Outfit credits: H&M jacket, Shock scarf, eBay creepers, Topshop backpack, Bershka hat.
There's really nothing that beats an all black outfit.
I have a question for you guys. When will it no longer be pretentious for me to have a facebook page? Beause I realize my blog is not all that, and I don't have all that many readers, but since I'm an aspiring photographer and artist, I want to make a name for myself and kinda spread my brand. And say what you may about facebook, it IS good for marketing. But at the same time, like I said, I don't wanna be pretentious. I don't want people to think I'm something when I don't. But I do want to be something. And maybe it won't really matter what people think. So, should I make one? Or is it too soon? My website has 33 likes as it is. Could do with more, right? I don't know. Please let me know what you think.
Day XXII - Something you only wear in the summer
During summertime, or just when the weather is warm, like when I was on Tenerife or Mallorca, I live in this dress. It's a maxi with a tube cut. The fabric is so nice when it's warm, and it's kinda comfortably heavy, so it falls very nicely. I wish I had more ones like it, in more colours and patterns, so I wouldn't have to wear this every day. It's a bit tacky, but it works when you're abroad and in a warmer climate.
Now it's just hanging outside, because it's cold so I don't use it, so I don't miss it and therefore forget to take it inside. It's been hanging there for weeks... I only saw it by accident when I was taking outfit photos and figured it was perfect for today's challenge.
Wherever I go in all the lands
Day XXI - Something that you only wear around the house
First of all: I know my challenge is like 1,5 hours late, but I'm just gonna pretend that because I have yet not gone to bed it's still yesterday.
And secondly: I've been told (and it's very true) that I'm being very kind to myself in this post. Because despite the clothes above being things I only do wear around the house, I don't look even remotely that fancy. Like ever. Because matching clothes is only for going outside in my world.
Anyway, top is from H&M and trousers from Lindex.
Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11
I cried three times. It's just all so sad and I don't want this to be the last season. What will my life be without Fringe? Will I ever get so see Alt-Livia again? And why in the world would they play my ultimate cry song (Only You) at the end of the episode? I mean, of all songs in the world, it had to be that one? I totally broke down. This is just to much. I don't want this beautiful show to ever end.
Day XX - Your jewelry box
As you can see in my previous challenge post I don't keep my jewelry in a box. But I still have a few. This one is my favourite. My parents got it for we when we were in abroad (I actually don't remember where we were, Greece maybe?) when I was a kid. I keep my gemstones and glass balls and other shiny stuff in it.
Thierry Mugler perfume miniatures collection
Day XIX - All your earrings, rings, necklaces and/or bracelets
So this is where I keep all the jewelry that I use, or want to use but never do. This is an old picture, but I figured since I have this, and it basically looks the same now, I'd just re-use it. Naturally I've go more now, but not that much more than it qualifies for a new shot.
I said, "Can we party later on?"
Fashion credits: Vintage jacket and scarf, Gina Tricot long tank top/dress, Jeffrey Campbell/Solestruck.com Heels, assorted accessories.
I've been dying to match this jacket with my Lita Spikes. I actually got the jacket with the shoes in mind. It has gold details, that's why they go so well together. I've worn them kinda like this once before, about a week ago, but I never took any outfit photos of it. But here we go again, with my Lana/princess-hair and all. Unfortunatley I forgot to take detail photos of the gold+embrodery of the jacket. I'll do that some other time.
I'll post this look on lookbook later!
Interview on Boutine.com
Day XVIII - A piece of jewelry that you made
I had a period of time when I was really into braiding with more than three pieces. During this time I made a lot of bracelets. If you've been around since I had my other old blog (postbedtime), then you might remember this, because I wore a lot of them (I think it was maybe in 2009). The only one of these that I still kinda like is this one, that I think is made from some sort of synthetic white leather.
Malin & Malvina
I've been meaning to tell you about this for a few days, but never got around to it. My friend Malvina and I have a photography/beauty team together, in which we style and take photos of people. We're for hire, but for now we're only available in Malmö. But if you like then you can please like us on facebook, or check out our website! That would be totally awesome. The facebook page has only been up for a little over two days and we already have 100 likes!
Some photos of things we've done together will be up soon!
After the Storm
After the Storm is actually the name of the season 5 premiere episode. I'm not just refering to this life altering event as a storm because I'm so fabulously clever. But to the point: I'm gonna share my thoughts on the episode that I have been waiting four months (is it four months? I think so) for with you guys.
*SPOILER ALERT* Might not want to continue reading if you haven't seen it. Not revealing any massive plot twists, but still, leaving this warning here. Don't want to ruin things for anyone.
I was kicking and screaming all through it, naturally, and if you're a Castle fan you understand why, because, well, you just do. I totally freaked out over the casting of the Senator. He was played by Jack Coleman who plays Noah Bennet in Heroes. It was such a mindfuck since, as you might remember, I watched most of Heroes just this summer, and I kinda like him there, but I think he's a bit scary.
