Adventskalender: #give-away winners showercap + shopper

Congrats to the winners Perlchen Noir for the shower cap and Nadja for the unicorn shopper. My outfit post for Christmas will follow later today.

Gratulation an die Gewinnerinnen der give-aways Perlchen Noir für die Duschhaube und Nadja für den Einhorn Shopper. Mein Outfitbeitrag für Weihnachten kommt später am Tage.

Adventskalender: #Give-Away Unicorn Shopper

The after the office Christmas party is usually a slow one. So here it is, one of the last give-always this year, the unicorn shopper bag. If you want it, leave a comment on the blog „pony time“. Shipping is to Europe only. Will pick a winner on Sunday.

Der Tag nach der Weihnachtsfeier ist oft etwas zäh. Deswegen heute eines der letzen give-aways des Jahres, der Einhorn-Einkaufsbeutel. Wer ihn will, hinterlässt einen Kommentar auf dem Blog: „Pony Time“. Versand nur innerhalb Eurpas. Am Sonntag suche ich einen Gewinner aus.



Adventskalender: #StyleCrush Pamper and Curves

She made me buy a t-shirt. And that’s no small feat. I usually don’t do them anymore. I only have one I truly love, it says I <3 SHOPPING! I managed to get through three political campaigns without wearing one. And now I got myself a graphic t-shirt. LOL.

Behind my new t-shirt is Betty Pamper from Pamper and Curves. She looks fun and wild. Her style is glamorously eccentric and edgy. After I started looking for plussize bloggers (prefereably with a vintage twist), she became one of my style icons. Loud and kitsch and classy, all rolled into one.

Love the Cherry Dress AND that skull and swirl wallpaper in the background!

And then THE t-shirt by Nicky Rockets.

And this is me in my new t-shirt. Guess in summer this needs to be worn with denim capri pants and possibly a bandana or an alice band in my hair.
skirt and tights are m+s again
tweedy kittenheels: Evans (2004!)
lipstick: MAC (Russian Red)

There were also a few give-aways in the parcel – I looooooove the little rocket button! The eye patch and the bracelet with the jolly roger are a hillarious gift for the political me.

Adventskalender: #StyleCrush The Glambassador

We all have people who inspire us. The final straw to start blogging was The Glambassador – Musings of a chronically overdressed Dame.

Her make-up is perfect. She reminds me of Joan Crawford.

Always fab. Always dressed to the nines.

She does amazing things with her hair. Like these Victory Rolls

or „simple“ curls

I really like her style on her Blog as well as her Facebook page. My make-up will never be up to her standard. I love my red lippies and redraw my eyebrows, but this is something which I admire, but won’t live. I love to see her sparkle though. Please shine on!

Adventskalender: Beauty Time + Shower Cap GiveAway

On Saturday while shopping for some rather mundane neccessities I ended up buying one of these Christmas pamper gifts for me: a shower gel and a body lotion smelling of oranges, cloves and cinnamon by Dresdener Essenz. Plus one of their bath salts. This is a warm, lovely fragrance – something that works for winter and not just for Christmas. Feels a bit like a warm embrace – am quite smitten!

Am Samstag, während ich einige sehr profane Dinge einkaufen musste, ist mir dieses Geschenk-Set in die Hände gefallen und habe es spontan für mich selber gekauft. Es besteht aus einer Winterdusche und einer Bodylotion, die wohlig warm nach Orangen, Nelken und Zimt duften. Dazu habe ich mir noch das passende Winterbad der Dresdener Essenz gekauft. Ein toller Duft, nicht nur für Weihnachten! Ich bin ganz hin- und weg von dem Set.


None of my give-aways are sponsored and I am still learining the ropes. Like last time when I made this rafflecopter one, (which is still open, nudge, nudge) only to find out it doesn’t work on my blog. Gnaaaaah….
Anyway  – for this one. all you need to do is leave a comment „SHOWER“ on this blog and I will pick a lucky winner for this retro showercap next Sunday, the 4th of advent. Will only ship within Europe (am counting the UK into this one).

