• Palms and Sand •

• Palms and Sand •

9 - Lu zieht an.®

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Kimono: H&M
Bikini Top: H&M
Pants: H&M+
Sunglasses: Yves Saint Laurent
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Tribal Earrings (mixed)
Bracelet: Hermès
Ring: YSL Arty Ring
Alternatives: ASOS kimono,
Flook Ebony bikini top, ASOS bikini top,
Flook Oxide bikini top,
ASOS bikini top, Topshop jumpsuit,
ASOS sunglasses

Follow me into the dunes – isn’t it amazing that there’s a place in Hamburg that looks like a sandy beach? But it’s not a beach and there’s no water, no sea. This is a shifting dune, the last one in Hamburg.
But even though you won’t have the feeling of being on a foreign beach, you can definitely get some holiday vibes there. Just bring a huge towel, some house tunes on your phone, lots of sunscreen and dress up like you’re going on a trip through the Egyptian desert. ;) But don’t worry, it’s not going to be that hot.

For my little “desert trip”, I went for a casual outfit, wearing comfy and loose pants, a bikini top and an oversized kimono jacket. Adding some cool details like the black sunnies from YSL and my Dior earrings, which I mixed this time (transparent green pearl plus silver mirrored pearl), and, of course, no shoes (!), this is one of my favorite summer looks ever, ever, ever! Also, these pants are pure joy, I love them so much and can’t stop wearing them. I even wanted to buy a backup pair, but I was too late: already sold out online and I couldn’t find them offline. :(

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• Water Leopard •

• Water Leopard •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Diane von Furstenberg “Zoe”
Sandals: Chanel
Bag: Dior “Lady Dior” ‘medium’
Sunglasses: Dior “So Real”
Earrings: Dior “Gum Tee Shirt”
Tribal Earrings ‘fuchsia’
Bracelet: Hermès
Ring: YSL Arty Ring
Alternatives: Spitfire sunglasses,
ASOS earrings

Visiting a fashion event means: you want to look special. ;) Well, at least as far as I’m concerned. Good to know that I’ve got this special talent: finding cool stuff totally last minute. ;)
It has become kind of a ritual to rummage in the “Gold Label” section at TK Maxx (yes, this is another story of a great find there!). It’s not as regularly updated as the normal clothing sections, but from time to time there are some highlights. And just like with the last dress (remember my → See by Chloé dream dress? Leopard coincidence, haha!), I picked out another beauty. This time, it’s from Diane von Furstenberg (again, and still not a wrap dress) and a real gem. I mean: look at the colors, look at the great cut of this dress! I know we’ve got some major #visiblebellyoutline up there, but who cares (I don’t!)? This is a tight dress, it shows exactly what I got and: I l-o-v-e it. Best splash of color on a hot day (and believe me – I was melting until I put my feet into this deliciously refreshing water! I actually wanted to forget my plans for the day and get naked for a little swim, but don’t tell anyone!). I love this dress so much that I even got crazy and bought another one in the mytheresa SALE, with a → black-and-white print. Can’t wait to receive my package (I really hope it fits – it’s a different fabric, silk-jersey, while this one is pure jersey)!

Anyways, let’s talk about this beautiful little beach we found right after meeting Givenchy and Kenzo on a freakin’ cool house boat. Problem is: I want both now. I fell in love with the idea of waking up in this beautiful bedroom (have a look → here!), opening on of the French doors and jumping (naked, haha!) into the water for a little swim. Then coming back and spending the day at this tiny beach, drinking cocktails and just feeling good. Anyone up to fulfilling my dreams?

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• Crop Crop •

• Crop Crop •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Cardigan: Via Appia Due
Bustier: H&M Trend
Capri Jeans: Via Appia
Belt: Vintage
Sandals: Isabel Marant
Hat: H&M Divided
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Tribal Earrings
Bracelet: Hermès
Ring: YSL Arty Ring
Alternatives: New Look Inspire cardigan,
Mochi crop top, Cheap Monday jeans,
ASOS jeans, ASOS belt,
Jessica Buurman sandals, Catarzi hat,
ALDO earrings, New Look ring

Not much time ago, there was this scandal about Oprah Magazine talking about crop tops and saying that you should feel free to try them “if (and only if!) you’ve got a flat stomach”. It caused a major shitstorm and made many – especially plus-sized – girls post pictures of them wearing crop tops with the hashtags #rockthecrop #pullingofacroptop #ifandonlyifiwantto. I joined this movement on → Instagram (and → Facebook) because I think that it’s not okay to tell someone what he or she is allowed to wear. That’s arrogant in many ways and not the right way for a magazine to give tips on how to dress.

I’m not willing to dress for anyone, especially not for total strangers. I dress for myself, wear what I like in this exact moment. And if that’s a crop top, I’ll wear it. Just like in this post today. I’m not wearing it to say: “Hey, I’m fat and I’m wearing a crop top!”, it has nothing to do with being a rebel. The thing is: I saw this top online, fell in love with the colors and the design and had to get it.
I enjoyed wearing it and while we were shooting the pictures – in front of many people – no one looked at me and had to throw up or told me that I was disgusting. No one came up to me and said that I should only wear a crop top with a flat tummy. No one was horrified and ran away.

What I want to say: when you wear what you want and add the right attitude (feel good!), nobody will ruin your day. Of course there might be some people looking at you, but always remember: some might be surprised, maybe because they don’t see fat people wearing such beautiful clothes that often (sadly!), maybe because they think you’re gorgeous, maybe because they wish they weren’t afraid of doing the same. Sure, some will look and shake their heads, giving you that evil look and making you feel like you’re a major piece of shit, but do you really want to take these strangers seriously? Will you let them tell you what you’re allowed to wear? Do you really want to depend on their opinion? Choose your daily look according to their wishes? Do you really want to dress yourself for a stranger? I’m sure the answer is: no.
You don’t have to wear a crop top, you don’t have to prove to anyone that you can rock a crop top. If you don’t like them, nobody’s forcing you to wear them. Just wear whatever you want, but please don’t listen to such bullshit tips that tell you how to dress – you’ve got your own mind, use it and be creative! :)

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• Bohemian •

• Bohemian •

8 - Lu zieht an.®

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Jumpsuit: H&M
Bikini Top: Triangl
Sandals: Isabel Marant
Sunglasses:
Ray Ban “Round”
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior” Tribal Earrings
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: Motel jumpsuit,
ASOS Curve jumpsuit, ASOS jumpsuit,
Quay Australia sunglasses, Jessica Buurman sandals,
ASOS earrings

So you’ve already seen me wear lots of jumpsuits, but this is the first time I wore a short one. That whole thigh chafing problem doesn’t make it easy to wear shorts, as it makes the fabric keep moving up the thighs while walking. The shorts have to be long enough to stay put. I still haven’t found a trick to avoid this problem (any ideas?), that’s why I haven’t worn shorts for a long time, unless they were almost knee-length.

Fortunately, I found this short jumpsuit from H&M in EU size 46 (unfortunately only available online in this size), which can easily be worn without any chafing problems. The loose cut is great for summer and is a great choice for going to the beach – just wear your bikini underneath and you’re good to go (I was sitting next to a canal and very tempted to jump into the water while shooting!)! :)

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