All Black Errthang

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Can you guess my favorite color? I know it’s nothing new and nothing majorly creative, but black is the one color that goes with seriously everything, works with (almost) every event and can be worn at any time of the day. I can’t believe I’m actually looking through online shops for autumn and winter clothes whilst lying around in a bikini everyday here in Cyprus. Yep, I’m still on vacation and I won’t deny it – I absolutely love this weather, and my tan is getting on quite well. I am cringing at the fact however, that I will arrive back in Zurich Sunday evening in almost freezing temperatures. Where has the summer gone all so fast? I’m really not ready for snow – and I’ve seen some of my friends post snow pictures already higher up in the mountains. Cringe. Seriously cringe. It isn’t even November yet!

However, here’s to something better – I found some great stuff online. Some, of which I will share with you here on Polyvore. I love black jeans, and although I might already have the one or other pair, I am a true believer of never having enough jeans. Quite frankly, I do sort and throw some out every other season when they are worn down and the fit isn’t as great anymore. I love these ones with ripped knees from topshop for aound 50$ only! In fact, all of the clothes – except the lovely gold accessories – are below 100$ each.

I used to not love turtle necks whatsoever. This season, for some reason, they totally hooked me. This one is perfect and you even get a 10% discount on your first order – screams for a fuller basket! These shoes are perfect for autumn, go with everything due to the color, and look super comfortable due to the slightly thicker heel. I just bought a similar pair already, which is the perfect fit for business as well as casual looks. I love buying clothes that I can not only wear in my free time, but also greatly combine during the week in the office or even when I have meetings. This coat is also perfect – it’s got the slight edgy feeling to it due to the leather, yet is sleek enough to wear over a blazer when off to the office. To finish the look and keep myself from freezing I love wearing scarves in autumn and winter. I’m really digging those thick knit pieces currently, so this one perfectly satisfies my taste.

Last, surely not least though, I love pepping up any outfit with some accessories. Especially black can quickly look dull or depressing if worn with no accessories at all – or even worse – without the right attitude. Attitude seriously is everything when it comes to fashion. You can pull off almost anything if you lift your chin in the right direction and throw out a bright-white smile once in a while. Match that with red lips and you’ve easily transformed the outfit for the evening. This Chanel bag has been on my wish-list for way too long. So I’ve finally decided to get one for myself – maybe already for Christmas. This one is actually a secondhand item, only worn once, yet from the price already much easier on the wallet than straight from the store. I’ll be searching a little more for the best one, though will most likely go for a secondhand one as well. The bracelet and earrings are pieces that will always work, every season, every year, for every occasion. Secondhand versions, for those that don’t want to, or can’t, burn a hole into their wallet can be found here and here. I personally love buying secondhand pieces if possible.

Now I’m off to dinner with the family! It’s BBQ night tonight, which means there will be lots and lots of fresh fish and meat from the grill – I’ll surely have problems again choosing what to take. With that, I wish you a great evening and rest of the week. xo

Gold Standards

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Let’s speak gold for a minute. I love gold – mostly when it comes to my jewellery though. I used to only wear silver when I was younger, and although I still wear one ring and earrings from time to time, I have almost switched all to gold. It’s a gold standard, they say. There is something ultimately pure about it, so chic, and so delicate when wearing small items.

Although I have those rather chunky rings (from my grandmother and great-grandmother), I am getting to a point were I prefer the small, delicate statements. Nevertheless, a statement is always good. That is why I love the Kenzo tiger necklace (number 2), or the personalised necklace (number 3). I love those special gifts that are personalised, that not only show the love of the giver, but they are usually keepers. Or there are those love rings or love bracelets from Cartier (numbers 8 and 9) – that most likely any women would die over. Yet, that is one piece to receive as the ultimate love-gift, rather than going shopping by oneself. I don’t mind investing into classics (number 11), as they never go out of fashion. If you don’t like them tomorrow, wait a few days, months or years, and you will love them again. Which is why I am eyeing with a pair of Chanel earrings :’).

What are your favourite pieces? Wishing you a great Tuesday! xo

Mondays Smile

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Good morning and happy Monday morning! I hope you all survived Valentine’s Day and enjoyed the day highlighting love in every way possible. I myself was actually quite busy and didn’t have any time to really enjoy nor relax this weekend. However, Valentine’s did arrive for me! I received an anonymous set of 12 amazingly pretty, red roses! In the end they of course did not stay anonymous, but it absolutely made my day on Friday. If you haven’t seen the flowers yet – they are on my Instagram account @laurananette, so beautiful!

My Valentine’s Day started at 9.00am in the pool in a full body dry diving suit. I passed my theory test Friday evening and went straight to practicing under water both Saturday and Sunday – it is so fun! I still cannot get over the fact that you stay absolutely dry under the suit – I was wearing normal sports clothes and was dry after 4,5h in the pool. How cool is that, please? However I was quite exhausted when getting back home both days at around 1.30pm. Sunday in the pool went even better than Saturday and our teacher said we are ready for the open water! Ok, not quite as open as the ocean yet, but with the dry diving suit we will be going into the lake next weekend! Although I am quite excited to see what everything looks like in the lake (supposedly very pretty!) – I’m super afraid of getting cold. The suit is supposed to keep me dry and warm but, just think about it: the lake has a current temperature of 4°C! That is freeziiiiing.. brrr :-( I’ll definitely update you on that went though!

I am now on the train on my way from Zurich to Geneva for meetings all day today and tomorrow. I’ll be staying in a hotel tonight so I’m quite happy to not have to go back and forth on one day. It does take the stress away a bit. I won’t be able to sleep in though, nor enjoy a rather large breakfast tomorrow as the first meeting is quite early! I’ll then get back to Zurich tomorrow evening (probably quite late) to go see the doctors on Wednesday and then continue work at the office again. Doctors.., eh. I have an infection in my tendon on my right wrist – and you might imagine, being a right-handed, that isn’t the most fun activity to go through. I’ve had it too often though in the past months so I’m getting everything checked now by specialists. Let’s cross fingers that she allows me to keep on typing!

The pictures below, to add a sentence to them, are of me wearing the lovely Swarovski earrings I received from my best friend a couple of weeks ago! I love how they are gold and work with basically all my other jewelry. I used to only wear silver all my years but that has completely changed in the past 2-3 years and now I absolutely love and prefer gold :-).

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Selfies like in the 00s

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TGIF – its finally friday night, meaning: it’s time to enjoy some hours at the bar with my friends. I love going for a couple of drinks on fridays, as I can actually sleep-in tomorow. I apologize for the not-so-good quality of the photos, but how cool is this? I just found all those effects on Photobooth on my mac again (after years), and started playing around haha! I think the last time I did these was at least 6-7 years ago.

Wish you all a great, great friday evening! Lots of love, happiness and joy!

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shirt – Zara