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The grapes of envy...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Well, tout le monde, I had to wander around a medieval city while drinking copious amounts of local wine and enjoying the many randomly placed oompah bands before watching fireworks shot off from a castle at the top of a vineyard covered hill, but enough about that!  Who wants to hear about the silly old Bernkastle-Kues wine festival anyway?  Or see that if I'd been around in 1983, the Mosel would have been flooded over my head? 

What I really want to talk about is a mythical creature.  It is one that I have heard tales about,  may or may not have ever met in person, and have always wanted to be.  Yes.  Mermaid. Yes. Fairy.  But those are not the mythical creatures I want to discuss today.  Today, I want to talk about the girl-who-always-looks-fabulous-but-has-to-put-zero-effort-into-creating-that-perfect-look-every-blarmy-time.  You know the girl.  She's the one who rolls out of bed and looks everso-chicly pink-cheeked when she  arrives 8 AM lecture 2 minutes late.  She's the chick with the hair that ALWAYS falls into the perfect spot.  She's that gal riding the subway in that effortless outfit that has continually earned her spots on all the street style blogs.  

I want to be her.  So. Badly. 

... but alas, I'm the girl with the hair that cooperates for about 10 minutes before falling flat.  The chick with the nail that chips as soon as it's dry.  The gal with the outfit that I've spent weeks toying with before I put it on and wear it out... Oh well... at least there's Pinterest to help me come up with outfits like the one I wore today and my new Dia bracelets from Emerson & Oliver have arrived just in time to help me achieve that perfect arm party! 

Blazer c/o The Limited
Jeans/Booties c/o Charlotte Russe
Ring c/o New Histories

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27 comments on "The grapes of envy... "
  1. if it helps, you always LOOK like that effortless girl <3

  2. Beautiful photos!
    love the blazer, very chic!

  3. I'm loving your bun, bangs, and booties!! Now I've got the bangs, & all I need is to practice my bun-making skills & head on over to Aldo or wherever you buy cute shoes these days!

    xo, B

    1. Charlotte Russe! I buy all my shoes from them! They are uber trendy and affordable! I really wish I could nail the sock bun, but i just CAN'T make it work for me! I'm relying on my old ballerina skills to make buns now!

  4. love the chic yet casual vibe of this outfit.


  5. Those booties are so cute! Sounds like you are having a really good time there

  6. Oh girl.. we ALL want to be that "superstar" girl.. but here's the thing... that girl wants to be you... :) So go out there and rock it because you being you is your best look!

  7. I want to be that girl, too. I mean who does not want to be that girl?
    And I love your booties!!

  8. wow I love your outfit, so simple and classy at the same time! :)
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  9. I love this look! Very chic, perfect! I am a new follower, check out my blog whenever you get the chance, thanks!

  10. You look like one of those girls who are always happy :)


  11. Wow,amazing look...I like your pretty blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  12. I love the outfit and the pictures. Beautiful. ♡

    ♡ Mel xoxo

  13. So so cool, chic, and fun! A perfect fall look! Your bangs are making me thinking of doing them again!!!!

    Lauren at adorn la femme

  14. I love seeing all your traveling pictures. They make me miss Europe a lot but at least I get to travel vicariously through your pictures.

    Also I think I may have to pop into a Charlotte Russe soon to find myself a pair of cute booties. :-)


  15. I just wanted to say that for me, you are that girl who always looks like she has done nothing for looking so beautiful and it comes just naturally! Love your style and looks :)



  16. hold up, a whole festival for WINE? why am i still living in america? and i wonder if that girl is EVEN that girl, or if we only see her photoshoped, ya know? either way, you look a lot like her right now :) and love the pinterest-inspired outfit. for whatever reason, i just cannot pull off a blazer -_-

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  17. I love Germany, it is one of my favourite places in the world!

  18. Gorgeous look. Following you on GFC and blogloving.

  19. cute outfit and accessories