Wednesday 30 July 2014

INTERIOR LOVE: painting furniture white.

there was a day when something disturbed my ideal of beauty when i came into the living room. the feeling of disturbance grow as days flew past. and then i suddenly recognized that i really hated my black CD shelf and both of my brown book shelves. they simply didn't fit into the concept of the rest of the room. they didn't fit to the pink and white coloured walls. they made the whole room look shabby, not chic. they somewhat made it all look a bit dirty. chaotic, but not in a creative, but very unsophisticated way. and i simply HATED this view so much so that i had the huge urge to change that sight immediately.

i bought wood varnish in white at the local supermarket and prepositioned paint brushes of several sizes and also a paint roller of those kinds we also used to paint the walls with. i used the latter for the CD shelf and the most extensive parts of both book shelves. 
but the finishing touch was the hardest part of the work. 
the book shelf was lying on the floor and with small paint brushes i painted the small, still brown parts, most of the time bent forward with all my body.

it was loads of work.

Tuesday 29 July 2014

OUTFIT: there's nothing more cruel than only nine lives.

i've got a new outfit for you. although i very much love colours, sometimes i love it simple et chic with elegant non-colours such as white and black. in this outfit i chose a white mango blazer, a black joseph top, and matching vintage pants from my mum featuring both colours mentioned before. for the pop of colour and to show my love for the former i added a colourful twist in form of a acidic yellow clutch from sheinside.

Monday 28 July 2014

VEGAN: homemade vegan pizza.

making your very own pizza dough isn't difficult - it's very easy! just like tarte flambée, you simply need very few ingredients which can be counted on the fingers of one hand. for the basic dough you need flour, yeast, water and olive oil. you can spice it up with sugar and a bit of salt, but you don't have to. thus it's very easy!

below you can read the exact amounts which you will need to mix the dough together.

you can add different toppings. tomato purée and vegan cheese are essential. what you add on top is free for you to choose. for my very first homemade vegan pizza i have chosen onion bits, tomato slices, kalamata olive slices and many different herbs and chili.

it's very delicious and oh so easy to make - you simply have to try it out yourself!

Sunday 27 July 2014

INTERIOR LOVE: painting glasses white.

since most of the decoration and furniture in my kitchen is white i wanted all of my vases to look like that, too. unfortunately i didn't have so many white vases but on several blogs i have read about the idea to use pickle glasses of different shapes and colouring them white so that one can use them as small vases afterwards. i liked this idea very much and thus i gathered loads and loads of them, bought varnishing spray in white and started my new DIY project!

what is most important is that you're working outside (if possible) and that you've got enough support surface because the spray will have a huge diameter. thus i have chosen some of my old moving boxes. with a distance of approx. you should stick to a distance of 15-30cm between they spray and the glass you want to colour. in a few hours the glass should be dry. but precautionary i have waited one day or 24h until i put them back inside.

another time you're getting best results for less work. i love the look of the new vases. the different shapes add a fun and also sophisticated twist on the table.

Friday 25 July 2014

OUTFIT: let 'em talk 'cause we're dancing in this world alone.

i love summer - it's warm, you can drink your lactose free latte macchiato outside, you can wear light clothes in candy colours and wear sunglasses without anybody looking dumb at you XD ... well, not that i really care. nobody should care what other people say, if one's not hurting anybody but just doing one's own thing. lorde knows best. that's why i chose a line of her song 'a world alone' for this outfit post. why caring about other people's opinions if you feel like singing in your car, if you feel like kissing in the rain, if you love harry potter although you're an adult and that's a book series 'only written for children, and you're definitely not a child !!!', ... or if you feel well after being dropped into a pot of candy colours with high class jewellery and black cat eye sunnies with nothing really matching in the eyes of bigoted micropolis inhabitants - why caring about it if that's YOU. so show yourself. BE yourself! you only have one life, and you got to live it to its fullest.

i'm wishing you all a great day 

Thursday 24 July 2014

INTERIOR LOVE: painting frames white.

today i want to show you another DIY project i have started and finished some time ago. i already reported about my other vintage frame project earlier this year. you might have read about it here: click

now i had some more wooden frames which were made of ordinary and somewhat boring brown wood and i wanted to colour them white, so that they would fit into my kitchen where the colour white somewhat prevailed. 

again i used wood varnish. i have painted with a big brush and a smaller one for the finishing touch. it also didn't take as long as the first time, but now i only had four small photo frames, and i also needed a single layer of varnish.

i must admit that although you're not doing much you've got a very huge change. the look of the frames is so much different and i was very satisfied with the end result.

Wednesday 23 July 2014

OUTFIT: this is the beginning of everything you want.

i love this song line from the beautiful intro to boy's fantastic debut album. you might already have heard of it, or them. if not so: do it! immediately. these two ladies are musicians with all their heart and soul and with high ingenuity. and this ingenuity can be heard in each of their 12 titles. in the musical harmonies and in their lyrics, too. 

well, it doesn't happen often that i must admit that i really love EVERY song on an album but it happened with boy.

