Sleeves & Valentino bag | Havana, Cuba

Sleeves & Valentino bag | Havana, Cuba

This awkward feeling when realizing summer is coming to an end and it’s time to get back to school or back to work. One the one hand I’ve always been super excited to see my friends and colleagues again, on the other hand it was the end of one of these summer breaks which often are the most memorable parts of your life.


I still remember every summer crystal clear. My summer memories are definitely my favorite ones. Still, going back to your normal day life after a breakout period is something exciting. Even though it’s getting back, it also feels like starting a new chapter. A feeling I absolutely love. My favorite back to work experience was when I just started to work as a strategy consultant. I was the youngest one in the team and they gave me a hard time, as I was a young blonde woman with a loud and lively voice and after the first month I had my first holiday. The day before holiday I had to finish all my projects and they didn’t let me leave the office until it was in the middle of the night. I arrived home crying, feeling totally soaked out and almost to powerless to pack my luggage for the early morning flight. But after one day in Asia, my soul felt right again. I wasn’t talking or even thinking about the job anymore. It was one of the most beautiful getaways ever, traveling to Malaysia and Thailand with my friend Anna. Coming back after this trip was a game changer. I had a visible henna tattoo all over my hand and I was not a tiny bit afraid of my surrounding anymore. I was full of energy and quickly proved them to be wrong. It didn’t take me long to finally feeling accepted and appreciated in an environment which was clearly the hardest I ever had to adjust to. The power of taking time to find yourself and coming back to every day life… Something which truly makes coming back easier is to also treat yourself a little. Even as a strategy consultant I loved to add a special twist to a rather boring work outfit. I had to stick to a pencil skirt of black tight pants, but I loved to add some killer heels or a cool bag.  When thinking about treating yourself with a statement piece, Monnier Freres is definitely a cool place to find the latest shoes, bags and accessories. My latest find to start into autumn is a little studded golden Valentino bag. The bag somehow matches everything and I love to spice up a casual outfit with it. Did you ever bought yourself a little something for a fresh start after school or work break?

Today’s pictures were taking during my Havana trip. When I saw the first pictures of Havana, I was keen on finding similar cute places. Well, truth be told: there are hundreds of cute houses in Havana and you just need to stroll around a little to find hidden gems! I was wearing some One Teaspoon shorts and a blouse I bought for less than 30€ on Capri. Such a good deal for a blouse with such huuuuge sleeves! 🙂 Also I was wearing my garden print Gucci slipper. Honestly, I’m so happy about all these beautiful slippers and ballerinas you can find at the moment. They are just wayyyyy more comfortable than high heels. 🙂


STUDDED BAG: Valentino (here)
SHORTS: One Teaspoon (here)
BLOUSE: Antica Sartoria (similar here)
SLIPPERS: Gucci (here)










*In cooperation with Monnier Freres <3



  1. 10. September 2016 / 19:51

    Such a light and airy look! Beautiful!

  2. 10. September 2016 / 20:42

    Eine super süße Location und coole Bilder! Ich finde, dass dir diese Half Bun Frisur super gut steht und perfekt zu dir passt. <3
    Am Montag geht für mich auch der Alltag wieder los, das heißt zurück in die Schule. Du hast recht, irgendwie ist es schon aufregend, nach längerer Zeit zum Alltag zurückzukehren, weil einige Dinge dann eben doch anders sind als vor dem Urlaub. <3

    Ganz liebe Grüße,
    Krissi von the marquise diamond

  3. 10. September 2016 / 21:38

    wow – i really don’t understand why some people can be so mean and enjoy to give others such a hard time! 🙁

    i like that you kicked ass though after your break – haha! 😉

    you look gorgeous in these pictures – as always! you are such a cutie!


  4. 10. September 2016 / 23:16

    Such a GORGEOUS summer look! ♥︎ And as for my fresh start back to school purchase it always was (and still is) a pair of jeans! You just simply need a new pair every year, that’s how it’s been since the first grade haha! 😀

  5. Andrea
    10. September 2016 / 23:50

    Ich liebe die Schuhe <3

  6. 11. September 2016 / 9:21

    so beautiful, i love it . Good photographer, congratulations.

  7. 11. September 2016 / 13:40

    Ich will sofort nach Kuba! Dieser Hintergrund ist ja perfekt für fotoshoots <3 Ich liebe es 🙂
    Liebe Grüße!

