Wednesday 12 October 2011

a fine autumnal day

"It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day, the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet."
(The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving)

Hi guys!
Some days ago autumn has finally found its way to Germany and I was in such an autumny mood that I felt like making hot vanilla chai and reading a bit. I had gotten back my Penguin Book of American Short Stories from a friend and when I was flipping through the pages I saw Sleepy Hollow and remembered that I had never finished it. I love how the narrator plays with the atmosphere of the nature and landscape, one time bright and beautiful, one time gloomy and spooky. I really enjoyed reading it, it totally matches the current weather here that is all cloudy, rainy and cold.

♥ cardi: gina tricot ♥ dress: joe browns ♥ belt: primark ♥ boots: ebay ♥ necklace: six ♥

This is what I wore to work and to the first day of my winter semester yesterday. I took the photos in the morning and five minutes after I went back inside from our balcony I had to put on another jacket over the cardigan because it started raining cats and dogs.
Nevertheless it was still not too cold for a dress, I don't have to wear my knit tights yet.
And this dress, well it's a favourite of mine but I try to not wear it too often for I don't really know what colours to wear with it except for earthy tones and red/pink. However worn with hues of brown, beige and green it is the perfect autumn dress, I love the colours.

Speaking of autumn weather, I treated myself to a rich hand cream:

Since the sudden change in weather from summery sunny to cold and wet my hands started to get very dry because of the cool wind and my normal camomile hand cream from the drugstore was not enough anymore. I heard many good things about Kiehl's and L'Occitane but in the end went for Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve because it was a little cheaper. However I plan to give the L'Occitane one a try too as soon as the Kiehl's one is empty.
I never went to Kiehl's before but I was positively surprised about how nice, detailed and competent the service was. The shop assistant asked lots of questions, put lots of other cream samples into my bag and gave some good advice about what to use when and how. Awesome, I never had such a good service concerning cosmetics before.
The hand salve itself is amazing as well. It's rich, soaks in quickly and only leaves a very thin hardly noticeable greasy residue on the skin, so that they feel wonderfully soft and moisturized.

I hope everyone is having a lovely Wednesday!

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  1. This dress is wonderful, such beautiful colours and pattern. I reallly like the sweater with it! It looks so cozy.
    I should read sleepy hollow, I've seen the film but always prefer the books. Hmm that would be the perfect pre-Halloween read I think

  2. Nice dress! You look so cute! :)

  3. danke für deinen lieben komnmi :D
    und klar hast dur echt...
    eigentlichj würde ich nich auch nicht aufregen aber da sowas in letzter zeit öfters vorkommt wollte ich einfach mal was drüber schreiben xD

    najaaaa ich stelle auch blogs vor bei denen ich merke dass die blogger sich mühe geben auch wenn sie nichz MEINEM geschmack entsprechen (also nur bilder oder zu viel beauty) aber da ich weiß dass anderen der blog gefallen könnte deswegen stell eich ihn vor...nahc ja ich bin so nett xD abe rich finde manche haben einfach ein bisschen werbung verdient...wenn dann sowas dabei rauskommt dann bereue ich es im nachhinein auch kann leider nichz in die leute reinschauen....

    gannnz liebe grüße

  4. das sieht soo soo kuschelig und herbstlich aus!
    aber bei dem wetter is kuschelig auch ein muss ;)

  5. love your dress and cardi!!!
    you look lovely and very autumnal ;)

    thanks for your lovely comment,
    Claire xox

  6. that is a gorgeous dress! You've styled it nicely with those tights!

    I love Kiehls. I swear! they have the best salves ever!
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

  7. Beautiful dress, I like the pattern. The belt is cute too!


  8. Ohh, sehr schönes Outfit! Der Cardigan sieht total kuschelig aus :)

  9. Love your floral dress and cardigan ! You look lovely !

  10. schoen herbstlich! Wir sind ja leider ueberganslos in den wintergerutscht. Ich finde beige auch schwer zu kombinieren. Sieht hier aboer wirklich gut aus!

  11. Oooo, I need some good hand cream in my life and I love Kiehls!!

  12. love the knit cardigan, looks so warm and stylish.



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