Saturday, May 26, 2012

Outfit: Striped

Yesterday's outfit was a random mix of random stripes & random flowers.
I was very happy to find a shirt with vertical stripes finally!
There's constant talk about the "slimming" effect of vertical stripes - but then they're nowhere to be found.

I'm not in desperate need of slimming stripes, but I find they make me look taller and leaner.
Lately, I really enjoy throwing different patterns together. 

Today, my friend and I went to a garage sale! Those are always fun, especially when the clothes are nice quality, and even nicer price :)
I remember times when I refused to shop at second hand stores, and my mom would try to drag me to discount clothing shops.
Now I barely buy clothing at the mall anymore. Thrifting is not only much more affordable, but you can also find unique pieces and brands.

(Ich kann mich noch gut dran erinnern, als meine Mama versucht hat, mich bei KIK und ALDI rein zu schleppen. Billig- will ich nicht! war damals meine Einstellung.
Jetzt ist das völlig anders. Zwar kauf ich trotzdem gern hochwertige Kleidung, aber nur noch Second Hand. Steht ja schliesslich nicht dran wo genau Frau es gekauft hat ;) )

Ok, one thing I need to admit about garage sales: 
As a foreigner in this country, I still find it slightly odd to walk into another random person's garage.
In Germany, people go to flea markets to buy and sell things. I have never heard of anyone that has a garage sale! 

(Schon irgendwie merkwürdig wenn man bei fremden Leuten in die Garage reinspaziert...)

Anyhow, I'm glad Americans are so friendly to let me walk into their garage, buy cheap stuff & leave with a smile on my face! 
This shopaholic loves garage sales :)

Garage-Greetings from the Midwest,


  1. Dankeschön, du hast sowas von recht! xxx

  2. wenn du möchtest kannst du an meiner Blogvorstellung mit machen, dein Blog gefällt mir sehr gut!

  3. Lovely outfit. Really cute top.