Hi. I am taking a blog pause at the moment. Till then.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Stripes Weekend

Helloooo.....! How's your weekend?

I actually have taken pretty amount of photos cause I have managed to take few shots while strolling around or just went out few meters in front of our flat. I don't know which one anymore I should start to post on my blog with. I think I would just skip the rest of Vienna photos and some spring photos full of flowers! Mind you, perhaps I could post them next year! I want to run a bit faster to catch up the up to date blog post. However...I don't want to skip this one. Hehehehe. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Strolling Around Vienna

Strolling around Vienna...

We started with visiting Naschmarkt where there is flea market every Saturday.
The area is full with beautiful old buildings. I spotted this vintage hexagon balcony. Isn't it gorgeous?

Parking space was totally full.

photo by Mike
Then it was raining. Do you know which one is me peeking secondhands under that large plastic wrap? This one sold mostly Monki.

The rain was so annoying so we run across to cafe Savoy. It has wonderful classic interior and crowded but cozy atmosphere seen in my previous post here. I ordered hot chocolate with cream which was usually served in a pretty white cup with black Mozart cameo silhouette on it. I looked trough window several time checking out the weather.

I'm thrifting photo by Mike
When the sun finally smiled again we went back to flea market. I browsed trough a huge pile of 80s 90s clothes while my husband Mike was hunting for shots (the people there were amazing, all kind of interesting street styles and unique characters).

I'm trying on Miu Miu kitten heels. Photo by Mike
My thrift-gret of this year! A Miu Miu kitten heels. I thought too long to buy it or not and ended up by putting them back. The seller said: "It's your fault!". I know.... Beside that it was actually half size number smaller, I was just so much considering my arthritis feet that I only wanted to buy flat shoes in which I can put my orthopedic custom insoles. Now that my feet are good enough to a short walk in kitten heels, I want those shoes!
After saw this photo my husband said the shoes don't look that awesome but i still like them according to what I've recorded in my mind.

What is your biggest thrift regret?

It had been a long summer day time. I didn't realized that the flea market was almost over before the sun went down. Some of the sellers had left the place (the Miu Miu shoes seller had been gone earlier). Some of them brought home their stuffs but tons of things just left over dirty and wet. People insanely picked them up before they would be scooped and thrown in garbage truck. (I too picked up a bag! Such a hoarding, help!).

Anyway, I bought one thing that I know i would need it during summer: straw hat! 1 Euro.

Me as tourist. Photo by Mike.
We walk trough the next market where we bought Falafels with Melanzani dip. Nyumm.... Sorry I have no photo of Falafels but below is a photo of me eating them. Falafel is Middle East food, a fried ball made from chickpeas, beans and spices. 20 balls of falafels around 2 Euros, that was the cheapest price we got.

How do I look? It reminds me of some tourists in my country.

We continued to stroll around discovering more and more vintage building, statues and ornaments. I would like to take photos of them without modern sticks and traffic signs though.

And archs! I love walking trough archs.

All kind of bikes from Harley, Vespa (with Italian flag on the front of it), big bikes, small bikes and even the cute Twizi, the little two seats car.

I also love the oxidized copper roof. The color turned green. It became more antique and charming.

Vienna has a lot of yellow walls that glow under the sun. I like that I capture the yellow color with red stripes next to it.

In the evening the sunlight washed the city. It made such dramatic views. It was wonderful time and city to stroll around indeed. We had more round before my poor feet started to feel sore but I keep them for some times later. Hope it's okay. :) 

Have a super inspiring week!
xo, Chacha

Monday, June 10, 2013

Self Portrait: Me in Corduroy and Memories

Some self portraits wearing alternative mix match styling from previous post. Just put over blazer instead of cardigan. I really wore it out, i just took photos inside the house for no particular reason.

Some Memories of Me and Corduroy

Talk about corduroy, which this blazer jacket is made of, I had a photo as a little girl in the 80s wearing cord pants with a cute embroidered logo on the corner of the pocket (I don't have the photo here unfortunately). I wore it with brown and white knit sleeveless top.

When I was in junior to high school, my mom bought a pile of cord high waist baggy pants from secondhand market in Jakarta. Some of them had patterns. 80s 90s prints. They normally imported from China or Japan.

In high school, my best friend bought a dark blue cord blazer, more like a cardigan with no button and the sleeves slightly flared. I liked it and she let me wore it for few days over my grey white uniform. Nowadays i need cord cause it's warm to wear it during cold season. I can't imagine wearing cord in my tropical country anymore, too hot. Last time I couldn't even stay long in jeans!

After I've moved to Austria, I bought my first 2 cord pants in a shop in Innsbruck. A boy look one, kid size. Purple and dark green. 5 Euros each. They even came with little whistles!

When I visited a Sunday fleamarket I bought two more pairs of pants. One is H&M in brown, the other is Benetton in pastel purple-pink, but they are both similar. High waist, boot cut, but no pockets! I didn't realize that it had no pockets, pockets are important features for me. Luckily it fits me. I didn't have a chance to try. U can see this pants in previous outfit few months ago.

I started feeling bored with the potential bulky look of this corduroy fabric, but then I found this blazer inn Pfennig Basaar in Stuttgart. It's a flea market/charity  by American community living in Stuttgart. I throw this Here + There by C&A cord blazer in the box paper bag instead of a Jil Sander pants (less luck, the Jil Sander pants didn't fit, and I wasn't about to sell)! Yes, 5 Euros for a full bag of whatever you can fill in till it's full.

So why this blazer? Because I wanted blazer and it's hard to find one that fits my body curve or torso. Size 152, kid size. But it doesn't look girly, does it? I just turned 32 last April! When I washed it was bleeding like crazy! But I'll manage to lock the color by vinegar soak next time. So far I've worn it couple times without bleeding sign. I like the washed out look anyway.

So that's it! Me and Corduroy. :)

PS: I wore that 4 numbers bigger size of drawstring pants. They look baggy on the front but fall well on the back when I just pull the string out and knot otherwise drop down on the floor. I am okay with that effort. Pull, sit on the hip, knot and freely move...!

Shoes Asics
Backpack Kipling
Here+There by C&A Cord blazer thrifted in Pfennig Basaar Stuttgart

Unbranded old Drawstring pants
Stripes tank
Thrifted loop wool hat
Boho floral scarf bought in a shop in Innsbruck

Have super inspiring week!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Back to Blog Town Strolling

#outfit #look #style #casual #boho #sporty

#outfit #look #style #casual #boho #sporty

#architecture #garden #mediterranean #yellow #vintage #fountain

#townstrolling #flowersshop #flowers #colorful #yellow #Sanktpoelten

Hi, everyone, how are you? Hope you are all good. I am back to blog. Things had happened. Like always. Some of them have change my lifestyle and perspektives.

Here some photos in Sankt Poelten. I had town strolling after took care of my inflammed legs. I've been living in running shoes with orthopedic custom soles which won't fit in some of my other shoes. How cool is that! I kind of liking that way of walking since. But maybe that's all i can tell you right now. I let you judge the rest by the pictures.

What I wore:
Shoes Asics
Backpack Kipling
Sunnies Claire's
Drawstring pants
Stripes tank
Cropped cottong cardigan Mango

PS: I have posted what I wore in my Chictopia account and i am active in Instagram. Link below. :)

As always, have super inspiring week!
 xo, Chacha

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