Tuesday, December 31, 2013

THIS IS THE NEW YEAR


ALMOST I dont really know how to start but I thought about doing a more personal post than usual. I started tiny lackofcolor blog in July 2012 and can't really believe that I am working on this blog now for 1.5 years already. I never thought I could keep this blog alive for such a long time. Usually, if things go wrong I start again from scratch and build up something completely new but with lackofcolor I just can't. Although my blog is pretty small, I just love posting my pictures here and sharing my daily life with you. To be honest, I couldn't imagine not having the blog anymore - I guess I got a little addicted.

Anyway, its almost 2014 ans I wanted to do a little recap. 2013 was great (even though I think 2014 will be much better). 2013 was the year I was in my first year of uni. I struggled a bit and saw that this was not the right thing for me and applied for loooads of internships in fashion. I landed a 6 month internship at stylight and therefor moved to Germany. Which means, goodbye to uni, goodbye to my girls in vienna, my sisters and my parents. In 2013 I got the chance to work with a leather company from Austria and design handbags with them. This was one of the hardest things I've ever done since I had no idea of how to sew handbags and I had to make the prototype on my own ;-) but a few days ago I saw the result. Amazingly beautiful really traditional handbags out of deer leather designed by me :-)  theres even a new costumer who wants me to design some bags for them as well - yay!  Not to forget, in 2013 Í was a live reporter at Life Ball and got an interview with a Model from the US and make up artists from MAC and was standing in the front row of Cavalli Fashionshow to take pictures and write an article about it. Also, in 2013 I got together with the most wonderful man I've ever met and I couldn't be more happier and grateful for him, thanks a lot babe!

I am really happy with my decisions in 2013 but I feel like 2014 is going to be amazing. I will finish my iternship at Stylight in about three months and then head to Paris with the boy for a few days as I always wanted to go there! After this I will start another internship at Pro7 which is a german tv channel - and yes, I know, my biggest dream is still to work in Fashion, having my own magazine some fine day but I can't deny the fact that I am really interested in television production as well. After this I will hopefully have passed the exam to go to my dream uni in Berlin and start again. I have so many trips planned for summer, I cant wait for this year to begin!
I wish you all a happy new year, I am excited to hear your plans for next year, just comment!

I hope you all will reach your goals and just be happy with your family and friends! Try not to worry about things too much, in the end it will always be fine. I totally think its important to try to not being perfect all the time and relax a bit more. I am really into working hard but I think we all should act more crazy and risk more. I wish you all happy moments cause this is what life is about. see you soon on lackofcolor and thanks for being with me all the time! xx


Monday, December 30, 2013

BOYFRIEND JEANS AND STRIPED BLAZER


Tomorrow is new years eve - are you all excited? I am really excited for 2014 as I have SO many things planned. Trips to destinations I've never been before, moving to another city and starting uni again and of course keeping the blog alive =) I am excited to hear about your plans! But let's talk about this tomorrow ;-) I had such a great time at my parents place, it felt really good to have a little holiday in between work. Today I had the best brunch ever with my girls from back home - we had lots to talk about and I am really happy that we could see each other again. Right now I am in Munich, I just came in about an hour ago that's why todays post is quite late and tomorrow morning I am heading to Berlin to celebrate new years eve with the boy =)

Today's outfit. I found my old pair of boyfriend jeans in my wardrobe at my parents place ... plus this awesome oversized striped blazer from Zara too. I bought it in summertime and totally forgot to share it with you. Stripes were all the rage this year so I thought I should do an outfit post with this blazer before 2014 starts and we have thousands of new trends ;-) I also thought about getting a new pair of boyfriend jeans as I would love to have ripped ones. Or maybe I should just rip those? Anyway, a quite casual outfit with a bit of color coming from my amazing nussbag and a hat. I haven't worn jeans in a while but I thought about wearing them more often. Maybe another challenge for 2014? We will see. Have a great Monday evening guys! xx

Saturday, December 28, 2013

CAMEL COAT


HEADBAND 2.0 Hey guys - welcome back. Okay, it's not the new year yet, but I've been absent on the blog for a few days. Usually I miss blogging after two or three days, but this time I was just busy with visiting relatives and spending time with my family, that's why I didn't even think about taking pictures of what I wore and telling you weird stories about what I do ;-) Sorry for that, but we all need a break and rest and I had mine and now I am back and happy to blog again. Also, what else is there to do on a Saturday evening? =) So here are a few shots I took with one of my sisters today - I hope you all had an amazing christmas, lots of good food and nice talks with your families and friends. 

