Feeling like a sailor in my striped shirt

Trousers: Tally Weijl, Shirt: Only, Ankle Boots: Hobb’s, Bag: Maddison, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)

You might know the saying: “A smooth sea never made a skilful sailor”. Well, you can see that I am standing comfortably on a large boat in a more than calm harbour. Still, surrounded by so many boats and wearing this striped shirt, I felt very much like a sailor.

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The details are not the details, they make the message

Dress: H&M (previous season)

Maybe the quote in the title sounds vaguely familiar. The original one is: “The details are not the details. They make the design.” I agree with Charles Eames and I also know that details make the message.

In my blogpost The details make the difference in the end I have mentioned how much more positive your communication sounds if you add the word ‘yet’. There is another small word that has got a great impact on the message you deliver; the word ‘but’. When you become aware of the power of this small word, I am sure you might want to use it much more consciously than you are probably doing right now. How so?

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Berlin’s Buddy Bears and the East Side Gallery: two positive projects

Dress: H&M, Shoes: Vans

When I visited Berlin at the beginning of my summer holidays, I fell in love with the city. It has got such a rich history, so many beautiful buildings and on top of all that: great street art with a very positive message. When visiting Berlin you will pretty soon discover that the city is full of bears. They are literally on practical every street corner. These so called buddy bears have been inspired by the Zurich Kuh Kultur (see photo below), another colourful street art phenomenon.

Jeans: Tally Weijl, Jacket: Only, Shirt: Street One, Bag: H&M, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)

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A very versatile midi skirt

Skirt: H&M, Shirt: Street One, Shoes: Moda di Fausto, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)

A few weeks back I spent a weekend in windy Holland. This midi skirt was a perfect choice for the occasion. It is absolutely wrinkle-free, so great for travelling and I like how playful the skirt looks when it is windy! It is definitely one of my more versatile skirts.

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My little black bag

Dress: H&M, Bag: H&M, Ankle boots: Stravers Shoes (previous season)

Don’t you just love this little black bag? It is small enough to fit my posture and to accompany feminine outfits, yet large enough to offer the necessary place for my essentials and cool enough to accompany leisurely outfits too. I just adore it as you can imagine.

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The White Garden of Kensington Palace

Last April we visited Munich  and to my surprise there was a beautiful English Garden in this Bavarian City. I just loved it. Imagine how thrilled I was when shortly after that trip I went to London. London is full of red busses and telephone boxes, like you can see in I spy with my little eye , but also full of green gardens and parks.

Today I’d like to take you to one of these; the white garden of Kensington Palace.

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Walk your talk

Shoes: Clarys 

You will know from previous blog posts that I am very much aware of my outfits in the classroom. See: My personal 5 fashion rules. As a teacher you set an example. To put it simply: ‘walk your talk’.

The beginning of a new school year is always a good time to set new goals, so let me share some of my teacher’s thoughts with you. If you have got another profession, you should definitely keep on reading as well. ‘Walk your talk’ applies to all of us; so enjoy the read, reflect on it and find out for yourself how you can ‘walk your talk’ even more than you already do.

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