Although the christmas festivities are over, the party still continues. Dressing up to leave the house when its something below zero isn’t very appealing, but that’s the cold reality of living up here in northern part of the world. Yes, let’s take a moment of reminiscing of how much we’re actually missing the summer. Done? Yes, me too.
Since it’s Friday, first day of the weekend, you might have plans for tonight or maybe tomorrow? Well, I thought I’d share a few tips on how to get ready for the night without having to compromise on body heat, nor style.
Lets be honest, its cold at this time of the year. Therefore, I have adopted my daytime outfit philosophy to nighttime. Inspiration? Check out Maragret Zang!
Get creative. I like to mix and mash, a jumpsuit with a sweetheart neck worn with an man shirt. Its actually a mans shirt, not one of those oversized men inspired men shirts. Got a boyfriend? Check out his closet. Big cuffs are a big trend so hop on the bandwagon.
Accessories and glitz
Adding accessories can do a lot, I am not much for big jewelries at this moment, but I will always be into shoes. Therefore, adding the right shoe can take your look from daytime to nighttime. However, you should add some pieces if you like jewellery. Did you get a glittery top or pants during December? Surely, you can incorporate that to you look to add that nigh time vibe.
I’m sorry, stockings are a big…. No. Let me rephrase that, stockings are a M A J O R nooooohhh (okay I think you’re getting the memo). If you aren’t a eighty plus something old lady, you cant get away with stockings. Either you show you legs (and most likely catch a flue) or get creative. Regardless if they’re skin coloured or black, it doesn’t matter what you’re wearing with it, the stockings will bring it down. I would actually like to hear a guys perspective on stockings, so if they’re any guys reading this. Please feel free to comment below.
I’m sure you have something in your closet, although you’re probably thinking “I have nothing to wear” every morning. Don’t worry, I do that too. And yes, shopping is fun but its sale’s time so do yourself a favour and your wallet too. Please see #3 in the Do’s list below.
Yes, put things in perspective and with that I mean: there are a general misconception amongst some girl/women that the amount of sexiness is determined by how much skin is being displayed. But if you are freezing, it doest matter how much you are showing. Essentially, its going to be very obvious hence not so sexy.
Whats are your does and don’t when getting dressed for going out when its cold outside? Or are you blessed with living in climates that are always nice and warm, well, lucky you then. Hope these tips helped you or at least sparked an idea of how to get ready. Let me know, I always love to read your comments and thoughts.
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You might have noticed that I am very much into kick-flare’s nowadays – to the point that I decided to give my very long flare jeans a little makeover. Fringed hems is is a big yes and easy trick to take your old jeans to the future. I feel mine are more versatile and up-to date now. Here’s a few ways I like to wear my kick flares:
But not any ankle boots, try a boot with texture and colour (yes, black is a colour too) to create more contrast. That way you can create the illusion of longer legs. Easy tip for us horizontally challenged ladies!
Metallic shoes are underestimated, or maybe I underestimated them until I tried it. I’m not sure yet (haha!), but the conclusion I’ve made ever since that its such a easy way to make an simple look interesting. If you’re more into sneaker, they’re some really great option out there as well. Forecast: more metallic shoes in the near future.
When wearing sneaker, the sock needs to be invisible (thank God for low-cut socks). However, there’s one exception to the rule: glitter socks! Why? They make an outfit more interesting and different. Best of all, you don’t freeze your ankles off.
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January tends to be that time of the year when its time for something new, although the weather might not allow any grand changes while we’re longing for spring. On the other hand, the (online) sales are in full bloom, which is great opportunity to score new pieces to a reduced price.
Sales can be overwhelming, what to buy? Will it still be trending in a few months? I automatically levitate towards shoes, being the shoe addict that I am.But lets e honest, shoes have a tendency to set the tone of a look.
Stella McCartney Platform Loafers, classic shoes with a modern twist and perfect for any loafers lover who don’t want to compromise on adding a little length. A great addition for your spring and summer closet, and maybe the year around if you’re lucky to live in somewhere warmer.
