New in ///
Stewart Weitzman Aphrodite sandals

These shoes are hip for so many reasons ... but the main reason I wanted them for months is that pic of Patty Boyd, girlfriend of George Harrison, that is shown above. The Aphrodite has been modeled by Kate Moss (√) and Natalie Suarez (√) and is total boho style. I know that they are made very well and that I will own them for so many years to come!

Although the high gladiator sandal is hyped a lot these days, I will wear them for the only reason I buy my clothes, shoes, bags and accessories: they are me, me, me! That's what I call an investment buy! And I got them for 75% off in the sale ;)



Wearing ///
Winter Kate Himalaya kimono
DKNY bandana print shorts
By Malene Birger tunic (2013)
Jeffrey Campbell Roulette flats (2013)
Urban Outfitters hat (2012)

Out and about with my hubby Marco and using our DSLR camera for the first time for a serious outfit shoot! What do you think? Actually, I like the results a lot. The colors are brilliant and I guess the pics are more crisp than they are with the compact camera.

We went just around the corner in our lovely Art Nouveau hood were we live. Although Chemnitz has a bad image as a working class city here in Germany with a dirty look, these pics proof the opposite. We live in one of Europe's biggest Art Nouveau quarters and we love it!

I'm wearing my Winter Kate Himalaya jacket and I love it so much. It matches perfectly with my bandana print shorts and the pointed shoes. I returned to my menswear influenced outfits with that look and I kinda like it for late summer / early autumn. Did you know that I had the mad idea to sell these shorts and shoes?! I thought they are not enough my own style, but again, the pics proof that it's not the case.



Wearing ///
Elizabeth & James dress and Hoyt sunnies
Winter Kate Jasmine kimono
Bailey of Hollywood hat
handmade sandals from Barcelona (2013)

I really enjoy taking pics outside! The last posts here are really a big change for me as I never actually went outside for blog shoots only. But it's so much fun discovering nice places like this meadow and our city does have a lot hidden places to discover! As Chemnitz is a former industrial city similar to Manchester, it's not a polished place to be and we are very happy about that fact. Although we have our apartment in a polished Art Nouveau quarter. There is so much to discover and with my future shoots I'm going to show you more.

I guess my pics for this Share-in-style edition with the theme summer really nailed it. I had a meadow in mind and I actually didn't know it exists so close to my apartment! So thanks to blogging for giving me these relaxing moments. I actually really enjoy catching up my guy Marco and get photographed - these are the moments when I feel totally free and being me.

Linking to Share-in-style.



Summer impressions from last weekend ///

We went to Dresden and enjoyed some much needed sun light, healthy food, sitting near the river and just chillaxing. I wanted to take so much more pics, but honestly I preferred to spend my time with Marco and having a nice, romantic day!



Blogger Spotlight ///
Vix Brearley of Vintage Vixen

This lady doesn't really need an introduction. She is a quite famous blogger for a reason. Not only her Rolling Stones groupie style is a killer, her whole lifestyle and attitude towards life makes her blog so inspiring.

While thinking about skipping my PhD and getting self-employed instead, I found myself stalking her blog for hours - I tried to figure out how to create a similar life to hers. Like me, Vicky also has been trapped in a career she hated desperately (she calls her old self "cooperated whore", read more here), but she found a way to live a life she truly loves.

Well, dear Vicky, that is what I learned from you! I took a big step forward and went on quitting a career I couldn't identify with at all (read more about it here)! Maybe that's the reason why I always smile like a mad: It feels deeply satisfying to live a life by your own standards. And wear a wardrobe that reflects that attitude.

Thank you Vicky!