Monday, August 18, 2014

Outfit: Bonfire.

Crochet hem kimono: New Look via ASOS || Tie-Dye playsuit / romper: Forever 21 || Handpiece: Vintage || Boots: Vagabond 

I've been wearing kimonos for 3 years now and I've just discovered the perfect plain one. Finally. All my other kimonos are multicolored and printed which was no problem at all before, because I usually combined them with tees, tops and shorts. But every time I wore a dress or a printed shirt, I wished I had a plain black kimono which goes with everything (You know I've always had this never ending big love for black). When I discovered this one on I knew I had found the perfect black kimono. It has this beautiful crochet hemline which adds some boho vibes and make it more edgy and less "basic" looking like a normal cardigan. I also love its length, it's not too short or too long, simply perfect. Furthermore it fits to every style - it can be dressed grunge, boho or goth and even hippish. This is definitely going to be my most worn kimono ever haha. The Tie-Dyed romper is a find from my Munich trip with a good friend of mine when we were shopping at Forever 21. It immediately caught my eye, it looks way more expensive than it actually was, the quality is great and the pale pink color with grey Tie Dye pattern looks so good! I will never stop wearing Tie-Dye patterns, those are my summer must-haves. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weekly Update #7

New in…
When I saw this beautiful combo in store at Urban Outfitters, I fell in love. The print of the shirt is perfect and looks so good together with my new lace cardigan. Can't wait to shoot them for an outfit post! (Shirt and Cardigan from Urban Outfitters : Here and here)

Somehow the weather is very cold and it almost feels like fall is coming very soon (unfortunately). I recently found this beautiful fall 14 lookbook "Fall Of The Wild" from NastyGal, well those pictures make me looking forward to the rough stormy and cloudy days, I honestly can't wait for layering! This is also probably my favorite fall lookbook shoot EVER. 

I finally found a really exciting movie again when I was searching for one at the secondhand shop. The movie's called "The Mist" (2007) based on a Stephen King novel. I really love this movie, especially because I'm quite into reading novels by Stephen King. His stories are simply awesome, he's a genius. It's definitely worth looking (and reading Stephen King's books, too). Watch the trailer here:


You know these days when you turn your stereo up, just dancing to the songs and be happy to listen to such awesome music? Call it "solo party" or whatever, it's just the simplicity of happiness what music can create.
Here are two new songs I've just discovered and love:

 Actually I only want tickets for the Rock 'n' Heim festival right now this weekend. It's the only festival in Germany I wanted to visit, there are so many good acts playing on stage at the moment. I wish I could see Skrillex, Placebo or Billy Talent live right now. I think I'd rather stay in bed and being all depressed today. 

Recently happening…
(Pictures from my instagram - go and follow me! @TessaDiamondly)
This week I spend a lot of time in town, reading fashion magazines (I've recently discovered "Company" which is a british fashion mag. I wish those issues wouldn't be so overpriced and expensive here in Germany, I would definitely buy every single issue! Best magazine EVER.), listening to lots of music or I continue to watch my Pretty Little Liars season 3 DVDs.
Furthermore I've been looking forward to the new collection and its lookbook by Spell Designs which should drop within the next weeks. As I already mentioned before, I'm a bit sad I can't be at Rock 'n' Heim festival right now. My biggest wish and dream is to get a backstage pass one day, that would be probably the best thing ever. Not only because I would love to meet some of my favorite artists, I would also love to have a post about it online.

Tumblr enchantment…
My favorite Tumblr posts this week, some boho vibes and nature calling.
(Source: Tumblr; more pictures on my personal one)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Outfit: Fleetwood.

