An All in-Shiny Metallic Silver Outfit w/ Lifting Contrasts

Overall, this is a look that is very My but that people would probably not assume to be. I have realised that when it comes to creating looks I am gradually expanding my comfort zone by constantly getting out of it. This is a perfect example of where I have done just that. I really like how it turned out and I feel like it has brought me one step closer to truly figuring out my style. Below are some of the key thoughts behind creating it as well as my reflections regarding it as a whole.

 

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Since I managed to follow my three-point rule (explanation) with the silver shoes, bag and necklace (I actually have silver glitter in the eyeliner as well, just an FYI) my original thought was to just complement with basic items, letting the silver be the main focus. But then I had a “hey, yolo”-moment (explanation #2) and decided to do the complete opposite: go all in with shiny materials.

As you can see in the photos above the pants are semi-shiny and the jacket is glossy with silver details, thereby following the silver theme. I find that all of the shiny/glossy components together intensify the effect of the finish without shadowing one another, creating a unitary look.

Contributing to the above stated is probably the factors I have added to achieve balance. The striped cotton tee serves two puroses, the first being to work as a “middleman” between all of the shine (more is more, but more of more often becomes too much). The second is to create a contrast against the modern and slightly futuristic pieces by adding a classic print: stripes. That contrast is also achieved by the messy, bohemic hairstyle. Furthermore, the black, white and silver theme is cut off by adding a pop of orange-red on the lips.

I hope you like this post and that I will meet you back here soon. Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

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A Playful Tied Together Outfit w/ Attitude in the Details

I think I’m out of new ways to present my fall outfits. Going on and on about how much I love the season and everything it provides is starting to feel a bit repetitive, so I’m just going to dive right into this one. I will find new ways though, mark my words…

When I first got this playsuit I wasn’t too sure about it, but now it’s one of my favourite pieces. It’s comfortable, easy to wear and is just such a wonderful fit! It’s definitely the center of this outfit, both considering position and attention. Everything else is brought in to make it all a bit more interesting or to balance.

If you’ve been around for a while you’ve probably heard the following a few too many times: I’m using my three-point rule (I’m trying out a name, I think I’m going to change it soon enough though). The rule basically implies that the colour of three specific points are the same, the points being the shoes, the absolute top and somewhere in the middle of the outfit. In this case: my black shoes, black hat and black coat. The point of the three-point rule is to reallt tie the outfit together and make it look thought through. What increases these factors even more is that black can be found in the pattern of the playsuit as well.

The lipstick and the bag both increases the playfulness of the outfit and gives it somewhat of an edge. Even if they might seem random at first, you’ll find the exact shades of them both in the playsuit. They also create an interesting contrast against each other which gives the outfit a confident attitude.

Usually I’m not one to wear a lot of jewellery, but I’m not one to not want to either. I just often find it excessive and don’t really thing it contributes as much as it steals attention… But with this outfit I really thing I made it work. Most pieces are minimalistic, with the bracelet as an exception, and they all just make it seem like there’s a lot going on if you quickly lay an eye on the outfit, something I in this case like very much.

Playsuit, coat, bag, hat & short necklace from H&M, shoes from Kiomi, bracelet from Primark, long necklace from Glitter, ring from Claire’s, lipstick is ‘Twist-Up Matt Lipstick’ in ’65 Ruby Gem’ by IsaDora. 
Well, that’s it for today. I hope you’re enjoying the beautiful fall this Saturday, otherwise make sure you do. And until next time: stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

Dressing Autumnal in Musty Yellow & Rich Plum

Yellow and purple might sound like an odd combination to some, but not to me. After a few years as a child going to art school I sure know my colour wheels. Even if I rarely use them activily these days they have teached me a few things I carry with me, the most important being complementary colours.

Complementary colours are basically pairs of colours that complement each other. If you look at a colour wheel you’ll find these colours across from eachother. The primal pairs are blue and orange, red and green and last but not least yellow and purple. In case it’s not christmas I tend to stay away from red and green, but the other two I really like! Even though the tones of yellow and purple in this particular outfit aren’t actually complementary if you section the wheel more thoroughly the combination does work thanks to the same principal. 

This was my very first time wearing this skirt. I bought it on sale last winter, mostly because of the low price (violating rule #101 for smart shopping…). Even if a part of me genuinely liked it there was always something bugging me whenever I tried it on. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s cut in a way I’m not used to. Not only is it an A line skirt, but it’s also a few centimeters longer than my average short skirt whilst not being remotely close to a midi or maxi skirt.

