Black and White and Chanel

The signs of spring bring forth...Chanel sunglasses!

The signs of spring bring forth…Chanel sunglasses!

It’s been a bizarrely mild winter in Germany! While my friends and family back home in Michigan are having one of the coldest, snowiest winters on record, not ONE snowflake has dropped here in the Kaiserslautern area. Today made it up to 53 degrees, so I decided to celebrate the early signs of spring by breaking out my treasured Chanel sunglasses.

These glasses are a gift from my stepmom, who has the best knack for finding designer duds for a fraction of the original price. I don’t wear these glasses very often because I’m terrified I’ll break them, but today felt like a good day to rock them!

Hello...lovah!

Hello…lovah!

I’m still not pleased with Mr. Lagerfeld’s comments about curvy girls, but that’s no need to throw these away. So, I’m showing him just how good a curvy girl can look wearing his brand. Take that, Karl!

Chanel and headband

Eat your heart out, Karl.

I also wanted to rock my tuxedo leggings from INC, which I got from Macy’s a few months back. Macy’s is one of the few larger retailers that carry stylish, affordable looks for curvy gals. These leggings have a thicker fabric, so I thought I’d better get a few more wears before the summer comes!

Tuxedo leggings

I LOVE the black and white trend for spring! It can look crisp, sophisticated, punkish, rock n roll, expensive, modern…so many ways to wear it!

What do you look forward to wearing for spring?

Love, laughter and shoes! xx Melanie.

WHAT I WORE:

Sunglasses – CHANEL

Headband – BIJOU BIJOU

Earrings – CLAIRE’S ACCESSORIES

Top – FOREVER 21 PLUS

Leggings – ING

Flats – GRACELAND

Bracelet – MY HUBBY:)

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Black and White and Healing Great!

Today was my 10 day post-op appointment from my back surgery, and I was super excited to go mainly because I GOT TO WEAR SOMETHING OTHER THAN YOGA PANTS! For anyone out there who has been cooped up at home recouperating from illness or surgery, you know what I am talking about!

I still cannot wear jeans or pants with a “pinching” waistline, but hey, I am a big fan of leggings anyway, so I pulled out these tuxedo style leggings from ING. I’ve only worn them once so far, and I figure now is a good as time as any! Then I felt like working a black and white look, so I added this super cool top from INC (International Concepts). Check out the pockets!!! Both leggings and pants are from my NYC trip last August and I picked these up at Macy’s.

Cozy, comfy, and stylish for the doctor! I love these pockets!

Cozy, comfy, and stylish for the doctor! I love these pockets!

Oh, don’t let the greenery behind me fool you. It’s probably in the upper 30s today and I took my coat off:) But we STILL have no snow!

Love the tuxedo stripe!

Love the tuxedo stripe!

To add a little whimsy, I wore these adorable cat earrings I found at Claire’s Accessories in Kaiserslautern around a month ago. I love cats, and it’s hard to find “cat jewelry” without looking like a five year old!

So "purrrfect!"

So “purrrfect!”

Some of you have asked where I got my boots. They are a brand called Graceland sold at the German “Payless,” Deichmann. Here is the link if you want to buy them, or check out their other styles. Everything I’ve bought from them has been comfortable and very durable.

The good news is, I am healing well. The bad news is, I have six more weeks until I can enjoy a massage, a bath, a sauna, or do any other exercise besides walking. No twisting, bending over, or lifting anything more than 5 lbs. Patience with myself has never been a great quality of mine, so until then, I will walk and blog a bunch more!