Cashmere blend jumper, Manchester pants, Patent leather sneakers
Traveling in style calls for an impeccable mix of comfortable and classic pieces - something you can spill half bad airplane marinara sauce on without getting too bad of a stain and still being able to show up at your 4-star hotel with your honor mostly intact in! Um. Yea. It's a very specific mix obviously.
In a week and a half I'll be heading over to the Great Britain for the weekend, so of course I had to purchase some special gear for the trip. This - and a black tricot, non crease-proof(big, big plus when travelling small) wrap skirt along with a lyocell v-neck tee. Hopefully I'll get it before, H&M usually is as much of a time optimist as I am...
Lately, printed shirts has been on my mind. I think I tried on like thirty pieces today, but the thing is it needs to be the PERFECT fit. And not have a text that include a big city name(the last "Hatérs" barely made it). I'd like to pair them with printed, tight fitted scuba-pants(these
preferably)(I might just have ordered them) and my vintage, brown Riverland-boots. Perfect amount of lazy and almost-almost
First two from Monki, next three Gina Tricot and the last one from BikBok.
I can still recall(our last summer, I still see it aaaaall) the last time I went nuts when BikBok had a half-the-price-off-of-EVERYTHING sale... I remember getting a satin kimono and some leather shorts, and, well, after that it's all pretty much a blurr. So much shopping. So many clothes.
Anyway - celebrating 40 years, BikBok is giving us 40% off the entire range for both Friday and Saturday, online and in stores!
I was there the minute I finished school, which was about thirty minutes after opening and lemme tell you you have NOT I repeat NOT known fear until you've fought off a thirteen-year-old over a wool jacket at half-price(ok almost, 40%, whatever, you get it)-day. In the end I left - battered and bruised - with a beautiful t-shirt from the MK & Ash-collection, some killer second skin jeans, a pair of high heeled, pointed suede booties(which were on sale for crazzzzy 49 SEK, about 7,5$, they were absolutely gorgeous), the Amber Apple
scented candle(orgasmic. Like apple pie and autumn and cinnamon and Espresso House chai latte had a baby. I couldn't resist despite my already alarmingly big collection of candles.), a scarf, and some basic beige hairbands and hairpins.
...That I feel embarrassingly excited about, oh the luxurious feeling of wearing elastic bands similiar to your own haircolor...
Have you gotten anything? I'm going in again tomorrow with a friend and I'll TRY to keep my fingers in check, but guys, I'm not making any promises.(I DO need some new party clothes...)
Let me know what you bought if you've gotten anything!
Standard lobes, upper lobe, and helix. Hanging earrings from BikBok.
I'm obsessed with piercings - if I had it my way, I'd be pierced all over. An eyebrow barbell has been my dream for too long, but I'm def freaked out with the whole your-body-rejecting-it part. The last couple of months I've been eyeing a nose piercing or septum pretty good too though, but I doubt it'd suit me, and I'm too changeable to really allow myself piercings or tattoos, unless I can remove them whenever I want without them leaving scars. The 18-year-old five year old has spoken! Besides I wouldn't be able to ever be satisfied - I'd just want more and more and more...
Right now I want to add a lower cartilage to my left ear, or maybe another upper lobe, and a tragus to my right, but yes, honestly I doubt I'd be able to stop, and I'm so pleased with the four I have. And the cartilage ones takes SUCH AN EFFIN LONG TIME to heal. I JUST started sleeping on my right again! Man.
I really like the whole concept of marking your body and making it feel even more like you, you know, it's very appealing to me.
But dreams are OK, and dream I shall:
Probably one of my favorite piercing pictures ever.
This Halloween I'll be going out with some friends clubbing. I love Halloween, it clocks in right after Christmas as my favorite holliday ever!
I celebrated last weekend, like the tradition offers, with family and friends at their old mansion, and let me tell you these people go ALL IN. Tomatogazpacho served from inside a ragged doll? Oh yes. Marinated cauliflower resembling preserved brains? Yum. Dried brown leaves spread through out the entire house? Check.
