Pink Shaggy Faux Fur Coat and Sneaker Wedges


coat: c/o Oasap - dress: H&M - sneaker wedges: KEN - cat eye sunglasses: ASOS

I am definitely ready for the cold to finally subside, but I must admit I kind of enjoy being able to wear my faux fur beauties a bit longer. They go so well with spring outfits! Definitely the star pieces of my winter wardrobe. I hope I'll still be as into them next winter.

My sneaker wedges are another item I've worn to death the past months. I'm on the lookout for a nice pair of spring appropriate sneakers or sneaker wedges right now. I'm torn between going for a funky, colorful pair that makes a statement or a more neutral pair in beige or white. Maybe I'll just get both? I've never had a pair of sneakers I ended up not wearing, so I think it would be money well spent. 

Then again, I'm also still dreaming of the perfect pair of ankle boots and let me tell you, my list of requirements for the perfect pair of ankle boots is LONG. I've been looking forever, and the only boots that come close is my cheapo Forever21 pair but they're not exactly durable quality. If I'd ever find Acne pistol boots on sale I'd be all up in that shiz. Sigh.

I may have a steady, grown up income these days, but it still feels all kinds of wrong to spend 450€ on a pair of shoes even though I do think they'd be worth it. It's still shoes, you know? Very pretty shoes, but still. Things you put your feet in. I find it much easier to justify spending a wad of cash on practical items like laptops and smartphones. Like that Samsung Galaxy S4. I have an S3 and it does everything I want it to do, but in the time I've owned my smartphone I've gotten so attached to it, so I definitely see myself making an upgrade once my S3 dies on me.

Yeah, all kinds of deep thoughts today. I think I'll do a wishlist post one of these days on the sneakers I'm lusting over. HOLD ON TIGHT.


Aviator Sunglasses, Almost Famous Style


Shaggy faux fur coat: Ebay - Pink Floyd band T: H&M - boots: Forever21 - denim boyfriend shorts: vintage Levi's - hoodie: Ebay - aviator sunglasses: Vogue via sunglassesshop.com


It might look sunny, but it was actually disappointingly cold outside. So I just popped on one of my favourite faux fur coats and ended up with this sort of casual take on Almost Famous rock star style. Which coincidentally looked really cool with my new shades, a pair of grey aviator sunglasses




I remember buying my first pair of aviators at H&M, back when I was about 14. They had blue glasses and they were oversized. Also, they looked absolutely dreadful on me. Since then, I've tried on aviators from time to time but they always give me a droopy face, even though I like them a lot on other people. Something about the shape of the glasses pulling down the perkiness of my face, rather than giving it a laid back edge like they do on other people. UGH!

However, when I got the chance to pick out a pair of sunglasses from sunglassesshop.com, this particular pair of aviators caught my eye: NOT too droopy, unlike this pair that would look awful on my face, for example. I also contemplated another pair of Oakley sunglasses because of those rad mirrored lenses, but since I basically have every model of sunglasses except for aviators, the choice was an easy one. YEAY! I immediately popped them on to catch some sunshine after work (when it was still warm :().




So! You into aviators, or do you suffer from DFS (droopy face syndrome) like me?

Tweed, Sneaker Wedges and Sun


dress: H&M - coat: Pull&Bear - sneaker wedges: Ebay - duffel bag: c/o GMZ - necklace: c/o Diamanti Per Tutti - cat eye sunglasses: ASOS


Quickie outfitpost! Comfortable yet kinda smart. My outfit to go grocery shopping last Sunday. When you work work work, even grocery shopping becomes an outing worth dressing up for. Then again, I've always enjoyed going shopping for food. Almost as good as shopping for jewelry (this one please!), make up or clothes (still can't get this baby out of my head). All of the little things that make life enjoyable.

In other news, I've stopped disliking my hair so much. The more it grows, the less it does that thing layers always do where your hair vaguely resembles a pine tree. It looks smarter now, sleeker. AND I bought a curling iron, my very first! I already own a straightening iron but I totally and utterly suck at creating curls or waves with it, so it was a very pleasant surprise to find that curling with a curling iron is eaaasy peasy. Expect some pictures of my new curly 'do soon!

Nothing more to tell you now, check back tomorrow. And enjoy your weekend :)

Food for Friday: Ratatouille

About time I shared some foodporn with you guys! A few weeks ago, I got this idea in my head of making ratatouille. Just like that, I had a craving. I'd never made it before, and I had only eaten it like once in a restaurant. It wasn't even very good! So I fully blame my obsession with ratatouille on that adorable Disney movie. One of my absolute favorite recent animated movies. Who can resist a movie with cute furry creatures and amazing food set in luminous Paris, right?

Anyway, so I got that stuck in my head. So I got down and dirty and cooked up some DEE LISH ratatouille. Seriously. My mind was blown because of the rich, full flavours that smacked of summer.

Want to make your own?

What you'll need:
  • tomatoes
  • two bell peppers
  • a zucchini
  • mushrooms
  • olives
  • eggplant
  • tomato sauce
  • worcestershire sauce
  • oregano
  • lemon
  • a big red onion
  • about three medium sized cloves of garlic
  • olive oil 




What you'll do:

First, it's time to grill your bell peppers. Our oven has a grill-setting, which I only discovered a few months ago but which has been a REVELATION. If you have a grill oven, simply cut your peppers in halves, remove the seeds and lightly drizzle them with some olive oil. This last step supposedly helps the skin loosening up. Now, place them on an aluminium lined baking tray and pop it right under the grill. Let your bell peppers get all black and blistery, like this. When they've sufficiently grilled, put your peppers in a closed plastic bag. Leave it there for a few minutes. This allows the skin to be easily removed.




