Tag Archive for Mango

Leg Weather

Leg Weather

Attention trend hunters, sunseekers and cool kids, summer is officially on its way (this time for real). So do your pasty pins a favour and give them some well-deserved Vitamin D in a sassy pair of – drumroll please – CULOTTES…what else? Haha…I promised you the return of the culottes, didn’t I? The culottes game is stronger than ever, and… Read more →

That Time of Year

That Time of Year

It’s that time of the year again. The days are finally getting longer, the sun is coming out more and more often, temperatures are slowly but steadily crawling their way back above the 0°C mark, and birds are chirping off the roofs. Spring is in the air. Finally! The weeks just after Christmas are always the bleakest. The wonderful Christmas… Read more →

The Duster Coat

The Duster Coat

The only thing I regret about this duster coat is not buying it any earlier. In fact, I regret not buying any duster coat earlier. I always imagined their oversized slouchiness would drown my petite stature. I had tried on many trench coats before, and every single one of them looked a little unflattering around my narrow shoulders and wide… Read more →

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

For me, the beginning of a new calendar year also marks the beginning of a new year of life. I have officially reached my scary age and with it a point in life where I feel obliged to seriously start thinking about the future. I always tried to live in the here and now. The future? Who knows…I’m still young,… Read more →

Hairy Situations

Hairy Situations

I wouldn’t necessarily call myself vain. Yes, I do look into every mirror and window I pass by on the street; even to the extent that people walking behind me have noticed and commented on it before. But it’s really not like I ever wear a lot of makeup, and I’m perfectly comfortable leaving the house barefaced, even with a… Read more →

Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

Hello my lovely readers. I hope you’ve all had a fabulous start into the best month of all – December. In the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some of the adventures I experienced on my little November getaway in Germany. As I mentioned before, I love spending time in nature, so when I visited my mum in Baden-Wuerttemberg, we… Read more →

My Favourite Spot

My Favourite Spot

Back in March I used to love going down to the River Thames when the tide was low to take outfit pictures. It’s possibly one of the most peaceful spots in London. The only other person I’ve ever come across down there is an elderly lady, who plays catch with her dog. But other than that, I was always by… Read more →

Back To School

Back To School

There are two themes going on here. The first is pretty obvious – Back To School. I realise that the time for back to school posts has long passed, but hey, there’s always time to dress like a preppy, slightly slutty schoolgirl like Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill, right? I spent two years of my young life in boarding school… Read more →

Danger Danger

Danger Danger

Gosh…I don’t know how to put this without causing yet another stir at the MI6 aka the British Secret Intelligence Service. Could I be any more dramatic? Probably not, but fact is that I unintentionally happened to make the MI6 panic a little – if only for a second – with this exact photo shoot the other day. Just talking… Read more →

Seasonal Bliss

Seasonal Bliss

Since I started my blog in February I have noticed a huge shift in my perception of the four seasons. Before What Defines Us was born only two seasons existed in my mind: winter and summer. I hardly ever acknowledged spring and autumn as seasons in their own right – they were mere transitions between winter and summer, the time… Read more →

Old Habits Die Hard

Old Habits Die Hard

I wish I could amuse you with a more colourful outfit combination today, but you know what they say: Old habits die hard, and so I’m back to all black everything. And this time, I’m not even trying to make the look eye-catching. Textures are flat, the statement bag non-existent and there’s not a single piece of jewellery in sight;… Read more →

High Necks And Wide Trousers

High Necks And Wide Trousers

High necks and wide trousers – two trends I cannot get enough of and two trends I’ve actually become somewhat “famous” for among friends and colleagues. Some might say that I’m not technically wearing culottes in these pictures – culottes are supposed to be cropped – but that’s the curse of short legs for you; they turn a perfect pair… Read more →

Back To Black

Back To Black

Who else is feeling a little “in-between” these days? In between seasons, in between chapter’s of your lives, in between dream world and reality? Even the weather can’t decide what it wants. As I am writing this article, the sun is shining, it is warm outside and there are hardly any clouds in sight. A few hours earlier, on the… Read more →