I do wish there would have been more romantic interaction between Castle and Beckett. I mean come on guys?! We wait for this the whole summer and all we really get is the "the morning after" scene, and they don't even kiss in it? And you leak it a few days before so we already know it's gonna be in there, and then that is basically IT? That's just not fair! We wanna see them make out!
I liked that they wrapped up the whole mess that was left by the end of season 4 in this episode, and cleared up and revealed things, giving the new season a chance of a almost-brand-new start. Although, it kind of ended up leaving the plot of the episode a bit lame. Not bad, but certainly not the best in any way. One thing that I absolutely adore about Castle, and what I think makes it one of the best shows on TV right now, is the great plots. You know, the crimes they investigate, and all that. It's what's got me hooked. And when an episode lacks a bit in that area, it leaves me feeling sort of empty afterwards. It was a little like that in this episode. But then again, kudos to the writers for a nice wrapping up of the season finale!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Stana and Nathan, I love you. You are amazing in every way. I just wanna watch Stana's beautiful quirky face for the rest of my life. I'm not even joking.
And with that I bid you good night. Sleep tight people, I hope I will, dreaming of next weeks episode.
Day XVII - An article of clothing that you made or altered
I alter clothes all the time. And I make a fair share as well. The lastest I did was these boots, which originally were just a pair of plain boots I bought at Primark for maybe £10 or less. I never really got around and wore them. But lately I've been completely adoring the Luxury Jones collection at Solestruck, and since I'm in no way able to afford a real pair, I figured, why not "make one". So yeah. This is it. Not as fabulous as the real deal, but close enough. All the stuff I put on are things I had lying around at home, nothing fancy whatsoever. Haven't worn them yet, but thinking of doing so tomorrow. If I can bear to part from my beloved 8th Streets.
I'm gonna write you guys a post about Castle later. Whether you like it or not. I AM SO EXCITED!
JC / Castle
I know there's a lot of these going on here right now, but I just love them so much. I literally wear my 8th Street EVERY DAY. I took this for my facebook and figured I might as well post it here too.
Btw, Castle comes back tonight (American time, so tomorrow for me)! I am SO BEYOND PSYCHED about it. Ask anyone of my friends, I've been talking about this day for weeks. I've got tomorrow all planned out just around watching this one episode. It's gonna be so awesome, and I'm gonna be so awkward sitting by myself screaming at it!
And then there's Fringe, Once Upon a Time and New Girl also starting this week. Feels almost like life is starting for real again.
Day XVI - You and someone wearing matching clothes
So, I went ahead and did today's challenge in the weird way. Hillevi (aka my arch-enemy) and I decided weeks ago that today we were both gonna wear overalls (or call it jumpsuits if you prefer that, but I like overalls in this case), only for the sake of my challenge. We also did a short video when we're doing "the Awkward-fast-sassy-dance", which is our speciality. Although, I fear that it may be without sound (which is half the fun, because it comes with an improvised song), so we might have to re-do that one for you some day.
And I don't know what I'm doing with my face. I'm having a bad-look-day. I overslept + had an allergy attack last night, so no extra hair and no make-up today. You'll have to excuse me. But I do have a sassy bun on top of my head, and that has to count for something, right?
Day XV - Your newest purchase
Clothing-wise I think it's this sweater from H&M. Funny story actually. Cicci bought one just like it when we were out shopping together ages ago (maybe like a year or so), and I've been searching for it ever since. And then in Copenhagen last Saturday I saw it and I had to buy it. Finally. It's the softest, coziest sweater ever, and I've basically been wearing it every day since I bought it, even if only for like an hour when I come home from school. I think I payed around 200 SEK, but I'm not sure, since the price tag was in DKR and I don't remember exactly what it was.
New Project (sort of)
Photo: Malvina Johansson
Just a sneak peak of what's going on. As you may have seen at the picture diary yesterday, a few days ago Cicci, Malvina and I had a photoshoot. In town. In/by a park. I've actually never done that before. I prefer to stick to the safe grounds of my home. BUT, this location was close to Malvina's apartment, which was necessary for make-up reasons, and I wanted the light stone ground for "background". It was a really public place, and lots of people passed us and stared. Kudos to Cicci who walked around in that dress+make up and posed without a care in the world!
Really, we did two different kind of shoots that day, and three kinds of pictures. You'll get to see them sometime next week, I think. And you'll probably get what I'm talking about by then as well. Malvina and I have a project together underway, which we plan on "launching" on Monday or early next week. Probably Monday. I feel like I'm jinxing it by saying it, and stuff will come up and we won't do it. But Monday is the plan and so far we're staying clear of interuptions.
And I'm kinda showing you my wedding dress properly for the first time. Isn't it amazing?!
