Tuesday, 17 May 2011

low-key

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I just spent a lovely relaxing weekend in Bonn. It rained a bit, but I didn't mind since I find that rain makes it acceptable to spend most of Saturday in your pyjamas, taking naps at 2 pm and reading. I'm the type who, if I sleep in past 9:30 on the weekend, is then in a black mood for several hours thinking of the wasted time. So napping to the sound of rain pattering against the window was highly unusual and just perfect.

Albert is renting an attic room in a flat, and I love sitting on the sofa looking out at the sky. I've always wanted to live in an attic, it appeals to the Victorian orphan in me, and this one fits the bill, except for some really nasty nudes the landlady saw fit to decorate with. Including an enormous paper maché one right outside the door that is pretty dangerous on night-time fridge-raiding rambles.

Anyway, these pictures were taken after all the napping, when we popped out to the local Beer Garden on the Rhine (I love life in this town). I took my new favourite dress for a spin, although it's not showing to its full potential underneath the sweater. Still, there will be several more occasions to bring it out when the weather heats up.

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Photos by Albert

dress and sweater: charity shops, necklace: Les Jumelles, bag: Middlesex University fundraiser, espadrilles: Primark

59 comments:

Amber Blue Bird said...

you look very sweet in this outfit, gotta love a peter pan collar. Oh and I am the same way with sleeping in. I would much rather wake up early then stay out all night

Stef / Diversions said...

Gorgeous! Well of course, what else could a peter pan collar be described as? Love the detail at the hem too :)

Made me giggle, on weekends I can't get myself out of bed but if I am not up by nine I fall into a deep wasted-time grump. My husband is scared to wake me. Or not to. Darned if you do, darned if you don't. ;)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Stef: Haha, we're the same. That moment when they tell you it's a quarter to eleven and you can start to feel smoke coming out of your ears.... ; D

Natalie Suarez said...

so cute! i love the high collar! :)

xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

CAITLIN said...

haha dangerous nudes!! ps i'm totally the same way about being scared of the dark when k is out of town (though not when i lived alone). tres weird. i have to run by the hall mirror without looking in it because i was traumatized by a scary story involving mirrors when i was a kid. sometimes i can't even look in the bathroom mirror at night when i'm brushing my teeth alone in the apartment! man, i'm too weird. i also get angry when i sleep past 9 on weekends... i used to love sleeping in but now that i work 9-5 all week i feel like i can't waste a second of my free time.

anyway, i ADORE this outfit. red+blue are such great colors and the little rocking horse is such a sweet touch. love it.

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

Lazy Saturdays are my favorites; a rainy day, coffee, and light reading.

You look absolutely beautiful as always; I can't wait to see the dress in all her glory.

xo

Christianna said...

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Have a great day!

Just a lazy morning said...

lovely pics, i looove the colors!
xoxo

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I'm glad your inner Victorian orphan has been appeased by Albert's attic apartment. Wow, that alliteration came out of nowhere! Anyway, I'm loving everything about this outfit. The colors are gorgeous and I'm fairly certain that your espadrilles are the envy of all others.

Re: Longfellow. Despite his reputation as a hack, I find the sweet placidity in his poems comforting. Which, I suppose, makes me fuel for the critics' fires. Oh how well my tastes would have fit in with the mid-nineteenth century masses! ;)

Tanvi said...

Red looks FABULOUS on you :)

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Raquel said...

Again, oh Albert is such a waaaaay better photographer than me! ;) And can't tell you enough how much I adore this look, perfect colour combination and items combination.
You're lucky that at least you can spend some time living in an attic, so parisian dream ;)

Ashley said...

You look great in this. Red is definitely your color. I'm glad I'm not the only one who usually hates sleeping in because it seems like such a waste of time. It just irks me! I wish it didn't, because it would be so relaxing, but I just can't seem to justify it. UNLESS it's raining or snowing really hard. ;)

Penny said...

i love attics- i hope it;s just not to warm up there in the summer!on second thought, i dont know at all about temperatures in Germany so you can ignore this first part of my comment!
and i like this dress- i dont remember seeing it again here!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Penny: nope, I bought it last week, when I went on a bit of a charity shop bender! Oh well, less damaging than other types of benders!

Ashley said...

Awesome pics! I love the first one and your red pullover is the best:)

Annebeth said...

I always love the bits you write, they really appeal to my imagination :) attics have always been my thing too, especially as a kid. They just feel different from other places in the house, like there's secrets about, but in a calm and quiet way :) and napping on a rainy day is <3

Annebeth said...

oh and the outfit is fab, would wear it in a heartbeat

Lee said...

The collar peeking out over the jumper is just dotey! So cute!

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog by the way!

x

Margaret said...

Peter pan collars make me so happy! I love this outfit.