It might sound silly, but it wasn’t until I balanced these abnormalities (for me) out that I actually liked the way it looked on me. I solved the A line dilemma by choosing a tight top with sleeves and the length problem by letting the same top crawl up a few centimeters in the shape of a turtleneck. What does this help, you might ask? Good question, with an even better answer.

Imagine two parallell horizontal lines, one right above the turtleneck and one right below the skirt. Connect these with two parallell vertical lines that touches the shoulders as well as the widest point of the skirt. If I can give instructions, you should now be imagining a rectangle. By examining this rectangle you’ll see the answer to the previously asked question. That, due to the qualities of the top, a perfectly symmetric hourglass has been created from corner to corner on each side. Half of the rectangle is yellow, whilst the other half is black. Both fields are equally wide at their widest and equally thin at their thinnest. Everything’s balanced! 

Analyzing outfits sure is fun, but I’m going to have to leave this one here. I hope I’ll see you here again soon. But until then, stay original! xoxo

Top from GinaTricot, skirt from BikBok, shoes from Åhlen’s, earrings from Lily & Rose, lipstick is Black Cherry by Smashbox.


An Early-Fall Outfit in Blue

We’re half way through September and it’s getting more autumnal by the day. As the fall-loving person I am I’m just waiting for the leaves to turn red so that someone other than  my wardrobe can agree that my favourite season is finally here! Sure, it’s still the early fall but I’ll take anything I can get. Besides, it doesn’t stop me from dressing myself in spirit of the season. An over-sized shirt, a wool hat, mid-rise jeans and ankle boots… Does it get more fall-ish than this? Maybe if the shirt would be flannel… Oh well, it will do for now 😉

Shirt from Indiska, hat from TopShop, jeans & bra from Cubus, shoes from Kiomi and ring from a type of gumball machine (haha I know… It’s the oldest piece in my wardrobe!).

Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

Classy Emerald Outfit

To start off this post I just want to apologize for my absence during these last two weeks. I made a schedule for when to write and publish all of my posts for these weeks but out of nowhere I got really sick and could barely leave my bed. I’ve been back on my feet now for a while but haven’t found my way back to the rythm, if that makes sense. Anyway. I am now and have a beautiful outfit to show you. It’s a bit classier than my usual look but still right up my alley. I’m working on wearing what feels 100% me even when I’m out and about and this was definitely a step in the right direction.


There are a few details worth noticing woth this look. I feel like I’ve written this a few too many times to write it again but, hey, it’s my website ;). The colours are kept to a minimum. Black, green and a tiny bit of gold. This makes the outfit look thought through and well put together. You can of course totally go crazy with the colours and still achieve a well put together look, but I like it better this way.

So, as you can see the green in the skirt is also seen in the earrings, the gold that was brought with the earrings can also be spotted on the bag, and the rest is black. Note that the leather, which can disturb an otherwise balanced outfit, in the shoes is brought in with the bag as well. I feel like I’m mostly rambling or repeating what I’m writing at this point, so I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves from now and get back to you when I’m not tired…

Skirt from BikBok, body from H&M, shoes from Primark, earrings from Glitter, bag from Kate Spade and glasses from GinaTricot. 


Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

PS. The skirt is much greener in reality but appears teal when in contrast to the bushes in the background. Just a FYI. DS.

The Perfect Ankle Boots for Fall

Fall is, without doubt, my favourite season. Especially the early fall when the leaves turn red, the sun is warming and the air is fresh, all filled with new possibilities. And let’s not forget what’s amazing throughout the whole season: the fashion. Without really thinking about it, it has become a ritual of mine to add quite a lot of pieces to my wardrobe when summer turns into autumn. I guess it started when I was a kid and had to buy new clothes every fall because I had grown out of my old ones… Back then it was really my mother’s doing, but nowadays I’m happy to do it by myself! (Even though my mother is often out shopping with me…).

This year I started a little early with the shopping when I found the most perfect ankle boots. That kind of shoe is basically what I live in from September to March and is therefore one of the most vital pieces in my closet. Unfortunately my old pair had to be thrown out due to overuse. But when one door closes another opens, right? In addition I was kind of over them anyway, but I hadn’t found a new pair until I found these.

According to me, this is the most perfect ankle boot to ever be designed. The heel is the perfect height in proportion to the rest of the shoe, it’s in a soft material that blends in easily to every outfit whilst still contributing with a bit of attitude and the small details just makes them absolutely stunning. The only thing that might upset many is the fact that they’re not faux. Trust me, I’m a huge animal lover too, and that’s why I want to explain why I’m not feeling worse about buying these shoes than I do. 

