Web Wants 02 2015

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Happy FriYAY! Yep, the week has gone by already – once again! It’s been a really busy week so far – actually, I have the feeling it’s still the beginning. My weekend isn’t much different scheduling wise: I will be diving tomorrow and Sunday, need to get up early on both days, have to write some texts on tonight, Saturday and Sunday, have guests coming on Monday (so need to clean!) and will be going out a club this Saturday with one of my girls here in Zurich. As much as I’m looking forward to each and every part of the weekend (except for cleaning..), I doubt I’ll be getting any sleep – I surely won’t get to sleep in. I haven’t slept in for weeks now and I swear, it kills me. I love sleep – so being deprived from one of my favourite activities might make me a little moody from time to time.

Hopefully everything will go well with my last dive on Sunday – going into the lake tomorrow and Sunday (brrr…)! Upon completion of the course I can finally call myself a PADI Open Water Diver – looking forward to it! With that, of course, I am super excited for my holiday coming up now in March. Obviously, I have been searching the Internet for adequate outfits already – believe it or not, I am short on everything that has to do with hot temperatures. It only shows how little I have been at the beach in the past two years – so depressing!

Here are some of my current favourites from River Island, which I have been love-eyeing with. What do you think? With hot temperatures I always think of a nice tan, bikinis in floral prints and pastel colours (so fresh!), a large summer hat, some footwear and of course: sunglasses! I decided on buying one or two “cheaper” kinds, as I do not want my other sunnies to get ruined by the salt water and sand. I am now off to lunch with a friend and then I’ll be back at the desk – oh so fun!  xo

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I’ve been good this year, St. Nicholas

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Happy St. Nicholas everyone! To those who are celebrating it, I dearly hope you receive some chocolate. I know that a lot of people don’t care about it, unless they have children or are children themselves. Honestly though, I never want to grow up in regards to these kind of events. How exciting is it to wake up and see the filled boots in front of the door? And really, who doesn’t love receiving a few little things! I sure was excited this morning when I woke up, remember that I had put out my boots the night before haha. And St. Nicholas come indeed – means I must have been a good girl haha. I’m especially loving the light and white little wooden house – one can never have enough decorations at home!

Today has been quite calm; the apartment is now clean again and I went grocery shopping. And guess who I ran past during my little city-trip? St. Nicholas himself! How exciting, haha! I couldn’t let him walk past without a photo – but I’m sure he enjoyed it, too. I even received a little bag full of nuts, chocolates and a few mandarines.

Tonight will probably be an early night too. I was out for drinks with a friend last night, and even discovered a new, nice bar here in Zurich. The gin was amazing! Anyway, I’m thinking of taking my dad out for a few drinks tonight for a change – as he is almost never in Zurich on weekends. Tomorrow I might do a spa-day – I’m in need of a sauna!

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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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An Addiction to Shoes

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Diamonds are surely not a girls best friend, and shoes are not everything in life. But they surely can make me jump up and down from joy – oh, how I love buying new shoes. Oophs, I did it again (ha! Does that remind you of any song? Damnit, now it’s stuck in my head haha!). Honestly, I sometimes think I have this slight addiction to shoes. If feels like every cent that I save up someday suddenly is gone and a new pair of shoes or a new clothing item has replaced it, haha.

It’s also (once again, I know) no surprise that I love, but seriously absolutely, love black. I can’t even describe the emotions bonded to this color. It just fits: everyday, to every occasion, in every season, at any time of the day. So there is also no surprise that I chose black shoes! I actually ordered these lovely new pairs just a few days ago and was super surprised (and jumping of joy), when they already arrived yesterday at the office! Do any of you know that feeling when you just don’t expect a packet? I thought DHL was at the door, just handing me some documents. And then: BAM. It was my Nelly packet that arrived.

I love investing in clothes, especially in shoes, leather goods, handbags and coats. But then I saw these, saw that they were (super!) cheap compared to what I normally see that I actually fall in love with and was just mind-blown. And I did hesitate for a bit, I do admit it. But in the end I decided to go for it, just try it. In the end, if I don’t like them anymore next season or if they break or whatnot, I atleast won’t regret spending a fortune on them. Oh, and another major positive point: I got three pairs for the money I would normally spend easily on one pair. It’s a win-win-only situation!

What do you think? Invest or just go for the cheaper one from time to time? By the way: I am always on the outlook for new stores or websites to get some inspiration. Be it shoes, clothes in general or whatnot. Please let me know if you see something great!

Now I quickly need to pack together my bag and off I go to the office. It’s majorly pouring today (ugh!), but atleast that is a good excuse to wear my new shoes (#1)!

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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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