Day XIV - Cute socks
These are above-the-knee-high socks from River Island. I got them on a sale (+free shipping) for like £2 or something. I am such a sucker for lace trimmed socks. I have four pairs I think, including these, in pink, white and black. I rarely use them tough, because they tend to make my legs look shorter, and since I'm already short, I don't really need that, do I?
There's a lot of things I should and should not be doing. I should be writing on my performance analysis for school. I should eat lunch (which probably turned into dinner right about now). I should be editing photos for mine and Malvina's project. All these things I've been doing halfheartedly this afternoon. I should also be doing the dishes and take photos for today challenge. This I have yet to bother with at all. What I shoud not be doing is take awful duckface instagram photos of me in my extensions. This is what I have indeed been doing. I simply don't know how to prioritize. Last night I kept watching the Castle season premiere sneak peak over and over when I should have been doing all the things above as well.
But I have fabulous hair now, and that's all that matters. (No, it's not?) I got my new extensions from the Hairsism eBay store. So far I have to say I'm very pleased!
Day XIII - An outfit you wish you had
Basically I just want the Evil Queen Regina's closet. I'm gonna dress only like her, once my Super Kingdom of Awesomeness is recognised as a real country. True Story.
Picture Diary / 15-21 September / What are you made of?
You guys, I am SO tired. It took me an hour of doing basically nothing to get my head on straight and write this post. I don't even know why I'm so tired, the stuff I've been doing hasn't even been that exhausting. Guess I'm just out of shape, hah. I had to go back on my blog and check when the last time was that I wrote you a "catch-up" post. It was about a week ago or so. I wrote one for you just now, but it turned out so lame I deleted it. The pictures pretty much sums the week up.
I got my extensions the other day and I'm dying them into the right shade at this very moment. Soon I'll have hair like Lana Del Rey!
Btw, speaking of music? I've been listening to The Killers new album Battle Born the past few days. Have you guys heard it? Do you like it? I do, I think it's pretty great. I hope they come to Malmö so I can go see them! Songs I like so far are Flesh and Bone, The Way It Was, Here With Me, Deadlines and Commitments and Battle Born.
And I'm gonna finish by telling you that this silly awful post took me another hour to write from when I wrote that it had already taken me one to start. Thing are going so smooth and fast for me today. Gonna go sleep 'til late spring now. After I'm finished with dying my extensions. Bye guys!
ps. Who am I kidding? I still have to do my challenge for today. I can't go to sleep? ds.
Day XII - A piece of jewelry that everyone complements you on
I don't wear this much, because it's kinda hard to match and not very comfortable, but whenever I do I usually get a lot of compliments for it. I bought it on sale (it was only like 50 SEK) on New Look a couple of years ago. Not sure if it was in London or Paris, though.
Day XI - A piece of jewelry that a Grandparent gave you
My grandmother on my dad's side gave me this. It's a heart of marble and a handmade chain. I love it very much, but I've already broken it (you can see it's missing a tiny piece at the bottom of the heart), so I'm afraid to wear it and ruin it more. I mean, what if I rip the chain? I'd feel so bad about it. But maybe it has to be worth the chance. It doesn't deserve to be but away in this tiny box (that my mum bought for me when I finished reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on my own for the first time).
Didn't think I'd make it with the challenge today, but here we go, five minutes to midnight! Good work, me!
She's got eyes on fire and a soul made of ice
'Thinking you can change someone like her is playing with matches, and you're gonna end up in flames.'
Day X - An outfit you wore on a special day
This is what I wore to Lady Gaga in Copenhagen on September 2nd. Not my greatest accomplishment, but it was comfortable throughout the day and the concert and edgy enough for the occasion. And a tiny bit inspired by the Marry The Night video.
Day IX - A cute dress/skirt
I've got a lot of cute dresses, so to refrain from having to choose among them, I decided to show you this new dress that I got from H&M. I've been eyeing it since it came in store, which I think was early summer, but I thought it to expensive for my at the time lack-of-money-situation. BUT BEHOLD, the other day I found it on sale for 100 SEK, not in my size but never the less, and with some further fortunate discount I got it for half of that. It's a size M, and I should have had a S och XS given the choice, but it's jersey fabric and (supposed to be) figure fitting, so it's easy as pie to take in and shorten. Just gonna have to get around doing it. Maybe tomorrow, I've got some other sewing tasks stocked up that I need to deal with anyway. But there you go, a cute dress of mine.
Day VIII - Your most expensive article of clothing
Quite honestly, I don't own any expensive clothes. I'm a quantity before quality kinda girl. I like to be able to have a different outfit every day. And as a student, with grants and a not-on-regular-basis part time job as the only income, there's just no way of doing that and pay 300SEK for a t-shirt or 1500 for a pair of jeans. I don't think I have ever payed over maybe 600-700 SEK for any garment. If I have anything more expensive, it's been a gift.
