Thursday, October 31, 2013

Late autumn/winter inspiration: All we have to do is layering.

The days are getting colder, the mornings are very freezy. November is here tomorrow and you can already see christmas products at every store - are you excited for winter, cozy clothes and the snow? I'm not sure, though. But here are some inspirations for those cold foggy and snowy days and I'm getting excited. I'm looking forward to mixing different materials and prints and layering different coats in different lengths. What about you?
The key pieces: Leather jackets, plaid/tartan prints, floral prints, long coats, chunky knits, lace materials, faux fur coats, statement collars and leopard prints.
And: you can mix different prints when they're matching - like leopard and flowers or tartan and lace - everything's possible as long as it looks cool and not too colorful. Keep on layering!

(Vogue Nippon "East Side Story" by David Mushegain
Source: Fashionista)
(Vogue UK, March 2013. Photographer Josh Olins.)

(Vogue Germany, October 2013. Nevermind)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Special: The Darkest Hour

Velvet Cut Out Dress: Forever 21 • Lace longsleeve top: Free People • Necklace: H&M • Spike headband: Romwe

To be honest: I'm looking forward to Halloween every year. It's not about celebrating, because I usually stay at home and watch a horror movie. It's more the mood. The awesome and scary decorations everywhere, pumpkins, the warm and dark colors - I simply love it! Especially I'm looking forward to posting my Halloween outfit (Like I already did last year as you can see here) every year. I love dark colors, but I don't want to look like a goth or something. I have nothing against the style, I actually love it and experimenting with it. ( but I don't want to look like as I would be a part of a subculture what I'm definitely not, you know... I'm more like a fashion chameleon which loves to express itself haha) But on Halloween you can dress like however you want without being labeled, I love that. Different to my outfit last year, I wanted something less scary (I worn a ribcage dress and studs studs studs...), but still dark and mysterious. And voila - here's my look. I wouldn't only wear it on halloween, it's definitely a look you can wear during the year, too. I loved to mix velvet and lace and of course all in black. The lace thingy is actually a longsleeve - off shoulder shirt. The accessories make it more edgy like the spikey headband I've already owned two years or something and finally found an outfit which looks great including that headpiece. The spikey amulet from H&M is a bit witchy, isn't it? I immediately fell in love with it when I first saw it at the store. The whole look is a mixing of vampire and witch, I guess haha. I'm not quite sure, but it's totally expressing myself. How do you dress for Halloween and what do you think of my look? Just leave a comment below, I'm really interested in your opinions and your personal outfit ideas for the last/upcoming Halloween parties. :-) 

Friday, October 25, 2013

La petite robe noire.

Hat: H&M
Cut out shoulders tied dress: Romwe
Necklace: Zara
Lace tights: H&M
Lita Spikes Heels: Jeffrey Campbell
This look describes me, definitely it does. The dress is from the MashaLovesLina collection on, I always enjoy reading Masha Sedgwick's blog and looking at Lina Tesch's photos on and I was so excited for their designed pieces - now I finally got this treasure. :)
For me it's the new modern version of "la petite robe noire", it's elegant, but edgy. If the weather was better, I would wear it way more often! The colder temperature makes me feel mad already haha. Well, but seriously, I am so in love with this dress! I think it's the perfect black dress. Even if I usually don't wear bodycon dresses that often and rather buy skater A-lined dresses, I couldn't think of an better black dress. Somehow every girl should have a black dress which describes her style and personality. It's like Coco Chanel already did almost 100 years ago. She designed that special casual black dress, it was her idea of beauty and comfort. In my opinion it's not about the "casual" aspect, it's more about HOW someone would like to express herself.  Altogether the whole look contains many of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe like my fringed collar, my lace tights and Litas. To be more exact about my necklace, I've been constantly wearing it since I bought it. Pearl necklaces are sometimes a granny thing, I know, but this one is totally the opposite: there are also skulls, safety pins, stars and knots included. You really have to get used to it, you're going to see it many times on me in the future haha. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Solar Eclipse.

Quilted paisley jacket / blouson: Miss Selfridge
Sun And Moon top: Truly Madly Deeply (you can get it at Urban Outfitters)
Mesh spike leggings: eBay
Necklace: H&M
You all know I'm a huge fan of Truly Madly Deeply shirts and their designs, they are incredible! This one is definitely one of the best tops, I always love the boho / mystic influence. Moons and suns - it can't get any better, those prints are the perfect essential for bohemian looks. I combined the shirt with my really really cozy (it doesn't look like that, but the quilted material makes it really warm!) quilted paisley jacket I got from the last season's sale on It was a true bargain, I remember. 75%off! It looks like a vintage piece and it's perfect for wanderlust/hippy minded autumn days. 
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

We all start as strangers.

Studded biker jacket: Little shop in Frankfurt
Floral collar dress: Zara
Necklace: Forever 21
Fishnet tights: Zara
Boots: Doc Martens
My favorite look lately - when autumn days are not that cold, I still enjoy wearing my thin tights and I'm really into fishnet ones. This look is definitely a 90's vs. girly vs. punky battle haha. To be honest I've been buying a lot of clothing by Zara the last months, because the AW 13 collection is amazing. It's definitely Saint Laurent inspired or copied (however you want to call it) what is great for me, because I loved every single piece, but I could never afford a SL dress for 3000$ and more. Frankly Zara releases some look a likes from time to time and I want to buy them all haha (and I probably will I kinda spend all my money only at Zara when I'm in town - oops). So this floral dress with a cute collar has pretty much the same print as the Saint Laurent one does. Only the collar bow is missing, but that's no big deal, I think. I always wear it with my studded leather jacket to add a punky and grungy touch to it and my Docs. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Kissing the sun goodbye.

