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.
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.
Ah, no tights, a light jacket and sun. I actually missed this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well, this outfit is about as Texan as I get.
Jacket: American Eagle
Shirt: American Eagle
Skirt: American Eagle
Boots: Sam & Libby
Rings: Madewell & Forever 21
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.”
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.
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.
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.