The only exception is shoes. My Jeffrey Campbell shoes in particular. I payed for all of them myself, and it's the only thing I let myself indulge in. I think that's fair, since I don't pay very much for anything else I buy. Don't you? I never even dreamed of that I would own a pair of JCs. Now I have four. I was so excited when I got the first pair, my Tardys in November last year, and I was still equally excited when I was unboxing the Lita Spikes three days ago.
I made this video of my little collection, instead of just posting pictures, to spice this challenge up a bit. I like editing in iMovie, I should make more videos. I should get someone to film outfit videos for me. Wouldn't that be fun? But again, there's the returning problem of me feeling super awkward in front of a video camera. I can never escape! Anyway, watch me stroll about by my living room wall. Go ahead, do it!
They tell me the fault line runs right through here
When I was grocery shopping yesterday evening I had to buy sweets 'cause I wanted this box. It's the coolest ever. It even has kinda lame quotes from the older movies on it. For example "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope'. Not the greatest thing anyone said, but obviously cool enough to put it on a box for sweets in Sweden. Anyway, I already have a box like this where I keep my bracelets, but this one is far cooler, and I need to figure out what to put in it.
My grandmother told me today, when at my cousins birthday party, that apparently it's trendy to have thick eyebrows like I (don't actually) do. She heard it on TV so it must be so. But it seems that she heard it on a show where they on regular basis give people who are 40+ make-overs, so I remain sceptical. Also, my cousin, who is six, kept questioning me why I was wearing shoes so high, and with spikes. That I thought they were pretty was not a good enough answer.
I've made a little video for you for today's challenge. I don't speak in it, just walking about awkwardly to music. You'll see soon enough, it's being uploaded on le youtube at this very minute. So I'll be back again in about 54%. Cheerio.
Day VII - A cute outfit of yours
Check it out guys! It's a baby pink rain coat! Does it get any cuter? I'm using this as the challenge post for now, in case I don't get to take any whole outfit photos. If I do, I'll just switch and keep this as just a cute-rain-coat-post. I'm kinda sad, because I used to have a baby pink trench coat, but I ruined it a while ago, while thinking I could "fix it up". Hoping that maybe I can save it. Baby pink clothes is like the definition of cute. That, kittens and babies that doesn't cry.
And if you're wondering why my one eye looks weirdly smaller than the other it's because it swelled up over night, and I kinda looked like someone punched me in the face. It's gone down a bit now, but it's still bothering me, itching and burning. 'Cause that's what I get for using eyeliner and mascara. Not doing it again until it's completely back to normal, I'll tell you that.
And another crazy thing: You know the gif of me in my new Lita Spike that I posted the other day? It's got like 2700+ notes on tumblr right now. Cute how so many people who like to watch me wave my legs about awkwardly in front of the webcamera.
Gotta go now, have a nice Saturday!
Outfit credits: H&M headband, jacket, shirt and sweater, Gina Tricot long tank top, Jeffrey Campbell/Solestruck.com boots.
I've kinda decided that the look I'm going for for this fall is kinda that I escaped from Dark Shadows. You know the new film by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter (shocker!). And Eva Green. I love me some Eva Green. Anyway. Something a bit 50/60/70's inspired, a bit gothic and weird. Unfortionatly this seems to very far from what I have in my closet at the moment. Honestly, I thought I'd have more pink stuff. I really wanna wear pink. But I'm working on it. It's still early fall. And I got a pretty kickass lolita coat for winter. And fake furs. I'm gonna look fabulous, as soon as I get my hands on some more pink and some 50/60's dresses.
Planning on doing an outfit post for you, with my Lita Spike, at some point this weekend. Not tomorrow though, because I'm going to Copenhagen for the whole day. So... er.... Sunday, I guess. We'll see. I've got the outfit kinda planned out so I guess it's just a matter of for how long I sleep in the morning. Yeah.
Funny how in this photo I look as pale as death itself, but in reality I'm still a bit tanned from Mallorca. Especially on my hands and arms. Not my face so much, which really makes make-up look weird (in contrast to my other, still tanned, body parts). Is there anyway to lose your tan faster? 'Cause it's not really going with my look-plan.
Aaaaanyhow, I'll talk to you tomorrow. Probably. Dunno when I'm getting home or how I'm going to do the challenge of the day. Guess we'll see about that too. Cheerio!
Day VI - A pair of pants that aren’t jeans
These are like... leggins-pants. They're like leggings, but they're made as pants. with a zipper and back and front pockets and the whole deal. Kind of the opposite-but-not-really from the jeans in the last post. I like them, but they're low cut, so I don't use them much. Low cuts tend to kinda slide down and want to fall off. Anyway, I don't use pants that much either way.
Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spike CMYK Gold
I didn't expect them for another week, but here they are. My Litas with gold spikes. I said I was gonna review them, and so I shall.
It has to be said that these are some badass shoes. They're kinda brutal. And the spikes are fucking sharp. And I absolutely love it. I was never much for the original Lita Spike with the silver. I like these CMYK ones much better. Although, I think the leather and the spikes are a bit to shiny for my liking, so I'm gonna try and find a way to "ruin" them. I'm probably gonna have to take a walk in the woods. So if you see a girl walking around in the forests of southern Sweden in spiked high heels, then fear not, it's just me. I will walk miles out of my way to avoid you.
I think they're a little harder to walk in than the regular Litas. Are they higher? Or is it just me? I don't know, and I can't be bothered to check. They feel higher. Very comfortable nontheless. Mine are a size women's US 7, just like my other three pairs. At first I thought they were a pretty good fit, but as I was walking around I realised that they were actually a bit big. My foot wasn't really filling out the shoe (which is weird, since I have wide feet), causing it to slide forward, making them a bit loose in the heel. Since I was only wearing sheer tights, I tried putting on a thicker sock, and they fit much better. I dunno. This is not a problem I have had before. Maybe I should have gotten a size 6.5. But I didn't want to take a chance and this works, so...
Solestruck was having a crazy sale last week, where they one day had an extra 40% off on all sale items. I ended up paying $127 for these (shipping included), and because of the massive discount, I didn't have to pay any costumes when picking them up. So yeah. Pretty insane price for these babies.
When I reviewed my 8th Street I told you why I though Jeffrey Campbell was great. Today I'm telling you who Solestruck is great. 1. They have great prices. 2. Free shipping on orders over $150. 3. Fast delivery to Europe (6-10 business days). They also have super nice employees. I mailed them once on my first time shopping there, and they were super sweet. And when my friend Lottas order that she made during the 40% sale was cancelled due to their inventory being worng (or something), she was offered 40% of on any pair of shoes she wanted. Isn't that really nice? I think it's very nice of them. So I highly recomend Solestruck. And know that I'm not gaining anything from saying this, it's all coming straight from my own heart!
And there you go. Another long post about shoes (I don't fucking care if you like it). Maybe I'll take proper photos of them for you tomorrow. Cheerio!
Day V - Your favourite pair of jeans
These are the Dr Denim Plenty. They are pretty much the perfect black jeans. It's like wearing leggnings, but it's actually pants! In denim! You can get them in a low waisted model as well, and that one is called Kissy. But I prefer a high waist. Their only flaw is that they lack pockets in the front. But you know, I wear tights otherwise so I'm kinda used to not having front pockets. I'm probably gonna end up getting more of these in other colours at some point.
Lady Gaga Fame
I honestly didn't think I'd end up buying it, although I was pretty excited about it yesterday when Malvin, Lotta and I went to Åhlens to see if they had it yet. And you know what? It smells REALLY good. I'm not a perfume person, but I figured that if this was any good I'd get it and try to use a little more. And it was great. I was seriously surprised it was so nice. So I ended up buying the smallest bottle to feel it out. If I can work with it I'll get a 50ml next time.
And I absolutely adore the bottle, and I think it's cute how Mugler inspired it is. Check out they're Alien or Angel, and you'll see what I mean.
This was 299 SEK, and I think the 50ml was 499 or something.
Day IV - A shirt that you haven’t worn yet
This is a crochet top from Jennifer. I think I bought this in '06. So I've had it for six years but I am yet to wear it. I like it a lot though, but it's quite hard to wear and match, with the halterneck, see-through-ness and bright colours. But someday...!
Day III - A piece of clothing or jewelry that was a gift
People rarely give me clothes or jewelry. And when they do it's quite often things I don't really like. I honestly don't know how they manage. Anyway, Sara gave me this necklace a few years ago. It was my first rosary and I had really wanted one for a while, but hadn't been able to get hold of it. I think she got it an amusement park or something. This was before you could buy them in every other clothes/accessory store. Then they became kinda trendy and now I've got loads from various places. But yeah, this was my first and it was a gift, so there you go.
There's a whole generation with a new explanation
Day II - Your favourite shirt
I don't really have a favourite shirt, so I figured I'd take this as an opportunity to honour this crop top that I really like but probably left behind on Mallorca. It's lost anyway. Maybe it'll turn up one day. We can hope.
Fabulous life of
I felt like doing a pointless rambling post. So here you go. Some stuff that's on my mind at this moment:
I've become somewhat of a raspberry smoothie junkie. I'm trying out different things to drink instead of coke (diet or regular). Mostly it's juice in various forms, or chocolate milk, but every now and then over the past couplr of weeks I mix up a smoothie. I usually do it with no or very little sugar, but today I accidently put in a bit more than usual and I'll tell you it's just not as good. If I wanted sweet I'd make a milkshake or just drink regular coke. Shame on me. And I'm eating Tuc crackers instead of chips or sweets. I realise it's not particularly heathly either, I'm not stupid. But it's the lesser of two evils. It's sucks though, that in Sweden they don't have bacon flavour, or cheese in the regular sized crackers. First World fucking problems.
