May 21, 2017

Pink and Black Spring Look

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I am finally back in the game after my week in London. School trips are never an easy thing to do and I felt so tired after that week. Lot's of people always think that the life of a teacher is so nice, having so many days off, going on school trip aka. paid vacation and so on, but in reality that is just so much hard work. When you are running around an unknown city with 20 kids under 18 that have been given into your care and them just being carefree, well that makes you a mom of 20 with one foot in jail should anything happen to them. Let's call this anything but vacation right there ;) 
I needed a lot of rest and spend some time with Mr.B and the family to get back in the game. This week also finally gave us some nice Spring/ early Summer weather and I love it. The look shown here is from the first week of April actually, which was the only nice week for the past 6 weeks or so and it felt silly to post those sunny pictures later on with snow and rain for the main part of last month. So finally sharing this look, which is a favourite every Spring and Autumn. This Lindy Bop Dress is a huge favourite, but has been discontinued in this print. What a shame, as it is such a beauty!

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What I wore

Dress: Lindy Bop
Scarf: Primark
Ring: Kaufhof
Necklace: Thomas Sabo
Watch: Skagen
Shoes: Deichmann
Tights: Esda

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May 13, 2017

Daisies, Red and Denim

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I am back from London, the time was amazing! Of course, travelling with a big group of teenagers isn't always nice and easy, but it all worked out fine and I did even get a bit of time for myself, exploring some of the thrift stores and vintage reproduction companies in the UK. Today, I want to show you one of my favourite looks of the past weeks. I actually wore this on March 31st, which was probably the hottest day we have had this year. With almost 25°C, it felt more like Summer than Spring and I just had to take this daisy skirt for a spin that day. Once upon a time, it was actually a dress, that came with a broken zipper and very short hem line for me. I decided to change it into a skirt and that was the best decision. I love the look of it with red and blue. The shirt is from a very special collection made by Michelline Pitt. I already got one of her skirts with a make up novelty print and this top has been raved about in the vintage community. Therefore, I just had to have it and it is perfection!

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What I wore

Skirt: etsy, actually a dress made into a skirt
Jacket: Primark
Necklace: vintage shop, Paris
Shoes: Anttila
Bag: Thrifted, Finland
Tights: Esda
Mirror: heirloom

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May 9, 2017

Casual Day

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As you might have read in my last post, denim is a neglected fellow in my outfits these days. We do have the rare occasion though where I feel a little more comfortable when wearing a comfortable pair of denim. I am currently on a school trip to London with my students and we are running around the city every day, seeing all the sights. For a situation like this, I do swear by this trusty pair of girlfriend jeans that I have had for several years now and own more than one pair of. They even survived moments of weight loss and gain as they are easily adaptable fitting nicely as a girlfriend, boyfriend or skinny jeans. So this is a look that I might be rocking right about now running around central London. It's a simple look with a dotted tank top, my trusty colored leather jacket, some broques and nice accessories. 

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What I wore

Shirt: Primark
Necklace: old, no name
Shoes: Deichmann
Earrings: Bijou Brigitte

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May 6, 2017

Comfort Zone - Business as usual

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When I am at work, I try to dress nicely. Jeans and T-Shirt are rarely my thing. This has evolved quite a bit since starting this job 5 years ago. I commute 3hrs a day and always dressed for comfort rather than looks. I did wear a lot of denim during that first stage of my new position. I did have all these nice clothes at home, sitting in my closet waiting for those "more fancy occasions" that basically never came around. I regretted getting dressed every morning and was even a little sad that we didn't have a stricter dress code at the office. Finally, I decided that the way I dress is not only up to the dress code at work, but it is up to me. I was stuck in a rutt and was a prisoner of my own comfort zone. 

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Today, I am glad that my office has such loose rules concerning the way we have to dress, which gives me so much freedom to experiment and utilize all thos pretty pieces in my closet. Of course, some days I still gravitate towards denim and I happily wear it, but I also use the options that I have in a more flexible way. I mix prints (as seen above), I don't shy away from wearing my vintage pieces anymore and yeah, I sometimes even add a petticoat to my 50s dresses, when I am in the mood for it. 
My students get excited every day when I wear something creative to work and it's nice to have their support and receive a compliment here and there as well. So the look in this post is currently the minimum that I am doing every day - nice skirt with some tights, a blouse and a pretty jacket, maybe a scarf or matching jewelry. It's my new comfort zone, but I do want to take even more risks in the near future to stretch it again.

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What I wore

Blazer: Seppälä
Blouse & Skirt: C&A
Bag: Aldo
Shoes: Deichmann
Tights: Esda
Necklace: old, no name

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May 2, 2017

Wide-Legged Denim

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For my height and size finding a good pair of trousers, denim or any other fabric, is a buzz killer. I love wairing pants, but it is just so hard to find a good pair. Therefore, I often prefer dresses and skirts as it is much easier to find a fitting one that is also long enough for my taste. In summer, I can get away with wearing pants from normal retailers, I just look for the short sizes and then wear them as 7/8 lenth or 3/4 length pants. Sometimes a girl needs a nice long and fitting pair though and that's when I have to reach out to retailers for tall girls. My prefered shop is LongTallSally, though their customer service and quality can be a hit and miss. I still keep buying clothes there, because I just got no choice sometimes and LongTallSally surprises me with good products now and then as well.  These wide leg denim trousers were such a surprise. Not only do they fit nicely and have the perfect length that I don't have to adjust by a visit to my seamsstress, but they have these awesome button details on each front pocket, which give these pants an instant 50s sailor vibe and I am really impressed by the quality of the denim as well. Perfect for more 50s inspired outfits and I can't wait to style these with a striped shirt and marine accessories. 

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What I wore

Shirt: Primark
Cardigan: C&A
Shoes: Deichmann
Watch: Skagen
Necklace, Bracelet & Bag: Thrifted
Charm: Ladurée

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