Monday, 12 September 2016

Untold Stories - Summer 2016 Edition

Yes, basically I've only been to Medieval Fairs, flea markets, the forest and at the Saline in Bad Duerkheim. The latter because of a pretty hefty flare up of asthma, which lasted for well over a week.

Still trying to figure out what exactly is causing all these annoying minor health problems this year, have had some extensive blood work done upon returning and will consult with my physician/doctor at the 19th. Pretty sure it's easily fixable tho.

Anyway, here are some pictures from this years summer holidays.

Medieval Fair at Freisen

Medieval Fair at Freisen

Me in full medieval garb

Medieval encampment at the fair in Freisen

Saline at Bad Duerkheim

Bad Duerkheim

A mini model of the Saline. Basically, they let salt water trip over the stacked up twigs to create a sea side air effect.

Bad Duerkheim

Bad Duerkheim

Tournament Show at the medieval fair at Angelbachtal

Horse butt at the medieval fair at Angelbachtal

Tournament Show at the medieval fair at Angelbachtal.
The guy with the red & black horse was obviously the "bad knight"

Medieval fair at Angelbachtal

Viking Caroussel at the medieval fair at Angelbachtal

Tournament Show at the medieval fair at Angelbachtal

Me in my other medieval garb.
See what I'm thinking about owning two dresses in medieval times here on my Instagram

The little palace at the park that hoses the medieval fair at Angelbachtal

Lavender at the Saline Bad Duerkheim

As I'm still slowing working my way towards the launch of my new project/the remodelling of my online presence, the real action is currently on my Instagram account. So come over, say hello and definitely "let's connect!"

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Breaking the Silence with Stripes

Blue and black striped dress on a red head

I haven't blogged, or been active on social media, in a considerable amount of time. Life (and the capsule wardrobe ... or well okay maybe just life) kicked my behind and I hit the emergency stop button.

Already in January I had been exhausted and started to notice a severe lack of motivation. For about anything to be honest, but blogging in particular. I have my own theories as to why. As far as blogging goes, one of them is all the hours I had put in during November and December. Another is that my view on fashion changed considerably after reading Overdressed, Wear no Evil and To Die For.

Then in February, around my birthday, I was hit by a fever cold that even asked for a second round after I thought it over already. In total I was out for over two weeks, but the effects could be felt for some time still. Shortly afterwards, I developed an eczema on the hands. Now I'm used to having occasional outbreaks from food allergies/sensitivities, but this time around, it just didn't pass, no matter what I tried. In fact, it still isn't entirely gone, just a lot better. Eventually it even spread onto the forearms. Needless to say that did not help with wanting to blog.

On top of that came a host of other symptoms (including absurdly low energy levels) and because of all this I've been, and currently still am, overhauling just about everything in my life. I firmly believe that stuff like this happens so we pause and reconsider where we are on our path. Is it even still the right one? And yes this obviously includes the blog. I won't stop, pinky promise, but things will change. Slowly slowly I've started working on a new concept that will fit better with me, my values and what I'm trying to achieve. It'll be ready when it will be ready.

Meanwhile, I've started posting on Instagram again and hey, one of the casualties of my search for a cause of my eczema was my hair color. Back to my natural blonde (for now, we'll see). Come over and say hello!

Anyway, here are some pictures from the outfits of the last capsule wardrobe project I did.

Cardigan, studded bag, black skinnies, wedges

Oversized top, PU applications, studded black bag

midi skirt and black sweater

Striped dress, yellow converse, yellow necklace, heart shaped sunglasses

Hope you enjoyed them, even if it is not summerly fashion. Some kind of last hoorray for the red hair (for now, never say no). And yeah don't forget to head over on Instagram to see some more recent shenanigans & stay on the new funky bohemian current.

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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Spring Mood With Fancy Leo Legs

I finally got around to wearing the tunic top I got from New Chic together with the bag you know from this post. It was still necessary to wear a tank top below, which I think takes away a bit from the criss cross cut out on the back. The back part is why I chose the tunic in the first place. Looking forward to style it just with a bralette. Talking of which, I'm declaring this to be the year of the bralette for me.

The top was true to size, I've ordered an S, which is my normal top size and it fits. As it is intended to be oversized you could eventually size down if you like a more narrow fit. 

These biker booties have been with me for 3 years now. Still loving them like on the first day. They work all year round, including for festivals, if you are so inclined. This summer, I want to combine them with emrboidered dresses. Here's a pretty good budget version. And these leopard leggings always make me feel very Funky Jungle when wearing them.