I’ve picked out a few Stella favorites below, all on sale so make sure to click on the image for more details
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Everybody’s talking about it, or talking about how their not making any this year. I’m talking about resolutions, my friends. Personally, I like to observe and this year I’ve noticed several post and Instagram picture while browsing that nobody likes a skinny sober ‘bitch’ (excuse the choice of word, theirs – not mine).
Is not making a resolution the latest macaroon? And if so, when did it become something negative to set new goals for the next upcoming twelve months? On the other side, we’re asked to voice our goals from an early stage of our lives from career advisors asking us about goals to setting goals with your manager.
It feels as we’re always striving towards something, isn’t being where you are good enough? At least for a while before you set off to you next goal. A good friend of mine has from an early age had grand goals for herself, she’s accomplished them yet she always told me that she didn’t take the time to appreciate the accomplishment (and trust me, their huge both in terms of academies accomplishment and professional), but instead focusing on the next goal. ”I wish I could appreciate my accomplishments more” she used to say, and still does to this day.
Earlier on, I wrote a post about being in a place where I was lacking inspiration. At times I felt the pressure of writing something compelling and by using the word compelling I’m referring to ‘substance’, but we all know that can’t be forced (although we sometimes wish it could).
As the holidays are coming to its end, I’ve gone from a place of being empty and exhausted to the point where I started crying for nothing behind my computer screen, to look at the situation (myself) and concluding: be kind to yourself. Translation: allow yourself to sleep in, you don’t need to get up 7-8 am in the morning of the weekends. Take a break from online platforms (some more like Snapchat) to digitally detoxify.
Whether you’re making resolutions or setting new goals, take a moment and think about why you want to accomplish it. I sole believe that we’re doing things because it makes us feel good, and if you’re not setting a goal according to the level of happiness it brings you – maybe its time to reconsider.
As for me, I’m always trying to improve aspects of my life as it evolves – I always have but in my own way. Meanwhile I’m making the most of being in the phase of in between in my knitted. Enjoying the comfort of the knits while watching the snow covering the streets of Stockholm.
And we’re off to a new start, new begging and indeed new opportunities. There are already trips booked for the next upcoming months as well as new exciting projects in the pipeline, that being said I cannot thank you all enough for being a part of my journey and letting me share it with you in this special space.
It has been one interesting year to say the least, personally and professional as well as in terms of my personal style. Here are my personal favourite looks from 2015. See something you like? Tell me below!
Yes, lets take a moment and acknowledge the fact that 2015 was the year I went all-in with hair colours.
Back to black, although my hair has really good quality there’s a limit to the amount of bleach it can take (yes, didn’t use any Olaplex unfortunately) it could take.
Sad realisation: my hair needed a makeover. (This was not means to become a hair recap but bare with me….) Meanwhile having fun with overalls.
Cherry blossom and and an all white suit for the win!
A look that would become a safe card, this shot was taken in Down Town Los Angeles.
This off-shoulder top! What can I say other than that its just pure love. Ah…
Denim on denim with nude Manolo Blahniks, timeless and one of my personal top three looks of the year.
Summers go-to attire especially during those warm London days: little black dress accompanied with white sneakers.
Probably the most memorable outfit of the year, shot while strolling in SOHO.
Followed by another one of my top three attire, the colour combo, the simplicity its it hard to beat.
This look and shot its very dear to my, last day of London Fashion Week shot by my dear friend in the middle of Regent Street. The location couldn’t be more iconic with the red busses passing while shooting.
Paris Fashion Week: an monochrome look shot by my FW partner in crime. But then, Parisian scenery sure adds a lot to the photo!
Knits on knits! One of the perks of the weather cooling down.
Started adding more colours to my closet while giving my hair a break, this coats has been a spirit saver this winter. Turns out, colours help during dull grey days.
More knits were a must when the temperatures dropped even more, luckily this beautiful coat held both my heart and heart warm. I know a lot of you liked it as well… right?
Yes, a lot can happen in a year. Hair colours, personal style as well as photography and editing skills. But most significant of all, the change that occurs inside us.
Cheers to a new chapter!