PIMP YOUR JACKET

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Being tight on cash, doesn't mean you can't change your wardrobe. Yes, buying new things is out of question, but I believe everyone has some items already at home, that could be used to alter clothes. I used ribbon, buttons and safety pins. Et voilà. Just work with whatever you have lying around. I would love to see what you have created. Please leave me a comment with your link, so we all can have a look and get inspired :)

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Jump for Jumpers. It is time to dig out the heavy knitwear, autumn has arrived and the cold 'n misty weather creeps into the bones. Unfortunately hibernation is no option for us human beings and we don't have the time and money to spend all day in front of a fireplace and get spoiled.  Anyway, I like the change of seasons and if it is only to gain appreciation for the simple things in life like the warm rays of sunshine, the beauty of frostwork and mostly after long dark weeks of winter, finally spring-season renewing the world...

At least we have an excuse to buy new clothes and that is why I went a few weeks ago to K-Town and fortunately found a beautiful blouse by second female, which was on sale for 22,- €  (originally 70,-€). What a bargain :) Besides, it is nice not to wear H&M ALL THE TIME! I love sheer blouses combined with knitwear and statement necklaces. This combination spices up a simple jumper and makes it look more feminine. That and jeans-skirts are my highlights of upcoming fall and winter.

LTB found at K-Town

Meine Katze hat Zecken :(

Was tun? Hat sich die Zecke schon festgebissen, hilft nur noch eine Zeckenzange, die man z. B. beim Fressnapf kaufen kann. Allerdings ist das für beide Parteien eine Quälerei und da die Zeckenplage in den letzten Jahren zugenommen hat und ich somit ständig mit herausziehen beschäftigt wäre, bin ich ein Fan von Prävention.

Hierbei bin ich auf zwei Produkte gestoßen, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten. Zuerst suchte ich nach einer pflanzlichen Lösung, fündig wurde ich bei der Müller Drogerie. Drei Ampullen sind schon für ca. 10,- € zu haben. Der Nachteil besteht aber darin, dass sie überhaupt nicht funktionieren und die Katzen hassen das Zeug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Es riecht für uns Menschen eigentlich ganz angenehm nach Citrusduft; meine Katzen rennen aber davor weg. Zudem sieht ihr Fell auch noch nach zwei Tagen superstruppig und speckig auf der aufgetragenen Stelle aus. Falls ihr andere Erfahrungen mit dem Produkt gemacht habt, lasst es mich wissen.

Am Besten funtioniert bei uns Frontline, das ist zwar chemisch und kostet ein wenig mehr, aber es funktioniert (und die Miezen drehen dabei nicht durch)!!! Das Produkt ist in jeder Apotheke erhältlich, ich habe mich damals gleich für die Großpackung entschieden, weil die im Vergleich zur Kleinen preiswerter ist. Sechs Ampullen (Anwendungen) kosten ca. 30,- €. In der Apotheke sagte man mir auch, dass man nach der Anwendung mindestens 1 Monat warten sollte, bevor man erneut damit behandelt! Auch wenn es sein kann, dass das Produkt schon nach zwei Wochen nicht mehr so wirkt - das hängt immer ganz vom Hauttyp der Katze ab - aber wenn es zu oft in kurzen Abständen angewendet wird, soll es nicht gut sein. Vor einer Woche musste ich nochmal das Mittel auftragen, aber da nun der Winter vor der Tür steht, ist auch das für dieses Jahr gegessen.

Spike necklace ♥ ebay trove

I am in love with my new necklace bought from an ebay shop as well as the whole studded theme in apparel, which is why I bought some studs to alter some items I already have. Plus, if I do it myself it will be a whole lot cheaper than buying it in a store (ok, I have seen some inexpensive stuff watching Primark Haul videos, but I don't live nearby a Primark - in fact I have never set a foot into one of their stores, but would really love to *sigh*).

✄ DIY ✄ ombre denim vest ✄

I own this jeans jacket actually since high school, but didn't wear it in a long long time and almost gave it to goodwill, but I am glad that it hid really well from me - far back in the closet. So when I found it about a month ago, it was a really pleasant surprise and I thought to myself, why not bleach it and turn it into something new to love and actually wear again?!

But let me fill you in right away: Bleaching is a pain in the ass! It took me four bleaching processes to get the result I aimed for. This can't be good for the environment :( but anyways I did it, I was determined to get the result I longed for. There are a few simple rules you should keep in mind when it comes to bleaching.

First Rule: ALWAYS wear gloves! Always! Because if you don't either the bleach will literally eat your skin or your hands will rotten stink for at least a day. Now, just imagine you would have a date that night and he/she would happen to reach over the dinner table in order to gently lift your hand and place his/her lips upon and in a second the smell would contort his/her face. I know what I am talking about! :/

Second Rule: Ask your mother for a good bleaching brand. For the first three times I used an instant from a brand called Dr. Beckmann, mixed it with hot water and let the jacket stay in there overnight. It hardly removed any colour. Then I asked my mother, if she knew a kickassbleach and she did. Danklorix is the deus ex machina. That stuff is really amazing. I highly recommend it, not only for bleaching, but cleaning as well.

Third Rule: No matter what kind of bleach you use, make sure not to use it in closed rooms! Open the window at least, better take that crap outside and work in the backyard, if you are lucky to have one. Otherwise it will give you a hard time breathing and I doubt that these fumes are healthy...

 
When you're done with all that, wash it seperately, let it dry and you are actually done. I decided to cut the sleeves off and glue some denim stars back on. I finished the edges with a glitter-fabric-pen to add a little extra something. I even thought about going for the galaxy print on the top, but then backed away from that idea. It probably would have been too much at once.

Have you ombred anything this summer? 
Do you think this trend will last into next year or will it ebb away? Let me know your thoughts :)
Have good start into the new week.
xoxo
Napoleana



United States of Tara

United States of Tara is an american series, which I just found out got cancelled last year, just after three episodes. I was wondering when it would come back on air this year, and was really surprised when finding out that it won't be continued. The series main character was Tara, a wife, mother, artist, who coped with dissociative identity disorder. All I can say is that this was an outstanding story, well written, good actors. Tony Collette as Tara is amazing and yet it got turned down. Why??? All I can say is BIG MISTAKE!

De-Qualifizierung für Akademiker # April April am 1. September

Lest hier die Vorgeschichte 

Was haben wir nicht gelacht?! Die Betonung liegt auf nicht. Es handelt sich um einen Aprilscherz, man solle doch das Anfangsdatum des Kurses beachten - 1.April. Ok,ok. Irgendwie beruhigt es mich, dass das wirklich nur ein Scherz war, auf der anderen Seite hätte ich es denen vollends zugetraut. Immerhin stehen nächstes Jahr die Wahlen an und ein paar weniger Arbeitslose in der Statistik macht sich immer gut. Zudem fallen dem Arbeitsamt/ Jobcenter und Co. doch immer mal wieder sehr merkwürdige Dinge ein, wie sie Menschen bei ihrem beruflichen Werdegang "weiterhelfen" wollen (siehe simulierter Supermarkt).

Nun denn...       APRIL APRIL 

PS: Ich bin durchaus für Scherze zu haben, aber den find ich einfach nur peinlich. Aber muss jeder selbst wissen was er davon halten möchte :P 

25.Oktober.2012 aus gegebenen Anlaß: De-Qualifizierung, die Dritte ;)
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