Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Süßigkeit

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This week's German word is Süßigkeit (please record yourself trying to say that and send it to me for the lols) which means candy. The bracelet I'm wearing looks exactly like a type of Haribo candy...but for the life of me I can't find what it's called. I can honestly taste it in my mouth though! It always reminds me of the sitting in my Grandma's living room where she kept a jar of it on the table in between the couches. 25 years later she still keeps candy in there, and we all still go for it when we're congregated together.

Are there any candy memories you have from childhood? 











florals and solids
Shirt: Forever 21  {save | splurge}
Cardigan: Old Navy  {similar}
Scarf: H&M
Jeans: American Eagle  {exact on sale}
Watch: Target
Bracelet: Banana Republic
Shoes: Tory Burch  {exact}



















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Linking up with Style Elixir, wiww, and random wednesday!
























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We're almost half way through TOPIO. I need to get creative...


tomorrow I will wear my scarf as a skirt. prepare your eyes



just kidding ;)

43 comments:

  1. wearing a scarf as a skirt can be done, i have done it! okay, so i never wore that out of the house, but it's possible! ;)

    love everything about this - your pretty floral blouse, your bracelet, and the memory it sparked in you of your grandmother. love it.

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  2. I can totally see the kind of candy that bracelet reminds you of! I love it.

    Just today I was talking with a friend of mine about Popeye candy cigarettes. I'm surprised they still make them, but they do! I think I'll get a pack and relive being nine and pretending to smoke without really understanding what I was doing.

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  3. I LOVE this outfit! The floral pattern on the shirt is so adorable :) And I like the candy-looking bracelet too. Pretty :)

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  4. I love your floral & purple! Can it please be spring now??

    ~C

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  5. There used to be a penny candy shop by my house when I was really young. It was run by two very elderly ladies who didn't really like children. It was basically the best and scariest place ever, I'll definitely never forget it.

    And I really like your shirt here. I've always considered myself someone who just did not do florals, but lately I've been loving blouses and scarves with the pattern. Yours matches your candy bracelet perfectly!

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  6. Reese's cups. I eat them as an adult, but I swear they were bigger in the '90s. I think the company is producing them in smaller sizes.
    Also, Bazooka bubble gum.

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  7. i love german haribo. YUM. i've always loved cadbury creme eggs and sees gummy eggs when its easter time. my dad's parents used to make torrone which sticks to your teeth. eep!

    lovely scarf - it makes me wish summer was here!

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  8. My grandad always had dum dums in his truck <3. Such a fun memory :) I've set it before but I love the take one and pass it on, and even though you take your own pictures, they always look great. I hate to break it to you, but I take my own too. It's just me and a tripod in my front yard.....with my neighbors driving by gawking. My hubby used to take them, but I actually prefer it this way because I can do it when I want, not when it works for him :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  9. My candy memory is my Memaw and Pepaw (what can I say, I'm from TX) always had zebra bars in the candy tray. Those are the little peanut butter crunchy things that come in zebra striped wrappers. Every now and then I will get a craving for one, but they are hard to find now.
    Also, can I get a phonetic clue on the word :)

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  10. That bracelet is pretty arm candy! Love it!

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  11. Oh boy! I am not even going to try that word, lol. My grandma used to keep those orange circus peanut things in the candy jar. Now I think they are awful, ha ha! Heather

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  12. Suessigkeit! I am too lazy to umlaut and ss. It'd be funny to hear though. I'm moderately fluent in Deusch ;) Great outfit!

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  13. How many non-German-speaking people do you think will pronounce the Ezsett (sp?) Clark Griswold-style? Haha I know how to pronounce it but every time I still think "funny looking B" when I see it written. (Out of curiousity, do you have a German keyboard layout?)

    My childhood candy memories are mostly of the See's dark molasses chips my mother always has on hand. I still buy her a box every Christmas.

    I love the floral shirt! And the purple scarf with it. I just love your style altogether.

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  14. Your pictures look so good!

    Haha the candy memories I have as a child is pretty bad. When I was younger my mom did not allow us to have candy so when I would go to church I will sneak in purses in search of candy. So ridiculous!

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  15. I remember my mom buying my sister and me a roll of Rolos each at the store on occasion - we'd hoard those for days!

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  16. I cannot even begin to pronounce that word but I bet its hilarious to watch people try! That bracelet is so beautiful, it totally reminds me of candy! I think you're doing a great job with the challenge, keep at it :-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  17. Love the top - and your jewelry! cute, cute, cute!!

