Your Summer Best Friend: Denim Shorts
When it comes to denim, we all have our favorite pair that we can’t live without. But when summer arrives it’s hard to fathom the thought of wearing anything below your knees (or at least I can’t). This is where denim shorts come into play during the summer, especially if you’re in a humid location like Berlin. Where the heat literally sticks to you and wearing jeans will leave you dry heaving from how hot your skin feels being covered by the thick denim material. Now I’m not saying go Edward scissor hands crazy with all of your denim, but those few jeans that you love buy don’t necessarily look good on you anymore. Grab them and your garment scissors to expand your summer wardrobe. Your legs and perspiration pores will gladly thank you!
This is what I did yesterday to these jeans that are a perfect shade of blue, but are just too thick for my skin as Berlin has been extremely humid this week. Luckily today I am headed to Barcelona for the month to escape one heat for hopefully a more refreshing breezy heat. I am so excited to visit for my fist time in yet another city I’ve heard so many great things about! Now, if any of you know of places I must visit or even better a photographer/ cool blogger in Barcelona. Please leave a comment here or on instagram and stay tuned for a month full of Barcelona blog updates. ;)
Shirt: Pacsun/ Shorts: American Eagle/ Shoes: Converse/ Sunglasses: Banana Republic/ Watch: Casio/ Bracelet: Kenneth Cole
10 images that will have on the next flight to Amsterdam
Amsterdam, a city much known for being Europe’s scandalous capital filled with legal marijuana and prostitution on their red light district. Though this city holds so much more than these characteristics such as endless canals in the shape of a horseshoe and beautiful sceneries to be found around each corner. Not to forget their delicious Dutch pancakes and pomme frites that’ll leave you rolling home. Above are ten photos that will most definitely have you on the next flight to Amsterdam.
Fashion Secrets to Hiding a Hangover
I know I’ve said this before already, but Berlin night life is pretty EPIC and doesn’t end unless you want it to. As you should already know, I am quite the nightlife enthusiast and my mother didn’t raise me to be a quitter. Therefore I have ended my partying at 10am more in the month I’ve been in Berlin than I have in the last 4 years of I’ve spent partying. While partying is fun, I do still have to be functional the next day. This is where my secrets to recovering a hangover start with getting dressed.
- Wear dark, big, polarized sunglasses!
- Go for your most comfortable shoes.
- Stretchy comfortable jeans or shorts are a must depending on the weather.
- Cover up the skin, you’ll be hating the sun as your mortal enemy.
Now that you’re adequately dressed, get yourself to a hearty greasy meal. I usually go for a burger and then get yourself a delicious smoothy filled with nutrition that your body will more than thank you for afterward. Once you’re filled to the max. Go back to bed for a few hours, and you’ll be ready to get back out for another night of sultry adventures.
Shirt: Club Monaco/ Shirt: Forever 21/ Jeans: Express/ Shoes: Kenneth Cole/ Sunglasses: Warby Parker/ Watch: La Mer/ Bracelet: Giles & Brothers
This week on Instagram
This passed week has been by far the most productive I’ve been in the last month in a half. I must say, it was easy to fall into an endless holiday quite quickly while having a friend visit me each week during my first half in Europe, but once they were all gone reality hit and I realized why I came to Europe and that is to make it my new home Over the course of one week I managed to find a room in an awesome newly renovated flat in Neukollen, get German health insurance, and just to GET A THREE MONTH VISA EXTENSION. Allowing me to be so much closer to my dream of living in Europe for a year to expand my blog and explore life out of New York City, because well, it’s not the world.
- Best cheap food in Berlin, 3 euro Doner.
- The COOLEST abandoned theme-park, Spreepark Planterwald.
- Getting down to business searching for freelance work.
- Ending a stressful day on a run through yet another Berlin gem, their abandoned Tempelhofer Airport.
- Berlin’s notorious Photokabine, ready for any impromptu photoshoot.
- Another coffee shop in hip Mitte at KaffeeMitte. ;)
- Saturday night automatically means Club-Mate vodka in Berlin.
- Paying my respects at The Jewish Holocaust Memorial.
- Celebratory breakfast after receiving a three month visa extension, setting me one step closer to my freelance visa for up to two years in Berlin/ EU.
Black and Plaid while exploring Berlin’s History
We all know of the holocaust, but not all of us are able to visit the memorial personally. I went to see the memorial for my first time while shooting this post with my new friend Devid of Starecasers. He has been sort of like my tour guide and photographer extraordinaire while I’ve been in Berlin. We met up at Brandenburg Gate (Berlin’s old city entrance and now a sign of peace in the city), after meeting we walked a block over to the holocaust memorial which is a series of grey concrete rectangular stones increasing and decreasing in size on what seems like a s shaped hill. This design is to represent how the jews felt as the Natzi’s towered over them while the Natzi’s were in power. You could instantly understand the direction the memorial was emulating. After spending some time there, we went to visit the gay memorial across the street in Grosser Tiergarten. This memorial is a one concrete block with a tv inside playing gay men and lesbian women making-out on repeat with the reaction of others from the period. Evoking a sense equality and unity that has been found since the Natzi regime. An experience anyone that comes to Berlin must experience in a city that is full of history around every corner and is still coming back to life.
On this day, the summer heat decided to give Berlin a break with light rain and a cool breeze. Thus allowing me to comfortably wear jeans and a long sleeve button down and not feel feel like I was sweating from every pore. A look appropriate for Berlin (minus not wearing white high socks, I swear Germans love their high top socks… it’s even a fetish on Grindr). This look is also extremely comfortable thanks to my fresh kicks that always receive compliments. Even after having them for going on two years. And as I said in a recent post, I am sorry if you find I’m wearing similar outfits, but I have run out of new clothes. Though, luckily I will have a new batch to wear once I get to Barcelona next week. So hold on tight, I’m not an outfit repeater. I swear!
Shirt: American Eagle/ Jeans: Paige/ Shoes: Nike/ Glasses: Warby Parker/ Watch: Casio/ Bracelets: Men in Cities