Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Outfit: Texture of Adventure




Worn out canvas. Reused close up pic from my Shabby Garden look.
Worn out suede. Reused close up pic from my other look.


Hi. This is a different combination of items I wore in previous posts (I just reuse bag and shoes close up pics from my Shabby Garden look). I love the rough textures mix of linen, thick denim, worn out canvas, leather and suede. I think it gives a sense of adventure, a trace of memorable journey (I'm still curious about what story it might be which left a cigarette hole on the bag). Here, for example, I've been wearing it off-road in the woods, just near our home hahaha. In fact, each item is super comfy, durable and functional, yet has affordable price. I did hope I looked mature enough in this casual outfit.

Linen jacket: LOGG by H&M (old)
Stripes tee: Divided by H&M (old)
Boyfriend jeans (indeed man jeans): CCS Legacy Flex (old)
Canvas bag: €1 thrifted in Naschmarkt, Vienna.
Suede shoes: Timberland (old).

The highest price range in this ensemble is the Timberland shoes, but they worth the price for their comfort. The fact that mine are gift from my sister (knew it!) is lucky me, hehehe. I've been hearing a lot of good review about Timberland shoes therefore I really want to try.

Talking about suede leather, I love its look and durability. The down sides are dirt and stain often difficult to clean and prone to mildew.  Upon wearing, either it would look gross, or good one, if the worn out marks would be like aging gracefully. I don't know how these shoes looked like when they were new, but my sister must have done something great.

There are a lot of outdoor shoes made of suede. With the right treatment and  maintenance, they last long and even can be water resistant. However, for other type of suede shoes especially with light color I avoid wearing them in wet, muddy condition or salty road.

Linen and canvas are also durable, but the colored ones can easily fade and look dull upon wearing. Seems like I just did experiment with a total worn out textures mixed all together.in an outfit ensemble. Perhaps I should wear ripped off washed out jeans too. Still I wish my own skin is smoother. :-)

Wish you enjoy your own great time of adventure. Take care!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Garden Tulln

Kring kring from Die Garten Tulln.
Hi, everyone.
Today I take you to Die Garten Tulln, a beautiful garden in Tulln, Lower Austria. It was beautiful day  (and hot) when I and my husband strolled around from garden to another garden with different styles, very nice for photoshoot spot. There are shabby chic, mediteranean, asian, vegetable garden, minimalist style, etc. My favorites are the dahlia and roses garden. The massive big blooms and colors are spectacular, we were just at the right time. Unfortunately I couldn't find cactus garden except a small corner in a glass room. I would love it if there was.

What I wore that day:

  • Linen jacket: LOGG by H&M
  • Long arm Tee with crochet details: I forget the brand. Old piece of mine I bought in Indonesia.
  • Jeans: CCS Legay Flex, a quick secondhand snap at Pfenniq Bazaar in Stuttgart (€5 for whatever clothes you can fully stuff into a paper bag)
  • Hat: Triset (bought in Indonesia)
  • Sneakers: ASICS
  • Sunglasses and camera pouch: Claire's. I bought at the mall but Claire's has online shop with international delivery here. They have cute and affordable accessories. Things I bought from it are happened to be my fave and I wear very often (this is not ad or affiliate). 
  • Backpack: Kipling


Tips:

  • Die Garten Tulln opens every year from April until early October but you may want to have a chance to attend a garden exhibition (Gartenbaumesse) at one go. If you purchase entry ticket Die Garten Tulln you can use it as entry to the exhibition too, the exhibition only take few days so you need to check the schedule if you like to see. I know my post is too late :) but who knows you would like to go there someday in the future. For more information this is the official site: www.diegartentulln.at and events/exhibition in Tulln.
  • In front of the entry gate you can rent a canoe and rowing around the river.
  • Die Garten Tulln is not far from the town center. You can wandering around trough the nature path, or rent a bike (great place for biking), or take a free mini tourist train. There are nature swimming pool, shops, caffes, delicious ice creams, beautiful park along the huge river, a restaurant in a ship, stage, and Egon Schiele museum. 
Act like a Bond
Relaxing on a bean bag or having foot reflexion massage walking in the water

Among roses.
Aming dahlias.

In front of tall sunflowers.

Garden and its tower.
Stepping up the tower and then looking down.

This retro camper is cranky. She doesn't want to move nor let me in. 


Garden walls

A little glass house.
Pumpkin soup and Apfelstrudel ( a must taste if you visit Austria)
Childhood flame. I know...I'm 30s I know.
I don't need SPF under this sombrero. I borrowed it in exhibition area.
My great great great grand family (this is in the exhibition area)
Beside beautiful garden you can also take a high step up to the top of tower and look down and around (or use the lift).

There is also a restaurant facing a pool with its fountain attraction. It seems like the vegetables are picked from its own garden. my husband ordered Apfelstrudel (a must taste if you are in Austria). Unfortunately I only tried the pumpkin soup because I didn't feel well enough to eat more. I had suffered nausea since the night before, vomitted over and over again after I ate ginger chocolate followed by roiboos tea straight afterwards. I don't know what was wrong. 

Lately I have attended some exhibitions, shows, movies and other events but my outfits and photos were unfortunate hahaha, not sure if I should share you too many flop fashion stories or crappy pictures :-), I am afraid you will leave worse than uninspired. Well, let see. I hope you all have fortunate events anyway! Tchuss!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Smock and Culottes




Hi,

This is not to a current outfit but it's today appropriate because it still warm here for a day or two. I wore oversized sabrina chiffon top with ruffle and smock details, oversized culottes, cheap black slippers which are very comfortable and my fave bag. I am happy with the volume, proportion and silhouette of the whole ensemble.

The top may be used in off shoulder sabrina neck line style. It is sheer so I wore a vest underneath. I altered the waist band of the culottes by moving the closure button so it makes a wider front flap as a result. The culottes has a heavy and thick denim cotton fabric which feels warm actually. 



When I went out to supermarket, I used my backpack instead of the shoulder bag and still I made a bit mess with my grocery. What so called an outfit picture boooo. :-)

Sheer top with sabrina neckline, ruffle and smock details, labels: chiffon, label unknown.
Culottes: cotton with satin details, label unknown (thrifted in  Jogja, my hometown)
Shoulder bag: leather, Romwe.
Slippers: synthetic leather, Syndicate store (old purchase).
Backpack: Kipling

Wish you all have a super inspiring day wherever you are and whatever you do. 


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