mardi 20 octobre 2015

Obsessions


Even though the fashion industry encourages us to rethink our style very season, I think that we all have a few timeless and recurrent sartorial obsessions that we keep looking for when we're shopping. For me, it has to be dresses with a 50s vibe, golden heels and red accessories, which are coincidentally all gathered in this outfit. What are you fashion obsessions?









mardi 13 octobre 2015

Timeless florals

I got this Boden skirt a while ago and, although florals tend to be associated with spring and summer, I feel that it's in autumn and winter that I will get the most wear out of it. The fabric is quite thick and holds the shape nicely and I can't help but picture it worn with a nice cashmere jumper (*adds it to wish list*) and ankle boots. For today's look, I went really minimalistic and teamed it with basics (white shirt, black leather jacket) and yet I think it looks pretty chic and put together. It also a quite versatile outfit, which is something I'm really into at the moment: add heels and you've got a great evening look, switch the white shirt for a white tee to make it more casual. 












Leather jacket - Naf Naf
Shirt - Clockhouse (C&A)
Skirt - Boden
Necklace - H&M

dimanche 4 octobre 2015

The best of mauve eyeshadows



Lately there's something I've been craving make up wise and this thing is purple tones! I can't get enough. A few weeks ago I wrote about a few autumnal lipstick shades, it is now time for eyeshadows. As I dont' really wear bright purple or full on berry colors on my eyelids I went for a selection of my favorite mauve eyeshadows, from palettes to singles without forgetting bases. Some lean a little more toward the taupe side of the spectrum, some a quite warm, there's something for every taste!

Palettes:

Urban Decay Naked 3 is of course on the list, as well as its cheaper L'Oréal counterpart, La Palette Nuse in Rosé. UD's Shadow Book also contains a few purple shadows among which a very bright one for night outs or for days when you're feeling adventurous. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette has a nice selection of shades, especially Champagne Truffle, a pale mauve which looks amazing worn with Cherry Cordial in the crease. The Too faced Romantic Eye Palette's middle row helps you achieving that soft purple look in no time (it might be limited edition, although I bought mine on amazon not too long ago), as does Tarte's Tartelette Palette.

Singles:

If you're looking for a mauve shadow in single form, there's no need to look very far as there are plenty of drugstore priced options out there. The cheaper one is probably the Essence Eyeshadow in 10 Dance Mauve. Close behind come the Catrice Absolute Eye Color in 560 I like to Mauve It and 900 Li-la Bamba (which is more purple and has more glitter in it). L'Oréal also has two beautiful mauve offerings the Infallible Shadow in Flashback silver and the Color Riche l'Ombre Pure in Café Saint Germain, which are both very creamy and a dream to apply. This isn' technically a single, but the Wet'n'Wild Color Icon Silent Treatment trio has a very nice and affordable mauve. Lastly the Kiko Water Shadow in 202 (a warm purple taupe) and 227 (a pale mauve) have a beautiful texture and are great used together and on their own.

Bases:

Finally, there are two products that I like to use underneath some of these eyeshadows to bring out the purple tones even more: it is the Astor  24h Perfect Stay Eye Shadow + Liner in Sweet Lavender and the Kiko Long Lasting Stick in 36.


vendredi 2 octobre 2015

The White Shirt

This shirt used to belong to my boyfriend. One day, he found it in the back of his closet and gave it to me. It was a much appreciated love-token at the beginning of our relationship, but as the years went by and our love grew stronger the poor shirt found its way back to oblivion. 
A wardrobe clear out a few weeks ago brought it back from the dead and I was faced with a difficult question to toss or to keep? As a gift I found it hard to part with, but as an item of clothing I found it hard to style and was tempted to donate it. At the end of this mental debate, I decided to keep it and gave myself the challenge to find a way to wear it. I first tried tucked into a skater skirt, but it looks to formal and business-womanish. I then tried to wear it more casually and wore it as pictured below. While it definitely has a masculine shape, I tried to counterbalance this by mixing it with feminine pieces such as the black mini skirt and a vintage bag. I quite like the result even though it might not be very flattering on my figure. However, I think it is a real wardrobe classic and something to wear to death in Autumn, when the weather is still mild, as it is quite hard to layer, due to its marked shape and stiff material. 













Parka - H&M
Shirt - Boyfriend
Skirt - H&M
Bag and Scarf - Vintage
Shoes - Zalando
Watch - Marc Jacobs
Rings - Pandora, H by Rose, Accessorize

mercredi 30 septembre 2015

Transitions

When the weather gets cooler toward the end of Septembre, I have this bad habit of compulsively jumping on my longer jackets, big scarfs and ankle boots and completely ignoring all these transitional pieces that I have in my wardrobe, such as short jackets, ballerinas and smaller scarfs, which I otherwise only wear in the Spring. This year I tried to refrain myself and to ease myself into Fall. First of all with this collarless denim jacket, which I love because it allows me to play with collared shirt and smaller elegant scarfs. The three quarter sleeves are also a detail that I love on clothes and that screams mild weather. Secondly, these ballerinas have spent a long time hidden in my closet and it was time for them to see the light again. Plus, their color and material make them extremely autumnal. Finally, the skirt and the bag made a nice addition to the look and they will definitely accompany me through Winter as well.








Here are a few others of my early autumn essentials that I like to keep in my purse: Sunglasses, as I find that the light at sunset can be surprisingly aggressive for the eyes at this time of the year (Anyone else finds that? Or am I just weird?) and a bright happy lipstick (Here, Clinique Poppy Pop). 

Happy Autumn everyone!





Jacket - Camaïeu
T-shirt - H&M
Skirt - Tally Weijl
Shoes - Zalando
Bag & Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Scarf - Orla Kiely

samedi 26 septembre 2015

Last summer days

Since the weather has been kind of summery this afternoon, I thought I would post a few outfits I wore during my boyfriend and I's last week of holiday before going back to uni. I has become a habit of us to head to Menton, a small city on the French riviera, close to the Italian border. Due to a limited budget, our activities this year consisted mainly of swimming and playing in the waves and reading on the beach, waiting for sunset and its beautiful colors.

Top H&M, Skirt Stradivarius, Shoes Moheda (via Zalando), Bag Primark





Dress Camaïeu, Cardigan H&M, Hat from a little shop in Menton 






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