What is it about girls and jewels? Not without reason is there a saying that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. While I only own a few “real” pieces of jewelry, which were all super special gifts from either my dad or boyfriend, I own a fairly extensive collection of “fashion jewelry”. I like to add a bit of bling to almost every outfit I wear, whether it is a big statement necklace, golden watch or sparkly earrings … just can’t get enough! And it is such an easy way to dress up a simple look. For my April wishlist, I found some stunning pieces on GIRISSIMA.com, which are not only absolutely beautiful, but also affordable. Win-win situation, right? Which combination is your favorite?
Kathi and I are currently in Milano to visit the “Confessions of Design” exhibition by 61 Austrian designers, manufacturers and traditional companies as part of Salone Internazionale del Mobile. We are excited about exploring the Italian fashion capital and doing a bit of sight-seeing and pizza-eating! Get ready for a travel diary coming up next week. In the meantime, I leave you guys with some impressions of the absolutely gorgeous new Dior boutique here in Vienna on Kohlmarkt – you guys definitely have to stop by and have a look around. I am so happy about all the amazing new stores opening in the 1st district, which are slowly transforming my beloved hometown into an amazing shopping destination. Soon we’ll be able to keep up with Milano and Paris!
You know why I love wishlists? Because you actually think about the items you place on there – and then, you look for reasons why you desperately NEED them! Some disappear from the wishlist after a while and are quickly forgotten due to a lack of good reason, others stay on there until the purchase is made. Those of you that remember my March wishlist from GIRISSIMA.com, probably recognize the dress and clutch worn in today’s outfit. I love how at first I thought the dress would be perfect for lazy days spent at the beach eating ice cream, but then I was actually able to style it for the office. We had a first taste of warmer temperatures here in Vienna last week, and while the cold wind is back this week, spring is already in the air – SO. EXCITED. FOR. SUMMER ♥
You know how they say: “Good things come to those that wait” … but usually I am not that good at waiting. However, when we’re talking 650€, I am GREAT at waiting. For the simple fact that my bank account would shoot me if I did anything else but wait. Well, as it turns out, sometimes the wait is definitely worth it in the end. Rewind to a few months back, before Christmas, when I was shopping for presents at Steffl and came across a perfect pump. Soft leather, a bit of python (we all know how much I love my animal prints), and the words “Saint Laurent” in gold on a black sole. The only downside? The price tag! Then, two weeks ago I was back at Steffl on a mission to find black, pointy flats for Kathi (in which I succeeded, btw) and on the way out I stopped by their -70% corner, where they always have left-over sizes for AMAZING prices. To make a long story short: I scored the last pair of those perfect pumps and am one happy little camper right now!