I know you guys think my hoodie is awesome. It's from Switzerland and my dad wore it, like, twenty years ago (before I was born, even). It doesn't fit him anymore, so it's one of those things I've taken and they're not getting back.
You know what I really like about my face? My cheekbones. See that shadow that goes across my cheek? Neat, huh? And I'm not even wearing any make-up (you can tell from my lack of crazy eyebrows)! I am pouting my lips though, so I guess that helps, but still. I like it.
I'm gonna go take a shower now, then eat some cheesecake my mum made, and continue re-watching Community. Nighty night!
Day I - Your closet
The problem with my flat is that it's not really a flat, it's the upstairs of a two-story villa. A tiny villa. So whilst it's a super nice flat to live in all alone for free, it's not very convieniently planned. There's a terribly low ceiling, and sloping roof everywhere, which makes it hard to put in furniture, esprecially proper closets. So this is basically what I live in. Clothes on more or less display everywhere. Not that I mind, really. I have a "walk-in closet" (see the door with the loli-dress hanging on it), where I store things that I don't want on display for various reasons. The reason I quotation-mark walk-in closet is because you can't really walk around in it, because there's both extremely low ceiling AND sloping roof, but it's a room, never the less. Not gonna show you what it looks like inside, because there's just a lot of questionable storing going on in there.
Outerwear that's out of season, like my fake-fur coats and stuff, are in a closet at the bottom floor, along with all of my flat shoes.
I REALLY need to clear out my shit and sell stuff. Maybe I should take a weekend someday soon and do it. But I probably won't and it's gonna be hell when I move away from here someday. But there you go, my closet(s).
You guys should check out Boutine.com. It's a website, kinda like polyvore, where you can make collages of stuff you like from their collections. Everything you put in your collages gets added to your "store", and then other people can shop from your store and you get 10% of everything you sell. I always thought making collages like this seemed fun, but I never got around doing it, due to lack of motivation, but now I sort of found some. I'm not that good at it yet, but I think I might be with some practice, don't you?
Here's a link to my store. Go ahead and buy some stuff, won't you?
ps. Isn't that red dress great? I would love to have it, but it's a bit to pricey for me. ds.
Outfit credits: Jeffrey Campbell/Solestruck.com boots, New Look dress, Monki denim vest, Stadium knitted scarf.
(21st street, because the boots are the 8th Streets and because I'm 21 now.)
So, kinda what the boots look like on. And stuff. The dress is new as well. You can't see in these photos but it's a v-neck, which is why I got it. Now I don't like v-necks in general, but I have this thing that whenever I make up a new original character for my writing, I always imagine them in a dress like this one at some point. So I've been looking for one all over, since I figured that I had to own one, and I found this on New Look and ordered it straight away. It's kinda goth and I like it. And it fits like a glove. I shortened it a bit, because I'm a shortie and pretty much all dresses are too long for me, but it wasn't really necessary. I just kinda did it 'cause I can, and it works.
Gonna update my lookbook with this now, bye bye babies!
Jeffrey Campbell 8th Street purple fade
I got my 8:th Streets yesterday, and I know I said I was gonna do a video, but I'm just too awkward for that. Maybe if I do another video someday soon I'll show them to you then, so you get to see them in live action (or whatever)! Maybe I'll do and "awesome shoes"-vid when I get my Lita Spike? Let me know if you think that would be fun? Anyway I'm gonna tell you all things I think you'd might like to know about these beautiful boots, right here, right now, as a review kinda thing. Because, you know, that's how I roll.
And honestly guys, these shoes. They are the most expensive ones I ever owned, but they were worth every penny. I had a poll in late August where you could vote if I was gonna get these or the black distressed Coltrane, and these won (by one vote!). I am so happy that they did, now that I have them. I am gonna use these so much! They really are, like, my perfect boots, but with the edgy twist, that is the spikes. Much cooler in real life than on pictures.
They're kinda shiny (as in not distressed leather), but not quite as much as they look in this photo. That's due to poor lighting and me just having impregnated them (is that right? Sounds like I got them pregnant, which is not the case). The spikes are real sharp, and can easily scratch stuff. I keep stabbing my hands and I scratched a table at school when I sat on it (nobody cares, fuck da police). I'm a bit afraid that I might end up scratching the leather of the other boot when I cross my feet. So I guess if there's anything that bothers me about them, it's that. But I guess it's the price you pay when you wanna wear bad ass spiked shoes, which I do. My dad said I can't come to his workplace wearing them, and I replied, rebellious as I am (HA!), that if that was the case then I didn't want to come to his workplace. In his face.
