Style Crush

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Everyone has a style story and today I want to share the one of my good friend, Dewi. She is always an inspiration for me mostly because no matter what she wears she makes it seem so effortless and stunning. She can go running, have her hair in a ponytail and still look amazing. I believe it comes from within, since she is so beautiful inside and out. Ok, so yes she is one of my best friends and I love her, but read my short Q&A with her and take a look at the pictures.

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1. How would you define your style? I really struggle with defining my style, because it’s not just one. Can someone have more than one style? I mean, I like dressing smart for work, but then always add a bit of edge to it. I’ll wear smart trousers with a shirt, tie my hair back in a slick pony tail, but then wear ankle boots. I like blue a lot. I have like 50 shades of blue in my wardrobe! And then on weekends, I like wearing jeans. Jeans with a shirt, jeans with a blouse, jeans with a t-shirt! Jeans with trainers, jeans with boots, jeans with heels! So, let’s get back to your question, what is my style: it’s comfy, fun and colourful!
2. Where do you find inspiration? I choose my clothes depending on the weather, and what I will be doing. I get ideas from the fashion bloggers that I follow on Instagram and Pinterest, but I just don’t have their body shapes, so most of the things they wear, I cannot. I will try to imitate some of their ideas, but it will never look the same. (of course it won’t! Because their style won’t make me, me!!)
3. What is your favourite fashion icon? Ooh, this is a hard one. I don’t really have one. I really like Iris Apfel, when I grow old, I wanna be as loud in colours as she is! I also like Yuko Yamaguchi. She’s very kawaii! And for someone a little younger, Gwen Stefani. I’ve always liked her, since I was a teenager. I have tried copying her style a couple of times (even the pink hair!) but I was never brave enough. And now she has her own line! My old flatmate in London has one of her coats. LOVE! One day, I will buy something of hers.
4. Where do you normally shop? Online! I visit the high street shops online, like Zara, H&M and Mango, but I also like Shopbop, The Outnet, Net-a-Porter, and Nordstrom. I also like going into a shop and trying things on, although I haven’t been in a real shop for a long time. Is that bad? Have I lost touch with the real world and become fully digitalised?!

5. What is your favourite city to live in and why? Considering I’ve only lived in three cities, but in many towns, I haven’t really found my favourite city. I have lived the longest in Surabaya, Indonesia, because I grew up there, and I would call that home. But I also call home, the town I moved to in Germany, when we left Indonesia. We went to California last year on holidays, and I fell in love with Santa Cruz. Of course, visiting a town/city/country is completely different to living there. If I never had to work a day in my life any more, I would choose Indonesia as a country to live in, and Yogyakarta as my city of choice. Back to the roots, baby!

 
 
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Dewi is wearing: Top, trousers, cardigan: H&M – all old, Boots: Oasis – Winter 2013, Coat: The North Face – Winter 2012, Bag: Longchamp Balzane brown and the black one, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Bracelet: Sal y Limon, Make Up: Nars – Wild at Heart Palette – used on eyes, Nars – Maui Dusty Rose Multiple Stick – used as blush, Lipstick: Mac – Pleasure Bomb
 
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Inspire me, Monday!

Big Monday today, the last one of 2013. I am working so a little inspiration is needed. Fur, hats, black, all my winter essentials are below. Have an awesome day and week! I wish all our Mondays in the new year to be ten times better than the ones in 2013.

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Monday Inspiration

Omg it’s Monday again! Time really flies especially when you are waiting for good things, like a holiday. If you are travelling this week for a Christmas reunion, have a safe trip. And here is a bit of inspiration to get us through this week in style.

 

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Monday Inspiration

Hello Monday! How are you? Ok, I am having an imaginary conversation with my least favourite day of the week. This is just my attempt to trick myself that it’s not that bad. And is not, I know. Especially if you look at my inspiration for the day…oh, I am so close to say I love Mondays…but no, not yet! Have a kick ass week, ladies!

 

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Gift Guide for Him

As promised I am following my gift guide series, with present ideas for HIM. You know him, the guy that makes you smile or just go crazy, all in less than a minute. But no matter what, we love them and having them in our lives is a blessing. So what do the men in your life like to do? Maybe they love to travel and take lots of pictures, or maybe they can’t live without sports and gadgets. But what if they like to dress nice and act like a modern Mr. Darcy. And let’s not forget the younger ones, the 20 something ones, that are still balancing studying and partying in the middle of the week. Oh Men! Here are my finds for each of them. Have fun shopping!

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The Fashion SensitivePolo Ralph Lauren Polo Player CufflinksPolo Ralph Lauren 3 Pack Mixed Socks Gift PackCarrera 6002 Muse Sunglasses

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The PhotographerLomography Fisheye2 Camera, Steve McCurry – UntoldFred Perry Kingston Leather Plimsolls

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The Sports GuyNike Free Run 3 TrainersJack & Jones Stil Sports 5 Pack SocksASOS Stripe 3/4 Sleeve T-Shirt With Contrast Yoke

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The StudentASOS Leather Satchel with Double Front Straps, Craft CocktailsASOS Moustache Face Watch

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The TravellerPolo Ralph Lauren Bolingbrook Trainers, The New York Times,125 weekend in EuropeVans iPhone 5 Case

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The Boy Next DoorCarrera 6008 Icon Round SunglassesASOS T-Shirt With Oui Moustache PrintThe Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music

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Mr. DarcyReclaimed Vintage 1960’s Lucite Duck CufflinksJack & Jones Jim Bow TieThe Guide For The Modern Gentleman

 

 

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Gift Ideas for HER

Holidays are slowly approaching and that, for most of us, means one of the busiest periods of the year. Until the actual Christmas day when we can relax and enjoy, we need to plan gifts for our loved ones. Some of us love thinking of gift ideas, but other dread the hole process and just want to find something and be done with it. I’ve put together a few present ideas for the women in our lives. It can be a girlfriend, a sister, a mother, or just a special lady that you would like to see smiling. The art of giving is so special that no matter what you chose, if you put it in the right context, it can make someone very happy. Just think of the person you want to surprise and the right gift will come to you. It always does, if it is from the heart.

 

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If she loves TO BAKE: 1. Colour-Blocked Cake Stand (40 Eur) 2. Fiona Apron (40 Eur) 3. Poppy Ring Brownie Pan (40 Eur)

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If she loves FASHION: 1. Grace: A Memoir (38 Eur) 2. Michael Kors, Lexington Watch (250 Usd) 3. Festooned Bag (158 Eur).

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If she loves TO TRAVEL: 1. Lomography La Sardinia Camera (79 Eur) 2. Asos Touch Screen Bow Gloves (10,78 Eur) 3. London Iphone 5 Case (28 Eur)

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If she is a YOUNG MOTHER: 1. Playful Home (34,95 Eur) 2. Gem Monogrammed Wristlet  (28 Eur) 3. The French Market Cookbook, Vegetarian Recipes (27 Eur)

A gift guide for HIM is in the works and will follow in the next days. Stay tuned!

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Monday Inspiration

Have a great week, ladies!

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