Wednesday, July 22

Triple tidbit

I am the tag less wonder.
I know most people have to be tagged in order to blog about personal bits and bobs, but I lack such decency, so there you go :-)

I am Austrian, but have been living in England since I turned nineteen.

Top: All-Mighty
Skirt: Vintage
Tights: eBay

My rusty old three-gear bicycle is my primary mode of transport. This area is really flat, so cycling is pretty effortless unless it is veeery windy.

Blouse: Primark
Skirt: Charity Shop
Tights: eBay
Shoes: Clarks
Gloves: eBay
Mask: Made from clay

I wore a Dirndl (trad. Austrian dress) at my wedding and we had lots and lots of doughnuts instead of cake.

Time flies. That was almost two years ago now.


  1. Lovely outfit! I love the yellow tights with the brown skirt!

    I added you to my blogroll today....your blog is great!

  2. I have a bit of a thing for dirdnls! They're not at all linked to my heritage but I just think they're gorgeous.
    -Andi x

  3. this is a great post, who cares if you were tagged or not...i loved it.

    your bike and the outfit your wearing with it are both amazing, love the basket.

    i think it's interesting to hear the different traditions in it custom for every woman to wear a dirndl? and how about doughnuts over cake??

  4. I think most girls in Austria wear white dresses for their weddings nowadays(mind you, weddings aren't very in vogue this generation). A few decades back it was still quite common. Lots of women wear them to church and other special occasions still and then there is waitressing of course ;-)

    I think if I hadn't left the country I would probably not have gone for it. I am not particularly patriotic, but as soon as I've spent all my adult life in England I feel quite positive towards my country nowadays. Lots of friends and family who traveled from Austria for the wedding also showed up in Dirndls so we were quite a picture.

    I first came across dougnuts for a wedding cake watching Joy and Crabman's wedding on My Name is Ear LOL We thought we were being quite unique, but searching for pictures of doughnuts online for my little collage I found lots of people are doing it. Sure as hell beat fruit cake ;-)

  5. Thinking of Austrian wedding traditions, there is one: Hiding the bride. During the reception a group of people will take the bride away to a pub and the poor bastard of a groom has to go and find them. To add insult to injury he has to pick up the tab they've run up as well.

    They tried to do it to the other half but he wasn't playing. :-) Just as well, that bodice was so tight food/drink intake wasn't really on the menu. I managed a couple of Krispy Kremes though.

  6. I am SO in love with that outfit, the grey high-waist skirt and white blouse? SO gorgeous and perfectly 40's vintage...

  7. So deeply, wonderful beautiful (both shots!). I am wild about dirndls too, though I must admit I've never had the joy of wearing one. I think I'm rather fond of most traditional ("folk") European ladies wear in general, and would adore the chance to sport a dress even a fraction as wonderful as your wedding dress.

    Many hugs & happy Sunday wishes,
    ♥ Jessica