Tuesday, 19 July 2011

currywurst

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I spent last week in Germany (even I can't keep track of my movements at the moment, but anyway, these photos were taken in Bonn). I packed quite badly, and on top of that the weather got fairly cold and rainy after a day or so, so I think I must have worn this blouse at least five days out of ten. Luckily though, it's extra soft and comfy, so at least I packed one thing sensibly!

I ate so much ice-cream while in Germany--they have an amazing yogurt flavoured one that I could eat until I drop, and also, predictably, I ate a lot of currywurst. This was a currywurst day. I think I need a good long break from it now...

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Photos by Albert

dress: Monsoon via charity shop; blouse: vintage (gift), scarf: vintage via charity shop; shoes: Urban Outfitters

54 comments:

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Mmm...currywurst...you're making me hungry :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Hehe, it is a pretty great invention!

Kerri @ OldLadyChic said...

This headscarf is great. You look so relaxed and sophisticated at the same time. If this is too personal you don't have to answer... but i was wondering how in the heck you afford to travel around so much? Tell me your secret so I can come along with you :)

Natalie Suarez said...

very cute, i love those shoessssss! :)

xx

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Hannah said...

flipping love currywurst, cute outfit, love the layering x

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Kerri: I can't really afford it, at least not much longer. I'm currently coasting on the remains of my savings (I saved for my masters program, and I'm pretty good with money). In the past I've lived abroad teaching, and my boyfriend has supported me a lot in recent years, for which I'm eternally grateful. But yeah, a cold, hard and nasty reality is creeping up on me.

Having said that, inter-European flights are often quite cheap, and I tend to go places where I can stay with someone, so a lot of my travels aren't necessarily as expensive as they seem.

The Headless Mannequin said...

What a pretty outfit...I love the blouse and shoes. Must check out that ice-cream next time I visit Germany :)

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whitemaskgirl said...

Oh that looked delicious. I have only been to Germany once and it was not a positive experience and I did not really do anything there either, as I got sick, but maybe I will go there again, just to try that dish.

For packing lousy btw, that blouse was good, it looks really nice. :)

whitemaskgirl said...

Emily: I am sure it can, it was a good mix of patterns! But that 21 years bit, not many believe me, but I am sure it will be better when Im older. Even if I do long after grey hair and wrinkles atm. I understand that people think the same about you, because I find it hard to place your age.

Annebeth said...

haha we love curryworst (as it is called over here) too! I eat it with ketchup. You look lovely, you suit headscarves so well!

CessOviedo said...

I've heard from my boss who happens to be german that ice cream over there is so yummie! Never heard of currywurst though sounds goot too

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Rebecca said...

There's something a little bit work wear about this that I really like.Love the blouse and sandals too, like 1950s holiday attire.

Michal said...

Oo I loved the yogurt flavored gelato in Italy. I got it all the time. Currywurst looks yummy. I miss German food!

On to the outfit, I absolutely love how colorful that top is. I see you're into the tie-front just as much as I am. It's such a great way to make a boyish cut shirt look feminine. Love how you mixed all the cool patterns, & I adore your sandals!

Closet Fashionista said...

Loving your outfit! :D And I know what you mean about not being able to keep track of things anymore...haha...I hate when that happpens!
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dusanabotswana said...

I guess this is not possibly high-waisted since it's a dress but I love how you tied your skirt in the front to make that look, you certainly have "the right" proportions for it, you look great!! I love that you mixed print even with your headband, I always think to mix prints in outfits but never know what to do with my headbands. maybe I'll copy you now. Awesome you got to go to Germany!

dusanabotswana said...

ps- is currywurst like bratwurst made with curry? either way looks delicious!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Such a great outfit, love that headband!
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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@dusanabotswana: I guess so. I'm not sure if it's bratwurst because I'm no expert on German sausage (man, that sounds dirty), but it's a sausage with curry sauce and curry powder on it. Mmmmm. ; )

Rebeccak said...

Oooh yum! Gosh you bounce around Eruope like a ping pong ball!

dahhlayne said...

Currywurst! Never heard of it...If I ever do get the chance to study abroad in Germany next year, then I will definitely keep my eye open for that. :)

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The Daily Fashionista said...

Can we trade lives for a day? I'd love to hop back and forth between Germany and Spain. Seems like fun...minus the suitcase.

Little Fury Bugs said...

Cute blouse!

islabell said...

