What to Wear #43: I Pleat Guilty

Geddit, geddit? This was incredibly easy to put together. The skirt is one of my favourites and I wore it as recently as last week (but not twice in the same week – another one of my thou shalt nots). I just didn’t write about it additionally as the weather forecast was uncertain and I was still deciding what to pair with the top part of the outfit. I also wore it for my first ever style post I took pictures for.

The skirt’s shimmering cherry red works well with pastel colours, as well as blues and greys, all of which are found on the T-shirt I picked. It’s one of my favourite T-shirts, because I like lanterns and the buildings in the background remind me of Paris. Continuing to ride the emotional ballet-inspired wave from yesterday’s lengthy post about my red shoes, I picked the same pair…in black!

Bangles and sass join the accessories team and my continued love of weak pun attempts… though maybe the quieter tones in some parts of this outfit don’t qualify as sassy? I think they do! There’s room for different kinds of sass. The lipgloss has been mentioned previously on this blog and obviously it is running out, which is good, because I like using things up properly.

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What to Wear #41: Sunny Side Up

What to Wear has already entered its 40s! Amazing.

Considering that I’m wearing a skirt, obviously there is nothing about this outfit that I actually want to go up.

BUT the skirt is yellow, and sunny allusions or referencing a breakfast dish in the title is the way to go. Yellow is a colour I’ve been careful with in the past as a redhead (along with red and orange). It has slowly made its way in to my wardrobe and I’ve found myself liking it. It really depends on the shade – I tend to lean towards either a lighter, creamy yellow, or a bright, lemon yellow. Considering that the total number of yellow items in my wardrobe currently amounts to two, I don’t know if I actually own that much knowledge, but hey, everyone starts somewhere.

Ironically, the skirt is neither shade, but I like it. The A-line shape is flattering, and I’ve settled for combining it with green and brown (blue next time, another combo I’ve seen beautiful stylings with). The short green cardigan will take care of the morning coolness, even if it is summer, and the necklace was one of my first little gifts to myself during my early days of discovering Hamburg. Since the yellow is somewhat darker, and the rest of the outfit is in earthy tones, cognac-brown pumps included, I went for a lipgloss with a hint of brick red. That’s all of life’s big decisions taken care of for one day.

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What to Wear #40: 90s Vibes

At least that’s what this here dress makes me feel!

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There’s just something about the black-and-white flower and leaf pattern of the dress, and those straps, that takes me back to the last decade of the 20th century (man, that sounds epic), with traces of naivety and watching The Baby-Sitter’s Club (the German title translates back as Attack of the Pacifier Brigade). It’s loose-fitting and airy, perfect for these warmer, slightly humid days. Pair it with a thin white T-shirt and cherry-red leggings (because Hamburg), and you’re good to go.

 

What to Wear #38: Because I’m a Disney Princess, That’s Why!

Yes, this is indeed what is printed on one of my favourite T-shirts ever. I found it on Visual Statements and it basically provides an answer to any “Why…?” question people might ask regarding your actions/ tastes/ activities etc. When you get tired of answering yourself, just point to the T-shirt. Accessorizing with one of my favourite scarves (most likely found at C&A) and a pair of earrings that reminds me of summer and a good friend’s wedding.

Tales from a Loyal Foodie

One of the best parts about coming back to Lloret de Mar for years and years every summer was going to our favorite restaurant, Pizzeria Safari, which I have previously mentioned in this blog. Familiar, homey, welcoming, with excellent, wholesome food and Miguel the owner greeting us every time, it was a staple that made the whole vacation experience feel simply right.

You are, of course, prepared for possible changes, and then you are happy and secretly relieved when they don’t happen. How realistic is it to be able to come back to the same great eating place year after year? And so we wandered over to Safari on our first evening in Lloret, fresh off the bus and hungry…only to see differently set tables, a different menu and none of the familiar staff. The meal was good, but not the same, the service somewhat lackluster compared to what one had become accustomed to. My mind was already going through a rapid filmstrip of nostalgic memories and composing an inner goodbye. Things were going to be different this time, I thought. We would have to pick somewhere new to have lunch every day, which wasn’t too bad, this opportunity to check out what other places in Lloret were affordable and offered tasty food.

But, oh, the drama!

Then one of our party did the obvious and brilliant thing, asking one of the new waiters who was very nice to us during our next visit if he knew what the previous owner of Safari was doing now. We couldn’t believe our luck when we heard he had taken over a new restaurant situated right on Lloret’s main promenade. The evening’s quest was clear. After some googling we set off and lo and behold, there it was. Two areas covered with white tent tops right in the middle of the Passeig Verdaguer composed the Ristorante Pizzeria Milano. It was busy and looked inviting. With mounting excitement we checked the menu and everything was right again. All the dishes I remembered were there, and to top of this wonderful rediscovery, Miguel himself came around the corner and joyous greetings were exchanged. After 26 impressive years at the Pizzeria Safari he had expanded and moved to this location right in front of the beach, and the menu’s dessert and cocktail section had also grown, though as he assured us, the cook was still the same.

The next day, after my first bite of their delicious Seven Seas pizza, I knew that I once again wouldn’t budge from my restaurant choice over the remainder of the vacation. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.