The thing I love about 21st century fashion is that anything goes. Fanny packs, tennis socks in Birkenstocks, men in dresses - you name it, and I guarantee you someone out there can Pull - It - Off. I think it will be the defining fashion element in the early decades of our century, just like the flare jeans + blazer combo in the '70s, and the velour track suit with big hair in the '80s defined what fashion was. If anything, combining uninteresting pieces in an interesting, and most of all, new way, is something that's definitely going to leave it's mark in history on the page where they talk about 21st century fashion. I personally love combining dressy items with commonplace pieces, like here with my (what-I-call) dressy flared pants and my (what-I-call) commonplace Converse sneakers. Albeit my black Allstar's have a bit of sparkle on them, I like the contrast it creates between the two pieces.
Hi there! Another find from the endless maze of online sales for you today is Ugg Australia. I know it's summer and a particularly sunny day in London today, and at least in Northern Europe we're used to associating Ugg's with cold weather, so when someone comes up to you and goes "hey man, wanna talk about winter gear?" in the middle of summer, you're just a bit like "nah mate". Snow and slipping on icy pavements is not what you want to be thinking of right now, especially if it reminds you of that time when you wore your new Ugg's to school for the first time, sporting a cool stroll and a happy-as-ever look on your face until you slipped on a rogue snow mat - but hey, on the bright side, at least your feet were warm and cozy when you fell down majestically in front of the whole school. Anyway, now's a good time as any to get your new Ugg's at a discount ready for next winter (winter is coming).
Click on the image to go to these fuzzy Selene boots, and to see the full selection of sale items click here
Sometimes the going gets tough. Sometimes things don't work out the way you wanted them to. Sometimes you just can't catch a break. Sometimes you don't get the job you wanted and you know you deserved. Sometimes your boat just doesn't float. Sometimes you didn't get enough sleep because you are completely hooked on reading Game of Thrones until 3am, gasping for air every time some of the main characters die even though you already know this because you've religiously watched the TV series. The morning after you're face tells you you've messed with the wrong girl because no matter what you do, no amount of eye make up is going to save you or help you look refreshed and awake. There's nothing to be done. The game is over. Dunzo. Finito...
...Until you come to your senses and rediscover that red lipstick. And in that moment, when your eyes meet, you know you've been saved because ladies, there's nothing that a girl can't do when wearing her perfect shade of red lipstick. My face this morning was the very description of tired; dull complexion, dark and baggy under eyes, even my eyebrows seemed out of energy. On days like these the best pick me up I've discovered is one or two shades of red. Literally everyone looks amazing in red lipstick – the trick is to find the one that suits your skin tone (warm or cold undertones), your eyes, and overall colouring. A painted lip acts as a focal point on your face, drawing unwanted attention away from droopy eyelids to your mouth, giving you the needed confidence boost and an undisputed reason to smile :)
The shade I'm wearing here is called Valentine 12 by Rimmel London from their Lasting Colour collection. You can find it online here but a trip down to the store is always a good idea so someone can check for the right shade that best suits your face.
Hello there! How goes your summer? What? The weather. Yes, I know. The weather could be better. Sort of feels like middle of September, doesn't it. Anyhoo, when the sun isn't out and about it's down to my closet to make it feel like summer. Today it was luckily warm enough to pull of a dress + ballet flats combo, which instantly lifted my spirits. I love the flower pattern on this House of Hackney dress, it simply gorjuss. I wanted to break the otherwise very girly outfit by pairing the dress with a rough blazer with metallic yarns and zips, silver ballet flats, and some black silver rings, which gave a nice contrast to the whole look. Now let's all cross our fingers and hope for sunnier days.
Rejoice! It's summer sale season. I'm bringing you my webshop favourites in this series, and today it's the turn of the Ruth Frill jumper. I blogged about this a few months back when it had just arrived in the French Connection webshop and stores, and what do you know - it's on sale now. I have so many feelings for this jumper - it's white, it's cotton, it's frilly - it's awesome.
Gorgeous Alyssa from the A-list in her Ruth jumper
Hi everyone! I hope you've had a relaxing weekend and your working weeks have gotten off to a good start. I'm finally starting to get back into the swing of things work schedule-wise. I feel like whenever I go on holiday for more than a week it's extremely hard for me to get back into my day-to-day routines. But I'm getting there now, slowly but surely, and the proof lies below - a new outfit post! Woohooo! FINALLY. This outfit has many of my favourite pieces of-le-moment; ripped light blue jeans, my grey leather jacket, and last but definitely not the least, my new Molly Glitter Boots from Zadig & Voltaire. If something is shoe love, then this is it folks. I've always believed life is too short for boring shoes, and even though these might not be the most practical of shoes, they are a definite pick-me-up for an outfit that otherwise consist of classic basics, such as here. I love the contrast between the rough, ripped denim and the sparkly, feminine glitter of the shoes.
Hello lovelies and my sincerest apologies for going AWOL for a few weeks. Last time you heard of me I was going on and on how wunderfül it was to be in Finland, and it truly was. Even though my trip to the Homeland was just for 5 days, they were 5 days spent in awesome company, eating awesome foods and awesome drinks, in awesome places talking about awesome stuff. You win, Finland.
From Finland I flew back to London to do a quick pas-de-bourree and a pirouette before flying to the sunny city of Barcelona for the awesome Primavera Sound festival and a little extra days on the side. I have had such and awesome two weeks, which have also included some not-so-awesome stuff of course, and I'll try to share that here with you guys as soon as I can. But first, I must sleep. Too much fun makes one sleepy puppy. Goodnight.