Monday, 13 June 2011

altstadt

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Whew! The end of an internet-banned long weekend. Well, I was still on the internet, I'm not going to lie, but to a lesser extent. Which is always a good thing. I went to visit Albert in Bonn, where these photos were taken, among the Roman markers that dot the streets of the Altstadt where we live. Unfortunately that's about all I can tell you about them, since the internet has not been forthcoming on the subject.

These somewhat ridiculous sunglasses are part of my summer of personal style discovery. I feel that since starting a blog I've both started to define what I like, and strayed from it, lured by all the possibilities for self-styling that I see everyday on other blogs. I'm making a real attempt to narrow my focus as summer wears on, mainly because I like summer dressing to be as hassle-free as possible. So far I've discovered that 1) headscarves are really my thing (I think it would be hats, but you can only fit so many hats in a suitcase) and 2) I like my eyewear on the eccentric side. I think it must be a family thing. My dad is a bit of a mad professor, and my mom celebrated finally needing reading glasses by getting various coloured ones with rhinestones at the corners... I say, if I don't look like a bug, an alien, or a 60s escapee, I'm clearly not having enough fun.

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Photos by Albert

dress: Monsoon via charity shop; headscarf: charity shop; glasses: Lucky brand via TK Maxx; espadrilles: Primark

37 comments:

Maria E. said...

All your dresses are so cute and classic! I love the pattern and Peter Pan collar on this one. :)

I agree, headscarves are the bomdiggity. They're so convenient and they look amazing, no matter what kind of hair you have. Haha, I've been thinking about getting some crazy, cat-like, 60's sunglasses...I think you just gave me the last little nudge I needed to go for it! :)

xo
Maria Elyse
First Impressions
Flying Ships Vintage

Marissa said...

Thanks so much for your sweet and thoughtful comment. How did I not know about your blog before? You're so flippin' adorable! Looking forward to seeing more of your style! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Love those sunglasses!! :D And yea...I have been the same way with how I dress, sometimes I dress totally me, other times its totally not but I love it anyway, ha ha
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Annebeth said...

haha crazy eyewear is TOTALLY my thing too, I feel like most normal sunglasses look stupid on me so I usually go for weird ones because they look so weird they look good! :D lusting over cat eye glasses atm but haven't found some to my liking yet. loving your espadrilles doll :)

Ashley said...

I think crazy eyewear is every style blogger's thing. Really. I love big huge ones, which is bad because I have the smallest face ever. I ALWAYS look like a bug in sunglasses I think. Although I'd rather look like an alien or 60s escapee...

I like your headscarf. I like headscarves, too. I don't know how to go about tying them into my hairdo, though, which is really a shame, because yours looks fab.

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

I would love to start defining my style this summer. I feel like I keep buying things that I think I like, but then I end up feeling like they're not really "me," whatever that may be. I'm a big fan of eccentric eye wear as well (those sunglasses are fantastic, by the way) and I actually just tried the headscarf thing out today myself!
I love your dress, and you totally rock that headscarf! By the way, I've seriously been getting so much summer inspiration from your blog! So many great looks :)

Raquel said...

Oh man did we seem to post similar stuff on the same days? ;) First the wall now similar shape dresses haha, too bad I don't have the yellow one anymore, but you know I really like yours!

Hm, I think I'm quite minimalist in the summer especially, a few minutes ago I was planning my outfit for tomorrow and ended up with white dress, plus black flat sandals and orange scarf. I would like to had a pair of my sunglasses too, but 1)they're at Madeira dn 2)I could only wear them while sunbathing or else I wouldn't see very well haha!

PS: You should have teach me how to tie the headscarf, maybe with shorter hair now will be easier since with long one I couldn't do it except on the ponytails.

Amber Blue Bird said...

looking as cute as ever. Head scarfs are one thing i cant seem to master but you always look lovely in them. Great post, there was only one thing missing...tractor porn.

Jenni said...

