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Comfortable as f**k

My friend Nina invited me over to her apartment to go through her closet and help her figure out how to style items she likes, but rarely wears. Nina’s go-to outfit consists of pants, t-shirts and sneakers, so I was surprised to see a closet full of colorful skirts, long cardigans and sundresses.

We played around with a few of her skirts, particularly a midi jacquard style one she scored for hella cheap at H&M.  We paired it with nude shoes and a gray sweater borrowed from her roommate for a comfy yet feminine look. We also played around with a chambray dress and a few of her cardigans and decided on this fall outfit.

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SHE’S SO CUTE.

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Dress: Esprit
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Cox
Belt: H&M

But okay, she agreed that she liked this look but it wasn’t her typical style. We started coming up with ideas on how best to incorporate her impressive sneaker collection (they are literally taking up four shelves on the shared shoe rack) and mix and match her blouses, t-shirts and pants.

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Colored denim makes my short legs look like two melted crayons, but Nina is statuesque and wears this forest green pair well. Her white structured top is also an upgrade from a standard white tee, with its thicker fabric and collar detail.

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I explained to Nina and her roommates that I found it surprising that so many Germans wear athletic shoes now, because it was considered a “typical American” thing when I first visited Germany in 2009. Her roommate cleared this up for me by saying, “Germans figured out that they’re comfortable as fuck.” Word.

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Jacket: Superdry
Top: COS
Pants: Zara
Shoes: Asics Gel Lyte 3

Thank you to Nina for inviting me to dig into your closet and judge your clothes! I don’t consider myself qualified to give style advice, but I do like playing around with what I already own instead of relying on keeping up with the newest trends.

Nina just started her own blog that focuses on her experience with health and life struggles. She is well-versed on dry skin and cosmetics, and will cover topics on digestive health, living with roommates, music, beauty, style and more. The blog is written in German and can be found at ichmussmal.wordpress.com.

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?