So this is what I wore today - I went shopping with my sister - I was actually on a hunt for shoes but couldn't find any that I absolutely "needed". Instead I got myself another book. Recently I am really into reading, I told you, reading on the tube, on the way to the tube, on the way from the tube to the office, reading, reading, reading. I always liked to read books but never really had time to actually finish one as we had to read books for school in between and of course all the exams distracted me from reading a nice book. So while I don't study I thought about reading more than usual. Anyway, I wore this absolutely lovely camel coat from Sheinside today with a blue headband my mum made for me and this vintage handbag from my grandmum. I told you that I am challenging myself to wear more headbands - well, here's look number two! I love the bright blue color of the headband and this coat is absolutely amazing. If any of you are gossip girl fans, well this is one of the coats Blair is wearing in one of the shows. I ALWAYS wanted this coat as it has this really cool collar. First I wanted to sew exactly the same coat as soon as I saw her wearing it but then I found it on Sheinside and got crazy about it! Enjoy! xx

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

THIS SKIRT IS PERFECTION

pictures by shewearsfashion.com

HOLIDAY SEASON I was super duper excited to show you these pictures Kavita and I took last week of the skirt she got me for Christmas. We always checked onlinestores while being at work and I showed her this skirt at choies.com about one month ago and I was absolutely in love with it but it was a bit too expensive. I actually wanted to make a christmas wishlist and put this skirt on top but I never had time to share this with you .. sorry! I can't believe she got it for me! It was actually the last one, oh my.. thanks again girl you know me too well :-) I just love that it looks like danders from fish and of course it stands apart which just looks so cute! Aww .. I totally fell in love with this skirt and as it's Christmas today I thought about wearing a lovely red jumper with the skirt and red lips - trying to look festive ;-) 

Yesterday my dad came to visit me and the boy in Munich and we went out to have some proper Bavarian dinner at Hofbräuhaus. It was really nice and I think I am prepared now to have to much food in the next few days and loads of cookies! I am at work right now, finishing some stuff but in about two hours we are going home celebrating with our families ;-) After that I hopefully will have enough time to catch up on what my girls did the past three months and then having some quality time with my family and the boy. I can't wait to eat cookies all the time and cuddle up in front of the tree while watching a movie. I hope you guys are all having a fancy and nice Christmas eve - make sure to follow me on Instagram so you can see how we celebrate :-) 
I hope you all will have a great christmas and make sure to spend as much time as possible with your family and your beloved ones. I will probably stay away from the computer for a few days (laptop ..not instagram ;) )  and I invite you to do the same :-) I think we all need some time to rest and relax! Thanks for reading and merry Christmas!! xx

Sunday, December 22, 2013

WINTER WHITE

pictures by shewearsfashion.com

CANDY COLORS I think it was last year, or maybe two years ago when this furry skirt came into the H&M stores and I searched for it in every H&M shop in Vienna but couldn't find it in my size anymore.  This year, as I was browsing through Kleiderkreisel I found it - lucky me the girl lived in Munich and I could easily get it - whoop! I always knew how I wanted to combine it - total white! The only colorful garment in the pictures is the scarf but I think it adds even more glamour to the look! I borrowed Kavita's white coat from Sheinside which I absolutely adore - I think I will sew myself a white coat some day ;-) Anyway, I really love this outfit and I was excited to share it with you! Perfect for the holiday season for a little oldschool glamour ;-)

My weekend was super casual and cosy. Yesterday, the boy came to fancy Munich and we had burgers in an Irish pub and watched horror movies - yep, no christmas movies as we both aren't in the mood yet .. ;-) I wish you all a nice and happy Sunday evening and a good start into your holidays! xx

