Jane Birkin, retro sunglasses, straight leg jeans, the Chloe girl style, heeled ankle boots, Marie Antoinette, straw baskets, large earrings, feminine blouses and neck scarves are all things that I've been loving these past few weeks and now I need one of everything.
Recently, I found the greatest, most comfortable and flattering jeans at & Other Stories (790 SEK). They are a straight/wide legged jean with a flared hem that fits nice n' tight around the hips. I also found a stylish black sweater with a high neckline and a high side cut at COS (720 SEK). Also, how cute is Misha? As I was photographing the new additions to my wardrobe, he decided that he wanted to sit in the empty bag. Naweh!
Marie Antoinette has been one of my favourite movies since I was a kid. We follow the French Queen through her triumphs, disappointments and shopping adventures. Note: this movie will make you so hungry for French pastries and treats.
A movie that came out in December of 2016. The movie Jackie follows Jackie Kennedy during her husband's time in office and his death. We see her struggles, hardships and strength. Really worth watching if you want more information on the fashion icon herself.
Yves Saint Laurent
The famous designer Yves Sain Laurent has a few movies about him but this one is the most recent, released in 2014. Such a good movie with plenty of fashion and drama to satisfy any viewer.
Coco Before Chanel
Coco Chanel has quite a difficult journey into the spotlight and throughout her carrier. This movie conveys that perfectly. Played by the ever so chic Audrey Tautou, Coco leads the way for the androgynous style and sets the stage for women.
Sex and the City
When I mean Sex & the City, I mean the two movies and TV series because they are all such good sources of fashion inspiration. This is likely due to the fact that all four women have distinct and unique styles (not to mention a big budget for shopping) that are all spot on.
Devil Wears Prada
Not only is this a funny film, it is the movie of all fashion movies. Meryl Streep plays a character who was inspired by Anna Wintour and Anne Hathaway plays a girl who has just joined the Runway magazine (*cough* Vogue *cough*). Such a good soundtrack, such good actors, such good fashion.
Dior and I
Dior and I is similar to Devil Wears Prada in style and genre but instead, considers itself to be more of a documentary. We see inside the Christian Dior fashion house and the many stages of any collection. So interesting.
Confessions of a Shopaholic
The ultimate mix of fashion and romantic comedy. Isla Fisher does a wonderful job of playing a determined shopaholic who is trying to make her way through the world of financial business, despite knowing nothing about financial business (and not speaking Finnish). Great feel good movie!
Jacket - First Slope , Sweater - Sportsgirl, Skirt - Monki, Boots - Vagabond
It started snowing! After weeks of grey and clouded skies, we are now receiving more snow, and I'm not super excited for two reasons. One: I thought that Spring and warmth were around the corner, two: snow makes it so much harder to wear cute outfits n' shoes. Well at least I stole this humungous jacket from my dad that is double my size and quite warm (as seen above). Hope you aren't too displeased with the bad weather.
New York Fashion Week
February 9 - 17
Shows to keep an eye on: Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Zac Posen, Ralph Lauren and Lela Rose.
London Fashion Week
February 17 - 21
Shows to keep an eye on: House of Holland, Anya Hindmarch, Topshop Unique, Mulberry, Temperley London, Charlotte Olympia and Burberry.
Milan Fashion Week
February 22 - 28
Shows to keep an eye on: Fendi, Prada, Gucci, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Stella Jean and Emilio Pucci.
Paris Fashion Week
February 28 - March 8
Shows to keep an eye on: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Balmain, Viktor and Rolf, Hermes, Elie Saab and Valentino.
A few days ago I finally bought a little black bag. The first Youtuber that I started watching was Elle Fowler, at that time she was Allthatglitters21. I remember that she had this bag which I eventually fell in love with. Now, I finally pulled myself together and purchased Rebecca Minkoff's Mini M.A.C. You'll be seeing this bag a lot in future outfit posts.
Thanks to the gorgeous Jane Birkin (first photo in this post), a recent favourite of mine has become the straw basket style bag. I think it's such a chic, Parisian and relaxed style of bag that makes you look like a true city girl with her own true and retro style. If you want to check out the Little Doe Is Love basket that Jane Birkin sports, click HERE. (not sponsored but I wish it was)
Jacket, Vero Moda, Sweater - COS, Jeans - & Other Stories, Boots - Windsor Smith, Bag - Rebecca Minkoff
This was my outfit from last Sunday when I celebrated my Birthday. I finally found a pair of straight/wide legged blue jeans. After looking at so many pairs in so many different stores, I randomly found a pair at & Other Stories (my new favourite store by the way) and they fit perfectly yet comfortably. Yay!