Ich konnte am Wochenende endlich das Tunika Oberteil, welches ich zusammen mit dieser Tasche von New Chic bekommen habe, anziehen. Es war trotzdem noch notwendig ein Traegerhemd darunter zu tragen, was meiner Meinung nach das Rueckenteil nicht so richtig zur Geltung bringt. Freue mich schon es nur mit einer Bralette anzuziehen. Uebrigens erklere ich hiermit 2016 zum Jahr der Bralette.

Das Oberteil stimmt groessentechnisch. Was ich damit meine ist, ich habe ein S bestellt, und ein S bekommen, was ja nicht immer selbstverstaendlich ist. Das Teil ist gewollt "oversize", wenn Ihr also lieber eine engere Passform habt, kann man auch gerne eine Groesse runtergehen.

Die Biker Boots habe ich jetzt schon 3 Jahre und liebe die immer noch wie am ersten Tag. Die machen alles mit, das ganze Jahr ueber, auch Festivals, falls Euch so etwas interessiert. Diesen Sommer moechte ich sie mit besticktern Kleidchen kombinieren. Und mit den Leo Leggings fuehle ich mich immer ganz besonders Funky Jungle.

Outfit Sources

Leopard Leggings - Calzedonia (old) --- funky but priceyfunky budget option
Tunic Top - New Chic --- exactly this
Cardigan - Mango (old) --- similar Yo - Or this
Biker Booties - Bagatt (old) --- fancy silver heel - close call - say budget?
Bag / Tasche - Urban Outfitters (old) --- similar - fancy bucket option - similar
Sunglasses / Sonnenbrille - Mango Outlet --- similar deal & pretty close steal

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

A Sunday In Between

A Sunday trip in between capsules. It was still fairly chilly during the day in general and that Sunday in particular wasn't all that great weather wise, but sometimes you just need to get out anyway.

Outfit Sources

Coat / Mantel - Beatrice B.
Skinny Jeans - Mango
Sweater / Pullover - H&M
Wedge Booties - Buffalo London
Crossbody Bag / Umhaengetasche - Foley + Corinna

Thursday, 24 March 2016

What to Read on the Internet #20

How Key Pieces Made a Comeback

Iconic Wedding Dresses - Illustrations of famous wedding dresses

Worn Wear by Patagonia (The Stories We Wear) - Collection of stories of longterm loved clothes

How to Pose for Pictures - 10 little tricks every fashion blogger should know

7 Strange Questions to Find Your Life Purpose

Procarastination & the Love of Letting Go - Zen Habits

Quick Guide to Every Herb & Spice in the Cupboard - Not sure if it is indeed "every", it sure is many

Why it is okay to be weird on the Internet - Embrace the Weird. Totally reminds me of the book title by Felicia Day "You are never weird on the Internet". There's always someone out there who absolutely digs your weird.

If You Pay Crap, Expect Crap in Return - About sponsored posts & the worth of a blogger

39 Stupid Things You Probably Should Stop Doing

Monday, 21 March 2016

Capsule Wardrobe #10 - A Hint of Frost & Goodbye Winter

This is the last set of pictures from my winter capsule. It was the only day I experienced this year where it really looked like winter. And so this, one day after the Equinox, is my goodbye to Winter 2015/2016. Hello Spring. I welcome you with open arms.

Das ist der letzte Satz Bilder von meiner Winter Capsule Garderobe. Das war der einzige Tag den ich im Winter 2015/2016 erlebt habe, der wenigstens etwas nach Winter aussah. Ja ich weiss, viele von Euch hatten Schnee. Aber ich war irgendwie nie zur rechten Zeit am rechten Ort. Also nehme ich diese Bilder um mich, einen Tag nach der Tagundnachtgleiche, vom Winter zu verabschieden. Hallo Fruehling, ich heisse Dich mit offenen Armen willkommen.

Outfit Sources:

Coat / Daunenjacke - Mango --- similar & similar & similar
Skinny Jeans - Mango --- exact
Plaid Shirt / Karohemd - H&M --- exact & similar (both on sale)
Boots / Stiefel - Thrifted --- similar & similar
Crossbody Bag / Handtasche - Foley + Corinna via Shopbop --- similar & similar & similar
Scarf / Schal - Oasap --- similar & similar & similar

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