Keins meiner Give-Aways is gesponsort und ich lerne hier immer noch verdammt viel. Wie beim letzen Mal, als ich eine Rafflecopter-Verlosung eingerichtet habe, die zwar leider nicht mit meinem Blog kompatibel ist, aber dafür immer noch läuft! Anyway – alles was ohr diesmal tun müsst: hinterlasst einen Kommentar „SHOWER“ auf dem Blog und am vierten Advent ziehe ich einen glücklichen Gewinner für die Duschhaube im Retrolook. Versand erfolgt nur innerhalb von Europa.


Adventskalender: Party Dresses

Already know what to wear for Christmas or New Year? It is probably too late to order for the office party for most of us – but here are a few great dresses for the partying season.

Starting with Lindy Bop. They do amazing looking dresses for a rather fetching price. Probably will give them a try soon. Am quite in love with this Midgnight blue velvet Audrey dress. It would look great with my powder blue petticoat! BTW Lindy Bop have a 15% discount till December 14th.

Somewhat more ornamental is Simply Be’s tapestry dress. I got it when it was on sale and last week I got it back from the seamstress who made it longer. Yep, longer! She inserted some green-gray tweed I bought ages ago. Guess I finally found „my“ seamstress. Happy days. Outfit post to follow soon – I promise!

I recently won this awesome Kyionna Dress for a friend from navabi. Fits her like a dream. Yep, another outfit post coming up soon! Dressy, but not too dressy for a special date.
This one, Boden’s Isla Dress (in green) however is my favorite, and I’ll wear it for Christmas with the family. Not cheap, though currently (and when I got it) on sale. A gorgeous wool dress and the lovely Amber from Forever Amber wears it to perfection.

Adventskalender: Ho, Ho, Home sweet Home

St. Nicholaus is the day for which I usually put up my tree. For quite a few years now I have a party before Christmas. So no party pics today but some of my white tree with pastel baubles and my überkitsch 1950s nativity.

Nikolaus ist meist der Tag an dem ich meinem Weihnachtsbaum schon geschmückt habe. Seit einigen Jahren habe ich am 2. oder 3. Adventssamstag eine Party. Heute aber keine Partybilder (auch morgen nicht!), sondern ein paar Bilder meines weissen Weihnachtsbaumes und der restlichen Deko, inklusive meiner superkitschigen 50er Jah1526225_10152121181624919_1712342822_n
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Last Christmas Eve: tea for one before meeting friends for Church and Clubbing

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As you can spot, my cards from 2009 – hmmm, must take pics this year again!


Baby, it’s cold outside! A few winters ago…

Adventskalender: #GiveAway Demitasse / Espresso Cup

It is give-away Monday on the Advent calendar. Up for grabs untill December 29th is this pretty vintage demitasse. Handcrafted and painted with a floral pattern this is a lovely addition for your espresso cups.

Heute ist #GiveAway Montag in meinem Adventskalender. Bis zum 29.12 könnt ihr an der Verlosung für diese entzückende kleine Moccatasse teilnehmen. Diese Vintage-Tasse ist handgefertigt und gemalt und eine schöne Ergänzung für eine Sammlung von Espresso-Tassen.

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Hooray – Worpress doesn’t allow me to operate a give-away service – here is the link – I still hopes it works. If not – please let me know!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Adventskalender: #OOTD Ice Princess Coat

Sometimes you fall in love with clothes beyond reason and practicality. This winter the object of desire was Hellbunny’ss Trixie Coat. Can’t decide – the look is somewhere between Russian pincess and china doll. I was quite excited that their largest size is a 22 UK./ EUR 50. And I sooo wanted lighter colourerd coat.

I quite liked this one from Dorothy perkins in blush pink – very elegant and sleek. I still wonder if I should get it, especially for the price it is currently at!

