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?
The best way to fight the Monday blues? Sequins, of course! I don’t know why, but the second I spot something glittery, I am usually sold. Remember these pants? Well, now I came across the perfect sequin blazer, also on GIRISSIMA. I love how versatile they are too: you could totally wear this ensemble with heels and a more dramatic make-up for a night out on the town, or, as I wore them to work and meetings. Sequins always work – easy as that!
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 ♥
Just 2 days ago, I found out that there is such a thing as international “happy day” (March 20th). As a person who generally thinks that life is much more worth while when you’re happy, I will obviously make it a celebration from now on! But really, what makes us happy? Being healthy and having amazing family and friends is an obvious reason, money helps to take away some worries, but for me, it is also the things I surround myself with. I love fashion and I love interior design. As superficial as it sounds, but a pretty bag or amazing new rug definitely make me happy. Recently, I came across an interview with the designer duo Talbot Runhof for a study done by HTC about how objects with good design have been proven to lessen negative feelings like anger and resentment and enhance creativity. Personally, I can definitely relate to the study. For example, a dining table chair needs to be comfortable and sterdy – but if it also looks good at the same time (like our Philippe Starck ghost chairs) it makes me happy and I love creating my little pop-up office around the table.