Lace and Ivy
I got a new set extensions today, but I won't be able to use it out yet. It needs to be cut in, and I need to dye some of my old hair in the same colour as well, because one set is too thin for my hair (and two sets are too expensive for my wallet). I know it doesn't look it, but I've teased the shit out of it in the picture so make it look thicker. Anyway, I'm pretty psyched about this, 'cause long black hair with a fringe is basically my dream hair! Probably because Yuko Ichihara from xxxHolic (this is a manga, not a porno despite what you might like to think) is my definition of perfect.
I had a weird dream last night, where I was in love. Only problem is I don't remeber who it was I was in love with (might have been Olivia from Fringe, though, but I'm not sure), or anything else that actually happened, but it was so vivid! Flashes from it have been popping into my head all day. I wanna go back, lol.
Jeffrey Campbell Everest Black Distressed
This is my newest JC pair, but I've been wanting them forever. The first pair of JC's I really wanted was the Tardy, which was also the first I bought, then it was these. But I have never gotten around to get them (I did have a fake pair, though, but I'm selling them). I've managed to get most of my heels from Jeffrey Campbell on sale (thank you, Solestruck), but you know how it is with basic black leather models, they're just never on sale, or completely sold out staight away.
BUT, there we were, me and my family, just casually walking down the main shopping street in Copenhagen, when we passed a shoe shop called Dope. And there they were, on 40% sale. So I got them for 899DRK. And they are worth every penny. And also, I got the cat box, so I was extra pleased.
Mine are a size EU 37, like all my other pairs, but these run a bit small. They still fit, but usually the 37 is a bit on the larger side on me, but these are not. So if you're getting these, and are between sizes like me, take the larger one, or even go another half size up, if available. I would have, if I could. But the 37 will be perfect as soon as they're broken in.
They're like the original Lita to walk, which means super easy, almost like flats. Gonna wear them out someday soon, can't wait!
I tried living without them but realised I can't. I also dyed my hair black, and the dye got stuck in the white parts of my streaks, so they are now grey with yellow roots. Fabulous life.
Strangeness and Charm
Outfit Credits: Monki knitted sweater, Gina Tricot long tank top, Unif Gwen skirt, H&M scarf, ebay jewelry, Nelly.com shoes.
I really don't feel that this outfit is doing the skirt justice. It deserves warm weather, bare legs, a real crop top and Dr Martens. But I have all the odds against me, and I could not NOT wear it, you know. The thing I love most about the skirt is how it falls in the back, and you just can't see that at all when you have to wear a coat over it (which I'm not even doing here, and you still can't see how great it is). I promise you when the weather is better I'll do right by it.
Jeffrey Campbell Lita Washed Clear Heel
I already reviewed the JC Lita once (link), but these are slightly different. Sizing is the same; I'm a EU 36-37, and these are a 37 and they fit.
I've always loved the Lita model from the very first moment I saw one. And I didn't even know how comfortable they were then. The only thing I never really liked about the original distressed black leather one, is the redish wooden heel. I've never been much for the colour red, especially since I've been wearing mostly black since I was about 15, and mixing red and black just gives me an "emo kid"-vibe that I don't like (no offence to emo-kids, whatever you're wearing you should totally keep it up!). But these, they are basically the regular Lita, but without the redish heel! And I love the washed leather, which is basically the same as the distressed.
The thing about these though are that the platform is a bit lower than the regular, which makes them a tad bit harder to walk in. Still comfy as hell, of course. And it goes a it higher up on the ancle too, which I think is very nice.
Got them at Solestruck's crazy Black Friday sale, so they were an extra 50% of from the original sale price. I think I ended up paying around $100 for them.
I completely love them, and I wish I could wear heels to school more, so I'd get more opportunities to wear them!
OMG you guys, today I was in Copenhagen and guess what I found on sale?!?! Dying a little bit.
Best of 2012 pt.2 - Fashion
1. Dress: Vintage burgundy velvet maxi dress. I've never actually used this out, because the opportunities I get to wear maxidresses are very rare. And this dress is very heavy, which makes it even harder. But never the less, I love it, and someday soon I'm gonna debut it.
2. Jewelry: Small bone choker. Originally a bracelet from ebay that I turned into a necklace and have been wearing most days since.
