Yellow Mellow

Despite my opinion of black being the new black, a pretty and bright pop of colour can totally upgrade your outfit from time to time. Here's one my favourite summer sale picks - a lovely patterned yellow Zara skirt. I've earned both - compliments on this one and silly comments about the 'curtain' like look of that piece of clothing. I'd like to hear your opinion now! Do you like it? Or do you disagree on wearing bright colours in fall?

Love, Julie.

Skirt, Loafers, Sweater: Zara, Jacket, Scarf: H&M, Bag: Primark, Ring: Six


Red Velvet Cupcakes

Today's a big day for me: I'm turning 21 and am therefore officially 'grown up' in all areas around the globe and - whereas I truly hope and believe I'll never fully be - America is finally accepting my 'adulthood' and I won't ever have to cope with edding-marked hands again, in order to prevent me from buying alcoholic drinks in US bars/clubs. 

On Saturday I'll throw a little party which I'm already looking forward to for several reasons. I love birthdays, I love my people, I love my dresscode/theme (Miley Cyrus, yay!) and I looove preparing the food and drinks for the big night. These unbelievably delicious red velvet cupcakes have slightly filled me with pride when I made them for a friend of mine the other day and am gonna be part of my 'American' sweet table. Here's my recipe for you; I hope you'll enjoy them as much as we did (and hopefully my guests will).

Love, Julie.


3 egg whites
Red food colouring
Vanilla extract (about 1 1/2 tbl. spoons)
200g Flour
180g Sugar
3 tbl. spoons baking powder
2 tbl. spoons cocoa powder
1/2 tbl. spoon salt
60g oil
55g butter (at room temperature)
120g buttermilk

80g butter (at room temperature)
40g powdered sugar (varies on how sweet you want it to turn out)
300g Cream cheese
Vanilla extract (optional)

1.) Preheat oven at 175°C and prepare your muffin baking tray.
2.) Put together the egg whites, food colouring and vanilla extract and beat softly.
3.) In a seperate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt and put aside until needed.
4.) In another bowl, stir oil and butter with a blender for a minute and add the flour mixture and the buttermilk. Beat until creamy and finally add the prepared mixture of step 2.
5.) Fill the dough in the muffin trays (to 2/3rd) and bake for about 20 minutes. Test with a wooden spit.
6.) For the topping you need to stir the cream cheese and butter until smooth and add the sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy and put the frosting in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours. (I had a perfect result after cooling it overnight!)
7.) Apply the icing on the sponges and decorate after your taste. Bon appétit! 


Blue Knit

Some days call for cozy outfits and yesterday was definitely one of these. Since there's a lot of sunshine and almost summerly temperatures in my birthday week, I could easily go out without a jacket, scarf or whatsoever. That electric blue jumper was one of my cheapest flea market finds about a year ago and has made me very happy for I was craving such an oversized piece of coziness ever since I had first seen my all time favourite movie 'Housesitter' the very first time (in the early 90's). Goldie Hawn is sporting some serious nineties fashion in that film and I almost adore every look of hers. If you haven't seen it yet, go check out that hilarious comedy! The next post will be online on Thursday 24th, my birthday, and let me tell you.. it's gonna be heavenly delicious ;).

Love, Julie.

Jumper: Secondhand, Shorts: Forever21, Rest: H&M


Tea vs. Coffee

Y'all know how much I love the colder months of the year (for several reasons), partial for hot drinks and lots of cozy hours spent snuggling on the couch with them and maybe some sweet treats or/and your sweethearts. Basically, there are two fractions: people who love tea and crazy coffee addicts ;) I , myself, am definitely a tea admiring person and drink coffee very rarely, although - funny enough - I totally like the smell of fresh coffee beans. 

When I was sent the new Tchibo Cafissimo coffee machine I thought I'd review it for you because I'm not only aware of the huge amount of caffeine-fans out there, but the design of this percolator is so darling and especially appropriate for your first own flat or student housing in general. October is mostly the time for young people to finally leave home and get settled somewhere else, in their own little place and start a new chapter in their lives (e.g. at the university). This Cafissimo coffee maker (available at Eduscho stores in four new colours) is also affordable for people who live on a budget and only costs 49€. I am still a lover of tea (black w/milk - so British at heart!) but am surely having a cup of coffee more frequently from now on. Tell me your favourite hot beverage! Are you team coffee, tea or maybe hot choc? Tell me!

Love, Julie.

Thanks a lot for the sample!


70's Style, Brooklyn bound

Today's outfit ensemble took me about five minutes and no effort at all - not that I plan my fashion adventures, but there are combinations that need a little more time to be put together. Anyway, that look was meant to be nothing but comfortable for a spontaneous autumn walk and turned out to generate very specific connotations inside my head: the seventies - with my hair slightly resembling Farah Fawcett in Charlie's Angels, and Brooklyn, for I absolutely love this borough of NYC and my beloved faux leather jacket reminds me of 'the' Brooklyn style quite often (I connect it with the New York indie music scene and tv-series like 'Girls').

The look is rather classical and obviously does not feature any of this year's fall 'it-pieces' like tartan patterned clothes, but is built around my cosy vintage blouse, which is clearly the key piece of the ensemble. Last but not least, I wanna mention my new H&M fedora, that I happened to fall in love with the second I caught sight of (at the shop's sale-section)! What do you think about my brown-ish attempt to style a comfortable fall look?

Love, Julie.

Blouse: Vintage, Jacket, Hat, Tights: H&M, Skirt: Only, Boots: Stiefelkönig,
Nail Polish: She Stylezone


Fashion Camp Vienna 13

This past weekend I got to spend all Saturday at the Fashion Camp Vienna which was truly so much fun! The event is such a good way of meeting lovely people, networking a bit, learning more about specific blogging/fashion topics and spending the day with fellow bloggers who do not throw strange looks at you for photographing, tweeting, instagraming regularly. Besides interesting sessions where experts and bloggers discuss fashion-related issues, there are always several workshops held during the day, such as this year's streetstyle photographing, diy or make up-course. If you live nearby and are into the whole style/blogging thing, I highly advice you to check out fcvie next year - it's so worth it. An extra plus were the cute goodie bags and aftershow party (location) aaaand I got to meet one of my fave bloggers - stunning Masha Sedgwick! Thanks to the fcvie team for your devotion and effort.

Love, Julie.

The creative area

The sessions 

Meeting Masha 


 From my instagram account (including the first picture above): #fcvie13 // photobooth with Mirela // the party location // fangirling// crazy social  media world ;)