Mixtape 26 | Fall Sundays

Mixtape 26 | Fall Sundays - Spunkyrella.com

And just like that we went from Mellow Summer to Fall Sundays. Seems like it was only yesterday when I had iced coffee on hand bitching about the heat, and now I am all snuggled up on the couch happy about the crisp air outside.


My favorite candles are burning and I traded coffee for hot chocolate this time. The perfect Sunday summed up. These tunes go pretty well with that….




This way to the mixtape collection. And make sure to follow Spunkyrella on Spotify!




Have a cozy sunday 



(Image courtesy of Doug McMillen)






Monday Madness No. 131 | Sheroes

Monday Madness No. 131 | Hey Ladies!

Isn’t that artwork above just gorgeous? It’s called Silenced Voices of Everyday Sheroes by Samanta Tello and the explanation reads:


For far too long, women have been silenced by patriarchal societies in most cultures, if not all. I believe we can rise above our anger and remove the barriers to our success — by talking, sharing, communicating our thoughts to each other, redefining our own expectations, and never assuming that we must play fixed, female roles (…)


Yes, to all of this! And since I love sharing amazing content as you know, welcome to a new installment of Monday Madness link love. I am happy to share some amazing reads by fellow badass females once again. Just a heads up: from now on, I will also share German articles that I loved reading. So, if you don’t unterstand what the second link reads, just skip it :)


Let’s jump right into it, shall we:


How being a minimalist helps with my anxiety. Ana made some excellent points on how to deal with anxiety triggers, when we’re surrounded by (literally) too much.


Du kannst mit Kopftuch keine Feministin sein – doch kann ich! Great piece by Edition F!


• Why having a fuller figure and Feel Good Lingerie works very well together, as shown by Callie. Yas!


• One of my faves: 3 Women on What They’ve Learned in Their 70+ Years of Life. Preach!


5 Ways My Mental and Financial Health Improved When I Started Living Alone is such a clever read and take on single (living) life.


“Tell me again, what is it you do, exactly?” How to wear different hats and constantly reinvent yourself in business and life.


• Now I want to start a Dinner Club too!! What do you think?


Alike – an amazing animated short film about what happens when society kills creativity. Must watch!




Happy Monday 



(Image courtesy of Samanta Tello)


TALKINGMonthly Note

September Goals + Current Vibes

September Goals + Current Vibes | Spunkyrella.com

It’s funny how summer seems endless and then it’s suddenly gone. I, for one, am embracing the fall weather, crisp morning air and the occasional sunny bits. Just how I like it!


So, September it is and it’s been exactly one month since my new bed arrived after the whole ordeal and I couldn’t be happier. I tell you all about it including photos and intense throw pillow details next week.


What else is going on?


Facing the camera

Just as August came to an end, I decided I needed great photos of myself. I follow Jenn for a while now on Instagram and adore her photos. Her fresh and wild non-staged approach to photography really resonated with me. Suddenly she had a free spot just before her move to Bali and I was happy to jump at the chance. I can’t wait to see the results and share them with you too. I felt so comfortable and very much like myself – maybe the first time in ages – that I didn’t even bother to micromanage her or anxiously try to have a glimpse or two. I fully trusted her and just know I will love the outcome. Stay tuned!


The Work Trips + Road Trips Dinner Date

Since we funded Monika Kanokova’s latest book Work Trips + Road Trips (thank you all!). I was looking forward to her secret dinner date as part of my backers’ reward. This month, it’s finally happening and I am as thrilled as my inner introvert is terrified to meet new like-minded creative hustlers and spend a fun evening together.


Bringing back #BrunchQueensVienna

It’s been a while since Lil Sis and I went all out brunching our way through the city. We both haven’t been too keen on leaving our air-conditioned apartments in these hot and humid weeks. Fall is perfect to reignite that flame and take you with us for the next brunch in and around Vienna.


And now excuse me while I am digging into my latest H&M Home order that just arrived! Have a lovely weekend 



What are your plans this month?



(Image via Britta Nickel)



Sparks | 04 | Dwell in Abundance

Sparks | 04 | Dwell in Abundance - Spunkyrella.comSparks | 04 | Dwell in Abundance - Spunkyrella.com

Sparks is my way to share images and quotes with you, that speak to me. I collect all different kinds of visuals for inspiration and happen to find myself drawn to a very distinct overall theme every once in a while…

This time, welcome to

Dwell In Abundance


Sparks | 04 | Dwell in Abundance - Spunkyrella.com

To dwell on something can have a positive ring to it. Dwell in the last days of summer for instance! Take it all in. Have some quality time with yourself where and however you want. Take an early morning walk to the market, watch your favorite movie (again), finally go to the new coffee shop and sit in the spot you’ve been eyeing for way too long, have your best friend over for drinks on the patio just as the sun sets, get as many plants as your place tolerates and then get some more! Being ready for Fall can only stem from a summer well lived… Take it all in  What does dwell in abundance mean to you?


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Monday Madness No. 130 | Feminist AF

Monday Madness No. 130 | Feminist AF - Spunkyrella.com

It’s August and the early morning air smells like Fall already. Can you feel it too? Oh, I can’t wait for my favorite season to come around! But for now, it’s Monday and we’re long overdue for a good old issue of Monday Madness, aren’t we?!


I am happy to share some much needed link love today. In true Spunkyrella tradition, I am proud to feature some badass bloggers and female writers, who keep spreading some girlpower and who are just feminist AF. Speaking of…



Un-basic Basics by Gabi and Nicolette. The badass babes just launched Premme, an affordable plus-size line with unique pieces. The above pictured Feminist AF denim jacket is too die for, isn’t it?!


• Ana really hit a soft spot with her post Why you feel there’s not enough time in a day! We all can relate, now can we?!


On Kindness vs Niceness – I am totally on board with Jack and feel the same way. There’s a not so subtle difference!


“I love my body, but I don’t always like it”, could definitely be a quote by yours truly. It’s from Jackie though, a badass blogger I started following eons ago. She’s fierce and amazing!


• Callie Thorpe called out internet trolls and raised awareness on the issue. Here she speaks up about the hate she received lately – “I was trolled after appearing in Vogue”. Will this ever stop?


What to do when social media makes you hate everyone? A not so subtle nod to this current phenomenon and what to do about it.


• Loving yourself like Kanye loves Kanye, especially when you rock your swimwear this summer is now on Simply Be’s Simply Me.


And last but not least, since we all could need a bit more kindness right now, a trip down the archives: What this world needs! 



Short but sweet! Have the best Monday 



(Image courtesy of Whitney Guyer Young)