Archive for August, 2011

Jeans Envy


I first saw the whole red-rolled-up-jeans-look over on Kendi’s blog – and the instant I saw it, dang, there it was: a very serious case of jeans envy. And from that day on the quest for red skinny jeans was on. I literally chased my best friend, her husband and M all over Stuttgart one Saturday in April just to realize: South Germany is not quite there yet when it comes to colored jeans. But as it always goes, once you can get it in the States just wait a couple of months and you’ll find it in Germany. TADAAAAH! I proudly present MY red skinny jeans:



Shirt: Esprit/my Mom’s closet

Jeans: Esprit

Ballerinas: Tamaris

Small messenger bag: Picard (gifted)

Bracelet: H&M

Glasses: Tommy Hilfiger


The 3″-Rule

My self-imposed never-more-than-3″-heels-in-the-office-rule went all out the window on Friday. I just couldn’t resist pairing the yellow suede wedges with my 1€-bargain-yellow belt. I am pretty sure no one noticed the matching colors, but two of my colleagues actually commented on the height of my heels (which make me about 6’4″). And for those of you who are raising an eyebrow on my inconsequence: it’s my rule so I can do with it whatever I want – that’s the part I like about self-set rules.


Shirt: GAP

Skirt: Marc o’Polo

Belt: H&M (for 1€ seriously!)

Necklace: Drachenfels (gifted)

Shoes: Aldo

Good Reads

I bought this book at the airport on my last business trip – mainly because I had a lot of time left until my flight and because it was labelled “New York Times Bestseller”. I didn’t get to read it until last week. That is, I started it on Sunday and made M order all other books by Emily Giffin on Amazon on Tuesday night, when I had only 20 pages left. I could not put it down – it is one of those books I’d bring everywhere just in case I’ll have two extra minutes to read. It is not like deep, meaningful, world-changing literature, but it is fun and entertaining to read – definitely a gals’ book, though, if you wouldn’t have already guessed so by the title and the cover (then again, if you are a guy reading my blog you might like it as well).

I am already almost through Giffin’s second book “Something blue” – equally enjoyable. So if you’d please excuse me, I’ve got some reading to get back to…

Shades of Brown

Those of you who have known me a little longer (like longer than ten minutes) will instantly agree that patience is none of my virtues. So it will surprise you to hear that I actually waited almost FOUR months for this silk blouse to go on sale. After checking the online shop frantically for months, I finally got it for less than 50% of its original price, which for German sale-standards is A LOT. I hate to admit it, but I guess for some – of course very rare – occasions having a little patience pays off. And don’t you dare quoting me on this!


On a totally unrelated note: I promise I’ll iron my skirt for you the next time I wear it for an outfit post.




Silk blouse: Esprit

Skirt: MEXX

Shoes: Tamaris

Navy, Ruffles and Polka Dots

…make this top a must-have (at least in my opinion) – and the little golden rose-shaped buttons and the fact that it was on sale at H&M. Sometimes it’s the little things. Happy Monday!



     Top: H&M

     Pencil skirt: Strenesse

     Belt: H&M

    Cuffs: Macy’s

    Shoes: Gabor

   Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana









Gladiator Sandals

In these pictures it actually looks a little bit like I am wearing gladiator boots – they are NOT, I promise. The original plan was to wear the jacket to a couple of meetings I had scheduled for today to at least look a little bit professional.  I ended up wearing it only for the pictures and on my way to work, since it got way too warm for jackets. So I went with my glasses instead. Same effect, but a lot cooler – at least temperaturewise. For days like today I strongly recommend you get glasses, if you don’t already have some. Take it from the pro. Seems like we are finally getting a little bit of summer after all.







Dress: Mango

Belt: JOOP! Outlet

Jacket: NafNaf

Sandals: Mark Adam

Bracelet: Pandora

Monday wisdom

Reblogged from Therulesofladies

Chocolate Milk

Obviously chocolate milk is a totally underestimated beverage. In my humble opinion chocolate milk belonged into the same category as soda and ice tea (speak: sugary, bad for you and in general completely unnecessary) and you only give it to small children to make them stop whining or fall asleep. As it turns out I was wrong. According to Runnersworld and WebMD chocolate milk is the best post-run snack out there. Surprisingly enough it is even better than protein shakes and other sports drinks when it comes to muscle recovery, building endurance and reducing fat (get the details here).


Well then, cheers!


Let’s go team!

This probably is the closest I will get to a “real” outfit this weekend. That is, if you don’t consider my sweatpants in which I plan to hang around the apartment the rest of the weekend an outfit – and trust me on this one: this is nothing anyone would like to see published on the internet. So this is what you’re getting: my running outfit. Take it or leave it.


In case you are wondering (which you probably aren’t, but anyways), yes, these pictures were taken before my run. If anyone tells you they look like this after running, they are either:

1.) a running-god/goddess

2.) doing something terribly wrong while “running”

3.) lying


So this is me before this week’s long run this afternoon. It was actually almost too warm for running, but if you ask me anything above 60 is too warm for running. That’s why I usually run in the early morning. But since I also don’t like to get up early on weekends, this was a lose-lose-situation and I opted for the not-so-perfect-running weather. Thanks to the totally messed up summer we got this year, it wasn’t so bad after all.







Racerback: graciously sponsored by Under Armour

Shorts: Lululemon Athletica

Socks: Falke RU4

Shoes: Asics

Why adults should read children’s books

by Dallas Clayton