Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Slouchy West Coast Style



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What I Wore:
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: FourStar
Top: Zara
Sweater: H&M
Hat: Zara
Necklace: H&M
Bag: Promod

     Oh, Zara spring collection, why must you torment me so with your loveliness?  Let’s just say a spree in this particular store has left my closet feeling quite full. My wallet, on the other hand…oops!  I wore this number last week when meeting friends in Frankfurt – yes, last week, and I am only talking about it now. Between going to yoga, nannying for three kids and riding my bike everywhere, I must admit I am found much more often wearing some combination of yoga pants/tee shirt/sports bra/sneakers than anything remotely fashionable. Aside from Saturday (a wonderful day which I did not get any photos of! curse me!) this is the only “put together” look I wore all week…and you know, I think I’m okay with that. 

Yet still, I must admit the days I actually put effort into my appearance are more enjoyable than the days where I don’t. The days I get ready are the days I am more confident, more quick to offer a smile, and happier in general. Is that odd? Or am I totally not alone in this?

Spring has certainly sprung here in central Europe – there are flowers popping up and leaves sprouting on tree branches, life is working it’s way back into our lawn which is slowly returning to it’s normal shade of vibrant green. I must admit I’m scared that when I’m in America next week it will be cool and rainy and remain completely gorgeous and sun-shiny over here. How terrible would that be? I’m going to California to enjoy sunshine and warmth and the beach, not to play in the rain! I play in the rain enough here – it rains all the time, with the exception of the past week or two where the weather has been nothing short of perfect. I suppose I shouldn’t complain, the fact that I can reunite with friends and family should certainly overshadow my need for a SoCal climate – but I’ll still be sure to pray for sunshine, just to help stack the odds in my favor.

What is the weather like where you are right now?


Simple Daisy said...

Love your blog!! Stopping over from WIWW!!! I love your blog header cute!

Heart n Soul said...

Over our side of the world it is Autumn (Fall) ... and I agree with you ... Zara is pretty special :)

Elisha(: said...

oooohh so cutee!!

The Adventurer said...

I. NEED. THAT. SHIRT. Its seriously so cute. I adore it.

Fabulous post, friend!

Sophie @TheForgeStyle said...

love the ombre effect on the shirt. i just sent my parents a long list of zara toddler clothes to bring when they come visit in april. can't wait for all the cuteness :)

MacKensie said...

That top is super awesome! I'm diggin' it.



Julie Watson said...

HI, thanks for stopping by the blog. Come back and see me soon! :) Cute post by the way

NewlyLoved said...

I love your hat!
Such a fun outfit ... its great!
xo Jessica

Keri said...

I loooove the pretty lacey fringey trim on that top! :)

Lauren said...

Ohhhh that H&M necklace is catching my eye. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me some love.
Following now:)

Lauren Rebecca

Tamera Beardsley said...

Soo cute!

Lauren @ MGPdesigns said...

I love the relaxed slouchy look! This outfit is awesome! I just bought some trousers like these in navy.



Cassidy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog I am so glad you did! I could list many why I LOVE you and your blog...first off your a South Cali girl curious to what City? Your Mormon, have fabulous style and live and go to beautiful places that I would love to someday see and just love your photography! Look forward to more of your posts. Happily now following you! Feel free to stop by my blog any time :)

Megan said...

I love those trousers, they are adorable! And the cardigan too. I wish it was still cool enough here to wear your cute outfit.

xo, Megan

Sara Louise said...

Zara makes my heart go pitter pat!
Spring has finally come to my little corner of Provence... it's sunny and 21/72 today... perfect!
Love your hair by the way, the color is gorgeous :)

Alex Butts said...

Zara + H&M = Alex never has €€€€

Kecia said...


I discovered your blog through Alyx of Every Day is a New Adventure. I'm moving to Germany this summer and I asked her to tell me of any other bloggers she knew that live in Germany and she referred me to you! I'm your newest follower! I look forward to getting a taste of what is to come through your blog!

I just started my blog last month. I can't wait to add my own European experiences to it when my husband and I move! I would love for you to check it out and follow back if you like it!


Kym ((bitty)) said...

hi daryl
i'm so glad you commented on my blog so that i could come here and discover yours! it's so intriguing and your photos are adorable. i can't wait to explore your site some more! say hello to your newest follower :)

Catherine said...

Very cute. Love the pink pants.

Wren said...

I love the ombre efffect on your blouse. It's so beautiful.



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