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[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Talking about struggles in my latest blogpost... “I want to be able to look back and say: ‘It was hard. I cried. I fought so much. I was just about to give up and then it finally happened – everything made sense. It wasn’t for nothing.’” - feel free to have a look at the post on luziehtan.de, available - as always - in English and German. 🖤 • 📷 @jfcreationsphotography

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[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] “Music. You need it so you don't forget. Forget that... there are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside... that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours.” - The Shawshank Redemption • My favorite quote about music. From a great movie. Sharing it with you together with yet another amazing portrait from my dearest @jfcreationsphotography

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[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Auf dem Blog gibt‘s mal wieder einen neuen Post! 🖤 luziehtan.de • 📷 @jfcreationsphotography

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#stayathome = #selfietime 🤓 Gestern mal wieder ein bisschen Farbe ins Gesicht gepackt. Aber wirklich nur ein bisschen.

#stayathome = #selfietime 🤓 Gestern...

Life was good today. ♥️

Life was good today. ♥️

[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Wenigstens scheint die Sonne, es ist warm draußen, ich hab‘ einen Balkon (den ich jetzt doch nicht verbessern kann, weil @obi_baumarkt_ meine Bestellung storniert hat und ich jetzt nur Erde und ne kleine Schaufel bekomme, haha! Bin euch aber nicht böse, kann’s ja irgendwie verstehen - bin nicht die Einzige, die den Plan hatte...), höre den ganzen Tag Musik (draußen für mehr Konzentration beim Lesen gerne mit Kopfhörern, zum Beispiel den praktischen In-Ears von @sudio und ganz viel @listentolambert), ich kann in bequemer Kleidung rumgammeln (der Hoodie war eine limitierte Geschichte von @jessybarden zur wunderbaren Serie „The End of the f***ing World“ auf @netflixde und er könnte grad nicht passender sein!) und allgemein könnte so eine Quarantäne ja wirklich schlimmer sein. Ätzend ist es trotzdem, vor allem so allein. Aber ich hab‘ Spucki. ♥️

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Respectfully f*** off please. ♥️ #stayathome

Respectfully f*** off please. ♥️...

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[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Monday Mood - when your favorite bar provides you with an Argyle Punch premix for the quarantine. ♥️ Ich hab‘ jetzt schon so viele Memes gesehen, dass es nach dem ganzen Mist zwei Gruppen geben wird: perfekte Köche oder Alkoholiker. Ersteres ist definitiv die bessere Idee, auch wenn mein Pulli meine Gedanken zu all dem am besten ausdrückt. „Social Distancing“ oder wie ich es lieber nenne „zusammen allein“ erfordert für uns alle spezielle Maßnahmen, um mit der Einsamkeit (oder auch Zweisamkeit, die einem sicher auch ganz schön auf den Sack gehen kann!) klarzukommen. Der ein oder andere Drink schadet da nicht, aber ich möchte euch gerne nochmal dran erinnern, Alkohol bitte in Maßen zu konsumieren, denn Alkohol ist keine Lösung (sondern ein Destillat, höhö!), auch bei Corona nicht. Und bei Einsamkeit erst recht nicht. Gönnt euch vielleicht mal ein Gläschen beim FaceTimen mit Freunden oder halt, weil dann wieder Samstag ist und ihr im Normalfall ausgegangen und euch einen Cocktail genehmigt hättet, aber übertreibt bitte nicht. Habt euch lieb und #stayathome 😘

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[Werbung wegen Verlinkung] Mal wieder eine klassische Dreierreihe vollmachen. Sorry, dass ich euch alle enttäuschen muss, dass es das Kleid nicht gibt, das ist schon ein paar Jährchen alt... 🙈 Ich hoffe aber, dass ihr euch trotzdem über diese grandiosen Fotos von @jfcreationsphotography freuen könnt. ♥️ #plussize #plussizeoutfit #plussizeblogger #luziehtan #celebratemysize #honormycurves #effyourbodystandards

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• Lu zieht an. x Süperb | Cold Shoulder •

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There’s finally a new outfit for you! And good news: the dress is still available and on SALE! :) I’ve teamed up with the local plus-size brand Süperb and the local luxury second hand shop Secondella for a photo shoot and some new looks and this is the first one I want to show you! Good thing it’s still warm enough so if you feel like getting this amazing cold-shoulder dress, you’ll even be able to wear it just like that and not freeze to death (or let’s say: your shoulder will not be too cold, haha!). ;)

I got the chance to meet the designer, Klara Stenzel, and have a private fitting with her and get to know the brand and I must say that I love the idea behind the brand, which is all about the perfect fit. The clothes are perfectly tailored and will definitely make your curves look their best! This dress is definitely a bestseller and also my personal favorite, even though there are a lot more amazing pieces and you’ll get to know a few more of them, so stay tuned!

