Pregnancy Does Not Come Easy…

12 days ago dash Baby, Lifestyle
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… does it? These past few days have been such a major struggle that I wish for nothing more than this sweet little baby to come out of my belly and this maternity to be over. Ever since last Wednesday, I suddenly felt a huge pain in my lower back and pelvis due to the pressure that comes from my dropping belly and the baby´s weight. I am not exaggerating when I say that I haven´t slept in over five days, a situation that leads me (a usually very open-minded & friendly person and a positive thinker) to be in the worst mood ever, disliking everyone and everything around me and crying whenever I get the chance! Well, now I know why sleep deprivation is a method of torture…

However, until I am able to shoot another outfit for you guys, I thought it would be nice make another baby- and pregnancy-related blog entry:

2014 – A Year In Review

20 days ago dash Baby, My Outfits, News & Trends
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To me, 2014 is one of the most exciting years ever. I have seen, felt and experienced so many things that it seems as if time has somehow just flown by. At the beginning of 2014, I would have never imagined that today, a year later, I would be pregnant with my first child and being so close to my due date.

Nevertheless, I am more than thankful for everything that has happenend within the past months, and today, I would like to give you a little overview of some of my favorite moments:

Outfit: The Hermès Kelly Bag

28 days ago dash My Outfits
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Today´s outfit post is all about the newest addition to my little handbag family. It was a very lucky surprise (and coincidence), but last week I had the chance to be offered this fabulous and oh so classy bag – and of course I could not turn down the offer. The Hermès Kelly bag, one of the most iconic and famous bags ever, is very hard to come by, especially in black, and I am more than happy to finally be the proud owner of such a wonderful investment piece.

The cashmere sweater that I am wearing in this pictures is actually a mini dress – but since my belly won´t stop growing, it is currently one of the very few items in my closet that I can still wear. For a more casual approch, I styled my H&M maternity jeans and some very comfortable Chanel ankle boots.

Btw, did any of you shop the big sales at Net-a-PorterMytheresaStylebopLuisa Via Roma and Co.?

Cashmere sweater: Stefanel (loving this or this one, both on sale)

Jeans: H&M Maternity (regular version here)

Ankle Boots: Chanel (similar model here)

Jewelry: Hermès & Dior

Handbag: Hermès (this Fendi-bag is a stunner as well)

Outfit: Cozy Cashmere & A Huge Baby Bump

37 days ago dash Baby, My Outfits
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The heading says it all: My bump has gotten huge within this past week! I was so lucky because my belly wasn´t that big and I could even fit into some of my regular (non maternity) tops, but ever since last Sunday it has grown so much that I have almost nothing left to wear. Well, I read that the baby will increase 1 kilo in weight during the last month of the pregnancy – and since I still have a few weeks left, I am guessing that my body´s circumference will grow as well :-)

Coat: Moncler (similar one here)

Sweater: Massimo Dutti (old, loving this or this one)

Jeans: H&M Maternity (regular version here)

Hat & Scarf: COS & Jardin des Orangers

Shoes: Uterque (sold out, find a similar version here or here)

Handbag: Louis Vuitton SC Bag

Lipgloss: Dior Addict Fluid Stick (color “Wonderland”)

Eye shadow: Givenchy Ombre Couture No. 05 Taupe Velours

Paris Photo Diary

39 days ago dash Food, Lifestyle, My Outfits, Travel
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Last week I spent some wonderful days in Paris, my favorite city in the world. We opted for the famous and luxurious Shangri-La Hotel (the only place where you can have breakfast on your terrace and enjoy the beauty of the Eiffel tower), ate some of the most delicious foods and I even scored the bag of my dreams at Hermès. For those of you that don´t follow me on Instagram, here´s a little summary of what I have been up to:

Setting Up My Nursery

43 days ago dash Baby
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Today´s blog entry is all about the most important things you would need before welcoming your little one. It took me a lot of time and research to find the in my opinion best and visually most appealing products out there, and I hope you like what I have bought so far:

Gender Reveal: It´s A …

47 days ago dash Baby, News & Trends
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Dearest readers,

I have to admit that I hesitated quite a bit to reveal my baby´s gender before birth. As I am a bit superstitious and always like to be on the “safe side” with everything, I wasn´t really sure to whether or not let you know if we were expecting a girl or boy…

Outfit: Cozy and Chic

49 days ago dash My Outfits
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Even though I love wintertime more than any other season, I always struggle to look stylish and feel warm at the same time. I mean it is not hard to wear a cozy down jacket and some fluffy Ugg boots (which I mostly do), but if I want to try something more fashionable, I never really know what to look for…

Hat: Gucci (sold out, find a similar one here or here)

Coat: sold out, alternative version here

Jeans: H&M Maternity (regular version here)

Shoes: Acne Pistol Boots (also available here)

Handbag: Chanel Classic Mini Flap

Nail Polish & Lipgloss: Dior Le Vernis color “Bar” & Dior Addict Lip Maximizer

Eye shadow: Dior Mono Fusion Matte color “Mirage”

Outfit: The Little Black Dress

55 days ago dash Baby, My Outfits
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Today´s look is an outfit I have worn just a few days ago to a little cocktail party. The black dress is from H&M´s regular collection and perfectly fits my growing belly – plus, I kind of believe that the slim cut and deep black shade make me look not as big as I currently am.

Since I knew that I would be standing a lot at that particular evening, I chose my Valentino Rockstud pumps in a chic eggplant color – they are the most comfortable High Heels I own, and I really wish that Valentino would make them in more colors.

Dress: H&M (loving this or this alternative)

Shoes: Valentino (also available here or here)

Handbag: Chanel

Earrings: Dior Tribal Mise en Dior

Bracelets: Hermès & Jennifer Meyer

Nail Polish & Lipgloss: Dior Le Vernis Nuit 1947 &  Dior Addict Fluid Stick (Farbe Wonderland)

Sale-Alert: Get 50% Off Any Item At My-Wardrobe.com!

59 days ago dash Sale
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Dear readers,

since I know how much you all love shopping, I thought it would be nice to let you now that one of my favorite online-stores, My-Wardrobe.com, is having a huge sale right now! All items are current season and every piece is 50% off! You can find a great selection by designers such as Burberry Brit, Joseph, IRO, Helmut Lang or Marc by Marc Jacobs, and since everything is selling out fast, I highly recommend you check out their website rather sooner than later.

Coat: Burberry Brit

Sweater: Joseph

Leather pants: Joseph

Shoes: Acne Pistol Boots

Handbag: Elena Ghisellini

Hat: Ba&Sh

Outfit: The Perfect Rain Boots

65 days ago dash Baby, My Outfits
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If you live in a rainy city such as Cologne (or London), rain boots are an absolute must for everyday life. Last month, I finally found a pair that does both look chic and which is very comfortable – and they are made of rubber! I really like that they do not look like typical rain boots, but resemble much more a classic riding boot.

Happy weekend!

Jacket: Ted Baker (loving this similar version made of grey cashmre hier)

Pants: H&M Maternity (regular version here)

Top: H&M Maternity

Rain Boots: Burberry (also available here)

Handbag: Givenchy Antigona Bag (also available here and here)

Eyeshadow: Guerlain eye shadow palette No. 02 Place Vendôme

Lipgloss: Dior Addict Fluid Stick color “Mirage”