Classy and cool day time look in black and brown

Isn’t it crazy how you can transform a casual T-shirt and jeans look to casual chic almost instantaneously as soon as you throw on a faux fur and a teddy coat? There is something about the black and brown tones and faux fur that gives an elegant, romantic and feminine feel. I feel absolutely darling in that faux leather pants and teddy coat combined with the black flat casual booties.

Fashion trends come and go, but one that retains its timeless style is the fake fur. Such a jacket is a statement outwear any fashionista should have when the temperatures start to drop. And also a good faux puff-piece could not only keep you nice and snug, but it could also single handedly glam up any ensemble.

From teddy to oversized jackets, to vibrant colors and funky chic patterns / prints – this is one cold-weather piece your wardrobe needs.

I have already rounded up some of my favourite stylish fake fur outfits and inspirations to help you rock this furry trend, in a fashionway – a dark brown teddy coat, a beige sweater, black Pimkie faux fur leather backpipe pants, a Gucci scarf, a black Pinko bag and a pair of cool flat booties.

Photography by Marg Basarova

The magic of the Christmas markets in Vienna

Vienna puts on her best clothes to welcome Christmas and all its guests. So many people visit Vienna for Christmas, and I think I know why – here we have one of the most wonderful street decorations in the world. All the streets are well decorated but my favourite are the chandeliers on the Graben – impressive and elegant at the same time.

But it’s not only the festive decoration on the streets that impress so much – the Christmas markets also offer a great experience. The one at Rathausplatz (the Vienna city hall) is the most visited, but there are so many others that don’t fall very much  behind. Some examples are the markets at Maria-Theresien-Platz, the one at Schloss Belvedere and Schloss Schonbrunn, the one at Karlsplatz, at Unicampus in the 9th, etc.

And although there is no snow (yet), neither are the temperatures too low, the Christmas mood is in the air. With great pleasure I walked through this market, wrapped in one of my all so favrorite teddy bear coats. Underneath I have a checked skirt and the outfit gets complete with comfortable long sock boots and a matching tiny black bag.

Photography by Marg Basarova

Love wearing long coats?

I always believed that a long coat is a super versatile piece of clothing that a woman should have in her winter wardrobe. I got convinced about that only after I started wearing one, because a cool, well-fitting long coat instantly elevates my look from super casual to dapper formal.

Moreover, it’s very easy to make an outfit with it – one of my favourite approaches is to just throw the coat over a simple long sweater and a pair of over knee boots – the result is amazing. Such a combination can also work in a formal meeting or event.

Wool is a preferred fabric for such an overcoat. But if you’re planning to wear an overcoat in the summer as well then go for 100% cotton. My coat here is with 50% Camel fur und 50% wool. The style is in your hands – there are many different types of long coats – no hard rules here, you can pick the one you like the most, but pick the length according your figure. The one here is a bit oversized, because I like to wear it with thick layers underneath.

I think a black fedora hat matches to a long coat nicely – it’s a chic and formal addition, in a fashion way.

Photography by Marg Basarova

Adding some leopard pattern

Never thought I’d see the day when I would reach for leopard prints, but these shoes are so comfortable and cute, that I couldn’t resist.

I thought it’s fun to add some trendy prints to the accessories, especially when the rest of the outfit is more neutral. There are many different kinds or boots, high heels or sneakers with similar prints, but I like this one which makes the figure elegant and gracious, just like the walk of a real leopard.

To highlight the shoes in this outfit I chose a black tunic from one of my favourite brands and transparent Calzedonia leggings, which I find to be a great combination. I match them, of course, with one of my this season best-loved teddy cosy coats – this time in beige.

Photography by Marg Basarova

Vintage but trendy

Looking for a new look this summer and some style inspiration for creating a new outfit? I have for you an easy, casual proposal: why not a lovely holed or knitted top/tunic in a vintage look? I always thought clothes of a knitted lace type are too vintage and look like something from my grandma’s wardrobe. I am sure that every woman has something similar and know it very well. But they should not be underestimated – they are perfect for the summer and would work well with any high waisted skirt, shorts or pants. I personally chose the classic black color under it – high waisted shorts and a balconette. So, don’t wait – find your vintage knitted tunic and go for it – style it in fashionway!

Photography by Marg Basarova

Basic and simple white

I often choose basic colors over prints – as simple as they are, they never get old – like for example this organic cotton Fendi dress.

In the summer days an outfit in white works perfectly during the day just as well as for the night. A white dress in your style is never a bad choice to put in your wardrobe. Besides – there are other advantages – as soon as your body is well tanned or sun-kissed it’s the perfect time to wear a white dress. So try to get some sun during this wonderful season and then go for light clothes. Also, buying classic pieces in basic colors is never wasted money and they are wearable for a long time, just like a classic bag or shoes.

In addition, as you can see, my shoes are also in a classic (I have them since two years) beige/brown palette – I think that colors which are close to the skin tones are also perfect for the summer.

So, what about you, do you buy more classic fashion or prefer one-season pieces in the up-to-date colors and style?

Photography by Marg Basarova

The Fiakers

Today, I decided to show you something that is typical for Vienna – the two-horse carriages named „fiakers“. They are just as much a part of Vienna as St. Stephen’s cathedral and the Giant Vieneese Ferris Wheel. The fiaker make the cityscape so typical that everyone could feel the majestic of Vienna and although I am living since many years here every time I see them my heart beats faster.

These splendid horses and the royal looking carriages made me, while standing next to them, also look marvellous. And because my favourite horses are white I chose a white top, shoes and bag, matched with a beige pleated maxi skirt. These skirts are not only trendy, but also comfortable, light and airy – perfect for the hot summer days. You can match them in many ways with many different tops and shirts, but never forget to do it in a fashionway.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Here is my book – „I was born for this“!

I am talking always about fashion, style, lifestyle, trends, etc, but for me it is very important also to think how to be a beautiful woman both outside and inside. Someone could say reading books is old-fashioned – nearly all information can be found online nowadays, books including – but i still like it, especially books that inspire me.

Walking into a bookstore I feel very much like walking into a fashion store. The shelves are lined with the wisdom inside that each author has spent a ot of time on, like the clothes arranged in the shop by color, collection, also ingeniously crafted by the designers. A good book can fill my soul just as good as a beautiful outlook is a pleasure to my eyes.

In one of those visits to the book shop I found my special book – just as if it was dedicated to me – „I was born for this“ and I took it as a sign of destiny, because the fashion lives in me and I was born to do everything with fashion in a fashionway.

Concerning my outfit here – I just have to point out to my favourite and actual silver shoes and bag, combined with casual Patricia Pepe beige jeans and a military green pullover with matching silver elements.

Photography by Marg Basarova