Fleetwood Mini dress: Spell Designs || Necklace: Hmong Hill Tribe via etsy || Rings: All vintage || Concho Belt: Lovestrength || Boots: Zara

Do you know those vintage lace dresses from Victorian times when every dress looked like a masterpiece and possessed the perfect quality? Well, even though the dress isn't vintage at all, it definitely looks like one of those dresses. Spell Designs always make me fall in love with their clothes, their designs are perfect and definitely made for a lifetime. The dress is probably the most expensive one I've ever bought, but I'm 100% sure it will be in my life for the next decades. It's very 70's inspired and has these beautiful bell sleeves, but is still slim in a nice way. For me it has also the perfect length, especially when you're not super tall like me (I'm 5'4). I wanted to keep the whole outfit with a vintage-hippie-vibe, so I combined it with my favorite vintage jewelry like my navajo rings or asian hill tribe necklace. Last but not least: My favorite boots in summer: my beloved western booties. I'm wearing them more than 3 times in a week, they are simply perfect. 
Wish you all an awesome weekend! xx

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Outfit: Sugar rush.

"Chupa Chips" tie-dye tee: Primark || Necklace: Zara || Fishnet tights: Forever 21 || Lita Spikes boots: Jeffrey Campbell

Fishnet tights are probably my favorite tights ever (besides sheer black tights) because those are always looking awesome and grungy. I bought the shirt when I was shopping at Primark a couple of weeks ago (See my post about it here) and I guess I found the perfect tie-dyed shirt. I got it for only 10€ and it's actually from the men section. I bought it in "L" because I wanted it to be oversized, so it can be worn as a dress, too. I like the fact its colors aren't too bright, even though it is colorful, the colors are pale and darker. I love that! And come on, haven't we all enjoyed our Chupa Chips lollipops since we were little? I remember loving the ones with strawberry or cherry haha. I have to admit I was inspired by the music video for the song "Messed Up World" by The Pretty Reckless. Taylor wore a tie-dyed shirt as a dress while rocking on the beachside. I preferred some tights, because it would definitely look a bit weird wearing a tee as a dress without anything when you're not near the beach. Or at least I think so. Plus I haven't worn any tights for such a long time, because the weather was too hot and I wanted to wear shorts or dresses without anything (wayyy more comfortable, I will miss this so much when fall comes!). 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Outfit: Summer Safari.

Elephant print kimono: Kiss The Sky via ARK (or ASOS) || Crochet trim bralet: Urban Outfitters || Distressed shorts: Bershka (old) || Necklace: Vintage || Boots: Vagabond

The most perfect travel outfit! I wore that combo when I went by train and visited Essen and that kimono is perfectly snugly and light at the same time. It seems like everyone has at least one picture of the kimono on their Tumblr blogs, because it's quite popular, so it was no surprise it was sold out within a couple of weeks and already can be found overpriced on eBay… (which is unfair btw!). 
Frankly I was able to get my hands on one when it was restocked on for the very last time. I've been crushing over indian elephant prints for such a long time now, those are simply cute and beautiful without looking childish or weird. Furthermore white/black combos are perfect for kimonos, because they literally go with every other colors. In my opinion it looks good with a plain black top, but as you know me I'm not a big fan of boring basic tops (I actually wear them only underneath t-shirts in winter…), so I combined it with my favorite bralet I wear quite a lot in the last hot days and my favorite shredded blue denim shorts. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Outfit: It's never too late to change our luck.

Floral crochet blouse: Romwe (sold out, get it at NastyGal)|| Destroyed shorts: Romwe || Boots: Ash || Lace bandeau: eBay || Ottoman necklace: Urban Outfitters

One of the most comfortable combos ever: A flowy blouse + some denim cut offs. Even though I don't own as many blouses as girls usually do (Instead I have billions of kimonos haha) I own a few I really love and wear a lot. That blouse is probably the most beautiful one I've ever seen, I love the crochet details and its deep V-neck. You definitely have to wear a bandeau/bustier underneath, because the neckline is indeed huge. But that's why it's also sexy and cute at the same time and perfect for summer.
I guess I also found the perfect shredded, grey denim shorts. They go with everything and I'm already looking forward to wearing them constantly together with some sheer or fishnet tights in fall or winter. They can be mixed with every top, kimono or shirt, I really love them and they will probably never leave my wardrobe. 
Are you all excited for the weekend? Here in Germany it's going to be super hot again, can't wait to enjoy the sun. What are your plans? Are you going on holiday or stay at home as I (unfortunately) do?
Love xx