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NEW IN: chanello #1

Oh Chanel! It seems that it is an endless lovestory for most girls – and I am definitely no exception! While the bags that are on my wishlist will have to wait (for now), I finally splurged on something I had been craving for a long time. Over the past few months and weeks, I repeatedly spotted a Chanel brooch on Caro and Anni’s Instagram feeds. Everytime I saw it, I fell in love a little more. I had been to Chanel a few times, but they only had brooches from the supermarket collection in store. Then, this Friday I finally got lucky. And now it is mine ♥ Chanello no.1 in my closet!

chanel brooch - Bikinis & Passports

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23 | Categories: Accessories, Shopping

CRAVINGS: Sunday at home

Yesterday I saw a quote on Instagram that read “stop the glorification of busy” and for some reason it really stuck with me. It seems that now adays the busier you seem, the cooler and more important you are. Admittedly, we live in a very fast-paced society and you do need to stay busy to be able to keep up – I’ve found that to be more true than ever being self-employed. If you don’t get s*** done, someone else will jump at the opportunity. But like most things in life, it is all about the right balance. Recently, I’ve made it a point to keep work in a Monday through Friday time frame and really try to “turn off” on the weekends and keep myself from answering emails past 8pm. Today I slept in until 11, yesterday it was 11:30. And I love it. Just like today will be all about painting my nails, good food, friends and lounging on the couch all day. Because guess what? It is ok to NOT be busy some times. Happy Sunday!

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11 | Categories: Cravings

OUTFIT: shearling

Even though it is still unusually mild for November, I am starting to adapt to Winter wear and am slowly digging out my coats and warm jackets again. Those that know me, know that I love anything fluffy and soft – even if it is just the lining. And I also love embellished things. Naturally this shearling jacket is a big winner in my books. Cozy, warm and stylish. I feel like is so easy to style and works best with an all black ensemble, which is exactly what I wore to the office today. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget to check out the early Christmas deals with up to 70% off over on GIRISSIMA.com!

Maison Scotch Shearling Jacket - Bikinis & Passports

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13 | Categories: Outfits, Sponsored

“Alles Walzer!” – Opera Ball Preview

Aside from the beautiful architecture and coffee culture (including the delicious Sacher Torte), Vienna is also known for its famous Opera Ball, which attracts people from all around the world every Winter. Personally, I’ve been wanting to go since I moved to Vienna and have followed the magical evening via TV for the past few years… I am sure you guys can guess where I am going with this (more to come soon)! Now, I think it is safe to say that for all the girls attending – especially the debutants - the hardest part is finding THE perfect dress. Luckily, this year Peek & Cloppenburg is proud partner of the Opera Ball and they have teamed up with designer Atil Kutoglu for the special “Alles Walzer” collection of 3 stunning dresses. Back in October I was invited to the press preview and literally wanted to take home all 3 dresses with me. Inspired by his three favorite cities (Paris, Istanbul & New York) Atil Kutoglu created gowns that I would literally wear to my wedding (if there was such a thing) in a heart beat! They will be available exclusively at P&C Kärntner Straße here in Vienna starting December 13th and honestly, I am a little disappointed that only the debutants get to wear white because the “New York” dress with the bow is a dream of a ball gown, right?

Atil Kutoglu für P&C "Alles Walzer" Opera Ball - Bikinis & Passports

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4 | Categories: Vienna