I feel that any time you come home after a long trip, you appreciate your surroundings a bit more than before you left. Personally, I love the feeling of the first breakfast back home, visiting your favorite flower shop again, grabbing coffee on a lazy Sunday and watching the sun set over a beautiful skyline, that we get to call home. Since we left early on the 26th of December, I didn’t really have any time to enjoy my wonderful presents right after Christmas – so when we came home this weekend I finally had time to really take everything in, get things situated in our apartment and enjoy my own personal bits of happiness. Some of you may remember THIS post from a few months back – well my dear friend Anna was super attentive and surprised me with the Tom Dixon candle for Christmas. I literally could not believe my eyes and am so thankful for friends that pay attention to the little things and know me so well. Also, “it” by Alexa Chung was on my Christmas wishlist this year and got to join my other coffee table books as a present from my grandma. I have yet to acutally read it, but from flipping through it it looks pretty good. Lastly, treat collection (a new nail polish brand from Berlin) spoiled me with 5 of their colors to kick off the new year. I love, love, LOVE “popsicle“, “drama queen” and “good thing” – now I just need to decide which one to try first! Hope you all had a great start to a fresh, new week & happy Monday!
It is time for part II of my outfit-series of festive but affordable holiday looks, in collaboration with Pimkie (see part I HERE). This time the look is a little more girly and involves an amazing dress. I immediately fell in love with the round neckline of this baby and love the way it accentuates the shoulders. Paired with the faux fur vest and biker boots this would also be a cool daytime look, but the dressier version with heels and a glam clutch is probably what I’ll be wearing on Christmas Eve this year. Do you guys already know what you’ll be wearing on the 24th?
‘Tis the season … to dress fancy! I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like during December I am constantly putting together dressy outfits. Christmas parties at work, girly get-togethers, festive dinners with the family and of course, New Years Eve. This year, I’ve teamed up with Pimkie to create 3 totally different looks for the holiday season that are not only fancy, but also affordable – definitely a win-win situation, right? Up first is a pant suit, which is absolutely new territory for me! But, I am actually pretty smitten with how the look turned out. Combined with a high pony tail and the tailored suit I really liked this look – what do you guys think?
New day, new clutch ♥ While I love my big bags, I am kind of addicted to clutches gone daytime at the moment. With big bags, I am always tempted to hoard my entire life in there, and with a slightly smaller bag I am a little more picky of what I carry around. Yesterday, I met up with my sister to grab some groceries for our Sunday night pasta dinner and the bag of choice was my new Victoria Khoss foldover clutch in electric blue. These pretty bags are handmade in NYC with special attention to high quality fabrics (umm how cute is the polkadot lining??) and are currently also available at Steffl Department Store in Vienna. They come in all sorts of beautiful colors, and I was super torn between the bright pink (which would have also worked perfectly with this outfit) and the blue. In the end, I went with the blue because it is a color my closet is still missing at the moment. For everyone that doesn’t live in Vienna, Victoria has kindly offered free shipping for all of Europe with this code: “SHIPVKFREE”. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend & happy Monday!