Well about the title… I’m not really browsing Etsy right now but do have some favorites. In Germany mostly everything revolves about fashion shopping because my mother has always been a fashion lover. If she’d be younger she’d be the perfect fashion blogger. I’ll get to some of my favorites soon.
The roast is something I felt like mentioning for a while now on my blog. I’ve said I can’t just blog and look at the pretty and there’s been some things in my hometown that just aren’t pretty at all and feel like a huge joke to me. The first time my parents sent me an image of it, I laughed so hard that I almost peed my pants. I can’t even remember if I blogged about it already.
I have mentioned for sure that my home town of Lohr is the original Snow White town and has been claiming so for a long time. You can read more about my post HERE.
It’s a beautiful little city with people who baffle me at times. I have shown a lot of historic buildings like the Snow White Castle already which you can see below again:
The small city wanted to build a new civic hall in the spot where they tore down the old worn down building that I used to go eat at with my family as a child all the time.
So they had architects come up with something ultra modern which screams “we are trying to hard to be like big cities” and reminds me of the Northampton County Prison where we live, including the ugly paste on brick tiles. (side by side comparison coming later)
Now now… you might wonder what the straggly figure is in the two bottom photos. Can anyone NOT FROM GERMANY guess?
Behold my friends, it is the new SNOW WHITE STATUE!!!!!
Don’t rub your eyes, you read correctly. It is supposed to be snow white. And guess what the “fantastic” artist is getting 110 000 Euros (currently about $122 481) for the bronze cast statue. Nice right? He’ll be laughing all the way to the bank and years after.
I honestly thought is was a joke and a hidden camera show at first. So did many other citizens in my home town but it will be the figure placed in front of the ugly prison structure.
To me it is a serious case of a tiny town trying to be something they are not but after all it got them into the national news. Maybe that was the purpose?
Then there was a high school student who made a graffiti joke on a concrete wall in town about the statue and called it “horrorwittchen” (aka horror snow white, see below) and the towns people started to make merchandise with it and big money. You can see shirts, underwear, table wear, post cards and other tourist items with the murderous graffiti snow white and dwarfs on it all over town.
My daughter was ready to cry when she saw the photo of the statue for the first time because it ruined her view of snow white. My son laughed just as much as I did.
Oh wait and I wanted to show you a side by side comparison to the Northampton County Prison yet too:
I hate driving by this place and I can’t stand having it as the backdrop of the beautiful pool now.
You can see it in the background where my kids are jumping off the high jump:
Prison break pool area!
It was designed for events like concerts, art shows and such… No thank you!
So now enough of roasting my home town lets get to a small amount of my random favorites.
My absolute favorite comfy pants and the ones I wore on my flight to Germany are these following comfy trousers:
I usually never spend $89 on pants like this but they are just that comfortable! The best stretchy fabric ever and they are dressy enough to even wear out for dinner or work. I vowed to myself that if they’d be on sale, I’d buy more colors. I just wanted to show them to my mom yesterday because she loves them as much as I do and I noticed they were finally on sale for $57.99 (click HERE). So I’m getting more. I had to get the petite size though for my short legs.
I bought a new dress in Germany (HERE) and it’s available in the US as well. I couldn’t love it more.
At $33 it’s totally affordable too and I’m planning on wearing it in the winter time with my favorite leggings (click HERE) and boots.
And last but not least I want this little cheap straw bag. I planned to wait until I returned to the US to order it HERE.
But noticed that it was sold out in the US. So if they still have it at the store tomorrow in Würzburg, I will buy it and stuff it into my suitcase. That’s what a girl’s got to do, right? It would be perfect with the dress or the pants.