Monday 21 July 2014

NEW IN: first primark visit.

today i finally want to show you my new clothings, accessoires and jewellery which i have bought at my first primark visit.

i didn't like most of the apparel because of the low quality which you also have seen while shopping. the pieces i have bought must be those of the highest quality. i don't like clothes which are badly manufactured. that why i mostly stick to mango and comparable brands.

the accessoire departement was my favourite place to be. still many people but oh so many lovely things and such bargain prices! and the quality was much better than the quality of most apparel pieces. especially the sunglasses and hair clips are top-quality manufactured.

i have bought 5 different hair clips, different sunglasses (i especially love the john lennon memory sunnies XD), a white lace maxi dress, britain inspired jewellery, a caroline channing memory pearl necklace, a violet and a green cardigan, a beautiful transparent white lace shirt, a mint green lace dress, striped shorts and high-waisted light blue denim shorts, two flower headbeads, a floral denim jumpsuit, a cute yellow shirt with applied 3D flowers, two floral style hair bows, a new york cropped shirt, a blue and white polka dotted blouse with loose fit, red and white pants for the gym, nude coloured rubber boots with cute golden bow details and flamingo house shoes.

what do you think of my new little treasures?

Saturday 19 July 2014

SHOPPING LOVE: my first primark visit.

today i want to show you the impressions of my first primark visit ever. some time ago my best friend chrissi (visit her blog!) asked me if i would like to visit the primark store at the postgalerie in karlsruhe - she wanted to change some dresses and i have never been there, so i said yes. i must say that i haven't been shopping downtown for quite a while, especially on saturdays, because i didn't like the crowds anymore and i rather sticked to online shopping because for a long time i believed it as much more comfortable. but i forgot the fun you can have when shopping with your girls and simply having a good time. 

we went there on a saturday and i have heard quite diverse opinions about primark and the shopping experience there before, so i thought omg this will be hell - and it was, somewhat. but also fascinating. very, very fascinating. people really seemed to turn mad in respect of the huge selection of clothes and those unbelievable low dumping prices, myself somewhat included - i have left the store with two fully packed shopping bags and i spent a three-digit amount of euros ... but what is most important is that i regained my love for going shopping downtown - thanks to primark XD

Friday 18 July 2014

FOOD: my vegan week.

some weeks ago i have started a personal experiment which i now want to share with you. for a long time i had the idea in mind to try a vegan diet. i wanted to solely eat vegan food for a period of 7 days. why did i have the idea? when i was in my teenage years i already have started to live vegetarian - but i only succeeded for about half a year. my mum wasn't quite enthusiastic about my decision - also because i had quite a few deficiency signs in respect of different mineral nutrients and vitamins and although being korean she didn't believe that i could eradicate all of these deficiencies by only eating vegetarian food. during the course of these 6 months she tried to persuade me to become omni again with cooking my favourite omni meals and eating those dishes herself -.- ... well, but that's another story.

Thursday 17 July 2014

FOOD: homemade waffles in my new flat.

two weeks after the house moving i have finally unpacked all of my moving boxes and i was so happy and felt at home, finally. and when i'm feeling at home and at ease i love to bake - so these delicacies you can see in this post are the first waffles i have baked in my all new flat. i decorated them with vanilla sugar, whipped cream and strawberries - and they were delicious! ... unfortunately i have eaten all of the waffles in the course of the day and afterwards i regretted it. but not for very long :D

Sunday 13 July 2014

OUTFIT: a collision of atoms that happens before your eyes.

hello my dears. nearly everything in this outfit is vintage - and most of those vintage loves are out of the wardrobe of my mum. the shirt for example is older than me (more than 26 years, can you imagine that ?!). i'm wearing my favourite spiked glasses, designer jewellery and a MagBag from my dear reader and fellow blogger laryconic.

Thursday 3 July 2014

GIVEAWAY: strangeness and charms ♥ le specs + stylefruits

hi dears! 

as mentioned earlier i wanted to start a new giveaway as a thank you for my dear readers and here it is! finally. you will have the chance to win a pair of beautiful designer sunnies from 'le specs', sponsored by

participating is easy.

  1. be a follower of my blog via GFC.
  2. leave a comment on my blog with a contact information, your follower name/s (GFC plus other social media pages for extra entries) and tell me why you need those sunnies and why you would be the perfect winner!

you can earn extra entries by:

now it's up to you!

the giveaway will end on the 31st of july 2014. the happy winner will be chosen randomly and contacted after the end of this giveaway. international participants are very welcome to join!

good luck 

Tuesday 1 July 2014

the best of the blogs - august 14 ♥

become the best of the blogs!

what do you have to do?

  1. become a follower of my blog via GFC.
  2. leave a comment with your blog address and write some sentences about you and your blog and tell me with which name you follow.

you can apply from today until the 31st of july. i will then select up to 5 blogs which i will present on one of the first days of august. this is contingent upon the quality of the blogs which will participate.

this is a permanent campaign which is to be continued every month, so stay tuned 

good luck