I’m actually quite a dress lover and own more than a few gorgeous pieces of fabric, but I can’t seem to wear enough of them. When doing so I easily feel over dressed, even if a more “casual” outfit technically takes more time and energy to compose.
This dress in particular is very easy to wear though. The colour and cuts makes it perfect for any day, like yesterday for example. I woke up, had no energy nor inspiration (I mean, it was like 5:45 in the morning?) and it just hung there in the wardrobe like a mirage. The dress is from GinaTricot, a Scandinavian fashion chain (you can find their website here), where I bought it earlier this fall. I wear it to school now and then but would really like to wear it more often, as with my other dresses… Well, one can’t be born into everything, some things has to be thought. Are you wearing dresses often?
A yoghurt bowl is ideal for early mornings since you can fix it the day before and then just leave it in the fridge overnight. It’s also quick and easy to make, healthy and tastes delicious. Below you’ll find my three favourite yoghurt bowls, all possible to make real quick!
1. Dark chocolate, Kellogg’s Special K cereal & frozen raspberries.
2. Nectarines, bananas & coconut flakes.
3. Raspberries, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes & honey.
We don’t have the makeup brand Tarte here in Sweden, so when I heard that my mother was going to Chicago for a conference I didn’t hesitate to wish for the beautiful Tarteist Paint Palette. She did actually fulfill my wish by bringing the palette home and after getting it it did not take long before I started playing around with it. I created this soft purple smokey eye with the shadows and also used bronzer, highlighter, mascara, eyeliner and lip paint from the set. A review of the set is coming soon, I’m just going to try out different looks and learn how to use the products in the best way first.
Face: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (15), Mac Mineralize Concealer (NW15), Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation (45 Warm Almond), IsaDora Velvet Touch Compact Powder (09 Nude Sand), Makeup Revolution Cream Contour Palette, Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Bronzer (Provocative on cheekbones) & Highlighter (Authentic).
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Tarteist Paint Palette Eyeshadows (Glitter Glue in inner corner & browbone, Fresco as transition shade, Selfie Portrait on centre lid, One Too Manet in outer v, Hot MoMa on inner and outer lid, Stained Glass in crease), Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara & So Fine Micro Liner. Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil.
Lips: Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint (no shade name found).
Tip! I like to make a less bold eyeliner (in this case basically just a wing) for these kinds of looks to avoid stealing to much focus from the eyeshadow. You can also just smudge a darker eyeshadow along the lash line to get an even smokier look and enhance the rest.
Dress from H&M
Oh, how much I love christmas. My path to school is finally decorated, the stores have switched to their holiday displays and saffron buns as well as ginger bread are sold in every café. Do I need to clarify that my holiday spirit is on top? I’m actually going christmas gift shopping with a friend today too! Aaaah, exciting! (If clarification was needed, my holiday spirit is on top).
At this time of the year I just want to blend in and become one with the decorations and displays. What better way to do that than to dress red? Sadly I don’t own a lot of christmas-red garments though… But I couldn’t resist to at least spend a few hours at Polyvore composing dreamy outfits for this wonderful time of the year. I mean, just look at the Dorothy Perkins coat in outfit number two and the boots in number three. DREAMY.
I’m currently in upper secondary school and some days I have a whole lot of studying to do. Unfortunately I sometimes feel very unmotivated to actually study. If you’ve ever felt unmotivated to study (it’s okay, we all have) you also know that it feels like the hardest toughest and most unappealing thing in the world to finish all of the assignments in front of you. Therefore, I tried to find a few strategies to survive a studying session even when ones motivation is nowhere to be seen. Read and enjoy, I hope it helps!
1. Write a list of what you need to do. This gives you a good overview of what needs to be done. When you have a lot of things whirling around in your head even the smallest of them seem like mountains when it’s really just grit. Making lists will help you avoid this.
2. Divide everything into smaller steps. Grit can too seem like a lot. I like to be really specific about what I need to do. For example, instead of just writing “read page 34-46”, I write “read page 34-36, 37-39, 40-42” and so on. I find that it feels more moderate that way.
3. Make a schedule. Put these small steps into a schedule. I usually put smaller breaks in the schedule as well. By doing that you will motivate yourself to complete the steps before the break since taking that break is all you really want.
4. Reward yourself. Decide to take a piece of chocolate or something else you find tasty after a certain amount of work. I usually reward myself after solving a math problem, reading a page or learning a word.
