November 24, 2014

A bath in orange and yellow light

Currently, we've been really lucky with the weekend weather. It is often very sunny and I enjoy this time with Mr.B. We go on Autumn walks and just enjoy the last "warm" days. Next week the American cold front is supposed to hit us. So maybe warmth and sun are not on our menu for some time. I enjoy it while it lasts!




What I wore

Dress: C&A
Tights: Long Tall Sally
Cardigan: Seppälä
Shirt: H&M
Necklace, Ring & Bracelet: China
Shoes: Deichmann
Belt: Thrifted




That evening we went for a lantern St.Martin's walk with my little goddaughter. She had so much fun and I like lanterns as well. It reminds me so much of my childhood.


November 23, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: #dearsanta - #dearsally Winter Wishlist

I love the winter time and especially the weeks prior to Christmas. It's always my favourite time of year when it gets colder, maybe snow falls and the warm atmosphere of Christmas lights and decorations gives this time a special feeling. I am partnering with one of my favourite shops Longtallsally for their #dearsanta -#dearsally winter wishlist project and want to share some special looks for the upcoming winter time with you. I am loving their current collection as mentioned already here and have found a couple more pretty pieces from their site that would make great additions to my closet. Be aware that I've got a long wishlist this year !

Visit to the Christmas market

Cavalry Twill Pea CoatNecklace Knit SweaterZip Front Check SkirtSandra 04 by Josef Seibel Boots100 Denier Black TightsSequin BeanieSequin SnoodLeather Gloves red

That skirt is perfect for several occasions (as you can see below). It is great for a day of shopping and a visit to the Christmas market afterwards. I could definitely see myself pairing it with a nice coat like this Cavalry Pea Coat in navy blue, some thick woolen tights and nice warm boots. A simple black sweater gives all the focus on the skirt.  

New Year's Eve Party

Lace DressBelted Funnel Neck Coat, Premium Glitter Pumps3 Pack 15 Denier Tights Nude, Sequin BeanieSequin SnoodLeather Gloves red

I try to save the best dress for the nicest occasions. This red lace dress is just so glamorous and I am not sure if I've got a lot of other events where I could wear this dress. It is such an eyecatcher, but New Year's Eve is the time to get a little more dressy. I just add some sparkly heels and nude tights. The dress doesn't need a lot of accessories. When watching the fireworks at midnight, a nice coat, scarf, hat and gloves are needed to stay warm and fashionable!

Winter Walk

Down Filled JacketPremium Straight Cut JeansDaisy Cotton Lace Cardigan, Deluxe Peterpan Collar TopLeather Shearling Lined Boots, Sequin BeanieSequin SnoodLeather Gloves red

This is a very comfortable look that works for the weekend, but also for a casual meeting with friends or for a wonderful winter walk. Staying warm is key here and with that down jacket and boots, you will stay warm! The PeterPan shirt and Cardigan will give the simple jeans combo a little something!

Christmas Dinner

Sequin Top, Herringbone Zip JacketDeluxe Leather Patent Pumps, Wideleg Suit Trousers

For our Christmas Eve dinner, we always dress up a little. Sequins are great to give a look a little something special. The colorful jacket works well with the rosé sequins and the leather pumps. A simple black pair of black trousers is a great basic in every closet and looks fancy with everything.

A night at the bar

Biker JacketZip Front Check Skirt100 Denier Black TightsDouble Zip Suede Ankle Boots

My favourite look is this outfit for a night at a bar or a date with my sweetheart. It is so me. Rocky with a little edge, but still put together. I can see myself mixing each and every piece with a lot of other items in my closet. The skirt is a little retro, but still hip and the other black basics give it all the focus! That biker jacket is such a staple as well, awesome all year round and combined with those other pieces all the little zipper details look even better.

November 19, 2014

Santa came early this year

For years, I have been using my beloved Canon 500D SLR and was really happy with the pictures. I did start looking for an upgrade a while back, though I never really made big plans. A recent lucky moment got me closer to a quick change and now I finally made the step and got me a new Canon SLR and my dream go-to lense by Sigma. This lense was supposed to be my actual next purchase and I decided to get it anymways even with the pricey new 70D body. 


Apple could be for Snow White



It has been love ever since. I never once regretted the purchase, using every free minute and light to take pictures. The camera is amazing, but the lense itself is a wonderful upgrade. It let's in so much more light and my pictures look awesome even at very low lighting. I've been playing around a little and can't wait for Christmas time with all the lights and hopefully with snow! Here are some of my trial pictures that I just had to share.




Lunch (Pelmeni) and Dessert (Blueberry and Cream Tarte)




Love my new birch candle holder

November 16, 2014

Comfortable weekend attire


The weekend is always a time for me to relax. My work is quite time consuming and I tend to get less sleep than I wish for and also have lots of work at home that doesn't get done. I therefore try to keep my beauty routine to a minimum during those free days and often dress very casually. Of course I do love me some nice accessories and use those to make a jeans and shirt outfit a little more special. Otherwise it is as relaxed as it could get! Burgundy or oxblood is my go-to Autumn color and I love adding it to my outfits.



Nice to have a little tan during Autumn, soon I'll be back to snow white paleness.


What I wore

Coat & Jeans: Long Tall Sally
Cardigan: Seppälä
Scarf: Gina Tricot
Necklace: H&M
Bracelets: gift
Shoes: Deichmann


Those bracelets were a gift by Mr.B. I had seen this little set in the Duty free magazine of our Airline and had loved it already in February when we visited Egypt for the first time. Lucky me, he was generous on our way home in October and bought me these little beauties!!


My Autumn go-to coat makes this look complete. We took a little walk in this outfit and I even wore it again for work. Casual doesn't just work for the weekend.


Linkin up to Throw Back Thursday

November 9, 2014

One dress to rule them all

It's that time of year again when people start sending out invitations for Christmas parties, New Year's Eve events and on my side all the birthday parties start as well. At the same time I start thinking about outfits that I could possibly wear. I raid my closet and often wish I could buy a new dress for every of these occasions. Of course, my budget doesn't allow that and my closet would probably burst soon. I need versatile pieces that I can wear for several events even during different seasons. My favourite brand for tall ladies, Long Tall Sally, just introduced their new Winter collection and I was able to choose one piece for myself. Only one!? It was really difficult for me to pick just one as the entire collection is once again beautiful, versatile and just my kind of taste. 


In the end I decided to pick a dress that would work for my upcoming parties, but would also be great for future events in Spring and Summer. I feel so much like Joan from MadMen in this dress and that makes it just a little more special. It's truly the perfect dress for any hourglass figure, comfortable and the fabric feels great on the body. It is a stretchy material, that gives way a little. I know that LTS dresses are true to size, but with these body hugging dresses you might want to pick a size larger (as I did) if you don't want them to be extra tight to your skin. I love the feel of this dress and can see myself wearing this to a million different occassions in the upcoming months, or even years. It's a great dress to enhance the curves of any woman's figure. Well done, LTS!



What I wore

Dress: Long Tall Sally *
Blazer: C&A
Earrings & Necklace: Kalevala
Shoes: Deichmann
Tights: Esda
Bracelets & Ring: gift





I guess this dress is not really office attire, at least when you are not Joan Holloway from MadMen, but it does get tuned down a little with this blazer.


* PR Sample

linkin up to Throw Back Thursday
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