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  18. Your post just made me really hungry for gummy bears (which are so much better than gummy worms, IMO). You could try wearing your scarf as a shirt or a belt. Or wear your shirt as a scarf. I can't wait to see what you end up wearing tomorrow!

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  19. oooh, that bracelet is pretty. not sure if it reminds me of candy, maybe you'll need to show us :)

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  20. I LOVE this outfit and your style. So glad I found your blog via Stylelixir.
    -new follower

    http://rebeccaslittlecorner.blogspot.com

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  21. You top is beautiful. your doing a great job with TOPO

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  22. It's pronounced something like Zuet-shig-keit, right? My niece loves Haribo, but only the gummy bear kind, so I can't help you there, sorry :P

    That floral blouse is so pretty!

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    1. you're pretty close! I even have a hard time with the pronuncations, and I'm from there! The German Haribo kind will always be #1 for me. The American Haribo just doesn't taste the same!

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  23. We didn't eat a lot of sweets when we were children (luckily!) but I really loved Poppets which were little balls of peanut or mint fondant or orange fondant or raisins covered in thick chocolate. They came in a box that you "popped" the lid open on. Apparantly you can still get them so I made a mental note to seek them out next time I pass the newsagents :-)

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  24. that is a great colored scarf - love that pop of bold color! And I LOVE that candy - I used to call it glass candy as a kid :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  25. Love this. I will check in to TOPIO since I am a little late joining you here. It looks like the snow is finally melting??

    My fave candy growing up was Mr.Goodbar...my Papa always had a mad stash around his house. LOL

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  26. So cute. Your pictures are looking so pretty! I seriously need a new lens.

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  27. so cute!

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  28. Cute :)

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  29. cute!


    Here's what I wore: http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-i-wore-wednesday-week-2.html

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  30. Such a cute bracelet! My grandma always had stale gumdrops in a jar by the microwave. Not nearly as yummy! ;-)

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  31. Mir fällt der Haribo-name auch nicht ein; werde am Freitag im Rewe mal die Augen auf halten! ;)
    LG aus Deutschland!
    Johanna

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  32. I don't really like florals most of the time, but I am LOVING your blouse today!

    My favorite candy memory from my childhood is "arguing" about which Dum-Dum flavor is better with my grandpa. I always said root beer, and he always said butterscotch. (My grandma kept a constant supply of Dum-Dums and other goodies.) Every once in a while, I'll grab a butterscotch flavored sucker from a pile in his memory :)

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  33. The floral print on your blouse is so cute and making me feel excited for spring! And that bracelet is adorable! I wish I knew German... I thought about taking it in college just to be more in tune with my roots, but yeah epic fail!

    Also, don't judge my grandma or me ;) But I laugh now because after we would eat lunch with her she used to give us a Tums and I thought it was candy! But she does always have Andes mints at her place, always a great candy treat!

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  34. I love your floral top!

    I know what candy you're talking about, we have it here in South Africa and it's called Sparkles. This is the best picture I could find:

    http://beginner.worth1000.com/entries/193554/sparkles

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  35. I love that purple scarf!

    fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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  36. Sew-BEE-key-et.
    Close, close? Am I close?

    You're lovely & pretty & I wish my outfits were less sweatpantsy and more like yours.

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    1. hehe that B looking letter is actually 2 S's, so kind of like a sharper s sound. Those germans!


      and you are too sweet :)

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  37. You are nailing it with the TOPIO!!! Well done, friend!! And yes, I have candy memories. My Grandma had this crystal candy dish filled with some sort of German candy too!! Thanks for taking me back to my childhood!! ;) And for linking up!!

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  38. sewssss-igh-kite?
    Jah? haha

    I lol'd at wearing your scarf as a skirt. Some people can pull that kind of thing off, I myself, don't think I'm one of those people.
    Love that top, a lot.

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  39. ummm yeah I have no idea how to even begin to pronounce that "u" with the weird dots on top or that B looking thing.

    And Haribo candy? YUMmmm. One of my best friends was living in Germany after we graduated and she flew back for my wedding, so her wedding gift to us was a giant gift basket with a whole bunch of german candy and snacks. But I felt it was too sentimental to eat, so by the time I finally got around to it like 2 years later it was rock hard and pretty gross.

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  40. your bracelet is so SO pretty. I usually just stick to the watch because I usually type my notes and I HATE the cling-clang sounds it makes while I am typing. But I do want to look cute and put together for school, yet again, you dress for work. Bahaha

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