Damn lady your mixin those prints good! I love your wee sandals too.

I ate so much currywurst in Berlin...ahhh sooo good!

x

Caitlin Rose said...

I've never tried currywurst? it looks tasty though!

and I love your hair that way.

CAITLIN said...

i'd probably LOSE weight if i lived in germany, because i don't eat meat. on the other hand, i'd probably just eat twice as much bread. but anyway...

i do find that people have more in common than we think--which is kind of another offshoot of what i was talking about. even if someone dresses differently/likes different "things," we are all human and we all experience life is such similar ways... but maybe our choices have been different/led us down different paths. i don't know. people are just so interesting to me, in all forms. also i want to come to bonn and drink wine with you. i imagine there would be a great deal of clinking glasses.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Currywurst looks and sounds amazing. It's definitely going on the list of foods to try.

I'm really impressed at how cohesive this outfit is. Nine times out of ten I feel dreadfully awkward when donned in mixed patterns.

April said...

I love the way you mixed patterns! Glad you're having fun. :)

sojourned in style said...

like how you used the scarf, and the relation between pieces. I happen to be eating ice cream at this precise moment (typing and creamsickles don't work together).

Shybiker said...

The more I learn about you, the more depth I sense. You impress me more and more. That's really nice.

ladydazy said...

Cute outfit. So happy you take pictures and blog about your clothes and travels. Oh and the food you eat. :)

Cat said...

That currywurst looks delicious, yum! And your shoes are delicious too, I'm obsessed with clog-type shoes at the moment...

If you fancy going to the Birds of Prey Centre yourself when you're back in grey rainy England, we got our tickets at a ridiculously cheap price through Groupon and I think they do it fairly regularly so it's worth keeping an eye out...I'm going to take my mum next time!

Cat xxx
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Daisy said...

What part of Germany did you go to ?! I really like Germany, it is such a friendly place!

Jul said...

You look great, I love the mix print!
So you went to Germany...to see your boyfriend, right? I'm glad you spent such a wonderful time :)

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Sewon said...

Ah, currywurst! :] It was pretty rainy and chilly the whole time I was in Berlin two summers ago. Where are you now? Haha

little t said...

Absolutely loving the mixed prints on you!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Sewon: back in Barcelona this week! ; D

Sabrina said...

I'm always a bit afraid to mix prints, but you pulled off tartan and polka dots really beautifully!

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Amber Blue Bird said...

wow you really are traveling up a storm. you always manage to look so cute and pulled together even for a last minute packing spree.

Krystal said...

You are living the good life :) and looking good while you're at it!

Terri said...

I've never heard of currywurst. Is the curry in the sauce or in the sausage itself?

Virginie's Cinema said...

Those pictures are fabulous!

(Thanks Albert!)

I adore the head scarf of course and that blouse is perfection, every time I see it on the blog I totally swoon! The pattern and colors ar right out of my clothes dreams :)

Virginie ♥

Ashley said...

Soooo...that looks delicious.

Stupid question: does it have curry in it?

Chaucee said...

Great photos! I love the location and your shoes are so great!

two birds said...

i adore your outfit...it's very inspiring! and the way you wear your headband is so cute on you! it sounds like you're having fun!!

chantilly said...

that shiirrrrttt!! too amazing.

xo
~chantilly

Natalie Ryker said...

this is so pretty (:


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Jennyboo said...

A currywurst? This is so something I need to try! And all of your traveling is making me want to pack up and go exploring in Europe. You look lovely!

Jenni Wells said...

oh... i really like the last photo

This outfit is great; there are so many wonderful patterns working together.

summertime dreams said...

My friends from Germany are in Canada right now. I'll be seeing them next week, and they have brought me my much longed for Curry Ketchup :D Oh how I miss it! Nom!
Also, you make me miss Europe something fierce!!

Raquel said...

Gosh I love this look. The gingham+polkadot combo is awesome, even better with those lovely shoes!

Diana said...

i love the mixing of patterns and your adorable head scarf! you're in germany too!? you are quite the traveler :)

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Little Ghost said...

There's always such a romance to your images - and this outfit is so beautiful. I love the mix of pattern - and I might wear the shirt every day if it was mine. :)

Caitlin said...

love this outfit! so beautiful.

Stef / Diversions said...

Such an awesome look! The scarf looks fantastic on you and I love the pattern mixing you got going on :) Looks like perfect packing to me!