5. Just start. The hardest but most important thing to do. Because if you never start, you’ll never finish. Sometimes all you need is to sit down at the table and open a book.
Good luck everyone!
With lip colour as an exception, I tend to go safe when it comes to makeup colours. I’ve always wanted to be brave enough to rock an orange liner or bright blue eyeshadow but then it always ends up in taupes and coppers anyway. But yesterday when I opened my eyeshadow drawer I found the most gorgeous bright pink eyeshadow. I was going to a birthday party later that evening which felt like the perfect occasion to wear it, which was exactly what I did, and I was actually quite pleased with how it turned out!
Face: Emite Makeup Diamond Heart Face Primer, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (15), Mac Mineralize Concealer (NW15), Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation (45 Warm Almond), IsaDora Velvet Touch Compact Powder (09 Nude Sand), Makeup Revolution Cream Contour Palette, Nars Bronzer (Laguna), So Susan Universal Blush, Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc (Peach Mosaic)
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Technic Electric Palette (third colour from the left on the bottom row used on the lid), Too Faced Le Grand Palais (Cobblestone in crease, Belle Femme in outer v), L’oréal Paris Super Liner Ultra Precision, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, Ardell False Lashes (110), Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil (02 Nutmeg Brown)
Lips: IsaDora Soft Touch Lipstick (43 Think Pink)
Very often when I’m standing in front of my closet I tend to choose pretty basic colours. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s easy and always turns out stylish. But since it can get a little dull I like to spice these outfits up using my makeup, sometimes with eyeshadow but most often with a bright, bold lip. I recall writing this in my last post and I do apologise for being repetitive but it’s just such an easy and fun way to add a little twist to your outfit!
Aside from the red lip, I’ve also mixed a lot of different materials to make something happen in this particular outfit. I have leather (both shiny and none-shiny ;)), wool, som kind of sheer blouse material (?) and jean. In addition my patterned scarf obviously makes it all a whole lot more interesting… My point is however that it’s not necessarily hard to take an outfit to the next level. It’s all in the details. Sometimes, a tiny bracelet is enough to get that on fleek look. Don’t you think? 🙂
Top – GinaTricot /// Jeans – Cubus /// Boots – Belle Shoes /// Scarf – Glitter /// Hat & bag – Åhléns /// Lipstick – Ruby Tuesday by Max Factor
Some days are simply not ment for creativity. At least not when it comes to putting together the perfect outfit. I find that these days occur more often during fall and winter. Luckily, I have found the perfect formula of garments for these days:
Knitted Sweater + Leather Pants + Bold Lip
Mark my words: This combination can not go wrong. It’s the perfect mix of casual and chic which can’t end in anything but a fashionable outfit! It’s like made for dull and lazy mornings! Take a look for yourself. This outfit took me about three minutes to compose and only consists of three vital components: A knitted sweater, a pair of leather pants and a bold lip. Easy peasy!
Sweater – Primark ◊ Pants – Dr. Denim ◊ Lipstick – Cherrypop by Bella-Pierre.
The snow has come to Sweden and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I mean, it’s practically christmas! Okay. Not quite. But still, snow is always exciting. And you can’t fight me on that two of this seasons key pieces – the faux fur and the over-knee boot – are like made for snow. But let’s dig in to it anyway, shall we?
◊ The Faux Fur ◊
A faux fur is cozy itself and can be paired with almost anything to create a stylish look. In addition it feels like you’re being hugged by a giant, fluffy teddy bear. I mean, does it really get better? Yes, it does actually, if you pair it with a pair of over-knee boots! (Yes, I’m very proud of the transition). The combo can be worn anywhere: to the movies, to a fancy dinner, to shopping with the crew or just a coffee with the grandma. I repeat: anywhere.
◊ The Leather Boot ◊
Previously this fall the suede boot has been in the spotlight. Personally, I think it’s time for the leather boot to get some attention (not just because that’s the only kind I own, keep reading and you’ll see that I actually have good arguments). Let’s face it: suede and snow is not a good combination whilst leather can survive basically any weather. It’s also a nice contrast to the soft fur and adds a certain amount of attitude to the outfit.
Now, it doesn’t get better. So grab your wearable teddy bear, boot up and don’t forget to stay gorgeous!
Plum fur – H&M ◊ Pink fur – Primark ◊ Boots – Belle Shoes
Ps: The images were originally very blue, I’ve tried to get them as close to reality as possible but my not so skilled editing resulted in very different colours on different pictures. Please overlook this, I’m still learning 🙂 Ds.