Friday, December 20, 2013

MIXING TEXTILES

pictures by  itscohen

FRIDAY! I tried to get into Christmas mood this week that's why I wore my sparkling skirt with a thick knitted pullover. It didn't really work out. I still can't believe that Christmas is on Tuesday, I think it's just because I was always busy at the end of November and obviously this month as well, that I just didn't notice it and had no time to get into the right mood. I will try tonight by watching a lovely Christmas movie and make some hot chocolate.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DILEMMA

pictures by itscohen

EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT from my grandma - this incredible fake fur jacket! I loooooove it! It is a bit shiny and it's actually grey but when it's bright and sunny outside it has this nice purple effect. Ahh .. what more can I say? Who would not fall in love with it? I took size 8 uk or 10 us because I wanted it to be oversized and suuuper comfy. I paired it with my current favorites, this white turtleneck pullover from Zara which makes every look a classy chic one and my overknee boots from Forever21. And because I just can't stand not having something on my head I wore a beanie on top. As always =)

Sooo, it's Wednesday already. I can't wait for this week to be finally over. It's pretty stressful at work but moreover I am looking forward to seeing the boy on the weekend and going home for Christmas next week - yay! Haven't seen my sisters and parents in aaages which makes the whole "coming home for christmas" - thing much more exciting. What are you guys up to this weekend? And please don't wonder about the name of todays article - Kavita introduced me to the Throwback music list on Spotify and I am currently going crazy after Usher, Kelly Rowland and Nelly, OutKast and all the other cool guys that where totally on the rage about ten years ago.. awww ;-) xx

Monday, December 16, 2013

HEADBAND



pictures by shewearsfashion.com

WEATHER COMPLAINTS I wanted to post these pictures yesterday evening but I was busy having burgers with the girls here and a skype date with one of my girls from back home and my parents. I had such a nice weekend and I can't believe that in one week it's Christmas already. Seriously, there is no snow in Munich and it's not that cold either so I am just not in the mood to listen to Christmas songs and buy presents. The only Christmassy thing I do is eat all the cookies my roommate got from her mum and grandmum - but she's fine with sharing and I only eat the ones she doesn't like ;-) For me the first sign of snow is the first sign of Christmas. Even though the last time we actually had snow on Christmas eve is a long time ago, we had it the weeks before and of course, the weeks after. Anyway,I love how nice the weather in Munich is right now (it's sunny every single day but unfortunately too bright to take pictures) I would be happier to have some snow as well. But I don't wanna complain about the weather swings here in Germany because I'm sure I will complain in less than a month that it is super cold and that there is too much snow - oh well.

This is what I wore for yesterday's girls day. I wanted to wear something girly and more colorful as I just wore black, white and blue clothes in my previous outfit posts. I also wore this absolutely lovely headband from H&M bought ages ago and I almost forgot about it. It's a welcome change instead of always wearing beanies. I should definitely wear more headbands - challenge accepted! I hope you all had a nice weekend! xx


Friday, December 13, 2013

OVER THE KNEE

pictures by shewearsfashion.com
FRIDAY I should stop wearing black, white and blue all the time. These three colors make me go crazy, I just can't resist and I combine them instinctively. But I think I keep repeating myself. Todays post is about the boots. I am obsessed with overknees right now and I am so happy to found these with a little heel at Forever21; best thing: they were 50% on sale. So now I have flat overknees and these beauties with a little heel which is really comfortable and makes me at least a bit taller. As overknees are such a sexy pair of shoes I combined them really casual with my oversized white sweater and a little black skirt. I honestly don't know if there is more to say than I love these boots. I got so excited when I bought them and I already have thousands of ways of pairing them in my mind so you will see me wearing these ones a lot. It's just perfect as they keep you warm when you just wear a skirt and even warmer when you wear pants underneath. Plus you can look totally sexy with them and you can combine them casual for everyday wear. I love how versatible these boots are! 