I'm a 6/7 in womens US sizes (which is 36/37 in EU sizes in my world). These are a size WUS 7, just like my Litas and Tardys. Usually I'm a 6 in flat shoes, but I didn't want to take any risks and there were no half sizes in these. Now, the 7 is a tad too big, but not enough for it to be a problem. A 6,5 would have been optimal, but a 6 would very likely have been to small. Especially now when fall and winter is coming and I wear 1094720923 layers of tights and socks so I won't freeze my feet/legs off. So getting the 7 was a good call on my part.
They are also, like all Jeffrey Campbell (in my experience at least), SUPER comfortable. That's right, SUPER in capital letters. I picked them up from the post office on my way to school yesterday, and I switched when I got to class and wore them the entire day. I had no blisters or anything! My left foot ached a little at the top/front/by the ancle from where the shoe's tounge and the, you know, actual shoe are sewn together. But that's because my feet are pretty messed up and ache-y in general (like for legit medical reasons, I've had surgery for it), and my left foot is a bit bigger, causing it to be the only one with pain. It's going away now anyway, as the shoes are getting softer. In another few days of not even looking at any other shoes, I'm sure they will have adjusted to my very imperfect feet.
The thing about Jeffrey Campbell that makes them so great is that you get a real bad ass, comfortable, quality, real brand shoe for a more than reasonable price. They're still expensive, of course, especially when you're just a poor student in your early twenties, like me and most of my friends. But you totally get what you pay for. They are REALLY nice shoes. If you wanna invest in a more edgy and alternative heel or boot, then Jeffrey Campbell is what you should get. In all honesty.
I guess that pretty much covered it. In about two weeks I'll have my Lita Spike and I'll review them as well, even though pretty much every shoe fanatic out there already has. I just don't care. I like talking (read: writing) about shoes. Especially JC.
I now bid you good night. But not really, because I still have an outfit post under the making. So I'll be back again in a few hours. And I'll start the new challenge tomorrow, 'cause now it's too dark to photograph my closet(s). Cheerio!
30 day fashion challenge
It's been a while since I did a challenge, and I found this and figured it would be fun! Starting today or tomorrow, depending on what happens this afternoon.
- Your closet.
- Your favourite shirt.
- A piece of clothing or jewelry that was a gift
- A shirt that you haven’t worn yet.
- Your favourite pair of jeans.
- A pair of pants that aren’t jeans.
- A cute outfit of yours.
- Your most expensive article of clothing.
- A cute dress/ skirt.
- An outfit you wore on a special day.
- A piece of jewelry that a Grandparent gave you.
- A piece of jewelry that everyone complements you on.
- An outfit you wish you had.
- Cute socks.
- Your newest purchase.
- You and someone wearing matching clothes.
- An article of clothing that you made or altered.
- A piece of jewelry that you made.
- All your earrings, rings, necklaces and/or bracelets.
- Your jewelry box.
- Something that you only wear around the house.
- Something you only wear in the summer.
- An article of clothing/ accessory that you consider lucky.
- Your favourite pair of shoes.
- Shoes you love but hardly wear.
- A mismatched outfit that you’d never wear (go wild: earrings, belts, crazy skirts etc).
- A hat.
- An outfit you are ashamed to say you wore.
- Something that is your favourite brand.
- Something from your favourite store.
Outfit credits: Vintage jacket, Bikbok shirt, Dr Denim jeans, Gina tricot leotard and Anhk necklace (DIY), H&M boots. Switched the boots for my new JC ones when I got to school though.
Picture Diary / 6-7 September / 7671 days
Some of my birthday presents for myself. Or sort of. The jacket I bought yesterday and the JC boots I picked up at the post office this morning. I still haven't told you guys which ones I got, have I? Well, I'm going to soon. Though, one of this pics is kind of a giveaway. Anyway I am very pleased with my choice and I absolutely love them.
And just to clarify: This is not the Lita Spike. I only ordered them yesterday, so I won't have them for about another two weeks. This is the ones I had a poll for at the end of August.
Sara gave me tickets to go see Marina & the Diamonds in December. Gonna be awesome!
Heavy Metal Lover
I drew the Lady Gaga Judas cross thing on the back of my Pull&Bear denim jacket. I felt it was missing something and I always wanted to do a Gaga-related print on a jacket. I would have loved to put "Heavy Metal Lover" instead, but since I don't really like heavy metal that would be kinda silly, wouldn't it?
