March 20, 2017

Tartan Chic

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Do you know the feeling when you want something for ages and never manage to get it? That's how I felt about a nice Winter circle skirt. Most of the time, the circle skirts are too short for me, have a fabric that wrinkles like crazy or don't look good without a petticoat. I have been searching for one for years and finally found VivienofHolloway, a British vintage inspired brand that sells retro looks made in the UK. I fell in love with their products right away, but was scared to order as they don't give skirt/dress length measurements and I was suspecting that the hem would not hit the knee for me as is my preferred skirt length. I am travelling to London in May and was planning to visit their store then, but I fell in love with their tartan skirts in Autumn and when the last batch of skirts came in online, I took the plunge and ordered this beauty. I am so glad I did. It has become a huge favourite of mine and the compliments that I am receiving every time do confirm that. The sizing is true to size and the length is perfect. Now, I definitely need to visit the store in May as I have my eye on several dresses as well! 

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What I wore

Top & Jacket: Primark
Tights: Esda
Shoes: Deichmann
Bag: Aldo
Watch: Skagen

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Best of Photography - Winter Edition

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View from Pöhlberg - Annaberg, Germany

Today is the official start of Spring and I wanted to start a new photography-themed category here on the blog. I want to share more of my photography here on the blog. I have been doing this in the past under the hashtag #whatiloverightnow and shared them in random order just as a collection of nice pictures. I will continue these posts on and off, but I do want to share more photos year round that are connected to the seasons. For me this will mean posts for each season with an added post for the special Christmas season. Today, I will bring you my Winter Photos that I took during the last months. Enjoy! 

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More pictures at Pöhlberg

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View of Keilberg, Czech Republic taken from Fichtelberg, Germany

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Fichtelberg Weather Station, Germany

March 14, 2017

Stripes and Copper

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I am finally jumping on the bandwagon and got my first pleated skirt in a metal copper color. I thought that this might just not be a trend for me. It seemed impossible to find a skirt long enough with the right amount of swing and nice pleats that doesn't look too old-fashioned or makes my hips look huge. Finally found this one and on sale as well. I am still trying out looks with it, but I feel happy with it for now! Also, it's so weird, but I have been wearing striped shirts all the time these past months. I've got quite the collection by now with stripes in almost every color imaginable, but it feels like I am cheating on my big love - polka dots. Just need to wear them more often once again!!

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What I wore

Skirt & Denim Jacket: Primark
Shirt: Aldi
Tights: Esda
Shoes: Deichmann
Necklace: heirloom
Bag: (Strap from another bag)
Brooches left: Souvenir Shops, Finland
Brooches right: Disney Store, Paris
Watch: Skagen

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March 11, 2017

Weather confusion

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It's that time of year again when it is not yet Spring, but also not really Winter anymore. We still got freezing cold nights, with minus degrees and a little bit of snow sometimes, but we also have warm Spring days with up to 15°C. It's really weird and dressing is a nodge more difficult that usual. As I am commuting to work every day and have about 600m altitude difference between my home and my work, I struggle a lot with this transitional weather. Therefore layering is key. I actually store a couple of things at work to make my life a little easier. I have a nice cardigan or blazer and a pretty scarf at work and also have a light pair of office shoes stored in my desk. I commute via train and just can't carry 3 layers of clothes to keep me warm and have a nice work outfit ready to wear all the time. I am lucky when it comes to dressing rules at work. As long as it is not too reveiling, I can wear it. Still, I like to dress up for work, make an efford so to say. That actually does reflect on my students. When I did go to work in Jeans and T-Shirt every day a couple of years back, my students used to dress more casual and sometimes even too casual as well. Now, I often wear skirts and dresses to work and this reflects greatly on my students. They make the efford as well, but during snow season, it is difficult to always wear a skirt. When I do wear a pair of denim trousers, I pair them with a nice blouse or shirt and a blazer or cardigan.

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What I wore

Cardigan & Scarf: Primark
Necklace: I Am
Shoes: Deichmann
Keychain: Ladurée
Earrings: handmade

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March 2, 2017

From Winter to Spring

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It feels like we just celebrated New Year's and now it's March. Soon, we change seasons as well. It's time for some lighter colors and I was on the lookout for a light pink coat for some time and this one caught my eye during the winter sales. It's made of wool and has a beautiful fit, great color and most of all, a hoodie. I really wanted a nice coat, but I've got some of those already in other colors and all of them have one fault. They lack a hood. Therefore, this one was perfect. Sadly, after two weeks of wearing it, several buttons have come loose and it also is not washable, not even dry cleaning. Therefore, I purely kept it because I lost the receipt. Otherwise, I would have returned it. Now, I'll just wear it for as long as it lasts. During that same shopping afternoon, I also finally got my hands on a beautiful bucket bag. Been on the hunt for a larger version with a nice long shoulder strap and in a pretty color. Most versions I found before were in dark colors, but for me a bucket bag just feels like a Spring/Summer bag.

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What I wore

Jacket & Skirt: C&A
Scarf: Handmade
Tights: Esda
Boots: Deichmann
Watch: Skagen
Ring: Glitter

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