August 26, 2014

Upgraded Basics

After I returned to Germany, I was determined to find myself some lacey pieces. All those cute and chic girls in China wore lovely lace dresses, skirts, hot pants and so on and I was really hoping to find some sweet pieces for myself in Germany as well. I already showed you my new white lace skirt and I am in love, but of course that wasn't enough. Hot pants just won't work for me, but I found this cute little dress (aka long shirt for me) and can see myself wearing it a lot during this end of summer, upcoming autumn and even winter. I don't really care about this "no white during winter" rule. I wore this little outfit for an outing with friends and a sunday afternoon movie showing. Definitely comfortable and a fancy basic for my closet!!

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What I wore

Long Shirt/ Dress & Belt: C&A
Cardigan: Primark 
Leggins: Long Tall Sally
Shoes: Deichmann
Necklace, Bracelet & Ring: Street market, China
Watch: Skagen


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August 22, 2014

China essential - the distressed T-Shirt

While being in China, I had to survive the humid heat and was really glad that I had packed these shirts from Primark. They were my life savers during these hot weeks. Whenever we went on a sightseeing trip and toured around the country, I wore one of those distressed shirts. In combination with my favourite black capri pants and a tank top, these shirts gave me some coverage from the sun, kept me dressed also for visiting temples and worked well hiding possible signs of sweat.

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I am not sure if you can still get them in stores now, but I bought them in the end of June, so they might be sold out.

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August 20, 2014

Back for good

It's been really quiet over here for the last week, I know. I am finally back in Germany and back on track as well. The Jetlag had hit me and my stomach had some issues with the European food as well. Finally, I am feeling well enough again and it was such fun to dress up and take some pictures as well. 


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This is a very cute look and gave me some inspiration for the two upcoming wedding I will be attending as a guest soon. I love that lace skirt, but of course don't want to steal the attention from the bride, so maybe will go with something else in the end. I still like the outfit and can see myself wearing this for work or a nice date night. The skirt and most of the accessories are new and I just had to take them for a quick spin the other day. Mr.B liked this outfit as well.

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What I wore

Coat, Ring & Blouse (Jacke, Ring & Bluse): C&A
Skirt, Bracelet & Necklace (Rock, Armband & Kette): H&M
Tights (Strumpfhosen): Esda
Watch (Uhr): Skagen
Shoes (Schuhe): Thrifted
Nail Polish: Essie "Naughty Nautical"

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Glad to be back in Germany for good!

August 8, 2014

What I love/miss right now - No. 4/2014

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A real good steak with potatoes. I do love Chinese food, but nothing is better than a good ol' chunk of meat with brown sauce, vegetables and potatoes. My time in China is almost over. Today, I am finishing the course and after a couple of days spent in Shanghai, I am going to fly home next wednesday! Can't wait to see my loved ones again!

August 3, 2014

Closet Favourites - China edition

When I packed for my trip, at first I wasn't sure what I would wear the most here. I had talked to my co-worker who had done the summer course last year, but it was a little difficult to pack for me. I would have to teach in a hot and humid climate, both climatic situations are so different from Germany. I ended up packing the right things though and have worn everything that I packed so far. Of course there are some favourites. I actually packed some of my looks that I have worn prior to the trip and I would like to share them with you today.

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I wore the leggins and long shirt for my flight and have been wearing all of these pieces separately since then. The kimono jacket is great when you go somewhere with airconditioning. I definitely recommend a light scarf and a thin cardigan or for travels and when you go indoors. In China, every place is airconditioned, busses, offices, schools and the constant change from hot to freezing cold gives lots of people a bad cold. Check out the full post on this look.

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I left the denim jacket at home, but took the skirt, top and shoes. All of them work well here. The skirt is great for teaching as I feel dressed well and it also protects me from the airconditioning a bit. I even got several compliments on it here. Check out the full post on this look.

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I took these pants with me. They are nice and light, but still cover up my legs during a day in class. Of course they look a little more laid back, but we don't have a strict dress code here. Check out the full post on this look.

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This skirt and shoes also work well in China. The skirt like the one above gives coverage, but also looks nice. I wear it all the time. The shoes have gotten a little worn out, but I have bought them especially for this trip, so I am fine with leaving them here in the end. They have served me well. Check out the full post on this look.

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The pants and scarf were a no brainer when I packed. The pants look chic yet feel like pj's and the scarf is pretty and thin, both points that I needed in my luggage. Check out the full post on this look.

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This is actually a look that I wear when I am on a sightseeing trip with my students. t was really hot and humid there and by the end of the day, everything would be just a little sticky. A flowy shirt has been key during those outings. I might switch the jeans for thin cotton pants, but otherwise this look has been great for short trips to the mall, exploring the town or just going for a coffee during the hot afternoon hours. Check out the full post on this look.

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And of course my favourite summer dress should be here. This has been my it piece and I always get compliments on it. I try not to wear it to work, but save it for special dinners or a nice meeting at a restaurant. It is probably the prettiest thing that I packed and love to wear it now and then. I am also a little scared of washing it here as I am afraid it might shrink or the machine will break it. Better play it save! Check out the full post on this look.
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