• 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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• Happy New Year •

• Happy New Year •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Scarlett & Jo
High Heels: YSL “Tribute”
Clutch: Lulu Guinness
Earrings: Zara
Bracelet: Hermès

So here we are again – the last look of 2016! Of course, the outfit for New Year’s Eve has to be a super sparkling one – so it’s either my → glitter all over look or this one, which is kind of the same because the dress is made of the same fabric as the shirt, but of course it’s totally different. ;)

For my New Year’s Eve look I’m wearing a → wonderful dress from Scarlett & Jo and I love it so much because of the colors: navy blue and rosé gold glitter! What a great combo! It’s just not that easy to see in the pictures (especially because the light outside has been horribly bad for taking pictures…). If you’re not that much of an experimental girl, you can also go for the classic options black & silver (like my shirt) or “Black Sky” (black with blue glitter). Every color is amazing! And it’s on sale! ;) I’m wearing my usual UK size 16.

I actually wanted to go for beige heels but decided that black would be a better idea so I could add a clutch. My accessory choice is pretty basic, but that’s why I went for matching rosé gold earrings and a dramatic make-up plus some kind of vintage hairdo (it’s not easy to style my hair at the moment since this is a bad interim hairstyle, but let’s just wait and see what happens next…).

Well, this is my last post for 2016 and I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! See you in 2017 in a few days! :)

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• Black & Gold •

• Black & Gold •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Scarlett & Jo Couture
High Heels: YSL “Tribute”
Clutch: Lulu Guinness
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Alternatives: ASOS pumps

As promised, here comes my look for the Plus Size Fashion Days 2016 opening party! It was a motto party and the dress code of the evening was “Black & Gold and All That Glitters” – I took it all very seriously and already prepared my outfit months before. You know I love being overdressed, and when there’s a party, you can do so many things. I’m so happy that I saw lots of wonderfully dressed women (and men!) that night!

Back in January at the photo shoot with Scarlett & Jo in London, I saw → the golden Couture dress for the first time when Ana wore it – and I fell in love. I had to wait a bit until it was finally available online, and as soon as I knew the dress code, I told my friends there that this was the dress I wanted to wear for the party. And I also asked them for a little goody for my husband – a matching bow tie made of the same fabric as my dress. And I’m so thankful that they made it happen! :) These guys are simply amazing and I’m so happy that I’ve been part of their team as their brand ambassador for almost a year now, isn’t this crazy? Time is a little runner, haha! ;)

So, this dress is absolutely stunning and I guess you can’t go wrong with it for the festive season, especially Christmas. To be honest, when I wore it, it reminded me of the → “Nürnberger Christkind” and her lovely costume (maybe because of the sleeves). Don’t know if you all know the “Christkindlesmarkt”, but it’s huge and one of the best-known Christmas markets in the world, so if you don’t know it yet and are coming to Germany, you should have a look! :) But that’s just a fun fact. ;) I’m wearing the dress in a UK size 16, as usual, and as you can see, it fits perfectly. I’d say that if you have more bust, this dress will still work for you, as I had the feeling that there’s enough space left for more. :) The fabric is pretty elastic and has a great touch and feel – it definitely deserves the “Couture” stamp!

For the glam effect, I decided to let the dress speak for itself but add fancy black accessories and do another matchy-matchy thing with the clutch and my lips – it just screamed for black lipstick (well, in my case it’s eye liner). ;) For lots of photos of us party people, have a look at → Wundercurves! :)

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• Night Out •

• Night Out •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Body: H&M Trend
Skirt: Beth Ditto “Lola”
High Heels: YSL “Tribute”
Bag: Bottega Veneta “Knot Clutch”
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Alternatives: ASOS skirt,
Public Desire heels, Claudia Canova clutch,
Lavand clutch, Faith clutch,
ASOS earrings

I mostly show you my daytime or event looks and usually they’re rather classic (yet extravagant), but this time, I want to show you a sexy night-out look. ;)

Since I really loved Beth Ditto’s first collection, I had to buy a last piece of it. Especially because I’ve got → the “Lola” dress and know how amazing it fits and looks and that it is probably the only tight dress with a pencil skirt cut that works with my figure, I ordered the “Lola” skirt some time ago. Pencil skirts have always been something I’ve avoided because I know that their cut isn’t made for my waist-to-hip ratio and they look like a sack because they’re not tight enough at the legs for the real pencil skirt look. So when I got the dress and saw how great it was, I decided to get the skirt when it was finally a bit cheaper (since I got so many pieces of the collection, it was about time I saved some money). The whole collection is now on its final sale and it’s almost completely sold out (the skirt is only still available in sizes 24 and 26!), so if you waited for the lowest price to get something, you gotta order now before the next collection comes in. ;)

The body is definitely a daring piece and yes, I know that my boobs aren’t as perfect as many would like to see them when wearing such a low neckline. But let me tell you: I’m happy like this. I love this look, I love my breasts (even though they’re seriously not easy when it comes to bra shopping – but → here’s a shopping tip for everyone in or coming to Hamburg!) and I like showing them packed or rather unpacked like this. I don’t get why women are forced to look like in a magazine, where everything’s photoshopped in order not to look saggy or lumpy, where women are retouched to look “unreal” and unreachable so we think that we’re not okay as we are and have to go on diets, work out more than before and maybe even do plastic surgery because that’s the last option to achieve this look. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I’m against the “optimization” of ourselves, but I want you to know and understand that we don’t have to feel forced to look like something we’re not. And we don’t have to feel bad when we look at those pictures of women who look “perfect” while we can be perfect for ourselves by simply accepting that we’re great – just as we are.

And since I’ve been writing about boobs: take care of yours. It’s breast cancer awareness month and even though I’m not doing a special post about it, I want to spread awareness and tell you to always check your breasts for knots and lumps. I like to do it under the shower, just take two minutes and palpate them for any abnormalities. It’s important to do this regularly so you know your breasts and feel when something’s wrong. When diagnosed early, breast cancer has good chances for cure, so take your time and care for yourself. Do it today and make sure everything’s fine!

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