The Lady’s Guide to Adventure

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With spring already grazing us and summer right around the corner, this is the perfect timing to go out on an adventure. I put together a few things you might like to think of. Also, please try avoiding trash by reusing bottles and tupperware – and don’t throw your waste just into the nearest shrub.

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

Where and when to go.
Be spontaneous. Personally I prefer sunshine and warm weather, but of course with a rain coat and solid shoes walking around in the mud is fairly easy. While during summer months the forecast is fairly reliable, so you can plan when to go. However, I would also suggest taking the chance when perfect weather comes around. Living in an area close to a lot of mountains and woods, I can take pretty much every local train or public transport to get to pretty places. If this is not the case, make a list of places that are easy to reach by public transport or bike (personally I think taking a car is a bit of a cheat, but of course you can). If you live in a city, check the surrrounding area for public woods, national parks, lakes or mountains. And then just go, that is the most important part. Don’t put it off.

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

What to take with you.
Well, I will write a seperate post about this sooner or later, I do want to mention a couple of things. Having too much things with you – no matter if in your backpack or in your life – makes things more complicated, yet there are things that are very worth carrying. Besides food and a bottle of water, I do recommend a raincoat or umbrella if the weather should indeed change. One of the most annoying things while hiking sure are too thin or wet socks – pack a second pair. Even if only on the way back home, you will be glad about them. Same goes for bandaids and sunscreen – you do not expect sunburn and sore feet, but better to be prepared than sorry.

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

What to wear.
You know me, I’m not exactly a person to dress most appropriate for nature – or at least what we consider appropriate now. After all women used to wear dirndls and shoes like these to climb mountains a few decades ago still. As long as they are comfortable to you and good to clean, wear whatever you like. Wear something that is comfortable, not too heavy and not too light. I recommend linen and depending on temperature two or three layers – maybe a cardigan or an aditional scarf.

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

What to do.
I would also bring a journal and a couple of pens as well as some pens – collect flowers and leaves (only the ones not protected by nature protection, of course), make sketches and write thoughts down. Take photos – maybe even analog ones. Take risks (within reason) – maybe take another path, take analog photos only even though they might not turn out well. Of course, depending on whether you walk on your own or with other people, you might want to pack different things – a card game, perhaps. For the journey with the train and maybe once you reach your destination, pack a book. And if you forget something or don’t want to bring anything – just enjoy nature in all its beauty.
Last but not least: run down the hills like Judy Andrews did in The Sound of Music!

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

lady's guide to adventure mountains woods folk midcentury vintage linen 50s handmade

Shirt – Vintage | Skirt – handmade | Bee Cardigan Pin – ModCloth | Tights – elbeo | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – neosens | Backpack – Leaflings Bags | Lipstick – kiko
Also the title is of course inspired by two of my favourite books, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

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The Adventurous Life of Miss Aurelia

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dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

If I was a character in a Wes Anderson movie, I would have a house full of fossils and minerals which would be very neat and in a certain order. I would have some beautiful old cabinets and every little tooth or mineral would have a little handwritten note attached to it. In the afternoon I would lie down and have a nap from exactly 2 pm to 4 pm. After the nap I would just sit exactly in the middle of that forest green couch and read Frankenstein with my two cats sitting on each side of me. In this vision I would live through a lot of adventures, always bringing something home from my digs. Tall plants would cover the stairs and entryways to the rooms, because nobody would ever cut them or restrict them.

dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

I would always wear themed berets, wondering Is it just ironic or already inappropriate to look at fish fossils while wearing a sushi beret? I don’t eat fish, but I feel weird about that. Then again I might be overthinking things, considering old fish bones probably feel rather indifferent about embroidery depicting food made from their descendents. Then I would go on admiring fossils and geological exhibition pieces, reading about earth history, feeling like this is the path for me. Of course, my palaeontology inspiration would be portrayed by Bill Murray and by the end of the movie I would finally get to meet him.

