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Caliope Couture Review 2016 | Jahresrückblick – Part 1

Cream Benetton Wool Coat and Pink Lace Sweater Classic White Wool Coat Fraas laser cut poncho

Today I will take you on a little journey through the first half of 2016 today and share my highlights of January to June with you. Let’s go!

January: Snow and Slow Fashion

The first month of the year was dominated by a few snowy days in Berlin which always covers the city in a magical sheet of white. On the blog I shared two handknit outfits with you and reviewed some of my favourite cosmetic products. Reddish eyeshadow has started to become a firm favourite lately.

1 Outfit: Handknit Cables and Suede Boots

2 Outfit: Sweater Dress and Chunky Neon Scarf

3 Beauty: Go For The Reds – Review

Bobbi Brown Artstick Love P1240639 4 Cream Benetton Wool Coat and Pink Lace Sweater grey sweater dress and colour changing umbrella

February: A Special Teatime and Doggy Outfits

A lot of doggy moments were captured on camera this month which resulted in both Tora and Diamante featuring in several outfit shoots. Then Valentine’s Day held a special surprise for me: my boyfriend asked me to marry him during a teatime at the Adlon Hotel.

1 Outfit: Engagement Look with Cream Coat and Burberry Heart Scarf

2 Outfit: Partner Look with The Akita

3 Beauty: eos Lipbalm – Yay or Nay?

4 Style: Red For Valentine’s Day

Classic White Wool Coat Boden British Tartan Skirt and Tora the Basenji Mix Burberry Heart print silk scarf pink statement coat and fedora 

March: Rose Quartz and Cherry Blossoms

While there were still some cold days thrown in, this month saw surprisingly mild temperatures and cherry blossom season in Berlin. Thus, the outfits I shared on the blog were heavily influenced by shades of pink and white. My sweet tooth showed through as well and I shared two of my favourite recipes with you: Carrot Cupcakes and a Pina Colada Pie for Pi Day.

1 Outfit: Birdcage Dress and Spike Metal Heels 

2 Food: Favorite Carrot Cupcakes (For Easter or any Other Time)

3 Style: Spring Colours

4 Nails: Trend IT UP Touch of Vintage LE

Birdcage print pastel dress at the golden hour at dusk cherry blossom - sakura P1250964 pink flower crown trend IT UP nail polish touch of vintage 030 beige Carrot Cupcakes

April: Tweed and Trends

The off-shoulder style emerged as one of summer’s hottest trends and I had my very first off shoulder outfit on the blog. I was also lucky to collaborate with some lovely brands this month. Before summer finally set in, I indulged in some classic country attire with tweed and fine wool – typical for the transitional period. Last but not least, the Glamour Shopping Week announced itself – and I was lucky to get a few good deals.

1 Outfit: Fraas Poncho with Laser Cut Pattern and Cream High Heels

2 Outfit: Barbour Equestrian Blazer with Duck Blouse and Teal Leggings

3 Style: Off-The-Shoulder Trend

4 Beauty: Nail Art and Duo Eyeshadow

Fraas laser cut poncho wool poncho Barbour Nutwell tweed blazer lace blouse detail Barbour Nutwell tweed blazer portrait Street One Off-Shoulder Top Blouse Effie

May: Urban Vibes and a Sneaker Premiere

My urban surroundings took hold of me for at least one outfit on the blog – a premiere was me wearing sneakers with a dress. Something I still don’t do often. Some days were still pretty chilly which required a trench, while others announced themselves with plenty of sunshine and light.

1 Outfit: Trenchcoat, Sneakers and Street Art

2 Dogs: First Spring Family Outing

3 Style: Retro Denim

flashing in a trenchcoat  Off shoulder top and Akita Japanese Akita curly tail belted waist and dark nailpolish Mini Mac rose gold

June: Summer in The City

Temperatures soared which made June the first real summery month with top knots and maxi dresses. The predominant colours in my daily wardrobe were cool blues and whites. I wore my new favourite retro denim dress a lot. And I attended re:publica TEN at Station Berlin this year which was great fun.

1 Outfit: Floral Maxi Dress and Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac

2 Beauty: YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara Review

3 Style: Favourite Summer Essentials

4 Event: Impressions from re:publica TEN

white off shoulder blouse and black skirt The bare midriff denim look light blue eyelet dress off shoulder eyelet blouse and top knotpanda novelty purse  Thomas Sabo pearl bracelet green tea icecream Berlin

I hope you enjoyed this little recap. How was your first half of 2016?

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    Thank you, I like your style. Very interesting and can learn !

    • caliope

      Thank you x

  2. Nora Gouma

    Love your amazing post, truly interesting, love your blog as well. Thank you for sharing and wish you Happy New Year 2017!!!


    • caliope

      Thanks so much Nora! Glad you liked the post. Have a fantastic start to the New Year as well! x

  3. Melanie

    Viele tolle Looks und chice Accessoires :-*

    viele liebe Grüße
    Melanie /

    • caliope

      Vielen Dank liebe Melanie! x

  4. LindaLibraLoca

    Busy with a newborn, so neither clothes nor makeup got a lot of attention.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • caliope

      Ohja, das kann ich mir gut vorstellen :) da hat man andere Prioritäten! x

  5. Jalisa

    I love how you broke up your looks throughout the year into such cute categories! All your outfits are so chic and stylish! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful start to 2017!



    • caliope

      Thank you so much Jalisa! So glad you liked this post. I hope you have a wonderful start to the New Year as well! x

  6. shadownlight

    Danke für den schönen Rückblick!
    Ich wünsche dir einen super guten Rutsch und dass das neue Jahr dir alle deine Wünsche erfüllen wird.
    Liebe Grüße!

  7. 'I am every woman' - Margot

    What a lovely reminder of your ideas – they were all great. :) Kisses – Margot

    • caliope

      Thank you Margot! Hope you had a great start to the New Year x

  8. Dora

    Love the recap!
    Happy New Year!

    • caliope

      Thank you so much, Dora! Hope you had a fantastic start to the New Year too x

  9. Saba

    Hi Christina! It was lovely reading this post with a round-up of your favourite looks and highlights from the first half of 2016. I especially love the floral headband you’re wearing and your panda purse. The off-the-shoulder look really suits you and looks so feminine and flattering on you.

    It’s fantastic that you got to collaborate with some great brands in 2016.

    I hope you have a very Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true in 2017.

    Lots of love Saba xx

  10. Jessica

    You had an amazing year! I wish you the best for 2017 x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

    • caliope

      Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a fantastic 2017 x

  11. Jasmin

    Liebe Christina,
    wow! Was soll ich sagen? Mir gefällt jeder Monat aus deinem modischen Rückblick wahnsinnig gut :-)
    Sowohl die verspielten Details mit den Blümchen und den pinkfarbenen Akzenten als auch die klassischen Items gefallen mir total gut. Vor allem deine Mäntel und Capes haben es mir total angetan!
    Ein wundervoller Rückblick!
    Da ich im April umgezogen bin, ist für mich die erste Hälfte des Jahres wahnsinnig schnell verflogen und ich habe mich modisch erst ab der zweiten Hälfte so richtig ausgelebt.
    Viele liebe Grüße

  12. ivana split

    that floral crown looks so lovely on you.

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