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interview: alex from fair-a-porter

By Marlene | Published: 17. October 2014
Spruced-AlexBohn-Fairaporter I’m cleaning up my closet. Or rather: cleaning out. It wasn’t what I was aiming for. Quite the opposite. After a year of wearing the same ten pieces over and over and over again, I wanted something fresh. To spend some money and get a whole new wardrobe. I just wanted to check first what I actually had in my closet (pregnancy = forgetfulness). Turns out [...]

luxsit hydrating serum

By Marlene | Published: 13. October 2014
Spruced-Luxsit-HydratingSerum Every compliment I got for how well my skin looked in the last nine months, was forwarded straight to this bottle of „Hydrating Serum“ from Luxsit. I discovered it when I was out to buy a present for someone else. A what-the-hell-why-not-also-give-myself-a-present purchase. One that I haven’t regretted for a minute. I wear just a few drops of it over [...]

okka’s book

By Marlene | Published: 1. October 2014
Spruced-OkkaRohd-Buch I got the chance to read Okka’s book „Völlig fertig und irre glücklich: Meine ersten Jahre als Mutter“ in advance when I was still heavily pregnant. I’m not sure she knows what a treat that was for me. I locked myself into our living room for a couple of days and didn’t really move, except to get more salted licorice. And tissues. Oh my, how this [...]

date night

By Marlene | Published: 29. September 2014
Spruced-DateNight „Did you just hear him as well?“ „No, I’m sure he’s sleeping.“ „I’d better check.“ „And?“ „Fast asleep.“ „What time is it anyway?“ „Half past nine.“ „Should we...“ „...go to sleep?“ „You’re reading my mind!“ Sometimes, before we collapse into our bed at half past nine, I remember my friend Miriam’s [...]

inspiration: last days of summer

By Marlene | Published: 16. September 2014
Spruced-Claire-Beermann-Summer1 Selecting outfits is very easy for me at the moment. They only have to pass one test: are they resistant to baby spit? No wonder I’m drinking up all the streetstyle pictures from the shows like an It girl after a champagne drought. My first click every morning, as Arlo is drooling on the shoulder of the same-as-yesterday-grey-sweatshirt, is Sandra’s blog [...]