Donnerstag, 5. März 2015

Outfit: a red-coated transition into spring

Happy thursday everyone! I´m waving you hello from my sick bed because like almost everyone around me, I caught a cold and I´m spending about half my days curled up in bed and drinking vast amounts of hot lemon with ginger and chamomile tea. But I´m not posting to tell you about the uneventful life of an ill person, but to show you an outfit from last week, when I had a lovely day off and out and celebrated a special occasion with my favourite person. Also this is the premiere of my new glasses, which might show up more often from now on, as I do enjoy seeing the world around me so clearly. My outfit is nothing too brand new for everyone who follows me here, indeed, that red thrifted transition coat had it´s share of attention before, but I simply can´t stop wearing it. All in all, this look contains almost only thrifted pieces, something I like a lot and will try out much more this year, as I love secondhand clothing and I want to try stop consuming too many "new" things. Also this is saving my piggy bank a lot and I can spend money rather on organic food and traveling.

The day out was full of spring-announcing sunshine and we used it to stroll around Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg all day and also stopped at East London for a very fueling fry up. It´s quite handy to eat a breakfast that will feed you all day and especially the homemade leek hash brown was delicious.
Coat + Hat Humana  / Glasses Fielmann / Bag + Jumper flea market / Shoes Vagabond
Besides being glued to the bed, I spent the last couple of days completely excited about the upcoming weekend, because I go on my first getaway this year. All fingers crossed that I´ll feel better tomorrow, so the weekend is not filled too much with my coughing and sneezing. If you want to know where I´m heading and how I´ll fill my days there, go an follow me on Instagram.

Mittwoch, 18. Februar 2015

Outfit: wintery weekends in the big city

Some of you who follow me on Instagram or just simply follow me for a longer period of time, might know that I have quite an obsession with thrift shopping and especially the sport of hunting down oversized second-hand winter coats. This winter I took my love to a new level and ended a vintage shopping spree with this yellow canary bird cloak in my bag, that I would have never ever even looked at a few years ago. It is crazy how taste can change and how you grow and develop as a person and how much your wardrobe sometimes underlines that change. I for my part think, that this new addition of colour suits me just fine and also enriches the grey and windy streets of Berlin on these bitter cold winter days. On our first real adventure, my new coat and I went to see the Charlottenburg palace, a beautiful and charming place, that is worth a visit, even in winter time. Here are a few snaps from this little weekend trip, enjoy!
Coat + Bag Vintage / Scarf Pimkie / Jeans Gina Tricot / Shoes Vagabond
Just like last year I tend to start leaving the city and encounter new (and loved!) places around Europe when the weather brightens up a little. So I do enjoy exploring my own city and area while I wait for spring and a place like Berlin sure has loads to offer. It seems to be the perfect playground for wintery weekends spent at museums, flea markets or even in bed with a steaming mug of tea. (Or let´s face it at the thrift shop, where I buy my next absolutely unnecessary piece of clothing)
My next weekend is currently blank as a page and I can´t wait to think of some lovely things to do. Chances are that I go to my sunday yoga class, a resolution I made for this year and finally started to commit to and enjoy a lot. What are your favourite winter weekend activities?

Donnerstag, 29. Januar 2015

Travel diary: Ireland between the years

My winters rest has ended and this first post of the new year is bringing on some of my travel snaps from my recent trip to Ireland. As I mentioned before, I spent Christmas and New Year´s on the green isle and had an overall wonderful time. Sure, it was a tad weird to be without my family on Christmas eve, but the big celebration and the delicious feast on Christmas day itself ( marry me vegeterian stuffing!) evened it out quite a bit. It was incredibly interesting to sneak into another family's christmas beside ones own and to be honest I wasn't missing my portion of potato salad after all. Besides the days I spent lazy and food-filled around Christmas, I also went on a little day trip to Bray, which is a charming coastal town just outside Dublin. Next to the time at the sea, I had my share of the after-Christmas sales in town. I came back home with this lovely red skirt, my first ever turtleneck shirt and once again quite a pile of books. The weather was fantastic during the two weeks that I spent over there and allowed me to see this gem of a country in a beautiful light once again.
Skirt + Jumper Bershka / Bag + Belt + Hat Secondhand / Shoes NYer / Necklace Brandy Melville
Last but not least, I put together a little video of my travel to Ireland. I wasn't even planning it, that's why I only started to collect wee clips at the end of my trip. But the picturesque coastal walk around Bray simply inspired me to try and soak it all up. You can watch the video here or over on my (dust-covered) Youtube channel. Expect not too much movement over there, but I wouldn´t mind catching a few more travel memories on camera soon, so more impressions from future or past vacations might follow eventually. So far so good. Happy Thursday everyone!