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A lot of old, something new

I rarely buy new clothes, which is why this outfit is a repeat of stuff I bought at least 3-5 years ago. I am a top-notch up-to-date blogger, you should follow me -_-

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An old Burberry rip-off dress from ASOS, a maroon cardigan that I bought at Forever 21 during a lunch break back at one of my first jobs out of college and a scarf that I bought for $7 at Target for Fall 2012.

But the booties are new! I saw these while my cheap ass was browsing Primark on a Saturday afternoon. Fighting my way through older Turkish women and teenage American tourists, I finally decided to buy this last pair (which happened to be in my size) after admiring them for a couple of weeks and slowly watching their stock disappear.

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Primark shoes may be cheap (these were 25 Euros) but they are ridiculously comfortable. I don’t know what they’re putting in the cushion of their shoes, but my granny feet don’t get sore nearly as fast as they do in my nicer footwear.

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Dress: ASOS
Cardigan: Forever 21
Scarf: Target
Boots: Primark

I want to build a new Fall wardrobe, especially now that Germany has given up its weak attempt at a summer. I’ve given in to the world of Pinterest and started gathering ideas for this season. Just getting tired of the same ol’ same ol’ you know?

A spring trench, yeah yeah

My fat ass doesn’t fit in Zara trench coats. I desperately tried to make their size L work when a rather pretty full skirt version was heavily reduced during the winter sale. It looked fine open, but what good is an item of clothing if you can’t properly wear it. My German had better luck than I and set his desire to blend in with society aside and bought a dark mustard trench.

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Besides its rich history and classic design, it’s a flattering coat in almost any color as long as you take your time picking the right one.

I ended up selling my last trench on Poshmark (seen here) because it was not the right length, it was too tight around the waist and the material felt cheap.

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I found this coat on ASOS and instantly fell for its feminine shape and back details. The criss cross yoke, large lapels and pleated skirt gives it character, and best of all, it fits.

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We paired our coats with all black outfits to not detract from the coat. I wore a black lace dress with a flirty full skirt and my German wore a charcoal sweater, black pants and Converse.

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I’ve been looking up ways to tie the belt in the front and back, and we semi-mastered the Burberry knot on the back of the mustard coat. I’ve seen several variations, but I keep going back to the way it was tied when I received it in the mail.

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Coat: ASOS
Dress: H&M (blue version)
Shoes: H&M
Necklace: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte’s “Classy”

On zeh German:

Coat: Zara
Sweater: H&M (similar)
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Converse

Did you like the amount of douchey photos in this post? Much faded, very Instagram.

Oh and yeah, my hair is shorter. I’m still not completely satisfied because it’s basically just a short version of my former hair. I need something different, yo. The suggestions box is open.

An escape

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway last week. The winner of the Cambridge Satchel Co. “Tiny” Satchel is @chrrrista_ct, who is one of the faces of the blog Gardenias & Mint, which is one of the first blogs I followed when I started mine. I highly recommend checking it out for hair and outfit inspiration and unique Etsy finds!

I asked the question, “How have you changed in the past 2 years?” as a second entry for the bag, and I was amazed by how much people had changed in such a short amount of time. Some had behavioral changes, others are now the proud owner of a master’s degree, great job or car. Others quit bad habits or are coming to terms with the reality of life.

In the past 2 years, I have become a better conversationalist, I have been monetarily supporting more artists I enjoy and I finally got my license. I used to be so scared of driving, and was convinced it would never happen for me. Now I can make my own trips to the grocery store and run errands like a normal adult. It’s freeing.

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Dress: ASOS
Cardigan: Forever 21
Boots: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21

Always on my phone. If there’s something I wish I could change in the next 2 years, it would be my dependency on my phone. Despite knowing how to get my places, and having no real reason to check Instagram every 5 minutes, I feel this need to double-check myself. Just today I considered turning around to get my phone when I realized I had forgotten it on my way to the grocery store. It irks me when people keep their phone on the table when out at a bar or restaurant with someone. Let’s focus on ourselves and each other.

I’m talking out of my ass. I will probably continue to abuse the convenience of my phone. How else am I supposed to watch Rachel and Jun and practice German on Duolingo? How will I know which food trucks are in my area, or if someone dropped the price of an item I’m interested in on Poshmark?

I need to get a life.

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Nice weather is finally here! No more sweating!

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Dress: ASOS (similar)
Jacket: Target
Flats: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace: Shasa

I’m bringing back an old favorite on this beautiful day. This heart printed dress is such a lightweight little item that does not wrinkle. Seriously. I’ve let it sit at the bottom of my clothes hamper for a week because I was too lazy to put away my clean clothes and it never creased. God’s work.

I finally replaced the black Target flats I threw away months ago with these oh so pointy leather d’Orsay flats. They need plenty of breaking in, which I am doing a little bit each day before I wear them for a full day at work. I expect I’ll get a lot of wear out of these this fall as soon as they stop tearing off my skin.

!!!Fall!!!

Birthday hearts

It’s my birthday! I have been alive for 25 years!

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Dress: Asos
Cardigan: American Eagle (similar here)
Shoes: Target
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: Target
Earrings: Express
Ring: My grandma’s

I fell in love with this heart print when I first saw it on the popular Burberry shirts, and pretty much lost it when I saw this dress online. The fabric is light and soft, and I can’t help but be in the Valentine’s mood when wearing it.

I’m so glad my birthday is in February because I adore this short little month. It is unusually warm today, and I am writing to you from my parent’s home waiting for my party guests. Turning 25 is a big deal for me, especially since I don’t usually see the appeal of birthdays. As a kid, I always admired those who were 25-30, because they seemed to have everything figured out. Now that I’m here, I feel so accomplished and proud of who I have become. Thank you to everyone who visits my little blog, and I look forward to spending more birthdays with you.

Have a great Saturday and thank you for reading.

Leah