• Polka Dot Business •

• Polka Dot Business •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Scarlett & Jo
Belt: Zara
High Heels: YSL “Tribute”
Glasses: Prada VPR 16N 1AB-1O1 53/18
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Bracelet: Hermès

From → cozy and casual directly to → the first LBD of the year – and yet another kind of business look, I guess. It’s probably because of the glasses, but whenever I take pictures with them, I feel like I’m ready to be a super important secretary. ;) I’m pretty sure that by adding more office-appropriate shoes (thinking about not-that-high, maybe suede or at least not patent leather pumps) and a blazer (maybe even a colorful one if you want to go for black with a twist), this is definitely a dress that can be worn to work. Even though it’s amazing as a classic LBD and also pretty versatile – it can look more playful thanks to the polka dots, but also very chic and classy if you add a belt, some fancy heels and maybe drop the glasses (I’m always a contact lens girl when it comes to special occasions). ;)

The dress is an amazing “new in” from Scarlett & Jo and also → available in black and white (black skirt, upper part is white), even though I must say that I absolutely prefer the all-black version. ;) Can’t go wrong with an LBD, right? ;) Here, I’m wearing my usual UK 16 again because of the bodycon fit and I’m happy to say that it fits perfectly as always. ;)

P.S.: The → S&J SALE is ending these days and if you want to get one of the amazing pieces you should hurry. There’s one of my favorites, for example, the → “Tall Wrap Dress” which you know from → this post! ;)

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• Summer in Winter •

• Summer in Winter •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Scarlett & Jo
Cardigan: H&M Trend
Overknee Boots: Heine (via sheego)
Bag: Dior “Miss Dior”
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Bracelet: Hermès

Today’s post could also be named “How to wear your summer dress in winter” – because this is one way to do so. :) Scarlett & Jo’s light and easy pocket dresses aren’t the best choice to wear right now because it’s horribly cold outside (especially when you’re standing on top of a parking lot at the airport – it definitely doubles the cold thanks to the wind!). But there are a few ways to leave your summer dresses in the closet and make them wearable in cold temperatures.

My look adds a warm chunky knit cardigan, warm tights and overknee boots. And for that extra splash of color: my bag love, the fuchsia “Miss Dior” (it always makes me happy when I wear it – also because of the color!), and green earrings, plus some bold make-up. ;)

This time, I was smart enough to get → the dress one size smaller than usual. I’m wearing a UK 14 because I learned that this cut (you already know it from → this dress and also → this one – I just wore them off the shoulder because they were loose enough) is very loose around the bust and since mine isn’t that big, I can size down for a better – the actual – fit. Good idea, because now it really works for me! ;)

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• Kenzo x H&M •

• Kenzo x H&M •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Coat: Marina Rinaldi (vintage)
Dress: Kenzo x H&M
Boots: Vince Camuto
Bag: Gucci “Soho” Disco Bag
Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
Earrings: Chanel
Bracelet: Hermès

Here we go – time for the first “real” outfit of the new year! I’ve saved this dress for a special post because it’s so amazing! When the Kenzo x H&M collection was launched, I was pretty sad that there were only the usual “small” sizes available – but there were a few oversized pieces which could definitely been bought and worn by plus-sized women. Like this dress! This is a EU size 40 and still huge enough for me to wear it like it’s supposed to be worn – oversized. It’s also my favorite print of the collection and I love the combination with black.

While I usually love wearing figure-hugging clothes or add a belt to make them look like it, this time, I felt like wearing a belt would ruin the whole look (even though it’s kind of cool too), so I went for the original style and yes, I love it. I feel like as a plus-sized woman people will keep saying that wearing something oversized isn’t flattering, while they’ll also scream when you can see my body (happens all the time…). So there’s no way to please everyone – and it shouldn’t be your primary mission when dressing. So here’s a resolution for the new year: if you like it – wear it. Nothing new on this blog, but I feel like I can’t say it often enough – and I want you all to promise me that you’ll stick to this resolution! Stop wearing stuff recommended by people who don’t even know you (uh, magazines – forget them!) just to please them. Stop wearing stuff that you think will make people stop thinking badly of you when you don’t even like the clothes. If you feel like wearing something that draws attention to you – wear it! If you feel like wearing something oversized that will make you look huge – wear it! If you feel like wearing something that will show every little chubby part of your body – wear it! It’s your choice – never forget this! ♥

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• Happy Blogiversary •

• Happy Blogiversary •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Chi Chi Curve
Belt: Ted Baker “Julo”
High Heels: Chanel
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Bracelet: Hermès

As you can see, the first outfit post of the year is a very special one! Today marks the 8th birthday of this blog and I’m more than proud of this! It’s incredible how many amazing things happened in all these years – just because of my little space on the Internet. I’ve not only been present online but also in magazines, on the radio and on TV – and I’m so happy to be able to share my #bodypositivity message with the world: everyBODY is beautiful.

Of course, this has been kind of a journey for myself too because I hadn’t started the blog with this message, even though I’ve never had a problem with me and my body and it would have been a great idea to make this the main topic of the blog right from the beginning. Every time I’m asked when and why I started blogging, I answer the same: “There was no intention, I was sick in bed that day and kind of bored. I had already been blogging for two years and found out that there were also blogs (not only diary blogs) about certain topics – so I found the first fashion blogs and wanted to do one myself and decided to share my outfits with the world.”

Never ever would I have thought that this day in bed would bring me so much joy (yeah, and also some pretty frustrating days – but we already talked about this), so many amazing experiences and – of course: you! It’s incredible how many you are, from all around the globe. And I’m so thankful to be able to reach you, to sometimes even change your world. Receiving your messages, not only the comments but also e-mails and even letters, is overwhelming. Reading that you tried on a dress for the first time (or for the first time in years) or that you finally went to the beach wearing a bikini and had fun instead of fear or that you saw that it’s okay to love yourself “even though” (I don’t really like to say it because it seems like it’s not okay, but it is!) you’re fat and everyone else tells you it’s not – I have no words to tell you how great that feels. How happy it makes me to have such a positive impact on your lives. To be a role model. I’m proud and that’s why I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. ♥

If there’s one wish I have (without the huge birthday cake and blowing out the candles) and may tell you: please continue to write me. I love your feedback, I love knowing that I’m being read and heard. Blogging is not a one-way thing, it’s all about interaction and being a community. So please: whenever you feel the need to say something – just do it and leave a comment or write me an e-mail or letter. I promise that I’ll always try my best to answer. I must confess that I don’t answer every comment on Facebook and Instagram (sorry about that, but everyone asking me obvious things like “where’s the dress from?” even if it’s already tagged in the picture just has to have a look up here!), but since the blog is my actual number one, here’s where you can tell me everything and count on a reply.

P.S.: I’m a bad giveaway maker, but since this is a very special occasion and it is the first time after 8 years that I really remembered the date (gosh, I’m so bad with dates and birthdays, it’s a shame…) – don’t worry, of course there’ll be a little blogiversary giveaway. Promise!

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