Sweater - H&M, Jeans - Pull&Bear, Boots - Windsor Smith, Earrings - Mango
An outfit of mine from the second of January when I met up with Ida for coffee at Hagabageriet in Vasastan. (Find the Meet Me At post HERE). It was the same day that dad headed back to Australia and the first snowfall of 2017 came. So a day of mixed emotions, vintage shopping and coffee. As I'm writing this on the second of January, I'm not sure how I feel but that's okay. All in due time.
The Pleated Midi Skirt
This is a trend that I've seen at both fashion week and on fashion influencers' blogs. Midi skirts with small pleats may not be the best trend for winter but pair one with tights or some high boots and you're in business. The most common colour palette for this trend (that I've seen) is metallic, whether that be silver, gold, pink or green. Budget friendly alternatives: H&M and Pull&Bear.
Turtlenecks under dresses
From Tory Burch to Valentino, layering is the way to go this winter. Not only is this a cute and wearable trend, a turtleneck under a dress is also very warm. To cover up your legs you can wear tights, thigh high boots, pants (another trend, pants under dresses) or a jumpsuit. I personally would wear a delicate turtleneck top, maybe with longer sleeves and layer that under a more chunky dress, like a denim pinafore for some contrast and added warmth. Budget friendly alternatives: ASOS and ZARA.
Ruffles. A trend that has been on-going since summer. Now, ruffles are really popular on sweaters so you can stay warm and still be on trend. I'd wear an oversized ruffled sweater, a pair of slightly boot cut jeans and brown sock boots. Budget friendly alternatives: H&M and Gina Tricot.
I love sock boots. so. so. much. Depending on the length and thickness of the heel, sock boots can be very comfortable, not to mention, incredibly stylish and kick ass. This trend is often found in velvet, lacquer, leather, an array of colours... Whatever tickles your fancy. Budget friendly alternatives: Mango and ASOS.
From Ralph Lauren to Balenciaga, masculine/androgynous fashion has been a major staple on the runway. When I say masculine fashion, I'm talking very preppy and typical British style in the 1920's (google Edward VIII). Suits, pinstripe, platform boots, suede and neutrals are the way to go. Budget friendly alternatives: Bershka and ASOS.
Extra Long Sleeves
Extra long or/and wide sleeves have been a bit of an underground thing since summer of 2016. Now, something that can be either very delicate and feminine or masculine and preppy. Right now, there are lots of alternatives in more common stores which really proves that this trend is on the rise. Budget friendly alternatives: ZARA and H&M.
The Baker Boy Cap
This is a trend that I'm a fan of and that I've written about in my post about how to be stylish in the cold (find it HERE). Baker boy caps come in different colours but usually, navy and black are the most popular colours. This trend is such an it-girl trend that looks effortless, stylish and covers up any bad hair day. Budget friendly alternatives: Bikbok and ASOS.
When I mean sheer, I also include tulle, fine mesh and glitter items (there are so many synonyms). Although these aren't warm, a mesh dress over any old outfit can jazz it up and add an element of fun. I personally really like the black glitter tops and would wear one over a singlet or large bralette to feel more comfortable. Budget friendly alternatives: Brandy Melville, Mango and Monki.
Skinny is finally starting to decrease in popularity (ever so slowly). Now, mum jeans, boyfriend jeans and straight jeans are the way to go. This is an extension of a previous autumn trend that I wrote about, namely reconstructed or/and vintage jeans. Budget friendly alternatives: Beyond Retro, Pull&Bear and H&M.
This trend hasn't emerged from fashion week, this is a warm trend that came from more common trends and bloggers. Chenille sweaters are a modification of the usual sweater, being more sparkly, cosy and eye-catching. Budget friendly alternatives: Pull&Bear, ZARA and Bershka.
Plastic 60's sunglasses
Last but not least, we have retro sunglasses. By that I mean mainly 60's and 70's sunnies in either plastic or metal, often in round or rectangular shapes. I am such a huge 60's fan and am so excited that stores are releasing affordable and unique sunglasses. Budget friendly alternatives: H&M, Pull&Bear and Mango.
Since its my birthday in two weeks, I thought I'd share a few things on my want/need/love list including: a pair of vintage Levis, Vagabond's Olivia Boot in brown, a good bag that'll fit my laptop (dream bag: a Bayswater), a Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac, round Ray-Bans in gold, maybe a nice candle from somewhere like Diptyque and some new earphones because a certain kitten has chewed my others to shreds.
My Birthday outfit in January and a look for school in early February.
Another from February, missing the white nails.
Beginning and end of March with Spring just around the corner.
A shot from April, just before I headed to Paris. Next is a jump to July and the warm weather.
A spot of rain a little later in July.
A warm and sunny day just before we dropped off Eve at the airport in the end of July.