...You can see why growing up with this leaves its marks. My family did a super-cheesy dress up as "presents". (God I love my family, they're insanely quirky and funny.) But this weekend I figure a big box isn't ideal for dancing and making your way to the bar, so after some thinking I believe I've settled on Brigitte Bardot. Yes, one of the most gorgeous women to ever live might seem ambitious, but I'll take any excuse to pretend to be French! What'll you be going as?
This look is perfect on so many levels.
Today H&M got their usual load of news, and there are sooooooooooo many pretty things!! I'm kind of head over heels for this
mix of stripes, but 499:- for 10% wool? No. I'm stingy like that. But man do I need to find the cheap-woman's-version. The colors are gorgeous!
...Also. This coat
. Let's not even go there, just make a pact with me not to buy it so I can get it on sale. Thanks.
P.S - You'd be bored dead if I showed you ALL my favorites, but here's a few selected pieces:
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen's second collection for BikBok couldn't come at a better time! The furry accessories are spot on and if I expected myself to be able to limit the wear to not-everyday-and-especially-not-with-my-dirty-yogapants, the gray cardi with cutouts and slitz(I accidently placed the banner right over the cutouts in the armpits, woops) would be a must. But I feel that would take the magic out of a piece with capacity of achieving much more exiting outfits. Sighs.
Now. The fluffy earmuffs. Say it out loud then tell me - amazing or awesome, or awemazing?
Check out the full collection below:
...I think the pea coats are pretty glorious also. What's your favorite piece?
Cropped knitted top? Check. Dark heather gray wrap skirt? Double check.
I've been on the look out for a suitable option to go with everything high waisted I own - somehow nothing in my wardrobe was up to task, and thus began the two day hunt.(I freaked out yesterday ten minutes before I was heading over to some friends, ended up with jeans and a tee, pure outfit-battlefield-scar)
I've been checking this knitt out before in white and navy, but habit made me try on one or two sizes bigger than my actual size. This is a size XS and I've learned a valueable lesson; not EVERYTHING is designed for you to buy oversize. Huh. Who would've figured. I still love how in reality it's pretty sleek and narrow over the shoulders despite the drop seem, and overall just the perfect amount of cropped nakedness-feel and chunky hideaway piece without the drown in it factor. Such a perfect fit. This picture doesn't do it justice one bit. Damn.
The wrap skirt is also gorgeous, this one was wrongly stitched in the side but I got a good one. Don't you worry children.
Shop the look:
(I couldn't find the actual knitt online but this one from H&M is a pretty acceptable replacement.)
Some happenings are things we should just accept as unexplainable phenomenons. The creation of the universe. How some people can eat McDonald's every day without getting fat. The fact that I, after 18 years in baggy pants and oversized tees, finally is turning towards miniskirts and tights. It's just the course a higher purpose is guiding us towards you know. Miniskirts and revelations.
Although, I might actually have an answer/a theory about it. The last one that is. I'll always stare in a Messiah-is-here kinda way at skinny regulars at McD's. Damn you metabolism distributing Godly pinwheel. Damn you.
So mini skirts it is - lo and behold:
...Clueless! Of course.
I've talked to you about it before but dang I suddenly want to be named after a famous singer of the past who now does infomercials. Plaid mini skirts have never felt more right and, well, mini skirts over all has just become a staple of my wardrobe lately along with a quickly escalating number of different dens tights. Woops...?
Latest addition to my skirt collection is a high waisted little number in silver metallic I found at the H&M sale. It's gorgeously unappropriate to wear with everyday designer button down shirts and MC-boots or sling backs. Oh yes.
P.S - Brittany Murphy might just be the most beautiful woman that ever lived.
(I couldn't find my actual skirt online, but this jacquard one isn't half bad either. Also on sale. You're welcome.)
Things that inspired me the past week.
I – Embroidered back
II – Blood Milk “Belonging to the Underworld” rings
III – Cherry tomato grilled skewers
IV – Wisdom
V – Very Bardot meets Travolta
VI – Gummy bearskin rug
VII – Noria Parisiana by Karraka
VIII – Button up short sleeved leather cardi
IX – Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Spring 2014
X - Art
XI – Stone Prong Studs