This weekend will be totally casual and relaxing and I am so looking forward to it. The past two weeks were a bit stressful and that affected my health, so I will try and get back to my normal routine to become 100% healthy again. Who wants to be sick at christmas? I will start tonight by just having a long bath and reading my new fav. book called Vincent, by Joey Goebel (can only recommend it to all of you as I just can't stop reading it - I'm taking it with me wherever I go, reading on the tube, while waiting for the tube, sometimes I read while I walk from my place to the tube which takes like .. two minutes - crazy?). Anyway, tomorrow me and the girls are going out and on Sunday Kavita and I will do our typical Sunday thing which means having coffee and pizza! Yay! have a great weekend guys, see you Sunday! xx

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

LEOPARD PATTERNED BOOTS

pictures by shewearsfashion.com

HELLO KITTY To be super honest, I've always been a little bit obsessed with leopard patterned garments. For example, I really wanted one of the leopard blouses from H&M for their spring / summer collection this year but I wasn't sure about how to combine it. So I didn't take it and instead, bought leopard patterned flats for summer, which are a lot easier to combine. I don't know why I've been a bit scared of wearing a full animal print outfit, but I am still more into animal printed shoes or accessories or a great statement coat. I would love to have an animal printed coat by the way. Anyway, I got these super duper incredible comfy leopard patterned boots from this german website similar to ebay (but still different) called Kleiderkreisel. People sell their garments, swap them or just give them to other people to make them happy (which I think is really cool). And now I am really happy with my statement boots and who knows, maybe I will find a nice animal printed coat on Kleiderkreisel as well? Concerning the outfit - I wanted to focus on the shoes that's why I wore an all black look with my beige cape as it has the same color as some parts of the shoes. What do you think?

Soo, what is going on right now. Work has been super busy these past few days and I can't wait for the holiday season to begin. I got sick again and I think I just need a few days to rest and stay away from the computer, but we all need that don't we? While it's not christmas yet I need to rest on the weekend which means loooads of hot chocolate and taking a long long bath. This is the last weekend Kavita will be in town so we might go out and have a nice and fancy dinner as well. It's really weird that she's leaving Stylight next week because that means even my internship is half way over (cra-zay how time passes by). Happy Wednesday!

Monday, December 9, 2013

ISABEL M SWEATPANTS

pictures by shewearsfashion.com

START OVER Oh my .. this was a quite intense weekend - glad it's over now. As you all know if you follow my social media (@carmen_wo) I was working like crazy on the coat for my brother in law. It's his birthday on Friday and my sister is going to surprise him with a classy trenchcoat made by me. So my last two weeks consisted of sewing and working and sewing and working. I am so happy now that I've finished it - it's 11pm and I am just sewing the last buttons on the coat .. aah :-) When I sew something, I get really excited at the beginning, seeing how all those pieces get together and become one garment is just amazing, but then I get a bit lazy in between if somethings not working the way I planned it (this time I struggled with the collar and the back-slit) but in the end, when I do the lining and the inside-pockets, I get really motivated and I want to make the best out of it ;-) I will ask my sister to take a proper picture of the coat when he is actually wearing it, and then I will show you my latest lackofcolor - design piece ;-) If you wanna see it now, without ironing it yet - just have a look on instagram! 

Now, let's talk about todays outfit - I can only say, Isabel Marant you did a great job on those sweatpants! I was one of the crazy girls who ordered something from the Isabel Marant pour H&M collection in November - to be honest, I didn't really intend to do so, I just wanted to check the online shop - seriously. But then I saw these pants and I fell in love. I got them from the children's department which is always a bit cheaper and fits perfectly as I am such a petite person. Anyway, I wanted to combine them really casual and cool - white turtleneck, fake fur jacket and beanie. I loooove this combination! It's really edgy but the fake fur adds a bit of glamour which the pants really need and the boots make everything look rough again. It was such a comfy outfit but still fashionable and I literally could wear it all the time! I hope you all had a great weekend - I am so ready to start into a new week where I will hopefully find time to relax and do christmas present shopping! 