I love wacky sunglasses. I've been eying up some of the cat eye glasses on ASOS. You look very adorably 60s here. I love a good peter pan collar. :D

The Daily Fashionista said...

Very cool dress!! I love the ruffle bid on the front. And your sunnies really are fantastic!! I love eccentric sunglasses!!

A said...

Like your statement 'ridiculous sunglasses'. I never wear one.

Great shots. :))

Terri said...

Scarves and glasses, huh? Audrey?

Kendra said...

Love the photos you post, really inspirational!
I hope you can check out my blog too :)
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Michal said...

You always take your pictures around the coolest scenery! I love these. You really rock the head scarf, & I think those glasses look fabulous on you! I want some super round John Lennon-ish ones, but I'm not sure if I can pull 'em off or not...

CessOviedo said...

You look great with those eyecats, and totally nailed the turban look, of course the dress is pretty as always!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

LyddieGal said...

haha, i like your stance on sunnies -- when it comes to simple summer fashion, sometimes they are just what you need to make an outfit into a look.

Chic on the Cheap

The Corner Girl said...

I LOVE that painting on the garage! Haha it's a perfect backdrop for your photo. I'm warming up to head wraps after seeing your pics. Still don't know if I could ever wear one, but maybe someday!

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Oh you look so cute.
I love your polka dot dress. Very pretty.

Michelle said...

What a fabulous way to approach eye wear. And what a pretty dress.

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Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

it's pretty true, you wear a headscarf like nobody's business ;) aaannnd those espradilles are lookin pretty sweet on your feet!

Missy Daisy said...

This outfit is so cute *_*

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Penny said...

so how did you make this headscarf? is it a knot upside down? and how do you keep it stable? i seem to need a million pins!ouf!
ps) i love your sunglasses!

Sewon said...

Ohh it kills me not to have reliable Internet. P.S. I'm loving the shades + headscarf combo on you. You look wonderful! Also, that is such an adorable blue dress. xx

Tomz said...

but this time, u covered ur eyes with glares...:)

Shybiker said...

Sunglasses and scarves look great on you. I doubt you know this reference, but on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the 1970's, Mary had a best friend Rhoda (played by Valerie Harper). Rhoda always wore headscarves, brightly-colored and wrapped in unusual ways. Your scarf-wearing reminds me of her a lot. Rhoda had a spinoff TV-show for a few seasons.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Tortoise shell cat eye sunglasses are #1 on my list of things to find this summer. I really like yours! While I'm all for big, ridiculous sunglasses, it can be hard sometimes finding a pair that's big but not so big that they'll eat my entire face, hehe.

You keep giving me blue polka dot dress envy when you post pictures of this dress. I have had zero luck finding anything remotely similar - cotton (I presume), a nice shade of blue and with small dots. Everything I encounter is synthetic and has something obnoxious about it.

Tomz said...

and I'm not sure if u have a real profile in FB..:)

Anthea said...

Those sunglasses really suit you! So I say be as eccentric as you like! And may I say, you are just looking more and more gorgeous with each blog post.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Faff said...

Haha I like your theory on the glasses - someone in the opticians picked my current ones and I love them, so I just trust others now! Love your pretty spotty dress :)

La Fille D'or said...

I love the scarf and glasses. You're right so much easier to pack than a hat : )

jess said...

Adorable dress. I love the peter pan collar. I usually wear heart shaped sunglasses.

Ellie said...

You look adorable and very 60s! I love seeing bloggers' styles evolve, and I hope that I can learn vicariously to define and hone my own style more. I'm certainly finding inspiration from your adorable look here!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I've been on a self-inflicted internet ban as well.. At first I felt guilty, but then it was nice!

Anywho, you're right. Headscarves are definitely your thing. Should we ever cross paths, you simply must teach me to tie one properly.

Emily said...

1. LOVE that dress
2. Can you teach me how to wear headscarves and not look like I'm trying way too hard?
3. Eccentric or not, those sunglasses are awesome and they go perfectly with your vintage-looking outfit

Being Brazen said...

love the dress and espadrilles

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