The Materials to Lift Any Party Look This Season

I am not usually one to follow trends, but with trends like these it is hard not to. Voloptious velvet, sparkling sequins, striking shine, timeless tassels, plush pleat and fabulous fur are all materials that can not go wrong on the eventful nights of the last months of 2017. Have you not found the perfect pieces for your party look yet? Then you are in luck. In this post I will share (and link) some of my favourite wears in the materials that own the nights this season.

Velvet

Joining us from last year is Miss Velvet herself. Whether it is crushed or smooth, the material will speak for itself so that you can devote your voice to singing instead. To enhance the luxuriousity of it you should go for dark, gemstone-inspired colours such as emerald, saphire and ruby. And let’s not forget that black rarely goes wrong.

Body / Blazer dress / Saphire dress / Ruby dress

Sequins

Outshine the stars by wearing sequins from head to toe or just have them peek out from underneath a blazer. In both ways you will look as lush as ever. Combine with garments in mesh for a more balanced look or add some additional shine to take it one step further. The choice is yours.

Pants / Jumpsuit / Dress / Bra

Metallic

If you think sequins are a bit much but still want to shine bright like a diamond, these metallic pieces are here to save the day. The shades are inspired by natural elements and will rock things up (geology joke) in the most elegant way. Mix the colours for a bold look.

Earrings / Skirt / Shoes

Tassels/Fringe

Representing the 1920’s are the fringes and tassels. This trend has especially been seen on earrings during the fall but is slowly making its way onto other garments as well. Wearing a fringed top, bottom or onepiece will, other than your look, certainly make your dance moves a whole lot more interesting.

Skirt / Earrings / Jumpsuit / Tanktop

Pleated

If you want to keep things simple but still wish to add a little twist I would recommend you to look for pleated (also called plissé) pieces. They have that festive aura around them, especially if they are made of velvet or satin, but are rarely of an extravagant model or pattern.

Pants / Top / Skirt

Fur (all faux)

We are all familiar with the fur jacket by now, since it has been seen in every corner for the past two years, but in times like these they are almost a necessity to complete your party look. If you want to go for something a bit different though, you could try a fuzzy top or furry bag such as the ones below.

Bag / Black & white jacket / Top / Emerald jacket

That was it for today, I hope you found something of interest. Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

PS. Do you need help with the party makeup? Check this post out! DS.

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5 Garments to Keep You Warm, Cozy & In Style

The sun-hours are getting fewer, the weather is getting colder and the urge to stay in bed watching movies all day is getting stronger. Even if this is a splendid idea somedays, your home needs to be left others. On these days I know how tempting the thought of wearing pyjamas is. For that reason, I am going to show you an outfit composed of garments that will make you think you actually are wearing pyjamas whilst looking as in style as ever.

1. The knit

This time of the year is probably the main reason garments are even knitted in the first place. They give you warmth, feel soft against your skin and a shame to not wear during this season, in both matters of comfort and fashion.

2. The loose skirt

Do not trap your legs in those tight pants, go for a skirt instead. Many find this tiresome to do so since many skirts need to be checked on every five minutes to make sure you are not flashing anything but that is exactly why I recommende a loose kind. Whilst keeping you unrestrained it will also make you look on fleek without giving anyone a peak.

3. The pair of stockings

Not only will they help keep you warm, but also show that you are aware of your layering techniques, which I do not need to say is the best way to dress in the fall. I am wearing a pair with a lace detail (which is not clear in these photos, but I promise that it is there) to make it all more interesting.

4. Something of faux leather

If you have never worn faux leather you do not know that most items actually have a layer of felt on the inside. Imagine that on a cold, rainy day, the softness warming up your skin… The leather itself will also keep you dry.

5. Details of choice

As with any other outfit, the key to it often lies in the details. For this one I have chosen to add hints of lace on three points. The rim of the stockings, the bralette (which also is extremely comfortable) peaking out along the neckline of the sweater and the choker, not actually being made of lace but looks very similar to it.

Stay warm, cozy and in style, but most importantly: stay original, gorgeous. xoxo

Sweater, stockings & choker from H&M, shoes from Belle Shoes, skirt from BikBok, bralette from Cubus. 

Working with Nuances, Textures & Different Styles

Fall is the time to layer, and even if I am not a big enthusiast when it comes to layering clothes I am more than happy to layer other things. Eyeshadow and cake frosting, for example. Or as in this case: nuances, textures and styles.