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dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

Mendl’s would also be part of my Wes Anderson universe, so I would have a little box of treats each Sunday morning, in stressful situations you would always find me eating a tiny cake on said forest green couch while breathing unsteady. Obviously my cats would greet the guests by first walking around my symmetrically and then walking around the guests. Of course, guests would be rare, because I would prefer not to be disturbed in my regulated daily routine. Much rather I would pick up flowers at the same shop as always, before drinking a cup of tea.

dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

dinosaur pinafore london outfit handmade sushi beret natural history museum wes anderson kneehighs mendl's vintage midcentury 60s 70s

Shirt – Boden | Pinafore – handmade | Tights – ??? | Kneehighs – Hunkemöller | Shoes – Deichmann | Beret – ellenithelabel | Mendl’s Brooch – hungry designs | Earrings – Vintage | Bracelets – Gifts and/or old

these boots are made for walking

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red velvet dress outfit handmade midcentury 60s hell bunny coat witch talisman bohemian

red velvet dress outfit handmade midcentury 60s hell bunny coat witch talisman bohemian

Approximately one million years ago (early February, I think) I took this set of photos, I wore this outfit quite a bit and I do truly enjoy it still. It’s a fun mix of 80s movie high schooler and witch. Also, the pictures with the open coat (esp. the one below) make me feel somewhat like a movie character, like a bad bitch assassin that never stays in one place for too long and smokes cigarettes while driving an old black car. So basically nothing like me.

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red velvet dress outfit handmade midcentury 60s hell bunny coat witch talisman bohemian

red velvet dress outfit handmade midcentury 60s hell bunny coat witch talisman bohemian

red velvet dress outfit handmade midcentury 60s hell bunny coat witch talisman bohemian

I usually live a chill live, I don’t have to worry about basic needs – also I neither smoke nor drive nor assassinate. Which I am glad about, I like living a comfortable life, going for a hike every now and then, yet I do like dressing up in a certain way and thinking about a story for each and every one, a certain personality. I do talk about this a lot, but movies and stories influence me a lot. And while I know I will not pursue a career in that direction, I appreciate the idea people have.

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red velvet dress outfit handmade midcentury 60s hell bunny coat witch talisman bohemian

red velvet dress outfit handmade midcentury 60s hell bunny coat witch talisman bohemian

red velvet dress outfit handmade midcentury 60s hell bunny coat witch talisman bohemian

red velvet dress outfit handmade midcentury 60s hell bunny coat witch talisman bohemian

Dress – handmade | Coat – Hell Bunny | Tight – dollskill | Shoes – Deichmann | Talisman Nacklace – Gift | Choker, Crystal Necklace – schmuckrausch | Rings – six | Lipstick – pretty zombie cosmetics in Dahlia

siamo così fragili quando siamo innamorati

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dusty rose outfit les miserables pussy bow vintage 60s mini skirt london

dusty rose outfit les miserables pussy bow vintage 60s mini skirt london

dusty rose outfit les miserables pussy bow vintage 60s mini skirt london

When I was in London a couple of weeks ago, I really wanted to see a musical again. I saw two when I first was in London four years ago, but the last two times I did not manage to watch any. However this time we got to see Les Miserables. This is something I wanted to for the longest time – I never got to see the movie, either, or read the book. However, I finally did see the musical and it was glorious. I cried a lot (then again I always cry) and enjoyed it even more than I expected.

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dusty rose outfit les miserables pussy bow vintage 60s mini skirt london

dusty rose outfit les miserables pussy bow vintage 60s mini skirt london

dusty rose outfit les miserables pussy bow vintage 60s mini skirt london

The 19th century has a special way of storytelling, especially the romantic era is very emotional and has a certain mix of showing a lot and not showing at all. As I’m writing this text, I’m near the end of Crime and Punishment which is fastly becoming a favourite. Of course, neither Les Mis nor C&P is Italian like my caption, but I think this one is very fitting for the era. The quote is by Robert Emanuelli from a book I want to read in the near future. I’m someone to fall in love quite easily, not really love love, but this kind of romantisised feeling towards people I see on the street, I talk to, anything really. I’m a daydreamer, so I give people a personality based on a few clues. The day I took those pictures for example I was totally smitten with a very kind and courteous book seller. Don’t you love those what if moments?

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dusty rose outfit les miserables pussy bow vintage 60s mini skirt london

dusty rose outfit les miserables pussy bow vintage 60s mini skirt london

dusty rose outfit les miserables pussy bow vintage 60s mini skirt london

Pussybow Blouse – Gracy Q | Shirt – Vintage | Tights – calzedonia | Kneehighs – British Library | Brooch – Little Moose | Earrings – Vintage | Bracelet – Gifts (rather old) | Shoes – Deichmann | Lipstick – Kiko

come fly with me

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come fly with me outfit vintage midcentury ralph lauren beret trench coat london

My fatal flaw is and will probably forever be procrastination. I do want to tackle that this year, but this year is already three months old (which is a damn quarter) and I am maybe 1% better at doing my stuff. Apparently I procrastinated stopping to procrastinate. The thing is once I do something – work, write blogposts, read etc etc – I like it. I enjoy working on things, I love being productive. I’m ambitious and enjoy hardworking (typical Capricorn here), but I struggle. A lot.

