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April 23, 2017Lena 0 Comments Fashion.

DIY Ripped white T-shirt

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A couple of weeks ago, I saw this really cool white ripped t-shirt. It looked distressed but not trashy and had a couple of rips and holes but all in the right places, not too big either. I was soooo close to buying but luckily, my boyfriend was a friendly reminder to tell me that shirts with holes should not cost 30€. And he’s right. They shouldn’t. So with a heavy heart, I left the t-shirt behind at the store and went home. Thinking about when and where I would’ve worn it, how to create a similar piece by myself… As you will see in the pictures, I couldn’t help myself after all and simply had to get a plain white T from Zara only to rip it. I don’t know what it is with me and distressed clothing but I just really like it for the casual days. This shirt gives every outfit a relaxed vibe without looking trashy or cheap. And at the end of the day, it’s still a plain white t-shirt that you can pair with anything and everything. I definitely love it and can’t wait to shoot some outfit posts for the blog and styling it for you guys. Hope you like the diy!

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Here’s what you will need: a plain white t-shirt (no matter the neckline, preferably cotton, it can be old or new; I got mine at Zara for 5€/6$), a pedicure file or sandpaper (you can buy the files at any drug-store for around 2€/3$, I used the one I already had,  or the sandpaper at any home store or hardware store), an old book or stone or anything that you don’t mind scratching and which is durable (I used my coasters which are made of slate) and that’s it. Let’s go!

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April 19, 2017Lena 0 Comments Beauty.

Shades of Pink – my favorite Lipsticks for Spring

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April 16, 2017Lena 0 Comments Fashion. Outfits.

A trench coat is always a great idea

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Full stop. That’s what I should’ve added to the title but it looks weird so I kept it as it is. I’m sure by now every single one of us has understood the importance of a great trench. InStyle, Vogue and many style advisers have urged us for years to buy a classic trench because of its versatility and because it will never go out of style. Never ever. Funny, how a piece of clothing that was designed to keep soldiers warm by repelling the water while they were out on the battlefield is now a must-have in our wardrobe. Functionality determined the trench coat and yet it is a masterpiece of design.

That’s it for today’s history lesson, haha. I went for an all-classics look last weekend because a) the blue shirt I’m wearing in the pics was new, b) it was finally warm enough to wear my espadrilles which I bought last year in Atlanta (yes, I’m sentimental about these things) and c) it was not quite warm enough to leave the house without a coat and since the Maison Martin Margiela trench compliments EVERY outfit, it was a safe bet.

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April 12, 2017Lena 0 Comments Decor.

DIY Easy Easter Decoration

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As with every holiday, Easter always seems so far away and then suddenly, it hits you right in the face with all the bunnies, chocolate, ridiculous biddy décor and all that fun stuff. Uh well. Since my top priority these past weeks have been more about how to arrange furniture in my new apartment and getting the right pieces for my interior style I had in mind, finding décor for a particular holiday that I usually prefer not to decorate for at all, was not my top to-do. Let’s be honest: it wasn’t on any to-do list. Ever. But Easter is coming, and escaping the madness is impossible so I opted for a more subtle Easter look. Mixing in spring elements made it less seasonal and therefore, I can leave it up longer and don’t have to redecorate every 3 weeks. I have the same game plan for Christmas, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I wanted to share my décor bits and pieces with you in case you haven’t done much spring/Easter decoration yet but want to embrace at least some of the season’s spirit. Per usual, my inspiration for you is quick, super easy and you don’t have to break the bank on your designer-bag-savings-account 😉

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April 9, 2017Lena 0 Comments Fashion. Outfits.

Denim bows and a blush pink bomber

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You will laugh so hard at me for saying this right away, but it literally took me three (!) attempts to buy this denim dress. No kidding. I saw in on Zalando’s website (German online retailer), thought it was super cute but too short. And I thought it may be too girly. Then, I saw it on sale, but it was only 10% off and that didn’t really strike me as being a good deal. Nevertheless, I did put it in my cart but ended up not buying it because I had no where to ship it to while I was moving houses. Soooo, luckily (for me and for Zalando 😉 ) they had saved my shopping cart and I rediscovered the dress. At 20% off this time. I’m not a believer in faith but if there is something like it, this buy definitely must have been it. I ordered it.

This denim dress is everything you need for spring: denim (always a win!), cute, long sleeves (keeps you at least a little warm), super flattering fit (in case those Christmas muffin-tops aren’t gone yet) and it has bow ties on the sleeves which, despite other ruffled tops, do not make you look like a professional football player. It doesn’t get much better. Oh, and one more bonus: it was only 26€ (about 30$). What a deal. I paired it with my fave blush pink bomber to keep the fun and fresh vibe but also add a little more edge to the look. And I love that it is finally en vogue again to wear sneakers with dresses. So comfortable!

