Wednesday 11 September 2013

I gave you something you can never give back

I gave you something you can never give back outfit post title

Hi guys!

It finally is autumn now. Regular readers might already know that all summer long I've been raving about how I love autumn and how I'm looking forward to wearing jumpers and scarves and tights again - well it's that time again now. Thank God the heat is over. I don't have to worry about how my pale legs with the hammy calves look in shorts, I don't have to think about how to best divert people's gazes from my red birthmarks on the leg to other more pleasant body parts. Also I don't have to be grumpy about sweating what feels like thirty litres an hour (and runining my hair with it), suffering from insect bites or heat rashes everyday and so on...

I could name you a thousand more reasons why I love autumn/winter so much, but let's just stick to the most important one: the atmosphere.
The transition from mildly warm summer nights with sunlight lingering on the horizon until 10 pm to crisp cool autumn nights with cloudy skies and rain has come pretty quickly now. Last week it was still summer here, this week it's clearly autumn. There is the smell of rain and wet fallen leaves in the air, a gloomy feeling about these drab and misty days. A little drizzle here, a little thunder and lightning there.
But it's also the season of golden trees, leaves and sunsets, all shimmering in different shades of red, brown and yellow. The season of taking a walk through the forest in a cozy jacket and rubber boots or roam the city and enjoy the smell of pumpkin-flavoured food and drinks on every corner.
It's time to put up candles at home, spread out warm blankets, hang lanterns into the windows, dig out the wool socks and favourite books for a little reading session in the armchair with a hot cup of cocoa and some cookies while outside in the dark the wind is blowing fallen leaves through the streets.
The whole atmosphere is getting cozier, that's what I love most.
Of course I can also paint lots of beautiful summer pictures in my head, but they are by far not as pleasant to me as all the autumnal thoughts. I could happily drown in them at the moment. 

You might wonder why I never complain about the cold as much as I do about summer heat. Well, I feel like I'm a rather cold person. Might sound strange at first, but let me explain: I can be a pretty cheerful and friendly person on the outside. I am polite, helpful, interested in lots of stuff, talkative, outgoing - but the people who see me like that only know less than half of the truth about me. I'm not saying I'm fake, definitely not, but I have my secrets, I have profound thoughts in my head that can make me get lost in the deep dark endless space of my brain. I like to think a lot, downright brood over all sorts of things. I like to be alone with my thoughts and observe the world and the people in it from a distant point of view.
That's why. Cold clear winter air lets me see things clearer and I like dressing for cold weather and covering up because it is similar to what I do with my mind most often. I cover it up and only let certain parts show - like when you wrap yourself up in warm garments but let certain parts like the face an hands free to be able to see, hear, grab etc.
I could go on about this for hours, try to explain how I feel about my relation to the dark season, but my observations and interpretations would probably be endless (oh yes I am truly a philosopher), so I will stop here.
By the way don't get me wrong, for the most part I'm a happy and balanced person, I just wanted to explain that there also is an other side of me that does not really show in public very often, not in actual public when I'm with other people and also not in virtual public here on the blog.
So don't worry, I'm fine. I need this gloomy side to balance my positive one. Ying and Yang so to speak.

As the outfit is not really spectacular, I hope you at least like how I tried to put the contrast of knit, lace and leather into focus in the photos. This look involves something old (the jacket), something new (the jumper) and something blue (the jeans) - but nothing borrowed, so screw the wedding analogy. It was just this Placebo songtext coming to my mind: "something borrowed, something blue, every me and every you".
Anyway, enough said for today. The only thing I would like to add is that this is my new favourite jumper of all times! It's so soft and comfy and cozy! I love the mottled black and white and the asymmetrical shape and the overall effortlessly cool style of it. It's from the recent H&M collection, matter of expense: 19,95 €. I say buy it because it's perfect!

Have a good day everyone!


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  1. love that sweater!


  2. Gorgeous, reminds me very much of the 90's grunge look, I have a leather jacket almost identical to that :)

    CC x

  3. ure stunning and pretty as always!! :D

  4. I really love this look!! That sweater is ohhh so cozy, love it with the leather jacket over it. I want it to get a bit chillier because I love fall layers so much :)

  5. Love the little details in this outfit! the necklace is so pretty!

  6. Man sieht, dass es bei uns jetzt kälter ist! Ich bin jetzt auch ganz eingemummelt, der Pulli sieht auf jeden Fall schön kuschelig aus!