They’re made out of a cows skin. I eat cows now and then and a couple of cows has most certainly died just to end up on my plate. Though overconsumption of meat is a real problem in today’s world I find it natural for human beings to feed on other animals. We are preditors, even if many of us chooses not to be. But what I would hate is for other parts than the meat of, in this case, the cows would go to waste. Clothing made out of animals we do not eat is not ethically right in my eyes, but this is. We all view things differently and this is my view. Feel free to question it, I’m sure there are perspectives I’ve not yet taken into account which will make me question it too. 

Anyway. If you want to get you a pair of these beautiful creations I will link them here. They’re from the brand Kiomi and cost 749 SEK (around 70£, 78€, 92$). 

Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

Abstract & Sleek Outfit with Red Touches

Those garments that are basic but independent, meaning they can look great on their own without having to get lifted by other pieces, are essential in my closet (read: life). This outfit for example is buildt on two garments of this kind. We got a black top and a striped skirt. Sounds quite boring, doesn’t it? But thanks to the playful cuts of them both they combine into a nice look.

Though I could have matched the garments with white or black shoes and accessories, I decided to add some colour. To not disturb the sleekness and sophistication running through the outfit I chose this colour to be red, since red is a safe card when it comes to creating a classy outfit.

There’s one thing I really like to do when composing outfits in general. This is to tie the colour of my shoes to two other points in my outfit: the highest one and one in the middle. The highest one can be a hat, lipstick (as in this case), necklace etcetera and the middle one can be a handbag, nail polish (as in this case) or a belt etcetera. I feel like this really ties the look together and makes it look thought through. 

Top from Lindex, tube from GinaTricot, skirt & shoes from Primark, nail polish is ‘Pinotage Red’ from Apolosophy and lipstick is ‘Classic Red’ All Day Color Lip Lacquer.

A few PS’s: the lightning was a hell to photograph in so excuse me for the exposure, my dog Tyra is covering my feet in a number of photos but she wouldn’t go away and the bruises on my thighs are from carrying things at work so don’t worry about that. DS.

Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

FLOWER POWER: Orange Jumpsuit With Attitude

My love for floral prints is not a big secret, but it’s probably not too obvious either. Dressing all cute and girly is not really my cup of tea and unfortunately most floral printed garments requires some thinking when it comes to avoiding just that. Therefore, I don’t go floral too often. But when I was in Madrid a few months ago I found (and fell in love with) the perfect floral jumpsuit. The cut together with the bright orange color gives it a sporty twist which I really like in combination with some good old flower power.

When putting this outfit together I followed the concept of “less is more”. There are only two colours involved and no accessories what so ever. The shoes follows the sporty twist and lifts out the white pattern without stealing too much focus from the playsuit. They don’t bring anything new. Sometimes keeping it simple is a greater art than fitting in more colours, prints and pieces than the outfit can carry.

To really go all in on the bichrome theme I decided to try a white eyeliner. I’m not quite sure about how I feel about it yet, but a part of me definitely digs it. Something tells me that I will like it more overtime. Anyhow, I really do think that this small detail takes the look to a whole new level. (The same goes for my orange pedicure, which can be seen in the pictures above if you look really closely).

So that’s that! Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

Playsuit from Lefties, shoes from nelly.com and liner is “Bump” from Urban Decay. 

Outfit w/ Silver Boots

Yesterday I finally got a chance to wear my new disco balls (aka metallic silver ankle boots) when I was out and about. Since the weather was a delight, I also wore a leather jacket and sunglasses for the very first time this year! It was so nice to not have to be wrapped up in hundreds of layers of knitting and just enjoy the sunbeam on my skin. 

I’ve linked the pieces which are still available below, but the jacket for example is a few years old and can not be found in stores today. 
I’m wearing: Shoes & jacket from H&M, top & sunglasses from GinaTricot, pants from BikBok, lipstick from Barry M (Rouge Velvet Lip Cream in Olé Flamingo!)

The Jackets To Wear This Spring

The spring is upon us and so is the time to put the wool coats back in the closet for a few months. Meanwhile we can bring the lighter ones out again, or perhaps buy a new one or two? Below I’ve listed some of the biggest trends this season. We see street style and sporty vibes in a perfect balance with flowers and the classic spring pastels. What more can you wish for? I hope you like this post and don’t forget to stay original, gorgeous!

1. The flower-printed bomber jacket. 

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2. The leopard-printed jacket.

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3. The jean jacket.

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4. The biker jacket.

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5. Anything pastel

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