An Addiction to Shoes

Diamonds are surely not a girls best friend, and shoes are not everything in life. But they surely can make me jump up and down from joy – oh, how I love buying new shoes. Oophs, I did it again (ha! Does that remind you of any song? Damnit, now it’s stuck in my head haha!). Honestly, I sometimes think I have this slight addiction to shoes. If feels like every cent that I save up someday suddenly is gone and a new pair of shoes or a new clothing item has replaced it, haha.

It’s also (once again, I know) no surprise that I love, but seriously absolutely, love black. I can’t even describe the emotions bonded to this color. It just fits: everyday, to every occasion, in every season, at any time of the day. So there is also no surprise that I chose black shoes! I actually ordered these lovely new pairs just a few days ago and was super surprised (and jumping of joy), when they already arrived yesterday at the office! Do any of you know that feeling when you just don’t expect a packet? I thought DHL was at the door, just handing me some documents. And then: BAM. It was my Nelly packet that arrived.

I love investing in clothes, especially in shoes, leather goods, handbags and coats. But then I saw these, saw that they were (super!) cheap compared to what I normally see that I actually fall in love with and was just mind-blown. And I did hesitate for a bit, I do admit it. But in the end I decided to go for it, just try it. In the end, if I don’t like them anymore next season or if they break or whatnot, I atleast won’t regret spending a fortune on them. Oh, and another major positive point: I got three pairs for the money I would normally spend easily on one pair. It’s a win-win-only situation!

What do you think? Invest or just go for the cheaper one from time to time? By the way: I am always on the outlook for new stores or websites to get some inspiration. Be it shoes, clothes in general or whatnot. Please let me know if you see something great!

Now I quickly need to pack together my bag and off I go to the office. It’s majorly pouring today (ugh!), but atleast that is a good excuse to wear my new shoes (#1)!

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FW14/15 Style Inspirations

Happy evening everyone! Guess what? Monday is almost over and therefore only four more days are between us and the weekend haha. I’m looking for, well actually I’m in serious need of, a new winter jacket. I’m absolutely loving this jacket from the Acne collection – both in black and beige! Now the jacket itself is slightly more than what I want to spend – or even can spend, regarding the fact that it’s „only“ a jacket as such. So my mission is to find one similar to the above but a little less pricey! Anyone have ideas of where I should be looking? I would be so, so thankful! And: which color do you guys prefer?

Wishing you all a great night!

FRENDS to keep

I’ve told you previoulsy that music is one of those things that I cannot live without. Obviously, the right pair of headphones shouldn’t be missing. Recently I ordered myself these new beauties from FRENDS. I keep on repeating myself, I know, but again: I love gold. And leather. With these headphones I’ve found the perfect combination of both. I decided on white to make it a little friendlier around the head – yes, not all I own is black. I love the details of the headphones, the small gold buttons for volume and picking up the phone, the perfectly soft white leather and of course, the sound. I’ve been wearing these all the time recently.

I’ve been looking for the right headphones to buy for quite the while. When out and about in the streets I normally have my headset on, hidden under my hair, so that I can take calls when on the go. It surely is practical, because I can listen to music on one side and still hear the traffic and people around me on the other ear. I also love my headset for not having one of those long cables that you keep getting caught up in – or atleast I do, ever so often. But sometimes it’s just not enough. Sometimes I need the beat and bass on both sides of my head, need to just zoom out, de-focus and lay my head back. That is what I wanted headphones for. There are so many great headphones out there, really. I wanted a pair that (obviously) plays the music well, does not ruin or over-play the bass and, quite obviously, look somewhat stylish. Yes, there are tons of great quality headphones out there that might be better than my FRENDS headphones. However, I do try staying within a certain price-span and to be fully hoenst – I just could not resist the gold. To me, this sure is a catch to keep.

I initially bought these for travels, and most likely, that is when they will be used. But I also noticed them to be super practical when wanting to blast the music as loud as possible, without having to wake the neighbors. One song (still) being played on repeat via these lovely FRENDS is“Never Let Go“ by Anthony Hamilton. I just do not get sick of this song!