I miss Germany! I used to go to Europe every summer to perform at music festivals but it looks like I won't be going this year...stupid gas prices!!

Closet Fashionista said...

I love your outfit and the photos!!
Living in an attic would be so cool!! I don't think I would like the nudes either, haha...creepy
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Catherine said...

You are seriously too adorable... I absolutely love this. Your sweater, collar peeking out, espadrilles.... so good.

xox

A said...

Emily,

Very nice picture.

I also like when it rains over the weekend and I can sleeeppppppp for longggggggg time without feeling guilty.......

islabell said...

i love the collar that peaks through the red sweater. I'm excited to see this dress in full soon. I'm the same way on days off. I wana go do stuff! But your right, sometimes the rain is a perfect excuse to curl up and chillax
x

Shybiker said...

Very cute outfit. And you're such an international jetsetter. I admire how much you travel.

Monique said...

This dress is super sweet. I love the precious peter pan collar peeking out from under that bold red sweater. Glad you've been taking it easy and relaxing.

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Oh goodness, I've always wanted to live in an attic room! Something about it just makes me think of cozy Pride and Prejudice-esque things.
Anyway, this is a lovely outfit! I am loving those espadrilles :)

The Blushing Fox said...

Great outfit post dear, i like it so much!!! It looks so so dainty <3

xoxo,

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Indie.Tea said...

What an adorable warm-weather outfit. The dress , with its dark hem and peter pan collar, is adorable.!

Krystal said...

that does sound like the life in that town!

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

this is so, so pretty. you look so chic and casual, and i love the little peter pan collar.

Iulia Romana said...

Hello there , I've just found your blog and I love it.
This outfit is so cute.I think the combination of red + blue + that super adorable necklace is amazing !

Huuuugs

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

oh my i want the bag, it looks amazing with the hot red sweater. the color combination looks amazing

Sophie said...

This is my favourite colour combo, I just love them both together.
Everytime I read one of your post your in a different part of the world, so jealous. Ive been stuck in the same town for 22 years. Tragic!
Sophie
x

Nikki said...

Did someone ever tell you you look supder adorable!? loving your haircut ^^ x

Sarah Jane said...

Amazing ensemble, very classic and sophisticated yet youthful!

Sarah Jane R.
www.sarahjanerstyle.com

Jenni Wells said...

your peter pan collared dress is adorable! any excuse is good enough for a mid day nap. I'm the same way though, even on my days off I'm up super early. I just love mornings.

dr.antony said...

I was away on vacation and missed some of your posts.Will catch up.
You look stunning as usual!

Faff said...

Haha I do that on rainy days too! Altho when I actually get a Saturday off I'm usually dying to be outside, typical! Loving the dress and sweater combo :)

jess said...

Love the collar. I'm envious of how much you travel.

em.me.ma said...

lovelyyy!!!

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M & Em said...

ooh love the sailor like feel from this outfit

Ellie said...

So glad to have found your blog! Your style is lovely, and I loved browsing through a few pages and seeing the beautiful settings of your travels!

Anthea said...

Once again I love your whole outfit! I look forward to what you are going to wear next. The Peter Pan collar is super cute!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

the nyanzi report said...

absolutely beautiful and fabulous!

mestizay said...

i love your cute polka dotted collar!

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Rachel said...

Such a sweet outfit! The collar is so adorable. :D

Erica said...

very very cute! And attic rooms are the best! (even with scary nudes) :)

Sick by Trend said...

cool outfit honey!! You look fab with red!! :D I'm following!

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xx

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Anula said...

Great look!! I love your dress!

Pia said...

such cute style :)

Elaine said...

This is absolutely adorable. I love the ropes on your shoes!

v a m p i r e said...

how are u ? i love the peter pan collar

haha and the idea of living in an attic is so cute lol

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

reason #398473983 why I think you're awesome: you have a victorian orphan in you that loves attics.
YES.
Your hair is doing wonderful things here, leaving me full of jealousy.
Loving the red-blue combo as well.
xo

Cleo Louise said...

love the espadrilles!

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Lucy, Dear Fish said...

I love the nautical look of this; the espadrilles are awesome!
So funny about the nudes...I laughed so hard when I read that! It sounds like you are having an amazing time my dear!

Ashley said...

The red and the blue is smashing. This outfit is a keeper :)

Jo said...

I love your beautiful pan collar! The collars together are wonderful!

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

Aqeelah said...

I love the espidrils! very cute outfit:)

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Virginie's Cinema said...

Emily I super adore this look! Might be one of my favorites lately, it's the perfect mix of chic and casual and the gold chain is the perfect delicate accessory. Very sweet.

You are so blessed to travel so much, cucaracha filled apartments and all!

Virginie