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Spring

Posted on April 18, 2014

Happy Easter in Pastel Pink Denim

Decor/ Denim/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

pink denim just cavalli streetstyle london

For me, Easter time is the promise of summer and the colour opulenceof spring flowers. It’s about catching the first tentative sun rays inan outdoor cafe! So to go with that mood, a pink macaron coloured jeans it has to be. I’ve taken a leaf out of Diane Kruger’s style bookwith my pastel pink jeans, breton shirt and pink ballerina pumps.

For most of Easter, I’m in Berlin for a dental operation, while poor Mr Romantique stayed behind in London. I must admit that all the chocolate and cute Easter decorations in Germany made me recover rather speedily. Easter is almost as much of a big deal as Christmas here. Supermarkets turn into Willy Wonker factories where every chocolate brand, from Lindt to local chocolate manufacturers such as Rausch, compete over who creates the cutest chocolate rabbit.

Guess where this little fella is from...:-)

Guess where this little fella is from…:-)

Shopping malls install Easter markets displaying animated giant toy rabbits who engage in adorable activities such as conducting a classical concert out of an Easter egg or racing in a flying carrot! At home, I like to decorate the flat with bunny and chicken ornaments hanging from willow pussy branches or cherry tree twigs.

Easter  decor ranches with ornaments

No wonder Germany turns into rabbit land over Easter, the bunny as an Easter symbol has it’s origins here, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s. German emigrants brought the symbol of the Easter rabbit to America in the 1700s.

Germany super market easter chocolate

London streetstyle pink denim jeans just cavalli hispanitas ballerina

I am wearing:

  • Pink denim jeans from Just Cavalli
  • Pink handbag from Bally
  • Pink ballerina pumps from Hispanitas
  • Blue cardigan from Max & Co
This fashionable easter bunny on a chair swing ride  is wearing a bang-on-trend vichy/gingham dress. Adorbs!

This fashionable easter bunny on a chair swing ride is wearing a bang-on-trend vichy/gingham dress. Adorbs!

 

Easter Rabbit Decoration at Boulevard Centre Berlin

Animated Easter bunnies at Boulevard Shopping Centre in Berlin

Posted on March 26, 2014

Brocade Skirt and Bows

Bags/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

Brocade Skirt London Streetstyle.png

Spring is in the air and I’m transitioning into the warmer season in Laduree colours: Fondant pink, nougat brown and baby blue.

If this pink brocade tulip skirt doesn’t scream romantic and girly, I don’t know what will. Rather than going for the ever popular blogger style of clashing girly with rough biker boots & studs, I decided to keep this look cutsy cute: A Bow white shirt is the perfect partner in crime for the embroidered tulip skirt. Delicate kitten heels in baby blue are the cherries on the top. The brown leather jacket provides a slight edge, but not too rock n’ roll! Now let summer commence!

I’m wearing:

  • Pink tulip skirt from Alberta Ferretti
  • Embroidered handbag from Dolce & Gabbana
  • Bow white shirt from Ralph Lauren
  • Pointy kitten heels from Logan
  • Leather jacket from Massimo Dutti
  • Pink Ballerina Earrings from Les Nereides

Pink brocade skirt Alberta Ferretti London Streetstyle Bow shirt

Thanks to Mummy Romantique and Rebel for lending this wonderful Dolce and Gabbana flower embossed handbag to me. It’s Romantique personified!

Brocade skirt street style

Posted on March 15, 2014

Spring Super Stripes

Dresses/ Romantique

Stripey summer dress Max and Co

The sunshine arrived this weekend in London and I’m more than happy to leave my thick tights and winter coats in the cupboard (yes, it was warm enough to go out without tights). My summer clothes are still in storage, so I chose to wear a fresh, stripey look for the first warm day of the year. Rather than relying on my trusted navy striped shirts, I went for a more graphic take on the Breton look.  Thick bands of denim blue and beige adorn my two-toned dress with a vertical stripe running through the middle, just for the fun of it.

Striped dress SS2014 Max and Co

I am wearing:

  • Dress from Max and Co SS2014
  • Pointy snake skin flats from Dolce Vita at TK Maxx
  • Pink handbag from Bally
  • Paris Earrings from Les Nereides
  • Trench coat from Stefanel

Stefanel trench coat beige

Banish the Breton this summer and go for big and bold stripes this spring!

Spring day in Notting Hill

Mr Romantique and I went to Notting Hill today for a hearty Honest Burger. Sun hungry Londoners were soaking up the rays outside the bars and restaurants.

Posted on January 30, 2014

Colour block Blue and Green and How to Wear It

Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

Blue and Green Streetstyle Stefanel

The old-fashioned rule of “Blue and green should never been seen” was luckily thrown out of the window a time long ago.   Blue and Green have become a modern classic.

I find that this colour combination works great when you stick to darker, saturated tones of blue and green (not neon green and sky blue for example).

The fresh combination of my navy skirt and turquoise jumper reminds me of the various shades of the Mediterrenean in mid-summer, ranging from deep blue to green. Perfect for the upcoming spring season.

The long month of January can seem dull and depressing, so I tend to reach for brighter colours to compensate while I still can. I am clinging onto my last shade of Aussie tan with generous lathers of moisturising creams and oils!

With the bronze coloured shoes from Max & Co, I’m injecting some warmth into the sea shades

What do you think about this combo, do you like pairing blue and green?

Blue and green street style

Black Coat Max & Co and bronze shoes

I am wearing:

  • Navy boucle skirt with metal chain: Stefanel
  • Turqoise cashmere jumper: TK Maxx
  • Chained cross body bag: Gianfranco Ferre
  • Bronze metal sandals: Max & Co
  • Black Empire Line Coat: Max & Co
  • Mock scallop collar from COS
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