Two autumnal looks from October, both featuring pinafores.
A shot from late November, one of my favourite outfits with a cosy knitted jumper, ankle boots and tennis skirt.
Jacket - Vero Moda, Pinafore - Urban Outfitters, Polo - H&M, Boots - Vagabond, Bag - Michael Kors, Hat - ASOS
As you've seen in a previous post by now, Ida and I met up for coffee and to exchange Christmas presents! We had so much fun and could've gabbed for hours but I had to take the tube to Arlanda airport to pick up my dad, first time I've seen him in almost six months and it was a lovely reunion. I hope you are surrounded by your loved ones this Christmas and have had a merry season!
Dress - ASOS, Shoes - H&M, Tights - Lindex, Earrings - Lovisa
Oh my Christmas is here! I'm having such a wonderful day with presents, several cups of coffee, a little chocolate figgy pudding and family time with mum and dad. I hope your Christmas is also incredible (and if you celebrate on the 25th), I hope it will be. Merry Christmas readers!
Merry Christmas, luvs!
Christmas is almost upon us and if you're in the northern hemisphere (or the actual north), then it's going to be pretty cold where you are. One of the worst things about winter is the fact that its so cold so you can't wear any cute outfits and jeans and a t-shirt is always your go to. That's why I thought I'd compile a list of some tips and tricks to stay extra warm (but still manage to be stylish) this winter.
Layering has been a huge trend this autumn during fashion week and continues out of necessity into winter. An idea is to start with something tight (like a shirt), then throw on something warm (like a sweater) before you grab a warm and insulating winter coat. Another idea is to go invisible. By that I mean is instead of layering over, layer under your outfit. Wear tights under your jeans, layer socks (or buy proper winter socks), wear a thermal top under your blouse or bike shorts under a skirt. When it comes to layering, it is customisable, it's difficult to give ideas since everyone's wardrobe is different. Just try to assess your outfit and see what isn't going to be warm enough.
Focus on accessories and details
When your whole outfit is going to be almost the same every day, it's time to look to accessories, jewellery and the small things for assistance. Add a sparkly choker or thin scarf to you grey t-shirt n jeans, find an eye-catching bag that isn't the same colour as your coat, wear frayed or reconstructed jeans, put on some statement earrings, find a pair of cute boots, apply red lipstick, do your hair in a 60's half up-do with a scarf. The options are endless, you just need to be creative and think what would suit your style and what you already have in your wardrobe.
Experiment with hats
This is a simple one but to many (including me), not an obvious one: hats. There are so many hats that have had their moment in autumn that can still be gorgeous with a winter coat. A favourite of mine is the baker boy (or marine) cap but classics include the broad-rimmed hat beanie and beret.
Wear thigh highs
I love skirts. They suit my style really well and give me a silhouette that I want. So when winter rolls around, you bet I'm figuring out a way to still be able to wear my American Apparel tennis skirt. One solution is to wear thigh highs, whether it be socks or boots (or both), finding a warm pair of socks that you can wear on top of a pair of tights keeps you just as warm (if not warmer) as jeans.
Invest in a proper jacket
When about 90% of your outfit is covered by a big jacket, it makes sense to invest in something proper yet fashion forward. However, this really isn't as simple as it sounds since finding a gorgeous jacket that is also wearable, timeless, incredibly warm and something that you'll use in three years is very difficult. Try to look at the material of the jacket you're buying, along with the stuffing and length of both its arms and body. Try faux fur if you're feeling crazy or how about focusing on the cut like a trench coat, parka jacket, peacoat, cape or wrap jacket. Otherwise, black is a classic that I always go for but if that isn't for you, try something like a brown, navy or maybe a subtle plaid. Crazy I know. Although these colours may be boring, they are practical and will work with all your clothes. A unique colour is super fun one year but the next year you could be tired of it so before you invest, make sure it is something you'll love for a long time.
Scarves and gloves
Scarves and gloves shouldn't be forgotten since a coat can only cover so much of your person. Investing a little extra in these proper accessories is very important since you'll be wearing them every day for at least three months. Finding a more expensive scarf in a proper material will be so great when it's minus 18 degrees outside and your soul is weeping. Since I go for black jackets, i like to pick up a grey, cream, beige or dark muted orange for my scarf. With gloves, you want to do the same, find a pair of insulated gloves in a proper material that will keep your fingers toasty all winter. Hope it helped!
Sweater - H&M, Skirt - ZARA, Boots - Tamaris, Scarf - ZARA, Tigh high socks - H&M
Recently, I've been wearing thigh high socks over tights a lot. I've found that it is just as warm as jeans but you can still wear a skirt in winter. Not to mention that it looks suuper cute! I hope you are all doing well and that the cold weather isn't treating you too bad.