Saturday, December 7, 2013
Hello there, hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas season!
Today's post is "oh, surprise" an outfit post (which is pretty rare on my blog). It's all about the snapback this time... an accessory that makes me feel quite ambivalent. You wanna know why?
First of all, I still have that stereotypical "snapback-wearer" in mind... a guy from the Bronx (like me!), most likely a hip hop kid, wearing low cut jeans, bold jewelry and Jordan's (or whatever the hottest sneaker is) - an ultra cool guy rappin' his way through the New Yorker streets thinking he is the s**t. Incredible badass guys such as Lil Wayne or Jay Z - that's what I think of when I hear the word "snapback".
As you all know I have spent a long time in New York City and also my entire summer 2013 on Mallorca. After traveling back and forth between Germany, the States and Spain this year I have come to the conclusion: SNAPBACKS ARE EVERYWHERE!
Any skinny New Yorker model is most often missing a bra, but never a snapback. When I went to a Tyga concert at the beginning of this year, every single male person in the club was wearing that kind of cap, however, they were mostly 17 years old and had no idea what exactly Tyga was singing there. On Mallorca my jaw dropped when I saw 11 year-old kids passing by on the "very touristy" boardwalk, all rocking a snapback. No matter whether it said "I love my haters" (that's surely a great one for a 9 year-old), "Dope", "YMCMB" or simply "Miami Heat". See, I had no idea what Miami Heat was before I came to NYC, I never watched basketball when I grew up in Germany, neither did I know what YMCMB stands for - how would a cute kid know the exact meaning of what's on top of his head?
I'm kinda done with this cap, in my opinion there are very few people who look authentic and cool when wearing snapbacks. Some of them I met in NYC, some of them have a true hip hop soul such as one of my favorite bloggers, Vanessa of kugelrum.com. I'm not even sure if that includes me :-D
I was so proud when I bought my very own first black and pink Yankee hat at the Times Square Foot Locker store in New York last year. I felt cool, you know gangsta-like cool. But after I've seen all these peeps with snapbacks, I'm not really that much into it anymore.
However, enjoy these pics of me rocking my "whatever-you-wanna-call-it-style"! Have a great weekend, xoxo
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hey guys, I'm pretty sure most of you expect to see some colorful fall or Christmas pictures on my blog by now. Well, I'm not a big winter fan, so I'll keep showing you some photos of my recent Mallorca vacation!
Most bloggers are posting calendar ideas or shots of creative winter decorations lately (which is surely awesome) while I'm still dreaming of the amazingly relaxing days I spent on my favorite Balearic island.
I promise you'll get to see more "season-appropriate" pictures soon ;-) Until then, indulge in these stunning sceneries. Every time I come to Mallorca I discover such beautiful and peaceful new places - perfect spots to watch sunsets, enjoy exceptional views and reminisce about your life's greatest moments!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
A big hello to the world out there! I am back!
I'm pretty sure you were all wondering where my blog went :-D With all the school stress I had recently (and my wonderful vaca in between) I totally forgot to renew my blog's domain, oops! Shame on me, I'm not good with these things. I simply didn't see the lovely mail Google sent me telling me to renew my account. It took me a few weeks to figure out how to renew it until a lovely lady named Diana, from the Google support center, called me today, with whom I could figure out how to renew my domain and thus get my website back. A twenty minute call to the USA, that's gonna be an insane bill this month ;-) Thank you, Diana, you saved Holly Loves Paul!
Sooo, what's been going on the last few weeks? I'm still a student, Christmas is close, and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show took place (this year without me)!
I am back in Germany by now but will keep posting about Mallorca, just for the fun of it... and because I still have so many more pictures of my awesome vaca that I couldn't post while my blog was inactive.
Have a look at this wonderful store I discovered in Soller, its name "Mademoiselle" is a perfect choice, isn't it?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hey guys, I hope you are all having a wonderful winter/summer, wherever you live right now. I am still soaking up some Spanish sun on Mallorca, one of my favorite places in this wonderful world.
Once again, I have been very fortunate to meet up with the lovely Encarna of Blogger Heels.
The first time I met up with this energetic girl was in August, remember I spent my entire summer on Mallorca? (Check out the post about our first meeting here). We have kept in touch for a while now so I couldn't resist seeing her when I went back to my beloved Balearic island at the beginning of this month.
This time we went for a coffee in Puerto de Alcudia where we spent over two hours chatting about love, work and life in general. To be honest, I have never met a person in my life who is so excited to see me, haha. Well, maybe my mom when she visited me in NYC, after not seeing me for over a year ;-) Anytime we meet up, Encarna is so full of joy and excitement, it's incredible! She is such a lively, joyful, and adorable person - one must love her! But what I like most about this lady is her vibrant personality and her wisdom.
You probably all have those superficial conversations once in a while, you know, when you don't really feel related to the person you're talking to, to his or her opinion; when you're bored because you're just not interested in talking about the weather or the latest gossip. I'm definitely not one of those girls, I'm kinda into those deep meaningful discussions about let's say the pursuit of happiness or the sense of life.
And Encarna is surely not one of those superficial fashion talkers! I can talk to her about any random topic, be it my love life, my travel experiences, my studies, or my New Yorker adventures - she is the most wonderful person to have a conversation with and give you advice! In return she'll tell you about her exciting vacations, her turbulent life in Palma de Mallorca and her opinion about happiness.
Furthermore she is also a pretty fashionable woman so I really enjoyed having a little photo shoot with her. Check out the photos here and also Encarna's post about our fun meeting by clicking!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
All I wanted to do since it got freaking cold in Germany was to get out of this country! I have spent the last two winters in New York City and it surely is freezing over there as well! However, there are a lot more fantastic things to do in the winter time when you live in the Big Apple - you can go ice skating in Central Park, take photos of the stunning shop windows that are so wonderfully decorated around Christmas, you can pick one of the thousand cozy cafés to chill at, or visit Santa at Macy's.
This year though I successfully escaped the winter blues, at least for 10 days. Yes, the photos you get to see here were taken just yesterday. Unbelievable but true, Mallorca seduced me once again, I simply couldn't resist 25 degrees celsius, endless sunshine, and a lot more enchanting villages that want to be discovered.
The first post of my "Escaping Winter" series is about Soller, an adorable city with a beautiful harbor that is hidden in the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana.
Soak up some sun and enjoy ;-)