Monday, 31 May 2010

online finds #3

Hi guys!

I had a pretty relaxed weekend and didn't wear anything special. Simple jeans-and-t-shirt looks were my Saturday and Sunday uniforms to roam around the fleamarkets and hunt new treasures for
my shop The Little Owl Vintage.
Yesterday we cared about lots of uninteresting stuff like silicon to seal the kitchen sink and in the evening we watched the Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson (although I'm German, I can't believe Lena has won with this annoying faked wannabe British accent). Today my Mum came around with some cake and we had a nice little coffee klatsch.

Anyway, I also had time to gather some new online finds for you (and me, haha). I stumbled upon some lovely things:

The " Vintage Hunter Green Wool Hat with Ostrich Feathers" from VintageModernDesign, God I wish I had a real opportunity to wear a hat like this one. Or I wish I had the guts to wear it as a normal everyday accessory...

The "60s Rockabilly Sunshine Yellow Dress" from Vintage Urban Renewal.
Isn't this absolutely adorable? Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland (well, except for the colour, haha). Oh, if only the shipping from the USA to Europe wasn't that expensive, sigh. Can someone please buy this cutie?

This lovely "Claudette Headband" from VintagePoppy.
I wish I knew how to wear headbands...sometimes I believe I have a misshapen head because all of my headbands start to wander to the back of my head 5 minutes after putting them on...

Another awesome dress! The "Fairground Blushing Brilliance Dress" from Bitching and Junkfood. I fell in love with it at first sight! Now I only need the right legs to wear it, haha...well, and the money to buy it,too. Oh it's so pretty!

Look at this little treasure! The "Vintage Kelly Green Radio" from VintageGoods2.
Imagine a lovely summerday, a picnic basket filled with yummy sandwiches and lemonade, a blanket on a wonderfully smelling meadow and then this cute green radio playing summer songs! Aw, that would be perfect...

Aren't these "Geoffrey Beene shorts" from VintagePhilosophy perfectly cute?
Yes, they are :)

I'm a sucker for quirky deco items, so I'd love to own this "Primitive Old Tin Standup Rabbit" from Vintage Warehouse. It reminds me of the illustrations of Peter Rabbit, I think its style is similar.

Well, that's what I found. I'm always so disappointed that all the wonderful vintage shops are located in the US, so that the shipping to Europe would cost me a little fortune. Anyone knows some good European vintage online shops? Please?? :)

Have a great day! And don't forget about my giveaway!

now playing: kate nash - doo wah doo

Saturday, 29 May 2010

1 blouse on 2 days


Hi guys!

I'm watching an episode of "The Closer" and it's so thrilling, I always have to look to the TV while writing haha :) I love
Kyra Sedgwick in this role, she's such a tough cookie.

Anyway, I put on this blouse yesterday and I thought it would be nice to show you how I remixed an outfit with it today. I really like to challenge myself with taking one piece from the wardrobe and putting it together with different colours or shapes, it's similar to what the Delightful Dozen does, only to a limited extent.
If you don't already know the Delightful Dozen, make sure to check out their Facebook page! These girls are all amazingly stylish and send different clothes to each other to get a variety of different styles with one and the same piece. It's really inspiring.

My blouse-with-skirt outfit is from yesterday, I wore it to the office. My colleagues liked it a lot and said it would be a typical Carina look :) It's so funny how my style has changed through the years since I work there. I used to wear only jeans in the beginning and meanwhile I prefer skirts, so one of my colleagues was joking about "Oh it's a wonder to see Carina wearing jeans!" the other day ;)

blouse, jeans and jacket: h&m, cardi: mango, shoes: thrifted, belt: 2nd hand shop, scarf: ebay

blouse and skirt: h&m, cardi: mango, belt: vintage, tights: c&a, boots: bullboxer, bangle: accessorize, necklace: claire's

Since I had a pretty exhausting day today, I felt like wearing the blouse with some comfy jeans. I had to get up 4.30 am to drive my Dad and his girlfriend to the airport. I really don't remember the last time I had to get up so so early, seriously. When I finally headed to work at 7.45 am, I felt like I was up for half a day already.