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Live. Love. Leopard.

It’s no secret I am in love with the color black, that I love pairing it with gold and it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that I absolutely love leopard prints – especially on fur. I am usually not the person that is much into prints, especially not those majorly colored ones. However, animal prints have had me hooked since forever. Be it snake, tiger, crocodile or leopard – though leopard, in my opinion, beats it all.

Leopard prints have been in style (if one can say so!) since forever. Leopard coats have been seen on almost all influencing women known, from Madonna to Kate Moss. Since the blog hype started a few years ago, it is a must-have item in every closet. Now not only do I love the print on coats (I am still looking for the perfect one, which I can semi-afford), but on almost everything: from shoes, over bags, to iPad/iPhone cases, on bracelets, to my beloved and most-wanted coat. Today I want to show you some of my favorite pieces, most of which are on my not-so-secret wishlist.

I am a shoe-lover. Be it flats, loafers, heels, wedges or ankle boots. Since autumn is coming up and my beloved loafers will be getting too cold and some of my boots are still too warm, ankle boots are the way to go. Leopard ankle boots are surely on my wishlist this upcoming fall. Paired with a black jeans (ofcourse), a black cashmere sweater and some gold rings, these boots are the perfect round-up to a simple outfit.

chloe ankle bootsThese above beauties are found here. Similar ones are to be found here, here or here.

Another item on my top wishlist regarding leopard prints is the perfect fur coat. Perfect, of course, is different based on each individual definition. Personally, I would prefer the fur to be quite short – I’d rather not look like a teddy-bear on the streets. I do not mind it being faux, though also do not want it to look too fake, making it possible to tell from a 2 mile distance. Preferably, I would want a longer arm to it and I would rather have it going into a natural beige/brown color than a yellow tone. Complicated much? I think so!

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I have been looking online a lot lately and here is my find to some similar ones: here, herehere and a more affordable one here. Have you seen any great ones?

Handbags are one of those accessories that have the power of changing a whole outfit. They can make an outfit become more elegant, more edgy, wilder, younger or more mature. A leopard handbag gives that certain edge to an outfit. Combine it with red nails and a red lipstick and you become super woman leaving the apartment (just don’t over dot it!). Although one could probably wear leopard from head to toe – I’m the last one to say no to a complete leo-look -, personally I prefer playing with one outfit item. A leopard handbag is like that special spice that tops off any meal.

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Similar ones like the above Céline handbags can be found here, here, here and a little more affordable here and here.

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New Patent Leather Loafers

My love to black and gold in combination seems unstoppable. Now, how amazing are these new patent leather loafers I got myself from Zara? I’m a huge fan of loafers. Little do I own any ballerinas – I believe I do have 1 pair, actually. Ballerinas are too cute, too feminine – for my taste. I like adding a boy-ish look to my outfits, a boldfaced twist of some sort. This can be done with different materials, patterns, images, colors or what the piece represents in general (patent leather, leather in general, gold, or in my case feminine skulls such as my necklace out of gold).

I was actually in Zara to look at the last end of summer sales they had on stock. Guess what? I found nothing. As much as I love clothes and absorbing fashion in all possible ways, I am quite picky when it comes to actually buying the pieces. Instead, I was drawn to the new collection immediately – I found several pieces, I’m sure will land in my wardrobe with time. Not just at Zara’s, but several different stores. These loafers were actually quite well hidden somewhere on the bottom of a rack. Honestly, I barely look down – maybe I should more often! Only by chance did I see these beauties when I was about to leave the store. My luck, they had exactly one pair left in my size – or at least in store. Doesn’t that scream BUY ME, already? It surely seemed like it. To my favor, I really do not own that many shoes for that period of transition between seasons. That way it made perfectly sense to get a pair that would be easily combined with my wardrobe colors – as I mentioned before, almost all is black. At least that is the color I wear more often (yes, I know, it’s not a color officially).

Have you had a chance to look at the new collections in store, already? What’s your must-have from Zara (or any other store)? I’d love to hear all about it – maybe it’ll be something I would need with time, too. For now, happy Wednesday everyone!

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