Samstag, 28. Juni 2014

The Outfit That Never Made It Out The Door

this is what i wore past sunday to go flea market shopping ... knitted blazer: old h&m // my favourite 40s dress: thrifted // shoes: ebay // 50s straw purse: flea market // 50s hat: gifted ...

after i took the outfit pictures it started to rain. i made it three times out the door when it got sunny again ... but every time i arrived the car it started to rain cats, dogs and baby elephants ... and i went back to the flat. so this outfit never really made it out the door or even to the flea market. aaaaah, actually i could have stayed in bed in my pjs all day ... wish me luck for tomorrow's flea market!

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Mittwoch, 25. Juni 2014

Inspirations From The Past // July 1957

summer 2014 is on a pause ... it's pretty chilly for some days now and since this early morning it's raining cats and dogs. to keep us warm i post some gorgeous inspirations from the summer of 1957. actually this is one of my favourite magazines out of my collection, but - as you can see - i bought it already with a rip ... if i could, i would wear all these beautiful pieces ... nothing better than stripes, lemons, dots, plissée, plaid, yellow and shorts ... eeeeek!
what is your favourite?

Montag, 23. Juni 2014

The Big Blue

finally i wore my new blue dress ... it was waiting in the wardrobe for a while ... 50s lace blouse: flow markt at maybach ufer // 50s dress: schwarze truhe, berlin // vintage belt: came with a skirt // shoes: high street shop, years ago // vintage purse: flea market // 50s necklace: thrifted, somewhere on the oregon coast // 60s city of 'potsdam' souvenir pin: flea market ...

i get more and more blue dresses. years ago i hated and avoided wearing this colour, until i recognized, that blue is a true friend to blondes. since then i wear this colour a lot.
what i love about this dress particularly is that i have plenty ideas to mix it with different colours ... for sure you will see this dress again.

i got this dress from: 'schwarze truhe' in berlin-treptow. i really like to recommend this shop to you. it recently moved to a bigger place. it's a beautiful shop with a lot of 40s and 50s fashion (and other decades), a little repro section ... the pricing is not cheap but reasonable - and i don't get a cent for writing this!  .. two years ago i already bought a 40s dress there ...

Sonntag, 22. Juni 2014

As Time Goes By ...

yeah, it's our first wedding anniversary today ...
it was the tiniest wedding ever and we just have a few good photos from that day - but i love to remember every single minute of it. 
and i love my man - even if he is not with me today. he is still in the states visiting his family. ...but he will be back next week. ... till then i enjoy the silence.

Samstag, 21. Juni 2014

It's World Cup: Schwarz, Rot, Gold

schwarz-rot-gold ... top: tally weijl // 50s patio skirt: made in berlin store // belt: mango // vintage shoes: flea market // straw bag: flea market // bamboo brooch & head band: thrifted in the usa ...

the only time of the year germans wear the colours of the flag is soccer season. this is what i wore to watch the first game of the german team at the soccer world cup last week. the german team was lucky to beat portugal by 4:0. awesome! let's see how they do vs. ghana tonight!

as i wear gold in this outfit, this post is linked to share-in-style: gold.
check out how the other ladies sport gold.

Donnerstag, 19. Juni 2014

What Comes Around Goes Around

 me wearing ... vintage top: flea market // shorts: h&m ...

this is the 'making of' shoot of the pictures i took of some dresses i sell on ebay ... i don't sell true  mid century pieces there, mostely 70s/80s does 50s and other 'younger' vintage dresses ... on the day of the 'shoot' it was super hot and i was without make up and just the left over hairdo from the day before ... just sweating and working.
if you see something you like, check it out on ebay.

Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2014

Office Girl ... No Black

... top: via tk maxx, years ago here , here // 70s skirt: thrifted // vintage belt: thrifted // flats: h&m // clutch: flea market // jewelery: flea markets // earrings: gifted ...

i own this top for years now - but i barely ever wear it. it's almost impossible to pair with a jacket because of it's collar and it's pretty hard too find a good working colour for the bottom ... i always end up wearing this top with blue.

Sonntag, 15. Juni 2014

Hit Me Hard

this morning i felt like wearing some old and precious friends to the flea market. 70s cardi: thrifted // 50s cowgirl dress: ebay // vintage aigner belt: thrifted //  peeptoe flats: flea market // wicker purse: flea market // head band and bamboo bangles: thrifted in the usa ... i suppose, i bought the dress, cardi, shoes and bag in 2009 or 2010 ... to be true,  i love them to pieces.
... here are today's finds

i have to say, i was pretty lucky in finding some amazing mid century pieces again ...  blue early sixties asian wiggle dress (actually i thought it would be to small, ha, it's a little too big), another early sixties dress made from waffle piqué with a romantic rose print (needs a new zipper, for sure my talented tailor will help with both dresses), a white 50s blouse with lovely lace details, a yellow late 50s blouse and ...(drum roll)... this 30s-40s lite rosé blouse in a pretty good condition (sadly this guy is actually too big for me, it looked so tiny on the hanger). ... apart fom that i got a vintage swallow pin some gorgeou old buttons and a lovely pair of shoes. sadly i recognized that the patent leather is almost falling apart not before i came home. it always does! - if you ever find me again buying vintage patent leather shoes: hit me, hit me hard!

Samstag, 14. Juni 2014

Chambray And Bamboo

 ... 40-50s dress: ebay // belt: from istanbul // vintage sadnals: thrifted // vintage bamboo purse: ebay // bamboo bangles: thrifted and ebay // 50s ear clips: fela market // (not visible) small petticoat: veist kleidergeschichten ...

this is what i wore to work on tuesday. it's not a classical office look but i was there all alone again ... so i decided to go for a very early 50s look with my beloved chambray dress, bamboo purse and some curls. no one got vexed by my vintage-y appearance.

Donnerstag, 12. Juni 2014


this is what i wore on pfingstmontag (bank holiday on monday) ... top: tally weijl // vintage skirt: ebay // belt: mango // sandals: ebay // 50s necklace: thrifted in the usa // ear clips: flea market // 50s straw purse: flea market // fakelite bracelet: flea market ...

on monday it was ultra hot and humid here in berlin, almost 35° celsius ... 95°farenheit ... i felt like melting ...

Dienstag, 10. Juni 2014

Office Girl ... Colour Palette

an office outfit from last week ... cardi: old, don't remember // top: h&m // late 50s skirt: made in berlin store // belt: mango // my wedding shoes: primark // 50s purse: flea market // souvenir elephant brooch: flea market ...

another office look from past week ... cardi: primark // vintage blouse: flea market // belt: mango // 50s skirt: made in berlin store (three years ago) // shoes: clarks // 40s-50s bag: ebay ...

look at these two skirts, they totally have the same colour palette.  the second one i bought some years ago here in berlin, it's one of my favourite skirts for work since then. ... then some weeks ago - when i wore this 'old' skirt - i found the skirt with the novelty print in a vintage store. i was so surprised when i realized that the skirt i wore and the skirt i tried on were made from exact the same colours (except hte white) ... call me nuts! i had to buy it.
i put it on the same hanger with the other black, green, blue, purple-ish skirt ... and forgot about it hiding in the closet. when i pulled my good old trustworthy out of the wardrobe last week, the 'new' skirt came back to life ...