Chiffon western blouse: Forever 21
High low skirt: Romwe
Floral fishnet tights: eBay
Lita Spikes: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Studded bracelet: Bijou Brigitte (very old)
 The light was perfect on that day which was probably one of the last warm autumn days - that's how I would describe "golden autumn". This look is chicer than my usual ones, but definitely one of my favorite shooting pictures. The chiffon blouse is from the SS13 campaign from Forever 21, I already fell in love with its colors when I first saw it on Chloe Norgaard shooting in Palm Springs for that campaign. The skirt is also made of chiffon and goes perfectly with the colors of my nude tone blouse. For a typical "Tessa" look I punked it up with some fishnets and my favorite booties by Jeffrey Campbell. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

They say that love is forever, your forever is all that I need.

Plaid tartan flannel shirt: Pull & Bear
floral daisy dress: Brandy Melville
Suspender tights: eBay
Necklace: H&M
Platform heels: eBay
Inspired by my favorite AW 13 fashion show by Saint Laurent, I wear a floral dress together with a comfy flannel shirt. When I was in Munich I went to Brandy Melville's shop there and that dress caught my eye - I love daisy prints and finally I got a perfect dress! Its colors are perfect for combining it with different colors. The flannel shirt (damn, it's so cozy and fluffy!) I ordered online has been worn several times under leather jackets (it really helps to keep you warm!), I bought it two sizes up, because it should be a bit oversized. I'm sure you're going to see way more flannel shirts on me the next weeks, I can't stop buying them, they are so perfect for layering and all. Some of them are so cozy and soft, they definitely keep you warm! I'm planning an extra post for my flannel shirts collection (+ shopping and styling ideas). October has begun and time runs so fast... But I'm looking forward to Halloween, because I'm going to show you a halloween special outfit post I planned, I'm not sure if there's a halloween contest this year on, but I definitely do it anyways! :)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

"The perfect winter coat" - Problem.

Every year in autumn lots of new coats pop up on online shops and can be found in stores - and it's always the same question: Which one is the perfect one for winter?
It's difficult, because it must have the perfect length, keep you warm and be cozy and not to forget: it should be looking gorgeous on you. I'm not a huge fan of XXL parkas which make the person wearing it looking almost invisible or totally disguising him or her. Khaki parkas with a huge XL faux fur hood are very hot and trendy this year again, but I probably won't buy a new one. I'd rather stay with my beloved Zara parka from last season. (this model I wear here: I'm sure many of you already got a parka and maybe you're searching for a great alternative and something new - and there are amazing opportunities! Boyfriend and oversized cuts, faux fur furry materials (I already got a lepoard printed coat!) and tartan checked blazers. I searched for some cool coats and jackets extra for you - hope you can get inspired or found the perfect one(s). ;-)

Faux Fur coats (or the furry friends)
"oh my god, it's so fluffy!" - yes a faux fur coat is! This season leopard prints are very popular and so are leopard faux fur coats. They probably will never get old, I already got mine at Zara this week. (I'm going to post it very soon in form of an outfit post!) When you're not into leopard prints, there are plenty more prints - dip dye prints from last spring/summer season are available as coats now or plain white and black coats are a great, classy alternative. Furry coats always have a chic attitude, a glamourous "hollywood" touch, but they can also express Rock 'n' Roll and Grunge flair. But you have to keep in mind that only FAKE fur coats are okay, I don't support any real fur. No animal has to die for a clothing piece, synthetic fur is way better. Here are my favorites:
(from left to right: 1. Saint Laurent inspiration AW13/14, source:vogue. 2. Zara 3. & 4. ASOS)

oversize cut coats / blazers (your boyfriend will get jealous!)
Oversized sweaters were all over Tumblr last year, they are the comfiest way to keep you warm. This season oversized coats (looking like huge blazers stolen from your boyfriend's wardrobe) are everywhere and I  love it! They usually come in darker autumn colors like burgundy or grey which I personally love! They go with everything, they look super hot with some leggings or tights underneath and a longtop or dress. Here are some of my favorites:
(from left to right: 1. inspiration from Tumblr 2. aztec pattern coat by Mango 3. Pull & Bear 4. H&M)

Tartan/plaid coats (Grunge it up & vive la revolution!)
Definitely this is my favorite trend. I love grunge fashion and this year plaid and tartan patterns can be found in every store. Frankly there aren't only plaid flannel shirts or tartan mini skirts, there are also amazing coats in order to keep you warm. In cold winter days your favorite plaid shirt won't be enough, so pair it with an cool coat, some heavy biker boots and tights for a grunge look or combine it with a casual black skinny jeans to look chic. There are so many possibilities, plaid patterns also look great with other prints like floral patterns or lace! 
(1. inspiration from the Pull&Bear campaign 2. Zara 3. Urban Outfitters 4. ASOS)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Spirits of yesterday.

Fringed leather jacket: H&M (old)
Paisley vintage style dress: Reclaimed Vintage via ASOS
Lace vest: Coco
Western belt: Miss Selfridge
Necklaces: Forever 21 & Fashionology (crystal pendant)
Rings & bracelets: all vintage
Studded cowboy booties: Zara 
I had this idea of that look stuck in my head for a couple of weeks now and I finally can post it - I'm glad the light was perfect on that day, I wanted this warm looking colors of my outfit fitting to the location. It's a vintage look, but it's also boho and rock 'n' roll. When I first saw this beautiful dress with its amazing print on ASOS I had to add it to my cart and check out - I love its warm colors, its paisley print and fall colors. The lace thingy I wear underneath my fringed jacket is a vest. I already mentioned it some posts before, but I LOVE layering. It makes every look kind of unique and different to other looks. Mixing up materials has become my favorite kind of layering. In this look I mixed leather with lace/crochet details and a brokat looking dress.