• Stylefully: Midnight Blue (+ Giveaway) •

• Stylefully: Midnight Blue (+ Giveaway) •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Joseph Ribkoff (via Stylefully)
Sandals: Chanel
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Tribal Earrings (mixed)
Bracelets: Hermès, Swarovski
In cooperation with Stylefully.

You may remember → Stylefully from one of my outfits → earlier this year. I’m teaming up with the plus-size online shop for a special look and giveaway again.
For my outfit, I decided to do something classy and very ladylike. This is one of my last summer looks (even though I’m happy to be able to be on vacation now and enjoy a little bit more of sunshine before coming back to fall in full bloom – or rather falling leaves), but of course also wearable in every season. Just add some tights and maybe a blazer and you’re good to go for any more formal occasion.

I really don’t want to fail to mention how perfect this dress is – it’s not only obviously beautiful with the gorgeous midnight blue color and the lovely lace. There’s also this great cut that hugs the curves perfectly. And let’s talk about how delicate those little cap sleeves look! Also, the wrap look at the bust creates a very nice cleavage, and to be honest: I love my butt in this dress! :)

So while I’m away, I’ve got something for you – you can enter the giveaway and win a voucher worth €200. All you have to do is:

• Like → Stylefully on Facebook (and feel free to like → my page too, it’s optional but you’ll make me very happy!)
• Leave a comment at → this Facebook post with the link to your favorite piece at Stylefully (hard to choose, I know!)

This giveaway is open for Germany and Austria, and open until September 30. The winner will be contacted via Facebook message (so please check your FB mailbox afterwards!) and announced in this blog post.
You’ll find all terms and conditions1 at the end of this blog post.

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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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• Wet Look •

• Wet Look •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Top: H&M
Bikini Top: Triangl
Bikini Bottom: H&M
Alternatives: Vero Moda top,
Bikini Bar bikini top, ASOS Curve
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In my → #BeachBodyNotSorry series, I wanted to do something more experimental and sensual. Experimental especially in terms of make-up – I really miss doing creative stuff, so I took the chance and did something different for this rather simple “outfit”. Of course, the focus is on my beach body too – this time, I’m wearing an absolutely normal bikini. Actually, we could have shot a few pictures without the top, but as this was my styling idea for the shooting, I totally forgot to do it. Anyways, you can see what’s underneath, and this time I’m showing even more than in my → Kimono post.

I’ve been thinking about why I’m doing this series and came to the conclusion that the main reason is to share pictures of a normal body. I don’t even know since when image processing exists. But it’s been far too long that we’ve only gotten to see photoshopped pictures. Pictures of beautiful women that shouldn’t be retouched. Women who have “flaws” like us. The media want us to forget what actual bodies look like and to feel ugly when we first look at their pictures and then have a look in the mirror. They want us to believe that we’re not good enough, that we have to change to be a better version of ourselves – to be beautiful. Thinking about this makes me angry and I’m even more upset when I remember that so many women really believe in what our society says. Truth is: the models may be thinner, fitter and their skin firmer, but they’re not “perfect” at all. First: perfection is relative, it’s defined by us all individually. Second: half of it (and “it” being what we see in magazines and so on) is a lie. I remember seeing a video online where someone used Photoshop to change the picture of a pizza slice into a sexy and skinny woman – even though it might be a joke and not real, the power of such programs is infinite. Third: not everyone’s a model.

What we need is more unretouched pictures. We need to see bodies as they are. With stretch marks, cellulite, scars, asymmetrical boobs, pale skin and any so-called “imperfection”. It’s not wrong to have flaws – it’s wrong to believe that we’re supposed to be flawless and call ourselves ugly!

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