  8. 11. September 2016 / 13:59

    Für mich ist es immer schwer nach den Sommerferien wieder in die Schule zu gehen. Klar, ich freue mich total auf meine Freundinnen und auch die erste Woche ist noch relativ entspannt, ABER der Stress lässt nicht lange auf sich warten…. Wenn man schon weiß, was einen erwartet, genießt man die entspannte Zeit immer noch mehr. Ich koste in den Ferien jede Minute aus. Zum Glück sind die Tage bis zu den nächsten Freitagen ja abzählbar!
    Die Fotos sind wunderwunderschön Leonie! Besonders deine Tasche von Valentino gefällt mir richtig gut und die Häuserwände in Havanna sind in Bezug auf Fotogenität wirklich unschlagbar!
    Ganz liebe Grüße!

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    11. September 2016 / 14:49

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  10. Tschok
    11. September 2016 / 17:04

    Ich liebe weiße Pieces! Besonders durch den farbigen Hintergrund in Cuba sticht das Lace-Oberteil total hervor <33

    Love, Tschok

  11. Janine
    11. September 2016 / 17:41

    Dear Leonie, what an amazing blogpost 😀
    I read your blog since a while and your texts and pictures are as always awesome 🙂
    especially I love your story about your work place. and i wish there would’ve been a picture of your hennatattoo, those always look so stunning 😀
    and i adore your outfit ♡
    Hugs from switzerland
    Janine from

  12. Leonie
    11. September 2016 / 18:55

    Hihi thank you! It really was such a special time during my life! Thank you for your nice words! <3

  13. Leonie
    11. September 2016 / 18:57

    Danke Liebes, hab mich auch soooo gefreut als ich die Bluse auf Capri entdeckt habe! <3

  14. Leonie
    11. September 2016 / 18:59

    oh ja, das verstehe ich total! <333

  15. Leonie
    11. September 2016 / 19:00

    es sieht wirklich an jeder einzelnen Ecke so aus :-)!

  16. Leonie
    11. September 2016 / 19:00

    😀 <333

  17. Leonie
    11. September 2016 / 19:00

    ohh danke!!!

  18. Leonie
    11. September 2016 / 19:01

    thank you<333 #goodvibesonly!

  19. Leonie
    11. September 2016 / 19:02


  20. Leonie
    11. September 2016 / 19:02


  21. 11. September 2016 / 22:18

    Was für eine wunderschöne Bluse? Ich liebe die Ärmel *-* Und wie toll das Outfit vor die bunten Häuser in Havana passt – ein Traum!!
    Richtig schön <3
    Liebst Kathi

  22. 12. September 2016 / 9:40

    So ein schöner Look liebe Leonie. Die Schuhe sind einfach der Hammer <3
    Hätten diese auch gerne auf unserer Seite 🙂
    Ganz lieben Gruß

  23. Leonie
    12. September 2016 / 9:44

    So ein toller Look und perfekt zu dem tollen Hintergrund! Ich sitze gerade im Büro und kann deinen Text so nachempfinden 🙁

    Ganz viel liebe nach New York, xx leonie von

  24. 12. September 2016 / 13:03

    Die Bluse ist total süß, wunderschöne Bilder, der Hintergrund ist einfach perfekt!
    Liebe Grüße

  25. Caterina
    12. September 2016 / 14:51

    Tolles Outfit und die Tasche ist ein Traum. Eine wunderschöne Location habt ihr da gehabt.

    LG Caterina

  26. 12. September 2016 / 14:54

    Wie wunderbar! Die Bilder von Havana sind alle richtig großartig und die schönen bunten Fassaden sind wie für dich gemacht. Top!

    Alles Liebe
    Tess von

  27. 12. September 2016 / 15:46

    U soo pretty and outfit is very feminine <3

  28. Christina Key
    12. September 2016 / 19:50

    Die Bluse ist so wunderschön! 🙂
    Wie luftig leicht sie fällt, ganz bezaubernd! 🙂 ♥


  29. Leonie
    13. September 2016 / 17:45

    hihi danke Liebes <3

  30. Leonie
    13. September 2016 / 18:42


  31. Leonie
    13. September 2016 / 18:43

    Ahhh ich fühle mit dir <3<3<3

  32. Leonie
    13. September 2016 / 18:45


  33. 14. September 2016 / 16:03

    I want that bag! It looks even better than the classic black:d

  34. 23. September 2016 / 12:14

    You found the perfect background for a beautiful outfit! Great work.

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