The Bauhaus Archiv museum is, so far, my favorite in Berlin. I’ve visited it for the first time in 2013 (and took outfit pictures, because the building is so beautiful) and I’m still smitten with it today. It’s a must-see if you’re in Berlin! Everything I’m wearing here is part of my “basics” (i.e. signature pieces, not basic girl clothes) – the “social media shirt“, the heeled loafers I’ve had forever, those mustard tights I can’t get enough of. And, of course, some new things that I just know I’ll wear a lot. The skirt is part of a twin set I’ve had custom-made from Hearts and Found, in the prettiest fox print. I can’t wait to wear it all summer, it’s pure cuteness. As for the tulip brooch, it was an instant favorite! It’s entirely handmade by The Angry Weather from Canada. I love that it goes with a casual outfit like this one, but since it’s so elegant and delicate, it could just as well complement a fancy outfit. The timeless design makes me think it could become a family heirloom one day. Watch out – it’s part of a new collection that launches May 9th on Etsy!
These columns are rarely to be seen without fashion bloggers or brides being photographed. Truth be told, they’re a great place to take photos – the monotonous repetition, the tunnel perspective that’s still full of light, and, of course, the romantic look of it all. Today, I joined the ranks, just on the other side from all the other people. I have to say, my boyfriend is master of making places appear deserted in photos. Right next to this is the Alte Nationalgalerie, an art museum showcasing romantic and impressionist artists. We’re on a mission to visit and re-visit all the state-owned museums in Berlin (and the other ones, too, but that’s a different story) since getting yearly museum cards at the beginning of 2016. So far we haven’t done a very good job, but things are looking up!
Pepa Loves dress + Uniqlo turtleneck + H&M tights + flea market shoes
I love it when I tag an outfit post “spring” for the very first time in a year. It means it’s suddenly bearable to take pictures without a coat and boy, do I look forward to exploring Berlin when it’s not freezing. So this is the first official spring post of 2016! Soft pink with hot mustard is definitely my favorite color combination at the moment. In addition to wearing it, I’ve also bought acrylic paint AND wool in these colors, so get ready to be flooded with girly hues in the upcoming posts.
As for the beautiful background, it’s actually the entrance to a metro station in the North-West area of Berlin (Siemensdamm). I spotted it on Instagram and found out it was designed as a “multi-purpose facility”, i.e. doubling as a fallout shelter. I was intrigued, so we took advantage of the sunny weather to bike there and see what it looks like. There’s also a nice big park nearby (Jungfernheide), so I’d say it was worth the ride.
Zaful dress (c/o) + Asos raincoat + Primark tights + flea market shoes
I received this burgundy shirt dress from Zaful just before heading to Paris for the weekend, so I decided to take it with me and show it the world. And then I remembered all the reasons why I love shirt dresses (and can’t get enough of them). They look demure and pretty on their own, but then you can change them up entirely by just adding a sweater or cardigan on top. This one has a particularly lovely color and it’s a good length for me. I ordered the XS, which fits just right at the waist and chest. The chiffon fabric can be worn casually (say, with a raincoat and flats, while strolling in Paris), but also slightly more elegant (with some jewelry and heels). The one thing I don’t like about this dress is the back cutout, which doesn’t make that much sense to me. Still, I can live with it.
More details and pictures from my Paris visit, coming tomorrow!
Second-hand top + Style Stalker skirt + Reserved tights + Bianco shoes + Asos raincoat
I don’t know what happened, but it’s been ages since my last outfit post! Ok, maybe it was just over two weeks, but in blogger time, that’s half a lifetime! As you can imagine, I don’t always have the time, disposition or conditions to take outfit pictures. I know some professional bloggers choose to shoot more outfits on the same day to save time, but I think that may be a little artificial. After all, personal style blogging is supposed to be about things you actually wear, as opposed to magazine editorials where it’s all about styling. But the blogging world has changed a lot lately, and many blogs have evolved into magazines or businesses, where that makes more sense. I’m curious about your outfit post process if you have a blog. When and how do you take pictures? Are you the scheduling type or do you blog spontaneously?
Sheinside dress + random tights + COS heels
It’s finally time for those easy, three-pieces outfits that I love so much: dress, tights, shoes. Hello, spring! The trees may not be in bloom yet, but my dress surely is. I love this pink, busy print dress because it doesn’t need any accessories to shine. There’s plenty of volume and plenty of color to last a lifetime. And don’t even get me started on the shoes! Ok, get me started. I found them in an outlet at the end of last year, brand new and so gorgeous. I never got the chance to wear them, so this is their first outing. But I’ve been trying them on with almost every outfit I’ve worn this year! I think they’re super elegant and retro and I hope we can be together forever. I also hope I manage not to scratch them.
Only Blazer + Divided t-shirt + Samsoe & Samsoe jeans + Luise Lotte clutch + H&M socks + BBup shoes
This weekend we launched the second edition of #kittenhoodstyle, and this month’s inspiration picture is of Leandra Medine. While I’m a big fan of her style, I never try to recreate it, because we’re not even close to having the same structure. She’s tall and skinny, and layers work on her body no matter what. That is not my case. But! For the sake of the challenge, I’ve channeled by inner man repeller, pairing rolled up straight jeans with heeled oxfords. I don’t have a boyfriend blazer, but this one seemed close enough. My favorite detail is the sock print – I got a great 3 pack at H&M recently and have been wearing them a lot. So much that I’ve come to wish all my socks had food printed on them.
I’m looking forward to seeing how you recreate Leandra’s look – don’t forget to tag your pictures #kittenhoodstyle as you share them!