If you don't have a grill oven, you can also char vegetables on the barbeque or on a gas stove. Be creative! And if you don't have the means to grill your peppers, don't fret. Just peel them with a peeler (duh) and throw them in your oven dish.

While your peppers are grilling or sitting in a plastic bag, you'll have time to wash, peel and cut your vegetables in the way you like them. I personally always peel my eggplant, because its skin is tough. I only half peel the zucchini to leave a bit of colour in my dish.




Throw allllll of your gorgeous veggies in an oven dish, along with the tomato sauce and herbs. Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice, and a drizzle of olive oil and worcestershire sauce. Toss everything around until your vegetables are covered in sauces and seasonings, and pop your dish into the oven (preheated at about 175°C). Now you'll wait for about 45 minutes - an hour and PRESTO, gorgeous ratatouille! Allow your ratatouille to properly reduce by not taking it out the oven too soon. This will magnify all the flavours until you get a PARTY IN YOUR MOUTH.

- Before -




- After -




WINNER.

I served mine with some merguez sausages, mixed lettuce and feta cheese. It was delicious. Next day, I just had the ratatouille with the lettuce and feta, and it was still amazing, so you can definitely use these in a vegetarian dish.




Bon appetit!

Boyfriend Jeans and Motor Boots



coat: c/o OASAP - top: Forever21 - boyfriend jeans, sunglasses: H&M - watch: c/o Swatch - boots: Sacha

Time for an outfit! I've been wanting to wear my boyfriend jeans with boots since I bought them, so I did. This outfit is really random, and I don't know if the boots and the boyfriend denim actually work together, but I still think this looked pretty cool. And I STILL refuse to go for that cliché of pairing boyfriend jeans with stilettos. I mean, I bought these bad bitches to look like IDGAF (I don't give a fuck). Pumps make everything look all hot and sexy and stylish, so I really think of them as the OBVIOUS option to make a hard-to-style piece work. Not impressive. I will wear my baggy, unflattering boyfriend jeans like they were meant to be and I won't let them be PERVERTED by stilettos!

source: Recently

I don't know about you, but I just think girl no. 2 and 3 look so perfectly effortless in their flats. Why would you ruin that with a high heel that basically gives you away as someone who tries to look elegant? NEVER let them see you try! It RUINS the magicz of being a beautiful woman! (/sarc)
 

In other news: yeay, I survived my past two days of working basically ALL DAY ERRDAY (starting at 9:30am, home at 10:30pm). Proud! I'm like a real grown up now, ambitious and go-getter-y etcetera. Riiiight? But it leaves me very little time to blog (or care about my outfit, frankly). And that's life. You grow and evolve, your life enters a new stage, and your priorities shift. I'm actually really glad I've managed to work and blog and balance all my plates like this. If there's one tip I can give you with regards to making EVERYTHING fit in your busy life without losing your mind: just do what you can and what you feel like doing. Believe in your abilities, because those are what brought you to this point. Don't beat yourself up if you reach a limit. You're only human, and you're doing a great job. Don't forget to stop and smell the roses from time to time either: you've worked hard to get this far, and you're supposed to live in the moment and enjoy it at least a few times a week!

And maybe most importantly (lol): it really doesn't matter if your house could use a thorough cleaning. You're only there a couple of hours a day after all, and you'll have time to clean when you'll have time. That last one is a biggie for me. I'm not a clean freak, but I feel so very UNACCOMPLISHED if the mess reaches a certain point.

Blue Blazer, Pink Tights, Farm Professional


t-shirt, tights, blazer: H&M - skirt: C&A - boots: c/o Sacha - ear cuff: Claire's

Ah I've been so fracking busy the last days, no time to post! And sadly, I won't have time to blog the next two days either since I've got focus groups scheduled well into the evening. BURNING WITH AMBITIONS like a real grown up, herp derp. But I figured I might as well go out with a bang (don't worry, I'll return on Wednesday!) by blogging an outfit I myself would deem PRETTY fracking fly. A good hair day! Sun! Pink! Blue! A COW in the background! Yep, everything anyone might ever want from an outfitpost. Don't argue with me.

Also, according to my sis I looked quite a bit like some kind of modern farming representative, what with the blazer and the serious face and the cow truck in the background. I'm feeling like that will be the number one look for this spring: farm-professional. So fresh, right? Mark my words.

I'm going to watch the new season of Game of Thrones now. Crossing my fingers for some Khaleesi PWNAGE. Hope you're not dreading Monday too much. BYE!

Wrap Dress for Office Wear


dress, scarf, trenchcoat, ear cuff: H&M - boots: Sacha - sunglasses: ASOS


I thought it would be nice to share a work outfit with you guys, since I've been mostly blogging my leisure wear. Not that I have very strict guidelines on how to dress at either of my jobs, but I still like to project an air of professionalism when I'm at work. Not necessarily with suits and ties, but I don't exactly feel good rolling into the office wearing denim cutoffs either.

This striped wrap dress is one of those perfect basics to have hanging in your closet, suitable for just about any occasion. Not the hippest piece, but sometimes you don't mind just dressing classically elegant. Besides, you can easily personalize these kinds of pieces with shoes or accessories that exemplify your style. Wearing pink platform boots and an ear cuff doesn't sound very work-appropriate, but I think this entire outfit is still subtle enough to get away with some funky pieces. Especially since the combination of silk scarf + trench coat doesn't exactly scream "rebel rebel", ya know?

I've had this dress for years by the way, and I still like it. Who ever said that cheap H&M stuff only lasts 3 washes? See me wear it almost three years ago here, and three and a half years ago here. Meeeemoriessss

Hope you enjoyed my musings on office wear! What do you wear to professional settings?