28.7.14

White Crochet Dress, Gold Geox Wedges

white crochet dress somedays lovin straw hat
white crochet dress somedays lovin geox wedges
white crochet dress somedays lovin
white dress straw box bag
straw hat
white crochet dress somedays lovin geox wedges

white dress with crochet detail: c/o Somedays Lovin via Sojeans - gold wedges: Geox - hat: H&M - box bag: Zara

Last outfit post before leaving for France! I can't wait to take ALL the pictures and eat ALL the things and visit ALL the places. The outfit is definitely something I'd wear on our trip. Comfortable but elegant wedge sandals for an evening on the town, a crisp white dress that airs out my back and the hat to keep my cranium from cooking. Seriously, having almost black hair is no fun when the sun is beaming down. I need to protect my head from the worst heat.

I did well during the sales and steered clear of impulse buys, by the way. I bought three dresses (two from Zara, one from &Other Stories), which was the number one item on my to-buy list, and the above pair of Geox wedges. I already spotted them in the first week of the sales, but I didn't close the deal because they were still 70€ (coming from 100€) and that's kind of a lot for summer shoes in my book. However, I couldn't forget about their perfect fit over the next few weeks, and I just knew I'd wear them all the time since they're basically the more comfortable version of my favourite pair of Wonders heels, which are my go-to fancy shoes. So even though they didn't get marked down any further, I still ended up buying them last week.

My boyfriend was looking super stylish on this particular day, so I couldn't help but snap a pic of his and photoshop a shot of the two of us together like last time. POSTMODERN HYPERREALITY.


couple outfit white summer hawaiian shirt

Don't mind my boyfriend's angry face, that's just his regular visage. Always on the lookout for something to go awry. His shirt was another sales buy at Zara, the perfect classy version of a Hawaiian shirt! I love the open collar and the way it fits him just right.

I'll try to blog during my holiday, but don't be disappointed if I don't!


26.7.14

Food for Friday: Potato Salad with Smoked Trout

OK guys, it's been a while since I posted a recipe - check out my Food for Friday or Recipe tag for more nomspiration (omg kill me now) - but since cooking is one of my favourite pass times, I obviously have some good stuff to share. This particular recipe is a triple threat: flavourful, ready less than 30 minutes and healthy

My favourite recipes are inspired by in-season produce or ingredients that I'm suddenly into, and this particular salad is no exception. I absolutely L.O.V.E. smoked trout, and when my father in law dropped of some beautiful new potatoes from his garden I was like heyyyyy this could work. The combination just needed some greens (I chose lamb's lettuce but uncooked spinach works just as well) and some extra creamy-tangy-saltiness to complement the two base ingredients. I chose capers, spring onions, pickles, sour cream and a squeeze of lime juice. Btw after some googling, turns out I'm not the most original person in the world as Jamie Oliver already blogged basically the exact same dish. But I'm looking at the bright side here: I'm practically as good at cooking as Jamie Oliver. Obviously.

MOVING ON, tl;dr the ingredients:

- smoked trout
- new potatoes (diced and cooked)
- lamb's lettuce
- spring onions
- capers
- pickles (tangy rather than sweet)
- two big tablespoons of sour cream
- lime juice
- sea salt
- pepper


recipe easy potato salad smoked trout


Let's go in for a close-up (wishing you could smell it huh?)


recipe easy potato salad smoked trout


Well, the recipe is super straight forward since you basically just dice the potatoes and cook em while you wash and dry the lettuce, shred the trout into smaller pieces, cut up the pickles and throw all the ingredients together. Et voila!


recipe easy potato salad smoked trout


Trust me, it's worth a try. Enjoy!


24.7.14

Heatwave Style in Minkpink Wild Flower Patch

minkpink wild flower patch oakley frogskins
minkpink wild flower patch white converse
minkpink wild flower patch oakley frogskins
minkpink wild flower patch zadig and voltaire watch
minkpink wild flower patch oakley frogskins
minkpink wild flower patch white converse
minkpink wild flower patch oakley frogskins white converse

dress: Minkpink Wild Flower Patch via Sojeans - sneakers: Converse - sunglasses: Oakley Frogskins - layering bra: Forever21 - watch: Zadig&Voltaire - name necklace: Onecklace

I remember when florals suddenly weren't just the predictable print for spring anymore, but became an IT-item. This was specifically linked to floral tea dresses and their prominence in the wardrobes of style icons such as Kate Moss and Alexa Chung a few years ago.



Obviously I was into it because GIRLY and COLOUR and me and my fellow adepts wore them year-round, with bare legs and sandals in summer or tights, boots and leather jackets in winter. But then the trend sort of fizzled out and I moved on to a slightly more mature style (sometimes). Floral dresses are now just one of the available options for summer rather than a staple wardrobe piece, and after years of surviving perfectly fine without new floral dresses, here I am wearing this beautiful piece from Minkpink.

The wild flower patch dress is currently on sale for just 29.40€ - it fits rather large, so I'd size down when you order. It has been on heavy rotation now that summer is back in full force slapping us down with heatwaves since the dress is so airy, light and fun. I'm wearing it with my absolute favourite item of the last few months: my Forever21 layering bra which I have in different colours to get me through the week. I'm so done with real bras, yo, and this one provides some extra coverage (nice for work) without looking like your underwear is on show.

Remember floral dresses, man? We're getting so old. Are you still into them?


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