After being away in the U.S. for six weeks, I was THRILLED to arrive back to Hamburg and find the city drenched in SUN and above 80°F. (Average temps. for this time of year are in the low 70s/high 6os with rain and wind – yuck!)
So here I am all bright colors and smiles on the Kennedybrücke (Kennedy Bridge, named after John F. Kennedy), with the gorgeous Hamburg skyline behind me.
I must admit, I chose my clothes FIRST today – I’ve gotta wear all of the lightweight clothing that I bought in the U.S. before it gets cloudy/rainy/cold again here! So I picked out my little ensemble and then immediately knew what to pair with it: the sweet vintage ‘trinket necklace’ (as I call it). I bought it in Walker, Minnesota a few weeks ago and just find it so dainty and neat. I refer to it as a “trinket” because the little golden box reminds me of a locket, an objet in its own right, which just happens to be attached to a golden chain. And then it’s got the pastel-decorated glass bead on the front. Perfect. The earrings are modern, from Beads of Paradise in New York City. (They look like coffee beans, to me. Am I right?)
And my new clothes: J.Crew tee and sweater; Jonathan Saunders skirt (bought ads United Apparel Liquidators in New Orleans); Gap bag; watch from Target; as always, the sunnies are Ray-Ban. The special accessory is a vintage rope belt (from the late 70s/early 80s) bought at StyledLife at the Galleria in Edina, Minnesota. I think I bought 4 or 5 vintage belts there before I left for Germany this winter. They also had some cool vintage jewelry. Sadly, StyledLife is closing : (
Welcome back The Daily Bauble! I can’t wait to show you all of the goodies I’ve bought recently!