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April 5, 2017Lena 4 Comments Beauty.

My favorite spring fragrances 2017

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Spring is finally here! I know, Captain Obvious, but for those of you who haven’t noticed or are sleeping under a rock, I just wanted to make sure… I’m so uber excited because it’s such a beautiful season, it brings a fresh start to our wardrobe and make-up and sets the mood for summer (which is even more fun, in my opinion). I already organized my wardrobe because I was moving anyway. It feels so refreshing to dig out your summer wardrobe, put the huge down coats in boxes and get inspired by all the spring/summer collections which are finally hitting the stores. Or, if they have already hit the ground, now is the time to wear them. Also, it’s time to switch up your perfume collection. Yes, you heard that right.

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April 2, 2017Lena 2 Comments Fashion. Outfits.

Taking an outfit from day to night

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I hope you all read my post in which I declared my love for leather jackts. It was such a comfy, yet cute and cool outfit on a beautiful weekend. What I didn’t show you was how I transferred the look from day to night. I’m not good at keeping secrets, so I thought you’d like it if I shared the look with you. The outfit was based on a) me being lazy b) I wasn’t home so I only had a suitcase (carry-on!) of options to choose from and c) little time because I was starving. So I threw my shearling vest over the leather jacket. Guilty as charged: I ALWAYS do this when it’s slightly too cold for whatever outfit but I still want to wear it. Plus, I changed my shoes, to a more elegant Chelsea boot instead of trainers. And last but not least: my Gucci Swing bag had to take a break and I took my brand new Furla with me instead. Oh and of course had to add some kind of color with my bright pink paisley silk twilly from Hermès.

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March 29, 2017Lena 0 Comments Travel.

Follow me around – 3 countries in one weekend

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Moving to Aachen, which feels like the end of the world, is not that bad when it comes to weekend trips and get-aways. I needed to get out of my hotel that I had been staying at for two weeks and so we drove to Belgium that Friday. A review of the hotel will be coming soon so I don’t want to spoiler too much. It’s only a half-hour drive and Maasmechelen is such a cute and pretty place. We needed some serious relax-time Friday night, only to wake up Saturday fresh and bright and ready for the day. The Maasmechelen Village outlet shopping center is literally around the corner of the hotel we stayed at. They have a good variety of brands and as in every outlet, the possibility of some really good bargains does exist but is not insanely big. That being said, I love how beautifully the outlet and every single shop is decorated. As K said “I imagine this is what would happen if Disney World and the McArthur Glen Outlet in Roermond would have a baby” haha. I couldn’t have said it better. Customer service is awesome, everyone is so helpful and the sales personnel in the boutiques make you feel like you are shopping in a regular store. But budget-friendly.

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March 26, 2017Lena 0 Comments Fashion. Outfits.

The sunniest day, yet

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I have been waiting for this kind of weather for soooo long. Even though it is only March and in Germany, you can’t consider this time of year particularly warm or sunny. But last weekend was absolutely beautiful. We went to Belgium because a) I hadn’t been there in forever, b) I’ve stayed in a rather mediocre hotel for the past two weeks and couldn’t bare spending the weekend in that place and c) the hotel we went to is right next to the Maasmechelen Village, an outlet shopping mall. Need more reasons for a little weekend get-away? I don’t.

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March 22, 2017Lena 0 Comments Travel.

Follow me around – Duesseldorf

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You’ve probably already read the post about the Steigenberger hotel we stayed at a couple of weeks ago. I told you all about it and how much I loved it, what I didn’t tell you was what I did all weekend and how much fun that was. The original plan was to arrive Saturday because my friend wanted to have a girls’ night out for her bday. But since we spontaneously decided to stay at the Steigenberger on Friday, we had the whole Saturday to stroll around and do some shopping. Walking down the is probably my favorite thing to do in Duesseldorf. Before 1.30pm it is usually not that crowded and you really get to enjoy the scenery with all the beautifully decorated windows of the designer boutiques. I loved the new maje boutique and of course had to go to Chanel to check out my new bag-to-be (my 2017-wishlist is here)…

Also, make sure to check out the smaller streets leading from the other side of the Kö towards the old city centre. It’s a great way to do a “round-trip” and there is an Hermès, Versace and one of my favorite concept stores Apropos. The sales personnel suck but they have many collections from different designers, well-chosen pieces and a beautiful book corner. Also, I love the Closed store and the Uli Knecht boutique in Grabenstrasse. Plus, definitely check out the lovely flower shop Bergine while you’re there. Coffee, cupcakes and ice cream are always a good idea, no matter where you are but if you’re into that stuff, make sure to visit Sugarbird’s café for delicious cupcakes and Giovanni L. for A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ice cream (dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options available!).

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