• At the Beach •

• At the Beach •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Top: Sonia Rykiel for H&M
Beach Pants: ASOS Curve
Bikini: Marina Rinaldi
Hat: Zara
Scarf: Vintage
Earrings: Chanel

I guess this is more of a pool-party outfit instead of a beach look, but we shot it at the beach, so that’s today’s post title. :)

I was ready for the beach with my new bikini (which I’ll show you in more detail next week!) but had to wear something for the walk there and wanted to wear those sheer beach pants that I bought → last year. I still needed a top and went for another sheer piece – that’s how the look was created. I thought it was funny to bring back the dots of the bikini, so I wrapped the upper part of the bikini bottom over the pants and went for a small dotted scarf around my neck. The hat is a nice accessory but also important when you want to protect your head from the sun. ;) This one is probably not the most beach-like choice but the best one for an all-black look. ;)

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• Lu zieht an x Remi Ray | “The Release” •

• Lu zieht an x Remi Ray | “The Release” •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Remi Ray
Bikini: H&M
Platform Heels: Schutz
Choker: Jennifer Fisher

Today’s post is an editorial – don’t worry, I know it’s not a look for every day, even though you can make it work for you whenever you want to wear it. ;)

I posted the preview of this outfit on → Instagram and → Facebook a few weeks ago and the feedback went from “horrible” to “slay”, and of course I knew that people would either love or completely hate this look. I for myself – and as a huge fan of Remi’s creations (as you can also see → here) because she’s not afraid to dare do the different and special! – instantly fell in love with her sheer mesh dress because on the one hand this is something very different and on the other hand (even though I saw that unfortunately many were so narrow-minded not to think so far) it’s super versatile. Because you don’t need to wear it like this, only with a bikini underneath – what about wearing it with a black or colorful tight dress under it? Why not combine it with something in your own skin color underneath, be it underwear or another dress? Or maybe you’d like to wear it as a top for a kinky style paired with a casual skirt? There are so many possibilities, so many options to wear this sheer dress and even if I went for a super daring and more or less half-naked look, which I’d even wear like this for a special event (maybe a true fashion event in one of the major fashion cities, where fashion actually means fashion, like London or New York), you can be as creative as you want and wear this dress however you like it.

See what I mean? It’s not about going crazy because of my styling, it’s about opening your minds, making the next step and thinking further. A sheer dress doesn’t have to be the ugliest thing you’ve ever seen (even though it’s absolutely okay if you hate it – I mean, nobody has to love it, right?) and if you want to wear it, wear it. Please never let others stop you from doing it. That’s the message I want to spread today. I wanted to wear this dress, I love it, many hate it, others shared my feeling, and today I’m proud to show this special look to you, even though I’m pretty sure that many won’t love it as much as I do. I’ll still wear it. :)
Of course, as always, I’ll give my best to show you more looks with this dress, just give me some time (and at the moment, even though this is a light fabric, long sleeves aren’t the best choice, but I’ll be back with this one soon!). ;) I also got a completely different idea in my mind, but the piece I need for it keeps being sold out…

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• Casual Stripes •

• Casual Stripes •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Jumpsuit: H&M+
Shirt: H&M Trend
Ankle Boots: Topshop
Bag: Dior “Lady Dior”
Sunglasses: Dior “So Real”
Earrings: Chanel
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: ASOS Premium jumpsuit,
Tired of Tokyo shirt, Michael Kors bag,
ASOS sunglasses

I wore this for a very special date with one of my dear readers – she wrote me such a lovely e-mail telling me that she first saw me and my blog in a magazine years ago and that she’d love to meet me by coincidence one day, since we both live in Hamburg. I suggested that we should just go out for ice cream together instead of waiting for a miracle (let’s be honest: the world’s a small place but why wait?) and that’s what we did. So here’s a very special virtual hug for you, Rebecca! :)

It’s so great to meet new people because of something that you love. It’s amazing to get to know them (since you all already know me!), talk about common interests and find new friends. Seriously, this blog brings me so much joy – it was the best choice to start it more than 7 years ago. And here I am, still sharing my outfits with you, talking about make-up (well, from time to time, I know I don’t do it a lot anymore) and fighting for body positivity every day. What started as “I’m bored, let’s do a blog about my looks” turned into something so important and special for me, and sharing it all with you is what makes me very happy.
Wow, what a deep outfit post. Well, sometimes I just write what I feel. :) Have a lovely week, everyone! ♥

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• Casual Carmen •

• Casual Carmen •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Shirt: H&M Trend
Denim Culottes: Zizzi
Sandals: Arezzo
Bag: Gucci “Dionysus”
Earrings: H&M
Alternatives: Honey shirt,
Boohoo culottes, ASOS sandals,
ASOS bag

This is the last outfit with my old hair color and cut (and now I miss it a lot, gotta come back to this style soon, but at the moment I’m good with the golden brown). :)

I really like the current “Carmen” shirt trend – bare shoulders, ruffles and lace. I found → this lovely top at H&M and wanted to do something different, so I went for a combination with my → denim culottes and a slightly 70s-inspired look. The shirt is transparent, so you can choose whether to wear nothing (say: a nude bra) or something white or colorful underneath – I chose a nude bra (and still (!!!) have to find a good one without straps – it’s a sad story!) and love the look of it. :)

All in all, this is more of a casual look with the denim pants and flatform sandals – I kind of like these relaxed looks at the moment (even though we already shot this back in the middle of March, oops!) and I hope you like them too! :)

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