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come fly with me outfit vintage midcentury ralph lauren beret trench coat london

It is hard for me, to start somewhere. I’m easily overwhelmed and it’s a lot easier to just browse on my phone. Of course, the last weeks I also needed some relaxing time after that semester, the exams and working at the lab, but sometimes the relaxing might be done a lot more productive. After all, I like putting my words in thoughts on here, I like painting. I do realise it’s easier for me to get things done when I am not at home – I read a lot while staying at my grandparents, when I travel I see a lot, I visit museums and art galleries, botanical gardens and castles. It’s just staying at home doing nothing is so easy. It’s not what I want deep down, but it’s damn easy and as soon as you stop doing things (e.g. I also managed to sew a lot for a couple of days), it is hard to pick them up again. Same goes for studying and doing things for the blog.

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come fly with me outfit vintage midcentury ralph lauren beret trench coat london

come fly with me outfit vintage midcentury ralph lauren beret trench coat london

I have this tendency to just waste two hours before I have a certain appointment, because I tell myself I cannot do anything in that time anyway. But, to be real, I could. I definitely could. I could read about 100 pages and even have time for a snack, I could edit photos, I could clean, I could, I could. But I don’t. They say realisation is the first step to improvement (it’s a saying in German at least), but I know about these things and I do not alter my behaviour. Maybe I will after that post. Maybe it’s also the bane of human existence to complain about not doing things instead of doing things.

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come fly with me outfit vintage midcentury ralph lauren beret trench coat london

come fly with me outfit vintage midcentury ralph lauren beret trench coat london

Top – Vintage | Skirt – Vintage Ralph Lauren | Tights – calzedonia | Beret – Diefental | Shoes – Deichmann | Trench Coat – Zara (VERY old) | Necklace – By Simon Italy | Earrings – Vintage | Lipstick – kiko (Limited Edition)

Places pictured: Bench at Covent Garden | The Tower | The Royal Arcade

pink fluffy clouds

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Don’t worry we shall have wonderful dreams, and when we wake up it’ll be spring.

– Snufkin, Finn Family Moomintroll

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pink clouds moomin outfit novelty print vintage sixties 60s miniskirt notting hill 80s camden

pink clouds moomin outfit novelty print vintage sixties 60s miniskirt notting hill 80s camden

pink clouds moomin outfit novelty print vintage sixties 60s miniskirt notting hill 80s camden

Wednesday I came back from London – I had a lovely time and since it was the fourth time it was spent really relaxed. Mainly just walking about the city, a bit of shopping and having nice snacks. I will write a bit about that soon. That day we spent in Notting Hill and Camden – and in the first we found houses matching this shirt perfectly. The first picture is already a few months old and taken in Munich, but I could not help including it.

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pink clouds moomin outfit novelty print vintage sixties 60s miniskirt notting hill 80s camden

pink clouds moomin outfit novelty print vintage sixties 60s miniskirt notting hill 80s camden

Moomintroll is one of my favourite positivity inspirations – while I identify more with Snufkin, I think Moomin is so happy and just a sunshine. He is round and fluffy and all around content. At the moment I’m a bit moody, my moodswings are really intense and due to my semester break I’m a bit lazy as well. So it is a bit difficult writing for the blog, too. I try my best, though.

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pink clouds moomin outfit novelty print vintage sixties 60s miniskirt notting hill 80s camden

pink clouds moomin outfit novelty print vintage sixties 60s miniskirt notting hill 80s camden

The break in London was quite nice to just be away from everything for a while and we even ended our trip with seeing the sun rise at the Airport on our way back home. Sunrises and sunsets with pink clouds are my favourite. The way the sky is coloured like an artwork makes me feel totally at peace. And maybe also wish I was a 19th century artist.

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pink clouds moomin outfit novelty print vintage sixties 60s miniskirt notting hill 80s camden

pink clouds moomin outfit novelty print vintage sixties 60s miniskirt notting hill 80s camden

Shirt – etsy | Skirt – Vintage (Resales) | Tights – calzedonia | Shoes – funtasma (via amazon) | Jewellery – Vintage, Second Hand, Gifts | Lipstick – kiko Intensely Lavish Lipstick in 04

When you grow up, your heart dies.

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80s highschool breakfast club john hughes eighties levi's jeans outfit

80s highschool breakfast club john hughes eighties levi's jeans outfit

Long time no see… I feel like it is really appropriate to finally post this since my last weeks were filled with uni work (okay, this is a school shirt, but you know). Since I’m obsessed with 80s high school movies – mainly by John Hughes -, I did feel inspired by them when I put this outfit together.

