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Travels and such by Mike Tyle

Basically what all of Dresden looks like.

I'm well over do for an update as to what I've been up to the past couple of months aside from catwalk reviews (pre-fall is under way)!

if I haven't been working overtime finishing the Fall collections before the holiday break and Chinese New Year begins then I have been traveling.

I try and make sure I still keep my sanity by getting away when I can. The past 2 months I have done some long weekend trips "close to home" visiting Dresden, Prague (so beautiful, it was like a dream!), Luxembourg, Brussels and most recently spending the weekend in Zurich (more about that in my next post!).

Prague from above.

Horses in Prague are styling!

Dusk over Prague

Luxembourg gardens

Entering Brussels

Brussels by night.

In other news... I've also becoming increasingly obsessed with interior design. As one can see on my Pinterest... While I haven't done much with my place since I moved in, I have gotten some great ideas in the works!

As always when one fashion week ends another is just around the corner and I am already on to Pre-Fall 14 reviews. I am trying to think of a new way to post them which is a bit more interactive and less... like the list that it looks like.

Oh, and my parents & sister are coming to visit on Saturday for 10 days!!

Me in a Fred Perry shirt.

P.S.- I got a mohawk.

Antwerp and the days surrounding by Mike Tyle

As stated in my previous post things, as well as in the title, I went to Antwerp this past Friday for work, check my Antwerp gallery I just made to show off some of the things I saw.

I always love traveling any chance I can get and the luxury of life in Europe especially in the Rhine-Ruhr is that I am close to a lot of great places. A two hour car ride and voila you can be in Antwerp, Brussels or Amsterdam. A bit over two hours longer and in Paris!

Last shopping trip a couple months ago we went to Amsterdam so this time the team split up again and I headed to Antwerp with a couple other designers. We had a great time. The weather was nice and I'm pretty sure we shopped the entire city. Seriously, on foot from 10-9 with a 30 min break. We got some exciting finds in the vintage shops and great books that will come in handy as well. 

I'm working on a city guide which I hope to have finished and posted soon...

In the mean time here are some looks from the past week: 

Walking home from work... armless.

shirt- Gap kids, tie- vintage leather tie (one of my faves) I found while in Italy.

Jeans ripped in both legs the same day! These pants are at least 8 yrs old. I don't even know where I got them from...

Also I feel like this looks like those "hot dogs or legs?" pics, ha!

t-shirt- Character Hero jaquard weave.

My plants were dying in the house but are thriving on the balcony! AKA away from me.

shirt- COS, pants- H&M, shoes- COS, backpack- from middle school, ha!

Pouring rain I was stuck in the house on the weekend.

v-neck sweater- J.Crew, shorts- American Apparel, belt- Banana Republic

Obsessed with this Banana Republic belt.

Weekend by Mike Tyle

This weekend I'm spending some time getting things around the apartment accomplished... mainly cleaning. No sense to glamorize it. But it needs to be done! Especially since I have been going ever since I have been home. If you see this pic on my Instagram from Friday my pathetic refrigerator can give you a good clue of how often I have been around.

Last weekend however I had a really great time. My friend Helena came over to pick up her nice new Coach bag I was able to get for her while I was in the U.S. and I must say it is really nice! Simple high quality leather can make all the difference. Good choice Helena! Also, shout out to the Coach store at Somerset Collection! It was a pleasant shopping experience which luckily every time I have been there I have gotten great service.

The weather was really nice as well and I was luckily able to spend the majority of it outside made all the better by a new shirt from a very special someone! 

shoes: Kenneth Cole

shorts: Tourist by Burkman Bros. t-shirt: Acne, blazer: H&M, belt: Fossil

Helena; the Swedish queen of vintage finds in her 1953 vintage skirt.

The new favorite Penny shoulder purse from Coach.

In the Hofgarten.

shirt: Kenzo, shorts: Zara

part deux by Mike Tyle

The second half of my trip home was spent in upstate NY visiting my good friend and all around awesome lady Krysta. She was home for the summer from London and while we are only a hop, skip and a jump away from one another in Europe we seem to find ourselves in the U.S. at the best time to be in the U.S.- summer!

We spent most the time doing what we do best... visiting sites, eating food, enjoying a beach/pool/mini-cooper. Below are some examples doing just that.

 

At the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY.

Had I known about the dinner plans this would have just been a day outfit...

Krysta told me we were going out but I didn't know we were GOING OUT...

Krysta- sunglasses: Prada, dress: Herve Leger, purse: Louis Vuitton

Me- shirt: J.Crew, bow tie: vintage Lanvin, shorts: COS, belt: Fossil, sandals: Mango, sunglasses: Burberry

At the lake house. It's not summer unless booty shorts and chips are involved!

tank: Topman, swimsuit: Diesel

sweatshirt: Acne, shorts: Topman

I had to.

One last dip before the plane ride back!

mesh sweatshirt: D&G, bathing suit: Diesel, sunglasses: Burberry

On the go by Mike Tyle

I had an awesome long weekend! I went to visit The Hague and Antwerp, which means pics coming soon!

This week shall be spent working and cleaning, sadly here in Germany the public holidays of May are over, meaning the first full week back in a month! Good news is that I am currently moving into a new apartment which I am super excited.

Oh, and my B-day this coming Friday. 

As for the past work week, ending on a good note of nice weather on Thursday, which I wore the following:

shirt- Rag & Bone, pants- Gant, shoes- Hawkings McGill, glasses- See, bracelet- H&M