Saturday 31 December 2011

and in the end it's just another year


Hi guys!

Wow the last post in 2011, another year is almost over. God I'm always melancholic at the end of each December, it's so unfair that the older you get, the more time flies.
Anyway, how are you going to spend your New Year's Eve?
Patrick and I are going to have a cozy evening at home this year, just filled sweet peppers, sparkling wine, DVDs and the two of us. We always were at different parties the last years and it was always nice but, as I think, NYE is totally overrated, so this time we're not even putting an effort in making it spectacular.

♥ dress worn as tunic: new look via ebay uk ♥ cardi: pimkie ♥ jeans: esprit ♥ shoes: goertz ♥ hat: kleiderkreisel ♥

I didn't plan to post an outfit today as we only left the apartment to do some grocery shopping for tonight. I actually didn't even wash my hair, hence the hat haha. I simply threw on what I wore to work yesterday and thought my new dress would be worth taking some pictures. So I went out on the balcony and took some funny shots in the rain.
I really wish I could wear the dress as a dress instead of combining it with jeans, but it's scandalously short, which is not very flattering for my legs. However I managed to get rid of the 1,5 extra kilos that I gained over Christmas, so hopefully I'll make it to even lose some more in the new year.

♥ necklace: accessorize ♥ ring: six ♥

Now I'm going to prepare the food for tonight and finally wash my hair so I can start into 2012 without an itching head ;)
I haven't managed to do a 2011 blog recap yet, it will follow in the course of the next days.

I wish you all tons of fun tonight! Have a fantastic New Year's Eve and a happy new year my dear readers!!!

now playing: the broken family band - the last song

Friday 30 December 2011

christmas recap 3


Hi guys!

Here we go with the last part of my Christmas recap and how I spent Boxing Day. Above (and also below) you can see what I wore, it's almost the same outfit I had chosen for our company's Christmas party last week and I liked the dress so much that I had to wear it again. Also I didn't have my camera with me last week so on Boxing Day I finally got the chance to take some pics then. I actually got this dress at the Promod summer sale, but I think it perfectly works as a Christmas dress too.

♥ dress: promod ♥ blazer: new yorker ♥ shoes: deichmann ♥ bow alice band: h&m ♥

Alright, so on Boxing Day Patrick and I slept in and were welcomed by a lovely late breakfast in the living-room of his parent's. We just lounged about at the table until afternoon, got dressed and headed over to my Dad who had invited us to coffee and cake and to dinner later on.
Everytime I visit my dad I have to tell you guys what a lovely garden he has - even in winter! I asked Patrick to take some photos of me but he's always too shaky, so I used the self-timer instead. That's how this funny picture of the four of us emerged :)
I was also glad to see Waleska again, my dad's dog. She's the cutest dog girl ever and so photogenic!
In the evening we went to a cozy little Italian restaurant, but I didn't take photos there (I'm always afraid of disturbing the other guests). But here is the rest of the pics from the afternoon:

Hm I'm getting a little melancholic now that I have to say this was the last Christmassy post this year. Next year I'll have to start earlier with everything... and I want snow! Where is the snow?
In general I'm always melancholic when the end of a year draws nearer, I just don't want time to go by so fast. I think it will even get worse with my emotions tomorrow and the day after, however I know i will be full of zest for action as soon as 2012 begins.

Have a lovely day!

now playing: biffy clyro - machines

Thursday 29 December 2011

christmas recap 2


Hi guys!

I already posted this look on my Chictopia and Lookbook this morning as a kind of preview on this post (and because I had nothing to do while drinking my morning coffee). So here is the recap of Christmas Day and what I wore.
I got this lovely floral print mix dress via Ebay for about 10 bucks and I was so afraid it wouldn't fit because I never owned something from Urban Outfitters before, but then it arrived one day before Christmas Eve and fit perfectly so I totally had to wear it.
You probably can't really see it but it has a cute Peter Pan collar :) Plus florals? Plus more florals? I like!

♥ dress: urban outfitters ♥ cardi, belt + bow hair clip: h&m ♥ shoes: deichmann ♥ necklace: new yorker ♥

On Christmas Day I drove from my mum's place to Patrick's parents to have lunch with them. We didn't go to a really chic restaurant, but it was an occasion to dress up a bit so that was the chance for my new dress. I thought the clash of floral prints would stand out enough on its own so I combined it with simple black pieces and the skinny belt to match the brownish florals. Unfortunately - as you can see - the belt kept sliding away from the waist, that's why it's dangling around my tummy instead. Very chic *cough*...

After lunch my Christmas journey went on: I visited my friend Farah (who gave me the loveliest measuring cups for baking), my friend Thomas, his family and the dear dogs and met with my mum to visit my grandma in the retirement home.
It was a bit sad because her dementia is getting worse, she hardly speaks because she's lacking of the right words. You can see that she's trying to find them when she tries to speak but then she can't and I don't know if it really is like that, but to me it seemed like she realizes that she doesn't remember words and when she tries to tell us something and we don't understand her that makes her sad. And she can't get out of bed anymore because her circulation collapses when she sits up. However she smiled all of the time when we sat by her bed and sang Christmas songs for her :)

Here is a little collection of photos from my Christmas Day:

three generations in one pic

no that's not the lunch at the restaurant (it's potatoe salad and sausages for dinner)

Patrick parent's have two cats, this is Looky...

