Germany has always been a destination on my bucket list. My ancestors as recently as my maternal grandmother were from Germany so there’s a familial draw for me. When Julie Anne, Meggie, and I decided to tack on a few days in Munich for Oktoberfest after Katherine‘s wedding in Treviso, I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to see a small part of Germany. Julie Anne and Meggie were also very excited, but more so about Oktoberfest and the chance to wear dirndls while swilling beer and inhaling pretzels. I had other ideas. Months ago, I was traveling down the classic “Suggested Items” rabbit hole on ASOS. I came across this dress and immediately pictured it in Munich for our trip. The colors popped, the tie-waist was perfect for a dirndl substitute (typically a woman’s dirndl tie signifies whether she is single or married). My favorite part was that while the dress was perfect for a day of drinking at Oktoberfest, it also let me stand out from the crowd. Prost!