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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Outfit: Sunday Stroll

Sorry I have been MIA lately. I have been moving flats. Actually more like packing up everything I own into boxes. Moving things into storage. Cleaning. And moving into an Air B&B for a month while we renovate our new place.  So needless to say I have been busy busy busy. But for now am enjoying our new temporary residence and Sunday was the perfect day to grab a coffee and to stroll around our new neighbourhood and find out where everything is.

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Our temporary flat is located right near Karlsplatz and I am loving being so close to the city. They are beginning to set up the Christmas markets in ressel park and cant wait to opening day.

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The sunny fall day was perfect for my vintage leather motorcycle jacket, some woolen tights & a floral dress. Fall dressing done easy.  And a welcome change from dirty jeans and dusty sweatshirts.

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I also was somehow smart enough to schedule a hair cut and color right before moving.  Giving me one less thing to worry about.

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So the next month will be full of renovating projects. I will be posting some before and after pictures of our new space. In the meanwhile I am chained to pinterest trying to keep all the projects in order and find new ideas.

 

Summer Dress

I picked up this Zara dress at the start of Summer and it quickly became my favourite thing to wear on those hot days & summer evenings. It’s so loose and blowy and translates easily from day to casual night.

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Each season there always seems to be an item of clothing for me that sets the tone and becomes a reminder piece of that summer or that spring. Like a song you listened a lot to. It’s funny how clothes can have that power to remind you of a good time or a bad time. Like the dress you wore to a wedding. Or the swimsuit you bought for a certain vacation. The dress you wore on your birthday. Those key pieces of clothing i always try to keep from seasons past as a memento. This dress was this summer for me.

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With the end of summer slowly creeping in its always good to have a reminder. Its been a great few months of sunshine, swimming, beer drinking, good friends, weddings & vacations. And next week I am off to Malta for a week as a summer extender. I cant wait to swim in the ocean.

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So not saying goodbye to Summer yet just preparing to remember it already.

 

Just Peachy

Summer is finally here and I am feeling just peachy.  Vienna is almost a whole different city in Summer. It;s like the whole city collectively comes outside again to enjoy the open air and parks and plazas.

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So I grabbed the prefect loose dress for a 30 degree day to stroll around town and eat ice cream. This peachy dress is Mango from a few seasons ago, but I think its pretty timeless.

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It has the prettiest shoulder embroidery and I am obsessed with this muted peachy orangey pink pallete lately. It’s also loose and forgiving for maximum ice cream consumption.

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Also new in finally are my new favourite summer sandals. The Arizona Birkenstocks in metallic copper.  I am a Birkenstocks girl from way back when and love to wear them in an ageing hippie ironic way. I also have a very delicate foot from years of high heels in my hooker days ( thats a joke) Can I just say these are so unbelievably comfortable i may just sleep in them.

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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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