Outfit: Winter Blues

It’s starting to get mighty chilly in Vienna this week. And knowing that there is only more coldness to come I decided to wear the last of a late summer outfit while I still could.

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A simple shirt & jeans and a dirty pair of converse would usually be a late summer fall outfit but by adding a coat, a wool scarf and a cosy vest singlet underneath I managed to stay a toasty warm and avoid another sweater. Because sweater after sweater day after day can be so boring and claustrophobic for someone who likes a little variety and lightness in their clothes.

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How about these converse. Too dirty? Or just dirty enough? Did I mention that 90% of my closet is in storage. And in a fit of trying to pack light I decided to 2 pair of shoes would be enough for what will be  now till the end of the year. And all my winter boots & shoes are in a box under a pile of probably 20 other boxes. 2 pairs of light type shoes in November & now December? What was I thinking?

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Malta Outfit Vol 1

Malta, Malta, Malta. Back from vacation feeling refreshed, recharged & ready to enter into fall & winter. We had such a great time and loved the country. The colors of the doors and walls are painted such brilliant colors which made the best backdrop in contrast to this dress.

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I actually bought this dress for a steal at the end of July at TK Maxx to wear to a good friends wedding set in the vineyards of Vienna. I knew the weather was going to be extremely hot on the wedding day and wanted something loose and light but also elegant for a casual August wedding.

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I also knew it would be a great dress to go for a nice dinner on a beach type holiday. It literally is so loose and stays so cool it almost feels like you are wearing nothing. And the deep coral color is so summery and fun.

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Styled with my favourite spell design bag from Byron Bay and a pair of rose gold Birkenstocks for a super relaxed look.

Simple Stripes

I have been AWOL for a while caught up in the whirl of end of summer which means trying to cram in every last outdoor thing I can think of. Which includes strolls around the back streets of the city and eating a lot of frozen yogurt.

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This is the easiest outfit ever. Simple stripes in some major OVERSIZED mens shirt I picked up from a secondhand shopping spree i wrote about here.

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Cool, easy and super comfortable paired with my favorite Birkenstocks and some basic gold jewelry.

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This shirt also doubles well as pajamas which is an awesome perk. Or a swimsuit cover up or a knotted shirt. It’s the shirt that keeps on giving.

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Fingers crossed y’all for an Indian Summer.

10 Random Facts About Me

10 random facts about me. I am a chronic over sharer. I have a low threshold for shame and privacy so this post comes super easy for me. My favourite topic to talk about is also myself so right up my alley.

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  1. I am scared of the following animals cats, chickens & horses. I could have never been any kind of farmer. But I love all dogs.
  2. I have a security pillow I like to cuddle more than my boyfriend. The pillows name is PILL PILL.
  3. My favourite foods are snacks.
  4. I can’t go to sleep without moisturising my feet at night.
  5. I don’t really like wine.
  6. My favorite nail polishes are essie. For summer -sand tropez & for winter -bordeaux.
  7. I backpacked all over Australia in my early 20’s.
  8. I like to stay up late at night.
  9. I prefer handbags over shoes.
  10. I used to work on an island in the great barrier reef.

 

Expat Tales

I moved to Vienna Austria from Mullumbimby Australia exactly 4 years and 7 months ago and 3 days. Actually I don’t know how many days it has been. I made that bit up. But I know it has been  4 years and 7 months.

Mullumbimby Australia is a 10 minutes drive to the well-known town of Byron Bay. Byron Bay if you will imagine is like any hippie counter-culture town you can think of. Think  VW vans, hash cookies, drumming circles and beautiful beaches. And there is no 2 locations more unlike than Byron Bay, Australia to Vienna, Austria. Continue reading