• Casual x Sexy •

• Casual x Sexy •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Jumpsuit: H&M+
Playsuit: Agent Provocateur “Warner”
Mules: Steffen Schraut
Hat: H&M Divided
Earrings: & Other Stories
Bracelets: Gilson Martins, Fendi
Alternatives: Daisy Street jumpsuit,
Vila jumpsuit, Ultimo harness,
ASOS harness, ASOS harness,
Bagatt mules, ASOS hat,
ASOS earrings

I really enjoy mixing different styles – especially when I can bring in some sexy lingerie like this playsuit from Agent Provocateur. Normally, that’s definitely a piece for the bedroom, but I think it’s way too cool to only be left at home, hidden in a pink box most of the time. So I thought about how to integrate it into an outfit without looking as naughty as AP’s actual plan. ;)

You already know how much I love a comfy jumpsuit – I bought this one from H&M+ a bit larger (2XL) for a very loose fit and it turned out perfectly for this little style mix. It’s been some time since I last wore a hat (and we are back…), so I had to take it out of my closet and put it right on my head. With some black and gold jewelry and mules, this was a great outfit for a relaxed summer afternoon – but still with this “sexy as hell” feeling thanks to the playsuit. ;)

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• Turquoise •

• Turquoise •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Swimsuit: Agent Provocateur “Lyssandra”
Pareo: Matthew Williamson for H&M (2009)
Earrings: Dior “Gum Tee Shirt” Tribal Earrings
Bracelet: Roberto Cavalli
Alternatives: ASOS swimsuit,
Anna Field pareo, ASOS earrings
 

Wait, is this really Hamburg? No beach abroad? Yup. We’re back at the dunes… I really love this place and the fine sand makes me feel like I’m on vacation somewhere far, far away. :) Today, I don’t want to write too much – just let you enjoy these pictures, which are my favorites since, like… forever. :) I love the whole look and also, this swimsuit is a piece that made me very happy when I bought it. Here’s another proud addition to my → #BeachBodyNotSorry series and hopefully further proof that curves don’t need to be hidden at the beach!

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• Blue •

• Blue •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Top: Vintage
Tapered Pants: H&M Trend
Turban/Scarf: Bernd Berger
Sunglasses: Ray Ban “Round”
Earrings: H&M
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: ASOS petite top,
ASOS pants, ASOS Curve pants,
Becksondergaard scarf, Boss Orange scarf,
Reclaimed Vintage sunglasses,
Tamaris Jewelry earrings

Exploring new little beaches in Hamburg is a lot of fun – especially when you have to climb over a fence (oops!) and down many rocks (wearing flip flops). But sometimes it’s worth it and you’ll find a tiny beach just for you – with nobody disturbing your shooting just before sunset. And only a few minutes before this beach got flooded pretty quickly. You can probably imagine how quickly we climbed back up all the rocks in order to stay dry. ;)

Funny story behind this look: my top is actually a beach towel from when I was little. When we last visited my parents, I had a look at the stuff I had left there and found it – the tie-dye print is way too beautiful (just as the memories!) to leave it unworn and so I came up with the idea to wear it as a crop top, wrapping it around my bust and neck and tadaaa: fits again! ;)
I also wanted to wear a turban again and found another piece I had already forgotten. Isn’t this scarf a perfect match to the top? And to round up that blue look, I put on my blue sunnies and some tiny turquoise earrings. Good to go! Even though I would have worn some sneakers instead of flip flops if I’d known that I’d go climbing. ;) Still there’s nothing better than walking barefoot in the sand and just staying there with your feet in the water, sinking in a little more, wave by wave…

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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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