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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?

I look like a jellyfish

Really, my scarf and the layers on top make me look like a jellyfish.

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In other news, I now have a German bank account and health insurance. I can get sick, and pay for it! But my cheap ass got the most basic coverage so I can’t get in some crazy accident or contract the Zika virus.

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Jacket: Target
Dress: Forever 21
Cardigan: Forever 21
Scarf: Target
Boots: Michael Kors
Earrings: Primark

I had a mini freak out last night when I went to bed. I ended up returning to my desk and studying German for two hours because my DSH exam is just a handful of weeks away, and my current visa expires in just a little over two weeks. I’ve been in some sticky situations, but needing to pass a language exam to avoid deportation is definitely not one of them.

My things are disappearing

I recently gave a few bits of furniture, books and home decor to a friend who is moving into a new home. It’s fortunate that she was in need of the things I can’t take with me when I move, but also sad to see them go.

I don’t like being attached to physical objects. I feel silly for getting emotional every time I think about throwing away this Build-A-Bear that was given to me by an ex-boyfriend from when I was a teenager, but dammit, that bear went everywhere with me. It became more than a boyfriend gift, it became a frie–…….do you hear how ridiculous I sound??

Ay, chihuahua.

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Dress: Target (similar here and here)
Flats: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Ring: Ten Thousand Villages
Lips: MAC Hang-Up

I am excited about what’s to come. I am just stuck in limbo. Here are my childhood memories, here is the trashcan they’re going in, here is a new life and a blank canvas for new memories. But god, how do you let go? How do you decide what is worth remembering?

It’s like the question you ask your friends: If you could only bring five things with you to a deserted island, or only save five things from your house if it’s on fire, what would you save?

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Yesterday I was featured on Style by Patty’s blog for a guest post I wrote for her “What Style Means To Me” Latina bloggers week. I enjoyed reflecting on my style journey and my insecurities as a Latina woman for the post, and took accompanying outfit photos. Click here if you’re interested.

Look at me wearing heels. This isn’t right.

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Top: Target
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Zara
Necklace: Forever 21
Earrings: American Eagle
Ring: H&M

It is so hot. My waist was super sweaty after taking these photos, but this skirt makes it so worth it. The pattern reminds me of a winter forest, and will transition well into the fall. I look forward to styling it with over-the-knee socks, boots and a sweater. But for now you get my sweaty ass in heels and a black top I haven’t stopped wearing for the past year.

Tschüß.

Rockport, Texas

I think I complained about the heat and being sweaty in about 99% of my blog posts from last summer. I don’t like the heat, I don’t like the humidity, and Texas and I are just on general bad terms this time of year. It’s going through menopausal hot flashes and dragging me down its hole of misery and hormones.

I’m not exaggerating.

But hey, Rockport, Texas had the type of hot weather that didn’t make me contemplate learning Danish and moving to Greenland. I’m already struggling enough with German, yikes.

Here are some pretty pictures from my trip:

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I loved seeing huge patches of wildflowers with the red sunflowers I used to pick for my mom as a kid. I saw two birds gettin’ it on that day, and even went out into the surprisingly cool water, where I was instructed to shuffle so that I don’t accidentally step on a stingray. With my luck, I’m glad I survived. I attract danger.

Dress: Hollister Co.
Cardigan: Target

This was just the first of my trips coming up in the next month. I am heading to Chicago in less than two weeks to see BABYMETAL, and then heading to Germany and Indiana not long after that! This summer may not actually be that bad.

Don’t forget to put on sunscreen.

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Red lips, plaid and black layers…with brown boots. Making it work?

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Jacket: American Eagle
Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: Aeropostale
Boots: Modcloth
Scarf: Target
Necklace: Forever 21

Maybe.

I’m looking forward to cleaning out my closet this spring. I plan to give up certain pieces, such as this jacket, to make way for new styles this year. I like to feel like I got enough wear out of every item in my closet before I decide to give it up. I want to buy more clothes that are high quality, and versatile between seasons.

TL;DR Spring is coming.