Monday, March 28, 2011

Something old, something new

 One of the hardest adjustments to living in Munich has actually been finding clothes that are nice and reasonably priced. Back in the States I would always head to my favorite thrift stores to find great deals, but here it seems like the only second hand shops around carry designer merchandise that's way above my price limit. So the local flea markets have become my favorite shopping destination. The things are almost all vintage or second hand, but I prefer it that way.. the clothes are more unique and everything has a story behind it. Besides, there's something fun about waking up really early on a Saturday morning to get first pick on everything. Can't wait to present some of these new finds on Lookbook:
 1. various jewelry from different flea markets
2. white lace blouse from a flea market (1 euro), the other two from a vintage shop
3. bows! earrings from kaufhof, brooch from a flea market, ring bijou brigitte
4. silk scarves 1, 2, 3, and 5 from a market in paris (all 1 euro), 4 is vintage from my grandmother
5. mustard tights from pimkie, textured tights and plum tights from different flea markets, grey brogues from goertz 17,  green flats from a market, black lace ups from h&m

Friday, March 18, 2011

5 days in Paris

These 5 days in Paris in Paris were some of the most beautiful I've spent in Europe so far. We could walk for hours and explore every street and still find something beautiful in every alleyway. Spent the days sight seeing, walking around Montmartre and Butte aux Cailles, admiring street artists, shopping at various markets, and trying too many french pasteries. The Eiffel Tower was beautiful, but it didn't compare to the those little streets that tourists would never come across. If there was one place I could live someday, this would be it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Wait

The night before the Faschingsparty we stood in line for over two hours to get tickets, which isn't nearly as bad as it sounds when the they serve hot spiced wine for one Euro and the weather is so beautiful. Spring has finally arrived in Munich... students were grilling in the courtyard yesterday and the crocuses have come up everywhere, which is surely a good sign :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I just got back from Paris late last night, and there are a whole lot of pictures waiting to be posted from that trip, but the weekend before I left, it was Fasching in Munich! Fasching is Munich's version of Karneval, where everyone gets dressed up and the city turns into a giant party. Going out at night was great, but even before noon, Marienplatz was full of confetti, blaring music, stage performers, and stands selling wine and cocktails. Too bad this holiday only comes around once a year...