I’m also extremely happy that I got Secondella as my second (haha!) partner for the shoot, because I got to choose perfectly matching accessories (and was horribly sad that I had to give them back, because I love them all!) so we could create these cool looks. And of course, I’m also happy that I got to work with one of my favorite photographers, Julia Marie Werner – she’s absolutely amazing and I adore her work, you should have a look at her page! This cute guy next to me is her lovely dog Tschikko and we felt like he’s the perfect photo partner for me – #couplegoals, haha! ;)

Photos: Julia Marie Werner

» Hamburg

Dress: Süperb
High Heels: Gucci (via Secondella
Clutch: Louis Vuitton (via Secondella)

In collaboration with Süperb & Secondella.
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• Time to grow up | IV – About getting divorced and unspoken words… •

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It’s been a bit more than two weeks now, since I finally got divorced after about one year and a half. This was the last step of finishing a chapter of my life. I’ve been thinking a lot about what to write in this blog post. I feel like the divorce is putting a new label on me, even though I’m finally free. Even though I’ve been literally waiting every day for this moment, when my marriage is finally officially over. It felt like a huge weight lift from my heart when I came out of the court after those fifteen minutes, during which I had to see my ex for the last time and officially state that this marriage is over and that I definitely don’t pretend to make it work again. But being a divorced woman kind of labels me, even though it does not define me. This is something I will have to accept and surely will, as soon as possible. I’m glad that it’s over and I want to wear this label as proud as I can, because it all changed me in the most positive way.

The only thing is: I wanted to finally say something and had no chance to do so. You must know that our break-up happened without any personal contact. My ex decided to end our relationship taking the easiest way out: leaving me at my parents, driving back home alone without telling me so, hiding somewhere when I came after him, and then simply writing me a message on WhatsApp that it’s over. It was humiliating. I mean, the person I’ve spent 8 years with, decided to treat me so disrespectfully to end a marriage the most inappropriate way – via text message. And not even with an explanation. Back then, I decided to just take it like this and not say anything. But with the time going by, I wrote a letter to him which I actually wanted to give him on the day of our divorce. A letter which, at first, I was hoping he’d read because I had so much to say about the way he broke up with me. A letter which I almost forgot of after some time because it just became irrelevant – there was no need to say anything anymore. Just one last sentence.

But I didn’t say it. There was no chance to say it. So I’m writing it down.

I’m thankful for the past 18 months. Thankful for the chance to rewrite my life, to change myself, to be who I am now and who I’m going to be in the future. I’m not thankful for how I was „disposed“ but thankful for the decision to do it like this because it made everything easier for me. I’m thankful for the chance to understand that a person like this was never worth it to make my happiness and my life dependent of him, and to understand that I’m the only one to make my life the life I want to live. I don’t need someone else to make me happy.

So here it goes:

Thank you.

• Recap | August •

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Whoa, what happened? It’s been some time since I last updated you guys on the blog and I’m really sorry – I guess, life has happened, and an absolutely amazing summer which I tried to enjoy to the fullest. So… let’s recap August!

August started with my first festival ever – “A Summer’s Tale”. But I didn’t go there as a visitor, I went there for work. Three days of foodtruck fun at a pretty nice festival, even though unfortunately, I didn’t pick up much of the music (and missed one amazing band, Grizzly Bear, but shit happens, huh?). It definitely wasn’t easy, to be honest, I was completely exhausted after these days cause it was super hot and therefore even hotter in the truck and we were all working real hard. But it was worth it. Even though I realized that this won’t be my favorite job experience ever. It’s fun to work with people and I like to communicate with everybody, but physically, it’s way too hard for me (to be honest). Apparently, life saw this too and yelled “Hold my beer!”, cause my next job experience is about to happen soon and I’m excited to see where it’s gonna lead me to…

I finally had a new photo shoot in August, with the most wonderful → Julia Marie Werner, in collaboration with a → friend’s agency and the brands → Süperb and → Secondella, and I can’t wait to show you the cool looks we shot on yet another hot summer day. :)

I went to a casting for a movie in Berlin, had my first job interview, met new friends, including a visit from → Mona from the Netherlands, and I had a model job on a little fashion show at the Kurvenhaus, a local plus-size store here in Hamburg, just a week before the Plus Size Fashion Days (but these remain for the September recap). :)

All in all, August was a very hot month, full of new experiences and wonderful people. I got to know who my friends are and went on a few strolls through the city, found two new jobs, but am still searching for a new place to live, so that’s gonna stay interesting for a while. But I’m on it. And I’m curious to see what’s gonna happen next!

• To The Sea •

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Photos: Sung-Hee Seewald

» München (Studio)

Dress: Marina Rinaldi
Mules: Sanayi 313

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I finally found the perfect shoes for this dress, a few months ago in the SALE! So happy about this, because they’re super comfy and elegant. And these kinds of shoes are the best. :) I’ve never really been a very maritime person, never explicitly bought stuff like that – but two years ago, I received this amazing dress from Marina Rinaldi. And since I wanted something to remind me of my comeback to Hamburg, I thought that these sea horse mules are just perfect. Plus, they perfectly match the dress. :)

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