Thursday, 13 April 2017

Fashion: Easter Bank Holiday OOTD

spring transitional outfit panorama

It's been rather quiet here on my blog, though I guess periods of silence usually mean a good thing: the person has been busy and when the right time comes around they will share all the exciting news with you what they've been up to, where they've been or what kept them so occupied lately. Q2 started with some exciting projects and short city breaks hence why I've enjoyed life a lot more offline rather than online these days.

I went on a short Amsterdam holiday with my friend Mille, came back home and worked for a few days, organised an event and then I packed again for a city break in Paris. Literally the last two weeks have flown by and I can't wait to relax a bit at home this Easter bank holiday - especially after I walked a total of over 100 miles exploring and sightseeing in Europe. Shattered!

My two trips were super enjoyable, partly because the weather had been incredible. Paris surprised me with around 25 degrees and lots of (much needed) sunshine everyday for full five days. I was able to wear my new dress and even used my flip flops - especially one night was a true summer moment, when it was still so warm outside that you didn't need a coat and could just stroll around in a jumper or sit outside in the streets in a cosy cafe for dinner. It's those moments that make me melancholic about not living on the continent anymore and chose an island instead. I don't know what it is, or maybe I'm more prone to it these days as I'm not fully happy with a few personal things and all the scary news of Brexit, that I keep missing my life in Germany and consider even more moving back in the future.

But let's see.....it took me so much effort to get a place and a job here in London that I don't want to give that up so easily. I guess only time will tell?

For this extended Easter Bank Holiday I've planned little. Sure, I need to catch up on some sleep and my achy feet would welcome a Sephora foot mask, but apart from that the Tall Ships Festival has started in my borough and rumour has it a massive Venchi ice cream parlour has opened in Sloan Square. As the weather is forecasted to be nice, but it's still England, so I shoudn't get too excited, I've planned the following outfit for exploring my city:

grey and black outfit
spring outfit

Shirt: Whilst I've been on a Copenhagen weekender last year, I've discovered the label Moss Copenhagen. Think clear cuts, uncomplicated styles and super soft materials. It's a treasure trove for elegant and chic pieces and wardrobe staples, so last time I visited Copenhagen, this casual grey top made it home with me. Thanks to a longline cut, it's so comfy to wear. The neckline has a generous cut which makes it fall casually. The material is soft and of very high quality, as I've washed it a few times by now and it still looks brand new.

Leggings: Who says you always have to wear jeans? My leggings with faux leather detail are comfy to wear and perfect for this transitional weather. You may have seen those a few times on here, lastly in my 2017 Plans post, and I usually combine leggings with longer shirts, but the grey and black combo just goes so well together that I had to share the look.

Shoes: My Vanity Boots* from Hottershoes have become my favs over the last couple of months. They are not only super stylish with the zipper detailing on the side, they are also super comfy to walk around. Usually I can't survive a day in heels, but with these I walked around the cobbled streets of Amsterdam. Unfortunately they are currently at the shoe maker as the heel has completely come off from all my hardcore sightseeing.

ASOS saddle handbag
Sail Bracelet Anchor Rose Gold

Bag: My Chloe dupe is a £40 find from ASOS. I snapped it up in the 2015/2016 Christmas sale and had this beautiful bag as my companion on many of my trips. It is spacious enough to hold your phone, camera and small wallet. The shape is truly timeless and you can never go wrong with black. This little bag is such a great allrounder and proof, that you don't have to invest a fortune for a brand's name or compromise on quality.

Accessories: I like jewellery but tend to keep only to a small amount of wearing it. A simple necklace or bracelets are usually enough for my likening. This time I combined the rather dark colours of the outfit with my copper-coloured MK watch and a bracelet from Sail Brace UK*. Their anchor bracelets come in a very minimalistic look and modern design which appeal to me. The one I'm wearing picks up the copper and black of the outfit and is a dainty addition to the overall look.

Moss Copenhagen oufit of the day
spring transitional outfit

Here's what I'm wearing:
Tshirt: Moss Copenhagen (current, £18)
Leggings: Leggsington (current, £25)
Bag: ASOS (AW 2015/2016, £40)
Shoes*: Hottershoes (current, £90)
Anchor Bracelet*: Sail Brace UK (current, £18)
Watch: Michael Kors (gift)

Thank you so much for checking out today's Easter Bank Holiday OOTD. Now that I've got a few days of time I'm planning on investing more time into blogging and will share my adventures in Amsterdam fairly soon.

Till next time,
Carolin

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