• Who’s That Girl? •

• Who’s That Girl? •

11 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Bomber Jacket: persona by Marina Rinaldi
Bustier: Calvin Klein
Jeans: Forever 21 Plus
Boots: Casadei
Earrings: TheiLLLines
Alternatives: boohoo bomber jacket,
boohoo Plus bomber jacket, ASOS bomber jacket,
ASOS bomber jacket, Marie Meilie bra,
Wolf & Whistle bra, ASOS boots

You know I’m always open for new things – this time, it’s a VERY different look (and to be honest, just an editorial for the blog – I went outside like this but didn’t wear it for shopping or something, but sometimes I like to shoot something only for the blog, so please don’t mind if there’s something that’s probably not too “everyday” every now an then!). Since the bomber jacket was already something new for me and it was not that easy to come up with ideas on how to wear it (gosh, I still wish it were a little bit shorter because I really love it!), I just did it and went for something that’s completely different from every other look here on the blog. I don’t even know how to describe it properly, I think it’s kind of ghetto and hip hop and also a bit 90s, so I don’t even want to write too much but let you guys see a very different side of me – definitely unusual, but I actually like it. :)

Oh, and: no Photoshop, as ALWAYS – that’s why you can see a bit of my stretch marks and that’s absolutely okay. I think it’s fine to wear cropped clothes whenever you feel like it, no matter what’s not “perfect” about your body. :)

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• Travel Style •

• Travel Style •

8 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Cardigan: Zizzi
Jumpsuit: H&M+
Bustier: HOPE (Brasil)
Sneakers: adidas x Pharell Williams
Superstar Supercolor
“Semi Solar”
Bag: Alexander Wang
“Mini Rocco Handle” (Sample Sale)
Earrings: Dior “Gum Tee Shirt”
Tribal Earrings
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: ASOS cardigan,
Daisy Street jumpsuit, Motel jumpsuit,
New Look bra, Stella McCartney bra,
adidas sneakers, Nike sneakers,
Calvin Klein Jeans bag, ASOS earrings

From → glamorous to casual in one blog post. ;) This is one of my everyday looks. Especially for traveling, I like it loose and comfy – jumpsuits are my favorite choice (even though you have to get naked if you want to pee, haha!) and of course there have to be sneakers. Because traveling with high heels is kind of unnecessary. ;) A cardi for when it’s cold (like on a plane) and comfy underwear like that bustier that may be seen (I mean: flashy pink – should be seen, right? ;)). Ready for takeoff!

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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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• Neon •

• Neon •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Cardigan: Via Appia Due
Bustier: H&M Garden Collection (2010)
Denim Joggers:
Carmakoma Jeans
“Kadina Pants”
(also available → here)
Sneakers: adidas x Pharrell Williams
Superstar Supercolor ‘semi solar’
Hat: H&M Divided
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior” Tribal Earrings
Bracelets: Hermès, Swarovski,
Rainbow
Ring: YSL Arty Ring
Alternatives: ASOS cardigan,
New Look bustier, Raisins bustier,
17 Sundays jeans, Reebok sneakers,
ASOS hat, New Look ring

ENTalking about my new friendship with sneakers – this is definitely the second pair of very special kicks that made me fall in love with them. I’ve already posted an → “all black” outfit with my neon Superstars which made them stand out alone, but this time I tried to integrate them into a colorful look. Of course it had to be something different but still me, so I went for a floral bustier, my beloved denim joggers and – still my favorite companion – a hat. :)

I really like to get out of my comfort zone from time to time, even though sometimes this means that an outfit isn’t very flattering or makes people stare at me because they’re not used to – let’s just say it – fat people wearing something that they’re “not supposed to wear”. Fashion is about having fun, trying new stuff, new shapes and colors, sometimes following a new trend, sometimes standing against it and creating your own look. It’s not about following the so-called rules, living in a box and really believing that you’re not allowed to be wearing a piece that you’d actually really love to wear. Being fat doesn’t mean wrapping yourself up in a preferably black blanket in order to please people who don’t want to see you feeling good in your own skin. Being fat is as great and as allowed to be seen in public as being skinny.
Well, that escalated a little – I actually just wanted to say: from time to time, try something else than your “daily uniform”, you might feel just as great in it as I felt in this absolutely unusual look for me. It was comfy, colorful and still had my very own touch thanks to the hat and the make-up. ;)

DEWenn wir schon bei meiner neuen Freundschaft mit Sneakern sind – das hier ist definitiv das zweite etwas außergewöhnlichere Paar Schuhe, das mich um den Finger gewickelt hat. Ich hab’ ja bereits ein → “All Black”-Outfit mit meinen neongelben Superstars gepostet, bei dem ich sie in den Vordergrund gestellt hab’, und dieses Mal hab’ ich versucht, sie mal in einen bunten Look zu integrieren. Natürlich musste das mal wieder was ganz anderes werden, aber trotzdem “Lu” sein, also hab’ ich mich für ein Bustier mit Blumenprint, meine heißgeliebten Joggingjeans und – immer noch mein liebster Begleiter – einen Hut entschieden. :)

Ich mag es sehr, ab und zu mal aus meiner “Comfort Zone” auszubrechen, auch wenn es manchmal bedeutet, dass ein Outfit nicht sonderlich vorteilhaft ist oder die Leute dazu bringen wird, mich anzustarren, weil sie es nicht gewohnt sind – sagen wir es einfach mal – dicke Menschen zu sehen, die etwas tragen, was sie “eigentlich nicht tragen sollten”. Bei Mode geht es um Spaß, darum, neue Sachen auszuprobieren, neue Formen und Farben, auch mal einem Trend zu folgen oder auch mal darauf zu verzichten und stattdessen seinen eigenen Look zu kreieren. Es geht nicht darum, diese sogenannten Regeln zu befolgen, sich zu verstecken und wirklich zu glauben, dass es einem nicht erlaubt ist, etwas zu tragen, worauf man aber eigentlich riesige Lust hätte. Dick zu sein bedeutet nicht, sich in ein riesiges, vorzugsweise schwarzes Tuch zu wickeln, um die Leute zufriedenzustellen, die nicht sehen wollen, dass man sich in seinem Körper wohlfühlt. Dick sein ist genauso okay und darf genauso in der Öffentlichkeit gesehen werden wie dünn sein.
Okay, das ist jetzt ein bisschen ausgeartet – eigentlich wollte ich nur sagen: probiert ab und zu mal was anderes als eure “Daily Uniform” aus, denn vielleicht fühlt ihr euch darin genauso toll wie ich in diesem absolut untypischen Look für mich. Es war bequem, bunt und ich hab’ ja trotzdem auch meine eigene Note mit eingebracht, mit dem Hut und dem Make-up. ;)

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