Sneak Peek

This is a post that was highly requested and can be seen on almost every other blog as well – the content of my purse. What you see below is the minimum (!) of what I carry with me every day. Of course it doesn´t look as organised when it´s in my bag, most of the times I´m not even able to find what I´m looking for because it´s such a mess in there. But for you guys I pulled it all out and here you see what´s normally hidden in the dark shallows of my bag.  

1. Keychain from Anne-Marie Herckes:
this was a birthdaypresent from my babe last year and I love it sooo much – very classy indeed!

2. Car keys:
I have a little, round, fast, red, cute, bowl-looking Gokart named Fiat 500 with the Italian flag on it (for the swag factor) and I´m in love.

3. Wallet from Louis Vuitton:
This is the old wallet from my boyfriend, he gave it to me because he thought my other wallets were ugly. Well, thank you babe 🙂

4. iPhone:
No need to explain this one. I´m amazed that there is no synonym such as “life” or “irreplaceable” coming up when you look it up in Google.

5. Driving License:
Yes, I still have the old one; never lost it and proud of the grubby piece of paper I´m carrying around.

6. “Firn” candy:
There.Is.No.Better.Candy.Out.There.      Period. (icy mint and chocolate – this is perfection)

7. Tee:
A leftover from summer. I started playing Golf 2 years ago together with my babe and we both love it, even though he was playing like Tiger Woods within 2 weeks and I´m still on the “sorry that my ball hit you but I´m a beginner” level. Life sucks.

8. GPS:
I´d be totally lost in this jungle of one-way streets that calls itself Vienna. I tried to find my way in the first district only once without my navigation system, but got so lost that I thought I´d never find my way out.

9. Bobby pins and hair ties:
My hair is pretty long and when I leave it loose and untied, I get really nervous after, let´s say 20 minutes and I have to tie it together even though I spent 1 hour blow-drying and straightening them. So it´s better for me and my environment if I always carry some hair ties.

10. Pen:
Can´t think of anything creative to say about this pen. I use it for writing.

11. Ear plugs:
Live savers! I´ve gotten so used to sleeping with ear plugs and hearing my heart beat while falling asleep that there is no way I could live without them anymore.

12. and 13. Make-up:
Always have a spare foundation and concealer in my bag for refreshing my make-up when I´m planning on going for drinks right after work. This is very necessary because I really do look like a zombie after 8 hours spent in front of a computer.

14. Perfume:
There´s no harm in smelling good – oh what I´d give for if all the smelly people in the underground thought the same way.

15. Lips:
Always have at least 4 or 5 options of lipstick, lipbalm, lipgloss with me. I´m changing it during the day depending on my mood. You know those rings that change color depending on how you feel – just have a look at my lips, that´s almost the same thing.

16. Sunglasses:
Love, love, love my Ray Ban Aviators. No better sunglasses out there – I´m really not that cool kind of chic, but when I wear them paired with my leather jacket, I feel like the most hardcore person out there. No joke:

What I only realised after this post is that the interior of my bag also tells a whole lot about my life.
So tell me – what is it that you can´t live without and carry around?

Christmas Gift Guide: Best Friend

I have to admit that Christmas is my favorite season of the year. I am one of those girls that starts counting down the days until Christmas somewhen in summer, I sing those cheesy Christmas songs and absolutely love Mariah Carey´s “All I want for Christmas”, I already know what I give to all my friends and family by the latest of September and finally, on the 24th of December I am a bundle of joy and get on everybody´s nerves by jumping around like a crazy person. So if you Grinches out there are a severe case of cluelessness when it comes to giving presents, here is my Christmas gift guide series, starting with a shopping guide for your best friend!
Frame: Zara Home
Nailpolish: Chanel
Fur Blanket: Zara Home
Mohair Hat: Zara
Gloves: Alice Hannah
Bracelet: HRH Collection
Matchboxes: Annechovie
Candle: Diptyque
Chashmere Scarves: Jardin des Orangers and Marlene Birger

Like Santa.

Here´s the outfit that I wore last Wednesday when I met up with Vicky at “Winter im MQ“. Since I bought this parka in Barcelona, I haven´t really worn another jacket because I love it so much. It´s warm, functional and stylish and the olive color is so easy to combine with almost every other color. Those red jeans are from Zara from last year and in this combination with the white sweater/booties and the socks, I look like Santa  -but I love it – love everything that comes with christmas season 🙂

Parka: Zara (similar here)
Sweater: H&M
Pants: Zara (last year, similar here)
Boots: Buffalo
Watch: Michael Kors

Bye Bye, Google Friend Connect!

It´s not that I don´t love all of my readers, but after a while of blogging I just came to the conclusion that GFC is more of a platform for “I follow you now, follow me back?” people. Well that´s OK for many, but for me it makes no sense to follow someone only to get a higher number of readers for yourself – therefore, I´m going to delete Google Friend Connect by the end of this day. I think that the platforms Bloglovin and Facebook are better spheres to follow the blogs that you´re REALLY interested in. So my honest apologies to all my GFC readers who are sincere about the interest in my blog, but if it´s like that and you still want to follow, 
Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

Weekend Plans

After commuting between Vienna and Salzburg almost every weekend since I live here, I´m very excited to spend the next two days in town. Me and my babe have lots of fun things planned, including a dinner at famous “Kim kocht” (we´ve been on the waitlist for 4 months until we got this table), 
a party at Kattus champagne producer, a shopping spree at the designer outlet in Parndorf and some drinks/dinner with our closest friends at Figls. Since Vicky is not only my friend but my bad conscious as well and has the self discipline of a soldier when it comes to doing sports (see her post about running outdoors in winter here), I´m planning to get some thermo sportswear at the Nike or Adidas outlet and maybe we´ll visit Michael Kors and Diesel as well 🙂 What are your plans for this weekend? Looking forward to something as well?