I've got a lot of mixed emotions about tomorrow. You know when you're a kid and birthday and christmas is the best days of the year because you get all these presents and people get together and celebrate. I always loved it. But now? I'm gonna be 21 tomorrow. I don't mind getting older. My problem is that I want to feel the way I used to about these events. I miss looking forward to it, to be woken up by my family in the morning and open small, meaningless presents. But I don't really want it anymore, and that is what makes me sad. I don't want to do anything for my birthday. The only thing I'd really really like would be new episodes of all my favourite shows to spend the evening with. Can I please have that?
I got myself some presents. A sweater/jacket/coat/thing at a second hand shop, new extensions and a pair of Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spike CMYK Gold of solestruck's 100k sale. Not gonna get those for at least another two weeks though, and the hair for like a month. But still.
Gonna do some community rewatching now. Since there's nothing better on.
Outfit credits: Monki sweater, Cubus leather vest (DIY), JC transparent skirt, H&M boots, assorted jewelry.
Do you know what that green band on my arm means? It means I was in the Monster Pit. Never getting over it. No idea why it says travel, though. You'd think the Lady Gaga show could afford to make their own badass print. Anyway, I'm gonna keep it on until it falls off. Good job I really like neon green.
My Anhk necklace is originally an ear ring from Gina Tricot, in case you wanted to know. My Yin/Yang is from Mallorca, and so is the eye bracelet. Don't know where the other bracelet is from. Somewhere in Italy, like three or four summers ago, I think, but you probably already know you can get those suckers anywhere these days (I wore them before they were mainstream, because I am a hipster kitty). I figured I never write where I get my jewelry anymore, so I'd do it like this in this post, because I wanted to tell you about the Anhk (it's my current fav), and I figured you might like to know about the others as well. If you ever wonder about an accessory and I don't write it out, feel more than free to ask!
Gonna go cry over Lady Gaga and how I don't know when I'll see her next now, cheerio.
ps. Remember how a couple of days ago I said stuff was going on? Yeah, so, stuff is still going on. Awesome stuff. Maybe I'll tell you about it some day. ds.
ps 2. I blocked the ability to comment this post because it keeps getting spammed by bots and stuff. And it's just getting to annoying now. ds.
Hi guys! I'm off for another day of school. I tried taking outfit-of-the-day photos, but we're gonna have to wait until tonight to find out of they're usable. In the meanwhile: more webcam shots!
I kinda messed up cutting my extensions the other day, so I'm not using them until I find the willpower to put them in again and fix it. I'm gonna get new ones someday soon, too.
Gotta go now, or I'll miss the bus! Cheerio!
ps. Waiting paitiently for my JC boots to get here. Any day now. So excited! ds.
Lady Gaga @ Parken, Copenhagen
(Photos by Lotta Olsson.)
One of my friends sent me some of her iphone photos from the concert and I edited them. So here they are. The last one I'm pretty sure is from Bloody Mary. Not 100% sure though, as I was, as previously stated, kinda busy jumping about like a rabid cat. Anyway, Bloody Mary is my fav song along with Heavy Metal Lover and Dance in the Dark (and Bad Romance a little bit, I've realised just now), and it was so cool to see them all performed live (except for Dance in the Dark this time, but I've seen that twice before so I think I'll live).
I'm sorry the updating have been so awful pretty much the entire summer. With first work, then vacation and then not actually doing anything, little effort has been put into my blog. Hopefully I will return to normal, or maybe get even better, now when I'm back in school and my days has somewhat more structure. Got some plans and some things going on, so it's all gonna be nice. Here's some photos of my face for you to look at in the meanwhile. And btw, fun thing: My princess hair won 4th price in a summer hair style competition! So I'm gonna get some cool hair products in the mail, that might help me make even more awesome princess hair.
I don't have any photos of my own from Lady Gaga on Sunday. I was pretty much busy dancing like a crazy person during the entire show. I can in all honesty say I've never danced like that before in my life. But that's dance in the dark for ya, bitches. Anyway, it was beyond amazing. There's really no words to describe it. If you've been to a show with your favourite artist, that is like a God to you, then you know what I'm talking about. It really is like having a religious revelation. People are always like "Oh, and how was the Lady Gaga show?" and I'm like "errr, it was great...", 'cause you know, I just don't know what to say. I mean, how would you feel if you met your God? That is how it was. How it is.
It's been almost two years since last time I saw her, and I think I really needed it now, as to a reminder to where I want to go in life. What's important to me and what my goals are. Who I am and why I love her. All those things. I don't know who I was before her, and thanks to her I have a path now. I owe her so much, and it's so weird when it's a person you don't even now, isn't it? Doesn't make it anyless true, though. I don't want to be Lady Gaga, I don't even want to be like her. But I want to be myself because of her.
Gonna go eat dinner with my family now, cheerios!
I'm gonna drink my tears tonight
Photo by Lotta Olsson.
Lets just say tonight was amazing, and then leave it at that. I'm not gonna promise you that I'm gonna tell you all about it, because there's no way I can describe to you what it feels like. If you've felt it you already know.