View of Munich from the Maximilianeum.
Today is the start of the ‘München Oktoberfest’, so I am sure that this view will be slightly different the coming few weeks. I took this photo last April, when we visited Munich. Living in Switzerland, Munich is kind of around the corner, so perfect for a short city trip.
For me shorts are something I almost only wear in my spare time. I prefer dresses and skirts for school (see: Vive les volants! ), since they are so much easier to style if you want to wear something comfortable and classy in your classroom. These shorts are definitely the exception to the rule.
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.
Voilà, another one of my favourite summer outfits. Why? Well, for many reasons really.
- I love the flowery pattern because I associate flowers with summer.
- I am a dress lover as you know. (see also: Vive les volants!)
- As a little girl I already liked pink and as a small woman I still do.
- I like a touch of Dutch now and then.
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.
A few weeks back I published some tips for happy summer days in Tips for happy summer days . I have followed quite a few of them myself (including the digital detox as you may have noticed) and have enjoyed some very happy summer days indeed. Now I’m back in black!
Dress: H&M (previous season, children’s department!), Cardigan: Yes or No (previous season), Sunglasses: Cerjo
Summer is in full swing here in Switzerland and I hope it is the same where you live. Some of you will enjoy a vacation during the summer months and others will enjoy a staycation. Well, happy summer days can be found everywhere. Some super simple summery suggestions:
I assume most of you have seen the film The Sound of Music at least once. Do you remember the scene in which Julie Andrews takes down the curtains to sew some clothes for the Von Trapp kids? This dress just reminds me of that scene, flowery as it is.
A friend of mine has given me this lovely weck jar with all the dry ingredients for a yummy cake in there. I think I will wait a while with my baking; the jar just looks great as it is in my kitchen. What I especially like about it, is that different ingredients in different quantities will eventually make a fantastic end product, a bit like a class of pupils really.
The summer season is a great time for dress lovers like me. Skirts and dresses are just so much better for creating a comfortable and classy style than wearing (bermuda) shorts, don’t you agree? That’s why I wear a lot of skirts and dresses in summer, making sure I can cycle in them of course.