A little bit of history: In October 1810 the citizens of Munich were invited to celebrate a royal festivity in fields named Theresienwiese (Theresa's field). As the name of the field was to long the locals abbreviated the name to Wies'n (fields). Horse races marked the close of this event that was celebrated for the whole of Bavaria. The decision to repeat the horse races in the following year gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest.
Over the years the traditional horse racing was no longer held and the agricultural show marked it's place. Later on the visitors could quench their thirst with beer.
Today, the Oktoberfest is still held at the Wies'n and is apparently one of the largest festival in the world. The usual outfit worn at the Oktoberfest is called Tracht, men wear shirts with Lederhosen and women wear a Dirndl.
This year I decided to not get a Dirndl and got my hair done instead. I must say I am happy with how it turned out, but I think the hairdresser didn't fully understand what I wanted and it ended up looking too bridal…
Before heading to the party I had to run some errands in the city so I wore this long shirt with ripped jeans and, of course, my favourite lace-up flats. I teamed this look with my metal box bag for an extra original touch.
This blue & white striped shirt was definitely a great buy and I can't wait to wear it with other outfits as soon as the chilly days start kicking in!
What were your plans over the weekend?
Many thanks to Crowns & Petticoats for making this lovely crown!