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I have risen from the blogger dead

This past month I have been knee-deep in German grammar rules, practice tests, flash cards and YouTube lessons in preparation for my B2 German exam I took on March 11. This is the third time I have taken a German language exam because my brain has just as much prejudice against this language as it does with Math. I mean, there are words like “Verwandtschaftsbeziehungen.” I don’t like it.

But now I am back to taking mediocre photos of my old clothes, and it feels good. I don’t have much of a spring wardrobe yet, and it will probably just be a few new pieces I add to my already existing wardrobe, as usual.

I came across this photo on Pinterest and it made me want to wear this skirt. My boyfriend and I are still in our mustard craze from last summer. We were even in Partnerlook (German word for wearing matching clothes) on this day too:

It’s pushing 60 degrees here in Germany, which means my jean jacket with a long sleeve top was perfectly acceptable. I still got confused looks from passersby about my “bare legs,” but what they don’t know is that I am living it up in nude tights. They’re seriously the best winter to spring transitional hosiery.

Top: Dorothy Perkins
Skirt: Forever 21
Jacket: American Eagle
Boots: KIOMI

Also, I have been uploading videos on my YouTube channel. Here is my most recent styling video featuring three neutral outfits:

I have more videos coming soon too since I finally have the time to work on it. Freaking German.

Bare legs and mood earrings

This bridge is part of my running route and is always a loud, windy reminder that I live in Germany. I mean, it’s the freaking Autobahn. The roads speed nerds dream of driving on. And here I am, taking photos, my skirt occasionally flying up.

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Ah, no tights, a light jacket and sun. I actually missed this.

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I tried to make the skirt and shoes appear more casual with a simple striped tee and olive jacket. I knew patent leather shoes with a million buckles would be a style challenge, but dammit they’re so cool. These are actually my first Topshop purchase, and they’re surprisingly comfortable. I expected to suffer for the sake of having attractive feet.

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Jacket: H&M
Shirt: Hollister
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Topshop
Earrings: Primark

But the MVP of today are my mood earrings. According to these little plastic beauties, I am feeling lucky and loved today. Not far off.

Wood and denim

Pretending to be a wanderer in a simple chambray skirt, white tee and flats.

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Top: Forever 21
Skirt: American Eagle
Jacket: American Eagle
Flats: Payless
Necklace: Forever 21
Ring: Modcloth

A storm is settling in, so I tied my beloved jean jacket around my waist to add visual interest and texture to my skirt, and to act as a butt shield. No exposed underwear for me today.

If you’re someone who likes skirts or dresses with pockets, then I highly recommend a thin jacket tied around your waist this spring and summer. The pockets on my jacket hung perfectly on my side, and helped hold my guitar pick and remote inbetween shooting photos. It was a convenience I didn’t expect to have. Aw yeah, functional style.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Pretty basic

Oh god pants again.

What’s going on?

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Top: Elegantees
Pants: Forever 21
Flats: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)

Minimal pieces with bold elements. This top is one of my favorites that I own because it really tests my styling capabilities. It’s also quite dramatic, and is rather short on my long torso. I paired it with these high-waisted black jeans and waddup. Instant balance.

I haven’t shopped for spring clothes yet because I’ve had other expenses lately like oh, I don’t know, A PLANE TICKET TO GERMANY. Yes, homie. I am going to Germany in June. I haven’t been out of the country since 2009, and it happened to be to Germany for my study abroad program in college. I am just a giant bag of excitement. A GIANT BAG.

Keep it real.

Where is my mind

The Houston Rodeo is a thing here, guys. Texans dress up in jeans, plaid shirts and cowboy hats and boots they probably bought the night before at Cavender’s, just to watch some kids wrestle calves to the ground and eat nachos drowning in chili and cheese.

Texas, man.

Well, this outfit is about as Texan as I get.

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Jacket: American Eagle
Shirt: American Eagle
Skirt: American Eagle
Boots: Sam & Libby
Rings: Madewell & Forever 21
Bracelet: Gift

Jean jacket, floral skirt, a freaking bracelet made out of bullet shells. Yes, this is the epitome of Texas for me. Blue jeans, flowers and guns.

The rodeo isn’t really that bad if you look past the animal cruelty, overpriced alcohol and obnoxious country music blaring non-stop at the carnival. Me and a couple of old friends had a nostalgic night at the Fall Out Boy concert where I was buzzed after two beers and jumped around and sang the incorrect lyrics to “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race.”

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I’m a little man, and I’m also evil, also into cats. Also into cats.

Coloring inside the lines

I knew this neon skater skirt was a risky purchase. It’s not exactly practical, but it definitely gets you noticed. I don’t like to have a closet full of pieces that I only end up wearing one time. It defeats the purpose of having a style blog.

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Shirt: Daily Look (similar silk version)
Skirt: Aeropostale
Trench: American Eagle (similar)
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Forever 21
Earrings: Express

Pairing neutrals with neon is not exactly groundbreaking, but the addition of a trench matures the brightness of the skirt. Simple heels with this feminine silhouette is perfect for a summer night out, or a sexy date with a Domino’s pizza and the new season of Orange Is The New Black.

Shop my other circle skirt picks here:

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Texture and lines

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Top: Aerie
Skirt: American Eagle (similar & similar)
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Shasa (similar)

Yes, hi, hello, this is my favorite skirt that I own. I’ve seen this style of skirt pop up on a lot of trendy websites lately. It’s such a simple piece to pair with almost anything so I understand the allure. This is my attempt at mixing stripes and texture. It’s subtle enough, so it’s a start.

I need more pairs of heels in my life.

It’s Friday!

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