xx

Friday, December 6, 2013

PEOPLE ON STREETS

pictures by shewearsfashion.com
COLOR TALK I have never really liked green on me. I always thought green would not go with blonde hair and my really light skin color. I just love when people with dark hair and a darker skin tone wear something green! But then I saw this really nice coat at Asos last year and although it was available in blue and red, I wanted green. But this was the only green garment I had, until I got myself this furry green beanie a few weeks ago. It's just perfect as it's super warm and comfy and looks like a dwarf beanie - I love it! I hope it goes well with my hair when it's blonde again - it actually is quite light, what do you think? Anyway, I will slowly adapt green into my wardrobe as I love it and it's such a christmassy color!

Sooo, it's Friday - yay! I wore this outfit today at work and I must admit that I struggle a bit with pairing those brown boots. I love them to death because they are SO SO nice and incredible comfy and probably the most expensive shoes I have ever bought for myself, but still, I don't really know how to combine them. I have never been a friend of pairing black and brown but this is what I did today as everything in beige didn't correspond to my mood. So I tried a total black look with the boots and the green beanie and I like it. I'm not a 100% satisfied to be honest, but I will keep on searching for the perfect look with these boots! I am now off to go out with the girls as it's lovely Rebecca's birthday - yay! Have a great great weekend everybody! xx


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

PINK BEANIE AND CHECKED SCARF

pictures by itscohen

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Heyho guys! What kind of bag do you take with you when you go hunting for the perfect christmas gifts for your beloved ones? I am that kind of person that can't really cope with small bags. If I go out at night it's fine to have a small and cute clutch bag, but for work - nope. My big shopper bag must come with me, filled with my agenda, food, beauty stuff, water bottle, more food, i pod ..... ;-) So if I would go shopping I would grab one of the Stylight tote bags just to have more space, but recently I got contacted by Lotte Voss who was going to solve my problem (she didn't even know that I had it though). Anyway, Lotte Voss is a super cute online store with cute garments and BIG shopper bags. Lucky me, I had the chance to get one. I chose the black one as black goes with everything and it looked huge on the picture - perfect for my christmas shopping trip! If you know someone who is really into big shopper bags I can only recommend this one! I think it can handle looads of presents (or just daily stuff) and I don't think it will be broken that quickly as it has really stable cord handles and the material is really nice too (I am trustworthy as a former fashion school student :) ) I will totally use it on the next free weekend I got for going shopping. Have you got everything yet? I know it's only the fourth but I want my presents to be done within the next week because I like to have them in advance and then just relax and enjoy the christmas time with candles, a good book and cooookies (btw, if someone fancies to send me christmas cookies - go ahead!).

Lovely Rebecca and I took the pictures today - I was in the mood for pink and pastel and all those girly garments. Light pink pullover paired with my baby pink beanie and a checked scarf? Yes! I totally love this scarf and I love to combine it with this black and white coat as it's so much fun to mix different pattern. I knew when I woke up this morning that I had to wear something a bit lighter than in the last few days - I was just in a really good mood. At lunch time the sun came out in fancy Munich and I was so happy! Now there is still snow missing in Munich but I got the feeling that it's going to be here soon .. :-)


Sunday, December 1, 2013

WINTER ESSENTIALS

pictures by itscohen

There are some clothes a woman needs for her winter wardrobe, like the perfect black boots, a simple coat and a nice sloppy hat. I've told you a while ago that I really love hats and I think they are one of the best accessories for winter time! They make your look chic and timeless and combined with a nice coat and bag you are never dressed boring :-) I wore this outfit this week at work and it was freakin cold outside, but we managed to get a few shots.

So this weekend was quite boring as I was sick stuck in my bed and working on a classy trenchcoat for my sister's boyfriend =D So annoying that I missed the christmas party but I'm excited to see the girls tomorrow and hear all their fun stories ;-) I'm feeling better but still not 100% fine so I will relax now, watch Alice in Wonderland and go to bed really really early so I'm prepared for work tomorrow! I hope you all are fine and you had an amazing first advent weekend! xx
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