    Liebe Grüße,

  7. Ich liebe dieses Lied von Placebo, aber der Titel fällt mir nicht mehr ein. Ich glaube ja, dass jeder diese grüblerische Seite hat, trotzdem habe ich lieber 25 Grad und Sonnenschein dabei. Den Herbst liebe ich, aber Winter ist einfach nur furchtbar. Ich sag nur 700 Euro Hiezkostennachzahlung haha. Dein cooler Herbst Look gefällt mir sehr gut. Die Spitze mit der Wolle ist eine tolle Kombi. Das muss ich ausprobieren.

    xx Mira

  8. Love your necklace!

  9. Hallo, schön, dass du auch noch kräftig auf deinem Blog unterwegs bist. Du hast recht, man sieht sich immer mal wieder. Dein Pullover ist einfach zauberhaft! Genau so einen suche ich schon länger. Deine Outfits sind so verschieden, mal lässiger mal etwas edler - das mag ich so an dir :-)

  10. I think this outfit is cute! I love the necklace against the sweater! :D
    You look amazing.

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    cassandra xx

  11. I really like your header.

  12. You are magical and wonderful.

  13. I always fan-girl a little at your hair colour, it's so fricking gorgeous!


  14. That necklace is adorable!!


  15. Stimmt der Song heißt wirklich so. Hab ihr Konzert damals leider verpasst. Meine Schwestern fanden es super.

    xx Mira

  16. Love how this look gives off a grunge-y vibe! Would appreciate if you could check out my blog and let me know what you think. We can follow each other on GFC too if you like :)

  17. I think all people have their ying and their yang, but with most they are a lot a like. I get what you're saying, I think I have a side of me that could be considered borderline psychotic, but I try to suppress it as much as I can - I don't want to be put into an institution.:) But I think that contrasts (be it in clothes or personalities) are inevitable and necessary at the same time. And beautiful.

  18. Great post, I'm so with you on your thoughts of Autumn! I can't wait to see your outfits from your favourite seasons (they're always the best then aren't they? For me anyways...) I absolutely adore your jacket and your cozy sweater. Beautiful necklace too!

  19. Carina, you look SO cool! I love the leather jacket and the jumper, I also love any outift post that references Placebo. Autumn is the best season, I think it's the most exciting, there's so much to look forward to (halloween! the best holiday!) I often think that if we knew each either in real life we would be friends. xx

  20. Ah, we all have those moments. I am somewhat similar in liking the autumn and winter months. I'm not a huge fan of the cold weather but I do enjoy being all snuggled up. And I enjoy having a clearer mind as well. Maybe it's the holidays, or the horizon of a new year in sight. Either way autumn and winter are lovely seasons when I think about it.

    I love your leather jacket by the way! SO PERFECT.

    Simply Akshara

  21. You are so cool. I really love the amazing knecklace.

  22. I can REALLY feel that you LOVE fall! :) The way you described it with the trees sunsets and curling up with some cocoa made me love it more too! I love the way you layered this look with the different textures! Looks perfectly cozy for fall!


  23. Love the whole outfit! I prefer Autumn clothes as I feel more comfortable, and I have pale legs naturally too lol, xoxo.

  24. Super schöner Look! Outfit ,Kette ,Haare ,Augen Make up ,Lippenstift ... ganz großes Kino!

    Happy Weekend <3

  25. that sweater is so amazing. It looks like the weather changed pretty fast over there. I'm still sweating my bum off in sundresses and sandals!

  26. Haha, I so feel you on being happy autumn is here! I'm ready to start wearing sweaters, layering, and breaking out the tights :D
    Love your pretty knit sweater with the leather jacket. Very cool!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  27. Those shoes are great!! You're right- the best part of fall is atmosphere.... The best


  28. nice outfit,like the jacket :)

    giveaway! :)

  29. I totally get what you're saying about being a cold weather person :). Love this oversized jumper, it's such a great length!!

  30. schönes outfit, irgendwie sportlich und kuschlig zugleich :)

  31. Die Schuhe sind ja ultra lässig!!! :P
    Ich habe mir für den Herbs zwei so schwarze Sneaker gekauft und trage sie jetzt ununterbrochen <3
    Die Kette ist so toll!
    Alles Liebe aus M

  32. AAAAAAh, ja Gottseidank ist der Sommer vorbei - denn der Herbst steht dir ausgezeichnet!! Ich finde deine Jacke total geil und die Schuhe!! :)

    Lasse dir liebste Grüße da! :)

    Uuuuund.. wenn du Lust auf ein Gewinnspiel hast, schauste einfach bei mir vorbei! :)

    Liebst, Sara.

  33. Seems autumn makes the light in your apt so warm and makes for great photos too. Another plus :) I love the way you described autumn too. That exactly captures the autumnal feeling. I almost wish summer was over already ...almost haha.


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