Remember this scarf from some older looks? I didn't know what a multitalent this scarf is when I bought it. I got it from Ebay for 10 Euro because I liked the birds print and needed something yellow for spring. It's so awesome how this mustary yellow goes with almost every outfit I put together. If it wouldn't be too boring, I'd probably wear it everyday :)

Don't miss out on my current giveaway!

Have a great day!

now playing: newton faulkner - bad man

Friday, 28 May 2010

mails and contests


Hi guys!

I don't really have time for a proper post today because I have to go to bed very early. My father and his girlfriend leave for Andalusia tomorrow morning (holidays) and i have to drive them to the airport. That means I'll have to get up at 4.30 am! God, I'll be a zombie haha :)

Anyway, I checked my mails for the first time since last week or so today and had some nice reminders and invitations to contests in my inbox.

First of all Couturious has a great Foley + Corinna Arm Candy contest going on! You have to style a chic outfit with the gorgeous Wrapped Chain Handbag to enter and the price is what? The bag itself!
For all of you who don't know Couturious yet, it's like a virtual paper dolls paradise :)

I also got a mail from the lovely Sybil of Animated Confessions, who invited me to join the sway girls list. I red about, but I still don't get what it's all about completely. It's about voting for certain dresses that will be offered for 50% off to everyone who voted I think. Please correct me if I'm wrong :)
They are still looking for more girls who like to vote, so if you want to join, you can sign up here.

top: h&m, jeans & cardi: zara, shoes: underground, necklace: kool kat kustom

The last point for today is the Mode Republic Street Fashion Contest, which I am invited to. I will submit photos soon, but I saw that there are already lots of great competitors, so you can keep your fingers crossed for me or take part too, or both ;)

That's it so far. Have a nice day!

P.S. And don't forget to check out my latest giveaway post!!!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

CLOSED Primark Giveaway

Hi guys!

It's giveaway time! :)

This sparkling set of bangles could be yours soon. It's from Opia by Primark and consists of ten black bangles that are decorated with a lot of bling bling rhinestones.
A perfect accessory for badass glamrock looks.

To enter the giveaway please leave a comment on this post here and tell me what concert you would absolutely want to see in your life (bands, singers, dead, alive, doesn't matter)!

Please leave me an e-mail address if I can't contact you via blog.

This giveaway is open to international entrants and will end on Sunday,
the 6th of June at 8 pm MET. The winner will be drawn by

Good luck and have a nice day! :)

P.S. Feel free to follow my blog if you don't do it already.
And thank you to my wonderful 45 followers who accompany me virtually so far!

in the garden


Hi guys!

Today I show you more of yesterday's birthday dinner at my Dad's house. The weather was lovely, not too warm, not too cold, but a little windy and Dad's girlfriend Judith cooked yummy food for me :) Furthermore there's Dad's beautiful garden on which we had the greatest view from the patio.

the garden is the perfect setting for springy photos

my birthday cake :)

by the way: this cute skirt is a fleamarket bargain for 2 Euro,
I'm not sure, but I think its handmade by the former owner

posing with a full tummy is kinda hard ;)

fillet of pork, rosemary potatoes and fresh asparagus, yum!

and coconut ice-cream with strawberries and cream for dessert

skirt: fleamarket, shirt: h&m, shoes: thrifted,
necklace & bracelets: accessorize, belt: vintage

Have a wonderful day! :)

now playing: k'naan - wavin flag (the best football song ever!)

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

my birthday - I'm 24 now


Hi guys!

My birthday yesterday was so awesome!
I have tons of photos that speak for themselves.

The day began with an extensive brunch at Canoo, a boat restaurant on the Rhine, and a walk in the yard of the Museum Kunstpalast afterwards. Everything with my girls of course:

dress: only, cardi: vintage, tights: accessorize,
shoes: görtz17, necklace: sarah et pauline, bangle: accessorize

After the brunch was over, I headed to my mum by train.
When I arrived she had a cute little birthday cake for me, which was already half-eaten because they were so hungry and didn't wait until I had arrived. Haha, typically my family! I love them anyway ;)

More birthday stuff from today (dinner at dad's and photos from his beautiful garden) will be posted tomorrow!

Have a lovely day!

now playing: tornapart - forever damaged

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