... and here under the Christmas tree :) She's called Looky because of her cute looks - obviously.

And this is Mimi her sister.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. I know I can always get you with kitty cat pictures, can't I? ;)
Tomorrow there'll be the last Christmas recap about how I spent Boxing Day and then the Christmas themed posts will be over for this year - just in time to do a blog recap for 2011. And I also still need to prepare my summing up favourites post for december. Ah so much ahead....

Have a lovely day!

now playing: cynic - carbon based anatomy

Tuesday 27 December 2011

christmas recap 1


Hi guys!

How have you been? I hope you had a merry Christmas and spent a lovely time with your family and friends.
I'm back from the Christmas odyssey to my people in all the different places and this year I had the most relaxed holidays for a long time. I had to drive a lot to visit everyone but still it was never stressful and I enjoyed seeing my family and friends, having dinner with them and exchanging the presents.
Here we go with Christmas recap no. 1 about my Christmas Eve. First in the morning I wrappe dall presents:


It was so much fun to wrap everything nicely and I put lots of effort in it. It's always a pity that the paper and bows and all is thrown away afterwards, but I simply love the beautiful sight of prettily wrapped presents under the Christmas tree.
To kill the time until my mum would fetch me I baked some macaroons and cupcakes. And in the evening we went to my mum's house to celebrate with her boyfriend and his son. It has become a kind of tradition to have raclette on Christmas Eve, so that's what we started with.

After the food feast we dragged ourselves to the sofa and opened our presents. It was unintendedly funny because my mum and my stepbrother to-be had accidentally bought the same Christmas card for Ralf. Later on we just lounged about and watched Loriot far into the night.

♥ dress: h&m ♥ cardi: zara ♥ belt: topshop ♥ wedges: ebay ♥ necklace: accessorize ♥

the double Christmas card :)

It was such a nice and cozy evening, way better than the stressful and troublesome one last year. I love raclette, I love my presents and I love took our time and didn't have to hurry up or worry about anything this time.

Tomorrow there'll be Christmas recap no. 2 about Christmas day, so check back then if you like.
Have a nice day! :)

now playing: bruno mars - it will rain

Saturday 24 December 2011

the nightmare before christmas - literally


Hi guys!

Omg where does this sudden madness come from? Gosh, I went downtown after work to run some last errands for Christmas and man are the people crazy! I just wanted to take a look at the H&M sale and was also able to grab a few pieces, but I thought it would be a better plan to get all the other things on my shopping list here in our corner of the city. Well, it was not a better plan! I bought Christmas cards, decoration for the gifts, ingredients for my cupcakes tomorrow.... and I got so infected by this pre-Christmas hurly-burly that now at home I notice that I forgot some stuff, great...

♥ dress, cardi + boots: h&m ♥ scarf: gina tricot ♥ belt: primark ♥ necklace: new yorker ♥

I feel so exhausted now, I'm glad we'll have some holidays ahead. Although December has been going by so fast, the last week felt like a whole month to me. The nice thing is: everything for university is finished, all Christmas presents are bought, now I just have to wrap them, bake some cupcakes and wait for the raclette dinner tomorrow evening.

What are you guys up to in the next few days?
I'll be away until Monday, so I already wish you all a lovely Christmas time!
Enjoy the presents, food and time with family and friends! :)

now playing: philipp poisel - bis nach toulouse

Thursday 22 December 2011

a glossy box


Hi guys!

I just finished my last essay for this year, tomorrow I'll have my last seminar before Christmas. I'll hand in the essay and that will be it for 2011, everything else concerning university can wait until 2012.This essay was so time-consuming that I only have a little post about what came in the mail yesterday: my 2nd Glossybox (see the first one here).
It's a nice treat every month: you register on their website and for 10€ you get a box filled with cosmetics at the end of each month (and the content is worth more than 10€ by far).


It's always wrapped in pretty paper and decorated with a ribbon and inside there are these funny paper snippets. This month it came a bit earlier so it would be there for Christmas, how nice! Here is what it contained:

a full size of perfumy Rituals shower foam, a Fudge hair fluid (haven't tried these two yet)...

... an Ahava foot cream which makes your feet wonderfully soft, a L'Oreal Studio Secrets make-up stick (unfortunately too dark for me) and a Babor lip gloss in a lovely shade and very high-tech. Can you believe it has two mini lamps that go on when you pull out the upper part, so your lips are lit when you apply the gloss?! That's crazy, but fun to use it :)

I also found a way to re-use the pretty little boxes! Above you can see the new home for my nail polishes.

I hope you liked this little review. I'll be back with an outfit post next time ;)

Happy Wednesday!

now playing: the thrills - nothing changes round here

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