger or more mature. A leopard handbag gives that certain edge to an outfit. Combine it with red nails and a red lipstick and you become super woman leaving the apartment (just don’t over dot it!). Although one could probably wear leopard from head to toe – I’m the last one to say no to a complete leo-look -, personally I prefer playing with one outfit item. A leopard handbag is like that special spice that tops off any meal.

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Similar ones like the above Céline handbags can be found here, here, here and a little more affordable here and here.

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