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Perchtoldsdorf Vineyards

Today I went for a walk through the vineyards that are on the edge of the town I'm living in. I'm not technically living in Vienna, but in a place called Perchtoldsdorf which is just outside the city. It's a really beautfiful little town with some lovely old buildings and great places to eat!


I wore my Primark dress with the cute Buckingham Palace guard print, and my beloved H&M lace biker jacket. Although it was sunny it wasn't too warm today, so I ended up wearing a coat too.


The castle and tower



This is my winter coat. It's about 5 years old from Topshop, and I "retired" it a couple of years ago, but brought it back out this winter. I love the colour and the shape of the sleeves. You can't really see them very well in this picture, byt they're kind of spring onion shaped, if that makes any sense? (Probably not. I just compared clothing to a vegetable after all...)

I'm sitting in front of one of the various different types of shrine-y things that are scattered around the vineyards. I don't think they're for a saint, but for someone who used to look after the vineyards... Must ask someone local about this.


It was a little cloudy and even rained a bit at one point, so I couldn't really get a clear picture of how beautiful the scenery is. If you look the other way you can see across the whole of Vienna.

I only did about a 4km loop, but I'm shattered now. In my defence on Sunday I did go on a 30km walk up a load of hills in the Vienna Woods, so I feel I am somewhat entitled to be a little tired still! I got really badly sunburned on Sunday because it was really hot and sunny and I had no suncream, which I'm so annoyed about as I'm usually so careful in the sun. I didn't think we'd be out for as long as we were though (about five and a half hours) and I wrongly presumed there's be lots of shade in the woods. There wasn't, as there are lots of open spaces and meadows in them. I've now stocked up on my factor 50 though! Does anyone else find it annoying how the higher the SPF you want the more expense it gets? My friend Elle said that it should be the other way around, you should have to pay more for the lower SPF to encourage people to stop buying stupidly low SPF suncream.
You shouldn't use anything less than factor 15 or you aren't properly protected. Even if you have darker skin. It's no excuse. I never use anything less than factor 25, rarely anything less than factor 40. If you want a tan, fake it. Please don't leave yourselves open to getting skin cancer!

Rant over. How have you all been enjoying the nicer weather of late?

16 comments

  1. It's crazy how expensive suncream is! I'm so skint at the moment I won't be able to afford any more when mine runs out, so I'll be going out in a balaclava to protect my skin! Or not...
    Your spring onion coat looks very nice, it's a lovely colour!

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  2. I really like your outfit here, I've searched for that Primark dress myself but I can't find it anywhere! :( The scenery looks so beautiful, you're so lucky you get to live in such a gorgeous place, even if it's just for a few months! xxxx

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  3. LOVE the dress on, it's just as cute as it was in your video.

    Vienna and the area look and sound fabulous, it makes me wish I was back in Germany soooo much. Hope you are enjoying your time there, when do you come back?

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  4. Fritha I just loooove your hairstyle here! (And outfit of course, but that's a given) :)

    Leia

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  5. the scenery is just beautiful, wow! i love your dress as well.
    i get you about the sun cream, it's so annoying because i have to use like 500 spf and it's just so expensive.

    http://kaydotoh.blogspot.com/

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  6. I really love that dress, and you, as ever look stunning x

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  7. i love your dress! and YES on the spf thing - i wear factor 15 everyday on my face, even in winter, and use like 30+ in summer. i want to protect my face! xx

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  8. Totally agree on suncream, I use 30+ always, it really shouldn't be so expensive! Plus it loses effectiveness over time I've heard, so you need to buy new stuff every year.

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  9. That coat looks great and the colour really suits you. I love your boots, where are they from?

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  10. WOW i love the booties and the green coat : ) beautiful as always xD

    kiss
    Mary

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  11. youuuu look amazing as always, but the picture of you in your topshop coat is wow!

    lovely outfit! :]

    and that vineyard looks splendid! :3

    -Cathy

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  12. I adore the fit of your dress! It looks great! And the photograph of the castle is amazing!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  13. Your photos are beautiful. I'm very jealous, I've always wanted to visit Austria!
    It drives me crazy how expensive sun cream is, especially as my pale skin needs factor 50, I think it's really irresponsible of brands to charge so much!

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  14. It looks like such a beautiful place. The castle and tower look so nice.
    Really love the coat: it's a great colour.

    I agree, I always wear at least spf 25 and I have spf 50 on right now.

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  15. i got the tshirt version of the guard print - so cute! :)

    http://ragmagpie.blogspot.com

    x

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  16. I totally agree with you about the suncream thing. It makes me SO angry when people care more about getting a tan than wearing suncream. And when people are like "ahh I got such a good tan" its like, SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE JUST INCREASED YOUR CHANCE OF GETTING SKIN CANCER. It really annoys me.
    xxxx

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