Hello from Berlin! I've decided to compile a more timely post than I'm used to full of a few photos I've taken in the last 48 hours. It's not long since I was last here (6 months to be exact) and it's nice to have a familiar feeling about a city away from home and roughly know where I'm going. I'm out here with Susie and we've had a chilled time so far, with moments including feeling confused by some surreal art by Mark Jenkins, admiring the brands at Bread and Butter and stalking Weekday. On this visit I'm hoping to get more of a sense of the city itself, staying in a typical bargain apartment in a bohemian neighbourhood and getting local recommendations. There's no rush to see everything as I can easily come back and I'm hoping that Berlin can become my default European destination if I ever have a few days spare.
I spotted this amazingly dressed girl in Gestalten; stupidly I didn't ask her name or where any of her clothes were from! She looked effortlessly cool and I loved the proportions of her outfit.
Coat - H&M
Jumper - COS
Tights, shorts, ring - Topshop
Necklace - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Thanks Susie for the photos!
For someone who thinks about knitwear an awful lot, I don't think I have that many exciting jumpers and cardigans. I suppose that my degree has made me extremely fussy and critical and I'm forever searching for the perfectly knitted item. I remember seeing this jumper on numerous street style websites and I was intrigued when it went on sale, even searching throughout four London stores to see it in person. When I returned home unsuccessful after my mission, I'd found that the style had sold out online and took to checking the site every day for a convenient return. Roughly two weeks later my patience was rewarded and this bright flash of neon was in my bedroom, ready to be worn. The colour is certainly an immediate talking point and ticks off one of my resolutions plus the stitch is amazingly uniform. I hope I can wear it enough to justify the purchase instead of admiring it wistfully in my room. My newest pair of Dr Martens arrived perfectly broken in and haven't caused me any discomfort at all, which is a welcome change from my other pairs. I guess they can be classed as the final part of my burgundy collection!
I'm hopefully going to find some vintage by the kilo today (luckily I didn't pack too many kilos in my suitcase, in comparison to previous trips), so wish me luck!