Friday, May 30, 2008

insomnia my friend

I can't sleep. So instead of going to bed I'm reading. I've been cleaning out my closet all evening and I even painted my's been a while since I last paninted them. Might give sleeping a try after all now...or maybe I'm going to read some more and go into work late tomorrow. G'night!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Asos Order

I did it. I ordered the YSL-esque heels from Asos and also got myself these leather buckle ankle boots that were on sale. Also ordered some nice cosmetics to justify the expensive shipping costs.


Christina Ricci in L'Officiel May 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent RTW SS 08 - when the stars go blue..

The Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2008 collection is one of my absolute favorites of the SS 08 RTW season. The ad campaign with Kate Moss is amazing - it made me fall in love with the collection all over again. The collection features a lot of grey, black, blue and most importantly STARS! The strappy heeled sandals with star details are one of the key pieces for me and guess what, has a pretty good knockoff ^o^ I might order them...not sure yet but they're only £25...ahh so tempting. The thing is thatI'd have to order some more things to justify the high shipping costs (not that this would be a problem, Asos has tons of nice stuff but it would get quite expensive). Gah...I'm torn. I've been thinking about the sandals while riding the bus home after work know, how I'd combine them, if I even own something that goes with them and so on. First off I think you really have to tone down the styling so they stand out. I love how the shoes are worn with masculine pieces in the YSL collection. With slouchy high-waisted, ankle-cropped trousers for example.
I think the shoes would look striking worn with chinos or simple jeans and a heather grey top. The Swedish store Monki has some great pieces that would go perfectly with my desired shoes:

Also the American Apparel tri-blend Raglan Pullover would be a good choice ^o^

Monday, May 19, 2008

shopping - couldn't resist any longer

I just couldn't resist this wonderful Balenciaga-esque floral top from H&M any longer. I had already decided not but buy it when I saw it in the store for the first time and instead bought a very cool retro bathingsuit with the same print. But it's been haunting me ever since...showing up on many great fashion blogs and it always looked so damn good on everone. At frist that was even more so a reason not to get it but when I saw it again today I just got it. Hah.

Well it's not like anyone else here is likely to buy it as people in this city are far from fashion forward and pieces like this often end up on sale (which is even better for me).

G'night XOXO

Sunday, May 18, 2008


So last week my AA order finally arrived. I am very happy with the Micro-Mesh T-Shirt and I can't wait to wear it. It's the perfect piece to mix and match with basically everything in your closet. Looks nice worn over a tight spandex dress or under a corset style top.

outfit: last night

Last night I went out dancing with a couple of friends. I wore my brand new skirt that the wonderful Alma H. made for me. I love the skirt, it's so perfect and well made. Thank you again, Alma!

I also wore my other new love: the Burberry-esque Zara belt. So glad I got it, I've tried it on with a million outfits already and it really goes with almost everything. The reason I didn't but the belt when I first saw it in stores was because I was worried that I wouldn't find an outfit to wear it with. But the belt totally proved me wrong, it's so versatile <3. You will be seeing a lot of it in the future!

top: h&m; skirt: made by lovely Alma; belt: Zara; shoes: skopunkten

PS: I know the skirt is not ironed but for going out to the club I couldn't be bothered.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Shopping in London

Shopping in London was great, I just love to shop there! It's quite expensive but I still got myself a couple of things. First of all these wonderful gladiators which I bought at Topshop:

I also got myself a lovely tiered floral skirt at Topshop. Apart from that I bought very cute PJ's at The Gap. And what I'm most happy about is a Burberry-esque belt from Zara which I've been looking for ever since I saw it online on Runway Today's blog.

I also got a few nice clothes to wear to the office at Uniqlo. I loved this Store when I discovered it in Japan last summer and was really happy to be able to shop there again. They had quite a few items on sale so I got 3 knit sweaters/cardigans, a jacket and a shirt for a bit over £50!

I hadn't had time to really experiment with my new clothes yet but I will do so this weekend and will definitely post some pics of me wearing the things =)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

such a perfect day ...

I'm in England now, visiting one of my sisters who's living here in a town in the middle of England. It's very beautiful here, the English countryside is so idyllic. The weather is amazingly warm and's perfect. I'm here with my other sister (with me on the picture below), her boyfriend and my boyfriend. We're only here for 4 days and then I'm going to stay in London for 1 night and do some shopping on Oxford street, yay!

Friday, May 9, 2008

the maxi skirt

I bought this on e-bay last year after seeing a picture of an Olsen twin wearing a light colored maxi skirt with a wide black belt. I got really obsessed with the idea of owning a maxi skirt, searched everywhere and ended up with this beige colored one from Topshop. I even got myself a wide black patent belt to go with it but somehow I never wore this skirt. It disappeared in the depths of my closet. For some reason I thought of it today and searched my whole closet looking for it - it's a bit crumpled but who cares. I really like it with my new striped t-shirt and the belt but I also tried another combination:
edited: Haha, after looking at it again and again I really started to hate this combination. I will remove it now so I don't always have to stare at it when I open my blog ^o^

I think the Olsen twin (I'm sorry, I don't remember who it was) also wore her maxi skirt with a white shirt. I really like that idea but I'm not quite happy with my outfit yet. Maybe I have to try it with a different shirt, a black on perhaps?
It's hard not looking too boho/hippie - ish when wearing a maxi skirt.
I definitely have to iron my skirt before I can leave the house, haha >.<

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

shopping: the denim jacket

My best friend Nicky recently discovered her mom's old jeans jacket and I loved it so much on Nicky that I couldn't pass on this slightly darker denim version I found at H&M's Kids Dept. I think it's a great alternative to the presently totally overexposed leather jacket. It works great to spice up girly outfits or the add that rock 'n roll touch.

I also got this navy striped shirt at Zara and a nice hat (I loove hats although I don't own many and rarely ever wear them >.<)

I paired it all with black pants and patent red ankle boots.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sunday, May 4, 2008

dancing in the moonlight

I got this gorgeous bathing suit from H&M last week:

I love the retro pin-up style. I dunno yet if I'm going to wear it to go swimming as I prefer bikinis for that but I think it makes a really nice top.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Shopping: florals

As I mentioned in a previous post I did some shopping last weekend, or was it two weeks ago? Anyway I finally found the perfect floral printed dress and a nice silk top with a floral print at Zara. I think this should satisfy my craving for floral prints for now. I also picked up two jeans shorts for summer and a fringed black clutch at H&M.

^please ignore the stupid face I'm making in this picture..haha. >.<

click on the thumbnails to with the full sized pictures

French riviera at Topshop

1. Deck Chair One Piece, 2. Striped Riviera Skirt, 3. Sporty Strap Sandal by Unique, 4. Sporty Strap Sandal by Unique, 5. Gingham Bandeau Bra, 6. Gingham Skirted Mini

I need that one piece bathing suit! Fortunatley I will visit my sister who's living in the UK in two weeks so I might get it there at the store ^o^