Slide Into Summer

Hello sandals! I am happy to stash away my closed toe options and trade them in for something lighter and more summery.  I am craving more slides for this summer. They are the easiest shoe to slip on and off. Can be worn poolside or to a wedding. Perfect for this summer.

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  1. Mui Miu Feather Slides
  2. NO.21 Embellished Bead Slide
  3. Mia Kalia Embellished Slides
  4. Stuart Weitzman Buttoncandy Crisscross Slides
  5. Mui Mui Glitter Leather Platform Slide
  6. High Cheeks Heart Embellished Red Slides
  7. Jeffrey Campbell Beaton Denim Mules

Second Hand Stripes

For the past few weeks I have been living in stripes.  Every morning I am channeling my inner sailor / Parisian.  The weather is finally starting to rewarm up and its perfect blazer weather. NO MORE COATS zone for me. This second-hand stripe shirt is a new addition. I think it’s actually a vintage 80’s by the tag attached. But it looks like something you can buy off the shelves right now. And at a whopping €3.00 a total steal.

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I love these jeans but they are a little too high-waisted for sitting, eating or bending over. I call them my standing only jeans.  They almost have me craving some low slung g-string showing jeans from the 90’s. Almost.

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I also call this look the mullet. I am business casual on top and party down the bottom.

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My Vienna

There is a million websites and blogs dedicated to Vienna culture and travel. I am not one of those. I attended a classical concert when I first arrived in Vienna expecting to be transported to an upper echelon of culture.  Turns out I have never been so fucking bored in my whole life. I ended up counting the tiles on the ceiling and squirming in my seat for 2 hours. Give me a rolling stones concert any day. Don’t get me wrong I like art and culture and a little history but as far as deep classical culture mine is a cafe type culture.

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So here is my personal top 5 things I like to do in Vienna

1.The Danube in summer.

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No surprise here that the beach bunny likes swimming in the Danube river. I call it the Austrian beach. It took a year or two to come around to swimming in the Danube. I imagined it rocky and full of dysentery. But it’s actually super clean. In summer the water is a perfect temperature and I am my most happy in the sun and water. Minus the sand here.

2. Strolling in the city

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Vienna is beautiful. I must give it beauty props. The architecture. The churches. The old buildings. The mix of old and new in the city. I love strolling, shopping and people watching in the city.  Going for a coffee. Window shopping on graben. And my favourite view is stephansplatz at night. It lights up so beautifully.

3.  The Therme

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Spa culture is just as popular as schnitzel here in Austria. There are so many huge spas everywhere. Swimming. Sauna. Infused steamrooms. Infrared. Massages, Aromatherapy rooms. Lounging beds. It’s a perfect way to survive winter. I love how dedicated the Austrians are to the art of relaxation in the spas here.  But don’t get me started on the nudity.

4. Nature Time

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I have never really been a city girl at heart. I like the beach and grew up in smaller towns. Vienna can be so congested and space here is at a minimum living in smaller apartments so I find myself needing nature time.  In spring, summer and fall are great times to get out and start exploring.

5. Prater

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Beer, pork and candy floss. I am sold.  It’s an Austrian Disneyland. Including dubious old rides that look a 100 years old. Prater can be way fun if you don’t overdo it. Rides cost a few dollars. There is something called langos which is deep-fried bread.  And the beers are humongous.

These are some of my favourite austrian pastimes. Along with smoking, drinking and eating.  Full of highbrow culture. But they make and keep me happy.

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Stripe Dress

Sometimes you need a quick outfit pick me up. Sometimes they include stripes. I grabbed this oversized stripe t-shirt dress on the cheap at H&M recently.  Thinking it would be the perfect dress to throw on over a swimsuit and for basic spring time bumming around.

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I love stripes. Especially blue ones. Thin stripes. Thick stripes. Whats great about this dress is it has some nice vertical stripes happening. Which adds a little but much-needed length and height.

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There is something about stripes that just screams summer. Beach. Ice cream. Boats. Basic all round good times.

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I am also obsessed with this H&M nail polish find – hopscotch. Which is a really pretty neutral grey blue color. I can’t find it online but have a look in store. I have only good things to say about the H&M new nail polishes. They have awesome colors.  They have nice wide brushes and don’t chip too easy if you apply a proper top coat.

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A vintage hat. A white pair of converse and this may be my new go to summer uniform.

 

Stevie Nicks Style

I have a total fashion boner for kimonos at the moment. I want to dress like a kung fu geisha. I want a beach kimono. A jaquard kimono. A dragon kimono. A lace black and a lace white kimono. Many silk kimonos.

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One of my biggest fashion icons is Steve Nicks the queen of rock n roll. And she wore a kimono better then them all.

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Stevie Nicks the frontwoman of British bluesy rock band Fleetwood Mac. As a style icon she is the perfect mix between Bohemian and rock n roll style. I even designed my necklace around her infamous crescent moon necklace.

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Sometimes it’s not about how it looks – its all about how you feel wearing it and Stevie Nicks wore the hell out of clothes. For more Steve Nicks stardust fashion folk goodness check out my pinterest board for inspo.