Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

After having lived in Boston for so long, I am almost embarrassed to say that I have not been to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Until today.
I love parades. The costumes. The music. The free candy. But I think I would have enjoyed today’s parade more if it would not have been that cold. After an hour of taking pictures it was painful to move my fingers.

My favorite part of the parade was the Irish spirit that the visitors showed. I love how much effort some people put into dressing up and some ideas were very original and fun.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

 

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Go Irish!

I am sorry that I have been so quiet lately, but it has been very busy with all these exciting things going on right now.
However, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, so I just have to post some outfit ideas for this big day. Especially since I am living in Boston, which is probably one of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. After Ireland of course.

St. Patrick's Day 2013

Wal G , $51 / See by Chloé / Look From London / Calvin Klein Collection / Skater skirt / McQ by Alexander McQueen bracelet jewelry / Fantasy Jewelry Box stone ring / Clover charm

2 Spring/Summer Trends in One: Black & White Stripes

What fashion trends can you not ignore in the spring and summer? That’s right: stripes – the bigger the better – and black and white. Here is a mood board to give you some inspiration for your next shopping trip.

Trend SS13: Stripes

Mango v neck dress / Mango knit top, $35 / Color block dress, $20 / Thakoon Addition / Mango v neck cardigan / Striped shirt, $105 / Armani Jeans white stripes t shirt, $92 / Zara striped shirt / Mango chunky sweater, $32 / Zara stripe blazer / A|Wear stripe blazer, $69 / Zara skirt / Striped Cotton Foulard, $35 / Zara Striped Shopper

Today’s Outfit: Comfortable and cozy

A comfortable outfit for a day full of running errands. In this weather all I want is to be warm, so I dressed accordingly. And then it actually was not as cold outside as expected and walking in the sun felt really good.

Boston, are you excited for more snow this weekend? As for me, I can’t wait for spring… and for dresses… and skirts… and lighter jackets.

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The shirt was a present, the faux fur vest is from H&M, and the boots from Deichmann.

Good Morning Boston

Although it is the afternoon already – This was me this morning: Messy hair and tired eyes – but there is nothing a good cup of coffee in the morning can’t fix.

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Do you like the holes in my shirt?

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Cappuccino at Jaho.

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English Fog (I know, I know it’s not coffee, but it is still delicious) at  Neighborhoods Cafe.

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Cappuccino at Render Cafe.

 

 

It’s Ball Season in Austria – Time to feel like a princess with these gorgeous gowns

Balls, formal dances, are a very important part of the Austrian culture. Every high school organizes one every year which is very similar to Prom in the U.S. but in Austria parents and other relatives, teachers, friends from other schools, and everyone who wants to come is welcome to join. The dress code is formal. Women wear long gowns, although more and more short dresses can be found at the high school balls nowadays. Men come in suits. Usually people start going to dances when they are 15 or 16 years old and it is common to take ball room dance classes during the fall semester before the dance season (most dances take place between the beginning of December and the end of February)

Besides the high school dances there are a lot of even more formal balls, which are organized by different clubs, organizations, and universities. The decoration at these dances is impressive and the gorgeous dresses make you feel like you have travelled through time back to the time of princes and princesses. There is a show at the beginning which is performed by Debutanten and Debuetantinnen in suits and white dresses. The dance is officially opened with the Waltz, one of the most traditional and well-known ball room dances and there is usually also a midnight show.

Some of the major balls in Vienna are:
Opernball
Zuckerbaeckerball (lots of yummy cakes)
Rosenball
Bonbonball
Blumenball
Fête Impériale
Le Grand Bal (New Year’s Ball)
Ball der Wiener Wirtschaft
Wiener Philharmonikerball
Life Ball
Concordiabll
TU Ball
WU Ball