• Lu zieht an x onchiq | Tal •

• Lu zieht an x onchiq | Tal •

1 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: onchiq “Tal”
Boots: & Other Stories
Hat: H&M Divided
Earrings: Chanel
In cooperation with onchiq.

Sure, this outfit isn’t very summery (especially not on these hot days), but it’s definitely worth posting already – so you can still get it with 25% off and get ready for fall. ;) But of course, this is a super classic look, “all black” just how I love it. I even went so far and created a matching make-up by doing smoky eyes and wearing an almost black lipstick. The → “Tal” dress is truly a special piece with a very different cut. I first thought about wearing it with a belt, simply because I like to show my waist, but honestly: this ruins the dress. So if you’re thinking about buying it (and you should!), don’t even think about adding a belt because this dress needs to be worn just like this! That’s what the dress is about and how it looks best. :)

Since my head always looks a bit too small when I wear loose clothes, I went for a hat. This is something I actually have to do so I don’t look distorted. ;) But as I love hats, this isn’t a problem for me – and I think that it rounds off the look perfectly. Also, I went for boots because I felt that delicate sandals or elegant heels just wouldn’t work with the dress. It needs something more rough and bold and so I chose these classic black boots. Do I have to say more? Just in case (and cause I forgot it last time): I’m wearing a size 2 here and the → “Kiss” dress was a size 3 (probably, a 2 would have been better for my small bust, but the 3 was the best choice for my large hips). The fabrics aren’t stretchy, so if you want them to fit, use the measurement chart on the page and check which size will be best for you. ;) And now we’ll let the photos speak for themselves – and don’t forget to watch the video! ;)

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• Broadcast •

• Broadcast •

1 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Scarlett & Jo
Sandals: Chanel
Bag: Gucci “Dionysus”
Sunglasses: Dior “So Real”
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Bracelet: Hermès

It was really hard to find a post title for today’s look. I chose “Broadcast” because I wore this outfit on Monday when I was live on the radio. I did a short interview for WDR Funkhaus Europa and had my own little studio at NDR Hamburg, which was a funny experience because the radio interviews I did before were all on the phone and now I was invited to the studio but it was only for me – yet we were connected through the stations. Unfortunately, it seems there is no podcast, but let me tell you: it’s nothing new. I answered a few questions about me and the blog, plus size in Germany and what’s my wish for the future of all plus-size bloggers here. I still hope the answers were interesting for everyone who didn’t know me and the blog (and our plus-size blogosphere) yet, and if you came here because of the show – welcome! :)

About my look: this dress is officially a → “Curvy Tall” dress from Scarlett & Jo, but since I love midi dresses or even calf-length dresses, I was like “who cares?” and as you can see, the choice wasn’t bad. Usually, when I buy longer dresses, they’re instantly maxi dresses (but with a weird length), and even though this isn’t a problem for me, I sometimes wish I were a bit taller so dresses would have their actual lengths and would look like they’re supposed to. But since I’m so short, this is something I had to learn and I also learned how to cheat – of course, every dress will be a bit longer, but sometimes this can be very cool and look extremely great! Just like this one! Normally, I’d say that especially midi (and longer) dresses work perfectly with high heels, but since I’m a comfy person and like to wear flats, I went for my favorite sandals (gosh, I really hope they’ll never break!) and as you can see – it looks amazing. Even though I’m short. And even if some may think that there’s this rule that short people should try to look as tall as possible by avoiding certain dress and skirt lengths and wearing heels as often as possible, I say: fuck it. You don’t have to please anyone else but yourself. And if you want to wear midis with flats – do it! Your life, your body, your clothes, your rules. Ha!

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• Cocoa •

• Cocoa •

6 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Swimsuit: Drip Swimwear
Earrings: K.Jones
Bracelet: Hermès

This is currently my last → #BeachBodyNotSorry post of this year – I have nothing new left to shoot (at the moment, let’s see if this changes!)… I mean, if I lived in a super sunny country with beaches (and coconuts – oh, I miss them!), I’d probably spend all my money on beachwear. But since I live in Germany, in the north, where there isn’t really a long summer and, even though there are beaches, it’s not the same feeling as in Brazil, for example, I don’t want to spend too much money on stuff I wear only once or twice a year. So please forgive me that there’s only four of my beach posts this year – let’s just hope for more next year. ;) Of course, if you’re a beachwear designer and would like to be a part of the #BeachBodyNotSorry project, feel free to write me and we can work out a collaboration, maybe even still for this summer! ;)
Unfortunately, this time, we didn’t have enough time to create a nice video – the sun was already going down when we started to shoot and was gone when we finished our photo shoot. Also, the location wasn’t good enough to create a proper video. But since I don’t want to leave you completely without a video, I’m attaching a very short clip of me sitting in the sand. ;)

Today’s swimsuit is a very special piece. I had actually ordered it last year soon enough before flying to Brazil, but it didn’t arrive – only two and a half months later! Unfortunately, it was too cold back then to shoot it for the project – so I waited and now you can finally see this amazing wrap swimsuit, which you can wrap and tie in so many different ways! This is just one of them but it’s the one that works best for me.
Drip Swimwear offers a wide range of colors (even though many of them are sold out at the moment because there’s a 50% SALE going on) and three different sizes (petite, curvy and plus – I obviously chose plus for my swimsuit, because of my hips). My color, “cocoa”, was part of last year’s Resort Collection, so unfortunately, this one isn’t available anymore, but Drip Swimwear keeps coming up with new styles, so it doesn’t really matter if you miss one particular color. ;)

Another lovely piece to mention in today’s post – my earrings! Kendra is a self-taught jewelry artist and created her “Patina” line by processing the metal with different things like vinegar, ketchup, salt and barbecue sauce (I wonder if the earrings are as tasty as they sound, haha!) to create the stunning blue, green and golden marbled effect which, of course, is sealed to stay like this. I really like the story behind this little piece of art and of course I truly adore these beautiful earrings. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Finally, I want to mention that yes, this swimsuit isn’t the best piece of clothing to actually go swimming. It’s more of a pool party or “just looking good at the beach” piece – and great for a blog editorial. ;)

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• Peacock •

• Peacock •

8 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Jumpsuit: Beth Ditto “Modern Love”
Belt: ASOS
Sandals: Chanel
Bag: Gucci “Dionysus”
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Choker: Jennifer Fisher
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: ASOS jumpsuit,
ASOS sandals, ASOS bag,
ASOS earrings, ASOS choker

Another one with my beloved “Modern Love” jumpsuit by Beth Ditto. I can’t stop saying how much I adore this overall – it’s one of the most comfiest pieces I own and it’s also super versatile.

I’ve already shown you two ways to wear it with a jacket and today it’s time to show it without something over it – just the jumpsuit and some basic accessories to accompany the special make-up. I wore this in Berlin at Zizzi’s Fashion Week event for their → collection preview and a lovely rooftop BBQ afterwards at the → Hotel de Rome and it was a great choice for that super sunny and relaxed evening. I wanted to wear something basic yet fashionable but make it a statement by doing an extravagant make-up. I went for a peacock style and used some stunning shades of → Urban Decay’s “XX Vice LTD Reloaded” palette – I can definitely recommend the palette for colorful looks, it’s simply perfect!

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