1 Night – 2 Outfits

 

Watching a Show in Downtown Boston

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Night out with Friends

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Dress, black sequin cardigan, white shirt, black skirt – All H&M, Tights – Urban Outfitters

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Clear Flour Bakery: A taste of Europe in Boston

A bit hidden in a side street of a Brookline neighborhood is Clear Flour, a tiny European bakery. I discovered this spot 3 years ago and would go there whenever I needed something that reminded me of home. Clear Flour sells French, Italian as well as German and Austrian bread and pastries and believe me when I am saying that they are beyond delicious. Every time I have been there Clear Flour was crowded with customers (it fits maybe 6-7 people at the same time) and often people waited outside. However, the line moves quickly and the wait is more than worth it.

The menu is different for every day of the week and they also offer special items for occasions like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Thanksgiving. A calendar of what will be available when can be found on the bakery’s website.
Make sure to stop by at Clear Flour to pick up rolls for your Sunday breakfast, a baguette for the dinner party in the evening or a cake for your afternoon coffee.

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Valentine’s Day Outfit 101 for Men

 

I love fashion altogether, but my secret passion within fashion is menswear.

After doing an inspirational outfit post for all the girls out there I figured it would just be fair to talk about Valentine’s Day dress rules for guys as well. After all, guys want to look good for the ladies on their side as well. But let us not call them rules; let us call them suggestions, since they just reflect my personal taste and have the purpose of giving you some inspiration for your own outfit.

 

Suggestion Number 1: Dark Pants

Wear either black jeans or black pants. Avoid blue jeans (or any other color). Personally, I am not a big fan of Khakis in the evening either.

 

Suggestion 2: Dress Shoes

No gym shoes. No snickers. Get out those suit shoes. And you can never go wrong with black.

 

Suggestion Number 3: Dress Shirt

White, black, light or dark blue or light or dark grey.
If you want a bit more variety go for thin grey or blue stripes or small (!) light or dark blue check.

J. Crew has a great collection of different styles on its website.

 

Suggestion Number 4: V-Neck Sweater, Crew Neck Sweater or Sports Jacket

Over the dress shirt wear either a V-neck or Crew Neck sweater or a black sports jacket.
Stick to plain colors such as dark blue, dark (or light) grey, white, maroon or beige.
Since it’s an evening outfit go for darker colors (the exception is the white shirt).

Banana Republic has some nice sweaters in its online shop.

 

Suggestion Number 5: Coat

Stick to black, grey, or dark blue. Both single or – (two rows of buttons in the front) are ok. Personally, I like two rows of buttons almost always just on shorter coats/jackets (exception: Trenchcoat). And please make sure the sleeves are long enough!

 

 

 

Snowstorm NEMO

Since there is still no way of getting around in Boston other than by foot, I am going to spend another day inside with lots of snacks, magazines, my favorite TV shows, and my blog. Not that that is a bad thing, but I am looking forward to being able to get around the city again and explore the great places which Boston and Cambridge have to offer.

Stay safe everyone, enjoy a quiet and relaxing day at home with your family and use the time to do the things that you have wanted to do in a while:

– Stay in bed all day
– Read the book that you have bought weeks ago
– Clean the house
– Catch up on your favorite TV shows
– Spend some quality time with your family and friends: play board games or have a movie marathon
– Finish that painting that you started a long time ago
– Continue working on your scrap book
– Cook a nice dinner
– Try out that new cake recipe (and blog about it)
– Catch up with friends you have not spoken to in a while
– Search the web and create a list of restaurants you want to go to in Boston and Cambridge

As for me, I will be working on yet another Valentine’s Day related blog post. Hey, Valentine’s Day is less than a week away!
I hope you have already reserved a table in your favorite restaurant!

Check back later today for an exciting new post!

A chilled night out

Here are just some snapshots of a rather simple outfit which I wore to a bar last night.
The T-Shirt is from H&M and the purse is from Deichman.

I got the key necklace for my 21st birthday from one of the greatest people I know. It is one of my all time favorites.

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I love the hair style from last night from one of my friends, so I just have to post a picture of it. She straightened her hair, parted it far on the side, and pulled it together into a pony tail.

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