3. Outerwear: Vintage fluffy jacket with embroidery. I mean, just look at it. Wearing it is like being wrapped in a fluffy, warm and fashionable blanket.
4. Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell 8th Street boots. This is probably the altogether best buy this year. And most extensive, but you get what you pay for and all that. People still stare at them when I'm in town.
5. Shirt: Fluffy H&M sweater. Just noticed this is beginning to tear from excessive use. Need I say more?
6. Pants: Dr Denim Plenty Jeans. It's like leggings, but it's jeans. Also beginning to tear from being used too much. But I'm totally getting a new pair if these give in. I've never in my life willingly been wearing denim as much as I have since I got these.
Best of 2012 pt.1 - Beauty products
1. Eye product: Sephora cream eyeliners. I'm not much for eyeproducts, but I like these because they work great as both eyeliner and shadow. My favourite is the dark brown. I got them in the giant make-up kit my sister gave me for xmas, but I can totally see myself purchase more when these run out.
2. Hair product: Proffs Super Strong Ocean Mist Volumax. I have very sleek hair, and fot the past maybe five months, I've been using this pretty much everyday. It gives texture and kinda works as a hairspray as well, by keeping my hair in place.
3. Body product/perfume: Lady Gaga Fame. I honestly didn't think I'd end up buying this perfume. I doubted very highly that I was going to like it. But as it turns out, it smells really great and I use it as often as I can/remember I own any perfume at all.
4. Lip product: Sephora Decollete and MAC Cyber. I couldn't decide. For everyday use, I prefer Decollete, and I've been using it most days since I got it. But when I wanna be fancy Cyber is my absolute favourite. It's what I use in most photos where I have dark lips.
5. Nail polish: I'm a sucker for Isadora's Wonder Nail. They have lovely colours and they dry fast and last long, and are fairly inexpensive. My favourite shades this year has been the deep red 642 Zinfandel, and the glittery blue/transparent 746 Silk Road. Despite what you may think I don't like black nails, but I want dark, which is why I like Zinfandel. I like Silk Road because when I use it as an overcoat, it makes my nails look a bit like a starry sky, especially if I use my 702 Blue Jeans under.
I'm always dragging that horse around
Fashion credits: Ebay coat, BikBok romper, Dr Martens 1460 boots, DIY choker, Claire's cross necklace.
Knitted sweater from Carlings
Romper from BikBok
1460 8-eye boots from Dr Martens
Some of yesterday's shopping. I got mostly money for christmas, so you could say that these are some of my presents. I also got a pair of new in-ear headphones from Jays (the a-Jays One), since I've had mine from Urban Ears for over two years, and I figured it was about time to move on from the giant mint-green that I've had going on.
Now, some of you might wonder (or not): didn't I already have a pair of Dr Martens that I sold? Yes. Yes, I did. But those were 10-eye with a steelcap in size EU36. These are none of that. I realized a while ago that I wouldn't be able to break in my old pair, because it just hurt too much. They were pressing far to hard on my bunions, and it just wasn't worth it. So I sold them, and got these instead. Naturally, they still hurt, but all real-leather-boots do when you're breaking them in. Even my JC ones, and they are my most comfortable shoes now (after my b/w converse). And after not even 24h of on-and-off wearing my new boots, they're alrady much softer. So yeah, good investment.
I plan on doing a best-of-2012 post for you at some point this week, and also maybe a retrospect of the past year. But no promises, because if I promise I will probably end up not doing it...
Cheerio, my sweets!
Happy New Year!
Outfit credits: Motel Rocks sequin jumpsuit, H&M tights.
Fashion credits: H&M/DIY top, ebay skirt and bone necklace, Jeffrey Campbell/solestruck.com boots.
I've come to the conclusion that there can't possibly be any magic in this world, because if there was then I would most definitly be a witch. Although, be sure that I do believe in parallel universes with magic. Maybe I can go there sometime in the future and be super badass. Fingers crossed.
There's ghosts out in the square tonight, screaming I want my money back
Fashion credits: C&A cape, eBay coat and necklace, vintage white shirt, Monki sweater, Dr Denim jeans, Pimkie boots.