80s highschool breakfast club john hughes eighties levi's jeans outfit

80s highschool breakfast club john hughes eighties levi's jeans outfit

80s highschool breakfast club john hughes eighties levi's jeans outfit

80s highschool breakfast club john hughes eighties levi's jeans outfit

While Molly Ringwald wasn’t my aspiration growing up, I did adore the movies, I always found John Hughes take on the archetypes pretty interesting, even though (I guess) nobody likes who Andie ended up with. And of course, I have to say, my favourite will forever be Ferrie Bueller’s Day Off. Not in a ‘every kid wants to take a day off’ way, but because how they spend their time, going to see art, shenanigans and everything. It’s beautiful and the characters too, Ferrie, while being one of the popular kids, is just nice, and I appreciate that, a lot.

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80s highschool breakfast club john hughes eighties levi's jeans outfit

80s highschool breakfast club john hughes eighties levi's jeans outfit

School where I grew up was nothing like what I saw in American teen dramas – then again I don’t live in the subburbs, where everyone has a cute little house with a picket fence, either. I always wonder how close to reality these stories are, but in a way I think they are charming no mater what and just make me happy.

80s highschool breakfast club john hughes eighties levi's jeans outfit

80s highschool breakfast club john hughes eighties levi's jeans outfit

Shirt – my elementary school “graduation” shirt | Stripe Shirt – Vintage | Denim Shirt – Vintage Woolrich (my mum got it in the states when she went there) | Jeans – Vintage Levis (via GypsyGothVintage) | Shoes – Deichmann

Moomin in the Snow

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moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

Between studying for my tests I decided to take the time to write another blogpost. I have a couple more outfit shots saved, that I just have to edit and think of a text. Well, my exams are in the first two weeks of February, so I have one more week. And after that I have about two and a half weeks of chemistry “internship”. So not the most chilled weeks, but I enjoy my studies, so that’s fine. Last weekend was spent in Seefeld with my best friend and family, so that was a nice break.

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moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

Since currently I’m spending most of my time at home, I’m living vicariously through travelling blogs, books and movies, feeling my wanderlust stronger every day. I would also enjoy spring and summer again, but the beautiful snow isn’t too bad either. It also fits with my love for the moomin stories.

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moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

I like how cosy the moomins are, how much there is to learn from the books – from enjoying what life gives you to not focusing material goods. It felt rather cathartic to read a book that is actually for kids and just relate to this so much. Nevertheless I do hope to get to wander a bit soon again for real and not just through Snufkin and Moomin’s adventures.

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moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow
I could not resist including this photo.

Jumper – Vintage | Skirt – handmade | Tights – calzedonia | Beret – the other sparrows | Shoes – Deichmann | Lipstick – sleek True Color Lipstick in Stiletto

now, eventually you might have dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour, right?

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jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

As a somewhat creative person one of my favourite things to do is put together outfits that create characters, I talked about this before, in aventures extraordinaires, I think. I am not really a painter or a writer, I do both on the occasion, but in general I prefer to admire other people’s work. However I think with sewing and outfits I can indeed express my creativity. And as mentioned above, create entire personalities. Recently (with me getting rid of a lot of stuff and now going to my things section by section) I went through my jewellery and rediscovered old treasures – bracelets and necklaces that were “lost” under all the other things I never wear. In my opinion especially those last little touches can convey so much.

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jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

With this outfit – since I knew I was going to the botanical garden – I opted for Jurassic Park tourist (in a weird 90s+50s mixup universe, apparently), which probably means I would get eaten by a dinosaur, but okay. As I want to be a paleaontologist I’d be amazing to see dinosaurs in real life, but in a way it is also very charming that all we know about them is due to science and people’s fantasy – I don’t know if you’ve ever looked up dinosaur paintings made in the 19th century, but it’s a like a wonderfully strange dream, and I highly recommend doing that. Don’t get me wrong I also enjoy paintings of dinosaurs nowadays, and we have Jurassic World two coming out this year, so let’s see how that goes.

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jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

Though, as long as I only get to see dinosaurs in art and museums, I gladly will take that. Geological museums are always surprisingly calming to the topics they cover – tectonic shifts, vulcanos and dinos, so it is always a pleasure to go there. Botanical Gardens, too, are often overlooked by people without kids, in my opinion greenhouses have such a lovely atmosphere, a bit shabby and vintage, just very charming and relaxed. Nevertheless it is fun to pretend you’re following dinosaurs on your way through undiscovered parts of the world (even though my favourite ones are archaeopteryx and pterodactyl – they fly, and I don’t).
Also, I am now uloading my phots to flickr, I still have to work everything out, but the posts in January will be a mix of pictures on wordpress and flickr – so plase bare with me (presumably) messing up a lot.

