Today’s Attire : Red Red Ready

by jennine on March 26, 2008

Yesterday was my first venture out into everyday German life. It was cool, going to the market for the first time in a foreign country is always such a fun experience. Since I’m trying to learn how to speak German, I learned all kinds of new words walking around, it was nice. I also felt very vulnerable. Having to ask for what I need is difficult, and even though I know I’m not stupid, I feel stupid for not being able to communicate.

I’ve always felt that the experience of being a foreigner has humbled me in a way that nothing else has, and that was when I was living in England. Although most Germans speak English, even better than I do, the ones I met, are happy to talk to me. I shouldn’t worry, it’s a great experience.

Anyway…. back to clothes. I’d say it’s a winter wonderland outside, but it’s not winter. Being as I’m new to the snow, I’ve had to pull out some rather older classic items out of my suitcase. A thick woolen Paul Smith skirt, I wore through the London winters during my college years, the ski socks that have been attached to my legs since my arrival. All the grey and wool calls for some red details, a Marc Jacobs stud bracelet, and a vintage belt. Of course red lipstick… the classic is perfect for snowy days.

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susie_bubble March 26, 2008 at 6:22 am

Sounds like Germany is treating you well!

Stylish Thought March 26, 2008 at 8:30 am

Love the bangle! You look warm! Congrats on the safe move!

Jane March 26, 2008 at 8:51 am

I’ve been a lurker for a long time in your Blog. I’ve kind of lost interest but perked up when I read a couple of posts ago that you were moving to Germany!

Now I am anticipating any posts of yours; it would be interesting if you could post pics/write articles on everyday German fashion.

If you don’t mind, where in Germany are you? Munich? Berlin? Frankfurt? Or ?


WendyB March 26, 2008 at 9:10 am

You look cute and and scarily energetic for someone who just moved!

ambika March 26, 2008 at 12:34 pm

I agree that living abroad is one of the most humbling experiences. But it’s also the most empowering because when you do figure out the tram system, how to ask for things, and what the local apertif is, you know just how far you’ve come.

You look adorable by the way.

Beth March 26, 2008 at 6:19 pm

congrats on the move! you are an inspiration!

meli March 26, 2008 at 6:56 pm

that belt is super cute. love that buckle.
I find languages to place oneself in the msot ackward position and make you think even further into creative things and movements (insert anything here)
Good thing you are not stuck acting in a whiskey commercial with lady coppola ;)

c in c March 26, 2008 at 7:41 pm

i covet the look of your new place, BIG TIME. the lamp, the wood paneled walls… how did you just arrive and it’s all decorated and amazing already?

also, I HAVE YOUR BRACELET, my continental twin! bargain bin at Banana Rep this winter… ?

jennine March 26, 2008 at 8:55 pm

aw thank you so much for all your lovely comments!

@jane, welcome, i hope you come back!
@ambika, oh dear, asking for what i want is the hardest thing… i never knew how complex it could be.
@beth, thanks, i miss you!
@c in c… oh my, this is my boyfriends house, luckily we live together! also, there is no one i’d rahter be bracelet twins with!

Hailey March 26, 2008 at 10:57 pm

love the touches of red mixed with neutrals :-)

Elena March 27, 2008 at 11:05 am

What a perfect shade of red for you (the lipstick and belt) love it!

punky March 28, 2008 at 7:49 am

super cute…as always.

Claire March 28, 2008 at 10:48 am

I hadn’t realised you’d moved yet but one look at the photo and I knew you were in Germany, even without reading. Isn’t that weird? OK you’re wearing more wintery clothes but…makes me excited to see how your blog/you will evolve in its/your new surroundings. x

meme March 29, 2008 at 1:37 pm

love ur blog u really do have a sense of A style!! frankly i’ve been saving ur pics for more fashion inspiration ;) hehe

jennine March 30, 2008 at 1:08 pm

oh gosh, thank you! i’m glad to be of some kind of help. as far as germany… yeah, it was super cold, but it’s warming up today. splendid…

hoyan March 31, 2008 at 4:12 pm

you are such a cutie! if you come to rotterdam any time drop me a line :)

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