Crystals Can Also Be a Girl’s Best Friend…

During our Thanksgiving getaway, the Hubby and I took a day tour to Innsbruck, Austria, where not only did we see a large and festive Christmas market, but also the world famous Swarovski Museum and Shop!

As someone who is attracted to anything shiny (much like a raccoon), this tour was truly a dream come true. At the museum, we saw crystals used as fine art, clothing, moving installations, and lighting. I should have brought a bib to wipe the drool from my mouth as I looked at all of the amazing work.

For instance, here is my dream chandelier:

I'll take one for the dining room, please.

I’ll take one for the dining room, please.

 

 

 

And also, I think we should have this beautiful crystal tiger, only 14,000 Euro (that’s $18,977!). If only…

Here, Kitty Kitty

Here, Kitty Kitty

 

But of course, I was blown away by the “wearable” Swarovski art, such as this bra (worn in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show) and these AMAZING strappy heels!

A bra that I could only dream of wearing!

A bra that I could only dream of wearing!

The Ultimate Shoes!

The Ultimate Shoes!

How nice of Swarovski to make those shoes for me! Notice the “M” on one?!!!

 

Luckily for my husband, I took it easy and left the gift shop with one pair of earrings. I love early Christmas gifts!

My new studs!

My new studs!

The rest of our day was spent drinking Gluhwein, eating fresh mini donuts, and taking in sights such as the Golden Roof, Innsbruck’s most famous landmark. It’s amazing that this landmark has been around since 1500!

So beautiful against the skyline!

So beautiful against the skyline!

 

I have to say that Innsbruck is one of my favorite places so far. The city still has a lot of its old charm, and the people are very kind. How can anyone be crabby when surrounded by such beauty?

The hills are alive...

The hills are alive…

 

The day was chilly, but I’ve learned the trick to staying warm without looking like a Puffalump. Thick leggings by Charlotte Russe with a hooded sweatshirt under my coat kept me toasty warm! This sweatshirt by Under Armour is unique because it includes “fingerless gloves” at the end of the sleeves! I added this plaid Charlotte Russe skirt to finish the look with my boots.

Keeping warm and trendy!

Keeping warm and trendy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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