For me, Sundays are sacred. I cherish it as the one day per week that is dedicated strictly to sleeping in, coffee runs with the boyfriend, watching movies and amazing food! We always have my sister and a small group of friends over for our “Sunday cook-outs”, where we try new recipes and spend most of the afternoon in the kitchen together. It has become a tradition and my favorite part of the week! On today’s menu: thai summer rolls, satay chicken with peanut sauce and homemade macarons for dessert. Obviously I don’t want to be in my sweats when we have people over, but I am also not a fan of dressing up for a casual day with friends and family. My go-to look is usually a comfy sweater, favorite jeans and whatever else I stumble upon. This week, I have teamed-up with Opus-Fashion for a casual Sunday look that I’d love to wear today! Stripes, comfy jeans and a cool hat! My favorite fashion equation is always “stick to basics and add one or two highlights” – in this case I feel like the hat makes the look complete! How do you guys like to spend your Sundays? Whatever it is you’re doing today – I hope you have an amazing 7th day of the week!
With my friends, I am already known as the girl with a leo obsession. Whenever they spot something with the animal print, I usually receive a text message, email of photo with the message “so you!”. And guess what, they are right! In my world, leopard print is a neutral, just as much as black, white or gray! I own everything from shoes, bags, a coat, scarves, … you get the point. As you guys know, I spoiled myself with the most perfect Miu Miu flats for my birthday. The only downside: my birthday is in February, which usually isn’t the time of the year to be wearing flats. But when spring made a little appearance this past week, and I spotted 10°C on the thermometer, I made a run for my new babies and wore them for work and some meetings on Wednesday. They still need a bit of breaking in, since I am already rocking 2 blisters, but by the time spring really comes around they’ll be good to go.
For about 6 months now, I’ve been getting regular gel pedicures. I know that gel polishes have been around for a few years, but for my hands I get sick of the same color after about 5 days, so I only tried it once about 3 years ago and didn’t like it. However, for my pedicure, I always have the same super dark red, so last year in September I decided to treat myself to a shellac pedicure. I loved the results so much, that I haven’t gone back to regular polish yet. There are quite a few studios in Vienna that offer the gel mani/pedicure, so 3 weeks ago, I decided to try the GELeration pedicure by Jessica Cosmetics at Topkapi salon. The salon is located right on Kohlmarkt in the 1st district, which is probably as good as it gets in terms of location (umm, right above Chanel …). The pedicure was done amazingly and I am super happy with the results – the picture below is the way it looks after 18 days, so more than 2 weeks and still good as new! The Topkapi salon may be a bit old fashioned in comparison to other spas with super modern massage chairs and foot baths, but in the end, the thing I personally really care about the most is a good pedicure that lasts for weeks. Up until now, I’ve been getting the La Ric 2 Go pedicure, but during our vacation in Mexico I had a nail chip for the first time (which really isn’t supposed to happen with shellac or gel), so I wanted to try something new. I am a big fan of the regular Jessica Cosmetics nail polishes, and so far I am more than happy with the way my GELeration pedicure is holding up. Have any of you tried the GELeration mani- or pedicure? How did you like it?
It is incredible to me, how much of an impact the weather has on my mood. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is open the blinds a few inches, just enough to get a glance at the sky. On days like yesterday, where I peek out the window and all I see is sunshine and a cloudless blue sky, I am instantly in a good mood. If you then add “warm” temperatures (as warm as February gets) to the mix, it is a perfect day in my books. And guess what makes a day like that even more perfect? My brand new Isabel Marant heels, a beautiful new top from GIRISSIMA.com and some super distressed jeans. It definitely felt like spring yesterday, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Happy Monday, guys!!