This is what I wore when we were having the vernissage for our exhibition two days ago. I was gonna wear a "suit", but was distracted my the awesomeness of my cape, and forgot the suit jacket. And I would have worn proper heels if I didn't know I'd have run about the the entire six hours before the vernissage to get our part of the exhibition actually working. As you might have read in the previous post, it was only a half success, but not to any fault of mine or my group members.
On December 22:nd, I'm leaving for a weeks vacation in Sälen, with my family. As far as I know, I won't have any internet, except for on my phone. So I probably won't be blogging unless there's free wi-fi, but I'll be on instagram (monsteryouth). And facebook, texting, and all that (for my irl friends) . Just so you know.
Deadly Force Authorized
Outfit credits: Ebay coat and jewelry, H&M sweater, dress form random shop on Tenerife, boots from Pimkie.
I decided to conquer the winter weather and wear tights (just one pair!) and almost-heels. I wanted to wear my new Litas, but didn't feel really that brave with almost 10cm of snow on the ground, with a layer of ice underneath. Some other time.
Unnecessary fact: I have owned this dress for almost a year and this is the first time I use it.
Outfit credits: H&M jacket and sweater, Gina Tricot skirt and scarf, Underground boots.
I was feeling it yesterday morning and was like "hey, a skirt!", and just went with it. I had a bit of a flow all day after that. I got my new jacket and JC's in the mail, things went well at our mini-presentation in school, we got the spot we wanted at the place where we're doing an exhibition in a little over a week, and then I got the fancy lipstick when Malvina and I went to check out the new Sephora.
All in all it was a pretty good day. Yeah.
Eyebrow kit from WetnWild and lipstick shade Decolette from Sephora.
Basically I had a eBay spree at the end of last month and all the stuff got here almost at the same time, Solestruck had a crazy bananas Black Friday sale and Sephora opened at my mall (btw, people from Malmö, when I say my mall I mean Emporia, obviously). And Malvina got me the eyebrow kit and it's insane how good it is! I REALLY recomend it!
I'm gonna take better photos pf my new Litas at some point to and talk a bit about them. Not as much as I usually do though, because I've already reviewed the Litas once (almost a year ago now, time just flies!). Just some stuff about the model and leather and stuff that's new for this time!
Remember my dress from msdressy.com? The one in the picture? Just wanted to let you know that they're having a crazy christmas sale, and you can now get it, or anything else on the site, from 30 to 50% off! If you're in search for your prom dress or whatever, you should really check it out! Here's a link to my dress!
I C U
Outfit credits: Gina Tricot top and shirt, Romwe leggings, Weekday boots.
New leggings. I'm a sucker for all things bodily when detached from said body (like bones, blood or realistic hearts), so naturally it was love at first sight with this alien eyeball print. Saw them, wanted them, ordered them, got them, wore them. I think the lady next to me on the train home was afraid they might jump out of the print and attack her, because she stared awkwardly in their direction the entire time.
The state of my life is the following: I vonuntarily go with my mum just to hang out at the shop at my sisters' taekwondo club for two hours, just because there's no new Castle episode today and I don't know what else there is for me to do at home. Why even? I hate it when there's no new episode and I don't know about it beforehand. Because then I find out on the same day and the whole day gets kinda ruined. Reason I feel emotions: TV-shows. I'm not even bothered. Tomorrow there's a new Rizzoli & Isles. I've been without it for three days. This is why I hate starting on new shows, because I finish them way too fast and then there's just... nothing. THREE DAYS, and I don't know what's up and what's down? Well, just one more day and then it will be alright again for about 45 minutes.
Gonna go rights ahead and waste some time now. Cheerio!
Devil in the flesh
I posted a sneak peek on my instagram (I'm monsteryouth there too), so I figured I'd post one here too. There's a better picture of it coming later, just didn't want you guys being the last ones to see, since I'm about to change my porfile pic pretty much everywhere.
Kinda loving my face+hair today. Pretty much clear skin and no roots. And I managed to do my make up without screwing it up! Doesn't get any better than this.
And yes, I have (almost) black&white hair, and I do not take offence by being compared to a certain disney film character. Compare me to pretty much any evil (disney) character and I'll take it as a compliment.