Towards the end of Summer, Oktoberfest is always a much discussed topic with our friends. Last year, I made it to the famous “Wiesn” in Munich for the first time, and it was quite the experience. Aside from those 2 weeks at the end of Septemer, however, a Dirndl is a traditional piece of clothing in southern Germany and Austria year-round. While lace, rhinestones and bright colors are common at the Oktoberfest, the real Dirndl is usually kept a bit simpler. After a more girly and shiny choice last year, this year I decided on a timeless Dirndl Pillersee in hues of gray and blue from a special collection by Tommy Hilfiger, created in collaboration with Lodenfrey – a famous department store in Munich, known for its selection of “Tracht” (ie. Dirndl & Lederhosen). The buttons down the chest are iconic for the “Pillersee” style and with the more subtle colors, I’ll also be able to wear it to festive occasions here in Austria, such as the christening of our friends daughter in October. How do you guys like my new Dirndl?