I don’t know about you but I love a little bit of glitter here and there. I tend to run towards anything that sparkles whether it is only a fashion detail like shoes, a bag and jewellery or a statement piece such as pants, blazer and sweater.
When I say glitter I do not necessarily mean the simple method of “sprinkling-and-glueing-glitter-particles” on clothes but the art of sequins. I sometimes feel that sequined clothing is reserved for fancy evening parties or more elegant happenings. However I actually like glitter best when it is worn informally. And my wardrobe is just missing that. Some casual jackets, blazer and sweater that I can wear on a day to day basis.
I wanted to share my favorite pieces for a glittery but leisurely style, so here are 16 beautiful ways to sparkle up your day.
1 Black & Gold Blazer//2 Rose Cardigan//3 Dark-blue Jacket//4 Multicolor Jacket//
5 White & Gold Blazer//6 Pink Blazer//7 Khaki & Gold Parker
1 White Sweatshirt // 2 Pink Pullover // 3 Coral Cardigan //
4 Pink Cardigan // 9 Purple Sweater // 6 Black & Grey Jumper //
7 Grey & Gold Stripes // 8 Golder Top // 9 Black & White Stripes
And never forget!
As someone that loves pink and rose I should have been all over Valentine’s Day. I guess I am not the biggest fan of that particular holiday. I am never filled with the Valentine’s spirit because I see it rather as a commercial spectacle than a day that intends to bring couples together. Either way, it is no tradition in Germany and has only recently popped up so people still need to get used to it. In retrospective however, I realised that there is one thing that I actually love about it. Pink and red foods! Not only do I love the color but especially the ingredients it is mostly made of, all kinds of berries. Whether the classical strawberry, juicy raspberry or purple blueberry, they all remind me of summer. In Hong Kong, we experience the coldest days since my arrival eight months ago and despite warmth and sun, my body longs a lot of pink fruits. Luckily Australia is just around the corner where almost all of these fruits are in season and can be bought here. I especially put an eye on the milkshake as it feels that I did not have a proper milkshake for ages.
Milkshake // Cheesecake Bars // Cookies // Pancakes // Galette //
Juice // Salad // Macarons // Fruits
I like Mondays. Mondays are full of energy. After a relaxing weekend I am ready to kick off the new week. I often set myself a weekly goal, prepare a list of to-dos for the week or think of ideas I would like to explore further. I have been thinking about my contribution to a meatless Monday for some time now. I am already a vegetarian, cutting out the meat would not have been such a challenge. I like the thought of taking the idea to eat consciously towards living consciously one day every week. I still need to figure out what that would specifically mean for me. In the meanwhile I garnered some inspirations of a conscious, healthy, environmentally friendly, sustainable life.
Buying Local Food // Reusable Tumbler // Cycling //
Chalkboard // Shopping Bag // Homemade Jam
Sundays are reserved for comfort food. I try to stay on a healthy diet during the week. I have my fruits and muesli in the morning followed by some light lunch and usually salad in the evening. Any other way and I have my guilty conscience popping up. But not on weekends. Weekends are guilt-free and sometimes unhealthy. I have a few meals that I love when I feel lazy on a Sunday evening or not well because of a flu. At the top of my list amongst others is pasta. Creamy pasta. Cheesy pasta. Greasy pasta. There is something about pasta that is amazingly satisfying. Here are some of my favorite pasta dishes, along with some recipes that I need to try out.
1 Aglio E Olio // 2 Salmon & Cream // 3 Spätzle // 4 Vegetable Salad //
5 Pumpkin Ravioli // 6 Spicy Arrabiata // 7 Cacio e Pepe //
8 Vegetarian Lasagne // 9 Fall Chanterelle
Happy weekend! Next week is already Valentine’s Day. I know it is hard to believe but I am not a big fan (gasp). I guess that is why neither my boyfriend nor I mind that I won’t be even at home this year for Valentine’s Day. So instead of exchanging gift and going on a romantic dinner I will be heading to Singapore for a weekend with friends, the beach and cocktails. While I am not super into packing my bags, I love stylish suitcases and casual weekenders. And since I am always on the hunt for luggage inspirations as I wear off mine quite quickly, here are a few of my favorites.
1 Navy Green // 2 Black Cow // 3 Pink Glitter // 4 Yellow White // 5 Black Steal //
6 Maritime Weekender // 7 Leather Style // 8 Ethnic Pattern // 9 London Print
There are times when long winter months can leave you craving something bright and fresh. Nothing says ‘summertime’ more than a delicious Mojito. It may not be weekend just yet but I am already dreaming about Saturday night. I am invited to a Cuban themed party and there is no better preparation than looking at some delicious Mojito recipes.
Salud…y buen apetito, mis amigos!
Classic Mojito - There is nothing like a well-made classic Mojito. I love sour flavours in a cocktail and the combination of lemon and lime just beats everything. Weiterlesen
It’s not that I particularly dislike orange but I think that it is a color that can be easily overdone. And I don’t generally dress head-to-toe orange but I love a pop of color both in fashion and interior design. With spring right around the corner I thought it was the perfect moment to look for some orange color inspirations.
Have you heard of the 100 happy days project? You should definitely check it out as it is a lot of fun and a daily reminder that there is at least one thing per day that makes you happy. I guess recollecting the happy moments at the end of each day just makes you even happier.
I had started the project 2 weeks ago and so far it has been an amazing adventure. Despite finding happy feelings I also wanted to understand what exactly makes me happy about this or that moment. On my tumblr blog blackwhitevivid.tumblr.com I am posting posting the happy moments from my everyday and a few comments with each picture or video.
I love all things colorful. I also love how bright color accents go along perfectly with black and white. And, I love how different colors have different meanings to people. For me, I have a favorite color every other day. I guess that is because of my ever changing emotional world. One moment I feel bright orange and the next one I like apricot. It’s funny how my wardrobe evolves around my moods. There is probably no color that does not exist between all those shelves full of clothes. If I could I would probably also repaint the walls of my apartment every month. Color statements do not only play a role for my clothings but also for all kinds of things (think about yellow vases, azure pillow cases and golden note books). With that said, I start a new series of color boards.
There is probably no better way than beginning a color series with the Pantone color of the year “Radiant Orchid”. So how about a purple patterned bow to brighten up your white tabelware.
1 TIBI skater dress via net-a-porter // 2 amyfine/Etsy bracelet // 3 Essie madison-ave-hue nail polish // 4 west elm Modernist Bowls – Pastel // 5 AmandaCatherineDes/Etsy poster // 6 Kohl’s Pillow Case
Back in June last year I hopped on a plane to move to Hong Kong, a city that I had never visited before and only heard good things about.
Here I am now, 7 months later and the honeymoon phase is over, the initial magic of the exciting Asian megacity faded. Hong Kong and I seem to have reached that level of a relationship where I feel that I know it inside out (even though that is not true because there is so much more to see but it does not necessarily interest me) and yes, I even get bored. I start thinking of other countries and other cities that I would love to live in.
Honestly, I have always been on the hunt for the perfect city. I do already know that it probably does not exist but I also know that Hong Kong is not even close to what I define as ‘the most liveable city’. I will not discuss any reasons today but rather try to find a place on this word that meets my criteria.
As I have only seen a small part of this world, I came across this funny Buzzfeed quiz “What City Should You Actually Live In?” . The answer was a bit surprising though. I got Portland.
Source: Flickr via Brian