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jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

jurassic park outfit vintage inspired midcentury fifties handmade botanical garden dinosaur velvet vintage camera

Skirt – handmade | Shirt – Vintage | Tights – Cervin Paris | Shoes – funtasma (via amazon) | Backpack – Vintage | Bracelets – gifts, travel souvenirs | Lipstick – Pretty Zombie Cosmetics in Dahlia

jurassic dreams

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dinosaur novelty print dress handmade romantic pinup girl saddle shoes pincurls noveltybrooch midcentury minerals

dinosaur novelty print dress handmade romantic pinup girl saddle shoes pincurls noveltybrooch midcentury minerals

This was not the best idea I ever had, but it got me out again. I haven’t been taking picture for the blog in quite a while and it felt awkward – I did not know what to do anymore, the weather was is grey and with this new style that comes creeping into my wardrobe a lot of the old poses don’t work anymore either! However it also felt wonderful to get photos of an outfit I really enjoy and not just leave the house to go to uni. Of course, I would have preferred pictures with roots that aren’t basically to my ears already, but that’s better than nothing, I’d say.

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dinosaur novelty print dress handmade romantic pinup girl saddle shoes pincurls noveltybrooch midcentury minerals

dinosaur novelty print dress handmade romantic pinup girl saddle shoes pincurls noveltybrooch midcentury minerals

dinosaur novelty print dress handmade romantic pinup girl saddle shoes pincurls noveltybrooch midcentury minerals

I think I mentioned that on Instagram some time ago, but I do not feel very comfortable in most novelty prints anymore, many of them just don’t feel like me anymore. It also has to do with the fact that I do not feel that comfortable in a petticoat all the time. Sometimes, for sure, but not the way I wore a midcentury dress with a petti around a year ago – I don’t feel comfortable in “modern” fashion either (to be honest, I have no idea what is trendy at the moment – which you probably realised from me using the word trendy), but I will talk about that another day (okay, I promised that for weeks now, but one day….!). Anyway this print however is exactly what I like at the moment – okay, it’s not subdued enough, still it is adorable and I think the shorter length adds to that, too. It’s dinosaurs, and not in an overly childish kind of way (you know, one trillion colours and very plastic, comic shapes – which is fine, but just not for me), so of course I’m smitten. Since I first saw Jurassic Park (well, actually the first one for me was Jurassic World – shamme on me), dinosaurs fascinated me – but it wasn’t just a quick interest, but a long-lasting one, a passion which I hope to turn into a profession one day. To me it feels like the geosciences study is truly the right thing, and I’m so excited for my first paleo classes (next year I think). It’s immensly fascinating and it works well with my personality if that makes sense.

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dinosaur novelty print dress handmade romantic pinup girl saddle shoes pincurls noveltybrooch midcentury minerals

dinosaur novelty print dress handmade romantic pinup girl saddle shoes pincurls noveltybrooch midcentury minerals

I mean, I don’t always succeed and I’m not super strict, but I try to live a somewhat ethical, enviromentally friendly life. There is a lot I still want to change about my ways, but learning about all this helps motivate me, too. You also know I have been very ecclectic over the years and I still have dozens of interest, but I also feel them boiling down to a few subjects that really fascinate me. And I’m sure they will change over time again, but for now that also makes me feel more at ease. What truly helped with that – and I know that’s kind of cheesy – was reading the Moomins again. There are so many subtle lessons in these stories about collecting and owning, things and experiences, all that and it really made me think again. Over Christmas break I plan on getting rid of a lot of stuff – donate clothes, sell stuff on ebay etc – because I don’t want to travel with baggage that heavy anymore. While I’m already drifting into that spiritual/esoteric speres, I also want to write that I felt a deep connection with Snufkin the wanderer who made my wanderlust even stronger again. After reading this book again I also want to look for a light, small tripod and get out into the woods more often again to breathe (and take my own photos).

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dinosaur novelty print dress handmade romantic pinup girl saddle shoes pincurls noveltybrooch midcentury minerals

dinosaur novelty print dress handmade romantic pinup girl saddle shoes pincurls noveltybrooch midcentury minerals

Dress – handmade | Brooch – erstwilder (old, but I think you can find the erstwilder dinosaurs pretty easy on various partner sites.) | Tights – ModCloth (old) | Shoes – amazon (old) | Necklace – schmuckrausch | Rings – six | Lipstick – Pretty Zombie Cosmetics in Dahlia