Today’s Attire : Bundled

by jennine on March 24, 2008

I have arrived. Well, to Germany… yesterday afternoon, we landed. It has been a stressful couple of weeks, dwindling all my possessions to a few suitcases and my bike.

It was hard to part with all of my belongings, but I have to say that it’s a cleansing act… when I think of it, I don’t actually need that much stuff. But then again, I had one entire suitcase dedicated to shoes and handbags. The other suitcase had mostly dresses, sweaters and skirts. I only have a few t-shirts and a few pairs of jeans. The backbone of my wardrobe surrounds mostly girly things.

Now that I’m in Germany, I’m learning that European weather isn’t quite like Los Angeles or San Francisco… this morning it snowed. Rocky and I took a walk in the flurries, being Easter Monday, it’s really quiet out. I realized I had to get warmer clothes, and regretting the fact I didn’t buy a Norwegian sweater. I snagged one of Rocky’s cable knit sweaters and some super thick wool socks, the kind you can’t really wear in California.

It’s nice, I like the changes in weather… I also really like bundling up, it’s a perfect day to snuggle up with a cup of tea.

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1 c in c March 24, 2008 at 9:34 am

Wow! You’ve arrived! I feel like i’m there with you but not so much think about paring down my wardrobe to THREE suitcases :O!
where was the above photo taken?


2 jennine March 24, 2008 at 9:38 am

oh no… i wouldn’t do it, if i didn’t have the experience of schlepping all my belongings across the atlantic twice, only to realize that I didn’t really need all that stuff.

ah, so the photo is taken in my new place! it’s really beautiful, and in a quiet neighborhood, so different from where i used to live.


3 Henna March 24, 2008 at 9:54 am

Um, the Germany you’re describing could easily be Toronto. It is still freezing here, though a thaw is approaching. I’m wearing my down-stuffed winter coat, forget about just a sweater, Norwegian or otherwise.

Happy travels, my friend. Good to know that you are safe and sound.


4 my love for you. March 24, 2008 at 10:01 am

what a great photo.
you look so cozy, a nice cup of tea indeed!
hope you are well!


5 Poochie March 24, 2008 at 10:21 am

Did your kitty come with you?



6 UND March 24, 2008 at 10:23 am

Lovely photo. I hear you about the cozy clothing I spent some time in Istanbul in the dead of winter and loved the fact that I got to wear all my long gloves, thick scarfs and plushy boots — something I never get to do living in California.


7 WendyB March 24, 2008 at 10:23 am

You look adorable but pooped out! :-)


8 Aidan March 24, 2008 at 11:07 am

I’m so glad to see you arrived in style! Post more pics of the pad if you can. And thank you for keeping all of us lonely left-behinds in SF in the loop of your travels. We’ll expect a full report on your town and all of the shopping options therein. Write when you can :) Big hugs from Aidan


9 Miss White March 24, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Wow, it seems like only a week ago you said you were moving! I hope you are very happy in your new home!


10 Coquette Natalie March 24, 2008 at 12:43 pm

I love this photo of you all cozied up in that sweater and adorable knee highs! Glad you made it safely to Germany! xoxo


11 susie_bubble March 24, 2008 at 12:57 pm

It is lovely to snuggled up indoors…German weather sounds like the London at the moment…


12 punky March 24, 2008 at 1:10 pm

glad you had a safe trip, its pretty cold here in the northeast as well.


13 lisa March 24, 2008 at 1:13 pm

welcome to germany!
living in a town 30 kilometres from frankfurt i know the weather and leaving my boyfriend’s house this morning wearing the outfit of the party i visited yesterday (basically leggins and a dress), i really longed for spring.
have a good time settling in!


14 Andrea Mitchell March 24, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Yay, glad you arrived safely.


15 Leo March 24, 2008 at 3:28 pm

I still pass by your desk and look for you!): But it’s good to see that you’re well. You look warm, stylish, you look comfortable… Love the photo! anxious to see more. Tell us about the weather, how the fashion there compares to that of SFO. Keep those visuals coming…. After you get some rest.



16 thealchemist March 24, 2008 at 3:37 pm

glad to hear that you arrived. looking forward to hearing about all those wonderful adventures that you will surely have!


17 kathrynsky March 24, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Hey, welcome :-)
what did you do here?
i´m sorry if you told, i´m new at your blog… :-)
but i like it!!!


18 Sandra Mendoza-Daly March 24, 2008 at 6:49 pm

I’m glad you arrived safely. You look “at home”.


19 lulubrownskin March 24, 2008 at 8:37 pm

Jennine, Congrats! indeed you have arrived girl! lol
you look great in this pic! i am coveting the thick woolly sox and tights….we are heading into Winter here downunder, (although, lately it has felt more like summer!)
anyway, have fun and enjoy your tea, the winter woollies and everything else that comes your way!


20 gail March 24, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Two suitcases, indeed. Congratulations!

No matter how often we do it, moving is never easy. Two seasons ago, I moved under duress while I was trying to finish a graduate degree. Now after two years of stability, I am contemplating another move.

This urge to change locals, to adopt a new, pared-down lifestyle is feeling contagious to me. Hmm … I wonder how many others are thinking of moving?

Where does this desire for a new landscape come from?

… and what will I do with my cats? (Mom says she’ll take them, but still …)


21 Lynn March 24, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Glad you’re safe and sound. Lovely pix, and I love that oil painting above you!


22 jennine March 25, 2008 at 1:16 am

oh my gosh! thank you for all your lovely comments!

as far as my kitties, i had to leave them behind for a time because there are two people who are allergic in my new house. hopefully, in a few months i can get a place where i can have them back, because after two days i miss them terribly.

but it’s really nice to be here in germany!


23 Celia M. March 25, 2008 at 4:15 am

Welcome to Europe! Get warm!


24 Winona March 25, 2008 at 12:20 pm

LOVE the outfit and am so happy for/jealous of you! Enjoy this new adventure!


25 Ginger March 26, 2008 at 5:34 pm

congrats on your new life! I know San Fran misses you!


26 Mary March 27, 2008 at 1:55 am

“they” say, that the weather will get better - starting today!


27 Grandpa Tamm April 9, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Dear Jennine: this is a big move changing countries but you can pull it off if anyone can. Hang in there kid.
With Love, your grand dad, Ralph


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