Somewhere, probably eBay, I came across Hellbunny’s Trixie Coat. Colour options in pale pink and baby blue. What a show stopper. It hit me hard and bad.


And then came the bit which surpised family and friends – I ordered it in pale BLUE!

Finally I had something with which I could wear the lovely 1950s kid gloves I bought for a pittance in Sweden at a garage sale. They had a rust spot, so I bought a couple of embroidered flowers and stuck them on the gloves, similar to embroirdered gloves I saw on Etsy (but they were dinky, tiny small).

I know this look is quite special – and it causes stares and giggles. But I love the coat. Willl post a look with brown accessories soon. Makes it look a bit more like Russian princess. This look is like two littel girls commented in awe: „awwwww, look: ice princess.“

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coat: Trixie, by Hell Bunny
beret, gloves, handbag + brooch: vintage
silk scarf: vintage Tie Rack
leg warmers: current collection, Primark
ankle boots: 2006 (?) winter collection, Buffalo Boots

Manchmal verguckt man sich in Kleidungsstücke jenseits von Sinn und Verstand (oder Praktibilität). Diesen Winter war das Objekt der Begierde  Hellbunny’ss Trixie Coat. Was für ein Mantel! Der Stil liegt irgendwo zwischen Russischer Winterprinzessin und Porzellanpuppe. Zu meiner Überraschung gibt es den Mantel bis in Grösse EUR 50/ 22 UK. Einen hellen Mantel wollte ich sowieso für diesen Winter.
Anderer Look, wesentlich reduzierter, aufgeräumter, klassisch elegenat war der von Dorothy perkins in blush pink . Ich frage mich immer noch ob ich ihn mir nicht noch holen sollte, das er gerade reduziert ist…. 

Wie auch immer – dann entdeckte ich den Trixie Mantel von Hellbunny. Verfügbar in Hellrosa und Babyblau. Was für ein Hingucker. Es hatte mich schwer erwischt. Dann kam der Teil, der mein Umfeld wirklich überraschte: ich habe ihn in HELLBLAU bestellt! Yep! 
Endlich aber hatte ich etwas, wozu ich die 1950er Handschuhe die ich in Schweden gekauft hatte tragen konnte. Leider hatten die Handschuhe einen Rostfleck, deswegen habe ich ein paar gestickte Blümchen draufgeklebt. Ich hatte ein paar ähnlicher Handschuhe bei Etsy gesehen. Vintage und bestickt – nur leider für zarteste. sehr, sehr kleine Händchen. 
Mir ist klar das dieser Look sehr speziell ist. Damit werde ich mehr angestarrt als sonst, gekichert wird auch. Aber ich liebe diesen Mantel. Demnächst kommt ein Beitrag mit braunen Accessoires. Das sieht dann mer nach Russischer Prinzessin aus. Dieser Look, ist allerdings wie zwei kleine Mädchen ganz ehrfürchtig sagten: „Ohhhh, Eisprinzessin!“

Adventskalender: ‚Ice Princess‘ Bling

Bling time today for a proper ice princess or snow queen. You might have realised that I got a thing for brooches. But they are easy and fun. You can pin them to a handbag, your outerwear (each of my coats hat its own brooch) or simply on yourself (or rather yopur shirt/ dress/sweater/vest… a single one or a clutter. Necklaces are a bit neglected since I usually wear a scarf with almost everything.

Lovely Ice skate brooches, like this one here on Etsy

shimmering skates
or a pretty vintage figure skater brooch

it’ll be pirouettes next!
A bracelet is always nice for a littel bling and can also be worn above a bracelet or ellbowlength glove.

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And a proper ice princess needs a crown – since a tiara is not for everyone and especially not for everyday – I guess you can get away with this headband.

add a little sparkle to your life!

and last but not least a muff to keep your fingers toasty! in a soft peachy/ blush pink.

warm and cute!