Starting with the obvious: I am wearing a lot of garments in similar colours to one another. If you look closely you will see that none of the pieces are the exact same colour though. There are remarkable similarities between the lipstick and the coat as well as the top and the shoes, both pairs could probably be considered the same shade, but they are actually different nuances of the same colour. Adding related colours of such kind is a simple but powerful way of creating depth to the outfit.

As you can see the earrings are much lighter than the rest of the colours. This is a conscience choice of mine. Adding a much lighter nuance of what could actually be determined as the same colour as the other mentioned garments was an attempt to make the nuance-effect more noticable, something I think I managed to do.

Another dimension-creating factor is the many different choices of texture. All pieces, except for the jeans that are there as neutralisers, actually bring a new texture to the look. The fur of the jacket lies on top of the velvet tee, these two soft materials are cut of by a pair of metal earrings with plastic discs, and if we move down a bit we find the shoes that are contrasting themselves with both suede and shiny parts.

The last but not least important contributer to this varied outfit is the mix of styles. The colours, jacket, lipstick, earrings and velvet of the top are inspired by high-fashion, the ponytail, shoes and design of the top brings some sporty vibes to the party and all is topped of by a bare face, softening it up a notch. To come to some sort of conclusion: this whole outfit is a smorgasbord of contrasts.

Jacket & jeans from H&M, top from BikBok, earrings from Mango, shoes from 67, lipstick is “Media” by MAC.

Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

How to Achieve an Interesting Wholesome Head-Turning Look in 6 steps

You know when you walk past someone dressed out of this world on the street, and you can not help but to rest your eyes at this person for a while; admiring the craftmanship behind its outfit, nodding slightly in approval of the perfectly balanced components, continuing to find new details that makes it more and more complete until the person has past by? When getting dressed, my goal is often to become that person and I believe I manage to achieve these types of looks quite often nowadays. For this post, I have broken down my strategy for doing so into six steps that will help you do the same.

1. Find the theme

The first thing you will want to do is find the theme of your outfit to make sure it comes together in the end. You do not have to be able to explain your theme in words, but rather just get a sense for which colours and textures will fit into it. When you have done that you can start working with contrasts by adding complementary colours or different textures. Just remember to add contrast for the purpose of enhancing your theme, and not changing it.

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2. Have many components

When restricting yourself to a theme you are also allowing yourself to add many different components. As long as they follow the theme, having a lot going on will only create dimensions and make your outfit more interesting. By adding small details here and there the observer will constantly find new parts to look at. In my opinion, this is probably the most important step to creating that “wow”-effect.

3. Everything needs a connection

Even if the previous step is the most important one according to me, it would be useless without this one. For every new piece you add you have to make sure it connects to something else in the outfit and if it does not, you will simply have to add another piece to solve the problem. If there is a loose thread hanging from that piece as well, you will just have to add another piece until the circle is complete. The only conceptions are if a contrast piece is added conciously or if the garment serves the purpose of a neutraliser.

4. Add something odd

Adding something that is not typically seen as stylish or that many find hard to pull off will make you appear as a true expert. In this outfit, for example, I chose to add a pair of glasses. Many with prescripted glasses do not like them and feels dressed down in them, me included. So by adding a pair, fitting them into the theme and connecting them to the outfit, it will make you seem aware of what you are doing and draw more attention to you.

5. Include you

Something that I think is often foreseen regarding outfit-composing is that it is not only about clothes and accessories. It is about the bearer of them. If I do not include my hair and makeup in my look I feel very insecure about it. Including you and your features in the outfit will take it to a whole new level. It will not be wearing you; you will be wearing it. This does not mean you should dye your hair to match your outfit everyday, but only make sure it works with the expression you are going for. The same with the makeup.

6. Set the mood

In addition to hair and makeup, the expression is also determined by your aura. What are you going for? Confident and forward? Elegant and subtle? Feminine and flirty? Even if your look screams it, your aura can quite that down if it does not correspond. If you can not naturally find the right mood for your wanted expression, using the right perfume or listening to the right music can boost the side of you you would like to bring forward.

Skirt from BikBok, top from GinaTricot, jewelry & jacket from H&M, glasses from Ray-Ban, bag from Glitter, hat from Ullared, shoes from Kiomi.

I hope you enjoyed this post, if so make sure to share it with your fellow fashionistas and do not forget to stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

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

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