Spring Shorts

Spring has finally sprung and I couldn’t be happier! As soon as the temperature hit 22 degrees I reached for my shortest shorts to wear. Then i looked down on my short wintry white pale not so nice legs and thought i really shouldnt leave my house like this. #shitsummerbody .Then i rethought how many f*cks do I give ZERO.

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I wanted maximum vitamin D. I want to tan it instead of tone. I want to feel fresh air on my skin. I wanted to feel free and so I did.

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And my lovely legs thanked me for it. I apologise to the whole of Vienna but you are all lucky I didn’t get stark naked and run around the city sunning every inch of my skin.

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To more short shorts days.

Babe You Got This

Vienna does this magical thing every spring. It’s like you dropped a whole bunch of hallucinogenics and the sky turns blue. The grass is green again. Flowers start blooming.You litreally hear birds chirping like you are starring in your own Disney movie.  Coming from a country without real seasons. I can only compare spring in Vienna to maybe what was like seeing color TV was the first time.

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And you know you have survived another winter which is like a real life version of the game of thrones threat. It’s a weird transition. You filled with joy and outside becomes a pleasant thing again. But it’s like sudden bang. Then you don’t trust spring. Is it really here? You keep checking your weather app to see if tomorrow is really going to be 19 degrees. Can I wear sandals at 20 degrees?  What if it gets cold again?  Can I really trust this? Can i finally feel relaxed and breathe sunshine?

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Basically if you are a warm weather expat Winter in Vienna you are in survival mode. You start counting the months left to warmer weather like a retirement from the worst job ever. March is the hardest month for me. My vitamin D level must be dangerously anorexic. I feel like I have made it through the worst of the winter. My flight or fight response. Is to fight the winter like a very cold lion warrior. But come March I retreat to flight like a an anxious poodle with an excited bladder and anxiety issues. I surrender very non graciously usually in a hysterical puddle.

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But then Spring finally comes and I finally feel like myself again. I start to feel that connection to earth and nature. I want to hug strangers and dance naked.It is literally akin to what I imagine is bi polar. (undiagnosed) thank you! It is a really beautiful rebirth but its a very stark contrast.

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I havent looked this happy since September!!!!! I picked up this shirt at H&M on the super cheap last week. Babe you got this. To be interpreted as in an empowered “I have this on lockdown” or as in “Please pay for dinner lover”. Take your pick I am going with the empowered version! I am going to ride this magical dragon of spring. Renewal. Rebirth. Sunglasses & skirts.

In the infamous words of Robin Williams-

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’

 

 

 

KIMONO TREND SPRING SUMMER 2017

I am coco crazy for kimonos at the moment. With the weather starting to warm up I can start putting together my signature look for my favourite seasons Spring & Summer.

It’s going to be all about kimonos & robes for me in 2017. Floral. Asian. Long. Short. Fringed. Lace. Embroidered. Pale. Bright. Muted. I am going to embrace them all.

My street look will be denim shorts + white tees + kimono. My Shop look will be grey or band tees + distressed jeans + kimono. And my swim look will be any bikini that fits me + kimono.

All I need to add is some new Birkenstocks and some rose-coloured sunglasses and i will be good to go! People will be saying there is the crazy kimono girl again and I will swoosh past them with a flick a floral & fringe.

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A little online shopping tip when looking for kimonos check out all swimwear pages for cover ups. The are usually a little cheaper.

  1. Topshop Kimono
  2. Dolce & Gabbana Kimono
  3. Melissa Odabash Kimono
  4. Topshop Kimono
  5. Eberjay Kimono

Layered Necklaces

Spring is finally here. And with a lighter heart comes lighter layers and softer clothes. Winter is really not my fashion jam. There is too much itchy bulky suffocating clothes. A lot of dark colors and way too much function over form for me.

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I am really into layering necklaces at the moment. I am sooo over the choker unless you have the neck of a teenager but I like to layer a choker with different size chains and charms.

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Add a crisp mens shirt and some busted up jeans. Just the right amount of done and undone for me.

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I CANT wait for the weather to get warmer and move out of pants into anything else that isn’t pants. So thanks spring for arriving and making my heart and my outfits lighter.

Incognito

Call me crazy?  But I sometimes pretend when I am choosing what to wear some days. That I am terribly famous. Like lady Gaga, JK Rowling, Kanye West type famous. And I am trying to look undercover cool so I don’t get papparazzi’d. But if i did i would look effortlessly chic and end up in a “how to travel in style and stay comfortable” in some trashy magazine article. #goals

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I obscure theme dress daily. It’s like day dreaming but with fashion. Sometimes before falling asleep I will mentally pre pack my wardrobe for Paris fashion week. Or for my non existant trip to the Greek islands. When in reality all I am going the next few days is to the nearest supermarket and Starbucks.

This look is called “You kinda don’t want to be seen but you want to look good not being not being seen” This look comes in handy for hangovers, doctors appointments, dirty hair & fat days.

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Hat here
Top & Scarf – Vintage
Pants- H&M